Have you ever experienced the misperception that the Speech-Language Pathologist is an optional member of the rehabilitation team? This course will discuss how change in the healthcare environment requires Speech-Language Pathologists to proactively dispel this perception. It will highlight the critical importance of their role in ensuring positive patient outcomes through lessons from the field.
Course created on June 27, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least three changes in the healthcare environment that are influencing their utilization.
- After this course, participants will be able to name 3 ways that marketplace changes directly impact their service provision to patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to develop partnerships, standardized measures, and communicate outcomes to obtain greater support for their services from providers, administrators and insurers.
|5-30 Minutes||Changes in the healthcare environment|
|30-35 Minutes||Impact of healthcare changes on the SLPs role|
|35-40 Minutes||Creating Partnerships|
|40-45 Minutes||Becoming the facility resource|
|45-50 Minutes||Standardizing practice|
|50-55 Minutes||Communicating outcomes|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Robyn Earley, MA, CCC-SLP
Robyn Earley is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her BA in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Florida and her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from San Diego State University. She has over 20 years experience working with adults with a focus on degenerative neurological disorders in a variety of settings including LTACH, subacute rehab, outpatient, home health and long-term care. Robyn served as the founder and head of a large Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology team at a Harvard Medical School affiliated health care continuum. As part of that experience, she established, directed and served as the clinical specialist for the Videoflouroscopy program. Robyn is also Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Technique certified. In addition to her speech pathology experience, Robyn is a certified LEAN/Six-Sigma green belt. She also has extensive bioethics experience with a focus on feeding and swallowing disorders and end of life. Robyn is licensed to practice in MA, RI and CT. Robyn is excited to combine her passion for clinical work, experience in healthcare administration and background in bioethics to serve as Regional Director for MassTex Imaging in RI and CT.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related Area)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.