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

KAUFMAN SEMINAR
MESA, AZ

03/03/2017

Children Who Struggle To Speak: Evidence-Based Treatment Techniques for CAS

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KAUFMAN SEMINAR EDMONTON, ALB

04/07/2017

Children Who Struggle To Speak: Evidence-Based Treatment Techniques for CAS

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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 Speech Praxis Test

The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test (KSPT) is a norm-referenced, diagnostic test assisting in the identification and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech. Easy to administer and score, KSPT measures a child’s imitative responses to the clinician, identifies where the speech system is breaking down, and points to a systematic course of treatment.

 

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Kaufman Treatment Kits

Kaufman Kit 1 will teach children to combine consonants and vowels to form words. Once a child has mastered the sounds in Kaufman Kit 1, Treatment Kit 2 helps to refine intelligibility by addressing more complicated motor-speech movements and synthesis into initial and final word positions.

 

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K-SLP Workout Book

Ideal follow up material after progress is made with the Kaufman Treatment Kits! The Kaufman Kits helped to shape syllables into words. Now use Workout Book to expand single words into phrases and sentences. These materials are reproducible allowing the SLP to create home programs.

 

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Mutt Family Total Language Builder

The Kaufman Mutt Family Total Language Builder is a playful, yet comprehensive therapy tool that has children actively engaged as the clinician targets receptive and expressive language development. The interactive, magnetic design will hold attention and the connectable scenes provide the clinician flexibility to control level of difficulty. This is an excellent resource to reinforce motor-speech coordination achieved with Kaufman Kit 1 and Workout Book.

 

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Sign to Talk Nouns & Verbs

For children who are not yet vocal imitators, this program helps to promote and shape spontaneous vocal language skills by providing a bridge from signing to vocal communication. Target words are depicted using amazing real-life photos on large, glossy cards, and were selected to represent high-frequency, everyday objects and actions that children frequently request and that double as excellent reinforcers. Motivate for spontaneous requesting and build intelligible vocal behavior and teach requesting through sign, or use in a language acquisition program.

 

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Kaufman Instructional DVD

The K-SLP Instructional DVD is one of a kind. The six steps of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol are overviewed specifically and systematically showing how the methods are used with over 30 children who struggle to speak.

 

Nancy’s 30 years of experience and expertise is clearly demonstrated in this four-hour presentation. Not only will you learn how to specifically employ the K-SLP but you will have the opportunity to accrue 0.4 ASHA CEUs in the process! Owning this DVD set will allow you to revisit the techniques time and time again, and refer to specific children who remind you of the children in your lives who would benefit from these evidenced-based techniques. Never before has there been a “how to” DVD produced for professionals, parents, and caregivers to teach children to speak or to become more intelligible speakers, with this degree of experience, specific examples of techniques and the specialization the K-SLP offers!

 

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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.