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External Cognitive Aids for Adults with Acquired Cognitive Deficits
Presented by Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT   Starts in 20h 38m
Course: #9431Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will discuss the impact of cognitive deficits on patient outcomes, review relevant research, and provide a clinical model for selecting, developing, personalizing, and implementing external cognitive aids for individuals with acquired neurological deficits. Differences in aids across the severity spectrum of cognitive deficits and for individuals with varying diagnoses will be discussed.

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.

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.

Decision-Making: What Science Tells Us About Approaching Ethical Dilemmas
Presented by Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #9448Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will review the science of decision-making and how factors such as bias, cognitive dissonance, willful blindness, and “group think” may have an adverse influence on our ability to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions, including ethical decisions. Strategies that can minimize the influence of these factors and create more positive, achievable outcomes will be discussed.

How Science Informs Ethical Decision-Making: Application to Case Studies
Presented by Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #9451Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will apply the science of decision-making to case studies of ethical dilemmas that speech-language pathologists may experience, by providing an ethical decision-making framework and strategies for mitigating certain adverse influences on decision-making.

Behavioral Frameworks for Dementia Management
Presented by Mary Beth Mason, PhD, CCC-SLP, Robert W. Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP
Live WebinarTue, Oct 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #9473Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will focus on cognitive-communication intervention strategies for various dementia presentations and will provide a review of evidence-based treatment. Behavioral frameworks along with their rationales will be introduced and applied across several dementia types and mild, moderate and severe levels of impairment.

Treatment Approach Considerations for School-Aged Children with Speech Sound Disorders
Presented by Kathryn Cabbage, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #9472Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will address the theoretical underpinnings and research base related to differential diagnosis and treatment of articulation and phonological deficits in children with speech sound disorders. Special considerations for how to tailor evaluation and intervention to meet the needs of school-age children will be discussed.

Honing Your Supervision Skills through Relationship, Feedback, and Reflection
Presented by Katie Strong, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Nov 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9484Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide strategies and frameworks for developing skills in providing supervision to students, clinical fellows, and employees. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the relationship between the supervisor and supervisee, techniques for supporting avenues for reflection, use of tools to recognize and address value conflict, and developing methods of delivering feedback.

Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study Metrics Across the Lifespan, presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers
Presented by Debra M. Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Memorie M. Gosa, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarThu, Nov 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #9467Level: Advanced1 Hour
Standardization of measures used in the interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies is necessary to facilitate communication across providers and to ensure the correct application of rehabilitation and compensatory strategies. This course will review the many videofluoroscopic swallow study metrics that are utilized across different stages of the lifespan, and report on the evidence that supports their correlation to treatment.