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Presented by Charlotte Boshart, MA, CCC SLP
Outstanding Speech Language Pathologist, Author and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Speech Language Pathologists Serving Students in Grades K 12

  • Dozens of practical,effective evidence-based therapy techniques for the distorted "R" and the frontal and lateral lisps … Proven ideas for in-person and online therapy
  • Timesaving strategies to stimulate a correct "R , S, Sh, and Ch even when the oral structure is not perfect
  • Carryover activities to progressively and quickly move into conversational speech
  • Proven ways to incorporate teachers and parents into the therapy process – how to broaden the therapy spectrum for greater success
  • Receive a detailed articulation therapy digital resource handbook to support your immediate use of the therapy techniques you'll receive in this seminar
ASHA CEUs Available

Practical Ideas and Strategies

As speech-language pathologists, we have our work cut out for us, especially when we encounter a student who mispronounces "R" and "S" as well as other sibilants. These sounds have been called "simple artic errors." In reality, however, when working in therapy with a lateral lisp, there's nothing "simple" about it. In this seminar, outstanding speech-language pathologist and presenter, Char Boshart, shares a variety of highly effective, researched-based sequential strategies to increase the success of your therapy with many of your challenging cases. Have a frontal lisp that you just can't generalize?

You'll learn the secret to establishing carryover, to use not only for "S" cases, but with just about your entire caseload. This one technique can revolutionize the way you look at your cases and the way you perform therapy. In addition, you'll receive a wealth of information and techniques to enhance your "R" therapy, decrease your caseload and make your students more successful. Char will also present a variety of teacher/parent collaboration and child motivation strategies designed to decrease your students' time in therapy.

You'll leave with an arsenal of new ideas to strengthen articulation whether your therapy is in-person or online.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Maximize Your Students' Time in Treatment for Persistent Articulation Errors In-Person and Online
    Utilize proven methods to facilitate a correct "R," "S," "Z," "Sh," "Ch," and "J" whether your therapy is in-person or online
  2. Improve Your Skill in Analyzing Tongue Movement Problems
    Learn how to analyze incorrect tongue movements and the techniques to remediate them
  3. Utilize Traditional as Well as Oral Capability Building Methods to Facilitate Sound Production
    Combine traditional methods with new and effective ways to develop oral capability to consistently produce the new speech sounds … Get to the source of speech movement problems
  4. Manage Stubborn Articulation Cases More Effectively
    Learn proven methods to remediate your most challenging cases involving "R," frontal lisp or lateral lisp … Reduce therapy time, decrease out-of-class time and feel more in control of your therapy
  5. Move from "Sound-in-Isolation" to Conversational Speech
    Ensure success by incorporating proven carryover techniques into the fabric of your therapy process … Help your students achieve competent communication skills
  6. Apply Direct Therapy Solutions to Your Articulation Problems
    Acquire an arsenal of therapy options to use with your vast variety of cases with speech difficulties
  7. Become Proficient at Techniques Essential to Remediating Frontal Lisps
    Incorporate valuable strategies to consistently "keep the tongue" back for a frontal "S," "Z," "Sh," "Ch," and "J"
  8. Plan and Implement a Process for Teaching "R" – From Start to Finish
    Learn how to apply "progressive therapy" … Successfully advance your students through each step to their completion
  9. Learn Indispensable Ideas to Collaborate with Teachers and Parents
    Collaboration – involving others in the training process – can make the difference … Learn how to successfully incorporate willing helpers into your program
  10. Receive a Detailed Articulation Therapy Digital Resource Handbook
    Char Boshart's entire developmental articulation program is outlined for you in the detailed digital resource handbook that you'll receive at this intensive day of training

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • How to stimulate both "R" production styles – the Back-Up and the Retroflex – as well as how to know which type to teach
  • How to determine what students are doing and not doing when they produce a distorted "R" and how to personalize techniques to shape their production into a correct, differentiated "R"
  • How to build oral capability to generate good tongue-jaw differentiation and stabilization placement for "R" as well as "k," "g," "s," "z," "sh," "ch," and "J"
  • How to solidify and generalize the new, correct "R" … Learn nine killer techniques that really work
  • How to analyze a child's "S" production and determine appropriate procedures for hard palate, dental, tonsilar, thumb, or breathing issues
  • Proven ways to generate a "compensatory" tongue placement for "S" when large tonsils fill the pharynx
  • How to effectively treat cases that omit "S," produce stops for "S," produce "Sh" for "S," and/or do "S" cluster reductions
  • How to systematically analyze oral resting postures … Discover how good tongue resting posture can make or break "S" carryover
  • How to apply the 3-step process of changing oral resting postures—and why you'll be glad you did
  • How to re-stabilize the tongue and re-direct the airflow for lateral sibilants using straightforward, simple techniques
  • How to treat a nasal "S" (a nasal snort) and just why the air flows through the nose in these cases
  • Effective methods to encourage teacher/parent support and participation in articulation therapy
  • How to design a program that will motivate your students to complete their speech homework … Help them take responsibility for changing their sounds!

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

In more than thirty years of experience as a speech-language pathologist working in both public schools and as a private clinician, I have had many opportunities to face the challenge of persistent articulation errors in my therapy sessions. My work with hundreds of cases over the years has provided a great deal of "evidence-based practice" that has helped me continually reflect and refine my approach to articulation therapy. As a university instructor and international presenter, I have had many requests from other speech pathologists to provide a clear synthesis of the most effective therapy approaches for challenging articulation cases. Consequently, I have developed this seminar to provide the most current, highly effective articulation therapy strategies I know really work.

During our day together, as we explore practical, proven ways to confront the challenges of articulation therapy, I will focus on the following topics:

  • The most effective therapy strategies for the distorted "R" and front and lateral lisps
  • Timesaving strategies to stimulate a correct "R" and "S," even when the oral structure is not perfect
  • Highly effective carryover activities to progressively and quickly move into conversational speech
  • Proven methods to motivate your students to do speech homework and make even faster progress
  • Ways to incorporate and utilize teachers and parents in the therapy process
  • How to more proficiently evaluate and treat "R" and "S" cases

My goal will be that you leave our day together rejuvenated with a wealth of the best, current ways to more effectively provide therapy for your challenging articulation cases. Whether your therapy is in-person, online or in a hybrid therapy format, you'll leave with numerous therapy techniques you can use right away.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar.

Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP

P.S. Again, the focus of our day together will be on practical, highly effective articulation methods you will be able to use immediately.

Who Should Attend

Speech-Language Pathologists working with students in grades K-12 who have persistent mild articulation errors.

Special Benefits of Attending

You'll Receive an Extensive Articulation Therapy Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive articulation therapy digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Step-by-step articulation treatment techniques for in-person and online therapy
  • Explanations of how the toys and tools for articulation therapy are used
  • Descriptions of how children recognize, experiment with and control their own phoneme movements

Share Ideas with Other Speech Language Pathologists
This seminar provides participants a wonderful opportunity to meet and share articulation therapy ideas with other speech-language pathologists.

Consultation Available
Char Boshart will be available for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own articulation therapy program.

ASHA-Required Disclosure Statement for Charlotte Boshart:
Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation.
No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you'll be fully satisfied or you'll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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