As children with a history of CAS reach adolescence, they may continue to have unresolved difficulties with their speech. Some children may have trouble using natural sounding prosody or learning how to produce those later developing speech sounds, such as /r/ and “j.” Other children with more severe CAS may have substantial difficulty achieving the motor control necessary for intelligible speech, especially in the flow of a conversation. This webinar will focus on learning how to help older children learn to improve prosody, acquire a full repertoire of speech sounds, and continue to gain motor control for more intelligible speech. Two case studies will be discussed that illustrate how dynamic evaluation is used to guide selection of meaningful goals and development of treatment plans.
- Describe at least five strategies to support acquisition of later developing speech sounds and natural sounding prosody in adolescents.
- Describe at least five strategies to support improved motor speech control in adolescents who continue to have limited speech intelligibility.
- Develop meaningful goals based on motor speech evaluation findings to support ongoing speech needs of adolescents with CAS.
Minutes 1-5 Discussion of the ongoing speech challenges impacting adolescents with CAS.
Minutes 6-35 Tips for addressing prosody
Minutes 6-45 Old and new ideas for improving production of later developing speech sounds
Minutes 46-65 Strategies to help older children continue to gain greater motor speech control and improve speech intelligibility
Minutes 66-80 Case studies to illustrate how dynamic evaluation guides development of goals and treatment plans
Minutes 81-90 Questions and Answers