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ALS: Impact on Nutrition
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
Live WebinarTue, Jan 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #8720 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will discuss nutrition options - including percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) - as well as strategies to use at mealtime. Culture and religion can influence acceptance of a feeding tube; therefore, a patient's decision should be documented in an Advanced Directive. Resources for the SLP and patient will be reviewed. (Part 1: Course #8717, Part 2: Course #8719)

Difficult Conversations in Stuttering Treatment
Presented by Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Live WebinarThu, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #8731 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will review scenarios that might result in difficult discussions with parents and children in stuttering assessment and treatment. Strategies for building effective therapeutic partnerships will be discussed.

ALS: Advantages and Disadvantages of Exercise
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #8719 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will discuss the pros and cons of exercise, including expiratory muscle strength training, for individuals with ALS. Research and the ALS.org's view on exercise will be presented, as well as information about the efficacy of exercise for this population. (Part 1: Course #8717, Part 3: Course #8720)

Supporting Children of Poverty: Special Considerations for the School-Based SLP
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Jan 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #8735 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide SLPs with a critically important view of how and why poverty has a tremendous impact on both language learning and academic success. Key strategies for working with school teams and conducting therapy will also be shared.

Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to Improve Outcomes
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW, FASD Specialist
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Course: #8724 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide information on the importance of identifying individuals who may have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. It will examine how the brain damage from prenatal alcohol exposure affects one's behavior, and best approaches for working with individuals with FASD and their families.

A Dementia Primer for Speech-Language Pathologists
Presented by Barbara E. Weinstein, PhD
Live WebinarThu, Jan 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #8732 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) has been identified as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. ARHL and dementia are costly conditions because of their marked impact on social functioning, health outcomes and well-being. This course will provide an overview of dementia, its connections to hearing loss, and therapeutic modifications SLPs can employ to optimize audibility and communication.

Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills - Full Oral Motor and Swallowing
Presented by Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #8665 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 5 of the five-part series, Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills. It is important for the clinician to identify the oral motor and swallowing components that may have deficits within an evaluation. This course will discuss aspects of disordered eating that impact a child's overall feeding safety and efficiency.

ALS: Medications and Oral Care
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #8717 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will identify medication and complementary alternative medicine that may be used by patients to treat ALS. The importance of saliva management and mouth care as a critical component of their daily care will be discussed, along with strategies.

SIMQ: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Presented by Carol C. Dudding, PhD, CHSE, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8718 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This article explores the opportunities afforded by emerging technologies in virtual and augmented reality. Participants will be provided information about the current state of these immersive technologies and challenged to consider their potential use in clinical education. The article provides a mix of theory and practice, and presents information with the intent to stimulate ideas.

Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills - Chewing Skills
Presented by Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #8639 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of the five-part series, Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills. Chewing is one of the most important skills in preparing a solid bolus before swallowing. This course will discuss the types of disordered chewing patterns that interfere with eating and how those deficits may impact the child's feeding as a whole.