This course offers an overview of issues related to assessment and intervention of speech sound disorders (SSD) in children, including the articulation-phonology distinction, interpretation of speech acquisition norms, and the Phonological Intervention Taxonomy. It will also discuss using parents as therapy extenders and the impact of SSD on children’s activities and participation.
Course created on May 30, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe articulatory and phonological differences in classification of SSD, target selection approaches, and intervention approaches.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to use age of acquisition norms to determine eligibility for services.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the Phonological Intervention Taxonomy and how it could be used to compare and contrast different intervention approaches.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least one way to assess the impact of SSD on children's everyday activities and participation.
A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP
A. Lynn Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Dean for the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences and professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Her research has focused on development of a new model of phonological intervention called multiple oppositions that has been the basis of federally funded intervention studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); she has authored several articles in a variety of journals, as well as published several book chapters; developed a phonological intervention software program called Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP) that was funded by NIH; authored a book Speech Disorders Resource Guide for Preschool Children; and served as associate editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She co-edited a book on Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children that was published in 2010 by Brookes Publishing with the 2nd edition to be published next year. Dr. Williams has been a frequent presenter at numerous state, national, and international conferences. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and recently served as ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology (2016-2018).
Elise Baker, PhD, CPSP, FSPA
Elise Baker, PhD, CPSP, FSPA is the Course Director of the Master of Speech Language Pathology program at The University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on speech sound disorders in children including assessment, differential diagnosis, intervention, and innovative service delivery solutions. Dr. Baker is regularly invited by Speech Pathology Australia--the national peak body for speech pathologists across Australia--to present continuing education workshops. She has also been an invited speaker at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention. Dr. Baker has authored several articles and book chapters on speech sound disorders in children and co-authored the recent text Children Speech: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention published by Pearson. Dr. Baker has a passion for supporting clinicians’ conduct of evidence-based practice.
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