WEBINAR | Speech Clarity in the Down Syndrome [ZOOM] [February 10, 2023] [1:00PM – 2:30PM Eastern US]

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Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP


Speech development can be challenging for children with Down syndrome, due to various factors including: dysarthria, hypotonia, TOTs, sensory regulation and oral motor development. This webinar will provide techniques and treatment options for speech development when working with clients with Down syndrome. Orthodontic and airway collaboration will be discussed.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the differences between dysarthria, hypotonia, sensory, TOT’s and Apraxia of speech.
  2. Identify proper avenues to refer patients to outside professionals in support of speech clarity development.
  3. Use sensory-motor activities to facilitate better speech sound placement for target sounds.
  • 10 mins: Welcome
  • 10 mins: Overview of Dysarthria, Hypotonia, TOTs, Apraxia of Speech.
  • 5 mins: Overview of Professional Referrals
  • 40 mins: Demonstration of Tools/Therapeutic Strategies
  • 5 mins: Q & A

NOTE: there may changes to handouts/resources prior to the start of the workshop -- be sure you have reviewed any versions you may have downloaded to make sure you have the latest version


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Tresha 16 Jan 23