At Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy we are passionate about evidence-based practice for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Motor Speech Disorders!
As a Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) Recognized Speech-Language Pathologist for Advanced Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Brooke Rea enjoys helping professionals and parents learn more about assessment, treatment, and resources for CAS. Brooke has been providing workshops since 2014 to improve the quality of interaction between both professionals and parents and children with suspected or identified as having CAS. For a complete list of recent presentations Brooke has provided click here.
Brooke provides Workshops at the Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre but is also happy to attend other Centres, clinics and organizations where learning can take place. If you or your organization is interested in having or hosting a Workshop, please contact us and we will help you set something up.
Fees for teaching and workshops are dependent on the nature of the presentation and audience. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
2 hour training modules
These can also be combined to build a half or full day workshop.
- Introduction to Childhood Apraxia of Speech for Professionals
This module gives an overview of what you wish you learned in graduate school about CAS. Learning objectives include: what is Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), red flags for consideration, differential diagnosis & what CAS is not, does CAS resolve, explaining CAS to families and others, and an introduction to CASANA
- Introduction to Assessment of CAS
This module gives a brief overview of assessment considerations when assessing CAS. Learning objectives include: understanding ASHA’s technical review on CAS, differential diagnosis, available assessment measures, current research on assessment of CAS, considering dual diagnosis, CASANA’s research registry, and making treatment recommendations
- Introduction to Treatment of CAS
This module gives a brief overview of treatment considerations when treating CAS. Learning objectives include: understanding implications from ASHA’s technical review, making treatment recommendations, principles of motor learning and their importance in treatment, current research trends on treatment of CAS, parent counselling and involvement, and documenting progress
- Overview of Treatment Approaches in CAS
This module gives a brief overview of popular treatment approaches currently used for treating CAS. Participants will learn what the research says and to think critically about how to treat clients with CAS. Treatment approaches include: Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing (DTTC), PROMPT, Rapid Syllable Transitions (ReST), Speech-EZ Apraxia Program, Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme (NDP3), Multisensory Treatment for Apraxia
- Apps & Apraxia
This module gives a brief overview of popular apps available for use when treating children with CAS, including how to ‘app smash’ for maximum app enjoyment. While the presentation will be given via iPad, some of the apps are available on other platforms. Apps to be reviewed include*: SpeechStickers, Apraxiaville, SpeechEZ, VowelViz, SpeechBoxTM, 123TokenMe, Speech FlipBook, Speech Sounds on Cue, Word FLiPS. Articulation Station, and Custom Boards*This list may change and is open to specific request from registrants at the time registration
- Treating under 3 with MSD (Motor Speech Disorder)
This module shares practical advice for working with children under 3 years old who are suspected of having CAS as well as adjusting treatment plans for suspected CAS through diagnostic intervention. Learning objectives include: differential diagnosis through play, incorporating the principles of motor learning in naturalistic intervention, engaging the seemingly shy or hesitant to participate and making home practice more effective.
Half Day Training (4 hours)
This workshop covers assessment OR treatment of CAS more thoroughly, OR any 2 of the modules outlined above.
Full Day Training (8 hours)
This workshop thoroughly covers assessment AND treatment, OR any 4 of the modules outlined above.
Consultation & Hands-on Training
This unique training opportunity is designed with clinicians in mind who are interested in but hesitant about managing clients with CAS. Brooke offers consultation and hands-on training for clients and their primary SLP. This training session includes a minimum 30-minute consultation with the SLP, 90 minutes with the client (and family) and SLP, and 30-minute debrief with the SLP. This training does not include reports/written feedback; however, this can be arranged as desired.
Customized Workshops or Trainings
Have a topic within the realm of CAS you’d like to explore? Brooke would love to help! Contact us to discuss options for your own customized workshop or training.
Feedback from Brooke’s Past Presentations
Great workshop with lots of informative materials. A ton of information to think about. Very inspiring.
This was the best course I have ever taken – great hands-on stuff!
Absolutely fantastic presentation; very knowledgeable and informative. I learned way more than I ever hoped.
I now have a better idea how to approach a doctor for a CAS diagnosis and other therapists!!!
Excellent presentation, engaging & provision of good examples and strategies.
Brooke is a great speaker – very entertaining and easy to listen to. Appreciated lots of stories and videos. I feel more confident to go back and support my clients and families.
Wonderful presentation! Very applicable to clinicians, informative and entertaining.
So useful! Very useful to see more practical experience/examples.
So interesting – love your enthusiasm and you are so knowledgeable! Looking forward to the next one!
As a practicing clinician this was very helpful. Everything was presented in a very clear manner and great examples were given. You are a very engaging speaker.
Upcoming Workshops at Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre
Contact us for more details or to register!
|Assessing and Treating Vowels in CAS||Mon May 9, 2022||10am - 12:30pm EDT||Click here to register
|A Practical Guide to Assesssing and Treating CAS||TBA||full day||contact us if interested|
|Assessment Considerations in CAS: A Practical Guide||TBA||1/2 day||contact us if interested|
|Treatment Considerations in CAS: A Practical Guide||TBA||1/2 day||contact us if interested|
|Working with sCAS and CAS in children under 3 (webinar)||Wed March 30, 2022||530-730pm EST||Webinar full|