This two-day workshop will take place on December 8 and December 9 from 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Join this free advanced training workshop by Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Maria Grigos, Ph.D., CCC-SLP for speech-language pathologists who want to develop clinical skills in the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech using evidence-based treatment methods.
The two-day workshop will include demonstrations of treatment techniques, videos, case studies, and treatment planning/goal writing activities to help participants improve their clinical skills. Participants must attend both days of the two-day workshop in full (must be consecutive days) to receive 1.3 ASHA CEUs. No partial credit is available.
- Describe and demonstrate the key components of evidence-based treatment for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), including principles of motor learning
- Apply evidence-based treatment methods in actual clinical cases through clinical decision-making activities
- Identify appropriate, individualized therapy targets that facilitate motor learning and support functional communication and language development
- Explain how to implement DTTC with various age groups, including very young children with suspected CAS
- Explain characteristics, evaluation results, and treatment strategies to parents and caregivers of children with CAS to help them
- understand the nature of the disorder and actively engage in treatment.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the schedule for each day of the workshop.
Workshop Leader Biographies
Dr. Edythe Strand is an emeritus Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine and former Head of the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, and internationally recognized for her expertise in childhood apraxia of speech. Dr. Strand’s research has focused on developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to intelligibility and comprehensibility in degenerative dysarthria. Dr. Strand developed the Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) approach for CAS treatment, which was found to be one of two motor- based treatment approaches with sufficient evidence for clinical use (Murray, et. al., 2014). She is an ASHA Fellow and has been awarded Honors of the Association of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Dr. Maria Grigos is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NewYork University. Dr. Grigos directs the Motor Speech Laboratory at NYU. Her scholarly work uses kinematic, acoustic and perceptual methods and pursues two lines of research. The first examines speech motor development in children with speech sound disorders, which includes studying the efficacy of speech intervention for children with apraxia of speech. The second examines changes in speech production and facial movement in adults following facial transplant surgery, together with an interdisciplinary team from the NYU Langone Health System. Dr. Grigos holds clinical certification from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and is licensed in speech-language pathology in New York State.
The course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional Education).