On June 1st Let’s Talk Guelph hosted David Hammer for an all-day workshop on “A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes”. Dave is known internationally for his work and passion for CAS, and is CASANA’s Director of Professional Development and Speech Services. Dave’s workshops are known for their hands-on, practical suggestions for making therapy fun AND productive … [Read more...]
Do you know someone who would benefit from knowing about OPPEN CAS? Download our flyer and please feel free to copy, distribute or share with others! … [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...]
Our favourite online resources
There are some really great CAS resources available online and OPPEN CAS is a strong believer in not “recreating the wheel”. We strive to address Ontario-based issues, while highlighting the incredible work of others around the world. We would like to draw special attention to the resources that we regularly turn to, for access to good, reliable, and honest information. For … [Read more...]
Is there a cure for Childhood Apraxia of Speech?
While there is no CURE, regular and intensive speech therapy using the principles of motor learning that is accessed early in the child’s life/diagnosis is known to best treat CAS. This means consistent attendance to therapy where the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) has experience in treating CAS. This might mean the SLP has training or professional development in one of the … [Read more...]