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AAC/Technology CEU Courses for SLPs

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Taking the 'OMG' out of AAC Report Writing
Presented by Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8307 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will discuss information (e.g., AAC types, features, access methods, evaluation elements) that is necessary to accurately document augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessment outcomes for funding of a device via Medicare, which is the largest funding source of speech generating devices (SGDs). However, the content of this course is also applicable for SLPs working with clients who need AAC funding from any third-party payer source.

Part 4: Let's Talk AAC for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Presented by Cass Faux, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8280 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 4 of a five-part series, Current Best Practices in the Evaluation and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): A Multidimensional Approach. This course will focus on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as a support for children with apraxia of speech. Evidence-based treatment techniques with AAC will be described.

Using Mobile Devices to Support Young Children with ASD and their Caregivers
Presented by Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8168 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2017 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mobile devices are non-threatening, accessible supports to collaboration and Universal Design for Learning that create greater outcomes for young learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their caregivers. This course will outline the ingredients for successful and thoughtful use of mobile devices as well as potential pitfalls.

Research Watch Report, Issue 2
Presented by Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8062 Level: Intermediate0.5 Hours
This collection of reviews highlights a month of clinically relevant research findings for pediatric and school-based SLPs. Topics include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), preschool stuttering, developmental language disorder, and measuring student outcomes.

Making it Multidisciplinary: A Collaborative Model for Treatment of Children with Complex Communication Disorders, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's
Presented by Libby Willig-Kroner, MA, CCC-SLP, Sherry Lanyi, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7958 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will review the benefits of using a collaborative model of care for pediatric patients with complex communication disorders. Examples of group therapy and co-treatment will be presented via videos.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Which AAC Interface Design Facilitates Communicative Interactions for Persons With Nonfluent Aphasia?
Presented by Kris L. Brock, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7937 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case will examine the clinical question, “Do persons with nonfluent aphasia demonstrate superior communicative effectiveness (e.g., more conversational turns) during augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) interventions utilizing grid displays (graphic symbols) than during AAC interventions utilizing scene displays (photographs)?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the WAB-R (Kertesz, 2006).

Using Technology to Help Struggling Readers, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's
Presented by Jane Ursic, M.Ed.
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Course: #7890 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course is Part 3 of a 3-part series on pediatric reading and literacy. After beginning with a brief overview of how to identify a reading difficulty (including dyslexia), this course will focus on specific methods for assisting struggling readers. Strategies, classroom accommodations and technology resources will be discussed. (Part 1: Course 7833; Part 2: Course 7881)

Using Video Modeling to Teach Play Skills in Children with Autism, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's
Presented by Heather Reffitt, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7799 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will explore the use of video modeling to target early imitation and play skills in children with autism. Organization and creation of a video model clip to use as a therapy tool will be discussed in detail.

iPad® Opportunities and AAC
Presented by Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7725 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. The iPad® has become a prominent player in the world of speech-language pathology, special education, and augmentative-alternative communication. This course will provide a comprehensive look at obstacles and opportunities resulting from the introduction of the iPad into society.

AAC in the General Education Classroom: Using Descriptive Talking to Teach Students Using Robust AAC Systems
Presented by Gail M. Van Tatenhove, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7741 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. Descriptive talking is a strategy that focuses on using core vocabulary words for lesson-specific words. This course will focus on applying Descriptive Talking with students who have the potential to produce generative language with their AAC systems when participating in academic lessons in a general education classroom.