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.
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.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
|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|
|Financial||Jennifer Gray is self-Employed at Connected Speech, LLC and Grays Peak Speech Services, LLC. Jennifer Gray received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |