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Interactive Language Therapy in Heterogenous Groups

1.0 Hours
27
Audio

Course Description

In this course, Debra details an effective instruction method that can be used with children of all ages—conversational interaction. It can be successfully applied with heterogenous groups with a variety of disorders—language, articulation, fluency, even voice. She explains how to keep the kids focused, on target, and verbal by using manipulatives. Very informative and practical.


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Objective

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

1
Briefly explain the meaning of “conversational interaction.”
2
Describe one example of using manipulatives in group conversational interaction.
3
Explain what it means to “not do individual therapy in a group.”
About Presenters

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Char Boshart is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children. Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.

Debra Dwight

EdD, CCC-SLP, COM

Debra Dwight received her doctorate in Communication Disorders from the University of Alabama, as well as two master’s degrees, one in Early Childhood Education and the other in Communication Disorders. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia where she taught courses on language and literacy, language development, etc., and well as clinical management and supervision. In addition, she has been the Director of the West Georgia Preschool Special Education program, as well as the Program Coordinator for Special Education in the Atlanta Public Schools. Currently, she presents seminars and manages a private practice, Speech First Therapy Services. She has written her knowledge and experience into a practical, best-selling book: Here’s How to Do Therapy: Hands-on Core Skills in Speech-Language Pathology.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
2 min: Introduction
3 min: What does “conversation interaction” mean?
4 min: Instances and examples of conversational interaction
5 min: Sentence production level information; examples
7 min: The skill-based approach; examples; + speech sounds
7 min: Group; conversational turn-taking, requesting; manipulatives
7 min: Keeping kids engaged; + target, model, evaluator
3 min: Modifying the technique to use with older kids
4 min: Keeping Data
8 min: Early SLP pioneers: Backus and Beasley; an example
10 min: Questions & 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 Char Boshart
Financial Char Boshart is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments. She also owns and operates Speech Dynamics.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationship exists.
Disclosure Statement for Debra Dwight
Financial Debra Dwight received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Debra Dwight

EdD, CCC-SLP, COM

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