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Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Dr. Edy Strand Presenter

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Cloyd Heck Marvin Center

800 21st Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20052

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Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Biographical Sketch

Dr. Edythe Strand is Emeritus consultant, Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic and Emeritus Professor, Mayo College of Medicine. Dr. Strand’s research has focused on developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to intelligibility and comprehensibility in degenerative dysarthria. She is an experienced clinician who has worked in the public schools, private practice, and hospital and clinic settings. Her primary clinical and research interests include assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurologic speech, language and voice disorders. Dr. Strand’s publications include many articles and book chapters related to motor speech disorders. She is the co-author of the books: Management of Speech and Swallowing in Degenerative Disease; Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults; and is Co-editor of the book, Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children. She is an ASHA fellow and has been awarded Honors of the Association of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

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Day 1: This program will describe treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using evidence-based methods, particularly Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC). DTTC has been described as a motor-based treatment approach developed by Dr. Strand to treat children with moderate to severe CAS. This workshop will emphasize clinical thinking and decision-making as central to the processes of selecting and implementing any treatment approach for CAS. Rationale and procedures for treating children of different ages and severity levels using different treatment approaches will be described. Video demonstration of treatment techniques will help clinicians understand and apply methods in the clinical setting. Discussion will also emphasize the important role families play in treatment of CAS, including tools to help families understand and manage the disorder. SLP’s, Parents of children with CAS, and graduate clinicians are encouraged to attend. Meet and greet reception with Dr. Strand to follow the workshop.

Free CEUs and parking is complimentary.


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