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Clearing the Air: Debunking Speech Sound Disorder Misconceptions

Clearing the Air: Debunking Speech Sound Disorder Misconceptions

Amy, Rebecca, and Jennie are speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who have a special interest and extensive experience in assessing and treating a wide range of speech sound disorders. This three hour course will target common misconceptions about treating speech sound disorders and offer real-world strategies for combating those misconceptions. First, participants will learn the difference between articulation and phonological-based errors, as well as strategies for effective intervention for both subtypes. Second, they will learn strategies for elicitation and treatment of /k/ and /g/ sounds. Finally, participants will learn about common misconceptions regarding assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech.

Presenters

  • Jennie Bjorem

    M.A. CCC-SLP

    Jennie received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University and graduated from Truman State University with her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 1999. She has a great understanding from a parent perspective as she has a young child with special needs. She is the owner of Children’s Therapy Services in Leawood, Kansas. Jennie’s area of expertise is in early intervention birth through 5, parent education and childhood apraxia of speech. She currently provides 22 speech therapy sessions a week to children with CAS. Jennie is recognized for her advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia Kids. She presented at the Apraxia Kids national conference, had over 75 hours of CAS training in 2018 and was awarded the ASHA ACE Award for Continuing Education. Jennie travels the country speaking on the topic of CAS in her spare time. Jennie is the creator of the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for acquisition of speech and literacy.

  • Amy Graham

    MA, CCC-SLP

    Amy Graham is a speech language pathologist and owner of Graham Speech Therapy, a private practice in Colorado Springs that specializes in pediatric speech sound disorders. Amy is the creator of the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam and the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues Deck for Lateralization. She has a particular interest in supporting and equipping SLPs to provide evidence-based treatment by posting frequent therapy videos and practical therapy tips via her social media accounts.

  • Rebecca Reinking

    CPSP, CCC-SLP

    Rebecca Reinking is an Australian speech-language pathologist who is passionate about helping SLPs feel more confident in treating speech sound disorders. Rebecca currently works part-time in private practice and is also the owner of Adventures in Speech Pathology, where she creates evidence-based therapy resources for SLPs. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

Describe three key differences in treating errors that are primarily motor-based vs. phonological in nature.
Identify at least 5 different types of production cues for eliciting /k/ and /g/ and learn how to individualize these cues when using different intervention approaches.
List 3 resources for therapists, educators, administrators and parents to help debunk common misconceptions surrounding CAS.

Agenda

Agenda

5 minutesIntroduce Amy
30 minutesArticulation vs. Phonological
25 minutesIntervention strategies for each
5 minutesIntroduce Rebecca
30 minutesMisconceptions around Fronting & Backing
25 minutes/k/ and /g/ elicitation strategies
5 minutesIntroduce Jennie
30 minutesMisconceptions about CAS
25 minutesEducation and Resources to help Clear the Air

Disclosures

Disclosures

Speakers - FinancialAmy has developed courses and materials available for purchase on her private practice website, GrahamSpeechTherapy.com, Bjorem Speech Publications, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Boom Learning. Although this course does not focus specifically on any of these products, content may be mentioned during the course of this presentation. Amy was paid a flat fee for this course and receives a percentage of course sales. Jennie Bjorem is the owner of Bjorem Speech Publications. Use of Bjorem Speech products may be present in some of the therapy videos used. She receives a salary from Bjorem Speech as the owner of the company. Jennie is being paid for this course and will receive a percentage of sales.Rebecca is compensated for this presentation and receives a percentage of the sales for registrations. She is the owner of Adventures in Speech Pathology and receives income from materials she sells through her website, www.adventuresinspeechpathology.com, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Boom Learning, as well as being an author for Bjorem Speech Publications.
Speakers - NonfinancialAmy has no nonfinancial relationships related to the content of course to disclose. Jennie has no nonfinancial relationships related to the content of course to disclose. Rebecca has no nonfinancial relationships related to the course content to disclose.
Course - ContentThis presentation will feature various resources that are published by Adventures in Speech Pathology and Bjorem Speech Publications.
Course - Financial Support & In KindThis course is sponsored by SLP Toolkit, Adventures in Speech Pathology, Bjorem Publications, and Graham Speech Therapy

ASHA

ASHA

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Area, Professional Area

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