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SLP Course Details

Course # 5012
Pediatric Medical Speech Pathology - NICU, the New Frontier

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will discuss the traditional areas of pediatric medical speech pathology, Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, and the newest venue, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It will explore the specialized skills and training required to efficiently and effectively serve this most vulnerable population and their families to maximize developmental outcomes. **Please note: There was a technical issue with the slides for several minutes during this event. We recommend that you have the slides handout available to follow along during this interval.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on July 11, 2011


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list traditional venues for the Pediatric Speech Pathologist in medical settings
  • After this course, participants will be able to list 4 Primary roles of the Speech Language Pathologist practicing in the NICU
  • After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 prerequisite skills required to practice in the NICU
  • After this course, participants will be able to list 3 educational resources for the Speech Language Pathologist working in the NICU
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 primary populations of infants in the NICU

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Overview Traditional venues for Pediatric Medical Speech Pathology
15-45 Minutes Role of Speech Pathologist in the NICU Expertise and Training Required
45-55 Minutes Resources for Training
55-60 Minutes Question and Answer Period

Average Rating

(437 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 437 reviews

Review by: Linda on April 20, 2015
I have taken 3 courses with Kay recently. I think she is one of the best presenters you have. I am returning to the NICU after a 5 year break and her courses have been a great refresher.
Review by: Danielle on April 20, 2015
Review by: Julie on April 19, 2015
very informative, speaker has excellent teaching style
Review by: Michelle on March 30, 2015
loved the medical terminology handout and the power point information
Review by: Jaimie on March 27, 2015
I really enjoyed the topic
Review by: Kristen on March 26, 2015
information was well presented
Review by: Ashanty on March 25, 2015
It provided very important and relevant information.
Review by: Kellie on March 19, 2015
The presenter was vey knowledgeable.
Review by: Alicia on March 9, 2015
Content and speaker knowledge were excellent! The quality of audio visuals was fair due to numerous technical difficulties.
Review by: Wendy on February 20, 2015
Simply that it was a good general view of the NICU and if someone was looking into working in the NICU they would have an idea of expectations.
Review by: Janna on January 22, 2015
Informative, however given technology malfunction difficult to follow video
Review by: Carrie on January 12, 2015
Well organized and very good information
Review by: Kay on January 4, 2015
I enjoyed hearing more about the approach to working with this population
Review by: Tami on December 30, 2014
The course provided a great deal of information and was well organized.
Review by: Linda on December 30, 2014
The course, content and knowledge of the speaker were excellent. The timing for the screens presented did not always match what was being discussed, and this became worse as the presentation continued. At one point the screen was blank. I could not tell if this was a problem with the presentation or with my internet, but it made it difficult to follow at times.
Review by: Lynn on December 28, 2014
Interesting content, but there were technical problems throughout the presentation.
Review by: Lauren on December 27, 2014
Great overview of Pediatric Medical Speech Pathology--I was largely unfamiliar with this area prior to the course, and this served as a great platform for any future interest that a clinician might have in this area. I also appreciated the resources for further learning.
Review by: Miriam on December 25, 2014
Speaker was knowledgeable and clear
Review by: Jean on December 23, 2014
The medical terminology/definitions were included as a handout which will come in very handy. I feel the speaker was able to present the material in a way that was understood and accurately explained.
Review by: Robin on December 7, 2014
This was an interesting and informative look into the role of the speech pathologist in the NICU setting.
Review by: Haley on December 1, 2014
well presented
Review by: Annette on November 21, 2014
Interesting topic
Review by: Amy on November 19, 2014
Good information
Review by: Michelle on November 19, 2014
Thorough summary of introductory information with resources for further continuing education.
Review by: Amanda on November 19, 2014
Informative material.
Review by: Daniely on November 19, 2014
The presentation was great but the power point was not in order and and some time of the presentation there was no voice. I love all, but this part was not working well.
Review by: Anna on November 11, 2014
It was hard to follow at times because the slides did not work.
Review by: Harvey on November 11, 2014
very easy to follow with slides and speakers voice, clear concise explanation of the terms she used.
Review by: Dina on November 6, 2014
i have little background in this area and am more informed now
Review by: Natalie on November 5, 2014
The topic! There are such limited sources for this type of content.
Review by: Christine on October 23, 2014
content was excellent
Review by: Rebecca on October 21, 2014
organized and clear
Review by: Barbara on October 18, 2014
Review by: Kathy on September 29, 2014
The presenter was brilliaant and showed incredible dedication to her area of expertise.
Review by: Kayleigh on September 22, 2014
Informative outline of SLPs' roles/responsibilities in this setting
Review by: elizabeth on September 20, 2014
Organized presentation.
Review by: James on September 12, 2014
Practical information that I could utilize immediately.
Review by: Michael on August 27, 2014
learning about the NICU
Review by: Holly on August 13, 2014
The speaker is easy to listen to and her information is well-organized. You can tell she has hands-on experience in addition to lots of research-based knowledge. I would want her to work with any of my children if they ended up in the NICU.
Review by: Monica on August 10, 2014
The information was relevant, however, the technical issues made the course a little less effective. I plan to look at the text version as well.
Review by: Katherine on July 28, 2014
great overview and approach to positive developmental outcomes
Review by: Pamela on July 28, 2014
This presenter is highly knowledgeable about what she is speaking about and it comes across in a audio/video setting. I wish she would do more presentations about the NICU regarding more specifics on how to work from Day #1 using actual infants describing progress. etc. along with other related topics.
Review by: Dawnyale F. on July 25, 2014
The presenters knowledge and suggestions to increase our skills.
Review by: Ruth on July 20, 2014
Much new information which was well explained
Review by: Molly on June 26, 2014
Presenter expertise
Review by: Ayelet on June 18, 2014
Presenter was knowledgeable, thorough, and clear!
Review by: Catherine on June 10, 2014
great information, coherent presentation, and experienced presenter
Review by: Rose on June 1, 2014
well organized, great subject matter, incorporated practical advice
Review by: Allison on April 24, 2014
Interesting information. The technical difficulties were unfortunate, but not a huge problem.
Review by: Mia on April 12, 2014
well organized presentation
Review by: Susan on March 19, 2014
Good coverage of a topic I wanted to learn more about.
Review by: Linda on March 17, 2014
She made the topic very enjoyable.
Review by: Heather on March 9, 2014
Well-presented. Good overview.
Review by: April on February 22, 2014
Too fast with less explanation
Review by: Sandra on February 14, 2014
Speaker was knowledgeable, articulate, and organized.
Review by: Rima on January 27, 2014
Organized, well-presented, super informative, clear experience respectfully shared with others.
Review by: Angela on January 14, 2014
wow! great info
Review by: Evelyn on January 12, 2014
Nice review of swallowing. Presenter has in depth knowledge of the NICU
Review by: Cindy on December 31, 2013
Presenter is so informative and organized. Love her presentations.
Review by: Kristine on December 29, 2013
Tons of wonderful information.
Review by: Crystal on December 29, 2013
Strong speaker and excellent content.
Review by: Virgilee on December 27, 2013
It was straight forward with its information and resourceful on its research.
Review by: Mairelis on December 20, 2013
good organization of content
Review by: Shelley on December 16, 2013
clear communication style and thorough information
Review by: Jerry on December 14, 2013
Great presentation
Review by: Jennifer on December 9, 2013
It was clearly stated and organized
Review by: Gail on December 8, 2013
Presenter was very knowledgeable and articulate. Information presented clearly
Review by: amanda on November 7, 2013
All of the useful information. Very excited to learn more.
Review by: Christie on November 5, 2013
It was organized well and presented by someone who is very educated. I enjoyed learning more about the NICU and PICU. I also liked the review on feeding/swallowing.
Review by: nargess on November 4, 2013
great information
Review by: Kim on October 21, 2013
Organized, easy to understand, transcript displayed along with audio visual materials
Review by: Raabia on October 19, 2013
Dynamic presenter, interesting, informative, easy to follow,
Review by: Karen on October 19, 2013
Presenter was clear and concise, the information was helpful. Other than the technical issue with the slides I would have rated it excellent.
Review by: Kimberly on October 12, 2013
It was a nice overview of infant feeding/swallowing development.
Review by: jasmine on October 9, 2013
material is easy to follow
Review by: Mary Beth on October 8, 2013
The concrete information and use of easily understood examples and rationale for treatment/diagnosis.
Review by: Adrian on September 22, 2013
I am just starting out in the NICU, so it gave great basic information and resources for further education.
Review by: Alyson on September 19, 2013
easy to understand
Review by: Rebekah on September 2, 2013
Provided basic overview of pediatric medical speech pathology
Review by: Asra on August 24, 2013
interesting area. perhaps presenter may do a second level course. it was a lot of information jammed into 1 hour.
Review by: Evelyn on August 19, 2013
The presenter was very knowledgeable.
Review by: Carol on August 7, 2013
presenter's knowledge/expertise
Review by: Angela on June 30, 2013
Information was easy to follow because it was presented in an organized manner.
Review by: Ashley on June 26, 2013
Great intro for someone who has not had experience in this environment or with this population.
Review by: Leah on June 22, 2013
It was well presented in a clear, concise way. I know time constraints are an issue, but more detailed information in several key areas would have been extremely beneficial.
Review by: Joy on June 18, 2013
fix the slides
Review by: Lindsey on June 3, 2013
The presenter was very knowledgeable about her field of expertise and was encouraging to those who would like to learn more
Review by: Rebecca on June 2, 2013
Kay Thurston was a great presenter and I enjoyed all of her information.
Review by: Janet on May 3, 2013
It was very basic, but good for introductory course
Review by: Wendy on May 2, 2013
The information provided in this course is not readily available to SLPs in most settings and the presenter had significant experience, knowledge, and confidence with which to teach.
Review by: Ashley on April 25, 2013
The quality of the material presented was good.
Review by: Abby on April 19, 2013
I liked the information about the role of a speech-language pathologist in the NICU. I also liked how the presenter recommended ways to get involved in this type of setting.
Review by: Audrey on April 3, 2013
The speaker's knowledge of content material and provision of terminology in handouts
Review by: amy on March 18, 2013
Interesting topic I know little about
Review by: Deandra on March 3, 2013
the layout
Review by: Afiyah on February 23, 2013
The presenter was clear and concise.
Review by: Deborah on February 5, 2013
Review by: Angela on January 30, 2013
I really enjoy Ms Thurston's presentations. She is organized and presents at a very comfortable pace.
Review by: Marcia on January 29, 2013
This was a great way to learn the basics about NICU and PICU
Review by: Elauna on January 20, 2013
good generalized imformation regarding topic area

Course Information

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Course Presenter

kay thurston

Kay Thurston, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kay Thurston is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 25 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, private practice, home care, outpatient pediatric clinics and hospitals. For the past 15 years Kay has worked for a Children’s Hospital in Colorado where she helped to develop and implement their feeding program. For the past 11 years Kay has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has presented throughout the state of Colorado on topics of Oral Motor/Feeding Development, Swallowing Development, Infant Feeding Assessment, and Feeding the Fragile Infant. She presented on developing an evidence based collaborative approach to feeding in the NICU at both the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention in 2010 and National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference in 2011.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 1.0 hours of EI credential credit. See http://www.illinoiseitraining.org/page.aspx?module=15 for information about credit areas.

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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