Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes Therapy-Rich and Video-Enhanced
This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech. An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described. A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed. Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for carryover outside of the therapy setting.
Professional level for this presentation is Intermediate.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- List key differential diagnostic features for childhood apraxia of speech.
- List effective multi-sensory therapy strategies for children with CAS.
- Describe critical factors in early target selection.
- Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
- Describe how to enhance parent involvement and home carryover.
Texas Children's Hospital
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030
6.5 contact hours or CCU’s through ASHA
Dave Hammer is the Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Prior to this position, Dave had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. He has been invited to present workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD. Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.
8:00-9:15 Introduction /Diagnostic Considerations
9:15-10:15 Differential Diagnosis/Implications for Therapy
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 -12:00 Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies
1:00-2:15 Visual and Motor Cues/Prompts
2:30-3:00 Repetitive Practice Activities
3:00-3:30 Home Carryover
3:30-4:00 Questions and Answers
Wyndham Medical Center
Houston, Texas 77030
Nightly rate: $105.00 (price varies based on room availability)
Contact: Jade LeBeauf