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Dementia: Writing Appropriate Goals for Patients
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Course: #10093Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many therapists understand the evidence-based treatment approaches for dementia, but are unsure how to write an effective goal to support these. This course describes how to select treatments and write goals according to stage of decline, patient-specific needs, and intended discharge location.

Differential Diagnosis of CAS and Dysarthria
Presented by Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Kristen Allison, PhD, CCC-SLP, Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course: #10088Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course discusses differential diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and dysarthria in children, including similarities and differences in subsystem impairments and speech features between the two disorders. A freely available diagnostic tool, the Profile for Childhood Apraxia of speech and Dysarthria (ProCAD), is described, and video examples and case studies are provided to demonstrate its use and provide practice opportunities.

An Amplitude-Focused Interprofessional Approach for Parkinson's Disease, In Partnership with LSVT® Global
Presented by Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L, Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS, Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP
Course: #1033821Level: Advanced5 Hours
There is growing evidence that supports the benefit of providing care through an interprofessional approach for individuals with complex diagnoses like Parkinson’s disease (PD). This Master Class reviews current research & practice guidelines for providing PT, OT, and SLP treatment set against the background of LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG, in order to positively impact the quality of life and function of those living with PD.

Dysphagia MythBusters: Tackling the Truths About Patient Choice in Residential Care Settings
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Course: #10077Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Are your residential care patients with dysphagia “non-compliant” with their diets? This course provides a deep dive into a patient-centered approach to dysphagia care that also supports safety. Myths and facts surrounding patient choice are identified, and appropriate courses of action for the SLP are discussed.

20Q: Language Intervention for Children With or At Risk of Developmental Language Disorder: Defining the Active Ingredients
Presented by Pauline Frizelle, Cristina McKean
Course: #10090Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course describes qualitative and quantitative active intervention ingredients in relation to children with, or at risk of, developmental language delay (DLD). A framework for categorizing and organizing these ingredients is discussed and the literature regarding these ingredients is summarized for application in practice.

Assessment and Management of Swallowing Function in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Presented by Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Course: #9983Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on swallowing performance, best practices for assessment of swallowing, and the evidence that is currently available to guide management of dysphagia. Patient videos are used to highlight concepts discussed.

Twice Exceptional Students: Characteristics and the Role of the SLP
Presented by Angela Knoop, MA, CCC-SLP
Course: #9947Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course describes characteristics of twice-exceptional students with different disabilities. It discusses the SLP's role in identifying and advocating for these students - particularly those from minority and/or low-income backgrounds - and educating other team members, in order to maximize therapy outcomes and foster educational and personal success.

Treating in the Gray Zone: Post-Acute Care Considerations
Presented by Melissa Collier, MS, CCC-SLP, CHC, CDP
Course: #10066Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course helps post-acute care clinicians better understand how to approach treatment when things aren’t black and white. It addresses scenarios such as geriatric frailty/weight loss and diet modification, the paradigm shift to a patient-choice model, legal considerations regarding diet waivers, and the care plan process. The SLP's role on the post-acute interdisciplinary team is also discussed.

Emergency Preparedness & AAC: Essential Roles & Resources for SLPs
Presented by Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, Wendy Quach, PhD, CCC-SLP, Amy Miller Sonntag, SLPD, CCC-SLP
Course: #10065Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Users of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) are highly vulnerable in emergency situations and may lose access to their AAC supports and devices during the process of rescue, relief, and recovery from disasters such as floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. This course discusses key roles for SLPs and provides information about free and low-cost resources that clinicians can use to support their clients with AAC needs as they prepare for and recover from disasters.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Care: It's Not Just Black and White - Access to Healthcare
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #1033815Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is the third in a three-part series that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. This course focuses on both the challenges to and benefits of equitable access to healthcare services, as well as the impact of implicit bias on access to and quality of service. In addition, tools for facilitating and implementing effective diversity and inclusion initiatives are discussed.

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