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7:00 PM US/EST – Webinar: Remediation Strategies for Persistent “R” Distortions in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on March 6, 2014

About this Event

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Webinar Overview:

This webinar will focus on key factors involved in decision-making when treating /r/ distortions, especially persistent /r/ errors. Challenges for treating /r/ will be outlined as well as potential solutions to meet those challenges. A number of proven therapy strategies that enhance motivation for practice will be presented. The discussion will include state-of-the art computer visual feedback and biofeedback. Home carryover ideas will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • List the challenges in treating persistent /r/ errors.
  • Identify the key components of an accurate /r/ sound.
  • List effective strategies for enhancing motivation.
  • Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
  • Describe how to enhance parent involvement and home carryover.


Minutes 1 – 10 Key considerations and Challenges.

Minutes 11 – 20 Critical components to accurate /r/ productions.

Minutes 21 – 30 Keeping motivation high in therapy.

Minutes 31 – 60 Therapy Strategies for /r/.

Minutes 61 – 70 Home carryover ideas.

Minutes 71 – 90 Questions and Answers.

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $35 Registration with ASHA CEUs: $50

CASANA charges an additional fee of $15.00 for those professionals who want CASANA to process and submit continuing education information to ASHA. The additional fee is retained by CASANA and is not an ASHA fee.

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

Featured Speaker

Apraxia expert David Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP

davehammer4Dave Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP,  is the Manager of Outpatient Speech and Language Services at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PA.  He has over 30 years of pediatric clinical experience, with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and severe speech sound disorders.  Dave has been invited to present workshops on apraxia of speech throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.  He is a member of the CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America) Advisory Council.  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:  Mr. Hammer is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.  He receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board or for his participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Hope Speaks: An Introduction to CAS.”  Mr. Hammer receives ongoing compensation for his participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Treatment Strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech” and for the CASANA CD “Time to Sing.” Mr. Hammer also acts as the ASHA CE Consultant for CASANA. He does not currently receive compensation for this, but may in the future. Mr. Hammer is a faculty member of CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS and is compensated for his participation in the training. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.