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Use Strengths and Needs of Those with Down Syndrome to Improve Speech Clarity

2.0 Hours

Course Description

This course will approach speech and language intervention for those with Down syndrome by examining strengths and weaknesses and how they can be manipulated to improve future success and independence. Participants will learn how to use strengths to weaken needs and how to prevent strengths from becoming weaknesses. Topics in medical management, oral functioning, feeding, speech clarity, literacy, and executive functioning will be explored.

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

Determine which speech and language skills to target for improved speech clarity and language use in any setting (including telepractice).
Describe how to use learning and communication strengths to tackle any goal successfully.
Identify and prevent ineffective communication behaviors to prepare each child, teen, and adult for school, employment, and social success.
Describe how to reduce avoidance and maximize engagement through high frequency speech practice and medical management.

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

Intermediate 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

3 min: Introductions and Disclosures
7 min: Overview and Background
10 min: Common associated medical diagnosis
10 min: Speech, lang, OM/feeding weaknesses
10 min: Speech, lang, OM/feeding Strengths
30 min: Use strengths to compensate for weaknesses
40 min: Strategies and resources
10 min: Conclusion and Wrap-Up

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


Included In:
Audio Basic Professional

Purchase this course for $49.99