This seminar is packed full of ideas and activities to fine-tune therapy sessions for young children with suspected CAS. Participants will discover ways to create the best therapy model for toddlers with suspected CAS.
Providing Effective Early Intervention Services
Being able to effectively communicate is how young children interact, socialize, and learn. There is cause for concern when a young child has strong cognitive and receptive language skills, but is essentially non-verbal. It is important for therapists to be able to differentially diagnose an expressive language delay from suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Therapy for a toddler with suspected CAS should have a set of unique parameters that will facilitate the development of motor planning skills. Because children with suspected CAS often progress slowly and demonstrate highly inconsistent verbal productions, it can be difficult to measure progress and documentation can be a challenge. Caregiver involvement is a critical component of early intervention services and each family needs to be provided with functional strategies that can be embedded into their daily routines to help their child become an effective verbal communicator.
This one-day seminar is packed full of clinically relevant ideas and activities to fine-tune therapy sessions for young children with suspected CAS. After attending this course you will look at your caseload in a whole new light and be able to pinpoint which children are in need of more specialized programming. Therapists will gain hands-on knowledge of ways to modify existing therapy materials designed for older kids with CAS to make them fun and functional for use with toddlers. From assessment, to therapy materials, to documentation standards, participants will discover ways to create the best therapy model for toddlers on their caseload with suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
• Describe how to recognize the characteristics of CAS in late-talking toddlers
• Develop the ability to differentially diagnose suspected CAS from an expressive language delay, autism spectrum disorder, dysarthria, and a phonological impairment
• Acquire practical and effective strategies for treating toddlers with suspected CAS
• Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of partnering with families throughout the early intervention process to maximize each child's potential
• Recognize the academic issues associated with CAS
• Outline methods for creating functional IFSP outcomes
• Case Managers
• Daycare Workers
• Early Childhood Special Education Teachers
• Early Childhood Staff
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Nurse Practitioners
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Cari Ebert's professional development presentations include fresh new ideas on how to approach early intervention for a child with suspected apraxia. She is very knowledgeable and excited about the topic. Early intervention and suspected apraxia of speech is a topic that many of us have lots of questions about and are looking for answers. I have enjoyed learning from Cari and have recommended her to many colleagues and parents. Cari is an excellent presenter!
Cari has the ability to present information in a way that grabs her audience and leaves them wanting to hear more. She provides great insight into the diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Cari's fun, yet functional treatment strategies empowered me with the confidence to take on the challenges of CAS within my own caseload.