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Cleft Lip and Palate: Supporting Oral Feeding from Birth through Palatoplasty, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Ann Clonan, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, Brenda Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 21, 2017

What is a cleft and how does it occur? A cleft is a result of failure of fusion during embryonic development of the face. It can be caused by both genetic interactions as well as exogenous factors whi...   Read More

  


Leadership and the Art of Influencing Others, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 17, 2017

I believe that being able to influence others is a valuable skill. During this course, we will review definitions of key concepts, such as influence, power, leader and leadership, and discuss how thes...   Read More

 


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 11, 2017

What we are trying to emphasize in these two sessions is the fact that aging and disease processes change the swallow, and that, in turn, impacts the nutrition and hydration of our patients. So, this...   Read More

 


What is All the Ethics About?

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

January 4, 2017

Today we get to talk about ethics, which is a topic that I enjoy, although many people may find it “boring.” We will not only cover ASHA’s code of ethics, but we will also think along the lines...   Read More

 


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 3, 2017

When looking at the different changes that occur in the body, there is decreased muscular/skeletal mass that not only creates a problem with strength for the body, but for the swallow as well. There i...   Read More

 


Behavioral Strategies and Considerations for Working with Children and Adolescents with Emotional Behavioral Difficulties and Psychiatric Illnesses

Dawn R. Girten, MA, CCC-SLP, Kaitlyn Laskey, MS, CCC-SLP

November 7, 2016

First, I wanted to start with a meta-analysis that was conducted in 2014. This examined 22 studies of children, ages five through 13, with an emotional-behavioral diagnosis, without any history of dev...   Read More

   


ALS: A Clinical Population with Unique Communication Management and AAC Needs - Part 1

Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP

October 31, 2016

In terms of ALS epidemiology, ALS is fairly rare compared to other disorders and diagnoses that we might encounter in our clinical experiences. On average, there are about two out of 100,000 individua...   Read More

   


How Do I Know Private Practice is for Me?

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

October 11, 2016

I think a lot of us dream about private practice, and envision what it might be like to have our own business. That is something that I really enjoy doing. You need to think about your motivation. Why...   Read More


What Does Speech-Language Pathology Have to do with Mental Health? Considerations for SLPs Working with Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Sarah Aielli, MS, CCC-SLP, Mallory Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP

October 6, 2016

To begin, I want to talk about our background and our perspective. We work at CCHMC, in the Division of Psychiatry. We work with children ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old. Our setting includes in...   Read More

   


Part 4: Emerging Treatments for Swallowing Disorders: Where We Are Headed

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 28, 2016

Let's begin by talking about traditional treatment and newly emerging treatments. Those of you who participated yesterday heard my colleague Tammy review some information on currently available treatm...   Read More

 


Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Seizure Disorders and the Effects of Antiepileptic Medications on Cognitive-Communicative Functions

Rima Abou-Khalil, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 26, 2016

Why Should SLPs Care About this Topic?We tend to work with neurogenic populations. Any kind of neurological damage increases a patient’s risk for seizures. Currently, the standard is that a person w...   Read More

  


The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Preventing Medical Errors

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 14, 2016

How Frequently do Medical Errors Occur?I would like to start by talking about how frequently medical errors occur. What truly are we up against? Unfortunately, going to the hospital is more risky than...   Read More

 


Part 5: Ethical Considerations for Management of Swallowing Disorders

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 12, 2016

Speech pathologists, like other medical professionals, are credentialed by professional organizations at the national level, and frequently at the state level. Most of us have our ASHA Certification w...   Read More

  


Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effectiveness of Academic Accommodations for School-Age Students with Traumatic Brain Injury

Erin J. Bush, PhD, CCC-SLP, Emily A. Burge, BA

September 9, 2016

Kelly has worked as a speech-language pathologist for three years in a rural school district. Her caseload includes kindergarten through high school students. One of Kelly’s colleagues, Mrs. Altig,...   Read More

  


Non-Instrumental Assessments of Swallowing: Do we know what we think we know?

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

August 25, 2016

To begin, we know that clinical swallow evaluations are sometimes all that clinicians have available to them in their facilities. Certainly, there are issues surrounding clinical swallow evaluations t...   Read More

 


Traditional Treatments for Swallowing Disorders: What We Know; What We Don't

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

August 23, 2016

Today, we're going to discuss traditional treatments for swallowing disorders, what we know, and what we don't. In spite of improved understanding of swallowing and swallowing dysfunction, treatment s...   Read More

 


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Telepractice vs. On-Site Treatment: Are Outcomes Equivalent for School-Age Children?

Stephen Rudolph, MS, ECE, Johanna M. Rudolph, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 18, 2016

Denise, a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP), has worked full-time as an SLP in her local independent school district for the past five years. Toward the end of the school year, her director...   Read More

   


Pediatric Processing Disorders: Interdisciplinary Roles and Assessment, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Martha Coen-Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 16, 2016

I am going to be sharing with you our experience at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the way in which we approach processing disorders. We are very fortunate in that, in the last five years, we ha...   Read More

 


Mandated Reporting for SLPs

Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP

July 29, 2016

Thanks to everyone for gathering with me today to talk about the topic of Mandated Reporting for SLPs. The course objectives are that you will be able to explain the differences between child abuse/ne...   Read More

 


Children and Feeding Tubes

Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 27, 2016

Let's review some of the types of feeding tubes that we might come across working with pediatric patients.Central Line/TPNThe first one is TPN, total parenteral nutrition, or also called a central lin...   Read More