Differential Diagnosis of CAS, Dysarthria, and Phonological Disorders
Dr Ruth Stoekel
This session discusses best available evidence for planning and administering assessment for differential diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech, childhood dysarthria, and phonological disorders. The World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health -Children and Youth (ICF-CY) is considered as a framework to inform clinical decision-making with regard to both assessment and treatment planning.
ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level
CA SLPAHB: 2.0 hrs
CMH: 2.0 hrs
Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and specializes in the assessment and intervention of children with apraxia of speech. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Stoeckel has delivered services to children in schools, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation hospital settings. She is often asked to render 2nd opinions on CAS diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment progress. Dr. Stoeckel has presented lectures, workshops and advanced training on Childhood Apraxia of Speech on an international level, including the United States, Canada, and Australia. Additionally, Dr. Stoeckel has authored and delivered numerous web-based courses focused on CAS. She has co-authored articles on CAS assessment and treatment in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Stoeckel is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.
1. Discuss use of ICF-CY Framework to support assessment and treatment planning
2. Review general assessment considerations for children with SSDs
3. Identify specific tools and tasks for differential diagnosis of phonological disorder, CAS, and dysarthria
4. Analyze assessment information to support diagnostic decisions
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
Financial— Dr. Stoeckel receives a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference
Nonfinancial— No relevant non-financial disclosures.
15 mins – Disclosures, Introduction
60 mins – objectives
Discuss use of ICF-CY Framework to support assessment and treatment planning
Review general assessment considerations for children with SSDs
Identify specific tools and tasks for differential diagnosis of phonological disorder, CAS, and dysarthria
Analyze assessment information to support diagnostic decisions
30 mins – Review of recommended methodology and strategies
15 mins – Q&A
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