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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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss in Children Webinar
Presenter(s): Brigette L Wilson, MPH, MA, CCC-SLP; Myrita S Wilhite, PhD, AuD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This on demand webinar (available beginning April 27, 2024) will highlight the behaviors and characteristics typically associated with hearing loss and those typically associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children from birth to age 10. The speakers will emphasize the unique characteristics that contribute to the dual diagnosis of both ASD and hearing loss. The course will explain the impacts of social determinants of health as they relate to the diagnosis of and intervention for children with ASD and hearing loss.
Presenter(s): Michelle Leigh Arnold, AuD, CCC-A; Debra Dobbs, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Older adults must make important decisions about their end-of-life care, and those with hearing and other communication disorders need special accommodations to participate in these important decisions to the fullest extent possible. This session discusses the communication needs of patients in the final stages of life, including the use of various hearing technologies, such as hearing aids, personal sound amplifiers, and pocket talkers. The presenters discuss tools to facilitate conversations among patients, family members, and caregivers.
Presenter(s): Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BSGP, FASCP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: It is incumbent upon each member of a patient's health care team to play a role in ensuring a safer medication use experience based on basic principles regarding polypharmacy. This session uses case studies to explore polypharmacy and synergistic effects to help audiologists contribute to positive overall medication results for their patients.
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