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Keys to Working with Adults with Down Syndrome: Part 1

1.0 Hours
25
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Course Description

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.

Related Course:
Keys to Working with Adults with Down Syndrome: Part 2


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Objective

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

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1. Explain why there is a renewed interest in the speech and language needs of adults with Down syndrome.
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2. Describe the importance of speech comprehensibility.
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3. Describe specific treatment targets that effect independence and social interaction for adults with Down Syndrome.

About Presenters

Jennifer Gray

MS, CCC-SLP

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.

Mary Beth Hines

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.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Intermediate Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

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

Course Timeline

Timeline
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

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.
Disclosure Statement for Mary Beth Hines
Financial Mary Beth receives compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Other None

Jennifer Gray

MS, CCC-SLP

Mary Beth Hines

MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, QOM®, RYT® 200

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