Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Research-Clinical Practice Workshop
"Identifying and Treating Very Young Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech"
Megan Overby, PhD, CCC-SLP
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Place: Room 719 Fisher Hall
Parents of young children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) are often told "it is too early" to diagnosis and/or treat it. This presentation will review findings from ongoing research on early speech sound development (birth to age 2) for children later diagnosed with CAS and offer suggestions for assessment and treatment targets.
Dr. Megan Overby, an Associate Professor at Duquesne University, specializes in childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, and literacy. She has extensive experience as a speech-language pathologist in schools, hospitals, agencies, and university clinics in addition to having had a private practice. Dr. Overby's research on the early assessment of children with suspected CAS is discussed in ASHA's Practice Portal and several textbooks of speech sound disorders. At Duquesne, Dr. Overby teaches courses in speech sound development and assessment and coordinates the provision of telepractice clinical services.
Please register for the event by October 1, 2015.
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