Continuing Education:
Fall Schools Conference

2017 NJSHA Fall Schools Conference

Therapy for Students With Childhood Apraxia (CAS): Strategy-Rich and Video Enhanced
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
Presented by David Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP

This hands-on, practical, strategy-rich presentation will focus on techniques for school-based therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech.  A foundation in evaluation and diagnosis will be provided to set the stage for therapy considerations. The presentation will be primarily intervention-based, with a wide range of multi-sensory therapy ideas described. Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for parent and teacher carryover outside of the therapy setting. 

Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to

  1. List effective multi-sensory therapy strategies for children with CAS.
  2. Describe critical factors in early target selection.
  3. Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
  4. Describe how to enhance parent/teacher involvement and home carryover.
David Hammer is the Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Prior to this position, David had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. He has been invited to present workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. David was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD. David is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.

Presenter Disclosure: 
Financial Disclosure: David Hammer is receiving an honorarium and travel support from the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association for this presentation. He will be referencing case studies from his place of employment, the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). He will also mention products such as on-demand webinars, books on apraxia, music CDs for children with apraxia.
Non-financial Disclosure: David Hammer does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Conference Schedule

  8:15 am - 9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
  9:00 am - 10:15 am Diagnostic Considerations / Implications for Therapy
  10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
  10:30 am - 11:30 am  Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies
  11:30 am - 12:00 pm Visual and Motor Cues/Prompts
  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided
  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Repetitive Practice Activities
  2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
  2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Parent/Teacher Involvement and Home Carryover
  3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Questions and Answers

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

This course is approved for 5 contact hours of continuing education toward New Jersey state license renewal for speech-language pathology. NJSHA is recognized as a NJ Educational Service Provider.


Online Registration has now closed. Please visit the Registration Desk at the event.

Printable Registration Form

Early registration fees have been extended to September 15, 2017. After September 15, late fees will apply.

Must be a current 2017 NJSHA Member to be eligible for the member rates. To become a member or reactivate your membership, complete the online application.

If you wish to receive a confirmation, please provide your email address on the Registration Form.

Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellations and refunds will be processed after the Conference. Full refunds (minus a $25 processing fee) will be made only if a written cancellation request is received by October 6, 2017.

Cameras, Photography and Photo Release Policy
Members of NJSHA will be designated at each NJSHA sponsored event to take photos for NJSHA-related publications (i.e. VOICES), NJSHA website, NJSHA social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or in other Association materials. By registering and/or participating in any NJSHA sponsored event, you agree to allow NJSHA to use your photograph in any the noted media outlets as mentioned above. These photographs will not be solicited for outside use; they will only be used by NJSHA for marketing and promotion purposes. Personal photography is permitted, however, such photographs cannot be posted through NJSHA social media outlets unless sent to and pre-approved by NJSHA. To request approval, send photo(s) along with event description and photographer name to


The 2017 Fall Schools Conference will be held at the Montclair State University, University Hall - 7th Floor Conference Center. The Monclair State University campus address is One Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043.

Closest parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck - 5th level.

Campus Map


Handouts for the Schools Conference can be found here.

Handouts will not be provided at the Conference. Please print or download prior to your arrival.

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