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The Stepping Stones Group - May 2017

Neurogenics/Cognition/Executive Function CEU Courses for SLPs

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Assessment of Cognitive-Linguistic Skills: The SLP's Role in Acute Care
Presented by Lisa Mechler, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Oct 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #8194 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review the rationale for completing cognitive-linguistic evaluations with adults in the acute care setting. Informal and formal assessments will be reviewed, as well as the role of the SLP in a multidisciplinary team.

Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia: What's the SLP to Do? - Part 2
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP
Audio
Course: #8187 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Treating dysphagia in the patient with dementia can be challenging for therapists. This course will provide interventions and suggestions for therapists that can improve their patients' quality of life. (Part 1: Course 8178)

Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia: What's the SLP to Do? - Part 1
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP
VideoAudio
Course: #8178 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series, Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia. Treating dysphagia for the patient with dementia can be challenging for therapists. This course will address common deficits in each stage of cognitive decline and review normal versus disordered swallowing.

Creating Communication Care Plans in Long-term Care
Presented by Christen Guffey Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Nov 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8191 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will introduce a new tool, a communication care plan, as a person-centered approach to facilitate communication between certified nursing assistants, therapists, and residents in long-term care facilities, and enhance treatment carryover into daily care. Participants will learn how to develop a communication care plan, write treatment goals associated with the plan, and understand the importance of providing professional support for certified nursing assistants.

Post-Acute Care: Payment Reform and Alternative Payment Models
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Live WebinarTue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #8227 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Alternative Payment Models, known as APMs, are alternatives to traditional fee-for-service reimbursement. This course will explore current payment reform structures and the impacts on post-acute care of moving from volume-based fee-for-service models to outcomes-based reimbursement.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: The Role of Hippocampal Memory in Language Use and Language Disorders
Presented by Melissa Duff, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #8230 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review evidence for hippocampal contributions to language use and processing. We will also discuss the implications of this work for understanding cognitive-communication disorders in TBI and Alzheimer’s disease.

Evidence-Based Interventions for Dementia: An Overview of Spaced Retrieval & Montessori
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #8132 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide an overview of two evidence-based interventions for working with persons with dementia: Montessori-Based Dementia Programming and the Spaced Retrieval technique. Participants will learn about each intervention along with practical applications of each method to patients in different practice settings.

Get Schooled on Concussions: Return to Learn
Presented by Brenda Eagan Brown, MEd, CBIS
Video
Course: #8134 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The return to learn process following a student concussion must be supported by school professionals who understand that returning to the full demands of school too soon following concussion can potentially significantly increase and prolong symptoms. This course will equip SLPs with a solid understanding of what concussions are, how symptoms manifest in the classroom, and what accommodations can be immediately implemented to promote student recovery.

Music, Speech Development & Autism
Presented by Kathleen Howland, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8131 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will look at the neurologic functioning of both speech and music in children with autism. The course will support the inclusion of music in speech-language treatment for children on the spectrum.

Meditation & Breath Work: The Missing Link for Neurorehabilitation
Presented by Jennifer Llado, MS, CCC-SLP, Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #8083 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Meditation and mindfulness practices have been shown to have a measurable and positive impact on the brain, the body, emotional regulation, cognitive-linguistic function and overall health. This course will review the research and instruct participants in specific, evidence-based techniques for integrating meditation into speech-language pathology practice.