Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Speech, Language and Hearing Science

First Advisor

Kathryn Hillenbrand

Second Advisor

Suzanne Buckley


Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), also known as developmental apraxia is, “a motor speech disorder that makes it hard for children to speak” (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). While the child knows what he/she wants to say, the signals going from the brain to the mouth are not delivered correctly, resulting in the mouth not moving appropriately to produce the desired sounds. There are several methods used by speech-language pathologists to treat CAS including moto-programming, a linguistic approach, a combination of motor-programming and linguistic methods, sensory cuing and rhythmic approaches. Through surveying local practicing school speech-language pathologists, I will learn their preferred treatment methods for CAS and the perceived effectiveness of these methods. As an aspiring speech-language pathologist (SLP), the results of this research will allow me to be informed of the benefits of treatments for CAS. The information gained can also be beneficial for other individuals curious about the topic.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Honors Thesis Presentation.pdf (126 kB)
Defense Presentation