This course focuses on intervention for younger children who are minimally verbal with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or suspected CAS (sCAS). Strategies for facilitating early vocal and verbal development will be discussed. The use of a “skill refinement framework” to support motor speech development will be described. An emphasis will be on helping young children establish functional communication and the importance of supporting overall communicative effectiveness rather than just speech alone.
- After this course, participants will be able to list six evidence-based strategies for promoting speech in children who are minimally verbal.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how establishing the precursors to motor learning impact a child’s capacity to benefit from treatment.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies to support early imitation in children with suspected CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to incorporate a skill refinement framework in intervention with young children with suspected CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how multimodal communication strategies benefit children who are minimally verbal.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and overview|
|5-10 Minutes||Guiding principles of treatment for young, minimally verbal children|
|10-15 Minutes||Challenges of differential diagnosis in younger children with suspected CAS|
|15-40 Minutes||Treatment considerations and strategies for young children|
|40-45 Minutes||Skill refinement framework for early speech development|
|45-55 Minutes||AAC in treatment of CAS|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; questions & answers|
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