Motor speech therapy is difficult and boring for children with CAS! When children struggle to make progress in therapy or find tasks difficult in sessions, changes in behaviors often occur. Inability to communicate and communication breakdowns increase frustration which often turns into non?compliance and oppositional behaviors in therapy. In particular, children with CAS struggle with unintelligible speech, making nearly all communication interactions challenging. We do not want motor speech practice to become a battle nor do we want practice to be a negative experience for children in therapy. What are effective strategies for helping children cooperate and maintain focus during intensive therapy even when practice is difficult? This webinar will provide numerous ideas for addressing negative behaviors in a positive manner so children with CAS can receive maximal benefits from therapy.
- Explain causes of non?compliance and opposition during speech and language therapy.
- Apply numerous effective behavioral strategies within treatment sessions with children with CAS.
Minutes 1-15 Oppositional Behaviors, Tantrums, Sensory Meltdowns, and Self?Regulation
Minutes 16-30 Childhood apraxia of speech and oppositional behaviors
Minutes 31-70 Strategies to improve compliance in treatment sessions for children with CAS
Minutes 71-90 Questions and Answers