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

FREE CE COURSE FOR ASHA MEMBERS THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2021.

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

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

FREE CE COURSE FOR ASHA MEMBERS THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2021.

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

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Witnessing Microaggressions: What Can I Do?
Format(s): Micro Course
As a bystander, we may not recognize a microaggression as it is happening, may not know what to do, or may feel uncomfortable speaking up, but a passive response can significantly exacerbate the consequences. How should we respond when we witness a microaggression? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores how to change our natural response as a bystander from passive to productive and guides us through practice activities to improve our ability to recognize microaggressions and increase our confidence in speaking up in support of individuals experiencing these events.
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Combatting Microaggressions: How Can I Help?
Format(s): Micro Course
Many people believe in, support, and want to promote fairness, equity, and inclusion, but they often don't know how. What does it mean to be an ally with regards to microaggressions? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores practical strategies to eliminate interpersonal and institutional microaggressions and to champion fairness, equity, and inclusion for nondominant groups within our professions and the broader society.
Addressing Hearing Care Disparities for Individuals With Hearing Loss & Dementia (SIGs 7, 8, and 15) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will review the current state of hearing loss and hearing health care among individuals living with dementia, with an emphasis on addressing existing care disparities. The speaker will discuss the association between hearing loss and cognition, its impact on individuals living with dementia, and opportunities to expand access to hearing care through community-delivered approaches. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health, and SIG 15: Gerontology.
Attn Supervisors: Reframe Your Thinking About Cultural Diversity (SIG 11) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will focus on the impact of diversity on the supervisory relationship and the importance of cultural competence in clinical supervision. Speakers will examine the influence that language, labeling, stereotyping, and implicit bias have on the supervisor and supervisee, as well as discuss strategies and techniques to improve cultural competencies for supervising SLPs and audiologists. The webinar will review the literature on diversity and cultural competence in supervision; discuss biases, power imbalance, cultural humility, and self-analysis; and include case studies and activities that provide supervisors an opportunity to consider their own cultural identity and ways in which this identity influences their supervisory alliance. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 11: Administration and Supervision.
Beyond the Clinic: Health Care Policies & Access to Audiology Services (SIG 8) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss how health care policies affect access to audiology services. The speaker will present the results of a study of (in)equity in access to audiology services in the absence of Medicare reimbursements beyond physician-referred audiology assessments. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.
CPR (Critical Professional Replenishment) for Supervision (SIG 10) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will address the current state of medical SLP externships from a university perspective. Presenters will share examples of successful integration and supervision in pediatric and adult medical settings. They will offer evidence-based, practical suggestions for supervision training and strategies that ensure the integrity of the profession and the delivery of quality, culturally responsive services to patients. The webinar will also include a student’s perspective regarding supervision across the continuum from graduate studies to clinical fellowship. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education.
Dysphagia Management in Schools: Addressing Evolving Challenges (SIG 13)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course provides a framework to guide school-based SLPs who support child and adolescent feeding and swallowing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters provide a foundation of best practices for school-based dysphagia management, review regulatory requirements and processes, discuss approaches to challenging service delivery scenarios, and share resources for continued professional development to strengthen this necessary, yet often less supported, area of practice. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
eAudiology: The Way Through and the Way Forward (SIG 8)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
While remote service delivery has been around for several years, eAudiology (also known as teleaudiology) is becoming a daily reality for many audiologists, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This course discusses how eAudiology addresses the need for improving patient experience, providing innovative services, and increasing clinic efficiency. The speakers highlight how the recent advances in hearing aid remote programming fit with eAudiology, strategies for introducing eAudiology services to patients who can benefit from them, and how to best utilize eAudiology during and post-pandemic. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.
Evaluation and Treatment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction During the Pandemic (SIG 5) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will explore service delivery modifications as well as evaluation and treatment principles for velopharyngeal dysfunction in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will address service delivery considerations during the pandemic for individuals with cleft palate and associated craniofacial or velopharyngeal conditions who may experience resonance, speech sound production, voice, feeding and swallowing, dental and orthodontic, hearing, and psychosocial difficulties. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders.
Exploring Health Disparities & Systems of Oppression in Clinical Services in CSD (SIG 15)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Recent events have placed a renewed spotlight on racial disparities in health care outcomes, how they are addressed in clinical settings, and the impact of clinical service delivery on clinical outcomes. Similarly, these events have highlighted the impact of systems of oppression in higher education, which translate to clinical service delivery in speech-language pathology as well as other disciplines. This course explores how health disparities and systems of oppression are affecting clinical settings and clinical outcomes for communication and swallowing services delivered to individuals of advanced age. Speakers discuss how clinicians can address health disparities and disrupt oppression in their work settings and ultimately improve clinical outcomes for all. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 15: Gerontology.
Incl-US-ive eSLP: Cultural Considerations for Telepractice and Distance Learning (SIG 18) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will outline contemporary terminology, resources, and tools for SLPs providing telepractice services to culturally diverse clients. The speaker will explore the opportunities and challenges involved in providing telepractice and distance learning services to culturally diverse clients and introduce terminology related to inclusive telepractice services, including cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural pluralism. The speaker will also illustrate how to incorporate cultural diversity and client identities in digital intervention materials and activities. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 18: Telepractice.
Interpreting Videostroboscopy: Fundamentals and Clinical Application (SIG 3) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will explore the use of videostroboscopy and videoendoscopy to inform assessment and management of voice disorders (e.g., identification of physical factors, vocal technique factors, hygiene issues, stimulability testing, etc.). The speakers will describe stroboscopic technique, including scientific underpinnings and limitations, as well as discuss rating forms/scales, assessment protocols, and practice ratings to support clinicians’ decision-making regarding videostroboscopy. The webinar will also include a practice activity. This webinar – part of the SIGnatureSeries – was developed by SIG 3: Voice and Upper Airway Disorders.
Literacy and Justice for All: SLPs’ Role in Inclusiveness and Advocacy (SIG 16) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores the context and nature of culturally responsive practices in literacy instruction to improve future success and quality-of-life outcomes for underserved students. Culturally responsive practices support the achievement of all students by providing services that acknowledge and appropriately respond to the intersection of the cultural perspectives that students and SLPs bring to interactions. Speakers will discuss best practices for inclusiveness and advocacy when working with underserved students and how to collaborate with classroom educators to provide culturally relevant literacy instruction. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 16: School-Based Issues.
Recognizing and Disrupting Racial Bias in Audiologic Clinical Practice (SIG 6) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, Nicholas Stanley, an audiologist, and Samuel Bradley, a social worker, will discuss how the concepts of cultural mindfulness, humility, and rigor can help clinicians evaluate their own explicit and implicit racial biases and identify practices that establish a more effective and inclusive clinical environment. The webinar will explore strategies that lead to more equitable patient access and outcomes. Additionally, the presenters will model and promote healthy conversations surrounding race and its influence on everyday interactions. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
Reframing the Outlook for Children With Developmental Trauma (SIG 1) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Developmental trauma has deleterious effects on social skills, cognitive abilities, and learning due to changes in the brain in response to these experiences. This on demand webinar will discuss relevant research and speech-language treatment approaches for children and adolescents who have experienced developmental trauma. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 1: Language Learning and Education.
Safety Nets: Preparing Children Who Stutter for Dismissal From Treatment (SIG 4) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will provide guidelines for dismissal from stuttering treatment to create a safety net for children who stutter. The speakers will discuss common barriers to appropriate discharge and strategies for overcoming these barriers so SLPs can support children to enhance quality of life and develop communication confidence. The webinar will discuss establishing person-centered, individualized, and measurable goals at the time of evaluation; ensuring client-driven and dynamic treatment; using goals to guide decisions about dismissal; and providing ongoing support and maintenance during and following dismissal. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
SLP and BCBA Collaboration for AAC: Finding Common Ground (SIG 12) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning November 20, 2020) will address interprofessional collaboration between SLPs and Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) when assessing and implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Focusing on a case study where collaboration improved outcomes for a young child who uses AAC, the speaker will address terminology and language frameworks used by each field, highlight the perspective of each discipline, and share practical strategies for facilitating collaboration. Participants will walk away with a handout with conversation starters and question prompts SLPs can use to facilitate discussions about AAC with BCBAs. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Social-Emotional Needs of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (SIG 9) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Drawing from the fields of infant and child development, social cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology, this webinar will focus on enhancing connection, comprehension, and compassion for the social-emotional needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The speaker – a psychologist with expertise in working with children with reduced hearing and their families – will discuss current and relevant science as well as practical, actionable recommendations to support social-emotional functioning for children who are deaf or have hearing loss. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
Stroke Recovery for African Americans With Aphasia: The SLP’s Role (SIG 2) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will highlight the vital role SLPs play in improving outcomes for African Americans with aphasia who are recovering from stroke. The webinar will explore how using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF) framework and the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQL) to determine intervention targets can improve outcomes. The speaker will also discuss how SLPs can address health disparities, including in health literacy, that affect African American stroke survivors with and without aphasia. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Supporting End-of-Life Care Conversations: Special Considerations for COVID-19 (SIG 15) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with adults of advanced age regularly contribute to conversations with individuals, their families, and members of their care teams to ensure compassionate, patient-centered end-of-life care planning. This on demand webinar will discuss the SLP’s important role in facilitating proper documentation and preserving patient autonomy, focusing on special considerations related to theCOVID-19 pandemic. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 15: Gerontology.
Teachers' Referrals for Children With Language Disorders and Dialect Variation (SIG 1)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses the role of teachers in the referral process for children and adolescents with developmental language disorder (DLD) who speak a nonmainstream dialect. The speaker discusses nonmainstream American English (NMAE) dialects, the role of interprofessional practice within the schools, teacher referrals for special education services, and guidelines that SLPs can use when collaborating with teachers to make appropriate referrals for students with DLD who speak NMAE. The course includes explicit recommendations for clinical practice so SLPs can ensure culturally competent speech-language services and educate teachers about the dialect variation that exists in U.S. schools,as well as about key indicators of DLD. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 1: Language Learning and Education.
Teaching Cultural Competence in Basic Speech Science Courses (SIG 19) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will demonstrate how to incorporate cultural and linguistic diversity in an authentic way when teaching basic speech science courses. Speakers will provide examples of teaching activities for speech science, anatomy, and phonetics courses to expand students’ perspectives on foundational science concepts and help them develop an appreciation for the diversity present in speech production. The webinar will address dialects in American English (phonetics), anatomical correlates versus learned behaviors associated with gender differences (anatomy and physiology), and acoustic measures associated with sexual orientation. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 19: Speech Science.
The History of African American Language (SIGs 14 and 17) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning November 21, 2020) will explore how the history of African American Language (AAL) relates to culturally sensitive and responsive practices in communication disorders. The webinar will feature first-time screenings of several excerpts from “The History of African American Language,” one episode of a documentary series sequel to the Emmy Award-winning “Talking Black in America.” During the webinar, sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and African American Language scholar and SLP Orlando Taylor will discuss the impacts of the history of African American Language on clinical practices for professionals working with individuals who speak AAL. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders.
Updates in Advocacy & Billing for Dysphagia Management (SIG 13) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Due to the rapidly changing climate in dysphagia management, adhering to recent changes in billing and documentation standards and procedures can be challenging for SLPs. In this on demand webinar, speakers will identify common pitfalls and discuss strategies to meet expectations, so clinicians can avoid unethical decisions, prevent dings, and maximize local coverage for dysphagia reimbursement. The speakers will also illustrate how advocating for accurate representation in SLP billing and documentation supports clinician competency and patient outcomes. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
Infection Prevention and Control in Audiology Practice Settings (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Infection prevention and control is always important in the audiology clinic, but COVID-19 has brought unique challenges to the forefront of audiologists’ practice. This on demand webinar (available beginning October 3, 2020) will offer a basic overview of standard precautions while focusing on infection-related precautions that are of particular importance to audiologists.
Dementia, Student Supervision,  and the Patient Driven Groupings Model
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 15) articles discuss issues related to dementia care, student supervision, and the home health patient driven groupings model. Warren describes the rational for the development of a new payment system, how it will be changing, and what speech-language pathologists can do to be prepared and successfully navigate the transition. Davies explores the relating concepts of participation and communication in dementia care research and to propose future avenues of research within the field of communication disorders. Bice and Smith discuss current issues found in external clinical placements, their possible causes, and offers practical solutions for assisting students to benefit from their experiences.
Detecting, Treating, and Preventing Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses delirium, an underrecognized syndrome associated with increased morbidity and mortality, particularly in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The speaker will explain how to recognize the signs of delirium and present strategies for treatment and prevention to improve patient outcomes.
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.
Getting Started in Teleaudiology
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As states, payers, patients, and clients consider telepractice as an alternative service delivery model, many audiologists are struggling to adapt their in-person practices to teleaudiology and are overwhelmed by quickly evolving coding and payment laws and regulations. This course provides practical information to help audiologists assess their own readiness for telehealth – as well as client and patient readiness – and develop a plan to implement this service delivery model. The presenters also discuss coding, payment, and compliance considerations and provide resources to help audiologists navigate changing regulations and ensure coding and payment compliance.
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.”
An Overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Settings
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to be informed about and implement appropriate infection control practices regardless of their practice setting. This course describes the fundamentals of health care epidemiology and infection control, including pathogen transmission, outbreak management, occupational health management, prevention, and management of various infections.
Preparing To Offer Quality Services Through Telepractice: An Introduction
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is designed for speech-language pathologists and audiologists with little to no experience with telepractice who have suddenly found it necessary to deliver their services remotely. The presenters address regulations, technology options, policies and procedures, the role of support personnel, and best practices to give clinicians the key information they need to prepare for offering quality services through telepractice.
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.
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.
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.
Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Dysphagia Management Across the Lifespan
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 13) articles present clinicians with useful information to help assess and treat feeding and swallowing disorders in a variety of patient populations across the lifespan. Daniel Croake and Vrushali Angadi provide an overview of evidence regarding prophylactic and reactive gastrostomy tubes in individuals with head and neck cancer, to better facilitate joint decision-making of percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) tube timing with the patient and care team. Hema Desai and Audrey Lim extend the discussion to pediatric dysphagia by summarizing the application of neurobehavioral interventions as part of feeding treatment for infants with congenital heart defects.
Outlining the Use of Strategic Questioning and Applying the Code of Ethics
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 11) articles outline the use of strategic questioning methods to stimulate students' critical thinking and other higher order thinking skills. In addition, the Code of Ethics is discussed as it relates to supervisory experiences across various settings.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Incorporating Phonological Awareness Into Intervention for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Format(s): eWorkshop
Young children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) are at risk for difficulties in phonological awareness, which impedes their early reading skills. Incorporating phonological awareness into speech treatment for children with CAS can improve their motor speech as well as early literacy skills. This session discusses the use of dynamic tactile temporal cueing (DTTC) to achieve the correct sequencing of articulatory gestures and explore how to incorporate phonics and phonological awareness instruction for pre-practice and correction of speech sound errors. This holistic approach allows the child to achieve better speech intelligibility while receiving explicit instruction to support a foundation for early reading skills. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
An Intergenerational Cognitive Training Program
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives (SIG 15) article discusses the benefits and nuances of development of an intergenerational cognitive social media training program. The program supports the use of a cognitive social media training tool to promote intergenerational learning, communication, and stimulation, with parallel benefits for young and older adults.
Bilateral and Bimodal Hearing With Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many individuals with unilateral cochlear implants are good candidates for a second device. This session discusses some of the roadblocks to sequential or simultaneous cochlear implantation and how to overcome them. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Hearing Assistance Technology for Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
In general, adults and children who obtain cochlear implants achieve favorable speech recognition outcomes. However, the presence of background noise—even minimal amounts—can negatively impact speech understanding. This session provides an overview of the hearing assistance technologies available for individuals with cochlear implants as well as evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of the various types. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Helping School Personnel Support Students With Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many school-based personnel are unsure how to best support students with cochlear implants, and this session explores how clinicians across settings (clinics and schools) and professions (audiologists, SLPs, and educators) can work together to help students reach their goals. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
The Basics of Sound Processor Programming
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session gives professionals a “behind-the-curtain” view of what goes on during a cochlear implant programming appointment to inform their work with children and adults who use these devices. This perspective should be particularly useful when it comes to the management of the hearing aid on the contralateral ear as well as the management of rehabilitative and therapeutic needs. The speaker places special emphasis on how professionals can best communicate with each other to maximize the outcomes for individuals who use cochlear implants. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Troubleshooting Cochlear Implant Sound Processors & Accessories
Format(s): eWorkshop
Cochlear implant technology has evolved over time to include sophisticated features such as accessory-based and direct streaming, remote control devices and apps, bimodal compatibility, and more – and hearing health providers must become proficient with it all. This session explores working with and efficiently troubleshooting these modern and increasingly common systems, such as remote microphones, DM/FM systems, and mobile devices to improve patient outcomes and increase clinic efficiency. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Advances in Cochlear Implant Technology
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the latest advances and updates in cochlear implant technology, including electrode array design, approaches to preservation of residual hearing, the variety of processors and compatible approaches to successful bimodal use, wireless technology, and the array of accessory options available for optimal listening. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Auditory Neuropathy and Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will discuss listening and spoken language skills assessments for accurate diagnosis of auditory neuropathy in children as well as various treatment options and considerations, including cochlear implantation. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Case Studies in Cochlear Implants for Adults
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session highlights case examples that describe the referral and management process for adults who may benefit from or who are currently using cochlear implants. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Case Studies in Cochlear Implants for Children
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores pediatric patients, including determining cochlear implant candidacy and managing this patient population after they receive a cochlear implant. The session uses case examples to help clinicians generalize how they may be able to provide services to pediatric patients in their clinic or practice. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Cochlear Implant Candidacy: Predictors of Success
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the current parameters for identifying cochlear implant candidates and provides an update on cochlear implantation that aims to clarify misconceptions that may influence referral patterns. The speaker points out resources that clinicians can use to offer comprehensive, authoritative information on cochlear implantation candidacy to their patients. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Complex Cases in Children With Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses auditory development and setting realistic expectations for outcomes for children with cochlear implants in two special, complex populations: those who receive their implants at a very young age and those who may have a secondary disability. The presenters provide a hierarchy of assessment tools that allow clinicians to assess children’s auditory skills as well as strategies clinicians can use to develop and discuss with parents realistic expectations for their children. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Key Considerations for Referring Children and Adults for Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
No national or international consensus exists on the delivery of care specific to pre-operative and post-operative audiologic cochlear implant evaluation and management. As such, decision-making regarding testing methods is largely made by the professional judgement of the clinician, which can bring with it discrepancies in testing that lead to inconsistent access to cochlear implants. This session discusses these discrepancies and provides a set of guidelines clinicians can use to refer patients for a cochlear implant evaluation. The session addresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when evaluating candidates for cochlear implants. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Providing Telehealth Services to Individuals With Cochlear Implants
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session illustrates how telehealth/telepractice can enable professionals to make their services more easily accessible to clients with cochlear implants who are in poor health or live in remote areas where travel is a challenge. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Identification and Rehabilitation of Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairments
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session identifies cognitive deficits that frequently result from chemotherapy and discusses how to evaluate and treat patients suffering from these deficits. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Pediatric Brain Tumors: Types, Treatments, and Neurocognitive Outcomes
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses what SLPs need to know about pediatric brain tumors – including the most common types of tumors, treatments, and neurocognitive outcomes – to best serve children with this diagnosis. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Esophageal Cancer: Implications for Communication/Swallowing
Format(s): eWorkshop
Esophageal cancer and its treatments may result in functional impairments related to speech, swallowing, and other areas of concern to speech-language pathologists. This session discusses the esophageal cancer diagnosis and issues the SLP needs to consider while caring for patients with this specific type of cancer. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Head and Neck Lymphedema: Evaluation and Treatment
Format(s): eWorkshop
Head and neck lymphedema is too often under-recognized and inadequately managed. This session discusses the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system; examines the etiologies behind head and neck lymphedema following head and neck cancer treatment; and explains strategies for identifying, evaluating, and treating patients with head and neck lymphedema. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Nutritional Considerations for the Oncology Patient
Format(s): eWorkshop
No two oncology patients have identical nutritional needs. This session addresses how a dietician makes recommendations, taking into consideration patient/family preferences, cancer type, form of treatment the patient is receiving, and what nutrition impact symptoms the patient is experiencing. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Pediatric Oncology and SLP Services: Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses the challenges and opportunities for speech-language pathologists who evaluate cognitive-communication, speech, language, and feeding-swallowing disorders in children and adolescents with cancer. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Pediatric Oncology and SLP Services: Treatment and Return to School
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses issues that children and adolescents with cancer face as they transition between medical treatment and school. The speaker discusses the roles of the SLP and other team members in helping children make these adjustments. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Rehabilitation for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
Format(s): eWorkshop
Patients with head and neck cancer can experience pain and disability from cancer treatment that can affect their quality of life. This session discusses the current standard treatment for head and neck cancer, as well as common complications – including dysphagia, lymphedema, radiation fibrosis, and trismus – to inform the SLP’s assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning and implementation. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Using Clinical Pathways to Care for Patients With Cancer
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how SLPs can use clinical pathway frameworks to collaborate with other professionals and develop unique rehab plans that deliver optimal, personalized care to patients with cancer across a variety of settings. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Anatomical Transformation of Speech & Swallowing Function Post-Total Laryngectomy
Format(s): eWorkshop
Laryngectomy patients experience a variety of alterations in speech and swallowing post-surgery. This session discusses issues related to diagnosis and management of alaryngeal speech and swallowing post-laryngectomy. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosis
Format(s): eWorkshop
Head and neck cancer diagnosis is a complex, multifaceted, interdisciplinary, and time-sensitive process in which SLPs are very involved from beginning to end. This session explores clinical pathways to guide the SLP and other members of the multidisciplinary team – including, most importantly, the patient – through the diagnosis and evaluation process. The session discusses the SLP’s roles in evaluating, managing, educating, and counseling patients on speech, voice, and swallowing difficulties that may arise from the tumor and from cancer treatment toxicities. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Head and Neck Cancer Management: Treatment Toxicities
Format(s): eWorkshop
Head and neck cancer treatments affect functional speech and swallowing outcomes. This session explores treatment strategies, compensatory strategies, and roadmaps to improve speech and swallow function for patients who have received treatment for head and neck cancer. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Navigating Hard Conversations in Palliative Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
Conversations about difficult topics are usually laden with emotions for both patients and clinicians. This session provides communication tools to help you navigate difficult conversations. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Speech, Language, Cognitive, and Swallowing Rehabilitation in Patients With Brain Tumors
Format(s): eWorkshop
Neurocognitive and communication rehabilitation in patients with brain tumors is different than recovery after stroke or traumatic brain injury. This session describes basic characteristics of various types of brain tumors, current treatment options, associated sequale, and expected prognosis. Diagnostic and rehabilitation considerations are reviewed as they relate to speech, language, cognition, and swallowing to help inform the most effective SLP treatment plan. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Cancer and Its Impact on Communication and Swallowing
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides an overview of oncology as it relates to speech-language pathology. The speaker discusses the types of cancer commonly associated with communication and/or swallowing difficulties as well as the treatments used to manage each type, emphasizing how treatment toxicities may affect communication and/or swallowing. The session also discusses the roles and responsibilities of the SLP as part of a multidisciplinary cancer care team. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Updates on Vocal Fold Paralysis SIG 3
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 3) articles provide a comprehensive update on evaluation and management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Multidisciplinary evaluations are addressed in addition to various medical and behavioral treatment options.
A Listening Disorders Approach to CAPD Construct Controversies
Format(s): eWorkshop
There is not one single, authoritative construct or definition for central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs), which often results in patients receiving a general diagnosis that is not deficit-specific and management strategies that are not individualized and therefore produce less impactful outcomes. This session will describe an alternative approach to characterizing CAPDs – that is, identifying specific clinical entities within the broad construct of CAPDs that professionals can unambiguously diagnose and for which deficit-specific interventions can lead to improved outcomes in auditory processing. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
CAPD: Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations
Format(s): eWorkshop
The recommended practices for diagnosis and intervention for central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) are dynamic, undergoing review and refinement as new research emerges. These recommended practices have been developed by groups like the American Academy of Audiology and ASHA, with careful discussion and consideration of points of disagreement. Nonetheless, a number of controversial assertions and practice recommendations continue to appear in the literature. This session will examine a number of these issues, with a focus on highlighting the current state of the evidence supporting best clinical practices and decision-making. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
CAPD: Making Informed, Evidence-Based Clinical Decisions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will provide information to assist clinicians in making informed, evidence-based clinical decisions about CAPD assessment and intervention. For example, a considerable body of research has demonstrated the efficiency of individual central auditory tests and test batteries based on performance of individuals – including children – with confirmed CANS lesions. Similarly, there is substantial evidence that auditory training can be an effective treatment for central auditory processing deficits. This session will provide an overview of research support for existing and emerging assessment and treatment practices. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
How to “Process” Central Auditory Processing Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
Central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs) can be confusing and challenging for audiologists and speech-language pathologists alike. This session will explain the theory behind CAPDs, clarify the definition, outline some of the controversial aspects, and offer practical strategies for diagnosis and intervention. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Assistive Technology For Students With (C)APDs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Technology is ever-evolving, so it can be difficult to know what options are available—and which are evidence-based. This session will review recent literature and provide examples of assistive technologies (AT)—including those that are visually based, auditory-based, or a combination—and resources that can be used with students with (C)APDs. The presenter will also discuss nontraditional resources such as online and in-person support groups for parents and professionals for those situations when an expert is not available. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Computerized Auditory Training for Improving Auditory Processing Skills
Format(s): eWorkshop
One approach to addressing diagnosed auditory processing deficits in children is to provide live auditory training augmented by computerized training protocols, which offers several advantages over live training alone. This session will include examples of available computerized auditory training programs designed to improve auditory processing skills along with a review of available literature examining effectiveness of these programs. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Educational Intervention Plans for Students With Auditory Processing Deficits
Format(s): eWorkshop
Making appropriate recommendations and developing a relevant intervention plan can be challenging for professionals who treat children with auditory difficulties. This session will provide four case studies of children diagnosed with varying difficulties in auditory skills. The presenters will discuss intervention strategies, goals, and objectives for each case, reflecting an Individualized Education Program/Individualized Service Plan or 504 Plan, and taking into account Common Core and other state standards/curricula. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Speech-Language and Social-Emotional Assessments for Kids With CAPDs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Comprehensive management and treatment for children with CAPDs necessitates effective evaluation of co-morbidities and other related factors. This session will examine language and other deficits that often affect kids with CAPDs, including those in reading, receptive language, higher-order language, executive functions, written language, and social/emotional behaviors. The speakers will discuss the relevant assessments that are available to contribute to a holistic evaluation to inform management and treatment decisions. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
The Role of Electrophysiology in CAPD Testing
Format(s): eWorkshop
Behavioral tests for CAPDs can be affected by many factors, including cognition, development, compliance, and language ability, which limits interpretation of test results. This session will discuss electrophysiological testing, which provides an objective method of assessing the neural integrity of auditory processing at multiple levels of the auditory system and can aid in the interpretation of behavioral test results. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
The Role of Neuropsychological Evaluations in Differential Diagnosis of CAPDs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Children and adolescents often present with complex profiles, with co-morbid areas of challenge and multiple possibilities for processing weaknesses, which makes diagnosis and intervention planning challenging. This session will discuss differential diagnosis of CAPDs, testing instruments that assess neuropsychological functioning, and the role of interdisciplinary collaboration. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Screening Students for CAPDs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Knowing when, why, and who to refer for central auditory evaluation is challenging, particularly in school settings. This session will address questions that professionals who work in schools or with young people may face: Are there “red flags" for a CAPD? What will I know after the evaluation that I don’t already know? Will results change services? Are we “overtesting/over-referring”? Are there ways to provide screening and/or intervention services that align with school-based RtI/MTSS models of intervention? How can schools screen for processing issues in ways that meet students’ needs and use resources efficiently? After screening, what’s next? Are procedures different across work settings? This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Person-Centered Assessment for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
Person-centered, client-directed evaluations for individuals with dementia lead to personalized, functional intervention goals that permit the individuals to participate in meaningful activities. This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through conducting a person-centered assessment. The presenter will discuss two sample frameworks and case studies for this type of assessment and then take you through a step-by-step template for conducting a person-centered assessment, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Memory Stations and Montessori Activities for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
Due to their cognitive-communication deficits, people living with dementia often have difficulty participating in daily activities that they previously enjoyed. This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs in creating activities to promote recall and increase engagement in daily activities and hobbies, namely memory stations and activities based on the Montessori approach. The presenter will provide examples of these activities and then walk you through a step-by-step template for creating them for your own clients, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Personalized Memory and Communication Supports for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through the process of creating personalized visual supports to promote meaningful participation in daily conversations and life activities for individuals living with dementia. The presenter will provide examples of different types of communication, memory, and sequencing aids that can be produced quickly using simple technology. Then she will walk you through a step-by-step template for creating these types of supports for your own clients with dementia, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Simulated Presence Treatment for People With Dementia
Format(s): Micro Course
Simulated presence treatment, in which an individual living with dementia watches a video or listens to audio of a familiar person (a family member or doctor), may reduce agitation and confusion and allow the individual to redirect to meaningful activities. This course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through using this tool to help their clients with dementia. The presenter will share examples of the tool and then walk you through creating simulated presence videos using simple technology for your own clients with dementia, including giving you time to practice and reflect.
Assessment of Cognition and Communication in Older Adults With Dementia
Format(s): Streaming Video
When an SLP first meets an older adult with dementia and a cognitive-communication disorder, many questions arise. What is the nature of the person’s communication problems? What are the causes and contributors to the problems? How are the problems affecting the person’s ability to participate in everyday life activities? What is the most effective, evidence-based, and person-centered approach to answering these questions? This video course will discuss cognitive-communication disorders related to dementia and provide ideas to help SLPs select the most appropriate screening or assessment for individual clients.
Intervention Strategies for People With Dementia and Cognitive-Communication Disorders
Format(s): Streaming Video
This video course will help SLPs choose the best evidence-based interventions to target cognitive and communication disorders for individual clients at different stages of dementia. The speaker will discuss methods of measuring outcomes as well as case study examples.
Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 3, Part 3, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives addresses a variety of topics related to posterior fossa syndrome in children including an introduction to cerebellar mutism, a review of surgical approaches used for posterior fossa brain tumors, and neuropsychological considerations.
Perspectives, SIG 14, Vol. 3, Part 3, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives issue focused on training clinicians to provide the most appropriate services for people in the LGBTQ community. Topics included; (a) a tutorial on how to design a transgender voice clinic; (b) key characteristics of the LGBTQ community that are pertinent to clinical practice.
Perspectives, SIG 9, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This issue contains two articles. First, authors describe a procedure for completing and applying electrically evoked stapedial reflex threshold (ESRT) measures, objective measures that correlates to upper comfort/stimulation (C/M) levels, to cochlear implant programing. The authors explain evidence, research, set-up, equipment, and procedural practices for ESRTs. Next, authors focus on speech, language, and hearing professionals who provide informational counseling for individuals with hearing loss to facilitate success in a variety of settings. The focus and content of the information changes throughout the life of the individual from initial diagnosis through young adulthood. These shifts, guided by speech-language pathologists in collaboration with professionals from multiple disciplines who work with this population, can help to maximize a successful life trajectory.
Perspectives, SIG 18, Vol. 3, Part 2, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
Telepractice can be a useful service delivery across the lifespan. The articles explore service provision with both school-aged and adult neurogenic populations. The first article offers an overview of considerations when beginning school-based services, including a review of evidence related to telepractice and other methods of delivery, technological and legal considerations, and resources for effective implementation. The second article describes a telepractice aphasia group, considerations for implementation, and outcomes of the program.
Perspectives, SIG 15, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
Authors identify peer-reviewed academic and medical journal articles that examine typical neuroanatomical aspects and characteristics of the different types of dementia. The authors reinforce the importance of a thorough understanding of these neuroanatomical characteristics for differential diagnosis of dementias. Additionally, authors identify best practices for interprofessional education (IPE) for improving services provided to older adults. Studies have also shown that IPE activities may elicit positive changes in student perceptions toward older adults and other professions.
Perspectives, SIG 19, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
The article provided affiliates with novel information relevant to speech science, specifically room acoustics. In both practicing audiology and speech language pathology, as well as in speech and hearing science research, the space where the work is done is an integral part of the function. Hence, for all of these endeavors it can be important to measure the acoustics of a room. This article provided a tutorial regarding the measurement of room reverberation and background noise, both of which are important when evaluating a space’s strengths and limitations for speech communication. As the privacy of patients and research participants is a primary concern, the tutorial also describes a method for measuring the amount of acoustical insulation provided by a room’s barriers (walls, windows, and doors). Several room measurement data sets—all obtained from the assessment of clinical and research spaces within the authors’ department—are presented as examples in the article.
Identifying Student Strengths
Format(s): Micro Course
SLPs often operate from a deficits perspective due to the practical need to focus on assessment and qualification for services. In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – the presenter will demonstrate how to focus on students’ communicative strengths in order to build rapport with students and foster positive, collaborative relationships with other stakeholders. Then the presenter will guide you through actionable steps to practice using a series of checklists to identify a student’s strengths and reflect on the results.
Building on Student Strengths
Format(s): Micro Course
Dynamic assessment, which seeks to identify a child’s individual skills and learning potential, can be a useful but labor-intensive process. In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute activities – the presenter will demonstrate how you can efficiently collect data through dynamic assessment using the META (Match – Extend – Try it – Assess) Map tool to extend and expand on the student’s communicative strengths. Then the presenter will guide you through actionable steps to use the tool and reflect on the results.
Writing Strengths-Based Goals for Students
Format(s): Micro Course
Writing meaningful social communication goals can be difficult, but using a strengths-based framework can make it a bit easier. In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute activities – the presenter will utilize a goals rubric to help school SLPs write meaningful and measurable social communication goals that support independence and engagement as long-term objectives. Then the presenter will guide you through actionable steps to use the rubric to write student goals and reflect on the outcomes.
Empowering Paraeducators
Format(s): Micro Course
Paraeducators are consistent communication partners who can be powerful extenders to support long-term student goals like independence and engagement. In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute activities – the presenter will demonstrate an observational process school SLPs can use to support effective collaboration with paraeducators to increase students’ generalization of communication skills. Then the presenter will guide you through actionable steps to put the process into practice and reflect on the outcomes.
Perspectives, SIG 16, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This issue addresses syntax in school-age children, focusing on the effect of sentence combining treatment provided to weak writers. It further addresses inter-professional practice in schools, including values/ethics, roles and responsibilities, communication, and teamwork in early childhood settings, a clinic setting, and schools.
Perspectives, SIG 6, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives, shared two insightful articles that could influence clinical care decisions. The first article discussed the ambiguity in the diagnosis of an auditory processing disorder and what to consider when selecting a diagnostic test. This article defined the “gold standard” test and elaborated on diagnostic accuracy research. The second article detailed the prevalence and indicators of dementia. Research suggests that hearing loss is a potential modifiable factor for dementia. This article reviewed considerations for hearing assessment, counseling, and communicating with patients with dementia. Audiologists play an important role in differentiating communicative behaviors associated with hearing loss from those of dementia and can assist in optimizing hearing and safety of persons with dementia.
Perspectives, SIG 18, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
Telepractice can be a helpful tool in connecting remote and diverse communities to the specialized services they need. As telepractice expands access, it also increases the need for clinicians to be prepared to provide appropriate services to clients with a wider variety of cultural and linguistic influences. Additionally, service-providers must consider the interaction of the telepractice environment and a client’s cultural perceptions and needs. This Perspectives explored the theme of culturally and linguistically-responsive services through telepractice. The featured authors described a teleaudiology program in remote, Native Alaskan communities and shared an overview of policy, research, and resources to inform cultural considerations in speech-language telepractice services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for Supervision
Format(s): eWorkshop
Feedback and reflection is a key component of professional growth—for supervisees and supervisors. Self-assessment plays a vital role in improving the skills of clinical educators, preceptors, mentors, and supervisors, and this course will provide the opportunity for clinicians to explore their own competencies in supervision based on the results of a self-assessment tool. The course will discuss specific competencies from five overall knowledge and skill areas and give participants the opportunity to brainstorm and share scenarios. Participants will walk away with specific goals to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies in supervision.
Oral Hygiene in Older Adults: Assessment, Care, and Complications
Format(s): eWorkshop
Inadequate oral hygiene practices can contribute to or result in severe localized and systemic illnesses, significantly altering the health status and well-being of older adults. Care providers must recognize symptoms, conditions, and their potential consequences and elevate routine oral hygiene care to oral infection control programs. This session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults” identifies possible oral hygiene complications—from oral pain to pneumonia—and discusses how to recognize and assess them. Speaker John Ashford also addresses the importance of standardized intervention.
Models of Success in Audiology Practice: Using Assistants to Grow Your Business
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
With competition increasing exponentially, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain profitability while meeting patient needs in an audiology practice. Audiology assistants can be part of the solution. This webinar identifies common practice challenges and how to overcome them using assistants. The presenter discusses ways to use assistants to improve profitability as well as patient retention and satisfaction.
Stuttering: Treatment Strategies for Affective and Behavioral Roadblocks
Format(s): Streaming Video
Many individuals who stutter can learn fairly quickly, often in just a few sessions, how to produce fluent speech. However, the relapse rate is common, and people who stutter frequently complain of being unable to maintain the desired level of fluency once they leave the clinic. In this course, Lourdes Ramos-Heinrichs will present three strategies that SLPs can use when working with adolescents and adults who stutter to help these clients sustain desired levels of fluency and carry over the fluent speech to everyday speaking situations and when conversing with diverse groups. The course will introduce and discuss the use of clinical self-reports as well as techniques from solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help address the affective and behavioral challenges that may interfere with clients’ fluency. You’ll walk away with practical strategies to implement in your clinical practice.
Using Coaching Strategies to Engage With Families in an Early Intervention Context
Format(s): Streaming Video
Early intervention supports a child and their family by promoting the child’s learning and development within the context of the family’s everyday routines. One crucial piece in successful early intervention is building the family’s capacity to engage in activities that foster communication development in the child. In this course, Dathan Rush provides the purpose, rationale, and protocol for coaching parents of young children in natural learning environments to foster speech and language development. Using video analysis and discussion, the course demonstrates how to implement the five evidence-based characteristics of the coaching interaction style with parents of children receiving early intervention services. You’ll walk away with tools for implementing coaching strategies with families on your caseload.
Collaboration With Interpreters: Securing Positive Outcomes
Format(s): Streaming Video
Collaborating with interpreters is often an important step when working with individuals who speak a language other than English. Although bilingual SLPs and audiologists may be familiar with an individual’s native language, a skilled interpreter may be helpful to assist during the evaluation process. There is almost no research on collaborating with interpreters in audiology and speech-language pathology, and most professionals have not been adequately trained to collaborate with an interpreter. In this session, Henriette Langdon offers SLPs and audiologists helpful, evidence-based strategies for working with interpreters, based on research that has been conducted in other fields, including medicine and law, as well as across disciplines at international conferences. You will walk away with practical strategies to ensure that your time with clients who require interpreters is used effectively.
Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for English Language Learners With Language Impairments
Format(s): Streaming Video
Many SLPs face the challenge of assessing and evaluating English language learners (ELLs) whose primary language they do not know in order to ascertain whether students are manifesting a language difference or a language impairment. There are no formal tests to administer to ELLs who speak a language such as Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Russian, but SLPs must find a way to evaluate the student in a legal, nonbiased manner. In this session, Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin provides practical tools that SLPs can use with ELLs ages 3-18 from any language background. The course also touches on intervention, specifically language of intervention and practical strategies for increasing the vocabulary skills of ELLs with language impairments.
Turning Problem Behavior Into Effective Communication
Format(s): Streaming Video
All behavior is learned, and most behavior is communicative. Many learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty communicating basic and complex needs, which often results in inappropriate behavior to convey messages. Professionals can support students with ASD by examining contextual features of inappropriate behavior in order to understand its message and then teaching students how to use more effective and efficient communication skills instead. While seemingly straightforward, this functional approach to improving communication skills requires careful consideration of several critical factors. In this session, Jason Travers will explore the communicative nature of behavior and provide suggestions for simple interventions to support socially appropriate communication that improves behavior and quality of life.
Alaryngeal Speech Options for Laryngectomy Patients
Format(s): Streaming Video
Clinicians working with patients with head and neck cancer need to educate and instruct patients and families pre- and post-surgery to maximize functional outcomes and improve quality of life. To adequately do this, SLPs must know—and be able to explain—the basic alaryngeal speech options available to patients who have undergone laryngectomies. In this session, Barbara Pisano Messing will go over the basics of the three primary types of alaryngeal speech, using anatomical illustrations and video interviews with individuals who have undergone laryngectomies and who use each of the voicing methods.
Serving Clients From Diverse Backgrounds: Speech-Language Difference vs. Disorder
Format(s): Streaming Video
Currently, more than a fifth of school-age children speak a language other than English at home, and the population of English language learners will continue to grow. SLPs need to conduct assessments that will determine whether speech-language production errors are indicative of a disorder or the result of the normal process of second language acquisition. We must then provide treatment that supports the needs of diverse learners. This course will provide an easy-to-use framework to distinguish speech-language disorders from speech-language differences as well as introduce practical interventions SLPs can use immediately to support English language learners.
Value-Added Assessment and Practical Use of the PACE Tool
Format(s): Streaming Video
Do you know the difference you make in the lives of your clients? Do others? Knowing and being able to demonstrate your professional value is critical not only to improved patient outcomes but also to receive appropriate reimbursement for services. In school settings, many administrators do not fully understand the roles and responsibilities of a school-based SLP. This lack of understanding often results in appraisals that do not truly reflect the SLP’s value. This course will explore the Performance Assessment of Contributions and Effectiveness (PACE) tool and how it can be used to bring meaning to the appraisal and increase awareness for school administrators.
Enhancing Pretend Play Skills in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Format(s): Streaming Video
SLPs and audiologists should use the most current evidence-based research to achieve the best outcomes for their clients. This course will share current and emerging research in pretend play as a method of developing communication skills. It will provide a clear rationale for SLPs to work with preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on pretend play skills as part of speech-language intervention. Additionally, the course will present goals and strategies SLPs can put into practice in their work with these children.
Professional Diversity: How Your Unique Perspective Can Improve Clinical Decision-Making
Format(s): Streaming Video
What are your proudest professional accomplishments? Which clients have you affected most significantly? What distinguishing personal characteristics allow you to make a difference for your clients? Each of us has a unique clinical perspective – informed by our individual background – that can be the critical factor in solving client needs. When we collaborate with colleagues and other professionals, we use diverse perspectives to ensure the best outcomes. The more diversity of backgrounds we have within the professions, the abler we are to serve an increasingly diverse population – and the better our collective clinical decision-making can be. This course will address how the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of SLPs and audiologists can enhance problem-solving and service provision. The course will also discuss the value of ongoing self-assessment and continuous expansion of our own diversity and cultural knowledge.
Utilizing Support Personnel to Improve Your Practice
Format(s): Streaming Video
Do you have a large caseload and not enough time for preparation? Do you wish you had more time to take on the truly challenging cases at work? Effectively utilizing support personnel can let you focus on what you are best at, but it requires training, experience, and specific skill sets. Strategies vary across settings and differ depending on who you are supervising. This course will describe how to tailor your approach to supervising SLPAs to ensure positive outcomes.
Finding the Right Data to Improve Practice and Demonstrate Your Value
Format(s): Streaming Video
SLPs face increasing pressure from administrators and payers to demonstrate that their services result in measurable changes for their students or clients. Clinicians are faced with daily challenges to prove the value of their services and justify their workload and productivity. We know why our services are critical, but how do we prove it to other professionals, administrators, and clients? We prove it with numbers! This session will show how to find the right data to improve your practice and convince internal and external stakeholders of the value of your services.
Addressing Auditory Access in Schools: Models of Effective Collaboration
Format(s): Streaming Video
Audiologists and SLPs routinely work with other professionals and stakeholders to provide services. Finding a place on the team and working effectively and efficiently on that team is often easier said than done. This course will utilize case examples that explore how to overcome common challenges to working on interprofessional teams, hindrances to effective teams, and why high-functioning teams are critical to successful outcomes, as well as provide practical strategies to improve auditory access to classroom learning for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Evidence-Based Practice Tools for Practicing Clinicians
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
What does evidence-based practice (EBP) mean to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist? This webinar, provided by ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP), will guide the clinician in the first steps of implementing evidence-based practice into the clinical decision-making process. The course will review the definition and components of EBP, describe the steps of the EBP process, and provide timesaving tools and clinical scenarios to help integrate evidence into a clinician’s clinical practice.
Standardization of Dysphagia Diets: A Model of Successful International Engagement
Format(s): Streaming Video
The labels we use to describe the consistency of liquid or the texture of food used in dysphagia management are subjective, but delivering food or water of inappropriate consistencies presents a serious safety risk. Common terminology with clear definitions, and practical measurement guidelines could improve patient safety. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) provides a new framework for classifying and labeling food and drink consistency as well as simple tests that can be used by clinicians, food service professionals and caregivers to confirm the characteristics of a food or drink item before it is served to a person with dysphagia. The framework facilitates clear communication across clinicians, hospitals, cities, and international borders and illustrates the practical value of international engagement.
Leadership Academy: Change Leadership
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Increasingly, the need to change is the only constant. Organizations that are able to navigate change will thrive. However, the ability of CSD professionals to successfully guide change in their organizations rests upon unique skills and knowledge beyond those needed in times of constancy. In this webinar, participants will gain awareness of their own style in encountering change along with tools and strategies to enable successful change efforts.
Leadership Academy: Coaching Others
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Coaching is not just a random conversation; it utilizes a specific set of behaviors and a defined process for evoking peak performance in others. The ability to coach others growth and performance is a critical competency for CSD professionals interested in leadership. In this webinar, participants will learn about the mindsets, assumptions, and behaviors associated with coaching others toward peak performance.
Leadership Academy: Conflict Management
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The nature of the work of CSD professionals is rife with the potential for conflict with key stakeholders, especially those who aspire toward leadership roles. While conflict may never be comfortable, understanding its causes and strategies to address it can relieve much of the stress it triggers. In this webinar, participants will better understand the nature of conflict, potential sources, and strategies to resolve and prevent it.
Leadership Academy: Emotional Intelligence
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how we perceive and express ourselves and develop and maintain social relationships. Research suggests that professionals interested in advancing into leadership roles are well served by enhancing their emotional intelligence. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to a specific emotional intelligence model and explore strategies to enhance it.
Leadership Academy: Generative Thinking
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Organizations of all types face an accelerated pace of change that present both threats to their existence as well as amazing opportunities. Before strategic priorities and initiatives can be identified, its essential that leaders are able to use generative thinking mindsets and strategies to explore emerging trends to gain shared understanding of their meaning, underlying cause, and potential impacts. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to generative thinking concepts as well as strategies for applying this powerful tool to organizational governance.
Leadership Academy: High-Performing Teams
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As work of CSD professionals becomes increasingly complex and interdisciplinary, the use of teams is becoming even more common. Yet, many teams struggle and do not create value for their organizations. The ability to function effectively on a team or help a team become more effective is critical for professional success. In this webinar, participants will gain foundational knowledge about the ingredients of highly successful teams as well as strategies to help improve their effectiveness.
Leadership Academy: Influencing Others
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In both their organizational and volunteer roles, CSD professionals often have a need to enlist the support of others to fulfill their responsibilities. However, they may lack the formal authority to direct others efforts. In this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of power as an enabler for influencing others along with strategies for planning and executing an influence approach.
Leadership Academy: Introduction to Leadership
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Although many use the terms interchangeably, leadership and management are two distinctly separate sets of behaviors. Successful leaders are clear about their authentic expression of what it means to be a leader. This foundational webinar will help participants distinguish between leadership and management as well as explore ways to identify their unique leadership philosophy.
Leadership Academy: Leadership Styles
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Leadership style encompasses patterns of behaviors when interacting with others and is considered an essential skill for CSD professionals that aspire toward becoming a leader. Leaders who are skillful at adapting their style are self-aware and flexible in how they direct others. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to key concepts associated with leadership styles as well as behaviors and ways to apply it to workplace situations.
Leadership Academy: Strategic Thinking
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Research suggests that a key difference between a leader and a manager is the capacity to think and act from a bigger picture and long-term perspective. A key determinant of career success for many CSD professionals is their ability to identify new opportunities to add value in both their organizational and volunteer roles. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to strategic thinking concepts and strategies for identifying and developing innovative new ideas.
Leadership Academy: Virtual Meetings
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Virtual meetings are a blessing and a curse for CSD professionals. While they allow for interactions with participants from different geographies and time zones, they are also often fraught with stressful technical challenges. Many facilitation strategies that are appropriate for in-person meetings fall short given the technical complexities of virtual meetings. In this webinar, participants will learn techniques to navigate these complexities, reduce their stress, and ensure that virtual meetings successfully deliver their desired outcomes.

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