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20Q: Clinical Challenges in Aphasia Rehabilitation
Presented by Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8461 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The course highlights several clinical issues that are typically not addressed in aphasia texts but have the potential to influence the outcome of therapy. The authors provide concrete clinical recommendations.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Best Practices for Assessing Communication Skills Prior to Preference Assessments for Students With Severe Developmental Disabilities
Presented by Miriam Boesch, PhD, Alexandra Da Fonte, PhD
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Course: #8453 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case examined the question, “Should practitioners conduct a formal or informal communication assessment prior to completing a preference assessment to accurately identify preferences for students with severe developmental disabilities?” The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3).

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Bilingual Vocabulary Support for Dual Language Learners: A systematic review
Presented by Ulla Licandro, PhD
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Course: #8449 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case examined the question, “Would a DLL child (age 2+) with delayed or impaired vocabulary development show gains in both languages when supplementing intervention to his or her second language (L2) with an indirect SLP-supervised or prompted first language (L1) intervention - in comparison to no supplemental intervention in the child’s home language or no intervention - as shown by L1 or L2 vocabulary growth?” The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - Fourth Edition, Spanish (CELF-4, Spanish).

SIMQ: Common Misconceptions About Simulations
Presented by Lauren Mullen, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE
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Course: #8496 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This SIMQ article interviews Lauren Mullen, the simulation lab director at James Madison University, about some of the common misconceptions surrounding the use of simulations and reviews best practices in simulation education.

Palliative Care across the Health Care Continuum: The Role of the SLP in Each Setting
Presented by Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #8402 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The Speech Language Pathologist’s role in palliative care is often misunderstood or unrecognized. This course will demonstrate how the SLP can make valuable contributions to the palliative care process throughout a myriad of settings - including home health, skilled nursing rehab, long-term care, assisted living and acute care - by helping the patient maximize his/her functional abilities to improve quality of life.

Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Vocal Athletes
Presented by Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8468 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide an overview of considerations for treatment of pediatric and adolescent vocal athletes, including for treatment of common vocal disorders within this population.

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy (Ages 18 months - 7 years): Effective and Evidence-based PBS Strategies
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
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Course: #8436 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
A large and complex feeling vocabulary is a prerequisite skill to emotional regulation and successful interpersonal interactions for children and adults. This course will provide information on evidence-based positive behavioral support (PBS) strategies for resolving and preventing challenging behaviors in young children (ages 18 months through 7 years) by recognizing, acknowledging and supporting children’s development of emotional literacy.

Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Treatment
Presented by Jessica Huber, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8435 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will cover a number of basic treatment techniques for adults with a variety of types of dysarthria.

Treating Oral Phase Dysphagia in Adults: Principles and Evidence
Presented by Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #8422 Level: Advanced2 Hours
To treat oral dysphagia, the SLP must select and use appropriate compensatory strategies, including bolus modifications and postural strategies, as well as implement rehabilitative techniques designed to achieve a change in physiologic function. Limited evidence exists for many oral phase rehabilitative techniques; therefore, this course will describe and discuss the related principles of neural plasticity, motor learning and neuromuscular treatments that the SLP must understand in order to effectively treat patients with oral dysphagia.

Multilingualism for Monolingual Clinicians: Narrative and Vocabulary Assessment Options
Presented by Teresa Signorelli Pisano, PhD, CCC-SLP, Teresa Signorelli, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8421 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course surveys best practices, regulations, and assessment options for monolingual and bilingual clinicians working with linguistically and culturally diverse children. Assessment protocols to help in differential diagnosis of language differences from genuine disorders are reviewed, including ethnographic principles, dynamic assessment, narrative analysis, and vocabulary measures.