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Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST) 

About the Program: Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST) is an evidence-based treatment approach for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).  ReST uniquely uses non-words (e.g. kuba, deefa) to teach transitions between sounds and syllables and to improve prosody. Developed by Dr. Patricia McCabe, ReST has a well-established and published evidence base to support its use in treating children with CAS.


WHO: ReST therapy is most appropriate for children with CAS who:

  • Are 5 years and older
  • Have at least 4 consistent consonants and 4 consistent vowels
  • Can participate in 10 minutes blocks of therapy drills
  • Can tolerate 50-60 total minutes of therapy (with some fun involved too!)
  • Will not get too discouraged if the therapy is hard or their speech is corrected


WHEN: Typically, ReST is delivered in intense blocks of 3-4 sessions per week for a total of 12 sessions. We may have some flexibility in scheduling but we request you commit to the full 12 sessions.


Intensive Schedule Blocks:

Session 1: June 4 – June 22

Session 2: July 16 – August 3


WHERE: University of Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Clinic

French East Building 3202 Eden Avenue, Room G31


COST:  $720 for the intensive program (12 sessions), a $200 deposit is required at the time of registration






Additional information for families about ReST therapy can be found at:

Student with patient during "R" clinic

Contact Us

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500

Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic
French East Building Room G65
Phone: (513) 558-8503
Fax:  (513) 558-8988

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