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WEBINAR – Motor Speech Practice; Out and About and Across the Day, Making Practice Fun and Making Practice Matter

This event is on February 23, 2018 1:00pm

About this Event

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Date and Time:

February 23, 2018 @ 1:00 PM (US/EST)

Overview of Webinar:

Helping children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech achieve practice opportunities outside of structured therapy sessions is critical for motor speech learning. This webinar focuses on ways to help children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech achieve target productions across settings, communication partners, linguistic contexts, and activities. Video demonstrations will illustrate teaching strategies to help families elicit and reinforce common “power” words and phrases in fun and meaningful ways. There will be an emphasis on commonly targeted early syllable shapes and functional words and phrases.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify at least one rationale for partnering with families to help them practice targets at home and in the community.
  • Identify at least three principles to consider when developing individualized home and community practice plans.
  • Identify at least four strategies to help families elicit targets at home and in the community.

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-5    Introduction; Disclosures

Minutes 6-10   Research highlights, ASHA Technical Report position on CAS related to types of practice and including family members, considerations and best practices related to ASHA counseling

Minutes 11-20    Important components of a home and community carry‐over plan

Minutes 21-30    Framework for developing an activity.  Framework for applying the target in a natural context

Minutes 31-45    Strategies for families

Minutes 46-55   Video examples and descriptions of activities

Minutes 56-70   Case study

Minutes 71-90    Questions and Answers

Registration Information:


Regular Registration: $35

Professional Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50

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

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Featured Speakers:

T. FagundesTheresa Fagundes Diener, M.A., SLP‐CCC, provides a wide range of speech‐language services to children with communication disorders at her private practice in Turlock, California. Her areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, childhood language disorders, executive functioning deficits, and childhood sound disorders. She has received extensive training in motor speech disorders including two levels of PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT Level 2, Bridging). Theresa is recognized for advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by CASANA. She is a co‐owner of Pam Learns Educational Materials and co‐author of multiple children’s books designed to help families facilitate speech, language, and problem solving skills through stories. She has presented at local and national venues. Theresa resides on a farm in California’s
Central Valley with her husband, Justin. Her hobbies include event planning, cooking, volunteering, creative writing, and training her dog, Darth Vader.

Disclosure: Ms. Fagundes is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non‐financial relationships to disclose.