Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D. June 9-10, 2014
On June 9th and 10th, speech language pathologists and graduate students had the pleasure to hear Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., discuss Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Dr. Stoeckel is a speech-language pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and edited the curriculum for CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS.
During this workshop, attendees were informed about the different methods of evaluation and treatment of children with severe speech sound disorders and how to make differential diagnoses. Different assessment procedures, including standardized and dynamic tools, were discussed. The clinicians and students viewed videos of real clients from Mayo Clinic to demonstrate application of material presented during Dr. Stoeckel’s lectures. The CAS workshop was very beneficial to seasoned clinicians and up-coming students alike in helping them become more aware of CAS and ways to assess and treat this unique disorder.
Debora Daniels, Ph.D., Rene Jamison, Ph.D June 11-12, 2014
The second workshop was held June 11th and 12th and was led by Dr. Debora Daniels, a speech language pathologist, and Dr. René Jamison, a psychologist. The two doctors are both on the University of Kansas Medical Center staff and work with developmentally delayed teens and adults.
This workshop focused on educating the attendees about the different benchmarks for typically developing pragmatic language skills in school age children and adolescents. Evidence for the presence of pragmatic deficits was discussed for a variety of developmental disorders, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Fragile X.
Dr. Daniels also shared about the social group she started for developmentally delayed young adults. This group focuses on pragmatic functions such as conversation and turn-taking. Dr. Jamison also started a social group called Girls Night Out. The goal of this group is to introduce young girls with developmental disorders to appropriate social and self-care skills.
This workshop helped the attendees become more aware of some of the pragmatic difficulties those with developmental disorders might experience. It also enabled these professionals to gather some new fresh ideas on what to do for treatment and therapy to address some of these difficulties in a fun and engaging manner.
Lilly Cheng, Ph.D. June 4-5, 2012
Global Perspective of Speech Pathology Education
Being Smart in a Diverse World
Codes and Contexts: Exploring Linguistic, Cultural, and Social Intelligence
Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Quest for Cultural Competence
Families' Response When Individuals Have Communicative Disorders
Shelley Bredin-Oja, M.A. June 13-14, 2011
Judy K. Montgomery, Ph.D., CCC-SLP June 9-10, 2008
Jennifer Taps, M.A., CCC-SLP June 11-12, 2008