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WEBINAR: Demystifying Principles of Motor Learning in Speech Therapy

This event is on September 13, 2013 12:00pm

About this Event

speechtherapistWebinar Overview:

Have you ever wondered what the term “principles of motor learning” really means and what it has to do with the way you conduct a speech therapy treatment session? Research on motor learning has shown that certain conditions of practice and feedback improve the retention and transfer of a wide variety of motor skills. This body of literature may hold relevance to speech motor learning, including in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), because speech is also a motor skill. This presentation will review several of these principles of motor learning and will focus on their potential to maximize learning in speech treatment for CAS.

Date and Time:

Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM (US/EDT.)
(Please note: another section of the same webinar is being offered on Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EDT.)

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the difference between performance and learning
  2. Discuss several conditions of practice and feedback and their effects on motor learning
  3. Discuss the effects of practice and feedback conditions on speech motor learning
  4. Discuss the potential utility of several practice and feedback conditions in treatment for childhood apraxia of speech and the current state of evidence.

Timed Agenda

Minutes 1 – 15 :   Introduction and Overview: Important Concepts and Caveats

Minutes 15 – 40:   Conditions of Practice and their relevance for childhood apraxia of speech

Minutes 40 – 65:   Conditions of Feedback and their relevance for childhood apraxia of speech

Minutes 65 – 70:   Summary and Conclusions

Minutes 70 – 90:   Questions/Discussion

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $35

Registration with ASHA CE’s: $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.

Register for Thurs. Sept. 12, 2013 Webinar

Links & Information


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

Featured Speaker

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

edwin_maasEdwin Maas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. He was trained as a clinical linguist at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and received his Ph.D. in Language and Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University & the University of California, San Diego.  His research focuses on speech production in children and adults with and without speech disorders, and combines a theoretical component and a clinically-oriented component, including treatment research.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.

 Disclosure: Dr. Maas 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.  Dr. Maas has conducted research funded by CASANA. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.