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WEBINAR – Using the Building Speech System in the Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Other Speech Sound Disorders

This event is on March 7, 2017 10:00am

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Overview of Webinar:

Building Speech is a new intervention approach designed for children of any age who have a limited expressive repertoire. Building Speech is a phonetics‐based approach for selecting words and phrases to target in therapy, proceeding from phonetically‐basic constructions to incrementally increasing the complexity of the sounds, sound combinations, and syllable length in target words and phrases. To increase your understanding of the foundation for Building Speech, we will begin with a brief review of the acquisition of early typical vocal and verbal skills, including some of the early patterns of speech development. We will discuss the eight patterns targeted in Building Speech and review their rationale, building phonetic complexity into the goals and target words for children with CAS by constructing words and phrases based on each pattern. We then will provide sample goals for each pattern and show videotaped examples of the progression of phonetic complexity in children with CAS. This session is intended for speech‐language pathologists with a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe the underlying premise of the Building Speech approach.
  • Explain the eight speech movement patterns targeted in Building Speech.
  • Develop phonetic complexity‐based goals and target words/phrases for children with CAS.
  • Incorporate the Building Speech approach in clinical practice.

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-15    Background Information *purpose of the approach *population targeted *bottom‐up nature of the approach

Minutes 16-31    Review of Typical Early Vocal and Verbal Development *cooing, babbling, jargon *early word productions

Minutes 32-47    Eight Speech Movement Patterns *the eight patterns *providing sample words and phrases

Minutes 48-63    Developing Goals and Stimuli Using the Building Speech Approach *hands‐on development of speech goals *hands‐on development of speech stimuli

Minutes 64-79   Implementing the Building Speech approach *detailing ways that the approach can be used in clinical practice *demonstrating the approach in videotaped case examples

Minutes 80-90   Questions and Answers

Registration Information:

Regular Registration: $35

Professional Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50

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

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Featured Speakers:


Kathy J. Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC‐SLP, is the Florence C. and Dr. John E. Wertz Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where she serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has over thirty years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with severe speech impairment, including CAS. She currently conducts research on genetic bases, differential diagnosis, and intervention efficacy on children with CAS.

Disclosure: Dr. Jakielski 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. Dr. Jakielski is a faculty member of CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS and is compensated for her participation in the training. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.


lisa_mitchellLisa Mitchell, M.S., CCC‐SLP, is Clinical Director of Clearly Speaking, a private practice with three offices in New Hampshire. She is an ASHA certified speech‐language pathologist who has been evaluating and treating children with speech and/or language difficulties for over 15 years. She is recognized by CASANA for advanced training and clinical expertise in CAS. She is passionate about treating and evaluating children with complex speech sound disorders, and has a particular interest in CAS.

Disclosure: Ms. Mitchell is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.