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WEBINAR – Working Through Oppositional Behaviors in Therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on November 2, 2017 10:00am

About this Event

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Date and Time:

November 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM (US/EDT)

Overview of Webinar:

Motor speech therapy is difficult and boring for children with CAS! When children struggle to make progress in therapy or find tasks difficult in sessions, changes in behaviors often occur. Inability to communicate and communication breakdowns increase frustration which often turns into non‐compliance and oppositional behaviors in therapy. In particular, children with CAS struggle with unintelligible speech, making nearly all communication interactions challenging. We do not want motor speech practice to become a battle nor do we want practice to be a negative experience for children in therapy. What are effective strategies for helping children cooperate and maintain focus during intensive therapy even when practice is difficult? This webinar will provide numerous ideas for addressing negative behaviors in a positive manner so children with CAS can receive maximal benefits from therapy.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Explain causes of non‐compliance and opposition during speech and language therapy.
  • Apply numerous effective behavioral strategies within treatment sessions with children with CAS.

Timed Agenda:

Minutes 1-15    Oppositional Behaviors, Tantrums, Sensory Meltdowns, and Self‐Regulation

Minutes 16-30   Childhood apraxia of speech and oppositional behaviors

Minutes 31-70    Strategies to improve compliance in treatment sessions for children with CAS

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:

hoffmann julieJulie Hoffmann, M.A., CCC‐SLP, specializes in children with severe speech sound disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has been on the faculty at Saint Louis University since 1994 and is currently an Assistant Professor. She provides clinical instruction for diagnosis and therapy and teaches courses in Phonetics and Speech/Language Development & Disorders for the Classroom Teacher. Julie has a private practice in Columbia, IL specializing in treating children with severe speech and language disorders. She has a passion for teaching and working with challenging clients and their families.

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