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- AMY SKINDER-MEREDITH, PH.D., CCC-SLP
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List three key characteristics of CAS
Differntially diagnose apraxia of speech from phonologic delay, dysarthria and other communication disorders that can result in speech delay
Explain two of the motor learning principles and how they apply to treatment of children with CAS
Implement treatment for children with CAS using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cuing
Incorporate phonemic and phonological awareness into motor speech therapy
Know how to adapt curriculum materials for children who are unintelligible
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): An Overview
Developmental motor speech disorders
Model of speech production
Different beliefs on the underlying nature of CAS
Characteristics of CAS
Video and audio examples
The pitfalls of misdiagnosis
Differentiate from other causes of speech disorders
Assessment techniques designed to differently diagnose
Phonologic impairment versus CAS versus dysarthria
Determine the relative contribution of apraxia, phonologic impairment, dysarthria, cognition, and language to the child’s communication disorder
Video case examples and discussion
Principles of Motor Learning and How it Applies to Treatment of CAS
Precursors to motor learning
Conditions of practice
Types of feedback
Treatment of CAS
Key principles that are the most important to the treatment
Clinical decision making in treatment and treatment planning
Examples of various bottom-up therapy techniques
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)
Treatment for the non-verbal child
Data collection and documenting progress
Incorporate Phonological Awareness and Early Literacy Skills
Key elements to address that will improve both phonological awareness and speech
Adaptive tools that are easy to use for teaching phonological awareness, speech, literacy, and language
Benefits of intensive therapy summer camp models that address motor speech, phonological awareness, early literacy skills, and language
AMY SKINDER-MEREDITH, PH.D., CCC-SLP
Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a clinical professor and director of graduate studies at Washington State University in Spokane, WA. She is an experienced clinician who has worked in the university clinic, public school, hospital, and private practice settings. Dr. Skinder-Meredith’s primary clinical and research interest is in children with motor speech disorders, and she has published and presented her research on childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at national conferences. She and her colleague, Dr. Nancy Potter, run an intensive two-week summer camp for children with CAS and their families. The camp focuses on motor speech, early literacy, language, parent education, and positive well-being. Dr. Skinder-Meredith has given numerous workshops for practicing speech-language pathologists across the country, in Canada and Guatemala on assessment and treatment of CAS. She earned her PhD from the University of Washington under the mentorship of Dr. Edythe Strand and Dr. Carol Stoel-Gammon.
Financial: Amy Skinder-Meredith is employed by Washington State University. She receives a speaking honorarium and royalties from the Childhood Apraxia Association of North America. She receives a speaking honorarium from SpeechPathology.com. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Amy Skinder-Meredith is on the professional advisory board for the Childhood Apraxia Association of North America and Speechpathology.com.
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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
This course contains 6 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.
Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.
California Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.
Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.
Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists: Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
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