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Teleaudiology: Remote Hearing Screening
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course discusses validated technologies for remote hearing screening in the digital age, including options for no-touch screening with uncalibrated equipment and low-touch remote screening. The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Prerequisite Coursework Bundle: Assistants Certification
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course bundle includes three courses that satisfy coursework requirements for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (These courses are not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Safety Precautions in Speech, Language, and Hearing Professions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of safety precautions for speech, language, and hearing professionals in both health care and school settings. The presenter discusses safe and effective practices and reviews relevant clinical scenarios. The course satisfies the universal precautions coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Ethical Professional Behavior and ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides a review of the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct, which provides a framework and guide to support day-to-day decision-making. The presenter describes each component of the Code of Conduct and highlights clinical scenarios that apply the Code of Conduct. The course satisfies the ethics coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Confidentiality in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Professions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of privacy laws affecting speech, language, and hearing professionals. The presenter discusses privacy laws and reviews clinical scenarios in both health care and school settings. The course satisfies the patient confidentiality coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
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Turn the Page: Addressing Representation in Picture-Book Selection
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides tools for evaluating the picture books you currently use, equips you with arguments for why it is ethically important to use representative picture books and other materials, and helps you identify resources to develop a bookshelf that is aligned with your caseload composition. In addition, the presenters describe programs and strategies for implementing these selection practices into your everyday process. Gather the picture books that you most frequently use in intervention and have them with you when you watch the session.
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Mindfulness: A Guide for the School-Based SLP
Format(s): eWorkshop
The practice of mindfulness is more than a fad - it is key to managing stress, improving awareness, and acting with intentionality. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides tools and guides you in building a regular practice of mindfulness. The presenter addresses common misconceptions of mindfulness practice and illustrates how mindfulness can help you respond to difficult situations from a place of nonjudgmental awareness and engagement rather than responding from impulse, overreaction, or habit.
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Managing Stress Using Mindfulness and Self-Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
During particularly stressful times, SLPs may wonder if they have chosen the wrong career, should look to switch job settings, or there is any way to manage the ever-growing stress around them. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines where the stress comes from and shares stress management tools, such as mindfulness and self-care, that can reduce and manage this stress, so you can thrive in your work as an SLP.
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Help Young Adults With Language and Emotion Regulation Deficits Achieve Better Quality-of-Life Outcomes
Format(s): eWorkshop
Young adults with mild-to-moderate language impairments and low emotional intelligence often struggle to perform independently in mainstream adult settings. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference discusses language and emotional intelligence skills that help post-secondary students achieve better quality-of-life outcomes. The speaker discusses strategies, activities, and resources that SLPs and their secondary students can use to improve outcomes. The session strives to reaffirm and refine SLPs' capacity to make a positive societal impact by serving this student population.
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Critically Analyzing Your Caseload
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs are charged with doing more with less time. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares a way to address caseload and time challenges. The workload calculator is a tool that can be used to critically analyze an SLP's caseload. The speaker walks learners through using the tool so you can analyze your caseload to increase workload efficiency and productivity.
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Screenings, Assessments, and COVID-19 – Oh My!
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores issues related to conducting screenings and assessments for speech-language services in schools. The speaker discusses ways to streamline the screening referral and assessment process, the SLP's role in Response to Intervention (RTI)/Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and how to address complications the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced related to managing screening and assessment needs in schools.
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Culturally Competent Service Delivery in Schools
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides a foundation for understanding aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to service delivery in the school setting and beyond. The presenter shares case studies, strategies, and resources for best practices in providing culturally responsive services in the current social and public health context.
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Getting What You Need From Your Administrator
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares five key tips for SLPs to use when communicating with school administrators. The presenter - a former school-based SLP who has been a district-level special education administrator for more than 10 years - provides key insights for preparing for and having discussions with administrators.
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Helping Families Act as Speech and Language Coaches
Format(s): eWorkshop
Coaching can happen anywhere, with any age child, no matter the communication disorder. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores the power of coaching caregivers. The speaker discusses how to train family members and other facilitators to use speech-language intervention strategies with their children to produce better long-term outcomes.
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Evidence-Based Strategies to Alleviate Caseload- and Workload-Related Stress
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many factors can contribute to school SLPs feeling stressed and emotionally exhausted: large caseload sizes, innumerable paperwork responsibilities, minimal administrative and peer support, and conflicting roles within their work setting, to name a few. This recorded session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference discusses and defines burnout, provides evidence-based strategies that you can implement immediately to reduce caseload- and workload-related stress, and provides examples of ways to advance change on caseload and workload issues on a larger scale.
Teleaudiology: An Introduction to Remote Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course is the first in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice (telepractice) in audiology. This initial course explores audiologists' perceptions of barriers to providing telehealth services and introduces the Health Belief Model (HBM) and Transtheoretical model to assess readiness for remote service provision. The course includes an on-demand recording and a worksheet activity/tool to help you identify needs and barriers as you consider how you can incorporate teleaudiology into your practice.
Teleaudiology: Remote Screening and Diagnostics
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course includes two presentations that introduce strategies and tools for remote hearing assessment, including online and smartphone tests of hearing, remote pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and evaluation of peripheral and central auditory dysfunction in pediatric and adult populations. The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Providing Pediatric Audiology Services via Telehealth
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course demonstrates how Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is using telehealth applications to address the needs of children with hearing loss during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future, including remote hearing aid evaluations, fittings, programming, repairs, and functional benefit assessments. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Auditory Processing Evaluation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course presents a methodology that allows audiologists to provide (central) auditory processing testing remotely. The course discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls of remote testing as well as technology and other requirements. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Translating Adult Hearing Care Remotely – Hearing Aid Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course explores realistic scenarios audiologists may encounter when remotely fitting hearing aids for adults. The course discusses strategies for successful hearing aid fitting via teleaudiology and identifies challenges and how to address them when they occur. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Policy Trends
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of policy issues and trends in audiologists' use of telepractice, including an overview of changes to state telepractice law implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology. 
Business Costs in Health Care: Labor, Productivity, and Impact on SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This panel discussion, featuring managers/administrators from skilled nursing facility/home health and private practice health care settings, explores productivity expectations within the framework of the business of health care, recognizing that the three largest costs for any health care business are labor management, infrastructure management, and health care reimbursement.
Moral Distress and the SLP’s Game: Put Burnout on the Run
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many SLPs in health care settings feel as though they are slowly losing “the game” and experiencing career burnout. This session explores moral distress and how it can impact the SLP’s long game. The speaker addresses difficult situations that SLPs confront daily in their health care careers and shares useful tools to get to the root of your moral distress. The session will help you develop a new game plan with strategies to come out with a win.
Technology Access and Telepractice: Who Gets Left Behind?
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session describes health disparities relevant to telehealth access in older adults and individuals who live in rural areas. Presenters highlight resources to help overcome telehealth access barriers with these populations and discuss the clinician’s role in advocacy.
To Whom Should I Listen and Where Should I Go? Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Format(s): eWorkshop
The amount of information available to clinicians is enormous. Type a few terms into Google, and thousands of options appear; post a question on social media, and a plethora of responses emerge. Obtaining information is not an issue, but how do you wade through when there is no consensus? Using examples SLPs encounter in their work in health care settings, this session explores tools for evaluating and analyzing information and developing critical thinking skills.
Uncovering Your Superpowers
Format(s): eWorkshop
At some stages in your career, you may ask yourself, “Do I want to be doing this?” This question can start you down a path of personal discovery to find fulfillment in your career. In this session, learn how to identify and communicate your unique transferable skills and talents—i.e., superpowers—to find new opportunities, expand your influence at work, and/or grow your professional brand.
Dyslexia in the Schools: What Is the SLP’s Role?
Format(s): eWorkshop
This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores what dyslexia is and what the SLP’s role can be in prevention, identification, and intervention. Legislation varies widely across and within U.S. states regarding roles and responsibilities when it comes to diagnosing and treating dyslexia. The speaker shares resources for how to determine your state’s dyslexia legislation as well as tips for advocating for services for students with dyslexia.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Ensuring Proper Diagnosis of Autistic Girls
Format(s): eWorkshop
Autism can present quite differently in boys and girls, and research demonstrates that many girls and women are being misdiagnosed or missed entirely. In this recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference, the presenter explores the subtle presentation of autism in general and the specific ways that girls and women can present. The speaker discusses the importance of a comprehensive social cognition assessment to increase the likelihood of proper autism diagnosis.
Improving Outcomes for Students with Severe Disabilities
Format(s): eWorkshop
School-based SLPs who serve students with severe disabilities face unique challenges related to student outcomes, intervention planning, and workload. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores ways to support student outcomes while balancing workload concerns. The presenter discusses long-term student outcomes, writing SMART IEP goals, and an integrated intervention approach, as well as strategies to implement these ideas in your workplace.
Integrating Speech and Language Interventions Into Classrooms
Format(s): eWorkshop
This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides practical, time-saving strategies for integrating speech and language services into classrooms. The speaker discusses strategies that are easily transferrable to face-to-face and consultative service delivery models, with a focus on specific ideas that SLPs can take back and use immediately.
Mindfulness in Ethics: The Code at Work in Schools
Format(s): eWorkshop
The concept of mindfulness—which can improve professional and personal outlook—focuses on three major features: intention, attention, and attitude. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference answers the question: What if school-based professionals apply the three features of mindfulness to understanding ASHA’s Code of Ethics and daily ethical practice? The presenter highlights the four major principles of the Code of Ethics as they relate to daily practice; discusses considerations outside the school (e.g., state licensure boards and employee guidelines) that are relevant to ethics analysis; and reviews school-based scenarios that apply the Code of Ethics and ethical decision-making.
Online Organizational Resources for Today’s School SLP
Format(s): eWorkshop
School-based SLPs who serve elementary-age students juggle many changing responsibilities. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares helpful online resources to stay organized and efficient while navigating multiple service delivery scenarios.
Speech Sound Treatment: A Look at Three Evidence-Based Approaches
Format(s): eWorkshop
This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference reviews three evidence-based approaches to selecting and contrasting two or more sounds during speech sound disorder treatment: minimal pair (one misarticulated sound paired with its typical substitution), maximal opposition (two misarticulated sounds that differ greatly from one another), and multiple opposition (multiple misarticulated sounds that are all replaced within the same substitute). The speaker shares evidence supporting each treatment approach and uses hypothetical clinical cases to illustrate sound selection and treatment activities.
Using a Balanced Literacy Approach With Preschool–1st Grade Children
Format(s): eWorkshop
This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference presents an evidence-based balanced literacy approach as a model for assessment and intervention that targets aspects of literacy beyond decoding and comprehension, such as morphology and orthography. The presenter also discusses considerations for culturally responsive assessment and intervention.
Supervision for School-Based SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
It’s not a matter of "if" but rather "when" the school-based SLP assumes the role of a supervisor. Supervision may include directing the activities of support personnel, helping graduate students connect academic knowledge and clinical procedures, or monitoring the activities of clinical fellows to achieve independence. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference explains the key elements of the supervisory process and defines the roles and responsibilities of both the supervisor and the supervisee in the school setting. The speaker discusses relationship development, communication, and the role and influence of supervisory style on supervisee performance and decision-making.
“The Fool Speaks, the Wise Man Listens”: Supporting African American Stroke Survivors With Aphasia
Format(s): eWorkshop
For stroke survivors with aphasia (SWA), language recovery is highly variable given the extent to which damage may exist in multiple neighboring brain regions. For African American SWA, social determinants of health also contribute to stroke recovery and aphasia rehabilitation, and SLPs can play a vital role in ensuring health equity. This session discusses evidence-based practices that holistically support neurorehabilitation for African American SWA, focusing on assessment, intervention, and culturally competent service provision that targets health-related quality of life and health literacy.
Embracing Transformation: Become a Catalyst for Change
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs practicing in health care provide services within a largely for-profit system in the U.S. Consequently, the business needs of health care, challenges related to reimbursement and advocacy, and disparities in health care access have resulted in a need to adapt clinical practice to future trends while rethinking career growth and advancement in the field. This session contextualizes the challenges in the practice of medical speech-language pathology and provides practical ideas to facilitate change in your realms of influence at your job and beyond.
Empowering SLPs to Adopt Telepractice for Dysphagia Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
While the use of telepractice for dysphagia management has increased considerably due to restrictions on in-person practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges still exist. This session discusses the remaining barriers to the adoption of telehealth for dysphagia services and ways to overcome them. The speaker explains an evaluation and decision-making process clinicians can use to determine if the adoption of telepractice for dysphagia care is right for them and discusses ways to advocate for and start developing telepractice models of care in a variety of health care settings.
Ensuring Language Access in Health Care Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
An increasingly diverse United States means that clinicians are encountering more languages in hospital settings. SLPs and audiologists have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure language access—that is, to actively bridge communication challenges between clinicians and patients/families who do not speak, understand, read, or write in the same language. This session discusses language access law and solutions for situations in which a trained medical interpreter is unavailable.
Ethics in Social Media Engagement
Format(s): eWorkshop
Like many other professionals, SLPs often use social media for the exchange of professional information as well as for personal engagement. Posting of client-related information, uncivil remarks, misrepresentation of services, and/or defamatory claims—whether intentional or unintentional—may cross the boundaries of ethical and legal behavior. This session discusses myths surrounding social media, considerations for posting, and potential consequences of inappropriate use.
The Interrelationship Between Policy and Clinical Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how policy and clinical practice impact each other. The presenters discuss the making of public policy, and how it is interpreted and implemented into clinical practice in health care settings. The presenters also discuss the flip side—how clinical practice itself informs advocacy for shaping future public policy. Learners can think about their professional roles in interpreting policy and advocating for change.
The Political and Public Policy Landscape and the Future of Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides an overview of the 2021 political and public policy landscape, including issues of importance before the presidential administration, Congress, and the states. The presenter discusses the impact these issues have on the future of the medical SLP and highlights the advocacy efforts ASHA is currently undertaking, empowering participants to advocate for positive change.
A Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach to AAC
Format(s): eWorkshop
In this session, the speaker reviews the characteristics of culturally and linguistically responsive AAC practices and presents evidence-based strategies for culturally appropriate bilingual AAC assessment and intervention. The speaker discusses partnering with families to determine values, needs, priorities, and resources when implementing AAC. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
AAC Intervention as Language Intervention: Building on What You Know
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how to adapt traditional speech-language practices to serve students who use AAC systems. The session demonstrates analyzing language samples from a student using an AAC system and then developing goals and intervention activities to address development in the areas of pragmatics, phonology, vocabulary, and grammar. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
An Extension of Your Professional Self: SLPAs in Private Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides insights and resources from two companies that have employed SLPAs in a variety of ways. The speaker discusses the necessity and appropriate utilization of professionals at this level of service and explores ideas for integrating SLPAs in private practice. This is a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect conference.
Assessments and Interventions in the Schools for Youth With Brain Injury
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—focuses on the continued rehabilitation of students with brain injuries through the art of successful transition into the school setting. The speaker addresses how accurate assessment leads to the establishment and implementation of successful intervention plans that include educationally relevant goals. This session is designed to accompany the 2020 Health Care Connect online conference session Initial Assessment and Transition Planning for Youth With Brain Injury. Together, the two sessions address provision of services for the same students across medical and school settings.
Building Early Communication Skills: Matching AAC Strategies to Developmental Needs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Learning to gesture or use aided AAC for intentional communication with a partner is challenging for some infants and toddlers with complex communication needs. This session explores a variety of intervention strategies that improve pre-intentional and intentional communication skills using various AAC modalities and some of which incorporate families and caregivers. The speaker shares live illustrations and video examples of young children who have various difficulties with pre-intentional communication and problem solves about how intervention can structure the learner’s experiences to fill in gaps. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Effective Practices in AAC Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
Given the landscape of hundreds of apps, speech-generating devices, low-tech options, and no-tech strategies, SLPs who do not typically complete AAC assessments may wonder who to refer for an AAC an assessment and how they can contribute to the assessment process. This session reviews the AAC assessment process, with an emphasis on feature matching and consideration of the individual’s current and future needs. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Effective, Engaging AAC Instruction

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Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores tools, strategies, and a framework to enhance engagement, learning, and generalization for students who use AAC. The speakers discuss various ways to support students’ learning and communication with peers, including using social communication games, combining core vocabulary and literacy, and determining authentic purposes. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Engaging and Manageable School-Based AAC Telepractice
Format(s): eWorkshop
AAC teletherapy can be fun, engaging, and effective with the right tools and strategies. This session provides guidance on setting up AAC systems for modeling during virtual sessions as well as tools SLPs can use to view a student's AAC device virtually. The speaker explores free and low-cost telepractice materials to increase student engagement and make planning more manageable. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Improving AAC Implementation With Effective Collaboration
Format(s): eWorkshop
Effective collaboration among individuals who use AAC and their families, communication partners at school/work, and those in the community can promote positive outcomes for the AAC communicators. This session defines what successful information exchanges can look like and explores who in the community an SLP may want to include as collaborators. The presenter shares strategies for effective and efficient collaboration across the AAC communicator’s family, school/work life, and broader community. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Initial Assessment and Transition Planning for Youth With Brain Injury
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores the incidence and common mechanisms of brain injury in children and adolescents and the potential effects of these injuries to cognition and communication. Using case studies, the speaker discusses methods to improve long-term outcomes for these youth through initial assessment and transition planning. This session is designed to accompany the 2020 Schools Connect online conference session Assessments and Interventions in the Schools for Youth With Brain Injury. Together, the two sessions address provision of services for the same students across medical and school settings.
Integrating AAC in School Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses strategies to incorporate AAC throughout a student’s school day to increase their expressive output over a variety of communication opportunities. The speaker presents ideas for creating a systematic integration plan and discusses strategies that can work with low- or high-tech AAC systems to prompt expressive communication initiations, topic maintenance, and appropriate conversation redirection and termination. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Moving Toward a Robust AAC System
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session examine the often-daunting process of moving a child who is minimally verbal or nonverbal from a basic to a full-featured AAC system. The session covers the selection, use, and goal-setting process for a basic, functional communication and language development system while planning for assessment for and implementation of a fuller system. The speaker shares suggestions for designing effective intervention sessions and ideas for helping the team get on board. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Roles and Responsibilities of an Expert Witness
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session is designed for SLPs from any work setting who are considering serving, or have been asked to serve, as an expert witness. The speakers introduce the role of an expert witness, in contrast to the role of a fact witness, and review the qualifications and distinctive roles and responsibilities of an expert witness, with a focus on relevant laws (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA, and ADA). The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect online conference—includes discussion of oral and written communication best practices, as they are fundamental to the role of an expert witness. The speakers also use case studies to highlight key concepts.
Setting Goals for Students Who Use AAC
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the process of selecting and crafting measurable goals that are appropriate for students learning to communicate using AAC. The speaker reviews the AAC competency categories, shares tools that SLPs can use to identify developmentally appropriate learning targets, and discusses strategies for writing observable and measurable goals. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
There’s No Place Like Home: Supporting AAC at Home
Format(s): eWorkshop
Having knowledgeable and supported caregivers—including parents, siblings, care attendants, home aides, home nurses, and extended family—is vital to an AAC user’s success. New opportunities for virtual sessions allow a level of home involvement and support previously made difficult by time and logistical constraints. This session discusses practical strategies for teaching and supporting home caregivers. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
AAC for Patients in Critical and Acute Care Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
Regardless of their age, patients in critical and acute care settings may experience communication difficulties due to the nature of their illness and the medical interventions they require. This session discusses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for these patients, including evaluation and intervention considerations, resources, and materials to support AAC service delivery.
Approaches to Lifelong Care for Adults With Complex Medical Conditions
Format(s): eWorkshop
Concrete recommendations and special considerations for adults with complex medical conditions remain sparse. This session shares big-picture strategies to consider when providing care for these patients.
Dysphagia Management for Medically Complex Patients in Acute Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
Dysphagia may be caused by many underlying medical etiologies, and the hospital-based SLP must navigate a comprehensive world of medical diagnoses and be prepared to accurately evaluate and plan dysphagia treatment. This session presents a model for using medical chart review, online resources, swallow mechanism knowledge, and cultivated diagnostic and treatment skills to approach dysphagia in patients with any medical diagnosis.
Managing Dysphagia in Patients With COVID-19 in Acute Care and Beyond
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our patients in unusual ways. Patients with COVID-19 can present with a variety of symptoms: from loss of taste and smell, to fatigue, shortness of breath, and coughing. This session reviews current available evidence regarding best practices for dysphagia management for patients with COVID-19 in acute care and during their rehabilitation, including working through a case study.
Medically Complex Patients: Coverage of and Payment for SLP Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
Coverage of and payment for SLP services for patients with complex medical conditions requires SLPs to navigate provider guidelines and payment systems related to multiple sites of service and multiple episodes of care. SLPs must also exhibit professional mastery of the principles of clinical decision-making pertaining to a continuum of care from intensive skilled treatment to maintenance intervention and termination of SLP care. This session presents critical information to support accurate payment for SLP services provided to patients with complex medical conditions. The speakers share a pediatric and an adult case scenario and provide useful resources.
Psychosocial Consequences of Prolonged Hospital Stays
Format(s): eWorkshop
Prolonged hospital stays can impact patients in a variety of ways, having adverse effects on physical, financial, and psychosocial health. This session explores psychosocial impacts such as demoralization and concerning psychiatric symptoms.
Supporting Medically Complex Patients Through Effective, Multidisciplinary Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
Bringing together a group of health care professionals with varied expertise to deliver treatment has been shown to improve patient outcomes. This session discusses the relevance of a multidisciplinary treatment approach for patients with complex medical conditions, with a specific focus on rehabilitation services, providing insight into effective teaming for successful multidisciplinary patient interventions.
Supporting People With Chronic Dysphagia
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs’ work with patients with complex medical conditions and their families, and the focus is often on the initial or acute stages of conditions that affect eating, drinking, and swallowing. This session addresses how SLPs can ensure best practice in the longer-term. The speaker addresses the importance of understanding how a patient’s dysphagia fits into the bigger medical and quality-of-life picture, backed by bioethical considerations and evidence. The session discusses how SLPs are not just one cog in a complex, interprofessional machine, but often the linchpin for optimal care of the patient and their family.
Team-Based Decision-Making With Patients on Mechanical Ventilation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores issues facing patients on mechanical ventilation and their care teams. The speaker discusses how a care team comes together to use objective criteria (including decision-making criteria) for patient care regarding placement and weaning from speaking valves. The speaker also discusses special considerations for settings without access to a team approach and when working with children.
The Role of the SLP in Palliative Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs often work with individuals in palliative care to improve their functional abilities related to dysphagia as well as communication, but the SLP’s role in end-of-life processes is more challenging to define. This session explores the unique and rewarding role of the SLP in palliative care and end-of-life processes and describes how SLPs can provide support for swallowing and communication across the continuum of care and with a variety of populations.
Treatment Approaches for Children With Complex Medical Conditions
Format(s): eWorkshop
Children with complex medically conditions require individualized, high-intensity treatments that require the collaboration of multiple specialists. This session explores common attributes of this patient population and highlights the SLP’s role in managing these patients as part of the care team.
Be the Change: A Call for SLP Innovation in TBI Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLP roles, practices, and opportunities when working with children and adults with TBI have transformed over the past two decades. Much of the change has been driven by external forces, including insurance, science, regulations, and more. This session empowers SLPs to drive TBI practice advances in 2020 and beyond, focusing on three key areas: (1) re-imagining intervention for patients with cognitive impairments in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, (2) defining what we do and how it helps across the recovery continuum, and (3) characterizing “functional” in terms of what it means for people with communication disorders after TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Collaboration on the Pediatric ICU Rehab Team
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session outlines the members, roles, and responsibilities of the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) rehab team and describes areas of collaborative and independent decision-making to maximize the rehabilitative outcomes for pediatric patients across the continuum in the ICU.
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome in Adults and Children
Format(s): eWorkshop
Adult and pediatric survivors of critical illness commonly experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS, or PICS-p in children), consisting of impairments in mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms), cognition, and physical function. These impairments are associated with worse health-related quality of life and can persist for years after discharge from the intensive care unit. This session describes the incidence of and risk factors for such symptoms as well as interventions to prevent and manage these impairments.
Realistic, Functional Interventions and Collaborative Services for Medically Complex Patients
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the complexities SLPs must account for when treating patients with complicated medical conditions, whose communication, cognitive, and swallowing difficulties are multifactorial. The speaker discusses how SLPs can get a clear understanding of the impact of each medical diagnosis – and the interactions among them – on a patient’s functioning, and how to collaborate with other specialists whose expertise complements SLPs’ efforts. The speaker explores how SLPs can provide thoughtful, systematic scaffolding designed to improve the health and function of damaged tissues/structures and physiologic systems, develop patient independence in the skilled performance of compensations and other behaviors that jump start recovery, and increase a patient’s investment and participation in the process.v
Rehab Considerations for Adults With Complex Medical Conditions in the ICU
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses rehab considerations for SLPs working with adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Speakers discuss an overview of oxygen delivery methods, optimizing communication and dysphagia intervention for ICU patients, progressing patients with tracheostomy to successful decannulation, and maximizing outcomes for patients with complex medical conditions through multidisciplinary communication and collaboration.
SLPs in the NICU: Supporting Infants and Their Families
Format(s): eWorkshop
The typically unplanned journey through the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides infants and their families with an early experience with interprofessional practice. This session reviews common reasons for an infant’s admission into the NICU, describes the interprofessional team caring for these infants, and discusses the role of SLPs as communication and feeding specialists in the NICU. The speaker examines neonatal abstinence syndrome, its cause, and the latest treatment strategies and outcomes. Finally, the speaker touches on the importance of support and post-discharge care for these patients.
An Audiologist's Approach to Chronic Dizziness
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will examine the diagnosis and treatment of persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD). The session will explore the recently defined criteria for the presentation and symptoms of the disorder as well as describe current and emerging research that is helping clinicians and researchers better understand it. The speaker will also discuss how chronic co-morbid disorders such as migraine and Meniere’s disease should be factored into the treatment of this disorder.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hearing Technology of the Future
Format(s): eWorkshop
There is no question that emerging technologies such as embedded sensors and artificial intelligence are changing the hearing health landscape. This session will look ahead to the coming decade and explore innovations in hearing health care technology, strategy, and service. The speaker will discuss practical ways to leverage these innovations to be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic market landscape.
Audiology Coding and Reimbursement: Practice Considerations for the Future
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will discuss considerations and share tools to help you navigate the evolving audiology coding and reimbursement landscape, including new technologies, third-party administrators, itemization, over-the-counter hearing aids, and the provision of services via telehealth.
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Audiology Practice Efficiency
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our personal and professional worlds upside down. Yet, something positive can come from this pandemic if we see this challenge as an opportunity to re-examine what and how we practice. The speaker explores how audiologists can redesign what we do by going back to basics while expanding our practices in new and innovative ways, including embracing new technology (e.g., tablet audiometry, OTCs, and virtual visits) and using new fitting models for hearing aids or implants.
Evolving Clinical Practice in Audiology: A Panel Discussion
Format(s): eWorkshop
This panel discussion will explore the future of audiology in various practice settings, including private practice, VA, nonprofit, university, and medical center settings. Panelists will share recent innovations, ideas for how we may rethink audiology in the future, and possible impacts of the pandemic on practice.
Health Economics in Audiologic Practice: Affordability and Willingness to Pay
Format(s): eWorkshop
Affordability of and willingness to pay for amplification devices and hearing health services can be difficult topics to discuss with patients. The session will present an evidence-based, pragmatic approach for addressing affordability issues with patients and leveraging market knowledge, insurance coverage, and community resources to increase accessibility to hearing health care.
Pandemic-Proof Your Audiology Business
Format(s): eWorkshop
The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a level of disruption into our personal and professional lives that was previously unimaginable. How we respond will be a deciding factor for the future success of our practices. This session will explore how to embrace change and use this unique opportunity to rethink how we provide and promote our services. The speaker will discuss specific ways audiologists who operate private practices can clearly articulate their distinctive role in the hearing health marketplace and be prepared for future interruptions such as pandemics, big box stores, online retailers, and personal indecision.
Person-Centered Care in the Audiology Appointment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will explore the Calgary-Cambridge Guides and the Four Habits framework to support audiologists in applying person-centered care and communication skills through the different phases of an audiology appointment. The session will discuss active reflection activities, person-centered principles, and practical ways to enhance hearing care.
Product-Driven vs. Patient-Centered Care: Increasing Hearing Aid Adoption
Format(s): eWorkshop
The degree of hearing aid adoption as a treatment to lessen communication difficulties has remained essentially unchanged over the past four decades. This session will share evidence and hands-on tools that promote opportunities for evaluating and modifying patient readiness, with the intent of enhancing the adoption of professional audiology services and amplification technologies.
Providing Evidence-Based Clinical Services for Tinnitus
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will describe evidence-based strategies for tinnitus assessment and management. The speaker will discuss specific tools and processes to help audiologists provide the best services to manage tinnitus along with hearing loss or reduced sound tolerance (hyperacusis), since many individuals who experience tinnitus also experience these other challenges.
Teleaudiology: It Shouldn’t Have to Take a Pandemic
Format(s): eWorkshop
Prior to 2020, a remote model of hearing health care had been applied primarily to remote populations and/or limited to hearing screening and counseling services. Now, in the face of a global pandemic that makes face-to-face services risky, there has been an urgent demand for more information about teleaudiology. This session will review the evolution of teleaudiology, including provider and patient attitudes concerning the perceived benefits, disadvantages, and outcomes associated with remote audiologic care. The speaker will describe an existing, commercial, patient-centered teleaudiology model of hearing health care that is designed to increase accessibility and reduce cost while maintaining the audiologist’s central role as a critical component of care throughout the patient journey.
Tips and Tools for Auditory Rehabilitation in Any Practice Setting
Format(s): eWorkshop
The provision of comprehensive auditory rehabilitation services is critical to successful patient outcomes, yet many audiologists focus primarily or exclusively on amplification due to time, reimbursement, and compliance challenges. This session will clearly define the components of auditory rehabilitation and provide specific strategies and tools to help overcome challenges.
AAC and Core Vocabulary Implementation in Schools: Secrets to Success
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—reviews five key secrets to success for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and core vocabulary initiatives in schools. The speaker discusses specific strategies and tools based on a successful, large-scale AAC implementation. She also shares student examples with language targets and staff examples with fidelity tools.
Coming to the Table: Feeding Support for Children With Medical Complexities
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—explores how to use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework to develop comprehensive feeding support and caregiver training plans for children with complex medical needs. The speaker discusses the multifaceted impact medical complexities have on oral feeding and how the ICF framework can influence the assessment of a child’s feeding needs.
Literacy Assessment: Controversies, Explanations, and Essential Components
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the school-based SLP’s role—and how they can advocate for that role—in assessing students’ literate language skills as part of a comprehensive language assessment. The speaker outlines the essential components of a comprehensive language assessment and discusses how to interpret patterns of strengths and weaknesses, with implications for intervention planning. This session is a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference.
Literacy Intervention: Controversies, Explanations, and Targeting Strengths and Needs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—demonstrates how to use a language-levels model (i.e., sound, word, sentence, discourse) to explain relationships across oral and written language modalities and to advocate for the role SLPs play in literacy intervention. The speaker discusses how and why intervention strategies differ based on students’ target goals, strengths, and weaknesses. The session explores how and why certain intervention strategies are best to target the sound/word structure knowledge that is essential for reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary learning, while other strategies are good for working on the sentence/discourse and vocabulary knowledge that is essential for language comprehension and formulation.
Reading Between the Lines: Connecting to Comprehension for Readers With ASD
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how the core deficits of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impact their development of reading comprehension, a critical skill for success in academic, social, and vocational settings. The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—includes discussion, demonstration, and application of assessment techniques and evidence-supported intervention strategies to facilitate reading comprehension for students with ASD.
Treating Speech Sound Disorders: Considerations for Intervention Planning
Format(s): eWorkshop
Using case scenarios and speech samples, this session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—guides SLPs through designing an efficient, effective, and evidence-based treatment plan for a student with a speech sound disorder. The speaker translates nine concepts from current research into practical strategies for selecting treatment targets, selecting treatment approaches, eliciting more accurate productions, and improving automaticity and generalization.
Cancer Management in Acute Care Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—discusses cancer basics, treatment options, and their functional impacts as they relate to swallowing and cognitive-communication. The speakers discuss common referrals in acute care oncology settings and describe an algorithm for clinical decision-making.
CAS Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—recorded for ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—examines the features of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), identifies common comorbid conditions, and discusses differential diagnosis of the disorder. The speaker also discusses the professionals SLPs should refer to and collaborate with to best support children with CAS.
Differentiating Typical Aging From Swallowing Dysfunction
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores typical variations in the adult swallow, with a specific focus on changes observed in older adults. The speaker discusses the influence of additional factors (e.g., medications, lab values) on swallowing function as well as shares MBSS videos/images.
Genetic Disorders and Swallowing: A Showcase of Pediatric Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—provides an overview of prevalent genetic disorders with an emphasis on pediatric feeding and swallowing complications. The speakers highlight currently available research and review best practices in assessment and intervention, including the use of videofluoroscopic swallow studies to underscore common swallowing deficits.
Harnessing the Power of the Cranial Nerve Exam During Your Swallow Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores the power of a comprehensive cranial nerve assessment as part of a swallow examination. The speaker discusses neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the cranial nerves and shares a step-by-step procedure for performing a cranial nerve assessment, including identification of common abnormalities and how to document findings.
Role of the SLP in the ICU: Influencing Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—examines the SLP’s role on patient-centered care teams in the ICU setting. The speaker discusses the SLP’s vital role in facilitating communication for patients who are intubated, and participants will have the opportunity to practice communicating with various techniques in different roles. The speaker also explores when to screen/assess swallowing post-extubation and how to reduce post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). The session also addresses the importance of communication regarding patient status and goals across the continuum of care, and how to provide bundled patient-centered care using a team approach.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses the realities of child abuse and the SLP’s responsibility to recognize and report abuse. The speaker discusses legal definitions, signs, and symptoms of child abuse as well as common perpetrators and how they gain access to children through a process called grooming. The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect online conference—addresses how to communicate with a child who makes a disclosure, the importance of making a report, how to make a report, and how to overcome the fears and barriers around reporting.
Audiology Assistant Education Modules
Format(s): eWorkshop
Audiology assistants who want to become ASHA-certified and hold the C-AA credential must meet the requirements set forth in the Standards for Audiology Assistants Certification. This 10-module set meets the requirement for Eligibility Pathway 2. Note: These modules are not eligible for ASHA CEUs.
SLPA Education Modules
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPAs who want to become ASHA-certified and hold the C-SLPA credential must meet the requirements set forth in the Standards for SLPA Certification. This six-module set meets the requirement for Eligibility Pathways 2 and 3. Note: These modules are not eligible for ASHA CEUs.
Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention: The Importance of Oral Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course focuses on emerging research and changing practices in the management of dysphagia as it relates to aspiration pneumonia prevention and oral care. The presenters review the contribution of oral biofilms to bacterial aspiration pneumonia and systemic health, and discuss the genesis and treatments for aspiration pneumonia. The course describes the national VA deployment of a pneumonia prevention initiative and provides practical instruction in the development of an oral care program participants can use to implement a program in their own facility.
Physiologic Changes and Interactions with Disease in Older Adults
Format(s): eWorkshop
Aging produces predictable and specific changes to the human respiratory and digestive systems and predisposes older people to more severe effects of—and more protracted limitations secondary to—diseases and surgical procedures. This session provides much-needed, clinically translatable information about aging-related respiratory and digestive system changes and how they affect swallowing diagnosis and treatment. The session also reviews the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sepsis) as a model of an atypical dysphagia-producing illness. This course is a recorded session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.”
Swallowing, Cognition, and Dignity: A Clinical Pathway for Dysphagia Management in Persons With Dementia
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session identifies challenges associated with assessing patients with the dual diagnosis of dysphagia and dementia and describes how clinicians can be empowered to use a comprehensive, systematic clinical pathway to create an intervention plan that preserves safety, nutrition, hydration, and quality of life. This course is a recorded session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.”
Accessible, Low-Cost Methods for Voice Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session shares low-cost and accessible methods for voice measurement that clinicians in any work setting can use as part of a voice assessment for adults and children. These assessment methods address the impact of vocal issues on activities of daily living, allow individuals to report voice changes over time, and aid clinicians in developing treatment goals and measuring outcomes. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Aging Voice: Assessment and Treatment Options
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses presbyphonia—the anatomical, physiological, and overall functional changes to the vocal mechanism as patients age. The speaker presents assessment strategies, with and without advanced instrumental assessment, as well as treatment options. The speaker also discusses case studies to highlight treatment decision-making and interprofessional care for voice issues that accompany aging. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice and Voice Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session summarizes sources of variability in auditory-perceptual voice assessments. The speaker discusses strategies to reduce sources of error and introduces methods that may be applied in future clinical practice and research. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Enhancing Clinical Practice With Effective Stroboscopy Interpretation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session describes how to evaluate stroboscopy results using a new visuoperceptual assessment tool—the Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging (VALI) rating form. The speaker also discusses how to integrate the results from stroboscopy intro treatment planning and execution. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Evidence-Based Treatments for Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses strategies for successfully managing muscle tension dysphonia in patients of all ages and across practice settings. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Including Vocal Hygiene Recommendations in Treatment Planning
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session highlights up-to-date, evidence-based vocal hygiene recommendations that can produce desired clinical outcomes without causing undue burden on patients. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Overcoming Treatment Compliance Challenges in Voice Treatment
Format(s): eWorkshop
Ensuring carryover and compliance outside of voice therapy sessions is one of the most difficult aspects of intervention for voice disorders. This session discusses the latest research, technology, and strategies that can help improve carryover and compliance. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Special Considerations for Performers
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session examines best practices for working with performing artists, a special population that on the one hand has unique stressors and needs but on the other hand shares many issues and concerns with the broader community of patients with voice disorders. The speaker discusses how clinicians can ensure that the therapeutic process is effective and relevant for vocal performing artists. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Voice and Communication Modification for People Who Identify Along the Gender Spectrum
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores working with people along the gender spectrum to attain their desired voice and communication goals. The speaker addresses cultural humility; methods of intake and assessment; training of vocal, verbal, and nonverbal parameters; and assessing readiness for exit from voice and communication modification. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Instrumental Voice Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session presents key aspects of the ASHA-recommended standard protocols published in 2018 for endoscopic, acoustic, and aerodynamic assessment of voice. The protocols include specifications for instrumentation, environmental conditions, voice/speech tasks, analysis methods, and target measures. They facilitate comparisons across clinical settings and research studies to improve the evidence base in the area of voice. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Pediatric Voice Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session focuses on the assessment of pediatric voice disorders, including techniques for successful laryngeal visualization with children, differential diagnosis of vocal pathologies in the pediatric population, acoustic/aerodynamic measures of vocal function, and implementing a multidisciplinary approach for evaluation and treatment. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Treatment of Pediatric Voice Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session presents an approach to voice treatment and training for children that uses age-adapted play and emphasizes vocal function as opposed to conservation. The speakers discuss the science and data behind the approach, as well as practical issues and strategies for clinical service delivery. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
College Students With TBI: Cognitive Coaching That Promotes Self-Regulation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the challenges that college students face after brain injury. The speaker discusses a coaching approach that is “least restrictive” yet supports and instructs students in self-regulation. The speaker also shares practical, metacognitive strategies and tools that support students’ executive functions so they can meet academic and social goals. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Dysphagia and Respiratory Concerns Following TBI
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores evaluation and treatment of swallowing and breathing issues following traumatic brain injury. The speaker discusses how to account for deficits in cognition, self-regulation, and arousal as well as concomitant injuries necessitating prolonged mechanical ventilation, which add complexity to the clinical picture for this unique patient population. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Executive Function and Self-Regulation After TBI: Apps for Daily Life
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how mobile apps can help adults and adolescents recovering from TBI address common executive function and self-regulation challenges. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Functional Treatment Approaches: Beyond Workbooks
Format(s): eWorkshop
Too often, therapeutic progress that happens in a clinical setting does not translate to real-world gains. This session discusses various strategies to create and implement functional treatment plans for patients with TBI to capitalize on their strengths and increase independence in real-world settings. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Life After TBI: Coping With PTSD, Ambiguous Loss, and Mental Health Symptoms
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores mental health conditions—including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and ambiguous loss—that individuals with TBI often experience. The speaker discusses how to recognize symptoms, normalize the experiences, and support recovery for individuals with TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Damage the Systems of Hearing and Balance
Format(s): eWorkshop
Concussion care requires a team with the collective expertise to address all factors that are likely to influence a patient's abilities and performance. This session provides an overview of cutting-edge, emerging research about how brain injury can affect auditory and balance functions. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Navigating the SLPs Role in Concussion Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the current SLP practice recommendations when it comes to assessment and intervention for concussion/mild TBI, including how SLPs can integrate into interdisciplinary care models. The speaker also discusses considerations related to hearing and auditory processing after mild TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Return to School Following TBI: Promoting Success in the Classroom
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session focuses on best practices and policies for schools to ensure that students successfully “return to learn” following a concussion/mild TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Veterans With TBI: Engaging the Health Care Community to Improve Outcomes
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores treatment plans and outcomes for combat-wounded veterans. The speakers share personal and professional experiences working with veterans with TBI, including considerations related to the variability of symptoms across individuals as well the unique experiences of combat veterans and their families. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Assessment of Cognition & Communication After Pediatric TBI
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses the challenges and opportunities for speech-language pathologists who evaluate cognitive-communication, speech, and language disorders in children and adolescents with TBI. The session includes case studies. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Assessment Techniques for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses various testing options for assessing adults and adolescents with TBI, including self-report measures, standardized assessments, and functional evaluation procedures. The speaker uses clinical case examples across these testing domains to illustrate the usefulness of the tools and how they can help alleviate assessment challenges clinicians often face. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Return-to-Work Solutions for Individuals With TBI
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the models for treating persistent cognitive-communication deficits and the roles of the SLP from an interdisciplinary perspective. The speaker offers solutions for frequently encountered clinician questions about assessment and treatment goal-writing. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Management of Patients With Dizziness & Balance Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides an interdisciplinary (audiology, otology, and physical therapy) perspective on management of patients with dizziness, specifically geared toward cutting-edge management techniques and recommendations for care. The panel presentation discusses surgical and nonsurgical approaches and clinical cases to highlight patient benefits and improved clinical outcomes. A question-and-answer period concludes the presentation. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Vestibular, Tinnitus - Assessment and Intervention: Adult.
Auditory Factors Driving Cochlear Implant Outcomes in Adults & Children: Channel Independence & Spectrotemporal Processing
Format(s): eWorkshop
Recent studies from the presenters’ laboratory demonstrate a relationship between electrode-to-modiolus distance and channel independence. Specifically, children and adults who use cochlear implants (CIs) (precurved electrodes) demonstrate performance gains up to 12 and 16 channels. The presenters’ working theory is that greater channel independence affords better spectrotemporal resolution. This presentation describes the relationship between spectrotemporal processing and CI outcomes for adult and pediatric CI users. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. This session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science.
Imagine More! Interprofessional Practice in School-Based Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
The Exceptional Children Division, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), supports and fosters interprofessional practice between the disciplines of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. This presentation outlines how a team began this work and used the principles of implementation science to promote best practice in districts/LEAs throughout North Carolina. Several applications to statewide initiatives are presented. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Meniere’s Disease in Childhood: A Case Study
Format(s): eWorkshop
Meniere’s disease (MD) rarely occurs in children. Due to this, care and treatment by knowledgeable clinicians and physicians are lacking. This presentation reviews a case of a 10-year-old male with diagnosed MD, the interdisciplinary approach for care and treatment, the cross-facility approach for obtaining best results, and follow-up hearing aid fitting suggestions for the affected ear. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Pediatric Vestibular Loss: The Effect of Vestibular Loss on Visual Acuity
Format(s): eWorkshop
Vestibular loss can co-occur with hearing loss. One functional effect of vestibular loss is decreased dynamic visual acuity. There is some speculation that vestibular loss can also affect reading and/or reading acuity. This presentation outlines the relationship between vestibular loss and both dynamic and static visual acuity and its possible effect on reading and other daily activities. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science.
Research Symposium in Hearing: Cellular-Level Diagnosis and Personalized Therapy of Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Format(s): eWorkshop
The presenters discuss their work on optical imaging of the inner ear to enable progress in understanding, diagnosing, and treating human sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Next, they illustrate their approach to develop personalized therapies for SNHL, using vestibular schwannoma as an example. Finally, they demonstrate the promise of gene therapy, nanotechnology, and computational drug repositioning. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
SOS, DARN, and TEA: Problem-Solving With Adults Who Have Hearing Loss
Format(s): eWorkshop
Comprehensive auditory rehabilitation for adults includes communication strategies, assistive listening devices, perceptual training, and supportive counseling. The problem-solving format allows an engaging and patient-centered means of addressing communication strategies and counseling needs. This presentation addresses the organization of problem-solving using the problem-solving approach (SOS); distance, angle, reverberation, and noise (DARN); and thinking, emotional response, and action (TEA). This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Equilibrium Throughout the Life Span: New Horizons for Audiology
Format(s): eWorkshop
The evaluation and non-medical management of balance disorders in children and adults is an exciting and growing opportunity for audiologists to participate in this important aspect of health care services. This presentation highlights the most common conditions throughout the life span from neonate to geriatric and includes an evidence-based clinical pathway model of gold-standard evaluation protocols and management strategies. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. This session was developed by, and presenter invited by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
Factors That Exacerbate or Ameliorate Listening Effort in Children Who Are Hard of Hearing
Format(s): eWorkshop
Listening effort is the allocation of mental resources to overcome obstacles in goal pursuit while listening. Sustained increased effort has important developmental implications. Factors that increase access to acoustic cues can reduce listening effort. This presentation addresses the measurement of listening effort, in addition to how language and auditory input affect effort in children who are hard of hearing. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing and Vestibular - Assessment and Intervention: Pediatric and Listening, Language, and Speech in Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Susceptibility to Online Tinnitus-Related Misinformation in Individuals With and Without Tinnitus
Format(s): eWorkshop
The quality of online medical information can conflict with evidence-based research. Tinnitus is a target for misinformation and bogus treatments due to its prevalence and lack of objective treatments. This presentation discusses a study that assessed how people with and without tinnitus respond to online misinformation regarding tinnitus and determined whether a counseling session regarding causes and management of tinnitus affected susceptibility to misinformation. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Overcoming Challenges in Pediatric & Adult Cochlear Implant Users With Exceptionalities
Format(s): eWorkshop
Children and adults who use cochlear implants and have additional exceptionalities present challenges in diagnostic testing and therapeutic intervention for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. This session reviews current research on communication and quality of life in this population, while also highlighting real-world clinical practices in assessing, treating, and defining success in these patients. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Audiology Implantables.
The Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale: Subjective Fatigue in Pediatric Hearing Loss & in Additional Disabilities
Format(s): eWorkshop
Recent studies have implicated fatigue as an important consequence of listening effort, but the impact of fatigue on children is poorly understood. One problem is the lack of a measure of listening-related fatigue. In this presentation, the presenters (1) introduce the construct of listening-related fatigue, and (2) describe the development and validation of the Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale designed to quantify listening-related fatigue. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Differential Diagnoses in Children With Hearing Loss: Unpacking the Concerns of Over-Diagnosis, Under-Diagnosis, & Comorbidity
Format(s): eWorkshop
Despite advances in hearing technology and intervention, language, academic, and social outcomes in children with hearing loss generally lag behind those of their hearing counterparts. Providing differential diagnoses is challenging, given the cascading effects of auditory deprivation language delays. This presentation identifies commonly occurring comorbid presentations in children with hearing loss and describes the process of effectively making differential diagnoses. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Overview & Case Studies of Bone Conduction Hearing Devices Across the Life Span
Format(s): eWorkshop
This presentation provides an overview of the clinical use of bone conduction hearing devices across the life span. It includes information about clinically available devices, guidelines related to non-surgical and surgical options, and pediatric and adult case studies. The presenters highlight key components of patient assessment, candidacy criteria, and device fitting. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing and Vestibular - Assessment and Intervention: Pediatric, Audiology Implantables, and Hearing, Vestibular, Tinnitus: Assessment and Intervention: Adult.
Core Competencies for Early Interventionists
Format(s): eWorkshop
Part C (Early Intervention) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) emphasizes a team-based model and provides for professional development programs to develop the skills and knowledge of service providers. This session describes the process used to identify and develop effective team-based, interprofessional competencies and discusses their use in practice, with the goal of enhancing outcomes for young children and their families. The session discusses common and discipline-specific competencies and identifies challenges to and solutions for incorporating the competencies into practice. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Supportive Early Intervention Practices for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session introduces a model for implementing early childhood education and assessment practices for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The presenter uses classroom and home-based video samples to demonstrate how adapting the physical learning environment, addressing the emotional climate, selecting learning formats, and using language facilitation techniques can benefit all children. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
AAC for Early Intervention: Myths and Realities
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides an overview of myths – widely held but false beliefs – that have hampered the use of AAC in early intervention services (e.g., that a child must be a certain age to benefit from AAC, or that AAC hinders or stops speech development). The presenters provide evidence to refute these common myths and discuss strategies for how to debunk them. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Feeding and Speech Interventions for Young Children With Cleft Lip and Palate
Format(s): eWorkshop
Cleft lip and/or palate is the most common birth anomaly, affecting 1 in 700 live births, but SLPs who work in early intervention often report limited training and comfort with this population. This session provides an overview of cleft conditions from birth to 3 years. The speaker discusses feeding challenges and interventions, surgical timeline, and speech and language development and interventions for infants and toddlers with cleft lip and/or palate. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Supporting Children and Families Transitioning Out of Early Intervention
Format(s): eWorkshop
Transitioning out of early intervention services can be confusing for families and professionals who support them; the process is often fraught with misconceptions about requirements, entrenched practices, and emotional reactions. This session discusses the regulations related to transitioning out of IDEA Part C services and identifies evidence-based, family-centered, and responsive practices that can help SLPs effectively collaborate with young children, their families, and other professionals for smooth and successful transitions. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
An Integrated Approach to Early Speech Stimulation
Format(s): eWorkshop
Toddlers with a range of communication disorders can be minimally verbal past the age at which children typically begin speaking. This session describes an integrated approach using AAC and interventions that target vocalizations to increase expressive language and speech production in young children who are minimally verbal or nonverbal. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.” It appeared in the conference with the title Working With Preverbal Infants and Toddlers Toward Early Speech.
Early Intervention Primary Service Provision in Natural Environments
Format(s): eWorkshop
Primary service provision in natural environments is a service delivery approach that is increasingly used with young children and families in early intervention. This team approach – where one professional is identified as the primary provider for the family and receives coaching support from other team members – can present challenges for some professionals and families due to the extension or release of more traditional roles. This session explores some foundational underpinnings of the delivery model and discusses its key components for successful implementation, including how children learn in their natural environments, how family-centered practices are integral to intervention, and how principles of adult learning are critical to making intervention successful. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Toddlers
Format(s): eWorkshop
Feeding and swallowing skills evolve during the first 3 years of life. This session explores the resources needed for effective identification and management of feeding and swallowing disorders in toddlers. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Infants and Children With Complex and Special Health Care Needs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment where many children with complex or special health care needs start their lives, and explores the early intervention services these children may require. The session describes some of the causes of the need for specialized care – including genetic and rare disorders, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder/fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD/FAS) – and discusses ways that SLPs can support these children and their families. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Providing Early Intervention Services Under IDEA Part C: Requirements for SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session examines the basic components and requirements of Part C (Early Intervention) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and discusses the elements of the regulation as they apply to speech-language pathologists. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
The State of Telepractice for Delivering Early Intervention Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
Telepractice is becoming a recognized platform for delivering family-centered early intervention services. However, many providers and Part C Service Coordinators are not comfortable with this service delivery approach. This session reviews recent literature supporting telepractice as an effective, satisfactory delivery option and explores the obstacles related to the use of telepractice for the early intervention population. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Using Capacity-Building Practices in Caregiver Coaching for Early Intervention
Format(s): eWorkshop
As early intervention providers increasingly emphasize parent- or caregiver-implemented interventions using coaching, they need flexible and effective strategies to promote caregiver capacity. Capacity building occurs when early intervention providers foster caregivers’ confidence and competence to enhance their child’s learning and accomplish family-identified outcomes in everyday routines. This session explores how SLPs and audiologists can strengthen the caregiver–child relationship so that caregiver-implemented interventions produce positive outcomes for both the child and caregiver. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Assessing Preschool Children With Challenging Behaviors
Format(s): eWorkshop
Effectively assessing preschool children with emotional and behavioral difficulties can be challenging for SLPs. Typical testing protocols do not always work well with this population, meaning many preschool children with behavioral and emotional needs are not appropriately identified in order to receive much-needed speech-language and other services. This session explores the connections among social, emotional, behavior, and communication difficulties as well as discuss formal and informal assessment that are appropriate for this population. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Format(s): eWorkshop
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need to become effective communicators with multiple communication partners and across multiple settings. This session addresses how to use evidence-based core word augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and strategies to facilitate functional and social communication skills with preschool-age children with ASD who are either verbal or nonverbal. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Early Indicators of Risk for Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties
Format(s): eWorkshop
Learning to read is one of the most important outcomes of schooling, but acquiring literacy begins in infancy. Children who exhibit speech and language delays during the preschool years have an increased risk for developing reading and writing difficulties. This session discusses the characteristics of dyslexia and other reading disorders, how to assess preschoolers’ risk for future reading difficulties, the components of evidence-based instruction that can promote positive student outcomes, and the SLP’s role in supporting literacy development. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Executive Function and Language Intervention for Preschoolers
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many children with impaired language also have problems with executive function that may affect their language development and/or their responses to language intervention. This session will explore the effects of executive function deficits on language, specifically in the context of speech-language intervention. The speaker will share strategies for identifying executive function deficits and reducing executive function demands on children during speech-language treatment. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Literacy-Based Interventions for Preschoolers With Speech Sound Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
Phonological awareness is a foundational skill for successful reading and spelling. Preschoolers with speech sound disorders are at risk for deficits in phonological awareness, and this risk is multiplied by factors such as language disorders and low socioeconomic status. Focusing on orthographic (printed) cues, this session discusses intervention techniques that improve speech intelligibility in preschoolers while simultaneously building phonological awareness. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Service Delivery Considerations in the Preschool Environment
Format(s): eWorkshop
How do speech-language pathologists provide services in a changing and challenging preschool world? Utilizing multiple service delivery options in the preschool environment can increase relationships with staff and promote progress in students. This session explores service delivery, including practical interventions and ideas to use in various in-classroom models. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Writing Present Level of Performance and Treatment Plans: Analyzing Speech Sound Error Patterns in Children With Speech Sound Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
Analyzing error patterns in data obtained from production of single words and/or connected speech can be an important step in planning and implementing effective speech sound intervention. This session reviews speech sound error patterns and discusses when error pattern analysis is indicated for preschool and school-age children. The speaker discusses case examples and presents procedures for analyzing speech sound data for error patterns (e.g., frequency, phoneme involved), writing IEP present level of performance based on error pattern analysis, and planning intervention using error pattern data. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Distinguishing Language Delays From Chronic Language Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
It is difficult to know in young children whether language delays are transient or will lead to chronic delays and cascading difficulties in academic language, reading, and writing. This session explores assessment methods that make use of evidence regarding the difference between delay and disorder to allow clinicians to make this distinction in daily practice. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
Feeding, Swallowing, and Food Selectivity in Preschoolers
Format(s): eWorkshop
Feeding and swallowing difficulties have a significant impact on children’s health, well-being, development, and educational potential. These disorders affect a child’s ability to engage in mealtimes, limiting socialization opportunities, nutritional intake, hydration, and growth patterns. This session discusses typical and atypical development of feeding patterns as well as how to differentiate between feeding and swallowing difficulties and how to identify any overlap in the two. The speaker also describes behavior management techniques to help address feeding challenges. Finally, the session explores how to determine appropriate goals and supports to optimize functional outcomes to benefit the preschooler and his/her family. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”