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Part 3: Exploring Treatment Strategies Using Case Studies of School-Age Children with CAS
Presented by Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8282 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a five part series, Current Best Practices in the Evaluation and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): A Multidimensional Approach. Case studies will be used to illustrate several considerations in treatment of school-age children with CAS. Strategies for supporting acquisition of later developing phonemes, increasingly complex phoneme sequences, prosody, and morphology will be addressed.

Designing and Implementing Simulations in Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs
Presented by Clint Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP, CHSE
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Course: #8328 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will review the process for designing and implementing clinical simulations to meet the specific goals and objectives of a CSD program. Steps for identifying program needs, selecting assessment and evaluation methods, choosing simulation modalities, and designing simulation events will be analyzed.

Part 2: Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Presented by Kirrie Ballard, PhD
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Course: #8288 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 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 cover the foundational principles, method, and evidence to support the Rapid Syllable Transition treatment approach. Variations on this approach will also be discussed.

Part 1: Evaluation of Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8287 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a five part series, Current Best Practices in the Evaluation and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): A Multidimensional Approach. CAS is a motor speech disorder that challenges many speech language pathologists in terms of how to diagnose it, as well as how to treat it. This course will provide information on the nature of CAS and what to include in the assessment to allow the clinician to be more confident in his/her diagnosis.

Research Watch Report, Issue 6
Presented by Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8289 Level: Intermediate0.5 Hours
This collection of reviews highlights a month of clinically relevant research findings for pediatric and school-based SLPs. Topics include use of biofeedback in articulation intervention, screenings and predictors of social outcomes for children with autism, emergent literacy in children with hearing loss, and grammatical intervention in children with language disorders.

Evaluation of Selective Mutism
Presented by Aimee Kotrba, PhD
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Course: #8278 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide up-to-date information on how to assess a child with Selective Mutism. The assessment process is imperative to diagnose Selective Mutism as well as to develop an effective treatment plan.

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.