This course is Part I of a two-episode series. This course will describe the unique needs of clients with Down syndrome as they progress into adulthood. Participants will explore the need for continued speech-language pathology intervention throughout adulthood. Topics will include speech clarity, comprehensibility, facilitation of social communication, specific treatment targets, communication to foster independent living, and resources to help the clinician serve clients with Down syndrome throughout the lifespan.
Keys to Working with Adults with Down Syndrome: 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.
MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, QOM®, RYT® 200
Mary Beth Hines, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, QOM®, is a speech-language pathologist in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA she worked in sales and marketing in Chicago and Boston. She returned to school to pursue a career in speech-language pathology and earned a Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands in 1999. She worked in adult rehabilitation in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, as well private practice specializing in orofacial myology. Mary Beth is the host of the podcast Keys for SLPs and a moderator for SpeechTherapyPD.com.
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|5 min Introduction: Specialization in Down syndrome and importance of speech clarity|
|15 min: Continued need for SLP services after the high school years for adults with Down syndrome|
|30 min: Speech-language interventions that foster independence and social interaction|
|10 min Conclusion: Resources and advocacy|
|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. |
|Financial||Mary Beth is the host Keys for SLPs and receive compensation from Speechtherapypd.com. She works at Life Speech Pathology and Voices for Parkinson’s. Mary Beth is also a SPEAK OUT provider. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. |