Efficacious Treatment of Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
There is increasing evidence for treatment approaches designed for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Despite this, no treatment has conclusive evidence to date. The CAS population is heterogeneous, with children presenting with varying symptom profiles, severity levels, and comorbidities. Consequently, treatment planning for children with CAS represents a clinical challenge. To assist clinicians in providing optimal care, this paper uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a framework for identifying the body structures and functions, activities, and personal/environmental factors that should be considered when working with children with CAS. Evidence-based interventions are described and resources outlined to help guide the treatment planning process.