I met Kelly Vess at the 2016 ASHA convention. She was presenting a poster session on using evidence based practice to help 31 preschoolers with speech sound disorders (SSD). Kelly and her colleagues ran a study using a number of elements from recent literature on SSD’s. What she achieved was impressive. In a five week period, nearly all of her students achieved significant levels of improvement.
Today Kelly discusses her study as well as the key elements that we can all use to replicate her outcomes (including the use of multisensory cues).
To check out the actual poster presentation, head over to my website if you don’t see it in your podcast player. Here it is:
You might also want to check out this summary page from ASHA. It provides brief descriptions of current interventions including the complexity approach.
As an aside, I want to point out that not everyone supports the complexity approach from which Kelly’s study is in part derived. To see another perspective, you might want to check out this blog post. I hope to explore these differences of opinions in future episodes. Can we agree there is still so much to learn and sort out?
Thanks to Kelly for taking part in this episode! And thank you for listening!
11/24/2017 Update: Here is a .pdf of Kelly’s most recent ASHA poster session!