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Developmental Outcomes for Children With Early Medical Diagnoses or Experiences (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning May 15, 2021) will explore provision of SLP services for preschool and school-age children with mild to moderate impairment in their development as a result of early medical diagnoses and experiences such as premature birth, congenital anomalies, and chronic medical conditions. The speakers will discuss the impact of early diagnoses or disorders on children’s future development; the developmental outcomes for these children; and strategies and tools to support these children and their families.
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Collaborative Consultation and Coaching in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Providing effective, efficient, and impactful services to students on our growing caseloads, requires innovation and flexibility with various service delivery options. This on demand webinar (available beginning April 30, 2021) will use case examples to illustrate ways SLPs can confidently recommend and implement consultative services to our colleagues and families we work with. The speaker will also use case examples to demonstrate how collaborative consultation and coaching can work with different age groups, severity levels, and intervention targets. The webinar will also include evidence to support the efficacy of consultation, as well as talking points to help build your case for this type of service delivery with administrators, teachers, and families.
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Using Telepractice to Coach Caregivers of Young Children With Autism (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will explore strategies and tools for providing effective coaching through telepractice for caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The speakers will discuss the benefits of telepractice for this population and provide a variety of free resources, including checklists, agendas, and a tool kit.
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Social Communication Strategies for Adolescents: A Modern Approach (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with middle and high schoolers with social communication challenges have much to consider. How do I make sure my practice is being culturally responsive? How do I assist with online learning formats? How do I make sure I'm implementing warranted, functional goals that respect students’ identities – and that take into account the social, emotional, and physical changes that occur during adolescence? Drawing from research, clinical, and first-person perspectives, this on demand webinar (available beginning April 23, 2021) will present considerations, strategies, and sample case studies to help SLPs modernize their approaches for working with students with social communication challenges in middle and high school.
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From Echolalia to Self-Generated Language: Case Studies in Natural Language Acquisition (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on case examples that demonstrate a language-based approach to managing echolalia, from delayed echolalia to self-generated language. Using video clips and language sample excerpts, the speakers describe the stages of gestalt language development, illustrate the varieties of echolalia, and review case examples of the successful use of the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) protocol to support gestalt language development in three individuals. The speakers also propose transparent terminology that can be used to help explain NLA to colleagues and families.
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Guidelines for Dysphagia Management Using Telepractice (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The use of telepractice for dysphagia management has increased dramatically due to the challenges of in-person practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this on demand webinar, the presenter will share step-by-step, evidence-based guidelines for the safe and reliable use of telehealth for dysphagia management in both pediatric and adult patients. The speaker will discuss legal safeguards, privacy and confidentiality considerations, technology infrastructure, clinician training and skills, facilitator training, and patient candidacy considerations. The webinar will include video case examples, problem-solving activities, and demonstrations of telepractice adaptations for clinical (bedside) swallowing evaluations and treatment sessions. During the webinar, the speaker will guide participants in the creation of a practical roadmap to implement telepractice with their patients with dysphagia.
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2021 Coding Updates for Audiologists (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, members of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee will explain and discuss recent coding changes, the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Speakers will present new and updated procedure codes for vestibular and auditory evoked potential testing, along with billing requirements. The webinar will include clinical examples to illustrate how audiologists should use these codes for proper coding and billing.
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Beyond Standard Scores: Speech-Language Assessment of Dual Language Learners
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Reliance on standardized test scores can be a major contributor to misdiagnosis of dual language learners with speech and language impairment. In this new course, join a panel of experts to explore standardized tests and misdiagnosis, policy support and advocacy for multilingual assessment, and best practices in least biased evaluation for eligibility determination.
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Treatment Planning Following Instrumental Swallow Assessment
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course illustrates how SLPs can develop appropriate, evidence-based, and practical treatment plans for patients with dysphagia based on the results of instrumental swallow assessments. The speaker discusses case studies involving the use of various assessments, including videofluoroscopy, endoscopy, and high-resolution manometry.
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2021 SLP Coding, Payment, and Compliance Update (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar covers the basic structure, components, and application of the ICD and CPT code sets as well as the very latest coding and compliance requirements for accurate SLP billing in 2021. Participants will receive instruction for correct use of updated CPT codes for communication technology-based services (CTBS) such as e-visits, remote evaluation of patient videos/images, and virtual check-ins. In addition, the speakers will address current status and compliance issues for provision of telepractice services by SLPs.
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Effective Infection Control Strategies in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged school personnel to mobilize infection control strategies to protect the health of students, teachers, SLPs, and other school staff. This on demand webinar explores evidence-based strategies to improve infection control and promote health within school settings, with a focus on addressing the special needs of children with speech, language, and hearing considerations.
AAC Considerations for Individuals With ALS [On Demand Webinar]
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
When individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experience changes in speech, they often look to SLPs for guidance and hope. SLPs have many tools at their disposal that can make a dramatic difference in patients’ quality of life. This on demand webinar will describe practical, patient-focused methods for AAC assessment and implementation for individuals with ALS that are based on an individual’s current strengths and needs.
Addressing Hearing Care Disparities for Individuals With Hearing Loss & Dementia (SIGs 7, 8, and 15) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will review the current state of hearing loss and hearing health care among individuals living with dementia, with an emphasis on addressing existing care disparities. The speaker will discuss the association between hearing loss and cognition, its impact on individuals living with dementia, and opportunities to expand access to hearing care through community-delivered approaches. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health, and SIG 15: Gerontology.
Assessments, Report Writing, and Student Engagement During Unexpected Times (SIG 16)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores considerations, recommendations, strategies, and resources to support school-based SLPs as they navigate the challenges of hybrid and remote instructional models, which many SLPs are now using due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will discuss practical strategies for conducting assessments in person and via telepractice, recommended language to use within reports and associated documentation, and ideas for increasing student engagement in virtual settings. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 16: School-Based Issues.
Attn Supervisors: Reframe Your Thinking About Cultural Diversity (SIG 11) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will focus on the impact of diversity on the supervisory relationship and the importance of cultural competence in clinical supervision. Speakers will examine the influence that language, labeling, stereotyping, and implicit bias have on the supervisor and supervisee, as well as discuss strategies and techniques to improve cultural competencies for supervising SLPs and audiologists. The webinar will review the literature on diversity and cultural competence in supervision; discuss biases, power imbalance, cultural humility, and self-analysis; and include case studies and activities that provide supervisors an opportunity to consider their own cultural identity and ways in which this identity influences their supervisory alliance. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 11: Administration and Supervision.
Beyond the Clinic: Health Care Policies & Access to Audiology Services (SIG 8) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss how health care policies affect access to audiology services. The speaker will present the results of a study of (in)equity in access to audiology services in the absence of Medicare reimbursements beyond physician-referred audiology assessments. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.
CPR (Critical Professional Replenishment) for Supervision (SIG 10) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will address the current state of medical SLP externships from a university perspective. Presenters will share examples of successful integration and supervision in pediatric and adult medical settings. They will offer evidence-based, practical suggestions for supervision training and strategies that ensure the integrity of the profession and the delivery of quality, culturally responsive services to patients. The webinar will also include a student’s perspective regarding supervision across the continuum from graduate studies to clinical fellowship. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO) (SIG 3)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course addresses assessment standards for confident diagnosis of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) for clinicians across settings. Speakers discuss differential diagnoses and complex, co-occurring conditions as well as provide an update on terminology used to describe variants of what used to be commonly known as paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM). The speakers use case examples and research summaries to discuss current, evidence-based, behavioral methods for remediation and resolution of these conditions. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 3: Voice and Upper Airway Disorders.
Dysphagia Management in Schools: Addressing Evolving Challenges (SIG 13)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course provides a framework to guide school-based SLPs who support child and adolescent feeding and swallowing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters provide a foundation of best practices for school-based dysphagia management, review regulatory requirements and processes, discuss approaches to challenging service delivery scenarios, and share resources for continued professional development to strengthen this necessary, yet often less supported, area of practice. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
eAudiology: The Way Through and the Way Forward (SIG 8)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
While remote service delivery has been around for several years, eAudiology (also known as teleaudiology) is becoming a daily reality for many audiologists, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This course discusses how eAudiology addresses the need for improving patient experience, providing innovative services, and increasing clinic efficiency. The speakers highlight how the recent advances in hearing aid remote programming fit with eAudiology, strategies for introducing eAudiology services to patients who can benefit from them, and how to best utilize eAudiology during and post-pandemic. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.
Evaluation and Treatment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction During the Pandemic (SIG 5) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will explore service delivery modifications as well as evaluation and treatment principles for velopharyngeal dysfunction in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will address service delivery considerations during the pandemic for individuals with cleft palate and associated craniofacial or velopharyngeal conditions who may experience resonance, speech sound production, voice, feeding and swallowing, dental and orthodontic, hearing, and psychosocial difficulties. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders.
Exploring Health Disparities & Systems of Oppression in Clinical Services in CSD (SIG 15)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Recent events have placed a renewed spotlight on racial disparities in health care outcomes, how they are addressed in clinical settings, and the impact of clinical service delivery on clinical outcomes. Similarly, these events have highlighted the impact of systems of oppression in higher education, which translate to clinical service delivery in speech-language pathology as well as other disciplines. This course explores how health disparities and systems of oppression are affecting clinical settings and clinical outcomes for communication and swallowing services delivered to individuals of advanced age. Speakers discuss how clinicians can address health disparities and disrupt oppression in their work settings and ultimately improve clinical outcomes for all. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 15: Gerontology.
Global Perspectives on Telepractice Amid COVID-19 (SIGs 17 and 18)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course features a lively discussion with experts in speech-language pathology and telepractice from Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Italy, and the U.S. Each panelist describes the practice of speech-language pathology in their respective part of the world, highlights the challenges and modifications required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses the inclusion of telepractice in daily service delivery. Panelists also explore the projected impact of remote delivery models on the practice of speech-language pathology worldwide. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders and SIG 18: Telepractice.
Incl-US-ive eSLP: Cultural Considerations for Telepractice and Distance Learning (SIG 18) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will outline contemporary terminology, resources, and tools for SLPs providing telepractice services to culturally diverse clients. The speaker will explore the opportunities and challenges involved in providing telepractice and distance learning services to culturally diverse clients and introduce terminology related to inclusive telepractice services, including cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural pluralism. The speaker will also illustrate how to incorporate cultural diversity and client identities in digital intervention materials and activities. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 18: Telepractice.
InSPiRE: Creating Rich Communicative Environments for Aphasia Intervention (SIG 2)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores Innovating & Situating Practice in Rich Environments (InSPiRE), a novel approach to aphasia intervention. InSPiRE works with clinicians to recognize discourse patterns typical of restricted and rich environments and to apply discourse practices strategically, both to enrich clinical activities and to promote improved communication between individuals with aphasia and their everyday communication partners. The speakers discuss interactional research and practical strategies for topic management, contingent responses, shaping conversational narratives, creative use of collaborative referencing techniques, and other methods for creating rich communicative environments. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Interpreting Videostroboscopy: Fundamentals and Clinical Application (SIG 3) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will explore the use of videostroboscopy and videoendoscopy to inform assessment and management of voice disorders (e.g., identification of physical factors, vocal technique factors, hygiene issues, stimulability testing, etc.). The speakers will describe stroboscopic technique, including scientific underpinnings and limitations, as well as discuss rating forms/scales, assessment protocols, and practice ratings to support clinicians’ decision-making regarding videostroboscopy. The webinar will also include a practice activity. This webinar – part of the SIGnatureSeries – was developed by SIG 3: Voice and Upper Airway Disorders.
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing 2019 Position Statement: Implications for Practice (SIG 9)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) was established to develop evidence-based guidelines for supporting infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In 2019, the JCIH published an updated position statement based on expertise from stakeholder groups – including audiologists, SLPs, pediatricians, early intervention providers, otolaryngologists, and professionals from the Deaf community. This course describes the major changes in the JCIH position statement as well as clinical implications for any professional involved in serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
Leveraging the Power of Synchronous and Asynchronous Tele-AAC Services (SIG 18)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
While telepractice and tele-AAC services are often thought of as real-time services provided directly to an individual, asynchronous tele-AAC services that include highly individualized and clinically relevant content can be quite effective also. This course explores tele-AAC services as a continuum of support, highlighting the dynamic role of asynchronous tele-AAC in supporting not only the individual (with implementation and generalization, in particular) but also essential stakeholders, including communication partners. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 18: Telepractice.
Literacy and Justice for All: SLPs’ Role in Inclusiveness and Advocacy (SIG 16) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores the context and nature of culturally responsive practices in literacy instruction to improve future success and quality-of-life outcomes for underserved students. Culturally responsive practices support the achievement of all students by providing services that acknowledge and appropriately respond to the intersection of the cultural perspectives that students and SLPs bring to interactions. Speakers will discuss best practices for inclusiveness and advocacy when working with underserved students and how to collaborate with classroom educators to provide culturally relevant literacy instruction. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 16: School-Based Issues.
Management Options for Unilateral and Asymmetrical Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SIG 6)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores the most commonly fit devices for patients whose hearing is significantly poorer in one ear than the other (e.g., single-sided deafness or asymmetric hearing loss) and identify factors that impact device selection and hearing management. Using data analysis and case examples from their clinic, the speakers discuss management options for asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, including traditional hearing aids, Bi-CROS devices, bone conduction devices (BCD), and cochlear implants (all with or without assistive devices).This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
Marginalized Students: Bandwidth Recovery for Academic and Clinical Success (SIG 10)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores factors that diminish the cognitive capacity of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students, including poverty, racism, and discrimination based on socially marginalized identities, including disability. The COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest have created a daily reality of uncertainty, taking up a lot of bandwidth. Although these issues affect everyone in some way, they impact marginalized groups with greater severity. In this course, the speakers share ideas for the classroom and clinical environments to provide instructors and clinical supervisors with practical strategies to help students recover the bandwidth they need to learn and thrive. Speakers discuss the clinical implications of welcoming a diverse group of students into CSD programs and ways to support them. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education.
Personnel Preparation for Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders (SIG 14)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores how instructors and clinical supervisors can address multicultural aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology practice and encourage productive discussions on difficult topics among people who may start with varied experiences and perspectives. Members of ASHA's Faculty Development Institute (AFDI) demonstrate how to incorporate culturally responsive activities and assignments into class or in-service presentations. Presenters provide self-assessment and reflection strategies and additional resources for preparing students to be socially responsive, global citizens and culturally competent clinicians. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.
Providing Culturally Responsive Services to Individuals Who Stutter (SIG 4)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses clinical considerations for stuttering assessment and treatment when working with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Speakers focus on Black, Hispanic, Latino/a/x, and LGBTQIAP+ populations, though principles can be applied to other cultural groups. The course addresses cultural perspectives on stuttering, influence of dialect and bilingualism, family dynamics, stigma, standardized testing, language sampling, counseling, and treatment activities. Speakers explore the importance of clinicians considering the impact of their own implicit biases as well as ways to enhance and deliver culturally responsive services for clients who stutter. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Recognizing and Disrupting Racial Bias in Audiologic Clinical Practice (SIG 6) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, Nicholas Stanley, an audiologist, and Samuel Bradley, a social worker, will discuss how the concepts of cultural mindfulness, humility, and rigor can help clinicians evaluate their own explicit and implicit racial biases and identify practices that establish a more effective and inclusive clinical environment. The webinar will explore strategies that lead to more equitable patient access and outcomes. Additionally, the presenters will model and promote healthy conversations surrounding race and its influence on everyday interactions. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
Reframing Auditory Rehabilitation: Needs-Based Approaches Across the Life Span (SIG 7)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course features moderated discussions among a panel of clinicians who collectively provide cochlear implant auditory rehabilitation (AR) to patients of all ages. Topics and discussions demonstrate the need to expand and differentiate intervention approaches based on the unique needs of individual patients with cochlear implants. Panelists review recent studies, present translational applications, share case studies and examples, illustrate multidisciplinary professional roles, and discuss evidence-based assessment and treatment. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation.
Reframing the Outlook for Children With Developmental Trauma (SIG 1) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Developmental trauma has deleterious effects on social skills, cognitive abilities, and learning due to changes in the brain in response to these experiences. This on demand webinar will discuss relevant research and speech-language treatment approaches for children and adolescents who have experienced developmental trauma. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 1: Language Learning and Education.
Safety Nets: Preparing Children Who Stutter for Dismissal From Treatment (SIG 4) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will provide guidelines for dismissal from stuttering treatment to create a safety net for children who stutter. The speakers will discuss common barriers to appropriate discharge and strategies for overcoming these barriers so SLPs can support children to enhance quality of life and develop communication confidence. The webinar will discuss establishing person-centered, individualized, and measurable goals at the time of evaluation; ensuring client-driven and dynamic treatment; using goals to guide decisions about dismissal; and providing ongoing support and maintenance during and following dismissal. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Should We Treat Cleft Palate Speech Errors With Oral Motor Exercises? (SIG 5)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores the use of oral motor exercise in the treatment of children with resonance and/or compensatory speech errors. Speakers discuss theoretical, developmental, and other data sets, with a focus on how to apply critical thinking to treatment planning. Speakers present treatment examples as well as research and its clinical implications. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders.
SLP and BCBA Collaboration for AAC: Finding Common Ground (SIG 12) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning November 20, 2020) will address interprofessional collaboration between SLPs and Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) when assessing and implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Focusing on a case study where collaboration improved outcomes for a young child who uses AAC, the speaker will address terminology and language frameworks used by each field, highlight the perspective of each discipline, and share practical strategies for facilitating collaboration. Participants will walk away with a handout with conversation starters and question prompts SLPs can use to facilitate discussions about AAC with BCBAs. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Social-Emotional Needs of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (SIG 9) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Drawing from the fields of infant and child development, social cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology, this webinar will focus on enhancing connection, comprehension, and compassion for the social-emotional needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The speaker – a psychologist with expertise in working with children with reduced hearing and their families – will discuss current and relevant science as well as practical, actionable recommendations to support social-emotional functioning for children who are deaf or have hearing loss. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
Stroke Recovery for African Americans With Aphasia: The SLP’s Role (SIG 2) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will highlight the vital role SLPs play in improving outcomes for African Americans with aphasia who are recovering from stroke. The webinar will explore how using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF) framework and the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQL) to determine intervention targets can improve outcomes. The speaker will also discuss how SLPs can address health disparities, including in health literacy, that affect African American stroke survivors with and without aphasia. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Supervision in the Era of COVID-19: Tips from a Trauma-Informed Perspective (SIG 11)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses the challenges of speech-language service provision and supervision during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the needs of clients, supervisees, and clinicians themselves. The pandemic has created many professional challenges for SLPs, including the need to quickly adjust to telepractice for service delivery and supervision, emotional stressors and trauma that may exacerbate clients’ communication difficulties, and vicarious traumatization of clinicians themselves. The speaker discusses mindfulness, presence, and self-regulation as tools to enhance and adapt speech-language intervention and supervision in the current reality. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 11: Administration and Supervision.
Supporting End-of-Life Care Conversations: Special Considerations for COVID-19 (SIG 15) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with adults of advanced age regularly contribute to conversations with individuals, their families, and members of their care teams to ensure compassionate, patient-centered end-of-life care planning. This on demand webinar will discuss the SLP’s important role in facilitating proper documentation and preserving patient autonomy, focusing on special considerations related to theCOVID-19 pandemic. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 15: Gerontology.
Teachers' Referrals for Children With Language Disorders and Dialect Variation (SIG 1)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses the role of teachers in the referral process for children and adolescents with developmental language disorder (DLD) who speak a nonmainstream dialect. The speaker discusses nonmainstream American English (NMAE) dialects, the role of interprofessional practice within the schools, teacher referrals for special education services, and guidelines that SLPs can use when collaborating with teachers to make appropriate referrals for students with DLD who speak NMAE. The course includes explicit recommendations for clinical practice so SLPs can ensure culturally competent speech-language services and educate teachers about the dialect variation that exists in U.S. schools,as well as about key indicators of DLD. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 1: Language Learning and Education.
Teaching Cultural Competence in Basic Speech Science Courses (SIG 19) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will demonstrate how to incorporate cultural and linguistic diversity in an authentic way when teaching basic speech science courses. Speakers will provide examples of teaching activities for speech science, anatomy, and phonetics courses to expand students’ perspectives on foundational science concepts and help them develop an appreciation for the diversity present in speech production. The webinar will address dialects in American English (phonetics), anatomical correlates versus learned behaviors associated with gender differences (anatomy and physiology), and acoustic measures associated with sexual orientation. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 19: Speech Science.
The History of African American Language (SIGs 14 and 17) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning November 21, 2020) will explore how the history of African American Language (AAL) relates to culturally sensitive and responsive practices in communication disorders. The webinar will feature first-time screenings of several excerpts from “The History of African American Language,” one episode of a documentary series sequel to the Emmy Award-winning “Talking Black in America.” During the webinar, sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and African American Language scholar and SLP Orlando Taylor will discuss the impacts of the history of African American Language on clinical practices for professionals working with individuals who speak AAL. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders.
Updates in Advocacy & Billing for Dysphagia Management (SIG 13) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Due to the rapidly changing climate in dysphagia management, adhering to recent changes in billing and documentation standards and procedures can be challenging for SLPs. In this on demand webinar, speakers will identify common pitfalls and discuss strategies to meet expectations, so clinicians can avoid unethical decisions, prevent dings, and maximize local coverage for dysphagia reimbursement. The speakers will also illustrate how advocating for accurate representation in SLP billing and documentation supports clinician competency and patient outcomes. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
Infection Prevention and Control in Audiology Practice Settings (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Infection prevention and control is always important in the audiology clinic, but COVID-19 has brought unique challenges to the forefront of audiologists’ practice. This on demand webinar (available beginning October 3, 2020) will offer a basic overview of standard precautions while focusing on infection-related precautions that are of particular importance to audiologists.
Best Practices for Assessment & Treatment of Speech Development in Early Intervention (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores the nature and typical development of speech sound production in children under age 3 with and without language delays or disorders. The speakers discuss best practices for assessment of speech abilities in young children as well as family-centered strategies to facilitate speech sound development within everyday activities and routines in early intervention.
Getting Together: Group Communication Treatment for Individuals With Dementia (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar presents research evidence and practical examples to help SLPs design person-centered, evidence-based group treatments for individuals with mild to moderate dementia.
Detecting, Treating, and Preventing Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses delirium, an underrecognized syndrome associated with increased morbidity and mortality, particularly in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The speaker will explain how to recognize the signs of delirium and present strategies for treatment and prevention to improve patient outcomes.
Management of Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores various aspects of working with pediatric patients with complex aerodigestive disorders. Speaker Kara Fletcher Larson discusses the developmental progression to oral feeding, implementing safe feeding plans, weaning from gastrostomy tube feedings, and working within a multidisciplinary team.
Getting Started in Teleaudiology
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As states, payers, patients, and clients consider telepractice as an alternative service delivery model, many audiologists are struggling to adapt their in-person practices to teleaudiology and are overwhelmed by quickly evolving coding and payment laws and regulations. This course provides practical information to help audiologists assess their own readiness for telehealth – as well as client and patient readiness – and develop a plan to implement this service delivery model. The presenters also discuss coding, payment, and compliance considerations and provide resources to help audiologists navigate changing regulations and ensure coding and payment compliance.
An Overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Settings
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to be informed about and implement appropriate infection control practices regardless of their practice setting. This course describes the fundamentals of health care epidemiology and infection control, including pathogen transmission, outbreak management, occupational health management, prevention, and management of various infections.
Mental Health and Behavior Management in Adults: The SLP’s Role (On-Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on effective assessment and treatment of communication challenges in adults with diagnosed mental health conditions, a growing and often underserved population. Speakers Shannon Liem and Jessica Pranke explore how disease progression and medication can affect an individual’s behaviors, social interactions, and communication. The speakers also discuss the roles, responsibilities, and contributions of SLPs working with patients with communication challenges and mental health diagnoses.
Teaching Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Writing (On-Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explains self-regulated strategy development (SRSD), an instructional approach for strengthening students’ writing abilities. Speaker Michael Hebert introduces and models the approach and discusses how to implement it effectively.
Preparing To Offer Quality Services Through Telepractice: An Introduction
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is designed for speech-language pathologists and audiologists with little to no experience with telepractice who have suddenly found it necessary to deliver their services remotely. The presenters address regulations, technology options, policies and procedures, the role of support personnel, and best practices to give clinicians the key information they need to prepare for offering quality services through telepractice.
Early Childhood Stuttering: Indirect and Direct Treatments (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar offers detailed guidance to support clinicians' decision-making when selecting appropriate treatments for early childhood stuttering. Presenter J. Scott Yaruss reviews differences and similarities between less-direct and more-direct approaches and provides specific examples of when and why to use each type of treatment.
Medicare: Defining and Documenting Skilled SLP Maintenance Services  (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explains Medicare's definition of and requirements for skilled maintenance therapy compared with skilled restorative-based care. The speaker discusses the regulatory history and landscape changes related to Medicare coverage of skilled maintenance services. The speaker then provides guidance on best practices for developing maintenance treatment plans and documenting skilled care.
Addressing the Iceberg of Stuttering: Strategies to Support Acceptance and Openness (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will provide practical, evidence-based strategies that target the psychological, emotional, and social domains of stuttering (the lower, underwater mass of the iceberg) to help clients progress from tendencies of avoidance to acceptance and openness. The speakers will discuss how to integrate basic interpersonal counseling strategies into person-centered treatment and then will guide attendees through creating acceptance-based holistic goals and objectives and documenting progress.
Assessment and Management of Tinnitus in Children and Adolescents (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, speaker Gail Whitelaw discusses assessment and management of tinnitus in the pediatric population, including the potential impacts of tinnitus on all aspects of the lives of children and adolescents.
Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Primary Progressive Aphasia
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores state-of-the-art approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA). The speaker discusses evidence-based restitutive as well as compensatory treatment approaches and highlights new interventions targeting communication dyads and communication partner training.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the SLP: Modern Applications in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar reviews the evolution of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), examines myths and misunderstandings about this service delivery context, and discusses the essential components of thorough implementation. Presenter Maureen Staskowski highlights the differences among MTSS, RTI, and “treating students off-caseload” and discusses using MTSS to help students with both decoding and language comprehension in the framework of the Simple View of Reading. Lastly, the presenter shares tips for coping with workload issues related to MTSS and advocating for SLPs’ contributions to raising student outcomes using MTSS.
Tele-Ethics: Principles To Inform Ethical Telepractice (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores how telepractice (also known as telespeech, teleaudiology, and telehealth) is revolutionizing clinical care and describe how ethical principles can inform and inspire exemplary telepractice that serves to improve the quality of life for individuals with communication disorders. The presenter shares clinical scenarios that present the fundamentals of telepractice, with a focus on the guiding principles in the ASHA Code of Ethics. The webinar discusses lawful practice, ethical communication, and upholding client well-being.
Ethical Challenges in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar addresses situations across practice settings that could present ethical dilemmas, including client abandonment, billing, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, employer demands, and professional or product misrepresentation. The presenter provides strategies to help professionals determine if an ethical dilemma exists, what course(s) of action one might take, and steps one might consider in an effort to avoid such situations in the future.
Understanding Picky Eating: Getting Past the "Ick, I Don't Want That" (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar examines the continuum of picky eating and explores reasons why children become “picky” across several developmental domains. The speaker focuses on the oral motor and sensory skills necessary for transitioning from liquids to puree, meltable, and eventually textured table foods within the first year of life. The webinar presents strategies to enable SLPs to identify and treat skill deficits and ultimately decrease the likelihood of a child being labelled as having a “behavioral feeding disorder.”
Fundamentals of Assessing Writing Samples (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on how to identify strengths and weaknesses in written language samples by conducting written transcription analyses. The speaker discusses how to assess written language skills of children and adolescents with developmental language disorders at the word, sentence, and discourse levels. The speaker also highlights how to observe and identify the cognitive, linguistic, and motor skills that need improvement for a student to engage successfully in the writing process.
Planning AAC Intervention for Children With ASD (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar presents an organizational framework for planning AAC intervention that maximizes communication for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course presents strategies to support children with ASD and their communication partners, including clinicians, parents, and teachers. The speaker defines the “mask of attention” for children with ASD; discusses factors that contribute to the challenge of looking behind this mask to increase communication; and demonstrates how to plan and organize a goal-driven AAC intervention session.
Supporting Post-Secondary Success for Students With Disabilities
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar addresses the daunting transition from school to college, career, and community for students with disabilities. Speaker Deborah Schwind identifies and discusses factors that predict a successful transition. She discusses examples of strategies that professionals can embed in intervention sessions as well as in classrooms – beginning as early as elementary school – to increase the likelihood of a successful transition after high school graduation.
Using Interactive Whiteboards for Fun, Functional Intervention  (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss and demonstrate interactive whiteboard technologies as an exciting and impactful way to provide meaningful intervention experiences to school-age children and adolescents. The speaker will share creative ideas and specific examples on how to use Promethean and Smart boards in a fun and functional manner.
Working With Children Who Have Dyslexia: The SLP’s Role (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss identification of and intervention for dyslexia, focusing on the critical role the SLP plays on the school-based literacy team. The speaker will dispel myths about dyslexia diagnosis and treatment, discuss how to apply criteria to identify dyslexia in the context of other disorders, and identify evidence-based practices for treating children with dyslexia.
Foundations of Writing for School-Age Children and Adolescents (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss the core elements of the writing process to inform SLPs’ work with school-age children and adolescents with and without developmental language disorders. The speaker will highlight theoretical frameworks and current research that speak to the acquisition and improvement of cognitive, linguistic, and motor skills that are required for writing. This is a companion webinar to the “Fundamentals of Assessing Writing Samples” webinar.
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: The SLP's Role (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar identifies and discusses specific early pre-verbal, verbal, and social features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and common co-occurring factors. The speaker explains the importance of differential diagnosis of ASD – including the role of the SLP in the process – and discusses ASD-specific assessments and best practice evaluation methods.
Cleft Palate Speech: What Do I Hear? What Do I Do? (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children with cleft palate often require speech intervention post-surgical repair to normalize their phonological learning of the high intraoral pressure consonants. In many cases, SLPs may find it challenging to differentiate between speech characteristics that are a result of persisting velopharyngeal insufficiency and those that are learned, habituated speech behaviors. This webinar addresses both structural and speech challenges that can co-exist in children with repaired cleft palate so that SLPs in all clinical settings can help these children achieve their best outcomes for speech production.
Diet Texture Modifications for Adults With Dysphagia: Improving Swallow Safety and Quality of Life (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores texture modifications for foods and liquids and their effects on swallow biomechanics and quality of life for adults with dysphagia. Using clinical scenarios and case studies, presenter Luis Riquelme discusses working with patients to achieve the optimal diet texture modifications to maximize outcomes, including patient compliance and satisfaction.
Person-Centered Assessment and Treatment for Adults Who Stutter (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar presents assessment and treatment strategies that lead to personalized, functional, and meaningful outcomes for adults who stutter. Speaker Vivian Sisskin uses video clips of person-centered approaches to diagnostic interviews and intervention sessions to illustrate key concepts.
The SLP’s Role in Conversion Disorder (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Conversion disorder, also commonly known as functional neurological symptom disorder, is a complex and often misunderstood condition that can affect an individual’s communication, cognition, and movement. This webinar will explore all aspects of the psychological disorder, including etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and related issues to inform the SLP’s assessment and treatment of the disorder. The speaker will also discuss the SLP’s role specifically in working with children and teens with the disorder as they complete treatment and return to school.
A Language-Based Approach to Managing Echolalia (On Demand Webinar)
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This webinar will discuss all aspects of echolalia, a complex and often misunderstood language phenomenon. The speaker will discuss the origins of echolalia and review the evidence that supports it as a positive indicator of language development. The speaker will describe how to perform ongoing assessment before and during mitigation, and share intervention strategies to facilitate the transition to self-generated language.
Six Principles of Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss (On Demand Webinar)
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Early intervention programs and technological advances have made it possible for children born with hearing loss to attain levels of spoken language proficiency not previously possible. But these children need appropriate intervention to acquire spoken language at their optimal level. This webinar explores six principles of intervention that can effectively facilitate the acquisition of spoken language. Speaker Susan Nittrouer discusses relevant research and case studies to support the six principles and their role in maximizing outcomes.
Hearing Loss and Dementia (On Demand Webinar)
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The association between hearing loss and dementia has received significant press coverage. This webinar explores this association and discusses clinical implications. The speaker reviews the literature surrounding hearing loss and dementia to better describe the association, explains potential mechanistic pathways, and describes practical impacts on clinical practice.
The How and Why of Executive Functions: Impacts on Language and Learning (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children’s verbal skills differ for many different reasons. Some may have a specific deficit in learning language rules and structures; for others, the differences in expression may result from underlying limitations in memory skills, or in the cognitive control and flexibility needed to plan and monitor communication. This webinar examines how limitations in working memory and other executive functions affect language and learning generally. The speaker discusses assessment and intervention strategies related to executive functions.
Childhood Maltreatment: Communication Outcomes and Services (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists may or may not be aware that an individual has been exposed to one or more types of maltreatment, including emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse and/or neglect. Maltreatment influences an individual’s neurobiological structure and function; cognitive processes such as attention, memory, social cognition, and executive function; as well as communication development and behavior. This webinar will explore the incidence of maltreatment; developmental outcomes; assessment, intervention, and prevention strategies; and the role of communication professionals.
Dysphagia Management: Ethics and Evidence (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar addresses the roles and responsibilities of the SLP – especially when it comes to ethical considerations – in interprofessional management of swallowing and feeding difficulties. The SLP is one cog in a complex machine of stakeholders (including patients, their families, and other professionals) and can be the linchpin in ensuring optimal care.
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Emergent Literacy and AAC for All Ages (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Emergent learners who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) – no matter their age – can benefit from literacy instruction. This webinar reviews important elements of literacy and language instruction, especially for those who are early in their AAC use and language development. The presenter discusses the elements of a strong literacy curriculum – including a voice for all, learner engagement, an enthused knowledgeable reader, the alphabet, actual text, and shared environments and experiences – and how SLPs can incorporate them when working with AAC users on language and literacy goals.
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Ethically and Legally Defensible Speech-Language Services in Public Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar examines legal cases from around the U.S. that address common challenges that school-based SLPs face when making recommendations and providing services. The course incorporates the ASHA Code of Ethics to highlight relevant ethical principles and also reviews conflict resolution steps to facilitate work relationships that benefit student services.
Getting Started With FEES for Swallowing Evaluations (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will walk SLPs through the procedures used in flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES; also known as fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) to evaluate patients with dysphagia. The course will provide a thorough explanation of the laryngeal and pharyngeal anatomy that can be viewed using FEES and guide attendees through exam interpretation.
Getting the Most Out of Language Sampling and Analysis (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Robust language sampling provides a treasure trove of information about children’s syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic skills. But time is a challenge when completing this form of assessment. This webinar describes strategies busy SLPs can use to squeeze the most information from a language sample in an efficient manner. The speaker reviews five essential language sampling assessment steps: Collect-Listen-Decide-Analyze-Compare.
Working With Children With Social and Emotional Issues (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will answer common questions SLPs may have about working with children with social and/or emotional issues: What types of social/emotional issues (including and beyond those associated with autism spectrum disorder) can children exhibit? Do these issues impact communication development and, if so, how? How can we identify early signs, symptoms, and risk factors of social/emotional disorders in young children? What roles do SLPs play when working with children with social/emotional deficits – in language assessment/intervention and beyond? When do we treat? When do we refer?
Working with Selective Mutism: The SLP’s Role (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Evaluating and treating children with selective mutism (SM) presents challenges. These children have the ability to speak but may not do so in social situations where they feel uncomfortable and are expected to speak. A substantial number of children with SM have speech-language deficits and vocal tension, affecting their ability to vocalize and verbalize. To determine a child’s actual communication abilities and plan appropriate treatment, it is important to conduct a comprehensive evaluation with expressive output. This webinar describes a validated evaluation procedure and treatment methods to improve vocal output, enhance meaningful verbalizations, and expand language in individuals with SM.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: What SLPs Can Do With Images (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs face busy schedules, varied client needs, and little time to plan. Visually cued instruction is an evidence-based practice that can include using photos and drawings to target a variety of client needs. Images make language more visible to our clients in order to scaffold language comprehension, expression, and other objectives. This webinar will highlight easy-to-use free and low-cost ($5 and less) technology tools, accessible via multiple platforms, that SLPs can use to incorporate images into their clinical practice.
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Assessment and Communication Development of Bilingual Children (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Whether they themselves are monolingual or bilingual, SLPs must be able to conduct communication assessments with bilingual children. During the assessment process, clinicians must determine whether a child is following a typical process of dual language acquisition or exhibiting an atypical pattern of development. This webinar discusses typical communication development in bilingual children and explore valid assessment practices for this population. The speaker addresses common questions from bilingual and monolingual clinicians regarding appropriate assessment and reporting procedures, including what to do during early stages of English language acquisition and how to prevent language loss.
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Selecting Complex Intervention Targets for Children With Phonological Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children with phonological disorders make up a large portion of the caseload for school-based SLPs who work with students ages 3–7. But SLPs rarely use the complexity approach in treating these children due to a lack of familiarity with the approach, despite the evidence to support its use. This webinar walks clinicians step-by-step through how to apply the complexity approach so they can feel confident in this addition to their clinical toolbox. Presenter Holly Storkel uses case studies to illustrate how to select complex treatment targets.
Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations in the School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Speech-language pathologists in the school setting frequently encounter challenging conversations and/or conversational partners – including parents, colleagues, and administrators. In this webinar, speaker Gail Richard discusses strategies for conversing with confidence and introduces a template tool SLPs can use when preparing for a difficult conversation. Finally, the webinar presents various scenarios and offers suggestions for engaging in different types of difficult discussions.
Using SCERTS to Identify Evidence-Based Practices for Children With Autism (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Infants, children, and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) vary greatly in their needs, as the core challenges differ depending upon developmental level, family and child preferences, and more. This webinar illustrates how to use the evidence-based SCERTS framework in assessment as well as intervention planning and delivery to support social communication and relationship development. The webinar focuses on children at three different developmental levels – before using words, emerging language, and conversational.
Building and Expanding Your CAS Toolkit (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be challenging for seasoned and newer clinicians alike. How do we efficiently and effectively assemble and grow our CAS “toolkit”? This webinar will discuss practical tips – rooted in the principles of evidence-based practice – to strengthen SLPs’ diagnosis and treatment of CAS to enhance child outcomes.
Maximizing Intelligibility in Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will discuss the anatomical, physiological, neurological, and cognitive factors that affect the speech intelligibility of children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Although there are similarities among people who have this genetic disorder, evaluation and treatment are highly individualized based on specific factors that influence a particular individual’s speech. The speaker will discuss evaluation and treatment planning, including forms that clinicians can use right away in their own practice.
Assessment and Treatment of Age-Related Voice Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Voice disorders are a prevalent and persistent problem in older adults. As the number of people over age 65 continues to increase, SLPs likely will see a growing demand for their services to treat age-related communication problems, including disorders related to the “aging voice.” This webinar will explore the typical age-related changes in each of the three major subsystems involved with voice production (respiratory, laryngeal, and resonatory) and explain how these changes affect vocal quality and ability. The presenters also will discuss appropriate assessment and intervention options, providing an overview of medical, surgical, and behavioral treatments.
TBI in Children and Adolescents: Developments in Clinical Practice
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Pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are underreported, which means that many children and teens are not getting needed services to help with post-injury cognitive issues that, though often mild, can cause academic and other difficulties. This webinar will discuss recent advances in the characteristics, recovery trajectories, assessments, and interventions for children and adolescents with TBI. Discussion will include evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment that SLPs can implement immediately in clinical practice. The speaker will also discuss the important role of the SLP as a multidisciplinary team member treating this patient population and advocating for patients/clients/families.
Changing Developmental Trajectories of Toddlers With ASD: Strategies for Bridging Research to Practice (On Demand Webinar)
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The need for community-viable, evidence-based intervention strategies for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a national priority as earlier diagnosis becomes more common. This webinar will present strategies for taking evidence-based research and applying it to practice. Using video examples, the presenters will discuss the findings from the randomized controlled trial of the Early Social Interaction Project (ESI), which teaches parents how to embed evidence-based intervention strategies and supports in everyday activities in natural environments to promote their child’s active engagement. The webinar will also illustrate strategies for utilizing the Autism Navigator, a collection of web-based courses and tools using extensive video footage, for parents, professionals, and others with the goal of improving outcomes for young children with ASD.
Assessing School-Age Children With Language Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Language is a highly complex human behavior, and yet SLPs often are expected to assess children for language disorders by administering a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach often yields inadequate results. This webinar will describe steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess fundamental language skills more effectively and facilitate intervention planning. The speaker will identify and discuss models that align the clinical questions underlying an evaluation with desired diagnostic outcomes.
Assessing School-Age Children With Speech-Sound Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
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SLPs often assess school-age children for speech-sound disorders using a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach can yield results that do not account for the impact of speech-sound disorders on other aspects of academic performance. This webinar will describe steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess speech-sound skill areas more effectively and facilitate intervention planning.
Early Identification of Autism in Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
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The differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children who have a hearing loss is challenging, due in part to the lack of valid standardized assessments for this population. This webinar will explore communication characteristics of children with both ASD and hearing loss and those who are deaf/hard of hearing but do not have ASD, focusing on distinguishing attributes. Awareness of the features that are unique to ASD in the deaf/hard of hearing population will enable clinicians to more accurately identify ASD in these children and lead to earlier access to appropriate and much-needed intervention. The webinar will also highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration when working with children with co-occurring hearing loss and ASD.
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Exposing Hidden Hearing Loss
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Noise exposure and aging are common causes of acquired sensorineural hearing loss, marked by damaged hair cells and evident in threshold audiograms. Recent studies have shown that well before overt hearing loss is apparent, a more insidious process frequently occurs, one that doesn’t kill hair cells, but instead permanently interrupts their communication with cochlear neurons. This cochlear synaptic loss can be dramatic, even in ears with normal threshold audiograms, where it has been called “hidden hearing loss.” This webinar will review hidden and overt effects of noise and aging on the ear and hearing, focusing on documented synaptopathic and neurodegenerative outcomes and predicted functional consequences, including speech-in noise difficulties, tinnitus, and hyperacusis.
Early, Persistent, and Remediated Speech Sound Disorders: There Is More to the Story (On Demand Webinar)
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Do you wonder why you have children on your caseload who have had the same speech sound production errors for years? Do you wonder what you can do to help the 5th grader who continues to have trouble with the /r/ sound? Do you wonder what happens to these children after they are off your caseload? This webinar will discuss these and other questions that the presenter herself had as a practicing school-based SLP and that she now attempts to solve as a researcher. In this webinar, she will explore the factors that influence language, literacy, and cognitive skills for children with early, persistent, and remediated speech sound disorders. Discussion will include how SLPs can help these children more quickly as well as assessment considerations for ensuring the best outcomes from intervention.
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Management of Swallowing in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Fine-Tuning Your Decision-Making
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Clinicians often conduct instrumental evaluations of swallowing for patients who have been treated for head and neck cancer, and making decisions regarding oral vs. non-oral nutrition and specific diet type can be challenging. This webinar will discuss how to make judicious decisions concerning eating and diet, and what variables to incorporate into the decision-making process with this population.
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Transgender Voice and Beyond: Voice and Communication Training for Gender Expression
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Voice modification services for transgender individuals or those with gender-diverse identities is an emerging area of practice for SLPs. While research-based methods for services exist, many SLPs are not sufficiently prepared to serve this population. This webinar will explain the cultural and clinical factors involved in gender-based voice and communication services and describe inclusive practices to support individuals with unique perspectives and concerns. The presenters will share research and clinical cases to illustrate best practice standards for assessment and intervention. Rationales for these standards are based on research regarding communication factors that influence gender attribution by others, factors that influence speakers’ own perception and satisfaction with their voice, and effects of treatment.
Demystifying Swallowing and Feeding in the School Setting
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many school-based SLPs recognize a need to identify and treat swallowing and feeding disorders in their school’s student body but are uncertain about how to do this. In some cases, SLPs are unsure exactly how to start and proceed, and in other cases, their supervisors and/or districts are not supportive of these efforts. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss common apprehensions/fears about swallowing and feeding programs in schools and how to alleviate these concerns. She will provide ideas for implementing these programs in schools as well as strategies for gaining support from administrators and others. The webinar will also include suggestions for working as part of a school-based team to identify and treat students who have swallowing and feeding disorders.
Effective Solutions to Ethical Dilemmas in AAC (On Demand Webinar)
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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.
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Early Literacy: Intensive, Individualized Interventions
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This webinar will focus on how to select early literacy interventions for students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. The presenter will describe approaches to individualizing interventions based on student assessment data and discuss the implications for and roles of the SLP.
Cluttering and Other Fluency Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
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Differential diagnosis of stuttering from cluttering, atypical disfluency, language-disorder-related disfluency, and covert stuttering can be confusing and challenging. This webinar will provide strategies and methods for differential diagnosis of these disorders as well as ideas for developing treatment plans for each.
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Improving Communication Outcomes for Children With Hearing Aids
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Initiatives such as universal newborn hearing screening and early hearing detection and intervention programs have improved the early identification of hearing loss so children can receive intervention services at a young age. But many of these children still experience significant delays in communication development as they get older. This webinar will discuss what audiologists and speech-language pathologists can do to support optimal communication outcomes in children who use hearing aids. The webinar will explore evidence-based assessment of audibility, monitoring and supporting consistent hearing aid use, and tools for documenting outcomes.
Supporting Early Infant Feeding in the NICU
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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.
Beyond Cleft Palate: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
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A history of cleft palate is the most common cause of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD), but there are many other causes, including other structural anomalies of the velopharyngeal valve, neurophysiological disorders that result in inadequate velopharyngeal movement, and even faulty placement of the articulators due to mislearning. Differential diagnosis of the cause of these VPD speech characteristics and the contributing factors is essential to determine appropriate treatment, whether it be velopharyngeal surgery, a prosthetic device, and/or intervention with an SLP. In this webinar, the presenter will show videos and discuss various causes of abnormal resonance and nasal emission due to non-cleft velopharyngeal dysfunction. The presenter will also discuss a variety of treatment options that are appropriate for various causes of VPD.
Possible Effects of Medication on Communication and Swallowing: What SLPs Need to Know
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Medication can have a significant impact on a client’s swallowing or communication deficit, and this webinar will give SLPs much-needed information to ensure they are considering medication effects when evaluating and treating their clients. The webinar will explore the latest evidence-based research to help SLPs recognize drug interactions and know how and when to report them to a health care team member. The presenter will discuss examples of medication interactions and recommend actions SLPs can take during assessment and treatment to ensure the best outcomes for their clients.
Hearing Aids and the Brain: Implications for Auditory Rehabilitation
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Many seniors are exposed to considerable amounts of information about hearing loss and hearing health and can find it difficult to separate facts from fiction. Meanwhile, others do not get enough information about these important topics. This webinar will explore educational tools and resources to help older adults meet their individual communication needs. The presenter will share information and resources that you can pass on to your patients regarding hearing aids and the brain, as well as tools to promote healthy hearing as patients age.
An Expanded Approach to Clinical Practice in Dysphagia
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This webinar will explore an expanded approach to dysphagia assessment and treatment designed to maximize an individual’s eating and swallowing safety, efficiency, and pleasure. Traditional management approaches typically view dysphagia as a mechanical and/or physiologic problem. By contrast, the expanded approach explained in the webinar strives to give the clinician a more holistic portrait of the patient’s lived experience with dysphagia. The expanded approach to evaluation incorporates a wider array of measurement tools from across health care domains while maximizing efficiency so the broader assessment does not require additional time. The expanded approach to treatment includes recommendations for diet changes as well as tips for facilitating the use of evidence-based practices.
Using Pretend Play to Improve Communication in Young Children With Autism
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This webinar will explain how improving pretend play skills in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can “play it forward” to improve a wide array of social and communication skills. The presenters will provide practical information to aid speech-language pathologists in selecting goals and strategies that will support the expansion of pretend play in young children with ASD.
Models of Success in Audiology Practice: Using Assistants to Grow Your Business
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
With competition increasing exponentially, 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 webinar identifies common practice challenges and how to overcome them using assistants. The presenter discusses ways to use assistants to improve profitability as well as patient retention and satisfaction.
Successful Classroom Engagement for Students With ASD
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often struggle to maintain engagement in classroom settings. Students who are unable to stay engaged miss valuable learning opportunities in the classroom and may also exhibit challenging behaviors. This webinar will describe a variety of evidence-based practices and strategies that can support engagement in individual, small group, and large group settings in the classroom.
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Pediatric Feeding Assessments and Interventions
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course will focus on managing feeding difficulties in young children ages 1-6 years. The presenter will discuss and demonstrate assessment tools as well as intervention approaches, highlighting evidence-based techniques.
Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention and Coaching in Early Intervention
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will highlight the integration of adult learning and family-centered principles as the foundation for organizing a home visit that supports family decision-making, participation, and parent-provider partnership in early intervention. Family-guided routines-based intervention incorporates a flexible framework for home visiting that includes four components: setting the stage, observation and opportunities to embed, problem-solving and planning, and reflection and review. Within each component, SLPs can incorporate coaching strategies to support the caregiver in embedding communication intervention within the child’s everyday routines and activities.
Using Curriculum-Based Language Intervention to Meet Individualized Goals
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Curriculum-based language assessment and intervention is one way for SLPs to create a comprehensive picture of a student’s oral and written language needs and pinpoint areas to target in intervention. This webinar will focus on how to use information from curriculum-based language assessment to provide curriculum-based language intervention in classroom or pull-out settings. The course will discuss techniques such as using actual curricular materials to target students’ individualized goals while meeting core curriculum standards in classroom-based writing labs and small group contexts. The course also will offer case studies of students across grade levels (and encourage participants to reflect on their own examples) to illustrate techniques for addressing problems of word structure knowledge, vocabulary, sentence structure, and discourse formulation and comprehension across all modalities. Discussion will include how to decide when pull-out approaches might be necessary to supplement intervention in classroom-based contexts.
Peer-Mediated Interventions for Preschool and School-Age Children With ASD
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Implementing effective approaches to enhance social communication with peers in natural environments is critical to improving core deficits in communication, joint engagement, and play skills. This webinar will discuss how SLPs can provide peer-mediated interventions (PMIs) for the students on their caseloads. The course will highlight the key components of setting up the environment, recruiting and training peers, teaching a range of communication skills, and measuring child-peer social progress. The webinar will describe approaches for increasing intentional communication of nonverbal preschool children using AAC as well as basic communication and conversation skills for school-age students, with an emphasis on matching the intervention context and strategies to specific student skills and needs.
Phonological Intervention With Bilingual Children: The Complexity Approach
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will explore evidence-based methods for treating bilingual children with speech sound disorders. Participants will learn the fundamentals of typological complexity theory, discuss past treatment research in this domain, compare and contrast the complexity approach with developmental approaches to treatment, learn target goal selection, and discuss case studies related to these concepts.
Working with Interpreters: Best Practices for Audiologists and SLPs
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and SLPs who work with individuals whose primary language is not English may find themselves in a situation where they need to use an interpreter. Being prepared with a plan of action for accessing an interpreter as well as having policies and procedures for the collaboration can ensure the client/patient receives the best possible services. This webinar will describe how to develop a plan of action and offer guidelines for fostering a collaborative and culturally sensitive relationship between the clinician, client/patient, and interpreter.
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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: What SLPs Need to Know
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Since 2004, Response to Intervention (RTI) has been implemented in varying degrees across the United States. Recently, RTI has shifted to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which are more encompassing systems for supporting all learners. This webinar will explain MTSS and how SLPs can provide supports for students who are struggling with speech and language development in an academic setting.
SLP Roles for Treating Adults With Concussions: Expanding the Toolbox (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Adults with post-concussive syndrome often struggle with challenges in work, family, and quality of life. Our professional roles continue to evolve as concussion is better understood at both a physiological and functional level. The diffuse injury that is concussion results in highly variable presentations, and as SLPs we are tasked with being ready for anything. This webinar will briefly cover concussion assessment and then focus mostly on evidence-based intervention for adults. It will consider a breadth of clients, including those with sports injuries and blast injuries as well as those with falls and accidents.
Speech and Language Assessment in Multicultural Populations
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Assessing individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds can be challenging. This webinar will give SLPs the tools and processes needed to confidently make diagnostic decisions for their students and clients from diverse backgrounds. The webinar will evaluate formal assessment tools and describe effective informal assessment approaches that can help SLPs confidently tease apart difference from disorder.
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Teaching Approaches to Vocabulary and Word Learning
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
A strong vocabulary is essential to social, academic, and professional success. Many people on the SLP's caseload learn words slowly and, as a result, accrue a small, limited vocabulary. The good news is that word learning is a fairly tractable problem space. This webinar explores different approaches to word learning and how best to tailor word teaching to your clients.
Unilateral Neglect and Awareness Deficits After Right Hemisphere Brain Damage
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Two deficits commonly caused by damage to the right hemisphere are unilateral neglect and anosognosia. Unilateral neglect is reduced attention to one region of space, and anosognosia is reduced awareness of deficits. These deficits commonly co-occur and have an impact on how well a patient participates in and responds to treatment. This webinar will discuss characteristics, assessment, and treatment of both disorders.
Assessing Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Differentiating apraxia of speech (AOS) from other acquired speech and language impairments is important clinically as it provides a framework for understanding the signs and symptoms of the disorder, which in turn influences which specific treatment method will be applied. However, diagnosis remains challenging since it hinges on expert-based judgment of speech features, with minimal guidance on the frequency, severity, or clustering of features required for positive diagnosis. This course provides a brief overview of the current diagnostic method and its limitations, followed by discussion and demonstration of effective objective and semi-automated speech measures for identifying acquired AOS in both stroke and progressive forms. Video case examples and demonstrations of these measures will be provided so that clinicians can immediately begin putting this knowledge into practice.
Treating Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) typically occurs alongside aphasia. Clinicians are often challenged with questions such as, “What should I work on first, and why/how?” and “How can I deliver intensive therapy in today’s healthcare system?” While there are a number of treatment approaches available for AOS, there are very few large-scale investigations of treatment efficacy to inform practice and limited studies that tackle the issues around intensity and concomitant disorders. This course summarizes the pros, cons, and similarities of impairment-based approaches to treatment for individuals with AOS plus aphasia. The outcomes from our latest Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences systematic review on treatment for AOS will be discussed along with more recent work. The course will provide demonstrations and detailed discussion of the rationale and procedures for those approaches with the strongest evidence to support clinical use, so that participants can immediately begin implementing these techniques in the clinic.
Audiology Practice: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will examine the realities of hearing health care today and identify strategies audiologists can use to address the challenges of present-day and future practice. The course will scrutinize the issues raised by government and consumer organizations and evaluate how they represent and impact the realities of audiology practice. The program will look at the latest MarkeTrak (MT9) survey results and explore how the data reveal patients’ expressed experiences with their current hearing technology and providers as well as how the data can drive changes to how audiologists define their practice. The webinar also will explore recent research into the associations between hearing health and other conditions such as cognitive decline, depression, falls, and diabetes, and the valuable opportunities these findings present for audiologists to fundamentally and effectively redefine the nature of the patient-provider relationship. Lastly, the webinar will conclude with an evidence-based list of the “top 10” best practice strategies that audiologists can put into place right away to redefine their practice and successfully face future challenges.
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School Service Delivery: Practical Tools for Assessing Your Results
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
All areas of speech-language pathology practice require practitioners to demonstrate their value and contributions with specific, measurable outcomes. Preschool and K-12 school settings are no exception. Indeed, the call for results-driven educational practices, systematic methods of measuring educational outcomes, and accountability has never been greater. In this webinar, speaker Jean Blosser presents practical tools for determining outcomes in school speech-language programs so SLPs can advocate with administrators, modify intervention practices, and improve communication with educators and parents. The framework emphasizes three interrelated areas of service delivery: (1) student outcomes, (2) interprofessional collaboration outcomes, and (3) systemic outcomes. Participants focus on their own programs while learning to apply several practical outcomes-measurement tools – including satisfaction surveys, feedback forms, performance improvement plans, team assessments, progress monitoring, and more – that can improve their services for the benefit of their students.
Strengthening the Breadth and Depth of Your Collaboration With School Professionals
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work in preschool and K-12 school settings engage in interprofessional collaboration since they regularly partner with other professionals – teachers, assistants, school psychologists, occupational therapists, and others – to deliver services to students. In some cases, SLPs may find that these collaboration efforts could be enhanced. This webinar presents a fresh approach to planning and offering integrated, classroom-based services. The approach allows school clinicians to transform their programs by strengthening their relationships with fellow school professionals and improving the breadth, depth, and quality of collaboration that is already happening. The course describes a unique, six-stage collaboration process that fosters a common frame of reference and meaningful relationships with education colleagues. Each stage incorporates a goal, ready-to-implement strategies, and interactive tools and resources SLPs can employ to encourage buy-in and engagement. Throughout the webinar, participants are guided to think about the process from the perspective of their own role, organization, school culture, school partners, student population, services, and goals. Participants will create an action plan for reframing their own programs.
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A Roadmap to Integrating AAC Into the Classroom
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will explore how augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be effectively integrated into the classroom. The presenter will share a roadmap to walk SLPs through the particular considerations and decision-making process for selecting and implementing AAC in an educational setting. The webinar will explore the importance of the SETT Framework and a core vocabulary organization as well as highlight specific strategies for programming an AAC device, including modeling and color coding.
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School-Age and Adolescent Stuttering: Assessment and Treatment
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar discusses assessment and treatment for school-age and adolescent children who stutter. The particular focus is on how to write measurable treatment goals and design activities to help children who stutter improve their overall communication, decrease their own negative reactions to their stuttering, decrease physical tension and secondary behaviors, and improve speech fluency. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to assess and treat the affective, cognitive, and behavioral components of stuttering.
Elements of a Comprehensive Voice Evaluation (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
A comprehensive voice evaluation to create a complete profile of an individual’s voice capabilities and limitations requires both instrumental and non-instrumental methods. But many speech-language pathologists do not have access to the sophisticated equipment used to conduct voice evaluations in large, national voice centers. This webinar presents the objectives and a recommended methodology for completing a comprehensive voice evaluation with and without instrumental procedures. The speaker offers guidance to SLPs across work settings on approaches for achieving a comprehensive voice evaluation, making the most of your available resources.
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Preschool Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Speech-language pathologists often face uncertainty about whether, when, and how to treat young children who may be showing signs of early stuttering. This webinar is designed to reduce that uncertainty by presenting strategies for evaluating the risk factors that may contribute to the development of chronic stuttering. The program describes key features of common treatment approaches that support the development of appropriate communication attitudes and involve changes to the communication environment as well as modifications to the preschooler’s speech production and communication abilities. The course helps clinicians evaluate treatment outcomes so they can apply the principles of evidence-based practice in helping young children overcome early stuttering.
Feeding Tubes in Adults With Advanced Illness: Use, Overuse, and the SLP’s Role
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Studies on feeding tubes in individuals with advanced illness have raised doubts about the long-term benefit and potential overuse of feeding tubes. SLPs are often asked to offer recommendations about a person’s ability to eat and drink by mouth but may be concerned that restrictions on oral intake could lead to the use of feeding tubes. The boundaries of professional roles are often blurred, further complicating the issue. This course addresses the clinical research surrounding the use of feeding tubes, offers evidence-based practice guidelines, and provides solutions to the challenges facing SLPs with regards to feeding tube overuse.
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Causes, Assessment, and Treatment of Esophageal Dysphagia
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Get the essential information you need to assess and treat patients with esophageal dysphagia and know when to refer them for medical evaluation. This webinar describes anatomy and physiology and discusses disorders of the esophagus that can lead to esophageal dysphagia. The presenter explains various complementary diagnostic assessments for esophageal dysphagia and delineates the medical and surgical options for treating esophageal disorders.
Evidence-Based Practice Tools for Practicing Clinicians
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
What does evidence-based practice (EBP) mean to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist? This webinar, provided by ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP), will guide the clinician in the first steps of implementing evidence-based practice into the clinical decision-making process. The course will review the definition and components of EBP, describe the steps of the EBP process, and provide timesaving tools and clinical scenarios to help integrate evidence into a clinician’s clinical practice.
Leadership Academy: Change Leadership
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Increasingly, the need to change is the only constant. Organizations that are able to navigate change will thrive. However, the ability of CSD professionals to successfully guide change in their organizations rests upon unique skills and knowledge beyond those needed in times of constancy. In this webinar, participants will gain awareness of their own style in encountering change along with tools and strategies to enable successful change efforts.
Leadership Academy: Coaching Others
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Coaching is not just a random conversation; it utilizes a specific set of behaviors and a defined process for evoking peak performance in others. The ability to coach others growth and performance is a critical competency for CSD professionals interested in leadership. In this webinar, participants will learn about the mindsets, assumptions, and behaviors associated with coaching others toward peak performance.
Leadership Academy: Conflict Management
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The nature of the work of CSD professionals is rife with the potential for conflict with key stakeholders, especially those who aspire toward leadership roles. While conflict may never be comfortable, understanding its causes and strategies to address it can relieve much of the stress it triggers. In this webinar, participants will better understand the nature of conflict, potential sources, and strategies to resolve and prevent it.
Leadership Academy: Emotional Intelligence
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how we perceive and express ourselves and develop and maintain social relationships. Research suggests that professionals interested in advancing into leadership roles are well served by enhancing their emotional intelligence. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to a specific emotional intelligence model and explore strategies to enhance it.
Leadership Academy: Generative Thinking
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Organizations of all types face an accelerated pace of change that present both threats to their existence as well as amazing opportunities. Before strategic priorities and initiatives can be identified, its essential that leaders are able to use generative thinking mindsets and strategies to explore emerging trends to gain shared understanding of their meaning, underlying cause, and potential impacts. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to generative thinking concepts as well as strategies for applying this powerful tool to organizational governance.
Leadership Academy: High-Performing Teams
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As work of CSD professionals becomes increasingly complex and interdisciplinary, the use of teams is becoming even more common. Yet, many teams struggle and do not create value for their organizations. The ability to function effectively on a team or help a team become more effective is critical for professional success. In this webinar, participants will gain foundational knowledge about the ingredients of highly successful teams as well as strategies to help improve their effectiveness.
Leadership Academy: Influencing Others
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In both their organizational and volunteer roles, CSD professionals often have a need to enlist the support of others to fulfill their responsibilities. However, they may lack the formal authority to direct others efforts. In this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of power as an enabler for influencing others along with strategies for planning and executing an influence approach.
Leadership Academy: Introduction to Leadership
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Although many use the terms interchangeably, leadership and management are two distinctly separate sets of behaviors. Successful leaders are clear about their authentic expression of what it means to be a leader. This foundational webinar will help participants distinguish between leadership and management as well as explore ways to identify their unique leadership philosophy.
Leadership Academy: Leadership Styles
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Leadership style encompasses patterns of behaviors when interacting with others and is considered an essential skill for CSD professionals that aspire toward becoming a leader. Leaders who are skillful at adapting their style are self-aware and flexible in how they direct others. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to key concepts associated with leadership styles as well as behaviors and ways to apply it to workplace situations.
Leadership Academy: Strategic Thinking
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Research suggests that a key difference between a leader and a manager is the capacity to think and act from a bigger picture and long-term perspective. A key determinant of career success for many CSD professionals is their ability to identify new opportunities to add value in both their organizational and volunteer roles. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to strategic thinking concepts and strategies for identifying and developing innovative new ideas.
Leadership Academy: Virtual Meetings
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Virtual meetings are a blessing and a curse for CSD professionals. While they allow for interactions with participants from different geographies and time zones, they are also often fraught with stressful technical challenges. Many facilitation strategies that are appropriate for in-person meetings fall short given the technical complexities of virtual meetings. In this webinar, participants will learn techniques to navigate these complexities, reduce their stress, and ensure that virtual meetings successfully deliver their desired outcomes.

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