SLP Course Details
Course # 5483
Training Bachelor’s Level Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Lessons Learned
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT
This course is mobile compatible.
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to describe current ASHA policies relative to the training of speech-language pathology assistants(SLPAs).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe ASHA’s recently adopted affiliation program for support personnel in speech-language pathology and audiology.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 2-3 examples of inconsistencies between ASHA standards and those evident in various state licensing requirements.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe key components of a clinical practicum course.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview of CA licensure requirements and relevant demographics, including results of a recent study conducted on California SLPAs in terms of employment, training, and supervision trends|
|10-15 Minutes||Overview of ASHA’s relevant policies and resources|
|15-20 Minutes||Description of ASHA’s recently adopted affiliation program for support personnel in speech-language pathology and audiology|
|20-40 Minutes||Description of a SLPA clinical practicum course developed for Bachelor’s level students, including the results of a study on course outcomes and training recommendations|
|40-55 Minutes||Suggestions for future directions in SLPA training|
|55-55 Minutes||Questions and answers|
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Jennifer Ostergren, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Jennifer Ostergren has more than 16 years of experience in service provision to individuals with neurologic speech, language and cognitive disorders, including disorders related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and progressive neurologic disorders. Dr. Ostergren is an ASHA certified, Veteran’s Affair (VA) trained speech-language pathologist (SLP). She has worked in settings devoted solely to the rehabilitation of individuals following TBI, within both inpatient and outpatient settings. As an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and clinics specifically on the topic of TBI, including the development of graduate curriculum to target this important topic in the training of future SLPs. She is the recipient of the 2014 CSULB Early Academic Career Excellence Award for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of research, scholarship, and teaching. She has published and presented nationally on the topic of TBI and is currently writing a textbook on this topic for Plural Publishing. Dr. Ostergren is also the Co-PI of a multidisciplinary research project on the topic of brain injury, mental health, and at risk social behaviors. Dr. Ostergren’s research interests also include professional practice issues in speech-language pathology, including the supervision and training of speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs). She is the author of a textbook on this topic and has published and presented nationally in this area as well. Dr. Ostergren also serves on the Coordinating Committee for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Group 11 (Supervision and Administration) and is a Site Visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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