How to Target Basic Concepts in Speech Therapy

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Marisha McGrorty, M.S., CCC-SLP
In this podcourse, Marisha reviews the evidence related to the assessment and treatment of basic concepts. Participants will be given practical demonstrations and tips for application throughout the course.


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

  1.  describe three strategies that can be used when assessing basic concepts.
  2. identify evidence-based strategies that can be used when teaching basic concepts.
  3.  explain how to use a variety of materials to target basic concepts in therapy.
About Marisha: Marisha earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She has worked as a school-based SLP and shares therapy ideas and resources on her blog (SLP Now). Marisha also developed a membership for SLPs that includes digital tools and resources to streamline evidence-based therapy.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes: Introduction

5-15 minutes: Assessment of Basic Concepts

15-30 minutes: A Framework for Teaching Basic Concepts

30-35 minutes: 3 Potential Modification

35-45 minutes: Activity Ideas

45-55 minutes: Video Demonstration

55-60 minutes: Q&A

Disclosure Statement for Marisha McGrorty:

Financial: Marisha McGrorty is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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