Skip to main content

Advanced Webinar Series & Colloquium – Critical Thinking in Childhood Apraxia of Speech Treatment

This event is on October 13, 2014 8:00pm


About this Event

weibinar series graphic2Dates and Times:

September 8, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (US/EDT)

October 13, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (US/EDT)

November 10, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (US/EDT)

Overview of Webinar:

An advanced interactive therapy webinar series for Speech-Language Pathologists will be offered by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) with Dave Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP as the faculty leader. This advanced training is designed for therapists who are interested in increasing their use of best practices in CAS treatment and deepening their critical clinical thinking skills as they apply to real life therapy case examples. The advanced webinar will consist of 3 webinar sessions for three consecutive months (two 2-hour sessions and one 90-minute session). There will be required readings between sessions. Videos will be shown representing two age ranges. Each month between sessions, clinical assignments will be expected to be carried out relative to the implementation of observed techniques into the participant’s own therapy.  Written clinical reflections will be required prior to sessions 2 and 3. Therapists will be expected to attend all three sessions and to be active participants in ongoing discussion time that will be built into the webinar series.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar series, trainees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate when to use various types of reinforcement.
  • Outline key steps in avoiding motor planning overload.
  • List 6 strategies that result in optimal repetitive practice in therapy.
  • Describe changes made in therapy techniques or approaches based on learning from the webinar series.

Timed Agenda:

September 8, 2014

8:00 – 8:15 pm  Introduce the instruction that will take place, expected participation by the trainees, and first video segments.

8:15 – 9:45 pm  View video segments #1 and #2 with pause time for explanation/discussion.

9:45 – 10:00 pm  Provide reading and therapy assignments that include selecting a minimum of 2 strategies viewed on the video to implement in therapy.

October 13, 2014

8:00 – 8:05 pm  Review reading assignments.

8:05 – 8:55 pm  Discuss clinical implementation of strategies per written reflections.

8:55 – 9:55 pm  View video segments #3 and #4 with pause time for explanation/discussion.

9:55 – 10:00 pm Provide reading and therapy assignments that include selecting minimum of 2 strategies viewed on the video to implement in therapy.

November 10, 2014

8:00 – 8:05 pm Review reading assignments.

8:05 – 9:25 pm Discuss clinical implementation of strategies per written reflections.

9:25 – 9:30 pm Facilitate wrap-up of learning objectives and discuss suggested changes in format / future directions.

Registration Information:

Professional Registration: $225

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR

CASANA Webinar FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Registration closes at midnight on September, 7 2014

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THIS WEBINAR SERIES: When registering for these webinars you are committing to attend all three webinars in the series. Attendance for all three webinars is mandatory.

Featured Speaker

davehammer4Dave Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP, is the new Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Prior to this position, Dave had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. He has been invited to present workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an Innovative children’s CD. Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.