Nancy Kaufman's K-SLP Seminars & Materials

In 1979, Nancy Kaufman began establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators. Today, Nancy shares decades of research and hands-on experience through live and online workshops and treatment materials.

Meet Nancy Kaufman

Speech-language pathologist Nancy R. Kaufman is the creator of the K-SLP.

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K-SLP Materials

Components of Nancy’s systematic and progressive K-SLP treatment program.

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About the K-SLP Method

The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol is at the heart of all we do.

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Kaufman Webinars

Learn directly from Nancy Kaufman via convenient online seminars.

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Nancy's Seminars

Check out where you can attend a live workshop with Nancy Kaufman.

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Bonus Seminar Info

Additional information for attendees of Nancy's seminars (password protected)

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Meet Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP

Since 1979, Nancy has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators.

 

Nancy lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on the subject of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and other speech sound disorders in children. Families from around the country and the world travel to the KCC to participate in intensive and specialized therapy programs. The center continues to grow and has earned a reputation for excellence, warmth, and successful outcomes.

 

Nancy serves in the following professional capacities:

 

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 in 2010.

 

Nancy was thrilled to be recognized by the following prestigious organizations:

 

In addition, the KCC has received MSHA’s Clinical Service Award and Corp! Magazine’s Best of Michigan Business Award.

 

Nancy received her BA at Michigan State University and MA at Wayne State University, having been awarded a graduate assistantship. She has three grown children and resides with her husband in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

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The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol

The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) is the method at the heart of all of the KCC’s speech and language programs. It is a treatment approach for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), other speech sound disorders, and expressive language challenges. The K-SLP focuses upon the child’s motor-speech skills, shaping the consonants, vowels and syllable shapes/gestures from what they are capable of producing toward higher levels of motor-speech coordination, giving them a functional avenue by which to become an effective vocal communicator.

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Nancy's Seminars

CHILDREN WHO STRUGGLE TO SPEAK:
EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT TECHNIQUES FOR
CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA OF SPEECH

 

Each year, Nancy travels the United States (and sometimes beyond!) sharing her K-SLP methods with fellow speech-language pathologists. Her full-day workshops are sponsored by Northern Speech Services, headquartered here in Michigan.

 

Focused on evaluation and treatment, Nancy’s seminars 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. Introduced are the key concepts of phonemic simplificationsuccessive 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.

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Upcoming Courses

K-SLP Treatment Materials

The K-SLP treatment materials began with the Kaufman Speech Praxis Test, through which SLPs can take data through imitation of which vowels, consonants, and syllable shapes are within the child’s repertoire, and to provide a systematic plan of care.

 

The additional materials help those with CAS combine vowels and consonants to form the simple syllable shapes, and progress on to more complex words and to combine words to formulate expressive language for effective vocal/verbal communication.

Kaufman Instructional DVD Set

Step-by-step training on implementing the K-SLP to help children who struggle to speak

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Kaufman Speech Praxis Test

Aids in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech

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Kaufman Treatment
Kits 1 & 2

Builds intelligibility through a hierarchy of successive "word shell" approximations

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Kaufman K-SLP Workout Book

After the Kaufman kits, expands single words into phrases and sentences

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Mutt Family Total Language Builder

Playful therapy tool that targets receptive and expressive language development

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Sign to Talk – Nouns & Verbs

Transitions nonverbal young children with autism from sign to vocal communication

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What’s In Your Doghouse? Therapy Practice

Therapy practice for childhood apraxia of speech and language building

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Webinars & eCourses

Presented by Northern Speech

EIGHT BEHAVIORAL TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR TREATING CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH

The field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) provides us as speech-language pathologists highly researched strategies to establish a behavior, improve upon a behavior, or extinguish a behavior. The behavior that we desire for those with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is for these children to become effective vocal communicators. The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) is an evidenced-based treatment method for CAS which is based on eight behavioral strategies. These include defining the behavior to change, establishing motivation, shaping, cueing, implementing reinforcement/feedback, errorless teaching, mixing and varying tasks, and practice within the natural environment. The K-SLP is also based on principles of motor learning. This course focuses on these eight teaching strategies with video examples. Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (4 contact hours).

Presented by Northern Speech

EVALUATION & TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH: THE KAUFMAN SPEECH TO LANGUAGE PROTOCOL (K-SLP)

Join Nancy Kaufman for this comprehensive, 4-hour training program as she teaches viewers step-by-step and in specific detail how to employ the K-SLP strategies of word simplification, scripting, and cuing to increase speech intelligibility for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and other speech sound disorders (SSD). Watch over 40 video examples of children of different ages and abilities interact with Nancy as she teaches the skills of combining consonants and vowels into words, and words into functional expressive language.

Presented by CASANA

CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH: PRACTICE THROUGH PLAY WITH K-SLP STRATEGIES

It is often difficult to motivate children with childhood apraxia of speech to practice at home or even to cooperate within a therapy session. This webinar will offer suggestions to maximize practice through play. Therapy materials are implemented as well, though paired with play activity. Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods of cueing motor-speech and scripting functional expressive language to include the language of toys and games will be emphasized. Fading cues and scripts as well as teaching successive approximations toward target words and phrases is taught. Parents and caregivers are coached to pair themselves with fun toys and activities, making the speech and language practice activities highly preferred, exciting and successful.

Presented by CASANA

CUEING & SCRIPTING MOTOR SPEECH SKILLS TO EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE IN CAS

Children with CAS require cues to help them to remember the upcoming consonants, vowels, and syllables of practice words. They also often need help to combine words to formulate phrases and sentences by following scripts that they can retain and implement spontaneously. This webinar will overview how cues and scripts can assist children with CAS to become successful vocal communicators. Cueing and scripting techniques will be overviewed and presented via video.