Devonshire Church5630 Devonshire Road, 17112
About this Event
Thursday, May 19, 2016
5630 Devonshire Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
About the Seminar:
Apraxia expert and CASANA’s Director of Professional Development and Speech Services will be speaking about creative ways to help children with apraxia practice at home and in the community. Because many repetitions of speech targets are most often necessary for children with apraxia to achieve more intelligible speech, practice outside of speech therapy is extremely important. Parents and others can be valuable “therapy extenders” and supporters to help the child’s speech progress to generalize. Not all children may be quite willing participants, however! The seminar will provide tips and tricks for gaining cooperation and practice, with many video illustrations of children with apraxia practicing speech.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Sign in and refreshments
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Seminar
**You must register to attend but attendance is FREE, thanks to the amazing efforts of all organizers, participants and generous donors from the 2015 Hershey Walk for Apraxia.
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David Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP
Dave Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP is the 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 Pittsburgh, PA with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. He has been invited to present over 150 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.