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Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Professor Tricia McCabe, PhD
Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Professor Tricia McCabe, PhD

Fri, 27 Jan



Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Professor Tricia McCabe, PhD

For SPS speech pathologists. This invitation-only session will explore the theory and treatment options for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Includes Q&A.

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Time & Location

27 Jan 2023, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AEDT

Parkville, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

About the event

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About our presenter:  Professor Tricia McCabe, PhD

Tricia is Professor of Speech Pathology at The University of Sydney. Her research, clinical practice, and teaching are focused on improving speech pathology assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for children and adults with moderate-severe speech disorders including apraxia, dysarthria, and phonological disorders. As part of this focus, she has lead the development of the ReST treatment for apraxia and is leading a large multisite randomised control trial of Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing or DTTC for children with severe apraxia. Tricia is interested in the application of the principles of motor learning to speech pathology in speech, voice, fluency, and swallowing. Tricia uses biofeedback (e.g. ultrasound) as a means of improving therapy outcomes. She is a member of the Board of and as a result does research into E3BP. Tricia was awarded Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia in 2019.

Away from speech pathology Tricia plays masters hockey, snorkels, bakes and grows vegies.

About the event:  Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Theory & Treament.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that affects a child's ability to produce speech sounds correctly. This session will cover the definitions and features of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  The underlying cause of CAS is thought to be neurological, and it is considered a severe speech disorder.   Motor learning - planning and programming is important in tailoring treament to specific child needs.  An overview of current treatments is covered including; Rapid Syllable Transition (ReST) therapy, Nuffield Dyspraxia Program (NDP), Integrated Phonological Awareness (IPA) and Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC).

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