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20Q: Applying Complexity Research to Promote Rapid Improvement for Children Who are Highly Unintelligible
Presented by Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9686Level: Advanced1 Hour
Using complexity as a guideline for careful selection of phonologic targets can support the re-organization of a child’s speech sound system. This 20Q discusses characteristics and components of the child's phonological system and of stimuli that should be considered when selecting targets, and how to apply the complexity approach via practical therapy strategies.

20Q: Non-Speech Oral Motor Treatments: Any evidence?
Presented by Alice Lee
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Course: #9669Level: Advanced1 Hour
The issue of whether non-speech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) should be used in speech therapy is still controversial. This course provides a quick overview of non-speech oral motor movements, and discusses statistics regarding the usage of this treatment approach by clinicians, the evidence related to NSOMTs for a few clinical areas, and suggestions for further reading.

20Q: Teletherapy Basics for School-Age Children
Presented by Sara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, Diana Parafiniuk, MS, CCC-SLP, Diana Martin, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9615Level: Intermediate1 Hour
How can SLPs find and organize effective digital therapy materials and keep children engaged when delivering services online? This course addresses these topics as well as selection of technology and teletherapy platforms, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and relationship building with children and caregivers.

20Q: Criteria for Diagnosing Apraxia of Speech (AoS) in Adults
Presented by Katarina Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9498Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the criteria currently used to diagnose AoS after stroke and other adult-onset neurologic conditions. A distinction is made between features that are part of the presentation profile, and features that are useful for differentiating AoS from aphasia with phonemic paraphasia and dysarthria. In addition, challenges of diagnosing AoS and useful assessment tools are discussed.

20Q: Putting Research into Practice: Application of Voice Science In the Therapy Room
Presented by Ryan Branski, PhD, Shirley Gherson, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9454Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will address real-life scenarios therapists often come across when providing therapy to patients with voice disorders. Best referral practices and risk factors related to occupation and personality will be described. Evidence-based treatment strategies and principles - including for specific populations (e.g., pediatric, geriatric, performers) - are discussed, with particular focus on application of research.

20Q: Understanding Sensory Integration and Processing
Presented by Virginia Spielmann, MSc OT, PhD(C), Carrie Dishlip, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9444Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Sensory integration and processing is foundational to human development, engagement and relationships. This course will discuss theories of sensory processing function and dysfunction, potential impact on communication skills, and considerations for SLPs' therapeutic practice.

20Q: A Pre-assessment Process for Differentiating Language Difference from Language Impairment in English Learners in Schools, Part 1
Presented by Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
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Course: #9461Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This 2-part series is geared to public school SLPs who serve English Learners with potential language impairment. Part 1 describes research-based, practical strategies, such as gathering thorough case histories and utilizing universal indicators of language impairment, as part of a comprehensive pre-assessment process designed to help SLPs differentiate between language impairment and language difference in English learners with environmental challenges such as poverty, limited schooling experience, and lack of home literacy experience.

20Q: A Pre-assessment Process for Differentiating Language Difference from Language Impairment in English Learners in Schools, Part 2
Presented by Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
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Course: #9462Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This 2-part series is geared to public school SLPs who serve English Learners with potential language impairment. Part 2 will describe components and implementation strategies for Response to Intervention (RtI), as one part of a pre-assessment process designed to help SLPs differentiate between language impairment and language difference in English learners with environmental challenges, such as poverty, limited schooling experience, and lack of home literacy experience.

20Q: Face Masks and Communication - Implications for SLPs
Presented by Barbara Weinstein, PhD
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Course: #1033765Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss how face masks and other Covid-19 responses such as social distancing may impact communication in healthcare settings, particularly for people with hearing loss. It will provide strategies that professionals can use to optimize communication for all patients when face masks are worn.

20Q: Addressing the Needs of Children and Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9302Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will focus on the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion in children and teens, the communication issues that can occur as a result, and recovery patterns. Current treatment guidelines - including return-to-learn protocols - and the role of the speech-language pathologist in the rehabilitation process will also be discussed.