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A CASANA Live Webinar:

Promoting Expressive Language Development in Children with Apraxia

Presented by Apraxia expert Margaret Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP,
author of Here’s How To Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech 

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

Brother Reading a Book

My student’s speech is highly unintelligible, but he also has a very limited vocabulary and only can speak in simple sentences! Where do I begin?

A commonly sited characteristic of children with apraxia of speech is limited or delayed expressive language. Limitations in expressive language impact a child’s ability to express their ideas clearly, and can lead to frustration for the child who has many ideas to share, but limited ability to do so.

Questions for many speech-language pathologists are, “How can I work on all of these goals in the limited amount of time the child is in therapy?” or “How do I determine what is having the greatest impact on the child’s ability to communicate effectively so that I can prioritize the goals most effectively?

In this webinar, principles for structuring language intervention to support vocabulary, longer and more complex sentence usage, and grammar skills in the context of speech praxis treatment in children with severe speech sound disorders will be discussed. Ideas for how speech-related goals and language-related goals can be addressed simultaneously and, therefore, more efficiently through thoughtful treatment planning will be provided. A central theme of this online seminar will be to find ways to make the treatment both effective and enjoyable for children. Case studies and development of treatment goals will be addressed.

Webinar Dates and Times

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (US/EST)

Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (US/EST)