Teaching Vocalization on Command

Teaching Vocalization on Command


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Course Description

This course helped participants focus on practical strategies to develop initial vocalizations for clients who are not imitating speech sounds as a prerequisite to shaping speech. Instruction included reasons a child may not be vocalizing in therapy, and specific techniques to use, including behavioral, tactile or pre-linguistic techniques.

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the various reasons a child may not be vocalizing
2. Identify 5 techniques to advance vocalization on command
3. Complete a parent-friendly home program based on therapeutic results

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

(pending AOTA approval)

Timed Agenda
  • 10 minutes: Why can't my client imitate speech sounds?
  • 10 minutes: Why do therapists rely on imitation in therapy?
  • 15 minutes: Imitation 101
  • 15 minutes: Motor Imitation
  • 30 Minutes: Phonation on Command
  • 10 Minutes: Differentiating Speech Practice from Language Practice
  • 60 minutes:
    • Applying Therapies
    • Oral Placement Therapy
    • Reciprocal Imitation Training
    • Apraxia Program
    • Applied Behavior Techniques
  • 30 minutes: Oral Motor Trials
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    Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®️

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    Learning Options
    • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
    • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner --  ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies:
    • Group Rate for 5 learners
      • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
      • 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above
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