The Speech Pathology Group - Every Step - October 2019

Neurogenics, Cognition, And Executive Function CEU Courses for SLPs

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Using Nonstandardized Assessment to Evaluate Cognitive-Communication Abilities in Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Live WebinarThu, Oct 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #9035Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will address the challenges and opportunities for speech-language pathologists who evaluate cognitive-communication disorders in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specific, evidence-based strategies for nonstandard assessment will be discussed.

Behavioral Voice Interventions for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
Presented by Kelly Richardson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Nov 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #9037Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss motor and non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and review the evidence-based treatment approaches for hypokinetic dysarthria.

Communication and Independence for the Young Adult with Autism
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9005Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Intellectually capable young adults with autism have unique social, communication and emotional needs. This course will explore the socio-cultural aspects of equity and inclusion that individuals in this group encounter. It will also address the interrelationship of individual needs, therapy strategies, and the skills needed in order to navigate this socio-cultural context.

Relationships between Language and Executive Functions: Planning and Regulating
Presented by Jill K. Fahy, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8998Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will detail the relationship between language and executive functions (EFs), and the nature of EF deficits in children with language disorders. The use of inner speech and self-talk to regulate behaviors and efforts, and the use of complex syntax as a tool to reason, plan, predict, and solve will be discussed. Additionally, the course will describe the use of hands-on problem solving, Socratic questions, and discovery learning to elicit language-based EFs.

Diagnosing Executive Dysfunction in School-Aged Children
Presented by Jill K. Fahy, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8993Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course delineates individual metacognitive processes known as "executive functions" and the various developmental profiles of executive dysfunction in school-aged children. Three case studies will highlight the nature of the diagnostic challenges and lay a foundation for assessment principles to help the SLP determine best approaches to intervention.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Dementia Assessment and Treatment
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9008Level: Introductory1 Hour
Megan Malone and Jenny Loehr review assessment and treatment of dementia, beginning with an overview of different types of dementia and concluding with goal development and treatment. This is an audio-only podcast with references and further resources included as handouts.

Back to Basics: Stroke
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Video
Course: #8958Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a "back to basics" review of the role of the speech pathologist in stroke care. This will include diagnosis, evaluation, and functional treatment recommendations.

ICF Framework and Narrative-Based Interventions: Lessons from a Care Provider Turned Cancer Patient
Presented by Janelle Lamontagne, M.Sc., R.CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #8937Level: Advanced1.5 Hour
This course will discuss current evidence-based practice in the context of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework. Additionally, this course will describe the components of narrative-based practice and present real-world accounts of ways SLPs can utilize narrative-based practice to provide holistic, client-centered care within the medical setting.

Research Watch Report: Cognitive-Communication Intervention in Persons with Dementia
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8939Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on some of the most current research on cognitive-communication intervention in persons with dementia. Three systematic reviews/meta-analyses are summarized and potential clinical applications of the evidence are discussed.

AAC and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Part 1
Presented by Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8935Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and adults with developmental disabilities. This course will provide a basic overview of AAC, assessment, communication goals, barriers, and key factors to consider when recommending a communication system for adults with developmental disabilities.