Reaching Out to Dads and Siblings of Children with CAS

Course Abstract:

This webinar will cover the challenges that dads and siblings of children with apraxia of speech face when on the diagnosis and therapy journey together. There are unique needs for both groups that SLPs and other family members need to understand in order to enhance the overall experience of having a family member with this challenging motor speech disorder. This webinar will include quotes and real-life experiences from dads and siblings to show the struggles and successes they encounter. Supports for these groups on social media will be outlined to provide further resources for sharing and learning.

Presented By: David W. Hammer, M.A. CCC-SLP

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area)

Learning Objectives

  • List 3 ways that dads can be involved in the diagnosis and therapy process.
  • Outline specific challenges that dads face when they have a child with apraxia.
  • Describe how siblings’ reactions vary with age and the key features at each age level.
  • Describe ways that siblings react to having a brother or sister with apraxia that can result in either positive or negative outcomes.

Timed Agenda

15 Minutes:      How a dad might respond to his child’s diagnosis of childhood apraxia.
20 Minutes:     What role dads can play in the therapy process.
15 Minutes:      Siblings’ reactions to a brother or sister with apraxia across the ages
20 Minutes:     Ways to help siblings cope with challenges and reactions
15 Minutes:      Real-life scenarios and quotes from dads and siblings
5 Minutes:       Additional resources about dads and siblings of children with special needs

Course Abstract:

This webinar will cover the challenges that dads and siblings of children with apraxia of speech face when on the diagnosis and therapy journey together. There are unique needs for both groups that SLPs and other family members need to understand in order to enhance the overall experience of having a family member with this challenging motor speech disorder. This webinar will include quotes and real-life experiences from dads and siblings to show the struggles and successes they encounter. Supports for these groups on social media will be outlined to provide further resources for sharing and learning.

Presented By: David W. Hammer, M.A. CCC-SLP

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area)

Learning Objectives

  • List 3 ways that dads can be involved in the diagnosis and therapy process.
  • Outline specific challenges that dads face when they have a child with apraxia.
  • Describe how siblings’ reactions vary with age and the key features at each age level.
  • Describe ways that siblings react to having a brother or sister with apraxia that can result in either positive or negative outcomes.

Timed Agenda

15 Minutes:      How a dad might respond to his child’s diagnosis of childhood apraxia.
20 Minutes:     What role dads can play in the therapy process.
15 Minutes:      Siblings’ reactions to a brother or sister with apraxia across the ages
20 Minutes:     Ways to help siblings cope with challenges and reactions
15 Minutes:      Real-life scenarios and quotes from dads and siblings
5 Minutes:       Additional resources about dads and siblings of children with special needs



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