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7 PM US/EST Webinar – iPad Basics: Using the iPad to Enhance Speech Therapy

This event is on March 31, 2014

About this Event

Date and Time

Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 7:00 PM US/EST
[Note: This webinar is offered at an alternative time of Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 10:00 AM US/EST]

Overview of Webinar:

This webinar is designed for new iPad users; it will look at ways of using the iPad to enhance speech therapy, particularly for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).  CAS differs from other speech and language disorders; a review of how SLPs can share their knowledge of evidence-based therapy for children with CAS using the iPad will be provided.  The iPad is a powerful tool for fostering a team-based plan of care for each child, in which all team members are able to contribute their knowledge and expertise.  This presentation will discuss using the iPad to foster both speech and language success, including an overview of how to get started using the iPad as a form of an alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) device.  The use of the iPad as a powerful motivator will be examined. While specific apps may be mentioned briefly, participants will be provided resources for how to search for and evaluate apps as well as factors to consider in how to functionally incorporate apps in therapy, without allowing them to become a distraction.  Guided access and helpful accessories will also be discussed.  Finally, a discussion of how to use the iPad to encourage homework and generalization of skills across environments will be provided.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List ways of using the iPad to create an effective team-based approach for children in speech therapy.
  • Develop a treatment plan for introducing the iPad as an AAC device.
  • List resources for finding apps that will be motivating and functional for children in speech therapy.
  • Describe how to use the iPad to motivate children in speech therapy.

Timed Agenda

Minutes 1 – 30                  Using the iPad to share knowledge & create a team – including a review of motor-based speech therapy and how to use the iPad to encourage homework and generalization.

Minutes 30 – 40              Using the iPad as a tool for motivation, speech and language.

Minutes 40 – 50              How to find apps and incorporate them into therapy.

Minutes 50 – 60               Using the iPad as an AAC device.

Minutes 60 – 70               Avoiding pitfalls: using guided access and useful accessories.

Minutes 70 – 90               Questions and Answers.

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $35           Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50

CASANA charges an additional fee of $15.00 for those professionals who want CASANA to process and submit continuing education information to ASHA. The additional fee is retained by CASANA and is not an ASHA fee.

Registration closes at midnight on March 28, 2014.

Links & Information

ASHA_CEUSThis course is offered for .15 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area)




Featured Speaker

Pooja Aggarwal, M.S., CCC-SLP

pooja_aggarwalPooja Aggarwal, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the owner and director of  Progressive Speech Therapy, LLC, a pediatric speech-language-feeding therapy practice based in Ashburn, Virginia.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University and has over 10 years of experience helping children with special needs. She is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS.  Pooja is CASANA recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.   Pooja has presented on Childhood Apraxia of Speech at a number of venues both locally and nationally.  Pooja is a repeat recipient of the American Speech Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education.

Disclosure: Ms. Aggarwal is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS and is recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She will receive a stipend for this presentation. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.