Efficacious Treatment of Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health There is increasing evidence for treatment approaches designed for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Despite this, no treatment has conclusive evidence to date. The CAS population is heterogeneous, with children presenting with varying symptom profiles, severity levels, and comorbidities. Consequently, treatment planning for children with CAS represents a ... Article
Article  |   August 02, 2017
Efficacious Treatment of Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Elizabeth Murray
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe NSW, Australia
  • Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel
    Communication, Movement and Learning Lab, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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  • Financial: Elizabeth Murray has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Murray has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Murray has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Apraxia of Speech & Childhood Apraxia of Speech / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 2
Article   |   August 02, 2017
Efficacious Treatment of Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 61-76. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG2.61
History: Received January 31, 2017 , Revised May 3, 2017 , Accepted May 5, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 61-76. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG2.61
History: Received January 31, 2017; Revised May 3, 2017; Accepted May 5, 2017

There is increasing evidence for treatment approaches designed for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Despite this, no treatment has conclusive evidence to date. The CAS population is heterogeneous, with children presenting with varying symptom profiles, severity levels, and comorbidities. Consequently, treatment planning for children with CAS represents a clinical challenge. To assist clinicians in providing optimal care, this paper uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a framework for identifying the body structures and functions, activities, and personal/environmental factors that should be considered when working with children with CAS. Evidence-based interventions are described and resources outlined to help guide the treatment planning process.

Acknowledgements
The authors wish to thank Jacqueline McKechnie and the blinded reviewers for their thoughts and comments to drafts of this manuscript.
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