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Presence Learning Therapy Tools Suite - November 2019

Neurogenics, Cognition, And Executive Function CEU Courses for SLPs

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Polypharmacy & the SLP during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 4
Presented by Jeanna Winchester, PhD
Live WebinarTue, Sep 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT   Starts in 8h 47m
Course: #9429Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 4 of a four-part series. This course will describe the risks and long-term effects of polypharmacy and COVID-19 as they relate to the gastrointestinal system of dysphagia, including risks specifically associated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Factors contributing to polypharmacy in individuals with reflux dysphagia will be identified. Anatomical and physiological breakdown across the systems of dysphagia will be discussed.

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
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.

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.

20Q: Addressing the Needs of Children and Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9302Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will focus on the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion in children and teens, the communication issues that can occur as a result, and recovery patterns. Current treatment guidelines - including return-to-learn protocols - and the role of the speech-language pathologist in the rehabilitation process will also be discussed.

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.

Neurogenic Dysphagia in Older Adults with Motor Disorders: Part 1
Presented by Jeanna Winchester, PhD
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Course: #9185Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series demonstrating the evidence related to neurogenic dysphagia resulting from various motor disorders in older adults. The bodily systems involved in dysphagia will be elucidated and advice for applying these concepts to clinical practice will be provided. Case studies of individuals with Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia will be presented. (Part 2 is Course 9186)

Healthcare Professionals & Covid-19: Navigating a New World with Older Adults
Presented by Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
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Course: #9402Level: Introductory3 Hours
This course will discuss the important role that healthcare professionals serve for older adults at higher risk for COVID19. It will provide resources and strategies, including infection control measures, that can be implemented with patients and caregivers while addressing activities of daily living (ADLs), safety, quality of life, mental health, and other areas that may be directly impacted by this new virus.

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.

Using Principles of Yoga to Benefit the Adult Patient
Presented by Lisa Mechler, MA, CCC-SLP, RYT200
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Course: #9347Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review fundamental principles of yoga and demonstrate simple movements and breathing techniques that can be applied when working with adult patients in acute care and outpatient settings. Benefits and contraindications will also be discussed.

Sleep: The Challenge of Aging
Presented by Teresa Fair-field, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #9311Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Do we accept that disrupted sleep is "normal" in the elderly? What is understood about the nature of those sleep difficulties? This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate therapist responses and treatment options. Sleep culture in residential environments, and how those environments can be improved for sleep promotion, will also be addressed.