SCIP – It’s About Time

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ASHA Course Number: ACEF0412
Course Credits: 0.1 (1 hours) ASHA CEUs – Intermediate level, Professional area
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Computer-based interventions (CBI) and app-based interventions are tools that allow SLPs access to a variety of speech intervention approaches more efficiently and conveniently than picture stimuli. This workshop will describe an evidence-based app called Sound Contrasts in Phonology, or SCIP, that can be used to implement 5 contrastive intervention approaches; namely minimal pairs, the complexity approaches of maximal oppositions and empty set, multiple oppositions, and vowel contrasts.

Instructor Information

A. Lynn Williams
A. Lynn Willams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Dr. Williams is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University and a Professor in the Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Williams specializes in communication disorders due to speech sound production and has authored more than 175 publications (books, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles). She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is currently serving as ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology (2016-2018).

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Williams is the author of the book, Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children and the intervention app, Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP). The phonological intervention approaches discussed in this talk are described in the book and in SCIP. Dr. Williams benefits financially from royalty payments from the sale of these products.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Williams has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Learner Objectives

  1. At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able to discuss a variety of contrastive therapy approaches including minimal pairs, maximal oppositions, empty set, multiple oppositions, and vowel contrasts.


  • 45 minutes: Discuss Contrastive Intervention Approaches
  • 15 minutes: Why do we collaborate?
  • 15 minutes: Overview of the SCIP Intervention Application