Apraxia expert and KCC director Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP is proud to present a new eCourse for speech-language pathologists. “Eight Behavioral Teaching Strategies for Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech” will be offered by Northern Speech Services beginning September 1.
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 will focus on these eight teaching strategies with video examples. Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (4 contact hours). Click HERE for details and to register.