$400.00 USD

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1.0  ASHA CEUs

Competencies In The Treatment Of Children With Apraxia Of Speech: The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol (K-SLP) #e295


Presenter: Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP

Demonstrate competencies in the implementation of the K-SLP approach for treatment of childhood apraxia of speech.


Unique components of this training include a strategic selection of practice words and phrases, framing techniques to achieve clinical excellence in CAS therapy with video demonstration, and a discussion of common mistakes to avoid during the intervention process.

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Prior enrollees in course #e266 (Kaufman Apraxia) will receive a $129 discount toward enrollment in this course, #e295. Discount is applied automatically after customer login.

More SLPs in the United States use the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) in the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) than any other therapy method. (Source: Journal of Communication Disorders, Volume 96, March-April, 2022.)

This comprehensive online training offers SLPs the opportunity to demonstrate and obtain competencies in the implementation of the K-SLP approach for treatment of CAS. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the essential components of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol through this competency course that combines Nancy Kaufman's 6-hour K-SLP overview with three new expert levels on the following subjects:

  1. Strategic selection of practice words and phrases in childhood apraxia of speech.
  2. Framing techniques to achieve clinical excellence in CAS therapy.
  3. Clinical mistakes in the treatment of CAS and what to consider instead.

The methods, strategies and techniques presented in this course follow the most current research in childhood apraxia of speech. Clinicians will be provided with the information they need to help children progress from a simple core vocabulary to phrases and eventually to sentences and conversational speech. Also included are K-SLP data collection forms for use during your therapy sessions.

Course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs – 10 Contact Hours.

Course Overview:

  • Using test results for treatment planning and stimuli selection for therapy.
  • Current motor speech learning research that applies to CAS intervention.
  • Selecting appropriate practice words and phrases for therapy sessions.
  • Use of natural phonological processes to simplify words.
  • Cueing techniques that help children overcome difficult motor planning challenges.
  • Framing techniques.
  • Errorless learning methods specific to CAS.
  • Motivation strategies that maximize therapy outcomes.
  • Play therapy considerations.
  • Scripting methods to move children into expressive language while controlling for speech motor difficulty.
  • Myths associated with the K-SLP approach.
  • Common mistakes SLPs may make when implementing the K-SLP approach and how to avoid them.

Enrollment in this course includes the opportunity to receive additional CAS evaluation and treatment insights from Nancy Kaufman.

Kaufman Apraxia Training Course - Speech Therapy

"I love how upbeat Mrs. Kaufman is. Every single utterance in this course has and will greatly benefit my treatment. I love that there were so many treatment techniques that could be implemented. It was a great re-set for my thinking and therapy implementation." – A.M., prior course participant

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This presentation will focus exclusively on the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP). 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 PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"Very clearly presented to be used in real life. I liked the help choosing words and identifying targets." M.E. (May. 2024)

"I liked the discussion of ways to improve my approach during play. I appreciated being able to go back and re-watch, pausing to look something up, and being able to pick up where I left off." H.M. (May. 2024)

"Therapy cues and procedures were beneficial topics. The course was entertaining and feels like I could easily start using these strategies tomorrow in therapy." M.S. (May. 2024)

"The overall methods and techniques of the K SLP as well as specific implementation information were beneficial. I liked all the example videos of treatment and evaluations as well as getting to see the progression of kids in treatment for CAS." M.B. (Apr. 2024)

"Shaping of sounds and syllables, how to provide better therapy for my children who are not ready for imitation. I love how upbeat Mrs. Kaufman is. Every single utterance in this course has and will greatly benefit my treatment. I love that there were so many treatment techniques that could be implemented. It was a great re-set for my thinking and therapy implementation." A.M. (Apr. 2024)

"All of the course was beneficial! I could pace myself and work through sections at my own pace. I liked that course would hold your place if you stopped mid-video." J.J. (Mar. 2024)

"I liked everything. Good examples." S.W. (Feb. 2024)

"Progressively shaping oral approximations and the specific shaping techniques were beneficial. I liked watching the therapist and clients on multiple videos. Showed me how to implement this treatment approach." M.W. (Feb. 2024)

"Nancy Kaufman is a wealth of knowledge!" C.C. (Feb. 2024)

"Multi-sensory cues and techniques that can be used in therapy. This course gave evaluation and therapeutic strategies that can be implemented in the therapy I am providing in my school." M.M. (Feb. 2024)

"I liked the section where mistakes were outlined using the KSLP. It is helpful to know before using the methods. I liked the video examples." C.S. (Feb. 2024)

"The K-SLP kit instructions were beneficial." J.B. (Feb. 2024)

"IEP goal writing and where to start in therapy were beneficial to discuss. I loved the video examples, case studies, and pacing." R.W. (Feb. 2024)

"Shaping with successive approximations, especially how it pertains to older students (~18 yrs). I liked how the course reiterated key points/concepts, especially those that can be often overlooked or confused by SLPs across the board (myself included!)." M.R. (Feb. 2024)

"Detailed discussion on the process of shaping and errors commonly made by clinicians. It was also helpful to go over the type of feedback to give. I enjoyed the breadth of topics covered as well as the video examples." J.P. (Feb. 2024)

"All of the course was beneficial. Especially the actual strategies and video examples. I enjoyed the detailed strategy explanations." G.R. (Jan. 2024)

"Great use of videos of actual therapy." J.S. (Jan. 2024)

"It was helpful to discuss how to implement K-SLP into therapy sessions. I liked that I could start and stop course whenever I needed to." B.K. (Jan. 2024)

"Everything was beneficial!! I recently started working for early childhood intervention and have learned so much! I enjoyed the examples of techniques demonstrated via videos." A.C. (Jan. 2024)

"The videos of therapy demonstrations were beneficial. I liked that the course could be revisited again." A.H. (Jan. 2024)

"It was beneficial to understand how natural phonological processes can be incorporated to help children build approximations. I liked the testing being available. I had it in front of me while I listened, so I was listening intently and processing the information." N.C. (Dec. 2023)

"I gained more clarity about successive approximations and not to accept any approximation from the child. Nancy was thorough." K.G. (Dec. 2023)

"Supporting children with limited vowel and consonant inventory was a helpful topic. I liked the convenience of this course." J.S. (Dec. 2023)

"The use of the K-SLP was beneficial. I liked that you are able to review the content." G.G. (Nov. 2023)

"Discussing the mistakes clinicians can make and examples of how to correct them was helpful. I love Nancy Kaufman as a presenter. She is engaging and effective in explaining her methodology." J.I. (Nov. 2023)

"Learning how to start non-verbal clients with using K-SLP was beneficial. I liked the therapy videos and seeing progress." N.H. (Nov. 2023)

"I enjoyed the videos of actual therapy." D.J. (Nov. 2023)

"I liked all the videos of evaluations and therapy sessions. The application of shaping method and multisensory cues were beneficial." V.A. (Oct. 2023)

"Great videos of clients pre/post-therapy. Strategic Selection of Practice Words, Framing Techniques, and Clinical Mistakes To Avoid were all beneficial topics." M.N. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked seeing the therapy techniques in action, the therapy activities, and the list of mistakes to avoid. The overall organization was easy to follow and repetitive to help the concepts sink in." A.B. (Sep. 2023)

"Very thorough. I really liked all the example videos and the modeling of how to implement the program. I liked the handouts as well. The presenter was very knowledgeable and animated." M.F. (Sep. 2023)

"Great information. Incorporating more grammar into therapy for children with CAS was a helpful topic. I liked the course flexibility." D.S. (Sep. 2023)

"Discussing the myths and facts of using the KSLP methods was beneficial." S.M. (Sep. 2023)

"The videos were filled with strong therapy demonstrations. Specifics about the K-SLP and training on how to implement it. I liked everything." J.L. (Aug. 2023)

"All of it! A great overview of CAS and the Kaufman Methods." C.W. (Aug. 2023)

"It was helpful to watch the videos to see how to implement the techniques. And that I was able to complete course on my own time." S.H. (Aug. 2023)

"I thought it was a wonderful reinforcer to what I am already doing in therapy and excellent new ideas to continue to grow as a therapist." A.F. (Aug. 2023)

"Choosing targets and shaping techniques for therapy were beneficial. I liked the organization of topics and information." O.M. (Aug. 2023)

"We barely talked about CAS at all in my school, so this whole topic was helpful. The course was very specific and didn't have any extra unnecessary information." K.B. (Jul. 2023)

"The videos and actual practice were beneficial to me. I liked the videos and explanations in detail." C.D. (Jul. 2023)

"All of it was very informative! I liked that I could go at my own pace." M.L. (Jul. 2023)

"Cueing and moving to phrases were beneficial topics. I liked the ability and flexibility to work at my own pace." L.O. (Jun. 2023)

"The samples of therapy were great. I liked the discussion on how to shape early sessions for Apraxia. This course was easy to follow along." A.S. (Jun. 2023)

"The information presented was wonderful, and I truly learned so much that I am already able to put into practice." T.A. (May 2023)

"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. (Apr. 2023)

Course Objectives

  1. Explain how to use test results for treatment planning and stimuli selection for therapy.
  2. Explain current motor speech learning research that applies to CAS intervention.
  3. Select appropriate practice words and phrases for therapy sessions.
  4. List scripting methods to move children into expressive language while controlling for speech motor difficulty.
  5. List framing techniques.
  6. Explain errorless learning techniques specific to children with CAS.
  7. List motivation techniques that maximize therapy outcomes.
  8. Review play therapy considerations.
  9. Explain how to use natural phonological processes to simplify words.
  10. Describe cueing techniques that help children overcome difficult speech motor planning challenges.
  11. State two myths associated with the K-SLP approach.
  12. Describe three mistakes many SLPs make when implementing the K-SLP approach.

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 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 presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

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

Financial — Nancy Kaufman is author/creator of treatment materials published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

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

Intended Audience / Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

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 master's 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 inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

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.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • 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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