Sensory Integration & Speech Delays - Summit Professional Education

Sensory Integration & Speech Delays

Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sensory Integration & Speech Delays

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Course Highlights

  • Differentiating and connecting between sensorimotor issues, behaviors, and speech and language development
  • Develop a new framework for problem solving using a multisensory approach in therapy
  • Immediately improve functional outcomes in therapy by helping each of your clients achieve a "ready state for learning"
  • Discover practical strategies for supporting the dysregulated child in therapy at home and in the classroom
  • Case studies and interactive group activities that help you integrate the information presented into reallife situations

Additional Info

Young children with special needs will benefit when practitioners work together as a cohesive unit to assess andtreat the whole child. This transdisciplinary team approach requires pediatric therapists and educators to understand and synthesize knowledge from the fields of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and education. Understanding that sensory input drives motor andbehavioral output provides the foundation for this course. The way young children take in and respond to sensory information can significantly impact their learning, development and behavior.

The one day interactive course will teach and inspire pediatric therapists and other early childhood professionals to further their positive impact of childhood development.Participants will gain confidence and competence by increasing their knowledge related to the impact of sensorimotor issues on speech, language and social development. This course will provide an overview of the external and internal sensory systems along with observable characteristics of sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity and sensory craving behaviors. Participants will examine the benefits of using a multisensory therapy approach to help young children interact more effectively with their environment.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Define how sensorimotor issues impact speech and language development.
  2. Compare and contrast how sensory over-responsivity,sensory under-responsivity, and sensory-seeking behaviors impact learning, development, and behavior.
  3. Utilize case studies to identify the sensory explanationbehind challenging behaviors.
  4. Implement a multisensory therapy approach to improve sensory integration in children with severe and persistent speech sound disorders.
  5. Integrate sensorimotor strategies into pediatric therapysessions and early childhood classrooms to improve school performance and reach defined developmental goals.
  6. Explain how organization of the environment can influence the young child's attention and ability to learn.
  7. Classify the five functions of behavior to define the key differences between a behavioral tantrum and a sensory meltdown.
  1. Making Sense of Sensory and the Impact on Other Levels of Development
    1. Sensory processing vs. sensory acuity
    2. Defining sensory processing
    3. How young children learn
  2. The Current State of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
    1. Defining SPD and considering the etiologies
    2. Self-regulation, co-regulation, and dysregulation
    3. Why SPD is not just a concern for occupationaltherapists
    4. Causes of "stimming" behaviors in children with autism
    5. The challenge of providing effective therapy services tothe dysregulated child
    Case Study
  3. Differentiating and Connecting the 8 Sensory Systems
    1. Recognizing the signs of sensory over-responsivity
    2. Recognizing the signs of sensory under-responsivity
    3. Recognizing the signs of sensory craving
  4. Building a New Framework: Solutions for the Communicative Functions of Behavior
    1. Examining ABC (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence)
    2. Anatomy of a behavioral tantrum
    3. Anatomy of a sensory meltdown
    4. Speech and language development
    5. Improving communication and social skills
  5. Building a New Framework: Problem Solving for Sensorimotor Issues
    1. Critical information to add to the case history
    2. The impact of sensorimotor issues
    3. The benefits of using a multisensory therapy approach
  6. Effective Interventions for Supporting the Dysregulated Child
    1. The importance of play-based movement for self- regulation
    2. Incorporating sensory strategies and activities into therapy
    3. Documentation
    4. Expected outcomes of sensory
    Group Activity

Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in theKansas City, Missouri area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in1993 and her Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995.Cari is a therapist, consultant, author, and nationally-recognized speaker who gets paid to dowhat she loves most.TALK! She works exclusively with young children, birth to age five, and theirfamilies, and believes that early intervention is the key to future success.Cari specializes in assessing and treating children with apraxia and she recently co-authored a bookcalled The SLP's Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Cari's son has autism, apraxia,and sensory processing disorder. This allows her to engage audiences both as a professional andas a parent of a child with special needs. She has an energetic personality, and this translatesto a high-energy speaking style. Join Cari as she explores important issues for enhancing thedevelopment of young children.you'll be glad you took the time!

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: Cari Ebert is compensated as the owner of a private practice, Summit Speech Therapy LLC and by Summit Professional Education as an instructor. She has co-authored a book called "The SLP's Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech" for which she receives royalties.

NONFINANCIAL: Cari Ebert has a son with autism spectrum disorder and apraxia allowing her to engage audiences both as a clinician and a parent of a child with special needs.

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