Diagnosis and Treatment of CAS
Using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

FREE online video course taught by Dr. Edythe Strand in assessment and treatment of CAS (childhood apraxia of speech) using evidence-based treatment methods.

Course Description

The online video course covers the fundamentals of assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), including Principles of Motor Learning (PML). The course provides foundational knowledge related to CAS, including how CAS differs from other motor speech disorders and more common developmental phonological disorders. Effective methods to differentially diagnose CAS and develop a plan of treatment that follows principles of motor learning is also covered. The course includes video examples of treatment using the Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) method developed by Dr. Strand. The presentation includes research to guide evidence-based practice. Treatment for different age groups and different levels of severity of CAS is discussed.

Target Audience: This course is designed for speech-language pathologists seeking education about evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of CAS.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Availability: This course will be available for ASHA CEUs starting April 1, 2021 until March 31, 2023.

This course was created in September 2017 and is provided by the Once Upon a Time Foundation.

Online Video Course Objectives

As a result of this online video course, the participant will be able to:

  1. list four principles of motor learning
  2. describe treatment considerations when using principles of motor learning
  3. describe the application of DTTC in treating children with CAS
  4. describe cueing methods and selection of targets in treatment of CAS.

About the Instructor

Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Strand is an emeritus professor in the Mayo College of Medicine and former Head of the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in childhood apraxia of speech. Dr. Strand’s research focused on developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to intelligibility and comprehensibility in degenerative dysarthria. She has a long history of clinical experience, including the public schools, private practice, and hospital and clinic settings. Dr. Strand developed The Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) approach for CAS treatment, which was found to be one of two motor-based treatment approaches with sufficient evidence for clinical use (Murray, et. al., 2014). Dr. Strand’s publications include many articles and book chapters related to motor speech disorders. She is the co-author of the books: Management of Speech and Swallowing in Degenerative Disease; Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults; and is co-editor of the book, Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children. She is an ASHA fellow and has been awarded Honors of the Association of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

  • Financial: Dr. Strand received royalties from Pro-Ed and Thieme publishers for her books. She was paid a stipend by the Once Upon a Time Foundation for this online course.
  • Non-financial: Dr. Strand is on the Advisory Board for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).

ASHA CEU Information

Course Outline

Introduction  – Thomas Campbell, Ph.D., introduces the course presenter, Edythe Strand, Ph.D. Length: 2:01

Section 1 – Course Overview – Length: 43:07

Section 2 – Differential Diagnosis and Assessment Methods, Part 1 – Length: 30:30

Section 3 – Differential Diagnosis and Assessment Methods, Part 2 – Length: 45:35

Section 4 – Principles of Motor Learning – Length: 56:15

Section 5 – Treatment Planning and Techniques – Length: 41:21

Section 6 – Specific Treatment Techniques, including DTTC – Length: 1:09:37

Closing Comments – Treating Kids with CAS – Length: 2:57

Total Time: 4 hours, 48 minutes

How to Complete the Course

  1. Go to the course home page and log-in or create an account.
  2. Navigate to the “Courses” section on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click “Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing”.
  4. Click on the “Content” folder.
  5. Watch all eight videos in their entirety. The videos may be watched and reviewed as many times as desired.
  6. Select “Click here to confirm you viewed all videos”.
  7. Refresh the main course page to make the test appear near the bottom of the page. The test has 25 questions (multiple choice and true or false), which must be completed in 40 minutes with at least 80% accuracy. The test can be taken up to three times to obtain a passing score.
  8. Refresh your course page and a Certificate of Completion will appear towards the bottom of the content screen.
  9. A Participant Form and Program Evaluation link (for electronic submission) will also appear near the bottom once you refresh the page.
  10. After completing both forms, send an email to cascourse@onceuponatime.org verifying that you completed the course.
  11. Upon receipt of this email, the ASHA CE Sponsor will verify course completion and send a Certificate of Completion.

Completion Requirements:

  • view all the videos
  • complete the post test with at least 80% correct
  • fill out the electronic Participant Form and Program Evaluation Form
  • email cascourse@onceuponatime.org verifying that you have completed the course

Emails must be received within 30 days after you complete the course.

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the course, please see Detailed Instructions for Accessing the Online Course . If you are still experiencing difficulty, please email cascourse@onceuponatime.org for assistance.

In-Kind Support

The video is hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders through the CourseSites Platform.

Policies and Procedures

Cancellation Procedure: In the event that a course is cancelled, the course website/online promotional materials will be updated to reflect the cancellation and individuals will be notified by email within 7 days. As courses are offered at no charge to attendees, there are no applicable refunds.

Complaint Procedure: In accordance with ASHA CE provider guidelines, individuals who complete a course provided by the Once Upon a Time Foudnation may submit a complaint to the organization through email to  CAScourse@onceuponatime.org

View complete Policies and Procedures .