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Webinar: P.R.I.S.M – A Model for Successful Treatment for Apraxia

This event is on May 22, 2013

About this Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Course Abstract

How to organize treatment programs, how to prioritize goals, which target utterances should be addressed, which are the most beneficial cueing techniques — these are all questions that SLPs and families need to consider with when working with children with apraxia of speech at various ages and stages of speech development.

This workshop will describe the five foundations of the P.R.I.S.M. model to maximize effective treatment of CAS. Participants will learn how to apply the five important treatment principles of the P.R.I.S.M. model when organizing intervention programs. Practical strategies and creative activities to improve motor speech abilities in children of all ages with apraxia will be described. If you’re looking for a unique way of organizing clinical decision making for children with CAS, along with practical advice for choosing target utterances, incorporating multisensory cues in treatment, and making repetitive practice fun, this workshop is for you!

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to;

  • List five foundations for effective treatment of CAS.
  • Select appropriate treatment targets for children of various ages and skills levels.
  • Describe several multi-sensory cueing techniques and how they can be dynamically integrated into speech praxis treatment.
  • Identify treatment activities that support repetitive practice in a motivating and enjoyable way.

Timed Agenda

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EDT)

7:00 – 7:05 PM    Overview of the five principles of P.R.I.S.M.

7:05 – 7:15 PM    Phoneme sequence; the base of support for successful treatment of CAS

7:15 – 7:25 PM     Repetition, repetition, repetition – it doesn’t need to be boring; making practice fun!

7:25 – 7:35 PM    Intensity of service and service delivery options

7:35 – 7 50 PM    Selecting target utterances; multiple considerations for various ages and skill levels

7:50 – 8:00 PM    Multisensory cues for establishing success in treatment

8:00 – 8:10 PM    Case studies

8:10 – 8:30 PM    Questions and answers

Registration Rates:

Regular Registration: $35.00 per person (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; no CEU’s)

Professional Registration: $50.00 per person (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; ASHA CEU’s)



This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

[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.]


Register for Webinar Here – Registration closes at midnight on Friday, May 17, 2013 US/EDT

Links & Information

This is a “LIVE” webinar, meaning the speaker will be presenting the information in “real time” at the times listed. This is not a recorded webinar. Log-in information will be emailed to participants two times prior to the webinar time. It is the responsibility of participants to know what time to log-in given their own time zone. Participants should look for an e-mail from Education Director, Kathy Hennessy, in order to receive specific log-in instructions. Do not wait until a few minutes before the webinar to look for this information! If you cannot find it in your e-mail inbox, check your spam file. Please add to your e-mail contacts or address book so that the e-mail with log-in instructions does not go to your spam file. You will need to test your computer to assure it has system requirements for the webinar. Do not wait until moments before the webinar in order to test your computer’s system with the webinar software. Being prepared will lead to a better learning opportunity!

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Contact Please contact Kathy Hennessy at

Featured Speaker

Margaret Fish, M.S, CCC-SLP

Margaret A. Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in Highland Park, IL, with over 30 years clinical experience with children with speech and language challenges. 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. She is a frequently invited presenter at workshops around the country on the topic of evaluation and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech. Margaret is a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.

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. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.


Contact Please contact Kathy Hennessy at