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EBS - SLP Opportunities - March 2018

CEU Courses for SLPs

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD): Evidence-Based Treatment
Presented by Bridget A. Russell, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8286 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover treatment techniques for patients with VCD, including identification of VCD triggers, rescue strategies, and pulmonary function testing, which provides evidence of relief of VCD symptoms post treatment.

20Q: Preventing Reading Difficulties in Children with Language Disorders
Presented by Laura Justice, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8253 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Children with language disorders are at a high risk for also having reading difficulties. This can result in difficulty with learning and in many other aspects of life. This 20Q article will help speech-language pathologists better understand why language disorders often lead to learning difficulties and what can be done to prevent or mitigate these reading difficulties through early intervention.

Medicare Part A Reform: Resident Classification System (RCS-I)
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #8273 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Current efforts to reform the SNF Part A benefit are based upon recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to move from volume- to value-based care, which is based upon patient characteristics. This course will review the current Resident Classification System, Version I (RCS-I) model which has been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making.

Language and Literacy - Part 2
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8249 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on language and literacy that will help SLPs recognize that the tasks they are already doing support literacy, and learn how to work with teams through an interdisciplinary approach and how to develop word knowledge for reading and spelling. Part 2 will include information on phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, morphological awareness, phonics, sight words, and semantics as they relate to literacy and the development of word knowledge. For each area we will talk about developmental expectations, activities, and how to lead the school team in looking at student writing as a window into areas in need of targeted intervention.

Tools for Skeptical Thinking: Evaluating Science and Pseudoscience
Presented by Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA
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Course: #8250 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
As clinicians we must be skeptical of many therapy procedures and marketed products because they may be based on pseudoscience and quackery. Participants will learn how to evaluate claims being made about products and procedures so they can select methods that are evidence- and science-based.

Language and Literacy - Part 1
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8247 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series on language and literacy that will help SLPs recognize that the tasks they are already doing support literacy, and learn how to work with teams through an interdisciplinary approach and how to develop word knowledge for reading and spelling. Part 1 will lay the foundation for understanding the SLP's role in language and literacy with a discussion of key terms, evidence-based practices, and an examination of word study.

Accent Management: Approaches, Evidence, and Outcomes
Presented by Alison Behrman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Amy Neel, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8244 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Theory, research evidence, and practical “how-to” techniques of management of accented speech will be presented. Discussion will include segmental and prosodic targets, and global approaches such as use of clear speech. The relationship among intelligibility, ease of understanding, and accentedness, and their relevance to treatment planning, will be examined.

Build and Generalize: Strategies for Systematic Language Instruction for Early Learners with Autism and Other Complex Communication Disorders
Presented by Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA
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Course: #8220 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
In this course, participants will learn the scope and sequence for systematic language instruction for students with autism and other complex communication disorders. Videos and images will be used to illustrate these concepts.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: The Role of Hippocampal Memory in Language Use and Language Disorders
Presented by Melissa Duff, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8230 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review evidence for hippocampal contributions to language use and processing. We will also discuss the implications of this work for understanding cognitive-communication disorders in TBI and Alzheimer’s disease.

Research Watch Report, Issue 5
Presented by Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8222 Level: Intermediate0.5 Hours
This collection of reviews highlights a month of clinically-relevant research findings for pediatric and school-based SLPs. Topics include preschool literacy, elementary and adolescent vocabulary, and the impact of communication partners.