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Wayne State University Speech Language Pathology Students Make a Difference on a Large Scale


Wayne State University graduate students Katelyn Adams, Holly Flynn, and Torey McNally are advancing the field of speech-language pathology using unique evidence-based interventions that directly change the lives of children with speech sound disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).


These three superb graduate students are comprehensively treating children by addressing the underlying motor impairment that negatively impacts communication.


These children are preschoolers, a time when neuroplasticity is at a high level. The therapy incorporates meaningful, task-oriented activities that challenge children in both the mind and body to perform at their highest levels. This increases the effectiveness of therapy.


The therapy videos are on Speechpathology.com in a webinar series entitled "Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD" by Kelly Vess. 


Thank you to Wayne State University clinical director Karen O'Leary and program supervisor Sue Lucchese for making this level of best practice possible. Thank you to speechpathology.com and Thieme for spreading these students' amazing work. 



Four Video Course Series at SpeechPathology.com to Treat Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through Movement 


You can make a difference. Movement intervention can have the greatest impact at preschool age when plasticity in the brain is at an optimal level through meaningful, engaging, task-oriented practice. Research indicates that you do not have to be a formally trained movement therapist to develop foundational movement skills for children with ASD.   


Join Kelly for four web seminars on SpeechPathology.com. Clear evidence-based strategies to incorporate movement activities when treating preschoolers with ASD will be illustrated.


Interactive digital clips will be shown so you can confidently implement evidence-based stategies into your practice. These seminars are available at speechpathology.com in their course library.