Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Part 1 and Part 2 | Timed Agenda

Part 1
Morning Session 8:30 AM - 12:00PM 
  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Identify Current Definitions and characteristics of SSD’s:  AD, PD, Dysarthria, CAS, OPD, OMD
  • BREAK 15 min
  • Assessment Tools for differential diagnosis
  • Current research-based therapy techniques for CAS- who are they recommended for and what do they teach?

LUNCH 12:00PM -- 1:00PM 

Afternoon Session 1:00PM - 4:00PM

  • When to work on phonemes v. whole syllables and words
  • OPT v. NSOME- what’s the difference?
  • BREAK 15 min
  • OPT- When, Who, Why- using a tool to facilitate phonetic placement
  • Case Examples
  • Therapist Q&A

Part 2

Morning Session: 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Define Goals of Therapy for Motor Speech Disorders
  • BREAK 15 min
  • Review of key points to assess in a Motor Speech Assessment with a focus on developing a treatment plan
  • Therapy Considerations and Dual Diagnosis:                                                             a. CAS with OMD/Dysarthria
  • Speech from a systems perspective

LUNCH 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Techniques to teach phonation and vocalization on command
  • Using Tools to facilitate phonetic shaping
  • OPT treatment: When and Why- Dual Diagnosis
  • BREAK 15 min
  • OPT in speech practice- using tools and hand cues to facilitate speech movement
  • Considerations for clients who are not yet imitating
  • Q&A