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Practice Speech Skills for Continued Success and Independence in Those with Down Syndrome-Part 3

2.0 Hours

Course Description

With Down Syndrome being the most common genetic disorder in the world, this 3-part series will dive deep into topics to optimize speech and language skills across the lifespan in those with Down Syndrome. The presenter will explore ways to promote, prepare and practice these skills to increase independence and future success. This final course of the Down Syndrome 3-part series will demonstrate how to improve speech and language skills through consistent and deliberate practice to promote and prepare those with Down syndrome for educational, vocational, and social independence. Learning principles of practice can be applied to existing goals and settings. Multiple approaches will be discussed, and techniques, materials, and resources will be provided.

Related Courses:
Promote Developmental Expectations & Prevent Maladaptive Skills in Those with DS - Part 1
Prepare for Success: How to Target Speech Skills Without Sacrificing Language Goals - Part 2

All 1-3 hour courses included for $89 / Year


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Discuss how consistent and deliberate speech practice leads to learning and language use.
Utilize principles of practice to promote speech clarity and prepare for future success and independence at any age and in any setting.
Describe assessment and treatment decisions that reflect each client’s/student’s/patient’s hierarchy of needs and desired communication outcomes.

About Presenters

Jennifer Gray


Jennifer Gray is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years of experience treating those with speech, language, and feeding delays and disorders. She has spent the last 12+ of those years specializing in communication and feeding for those with the intellectual disabilities and motor speech disorders. She owns and operates companies offering consulting and direct services, including Early Intervention and private practice for infants, children, teens, and adults through traditional and telepractice/teletherapy settings. Her experience working in universities, public schools, private practice, and early intervention settings has led her to seek more effective therapeutic approaches for young children with moderate to severe intellectual and motor speech needs. She currently trains therapists, caretakers, and educators to use methods that work teaching courses and speaking at local, state, and national conventions. Jennifer Gray continues to seek and develop innovative and evidence-based practices to ensure functional outcomes for educational, social, and independent living success.

Additional Information

Introductory Level
0.20 ASHA CEUs

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

5 min: Introduction and review
30 min: How consistent and deliberate practice impacts perseverance and skill maintenance.
10 min: Exposure and enrichment vs practice: are they exclusive?
30 min: How to practice with intent and avoid strengthening maladaptive learning and communication strategies
30 min: Examples and demonstrations of practice strategies
15 min: Questions and Answers

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Jennifer Gray
Financial Jennifer Gray is self-Employed at Connected Speech, LLC and Grays Peak Speech Services, LLC. She is also a trainer for LSVT Loud. Jennifer received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Jennifer Gray


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