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Lynn Williams

PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist Dr. Lynn Williams is a clinical scientist with interests in models of assessment and intervention of communication disorders in children, and translational research and implementation science. Dr. Williams' research focus is primarily with children with speech sound disorders, with corollaries of this research interest that address emergent literacy skills for children living in poverty, the impact of communication disabilities on children's life activities, and social and cultural aspects of communication disorders in children. She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University and a Professor in the Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology. As an international expert on intervention for speech sound disorders in children, she has secured $1.5 million in competitive grants; developed resources to facilitate speech-language pathologists' implementation of intervention (e.g., created the Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP) software program, 2006; 2016), and has a strong track record of over 175 publications (books, book chapters, peer reviewed articles) and presentations. Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is currently serving as ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology (2016-2018).

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Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Presented by Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Speech Sound Disorders in Children

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Speech Sound disorders (SSD) are quite diverse and range in both severity and type of disorder. Given the complexity of SSD, appropriate assessment will have clinical implications for selecting the most appropriate intervention targets and intervention approach. Utilizing an evidence-based practice framework, tests are selected on the basis of the presenting needs, concerns, and characteristics of the child's speech. Thus, a key outcome of a comprehensive speech assessment is an analysis of the test data and speech samples to identify predominant error patterns, make a differential diagnosis, determine appropriate treatment targets, and design an efficacious intervention plan. It is vital for SLPs to be knowledgeable and experienced in administering every component of a comprehensive assessment. Yet, in the "real world," it is usually not feasible to carry out all aspects of such an evaluation on every child. Thus, the SLP must also know how to select those components that are most applicable to a given client's speech profile, sometimes adjusting the choice of assessment tools as the evaluation proceeds and further speech strengths and weaknesses are revealed.

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Target Selection

Presented by Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP

Target Selection

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Recent advances in the clinical management of SSD in children point to the important role of target selection in treatment outcomes. In fact, there is some evidence that what you choose to work on in intervention is just as important as how you address the goal in intervention. The construct of learnability in phonological intervention will be discussed with regard to three different approaches to target selection. Alternatives to developmental norms will be presented for achieving the greatest phonological change in the least amount of time.

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Treatment and Intervention of Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Presented by Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP

Treatment and Intervention of Speech Sound Disorders in Children

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Clinicians are faced with new ideas and must consider information to integrate into their clinical application at a pace that often makes it difficult to implement into clinical practice. The time required to learn the new approaches, to develop the individualized treatment materials, and to implement the new procedures are frequently beyond the scope of already burdened daily schedules. Four models of contrastive phonological intervention will be described, along with video-taped demonstrations. A treatment paradigm will be described for implementing the contrastive phonological intervention approaches. Finally, a Phonological Analysis Summary and Clinical Management tool will be presented that will allow participants to integrate all three components of assessment, target selection, and intervention planning within a single form.

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