About this Event
Overview of Webinar
This webinar will focus on the challenges, potential causes, and suggested approaches when children with apraxia experience disfluency and stuttering-like symptoms in their speech. The onset of speech disfluency can be very discouraging for both the therapist and the child’s parents during the course of therapy. Appropriate response to the disfluency is critical for optimal assurance that the disfluency will not worsen and hopefully will resolve if approached correctly.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- List potential reasons why speech disfluency may surface for children with CAS.
- Describe 3 ways that stuttering and CAS are similar.
- Outline 3 different types of disfluency.
- Describe key factors in the approach to the child experiencing speech disfluencies.
Minutes 0-25 Similarities between stuttering and CAS
Minutes 26-50 Differentiating severity levels of disfluency for children with CAS
Minutes 51-75 Suggested approaches when a child with CAS becomes disfluent
Minutes 76-90 Questions and Answers
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: 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.