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Presenter(s): Adamantia Prachali; Fatema Nasser; Aaron Thrush
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session shares findings from a tertiary care hospital at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic response in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and provides an opportunity to compare and contrast findings with global patterns and local experiences. This investigation summarizes the clinical conditions, management, and functional outcomes of adults admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 and dysphagia, and offers insights into risk factors and clinical predictions of favorable swallowing outcomes.
Presenter(s): Shriya Basu, PhD, CCC-SLP; Lei Sun, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session shares findings of an exploratory survey study exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communication, mental health, and quality of life (QoL) in people who stutter. The course discusses how the pandemic affects people with communication disorders, then shifts to discussing mental health, communication, and QoL in people who stutter and how the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies existing challenges.
Presenter(s): Sarah A Cust, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This presentation addresses the underlying neuropathology of ataxia, dysarthria-specific assessment and treatment for degenerative ataxias, and the importance of cognitive assessment and treatment. The presenter highlights recent advances in intervention, including noninvasive brain stimulation.
Presenter(s): Howard Francis, MD, MBA, FACS; Jennifer D Yeagle, MEd, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session explores what is currently known about the downstream effects of hearing loss in older adults and discusses ways to proactively optimize communication outcomes for older adults using cochlear implants. The presenters address cochlear implant candidacy in this growing population, counselling for patients and their families/caregivers, and service delivery modification ideas.
Presenter(s): Chad F Gladden, AuD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session focuses on audiology telepractice as an evolving service modality that is responsive to current and changing patient care needs and integrates telehealth and mobile solutions to address emerging trends. The presenter addresses implementation challenges, lessons learned, and future developments in teleaudiology.
Presenter(s): Julie A Honaker, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: With increased age, comes a greater chance of falls. The health effects of a fall and the often-difficult recovery affect a patient's quality of life (including the ability to live independently) as well as his or her family. This session discusses how patient-centered audiology care can significantly reduce the risk of falls in older adults. The presenter discusses fall prevention options and patient outcomes.
Presenter(s): Gyl A Kasewurm, AuD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: In today's environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain profitability while meeting patient needs in an audiology practice. Audiology assistants can be part of the solution. This session identifies common practice challenges and describes how assistants can help improve profitability as well as patient retention and satisfaction.
Presenter(s): Nicole L Marrone, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session provides practical information on implementing and expanding aural/audiologic rehabilitation programs for adults with hearing loss and their communication partners. The presenter discusses and provides examples of components of successful aural rehabilitation services, including assessment, communication training, technologies, and group counseling.
Presenter(s): Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Many older adults experience a growing number of comorbidities and functional limitations as they age. An individual’s ability and willingness to access hearing care is influenced not only by the severity of his or her hearing loss but also by other health, socioeconomic, and environmental factors. This session discusses recent research on patient outcomes as well as reviews lessons learned from a human factors approach to hearing care for older adults, including addressing common comorbid conditions.
Presenter(s): Jill Preminger, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This course illustrates how a patient- and family-centered approach to service provision can improve patient trust and satisfaction with audiology services. The presenter discusses how this type of care approach increases the likelihood that patients will adhere to auditory rehabilitation recommendations, thus improving overall outcomes.
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