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Dave5Dave Hammer is the Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Dave has 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA with specialty expertise in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. He has provided in-depth consultation, evaluation and successful treatment for hundreds of children with this challenging speech disorder. A sought after workshop speaker, Dave has presented over 150 workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. He is especially known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations. Additionally, Dave has worked as a consultant to other speech therapy practices & clinic that wanted to boost their expertise and treatment success with children who have CAS. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD.

  

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • 1977-1979 University of Pittsburgh (PA) M.A. (1979) Speech-Language Pathology
  • 1973-1977 University of Pittsburgh (PA) B.A. (1977) Speech and Hearing Science/Psychology, Summa Cum Laude – Top 2% of Class
  • 1990 2-week intensive stuttering training sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation of America, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2002 & 2013 Attended Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposiums sponsored by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
  • 2008 First level of PROMPT training, Baltimore, Maryland

 

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS:

  • 2014 Director of Professional Development and Speech Services, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, Pittsburgh (PA)
  • 1979-2014 Speech-Language Pathologist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (PA) specializing in severe articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and childhood/adolescent stuttering
  • 1982-2014 Clinical Supervisor, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • 2011-2014 Manager of Oupatient Speech and Language Services, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • 1988-2011 Coordinator of Speech and Language Services, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh North
  • 2008-2010 Coordinator of the Apraxia Center of Western Pennsylvania
  • 1991-1993 Administrative Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh North
  • 1988 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh North Satellite Launch Facilitator
  • 1999-2001 Co-Director, Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania
  • 2002-2014 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America Professional Advisory Board
  • 2003-2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association AdHoc Committee on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

 

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

  • 1980-present American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • 1985-present Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Pennsylvania State License in Speech-Language Pathology (SL-000561L)

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA)
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, Lifetime Member

 

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS / MEDIA OUTREACH

  • Over 150 presentations on Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Speech Sound Disorders in the United States, Canada, and Australia from 1996-present
  • Numerous Keynote Speaker invitations from 2008 to present
  • Coleman, C., Yaruss, J.S., & Hammer, D. (2004) Parent/child treatment for preschool children who stutter: Preliminary data. Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Fluency Disorders
  • Served as the speech-language consultant for the innovative children’s CD “Time to Sing” produced in 2000 by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Primary contributor to the DVD “Treatment Strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech” and consultant for the DVD “Hope Speaks,” for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
  • Instructor for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive Training Institute (Boot Camp) from 2011 to present, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Guest lecturer on Childhood Apraxia of Speech for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication Science and Disorders and the Duquesne University Department of Speech-Language Pathology from 2009 to present
  • Guest lecturer on Speech Sound Disorders – Motivating Children to Achieve Optimal Speech Outcomes for Augustana College Communication Science and Disorders, Rock Island, Ilinois 2012.
  • Guest lecturer on Children with Apraxia and Onset of Disfluency for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Indiana, PA 2012.
  • Webinar presenter for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America from 2010 to present
  • Author of the children’s book “Your Time Will Come” illustrated by Alex Clark and published in 2012 by Word Association Publishers, Tarentum, PA
  • Contributor to the voice therapy program “Adventures in Voice”, by Dr Katherine (Kittie) Verdolini Abbott, published in 2010 by MultiVoiceDimensions
  • Served as the United States and Canada sales representative from 2009-2012 for lingWAVES TheraVox, a state-of-the-art speech and voice computer visual feedback program developed by the German company WEVOSYS

 

AWARDS

  • Awarded PA Speech-Language-Hearing Association Clinical Achievement Award 2008

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