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Reaching for the STARS: Speech Therapy and Research Working Together NDSC Convention 2011

The 39th Annual NDSC Convention is being held in San Antonio, TX this summer and I am thrilled to announce I will be presenting: Reaching for the STARs: Speech Therapy and Research Working Together. Here’s a snippet of what to expect:

Do you ever wonder, “Why do some individuals with Down syndrome have clear speech and others don’t?” or “What can I do to help my child talk?” This course will take an in-depth look at the types of speech disorders that exist among children with Down syndrome, discuss the importance of  evidence-based clinical treatment, and tackle common questions about using sign-language, oral-motor therapy, and assistive technology. Participants will receive practical suggestions to use at home including tools and activities.

The convention is being held at the beautiful JW Marriott Hill Country Resort. So if you haven’t planned your summer vacation yet – consider San Antonio! If you follow this blog and come to the convention, please make sure to introduce yourself and family. See y’all in Texas!

5 thoughts on “Reaching for the STARS: Speech Therapy and Research Working Together NDSC Convention 2011”

  1. This year, The 39th Annual NDSC Convention will be held August 5-7, 2011, San Antonio, texas.The JW Marriott Hill Country Resort has reached its capacity and the waiting list has also reached its limit. For those who do not have a reservation, there are other hotels in close proximity.

  2. We’ll be there! Can’t wait to meet you. I’m hoping you’ll cover something along the lines of this:

    My child makes sounds but the sounds are VERY gutteral. Will she ever learn to talk that way? My gut tells me no, but the sounds that she makes aren’t right.

    1. How old is your child? My son is 14 and difficult to understand if you don’t know him . He has sign on his IEP come to find out the person responsible for implementing it doesn’t know sign at all. I am starting a sign class as I’m not a great self teacher. I encourage you to learn sign and use it to help. I also highly recommend getting a AT device and get her used to enjoying quality time with you or other person so she adapts to it in case language doesn’t come easily. Do not let anyone tell you she will depend on the AT and not progress in speech. I believed it now I have to get AT this late in the day for him. He should have had it 6 years ago.

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