Presenter: Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP
This online video course will focus on evaluation and treatment strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol methods. This presentation will include signs and symptoms of CAS, establishing motivation, shaping word approximations, implementing and fading cues, reinforcement strategies, data collection, scripting functional expressive language, coaching parents, and practicing skills in the natural environment. Also discussed will be 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 course follow the most current research in CAS and will provide clinicians with the information they need to help children progress from a simple core vocabulary to phrases and eventually to sentences and conversational speech. Therapy session videos will be shown throughout the presentation to enhance the learning experience. Children ages 2-6 years will be the focus of this presentation. Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs – 6 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 6:00:01
Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
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 course. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video presentation with downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I enjoyed learning more about Apraxia treatment and assessments. This will be beneficial when working with the preschool population to help determine apraxia versus articulation. I liked the depth and detail of the Kaufman K-SLP methods and strategies." A.O. (Sept. 2022)
"There is extensive instruction on cues and hierarchy of therapy techniques taught to address apraxia. The videos were helpful in illustrating points." E.H. (Sept. 2022)
"I like all the examples." K.F. (Sept. 2022)
"How to specifically implement strategies and the videos presented were good." C.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Excellent examples. very clinically based. loved the videos." R.W. (Aug. 2022)
"I enjoyed the video models provided to talk about cueing and the before and after videos." K.W. (Aug. 2022)
"I'm already using the praxis cards, it's nice to know more about the program." M.B. (Aug. 2022)
"I found all of the topics beneficial. I liked the video presentations." J.A. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked that the speaker focused on clinical practice after going through the foundational concepts." A.L. (Aug. 2022)
"Great presentation. Loved having videos that demonstrated Kaufman's points." R.D. (Aug. 2022)
"I really liked how she taught how to use shaping and telegraphic speech to meet goals. Common mistakes in implementation was also helpful. I like how she talked about how to implement methods with children with Autism. I like the examples, videos and seeing the progress of clients after seeing Nancy." E.S. (July 2022)
"Specifically, the information regarding the types of cueing and how to fade them out was very interesting and beneficial. I am excited to try them out in my own therapy. The information was presented clearly, and the video examples that were included throughout the presentation were very beneficial." A.A. (July 2022)
"LOVED the videos!! I also enjoyed Ms. Kaufman's lectures, as she is dynamic and an excellent presenter." E.F. (July 2022)
"It was a comprehensive course highlighting important aspects of speech motor therapy that made me more confident treating this population." O.C. (July 2022)
"The cueing, how to do it, and the videos were extremely helpful. I like that I could work at my own pace and start and stop the video as needed. I also liked the preview test." K.T. (June 2022)
"Using the cues for therapy and all the examples were extremely helpful. I was able to take the information learned and put it into practice the same day!" E.H. (June 2022)
"I enjoyed watching the progress of the students' speech with play practice on her videos. This will benefit carryover of the strategies. I liked having practice videos to watch the strategies in action." S.E. (June 2022)
"I liked that the course was self-paced, and focused on things I can use in treatment (vs. basic knowledge of diagnosis)." J.R. (June 2022)
"The course is very easy to navigate." T.R. (June 2022)
"I liked that the course discussed a variety of cues and targets (from word approximations to combining words). I also liked the resources shared regarding our clients/students who are not talkers yet. I like that it is self-paced and I can rewind if I didn't understand a concept immediately." C.T. (June 2022)
"It was a great course start to finish resource. Nancy built upon my knowledge of phonological processes to explain the how of apraxia therapy." S.E. (June 2022)
"I like all the examples and easy to understand videos and tutorials." C.H. (June 2022)
"The entire course was highly applicable and informative. I enjoyed the real life examples and video clips of evaluation/treatment sessions." S.L. (June 2022)
"I enjoyed the video examples." M.G. (May 2022)
"I liked the parent training & coaching, the word shells, and moving up the hierarchy. And the ability to revisit material several times or watch at learner's own pace." L.E. (May 2022)
"I loved the real life video examples! And learning how to use the Kaufman Cards during a therapy session." J.L. (May 2022)
"I enjoyed the videos of actual case studies to see how to apply what was taught in actual sessions." A.D. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the specific examples throughout the course showing therapy in session – the therapy videos with all the children were great." A.D. (Apr. 2022)
"I enjoyed the videos of therapy with kids." E.L. (Apr. 2022)
"The topics discussed in this course are strategies that I can use immediately. The course was easy to navigate." M.K. (Apr. 2022)
"The course was very easy to understand. It was nice that it was broken up into modules." J.W. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the tips for cueing and all videos providing examples of treatment." L.T. (Apr. 2022)
"I appreciated the pace of her lecture and the real videos. It helped seeing the application from start to finish." C.F. (Apr. 2022)
"Not only using core words as first words but teaching other words such as names and highly preferred items. The teaching videos were very helpful for aiding in my understanding of what was being taught as well as to see the progress of children using the K-SLP method." J.V. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked all of the examples she showed of kids she has worked with. And learning how to use the therapy cards." T.H. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the principles of motor learning and DTTC hierarchy, and the real-life examples." C.W. (Mar. 2022)
"Very useful course and easy to understand. I liked the information on cueing, implementing and fading cues." S.P. (Mar. 2022)
"The entire presentation was relevant to my current daily practice. The videos were so helpful to see how to implement." C.D. (Feb. 2022)
"It is very organized and presented in an easy to understand format. The videos were wonderful for showing examples of techniques." A.L. (Feb. 2022)
"I found the therapy suggestions very helpful. The videos were awesome! It was nice to see Ms. Kaufman in action." L.A. (Feb. 2022)
"Every aspect discussed will be helpful. From choosing motivating activities and reinforcers, to evaluating sounds and syllable shapes a client can produce, and working on increasing ability to produce more sounds and syllable shapes. Great info on shaping production of sounds/words, providing cueing, fading cues, shaping more grammatically accurate phrases, etc. The presenter and material were so relevant. Very well presented - great video examples, great handouts." D.F. (Jan. 2022)
"The description of how to simplify the motor plan of words was beneficial for my daily practice." J.W. (Jan. 2022)
"I love the online video format so I could repeat sections to fully understand material and strategies." D.F. (Jan. 2022)
"Nancy was thoroughly organized and very detailed in the demonstration of the K-SLP method. The variety of client videos helped immensely." J.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I enjoyed the demonstrations via videos, and I especially enjoyed how Nancy worked with the children and their families to help improve the children's apraxia of speech. I thought it was wonderful how she showed video of children when they began therapy, and she included videos of the children as they progressed over a period of time. It was awesome to see some of the children when they were adults on their way to college." A.M. (Jan. 2022)
"The course moved at a good pace and included much pertinent information to my practice." E.T. (Dec. 2021)
"I enjoyed the entire course! The examples/videos are so great to reinforce concepts." A.S. (Dec. 2021)
"Videos of actual patients were very interesting." J.B. (Dec. 2021)
"The concept of developing single word lists beyond the therapy cards, then teaching those words across all operant as well as the use of pivot words and phrases to practice the child's words/approximations will benefit my daily practice. I enjoy the presenter's methods of presentation, down to earth style of sharing her knowledge and the real videos. I loved that the full course was specific to what to do with students/clients in the therapy setting...hands on techniques." K.K. (Nov. 2021)
"The entire course content is applicable to my daily practice. Nancy presents all information on the topic in an easy to understand and functional manner." C.L. (Nov. 2021)
"Reinforced what I use in therapy currently and learned new information regarding :-how to model modified word approximations-consider elements of coarticulation, -keeping vowel with the consonant at the beginning of words-also a reminder don't use the schwa for isolated consonant sounds." H.K. (Nov. 2021)
"The concept of using phonological processes to scaffold up was mind blowing, makes so much sense, yet it's counter intuitive to someone who's been working to *remediate* those processes! I loved the very clear videos showing each concept." M.F. (Nov. 2021)
"All of this was very helpful. I work mostly with 2-3 year olds and all of this information is relevant in some form or another. I also started seeing a kiddo with suspected CAS and have learned a lot on how to improve my therapy sessions with him and get more vocalizations from him by watching this." S.S. (Nov. 2021)
"Nancy is passionate and clearly an expert in her field. I liked the videos that showed the process, from the first day, and at a later age." J.D. (Oct. 2021)
"Ms. Kaufman is a wonderful presenter as I have taken her courses pre-pandemic on several occasions. She is a gifted teacher of both children and adults she works with. Her videos were wonderful." L. (Oct. 2021)
"It was all beneficial. Especially seeing the videos which showed the implementation of the program." D.R. (Oct. 2021)
"The evaluation process and videos of eval and treatment/progress was beneficial for my daily practice. Presenter was wonderful, great examples." J.B. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the goal ideas and specific treatment strategies for colleagues." M.S. (Oct. 2021)
"I loved the videos! I am new to being an SLP and will likely use ALL of the info. I have several kids with a diagnosis of CAS and a few that I suspect have CAS and they are all at different skill levels. I loved the flexibility of watching at home or work at my own pace." K.F. (Oct. 2021)
"The correct use of the Kaufman cards the rapid imitation method importance of using pivot phrases importance of teaching nouns importance of using every opportunity to teach language importance of teaching expressive language not just articulation from the start. Nancy is passionate and clearly an expert in her field. Nancy's enthusiasm videos that showed the process, from the first day, and at a later age." J.D. (Oct. 2021)
"I like that it related to many different types of children." L.H. (Oct. 2021)
"The therapy videos were very helpful throughout. The videos put the information into practice which was very helpful to see." L.J. (Sept. 2021)
"I liked all of the course - very few clinicians show you what they did incorrect so that others can learn from them. Also the examples of how to do therapy implementation and how to coach the parents." S.P. (Sept. 2021)
"Making imitations using common phonological processes practical uses for KSTL cards was beneficial. Nancy did a wonderful job presenting and providing real examples." R.C. (Sept. 2021)
"Nancy's practical and hands-on tools and therapeutic intervention methods presented along with the great videos were helpful. All topics discussed were excellent!!!!!" D.D. (Sept. 2021)
"The word approximation models were helpful. I also liked all of the different cues. Nancy was knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining." A.L. (Sept. 2021)
"The section on combining words (how to use pivot words, scripting functional language, etc.) was a great reminder for me! I feel pretty successful using KSLP up to a certain point and then it is easy to get stuck. Nancy is fun to watch and I appreciate all the video examples she provided." K.P. (Aug. 2021)
"The steps of KSLP were helpful for my daily practice. I liked all the video examples." A.T. (Aug. 2021)
"The descriptions of ways to use the KSLP cards in sessions will help my daily practice. I loved getting to hear from Nancy, the expert!" H.D. (Aug. 2021)
"Teaching phonological processes as an appropriate way to simplify words will help my daily practice." M.Y. (Aug. 2021)
"Implementing and fading cues and use of reinforcements will help my daily practice. I loved the videos of treatment being carried out." E.P. (Aug. 2021)
"I enjoyed it all. I think my favorite however was getting to learn about and watch coaching of families with the K-SLP method. I also liked getting to see the progress that was made among the kiddos who participated in the K-SLP method. I also like that she included a list of her go-to materials that would be helpful to have as a new therapist working with CAS." V.V. (July 2021)
"The actual treatment approaches will be beneficial! I love classes that teach real work, not just theory. Nancy is an amazing presenter and the content is so accessible!" C.F. (July 2021)
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.
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.
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