Webinar: Creating IEP GOALS for Apraxia, Language, and Communication Needs

Wed, Feb 15, 2012: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Featuring:  Sue Caspari,  M.A., CCC-SLP 

IEP goals are written in order to address a child’s individual needs. Most children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) will have needs in more than one communication area. A child with CAS, who clearly has speech production needs, may also struggle with social pragmatics, have difficulty with expressive language, have atypical variations in the melody of their speech, and may need to supplement their verbal speech attempts with an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. What is the difference between these communication need areas, and does the child with CAS need a goal for each one?

In this 90-minute seminar, Sue will discuss how goals can be written for different communication need areas. Resources will be provided describing methods for effective IEP goal writing and cases will be reviewed demonstrating children with different communication profiles including examples of the goals written based on their specific need areas.

Participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to differentiate between various speech and language need areas.
  • Participants will be able to describe important basic elements of IEP goal writing.
  • Participants will be able to identify appropriate IEP goals for various speech and language needs.
  • Participants will be able to identify important considerations for IEP goal writing for children with CAS.

Sue Caspari, M.A., CCC/SLP, is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in the Philadelphia area. Over the years, she has worked with children and adults with neurogenic speech and language disorders in early intervention, educational, and hospital settings, including the Mayo Clinic. In her current practice, she works primarily with, and as a consultant and advocate for, children with severe speech production disorders. She has advanced knowledge and experience in the areas of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and alternative and augmentative communication. Sue has published scholarly articles on CAS, conducts workshops on CAS, and speaks on CAS at national conferences such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual meeting. Sue is a professional advisory board member of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), an associate member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and a member of ASHA’s Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders Special Interest Division; is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania; and holds a Pennsylvania teaching certificate for the speech and hearing impaired.

This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level, Professional area).  To receive CEU's, you must register at the $50.00 rate.


Date:Wed, Feb 15, 2012: 9:00 am to 10:30 am


United States
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Fee:Regular Registration: $35.00 (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; no CEU's); Registration with ASHA CEU’s: $50.00 (1.5 hour of instruction from 1 session)
Contact Name:Kathy Hennessy (Bauer)
Contact Phone:412-923-3401
Event Website:http://www.apraxia-kids.org/site/c.chKMI0PIIsE/b.7958765/k.B19A/Webinar__Creating_IEP_Goals_for_Apraxia_Language_and_Communication_Needs.htm