Pre-Conference: Speech-Language Pathology
K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies to Build Successful Vocal Communication
Wednesday, March 21
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Presented by Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor & Social Connections, Inc.
The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) evaluation and treatment approach will be demonstrated. Video will highlight elements of shaping word approximations to simplify the difficult motor plan of words, the use of natural phonological processes in therapy and cueing and scripting systems. The K-SLP is rooted in the teaching strategies of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and motor learning principles in regard to practice schedules, feedback and retention of skills. This effective method for children with apraxia of speech will be shared in a functional manner, with many tips and suggestions clinicians and parents can use immediately.
Learner Outcomes: At the completion of this session, the participants will be able to use evaluation information to establish goals for single words and phrases and provide five lists of single words to target in therapy, implement a specific treatment approach using phonological processes to simplify the motor plans for chemical abstracts service and list principles of motor learning for the acquisition versus the retention stages of learning.
Instructional Level: Intermediate Track: Speech-Language Pathology
Nancy Kaufman is a speech-language pathologist, renowned expert in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and the owner and director of the Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, & Social Connections, Inc. (KCC) in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Since 1979, she has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators.
Nancy presents nationally and internationally on the subject of CAS and other childhood speech-sound disorders. She has been recognized by the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as received two outstanding alumni awards. Families from around the country and the world travel to the KCC to participate in intensive and specialized therapy programs.
|8:00 am-8:30 am||Registration|
|8:30 am-10:30 am||Overview of the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP)|
|10:30 am-10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am-12:00 pm||Principles of Motor Learning and Applied Behavior Analysis|
|12:00 pm-1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 pm-2:45 pm||Successive Approximations and Simplifying Motor Plans|
|2:45 pm-3:00 pm||Break|
|3:00 pm-4:30 pm||K-SLP and Expressive Language Development / Closing|