TherapyTravelers - September 2018

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ALS: Medications and Oral Care
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #8717Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will identify medication and complementary alternative medicine that may be used by patients to treat ALS. The importance of saliva management and mouth care as a critical component of their daily care will be discussed, along with strategies.

ALS: Advantages and Disadvantages of Exercise
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #8719Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will discuss the pros and cons of exercise, including expiratory muscle strength training, for individuals with ALS. Research and the ALS.org's view on exercise will be presented, as well as information about the efficacy of exercise for this population. (Part 1: Course #8717, Part 3: Course #8720)

20Q: Speech Sound Disorders in Children: What's New?
Presented by A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP, Elise Baker, PhD, CPSP, FSPA
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Course: #8898Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course offers an overview of issues related to assessment and intervention of speech sound disorders (SSD) in children, including the articulation-phonology distinction, interpretation of speech acquisition norms, and the Phonological Intervention Taxonomy. It will also discuss using parents as therapy extenders and the impact of SSD on children’s activities and participation.

Aspiration Pneumonia: It's Not Just Aspiration
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #8578Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Do dysphagia and aspiration inevitably lead to aspiration pneumonia? Our current evidence base suggests that the answer is, in fact, no. This course will enable clinicians to identify the clients on their caseload who are at higher risk for illness and to identify and address those risk factors that can be modified to reduce the likelihood of aspiration-related illness.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Effects of stuttering treatment: A systematic review of single-subject experimental design studies
Presented by Kimberly Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP, Martine Vanryckeghem, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Chad Nye, PhD, Anu Subramanian, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8841Level: Advanced1 Hour
This case-based Pearson EBP Brief examined the clinical question, "For individuals who stutter, which behavioral treatment approaches are most effective in promoting fluent speech?" The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed.

20Q: Language Development and Its Clinical Applications
Presented by Nina Capone Singleton, PhD, CCC-SLP, Brian B. Shulman, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8850Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
The course provides an overview of influences on early language development, with particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. Resources are provided for the speech-language pathologist to use in clinical practice.

20Q: Counseling Families of Children with Communication Disorders
Presented by David Luterman, EdD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8842Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The course will provide the learner with effective counseling strategies in helping clients manage their feelings. Information is provided on referral practice and continuing education opportunities.

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Strategies for Clinicians
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #8557Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course defines cultural and linguistic competency and related terms, and presents factors that may affect the ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care. This course addresses the need for self-awareness in culturally and linguistically competent medical care, the differences between disease and illness, and factors that may influence a patient's experience of illness as well as the health beliefs and practices of some cultures. An approach to eliciting a patient’s cultural health beliefs in order to aid delivery of culturally appropriate treatments will be discussed.

Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #8541Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will review techniques for clear and effective communication as well as verbal and written communication with those from other cultures. This course will also discuss writing and selecting health materials and identifying assessment tools to ensure that clients understand the therapy services provided and have the skills needed to access, understand, and use health information.

Research Watch Report: "Intensive" Evidence-Based Aphasia Interventions
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8811Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on some of the most current research in the area of intervention for aphasia; specifically, a modified version of constraint-induced language therapy, and usability and effectiveness of telepractice applications. Three articles are summarized and potential clinical applications of the evidence are discussed.