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Webinar: Creating IEP Goals for Children with CAS & Other Communication Needs

This event is on September 19, 2013 4:30pm

About this Event

Webinar Overview

IEP goals are written in order to address a child’s individual needs. Most children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) will have needs in more than one communication area. A child with CAS, who clearly has speech production needs, may also struggle with social pragmatics, have difficulty with expressive language, have atypical variations in the melody of their speech, and may need to supplement their verbal speech attempts with an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. What is the difference between these communication need areas, and does the child with CAS need a goal for each one?

This 90-minute webinar will focus on how goals can be written for different communication need areas. Resources will be provided describing methods for effective IEP goal writing. And cases will be reviewed demonstrating children with different communication profiles including examples of the goals written based on their specific need areas.

Webinar Date and Time:

September 19, 2013 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (US/EDT.)

(Note: there is an alternative time on Wed. Sept. 18, 2013 when you can take this webinar.  Click here for details.


Links & Information


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


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to differentiate between various speech and language need areas.
  • Participants will be able to describe important basic elements of IEP goal writing.
  • Participants will be able to identify appropriate IEP goals for various speech and language needs.
  • Participants will be able to identify important considerations for IEP goal writing for children with CAS.

Timed Agenda

  • Minutes 1 – 20 Differentiating Communication Needs – Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Phonological Processes/Phonological Disorder/Phonological Pattern Errors, Articulation Disorders, Dysarthria, Language Disorders (expressive, receptive and mixed), Pragmatic Disorders, Voice Disorders, Phonological Processing Disorder, Prosody Errors, Functional Communication/AAC
  • Minutes 20 – 40 IEP Goal Writing – The purpose; the basic components; addressing various communication needs in a single child; special considerations for children with CAS
  • Minutes 40 – 60 Case Examples and Sample Goals
  • Minutes 60 – 90 Questions/Discussion

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $35.00 USD
Registration with ASHA CE’s: $50.00 USD

Please NOTE: Registration will close on Friday, September 13, 2013

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.

Featured Speaker

Susan Caspari, MA, CCC-SLP

Susan Caspari is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in the Philadelphia area.  Over the years, she has worked with children and adults with neurogenic speech and language disorders in early intervention, educational, and hospital settings, including the Mayo Clinic. In her current practice, she works primarily with, and as a consultant and advocate for, children with severe speech production disorders. She has advanced knowledge and experience in the areas of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and alternative and augmentative communication. Sue has published scholarly articles on CAS, conducts workshops on CAS, and speaks on CAS at national conferences such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual meeting. Sue is a professional advisory board member of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), an associate member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and a member of ASHA’s Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders Special Interest Division; is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania; and holds a Pennsylvania teaching certificate for the speech and hearing impaired.

Disclosure: Ms. Caspari 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.