This session will look at some practical ways SLPs can approach Apraxia of Speech and other motor speech disorders in children. Participants will learn basic principles that can help you structure and plan your therapy sessions as well as home practice activities. Learn innovative ways to use common therapy materials as well as utilizing some more unusual tools to achieve results. See examples of students with apraxia and/or severe articulation disorders including before and after video clips as well as a demonstration of techniques. Participants will gain knowledge of sample activities that can be used to motivate students who may be frustrated by an inability to effectively communicate.
Presenter: Susan Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP
Susan Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who has more than 19 years of experience working in the public schools as well as in private practice since receiving her B.S. in Marketing and Advertising and her M.S. in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University. She has served as Lead Speech Language Pathologist for the Scottsdale Unified School District for the past six years. While she works with students with a variety of speech and language disorders, she is most passionate about her work with speech sound and motor planning disorders, including apraxia.
Course is open to all licensed therapists at no charge & dinner will be served!
Sign in-5:30-6:00; Course-6:00pm- 8:00pm
Gateway Community College
108 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Health Careers Building- Auditorium 1106