Seminar Detail

Suspected Apraxia & Early Intervention
Suspected Apraxia & Early Intervention

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Providing Effective Early Intervention Services
Being able to effectively communicate is how young children interact, socialize, and learn. There is cause for concern when a young child has strong cognitive and receptive language skills, but is essentially non-verbal. It is important for therapists to be able to differentially diagnose an expressive language delay from suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Therapy for a toddler with suspected CAS should have a set of unique parameters that will facilitate the development of motor planning skills. Because children with suspected CAS often progress slowly and demonstrate highly inconsistent verbal productions, it can be difficult to measure progress and documentation can be a challenge. Caregiver involvement is a critical component of early intervention services and each family needs to be provided with functional strategies that can be embedded into their daily routines to help their child become an effective verbal communicator.
This one-day seminar is packed full of clinically relevant ideas and activities to fine-tune therapy sessions for young children with suspected CAS. After attending this course you will look at your caseload in a whole new light and be able to pinpoint which children are in need of more specialized programming. Therapists will gain hands-on knowledge of ways to modify existing therapy materials designed for older kids with CAS to make them fun and functional for use with toddlers. From assessment, to therapy materials, to documentation standards, participants will discover ways to create the best therapy model for toddlers on their caseload with suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education. 
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

  • Describe how to recognize the characteristics of CAS in late-talking toddlers

  • Develop the ability to differentially diagnose suspected CAS from an expressive language delay, autism spectrum disorder, dysarthria, and a phonological impairment

  • Acquire practical and effective strategies for treating toddlers with suspected CAS

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of partnering with families throughout the early intervention process to maximize each child's potential

  • Recognize the academic issues associated with CAS

  • Outline methods for creating functional IFSP outcomes

  • Case Managers

  • Daycare Workers

  • Early Childhood Special Education Teachers

  • Early Childhood Staff

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Pediatricians

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Nurses

  • Nurse Practitioners


CARI EBERT, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Ms. Ebert is a therapist, consultant and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…TALK!  She works exclusively with young children, age birth to five, and their families and believes that early intervention is the key to future success.  She has dedicated her career to helping young children achieve their maximum potential with speech, language and social development. Ms. Ebert presents evidence-based, clinically-relevant information regarding early child development. Whether you are a pediatric therapist or an early childhood educator, you will benefit from the fun, effective therapy solutions found in her seminars.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00025177 Approval Number: 170000183. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at

Nurse Practitioners
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE010406.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia - Credit Available Until: 5/30/2018
This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval #CCE-F17-46). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"Cari Ebert's professional development presentations include fresh new ideas on how to approach early intervention for a child with suspected apraxia. She is very knowledgeable and excited about the topic. Early intervention and suspected apraxia of speech is a topic that many of us have lots of questions about and are looking for answers. I have enjoyed learning from Cari and have recommended her to many colleagues and parents. Cari is an excellent presenter!"
Jennie Bjorem
"Cari has the ability to present information in a way that grabs her audience and leaves them wanting to hear more. She provides great insight into the diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Cari's fun, yet functional treatment strategies empowered me with the confidence to take on the challenges of CAS within my own caseload."
Courtney Shillcutt, MS, CF-SLP
"This was by far the best CE program I have attended. Very practical and easy to apply!"
Heather Kelly, SLP
"Best $200 I've ever spent! Cari Ebert is so inspiring!"
 Barbara Bowen, SLP​​

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