CE Courses / 0.15 - 0.2 ASHA CEUs

List View
Grid View
190 Products

New!
Feeding and Swallowing Assessments in the School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning July 1, 2022) 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.
New!
Feeding and Swallowing Assessments in the School Setting (Live Webinar)
Format(s): Live Webinar
This live webinar (June 29, 2022, 1-3 p.m. ET) 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.
New!
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.
New!
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 activity contains three articles, all with emphasis on social considerations in the elderly, with emphases on risk factors for dementia and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. The first article seeks to describe the validity and reliability of the Fun and Social Engagement Evaluation (FUSE). The authors explain that this is an important topic because lack of physical activity and low social engagement are risk factors for dementia and could impact the rate of decline associated with dementia. Furthermore, physical inactivity has been identified by the World Health Organization as a leading risk factor for global mortality. Nursing home residents were evaluated using the FUSE during “Bingocize” sessions; the program combines a bingo-like game and physical activity and is scaled for differing cognitive and physical levels of ability. Results indicate that the FUSE is a valid and reliable method to measure engagement, and this is important because this measure can be recommended to nursing homes to measure engagement, as well as used in future research. The second article attempts to determine which of a variety of factors were associated with communicative participation and measured this based on the social network size of an individual. The author feels that this is important because social isolation is linked to cognitive decline and depression, both of which are risk factors for developing dementia. This study builds on previous research related to social participation and communication as predictors of successful health outcomes. Two research questions are addressed: What numbers of communication partners exist in the self-reported social network of older adults? And what factors are included in a model for predicting the social network size of older adults? They studied 337 seniors in Central Arkansas by collecting interviews and conducting standardized assessments. Results indicate that cognition and education are factors that are related to communicative participation. The results of this study, along with additional literature on this topic, suggest that there is benefit in recognizing a decrease in communicative participation and the role that cognitive decline may play in restricting communicative participation. The final article describes the program developed at Long Island University Brooklyn, which is multidisciplinary in nature, in contrast to previous treatment models which have traditionally focused on a monodisciplinary approach. In the past decade, there has been a shift from monodisciplinary models and research to a multidisciplinary approach, which is more effective in holistically treating the multifaceted effects of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), resulting in better outcomes and social participation for individuals with PD. The article describes use of the Fitness for PD exercise program twice per week for ten weeks, targeting strength, balance, agility, stretching, and aerobic exercises. Students at the university are engaged in taking vitals, facilitating resistance training, and enhancing safety; students and participants find benefit in working together. One hour Speech Clinic for PD sessions are conducted after each fitness class, including voice evaluations and therapy focusing on maximizing voice production and improving breathing patterns. The first half of sessions are conducted in game format, which encourages interpersonal interactions and collaboration and facilitates carryover into conversational contexts. Sessions incorporate Motor Learning Principles, LSVT LOUD, and respiratory exercises. The second half of sessions are conducted in whole-group format and speech practice in small groups.
New!
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 (available beginning April 30, 2022) 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.
2022 Audiology Coding and Payment Update (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, members of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee explain and discuss recent CPT and ICD-10-CM coding updates for audiologists and the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including payment changes and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Speakers present frequently asked coding and billing questions and review clinical examples to illustrate how audiologists should apply codes for proper coding and billing.
2022 SLP Coding, Payment, and Compliance Update (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar covers the latest speech-language pathology CPT and ICD-10 coding and payment updates and provides a targeted review of the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and its impact on payment for speech-language pathology services. Speakers review key health care payment compliance guidelines related to coding, billing, and supervision as well as tackle complex coding, payment, claims, and compliance scenarios submitted by clinicians throughout the year.
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.
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.
Supervision for School-Based SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
It’s not a matter of "if" but rather "when" the school-based SLP assumes the role of a supervisor. Supervision may include directing the activities of support personnel, helping graduate students connect academic knowledge and clinical procedures, or monitoring the activities of clinical fellows to achieve independence. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference explains the key elements of the supervisory process and defines the roles and responsibilities of both the supervisor and the supervisee in the school setting. The speaker discusses relationship development, communication, and the role and influence of supervisory style on supervisee performance and decision-making.
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.
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
Three progressive cultural topics are examined as they relate to speech-language pathology and audiology. Because negative feelings toward the elderly can result in adverse effects in healthcare settings, in “Ageism Among Graduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Longitudinal Analysis,” Heape et al. tested 80 graduate students in speech-language pathology to determine the presence and level of ageism using the Fraboni Scale of Ageism. They conclude that positive impacts could be gained by development of graduate curriculum that encompasses all age groups, including the elderly. In “Systems of Oppression in Geriatric Clinical Service Delivery,” Kendall builds on previous work related to forms of oppression by defining institutional, symbolic, and individual systems of oppression. Additionally, she provides clinical examples specific to working in communication sciences disorders settings and suggestions as to how clinicians can disrupt oppression in the workplace. In “The Complexity of Health Disparities: More Than Just Black–White Differences,” Ellis and Jacobs bring health disparities back to light given the recent findings from 2020 indicating that Hispanic and African Americans are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than White Americans. They provide definitions, review vulnerable populations and the interaction between social determinants and health disparities, and provide suggestions on how to achieve equity.
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.
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.
New!
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.
New!
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 will explore strategies and tools for providing effective coaching through telepractice for caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The speakers will discuss the benefits of telepractice for this population and provide a variety of free resources, including checklists, agendas, and a tool kit.
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 new course, join a panel of experts to explore standardized tests and misdiagnosis, policy support and advocacy for multilingual assessment, and best practices in least biased evaluation for eligibility determination.
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.
Dysphagia & Auditory Matters in Geriatric Speech-Language Pathology
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These articles explore thickened liquids for oropharyngeal dysphagia, importance of patient selection, & balancing physical welfare/quality of life (QOL); QOL in patients/caregivers in recovery for swallowing disorders; audiologist knowledge of cognitive impairment/screening in outcomes/communication; and hearing screening for individuals who are diagnosed with dementia.
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. The COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest have created a daily reality of uncertainty, taking up a lot of bandwidth. Although these issues affect everyone in some way, they impact marginalized groups with greater severity. In this course, the speakers share ideas for the classroom and clinical environments to provide instructors and clinical supervisors with practical strategies to help students recover the bandwidth they need to learn and thrive. Speakers discuss the clinical implications of welcoming a diverse group of students into CSD programs and ways to support them. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education.
Personnel Preparation for Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders (SIG 14)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores how instructors and clinical supervisors can address multicultural aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology practice and encourage productive discussions on difficult topics among people who may start with varied experiences and perspectives. Members of ASHA's Faculty Development Institute (AFDI) demonstrate how to incorporate culturally responsive activities and assignments into class or in-service presentations. Presenters provide self-assessment and reflection strategies and additional resources for preparing students to be socially responsive, global citizens and culturally competent clinicians. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.
Providing Culturally Responsive Services to Individuals Who Stutter (SIG 4)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course discusses clinical considerations for stuttering assessment and treatment when working with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Speakers focus on Black, Hispanic, Latino/a/x, and LGBTQIAP+ populations, though principles can be applied to other cultural groups. The course addresses cultural perspectives on stuttering, influence of dialect and bilingualism, family dynamics, stigma, standardized testing, language sampling, counseling, and treatment activities. Speakers explore the importance of clinicians considering the impact of their own implicit biases as well as ways to enhance and deliver culturally responsive services for clients who stutter. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
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.
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. This course discusses the challenges of speech-language service provision and supervision during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the needs of clients, supervisees, and clinicians themselves. The pandemic has created many professional challenges for SLPs, including the need to quickly adjust to telepractice for service delivery and supervision, emotional stressors and trauma that may exacerbate clients’ communication difficulties, and vicarious traumatization of clinicians themselves. The speaker discusses mindfulness, presence, and self-regulation as tools to enhance and adapt speech-language intervention and supervision in the current reality. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 11: Administration and Supervision.
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.
Clinical Applications of Vestibular Scientific Advancements in Specialized Populations
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 6) articles describe current research, diagnostic, and management techniques for three different vestibular populations, including individuals with Usher Syndrome, Meniere’s Disease, and aging populations. The first article examines age-related changes in vestibular function and discusses findings in animal studies examining specific structural and functional changes occurring within the system. The second article is a review designed to advance understanding of the clinical presentation of individuals with Usher Syndrome and discuss the importance of a multi-disciplinary team in diagnosis and management. Additionally, the latest research in gene-therapy treatments for Usher Syndrome are discussed. The final article is a large scale retrospective study of patients with an active Meniere’s Disease diagnosis. The study examines correlations between disease duration and diagnostic assessment findings.
Ethical Considerations for Voice and Upper Airway Clinicians
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 3) articles address ethical considerations for voice and upper airway clinicians. Speech language pathologists are responsible to conduct clinical and business activities ethically, legally, and with a high level of integrity. Billing questions and reimbursement issues that often arise related to ever-changing insurance regulations and Medicare guidelines will be addressed. Additionally, factors that guide ethical decision-making to determine what comprises medically necessary voice therapy that involves or targets singing voice will be presented.
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.
Considerations for Academic and Clinical  Training in Craniofacial Anomalies
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 5) articles focus on the status of academic and clinical training related to cleft and craniofacial conditions, a module training series for addressing the gaps in current educational roadmaps, and resources and best practice recommendations are provided.
Voice and Laryngeal Manifestations of Autoimmune Diseases
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This Perspectives (SIG 3) article provides a thorough review of the literature regarding autoimmune disease and effects on voice and laryngeal function. To maximize patient outcomes, guidelines for differential diagnosis and referral patterns are highlighted.
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.
Heritage Language Transmission and Community Engagement
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 14) articles focus on learning about variables and challenges that impact heritage language transmission and incorporating student engagement into the local community as part of cultural diversity training in a communication disorders curriculum. Topics include (a) examining variables that contribute to heritage language transmission in Texas, and (b) increasing student awareness of cultural linguistic diversity within the local communities in and around the Los Angeles, CA area.
Graduate Education and Ethics in School-Based Practice
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 16) articles focus on ethical issues and describe considerations for the development of clinical skills in school-based settings. Readers will reflect upon and learn to resolve common ethical dilemmas, review a model of graduate mentoring from the lens of implementation science, and learn about commonly reported factors that both supervisors and graduate students believe critical within successful school-based internship experiences.
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.”
Palliative Care Perspective on Dysphagia Management
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 13) presents clinicians with information across many aspects of feeding and swallowing. Firstly Kendrea Garand, Taylor Thomas, and Rajarshi Dey discuss the physiology of laterality in the clearance of boluses from the pharynx. Next, Jennifer Wilson, Amanda Simmons, and Jillian McCarthy then take us through an interesting description of speech-language pathologists’ experiences and education in pediatric dysphagia and encourage the incorporation of intensive education in this high-risk topic, via various avenues. In the final three articles, Pamela Smith, Jinxu Bridget Xia, and Claire Radford et al., present an in-depth and elaborate perspective on managing patients with dysphagia through a palliative care lens, across the lifespan.
Early Childhood Stuttering: Indirect and Direct Treatments (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar offers detailed guidance to support clinicians' decision-making when selecting appropriate treatments for early childhood stuttering. Presenter J. Scott Yaruss reviews differences and similarities between less-direct and more-direct approaches and provides specific examples of when and why to use each type of treatment.
Medicare: Defining and Documenting Skilled SLP Maintenance Services  (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explains Medicare's definition of and requirements for skilled maintenance therapy compared with skilled restorative-based care. The speaker discusses the regulatory history and landscape changes related to Medicare coverage of skilled maintenance services. The speaker then provides guidance on best practices for developing maintenance treatment plans and documenting skilled care.
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.
An Integrated Approach to Early Speech Stimulation
Format(s): eWorkshop
Toddlers with a range of communication disorders can be minimally verbal past the age at which children typically begin speaking. This session describes an integrated approach using AAC and interventions that target vocalizations to increase expressive language and speech production in young children who are minimally verbal or nonverbal. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.” It appeared in the conference with the title Working With Preverbal Infants and Toddlers Toward Early Speech.
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Toddlers
Format(s): eWorkshop
Feeding and swallowing skills evolve during the first 3 years of life. This session explores the resources needed for effective identification and management of feeding and swallowing disorders in toddlers. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Using Capacity-Building Practices in Caregiver Coaching for Early Intervention
Format(s): eWorkshop
As early intervention providers increasingly emphasize parent- or caregiver-implemented interventions using coaching, they need flexible and effective strategies to promote caregiver capacity. Capacity building occurs when early intervention providers foster caregivers’ confidence and competence to enhance their child’s learning and accomplish family-identified outcomes in everyday routines. This session explores how SLPs and audiologists can strengthen the caregiver–child relationship so that caregiver-implemented interventions produce positive outcomes for both the child and caregiver. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Addressing the Iceberg of Stuttering: Strategies to Support Acceptance and Openness (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will provide practical, evidence-based strategies that target the psychological, emotional, and social domains of stuttering (the lower, underwater mass of the iceberg) to help clients progress from tendencies of avoidance to acceptance and openness. The speakers will discuss how to integrate basic interpersonal counseling strategies into person-centered treatment and then will guide attendees through creating acceptance-based holistic goals and objectives and documenting progress.
Assessment and Management of Tinnitus in Children and Adolescents (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar, speaker Gail Whitelaw discusses assessment and management of tinnitus in the pediatric population, including the potential impacts of tinnitus on all aspects of the lives of children and adolescents.
Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Primary Progressive Aphasia
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores state-of-the-art approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA). The speaker discusses evidence-based restitutive as well as compensatory treatment approaches and highlights new interventions targeting communication dyads and communication partner training.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the SLP: Modern Applications in Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar reviews the evolution of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), examines myths and misunderstandings about this service delivery context, and discusses the essential components of thorough implementation. Presenter Maureen Staskowski highlights the differences among MTSS, RTI, and “treating students off-caseload” and discusses using MTSS to help students with both decoding and language comprehension in the framework of the Simple View of Reading. Lastly, the presenter shares tips for coping with workload issues related to MTSS and advocating for SLPs’ contributions to raising student outcomes using MTSS.
Tele-Ethics: Principles To Inform Ethical Telepractice (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar explores how telepractice (also known as telespeech, teleaudiology, and telehealth) is revolutionizing clinical care and describe how ethical principles can inform and inspire exemplary telepractice that serves to improve the quality of life for individuals with communication disorders. The presenter shares clinical scenarios that present the fundamentals of telepractice, with a focus on the guiding principles in the ASHA Code of Ethics. The webinar discusses lawful practice, ethical communication, and upholding client well-being.
Ethical Challenges in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar addresses situations across practice settings that could present ethical dilemmas, including client abandonment, billing, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, employer demands, and professional or product misrepresentation. The presenter provides strategies to help professionals determine if an ethical dilemma exists, what course(s) of action one might take, and steps one might consider in an effort to avoid such situations in the future.
Understanding Picky Eating: Getting Past the "Ick, I Don't Want That" (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar examines the continuum of picky eating and explores reasons why children become “picky” across several developmental domains. The speaker focuses on the oral motor and sensory skills necessary for transitioning from liquids to puree, meltable, and eventually textured table foods within the first year of life. The webinar presents strategies to enable SLPs to identify and treat skill deficits and ultimately decrease the likelihood of a child being labelled as having a “behavioral feeding disorder.”
Fundamentals of Assessing Writing Samples (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar focuses on how to identify strengths and weaknesses in written language samples by conducting written transcription analyses. The speaker discusses how to assess written language skills of children and adolescents with developmental language disorders at the word, sentence, and discourse levels. The speaker also highlights how to observe and identify the cognitive, linguistic, and motor skills that need improvement for a student to engage successfully in the writing process.
Planning AAC Intervention for Children With ASD (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar presents an organizational framework for planning AAC intervention that maximizes communication for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course presents strategies to support children with ASD and their communication partners, including clinicians, parents, and teachers. The speaker defines the “mask of attention” for children with ASD; discusses factors that contribute to the challenge of looking behind this mask to increase communication; and demonstrates how to plan and organize a goal-driven AAC intervention session.
Supporting Post-Secondary Success for Students With Disabilities
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar addresses the daunting transition from school to college, career, and community for students with disabilities. Speaker Deborah Schwind identifies and discusses factors that predict a successful transition. She discusses examples of strategies that professionals can embed in intervention sessions as well as in classrooms – beginning as early as elementary school – to increase the likelihood of a successful transition after high school graduation.
Using Interactive Whiteboards for Fun, Functional Intervention  (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss and demonstrate interactive whiteboard technologies as an exciting and impactful way to provide meaningful intervention experiences to school-age children and adolescents. The speaker will share creative ideas and specific examples on how to use Promethean and Smart boards in a fun and functional manner.
Working With Children Who Have Dyslexia: The SLP’s Role (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss identification of and intervention for dyslexia, focusing on the critical role the SLP plays on the school-based literacy team. The speaker will dispel myths about dyslexia diagnosis and treatment, discuss how to apply criteria to identify dyslexia in the context of other disorders, and identify evidence-based practices for treating children with dyslexia.
Foundations of Writing for School-Age Children and Adolescents (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss the core elements of the writing process to inform SLPs’ work with school-age children and adolescents with and without developmental language disorders. The speaker will highlight theoretical frameworks and current research that speak to the acquisition and improvement of cognitive, linguistic, and motor skills that are required for writing. This is a companion webinar to the “Fundamentals of Assessing Writing Samples” webinar.
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: The SLP's Role (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar identifies and discusses specific early pre-verbal, verbal, and social features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and common co-occurring factors. The speaker explains the importance of differential diagnosis of ASD – including the role of the SLP in the process – and discusses ASD-specific assessments and best practice evaluation methods.
History and Collaborative Efforts in  the International Cluttering Association
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 17) articles present a collaborative initiative of the Committee of International Representatives of the International Cluttering Association. Reichel et al., discuss the initiative that began with the Inaugural Joint World Congress in Japan in 2018. Van Zaalen and Reichel present and discuss the auditory-visual feedback training methodology. Gosselin and Ward affirm that cluttering is a fluency disorder that is mainly characterized by an abnormally rapid or irregular rate of speech. Their pilot study expanded the evidence base by using a Stroop Task to investigate attention performance in people with cluttering. Hilda Sønsterud discuss the term working alliance as an important concept in cluttering and stuttering therapy and describe the degree to which the therapy dyad is engaged in collaborative, purposive work.
Clinical and Research Topics in Supervision
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 11) articles outlined how using real-time digital recordings of student sessions can support students' ability to self-evaluate, collect data, and prepare for therapy; provided data regarding the use of low-level vs. high-level questions with first- and final-year graduate students; and described a pilot project involving observation-based formative assessment tools for faculty use during clinical supervision.
Clinical Topics in Audiology and Public Health
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 8) articles cover a wide range of audiology and public health topics. Konrad-Martin and colleagues promote effective and standardized coding and third payer billing practices for the audiological management of symptomatic ototoxicity. The article includes relevant ICD-10-CM codes and CPT codes. Myers and Dundas provide a review of the effects of noise on the vestibular system. They note that temporary and permanent effects of noise on the vestibular system have been reported and advocate for further investigations to unpack the complex relationship between the auditory and vestibular systems. Finally, Pletnikova and colleagues conducted a quality initiative project to determine the feasibility and reliability of a tablet-based portable audiometer to identify hearing loss in a cognitively impaired population.
Improving Patient Safety and Patient-Provider Communication: A Clinical Forum
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 12) articles provide an introduction to and description of the rationale for implementation of augmentative alternative communication/assistive technology (AAC/AT) in acute care settings. Barriers associated with implementation of AAC/AT in acute care settings are identified and discussed. Data regarding use of the Noddle, a specific access and communication option, are presented and discussed. A series of case studies illustrate potential solutions to a wide range of both patient-specific and institutional implementation problems.
Shoot for the Moon: Measuring Outcomes for Cochlear Implant Recipients
Format(s): eWorkshop
There is not much consensus or standardization in the practices professionals use to measure outcomes for cochlear implant (CI) recipients. This session examines outcome measurement, providing clear and concise recommendations for assessment of outcomes in adult and pediatric CI recipients. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Interprofessional Education and Integrating Coursework and Clinical Experience
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
In these Perspectives (SIG 10) articles, Frazier, Whitby, Kucharczyk, Perryman, Thomas, Koch, and Bengtson focus on interprofessional education (IPE) as it relates to transition planning for students with significant disabilities. Musaji, Self, Marble-Flint, and Kanade examine the use of a translational model as a tool for identifying limitations of IPE research. Benigno, McCarthy, Reese, Wright, and Tewanger introduce a pilot study to examine the goals, outcomes, and skills attained by graduate students while participating in clinical experiences integrated with coursework.
Dysphagia Treatment in Individuals With Head and Neck Cancer
Format(s): eWorkshop
Dysphagia is multifactorial in head and neck cancer survivors, with tumor type, comorbid conditions, and specific treatment (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, systemic treatments) contributing to the dysphagia presentation. This session reviews common issues – including soft tissue fibrosis, lymphedema, and neuropathy – as they relate to cancer treatments and swallowing function. The session proposes an algorithm to provide standard yet personalized management of dysphagia considering diverse treatment scenarios along the continuum of survivorship, from proactive models of pre-habilitation to management of late effects in long-term survivors. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
Supporting Morphological Skill Development for  School-Aged Children and Adolescents
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This Perspectives (SIG 1) forum focuses on supporting students in a school setting in improving morphological skills. Authors discuss key components of intervention, collaboration with other professionals, and practical strategies for clinicians.
Clinical Considerations in Telepractice Service Delivery
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 18) articles include topics on workload strategy for speech and language services in schools; vocal quality change during telepractice interactions and its potential impact on the services offered; a review of audiological interventions through telepractice; and the perspectives of clients who stutter who received treatment through telepractice
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Other Topics in Dysphagia SIG 13
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 13) articles review the functional anatomy underlying different pharyngeal swallow mechanics and swallowing performance goals, discuss the application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of dysphagia, and provide critical information to help clinicians build assessment skills and provide evidence-based options for mothers who breastfeed their infants.
Speech, Surgical, and Psychosocial Considerations for 22Q Deletion Syndrome SIG 5
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 5) articles focus on 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and the associated communication, feeding/swallowing, psychosocial, and surgical factors associated with this condition.
Cleft Palate Speech: What Do I Hear? What Do I Do? (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children with cleft palate often require speech intervention post-surgical repair to normalize their phonological learning of the high intraoral pressure consonants. In many cases, SLPs may find it challenging to differentiate between speech characteristics that are a result of persisting velopharyngeal insufficiency and those that are learned, habituated speech behaviors. This webinar addresses both structural and speech challenges that can co-exist in children with repaired cleft palate so that SLPs in all clinical settings can help these children achieve their best outcomes for speech production.
Diet Texture Modifications for Adults With Dysphagia: Improving Swallow Safety and Quality of Life (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar explores texture modifications for foods and liquids and their effects on swallow biomechanics and quality of life for adults with dysphagia. Using clinical scenarios and case studies, presenter Luis Riquelme discusses working with patients to achieve the optimal diet texture modifications to maximize outcomes, including patient compliance and satisfaction.
International Perspectives on CAPDs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will feature an international panel of speakers discussing cutting-edge issues and research in CAPD. The group will explore what practices from around the world can tell us about optimizing diagnostic evaluation of CAPD, formulating a management plan based on diagnostic evaluation findings, and managing CAPD through improved access to auditory information. The panel will focus on using evidence, client characteristics, and a multidisciplinary approach in evaluation and intervention planning. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Patient-Centered Testing for CAPDs
Format(s): eWorkshop
Selecting and interpreting a CAPD test battery that is appropriate to the individual patient is critical to securing much-needed services and achieving positive outcomes. Many audiologists use a standardized, normative-scored CAPD test battery rather than a test battery driven by specific patient characteristics because they do not know how to appropriately select a comprehensive test battery or because of beliefs that testing cannot be performed for certain populations (e.g., children younger than age 7). This session will discuss tips for putting together patient-driven testing options, including how to administer and score them. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Person-Centered Assessment and Treatment for Adults Who Stutter (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar presents assessment and treatment strategies that lead to personalized, functional, and meaningful outcomes for adults who stutter. Speaker Vivian Sisskin uses video clips of person-centered approaches to diagnostic interviews and intervention sessions to illustrate key concepts.
The SLP’s Role in Conversion Disorder (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Conversion disorder, also commonly known as functional neurological symptom disorder, is a complex and often misunderstood condition that can affect an individual’s communication, cognition, and movement. This webinar will explore all aspects of the psychological disorder, including etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and related issues to inform the SLP’s assessment and treatment of the disorder. The speaker will also discuss the SLP’s role specifically in working with children and teens with the disorder as they complete treatment and return to school.
Complex Considerations for Treating Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 1) articles provided an overview of how the core deficits of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impact reading comprehension, proposed the use of a client-directed model of intervention called social currency, and reviewed characteristics of narrative language that make it a critical context for advanced language development in adolescents with ASD.
A Language-Based Approach to Managing Echolalia (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will discuss all aspects of echolalia, a complex and often misunderstood language phenomenon. The speaker will discuss the origins of echolalia and review the evidence that supports it as a positive indicator of language development. The speaker will describe how to perform ongoing assessment before and during mitigation, and share intervention strategies to facilitate the transition to self-generated language.
Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology of the Adult Swallow
Format(s): eWorkshop
This video course introduces the components of the normal adult swallow across all phases. The course features clearly labeled animations and videos of instrumental studies – e.g., videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES) – at different speeds to guide clinicians’ ability to interpret the imagery. The course also includes interactive “quizzes” throughout, which provide feedback on application of concepts. The course is designed to give clinicians the confidence to discuss normal anatomy and physiology of all phases of adult swallowing with patients, caregivers, and medical professionals, and to use their knowledge to accurately assess swallow function.
Six Principles of Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Early intervention programs and technological advances have made it possible for children born with hearing loss to attain levels of spoken language proficiency not previously possible. But these children need appropriate intervention to acquire spoken language at their optimal level. This webinar explores six principles of intervention that can effectively facilitate the acquisition of spoken language. Speaker Susan Nittrouer discusses relevant research and case studies to support the six principles and their role in maximizing outcomes.
Using Exercise-Based Treatments in Dysphagia Intervention
Format(s): Streaming Video
This video course will focus on using evidence-based exercise practices in swallowing rehabilitation. The speaker will discuss the theoretical background and evidence for exercise science and then present exercise-based techniques that SLPs can implement with patients. Specific topics will include motor learning, skill vs. strength training, and muscle structure and function. Specific exercises will be discussed, including isometric lingual strength training, expiratory muscle strength training, chin tuck against resistance, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, and more.
Hearing Loss and Dementia (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The association between hearing loss and dementia has received significant press coverage. This webinar explores this association and discusses clinical implications. The speaker reviews the literature surrounding hearing loss and dementia to better describe the association, explains potential mechanistic pathways, and describes practical impacts on clinical practice.
The How and Why of Executive Functions: Impacts on Language and Learning (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children’s verbal skills differ for many different reasons. Some may have a specific deficit in learning language rules and structures; for others, the differences in expression may result from underlying limitations in memory skills, or in the cognitive control and flexibility needed to plan and monitor communication. This webinar examines how limitations in working memory and other executive functions affect language and learning generally. The speaker discusses assessment and intervention strategies related to executive functions.
Childhood Maltreatment: Communication Outcomes and Services (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists may or may not be aware that an individual has been exposed to one or more types of maltreatment, including emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse and/or neglect. Maltreatment influences an individual’s neurobiological structure and function; cognitive processes such as attention, memory, social cognition, and executive function; as well as communication development and behavior. This webinar will explore the incidence of maltreatment; developmental outcomes; assessment, intervention, and prevention strategies; and the role of communication professionals.
Dysphagia Management: Ethics and Evidence (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar addresses the roles and responsibilities of the SLP – especially when it comes to ethical considerations – in interprofessional management of swallowing and feeding difficulties. The SLP is one cog in a complex machine of stakeholders (including patients, their families, and other professionals) and can be the linchpin in ensuring optimal care.
Best Seller
Emergent Literacy and AAC for All Ages (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Emergent learners who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) – no matter their age – can benefit from literacy instruction. This webinar reviews important elements of literacy and language instruction, especially for those who are early in their AAC use and language development. The presenter discusses the elements of a strong literacy curriculum – including a voice for all, learner engagement, an enthused knowledgeable reader, the alphabet, actual text, and shared environments and experiences – and how SLPs can incorporate them when working with AAC users on language and literacy goals.
Best Seller
Ethically and Legally Defensible Speech-Language Services in Public Schools (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar examines legal cases from around the U.S. that address common challenges that school-based SLPs face when making recommendations and providing services. The course incorporates the ASHA Code of Ethics to highlight relevant ethical principles and also reviews conflict resolution steps to facilitate work relationships that benefit student services.
Getting Started With FEES for Swallowing Evaluations (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will walk SLPs through the procedures used in flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES; also known as fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) to evaluate patients with dysphagia. The course will provide a thorough explanation of the laryngeal and pharyngeal anatomy that can be viewed using FEES and guide attendees through exam interpretation.
Getting the Most Out of Language Sampling and Analysis (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Robust language sampling provides a treasure trove of information about children’s syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic skills. But time is a challenge when completing this form of assessment. This webinar describes strategies busy SLPs can use to squeeze the most information from a language sample in an efficient manner. The speaker reviews five essential language sampling assessment steps: Collect-Listen-Decide-Analyze-Compare.
Working With Children With Social and Emotional Issues (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will answer common questions SLPs may have about working with children with social and/or emotional issues: What types of social/emotional issues (including and beyond those associated with autism spectrum disorder) can children exhibit? Do these issues impact communication development and, if so, how? How can we identify early signs, symptoms, and risk factors of social/emotional disorders in young children? What roles do SLPs play when working with children with social/emotional deficits – in language assessment/intervention and beyond? When do we treat? When do we refer?
Working with Selective Mutism: The SLP’s Role (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Evaluating and treating children with selective mutism (SM) presents challenges. These children have the ability to speak but may not do so in social situations where they feel uncomfortable and are expected to speak. A substantial number of children with SM have speech-language deficits and vocal tension, affecting their ability to vocalize and verbalize. To determine a child’s actual communication abilities and plan appropriate treatment, it is important to conduct a comprehensive evaluation with expressive output. This webinar describes a validated evaluation procedure and treatment methods to improve vocal output, enhance meaningful verbalizations, and expand language in individuals with SM.
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: What SLPs Can Do With Images (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs face busy schedules, varied client needs, and little time to plan. Visually cued instruction is an evidence-based practice that can include using photos and drawings to target a variety of client needs. Images make language more visible to our clients in order to scaffold language comprehension, expression, and other objectives. This webinar will highlight easy-to-use free and low-cost ($5 and less) technology tools, accessible via multiple platforms, that SLPs can use to incorporate images into their clinical practice.
Best Seller
Assessment and Communication Development of Bilingual Children (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Whether they themselves are monolingual or bilingual, SLPs must be able to conduct communication assessments with bilingual children. This webinar discusses typical communication development in bilingual children and explores valid assessment practices for this population.
Best Seller
Selecting Complex Intervention Targets for Children With Phonological Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Children with phonological disorders make up a large portion of the caseload for school-based SLPs who work with students ages 3–7. But SLPs rarely use the complexity approach in treating these children due to a lack of familiarity with the approach, despite the evidence to support its use. This webinar walks clinicians step-by-step through how to apply the complexity approach so they can feel confident in this addition to their clinical toolbox. Presenter Holly Storkel uses case studies to illustrate how to select complex treatment targets.
Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations in the School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Speech-language pathologists in the school setting frequently encounter challenging conversations and/or conversational partners – including parents, colleagues, and administrators. In this webinar, speaker Gail Richard discusses strategies for conversing with confidence and introduces a template tool SLPs can use when preparing for a difficult conversation. Finally, the webinar presents various scenarios and offers suggestions for engaging in different types of difficult discussions.
Using SCERTS to Identify Evidence-Based Practices for Children With Autism (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Infants, children, and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) vary greatly in their needs, as the core challenges differ depending upon developmental level, family and child preferences, and more. This webinar illustrates how to use the evidence-based SCERTS framework in assessment as well as intervention planning and delivery to support social communication and relationship development. The webinar focuses on children at three different developmental levels – before using words, emerging language, and conversational.
Building and Expanding Your CAS Toolkit (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be challenging for seasoned and newer clinicians alike. How do we efficiently and effectively assemble and grow our CAS “toolkit”? This webinar will discuss practical tips – rooted in the principles of evidence-based practice – to strengthen SLPs’ diagnosis and treatment of CAS to enhance child outcomes.
Maximizing Intelligibility in Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will discuss the anatomical, physiological, neurological, and cognitive factors that affect the speech intelligibility of children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Although there are similarities among people who have this genetic disorder, evaluation and treatment are highly individualized based on specific factors that influence a particular individual’s speech. The speaker will discuss evaluation and treatment planning, including forms that clinicians can use right away in their own practice.
Assessment and Treatment of Age-Related Voice Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Voice disorders are a prevalent and persistent problem in older adults. As the number of people over age 65 continues to increase, SLPs likely will see a growing demand for their services to treat age-related communication problems, including disorders related to the “aging voice.” This webinar will explore the typical age-related changes in each of the three major subsystems involved with voice production (respiratory, laryngeal, and resonatory) and explain how these changes affect vocal quality and ability. The presenters also will discuss appropriate assessment and intervention options, providing an overview of medical, surgical, and behavioral treatments.
Best Seller
Evaluating Product Characteristics for Infant Feeding and Non-Nutritive Sucking
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Clinical decisions regarding infant feeding not only affect nutritional status but also respiratory function in medically fragile populations. The articles in this journal self-study examine products designed to promote safe infant feeding and sucking patterns. Importantly, they compare and contrast products so that clinicians are equipped to make informed decisions that do not rely on marketing claims. The first two articles focus on bottle nipple characteristics that promote safe milk ingestion and respiratory effects and the third examines a range of pacifiers to determine which characteristics promote the most productive non-nutritive sucking pattern.
TBI in Children and Adolescents: Developments in Clinical Practice
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are underreported, which means that many children and teens are not getting needed services to help with post-injury cognitive issues that, though often mild, can cause academic and other difficulties. This webinar will discuss recent advances in the characteristics, recovery trajectories, assessments, and interventions for children and adolescents with TBI. Discussion will include evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment that SLPs can implement immediately in clinical practice. The speaker will also discuss the important role of the SLP as a multidisciplinary team member treating this patient population and advocating for patients/clients/families.
Changing Developmental Trajectories of Toddlers With ASD: Strategies for Bridging Research to Practice (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The need for community-viable, evidence-based intervention strategies for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a national priority as earlier diagnosis becomes more common. This webinar will present strategies for taking evidence-based research and applying it to practice. Using video examples, the presenters will discuss the findings from the randomized controlled trial of the Early Social Interaction Project (ESI), which teaches parents how to embed evidence-based intervention strategies and supports in everyday activities in natural environments to promote their child’s active engagement. The webinar will also illustrate strategies for utilizing the Autism Navigator, a collection of web-based courses and tools using extensive video footage, for parents, professionals, and others with the goal of improving outcomes for young children with ASD.
Assessing School-Age Children With Language Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Language is a highly complex human behavior, and yet SLPs often are expected to assess children for language disorders by administering a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach often yields inadequate results. This webinar will describe steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess fundamental language skills more effectively and facilitate intervention planning. The speaker will identify and discuss models that align the clinical questions underlying an evaluation with desired diagnostic outcomes.
Assessing School-Age Children With Speech-Sound Disorders (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs often assess school-age children for speech-sound disorders using a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach can yield results that do not account for the impact of speech-sound disorders on other aspects of academic performance. This webinar will describe steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess speech-sound skill areas more effectively and facilitate intervention planning.
Early Identification of Autism in Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children who have a hearing loss is challenging, due in part to the lack of valid standardized assessments for this population. This webinar will explore communication characteristics of children with both ASD and hearing loss and those who are deaf/hard of hearing but do not have ASD, focusing on distinguishing attributes. Awareness of the features that are unique to ASD in the deaf/hard of hearing population will enable clinicians to more accurately identify ASD in these children and lead to earlier access to appropriate and much-needed intervention. The webinar will also highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration when working with children with co-occurring hearing loss and ASD.
Best Seller
Exposing Hidden Hearing Loss
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Noise exposure and aging are common causes of acquired sensorineural hearing loss, marked by damaged hair cells and evident in threshold audiograms. Recent studies have shown that well before overt hearing loss is apparent, a more insidious process frequently occurs, one that doesn’t kill hair cells, but instead permanently interrupts their communication with cochlear neurons. This cochlear synaptic loss can be dramatic, even in ears with normal threshold audiograms, where it has been called “hidden hearing loss.” This webinar will review hidden and overt effects of noise and aging on the ear and hearing, focusing on documented synaptopathic and neurodegenerative outcomes and predicted functional consequences, including speech-in noise difficulties, tinnitus, and hyperacusis.
Early, Persistent, and Remediated Speech Sound Disorders: There Is More to the Story (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Do you wonder why you have children on your caseload who have had the same speech sound production errors for years? Do you wonder what you can do to help the 5th grader who continues to have trouble with the /r/ sound? Do you wonder what happens to these children after they are off your caseload? This webinar will discuss these and other questions that the presenter herself had as a practicing school-based SLP and that she now attempts to solve as a researcher. In this webinar, she will explore the factors that influence language, literacy, and cognitive skills for children with early, persistent, and remediated speech sound disorders. Discussion will include how SLPs can help these children more quickly as well as assessment considerations for ensuring the best outcomes from intervention.
Best Seller
Management of Swallowing in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Fine-Tuning Your Decision-Making
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Clinicians often conduct instrumental evaluations of swallowing for patients who have been treated for head and neck cancer, and making decisions regarding oral vs. non-oral nutrition and specific diet type can be challenging. This webinar will discuss how to make judicious decisions concerning eating and diet, and what variables to incorporate into the decision-making process with this population.
Best Seller
Transgender Voice and Beyond: Voice and Communication Training for Gender Expression
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Voice modification services for transgender individuals or those with gender-diverse identities is an emerging area of practice for SLPs. While research-based methods for services exist, many SLPs are not sufficiently prepared to serve this population. This webinar will explain the cultural and clinical factors involved in gender-based voice and communication services and describe inclusive practices to support individuals with unique perspectives and concerns. The presenters will share research and clinical cases to illustrate best practice standards for assessment and intervention. Rationales for these standards are based on research regarding communication factors that influence gender attribution by others, factors that influence speakers’ own perception and satisfaction with their voice, and effects of treatment.