Sound Management: Its About Time

Delaware Valley Middle School - Milford; PA

Session Dates

Friday February 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM


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. 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.


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

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

Target Audience

Speech and Language Pathologist

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


A. Lynn Williams, Ph.D.

Event Contact:


Distance Learning
800-446-5607 x6884


Elizabeth Christopher