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.
Run Time: 6:00:01
Over 98% of course participants would recommend this video course to their SLP colleagues.
Live streamed webinar recorded in October 2020. 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.
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.
This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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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.
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"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)
"Nancy's video examples were awesome." M.G. (July 2021)
"The most beneficial discussion is the Backward Chaining for teaching a child how to say a word. It is helpful to think of typical phonological errors, then using that knowledge to teach a child how to produce a less complex form of a target word. The videos to go along with each section were good." A.G. (July 2021)
"The topic discussion I found most beneficial to my daily practice is the 8 applied verbal behavior strategies. What I liked best about this online course was the versatility of it." F.W. (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)
"Combining words suggestions will help my daily practice. I liked the helpful therapy videos." A.S. (July 2021)
"I loved that the information is easily applicable to day to day therapy." K.M. (July 2021)
"Coaching the parents on the goals of therapy and their contribution to the process was beneficial for my practice. The videos were very instructive!!!!!!" B.R. (July 2021)
"Specific strategies for children with Apraxia of speech and all the video examples will be beneficial for my practice." S.M. (July 2021)
"I found the discussion of the different types of cues and how to appropriately fade them most beneficial to my daily practice. I liked that it included many video examples of actual therapy sessions to highlight the information taught." H.M. (June 2021)
"Every section of this course will be highly beneficial in my daily practice. I am so glad I took this course. She is so detailed with the information and the videos just help with what it "looks like". I am a visual learner, so this was very helpful and appreciated." J.L. (June 2021)
"I found the information on approximation to be useful." K.P. ( June 2021)
"The video examples of therapy with students and their progress were good." T.S. (May 2021)
"The discussion of cues, including video examples, was extremely beneficial to my daily practice. Nancy provided cueing strategies that I had not considered before or had forgotten that I knew. In addition to help my CAS students, the cues Nancy discussed have been of benefit to my articulation and lower level language students as well. This is a great course. The wide variety of videos really gave me a sense of how the K-SLP therapy model should look in practice." H.H. (May 2021)
"The course is very detailed - loved the videos." L.C. (May 2021)
"I liked the unit on non-verbal children with autism and how she organized the presentation and provided extensive examples of therapy sessions." C.L. (May 2021)
“I really enjoyed all the specific examples of how to use various methods with children. Seeing therapy in action is the best learning tool.” – R.L. (Mar. 2021)
“The entire course was fantastic, and exactly what I have been looking for to further my understanding and expertise in the area of CAS!” – J.M. (Feb. 2021)
“I liked how it was broken down into 7 sections of videos rather than 1 continuous video.” – L.M. (Jan. 2021)
“I enjoyed everything about this course!! The content with the many video examples was perfect for my learning style.” – A.K. (Dec. 2020)
“Lots of videos of taped therapy sessions and Ms Kaufman discussing her rationale for therapy techniques.” – S.K (Dec. 2020)
"Nancy Kaufman is an engaging, informative, and entertaining presenter and she has a wealth of knowledge."
"I love how this course focused mostly on treatment, as well as provided information regarding how to take data and had video examples!"
"I found it well sequenced and Nancy's sense of humor was appreciated!"
"I like that it wasn't just information but that she showed videos demonstrating strategies and techniques."
"I liked that it was engaging and there was feedback during the treatment videos with explanations about the ongoing apraxia treatment."
"All of the videos were great to see. Seeing the therapy techniques being implemented was extremely helpful and I also appreciated that she pointed out her own mistakes. Videos of presenters can be overwhelming and intimidating to watch but knowing that she also makes mistakes and is humble enough to admit it and is comfortable with pointing them out makes her really sound like a "real person". She is such a big name in this field but hearing her talk makes her very relatable."
"I like that it validated my current approach. I appreciated the info on the K-SLP materials because I have them but definitely needed the refresher on how to implement and support my practice while using them."