Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint

    • Neuromotor Exam

    • Apraxia of Speech and Deaf Children: Differential Identification

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course description: This presentation will review the characteristics of speech production errors in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and those in Deaf children. It will cover how the errors in each population look dissimilar as well as how clinicians can differentiate between the two. Considerations for identifying CAS in Deaf children will be covered, as well as strategies for intervention when a Deaf child had CAS.


10 minutes: Introduction to CAS

15 minutes: Differentiating speech production errors

15 minutes: Identifying CAS in Deaf children 

10 minutes: Case examples and nonexamples

10 minutes: Strategies for intervention

Learner outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. State at least one difference in the speech production errors of children with CAS versus Deaf children
  2. State at least one example and one nonexample of how CAS in a Deaf child might present 
  3. State one intervention technique for working with Deaf children with CAS


Kimberly Ofori-Sanzo

Dr. Ofori-Sanzo is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Language First. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont in 2010, her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2012, and her Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD) in 2022. She is also a board-certified specialist in child language (BCS-CL) through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders and has 9 years of experience working at a school for the Deaf.

Speaker disclosures

Financial disclosure: The presenter is the owner and founder of Language First and is receiving payment for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs.