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Practical Clinical Applications for Assessing and Treating SSD in Children (PD102675)

Presenter(s): Rebecca Lucia Reinking, B.SpHearSci (MU), MSLP, CPSP, CCC-SLP; Amy K Graham, MA, CCC-SLP; A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Given the complexity and variability of speech sound disorders (SSD) in children, along with the large number of intervention approaches from which to choose, the volume of information can be overwhelming. This session presents functionally and clinically relevant information from leading clinical experts on the critical aspects of clinical management of SSD in children: assessment, analysis, and intervention.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2280V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe different approaches for assessment, analysis, and intervention for SSD
  • Identify valid and reliable sources on the internet for working with pediatric SSD
  • Integrate and incorporate evidence-based thinking to make sound clinical judgments

Presenter Information

Amy Graham, MA, CCC-SLP (Presenting Author), is an SLP and owner of Graham Speech Therapy, a private practice in Colorado Springs that specializes in pediatric speech sound disorders. Amy is the creator of the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam and the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues Decks for Lateralization and Phonology Targets for Cycles. She has a particular interest in supporting and equipping SLPs to help them provide evidence-based treatment by posting frequent videos and practical intervention tips on social media.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Materials available for purchase on, Bjorem Speech Publications, Teachers Pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Holland Healthcare 
  • MedBridge revenue share

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA 2020 and 2021 Topic Committee on Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Normal Hearing

Rebecca Reinking, B.SpHearSci (MU), MSLP, CPSP, CCC-SLP (Presenting Author), is an Australian speech-language pathologist who is passionate about helping SLPs feel more confident in treating speech sound disorders. Rebecca currently works part-time in private practice and is also the owner of Adventures in Speech Pathology, where she creates evidence-based intervention resources for SLPs. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Owner of Adventures in Speech Pathology

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP (Presenting Author), is Associate Dean and Professor at East Tennessee State University. She has published extensively, conducted federally funded research, and developed an NIH-funded intervention software program. She is co-editor of the book, Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children (2nd ed.). Lynn is a Fellow of ASHA and is the 2021 ASHA President.

Financial Disclosures:

  • No financial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

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 the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: March 9, 2028

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102675
Available Through: March 09, 2028