1 - 4 November, 2018
1 - 4 November, 2018
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is an uncommon speech disorder which persists well into adolescence with significant implications for both education and career outcomes. This Symposium Seminar will cover the most recent information on the theoretical basis, possible causes, prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and problem solving for speech pathologists working with children and young people who have CAS.
Dr Tricia McCabe CPSP is Head of Discipline and Professor of Speech Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney. Tricia has published more than 75 peer reviewed journal articles, supervised more than 20 research students, and has had $3.6 million in research grants.
Tricia's research, teaching and clinical practice are all focussed on improving treatments for moderate-severe speech impairments in children and adults. In particular, she has spent much of the past 10 years working to improve treatments for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and this has resulted in the two Randomised Control Trials comparing different interventions in this population.
With a team of colleagues, research students, and volunteers she has developed the Rapid Syllable Transition Training intervention (ReST), a novel intervention which uses drill practice of non-words to improve the motor planning skills. This treatment has been shown to be effective in both face to face and telehealth service delivery. The Ian Potter Foundation has recently funded a free internet based training program for clinicians in ReST and this training will provide many more children with access to this innovative treatment.
Tricia is also interested in the application of Evidence Based Practice in speech pathology, service delivery innovations and professional voice user training. She is a member of the management committee of speechBITE. Tricia maintains a small private practice in Sydney providing second opinion assessments and treatment to children and adults with speech disorders. Tricia tweets as @tricmc on speech pathology topics and baking.
1 - 2 November 2018 (Thur & Fri)
09:00 - 17:00
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong