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20Q: Infection Control Strategies for SLPs
Presented by A.U. Bankaitis Smith, PhD
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Course: #9729Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Speech-language pathologists are expected by policy authorities to apply appropriate measures to protect patients, co-workers and themselves in clinical situations that may expose individuals to infectious microbes. This article provides practical guidelines for implementing infection control principles within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, including discussion of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfecting and cleaning products.

Caregiver Training for Individuals Caring for Patients with Dysphagia
Presented by Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9708Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Critically ill individuals are often unable to participate actively in clinical-decision making, and the responsibility for this often falls to the caregiver. This course addresses caregiver and clinician roles and challenges, as well as factors to consider when counseling individuals caring for patients with swallowing disorders. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act and its applications are also discussed.

Supporting Intimacy in Aphasia
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9652Level: Introductory1 Hour
The sudden loss of intimacy post-stroke can have a dramatic change on satisfaction in a relationship, and this added cost to caregiving is often not addressed in rehabilitation. This course discusses the evidence related to changes in intimacy when an individual has aphasia, outcomes from a community program targeting intimate reconnection, and ways speech-language pathologists can support the reclaiming of these important relationships.

20Q: Social Communication Disorder
Presented by Donna S. Murray, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9715Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of Social Communication Disorder (SCD). Topics reviewed include common characteristics, methods for evaluation, differential diagnosis from autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and evidence-based interventions.

Working with Students and Patients from Generation Z
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9651Level: Introductory1 Hour
Numerous factors have contributed to the values and aptitudes of today’s students, aka Generation Z. All charged with their instruction should be cognizant of these characteristics, which may impact styles of learning. This course explores what social scientists tell us about Gen Z's strengths and limitations, and how best to adapt education, training and clinical service provision for these individuals.

Fundamentals of HIPAA for Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants
Presented by Kim Cavitt, AuD
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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.

20Q: Applying Complexity Research to Promote Rapid Improvement for Children Who are Highly Unintelligible
Presented by Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9686Level: Advanced1 Hour
Using complexity as a guideline for careful selection of phonologic targets can support the re-organization of a child’s speech sound system. This 20Q discusses characteristics and components of the child's phonological system and of stimuli that should be considered when selecting targets, and how to apply the complexity approach via practical therapy strategies.

COVID-19 and Dysphagia: What We Need to Know
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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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.

20Q: Non-Speech Oral Motor Treatments: Any evidence?
Presented by Alice Lee
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Course: #9669Level: Advanced1 Hour
The issue of whether non-speech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) should be used in speech therapy is still controversial. This course provides a quick overview of non-speech oral motor movements, and discusses statistics regarding the usage of this treatment approach by clinicians, the evidence related to NSOMTs for a few clinical areas, and suggestions for further reading.

Language Development in Non-Mainstream Cultures
Presented by Amy Hobek, PhD, CCC-SLP
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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.