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Issues and Answers Workshop

Early Childhood Workshop




2015 Fall Workshops
September 25-26
Embassy Suites
St. Charles, MO

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Friday September 25
Issues and Answers
Intervention for Speech Sound Disorders: Beyond the Basics

Saturday September 26
Early Childhood

An Introduction to Pediatric Feeding: Early Milestones, Evaluation Techniques and Treatment Strategies

Each workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm.


Embassy Stuites
Two Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

The Embassy Suites St. Charles will be offering a rate of $119 per night. Rooms must be reserved by September 10, 2015. All registered guests receive a complimentary cooked to order breakfast and evening manager’s reception. Attendees are advised to make reservations by calling 636-946-5544. Ask for the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association group rate.

Facility ventilation and heating systems are not within our control. Please plan accordingly for possible fluctuations in room temperature settings.



At this time registration is only being accepted on-site.

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Early registrations are: $130 for Members, $195 for Non-Members and $50 for Students, and must be postmarked by September 1. After September 1, additional fees will apply. Registration will not be processed until the fee is received. On-site registration is strongly discouraged as space and lunch cannot be guaranteed.

Fees include: workshop registration, CEUs, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Refunds/Cancellations: Refunds minus a $30 handling fee will be made if cancellations are received by September 15. No refunds will be made after this date. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.


Issues and Answers
Friday September 25

Intervention fro Speech Sound Disorders: Beyond the Basics
Presented by Carol Koch, EdD, CCC-SLP

Children with speech sound disorders comprise a large portion of caseloads for speech-language pathologists working with preschool and school-age children. Obtaining and analyzing relevant assessment information is necessary for making intervention decisions designed to achieve optimal outcomes. This workshop will explore the phonological analyses and intervention planning for the contrast approaches of minimal, maximal and multiple oppositions.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to conduct a phonological analysis of a speech sample for intervention planning, describe each of the contrast approaches: minimal, maximal and multiple oppositions, and select a contrast approach based on phonological assessment data.

Dr. Koch has been a speech-language pathologist for 28 years. Much of her clinical work has been in early intervention, with a focus on children with autism spectrum disorder and children with severe speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech. Her research and teaching interests have also encompassed early phonological development, speech sound disorders and CAS.



Early Childhood
Saturday September 26

An Introduction to Pediatric Feeding: Early Milestones, Evaluation Techniques and Treatment Strategies
Presented by Brenda Sitzmann, MS, CCC-SLP

The goal of this workshop is to establish a framework for identifying and treating feeding difficulties in the pediatric population. We will cover typical feeding development, indicators of feeding/swallowing difficulties, evaluation techniques and treatment strategies to help children and their families develop appropriate feeding skills. Videos, case studies and hands-on feeding and swallowing challenges will be utilized to help participants gain a better understanding of feeding and swallowing concerns in the pediatric population.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify early feeding milestones, identify signs/symptoms of a feeding and/or swallowing disorder, and identify the components of a feeding evaluation.

Ms. Sitzmann is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She has been a speech-language pathologist at Children’s Mercy since January 2015. As a part of the CMH Hearing & Speech Team, Brenda is a member of the GI Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic, Swallow Study (OPM) Team, Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and the 22Q Clinic. Prior to her time at Children’s Mercy, Brenda spent nearly 15 years at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota earning advanced competencies in NICU feeding, advanced feeding with bottling, Passy Muir valves, video fluoroscopic swallow studies and cleft and craniofacial disorders. She is a certified lactation counselor. As a feeding therapist, Brenda uses an individualized approach to feeding therapy that helps patients and their families establish safe, functional feeding skills and enjoyable mealtimes.




This program is offered for up to 1.3 CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area)

Speaker Disclosure:

Carol Koch, EdD, CCC-SLP
Relevant Financial Relationships: Dr. Koch is receiving an honorarium for presenting this workshop. She also has intellectual property rights and receives a royalty from Jones and Bartlett. She has no other financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Non- Financial Relationships: Dr. Koch has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Brenda Sitzmann, MS, CCC-SLP
Relevant Financial Relationships: Ms. Sitzmann is receiving an honorarium for presenting this workshop. She is employed by Children’s Mercy Hospital and receives a salary as such. She also receives a consulting fee from Pediatric Home Service. She has no other financial relationships to disclose.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Ms. Sitzmann has no non-financial relationships to disclose.







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