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Palliative Care across the Health Care Continuum: The Role of the SLP in Each Setting
Presented by Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #8402 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The Speech Language Pathologist’s role in palliative care is often misunderstood or unrecognized. This course will demonstrate how the SLP can make valuable contributions to the palliative care process throughout a myriad of settings - including home health, skilled nursing rehab, long-term care, assisted living and acute care - by helping the patient maximize his/her functional abilities to improve quality of life.

Discourse Intervention in Aphasia: The Clinical Value of Stories and Conversation
Presented by Tricia Olea Santos, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, May 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8444 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course provides a brief overview of narrative and conversational discourse. Emphasis is placed on the importance of discourse in patient-centered care and various approaches to incorporating discourse in aphasia rehabilitation.

Pharmacology and Swallowing
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Jun 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #8464 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Speech Language Pathologists are often asked to make recommendations for safe swallowing of medications for patients with dysphagia, but have limited information about pharmacodynamics. This course will provide clinicians with the information they need to understand and manage swallowing-related medication effects, identify potential impacts of food and thickener on medication effectiveness, and prevent medication errors in their clients with dysphagia.

Person-Centered Care 101 for Neurogenic Disorders
Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8475 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Person-centered care is emphasized as a best practice in general health care as well as speech-language pathology. This course is an introduction for SLPs treating adults, to show how simple choices for each step of the clinical process can lead to a person-centered approach and highly meaningful, functional therapy.

Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment
Presented by Jessica Huber, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8397 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will cover the types of dysarthria and basic assessment techniques for differential diagnosis of dysarthria.

Dentition: Oral Health, Hygiene and the Swallow (Part 2)
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #8362 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will address the importance of mouth care, help the SLP formulate talking points to educate staff, identify the "how-to" for mouth care and provide resources for developing a mouth care protocol.

20Q: Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Jennifer Ostergren, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8333 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course describes cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) for adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including general foundations of CRT and examples of CRT specific to attention, information processing, memory, executive function, and communication deficits following TBI.

SLPs and Communication Counseling: Facilitating Personal Adjustment
Presented by Michael J. Flahive, PhD, CCC-SLP/A
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Course: #8344 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will list responsibilities of speech-language pathologists regarding communication counseling, as identified by ASHA's 2016 Scope of Professional Practice. Additionally, this course will examine rationale and provide suggestions for including methods to promote mental wellness, resilience and optimism in the treatment of communication disorders.

Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effectiveness of Spaced Retrieval on Improving Self-Feeding and Use of Compensatory Swallowing Strategies in Individuals with Dementia Residing in a Long-Term Care Facility.
Presented by Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP, Christen Guffey Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8322 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case will examine the clinical question, “Do adults with dementia living in a long-term care (LTC) facility who receive Spaced Retrieval (SR) training, compared to adults with dementia living in a long-term care facility who do not receive SR training, show improvement in self-feeding and/or use of swallowing compensations?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the CLQT+ (Helm-Estabrooks, 2017).

Parallels in Cognitive Symptoms in Psychological Health and Acquired Brain Injury Diagnosis
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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Course: #8323 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will outline the cognitive symptoms of both acquired brain injury and psychological health disorders that mirror each other and/or can co-occur. In addition, there will be some brief discussion surrounding chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its symptoms, which parallel those of psychiatric disorders.