New Live Webinar – Favorite Therapy Activities for Childhood Apraxia of Speech from CASANA Bootcamp Graduates

December 2, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EST)

Working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech can be overwhelming.  Even the most experienced clinician can be challenged by the intense needs of this diverse population. This webinar will provide highly motivating strategies and activities to help establish target sounds and motor plans. Activities will also be shown that address suprasegmentals in order to improve overall speech intelligibility.  This webinar will share the evidence-based, “tried and true” therapy techniques of the experienced clinicians who have graduated from CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS.

“Demystifying the Principles Of Motor Learning In Speech Therapy” Is Back In CASANA’s On-demand Webinar Library!

What the experts are saying about this webinar:

“SLPs providing speech services to children with CAS need to consider the implications of CAS being categorized as a motor speech impairment, and understand that research evidence supports the use of motor-based approaches to treating it. Employing principles of motor learning should guide clinical decision-making at every step in the therapeutic process–it’s current best practice.” – Kathy J. Jakielski, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kathy Jakielski is the Florence C. and Dr. John E. Wertz Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is also a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.

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Call for Presentations for the 2015 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

CASANA is now seeking submissions for presentations for the 2015 National Conference. The call for papers deadline is December 19, 2014. Please note that submissions will ONLY be accepted via e-mail.

This conference will consider each child with CAS and not just their speech skills, but also their overall language, educational, and developmental needs. We will offer sessions to fit the learning needs of each individual who wishes to attend: speech language pathologists, educators, parents, new learners and those who have been dealing with CAS for sometime.

Webinar – Step Off Your Island: Promoting Effective Collaboration

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Feeling stranded on your own treatment island? Are you struggling with getting another therapist to come on board with you to help a child with CAS in a more collaborative way? Let us help you into the collaborative boat!

This webinar will provide speech-language pathologists with practical ideas to maximize effective communication and collaboration amongst professionals who share children who have a diagnosis of CAS.  Both theory and current literature related to professional collaboration will be reviewed. Results of a recent survey administered by the presenters will be discussed. Case studies showcasing both successful and unsuccessful SLP collaboration will be discussed.