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WEBINAR – The Do’s and Don’ts of Therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on January 26, 2016 7:00pm

About this Event

2016 Caspari Webinar Garphic1Dates and Times:

January 26, 2016 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EST)

Overview of Webinar:

In a recent literature review (Maas et al, 2014), several treatment ingredients were suggested as likely to contribute to speech improvements in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). What are these ingredients and how are they different from the ingredients often used when treating children with more basic articulation and phonological disorders? In this webinar, Ms. Caspari will highlight the Do’s and Don’ts of CAS Therapy with a special focus on the unique components of therapy thought to be most beneficial for children with this complex motor‐based speech disorder.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Define CAS as a movement based disorder as differentiated from articulation and phonological disorders.
  • List five ingredients thought to contribute to speech improvements in children with CAS.
  • Describe how therapy goals for a “motor‐based” speech disorder such as CAS is different from the therapy
    goals for articulation and phonological disorders.
  • List 10 Do’s and Don’ts for CAS therapy based on the understanding of CAS as a movement based speech

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-15    Review of CAS as a movement‐based disorder

Minutes 16-30    Ingredients thought to contribute to speech improvements in children with CAS

Minutes 31-70    Do’s and Don’ts of CAS treatment

Minutes 71-90    Case examples/Discussion/Q and A

Registration Information:

Regular Registration: $35

Professional Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50 

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

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Registration for this webinar ends at midnight on January 25, 2016

Featured Speaker:

susancaspari4Sue Caspari, MA, CCC/SLP is a speech language pathologist in the Philadelphia area who is nationally recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). She has worked extensively with children and adults in a variety of settings including early intervention, private practice and inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, including the Mayo Clinic. Sue has published scholarly articles on CAS, and is regularly invited to conduct workshops and seminars around the country on CAS. In her current practice, she works primarily with ‐‐ and as a consultant and advocate for ‐‐ children with severe speech production disorders. Sue is an advisory board member of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, 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.

Disclosure: Sue Caspari, MA, CCC-SLP, works in private practice in the Philadelphia, PA area. 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, but will receive compensation for this presentation. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.