Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Severe Motor Speech Disorders

July 18, 2014 9:00am - 4:30pm

This event is open to ST/STA.

This course is pending approval for 6 CEUs by TSHA.

 *Please note: payment is not accepted at the door, advance payment required


Lucinda Dean, M.S., CCC/SLP


Course Location:

Courtyard by Marriott

7424 S Broadway Ave

Tyler, TX


Course Description:

This course will cover the evaluation and treatment of children with severe motor speech disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech and the Dysarthrias.  Evidenced based practice treatment strategies will be provided as well as tools for appropriate differential diagnosis.  Specific characteristics of the different Dysarthrias as well as Childhood Apraxia of speech will be reviewed with assessment information including formal and informal evaluation tools.  Goal writing and activities will also be covered for effective treatment in both the public school and medical settings.

About Our Speaker:

Lucinda Dean, M.S., CCC/SLP

Lucinda Dean is a speech language pathologist with over 25 years of experience working in a variety of educational and medical settings.  She currently works as a clinical faculty member in the Communication Disorders department at the University of Texas at Dallas.  She supervises graduate students in clinical practicum and teaches graduate level courses including: Pediatric Dysphagia, Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders, and Public School Methods.  She additionally provides contract work for the Lifepath Systems Early Childhood Intervention Program where she evaluates and treats children with a variety of speech, language, and dypshagia issues.  Lucinda has provided numerous courses with various districts and medical facilities around the state of Texas.  She is a current ASHA and TSHA member.

Learning Objectives:


1.  Attendees will identify the neurological basis and motor speech  characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and the Dysarthrias.


2.  Attendees will identify formal and informal evaluation procedures to differentially diagnose Severe Childhood Apraxia of Speech and the Dysarthrias.


3.  Attendees will identify appropriate treatment procedures for severe Childhood Apraxia of Speech  and the Dysarthrias and list appropriate goals and activities that are reflective of evidence based practice.


9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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