Teaching Articulation to Special Populations

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Presenter: Linda D'Onofrio, MS CCC-SLP
An articulation disorder may stand alone, be the symptom of another underlying disorder, and can co-occur with developmental challenges. A thorough differential diagnosis, a prioritized treatment plan, and individualized care can help produce more effective outcomes. Participants learned how to discuss the importance of differential diagnosis, prioritize care within and outside the scope of practice, teach to the individual not the disability, and identify communication goals.

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

  • Discuss the importance of differential diagnosis. What are the symptoms and possible underlying causes? What are co-occurring disorders, environmental challenges, or developmental limitations?     
  • Prioritize care within and outside our scope of practice. Create a timeline of objectives considering sensory profile, oral-facial development, cognitive development, and external support.     
  • Teach to the individual, not the disability. How does this child learn and synthesize information? What do they need to feel secure physically and mentally? How can they be accountable?     
  • Identify communication goals, evidence-based in your objectives, and willing to customize your strategies.
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 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Course Timeline:

5 minutes: Introduction & course objectives 

20 minutes: Defining an articulation error 

15 minutes: Differential Diagnosis 

10 minutes: Prioritizing Care 

15 minutes: Teaching to the Individual 

10 minutes: Goals, Objectives, Strategies 

15 minutes: Teaching Vowels & Consonants 

10 minutes: Teaching Sequencing 

10 minutes: Teaching R  

10 minutes: Q&A/Summary & Close

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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