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Apraxia Workshop with Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP; Reston, Virginia

This event is on April 11, 2014

Bechtel Conference Center

1801 Alexander Bell Drive, 20191

About this Event

Establishing Effective Vocal-Verbal Skills for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Other Speech Sound Disorders

Featured Speaker: Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP


Friday, April 11, 2014

Bechtel Conference Center
CH2M Hill Room
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Course Abstract:

The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol evaluation and treatment approach will be demonstrated during this workshop. Elements of shaping word approximations and the use of phonological processes in therapy as well as cueing systems will be highlighted via video. This effective method for children with apraxia of speech will be shared in a functional manner, with many tips and suggestions clinicians and parents can use immediately!

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe a hierarchy of simple to complex motor speech skills.
  • Utilize this hierarchy to evaluate children who have severe speech disorders.
  • Implement a specific treatment approach following motor learning theory, ABA teaching principles, and phonological simplification for CAS.
  • Understand the rationale of shaping successive word approximations.
  • Be able to analyze video to establish goals per this approach.
  • Understand and analyze a norm-referenced, standardized test which relates directly to this approach in order to identify this unique population of children.

Course Level:

Intermediate/Professional Area. Participants are expected to have some prior academic and/or clinical experience with children with severe speech disorders. Families are most welcome at the workshop with the understanding that the level of presentation will be at the intermediate professional level.

Timed Agenda

8:00-8:30 a.m.              Identification of Verbal Apraxia vs. Dysarthria vs. Phonological Impairments

8:30-9:00 a.m.              Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol: Assessing Consonant/ Vowel Integrity and Error Patterns

9:00-9:30 a.m.              Teaching Successive Verbal Approximations Toward Target Vocabulary

9:30-9:45 a.m.               Break

9:45-11:15 a.m.             Teaching Successive Verbal Approximations (continued)

11:15 -12:15 p.m.           Lunch

12:15-1:45 p.m.             Techniques to Move Individuals Into Expressive Language

1:45-2:00 p.m.               Break

2:00-3:30 p.m.              Cueing Techniques and Refinement and Integration Skills

3:30-3:45 p.m.               Final Questions

3:45 p.m.                          Adjourn

Registration Fee Levels:

Professional Early Bird                                $195   /  After 3/28   $210

Student Early Bird                                       $155  /   After 3/28   $170

Parent Early Bird                                         $155  /   After 3/28   $170

To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than March 28 2014.

Group Rates:  Professional Group Rate of 5 or more registrations $155 each. Please copy registration form as many times as needed and mail group registrations in the same envelope.

Confirmation:  Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail only.

ASHA Continuing Education Eligibility:  ASHA CE eligibility for professionals is dependent upon participant attendance. Therefore participants who do not attend the workshop in it’s entirety, sign attendance sheets and submit required paperwork will not be considered for ASHA Continuing Education Units. This workshop is not being offered for variable credit.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Continental Breakfast.
  • A handout prepared by the speaker specifically for the program.
  • Certificate of Attendance verifying successful completion of the course.
  • ASHA CEU submission.
  • Registration Fee does not include lunch.

Cancellation:  Paid registration fees will be refunded, less a $25 (USD) administration fee, with a written request postmarked no later than March 28, 2014. There will be no refunds after March 28, 2014. CASANA reserves the right to cancel this workshop with due cause and refund in full. In the event that this workshop is cancelled by CASANA, full refunds of paid registrations will be made on or before April 30, 2014. Complaints should be directed to the CASANA Education Director at

Directions and Parking:

Directions to the facility will be included with registration confirmations.  Parking is complimentary and is available onsite.


Sheraton Reston (2.2 mi), 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, (703) 620-9000

The Westin Reston Heights (2.2 mi), 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191, (703) 391-9000

Links & Information

ASHA_CEUSThis course is offered for .65 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level, Professional area)

ASHA CE Registry: An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA  CEU’s. ASHA  CE registry fees are paid by the participant  directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071, ext. 4219 for CE Registry fee subscription information.

Featured Speaker

Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Nancykaufman2012Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP is the owner and director of the Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc. (KCC), located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Since 1979, Nancy has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators. She serves on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), on the board of visitors of Wayne State University’s Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development, and is the speech and language pathologist consultant for the Parish School and Carruth Center in Houston, Texas. Nancy is the recipient of the 2011 Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 2010 Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award.

Disclosure Statement: Ms. Kaufman is the author of the “K-SLP, Kaufman Speech Language Protocol” and receives ongoing compensation from the sale of this product which is also available in the CASANA online store. Her presentation will focus exclusively on the “K-SLP, Kaufman Speech Language Protocol” and will not include information on other similar or related programs. Ms. Kaufman is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.  She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board, nor will she receive compensation for this presentation.  There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.