with technical contributions provided by Brooke Rea, SLP In Ontario, getting a diagnosis for your child who you believe has CAS can be very challenging. As a Parent who has gone through this myself, I have had the pleasure of connecting with other Ontario apraxia families who are on the formal diagnosis journey. Here are some of my collected thoughts on how a family can … [Read more...]
Diagnosis of CAS in Ontario: A Parent’s Perspective (Guest Post by Angie Muis)
"Speech-language pathologists are the professionals who diagnose and treat disorders of speech, language, and swallowing. Thus, the assessment and diagnosis of apraxia of speech, as well as all other speech sound disorders, are within the scope of professional responsibilities of SLPs" *...BUT...* ...Ontario's Speech-Language Pathologists cannot communicate a diagnosis of … [Read more...]
Diagnosis of CAS in Ontario: why it’s tricky, why it’s important, and why we need to do better!
Because diagnosis is a bit of a ‘black hole’ in Ontario, parents frequently contact us to ask if it is important to get a formal diagnosis, or if it’s ok to just carry on without one. Ontario SLPs cannot communicate a diagnosis but are the most trained when it comes to identifying the characteristics of CAS; Doctors can diagnose CAS but are often without the training necessary … [Read more...]