Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Speech Sound Disorders

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Presenter: Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP
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Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy.

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

  • Introduce concepts of oromyofunctional and oral placement disorder
  • Know the red flags associated with oromyofunctional disorders
  • Know the basics of differential diagnosis for articulation v. structural v. placement disorder
  • Have practical treatment techniques for clients with oromyofunctional and oral placement disorders.
About Linda: Linda D'Onofrio, MA CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in craniofacial disorders, structural and motor-based speech disorders, feeding and oromyofunctional disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech-language disorders. She a past president of the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association and presents and teaches on her areas of specialty.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Course Timeline:
5 minutes: Introduction & Objectives
25 minutes: Assessment Considerations
25 minutes: Treatment Considerations
10 minutes: Treatment Techniques
5 minutes: Questions and Answer session

Disclosure Statement:
Financial: Linda D'Onofrio is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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