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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.

Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 2
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #9582Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on alternate nutrition/hydration (ANH). This course discusses criteria, such as prognostic indicators, that are used by healthcare professionals when making ANH recommendations. Benefits and burdens of ANH vs. oral intake in various disease processes, including Covid-19, are addressed, as well as the issues of patient-centered care and education.

Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 1
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #9581Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series about alternate nutrition and hydration (ANH). This course reviews patient and family concerns that impact the ANH decision-making process, including religious beliefs and culture. Advance directives are discussed and and resources for patients/families are provided.

Post-Extubation Dysphagia: Critical Information for Critical Patients
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9573Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients, but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course provides information about risk factors for and causes and consequences of post-extubation dysphagia, and discusses options for assessment and management of these critically ill patients.

20Q: Teletherapy Basics for School-Age Children
Presented by Sara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, Diana Parafiniuk, MS, CCC-SLP, Diana Martin, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9615Level: Intermediate1 Hour
How can SLPs find and organize effective digital therapy materials and keep children engaged when delivering services online? This course addresses these topics as well as selection of technology and teletherapy platforms, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and relationship building with children and caregivers.

Payment for SLP Services: Navigating Payer Sources, Payment Systems, & Practice Settings
Presented by Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
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Course: #9453Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Accurate payment for SLP services depends on compliance with payer guidelines (e.g., coverage, supervision) and the specific payment system (e.g., prospective payment, fee-for-service) relevant to the practice setting (e.g., inpatient, outpatient) in which the service is provided. This course will define and illustrate the interrelationship of these three professional elements, including their relevance to supervision requirements, and will provide resources for further assistance.

How Science Informs Ethical Decision-Making: Application to Case Studies
Presented by Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9451Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will apply the science of decision-making to case studies of ethical dilemmas that speech-language pathologists may experience, by providing an ethical decision-making framework and strategies for mitigating certain adverse influences on decision-making.