Saturday, April 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pediatric
Session 30

Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, PhD, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Coronado I

Children with moderate to severe speech sound disorders (SSDs), including childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can present substantial challenges for the SLP. However, there are ways to increase effectiveness in assessing and treating the speech of these children. This workshop will expand on the understanding of speech development, integrating motor, somatosensory, auditory, linguistic and socio-cultural information. A thorough assessment protocol for SSDs and ways to differentiate CAS will be provided. Current treatment approaches that are effective in treating speech sound disorders will be presented, as well as ways to adapt treatment for the needs of individual children. We will explore motor learning principles as a foundation for treating motor-based SSDs. Assessment and treatment of bilingual children with SSDs will be included, emphasizing Spanish-English backgrounds.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to
describe the articulatory and phonological components of speech development and speech sound disorder, describe current treatment approaches for moderate to severe speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech, utilize motor learning principles in treatment for speech sound disorder and adapt current treatment approaches to match the needs of individual clients.