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ICF Framework and Narrative-Based Interventions: Lessons from a Care Provider Turned Cancer Patient
Presented by Janelle Lamontagne, M.Sc., R.CCC-SLP
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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.

The Effects of Stress and Trauma on Language Development
Presented by Joy D. Osofsky, PhD
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Course: #8940Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 4 of the five-part series, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Communication. This course will focus on the effects of exposure to trauma, including abuse and neglect, on language development. The impact on early brain development will be discussed, as well as the importance of early intervention to prevent increasing difficulties over time.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Neurodiversity and Speech-Language Pathology - Thinking Differently
Presented by Mary Alice Keller, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8910Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club course will discuss neurodiversity - the idea that disorders like autism should be considered a normal human variation - and how it affects the practice of speech-language pathologists with their pediatric and adult clients. Theories and strategies, as well as professional and personal impact, will be addressed.

Research Watch Report: Quality of Life, Communication, and Swallowing in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9064Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on current research on quality of life among individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as related to swallowing and communication. Three research articles are summarized and potential clinical applications of the evidence are discussed.

20Q: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Dysphagia
Presented by Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9061Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of pediatric dysphagia, with a specific focus on the role of the speech-language pathologist in the assessment and treatment of infants and children with dysphagia. Clinical protocols for clinical and instrumental assessments are reviewed and options for treatment interventions are summarized.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Efficacy of Professional Development with Individualized Coaching to Enhance Educator Knowledge and Practice of Emergent Literacy Skills
Presented by Alyssa Klawiter, MA, CCC-SLP, Li Sheng, PhD
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Course: #9045Level: Advanced1 Hour
This case-based Pearson EBP Brief examined the clinical question, "Do preschool and kindergarten teachers who participate in professional development programs that focus on emergent literacy skills with built-in individualized coaching compared to those who do not participate in professional development programs show enhanced knowledge and/or practice in the classroom environment? The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Wh-Question Intervention for Children With Language Disorders
Presented by Emily Diehm, PhD, CCC-SLP, Tala Abou-Dahech, MA
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Course: #9046Level: Advanced1 Hour
This case-based Pearson EBP Brief examined the clinical question, "For a school-age child with a language disorder, what therapy strategies are effective to improve the child’s Wh-question answering abilities?" The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed.

Dysphagia after Traumatic Brain Injury: Treatment
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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Course: #8834Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will review dysphagia treatment following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, it will cover the treatment of survivors of TBI in various levels of consciousness, techniques, oral care, and family education.

Strengthening Students' Core Vocabulary for Powerful Communication
Presented by Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8809Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Do you struggle with choosing vocabulary for your students' augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) systems that will promote communication success across environments and communication partners? Core vocabulary should be considered when choosing an appropriate AAC system, writing goals, and developing powerful communication for individuals who use AAC.

A Dementia Primer for Speech-Language Pathologists
Presented by Barbara E. Weinstein, PhD
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Course: #8732Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) has been identified as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. ARHL and dementia are costly conditions because of their marked impact on social functioning, health outcomes and well-being. This course will provide an overview of dementia, its connections to hearing loss, and therapeutic modifications SLPs can employ to optimize audibility and communication.