2019 Member Breakfast and Workshop
“Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment and Treatment of Speech Motor Planning and Prosody”
Presenter: Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, M.A. CCC-SLP 0.3 CEUs

Sunday, February 3, 2019   8:00 am – 8:45 am Registration  Breakfast
8:45 – 12:00 Program
Doral Arrowood Hotel

Course Description:

This workshop will provide participants with an assessment protocol for children who present with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, based on the Madison Speech Assessment Protocol (Shriberg and Strand, 2014). Participants will also be provided with the research –based principles that are utilized to improve speech motor planning and prosody, a key characteristic in the differential diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Videotape examples will be utilized to demonstrate assessment and treatment techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will list at least four speech characteristics consistent with a speech sound disorder based on motor planning and programming.
2. Participants will identify the three acoustic parameters that impact prosody.
3. Participants will incorporate principles of motor learning to guide treatment decisions for a child with CAS.
4. Participants will identify multi-sensory strategies to facilitate speech motor planning.
5. Participants will identify strategies to address prosodic features of speech associated with CAS, including stress, rate, intonation, and pausing.

Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech language pathologist in private practice, with a special interest in treating children with motor speech sound disorders. She is a member of the Apraxia Kids Professional Advisory Council and a graduate of the Apraxia Kids Intensive CAS Training (2011). She is recognized by Apraxia Kids as having Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Elaine is a graduate supervisor and adjunct professor in the Graduate Communication Disorders Program at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, where she teaches an annual summer elective on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Elaine has provided local workshops on evidence-based therapy strategies for CAS and presented at Apraxia Kids National Conferences.

Financial Disclosure:  No relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships exist. Elaine will receive an honorarium from WSHLA for her presentation.


8:00-8:45: Registration/breakfast
8:45-9:45: Assessment and differential diagnosis of CAS
9:45-10:15:Principles of Motor Learning
10:15 to 10:30:  Break
10:30 to 11:15:  Multi-sensory strategies to facilitate speech motor planning in children with CAS
11:15 to 12:00:  Strategies to treat prosodic errors in children with CAS
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