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Motor Planning: Its Impact on Speech and Language (PD102671)

Presenter(s): Joleen R Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course Description

Motor planning is an individual difference that impacts much more than motor skills, including social-emotional skills and speech and language development. It impacts areas like executive functioning and written narratives. This presentation discusses the components of motor planning, how to support clients with motor planning challenges, and strategies for discussing praxis with caregivers.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2170V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Name the four steps of motor planning 
  • Explain how motor planning impacts speech and language development 
  • Describe three ways to discuss motor planning with caregivers

Presenter Information

Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL (Presenting Author), follows Greenspan and Wieder’s model, DIRFloortime®, when working with children and families. She has a special interest in the social-emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. As a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Fernald works with children who have a variety of communication disorders.

Financial Disclosures:

  • No financial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Certified Training Leader and expert provider of the DIRFloortime model

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by December 14, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: December 14, 2027

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102671
Available Through: December 14, 2027