About the Childhood Dysarthria Course

Advanced training workshop by Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP for speech-language pathologists who want to develop clinical skills in treatment of childhood using evidence-based treatment methods. This unique, two-day workshop will include demonstrations of treatment techniques, videos, case studies, and treatment planning/goal writing activities to help participants improve their clinical skills. This workshop is limited to 50 participants (see also Terms) in order to provide an interactive learning experience.

This two-day training workshop 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.