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Prepare for Success: How to Target Speech Skills without Sacrificing Language Goals in Those With Down Syndrome-Part 2

2.0 Hours

Course Description

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 2nd course in the Down syndrome 3-part series will challenge you to use goals and treatment techniques as preparation for the next developmental and functional outcome for your client/student. Short and long-term goals framed as necessary skills of learning and speech comprehensibility will make your treatment sessions more productive and impactful across settings and communication partners.

Related Courses:
Promote Developmental Expectations & Prevent Maladaptive Skills in Those with DS - Part 1
Practice Speech Skills for Continued Success and Independence - Part 3

All 1-3 hour courses included for $89 / Year


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

Identify the important next steps for each client/student to prepare him/her for success in functional settings (school, home, and social and vocational settings).
Reframe language goals as skills of cognition and learning (comprehension, memory, executive functioning, interpretation, use, etc.) to best understand why speech and language difficulties occur and how to address them.
Utilize Active Engagement to scaffold speech comprehensibility from intelligibility and prepare for independence at any age.

About Presenters

Jennifer Gray


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.

Additional Information

Introductory Level
0.20 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 and review
15 min: How Prevention leads to Preparation
15 min: Settings and skills to prepare for from birth to adulthood
30 min: Language skills are cognitive skills regulated by executive functioning and working memory
30 min: Speech intelligibility to comprehensibility
15 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 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.

Jennifer Gray


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