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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.

20Q: Early Childhood Stuttering: Less-Direct and More-Direct Treatment
Presented by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Nina Reardon-Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
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Course: #8978Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course addresses key issues in the treatment of early childhood stuttering, with a focus on less-direct and more-direct treatment approaches. The course will discuss ways that clinicians can draw upon various approaches to develop individualized treatment so that each child’s and family’s individual needs are addressed.

Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention
Presented by Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
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Course: #8782Level: Introductory1 Hour
This empirically supported course will address suicide awareness, screening, intervention, and referral principles. Suicide assessment tools and management principles that are used with specific age groups and populations will be discussed, and case studies will be presented.

20Q: Pediatric Voice Disorders: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches
Presented by Susan Baker Brehm, PhD, CCC-SLP, Barbara (Derickson) Weinrich, PhD, CCC-SLP, Lisa Nelson Kelchner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #8972Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides the practicing speech-language pathologist with information on special considerations in the treatment of children with voice disorders. The various causes of voice disorders are discussed as well as the treatment of specific types of disorders.

SIMQ: Anatomy of a Simulation Lab
Presented by Nathan Spencer, BS, CHSOS
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Course: #8947Level: Introductory1 Hour
This SIMQ article will address the resources needed for an optimally functioning simulation lab. Resources such as personnel, equipment, and technologies will be discussed.

ALS: Impact on Nutrition
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #8720Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will discuss nutrition options - including percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) - as well as strategies to use at mealtime. Culture and religion can influence acceptance of a feeding tube; therefore, a patient's decision should be documented in an Advanced Directive. Resources for the SLP and patient will be reviewed. (Part 1: Course #8717, Part 2: Course #8719)

Research Watch Report: Cognitive-Communication Intervention in Persons with Dementia
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8939Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on some of the most current research on cognitive-communication intervention in persons with dementia. Three systematic reviews/meta-analyses are summarized and potential clinical applications of the evidence are discussed.

Supporting Children of Poverty: Special Considerations for the School-Based SLP
Presented by Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8735Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide SLPs with a critically important view of how and why poverty has a tremendous impact on both language learning and academic success. Key strategies for working with school teams and conducting therapy will also be shared.

20Q: Incorporating Literacy into Early Intervention, Preschool & Home
Presented by Karen Thatcher, EdD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8911Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Early literacy experiences are critical for the development of oral language and later academic success. This course explores why & how early intervention providers in all disciplines need to facilitate these experiences by incorporating literacy into their therapy.

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.