The book is divided into three parts. Part I defines CAS, describes those characteristics most commonly associated with CAS, and offers guidelines for conducting a thorough motor speech evaluation to support an accurate differential diagnosis. Part II summarizes the principles of motor learning and provides clear guidance for how these principles can be put into practice when working with children with CAS. Part III addresses specific topics of interest to clinicians and students looking for practical ideas on how to address the multifaceted challenges of children with CAS such as vowels, prosody, expressive language, social language, and incorporating phonological awareness in CAS treatment. Additional recommendations are provided for supporting the needs of children with limited verbal output and older children with ongoing communicative challenges, working with parents, developing treatment plans, and writing meaningful goals and objectives.
Each chapter of this second edition has been updated to incorporate the most current evidence-based information available on CAS. In addition, five new chapters have been added, including:
Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition will be of value to speech-language pathologists and students looking for practical, evidence-based recommendations for addressing the diverse needs of children with CAS.
This title is a volume in Plural's "Here's" How" series.
Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in Highland Park, Illinois. She has over 30 years of clinical experience working with children with severe speech-sound disorders, language impairments, and social language challenges. Her primary professional interest is in the evaluation and treatment of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and she presents workshops on topics related to CAS across the country. Her workshops and writing focus on providing practical, evidence-based evaluation and treatment ideas to support children with CAS. Ms. Fish serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and is a CAS topic area advisor for the SpeechPathology.com Advisory Board.
Beginning with history related to school-based speech-language pathology services -- including a discussion of legal mandates (e.g., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Every Student Succeeds Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act) -- the text then delves into a description of service delivery models; an introduction to the concept of a workload analysis approach to caseload standards in schools and example implementation strategies; a display of concrete, real-life success stories; and an offering of strategies for using evidence-based practice, proactive behavior management, conflict resolution, professional collaboration, conferencing and counseling skills, cultural competencies, goal writing, informal assessment procedures, and creating testing accommodations. A new chapter provides the evidence base for links between language, literacy, and the achievement of school standards. This chapter is a must-read for every school speech-language pathologist.
Real-life scenarios based on experiences shared by public school speech-language pathologists give the reader concrete examples upon which to scaffold the complex professional concepts. Chapter summaries provide an overview of the major points presented. Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to engage the reader in analysis and comprehension of material, and vocabulary related to each chapter is conveniently defined at the start of each chapter so that the reader can better grasp the subject matter within.
New to this edition:A chapter on linking language, literacy, and the Common Core State StandardsPertinent information about the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015The addition of four online resourcesThe addition of 10 new evidence-based practicesMore than 130 new referencesAn updated appendix of free Apps* Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
This user-friendly third edition includes self-tests and vocal exercises and addresses various topics: practical methods for increasing breath control with specific guidelines for increasing loudness and voice projection, voice management tips for women who have high demands on their voice, steps for increasing the friendliness of one's voice, exercises that increase voice efficiently with sharper voice focus, and biological and environmental tips to help professional voice users maintain optimal voicing under demanding conditions.
New features include:Voice changes to hide negative emotionsTips to increase the friendliness of one's voiceTechniques for a more masculine or feminine voiceRecommendations for recovering from the tired voiceManagement practices for people who have high voice demands (such as teachers and sales people)Ten steps for finding and keeping the voice you want and need
This text provides information on assessing the whole child, what measures to consider, and how to communicate the findings. It is the distinct source for practical information on how to develop a test protocol, select appropriate tests, ensure a comprehensive assessment, and integrate the findings into an appropriate treatment plan.
As a unique resource that focuses on a relevant topic in today's accountability culture, this text will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in deaf education and communication sciences and disorders; practicing professionals such as speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and psychologists; professionals studying for advanced certifications; as well as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, professors of aural (re)habilitation, special educators, school administrators, and early intervention service coordinators.