About this Event
May 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (US/EDT)
Overview of Webinar
It is often difficult to motivate children with childhood apraxia of speech to practice at home or even to cooperate within a therapy session. This webinar will offer suggestions to maximize practice through play. Therapy materials are implemented as well, though paired with play activity. Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods of cueing motor-speech and scripting functional expressive language to include the language of toys and games will be emphasized. Fading cues and scripts as well as teaching successive approximations toward target words and phrases is taught. Parents and caregivers are coached to pair themselves with fun toys and activities, making the speech and language practice activities highly preferred, exciting and successful.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss methods to keep children motivated to participate in practice for CAS.
- Identify cueing and scripting techniques for motor-speech and expressive language practice.
- Describe how to choose words and phrases to teach, and how to simplify words towards best approximations and ultimately perfection for each child.
Minutes 1 – 15 Introduction and description of challenges to be addressed
Minutes 16 – 30 Choosing words and phrases to teach with play activities
Minutes 31 – 45 Mixing drill with play
Minutes 46 – 60 Implementing and fading cues and scripts toward spontaneous practice
Minutes 61 – 90 Questions/answers
This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Registration closes at midnight on May 21, 2015
Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, has dedicated herself to establishing a treatment approach to help children to become effective vocal communicators since 1979. She is the author of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) kits and materials. Nancy is known worldwide for her expertise in the area of childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders, lecturing and treating families from around the globe. She also serves on the CASANA Professional Advisory Board. Nancy is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA) and the 2010 Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award.
Disclosure: 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. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.