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Serving as an Expert Witness: It’s in Our SLP Scope of Practice

Course: #10129Level: Introductory 1 Hour 813 Reviews
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SLPs may be asked to serve as an expert witness without prior experience, training, and/or guidance from our professional literature. This course offers guidance on terminology, procedures, cautions, cases, role plays, and recommendations for successful practice as an expert witness.

Course created on May 12, 2022

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Related; IACET/0.1; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how serving as an expert witness (as appropriate) is included in the SLP's scope of practice.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe differences between expert and fact witnesses, defendant and plaintiff, and other terms/roles critical to serving as an expert witness.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list written and spoken communication behaviors needed for successful witnessing.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Terminology: fact vs expert witnesses, and examples of areas of expertise and litigation
20-30 Minutes Expert witness process and procedures
30-45 Minutes What to expect when testifying
45-55 Minutes Cases and role plays
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Lissa Power deFur - Financial: Lissa Power deFur was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She has served and received payment as an expert witness in special education cases. Lissa also co-authored and receives royalties for a book related to this topic. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
Brenda Seal - Financial: Brenda Seal was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She has served and received payment as an expert witness in special education cases. Brenda also co-authored and receives royalties for a book related to this topic. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.


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Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

Introductory Level
0.1 ASHA CEUs


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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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