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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Three-day Seminar in Assessment & Treatment

Workshop  Description:

This intensive and interactive three-day seminar will provide detailed information about CAS. Marnie will offer clinicians the essential skills needed to diagnose and treat children with CAS and other substantial speech sound disorders.

The seminar enrollment will be limited to just ten clinicians. With the aid of pre-seminar correspondence and a questionnaire for each participant, Marnie will focus her workshop not only on current best practices in CAS assessment and treatment, but will address specific concerns or questions raised by attendees.

The workshop will discuss the definition of CAS, current research, and the creation of an assessment battery for the diagnosis of CAS. It will provide up to date information about how children develop vowel, prosodic, and perceptual accuracy. Marnie will outline a treatment approach appropriate for this population that has been shown to improve the speech intelligibility of highly unintelligible children. This therapy approach has also benefited those who have shown little progress in other treatment experiences.

The first two days will be spent discussing and practicing assessment procedures and treatment approaches. Videos will be used to help clinicians identify the key features of CAS and support more thorough learning about assessment and treatment. Our third day will include opportunities for attendees to present videos of their own cases for review and discussion.

About the Instructor

Marnie Millington, MS CCC-SLP
Marnie is co-owner of Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy, a private practice in Needham, Massachusetts. Her current focus includes assessment and treatment of children with apraxia. She has created an intensive treatment program for children with CAS and also provides weekly intervention for children with this disorder. She has consulted and created treatment plans for children with CAS for colleagues to complete. Marnie has trained graduate students and experienced SLPs in Massachusetts and other states and has lectured at Emerson College, Northeastern University, and recently presented on treatment for children with CAS at the 2013 national apraxia conference (CASANA). She has also acted as clinical expert on legal cases concerning children with CAS