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20Q: Preventing Reading Difficulties in Children with Language Disorders
Presented by Laura Justice, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course: #8253 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Children with language disorders are at a high risk for also having reading difficulties. This can result in difficulty with learning and in many other aspects of life. This 20Q article will help speech-language pathologists better understand why language disorders often lead to learning difficulties and what can be done to prevent or mitigate these reading difficulties through early intervention.

20Q: Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Diagnosis and Intervention
Presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course: #8189 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that challenges many speech language pathologists in terms of how to diagnose it, as well as how to treat it. This 20Q article will provide information on what to include in the assessment that will allow the clinician to be more confident in his/her diagnosis. It will also focus on where to begin treatment and how to incorporate phonological awareness into speech therapy.

20Q: Early Childhood Stuttering - Background and Assessment
Presented by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Nina Reardon-Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Course: #8086 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides a discussion of key facts regarding current views about stuttering in preschool and young school-age children in an engaging Q&A format. The authors specifically focus on characteristics of stuttering in children, ages 2 to 6. They clarify how stuttering differs from the typical disfluencies that all of us experience at times. Importantly, they discuss when therapy is needed in this age group. Finally, the goals of the diagnostic evaluation are explained. This article will certainly help clinicians to become better-prepared to help children who stutter and their families.