Therapy Mantra - June 2019

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Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Neurodiversity and Speech-Language Pathology - Thinking Differently
Presented by Mary Alice Keller, MA, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Jul 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8910Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club course will discuss neurodiversity - the idea that disorders like autism should be considered a normal human variation - and how it affects the practice of speech-language pathologists with their pediatric and adult clients. Theories and strategies, as well as professional and personal impact, will be addressed.

A Watched Pot Never Boils: Why Observing Swallowing is Unsuccessful and Risky
Presented by Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Jul 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #8933Level: Advanced1 Hour
Although there is a growing body of literature supporting evidence-based methods of dysphagia treatment, clinicians continue to utilize outdated and ineffective approaches to intervention for patients with dysphagia. This course will review current research on swallowing rehabilitation and discuss the implications for performing outdated or ineffective treatment.

Evaluation of Children with Hearing Loss and Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Early Intervention Perspective
Presented by Wendy Deters, MS, CCC-SLP, LSL Cert AVEd
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Course: #8876Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will examine the similarities and differences between hearing loss (HL) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that SLPs can assist in differential diagnosis for children 0-3 years old. Evaluation tools, speech/language characteristics of the degrees of hearing loss, listening skill progression, and typical pragmatic skill development of children with hearing loss will also be discussed.

20Q: Speech Sound Disorders in Children: What's New?
Presented by A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP, Elise Baker, PhD, CPSP, FSPA
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Course: #8898Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course offers an overview of issues related to assessment and intervention of speech sound disorders (SSD) in children, including the articulation-phonology distinction, interpretation of speech acquisition norms, and the Phonological Intervention Taxonomy. It will also discuss using parents as therapy extenders and the impact of SSD on children’s activities and participation.

AAC and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Part 1
Presented by Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Jul 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8935Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and adults with developmental disabilities. This course will provide a basic overview of AAC, assessment, communication goals, barriers, and key factors to consider when recommending a communication system for adults with developmental disabilities.

Case Studies in AAC
Presented by Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8872Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will review case studies of individuals who use augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Participants will learn how to apply knowledge of communication independence levels, a continuum of goals, and evidence-based intervention strategies in order to determine appropriate plans for treatment.

Telepractice: What You Need to Know for Practical Application in Pediatrics
Presented by Sara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, Diana Parafiniuk, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Jul 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #8941Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Telepractice can be a valuable form of service delivery, helping to overcome obstacles of travel, scheduling, and lack of available service providers. This course provides information on how to structure and implement a telepractice model, including practical teletherapy examples for speech therapy sessions with the pediatric population.

End-of-Life Care for the SLP Part 3: Grief, Spirituality & the Good Death
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8867Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a three-part series. This course will provide an introduction to the emotional and spiritual issues related to end-of-life care and how the SLP can support patients in having a "good death." Suggestions for changing institutional landscapes to support quality end-of-life care will be discussed.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Effects on brain, behavior and clinical practice
Presented by Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarMon, Aug 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8929Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 1 of the five-part series, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Communication. This course will provide a brief review of conventional and expanded adverse childhood experiences and discuss their implications. Specifically, the impact of ACEs on brain and behavior and the importance of this information to clinical practice for speech-language pathologists will be described. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

The Effects of Trauma on Communication in Forced Migrant Minors
Presented by Helen Grech, PhD
Live WebinarTue, Aug 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8930Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 2 of the five-part series, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Communication. This course will focus on how children of forced migrant families are often traumatized during the migration process and while settling into a new cultural and linguistic environment. Various scenarios and a conceptual framework for how speech-language pathologists can intervene with these children will be discussed. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).