ASHA CEU form (new and improved)
All forms must be submitted for credit no later than March 12, 2021
Presenter: Laura Moorer, CCC-SLP
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm
Student Member: $25.00
Non-Member Professional: $85.00
This program is offered for .3 CEUs Introductory Level: Professional Area
Laura Moorer, CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation. Ms. Moorer, is employed by Apraxia Kids©
Laura Moorer, CCC-SLP has no non-financial relationships to report.
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Barbara Zwerman, M.A., CCC-SLP
Director of Speech-Language Pathology
This workshop is an introduction to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Many therapists are baffled by the characteristics and type of treatment that is needed for CAS. This session will provide an overview of the characteristics of CAS and assessment tasks to differentially diagnose a severe speech sound disorder as either CAS, a phonological disorder, or as Dysarthria. Then the basics of what therapy should consist of for a child with CAS or suspected CAS including integral stimulation hierarchy and principles of motor learning will be discussed. Strategies for incorporating phonological awareness and prosody into therapy for young children will be provided. Videos and resources will be provided throughout the session. A question-and-answer time will be reserved at the end.
Laura Moorer has a bachelor’s degree in Education of the Deaf and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and holds a Texas SLP license and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. She has worked in public schools, private practice, and Early Childhood Intervention programs and with adults with disabilities. Laura worked at TWU for 26 years teaching, providing clinical supervision and as the program director for the SLP graduate program for the last 12 years.
Over the past 10 years, Laura has developed a passion and expertise for helping children who have Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). In the TWU on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing clinic, she oversaw the provision of evaluations and therapy for children with CAS including a 2-week intensive camp specifically for children with motor planning issues. She has presented multiple seminars to SLPs on evaluation and treatment of CAS at local, state, national and international venues. Laura has also been involved in several research projects in the areas of diagnosing and treating children with CAS. She currently is the VP of Programs with Apraxia Kids, a national organization dedicated to supporting professionals and families dealing with CAS.
**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control.**
1. Describe the three main characteristics of CAS.
2. List four tasks that are needed to differentially diagnose CAS.
3. Describe three strategies to use to help children with CAS develop motor speech patterns
for intelligible speech.
5:30 - 5:45 Registration
5:45 - 6:20 Introduction and Description of CAS Characteristics
6:20 - 6:40 Diagnostic Criteria
6:40 - 7:30 Assessment Tasks to Differentially Diagnose
7:30 - 7:45 BREAK
7:45 - 8:00 Incorporating Principles of Motor Learning into Practice
8:00 - 8:45 Treatment Strategies within Integral Stimulation
8:45 - 9:00 Questions and Answers
Confirmations of registration can be obtained at www.lisha.org or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed.
PowerPoint/Handout Presentations and Zoom link will be emailed to confirmed attendees 72 hours prior to the workshop.