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The Stepping Stones Group - December 2017

CEU Courses for SLPs

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Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effectiveness of Spaced Retrieval on Improving Self-Feeding and Use of Compensatory Swallowing Strategies in Individuals with Dementia Residing in a Long-Term Care Facility.
Presented by Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP, Christen Guffey Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8322 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 adults with dementia living in a long-term care (LTC) facility who receive Spaced Retrieval (SR) training, compared to adults with dementia living in a long-term care facility who do not receive SR training, show improvement in self-feeding and/or use of swallowing compensations?” 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 CLQT+ (Helm-Estabrooks, 2017).

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development on the Writing Skills of School-Age Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Presented by Jane Roitsch, MA, CCC-SLP, MBA, Kimberly A. Murphy, PhD, CCC-SLP, Anne M. P. Michalek, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8317 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 school-age children with ADHD who received writing strategy instruction using Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), as compared to an alternative or no intervention, show improvement in their writing skills? ” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Memory Restoration Using Computerized Cognitive Training After Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Review of the Evidence
Presented by Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
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Course: #8320 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, “For children and adolescents with memory impairments after traumatic brain injury (TBI), do computerized cognitive training (CCT) programs used in conjunction with traditional therapy vs. traditional therapy alone lead to memory gains in daily activities?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed.

Parallels in Cognitive Symptoms in Psychological Health and Acquired Brain Injury Diagnosis
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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Course: #8323 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will outline the cognitive symptoms of both acquired brain injury and psychological health disorders that mirror each other and/or can co-occur. In addition, there will be some brief discussion surrounding chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its symptoms, which parallel those of psychiatric disorders.

Introduction to Social Skills for Adults
Presented by Melissa James, M.H.Sc., (Reg. CASLPO)
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Course: #8314 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is an introduction to social skills therapy for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and related executive function deficits. We will explore the populations that need these services, why speech-language pathologists are a strong match for providing treatment, the types of assessment and treatments that show promise, and the challenges in working with this population.

Updates in Phonological Process Analysis in Preschoolers
Presented by Lisa R. LaSalle, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #8327 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover current background and normative data for two-, three- and four-year-olds, and some options for how to analyze and interpret phonological processes. Treatment approach considerations will also be addressed.

SLPs and Communication Counseling: Facilitating Personal Adjustment
Presented by Michael J. Flahive, PhD, CCC-SLP/A
Live WebinarThu, Mar 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #8344 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will list responsibilities of speech-language pathologists regarding communication counseling, as identified by ASHA's 2016 Scope of Professional Practice. Additionally, this course will examine rationale and provide suggestions for including methods to promote mental wellness, resilience and optimism in the treatment of communication disorders.

Unique Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, and Supervision Issues for SLP Voice Specialists
Presented by Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8305 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will target unique coding, billing and supervision issues specific to speech-language pathologists who provide behavioral and qualitative analysis of voice, instrumental laryngeal assessments, and therapeutic intervention of voice and upper airway disorders. Optimal professional practice requires applicable knowledge of supervision regulations, billing options, and current health care coding systems (i.e., CPT and ICD).

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.

Pragmatics and Social Communication: Assessment
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Mar 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #8335 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a three-part series on pragmatics and social communication. This course will address standardized versus non-standardized assessments of pragmatics, components of social communication, and key terms and recommendations for early social communication.