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Post-Acute Care: Payment Reform and Alternative Payment Models
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #8227Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Alternative Payment Models, known as APMs, are alternatives to traditional fee-for-service reimbursement. This course will explore current payment reform structures and the impacts on post-acute care of moving from volume-based fee-for-service models to outcomes-based reimbursement.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Prognosis for Aphasia Across the Continuum of Care
Presented by Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8209Level: Advanced1 Hour
Providing a prognosis for recovery for individuals with aphasia is an important part of clinical care, but accurate prediction is often limited. This course will discuss factors that influence recovery of language function following onset of aphasia, and biographical, behavioral, and medical variables that may aid provision of a prognosis.

Creating Communication Care Plans in Long-term Care
Presented by Christen Guffey Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8191Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will introduce a new tool, a communication care plan, as a person-centered approach to facilitate communication between certified nursing assistants, therapists, and residents in long-term care facilities, and enhance treatment carryover into daily care. Participants will learn how to develop a communication care plan, write treatment goals associated with the plan, and understand the importance of providing professional support for certified nursing assistants.

Desensitization Activities for School-Aged Children who Stutter
Presented by Brooke Leiman, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8202Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide specific examples of desensitization activities an SLP may use when working with school-aged children who stutter. The rationale for using these type of activities, and examples of measurable goals and objectives an SLP can include in an individualized education program (IEP) or treatment plan, will be provided.

Why Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercises are Not Effective for Changing Speech Sound Production
Presented by Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA
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Course: #8192Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
The use of nonspeech oral motor exercises (NSOME) to change speech productions for children with speech sound disorders continues to be discussed and debated by researchers and clinicians. This course will provide an update on the controversy and will include information on the logic, theory and evidence related to why NSOME should not be used in therapy for this disorder.

Assessment of Cognitive-Linguistic Skills: The SLP's Role in Acute Care
Presented by Lisa Mechler, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8194Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review the rationale for completing cognitive-linguistic evaluations with adults in the acute care setting. Informal and formal assessments will be reviewed, as well as the role of the SLP in a multidisciplinary team.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Introduction and Implications for Feeding
Presented by Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8152Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 5 of a five-part pediatric feeding series. This course provides a basic introduction to the diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Implications for treatment of developing feeders in regard to EoE and other diagnoses that require restriction of food items will be discussed. (Part 1: Course 8145, Part 2: Course 8146, Part 3: Course 8149, Part 4: Course 8151)

Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia: What's the SLP to Do? - Part 2
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP
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Course: #8187Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Treating dysphagia in the patient with dementia can be challenging for therapists. This course will provide interventions and suggestions for therapists that can improve their patients' quality of life. (Part 1: Course 8178)

Congenital Heart Defects: An Overview and Impact on Feeding and Development
Presented by Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8151Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 4 of a five-part pediatric feeding series. This course provides an introduction to congenital heart disease, co-occurring problems, and associated diagnoses. The outcomes associated with congenital heart disease are discussed in relation to feeding, nutrition, and development. (Part 1: Course 8145, Part 2: Course 8146, Part 3: Course 8149, Part 5: Course 8152)

Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia: What's the SLP to Do? - Part 1
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP
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Course: #8178Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series, Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia. Treating dysphagia for the patient with dementia can be challenging for therapists. This course will address common deficits in each stage of cognitive decline and review normal versus disordered swallowing.