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Foundations of Stroboscopic Interpretation and Clinical Cases
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
In this series of SIG 3 articles, a foundation for laryngeal endoscopic imaging and interpreting videostroboscopic parameters is provided. These concepts are then put into practice in the context of three case studies focused on muscle tension dysphonia, bilateral vocal fold lesions, and vocal fold immobility. In the cases, auditory perceptual analysis, acoustic and aerodynamic measures, and candidacy for voice therapy are assessed in addition to videostroboscopic parameters. Video and audio examples are included to provide an interactive experience for the reader.
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Safety Precautions in Speech, Language, and Hearing Professions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of safety precautions for speech, language, and hearing professionals in both health care and school settings. The presenter discusses safe and effective practices and reviews relevant clinical scenarios. The course satisfies the universal precautions coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
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Ethical Professional Behavior and ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides a review of the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct, which provides a framework and guide to support day-to-day decision-making. The presenter describes each component of the Code of Conduct and highlights clinical scenarios that apply the Code of Conduct. The course satisfies the ethics coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
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Confidentiality in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Professions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of privacy laws affecting speech, language, and hearing professionals. The presenter discusses privacy laws and reviews clinical scenarios in both health care and school settings. The course satisfies the patient confidentiality coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
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What Is Dynamic Assessment?
Format(s): Micro Course
When testing children from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, SLPs can use dynamic assessment (DA) as an alternative to standardized testing. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña answers the oft-asked question, "What exactly IS dynamic assessment?" Peña explains how DA is different from other process-based approaches and guides you through identifying individuals on your caseload who could benefit from DA.
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Observing Modifiability During Dynamic Assessment
Format(s): Micro Course
Dynamic assessment - an alternative to standardized testing that accounts for individuals' unique cultural and linguistic identities - helps SLPs identify disorder within linguistic variability. Thus, it is critically important to make careful systematic observations of learning during dynamic assessment. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña explores what SLPs need to pay attention to during a mediated learning experience session and guides you through identifying key indicators to help you make clinical decisions for an individual on your caseload.
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Using Mediated Learning Experience in Dynamic Assessment
Format(s): Micro Course
Mediated learning experience (MLE) is integral to dynamic assessment, an alternative to standardized testing that accounts for individuals' unique cultural and linguistic identities. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña discusses the components of MLE and guides you through building an activity using principles of MLE.
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Clinical Decision-Making With Dynamic Assessment
Format(s): Micro Course
A challenge in conducing dynamic assessment - an alternative to standardized testing that accounts for individuals' unique cultural and linguistic identities - is putting together all the information to make a clinical decision. In this course - which is broken into six 5-minute blocks - speaker Elizabeth Peña discusses using dynamic assessment to identify indicators of language difference and language disorder and how to incorporate this information into a clinical report and intervention plan. Peña gives examples and guides you through making recommendations about intervention based on dynamic assessment results.
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Teleaudiology: An Introduction to Remote Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course is the first in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice (telepractice) in audiology. This initial course explores audiologists' perceptions of barriers to providing telehealth services and introduces the Health Belief Model (HBM) and Transtheoretical model to assess readiness for remote service provision. The course includes an on-demand recording and a worksheet activity/tool to help you identify needs and barriers as you consider how you can incorporate teleaudiology into your practice.
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Teleaudiology: Remote Screening and Diagnostics
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course includes two presentations that introduce strategies and tools for remote hearing assessment, including online and smartphone tests of hearing, remote pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and evaluation of peripheral and central auditory dysfunction in pediatric and adult populations. The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
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Teleaudiology: Providing Pediatric Audiology Services via Telehealth
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course demonstrates how Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is using telehealth applications to address the needs of children with hearing loss during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future, including remote hearing aid evaluations, fittings, programming, repairs, and functional benefit assessments. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
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Teleaudiology: Auditory Processing Evaluation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course presents a methodology that allows audiologists to provide (central) auditory processing testing remotely. The course discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls of remote testing as well as technology and other requirements. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
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Teleaudiology: Translating Adult Hearing Care Remotely – Hearing Aid Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course explores realistic scenarios audiologists may encounter when remotely fitting hearing aids for adults. The course discusses strategies for successful hearing aid fitting via teleaudiology and identifies challenges and how to address them when they occur. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
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Teleaudiology: Policy Trends
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of policy issues and trends in audiologists' use of telepractice, including an overview of changes to state telepractice law implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology. 
Aural Rehabilitation: Achieving Functional Outcomes
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
There has been a renewed interest in the provision of aural rehabilitation (AR) services as part of patient-centered hearing health care. Aural rehabilitation is a holistic approach to the management of hearing loss that may include patient education, fitting of devices, and auditory training exercises. Although audiologists may recognize the benefits of comprehensive AR, questions may remain about how to measure functional outcomes of these services. This course reviews functional outcome assessments for aural rehabilitation and how to incorporate these measures into everyday practice to enhance patient success.
My Hearing Explained: Helping People Make Sense of Their Hearing Health
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Adults who are deaf or hard or hearing, as well as families of children with hearing conditions, often report that they struggle to understand the results of hearing assessments, make decisions about next steps, and convey the outcomes and implications to others. This course introduces the Ida Institute's new conversation guide, My Hearing Explained, a tool to help hearing care professionals (both audiologists and SLPs specializing in hearing care) present hearing test results in a person-centered way and help patients and their families make decisions that are right for them.
Leadership Academy: DEI and Volunteer Leadership
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Volunteer leaders are instrumental in implementing ASHA's strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The wide range of perspectives and backgrounds among members of most committees presents a challenge and opportunity for volunteer leaders. Some feel unsure about how to address issues associated with DEI. However, the multitude of voices, perspectives, and experiences can result in highly effective committees and outcomes when managed well. In this webinar, you will gain valuable insights on specific practices you can use as a volunteer to create an inclusive and safe environment to maximize your members’ engagement.
Leadership Academy: Ethical Leadership and Civility
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Ethical leadership, anchored in transformational leadership theory, forms the basis for civility in the workplace. Embodying ethical leadership, ASHA’s focus on communication has resulted in research on declining civility nationally and its implications for members. This growing awareness has prompted ASHA to develop a suite of tools and resources for building and sustaining civility in the CSD professions. In this one-hour webinar, participants will explore ethical leadership, leadership purpose, and identifying ways to practice civility behaviors in their professional roles.
Leadership Academy: Leadership Communication
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Effective communication is a foundational leadership function and a vital characteristic of a competent leader. Given the unique role, leaders play in driving change and leading others through challenges, communication for leaders is much more complicated and nuanced than for individual contributors. Leaders who are skilled communicators create mutual understanding, harmony, and action by adapting their communication styles based on situational factors. Harnessing the power to communicate effectively is one of a leader's most critical skills, especially during crises or significant setbacks.
Leadership Academy: Managing Your Leadership Career
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Leaders who proactively manage their careers are often the most successful and resilient. Emerging trends in the CSD profession and the healthcare and education sectors are both a blessing and a curse. For proactive leaders, emerging trends are a source of exciting new opportunities. Instead of waiting for their boss to direct them to take a class or enhance their skills, proactive leaders make a conscious effort to assess, refresh and build their capabilities. Further, when faced with a promotion or expansion of their role, visionary leaders prepare for the transition using strategies to prevent derailment.
Leadership Academy: Resilient Leadership
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Leaders play an instrumental role in guiding their organizations through adversity, significant change, and crisis by maintaining their ability to persevere, rebound quickly from setbacks, maintain a positive attitude. The events of the past 18 months associated with the COVID pandemic have underscored how critical it is for leaders to sustain their grit and resilience. If not handled effectively, adversity can result in burnout, turnover, lost productivity, and poor performance. Influential leaders regularly invest in their resilience and support the ability of their followers to cope with tough times.
A Tale of Two Articles: Adolescent Misophonia and Using Apps in Service Delivery for Children With Hearing Loss
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This activity has two articles with different foci. The misophonia case study is a contribution to the evidence base for use of sound therapy and coping strategies in treating and managing misophonia. It also shares available tools for diagnosing misophonia. The study about using learning applications in intervention for children with hearing loss shares results of a speech-language pathologists' focus group. The focus group centered on using speech and language application features, benefits, and concerns in school-based service delivery
Audiology Public Health: Navigating the Complexities of Ototoxicity Management
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Hundreds of medications commonly prescribed for anticancer treatments and some infections are known to cause auditory and/or vestibular dysfunction, known as ototoxicity. This course discusses early detection of ototoxicity through increased awareness, leveraging current tools, and clinical practice approaches for serial monitoring, all of which can provide care teams opportunities to identify adverse effects, modify treatment plans to mitigate hearing loss, and utilize individualized interventions. The speaker discusses strategies for preventing or minimizing cochlear damage to preserve quality of life for patients receiving treatment and to reduce the societal burden of hearing loss.
Gene Therapy: Current Promises and Future Challenges
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Gene therapy offers the promise to correct inherited forms of hearing loss as well as acquired forms such as noise-induced hearing loss, ototoxicity, and presbycusis. However, there are several barriers that must be overcome before such potential can be realized. This course describes the conceptual framework that governs gene therapy today, reveals how this framework has influenced current progress, and discusses a re-imagining of inner ear gene therapy with the goal of achieving outcomes that are clinically relevant and realistic.
Public Health and Audiology
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Communication and community are tightly connected, but audiologists don't often know how to apply our knowledge and skills to large populations of people. Audiologists can apply public health concepts to promote healthy hearing for people from all walks of life. This course discusses the field’s roots in public health, core concepts of public health (assessment, policy, and assurance), hearing health disparities, and ways to apply these concepts to support healthy communication in our own communities.
Patient-Centered Communication in Audiology
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
How can audiologists enhance patient-centered communication, even during the COVID-19 pandemic? This self-study is from the journal, Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG 7: Auditory Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. It features two articles focused on patient-centered strategies for effective communication, from initial consultations to prioritizing follow-up care, during COVID-19. It also includes the article that won the 2021 ASHA Journals Editor’s Award for Perspectives (for SIGs 6, 7, 8, and 9) by Davidson and Marrone. The first article is, “How to Provide Accessible Hearing Health Information to Promote Patient-Centered Care.” Kelly-Campbell and Manchaiah review the literature within audiology on patient-provider communication. They focus on research studies of communication during initial audiology consultation sessions. Through a summary of themes in the literature, they categorize important research findings that provide insight into communication between patients and their audiologists. Finally, they identify five key strategies for effective patient-centered communication. Each strategy is then reviewed in detail, with clinical examples and specific recommendations that can be immediately implemented in practice. The second article is, “A Clinically Valuable Interaction in the Midst of COVID-19 and Beyond: A Viewpoint on the Importance of Patient-Centered Outcomes in Rehabilitative Audiology.” Davidson and Marrone discuss patient-centered communication following hearing aid device fittings. They identify challenges facing patients and audiologists related to follow-up hearing aid services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a literature review and their own recent research, they developed a decision-tree algorithm to help audiologists prioritize clinical activities following hearing aid fittings, including remote formats for care. The algorithm was based on use of a patient-centered outcome measure, the Measure of Audiologic Rehabilitation Self-Efficacy. Patient-centered outcomes measurement is suggested as an engagement strategy for continued communication with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Hearing Loss Prevention: A Moral Obligation for Audiologists
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Noise is prevalent in everyday life, and the general population lacks awareness of the risks of hazardous noise exposure and strategies to reduce noise-induced hearing loss. By integrating hearing loss prevention education into patient encounters and taking advantage of outreach/education opportunities, audiologists can help reduce the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss. This course discusses the why, where, and how of integrating prevention education into your practice.
Clinical Practices for Aphasia
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These SIG 2 articles focus on clinical assessment and practices for individuals with aphasia. Topics covered included challenges associated with diagnosing primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and the impact of adaptive yoga programs for persons with aphasia. First, Aimee Dietz, E. Susan Duncan, Lauren Bislick, Sarah Stegman, Jenna Collins, Chitrali Mamlekar, Rachel Gleason, and Michael J. McCarthy provide an overview of the potential impact adapted yoga programs can have for people with stroke-induced aphasia. Second, Adithya Chandregowda raises awareness about the challenges associated with encountering primary progressive aphasia (PPA) patients in the acute hospital setting.
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A Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach to AAC
Format(s): eWorkshop
In this session, the speaker reviews the characteristics of culturally and linguistically responsive AAC practices and presents evidence-based strategies for culturally appropriate bilingual AAC assessment and intervention. The speaker discusses partnering with families to determine values, needs, priorities, and resources when implementing AAC. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
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AAC Intervention as Language Intervention: Building on What You Know
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how to adapt traditional speech-language practices to serve students who use AAC systems. The session demonstrates analyzing language samples from a student using an AAC system and then developing goals and intervention activities to address development in the areas of pragmatics, phonology, vocabulary, and grammar. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Assessments and Interventions in the Schools for Youth With Brain Injury
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—focuses on the continued rehabilitation of students with brain injuries through the art of successful transition into the school setting. The speaker addresses how accurate assessment leads to the establishment and implementation of successful intervention plans that include educationally relevant goals. This session is designed to accompany the 2020 Health Care Connect online conference session Initial Assessment and Transition Planning for Youth With Brain Injury. Together, the two sessions address provision of services for the same students across medical and school settings.
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Creating AAC-Friendly Environments
This session explores evidence-based strategies to make environments communicatively accessible to students who use aided language systems. The speaker discusses barriers these students may encounter in language learning, how we can proactively reduce these barriers, and how we can use peers and other communication partners to create language-supportive environments using AAC. The session also includes reflections on what worked and what didn't from students who used AAC systems in classrooms. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
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Effective Practices in AAC Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
Given the landscape of hundreds of apps, speech-generating devices, low-tech options, and no-tech strategies, SLPs who do not typically complete AAC assessments may wonder who to refer for an AAC an assessment and how they can contribute to the assessment process. This session reviews the AAC assessment process, with an emphasis on feature matching and consideration of the individual’s current and future needs. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
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Effective, Engaging AAC Instruction

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Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores tools, strategies, and a framework to enhance engagement, learning, and generalization for students who use AAC. The speakers discuss various ways to support students’ learning and communication with peers, including using social communication games, combining core vocabulary and literacy, and determining authentic purposes. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
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Engaging and Manageable School-Based AAC Telepractice
Format(s): eWorkshop
AAC teletherapy can be fun, engaging, and effective with the right tools and strategies. This session provides guidance on setting up AAC systems for modeling during virtual sessions as well as tools SLPs can use to view a student's AAC device virtually. The speaker explores free and low-cost telepractice materials to increase student engagement and make planning more manageable. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
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Improving AAC Implementation With Effective Collaboration
Format(s): eWorkshop
Effective collaboration among individuals who use AAC and their families, communication partners at school/work, and those in the community can promote positive outcomes for the AAC communicators. This session defines what successful information exchanges can look like and explores who in the community an SLP may want to include as collaborators. The presenter shares strategies for effective and efficient collaboration across the AAC communicator’s family, school/work life, and broader community. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Moving Toward a Robust AAC System
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session examine the often-daunting process of moving a child who is minimally verbal or nonverbal from a basic to a full-featured AAC system. The session covers the selection, use, and goal-setting process for a basic, functional communication and language development system while planning for assessment for and implementation of a fuller system. The speaker shares suggestions for designing effective intervention sessions and ideas for helping the team get on board. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Roles and Responsibilities of an Expert Witness
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session is designed for SLPs from any work setting who are considering serving, or have been asked to serve, as an expert witness. The speakers introduce the role of an expert witness, in contrast to the role of a fact witness, and review the qualifications and distinctive roles and responsibilities of an expert witness, with a focus on relevant laws (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA, and ADA). The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect online conference—includes discussion of oral and written communication best practices, as they are fundamental to the role of an expert witness. The speakers also use case studies to highlight key concepts.
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Setting Goals for Students Who Use AAC
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the process of selecting and crafting measurable goals that are appropriate for students learning to communicate using AAC. The speaker reviews the AAC competency categories, shares tools that SLPs can use to identify developmentally appropriate learning targets, and discusses strategies for writing observable and measurable goals. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
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There’s No Place Like Home: Supporting AAC at Home
Format(s): eWorkshop
Having knowledgeable and supported caregivers—including parents, siblings, care attendants, home aides, home nurses, and extended family—is vital to an AAC user’s success. New opportunities for virtual sessions allow a level of home involvement and support previously made difficult by time and logistical constraints. This session discusses practical strategies for teaching and supporting home caregivers. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
AAC for Patients in Critical and Acute Care Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
Regardless of their age, patients in critical and acute care settings may experience communication difficulties due to the nature of their illness and the medical interventions they require. This session discusses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for these patients, including evaluation and intervention considerations, resources, and materials to support AAC service delivery.
Approaches to Lifelong Care for Adults With Complex Medical Conditions
Format(s): eWorkshop
Concrete recommendations and special considerations for adults with complex medical conditions remain sparse. This session shares big-picture strategies to consider when providing care for these patients.
Dysphagia Management for Medically Complex Patients in Acute Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
Dysphagia may be caused by many underlying medical etiologies, and the hospital-based SLP must navigate a comprehensive world of medical diagnoses and be prepared to accurately evaluate and plan dysphagia treatment. This session presents a model for using medical chart review, online resources, swallow mechanism knowledge, and cultivated diagnostic and treatment skills to approach dysphagia in patients with any medical diagnosis.
Managing Dysphagia in Patients With COVID-19 in Acute Care and Beyond
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our patients in unusual ways. Patients with COVID-19 can present with a variety of symptoms: from loss of taste and smell, to fatigue, shortness of breath, and coughing. This session reviews current available evidence regarding best practices for dysphagia management for patients with COVID-19 in acute care and during their rehabilitation, including working through a case study.
Medically Complex Patients: Coverage of and Payment for SLP Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
Coverage of and payment for SLP services for patients with complex medical conditions requires SLPs to navigate provider guidelines and payment systems related to multiple sites of service and multiple episodes of care. SLPs must also exhibit professional mastery of the principles of clinical decision-making pertaining to a continuum of care from intensive skilled treatment to maintenance intervention and termination of SLP care. This session presents critical information to support accurate payment for SLP services provided to patients with complex medical conditions. The speakers share a pediatric and an adult case scenario and provide useful resources.
Psychosocial Consequences of Prolonged Hospital Stays
Format(s): eWorkshop
Prolonged hospital stays can impact patients in a variety of ways, having adverse effects on physical, financial, and psychosocial health. This session explores psychosocial impacts such as demoralization and concerning psychiatric symptoms.
Supporting Medically Complex Patients Through Effective, Multidisciplinary Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
Bringing together a group of health care professionals with varied expertise to deliver treatment has been shown to improve patient outcomes. This session discusses the relevance of a multidisciplinary treatment approach for patients with complex medical conditions, with a specific focus on rehabilitation services, providing insight into effective teaming for successful multidisciplinary patient interventions.
Supporting People With Chronic Dysphagia
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs’ work with patients with complex medical conditions and their families, and the focus is often on the initial or acute stages of conditions that affect eating, drinking, and swallowing. This session addresses how SLPs can ensure best practice in the longer-term. The speaker addresses the importance of understanding how a patient’s dysphagia fits into the bigger medical and quality-of-life picture, backed by bioethical considerations and evidence. The session discusses how SLPs are not just one cog in a complex, interprofessional machine, but often the linchpin for optimal care of the patient and their family.
Team-Based Decision-Making With Patients on Mechanical Ventilation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores issues facing patients on mechanical ventilation and their care teams. The speaker discusses how a care team comes together to use objective criteria (including decision-making criteria) for patient care regarding placement and weaning from speaking valves. The speaker also discusses special considerations for settings without access to a team approach and when working with children.
The Role of the SLP in Palliative Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs often work with individuals in palliative care to improve their functional abilities related to dysphagia as well as communication, but the SLP’s role in end-of-life processes is more challenging to define. This session explores the unique and rewarding role of the SLP in palliative care and end-of-life processes and describes how SLPs can provide support for swallowing and communication across the continuum of care and with a variety of populations.
Treatment Approaches for Children With Complex Medical Conditions
Format(s): eWorkshop
Children with complex medically conditions require individualized, high-intensity treatments that require the collaboration of multiple specialists. This session explores common attributes of this patient population and highlights the SLP’s role in managing these patients as part of the care team.
Be the Change: A Call for SLP Innovation in TBI Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLP roles, practices, and opportunities when working with children and adults with TBI have transformed over the past two decades. Much of the change has been driven by external forces, including insurance, science, regulations, and more. This session empowers SLPs to drive TBI practice advances in 2020 and beyond, focusing on three key areas: (1) re-imagining intervention for patients with cognitive impairments in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, (2) defining what we do and how it helps across the recovery continuum, and (3) characterizing “functional” in terms of what it means for people with communication disorders after TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Collaboration on the Pediatric ICU Rehab Team
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session outlines the members, roles, and responsibilities of the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) rehab team and describes areas of collaborative and independent decision-making to maximize the rehabilitative outcomes for pediatric patients across the continuum in the ICU.
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome in Adults and Children
Format(s): eWorkshop
Adult and pediatric survivors of critical illness commonly experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS, or PICS-p in children), consisting of impairments in mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms), cognition, and physical function. These impairments are associated with worse health-related quality of life and can persist for years after discharge from the intensive care unit. This session describes the incidence of and risk factors for such symptoms as well as interventions to prevent and manage these impairments.
Realistic, Functional Interventions and Collaborative Services for Medically Complex Patients
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the complexities SLPs must account for when treating patients with complicated medical conditions, whose communication, cognitive, and swallowing difficulties are multifactorial. The speaker discusses how SLPs can get a clear understanding of the impact of each medical diagnosis – and the interactions among them – on a patient’s functioning, and how to collaborate with other specialists whose expertise complements SLPs’ efforts. The speaker explores how SLPs can provide thoughtful, systematic scaffolding designed to improve the health and function of damaged tissues/structures and physiologic systems, develop patient independence in the skilled performance of compensations and other behaviors that jump start recovery, and increase a patient’s investment and participation in the process.v
Rehab Considerations for Adults With Complex Medical Conditions in the ICU
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses rehab considerations for SLPs working with adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Speakers discuss an overview of oxygen delivery methods, optimizing communication and dysphagia intervention for ICU patients, progressing patients with tracheostomy to successful decannulation, and maximizing outcomes for patients with complex medical conditions through multidisciplinary communication and collaboration.
SLPs in the NICU: Supporting Infants and Their Families
Format(s): eWorkshop
The typically unplanned journey through the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides infants and their families with an early experience with interprofessional practice. This session reviews common reasons for an infant’s admission into the NICU, describes the interprofessional team caring for these infants, and discusses the role of SLPs as communication and feeding specialists in the NICU. The speaker examines neonatal abstinence syndrome, its cause, and the latest treatment strategies and outcomes. Finally, the speaker touches on the importance of support and post-discharge care for these patients.
Recognizing Microaggressions: Am I Doing That?
Format(s): Micro Course
Experiencing microaggressions can lead to serious feelings of doubt when it comes to self-worth, productivity, and security. What are microaggressions and microbullying? Am I committing them? How do they impact the person who experiences them? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson illuminates these concepts and guides us through purposeful reflection activities that reduce the likelihood of committing microaggressions, ensuring a safer environment for our colleagues and clients, and thereby facilitating more effective communication.
Experiencing Microaggressions: How Can I Respond?
Format(s): Micro Course
People who experience microaggressions feel a range of emotions, frequently including stress, distress, anxiety, insecurity, and decreased feelings of well-being and self-esteem. What can I do when I am a target of a microaggression? What supports can I access? How can I respond effectively? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores the impacts of microaggressions, provides tools for responding, and guides us through practicing effective and empowered communication strategies as well as purposeful empathy and reflection to reduce the consequences of these events.
Witnessing Microaggressions: What Can I Do?
Format(s): Micro Course
As a bystander, we may not recognize a microaggression as it is happening, may not know what to do, or may feel uncomfortable speaking up, but a passive response can significantly exacerbate the consequences. How should we respond when we witness a microaggression? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores how to change our natural response as a bystander from passive to productive and guides us through practice activities to improve our ability to recognize microaggressions and increase our confidence in speaking up in support of individuals experiencing these events.
Combatting Microaggressions: How Can I Help?
Format(s): Micro Course
Many people believe in, support, and want to promote fairness, equity, and inclusion, but they often don't know how. What does it mean to be an ally with regards to microaggressions? In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores practical strategies to eliminate interpersonal and institutional microaggressions and to champion fairness, equity, and inclusion for nondominant groups within our professions and the broader society.
An Audiologist's Approach to Chronic Dizziness
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will examine the diagnosis and treatment of persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD). The session will explore the recently defined criteria for the presentation and symptoms of the disorder as well as describe current and emerging research that is helping clinicians and researchers better understand it. The speaker will also discuss how chronic co-morbid disorders such as migraine and Meniere’s disease should be factored into the treatment of this disorder.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hearing Technology of the Future
Format(s): eWorkshop
There is no question that emerging technologies such as embedded sensors and artificial intelligence are changing the hearing health landscape. This session will look ahead to the coming decade and explore innovations in hearing health care technology, strategy, and service. The speaker will discuss practical ways to leverage these innovations to be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic market landscape.
Audiology Coding and Reimbursement: Practice Considerations for the Future
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will discuss considerations and share tools to help you navigate the evolving audiology coding and reimbursement landscape, including new technologies, third-party administrators, itemization, over-the-counter hearing aids, and the provision of services via telehealth.
Evolving Clinical Practice in Audiology: A Panel Discussion
Format(s): eWorkshop
This panel discussion will explore the future of audiology in various practice settings, including private practice, VA, nonprofit, university, and medical center settings. Panelists will share recent innovations, ideas for how we may rethink audiology in the future, and possible impacts of the pandemic on practice.
Health Economics in Audiologic Practice: Affordability and Willingness to Pay
Format(s): eWorkshop
Affordability of and willingness to pay for amplification devices and hearing health services can be difficult topics to discuss with patients. The session will present an evidence-based, pragmatic approach for addressing affordability issues with patients and leveraging market knowledge, insurance coverage, and community resources to increase accessibility to hearing health care.
Pandemic-Proof Your Audiology Business
Format(s): eWorkshop
The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a level of disruption into our personal and professional lives that was previously unimaginable. How we respond will be a deciding factor for the future success of our practices. This session will explore how to embrace change and use this unique opportunity to rethink how we provide and promote our services. The speaker will discuss specific ways audiologists who operate private practices can clearly articulate their distinctive role in the hearing health marketplace and be prepared for future interruptions such as pandemics, big box stores, online retailers, and personal indecision.
Person-Centered Care in the Audiology Appointment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will explore the Calgary-Cambridge Guides and the Four Habits framework to support audiologists in applying person-centered care and communication skills through the different phases of an audiology appointment. The session will discuss active reflection activities, person-centered principles, and practical ways to enhance hearing care.
Product-Driven vs. Patient-Centered Care: Increasing Hearing Aid Adoption
Format(s): eWorkshop
The degree of hearing aid adoption as a treatment to lessen communication difficulties has remained essentially unchanged over the past four decades. This session will share evidence and hands-on tools that promote opportunities for evaluating and modifying patient readiness, with the intent of enhancing the adoption of professional audiology services and amplification technologies.
Teleaudiology: It Shouldn’t Have to Take a Pandemic
Format(s): eWorkshop
Prior to 2020, a remote model of hearing health care had been applied primarily to remote populations and/or limited to hearing screening and counseling services. Now, in the face of a global pandemic that makes face-to-face services risky, there has been an urgent demand for more information about teleaudiology. This session will review the evolution of teleaudiology, including provider and patient attitudes concerning the perceived benefits, disadvantages, and outcomes associated with remote audiologic care. The speaker will describe an existing, commercial, patient-centered teleaudiology model of hearing health care that is designed to increase accessibility and reduce cost while maintaining the audiologist’s central role as a critical component of care throughout the patient journey.
Tips and Tools for Auditory Rehabilitation in Any Practice Setting
Format(s): eWorkshop
The provision of comprehensive auditory rehabilitation services is critical to successful patient outcomes, yet many audiologists focus primarily or exclusively on amplification due to time, reimbursement, and compliance challenges. This session will clearly define the components of auditory rehabilitation and provide specific strategies and tools to help overcome challenges.
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 course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. 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 course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. 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).
AAC and Core Vocabulary Implementation in Schools: Secrets to Success
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—reviews five key secrets to success for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and core vocabulary initiatives in schools. The speaker discusses specific strategies and tools based on a successful, large-scale AAC implementation. She also shares student examples with language targets and staff examples with fidelity tools.
Literacy Assessment: Controversies, Explanations, and Essential Components
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the school-based SLP’s role—and how they can advocate for that role—in assessing students’ literate language skills as part of a comprehensive language assessment. The speaker outlines the essential components of a comprehensive language assessment and discusses how to interpret patterns of strengths and weaknesses, with implications for intervention planning. This session is a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference.
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 offers a basic overview of standard precautions while focusing on infection-related precautions that are of particular importance to audiologists.
Role of the SLP in the ICU: Influencing Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—examines the SLP’s role on patient-centered care teams in the ICU setting. The speaker discusses the SLP’s vital role in facilitating communication for patients who are intubated, and participants will have the opportunity to practice communicating with various techniques in different roles. The speaker also explores when to screen/assess swallowing post-extubation and how to reduce post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). The session also addresses the importance of communication regarding patient status and goals across the continuum of care, and how to provide bundled patient-centered care using a team approach.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses the realities of child abuse and the SLP’s responsibility to recognize and report abuse. The speaker discusses legal definitions, signs, and symptoms of child abuse as well as common perpetrators and how they gain access to children through a process called grooming. The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect online conference—addresses how to communicate with a child who makes a disclosure, the importance of making a report, how to make a report, and how to overcome the fears and barriers around reporting.
Dementia, Student Supervision,  and the Patient Driven Groupings Model
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
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.
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.
Aging Voice: Assessment and Treatment Options
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses presbyphonia—the anatomical, physiological, and overall functional changes to the vocal mechanism as patients age. The speaker presents assessment strategies, with and without advanced instrumental assessment, as well as treatment options. The speaker also discusses case studies to highlight treatment decision-making and interprofessional care for voice issues that accompany aging. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice and Voice Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session summarizes sources of variability in auditory-perceptual voice assessments. The speaker discusses strategies to reduce sources of error and introduces methods that may be applied in future clinical practice and research. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Enhancing Clinical Practice With Effective Stroboscopy Interpretation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session describes how to evaluate stroboscopy results using a new visuoperceptual assessment tool—the Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging (VALI) rating form. The speaker also discusses how to integrate the results from stroboscopy intro treatment planning and execution. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Including Vocal Hygiene Recommendations in Treatment Planning
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session highlights up-to-date, evidence-based vocal hygiene recommendations that can produce desired clinical outcomes without causing undue burden on patients. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Overcoming Treatment Compliance Challenges in Voice Treatment
Format(s): eWorkshop
Ensuring carryover and compliance outside of voice therapy sessions is one of the most difficult aspects of intervention for voice disorders. This session discusses the latest research, technology, and strategies that can help improve carryover and compliance. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Special Considerations for Performers
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session examines best practices for working with performing artists, a special population that on the one hand has unique stressors and needs but on the other hand shares many issues and concerns with the broader community of patients with voice disorders. The speaker discusses how clinicians can ensure that the therapeutic process is effective and relevant for vocal performing artists. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Instrumental Voice Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session presents key aspects of the ASHA-recommended standard protocols published in 2018 for endoscopic, acoustic, and aerodynamic assessment of voice. The protocols include specifications for instrumentation, environmental conditions, voice/speech tasks, analysis methods, and target measures. They facilitate comparisons across clinical settings and research studies to improve the evidence base in the area of voice. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Pediatric Voice Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session focuses on the assessment of pediatric voice disorders, including techniques for successful laryngeal visualization with children, differential diagnosis of vocal pathologies in the pediatric population, acoustic/aerodynamic measures of vocal function, and implementing a multidisciplinary approach for evaluation and treatment. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Treatment of Pediatric Voice Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session presents an approach to voice treatment and training for children that uses age-adapted play and emphasizes vocal function as opposed to conservation. The speakers discuss the science and data behind the approach, as well as practical issues and strategies for clinical service delivery. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
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.
College Students With TBI: Cognitive Coaching That Promotes Self-Regulation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the challenges that college students face after brain injury. The speaker discusses a coaching approach that is “least restrictive” yet supports and instructs students in self-regulation. The speaker also shares practical, metacognitive strategies and tools that support students’ executive functions so they can meet academic and social goals. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Dysphagia and Respiratory Concerns Following TBI
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores evaluation and treatment of swallowing and breathing issues following traumatic brain injury. The speaker discusses how to account for deficits in cognition, self-regulation, and arousal as well as concomitant injuries necessitating prolonged mechanical ventilation, which add complexity to the clinical picture for this unique patient population. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Executive Function and Self-Regulation After TBI: Apps for Daily Life
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how mobile apps can help adults and adolescents recovering from TBI address common executive function and self-regulation challenges. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Functional Treatment Approaches: Beyond Workbooks
Format(s): eWorkshop
Too often, therapeutic progress that happens in a clinical setting does not translate to real-world gains. This session discusses various strategies to create and implement functional treatment plans for patients with TBI to capitalize on their strengths and increase independence in real-world settings. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Life After TBI: Coping With PTSD, Ambiguous Loss, and Mental Health Symptoms
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores mental health conditions—including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and ambiguous loss—that individuals with TBI often experience. The speaker discusses how to recognize symptoms, normalize the experiences, and support recovery for individuals with TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Damage the Systems of Hearing and Balance
Format(s): eWorkshop
Concussion care requires a team with the collective expertise to address all factors that are likely to influence a patient's abilities and performance. This session provides an overview of cutting-edge, emerging research about how brain injury can affect auditory and balance functions. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Navigating the SLPs Role in Concussion Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the current SLP practice recommendations when it comes to assessment and intervention for concussion/mild TBI, including how SLPs can integrate into interdisciplinary care models. The speaker also discusses considerations related to hearing and auditory processing after mild TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Return to School Following TBI: Promoting Success in the Classroom
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session focuses on best practices and policies for schools to ensure that students successfully “return to learn” following a concussion/mild TBI. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Veterans With TBI: Engaging the Health Care Community to Improve Outcomes
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores treatment plans and outcomes for combat-wounded veterans. The speakers share personal and professional experiences working with veterans with TBI, including considerations related to the variability of symptoms across individuals as well the unique experiences of combat veterans and their families. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Assessment of Cognition & Communication After Pediatric TBI
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses the challenges and opportunities for speech-language pathologists who evaluate cognitive-communication, speech, and language disorders in children and adolescents with TBI. The session includes case studies. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Assessment Techniques for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses various testing options for assessing adults and adolescents with TBI, including self-report measures, standardized assessments, and functional evaluation procedures. The speaker uses clinical case examples across these testing domains to illustrate the usefulness of the tools and how they can help alleviate assessment challenges clinicians often face. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
Return-to-Work Solutions for Individuals With TBI
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the models for treating persistent cognitive-communication deficits and the roles of the SLP from an interdisciplinary perspective. The speaker offers solutions for frequently encountered clinician questions about assessment and treatment goal-writing. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.”
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
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
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
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.”