Upcoming Webinar – Cueing and Scripting Motor Speech Skills to Expressive Language in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

A CASANA Live Webinar….

Cueing and Scripting Motor Speech Skills to Expressive Language in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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Featured Speaker:  Apraxia expert Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP

(ASHA CEs are available for this webinar)

Children with apraxia of speech require cues to help them to remember the upcoming consonants, vowels, and syllables of practice words. They also often need help to combine words to formulate phrases and sentences by following scripts that they can retain and implement spontaneously. This webinar will overview how cues and scripts can assist children with CAS to become successful vocal communicators. Cueing and scripting techniques will be overviewed and presented via video examples.

About the Speaker:

Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP is the owner and director of the Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc. (KCC), located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Since 1979, Nancy has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators. She serves on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), on the board of visitors of Wayne State University’s Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development, and is the speech and language pathologist consultant for the Parish School and Carruth Center in Houston, Texas. Nancy is the recipient of the 2011 Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 2010 Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award.

Learn more about the webinar scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM US/EDT

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY APRIL 18, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Retaining or Promoting Children with Apraxia of Speech in Educational Settings

A CASANA Live Webinar…

Retaining or Promoting Children with Apraxia of Speech
in Educational Settings

Presented by Dyann Rupp, M.S., CCC-SLP

(ASHA CEs are available for this webinar)

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 The decision of whether or not to retain/promote a child with a communication disorder is not an easy one.  Every child and situation is different, but in most cases, the considerations are the same. There is no flow chart that will give a definitive answer, but this Webinar can guide you through many of the issues to consider while searching for an answer. This webinar features: topics to considering whether to retain or promote a child, retention research, and what you can do to help make a final decision.

 Webinar Dates and Times:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM US/EST

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:00 AM US/EST

Registration for the webinars closes on March 14, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: What If It’s More? When Cognitive & Learning Issues Co-occur with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

A CASANA Live Webinar:

What If It’s More? When Cognitive & Learning Issues Co-occur with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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As more is learned about CAS and long-term outcomes for children, there is evidence that many children with an early history of CAS will have additional learning difficulties. In this session, we will define terms relating to cognitive and learning problems, discuss the professionals who may be involved in assessment and treatment, and review general strategies for monitoring a child’s development and working with therapists and educators to support a child’s development.  There will not be discussion of specific advocacy resources due to the variable types and availability of those resources in the US and elsewhere.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 7:00 PM US/EST

Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM US/EST

REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR THESE WEBINARS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

 

Upcoming Webinar: RIF (Reading is Fundamental) in CAS: Making Literacy Skills Fundamental in the Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

A CASANA Live Webinar:

RIF (Reading is Fundamental) in CAS: Making Literacy Skills Fundamental in the Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Presented by Anne Van Zelst, MA, CCC-SLP

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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“Reading is Fundamental” in the treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech! So when working with children with CAS, as speech-language pathologists and families, how can we ensure that literacy skill development is an integral and consistent aspect of speech and language treatment?

As the child with CAS progresses along the continua of age and severity, aspects of literacy skill development should be fundamentally incorporated into CAS treatment.

This webinar will review the current research regarding CAS and the development of literacy skills.  The focus of this webinar will be on integration of literacy skills into the treatment of school-age children with CAS.  Treatment techniques that merge literacy skills while maintaining fidelity to the principles of motor-learning theory will be explored.  Characteristics of formal reading programs that support CAS treatment and/or hinder the treatment of CAS will be discussed.  Through case studies and video examples, learners will be provided with practical strategies that they can easily incorporate into their therapy sessions.  Examples of treatment goals that combine literacy development and treatment of CAS will be provided.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 7:00 PM EST/US

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 9:00 AM EST/US

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF DAY FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Tests and Measurements for Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Making Sense of It All

A CASANA Live Webinar:

Tests and Measurements for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Making Sense of It All

Presented by Amy Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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Nothing can be more intimidating and confusing as a bunch of numbers, symbols, and jargon attempting to explain a child’s capabilities on a diagnostic report. This session is designed to help participants understand how to discern much of the technical terms and measures typically used in speech language pathology and audiology. The session will also address the types of information that should to be included in the report to make it more helpful to future professionals the child may work with, as well as family members.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 7:00 PM EST/US

Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 11:00 AM EST/US

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF DAY FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Introduction to Ultrasound Biofeedback for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

A CASANA Live Webinar:

An Introduction to Ultrasound Biofeedback for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Presented by Jonathan Preston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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Real-time ultrasound imaging of the tongue has recently been used as a biofeedback tool for treating persisting speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech.

With ultrasound, clients (and clinicians) can see their tongue position and shape and can be cued to modify tongue movements in real-time with this visual information. Although not every SLP will have access to this technology, clinicians should be informed of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach as well as the research supporting the efficacy of ultrasound biofeedback.

The seminar will provide an overview with video examples of how the technology can be used to assess tongue movements and remediate speech errors in school-age children with CAS.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 10:30 AM EST/US

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 7:00 PM EST/US

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF DAY FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Promoting Expressive Language Development in Children with Apraxia

A CASANA Live Webinar:

Promoting Expressive Language Development in Children with Apraxia

Presented by Apraxia expert Margaret Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP,
author of Here’s How To Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech 

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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My student’s speech is highly unintelligible, but he also has a very limited vocabulary and only can speak in simple sentences! Where do I begin?

A commonly sited characteristic of children with apraxia of speech is limited or delayed expressive language. Limitations in expressive language impact a child’s ability to express their ideas clearly, and can lead to frustration for the child who has many ideas to share, but limited ability to do so.

Questions for many speech-language pathologists are, “How can I work on all of these goals in the limited amount of time the child is in therapy?” or “How do I determine what is having the greatest impact on the child’s ability to communicate effectively so that I can prioritize the goals most effectively?

In this webinar, principles for structuring language intervention to support vocabulary, longer and more complex sentence usage, and grammar skills in the context of speech praxis treatment in children with severe speech sound disorders will be discussed. Ideas for how speech-related goals and language-related goals can be addressed simultaneously and, therefore, more efficiently through thoughtful treatment planning will be provided. A central theme of this online seminar will be to find ways to make the treatment both effective and enjoyable for children. Case studies and development of treatment goals will be addressed.

Webinar Dates and Times

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (US/EST)

Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EST)

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

 

Upcoming Webinar: Sibling Struggles: Support and Survival Strategies

A CASANA Live Webinar:

Sibling Struggles: Support and Survival Strategies

Presented by Apraxia expert David Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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At the 2013 CASANA National Conference in Denver, David Hammer had the unique opportunity to conduct a first-of-its-kind session for siblings of children with CAS.  It was a fun, enlightening, and thought-provoking event. The insights, and honesty of the children who participated was astonishing, and the amazing support they had for their siblings was incredible. This webinar is designed to open our thinking to issues that siblings face when they have a brother or sister with CAS.  It will include a discussion of common struggles they may encounter, ways to engage them as active participants in the therapy process, and potential solutions for therapists and parents for handling these challenges. The webinar is intended to spark discussion during the question and answer time about real life issues that participants have encountered or are currently involved in with siblings of children with CAS.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM (US/EST.)Click here to read more.

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM (US/EST.)Click here to read more.

[Note: Registration closes on Friday November 1st!]

Upcoming Webinar – Dealing with Dysarthria & Childhood Apraxia of Speech

A CASANA Live Webinar:

Dealing with Dysarthria & Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Presented by Apraxia expert Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP of the Mayo Clinic

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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In recent years, there has been increased awareness of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as a pediatric motor speech disorder that affects planning and programming for speech production.  Motor impairment affecting the execution of speech movements (dysarthria) in children is more often associated with other disorders, such as cerebral palsy, has received less attention, yet, can seriously impact speech sound production.

For children with severe speech sound disorders, it may be challenging to SLPs to determine the relative contributions of linguistic versus motor impairment, and to differentiate problems of planning/programming from difficulty with execution of movements.  In addition to making an accurate diagnosis, treatment will need to be adjusted, depending on the degree to which different factors are involved. This session will discuss overlapping characteristics between apraxia and dysarthria, characteristics that differentiate the two disorders, and how therapy intervention can be adapted when both apraxia and dysarthria are present.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM US/EDT – Click here to read more

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM US/EDT – Click here to read more

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013

 

Upcoming Webinar – Demystifying the Principles of Motor Learning in Speech Therapy for Apraxia

A CASANA Live Webinar:

Demystifying Principles of Motor Learning in Speech Therapy for Apraxia

Presented by Apraxia expert Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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Have you ever wondered what the term “principles of motor learning” really means and what it has to do with the way you conduct a treatment session? Research on motor learning has shown that certain conditions of practice and feedback improve the retention and transfer of a wide variety of motor skills.

This body of literature may hold relevance to speech motor learning, including in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), because speech is also a motor skill.

This 90 minute webinar will review several of these principles of motor learning and will focus specifically on their potential to maximize learning in speech treatment for childhood apraxia of speech.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM  US/EDT – Click here to learn more.

Friday, September 13 at 12:00 Noon US/EDT – Click here to learn more.

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013