Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Free Advanced Training Workshop

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Free Advanced Training Workshop Featuring Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 14 and 15, 2019
Texas Christian University
Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Texas Christian University is hosting a FREE advanced training workshop by  Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP for speech-language pathologists who want to develop clinical skills in treatment of childhood apraxia of speech using evidence-based treatment methods.  This unique, two-day workshop will include demonstrations of treatment techniques, videos, case studies, and treatment planning/goal writing activities to help participants improve their clinical skills.  This workshop is limited to 50 participants in order to provide an interactive learning experience.

Dr. Ruth Stoeckel worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic and served as an Instructor in the Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.  She has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to childhood apraxia of speech. Dr.  Stoeckel has participated in research focused on treatment of childhood apraxia of speech, and learning issues related to early speech-language disorder. She has a long history of clinical experience, including the public schools, private practice, and hospital and clinic settings. Dr. Stoeckel’s publications include articles on treatment of childhood apraxia of speech, learning disabilities, and autism.  She has been awarded Honors of the Association of the Minnesota Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Application Process
You must apply and be accepted to attend. Fifty workshop participants will be chosen from a variety of work settings, including ECI, schools, universities, hospitals, clinics, and private practice. In order to apply to attend the workshop, you must:

  • Have a current Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and at least two years of clinical experience.
  • Watch the online video presentations by Dr. Strand, which covers the basics of CAS (approximately 5 hours in length) and score at least 80% on a 25-question post-test to assure that you have the essential knowledge to engage in application-based learning activities at an advanced level. (See directions below.)
  • Complete the application to attend the workshop, including a 1-page Statement of Intent describing how you will utilize the information. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds available space, selection decisions will be based on the applicant’s statement of intent and representation of participants across the continuum of care (ECI, schools, medical facilities, clinics, etc.). Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance to the workshop.
  • Agree to attend the full two-day workshop and complete the prerequisite course readings (5 journal articles).

How to Access the Online Video and Post-Test

Visit for more information on how to register for the course.

How to complete the Workshop Application

  • Download and complete the CAS Application.  Submit the completed CAS application form, the Statement of Intent, and the video completion certificate as an e-mail attachment by April 20, 2019 to
  • You will receive an e-mail confirming your application was received.  If you do not receive an e-mail, it is your responsibility to contact us within 24 hours of the deadline to assure that your application was received.

All applicants will be notified of selection decisions by May 3, 2019.