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THE SOUND CARD SYSTEM                                                                                                                         REGISTER
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas 
1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 170 
Richardson, TX  75080
Cost: $0  (Registration is required and closes January 8 or until max attendance has been reached)      

A boxed lunch and free copy of the SCS cards in black and white will be provided with registration.  The new colored sound cards will be available to purchase on site for a reduced rate of $32 plus tax.

The Sound Card System (SCS) is a visual/kinesthetic/auditory cue system for teaching motor planning of consonants and vowels in words. This cue system is simple and systematic and can easily be taught by an SLP to parents for easy carry-over into the child’s home program. Many children with Down syndrome struggle with motor planning in speech and in reading activities. The Sound Card System teaches sounds at the simplest form, moves them into syllables and eventually into multi-syllable words.

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:
(1) Describe why children learn best with a multi-sensory approach to motor-planning of sounds in words
(2) Cue all consonants and vowels by name of sound and hand cue
(3) Describe the developmental steps in sound acquisition.

Erin Bernett M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Monkey Mouths, LLC with clinics in Coppell, Hurst, Fort Worth and Southlake.  She oversees 30 SLPS and 4 OTs. Erin has been practicing as a speech pathologist for 21 years--with the last 16 years of her career dedicated to the advancement of treatment for children with Down syndrome. Erin's professional training includes: PROMPT./PROMPT Bridging, Lori Overland Feeding Therapy, Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy, Beckman Oral-Motor Therapy, Kaufman Apraxia Training, Vital Stim therapy, Can-Eat, Oralfacial Myofunctional Therapy, Myofascial Release, Visualizing and Verbalizing by Lindamood Bell, Socal Thinking, S.OS Feeding Therapy, Picture Exchange Communication System, Applied Behavior Analysis with Vincent Carbone, the Floortime Model and more. Erin believes that a well-rounded therapist is the key to a successful treatment plan for a child with Down syndrome. 

Saturday, February 23 - presented by The Arc of Texas
Saturday, April 13 -
Saturday, May 4 - Transition Planning presented by Sandye Cox, Region 10

PLEASE NOTE:  Childcare is NOT provided for this particular seminar series, and parents are encouraged to make other arrangements for childcare out of respect for all our attendees.  Should you have any further questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Paige Hayes at (214) 267-1374 or