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No BORING, grad school-type seminars with little to no treatment application!
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Cycles for Phonology
The use of a traditional articulation approach to treat phonological errors leads to slow progress and years in therapy.
Cycles focuses on patterns and efficient generalization of sounds through target selection, drastically reducing therapy time for children with phonological delays.
This interactive course will lead participants through the scoring of the Hodson Assessment of Phonological Processes-3 (HAPP-3) to determine the processes in error and will be used together with the Cycles Guidelines and Organizational Chart (Moore, 2015) to design a Cycle.
Target word selection, goal writing, and implementation into group therapy will be discussed.
You will ACTUALLY learn HOW to implement Cycles in this seminar!
Explain the difference between Cycles for Phonology and Traditional Articulation approaches.
Describe and list the primary patterns targeted in the Cycles Approach.
List and explain why secondary patterns are not typically targeted in the Cycles Approach.
Complete and score the Hodson Assessment of Phonological Processes-3 (HAPP-3).
Design a Cycle based on the primary patterns using the HAPP-3 and the Cycles Guidelines and Organizational Chart.
Reduplicated Syllable Therapy (RST)
(also known as Modified Cycles)
This program is designed for children with significant phonological delays and a limited sound inventory who struggle to produce more than one-syllable words.
By beginning with sounds already in the child's inventory, participants will learn to introduce simple CV structures at the one-, two-, and three-syllable level.
This simple approach can expand the child’s inventory through easy drill and expand their ability to produce two-syllable (CVCV) and three-syllable (CVCVCV) reduplicated patterns.
Participants will be given step-by-step instructions for developing a baseline, learn how to elicit productions, and when to increase complexity to new levels.
This method is appropriate for:
Minimally verbal and young children entering the schools from the Birth-3 program
Children in self-contained rooms
Beginning of therapy for those suspected of apraxia of speech.
1) Learn how to complete a baseline of stimulable sounds to develop a Reduplicated Syllable Set (RST1)
2) Describe how to implement RST in sessions.
3) Explain when to increase or decrease complexity during RST.
4) Develop Reduplicated Syllable Set 2 (RST2).
5) Determine when to move to Cycles.
7:30-8:00 Check-in: Resolve Technical Difficulties
8:00-9:00 Overview of Cycles: Targeting Patterns vs. Individual Phonemes
9:15-10:00 Difference between Phonology/Apraxia and Traditional Articulation Therapy; Norms
10:15-10:15 BREAK (15 minutes)
10:15-11:15 Review Hodson’s Assessment of Phonological Processes-3 (HAPP-3) Forms
11:15-11:45 Scoring of HAPP-3 Sample Transcript
11:45-12:30 Determination of Targets and Cycles Defined
12:30-1:00 LUNCH (30 Minutes)
1:00-1:30 Design your FIRST Cycle using the Cycles Guidelines and Organizational Chart
1:30-2:15 Review Cycles Guidelines and Organizational Chart to Develop Cycle 1
2:15-2:30 BREAK (15 minutes)
2:30-2:45 Cycle 2 Development and Considerations and Review Four Cycle Samples
2:45-3:30 Reduplicated Syllable Therapy, Baseline Completion, Develop RST1
3:30-3:45 Increasing Complexity, Develop RST2, Moving to Cycles
3:45-4:00 Review of Information, Dos and Don’ts, and Questions
WHEN: 7/27/2018; 9:00-4:00 EST (OR watch on YOUR time at www.expressionsseminars.com)
The course begins promptly at 9:00 EASTERN TIME.
Log in at 8:30 to address any technical difficulties.
An online technical session will occur the night before for anyone interested in logging into Zoom ahead of the workshop to ensure access, address any technical difficulties and to familiarize yourself with the platform.
WHERE: At HOME: The course is ONLINE -- LIVE Streaming via Zoom
COST: Early Bird: Before December 23: $185
Regular: After December 23: $200
PAYMENT: Link above will take you to the store to add the seminar into your cart. After that, you will checkout via PayPal. No PayPal account required.
You do not need a PayPal account.
You can pay with a credit card as a guest.
Email: or for questions
Phone: (336) 350-9263.
This course is offered for 6.0
Certification Maintenance Hours (CMH)*
Intermediate, Professional Area
Credits are awarded after completion of an evaluation survey and course knowledge quiz on Survey Monkey. The link will be emailed to the participants within 24 hours of the end of the seminar.
*CMH apply toward ASHA and NC Board of Examiners’ continuing education requirements. Please check with your state to determine if these credits will qualify for your state license.
Credits will not be reported to the CEU registry.
You will be issued a certificate which you will keep in the event of an audit.
The Fine Print
Cancellation Policy for Participants
Prior to 10 days preceding course: Participant can apply registration to a future course or online offering or the participant can request a refund of the registration less $75 fee which covers cost of administrative work.
Any cancellation within 10 calendar days of the course will credited for a future course or Expressions Seminar online offering.
Cancellation Policy for Expressions Seminars
If Expressions Seminars has to cancel the course due to inclement weather, illness, or family emergency, all participants will be notified via email used to register for the course and a future date will be selected.
If a participant cannot attend the new date, they will have the following options:
Watch the on-demand version of the course (if there is one available) and have access for ONE WEEK.
Accept a credit for a future seminar either online or in-person.
Request a refund of registration fee.