Full Day Conference on Speech Intelligibility with Libby Kumin
April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$35 – $60
Join us for a full day of information from Libby Kumin, a professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology Audiology at Loyola University in Maryland. The presentation will take place at the Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center from 8:30AM – 4PM on Saturday, April 25, 2020. There will be no charge for parking.
There are many factors that affect speech intelligibility in individuals with Down syndrome and it is a major difficulty cited by parents and by adults with Down syndrome. Attendees will learn about methods and techniques that can be used at each stage – infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and adults – to help develop speech that is easy to understand. Methods and techniques for identifying, analyzing, and treating the factors that affect speech intelligibility (including dysarthria/oral motor skills and childhood apraxia of speech) will be presented. Information on team approaches and family-based treatment will be included in the presentation.
Dr. Libby Kumin is a world-renowned speech and language expert who has dedicated her career since 1969 to helping people with Down syndrome. She is a professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Loyola University, Maryland, where she founded the Loyola University Speech and Language Down Syndrome Center for Excellence in 1980. She also sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the National Down Syndrome Society and the Clinical Advisory Board of the National Down Syndrome Congress. Dr. Kumin is the author of several major works, including the seminal book, Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.