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Sensory Processing Disorder and Its Impact on Speech and Language in the Pediatric Population
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Live WebinarThu, Aug 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8568 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Speech-language pathologists see children with a variety of communication challenges, often with co-morbid issues such as sensory processing disorder (SPD). This course will focus on SPD and its impact on speech/language skills as well as strategies to support the children with whom SLPs work.

20Q: From Kanner to DSM 5 - Autism from an SLP Lens, Part I
Presented by Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8543 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will describe the changes in diagnostic criteria and practices from the time autism was first described by Leo Kanner in 1943 until the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition) criteria were published in 1994. This historical perspective will enable speech-language pathologists to gain a deeper understanding of how autism has evolved through the decades.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Technology and Autism: A Refocus on Parent-Child Interaction
Presented by Anna Ausborn Kulaski, MS, CCC-SLP, Daniel Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8458 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Children with autism struggle with social engagement. Given Western society’s emphasis on academic learning and technology, a perfect storm is brewing with implications for connectedness to the social world. This course will discuss the obstacles technology can present to social engagement, and strategies to train parents to use technology to build functional communication skills.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Best Practices for Assessing Communication Skills Prior to Preference Assessments for Students With Severe Developmental Disabilities
Presented by Miriam Boesch, PhD, Alexandra Da Fonte, PhD
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Course: #8453 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case examined the question, “Should practitioners conduct a formal or informal communication assessment prior to completing a preference assessment to accurately identify preferences for students with severe developmental disabilities?” The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3).

Supporting Young Children's Social-Emotional Literacy (Ages 18 months - 7 years): Effective and Evidence-based PBS Strategies
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
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Course: #8436 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
A large and complex feeling vocabulary is a prerequisite skill to emotional regulation and successful interpersonal interactions for children and adults. This course will provide information on evidence-based positive behavioral support (PBS) strategies for resolving and preventing challenging behaviors in young children (ages 18 months through 7 years) by recognizing, acknowledging and supporting children’s development of emotional literacy.

Routine Scripts and Rule Books for Young Children: Evidence-Based PBS Strategies
Presented by Pamelazita Buschbacher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8396 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Young children sometimes demonstrate challenging behaviors for parents, educators and peers within the contexts of everyday routines at home, in educational settings, and out in the community -- often due to limited communicative and social-emotional skills. This course will demonstrate the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) process and how Routine Scripts, Social Stories, and Rule Books have proven successful in preventing these behaviors and teaching young children acceptable social, emotional and communicative skills.

Integrating Mindfulness Techniques into Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology
Presented by Jennifer Llado, MS, CCC-SLP, Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8365 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will explore the use of meditation and mindfulness practices as it applies to pediatric speech-language pathology. Participants will be provided with a review of the research and instruction for practical application in the pediatric population.

Evidence-Based Parent Training Strategies for Young Children with ASD
Presented by Patricia Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Video
Course: #8338 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will briefly describe the goals, active ingredients for treatment, and selected evidence for five parent training interventions frequently used for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Ways to engage caregivers as data collectors to monitor child progress and evaluate the social validity of an intervention will also be discussed. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

Pragmatics and Social Communication: Treatment Strategies
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8337 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a three-part series on pragmatics and social communication. This course will describe social communication and how it differs from social skills. Treatment strategies and recommendations for targeting executive function, theory of mind, emotions and central coherence will also be addressed. (Part 1: Course 8335, Part 2: Course 8336)

Pragmatics and Social Communication: Educational Impact
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8336 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a three-part series on pragmatics and social communication. This course will discuss how social communication impacts the goal of education and explain the difference between academic performance and functional performance. Factors to consider for service provision will also be addressed. (Part 1: Course 8335, Part 3: Course 8337)