presented by Ruth Stoeckel
Financial: Ruth Stoeckel receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Ruth Stoeckel has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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…Read full bio
1. Why Should Caregivers be Involved in Treatment of Speech-Language Disorders?
The first chapter of this course provides an evidence-based rationale for involving caregivers in therapy. Dr. Stoeckel also examines clinician-caregiver perspectives that may influence caregiver involvement to set the stage for the “how” of increasing caregiver environment.
2. Challenges of Including Caregivers
What are the obstacles to involving caregivers in therapy? In the second chapter of this course, Dr. Stoeckel describes the challenges that are inherent to involving caregivers with varying perspectives, external time constraints, and other barriers to involvement.
3. How to Include Caregivers
In this chapter, Dr. Stoeckel describes the “how” of involving caregivers. She begins by identifying factors that influence involvement, and then describes activities that can be used to involve caregivers and maximize engagement.
4. Examples of Caregiver Involvement
This chapter uses case examples to help participants recognize how involvement can and must be individualized for each child and family situation.
In this chapter, Ruth Stoeckel sits down with a practicing SLP to further discuss challenges to including caregivers in speech therapy.