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Presenter(s): Adrienne B. Hancock, PhD, CCC-SLP; Linda Siegfriedt, MEd, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This webinar explains the cultural and clinical factors involved in gender-based voice and communication services and describes inclusive practices to support individuals with unique perspectives and concerns. The presenters share research and clinical cases to illustrate best practice standards for assessment and intervention.
Presenter(s): Kathryn Clapsaddle, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be life-changing for many individuals, but due to its complex and commercial nature, it also comes with a myriad of potential ethical concerns. Clinicians can improve AAC assessment and intervention outcomes for those they serve by being confident they are making ethically informed decisions about AAC use. This webinar uses case studies to discuss common ethical dilemmas encountered in the use of AAC, leaning on the ASHA Code of Ethics for support. The presenter outlines a process for ethical decision-making and shares trends in school and health care settings that affect ethical decision-making as it relates to AAC use.
Presenter(s): Erin S. Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: To support infants in the NICU setting and maximize oral feeding outcomes for these babies, SLPs need to consider the maturational status of premature infants, medical conditions of ill newborns, and positive and negative experiences in the NICU. This webinar will address the maturation of the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phases of swallowing, which directly affect safety and efficiency, as well as medical conditions that increase an infant’s risk of feeding disorders. We will explore evidence-based interventions designed to improve feeding experiences, taking into account maturational and medical status, and discuss the concept of homeostasis and its importance in the NICU.
Credit(s): PDHs: 3.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.35
Summary: The articles included in this journal self-study include evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for children with cleft lip and/or palate, a specialized population with which many SLPs have limited experience. The first article describes a clinical measure for quantifying nasal air emission using a nasal accelerometer. The second article illustrates the developmental timeline of typical velopharyngeal function in speech production and then compares it to what is seen in toddlers with repaired cleft. The third article offers treatment efficacy data for a naturalistic intervention with phonological emphasis for toddlers with cleft lip and/or palate. The final article examines a number of factors that can influence language development in internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate.
Credit(s): PDHs: 4.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.45
Summary: This journal self-study explores a variety of issues related to adult vocal health and how voice disorders affect social and work-related interactions. Articles examine prevalence rates of voice disorders among college students; self-reports of vocal use; issues that school workers confront that may affect vocal health; the impact of common workplace issues, such as heating and air conditioning levels, on vocal functioning; and how voice disorders may affect listener processing and comprehension.
Presenter(s): Melanie W. Hudson, MA, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. Feedback and reflection is a key component of professional growth—for supervisees and supervisors. Self-assessment plays a vital role in improving the skills of clinical educators, preceptors, mentors, and supervisors, and this course will provide the opportunity for clinicians to explore their own competencies in supervision based on the results of a self-assessment tool. The course will discuss specific competencies from five overall knowledge and skill areas and give participants the opportunity to brainstorm and share scenarios. Participants will walk away with specific goals to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies in supervision.
Credit(s): PDHs: 5.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.55
Summary: Individuals with severe disabilities require services from many different providers to address their wide and varied needs. This journal self-study discusses the principles of interprofessional collaborative practice and why this approach may be the most appropriate way to provide services to those with severe disabilities. The articles discuss how interprofessional collaborative practice can improve outcomes for children with severe disabilities and describe specific examples of this type of practice, including suggestions about how SLPs can work with parents and other professionals to improve services for this challenging population. The articles utilize case studies to help illustrate key concepts.
Presenter(s): Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP; Michelle McDonagh, RD, CD; Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP; Erin Scott, MD
Credit(s): PDHs: 4.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.45
Summary: This course includes four recorded sessions from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions include points to keep in mind when counseling older adults with dysphagia and their families or caregivers about nutrition, diet, and other topics. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of giving clinicians new, evidence-based strategies for improving overall quality of life for older adults.
Presenter(s): John R. Ashford, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Inadequate oral hygiene practices can contribute to or result in severe localized and systemic illnesses, significantly altering the health status and well-being of older adults. Care providers must recognize symptoms, conditions, and their potential consequences and elevate routine oral hygiene care to oral infection control programs. This session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults” identifies possible oral hygiene complications—from oral pain to pneumonia—and discusses how to recognize and assess them. Speaker John Ashford also addresses the importance of standardized intervention.
Presenter(s): Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP; Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP; Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP; James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Kate Krival, PhD, CCC-SLP; Luis F. Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Credit(s): PDHs: 6.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.6
Summary: This course includes five recorded sessions from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions focus on assessment and treatment strategies to optimize outcomes for older adults with dysphagia. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of giving clinicians new, evidence-based strategies for improving overall quality of life for older adults.
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