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Improving Intelligibility in Apraxia and Dysarthria

5.0 Hours

Course Description

This course presents material on the process of improving intelligibility in children with severe apraxia and dysarthria and other causes of severe expressive speech disorder. Pam Marshalla discusses practical ways to facilitate intelligibility through the development of vowels, diphthongs, prosody, oral-nasal resonance, consonants, and phonological processes common in children with motor speech disorders. Lecture and small group activities will be used during this very practical presentation. Material is based on the Evidence-Based Practice philosophy.

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

Use techniques to facilitate vowels and diphthongs.
Discover methods to encourage development of syllables and syllable sequences.
Discuss methods to facilitate improved prosody for improved intelligibility.
Discuss methods to facilitate improved resonance for improved intelligibility
Discuss methods of facilitating voiceless-ness, stridency, and final consonants.
Understand the role of jaw mobility and stability in speech development.
Learn basic methods to facilitate tongue mobility.
Learn basic methods to establish place of articulation.

About Presenters

Pam Marshalla


We are incredibly sad Pam passed away June of 2015. She was and inspiration to so many of us. She was instrumental in getting this website started. We are forever grateful for her teachings and her mentoring so many of us. Her work will continue to have an impact on SLP's everywhere. Pam Marshalla was a practicing speech-language pathologist for more than thirty years. She worked with children of all ages and ability levels in schools, hospitals, private practices and university facilities. She presented at hundreds of conferences and seminars in the United States and Canada. She founded, and for fifteen years was president of, Innovative Concepts Inc., a continuing education company. Pam was founder and co-chair of the Oral Motor Institute, and for five years she served on the advisory board of the Library of Speech-Language Pathology. You can visit Pam's website: pammarshalla.com

Additional Information

Intermediate Level
0.50 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

15 min: Introduction: Speech is movement
15 min: Definitions and characteristics of apraxia and dysarthria
30 min: Strategies for developing vowels
30 min: Strategies for developing differential oral and resonance resonance (15 min. break)
15 min: Strategies for developing glides and diphthongs
30 min: Strategies for developing prosody
45 min: Strategies for developing movements for the CV syllable and its early consonants
15 min: Strategies for developing syllable sequencing
15 min: Charting progress
15 min: Strategies for developing voicelessness, stridency and final consonants
15 min: Strategies for developing transition movements for speech
15 min: Strategies for developing oral stability for advanced phoneme production
30 min: Strategies for establish place of articulation from the onset of treatment
30 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 Pam Marshalla
Financial Pam Marshalla received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Pam Marshalla


Included In:
Audio Basic Professional

Purchase this course for $189.99