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7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EDT) – Thumbsucking, Pacifiers, Tongue-Tie Oh My! Additional Challenges We Face in CAS Intervention

This event is on May 12, 2015 7:00pm

About this Event

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Overview of Webinar

This webinar will tackle issues related to questions about thumbsucking, pacifier use, tongue-tie, oral obstruction, sleep deprivation, and dental issues that have the potential to impact even further the challenges faced by children with CAS and their families.  Having worked at a pediatric hospital for 35 years, the presenter will discuss factors that lead to optimal decision-making regarding these topics and have been developed through extensive collaboration with pediatric ENT specialists, cleft palate/craniofacial experts, and pediatric dentists.  Reference handouts that address each topic area will be provided.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. List 3 ways to better ensure child cooperation for an oral examination.
  2. Describe critical factors in decision-making and parent advice regarding thumbsucking and pacifier usage.
  3. Outline key factors when considering a referral for tongue frenulum evaluation and possible surgical intervention.
  4. List key considerations for addressing potential sleep apnea.

Timed Agenda

Minutes 1 – 15    Introduction / Ways to Elicit Cooperation for an Oral Exam

Minutes 16 – 25    Dental Issues

Minutes 26 – 45    Thumbsucking and Pacifier Use Considerations

Minutes 46 – 65    Tongue-Tie Considerations and Referral Options

Minutes 66 – 75    Sleep Apnea Considerations and Decision-Making

Minutes 76 – 90    Questions and Answers

Registration Information


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


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Featured Speaker


Dave Hammer, M.A., 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, speech sound disorders, and childhood/adolescent stuttering.  He has been invited to present over 150 workshops on childhood apraxia, speech sound disorders and stuttering 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 was instrumental in the development of a unique preventative stuttering treatment approach using a wireless microphone feedback system to teach critical parental strategies.  Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.