The focus of this presentation is Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing, a treatment approach for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, as well as other motor speech disorders. Using auditory, visual, and tactile cueing, the method incorporates principles of motor learning into speech practice and feedback and uses a specific hierarchy of temporal delay between stimulus and response (i.e., simultaneous production, immediate repetition, repetition after delay, etc.). The temporal relationship used with children is constantly changed, trial by trial, depending on the child's accuracy, in order to shape the movement, facilitate motor learning, and develop more automaticity. Primary issues for discussion include goals of treatment, making clinical decisions regarding stimuli, organizing practice, cueing, varying temporal relationship, feedback and pacing. Discussion of basic principles of motor learning will be presented, including rationale for their use, how to incorporate them in treatment planning, and specific techniques for their implementation during treatment.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the uses of DTTC with regard to the optimal target population, prerequisites, and rationale.
Describe how to fade supportive cues..
Understand how and why to incorporate the Principles of Motor Learning.
Review the efficacy for DTTC.
Minutes 1 - 5 Introduction
Minutes 6 - 20 Theoretical rational for DTTC
Minutes 21 - 45 Clinical Decision Making
Minutes 45 - 60 DTTC for Speech Motor Learning
Minutes 60 - 80 Procedures involved in the DTTC Treatment Method
Minutes 81 - 90 Conclusions