About this Event
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Joan & Alan Bernikow Building
1466 Manor Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Check in and light refreshments
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seminar
The Staten Island Apraxia 101 Parent Seminar is designed to provide an overview of Childhood Apraxia of Speech specifically for parents and caregivers. Topics covered include:
- Definitions, causes (etiology), and identification
- Speech therapy types and treatment approaches
- Co-occurring conditions
- Prognosis and how children may be expected to do in the future
- Tips for proactive parent advocacy
- The latest updates on apraxia research
- Questions and Answers
Registration is available only for parents and caregivers of children with apraxia of speech. Each person who plans to attend must complete the registration process. While the seminar is FREE OF CHARGE, there is limited seating, so all must register in order to attend. Register Online Here.
Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.
Sharon Gretz, M.Ed. is the founder and Executive Director of CASANA. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling and has completed all course work toward a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked in the disability field for over 30 years, with expertise in organizational and program development. In 2002, Ms. Gretz was honored by the National Council on Communicative Disorders/ASHA at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC when she was awarded the National Distinguished Service Award for her dedication to elevating national awareness and advocacy on behalf of children with Apraxia of Speech and their families. In 2008 she was selected as a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her work related to children with apraxia. Sharon is the parent of a 21-year-old son, who was diagnosed at the age of 3 years with severe apraxia of speech.