The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program

Parent Education Course
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Agenda

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am Differential Diagnosis; how early SLPs can diagnose; is the child ready or receptive to speech therapy; setting goals and mapping treatment plans
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 12:00 pm Overview of existing research related to apraxia and principles of motor learning; introduction to The Speech-EZ® Hand Cues; motor speech hierarchy, word shapes, and co-articulation
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Program materials and specific activities for material use;prosody of speech, managing behaviors
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Literacy development; specific exercises to promote reading and spelling skills; expressive language enhancement; other cognitive skills
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Building core language and functional language; expanding language and MLU; Introduction to The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program iPad application;tracking and reporting data collection; and Q & A

 

This educational training is open to all parents. Registration Fee is $195.00 per person, for the course. Lunch is not included. Please register online at www.speech-ez.com or contact our office at 480-219-3953 for registration details.

 

Workshop Description

The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program is a structured program specifically designed to improve speech intelligibility for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and severe Developmental Phonological Disorders. The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program uses multisensory strategies that incorporate visual, auditory, proprioceptive, gestural and tactile input in order to teach the child the correct movement sequences for speech.

Workshop DescriptionThe Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program is a structured program specifically designed to improve speech intelligibility for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and severe Developmental Phonological Disorders. The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program uses multisensory strategies that incorporate visual, auditory, proprioceptive, gestural and tactile input in order to teach the child the correct movement sequences for speech.Implementation of specific techniques construct well defined and functioning neurological pathways that are the roadmap for proper motor planning, articulatory sequencing, and timed execution of speech patterns for intelligible speech. Teaching the child how to form the correct movement gestures equips the child's motor planning system to better predict and prepare the articulators to execute the correct target positions for speech intelligibility. Speech-EZ® Hand Cues are an important part of the initial phases of the program. The child learns specific hand gestures that represent various speech sounds and support motor planning. The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program also provides early intervention for potential reading and spelling challenges that may occur in children with CAS or severe Phonological Disorders. This workshop will focus on differential diagnosis, where to begin treatment and how to provide ongoing treatment for children with CAS using The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program.

What will I learn?

  • Understand appropriate goals and treatment plans for children with CAS.
  • Support treatment for my child with CAS using specific techniques systematically outlined in The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program.
  • Learn exercises to elevate phonological awareness for early reading and spelling skills.
  • Learn how principles of motor learning are implemented in appropriate treatment for children with CAS.
  • Learn why traditional articulation therapy does not work with children with CAS.
  • Understand the benefits of using hand cues, word shapes, movement gesture, and coarticulation in therapy for children with CAS.

Space is limited, register today!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

About the Presenter: Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP

Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP is the owner and director of Foundations Developmental House, LLC located in Chandler, AZ. Lynn received her Bachelor's and Master's degree from The Ohio State University.

She is the developer of The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program. Lynn as been selected to be the keynote speaker for the 2011 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

She is an experienced clinician who has worked in private practice as well as public schools. Her clinical interest and specialization are with the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), related disorders and learning disabilities. A published researcher, Lynn Carahaly has also authored several articles on speech and language disorders. She is the developer of The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program.

Confirmation

Workshop confirmations will only be sent via email. Please provide a legible email address on your registration form.

Cancellation

Cancellation requests must be made in writing and postmarked no later than 10 days prior to the workshop. No refund will be made thereafter. A $50 per person processing charge will be assessed for all cancellations.

Special Accommodation

Please submit accommodation requests for special needs in writing with your paid registration at least two weeks prior to the seminar.