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Developing Communication Skills in Young Children

Author: Robin Strode Downing, Catherine Chamberlain

CEUs offered: 0.25

CEEs offered: 2.5

Introductory Level; Professional Area

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Activity Description

This course focuses on identifying and treating communication disorders in children up to the developmental age of five.  The course targets the following: establishing foundations for communication-learning skills, receptive language skills, pragmatic and expressive language skills, and speech skills in the young, or developmentally young child.

Activity Audience

This course is for Speech-Language Pathologists.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Describe the foundations for developing communication-learning skills.
  • Formulate individualized speech-language therapy goals and objectives for young children or developmentally young children who display with speech-language delays or disorders.
  • Identify a variety of strategies for intervention with children with speech-language delays or disorders.

Author Biography

Robin Strode Downing, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Catherine Chamberlain, M.A., CCC-SLP, have been practicing speech-language pathologists for over 35 years in a variety of settings including public school, private practice, and infant-toddler and preschool programs.

They have presented numerous workshops across the country, particularly in the areas of childhood apraxia of speech, oral motor facilitation of speech skills, and developing communication skills in the young child.

They have published five books together including The Source® for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Easy Does It for Articulation: An Oral-Motor Approach, and Easy Does It for Apraxia and Motor Planning.  In addition, Catherine has published The Basic Concept Pictures and The Basic Concept Workbook.

Robin and Catherine both hold the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed as speech-language pathologists in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association honored them with the Clinical Achievement Award.  They are members of the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame as distinguished alumni.  However, their greatest honors are being members of their wonderful families, church, community, and preschool family.

Robin Strode Downing, Developing Communication Skills in Young Children, is in private practice

Disclosure:

Financial - Author for LinguiSystems, Inc. and receives royalty payments. In addition, Robin Strode Downing received a stipend from LinguiSystems, Inc. for writing Developing Communication Skills in Young Children.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Catherine Chamberlain, Developing Communication Skills in Young Children, is in private practice

Disclosure:

Financial - Author for LinguiSystems, Inc. and receives royalty payments. In addition, Catherine Chamberlain received a stipend from LinguiSystems, Inc. for writing Developing Communication Skills in Young Children.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

LinguiSystems, Inc., publisher of products for SLPs, funded this self-study online course, Developing Communication Skills in Young Children, in its entirety. Some information contained in this presentation is from a product or products written by Robin Strode Downing and/or Catherine Chamberlain and sold by LinguiSystems, Inc.


Certified members of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with LinguiSystems, Inc.  One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE.  All CASLPA members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.  CASLPA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.