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WEBINAR – Treatment Strategies for Young Children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on March 15, 2017 10:00am

About this Event

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Overview of Webinar:

Establishing an appropriate treatment plan is essential when working with very young, minimally verbal children with suspected CAS. Traditional language stimulation techniques such as self‐talk, parallel talk, environmental talk and sentence expansion will not facilitate the emergence of speech in these toddlers. Instead, an approach that focuses on motor planning skills must be utilized with an emphasis on helping these young children become communication risk takers. Ten treatment goals will be outlined in this webinar along with a variety of clinically relevant strategies and activities for use in early intervention.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Recognize how motor planning therapy differs from traditional therapy approaches typically utilized in early intervention
  • Outline ten motor planning goals for use with very young, minimally verbal children with sCAS
  • Examples of developmentally appropriate motor planning activities that focus on enhancing repetitive speech practice without using flash cards or drill work

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-2    Introduction

Minutes 3-5   Treating sCAS: The Challenge for SLPs

Minutes 6-10   Treatment Based on Principles of Motor Learning

Minutes 11-50    Ten Motor Planning Treatment Goals

Minutes 51-70    Fun & Effective Speech Therapy Activities Without Drill Work

Minutes 71-90    Question and Answer


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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Featured Speaker:

Cari Ebert

Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC‐SLP, is a pediatric speech‐language pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Ms. Ebert is a therapist, consultant, and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…talk! She works exclusively with young children, age birth to five, and their families and believes that early intervention is the key to future success. She has dedicated her career to helping young children achieve their maximum potential with speech, language, and social development.

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