Evaluation And Treatment Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech: The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol (K-SLP)

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0.4 CEUs

$79.00


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Join Nancy Kaufman for this comprehensive, 4-hour training program as she teaches viewers step-by-step and in specific detail how to employ training materials while implementing her approach for evaluating and treating children with apraxia of speech. The rationale for using specific stimuli at specific times during the evaluation and treatment process will be discussed, and methods for incorporating these stimuli during evaluation and treatment will be demonstrated.

Watch over 40 video examples of children of different ages and abilities interact with Nancy as she implements the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) and explains the process of combining consonants and vowels into words and words into functional expressive language. Strategies discussed in this program include word simplification, scripting, cuing and other evidence-based methods. Offered for 0.4 SLP CEUs – 4 contact hours.

Course Run Time: 4:17:00

This presentation will focus exclusively on the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol. Other treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage as part of this training. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format:

Video presentation with author narration.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand and implement a specific evaluation method to include elements of the Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children in order to identify error patterns and to establish syllable shape goals.
  2. Understand and implement a specific treatment method — the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) — to help children to become effective vocal/verbal communicators.
  3. Understand and implement strategies of employing phonological processes to simplify words, thereby establishing successive approximations as a temporary, functional means of communication.
  4. Understand and implement cues, fade cues, script functional language and utilize powerful reinforcers for carryover skills.
  5. Understand and implement home programs to increase practice for carryover skills.

Presenter & Disclosures

Since 1979, Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators. The K-SLP has evolved over the years to include the most current research in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), motor learning, and applied behavior analysis (ABA), and its methods and materials are used by speech-language pathologists worldwide. In addition, many ABA specialists have adopted the K-SLP for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Nancy lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on the subject of CAS and other speech sound disorders in children. Families from around the country and the world travel to the Kaufman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc (KCC) in West Bloomfield, Michigan to participate in intensive, specialized therapy programs. The KCC continues to grow, offering renowned speech, language, occupational therapy, sensory integration, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) center and home-based autism programs.

Nancy serves on the Professional Advisory Council for Apraxia Kids, on the board of visitors of Wayne State University's Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development, and is the speech-language pathologist consultant for the Parish School and Carruth Center in Houston, Texas, and Suburban Speech Center in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Nancy has been honored by both of her alma maters: she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Wayne State University in 2015 and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Michigan State University in 2010. She was awarded the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the West Bloomfield Township Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Business Person of the Year Award in 2015. She was also recognized by the Lawrence Technological University Leaders & Innovators program. The KCC has received MSHA's Clinical Service Award and Corp! Magazine's Best of Michigan Business Award. Nancy has three grown children and resides with her husband in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is Owner and Director of Kaufman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc; ownership interests.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is author of treatment materials published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is author of treatment materials that are self-published; Northern Speech purchases and distributes these products.

Nonfinancial — Nancy Kaufman is on the Professional Advisory Council for Apraxia Kids; receives no compensation.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • Parent
  • SLPA
  • SLP

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  • Current ASHA Member
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  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
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If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

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Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
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  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

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Reviews

"I have a student who is receiving private practice therapy using the Kaufman program but have not been able to observe how they interact with him during sessions. This course provided many examples of actual therapy sessions, which I found to be very beneficial. I already had knowledge of the hierarchy used for speech sound production within the program, but seeing its implementation helped a great deal." – M.T. (Dec. 2017)

"I liked being introduced to both the Kaufman testing and actual technique implementation through the videos. I also loved seeing the different motivational toys used." – M.M. (Dec. 2017)

"It was well done and contained important and useful information." – K.C. (Nov. 2017)

"I really loved watching the evaluation and treatment models Nancy provided. This was an excellent course. However, I would have liked some downloadable handouts so I could have taken notes along with a slide." – A.S. (Oct. 2017)

"I enjoyed the amount of examples of giving this test and where to target goals from there. I use this test often and loved this information. It was a great course of functional information. I loved the examples and then the direction therapy should go. I often leave courses wondering what the information actually looks like and this course gave me that." – A.W. (Oct. 2017)

"I appreciated the discussion of the KSPT test & having better knowledge of how to use and implement the Kaufman materials. The videos of Nancy doing therapy were excellent." – K.O. (Sept. 2017)

"It really put a lot of complex information into a comprehensive program that was applicable today!" – T.B. (Aug. 2017)

"I work with birth to 3 and have several kiddos who can imitate only a few sounds in isolation but no words so discussing to focus on their current sounds was a different approach I hadn't tried." – K.T. (July 2017)

"I enjoyed the specific directions for the home program. I also found it extremely beneficial to watch portions of the assessment take place and learn which syllable shapes to prioritize. I liked the sample videos of the children. Many of the children we serve are 'busy bodies' and don't always sit and perform drill without any interruptions. I thoroughly enjoyed the REAL videos and watching Nancy interact with the children. She kept therapy exciting and fun!" – M.C. (June 2017)

"It was a nice balance of written/presentation and observation of actual clinical sessions." – M.P. (May 2017)

"I have used the Kaufman cards with various students, but seeing it used in the way it was originally designed was very helpful. The cueing hierarchy, rapid pace, and how to use the K-SLP for expanding expressing language was the most beneficial information from the course. Honestly, everything I expected and more was presented. Very pleased with the course and information provided." – A.S. (Apr. 2017)

"The explanation of the evaluation process and choosing target goals were the most beneficial discussions. I like that the course was very hands-on and completely focused on treatment." – M.K. (Mar. 2017)

"The videos provided solid and effective examples of speech samples and therapy techniques. I especially enjoyed the use of scripts and pivot syllables." – A.T. (Mar. 2017)

"I enjoyed watching some of the first hand clips to get a good idea of how therapy might look. I love the format of online courses due to flexibility in scheduling as well as the ability to start and stop presentations at any point. However, a power point presentation outlining important information would have been beneficial." – K.S. (Feb. 2017)

"I felt all of the cues and techniques were extremely beneficial for my daily practice. I liked that there were so many examples and scenarios in the e-course." – L.A. (Jan. 2017)

"I enjoyed learning this specific way of working on speech and language. I can implement some of the examples in my daily practice. I liked that it was split up into sections. That allowed for breaks and easy to come back to and get right back in." – L.H. (Jan. 2017)

"The case studies were extremely helpful in observing the strategies in action both for assessment and treatment." – J.G. (Dec. 2016)

"The practice techniques to develop the desired phonological processes were most beneficial. I liked the availability of materials that can be used to address apraxia disorders." – G.M. (Dec. 2016)

"Going over where to focus therapy and the hierarchy of therapy was very useful. The speaker was easy to follow and informative." – C.Y. (Dec. 2016)

"I found the videos of direct therapy practices to be the most beneficial. I like the videos of diagnostic and therapy procedures that explicitly told the viewer what the targets were, so we could watch them be implemented." – A.G. (Nov. 2016)

"I liked the real life examples and application to children with different disabilities." – L.H. (Nov. 2016)

"It was beneficial to see that you can use the program with multiple disorders, not just Apraxia. Mrs. Kaufman demonstrated nicely the benefits of moving through the program and the progress that her clients made. She is extremely patient and provides lots of trials for each skill." – M.L. (Oct. 2016)

"Working on approximations first was the most beneficial discussion." – C.H. (Sept. 2016)

"I like that the course provided a hierarchy and practical steps for creation of word shells as well as detailed examples of cues for individual vowel and consonant production." – C.M. (Sept. 2016)

"It was extremely functional and applicable to the population I work with and provided a great variety of specific techniques and examples of how to implement and promote speech production." – C.I. (Sept. 2016)

"I found the information on how to select appropriate targets to use in treatment and for carryover into the home program very useful. However, I expected discussion on when to move from one stage to the next; when a specific goal can be considered 'mastered.' " – E.P. (Sept. 2016)

"The entire presentation was helpful to my practice, from introductory material to practical, treatment-oriented suggestions and methods. It was full of videos which fostered engagement and had a strong theoretical practical backbone." – G.R. (Aug. 2016)

"I appreciate the real life therapy situations with a variety of children in different ages, diagnoses and levels." – M.I. (Aug. 2016)

"I found the examples and explanations of cuing techniques a helpful refresher. I use those techniques all the time, but it was nice to have a specific label for them. I also like the examples of incorporating the KSLP in group settings and using various play items." – C.R. (Aug. 2016)

"The videos were great models for each aspect of the program. I also enjoyed the structured presentation with clear information presented on slides to allow for easy note taking." – S.B. (Aug. 2016)

"The discussion of the cueing techniques as well as watching the videos where Mrs. Kaufman assisted parents in the home program were most beneficial." – V.W. (July 2016)

"It was very practical - I can take the information used and directly begin to implement it in my practice immediately. I like how it was set up to walk through the whole protocol beginning with simple syllable shapes through full sentences with grammar." – L.C. (July 2016)

"I liked the I could do the course on my own time and in chunks. I also LOVED all the video examples." – K.M. (June 2016)

"I currently work in an outpatient pediatric clinic with many children that would benefit from this program. We have both Kit 1 and Kit 2. This course provided me with increased guidance in use of the kits in conjunction with increasing expressive language skills." – P.E. (June 2016)

"All of it was helpful. The videos gave clear and precise strategies to use in therapy. I am a visual learner and Nancy allowing me to observe her was the most beneficial." – C.D. (June 2016)

"I liked seeing the whole process, from assessment to goal-setting, through to therapy sessions and post-treatment samples." – V.C. (May 2016)

"I enjoyed the course. I would have liked printable handouts to take notes." – A.M.P. (May 2016)

"The format was easy to use and incorporate to my schedule." – S.C. (Apr. 2016)

"I liked the video clips which provided real examples of therapy." – M.P. (Apr. 2016)

"Going over what skills to assess and how to use that information to structure a therapy program was most beneficial to me. I also wanted to know about the progression of working through the syllable shapes. I liked the therapy videos and discussion about them." – A.M. (Mar. 2016)

"The link to simplifying approximations to phonological processes - I recognized accepting approximations already, but this provides a more systematic approach." – M.R. (Mar. 2016)

"This entire course was extremely beneficial! So many examples of the assessment, home programming and therapy sessions were provided! Excellent!" – A.M. (Mar. 2016)

"The entire course was very helpful. I especially appreciated the step by step explanations and all of the videos." – A.L. (Feb. 2016)

"I liked how it showed the tactile cues for the vowels. I feel this e-course was very well made." – J.G. (Feb. 2016)

"I liked the client examples, it made it easier to understand the methods by seeing them in action." – C.W. (Feb. 2016)

"I really learned a lot about allowing the child to use best approximations. I have a student with severe CAS as well as others who would benefit from this program (toddlers...one with Down's Syndrome and the other with a repaired cleft palate / cleft lip)." – J.D. (Feb. 2016)

"The use of cues and breaking up words was really helpful." – K.K. (Feb. 2016)

"I enjoyed the techniques covered and the evaluation examples." – M.F. (Jan. 2016)

"I appreciate the cueing methods both visual and verbal. I liked the excellent videos demonstrating the use of the protocol with children as well as the before/after clips to show progress." – J.R. (Jan. 2016)

"The ideas for carry-over with families at home were very helpful. I liked how the videos make the technique very clear." – T.L. (Jan. 2016)

"The cueing techniques and practical application are what I liked best." – M.E.M. (Jan. 2016)

"I liked the videos of treatment methods." – T.G. (Jan. 2016)

"The information on the cueing hierarchy & suggestions for building language was most beneficial. I really enjoyed all of the examples!" – M.H. (Jan. 2016)

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