Date and Time:
May 14, 2014 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (US/EDT.)
Overview of Webinar:
CASANA staff, including Executive Director, Sharon Gretz, Education Director, Kathy Hennessy, and Director of Professional Development and Speech Services, David Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP will be hosting an open “Questions and Answers” webinar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Regular Registration: $10
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION CLOSES at MIDNIGHT on TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 US/EDT.
Sharon Gretz, M.Ed. is the founder and Executive Director of CASANA and Apraxia-KIDS. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling and has completed all course work toward a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked in the disability field for over 25 years, with expertise in organizational and program development. In 2002, Ms. Gretz was honored by the National Council on Communicative Disorders/ASHA at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC when she was awarded the National Distinguished Service Award for her dedication to elevating national awareness and advocacy on behalf of children with CAS and their families. In 2008 she was selected as a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her work related to children with apraxia. Sharon is the parent of a 21 year old son, who was diagnosed at age 3 with severe apraxia of speech.
Dave Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP, Dave Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP, is the Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. He has 35 years of pediatric clinical experience, with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and severe articulation/phonological disorders. Dave has been invited to present workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. He is known for his practical and therapy-rich approach to his presentations. 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.
Kathy Hennessy is the Director of Education at the CASANA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Communications from St. Mary’s College in Indiana. Prior to Kathy’s current role at CASANA, she spent several years working in various professional theaters located throughout the Pittsburgh area, including the Pittsburgh Laboratory Theater as the Managing Director. Kathy is the mother of two young adults diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as toddlers. Kathy, along with her daughter Kate, authored the book, “Anything But Silent, Our Family’s Journey Through Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” which chronicles their family’s struggles and triumph’s in dealing with this overwhelming disorder.