About this Event
Date and Time:
May 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (US/EST)
Overview of Webinar:
Sign language is one type of visual cue that can be used in a multisensory speech therapy approach, regardless of the diagnosis. This webinar will outline the benefits of using sign language specifically with children who have been diagnosed with CAS or suspected CAS. Participants will acquire specific strategies for incorporating sign language into the therapy plan to help achieve functional communication while simultaneously addressing motor-speech goals.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of providing multisensory input to children with CAS.
- List the four benefits of using sign language with children who have CAS.
- Outline specific strategies for using sign language in speech therapy, in the classroom, and at home.
- Describe four reasons NOT to discontinue sign language use.
Minutes 1-2 Introduction
Minutes 3-15 Embracing a multisensory speech therapy approach
Minutes 16-35 How sign language can benefit children with CAS
Minutes 36-55 Strategies for using sign language to support motor-speech goals
Minutes 56-60 The importance of selecting meaningful first signs
Minutes 61-70 What to do when sign language isn’t “working” as expected
Minutes 71-90 Q & A
Regular Registration: $35
Professional Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50
This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area)
Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and her master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She works primarily with young children, from birth to age five, and their families. She places a strong emphasis on establishing a cooperative partnership with parents throughout the therapy process. Cari is a therapist, consultant, author, and nationally-recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…TALK! She has an energetic personality, and this translates to a high-energy speaking style. She also has a son with autism and apraxia and can therefore discuss relevant issues both as a professional and as a parent. Cari specializes in assessing and treating children with apraxia and she recently co-authored a book with Dave Hammer titled The SLP’s Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.