Understanding Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and Associated Resources

The resources below have been collated to help with understanding Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

 

There is a variety of information that can help you broaden your knowledge of supporting children whose ability to produce speech has been affected.

This advice is generalist in nature. Teachers and parents are advised to consult with a speech pathologist for more specific information and to assist in understanding a child’s unique profile of strengths and learning needs.

Resources

What does CAS stand for, and why is it sometimes called different things?  
Dyspraxia terminology


This page from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne summarises common features of Verbal Dyspraxia  
Verbal Dyspraxia

 
This fact sheet from the Centre of Research in Excellence in Child Language outlines Childhood Apraxia of Speech features, diagnosis and treatment. 
Childhood Apraxia of Speech

 
This Special Education Support Service lists general strategies to support students with Development Verbal Dyspraxia (an alternative name to CAS)
General Strategies to Support Students with Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD)

 
Can we Talk? is a resource for parents and teachers that provides easily understood material about working with speech delayed children. 
Dyspraxia: Can we talk?

 
Apraxia Kids provides Childhood Apraxia of Speech information and resources for families.
www.apraxia-kids.org

 
Information about a range of other speech and language difficulties can also be found on the Speech Pathology Australia website.
Speech Pathology Australia

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