An Integrated Approach to Early Speech Stimulation
An Integrated Approach to Early Speech Stimulation
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Toddlers with a range of communication disorders can be minimally verbal past the age at which children typically begin speaking. In this session, Rhea Paul describes an integrated approach using AAC and interventions that target vocalizations to increase expressive language and speech production in young children who are minimally verbal or nonverbal.

This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.” It appeared in the conference with the title Working With Preverbal Infants and Toddlers Toward Early Speech.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • create an assessment plan for a toddler who is not speaking
  • explain to parents how AAC and speech-focused activities work together to enhance early communication
  • coach parents on techniques for eliciting vocalizations and early speech behaviors in toddlers who are preverbal
  • create a list of activities that integrate emergent literacy with communication (e.g., dialogic storybook reading) for parents to use

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Continuing Education

12/17/2019 to 5/1/2024

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB19086
Client Age: Children
Format(s): eWorkshop
Language: English
Author: Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP

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