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Treatment of Acquired Apraxia of Speech and Aphasia: Boise

  • Venue & Location

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    (South Tower, Anderson Center)
    (5th Floor)
    101 W. Bannock St. (Parking Garage)
    Boise, ID 83702
  • Fee & Registration

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    Varies, Registration Required


Translating research to clinical practice can be challenging. This course is designed for practicing speech-language pathologists with an intermediate to advanced level of experience with persons with apraxia of speech and aphasia and will provide instruction in the practical application of several evidence-based treatments for apraxia of speech and aphasia.

Treatments for individual clients will be featured along with two different group models that are currently available in the Treasure Valley. 

Emphasis will be placed on developing treatment materials, designing and conducting treatment sessions, and measuring treatment outcomes.


Julie Wambaugh, PhD, CCC-SLP is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah and is a research career scientist in the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

Kate Harding-Swartley, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with St. Luke's and has 14 years of experience treating adults and children with developmental and/or neurological disorders.

Amy Hardy, MS, CCC-SLP is a clinical associate professor at Idaho State University, and is the director of the Meridian Intensive Adult Program (MIAP).

Victoria (Tori) L. Scharp, PhD, CCC-SLP is a faculty member in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Idaho State University.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the foundations of: 
    • sound production treatment (SPT); 
    • metronomic pacing therapy (MPT); and
    • combined aphasia and apraxia of speech treatment (CAAST), including: 
      • treatment protocols, 
      • rationale for selection and use, and
      • patient selection.
  • Describe outcomes associated with AOS evidence-based treatments.
  • Develop treatment stimuli and administer SPT, MPT, and CAAST.
  • Explain evidence and rationale supporting intensive group therapies.


Registration Instructions

Registration is required. Email us for more information.


  • St. Luke's employees: $20
  • Students: $50
  • Others: $120

Register Online

Special Instructions

This class is conducted in St. Luke's South Tower Anderson Center (5th floor) which is directly east of (and attached to) the South Tower parking garage where free parking is available. 

The South Tower ground-level pedestrian entrance is just east of the cul-de-sac at the corner of W. Bannock Street and N. First Street.

Motorists should enter the South Tower parking garage at 101 W. Bannock Street and park on level 4 (top) in spaces designated for patients.

Enter the South Tower through entrance 4A, go through the double doors, and go to the 5th floor.