Sign language is one type of visual cue that can be used in a multisensory speech therapy approach, regardless of the diagnosis. This webinar will outline the benefits of using sign language specifically with children who have been diagnosed with CAS or suspected CAS. Participants will acquire specific strategies for incorporating sign language into the therapy plan to help achieve functional communication while simultaneously addressing motor-speech goals.
- Explain the importance of providing multisensory input to children with CAS.
- List the four benefits of using sign language with children who have CAS.
- Outline specific strategies for using sign language in speech therapy, in the classroom, and at home.
- Describe four reasons NOT to discontinue sign language use.
Minutes 1-2 Introduction
Minutes 3-15 Embracing a multisensory speech therapy approach
Minutes 16-35 How sign language can benefit children with CAS
Minutes 36-55 Strategies for using sign language to support motor-speech goals
Minutes 56-60 The importance of selecting meaningful first signs
Minutes 61-70 What to do when sign language isn’t “working” as expected
Minutes 71-90 Q & A