About this Event
Date and Time
September 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (US/EDT)
Overview of Webinar
This webinar will focus on a multi-sensory approach to therapy that includes the use of sign language, touch cues, visual prompts, pictures, AAC devices and verbal cues to support verbal speech for children with apraxia. Strategies for building motivation in therapy will be embedded in the discussion of this approach. Videos of toddler, preschool, and early school-age children in therapy will be used to enhance strategy understanding and implementation.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- List effective multi-sensory therapy strategies for children with CAS.
- Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
- Describe how to use and fade cues.
- Describe how to enhance parent involvement and home carryover
Minutes 0 – 25 Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies
Minutes 25 – 50 Visual and Motor Cues/Prompts
Minutes 50 – 75 Repetitive Practice Activities / Home Carryover
Minutes 75 – 90 Questions and Answers
Registration closes at midnight on September 12 2014
Dave Hammer, MA, 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.
Disclosure: Disclosure: Mr. Hammer receives compensation for his role with CASANA. Mr. Hammer receives ongoing compensation for his participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Treatment Strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.” Mr. Hammer also acts as the ASHA CE Consultant for CASANA. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.