This course will provide an overview of basic foundational information about childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) that is appropriate for new clinicians seeking a starting point for working with children with CAS, or more experienced clinicians who need to refresh and update their knowledge.
- After this course, participants will be able to define childhood apraxia of speech.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the theories which contribute to a diagnosis of CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify key treatment concepts for working with children with CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two treatment activities for children with CAS.
|5-25 Minutes||Overview of CAS - Prevalence, Characteristics & Comorbidities, Etiology, Theories|
|25-45 Minutes||Treatment techniques for CAS - Motor Planning Approaches, Linguistic Approaches, Supporting Prosody, AAC|
|45-55 Minutes||Frequency and Intensity of Therapy|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP was awarded Board Specialty Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Joleen follows Greenspan and Wieder’s model, DIRFloortime®, when working with children and families. She has a special interest in the social emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. As a speech-language pathologist, Joleen works with children who have a variety of communication disorders. She partnered with Easter Seals NH in 2006 to begin an assessment and treatment clinic specifically for children with selective mutism and has recreated the model in the Tampa Bay area of Florida as well. Joleen enjoys public speaking and has presented nationally on the topics of childhood apraxia of speech and selective mutism.
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