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Improving Speech Skills Using Curriculum Content (WEB18309)

Presenter(s): C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Clinicians frequently find that children with speech sound disorders progress in intervention more slowly than desired, or they may make expected progress within sessions but not carry over or generalize improved speech skills to their daily activities. There is some evidence that using normalized speech sound intervention – treatment activities that reflect the real-world activities and interactions in which children communicate – can lead to more rapid increases in intelligibility. In this course, Melanie Schuele provides participants with the knowledge and skills to implement normalized speech sound intervention using age and developmentally appropriate curriculum-based learning activities in which the production of speech sound targets is integrated in meaningful verbal and social interactions.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • implement speech sound intervention using curriculum-based activities that are age and developmentally appropriate in order to increase rate of change and boost carryover and generalization
  • provide speech sound practice in normalized adult-child verbal interactions in which the cognitive-linguistic demands on children are systematically varied in order to practice speech sound production in meaningful interactions
  • design strategies to help teachers and parents provide both specific and broad target recasts in order to further child progress in speech sound intervention

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

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

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Related Courses

Assessing and Treating Speech Sound Disorders

This course is part of a seven-course collection—Assessing and Treating Speech Sound Disorders—designed for clinicians who work with children with speech sound disorders as well as clinicians who are new to this population. Taken together, these courses provide a comprehensive view of assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders. Access the full collection in the ASHA Learning Pass or purchase courses individually in the ASHA Store.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.35
Item #(s): WEB18309
Available Through: October 13, 2023