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Reading and Speech-Language Impairment

presented by Ruth Stoeckel

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Financial: Ruth Stoeckel receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


Non-Financial: Ruth Stoeckel has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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What is the relationship between literacy and speech or language disorders? How can improving reading skills during intervention for childhood apraxia of speech improve overall outcomes? In this course, Dr. Ruth Stoeckel explores these important questions, and the evidence linking speech-language problems and literacy. The course begins by providing a rationale for proactive intervention with respect to literacy and childhood apraxia of speech, as well as specific instructions on strategies and activities that can be used to integrate literacy training in therapy. The course concludes with a Q&A session with a practicing SLP to further discuss issues around childhood apraxia of speech, clinical interventions, and literacy.

Meet Your Instructor

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and specializes in the assessment and intervention of children with apraxia of speech. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Stoeckel has delivered services to children in schools, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation hospital settings. She is often asked to render 2nd…

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1. Review of Research

In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Stoeckel describes the association between speech language problems and literacy, as well as a rationale for proactive intervention to improve literacy.

2. Literacy Intervention as Part of Speech Therapy

In this chapter, Dr. Stoeckel describes activities that can support literacy while also providing intervention for speech-language disorders.

3. Question and Answer

Dr. Stoeckel sits down for a question and answer session with a practicing SLP to further discuss the emphasis of literacy intervention during speech-language therapy.

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