Global’s Webinar Series – May 2017
Multimodal Approach to Teaching Children with Down syndrome Speech and Language Skills
Speech and language skills can be a huge challenge for people with Down syndrome across their life span. All efforts should be made to utilize Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in approaches to therapy. A multimodal approach (including signing, visual/picture support, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication) will be explored in a myth vs. fact format to empower parents, speech-language pathologists, and teachers with the tools needed to allow your children the means to communicate. This important webinar will be held online, and participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and listen live as Kathleen Mays provides key information and answers questions. Please RSVP today. Once you have completed your registration you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting link and audio access information.
Kathleen Mays M.S., CCC-SLP
Kathleen joined the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado as Lead Speech-Language Pathologist in June 2015. She has 18 years of experience as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in treatment planning, diagnostic evaluation, and intervention in schools, early intervention, clinics, hospitals, and universities. An additional 11 years’ experience working as a speech aide in public schools throughout northeast Colorado. In her current role in the Sie Center, Kathleen Mays is responsible for leadership of the speech language pathology team in the Sie Center, including incorporation of Evidence Based Practice for evaluation and intervention, as well as continued program development.