S Remediation Therapy

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Presenter: Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This 1-hour video course presents a condensed but informative version of effective strategies to analyze the child with a distorted /s/: Their oral stabilization and mobilization, their oral resting posture, and any potential production obstacles.

Techniques are covered to establish an oral capability base to stimulate a good /s/ that contains appropriate external and internal stabilization and mobilization, several sound stim suggestions, and how to solidify the new production and establish conversational carryover. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe an understanding of the /s/ production.
  • Effectively assess the differences and characteristics of the frontal and lateral “s’s”.
  • Perform at least 10 capability-based therapy techniques.
  • Implement solidification methods to successfully establish the /s/ motor pattern.
  • Perform at least 5 generalization techniques to finalize treatment.
About Char: Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career.
Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children.  Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.
You can find Char at: charboshart.com

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
15 minutes: Section I:
About Production & Analysis - /s/ Production Analysis:  Stabilization and Mobilization, The Frontal /s/, The Lateral /s/
45 minutes:  Section II: S Therapy - How to Lay the Groundwork, Oral Resting Postures, Oral Capability Tasks, Evoking a Good /s/, “S” Solidification Techniques and “S” Carryover Strategies

Disclosure Statement:  

Financial: Char Boshart is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive compensation.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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