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Language Disorder(s) CEU Courses for SLPs

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Play is FUNdamental
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9391Level: Intermediate4 Hours
Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued SLP Master Class. This 4-hour master class focuses on play as a critical element of child development. This course will help SLPs understand the complexities of play, including its stages, components and interconnection with other aspects of development. It will explore ways to strategically integrate play into assessment and treatment to address a range of areas - such as attention, task completion, social interaction, problem solving, executive functioning and literacy - in both children and older individuals with developmental delays.

Play is FUNdamental: Play and Reading are Connected - Really!
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9390Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 4 of the four-part series, Play is FUNdamental. Speech-Language Pathologists serve a critical role with regard to literacy development in children. This course will examine how stages of cognitive play correlate with a child’s ability to comprehend and create stories, and thus participate in classroom-based literacy activities. Strategies will be presented to integrate a play- and story-based approach to therapy while addressing other language targets.

Evidence-Based Practice Decisions in Child Language Assessment
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Oct 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #9413Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will present research regarding the current assessment practices of school-based speech-language pathologists, as well as providing evidence-based recommendations for optimizing assessment. In addition, the complexities of child language diagnoses will be discussed.

Animal Assisted Therapy in Communication Sciences and Disorders: The State of the Evidence
Presented by Sharon Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT
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.

Play is FUNdamental: The Importance of Play for Social Emotional Development
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9389Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of the four-part series, Play is FUNdamental. Play development has been found to be connected to healthy social and emotional development. This course will discuss the importance of creating meaningful play experiences as related to the development of learning behaviors, executive functioning, perspective taking, resilience and self/mutual regulation. Strategies for incorporating play into speech and language therapy will be addressed.

Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy into Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Practice: An Overview
Presented by Sharon Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Oct 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
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.

Once Upon a Time: Reimagining Shared Book Reading Online
Presented by Susan Hendler Lederer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9400Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides a toolbox of strategies for choosing and using books for virtual shared book reading. Specific book suggestions and tips to gain and sustain children's attention, and to promote engagement with both the child and caregivers, will be discussed.

Play is FUNdamental: Integrating Social, Motor, and Language Aspects of Play
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9387Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of the four-part series, Play is FUNdamental. This course will explore the three major aspects of play: motor, social, and language. A focus on understanding the intersection of motor, social and language components of play will create the foundation on which intervention can be planned. Content can be applied to children as well as older individuals with developmental disabilities.

Play is FUNdamental: Developmental Aspects of Play as Applied to Children and Individuals with Language and Developmental Disabilities
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9386Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of the four-part series, Play is FUNdamental. This course builds upon a developmental perspective of child play behavior. Core principles of human physical development, as they relate to child engagement in play, will be presented. Stages of language/cognitive play and their correlations to stages of communication intent and language development will be discussed. Participants will learn how to observe behaviors in order to assess play and language in children and older individuals with developmental delays.

Multilingual Evaluations by Monolingual SLPs
Presented by Fe González-Murray, EdD, CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #9364Level: Introductory1 Hour
The number of individuals who communicate in languages and dialects that differ from Standard American English (SAE) continues to grow in the U.S., yet the vast majority of SLPs are monolingual speakers of SAE. This course will introduce participants to evidence-based strategies and methods for planning and implementing assessments for multilinguals who do not speak the same language(s) as the evaluating SLP. It will also discuss resources for determining difference versus disorders in these individuals.