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Assessment for Developmental Language Disorder: Connecting Purpose With Practical Methods and Tools (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 5/22/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
This webinar will provide information to help SLPs feel more confident during the challenging process of assessing and diagnosing children with developmental language disorder (DLD). The webinar will define, compare, and contrast the features associated with various assessment tools and discuss the rationale for different assessments. The speaker will address how to select the best assessment instrument for the particular child and how to utilize information gained to inform clinical decisions. The speaker will combat common misconceptions about language assessments and provide practical, evidence-based strategies for assessment planning and interpretation. Using case studies and clinical scenarios, the presenter will demonstrate a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that integrates data across assessments.
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From Referral to Dismissal: Providing Ethical Speech-Language Services in Public Schools (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 5/22/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
This live webinar (May 22, 2024, 1-3 p.m. ET) will explore the special education process from referral to dismissal under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as it relates to students with speech-language disorders. The speaker will discuss the role of the SLP, response to intervention (RTI) strategies, and the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with specific goals to meet the individual needs of students. The webinar will discuss principles and rules from the ASHA Code of Ethics that support ethical decision-making throughout the process.
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Inclusion, Accessibility, and Alternative Access in Early Childhood (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 5/23/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
This webinar will explore alternative access methods in early childhood along with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), with a focus on switch access. The speaker will discuss a total access approach assigning meaning to all communication attempts, increasing social interactions and acceptance, and presuming competence for the youngest learners. The webinar will share examples of play-based learning activities that SLPs can customize to meet a child's unique interests and passions while focusing on alternative access methods.
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Beyond Speech: Managing Medically Complex Patients at Home (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 6/5/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
SLPs who work in home health care settings face many unique challenges, especially when their patients are medically complex. This live webinar (June 5, 2024, 1-3 p.m. ET) will examine the multi-faceted role of the SLP when treating these patients. The speaker will discuss special considerations and barriers, including dysphagia management, in this unique practice environment.
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Home Health Care: Practical Tips for Person-Centered and Culturally Responsive Care (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 6/17/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
SLPs who work in home health care have the unique opportunity to practice person-centered and culturally responsive care in the most functional setting possible: the patient's home. This live webinar (June 17, 2024, 2-4 p.m. ET) will explore what person-centered and culturally responsive care looks like, why it matters, and how to do it. The course will highlight practical takeaways, including how to increase self-awareness and practice mindfulness even when you're busy.
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Inclusion, Accessibility, and Alternative Access in Early Childhood (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will explore alternative access methods in early childhood along with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), with a focus on switch access. The speaker will discuss a total access approach assigning meaning to all communication attempts, increasing social interactions and acceptance, and presuming competence for the youngest learners. The webinar will share examples of play-based learning activities that SLPs can customize to meet a child's unique interests and passions while focusing on alternative access methods.
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Assessment for Developmental Language Disorder: Connecting Purpose With Practical Methods and Tools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will provide information to help SLPs feel more confident during the challenging process of assessing and diagnosing children with developmental language disorder (DLD). The webinar will define, compare, and contrast the features associated with various assessment tools and discuss the rationale for different assessments. The speaker will address how to select the best assessment instrument for the particular child and how to utilize information gained to inform clinical decisions. The speaker will combat common misconceptions about language assessments and provide practical, evidence-based strategies for assessment planning and interpretation. Using case studies and clinical scenarios, the presenter will demonstrate a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that integrates data across assessments.
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From Referral to Dismissal: Providing Ethical Speech-Language Services in Public Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning May 24, 2024) will explore the special education process from referral to dismissal under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as it relates to students with speech-language disorders. The speaker will discuss the role of the SLP, response to intervention (RTI) strategies, and the development of IEPs with specific goals to meet the individual needs of students. The webinar will discuss principles and rules from the ASHA Code of Ethics that support ethical decision-making throughout the process.
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Services for Elementary Students With Speech Sound Disorders: SLP and Teacher Collaboration (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
When providing services for elementary students with speech sound disorders, you might ask: Is pull-out the best service delivery model for this student? How can I collaborate with teachers to promote generalization? Would classroom-based services be appropriate? This on demand webinar (available beginning May 17, 2024) will review models of co-teaching and apply them to specific students and situations, explore practical resources to enhance collaboration, and guide you through developing a plan to increase effective collaboration in your work environment.
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Navigating Home Health Care and Proving the Value of the SLP (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs are often underutilized in home health (HH) care settings despite the value they bring to patient care and outcomes. With the recent expansion of Medicare's home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) model, the need for SLPs will only increase. This on demand webinar (available beginning May 16, 2024) will discuss the critical role SLPs play in the reimbursement structure of HH, in achieving the objectives of HHVBP, and as part of the interprofessional care team.
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Beyond Speech: Managing Medically Complex Patients at Home (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work in home health care settings face many unique challenges, especially when their patients are medically complex. This on demand webinar (available beginning June 7, 2024) will examine the multi-faceted role of the SLP when treating these patients. The speaker will discuss special considerations and barriers, including dysphagia management, in this unique practice environment.
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Home Health Care: Practical Tips for Person-Centered and Culturally Responsive Care (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work in home health care have the unique opportunity to practice person-centered and culturally responsive care in the most functional setting possible: the patient's home. This on demand webinar (available beginning June 19, 2024) will explore what person-centered and culturally responsive care looks like, why it matters, and how to do it. The course will highlight practical takeaways, including how to increase self-awareness and practice mindfulness even when you're busy.
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Home Health Care for Adult Patients: What SLPs Need to Know (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This introductory-level course will provide an overview of working with adult patients in the home health care setting. The speaker will share the basics of SLP reimbursement and regulation in this unique care setting, along with recommendations for assessment and treatment with a functional focus. The on demand webinar (available beginning May 3, 2024) will discuss clinical decision-making strategies and suggestions for documentation as well as special considerations for SLPs in the home health care setting, such as safety, counseling, and self-care.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss in Children (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning April 27, 2024) will highlight the behaviors and characteristics typically associated with hearing loss and those typically associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children from birth to age 10. The speakers will emphasize the unique characteristics that contribute to the dual diagnosis of both ASD and hearing loss. The course will explain the impacts of social determinants of health as they relate to the diagnosis of and intervention for children with ASD and hearing loss.
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Developmental Language Disorder: Key Characteristics and Variability (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children with developmental language disorder (DLD) can demonstrate a range of characteristics and challenges, which can appear not only in their language abilities but also in their cognitive and motor abilities. This on demand webinar (available beginning May 2, 2024) will give SLPs a deeper understanding of the common characteristics associated with DLD as well as individual differences among children with the disorder. The webinar will share examples of how to tailor vocabulary and reading interventions for children with DLD.
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Speech Evaluation and Intervention for Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning March 30, 2024) will guide SLPs in knowing what to listen for in the speech and resonance of children with cleft palate, cleft lip and palate, and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction and will discuss how to differentiate active, passive, and adaptive articulations. The speaker will address how to decide what to treat with speech interventions vs. what requires treatment from the medical team and will review evidence-based intervention techniques.
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Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech-Language Services and Early Intervention (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many SLPs who provide early intervention (EI) services are aware of the neurodiversity paradigm and neurodiversity-affirming practices but still have questions about incorporating these practices into their services. In this on demand webinar (available beginning April 6, 2024), the presenter will review practical resources and evidence-based practices for implementing neurodiversity-affirming care in the EI setting, including practical strategies for assessment, goal writing, parent coaching, and intervention.
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2024 Coding and Payment Update for Speech-Language Pathologists (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar discusses key 2024 coding and health care payment updates for SLPs. Topics include new CPT codes for caregiver training, updates to ICD-10 diagnosis codes, the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and common coding and billing challenges and solutions. The speakers present scenarios across a variety of settings and patient populations.
Counseling for Individuals Who Stutter and Their Families: The What, Why, and How (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Individuals who stutter--as well as their families--can experience a range of emotions, thoughts, and interactions around stuttering that can negatively impact quality of life. Counseling is a critical area of SLP practice to address these needs. This on demand webinar addresses the need for counseling, essentials of counseling, and principles of effective and practical counseling for individuals who stutter and their families.
Working Together to Support Elementary Students' Academic Language Knowledge (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Students who learn and think differently commonly struggle with academic language knowledge, and class time for single vocabulary word instruction is limited. This on demand webinar reviews key academic language components that influence literacy outcomes, outlines effective strategies to enhance elementary students' academic language performance, and delivers actionable tips for collaborating with educational personnel to support students' literacy outcomes.
Leveraging Classroom-Based Service Delivery (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores approaches to enhance education through classroom-based service delivery models. The presenter discusses how to integrate a variety of models into your current modes of service delivery. The webinar showcases successful case studies and best practices for fostering collaborative practices and improving student outcomes within a classroom setting. You will walk away with practical strategies and tools to transform your practices for both professional and student growth.
The Audiologist's Role in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists play a vital role in the evaluation and management of individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This on demand webinar discusses the special considerations for testing and managing auditory and vestibular concerns of adult patients with TBI. The speakers discuss comprehensive audiometry, auditory processing, and vestibular testing as well as share strategies for working with adults with TBI and resources you can pass on to your patients.
Audiological Considerations for Children With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
What is the audiologist's role in providing care for children and adolescents who have experienced concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)? This on demand webinar discusses advanced testing of the central auditory and vestibular pathways for young people with concussion/mTBI as well as those with post-concussion syndrome. Whether you have equipment and are ready to start an mTBI protocol in your clinic or you want to learn more about the nature of the symptoms of mTBI, this course provides the tools to help you assist your pediatric patients.
Reducing Bias in Assessment: Tools for Addressing Disproportionality in Special Education (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Multilingual children are often over- or under-identified as having speech- and/or language-related disorders. This on demand webinar reviews the underlying causes of this disproportionality, the role that SLPs can play in prevention, and the importance of nonbiased assessment. The presenter discusses how SLPs can improve the accuracy of language-related disorder identification in schools by leveraging their unique skill set. The webinar presents a framework for disproportionality prevention as well as information about specific assessment methods.
Feeding and Swallowing in Schools: Crafting Culturally Responsive, Evidence-Based IEPs (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar discusses ways to foster the development of evidence-based IEPs (individualized education programs) when targeting feeding and swallowing in the public-school setting. The speaker addresses working with related professionals and interprofessional practice opportunities within and beyond the school setting to enhance student outcomes. The speaker also provides strategies for family-centered care and culturally responsive practices.
Executive Function Strategies for Children and Adults (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss the M-E-T-A™ (Mindful Examination of Thinking and Awareness) intervention approach and related evidence-based strategies to help children and adults improve executive functioning and achieve positive outcomes. The presenter will share strategies that children and adults can use to enhance goal-directed planning and future-forward thinking as well as build emotional resilience, gratitude, compassion, and pride.
Strategic Language Use: Supporting Secondary Students (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work in secondary schools have an essential role in helping students with communication disorders develop disciplinary literacy so they can learn and communicate their knowledge in various subjects. This on demand webinar presents strategies and ideas for developing programs and engaging in evidence-based practices that leverage collaboration to help middle- and high-school students learn how to use language strategically to gain and communicate their knowledge.
Dynamic Conversations: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination for Neurodivergent Individuals (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Self-advocacy and self-determination skills are important for engaging in successful interactions, achieving goals, and promoting shared perspective-taking, particularly for individuals with autism and other neurodivergent individuals. This on demand webinar explores strategies SLPs can use when working with neurodivergent and autistic children and adolescents to support their self-advocacy and self-determination skills so they can effectively express their preferences and goals.
Digital Resources in Auditory Rehabilitation: Unlocking the Potential
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
In the rising digital era, and especially since the pandemic, implementation of telehealth and provision of auditory rehabilitation (AR) using digital platforms have notably increased. This has changed the outlook of service provision by audiologists and speech-language pathologists alike. Digital platforms have the potential to positively impact AR practices by improving accessibility of rehabilitation services as well as by facilitating a more effective way to share resources with both professionals and end users. This SIG 7 activity includes two articles about the accessibility and effectiveness of digital platforms to provide AR services for both adults and children with hearing difficulties. The first article discusses the differences in the distribution strategy, users’ experience, and satisfaction for two digital platforms (a static website and an active blog) offering AR materials for professionals. Their study concludes that social media–focused active distribution is effective because it results in more total traffic, a greater number of users, more frequent access, and an overall high level of satisfaction with the quality of information and resources. The second article discusses the details of a Zoom-based telepractice initial evaluation protocol used by speech-language pathologists serving children who are hard of hearing and their families. This clinical protocol was designed to synchronously share resources and questionnaires with family members of children who are hard of hearing. Authors suggest that providing AR services through telepractice facilitates high-quality diagnostics and counseling to the same extent as that of in-person diagnostic sessions.
Addressing Postsecondary Social-Emotional Communication Needs (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many young adults with mild-to-moderate communication disorders struggle to achieve their postsecondary goals. This on demand webinar equips SLPs working in private practice, health care, or school settings to utilize language-based social-emotional coping strategies to help young adults with language impairments improve their self-efficacy, career readiness, and employability.
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in School-Based Swallowing and Feeding (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is designed for school-based SLPs who serve children with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders (PFD). The course will review the ASHA Code of Ethics and an ethical decision-making approach, with application for SLPs serving children with PFD. Case studies will guide discussion of resources and approaches that can help resolve ethical issues.
Destination Collaboration: Service Delivery Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School SLPs (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs charged with delivering collaborative services in elementary, middle, and high schools face a variety of considerations. You may have questions like, how do I find consensus and shared goals? How can I find time for shared planning and execution? How do I overcome barriers to collaborative practice? This introductory-level on-demand webinar reviews practical resources, strategies, and evidence-based practices for collaborative service delivery.
Prevalence and Identification of Communication Disorders in Japan, Guatemala, & Global Contexts
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course focuses on the prevalence and identification of communication disorders in Japan, Guatemala, and global contexts. The first study, conducted in Japan, examines the prediction of special educational needs in children who stutter using a screening test for three neurodevelopmental disorders. The second study explores clinical practices for speech sound disorders in Guatemala, particularly the use of nonspeech oral motor exercises. The third study provides insights into the frequency of aphasia worldwide.
Health Care Utilization Disparities Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients and the Potential Role of Audiologists in Screening for Cognitive Impairment
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course contains two articles: one that discusses health care disparities and the need for better communication access for people with hearing loss, and one that addresses the potential role of audiologists in screening for cognitive impairment.
Ethics for Audiologists (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is intended for audiologists who are interested in how ethical practice issues relate to their work. The speaker will provide an overview of the theories of ethics, their application to the audiology profession, and sample case analyses to illustrate ethical decision-making.
Esophageal Dysphagia: A Primer for SLPs (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is a practical primer for SLPs who work with patients with dysphagia regardless of setting. The webinar explores the interrelationship between the oropharynx and the esophagus, reviews vital anatomy and physiology, discusses advocating with your interprofessional team about of the role of esophageal scans during videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS), and explains what to do when you suspect esophageal involvement as part of your patient's dysphagia.
Contextualized Language Intervention at the Secondary Level: Practical Ideas for Supporting Language and Literacy (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this webinar for school-based SLPs, the presenters will discuss the unique needs of middle- and high-school students with language disorders in the context of the "hidden curriculum" of the secondary classroom. The webinar will address how SLPs can empower successful language learning through contextualized language and literacy instruction.
Individuals With Developmental Disabilities: Communication Myths and Realities (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with individuals with development disabilities across the life span are often confronted with myths that may limit the communication of their clients, students, and patients. This on demand webinar examines some of these myths and how they affect the delivery of communication services and supports. The speakers share evidence and case examples that debunk these myths and explain strategies you may use to change perceptions.
Community Re-Engagement for Adults With Acquired Brain Injury (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
A focus on community re-engagement and return-to-work can provide meaningful and purpose-filled goals related to life participation for adults with acquired brain injury (ABI). This on demand webinar discusses collaborative strategies to engage clients with returning to work and overcoming barriers to community re-engagement. The presenter highlights a model of community-based, return-to-work functional rehabilitation that professionals can adapt in their own local communities.
Parent Coaching to Support Social-Emotional and Communication Development in Early Intervention (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is for SLPs in early intervention who support families of children with both language and social-emotional delays. The webinar explores evidence-based strategies for supporting social-emotional skill development, examines the impact of grief and trauma on parent engagement and language, explains attachment styles, and shares strategies for building parent capacity.
Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Students: A Guide for School-Based Audiologists and SLPs (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) students often have to deal with negative responses that can take a serious toll on their mental health. Research shows that having just one supportive adult in the child's life can significantly reduce these harmful outcomes. This on demand webinar explores—and provides opportunities for practicing—skills for communicating with students and coworkers in gender-inclusive ways and developing a toolbox of allyship with TGNB students.
Unbundling Your Services and Implementing Hybrid Payment Models (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In the evolving environment of over-the-counter hearing aids, big box stores, and changing reimbursement, should audiologists charge differently for hearing aid services? This on demand webinar explores why itemizing services or providing a hybrid model of service delivery could be beneficial, how this model was implemented at one medical center, and how to determine what to bill.
Ethics and Culturally Responsive Care (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and SLPs often face challenging ethical dilemmas related to evaluation and intervention with multicultural and multilingual populations. Interpretation and application of the revised ASHA Code of Ethics (2023) may seem daunting and leave you with questions such as, "How do these changes impact me?" and "Can I refuse to provide services if I don't feel competent to treat a non-English-speaking individual?" This on demand webinar reviews the provisions of the revised Code of Ethics related to culturally responsive intervention and shares problem-solving strategies to work through ethical dilemmas you might encounter in professional practice.
Be MINDful: Going Beyond Dialect Variation in Assessment and Treatment (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
When evaluating and treating a client, patient, or student for any type of disorder, audiologists and SLPs need to consider the individual's culture, including the language and dialect they speak. This on demand webinar discusses the acronym MIND (Minority Indigenous Nonstandardized Dialects) and explores the social stigma and unfair treatment individuals often experience due to their language or dialect (known as linguicism).
AAC Coaching in a Virtual World: Strategies for Success
Format(s): eWorkshop
Coaching communication partners to support augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an important and effective strategy, and the increase in virtual communication over the past year has opened the door for more comprehensive and robust coaching opportunities. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines technology tools that make the process more efficient, accessible, and effective. The presenter also discusses strategies to build relationships and create positive collaboration with families and caregivers.
A Strengths-Based Approach to the IEP Process (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Speech-language pathologists recognize that the students they serve have unique strengths and challenges. However, it can be difficult to use a strengths-based approach when eligibility determination and program planning usually focus on what students can't do. It is only when we acknowledge students' assets and resources that we can support them in pursuing their life aspirations. This on demand webinar explores tools for assessment, intervention, and post-secondary planning to help SLPs leverage students' strengths to support areas of need during the IEP process.
Communication Needs of Individuals With Down Syndrome (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Down syndrome is a genetic syndrome characterized by unique anatomical and physiological traits; medical complications affecting movement, respiration, feeding, and metabolism; intellectual disabilities; as well as dysarthria and other communication challenges. This on demand webinar shares evidence-based techniques that target motor speech, voice, fluency, and functional language to maximize intelligibility and comprehensibility of speech and language for individuals with Down syndrome.
Religious Considerations for Eating, Drinking, and Swallowing Services (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Eating, drinking, and swallowing are individual actions that are central to identity and cultural participation. For many individuals, spirituality or religious preferences are important aspects of what gives their life meaning. This on demand webinar steps back from swallowing physiology to explore the interplay of eating, drinking, swallowing, and religious beliefs and practices.
Treatment of Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in School-Age Children (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores what pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) can look like in school-age children and outlines practical management strategies, therapeutic compensations, and skill-building activities. The speaker also addresses the importance of coordinated care.
Multicultural Considerations in Language Assessment and Autism Screenings
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 course is multicultural considerations in language assessment and autism screenings. Specific topics include: assessing article production accuracy in an Arabic-English speaking child as well as examination of the utility of the Vietnamese language version of the Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers-Revision with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F) for screening Vietnamese children for autism risk.
Bilingual Parents’ Experiences Receiving Advice Regarding Language Use and Perspectives Related to Multicultural Training With SLPs
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The theme for this SIG 14 activity is bilingual parents’ experiences receiving advice regarding language use and perspectives related to multicultural training with SLPs. Topics include: examining the advice parents of bilingual children received from health care professionals and teachers regarding the language(s) their children should learn and use, as well as assessing whether SLPs feel adequately prepared to interact with, assess, instruct, or treat multicultural clients.
A Preventative Approach to Radiation-Associated Dysphagia (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs are increasingly involved in the care of patients with head and neck cancer. While preventative dysphagia services are accepted as standard of care, many clinicians don't have the background in this population to determine how to best evaluate and treat patients prior to radiation. This on demand webinar covers what clinicians need to know to provide prehabilitative care-from justification to assessment to treatment to working within the multidisciplinary cancer care team.
Perceptions of Narrative Quality in School-Age African American English (AAE) Speakers (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
School-based SLPs who work with African American children can feel underprepared to properly evaluate their language abilities. This webinar explores variation in narrative practices common within AAE-speaking communities. The presenters discuss widely held beliefs about narrative language and its variation, how these beliefs affect clinical practice, and insights from research into how we can expand our narrative language assessment practices to be more inclusive of culturally based narrative variation.
One of a Kind: Possibilities in Bilingual Assessment of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Deaf children are seen in increasing numbers in public schools and SLPs' private practices, though there are few graduate-level programs that prepare SLPs to work with this culturally and linguistically unique population. This course is intended for SLPs with little to no knowledge of bilingual (American Sign Language [ASL] and spoken language) assessment of children who are Deaf/hard of hearing. The session provides a beginning foundation so that you can approach the assessment of a bilingual DHH child with an increased sense of awareness and tools at your disposal.
Auditory-Verbal Intervention for Learners Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: A Primer
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and SLPs are critical team members who can support listening and spoken language outcomes for students who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). This webinar discusses auditory-verbal intervention as an approach for learners who are DHH and learning to listen and/or talk. The presenters explore foundational elements critical for success in auditory-verbal intervention, including audiologic assessment and management, caregiver engagement, and support from interprofessional teams.
Disability and Ableism: Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity, Allyship, and Power (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and SLPs can better serve individuals with disabilities when we are cognizant of ableism, implicit bias, and microaggressions. This on demand webinar explores perspectives on disability as well as the acquisition of a disability identity and voice. The speaker discusses the importance of allies and alliances and how clinicians can contribute to client, student, and patient empowerment.
Pathways to Specializing in Voice and Upper Airway Disorders: Multiple Perspectives
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
It is well known within our field that identifying voice and upper airway specialized training opportunities and subsequent positions is challenging, competitive, and sometimes elusive. In this SIG 3 activity, various pathways to specializing in voice and upper airway disorders are explored from the viewpoint of different authors at various stages of their careers. The hope is to make the process of specialization more transparent and share components that have contributed to success, while also highlighting the diversity of training and experience that is so important in our field.
Approaches to Auditory Rehabilitation for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These SIG 7 Perspectives articles focus on auditory rehabilitation (AR) for adults with cochlear implants. While the benefits of AR in the population are recognized in the literature, service-delivery models are variable, and there is no gold standard approach to developing and implementing a comprehensive AR program. Glade and colleagues provide an overview of clinical models currently being used for the provision of AR for adults with cochlear implants from nine clinics across the country. The article highlights the importance of interprofessional practice in AR and outlines the roles of professionals included on care teams. There is a discussion about barriers to successful implementation of AR programs, including distance to services, and recommendations for potential solutions, such as teletherapy. In the second article, Mosley describes the process of creating and implementing a comprehensive teleaudiology AR program for older adults who use cochlear implants at the University of South Alabama Speech & Hearing Center.
Supervision: Addressing Emotional Resilience, Reflection, & Cultural Competence
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This SIG 11 Perspectives activity addresses aspects of clinical supervision and administration beyond the “Big Nine” clinical competencies. In the first article, the author discusses the significance of emotional resilience and provides practical strategies to encourage resiliency in supervisees. The second article explains the significance of cultural competence and the value of open conversations within supervisory relationships. Finally, the third article highlights key skills used in intentional and reflective supervision.
Engaging in Effective Counseling as a Speech-Language Pathologist
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many clients need help adjusting to their communication challenge and/or coping with the changes required to help them communicate more effectively. This on demand webinar examines counseling in the context of speech-language pathology practice and shares skills and behaviors SLPs can use to effectively engage in counseling with all types of clients.
Reducing Workload and Improving Outcomes Through Collaboration (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar shares a framework for collaboration and consultation that school-based SLPs can use to support young students in their natural learning environments. The course examines the benefits of developing collaborative relationships with parents, teachers, and other professionals-as well as the importance using culturally responsive practices when engaged in consultation and collaboration-to improve student outcomes.
Addressing Feeding Needs for Children With Cerebral Palsy in the School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is designed for school-based SLPs who support children with complex oral feeding and swallowing needs. The speaker discusses the components of a robust feeding and dysphagia assessment, and how that assessment informs treatment decisions surrounding a student's feeding needs. The course examines effective and realistic goal development to address feeding needs within the IEP.
Managing Dysphagia in Individuals With Dementia (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on identification and management of dysphagia in people with dementia, with discussion of current research on dysphagia assessment, intervention, and caregiver burden. The webinar presents preferred practices for maximizing quality of life for this patient population.
Intervention With Teens and Adults Who Stutter: Readiness for Change (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar presents a framework for assisting teens and adults in the design and implementation of stuttering intervention. The course is based on the concept that meaningful stuttering intervention and outcomes are based in the client's and clinician's shared understanding of the importance and weight that the client places on changing the physical attributes of stuttering, their thoughts and feelings about it, their use of avoidance strategies, and how ready they are to change one or all of these components.
Evaluating Discourse Production After Right Hemisphere Brain Damage (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) commonly causes pragmatic language use impairments that are most apparent during discourse production. This on demand webinar provides SLPs with guidance on discourse elicitation and evaluation using scripted tasks to help increase clinicians' confidence when assessing and diagnosing communication impairments after right hemisphere stroke.
Feeding and Swallowing in School-Age Children: Anatomy and Physiology (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar describes anatomical and physiological structures and functions related to feeding and swallowing to assist clinicians in interpreting evaluation findings and selecting appropriate treatment strategies for students on their caseload. The presenter discusses sensorimotor function of the trunk, shoulders, head, and neck, as well as of the upper aerodigestive tract, and reviews oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal structures and functions. The webinar includes case studies that address the impact of impaired anatomy and physiology in students with feeding and swallowing disorders.
Clinical Swallowing Exams: Strengths and Limitations
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the strengths and limitations for interpreting clinical swallow examination (CSE) results, including implications for dysphagia management in adult populations across clinical settings. The speaker contrasts CSEs with instrumental swallow examinations and shares resources to maximize clinical usefulness of the clinical swallow exam.
Normal, Safe, and Efficient Swallowing: Beyond the Semantics
Format(s): eWorkshop
Clinicians who practice dysphagia management can easily generate a mental image of a "normal" swallow. Frequently, words such as "unsafe," "inefficient," or "at-risk" accompany images of swallows that deviate from normal. This session carefully examines the complexities and pitfalls of using these types of terms with patients, families, and/or medical providers. In particular, the speakers discuss how the SLP's notion of what constitutes safety and efficiency can influence diet recommendations and treatment plans. This session tackles the complexities of the meaning behind the words and phrases that influence and underlie clinical decisions and how SLPs communicate them to patients and other stakeholders.
Feeding and Swallowing Assessments in the School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores the expertise and tools needed to successfully conduct a comprehensive feeding and swallowing assessment in a school setting. The presenter provides step-by-step guidance to boost clinicians' confidence as they navigate this unique environment and leverage available resources to clearly identify students' feeding and swallowing needs when establishing eligibility and implementing preferred practice recommendations in the educational setting.
Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Dysarthria (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar introduces practical clinical decision-making frameworks for evaluating and treating children with dysarthria and illustrates their application through clinical case examples. The course strives to increase SLPs' confidence in evaluating and treating children with dysarthria.
Cracking the Code: CPT and ICD-10 Coding Fundamentals for SLPs
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course provides a foundation of practical coding knowledge to help SLPs accurately submit payment claims. The course reviews diagnosis and procedure coding fundamentals, including the important rules and tools to help avoid common pitfalls. Speakers explore real-world coding and claims case studies and provide strategies you can use to navigate your own unique scenarios.
Social Considerations: Exercise and Engagement, Communicative Participation
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This Perspectives course contains three articles that focus on social considerations in the elderly, with emphases on risk factors for dementia and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Beginner’s Guide to Successfully Working in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Working as a school-based SLP is exciting and rewarding-when you understand your role! This on demand webinar provides SLPs who are new to the school setting with effective practices, resources, and an introduction to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The speakers share practical strategies to support a workload approach to services, helping you balance the work you are given with the time you have. The webinar includes tips for scheduling your days and tracking your work for maximum impact, creative service delivery models, specific intervention ideas to take back and use immediately with students, and tips for advocating for a realistic and manageable workload.
Culturally Competent Service Delivery in Schools
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides a foundation for understanding aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to service delivery in the school setting and beyond. The presenter shares case studies, strategies, and resources for best practices in providing culturally responsive services in the current social and public health context.
The Link Between Speech Sound Disorders and Reading/Writing Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
Speech sound disorders (SSDs) exist along a spectrum of severity and abilities, with many involving both the motoric and the phonological system. As a result, many children with SSDs experience related issues with the phonological skills needed for word reading and spelling. This session reviews the Simple Views of Reading and of Writing and connects those theories to assessment practices. The speaker discusses ideas for adapting speech sound intervention activities to include phonological awareness, decoding, and spelling.
Dyslexia in the Schools: What Is the SLP’s Role?
Format(s): eWorkshop
This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores what dyslexia is and what the SLP’s role can be in prevention, identification, and intervention. Legislation varies widely across and within U.S. states regarding roles and responsibilities when it comes to diagnosing and treating dyslexia. The speaker shares resources for how to determine your state’s dyslexia legislation as well as tips for advocating for services for students with dyslexia.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Ensuring Proper Diagnosis of Autistic Girls
Format(s): eWorkshop
Autism can present quite differently in boys and girls, and research demonstrates that many girls and women are being misdiagnosed or missed entirely. In this recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference, the presenter explores the subtle presentation of autism in general and the specific ways that girls and women can present. The speaker discusses the importance of a comprehensive social cognition assessment to increase the likelihood of proper autism diagnosis.
Speech Sound Treatment: A Look at Three Evidence-Based Approaches
Format(s): eWorkshop
This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference reviews three evidence-based approaches to selecting and contrasting two or more sounds during speech sound disorder treatment: minimal pair (one misarticulated sound paired with its typical substitution), maximal opposition (two misarticulated sounds that differ greatly from one another), and multiple opposition (multiple misarticulated sounds that are all replaced within the same substitute). The speaker shares evidence supporting each treatment approach and uses hypothetical clinical cases to illustrate sound selection and treatment activities.
Supervising SLPAs: Let the Collaboration Begin! (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Busy SLPs need solutions that support quality care within the time and resources available to them every day. Collaboration with speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) can maintain the integrity of services and continuity of care for patients, clients, and students and allow the SLP to practice at “the top of their license/certification.” However, for many SLPs, the thought of supervising an assistant comes with questions and concerns. This on demand webinar provides a framework for supervision and a discussion on how to ensure it’s a collaborative relationship for all stakeholders.
From Education to Incarceration: Empowering SLPs to Break the Cycle (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores methods and strategies that school-based SLPs can use to improve educational access for populations identified as at-risk for being entangled in the school-to-confinement pipeline. The course supports SLPs in identifying key features and implications of the school-to-confinement pipeline by examining historical, legal, philosophical, and sociocultural factors that contribute to it. The course equips SLPs to increase other educational stakeholders’ awareness of issues pertaining to the school-to-confinement pipeline.
Diagnostic Measures for Velopharyngeal Function
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This Perspectives activity highlights two articles with objective measures for both evaluation and treatment of velopharyngeal dysfunction. The first article discusses the palatal closure efficiency (PaCE) index. This is an aerodynamic tool used to estimate the velopharyngeal opening during certain speech contexts. This is done by measuring a percentage of change between nasal and oral cognates of an individual. The second article describes the nasometer in depth, highlighting its use as an evaluation and treatment tool for decreasing hypernasality. It goes into further detail on the differences between hypernasality and measured nasalance, highlighting both strengths and limitations of the nasalance score.
Language Awareness and Literacy Success for Adolescents (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores the foundational theory and key components of a language-based literacy model to guide assessment and intervention for adolescents who struggle with language and/or literacy development. The speaker discusses a multilinguistic literacy approach—i.e., a focus of explicit reflection on the foundational skills of sounds (phonology), letters (orthography), meaning (morphology), vocabulary (semantics), and grammar (syntax) in the context of written language. The webinar discusses variations of this type of language-focused literacy approach to improve the literacy skills of adolescents at risk for and diagnosed with developmental language disorders, dyslexia, and reading comprehension and spelling deficits.
Pediatric Feeding: Small Steps, Big Changes (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with children with feeding disorders often face challenges when managing oral hypersensitivities or advancing a child’s diet due to refusal behaviors. This on demand webinar explores the question, “What can I do when oral-sensory-motor deficits and difficult behaviors intersect?” The speaker discusses factors to consider when evaluating children with behavioral feeding disorders as well as uses video examples to illustrate and discuss various treatment strategies.
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Speech Audiometry for Linguistically Diverse Populations (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The likelihood of encountering multilingual individuals, non-English-speaking individuals, and non-native speakers of English in the clinic is becoming more common. As audiologists are working with linguistically diverse populations, they may find themselves asking, “How should I evaluate speech perception in my patients who are not monolingual speakers of English? Which speech materials should I use?” This on demand webinar reviews the current literature on multilingual and non-native speech perception and discusses approaches to best serve patients from diverse linguistic backgrounds.
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Supervision for School-Based SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
It’s not a matter of "if" but rather "when" the school-based SLP assumes the role of a supervisor. This course explains the key elements of the supervisory process and defines the roles and responsibilities of both the supervisor and the supervisee in the school setting. The speaker discusses relationship development, communication, and the role and influence of supervisory style on supervisee performance and decision-making.
Innovations for Telepractice Success in a School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many school-based SLPs discovered the benefits of telepractice during the rapid shift to remote service provision in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This on demand webinar discusses the essential components of providing quality telepractice services so professionals can continue providing impactful services in this manner. The speaker discusses advocating for telepractice in your district; relevant legal and regulatory issues; and innovative, evidence-based models for school service delivery via telepractice.
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Treating R Errors: Evidence-Based Cueing and Practice Strategies (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Persisting /r/ distortions are common speech sound errors for many children and adolescents. This on demand webinar describes /r/ intervention approaches that are rooted in sound science about the phonetics of /r/, basic principles of speech motor control, and evidence-based solutions.
Morphological Instruction for All: Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar focuses on the importance of morphological instruction to support reading and language development for all students—and specific advantages, tools, and strategies for English learners (ELs) or dual language learners (DLLs) with language and reading disorders.
Progressive Topics for Consideration: Ageism, Systems of Oppression in Geriatrics, and Health Disparities
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course examines three progressive cultural topics as they relate to speech-language pathology and audiology: ageism among CSD graduate students; institutional, symbolic, and individual systems of oppression; and the interaction between social determinants and health disparities.
Ethics in Social Media Engagement
Format(s): eWorkshop
Like many other professionals, SLPs often use social media for the exchange of professional information as well as for personal engagement. Posting of client-related information, uncivil remarks, misrepresentation of services, and/or defamatory claims—whether intentional or unintentional—may cross the boundaries of ethical and legal behavior. This session discusses myths surrounding social media, considerations for posting, and potential consequences of inappropriate use.
Strengths-Based Approaches to Promoting Engagement in School-Age Children With ASD (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will help fill up your toolbox of strategies to help children with autism spectrum disorder engage in learning and social interactions. The webinar will share practical, visual-based tools that SLPs who work with school-age children with autism can use to build on strengths and promote participation, engagement, and relationships.
Language and Literacy Intervention Topics for Children  With Hearing Loss and Deafness
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This activity includes two articles related to language and literacy intervention for children with hearing loss and deafness. In the first article, Stephanie Mary Raymond and Tring D. Spencer investigate the effect of narrative language intervention on the narrative retelling skills and vocabulary use of children with hearing loss. In the second article, Krystal L. Werfel and Sarah Lawrence describe specific considerations for print-referencing interventions for children with hearing loss along with a case study. The respective authors conclude that print referencing, with specific considerations for children with hearing loss, may be an effective emergent literacy intervention to increase conceptual print knowledge for children preschool-age with hearing loss; and narrative intervention is promising for facilitating language skills improvement for children with hearing loss. Both studies require replication for their findings.
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Respiratory Muscle Strength Training: Evidence and Protocols (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Behavioral interventions that provide a calibrated mode for strengthening inspiratory and expiratory muscles are limited and often non-evidence-based. This on demand webinar discusses the evidence base for respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) devices and shares the assessment and treatment protocols necessary for valid implementation of respiratory muscle strength training protocols. The course will be useful for SLPs working in health care settings treating acute and chronic conditions that impact the functions of breathing, coughing, swallowing, and vocalizing that result from skeletal muscle weakness.
Using Telepractice for Evaluation and Intervention for Neurogenic Communication Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs across work settings face challenges associated with adapting their current evaluation and treatment methods to telepractice. This on demand webinar will discuss adaptations and evidence-based practices for using telepractice to effectively assess and treat individuals with neurogenic communication disorders.
Reading Disorder Identification and Intervention: Supporting Biliteracy in Dual Language Learners (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Two big challenges in evaluating dual language learners with reading disorders are determining the (1) best testing tools and (2) language for assessment. This webinar explores specific components of a reading assessment for children who are bilingual and shares interventions that can facilitate reading across languages.
An Extension of Your Professional Self: SLPAs in Private Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides insights and resources from two companies that have employed SLPAs in a variety of ways. The speaker discusses the necessity and appropriate utilization of professionals at this level of service and explores ideas for integrating SLPAs in private practice. This is a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect conference.
Building Early Communication Skills: Matching AAC Strategies to Developmental Needs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Learning to gesture or use aided AAC for intentional communication with a partner is challenging for some infants and toddlers with complex communication needs. This session explores a variety of intervention strategies that improve pre-intentional and intentional communication skills using various AAC modalities and some of which incorporate families and caregivers. The speaker shares live illustrations and video examples of young children who have various difficulties with pre-intentional communication and problem solves about how intervention can structure the learner’s experiences to fill in gaps. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Initial Assessment and Transition Planning for Youth With Brain Injury
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores the incidence and common mechanisms of brain injury in children and adolescents and the potential effects of these injuries to cognition and communication. Using case studies, the speaker discusses methods to improve long-term outcomes for these youth through initial assessment and transition planning. This session is designed to accompany the 2020 Schools Connect online conference session Assessments and Interventions in the Schools for Youth With Brain Injury. Together, the two sessions address provision of services for the same students across medical and school settings.
Integrating AAC in School Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses strategies to incorporate AAC throughout a student’s school day to increase their expressive output over a variety of communication opportunities. The speaker presents ideas for creating a systematic integration plan and discusses strategies that can work with low- or high-tech AAC systems to prompt expressive communication initiations, topic maintenance, and appropriate conversation redirection and termination. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
From Babies to Teens: Supporting Transitions for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, an educational audiologist and an SLP discuss using transition resources and collaboration to educate and empower children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families to build positive educational, social, and post-secondary outcomes. Speakers Carrie Spangler and Lindsay Zombek address central questions such as: How do I expand the child’s support system to build successful transitions? What ages are important for transition success? What tools are available to ensure successful transitions throughout the childhood/adolescence life span?
Preferred Practices for Clinical Swallowing Exams (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar addresses the clinical utility of a clinical swallow examination (CSE) for individuals with suspected swallowing impairment. The speaker discusses the power of the CSE, which comes from employing a systematic assessment to enhance clinical decision-making. The webinar dives into the critical components for a multidimensional CSE applicable across patient populations and settings.
Building a Culturally Inclusive & Gender Affirming Space (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As visibility for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) folks increases, audiologists and SLPs may wonder how to ensure their practice is inclusive and affirming. This on demand webinar explores culturally competent and inclusive care for gender diverse individuals. The course includes evidence-based practices, knowledge building about TGNC identities, strategies for maintaining safe spaces, and interactive case studies
Developmental Outcomes for Children With Early Medical Diagnoses or Experiences (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores provision of SLP services for preschool and school-age children with mild to moderate impairment in their development as a result of early medical diagnoses and experiences such as premature birth, congenital anomalies, and chronic medical conditions. The speakers discuss the impact of early diagnoses or disorders on children’s future development; the developmental outcomes for these children; and strategies and tools to support these children and their families.
Collaborative Consultation and Coaching in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Providing effective, efficient, and impactful services to students on our growing caseloads, requires innovation and flexibility with various service delivery options. This on demand webinar uses case examples to illustrate ways SLPs can confidently recommend and implement consultative services to our colleagues and families we work with. The speaker also uses case examples to demonstrate how collaborative consultation and coaching can work with different age groups, severity levels, and intervention targets. The webinar also includes evidence to support the efficacy of consultation, as well as talking points to help build your case for this type of service delivery with administrators, teachers, and families.
Practical Solutions for SLPs Working With Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing are a diverse population of individuals who may use various languages, communication modalities, and technologies. Often, SLPs do not have in-depth training to confidently work with these students. In this on demand webinar, an SLP and an audiologist share practical approaches, tools, and resources that SLPs can use to determine how to best meet the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and support them in the school environment.
Using Telepractice to Coach Caregivers of Young Children With Autism (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores strategies and tools for providing effective coaching through telepractice for caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The speakers discuss the benefits of telepractice for this population and provide a variety of free resources, including checklists, agendas, and a tool kit.
Emerging Research on COVID-19 and Communication-Related Outcomes
Format(s): Journal (Online)
This journal self-study course highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with aphasia, patients with cognitive communication impairments, and patient-provider communication. The findings can inform decision-making and assist SLPs in optimizing treatment for communication challenges for patients with COVID-19 as well as those for whom treatment has been altered as a result of the pandemic.
Social Communication Strategies for Adolescents: A Modern Approach (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with middle and high schoolers with social communication challenges have much to consider. How do I make sure my practice is being culturally responsive? How do I assist with online learning formats? How do I make sure I'm implementing warranted, functional goals that respect students’ identities – and that take into account the social, emotional, and physical changes that occur during adolescence? Drawing from research, clinical, and first-person perspectives, this on demand webinar presents considerations, strategies, and sample case studies to help SLPs modernize their approaches for working with students with social communication challenges in middle and high school.
From Echolalia to Self-Generated Language: Case Studies in Natural Language Acquisition (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on case examples that demonstrate a language-based approach to managing echolalia, from delayed echolalia to self-generated language. Using video clips and language sample excerpts, the speakers describe the stages of gestalt language development, illustrate the varieties of echolalia, and review case examples of the successful use of the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) protocol to support gestalt language development in three individuals. The speakers also propose transparent terminology that can be used to help explain NLA to colleagues and families.
Guidelines for Dysphagia Management Using Telepractice (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The use of telepractice for dysphagia management has increased dramatically due to the challenges of in-person practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this on demand webinar, the presenter will share step-by-step, evidence-based guidelines for the safe and reliable use of telehealth for dysphagia management in both pediatric and adult patients. The speaker will discuss legal safeguards, privacy and confidentiality considerations, technology infrastructure, clinician training and skills, facilitator training, and patient candidacy considerations. The webinar will include video case examples, problem-solving activities, and demonstrations of telepractice adaptations for clinical (bedside) swallowing evaluations and treatment sessions. During the webinar, the speaker will guide participants in the creation of a practical roadmap to implement telepractice with their patients with dysphagia.
Beyond Standard Scores: Speech-Language Assessment of Dual Language Learners
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Reliance on standardized test scores can be a major contributor to misdiagnosis of dual language learners with speech and language impairment. In this course, join a panel of experts to explore standardized tests and misdiagnosis, policy support and advocacy for multilingual assessment, and best practices in least biased evaluation for eligibility determination.
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Audiology Practice Efficiency
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our personal and professional worlds upside down. Yet, something positive can come from this pandemic if we see this challenge as an opportunity to re-examine what and how we practice. The speaker explores how audiologists can redesign what we do by going back to basics while expanding our practices in new and innovative ways, including embracing new technology (e.g., tablet audiometry, OTCs, and virtual visits) and using new fitting models for hearing aids or implants.
Providing Evidence-Based Clinical Services for Tinnitus
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will describe evidence-based strategies for tinnitus assessment and management. The speaker will discuss specific tools and processes to help audiologists provide the best services to manage tinnitus along with hearing loss or reduced sound tolerance (hyperacusis), since many individuals who experience tinnitus also experience these other challenges.
Effective Infection Control Strategies in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged school personnel to mobilize infection control strategies to protect the health of students, teachers, SLPs, and other school staff. This on demand webinar explores evidence-based strategies to improve infection control and promote health within school settings, with a focus on addressing the special needs of children with speech, language, and hearing considerations.
AAC Considerations for Individuals With ALS [On Demand Webinar]
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
When individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experience changes in speech, they often look to SLPs for guidance and hope. SLPs have many tools at their disposal that can make a dramatic difference in patients’ quality of life. This on demand webinar will describe practical, patient-focused methods for AAC assessment and implementation for individuals with ALS that are based on an individual’s current strengths and needs.
Assessments, Report Writing, and Student Engagement During Unexpected Times (SIG 16)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores considerations, recommendations, strategies, and resources to support school-based SLPs as they navigate the challenges of hybrid and remote instructional models, which many SLPs are now using due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will discuss practical strategies for conducting assessments in person and via telepractice, recommended language to use within reports and associated documentation, and ideas for increasing student engagement in virtual settings. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 16: School-Based Issues.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO) (SIG 3)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course addresses assessment standards for confident diagnosis of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) for clinicians across settings. Speakers discuss differential diagnoses and complex, co-occurring conditions as well as provide an update on terminology used to describe variants of what used to be commonly known as paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM). The speakers use case examples and research summaries to discuss current, evidence-based, behavioral methods for remediation and resolution of these conditions. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 3: Voice and Upper Airway Disorders.
Global Perspectives on Telepractice Amid COVID-19 (SIGs 17 and 18)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course features a lively discussion with experts in speech-language pathology and telepractice from Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Italy, and the U.S. Each panelist describes the practice of speech-language pathology in their respective part of the world, highlights the challenges and modifications required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses the inclusion of telepractice in daily service delivery. Panelists also explore the projected impact of remote delivery models on the practice of speech-language pathology worldwide. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders and SIG 18: Telepractice.
InSPiRE: Creating Rich Communicative Environments for Aphasia Intervention (SIG 2)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores Innovating & Situating Practice in Rich Environments (InSPiRE), a novel approach to aphasia intervention. InSPiRE works with clinicians to recognize discourse patterns typical of restricted and rich environments and to apply discourse practices strategically, both to enrich clinical activities and to promote improved communication between individuals with aphasia and their everyday communication partners. The speakers discuss interactional research and practical strategies for topic management, contingent responses, shaping conversational narratives, creative use of collaborative referencing techniques, and other methods for creating rich communicative environments. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing 2019 Position Statement: Implications for Practice (SIG 9)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) was established to develop evidence-based guidelines for supporting infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In 2019, the JCIH published an updated position statement based on expertise from stakeholder groups – including audiologists, SLPs, pediatricians, early intervention providers, otolaryngologists, and professionals from the Deaf community. This course describes the major changes in the JCIH position statement as well as clinical implications for any professional involved in serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
Leveraging the Power of Synchronous and Asynchronous Tele-AAC Services (SIG 18)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
While telepractice and tele-AAC services are often thought of as real-time services provided directly to an individual, asynchronous tele-AAC services that include highly individualized and clinically relevant content can be quite effective also. This course explores tele-AAC services as a continuum of support, highlighting the dynamic role of asynchronous tele-AAC in supporting not only the individual (with implementation and generalization, in particular) but also essential stakeholders, including communication partners. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 18: Telepractice.
Management Options for Unilateral and Asymmetrical Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SIG 6)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores the most commonly fit devices for patients whose hearing is significantly poorer in one ear than the other (e.g., single-sided deafness or asymmetric hearing loss) and identify factors that impact device selection and hearing management. Using data analysis and case examples from their clinic, the speakers discuss management options for asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, including traditional hearing aids, Bi-CROS devices, bone conduction devices (BCD), and cochlear implants (all with or without assistive devices).This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
Marginalized Students: Bandwidth Recovery for Academic and Clinical Success (SIG 10)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores factors that diminish the cognitive capacity of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students, including poverty, racism, and discrimination based on socially marginalized identities, including disability. In this course, speakers share ideas for the classroom and clinical environments to provide instructors and clinical supervisors with practical strategies to help students recover the bandwidth they need to learn and thrive.
Personnel Preparation for Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders (SIG 14)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores how instructors and clinical supervisors can address multicultural aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology practice and encourage productive discussions on difficult topics among people who may start with varied experiences and perspectives. Presenters provide self-assessment and reflection strategies and additional resources for preparing students to be socially responsive, global citizens and culturally competent clinicians.
Providing Culturally Responsive Services to Individuals Who Stutter (SIG 4)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses clinical considerations for stuttering assessment and treatment when working with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The course addresses cultural perspectives on stuttering, influence of dialect and bilingualism, family dynamics, stigma, standardized testing, language sampling, counseling, and treatment activities. Speakers also explore the importance of clinicians considering the impact of their own implicit biases.
Reframing Auditory Rehabilitation: Needs-Based Approaches Across the Life Span (SIG 7)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course features moderated discussions among a panel of clinicians who collectively provide cochlear implant auditory rehabilitation (AR) to patients of all ages. Topics and discussions demonstrate the need to expand and differentiate intervention approaches based on the unique needs of individual patients with cochlear implants. Panelists review recent studies, present translational applications, share case studies and examples, illustrate multidisciplinary professional roles, and discuss evidence-based assessment and treatment. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation.
Should We Treat Cleft Palate Speech Errors With Oral Motor Exercises? (SIG 5)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores the use of oral motor exercise in the treatment of children with resonance and/or compensatory speech errors. Speakers discuss theoretical, developmental, and other data sets, with a focus on how to apply critical thinking to treatment planning. Speakers present treatment examples as well as research and its clinical implications. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders.
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Supervision in the Era of COVID-19: Tips from a Trauma-Informed Perspective (SIG 11)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. The webinar discusses the challenges of speech-language service provision and supervision during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the needs of clients, supervisees, and clinicians themselves. The pandemic has created many professional challenges for SLPs, including the need to quickly adjust to telepractice for service delivery and supervision, emotional stressors and trauma that may exacerbate clients’ communication difficulties, and vicarious traumatization of clinicians themselves. The speaker discusses mindfulness, presence, and self-regulation as tools to enhance and adapt speech-language intervention and supervision in the current reality.
Coming to the Table: Feeding Support for Children With Medical Complexities
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—explores how to use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework to develop comprehensive feeding support and caregiver training plans for children with complex medical needs. The speaker discusses the multifaceted impact medical complexities have on oral feeding and how the ICF framework can influence the assessment of a child’s feeding needs.
Literacy Intervention: Controversies, Explanations, and Targeting Strengths and Needs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—demonstrates how to use a language-levels model (i.e., sound, word, sentence, discourse) to explain relationships across oral and written language modalities and to advocate for the role SLPs play in literacy intervention. The speaker discusses how and why intervention strategies differ based on students’ target goals, strengths, and weaknesses. The session explores how and why certain intervention strategies are best to target the sound/word structure knowledge that is essential for reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary learning, while other strategies are good for working on the sentence/discourse and vocabulary knowledge that is essential for language comprehension and formulation.
Reading Between the Lines: Connecting to Comprehension for Readers With ASD
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how the core deficits of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impact their development of reading comprehension, a critical skill for success in academic, social, and vocational settings. The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—includes discussion, demonstration, and application of assessment techniques and evidence-supported intervention strategies to facilitate reading comprehension for students with ASD.
Treating Speech Sound Disorders: Considerations for Intervention Planning
Format(s): eWorkshop
Using case scenarios and speech samples, this session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Schools Connect conference—guides SLPs through designing an efficient, effective, and evidence-based treatment plan for a student with a speech sound disorder. The speaker translates nine concepts from current research into practical strategies for selecting treatment targets, selecting treatment approaches, eliciting more accurate productions, and improving automaticity and generalization.
Cancer Management in Acute Care Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—discusses cancer basics, treatment options, and their functional impacts as they relate to swallowing and cognitive-communication. The speakers discuss common referrals in acute care oncology settings and describe an algorithm for clinical decision-making.
CAS Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—recorded for ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—examines the features of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), identifies common comorbid conditions, and discusses differential diagnosis of the disorder. The speaker also discusses the professionals SLPs should refer to and collaborate with to best support children with CAS.
Differentiating Typical Aging From Swallowing Dysfunction
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores typical variations in the adult swallow, with a specific focus on changes observed in older adults. The speaker discusses the influence of additional factors (e.g., medications, lab values) on swallowing function as well as shares MBSS videos/images.
Genetic Disorders and Swallowing: A Showcase of Pediatric Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—provides an overview of prevalent genetic disorders with an emphasis on pediatric feeding and swallowing complications. The speakers highlight currently available research and review best practices in assessment and intervention, including the use of videofluoroscopic swallow studies to underscore common swallowing deficits.
Harnessing the Power of the Cranial Nerve Exam During Your Swallow Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—explores the power of a comprehensive cranial nerve assessment as part of a swallow examination. The speaker discusses neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the cranial nerves and shares a step-by-step procedure for performing a cranial nerve assessment, including identification of common abnormalities and how to document findings.
Best Practices for Assessment & Treatment of Speech Development in Early Intervention (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores the nature and typical development of speech sound production in children under age 3 with and without language delays or disorders. The speakers discuss best practices for assessment of speech abilities in young children as well as family-centered strategies to facilitate speech sound development within everyday activities and routines in early intervention.
Getting Together: Group Communication Treatment for Individuals With Dementia (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar presents research evidence and practical examples to help SLPs design person-centered, evidence-based group treatments for individuals with mild to moderate dementia.
Management of Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores various aspects of working with pediatric patients with complex aerodigestive disorders. Speaker Kara Fletcher Larson discusses the developmental progression to oral feeding, implementing safe feeding plans, weaning from gastrostomy tube feedings, and working within a multidisciplinary team.
Mental Health and Behavior Management in Adults: The SLP’s Role (On-Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on effective assessment and treatment of communication challenges in adults with diagnosed mental health conditions, a growing and often underserved population. Speakers Shannon Liem and Jessica Pranke explore how disease progression and medication can affect an individual’s behaviors, social interactions, and communication. The speakers also discuss the roles, responsibilities, and contributions of SLPs working with patients with communication challenges and mental health diagnoses.
Teaching Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Writing (On-Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explains self-regulated strategy development (SRSD), an instructional approach for strengthening students’ writing abilities. Speaker Michael Hebert introduces and models the approach and discusses how to implement it effectively.
Accessible, Low-Cost Methods for Voice Assessment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session shares low-cost and accessible methods for voice measurement that clinicians in any work setting can use as part of a voice assessment for adults and children. These assessment methods address the impact of vocal issues on activities of daily living, allow individuals to report voice changes over time, and aid clinicians in developing treatment goals and measuring outcomes. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Evidence-Based Treatments for Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses strategies for successfully managing muscle tension dysphonia in patients of all ages and across practice settings. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Voice and Communication Modification for People Who Identify Along the Gender Spectrum
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores working with people along the gender spectrum to attain their desired voice and communication goals. The speaker addresses cultural humility; methods of intake and assessment; training of vocal, verbal, and nonverbal parameters; and assessing readiness for exit from voice and communication modification. This course is a recorded session from the 2020 online conference “Voice Evaluation and Treatment: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.”
Early Childhood Stuttering: Indirect and Direct Treatments (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar offers detailed guidance to support clinicians' decision-making when selecting appropriate treatments for early childhood stuttering. Presenter J. Scott Yaruss reviews differences and similarities between less-direct and more-direct approaches and provides specific examples of when and why to use each type of treatment.
An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Management of Patients With Dizziness & Balance Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides an interdisciplinary (audiology, otology, and physical therapy) perspective on management of patients with dizziness, specifically geared toward cutting-edge management techniques and recommendations for care. The panel presentation discusses surgical and nonsurgical approaches and clinical cases to highlight patient benefits and improved clinical outcomes. A question-and-answer period concludes the presentation. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Vestibular, Tinnitus - Assessment and Intervention: Adult.
Imagine More! Interprofessional Practice in School-Based Settings
Format(s): eWorkshop
The Exceptional Children Division, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), supports and fosters interprofessional practice between the disciplines of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. This presentation outlines how a team began this work and used the principles of implementation science to promote best practice in districts/LEAs throughout North Carolina. Several applications to statewide initiatives are presented. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Research Symposium in Hearing: Cellular-Level Diagnosis and Personalized Therapy of Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Format(s): eWorkshop
The presenters discuss their work on optical imaging of the inner ear to enable progress in understanding, diagnosing, and treating human sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Next, they illustrate their approach to develop personalized therapies for SNHL, using vestibular schwannoma as an example. Finally, they demonstrate the promise of gene therapy, nanotechnology, and computational drug repositioning. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Overview & Case Studies of Bone Conduction Hearing Devices Across the Life Span
Format(s): eWorkshop
This presentation provides an overview of the clinical use of bone conduction hearing devices across the life span. It includes information about clinically available devices, guidelines related to non-surgical and surgical options, and pediatric and adult case studies. The presenters highlight key components of patient assessment, candidacy criteria, and device fitting. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing and Vestibular - Assessment and Intervention: Pediatric, Audiology Implantables, and Hearing, Vestibular, Tinnitus: Assessment and Intervention: Adult.
Addressing the Iceberg of Stuttering: Strategies to Support Acceptance and Openness (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will provide practical, evidence-based strategies that target the psychological, emotional, and social domains of stuttering (the lower, underwater mass of the iceberg) to help clients progress from tendencies of avoidance to acceptance and openness. The speakers will discuss how to integrate basic interpersonal counseling strategies into person-centered treatment and then will guide attendees through creating acceptance-based holistic goals and objectives and documenting progress.
Assessment and Management of Tinnitus in Children and Adolescents (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, speaker Gail Whitelaw discusses assessment and management of tinnitus in the pediatric population, including the potential impacts of tinnitus on all aspects of the lives of children and adolescents.
Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Primary Progressive Aphasia
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores state-of-the-art approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA). The speaker discusses evidence-based restitutive as well as compensatory treatment approaches and highlights new interventions targeting communication dyads and communication partner training.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the SLP: Modern Applications in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar reviews the evolution of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), examines myths and misunderstandings about this service delivery context, and discusses the essential components of thorough implementation. Presenter Maureen Staskowski highlights the differences among MTSS, RTI, and “treating students off-caseload” and discusses using MTSS to help students with both decoding and language comprehension in the framework of the Simple View of Reading. Lastly, the presenter shares tips for coping with workload issues related to MTSS and advocating for SLPs’ contributions to raising student outcomes using MTSS.
Tele-Ethics: Principles To Inform Ethical Telepractice (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores how telepractice (also known as telespeech, teleaudiology, and telehealth) is revolutionizing clinical care and describe how ethical principles can inform and inspire exemplary telepractice that serves to improve the quality of life for individuals with communication disorders. The presenter shares clinical scenarios that present the fundamentals of telepractice, with a focus on the guiding principles in the ASHA Code of Ethics. The webinar discusses lawful practice, ethical communication, and upholding client well-being.