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Course # 5790
Principles of Motor Learning in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, who provided in kind support.

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Course Abstract

Research on motor learning has suggested that certain conditions of practice benefit retention and transfer of motor skills. This course will review several of these principles of motor learning, and discuss their application to speech motor learning in childhood apraxia of speech.
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This course was recorded on March 6, 2013


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between performance and learning.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list several conditions of practice and describe their effects on motor learning.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list several conditions of feedback and describe their effects on motor learning.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the effects of practice and feedback conditions on speech motor learning.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain the potential utility of several practice and feedback conditions in treatment for childhood apraxia of speech.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Overview: Important Concepts and Caveats
15-35 Minutes Conditions of Practice and their relevance for CAS
35-55 Minutes Conditions of Feedback and their relevance for CAS
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(123 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 29 most recent comments out of 123 reviews

Review by: Barbara on January 9, 2014
A lot of research was covered in relation to the topic; however, there were sections that were briefly discussed due to a shortage of time.
Review by: Laurie on January 1, 2014
content of motor learning principles
Review by: Ayanna on December 31, 2013
Review by: Bridget on December 30, 2013
Information presented will be used during therapy
Review by: Jacqueline on December 29, 2013
Good information for what has been studied
Review by: Deanna on December 28, 2013
Pulling from research from other fields.
Review by: Lori on December 21, 2013
Knowledgeable presenter, complicated material
Review by: Rachel on November 25, 2013
Clear presentation.
Review by: Rebecca on November 2, 2013
It was difficult to take away much specific data that was proven due to limited amounts of studies. But over all the information was good.
Review by: Ma. Dolores on October 19, 2013
Very informative but not conclusive.
Review by: Marialid on October 17, 2013
Well organized and topics well explained.
Review by: Kara on October 15, 2013
Good information, clearly presented.
Review by: Christine on September 11, 2013
Very knowledgeable presenter
Review by: Tami on August 28, 2013
Quick and informational
Review by: Amy on August 17, 2013
Research-based evidence was presented.
Review by: Janet on August 13, 2013
It was empirical, not personal bias - too many "researchers" are too invested in being right. Its nice to look at just the facts ma'am.
Review by: Kathleen on July 23, 2013
good info, but complicated
Review by: Deb on July 5, 2013
well-organized.Good baseline info.
Review by: Kathleen on June 26, 2013
The instructor's explanations and examples clarified the information wonderfully!
Review by: David on June 21, 2013
It provided researched based evidence, however, it is clear there is little definitive recommendations for CAS, because more work is needed. Organization of content was good.
Review by: Jane on May 25, 2013
clear & concise
Review by: Linda on May 19, 2013
Useful info, lots of research provided. (It would have been excellent except for excessive questions from viewers who were obviously not paying attention or below the intellectual/academic level needed to follow the presentation.)
Review by: Heather on May 14, 2013
Very well-oraganized and presented in a way I could understand and use.
Review by: Penny on April 22, 2013
Great info outlining what research has been done and what hasn't...gives me caution as I work with families and advise them on what to work on at home.
Review by: Cynthia on March 22, 2013
I am very interested in this approach to CAS as it has direct application to one of my current students.
Review by: Terry on March 12, 2013
The handouts supported the oral presentation well. I didn't give it an "excellent" rating because the information was at an intensity level that made it hard to assimilate. I had to do the recorded session b/c my internet connection on the day of the webinar was too slow to maintain the presentation, but I'm actually glad I had to do the recorded session, which allowed me to rewind/replay parts I didn't immediately "get."
Review by: Rachael on March 9, 2013
to learn more about the concepts and principles behing the research
Review by: Erin on March 6, 2013
Fantastic presented with information presented clearly and explained well. Slides had a good level of detail on them
Review by: Kathy on March 6, 2013
The speaker gave details on practice and feedback that are relevant to my practice.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

edwin maas

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

Edwin Maas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. He was trained as a clinical linguist at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and received his Ph.D. in Language and Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University & the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on speech production in children and adults with and without speech disorders, and combines a theoretical component and a clinically-oriented component, including treatment research. His most recent treatment research was funded through a grant from the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.

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