Gabriel Bernabeo Distinguished Speaker Series

Friday, May 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Misericordia University Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall

Childhood Apraxia of Speech
A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes
Therapy-Rich and Video Enhanced

Sponsored by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University
Co-sponsored by the Hazleton Area School District Early Intervention Department

COURSE DESCRIPTION This hands-on, practical therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech. An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described. A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed. Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for parent/caregiver carryover outside of the therapy setting.


Speaker PhotoDave Hammer is the Vice President of Programs for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Prior to joining the CASANA staff in 2014, Dave had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. His specialty interests have included pediatric stuttering, childhood apraxia of speech, and speech sound disorders. Dave has been invited to present workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD's and an innovative children's CD. Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.

Register by April 6th for Early Bird rate!
Last day to register is May 4th.
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8:00 – 9:00 Introduction / Diagnostic Considerations
9:00 – 10:00Foundations for Therapy
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15Repetitive Practice Activities
1:15 – 1:45 Home Carryover
1:45 – 2:00Questions and Answers

This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) or ACT 48 credits.

Audience: speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, general education teachers, occupational therapists, social workers, students, and parents.

Occupational therapists will be given a certificate of attendance.

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