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Assessing Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges (WEB17202)

Presenter(s): Kirrie Ballard, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Differentiating apraxia of speech (AOS) from other acquired speech and language impairments is important clinically as it provides a framework for understanding the signs and symptoms of the disorder, which in turn influences which specific treatment method will be applied. However, diagnosis remains challenging since it hinges on expert-based judgment of speech features, with minimal guidance on the frequency, severity, or clustering of features required for positive diagnosis.

This course provides a brief overview of the current diagnostic method and its limitations, followed by discussion and demonstration of effective objective and semi-automated speech measures for identifying acquired AOS in both stroke and progressive forms. Video case examples and demonstrations of these measures will be provided so that clinicians can immediately begin putting this knowledge into practice.

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on assessing and treating acquired apraxia of speech. Each webinar stands alone, but together they provide a more complete picture. Learn about part two, Treating Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • Implement new methods for assessing speech production
  • Make an informed diagnostic decision about whether your client has AOS
  • Use the outcome of this diagnostic approach to develop targeted intervention goals

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, references, worksheets, and eManual, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB17202
Available Through: September 08, 2026