A Sensory-Motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech & Related Motor Speech Disorders - Timed Agenda

One Day Course

8:30am - 12:00pm (15 min. break at 10:45)
  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Identify Current Definitions and Knowledge of Apraxia of Speech in Children
    • Apraxia, Dyspraxia, Motor Planning
  • Discuss Treatment as Integrated Program for Apraxia of Speech in Children & Possible Diagnosis Scenarios
    • Sensory Deficits
    • Motor Planning Deficits
    • Dysarthria
  • Therapist’s Responsibility in Assessment and Treatment
    • Assess Sensory, Feeding, Oral Placement and Motor Planning Skills
12:00pm - 1:00pm: LUNCH
1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Discuss Importance of Phonation as Prerequisite to Speech Sound Imitation
  • Oral Placement Components of Motor Speech Program
  • Tools/Techniques to Transition from Oral Movement to Speech Production
  • Hierarchy of Speech: From Non-Vocal to Imitation to Communication
  • "Before and After" Videos

Two Day Course

Day 1
8:30am - 12:00pm (15 min. break at 10:45)
  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Identify Current Definitions and Knowledge of Apraxia of Speech in Children
    • Apraxia, Dyspraxia, Motor Planning
  • Discuss differences in presentation for each diagnosis
12:00pm - 1:00pm: LUNCH
1:00pm - 4:00pm (15 min. break at 2:15)
  • Discuss Treatment as Integrated Program for Apraxia of Speech in Children & Possible Diagnosis Scenarios
    • Sensory Deficits
    • Motor Planning Deficits
    • Dysarthria
  • Therapist’s Responsibility in Assessment and Treatment
    • Assess Sensory, Feeding, Oral Placement and Motor Planning Skills
Day 2
8:30am - 12:00pm (15 min. break at 10:45)
  • Discuss Importance of Phonation as Prerequisite to Speech Sound Imitation
    • Learn Various Methods to Teaching Phonation
  • Oral Placement Components of Motor Speech Program
  • Tools/Techniques to Transition from Oral Movement to Speech Production
    • Group Practice Using Tools and Tactile Kinesthetic Hand Cues
12:00pm - 1:00pm: LUNCH
1:00pm - 4:00pm (15 min. break at 2:15)
  • Hierarchy of Speech: From Non-Vocal to Imitation to Communication
    • Group Practice
  • Sound to Syllable Words
    • Group Practice
  • "Before and After" Videos & Case Examples
  • Participant Case Discussion