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This course reviews strategies for selecting cluster treatment targets and how multi-modal cueing can be used for accurate productions. This course also reviewed how to make informed clinical judgments in selecting treatment targets.
After this course participants will be able to:
1) Select cluster treatment targets based on multiple phonological processes present to improve efficiency of treatment
2) Assess how stimulable treatment targets are to accurate production provided multi-modal cueing
3) Make informed clinical judgements in selecting treatment targets based on phonological processes (patterns), variability of production, stimulability for accuracy, and developmental complexity
Kelly Vess financial disclosures: Kelly is the author of, "Speech Sound Disorders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment," for which she receives royalties.
Kelly Vess non-financial disclosures: Kelly is a member of ASHA Special Interest Group 1: Language Learning and Education.
Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast.
Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.
Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast.
Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.
15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures
15 minutes: Review of how to select cluster treatment targets to improve efficiency of treatment
15 minutes: Review of how stimulable treatment targets are to accurate production provided multi-modal cueing.
10 minutes: Review of how to make informed clinical judgements in selecting treatment targets based on a variety of motor speech variables
5 minutes: Summary and Closing
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Storkel, H. L. (2018b). The complexity approach to phonological treatment: How to select treatment targets. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(3), 463-481. doi:10.1044/2017_lshss-17-0082
Thompson, H. & Cummings, A. (2012, Noveember). Phonological complexity: Using three-element clusters in speech sound disorder treatment. Poster presented at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention. Atlanta, GA.
Vess, K. Burgess, R., Corless, E., Discenna, T. (2016, November). Selecting complex consonant cluster targets: Are certain sound combinations more efficacious than others? Poster session presented at Annual American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Vess, K., Hansen, L., Mae-Smith, M., Ridella, M., & Steinberg, E. (2015, November). Evidence-based intervention strategies to effectively treat preschoolers with speech sound disorders. Poster session presented at Annual American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Denver, CO.
Vess, K., Coppiellie, Ingraham, B., Reidt, M. (2017, November). Targeting /ɹ/ consonant clusters: Does generalization occur across phonetic contexts? Poster session presented at Annual American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.
Vess, K., Liovas, M., Mocny, A., Vuletic, D. (2018, November). Applying the complexity approach to effectively treat severe speech impairment in preschoolers with ASD. Poster session presented at Annual American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
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