Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Kaufman K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication

South San Francisco, CA

September 12, 2020

#2332 | 0.6 ASHA CEUs

1 person: $219 $199

2-4 people: $199 $179

5+ people: $179 $159

Sale thru 8/29/20


Event Rescheduled – New Date is September 12, 2020.

3.24.20. In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19 we have rescheduled this event for September 12, 2020. (Former date was April 17.)
    • Those of you with confirmed registrations from April have been moved to September automatically.
    • If you had made hotel or flight reservations, please contact your hotel / airline.
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Children who may have an adequate repertoire of consonants and vowels in isolation may not be able to coordinate the speech motor movements necessary to produce and combine these phonemes to form syllables, words, phrases, and sentences on volitional control. These children may be unable to speak or may be unintelligible speakers. They may even have difficulty executing the speech motor movements necessary to produce isolated phonemes. These are the children who can benefit from the techniques taught in this course.

This clinical presentation will focus on evaluation and treatment strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods. It will include defining CAS, establishing motivation, using reinforcement, implementing and fading cues, and scripting functional expressive language. It will also include implementing the principles of motor learning for practice schedules and how to move from the acquisition stage to the retention stage of learning to be an effective vocal communicator.

The methods, strategies, and techniques presented in this program follow the most current research in CAS and will provide clinicians with the information they need to help children with CAS progress from a simple core vocabulary to phrases and eventually to sentences and conversational speech. In addition, treatment videos will be used to enhance the learning experience. The main focus will be children ages 2-6 years. Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs.

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If you require special accommodations for a disability or health-related need, please let us know in writing at least 4 weeks prior to the seminar. You are welcome to email your request to

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

  1. Understand and analyze a norm-referenced, standardized test which relates directly to this approach in order to identify this unique population of children.
  2. Use evaluation information to establish goals for single words and phrases.
  3. Implement a specific treatment approach using phonological processes to simplify the motor plans for CAS.
  4. Provide five lists of single words to target in therapy.
  5. List principles of motor learning for the acquisition vs. the retention stages of learning.
  6. Explain the importance of mixing and varying tasks/blocked vs. random practice.
  • Learn from renowned apraxia expert, Nancy Kaufman!
  • DOOR PRIZE! Each attendee is automatically entered to win a Kaufman Workout Book valued at $99! Winner(s) announced at the event. Must be present to win.
  • Organized & professionally hosted event!
  • Lots of interaction and fun!
  • Techniques demonstrated in videos throughout the day!
  • Evidence-based, treatment-focused workshop! Not just theoretical models.
  • Walk away with techniques that can be implemented right away!
  • Certificate of Completion for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (6 contact hours)!
  • Free Coffee & Tea!
  • Reusable bag with everything you’ll need including an NSS pen!
  • Discounted Therapy Materials – Save up to 25%!


  • 7:30am – 7:55am

    Check In and Onsite Registration (Coffee & Tea)

  • 7:55am – 8:00am

    Welcome and General Seminar Information

  • 8:00am – 9:00am

    Overview of K-SLP and Roots in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA/AVB)

  • 9:00am – 9:45am

    Definition/Signs and Symptoms of CAS / Evaluation

  • 9:45am – 10:00am


  • 10:00am – 10:15am

    Simplifying the Motor Plans of Words: Shaping Successive Word Approximations

  • 10:15am – 10:45am

    Cueing Motor Speech To Scripting Functional Expressive Language

  • 10:45am – 11:30am

    More Behavioral Principles, Errorless Teaching, and Five Lists of Single Words

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

    Lunch on Own

  • 12:30pm – 2:15pm

    K-SLP and Principles of Motor Learning

  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm


  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm

    Coaching Parents

  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm

    K-SLP and Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm

    Pre and Post Progress Video

  • 3:30pm

    Adjourn, Sign Out and Certificates


Speaker Profile

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 Autism Treatment, 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 served as a member of the Professional Advisory Council for Apraxia Kids for 10 years. Currently, she serves 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 a presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees.

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

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is the Owner and Director of Kaufman Children's Center; ownership interests.

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

Nonfinancial — Nancy Kaufman has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

Location & Lodging

Live Course Location:

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Phone: 650-877-8787
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Onsite parking is complimentary at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

Nearby Hotel Accommodations: 

No room blocks have been reserved. Please negotiate your best rate. 

Holiday Inn SFO Airport
275 South Airport Blvd
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650-873-3550
  • Adjacent to seminar venue
  • Free shuttle to/from SFO Airport
Four Points by Sheraton SFO Airport 
264 South Airport Blvd
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650-624-3700
  • Across street from seminar venue
  • Free shuttle to/from SFO Airport

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Intended Audience

Speech-language pathologists, ABA technicians, special education teachers, and parents of children with apraxia. Focus will be children ages 2-8 years with apraxia of speech and/or other speech sound disorders.

California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may provide their eligibility on the ASHA CEU Participant Form or inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Past Participant Comments

Over 96% of past participants would recommend this course to a colleague!

"It’s amazing how in just 6 hours, Nancy’s course can teach SLPs, as well as parents, to assess a child for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), plan goals and effectively intervene. Of all the seminars available addressing CAS, Nancy Kaufman’s K-SLP approach is by far the best. Her one day seminar empowers both parents and therapists with the knowledge and evidence-based tools to effectively remediate CAS. Her courses are a requirement for all my SLP staff!"

     –Meredith White, M.ED. CCC-SLP
     Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

"Thanks for spending so much time on therapy."

"Any child who has Nancy as a therapist is lucky! Not only is she knowledgeable, she's fun!"

"If only I had this workshop earlier in my career — I would have done treatment differently. Now I feel I have a direction to go in, though."

"A wealth of practical information presented in a lively and easy-to-understand manner! One of the best courses I've attended!"

"Excellent course! I will now be able to work these techniques into my therapy sessions with children with motor coordination difficulties."

"Presenter was excellent at conveying information clearly. Very knowledgeable and I am happy she is willing to share her insight."

"She provided lots of helpful tips for getting closer approximations of sounds/words."

"Progress noted in before/after videos was a good indicator of the effectiveness of this approach."

"I am very impressed with the presenter's fast pace, energy, enthusiasm, as well as her ability to sequence sessions. She makes it look effortless."

"Speaker was easy to listen to and had a GREAT sense of humor!"

"I've implemented some of the techniques with my most difficult clients (with autism, for example) and seen immediate results. It's so exciting and makes my job so much more fun when I see how proud they are to accomplish new & difficult communication tasks.....I just wanted you to know that what you do is valuable and makes a difference in people's lives. Thank you!"