Children Who Struggle To Speak: The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol

Chicago, IL (Elmhurst)

October 16, 2015

#2264 | 0.6 ASHA CEUs


1 person: $219

2-4 people: $209

5+ people: $179

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Description

Workout Book group session

Learn strategies to help children with apraxia of speech begin progressing immediately from a simple core vocabulary
toward phrases and sentences.

Venue Change Alert: 

This seminar will now be held at the Clarion Inn Suites and Conference Center in Elmhurst, IL.  See location and lodging tab for updated venue information.

Focused on treatment, this seminar will provide strategies to help children with apraxia of speech begin progressing immediately from a simple core vocabulary toward phrases and eventually to sentences and even conversational speech.

Many children are unable to speak or are unintelligible because they either lack an adequate repertoire of consonants and vowels in isolation, or because they have difficulty combining the oral motor movements necessary to form words. Quite often the above deficiencies are rooted in the neurological condition of apraxia of speech. Due to the prevalence of this condition, it is important that early intervention clinicians be comfortable diagnosing and treating this population.

This clinical seminar will focus on evaluation and treatment. Introduced will be the key concepts of phonemic simplification, successive word approximations and pivot syllables, and how treatment interventions derived from these concepts have proven highly effective in increasing speech intelligibility for children with apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders.

Functional and focused on interventions, actual treatment session video clips appear early and often throughout the lecture. The easy-to-incorporate methods, strategies and techniques presented will provide clinicians with the necessary tools to help children with apraxia of speech begin progressing immediately from a simple core vocabulary toward phrases and eventually to sentences and even conversational speech.

Content Disclosure: 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 by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab found above.

Outline

Kaufman Seminar


7:30–7:50      Check In and Onsite Registration (Coffee & Tea)

 

7:55–8:00      Welcome and General Seminar Information

8:00–8:30      Overview of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP)


8:30–9:00      Shaping Successive Approximations, Word Simplifications, and Implementation
                     of Phonological Processes


9:00–9:30      Evidence-Based Practice: Research on the K-SLP


9:30–9:45      Break


9:45–11:15    The 6 Steps of the K-SLP: Detailed Descriptions and Videos of Evaluation
                     and Treatment Techniques


11:15–12:15   Lunch
on Own

12:15–1:45    More on Evaluations and Establishing IEP Goals 


1:45–2:00      Break


2:00–2:30      Cueing and Scripting Techniques To Move Into Functional, Expressive Language 


2:30–3:00      More Treatment Techniques and Refinement & Integration Skills

 

3:00-3:30       Special Populations To Include Autism Spectrum Disorders; Pre/Post Video
                      Evidence of K-SLP Effectiveness 

        3:30       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 for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc; ownership interests.

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

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

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

Location & Lodging

Live Course Location:


Clarion Inn Suites and Conference Center
933 S. Riverside Dr.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Phone: (630) 279-0700
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Venue Change Alert: This seminar will now be held at the Clarion Inn Suites and Conference Center as listed above. 

Parking: Free onsite parking at the Clarion Inn Suites.  

Accommodations: No room block reserved. Please negotiate your best rate. 

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

Content Disclosure: 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 by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab found above.

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

"Thanks for spending so much time on therapy."

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

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

"I recently attended the conference in San Francisco and I just want to say thanks! 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!"

"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."

"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."

"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!"

"Informative, 'real world' information."

"Nancy was very approachable, energetic."

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