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IN PERSON (IRVING, TX) &WEBINAR – Creating a Framework for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

Friday, February 16, 2024   |   9:00am – 4:30pm CST (1 hr for lunch, two 15-min breaks)

This training is open to THERAPY 2000 / Green Apple Therapy employees, as well as those who do not work for T2K/GAT!

Audience: SLP/SLPA/Students

CEU Hours: 6 hrs approved by TSHA (and Reporting CEUs to ASHA)

This Course Is Available:

  • In Person: 1431 Greenway Drive, Irving, Texas, 75038 – The Embassy, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • Live Webinar
  • Recorded Webinar (available for one month following course)

Cost & Registration:

Facilitator: Breanna Waldrup, MS, CCC-SLP

Breanna Waldrup, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and the owner of Apraxia Dallas. She is recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) by Apraxia Kids. Breanna has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of motor speech disorders, particularly CAS, for 11+ years and has presented at conferences and provided trainings on the diagnosis and treatment of CAS and literacy throughout the country.

Description: Diagnosing and treating childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be challenging for many clinicians. The nature of the disorder requires that in order to effectively treat CAS, therapists must make a paradigm shift in their thinking, switching from a focus on language and sound production to thinking about movement. Guidelines for evaluating children will be discussed and criteria for determining when to use therapy based on movement will be elucidated. Once a clinician determines that a child is struggling with motor planning for speech and is diagnosed with CAS or suspected CAS, therapy must be based on the principles of motor learning for the child to progress in learning to speak. The principles of motor learning will be discussed. Different therapy approaches based on the principles of motor learning will be explained and resources for additional training will be provided. Including coarticulation and prosody in treatment will be discussed. Therapy approaches and goal selection for children at a variety of communication stages will be discussed using case study examples. Methods for measuring progress in motor speech therapy will be presented.

Objectives:

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the main component of an evaluation for CAS.
  2. Identify the primary deficit in CAS.
  3. Identify the main goal/focus of therapy for children with CAS.
  4. List 3-5 factors to consider when selecting speech targets for children with childhood apraxia of speech.
  5. Identify the client profile best suited to treatment using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC).

 

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