Part 2: Treatment
1.5 hour video course
A recent survey of over 1500 SLP’s collected by Bjorem Speech indicated that over 88% of SLP's consider themselves novice/still learning in the area of childhood apraxia of speech. If SLP’s do not feel comfortable explaining, diagnosing, and treating CAS and parents, teachers, paras and administrators are not able to be supported in helping children with this disorder. In this course we will review target selection, approaches to therapy with a specific focus on DTTC and strategies for a motor-based planning approach. Multi-sensory cueing strategies will be reviewed and how to incorporate cueing into therapy. Videos of preschool and early school-age children in therapy will be used to help with strategy and understanding.
- Identify how to choose functional targets to support a motor planning approach for CAS.
- Participants will be able to explain and implement the cueing hierarchy in DTTC.
- Participants will be able to discuss the components of motor learning principles and incorporate them into their therapy.
- Explain different strategies to focus on movement rather than sounds for CAS therapy.
Jennie has been practicing as a pediatric speech-language pathologist for over 22 years, WOW! She and her husband have been married 21 years and they have 4 children. Over the past 10 years, Jennie has taken a special interest in childhood apraxia of speech. She currently carries a small caseload of children with childhood apraxia in Colorado, and travels the country presenting on the topic. She is recognized for advanced training in Childhood Apraxia by Apraxia Kids. Jennie has owned a private practice in Overland Park, Kansas for the past 20 years. Jennie is the owner of Bjorem Speech Publications and an author of the original Bjorem Speech Sound Cues. Jennie's goal is to publish inclusive and diverse products that speak to all children and therapists.