It's Almost Never Apraxia: Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment of Speech in Early Intervention



This Talk on Tuesday will review typical development of speech sounds and phonological patterns in infants and toddlers. The differences between articulation and phonological delays/disorders, apraxia of speech, and organic speech disorders, as well as what to expect in regard to differential diagnosis of these disorders with children under the age of three years will be presented. Strategies to facilitate natural speech sound development within everyday activities and routines will be discussed.


Corey Cassidy
Corey H. Cassidy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Corey H. Cassidy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Radford University.  She is the author of the chapter entitled "Service Delivery Issues in Early Intervention" in R. Lubinski & M. Hudson's (Eds.) Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Fourth Edition (2013). She teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of early speech and language development and disorders, efficacy of caregiver and childcare provider training, the relationship between music therapy and communication intervention with young children, and clinical supervision. Dr. Cassidy is certified as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

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