Tallinn >> September 26 – 27, 2019

      By Dr. Edythe Strand:

Training course about childhood dysarthria

This two-day training course focuses on differential diagnosis, evidenced based therapies and clinical decision making of dysarthria in children with severe speech sound disorders.  

About Childhood Dysarthria Course

This two day course focuses on differential diagnosis of dysarthria in children with severe speech sound disorders.
Emphasis is on choosing appropriate assessment tasks for differentiating phonological impairment from childhood apraxia of speech from childhood dysarthria. Attention is also given to determining the relative contribution of each, as they may occur together.

Course Abstract

A two-day training course in Tallinn, from morning till evening with a maximum of 40 delegates (see also Terms) is designed to cover the theory and practice.
The purpose of this course is to give therapists sufficient knowledge to implement the plan in their clinics.

Dr. Edythe Strand 

Course Trainer

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This two day course focuses on differential diagnosis of dysarthria in children with severe speech sound disorders.

Emphasis is on choosing appropriate assessment tasks for differentiating phonological impairment from childhood apraxia of speech from childhood dysarthria.  Attention is also given to determining the relative contribution of each, as they may occur together.

Differences in basic treatment approaches for pediatric motor speech disorders are discussed, with emphasis on how treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and dysarthria are different.

Evidenced based therapy methods are described, with the focus on strategies to improve speech production in different types of childhood dysarthria, and how to maintain those skills.

Participants will get practice in clinical decision making, and many video examples are shown.

 

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Dr. Edythe Strand is Emeritus Speech Pathologist, 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 and language disorders. 

Dr. Strand’s publications include many articles and book chapters related to motor speech disorders.  She frequently gives lectures on the assessment and treatment of apraxia of speech in children and adults, management of dysarthria in degenerative neurologic disease, and neuroanatomy.  She is known for developing a dynamic assessment tool (Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Speech Skills in Children – [DEMSS]).  She has also developed a treatment program for children with severe childhood apraxia of speech (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing – or DTTC) for which research has demonstrated treatment efficacy.   She is the co-author of the books: Management of Speech and Swallowing in Degenerative DiseaseClinical 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, as well as Honors of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences

Pricing &  Registration

Pricing &  Registration

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