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Recognizing Microaggressions: Am I Doing That?
Format(s): Micro Course

Experiencing microaggressions can lead to serious feelings of doubt when it comes to self-worth, productivity, and security. What are microaggressions and microbullying? Am I committing them? How do they impact the person who experiences them? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson illuminates these concepts and guides us through purposeful reflection activities that reduce the likelihood of committing microaggressions, ensuring a safer environment for our colleagues and clients, and thereby facilitating more effective communication. In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson illuminates these concepts and guides us through purposeful reflection activities that reduce the likelihood of committing microaggressions, ensuring a safer environment for our colleagues and clients, and thereby facilitating more effective communication.

Experiencing Microaggressions: How Can I Respond?
Format(s): Micro Course

People who experience microaggressions feel a range of emotions, frequently including stress, distress, anxiety, insecurity, and decreased feelings of well-being and self-esteem. What can I do when I am a target of a microaggression? What supports can I access? How can I respond effectively? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores the impacts of microaggressions, provides tools for responding, and guides us through practicing effective and empowered communication strategies as well as purposeful empathy and reflection to reduce the consequences of these events.

Witnessing Microaggressions: What Can I Do?
Format(s): Micro Course
As a bystander, we may not recognize a microaggression as it is happening, may not know what to do, or may feel uncomfortable speaking up, but a passive response can significantly exacerbate the consequences. How should we respond when we witness a microaggression? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores how to change our natural response as a bystander from passive to productive and guides us through practice activities to improve our ability to recognize microaggressions and increase our confidence in speaking up in support of individuals experiencing these events.
Combatting Microaggressions: How Can I Help?
Format(s): Micro Course
Many people believe in, support, and want to promote fairness, equity, and inclusion, but they often don't know how. What does it mean to be an ally with regards to microaggressions? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores practical strategies to eliminate interpersonal and institutional microaggressions and to champion fairness, equity, and inclusion for nondominant groups within our professions and the broader society.
Person-Centered Care for People With Dementia: Best Buy
Format(s): Micro Course
This Best Buy includes four courses designed to introduce learners to a practical skill – and related tool(s) – and then guide them through applying it and evaluating the results. Each course is worth 0.05 ASHA CEUs (0.5 professional development hours) and consists of six 5-minute blocks. The four courses in this Best Buy demonstrate the value of person-centered assessment and treatment for individuals living with dementia to promote life participation in meaningful activities.
Person-Centered Assessment for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
Person-centered, client-directed evaluations for individuals with dementia lead to personalized, functional intervention goals that permit the individuals to participate in meaningful activities. This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through conducting a person-centered assessment. The presenter will discuss two sample frameworks and case studies for this type of assessment and then take you through a step-by-step template for conducting a person-centered assessment, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Memory Stations and Montessori Activities for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
Due to their cognitive-communication deficits, people living with dementia often have difficulty participating in daily activities that they previously enjoyed. This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs in creating activities to promote recall and increase engagement in daily activities and hobbies, namely memory stations and activities based on the Montessori approach. The presenter will provide examples of these activities and then walk you through a step-by-step template for creating them for your own clients, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Personalized Memory and Communication Supports for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through the process of creating personalized visual supports to promote meaningful participation in daily conversations and life activities for individuals living with dementia. The presenter will provide examples of different types of communication, memory, and sequencing aids that can be produced quickly using simple technology. Then she will walk you through a step-by-step template for creating these types of supports for your own clients with dementia, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Simulated Presence Treatment for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
Simulated presence treatment, in which an individual living with dementia watches a video or listens to audio of a familiar person (a family member or doctor), may reduce agitation and confusion and allow the individual to redirect to meaningful activities. This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through using this tool to help their clients with dementia. The presenter will share examples of the tool and then walk you through creating simulated presence videos using simple technology for your own clients with dementia, including giving you time to practice and reflect.

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