This is the adoption of a set of remediation approaches or methods found to be particularly effective in addressing either one or a composite of auditory processing problems. The idea is to select from the several available approaches, a single approach or a small set of approaches, that can maximize positive remediation outcomes. Schema induction is viewed as a “top-down” strategy because it requires consideration of not only central auditory performance, but also more global communication performance, and subsequent learning.
Synchronous timing of neural networks is critical for the core skills of attention, working memory, processing accuracy/speed, and executive functions that underlie speech, language and cognitive-communicative function in people of all ages. Researchers have identified that many of the individuals we see for SLP services exhibit impaired neural timing & synchronization, including those diagnosed with Dyslexia and other reading disorders, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aphasia associated with stroke and acquired brain injury, cognitive-communicative impairments associated with acquired brain injury, and cognitive and motor planning/sequencing impairments seen in Parkinson’s disease. This course will introduce you to a patented, non-invasive biometric technology, called the Interactive Metronome, that is specifically designed to help you objectively evaluate and treat this underlying impairment in timing & rhythm in order to achieve better SLP treatment outcomes.
This course will inform the participant about the value of identifying young children who are at risk for auditory processing disorders and listening deficits. Brain neuroplasticity and benefits of early intervention will be stressed. The Auditory Skills Assessment test (Geffner and Goldman) will be highlighted.
Processing Disorders can be differentially diagnosed between the disciplines of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology and Neuro-Psychology, in order to rule out or treat the child's deficit areas. This course will discuss each discipline's role and assessment procedure for a related processing disorder, in an effort to ensure each remain in their own scope of practice. This course is open captioned.
This course will discuss the basics to creating family friendly materials. Presenters will demonstrate how to create educational handouts in the form of a newsletter and handouts that may be used within speech pathology sessions or as part of a home program.
This course will review the SCAN-3 Tests of Auditory Processing Disorders, an upgrade to the previous SCAN-C auditory processing test battery. A description of the additional tests, rationale for those additions, scoring procedures, and interpretation of findings will be discussed.