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WEBINAR – Addressing the Ongoing Communication Challenges of Adolescents with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on December 16, 2016 1:00pm

About this Event

Webinar Graphic Addressing Adolescents

Dates and Times:

December 16, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (US/EST)

Overview of Webinar:

As children with a history of CAS reach adolescence, they may continue to have unresolved difficulties with their speech. Some children may have trouble using natural sounding prosody or learning how to produce those later developing speech sounds, such as /r/ and “j.” Other children with more severe CAS may have substantial difficulty achieving the motor control necessary for intelligible speech, especially in the flow of a conversation. This webinar will focus on learning how to help older children learn to improve prosody, acquire a full repertoire of speech sounds, and continue to gain motor control for more intelligible speech. Two case studies will be discussed that illustrate how dynamic evaluation is used to guide selection of meaningful goals and development of treatment plans.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe at least five strategies to support acquisition of later developing speech sounds and natural sounding prosody in adolescents.
  • Describe at least five strategies to support improved motor speech control in adolescents who continue to have limited speech intelligibility.
  • Develop meaningful goals based on motor speech evaluation findings to support ongoing speech needs of adolescents with CAS.

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-5    Discussion of the ongoing speech challenges impacting adolescents with CAS.

Minutes 6-35   Tips for addressing prosody

Minutes 6-45   Old and new ideas for improving production of later developing speech sounds

Minutes 46-65    Strategies to help older children continue to gain greater motor speech control and improve speech intelligibility

Minutes 66-80  Case studies to illustrate how dynamic evaluation guides development of goals and
treatment plans

Minutes 81-90   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 Speaker:


Margaret Fish, MS, CCC‐SLP, is a speech‐language pathologist working in private practice in Northbrook, Illinois, with over 30 years experience as a pediatric SLP. Her primary professional interests are in the areas of children’s speech sound disorders, language disorders, and social language development. Margaret is the author of the book, Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, now in its Second Edition. She is a frequently invited speaker at local, state and national workshops. Her workshops and writing focus on providing practical, evidence based ideas to support clinicians working with children with CAS. Margaret is proud to serve on the Professional Advisory Board for CASANA.

Disclosure: Ms. Fish is the author of the book, “Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” which is available in the CASANA online store. She serves on CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board, but will receive compensation for this presentation. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.