Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Overview of Evidence-Based Approaches

Live Broadcast: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 3:00 pm (EST).
Recording Expires: Wednesday, December 12, 2018. 

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This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the general types of therapy approaches available for use in the treatment of acquired apraxia of speech (AOS). The ANCDS AOS practice guidelines will be briefly reviewed and the recent systematic review that updated the guidelines will be discussed. The supporting evidence for various treatment approaches will be described. Current trends and advances in AOS management will also be addressed, with an emphasis on possible clinical application.

Learner outcomes:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and locate published apraxia of speech (AOS) treatment guidelines and systematic reviews.
  • Describe two approaches to AOS treatment.
  • Describe the general level of existing AOS treatment evidence. 


Dr. Julie Wambaugh, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah and a Research Career Scientist at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. She teaches graduate courses in Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders. She has been conducting research focused on clinically-applicable treatments for apraxia of speech and aphasia for many years and has published extensively on these topics. Her research has been funded for many years by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been Chair of the AOS Treatment Guidelines writing committee and is currently an active member of that committee. Dr. Wambaugh is an ASHA Fellow.  


ANCDS Members: No charge!
Non-Members: $50

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Wambaugh receives salary from the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and the University of Utah for conducting research concerning treatment of AOS. 

Non-Financial: Dr. Wambaugh is a member and serves on the Board of ANCDS. She is a member of ASHA and ASHA’s Special Interest Group 2.


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)