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The Stepping Stones Group - December 2017

Veteran Affairs (VA) Courses CEU Courses for SLPs

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Introduction to Social Skills for Adults
Presented by Melissa James, M.H.Sc., (Reg. CASLPO)
Live WebinarTue, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #8314 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is an introduction to social skills therapy for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and related executive function deficits. We will explore the populations that need these services, why speech-language pathologists are a strong match for providing treatment, the types of assessment and treatments that show promise, and the challenges in working with this population.

Parallels in Cognitive Symptoms in Psychological Health and Acquired Brain Injury Diagnosis
Presented by Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Live WebinarWed, Feb 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm EST
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.

Taking the 'OMG' out of AAC Report Writing
Presented by Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8307 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will discuss information (e.g., AAC types, features, access methods, evaluation elements) that is necessary to accurately document augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessment outcomes for funding of a device via Medicare, which is the largest funding source of speech generating devices (SGDs). However, the content of this course is also applicable for SLPs working with clients who need AAC funding from any third-party payer source.

SLPs and Communication Counseling: Facilitating Personal Development
Presented by Michael J. Flahive, PhD, CCC-SLP/A
Live WebinarThu, Mar 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST
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.

What Do I See? Analyzing Interesting Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies
Presented by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #8301 Level: Advanced1.5 Hour
Interpreting what you hear from your patient in addition to what you see on a videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) will help guide your impressions, recommendations, referrals and treatment options. This course will show how to perform online analysis that leads to a more productive VFSS and assists in revealing WHY the patient is having difficulty with the safety and efficiency of the swallow, and what can we do about it.

Clinical Application of Evidence-Based Practice in Aphasia: SPICES
Presented by Alyssa Autenreith, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8296 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course reviews evidence-based practice and provides step-by-step training of a new semantically-based, sentence-level treatment approach for persons with aphasia: Semantic Priming to Improve Comprehension and Expression of Sentences (SPICES). (Part 1: Course 8293)

Evidence-Based Practice: Leading to Evolution of New Treatment Approaches for Aphasia
Presented by Emily Boss, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8293 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course reviews evidence-based practice and provides an overview of relevant theory for the development of a new semantically-based sentence-level treatment approach for persons with aphasia: Semantic Priming to Improve Comprehension and Expression of Sentences (SPICES). (Part 2: Course 8296)

Dentition: Oral Health, Hygiene and the Swallow (Part 2)
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
Live WebinarWed, Mar 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm EDT
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.

Medicare Part A Reform: Resident Classification System (RCS-I)
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Video
Course: #8273 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Current efforts to reform the SNF Part A benefit are based upon recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to move from volume- to value-based care, which is based upon patient characteristics. This course will review the current Resident Classification System, Version I (RCS-I) model which has been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: The Role of Hippocampal Memory in Language Use and Language Disorders
Presented by Melissa Duff, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8230 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review evidence for hippocampal contributions to language use and processing. We will also discuss the implications of this work for understanding cognitive-communication disorders in TBI and Alzheimer’s disease.