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WEBINAR – Designing Therapy: How the “WHO” Model Can Improve Clinical Practice for Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on April 13, 2016 1:00pm


About this Event

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Overview of Webinar:

Children with CAS often present with a complex profile of communication challenges. Co-occurring language and other
neurodevelopmental disorders can complicate this presentation. Designing effective treatment that will address simultaneous deficits across complimentary areas of need can be difficult. As speech-language pathologists we must continually make decisions regarding how much emphasis to place on any particular communication challenge during sessions and over the course of treatment. As professionals we must design and implement therapy that will not only attempt to reduce impairments but increase a child’s quality of life in all areas. This webinar will discuss the WHO model of international classification of functioning, disability and health. We will demonstrate how this approach can assist with assessment, treatment planning and implementation, as well as parent education and counseling. Presenters will use multiple cases to illustrate how treatment emphasis can or should change based on child and family perspectives related to the impact of co-occurring apraxia, other speech sound disorders, language disorders and cognitive challenges on quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Participants will be able to describe and discuss the World Health Organization’s International Model of Functioning, Disability, and Health for Children and Youth.
  • Participants will be able to incorporate this model into both assessment and treatment of children with communication disorders to provide comprehensive care.

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-10    Introduction & overview

Minutes 11-20    Discussion of the WHO model, its components, and its application to speech therapy

Minutes 21-30    Incorporating the WHO model into child-specific assessment

Minutes 31-70    Incorporating the WHO model into child-specific intervention

Minutes 71-90    Questions

 

Registration Information:

Regular Registration: $35

Professional Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50

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

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Registration for this webinar ends at midnight on April 12, 2016

Featured Speakers:

millingtonMarnie Millington, MS, CCC-SLP, is co-owner of Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy, a private practice in Needham, Massachusetts. Her current focus includes assessment and treatment of children with MSDs. She has created an intensive treatment program for children with CAS and also provides weekly intervention for children with this disorder. She has consulted and created treatment plans for children with CAS for colleagues to complete. Marnie has trained graduate students and practicing SLPs in Massachusetts and other states and is an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Northeastern University. She is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS, presented at the CASANA national conference and provided a webinar for the organization.

Marnie Millington, MS, CCC-SLP, is co-owner of Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy, a private practice in Needham, Massachusetts.

Disclosure: Ms. Millington is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. She will be paid a stipend for this presentation. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Alice StroutsosAlice Stroutsos, MS, CCC-SLP, owns and operates a private practice in the greater Seattle, Washington area. Her current focus includes assessment and treatment of children with motor speech disorders. Alice is a PROMPT Instructor and is part of SmarTalk, Inc., a small company that develops PROMPT-based therapy materials. She is featured on the SIGN with your BABY® Complete Learning Kit, and has training and certification in the Hanen Parent Training program. She is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS and has presented at the CASANA national conferences.

Alice Stroutsos, MS, CCC-SLP, owns and operates a private practice in the greater Seattle, Washington area.

Disclosure: Ms. Stroutsos is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. She will be paid a stipend for this presentation. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.