Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST) 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.


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


Typically, ReST is delivered in intense blocks of 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.

Summer 2022 Schedule:  July 18 - August 4


University of Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Clinic
Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45267


Please contact the UC Speech & Hearing Clinic

For appointments or questions, please contact:

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Speech & Hearing Clinic

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Health Sciences Building Suite 325

Phone: 513-558-8503 | Fax: (513) 558-8988