CAS Differential Diagnostic Checklist

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

$10.99

There is no “great” standardized test for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) out on the market.  I personally feel it is very difficult to attempt an accurate diagnosis of CAS within the 15-30 minutes it takes to implement these standardized tests or checklists.  So over the years I have created my own checklist to help achieve an accurate differential diagnose of CAS as compared to other disorders (e.g. dysarthria, oral apraxia, phonological processing/patterning issues, articulation disorders, etc.).  The key to effective differential diagnosis of CAS, in my opinion, is to record a pattern of behavior over a period of time (numerous sessions over a period of weeks or months), while trialing various communication therapy techniques (related and unrelated to treatment of CAS).  This can be achieved via proper use of this checklist which includes a cover page, directions, a diagnostic decision tree, medial and personal history sections, oral motor assessment and oral phase of dysphagia assessment (to rule out dysarthria and/or oral apraxia), CAS signs/symptoms checklist, list of other exhibited behaviors (not specifically related to CAS), section to report trialed therapy techniques and the client’s response to each, a section for additional differential diagnostic notes and a resource page.

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There is no “great” standardized test for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) out on the market.  I personally feel it is very difficult to attempt an accurate diagnosis of CAS within the 15-30 minutes it takes to implement these standardized tests or checklists.  So over the years I have created my own checklist to help achieve an accurate differential diagnose of CAS as compared to other disorders (e.g. dysarthria, oral apraxia, phonological processing/patterning issues, articulation disorders, etc.).  The key to effective differential diagnosis of CAS, in my opinion, is to record a pattern of behavior over a period of time (numerous sessions over a period of weeks or months), while trialing various communication therapy techniques (related and unrelated to treatment of CAS).  This can be achieved by proper use of this checklist.

This packet includes:

  • Page 1-Cover page
  • Page 2-Directions and Diagnostic Decision Tree (to aid in making correct diagnosis)
  • Page 3-4-Medical and Personal Histories, Oral Motor Assessment and Oral Phase of Dysphagia Assessment (to r/o dysarthria and oral apraxia)
  • Page 5-CAS Signs/Symptoms Checklist
  • Page 6-Other Exhibited Behaviors and Trialed Therapy Techniques
  • Page 7-Differential Diagnosis Notes
  • Page 8-Resources page

You can read more about this product at:  http://www.communicationstationspeech.com/cas-differential-diagnostic-checklist/

1 review for CAS Differential Diagnostic Checklist

  1. elleseta
    5 out of 5

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    A few weeks ago I was preparing for a reassessment of a young 2.5 year old girl with severely limited verbal output. Both her mother and the treating SLP had some legitimate concerns that she may present with CAS. As part of my assessment battery I used Communication Station’s: “CAS Differential Diagnosis Checklist”. Based on it in just a few minutes I was able to reliably establish that my client presented to with severe phonological disorder (the symptoms of which are often mistaken for CAS) instead of CAS.
    I found this checklist to be a useful and effective tool especially because it is divided into several categories each of which provide detailed insight into the child’s present difficulties or lack of thereof. It covers many relevant areas including: medical history, detailed oral motor assessment, feeding and swallowing, comprehensive list of symptoms, as well as outcomes of trials of various therapy techniques.

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