About this Event
Date and Time
March 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (US/EDT)
Overview of Webinar
In addition to finding ways to help their child, parents of children diagnosed with disabilities also face issues that impact them. This webinar will detail some of these parental and family issues that parents may encounter, including struggles in creating play and social opportunities for children with CAS who have multiple therapy sessions each week, fading adult friendships, and stress on extended families. We will also examine the current research on families of children with CAS and consider changes that we can make based on the outcomes.
No ASHA CEU’s will be offered for this presentation
Registration closes at midnight March, 24 2015
Kathy Hennessy is the Director of Education at CASANA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Communications from St. Mary’s College in Indiana. Prior to Kathy’s current role at CASANA, she spent several years working in various professional theaters located throughout the Pittsburgh area, including the Pittsburgh Laboratory Theater as the Managing Director. Kathy is the mother of two young adults diagnosed as toddlers with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Kathy, along with her daughter Kate, authored the book, “Anything But Silent, Our Family’s Journey Through Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” which chronicles their family’s struggles and triumphs in dealing with this overwhelming disorder. As a founding member of CASANA, Kathy has devoted much of her time to the special issues surrounding children with CAS and has counseled thousands of families dealing with this overwhelming diagnosis.