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Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 2
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
Live WebinarTue, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9582Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on alternate nutrition/hydration (ANH). This course discusses criteria, such as prognostic indicators, that are used by healthcare professionals when making ANH recommendations. Benefits and burdens of ANH vs. oral intake in various disease processes, including Covid-19, are addressed, as well as the issues of patient-centered care and education.

SLP Introduction to the Code of Ethics
Presented by Klaire Brumbaugh, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, J. Nikki Gaylord, ClinScD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Jan 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #9588Level: Introductory1 Hour
This Back to Basics course is an introduction for speech-language pathologists on how to navigate the ASHA Code of Ethics, discussing basic concepts such as whom the Code is designed to protect, and definitions of relevant terms. Two different ethical decision-making processes are modeled, and example case applications are provided.

COVID-19 and Dysphagia: What We Need to Know
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Feb 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9575Level: Intermediate1 Hour
COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that can result in many respiratory, otolaryngological, and neurological symptoms, including dysphagia. This course explores causal mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 and discusses critical information about assessment and treatment of these vulnerable patients, such as the need to assess respiration during the clinical swallow evaluation.

Assessing the Quality of Narratives Produced by School-age African American English Speakers
Presented by Monique T. Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Feb 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #9589Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Children draw upon cognitive resources to tell stories. This course discusses this cognition-narration connection, and teaches participants how to analyze cognitive aspects of children’s narrative language and apply this information to management of children on their caseloads.

Infection Control within the COVID-19 Context
Presented by A.U. Bankaitis Smith, PhD
Live WebinarTue, Feb 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9599Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course addresses infection control precautions both broadly and as related to COVID-19. It discusses how to select personal protective equipment, hand hygiene products, and disinfectants that are appropriate for specific clinical situations and settings, as well as how to properly implement these and other infection control measures.

Language Development in Non-Mainstream Cultures
Presented by Amy Hobek, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9601Level: Introductory1 Hour
Speech-language pathologists serve children from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds who have language practices and development that differ from mainstream culture in the United States. This course discusses these differences in cultural populations such as multilingual and non-mainstream dialect-speaking children, in order to better inform assessment and intervention methods in our field.

Fundamentals of HIPAA for Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants
Presented by Kim Cavitt, AuD
Live WebinarTue, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9602Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on the fundamental components of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): Standard Transactions and Code Sets, HIPAA 5010, National Identifiers, Privacy (including protected health information), Security, and Breach Notification. It also describes how to document HIPAA compliance and discusses the impact of HIPAA on marketing and telepractice.

Ethics in Social Media
Presented by Klaire Brumbaugh, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, J. Nikki Gaylord, ClinScD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Feb 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #9627Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course identifies strategies to engage in social media in a professional and ethical manner and avoid potential pitfalls and ethical violations. The ASHA code of ethics and privacy laws are explained as they relate to social media.

What Do We Know About Dosage in School-Based Speech Sound Therapy Sessions?
Presented by Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Mar 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9619Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Dose is defined as the number of teaching episodes/opportunities in one therapy session and has been reported as an “active ingredient” that yields change. This course reviews research on why dosage matters in speech sound therapy, what’s possible in school-based sessions, and the results of a recent investigation into both.

Anatomy & Physiology of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: Breathing and Swallowing in Adults
Presented by Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Mar 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9621Level: Advanced2 Hours
To effectively manage dysphagia in adults requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy and neurophysiology of swallowing and respiration and the coordination of these functions. Shared structures and neurophysiology of the aerodigestive tract are discussed as well as diseases of the respiratory system that can impact swallowing. Examples of applying this information to the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia are provided.