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Post-Concussive Syndrome

Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

August 2, 2022

A description of post-concussive syndrome, including etiology, predictors, and common symptoms. Differential diagnosis and treatment considerations are addressed.   Read More

Building Your Case for Medical Necessity: The Nuts and Bolts of Skilled Therapy Documentation

Melissa Collier, MS, CCC-SLP, CHC, CDP

December 9, 2021

This course provides participants with an understanding of documentation requirements in a post-acute setting, including Medicare regulations and guidelines. It identifies why speech therapy services...   Read More


Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

July 23, 2021

Functional treatment of common symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) across the continuum of settings, from acute care to outpatient care to return to school and work is discussed in this cou...   Read More


Evaluation of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 1, 2021

This course focuses on functional evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) across the treatment continuum, from acute care to outpatient care to sideline assessment.   Read More


Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

February 24, 2021

This course reviews patient and family concerns that impact the ANH decision-making process, including religious beliefs and culture. Advance directives are discussed and resources for patients/famili...   Read More


External Cognitive Aids for Adults with Acquired Cognitive Deficits

Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 11, 2020

Editor's Note: This text is a transcript of the course, External Cognitive Aids for Adults with Acquired Cognitive Deficits, presented by Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP.Learning OutcomesAfter this co...   Read More

Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Indications and Assessment

Lindsay Zombek, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

October 7, 2020

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Adults receiving cochlear implants require aural rehabilitation, though it is not always recommended as frequently as it is for children. This course will examine...   Read More


Dementia Diaries Part 1: Understanding the Types of Dementia

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP, CMDCP

September 24, 2020

This is the first part of a four-part series discussing the types of dementia. In this series, we are going to be looking at dementia symptoms that affect a population that we are dedicated to serving...   Read More

Dysphagia after Traumatic Brain Injury: Treatment

Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

October 31, 2019

Traumatic brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury” (Marr & Coronado, 2004). Alteration of co...   Read More


Aspiration Pneumonia: It's Not Just Aspiration

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

May 8, 2019

I would like to start with defining pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection with a number of different potential causes. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or less commonly, a fungal agent. The s...   Read More


Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Strategies for Clinicians

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

April 4, 2019

During this course, we are going to define cultural and linguistic competency. I will shorten that to “cultural competency” throughout the rest of the session rather than saying the longer full ph...   Read More


Pharmacology and Swallowing

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

February 19, 2019

I am going to spend some time talking about pharmacology and swallowing. I am a speech pathologist in a hospital setting and work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Those of you who do inpatie...   Read More


Palliative Care across the Health Care Continuum: The Role of the SLP in Each Setting

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

November 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your participation today as we discuss the role of the SLP in palliative care. In my experience, palliative care is a concept that many people are unfamiliar with and is often mi...   Read More

Discourse Intervention in Aphasia: The clinical value of stories and conversation

Tricia Olea Santos, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 23, 2018

Before I begin, I would like to conduct some polls. The first question is, “When seeing patients, how many of you engage them in conversation?” This could be asking patients about how their day wa...   Read More


Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Treatment

Jessica Huber, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 20, 2018

How do we decide who might benefit from therapy? How do we make therapeutic recommendations? I like to consider how much the dysarthria is affecting someone's activities or their participation in ever...   Read More


Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment

Jessica Huber, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 10, 2018

Since this is a “back to basics” course, we will start with the basics. A motor speech disorder is any disorder of speech that results from a neurological impairment. That neurological impairment...   Read More


Dentition: Oral Health, Hygiene and the Swallow (Part 2)

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

August 30, 2018

My experience in many facilities, and I hope yours is different than mine, was that mouth care was spotty at best. Many times, we really didn't have mouth care and unfortunately, that seemed to be rel...   Read More


Dentition: Oral Health, Hygiene and the Swallow (Part 1)

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

August 8, 2018

This course is Part 1, which will cover the information on dentition. Part 2 (Course 8412) will focus more on mouth care. The impact of dentition, or sometimes the lack of dentition, is a very importa...   Read More


Parallels in Cognitive Symptoms in Psychological Health and Acquired Brain Injury Diagnosis

Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

July 2, 2018

To begin, I wanted to talk about Phineas Gage. He was one of the first documented cases where psychological changes occurred following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Phineas Gage was an iron worker i...   Read More

Research Watch Report: Attention and Memory in Adults with TBI

April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 21, 2018

Attention may be defined as “the flexible allocation of cognitive resources toward stimuli, internal representations, and outputs that are currently most important for the accomplishment of a behavi...   Read More


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