Workshop Details
Requirements to Attend
Upcoming Workshops
Past Workshops
Workshop Facilitators

Workshop Details

The FREE two-day, in-person advanced training workshop is designed for speech-language pathologists across various practice settings including schools, medical, home health, early childhood intervention, and private practice who want to gain advanced knowledge about evidence-based assessment and treatment for CAS. Clinicians are challenged to demonstrate effective clinical decision-making skills through discussion, case studies, and small group activities. All workshops are in-person, due to the content of the workshop and the interactive quality we do not have plans to make them virtual at this time.

If you have questions regarding workshops please email

For more information, view our flier here.

View sample workshop learning objectives here.

View sample workshop agenda here.

Workshop Facilitators

Workshop facilitators are selected based on their availability. We cannot guarantee a specific facilitator for a host site until dates are announced.

Dr. Julie Case, CCC-SLP

Dr. Julie Case is the director of the Case Speech Production Lab. Dr. Case is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department. Dr. Case holds a Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University. Her work has incorporated transcription, acoustic and kinematic analyses to examine changes in speech performance with intensive practice and the impact of stimulus complexity on speech production.

Dr. Edythe Strand, CCC-SLP

Dr. Edythe Strand is an emeritus Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine and
former Head of the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the
Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, and internationally recognized for her
expertise in childhood apraxia of speech. Dr. Strand’s research has focused on
developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to
intelligibility and comprehensibility in degenerative dysarthria.

Dr. Maria Grigos, CCC-SLP

Dr. Maria Grigos is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of
Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. Dr. Grigos also
directs the Motor Speech Lab at NYU. Her scholarly work combines the use of
perceptual, acoustic and kinematic methods to pursue two lines of research. The
first centers on the study of speech motor control and motor learning across the
lifespan in both impaired and non-impaired speakers.

Requirements to Attend

Hold a CCC (or equivalent certification from your state/country) and have a minimum of 3 years of experience.

Complete the free online course "Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing" and score a minimum of 80% on the post-test.

Complete a diagnostic skills assessment.

Complete the workshop application.

Upcoming Advanced Workshops

The Once Upon A Time Foundation supports the advanced training workshops by providing grants to university and clinical programs across the country.

Our next workshop will be held at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. In order to qualify to attend any of our FREE, in-person workshops you must have:

If you have questions about your eligibility please email

Please note: if you have attended a previous advanced workshop sponsored by the Once Upon a Time Foundation, you are NOT eligible to attend another one, even if it features a different expert presenter or is hosted at another site.

*The Skills Assessment is NOT the same as the courses on our website. This is a separate assessment that is completed through a Google Form. When the number of applicants exceeds the number of spots available our review team will take your Skills Assessment score into consideration. The score threshold for admittance will change based on average scores in that workshop application pool.

Rush University

Chicago, Illinois

October 13-14, 2023

Applications closed at 11:59PM on Monday, August 7

Past Workshops

Host Organization Location Date
Northeastern University Boston, MA July 28-29, 2023
New York University New York City, NY March 30-31, 2023
April 2-3,2023
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX December 3-4, 2022
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO July 26-27, 2022
July 29-30,2022
Temple University Philadelphia, PA February 21-22, 2020
New York University New York, NY December 5-6, 2019
December 8-9, 2019
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX June 14-15, 2019
UT Health at San Antonio San Antonio, TX June 7-8, 2019
University of Houston Sugar Land, TX February 1-2, 2019
New York University New York, NY October 11-12, 2018
November 29-30, 2018
December 2-3, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Oakland and California State University, East Bay Oakland, CA October 27-28, 2018
University of Kansas Overland Park, KS April 6-7, 2018
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ March 16-17, 2018
Northwestern University Evanston, IL January 26-27, 2018
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX September 22-23, 2017

What Clinicians are Saying

Loved the instructiveness of the conference. While it was uncomfortable at times - it is exactly what we ask our kids to do everyday. Dr. Strand was fantastic and I loved the real-world clinical application. Thanks so much for providing this very important education to SLPs for free -we need to get the info out to clinicians without needing to pay 1000's of dollars.

Thank you so much for this opportunity! Such a gift!! Both the video course and this 2 day intensive were a huge boost to my confidence. It's making me rethink a child in particular I have diagnosed CAS correctly? And rethink/self-evaluate my techniques - adding more trials - fewer targets; reducing distractions.

This is probably the best conference I've ever been to. I learned so much. I was interested and engaged both days all day. Dr. Strand is a dynamic and engaging presenter.

Cori R.SLP and Advanced Workshop Attendee

Spending time with Dr. Strand is like immersing yourself into a textbook regarding motor speech disorders. Dr. Strand's knowledge is wide span and provided me with the greater depth of information to guide my practice. I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn from such an expert!

Rebekah B.SLP and Advanced Workshop Attendee

DTTC advanced training has provided me with an entirely new way to think about, access and treat CAS. I have recommended it to all my SLP colleagues.

Nicole K.SLP and Advanced Workshop Attendee

The Advanced Workshop has helped me to become more confident in assessing and diagnosing Apraxia in addition to providing family education and ongoing therapy to my clients.

Kathryn D.SLP and Advanced Workshop Attendee

I have found Dr. Strand's course very helpful in my day to day clinical practice with preschool and school aged children. Her emphasis on teaching the various components of motor learning as it relates to speech production was enlightening. I also use the prompting/cueing strategies, and have had a great deal of success! I believe it is because I am now giving the children very specific feedback that enables them to change their production so it matches my model. Without a doubt, the children benefit from this multisensory approach. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend her course. Thank you Dr. Strand and NYU!!!

Nicole P.SLP and Advanced Workshop Attendee

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Edythe Strand to provide DTTC to my patients with CAS. Understanding how to target specific movement gestures to improve the overall efficiency of a child's motor speech system has been instrumental in my practice. It has been particularly amazing to see the generalization of production precision and accuracy to untrained movement gestures; a true testament to how effectively this protocol works!! For example, although not directly targeted or trained, I observed the elimination of a patient's voicing errors following 1-2 months of DTTC treatment. Thank you so much!