Intervention for Young Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Course: #5549Level: Introductory1 Hour 75 Reviews

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list six evidence-based strategies for promoting speech in children who are minimally verbal.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how establishing the precursors to motor learning impact a child’s capacity to benefit from treatment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe strategies to support early imitation in children with suspected CAS.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to incorporate a skill refinement framework in intervention with young children with suspected CAS.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how multimodal communication strategies benefit children who are minimally verbal.

Agenda

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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