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The Stepping Stones Group - Transforming - February 2021

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) CEU Courses for SLPs

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DIRFloortime®: Beyond Playing on the Floor
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
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Course: #9642Level: Advanced4 Hours
The DIRFloortime® framework can be used not only with children with autism, but with a wide variety of ages and diagnoses. This 4-hour master class describes DIRFloortime principles and concepts such as Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) and relationship-based intervention. Case studies provide examples of goals and therapy activities, including virtual experiences, for various populations.

ApPARENTly This Is Not Going Well: Difficult Conversations with Parents
Presented by Marva Mount, MA, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Jun 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #9726Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores emotional intelligence (EQ) and how to "plug in" and use it in situations that go awry with parents of clients. Specific strategies for handling difficult situations and de-escalating arguments are discussed.

Neurodiversity: How to Support Agency and Self-determination
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
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Course: #9590Level: Intermediate1 Hour
It is imperative for clinicians and educators to be aware of the neurodiversity movement in order to better support all human rights. This course discusses what neurodiversity is and the history of the movement, as well as the potential for trauma related to behavioral interventions. Case examples demonstrate how to apply a paradigm shift to clinical practice that seeks to accept and celebrate differences rather than mask them.

A Practical Treatment Approach for Students with Social Communication Disorders in Schools, Part 2
Presented by Mary Asper, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9515Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This Part 2 of a 2-part series focused on functional social communication intervention for grades 7 thru 12 into adulthood. Treatment plans and case studies are presented to highlight techniques for engaging teens & adults in therapy, tips for extending social communication strategies into the classroom, and methods for helping adults overcome social anxiety.

20Q: Understanding Sensory Integration and Processing
Presented by Virginia Spielmann, MSc OT, PhD(C), Carrie Dishlip, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9444Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Sensory integration and processing is foundational to human development, engagement and relationships. This course will discuss theories of sensory processing function and dysfunction, potential impact on communication skills, and considerations for SLPs' therapeutic practice.

A Practical Treatment Approach for Students with Social Communication Disorders in Schools, Part 1
Presented by Mary Asper, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9499Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course helped SLPs build a repertoire of social communication intervention strategies and improve functional outcomes with evidence-based treatment plans for students Pre-K to 6th grade. Individual case studies will demonstrate how social communication disorders present in a variety of diagnostic categories. Practical tools for treatment from the therapy room to the classroom - including collaboration with other professionals - will be discussed.

Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy into Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Practice: An Overview
Presented by Sharon Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9436Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. In this course, practical guidelines will be reviewed related to incorporating animal-assisted therapy into clinical practice. This overview will include information regarding training requirements for animal-handler teams, benefits/challenges of the SLP acting as a handler, and clinical decision-making, including goal-setting, when incorporating animals into speech-language pathology clinical care.

Animal Assisted Therapy in Communication Sciences and Disorders: The State of the Evidence
Presented by Sharon Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9434Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will review the evidence base for animal-assisted therapy (AAT), including discussion of areas where further research is needed, and will describe uses of AAT in speech-language treatment for cognitive and communication impairments including autism, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and aphasia.

Autism and Neurodiversity
Presented by Diane E. Treadwell-Deering, MD
Video
Course: #1033757Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review the concept of neurodiversity as it pertains to autism spectrum disorder, clarifying aspects of terminology, framework, and beliefs and comparing this model with the medical model.

We Are Our Memories: Supporting Autobiographical Memory and Personal Narratives in Children
Presented by Tiffany Hutchins, PhD, Ashley Brien, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9341Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 4 of the five-part series, Personal Narratives Across Diverse Cultures. This course will (1) explain the development and importance of autobiographical memory, (2) describe how autobiographical memory is related to social cognition and personal narrative discourse, (3) describe how autobiographical memory is impacted in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hearing loss, and childhood trauma, and (4) identify strategies to support the development of autobiographical memory in these populations. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).