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