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Calvin College Speech Pathology Conference - Sound Management: It's About Time

Discover a better way to make decisions for treating children who have speech sound disorders (SSD).

Learner Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Complete phonological analyses of disordered speech using an error analysis (PVM analysis) and a systemic analysis (SPACS).
  2. Apply current research evidence to design and implement an appropriate methodology for a child’s speech sound disorder.
  3. Demonstrate clinical reasoning to select the most appropriate models for phonological analysis, target selection, and intervention.

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Event details

Monday, May 9 at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

Registration will take place from 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. with the conference starting promptly at 8:30.

CEUs can be paid for at the conference by cash/check only.

A light breakfast, lunch and snacks are included


Lynn Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Lynn Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Dean, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:30-8:45 a.m. Section 1: Implications of Time for the SLP and the Client

8:45-9:45 a.m. Section 2: Systemic Phonological Analysis

9:45-10:00 a.m. Break 

10:00-11:00 a.m. Section 3: Target Selection Approaches 

11:00-12:00 Lunch 

12:00-1:30 p.m. Section 4: Interventions for Children with Speech Sound Disorders

1:30-1:45 p.m. Break 

1:45-3:00 p.m. Section: 5 Clinical Decision-Making. 

3:00-3:15 p.m. Questions

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This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

This course is offered for 5 SCECH CEUs (formerly State Board) CEUs.

The charge for these is $10 for the ASHA credits and $15 for the SCECH credits, and can be paid for by cash/check only the day of the conference.

Full Course Description

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss clinical decision-making in designing and implementing the newer models of analysis, target selection, and intervention with children who have speech sound disorders (SSD). These models will be reviewed and then discussed in terms of a case study with emphasis on integrating current research evidence with clinical reasoning to determine the most appropriate approaches to implement with particular subgroups of children with SSD. Specifically, decision trees will be presented for considering which analysis options, target selection approaches, and models of intervention are most appropriate for different characteristics of functional speech disorders in children. The role of intervention intensity on treatment outcomes will also be discussed. Clinicians will be given a data set to consider in implementing sound clinical reasoning in choosing the most appropriate approaches that will lead to increased speech intelligibility with the greatest amount of change in the least amount of time.


Non-Financial: Dr. Lynn Williams is Associate Dean in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University and Professor in the Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology. Her research has focused on development of a new model of phonological intervention called multiple oppositions that has been the basis of federally funded intervention studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); she has authored several articles in a variety of journals.

Financial: Dr. Lynn Williams is a co-author of the book Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children and a DVD clinical resource Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP). She receives royalty payments from the sale of these products.


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