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Healthcare Professionals & Covid-19: Navigating a New World with Older Adults

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

September 1, 2020

When COVID-19 hit, I often found myself in tears because the people I had been caring for were at high risk for the virus. I thought about the patients who live in skilled nursing facilities that were...   Read More

 


20Q: Modern Hearing Aids - A Primer for Speech-Language Pathologists

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 17, 2020

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (about 37.5 million) report some difficulty hearing and about 28.8 milli...   Read More

 


Diagnosis Dementia: Working with Patients with Dementia in Home Care under PDGM

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

August 5, 2020

5.8 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementias in 2019. Dementia is not going away any time soon and there will be a continued need for us to work with these individuals. $29...   Read More


Using Nonstandardized Assessment to Evaluate Cognitive-Communication Abilities in Students with Traumatic Brain Injury

Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

July 28, 2020

Most of this course could very easily apply to any type of acquired brain injury, including both traumatic and nontraumatic injuries. However, some of the statistics on incidence and prevalence I will...   Read More

  


20Q: Bilingual Service Delivery: Where Do I Start?

Kelly Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP

July 17, 2020

Did you know that, unlike most other countries, the United States does not have an official language? It’s true. Although the most commonly spoken language in the United States is English, our count...   Read More

 


Helping Adolescents Navigate Mental Health and Social Thinking Challenges

Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP

July 14, 2020

Today, I will be discussing how we can better help adolescents navigate mental health and social thinking challenges. As a member of the NEST program for the last eight years, I have noticed over and...   Read More

  


Back to Basics: Guidelines for Management of Communication in Rett Syndrome

Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 23, 2020

I am happy to see this great interest in Rett syndrome, which is a topic I have spent about 20 years working on. I want to begin by giving a brief overview of Rett syndrome because you most likely do...   Read More

   


20Q: Goal and Treatment Selection in Aphasia in 20 Sessions or Less

Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 10, 2020

In this article, Dr. Hinckley will discuss Goal Attainment Scaling and provide examples of activity-focused therapy goals. She will then describe characteristics of activity-focused therapy. Finally,...   Read More

 


Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the Healthcare Triple Aim

Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

June 5, 2020

I'm really excited to talk about a topic that most people ask what the Triple Aim is and how does it apply to us? A friend actually asked why I like to speak on such a boring topic and that stuck with...   Read More

 


Research Watch Report: Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Acquired Apraxia of Speech

April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP

May 14, 2020

Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder that results in decreased intelligibility and impaired prosody. Specifically, AOS results from damage to the motor planning and programming...   Read More

  


Back to Basics: Applying Clinical Reasoning to the Clinical Swallow Assessment

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

May 7, 2020

I am thrilled to be talking about clinical assessment because this is one of my favorite topics. This course will help you apply some actual clinical reasoning to the clinical assessment process. I am...   Read More

 


20Q: Focusing on Academic Language in Preparing Preschoolers with Foundations for Later Reading Development

Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP

May 1, 2020

We all know that children need to develop oral language skills before they are able to learn to read. Oral language development occurs when the child is exposed to casual talk (CT) in the environment....   Read More

  


Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters with this virus, making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking ca...   Read More


Stress, Trauma and Mindfulness: Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT

April 22, 2020

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain and tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Being stressed is not a normal state, even though it may feel like it in today's wor...   Read More


20Q: Dementia - Evidence-Based Strategies for Quality of Life Interventions

Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, Alexandra Seigies, BS

April 10, 2020

Dementia is a general term that is used to refer to a variety of conditions that result in a progressive decline in an individual’s cognitive functions. Dementia can affect memory, judgment, problem...   Read More

 


Back to Basics: Swallow Screening: How, when, and who,

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 31, 2020

Let's first define an assessment. We typically want our assessment to be consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) framework, which addresses three levels of assessment. You are probably fam...   Read More

 


Communication and Independence for the Young Adult with Autism

Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 25, 2020

To create a common ground, the new DSM has just one diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with three levels of ASD. Level 1 includes individuals who need the least amount of support and can also...   Read More


Back to Basics: Goal Writing for School-based SLPs

Marva Mount, MA, CCC-SLP

February 26, 2020

In this course, I am going to discuss goal writing. You probably won’t hear anything that you haven’t already heard. My hope is that it will help us regroup and do what’s best for our students a...   Read More

 


Supporting Infants With Visual Impairment With Feeding

February 12, 2020

We will discuss the developmental characteristics of children with visual impairments and specifically how these children develop trust in the feeding relationship. Strategies for breast and bottle fe...   Read More


20Q: Being Brave - How to Overcome Selective Mutism

Aimee Kotrba, PhD, Molly Schofield, BS

February 12, 2020

Shy, as defined by Google, is “being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.” Shyness, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the feeling of apprehension, lac...   Read More

 


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