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The Business of Audiology: Private Practice Development (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 9/4/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
Are you curious about opening or growing a private practice that goes beyond hearing aid sales and service? How do you develop a knowledge base on practice management topics rarely covered in our specialized graduate education? This live webinar (September 4, 2024, 1–2 p.m. ET) will explore a range of considerations for audiology private practice, including tips for business management and administration, working with insurance companies, considerations for staffing, and planning for growth.
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Ethical Considerations for the Audiologist: Most-Asked Questions (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 9/26/2024
Format(s): Live Webinar
In this live webinar (September 26, 2024, 2-3 p.m. ET), two members of the ASHA Board of Ethics will provide an overview of the ASHA Code of Ethics and adjudication process as well as highlight commonly asked questions about ethical issues surrounding audiology practice. The speakers will discuss case scenarios and answer participants' questions. The webinar will be applicable to audiologists at any career stage as well as audiologists in training.
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Ethical Considerations for the Audiologist: Most-Asked Questions (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this on demand webinar (available beginning September 30, 2024), two members of the ASHA Board of Ethics will provide an overview of the ASHA Code of Ethics and adjudication process as well as highlight commonly asked questions about ethical issues surrounding audiology practice. The speakers will discuss case scenarios and answer participants' questions. The webinar will be applicable to audiologists at any career stage as well as audiologists in training.
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Effective Clinical Supervision in Audiology (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning July 19, 2024) will discuss foundations for clinical supervision in audiology settings. The course is designed for audiology clinical instructors and preceptors with any level of supervisory experience and who work in any audiology setting. The speaker will provide suggestions for structuring successful clinical learning opportunities as well as recommendations for supervisors in outplacements as well as academic settings.
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HIPAA and FERPA: What Audiologists and SLPs Need to Know (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar (available beginning June 27, 2024) will cover what audiologists and SLPs need to understand about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Speakers will identify who is subject to these laws as well as their regulatory and other compliance requirements. Learners will gain insights into the basic principles of both laws as well as potential pitfalls. Case studies will explore practical scenarios illustrating compliance challenges and strategies.
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Navigating Home Health Care and Proving the Value of the SLP (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs are often underutilized in home health (HH) care settings despite the value they bring to patient care and outcomes. With the recent expansion of Medicare's home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) model, the need for SLPs will only increase. This on demand webinar will discuss the critical role SLPs play in the reimbursement structure of HH, in achieving the objectives of HHVBP, and as part of the interprofessional care team.
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Beyond Speech: Managing Medically Complex Patients at Home (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work in home health care settings face many unique challenges, especially when their patients are medically complex. This on demand webinar will examine the multi-faceted role of the SLP when treating these patients. The speaker will discuss special considerations and barriers, including dysphagia management, in this unique practice environment.
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Home Health Care: Practical Tips for Person-Centered and Culturally Responsive Care (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work in home health care have the unique opportunity to practice person-centered and culturally responsive care in the most functional setting possible: the patient's home. This on demand webinar (available beginning June 19, 2024) will explore what person-centered and culturally responsive care looks like, why it matters, and how to do it. The course will highlight practical takeaways, including how to increase self-awareness and practice mindfulness even when you're busy.
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Home Health Care for Adult Patients: What SLPs Need to Know (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This introductory-level course will provide an overview of working with adult patients in the home health care setting. The speaker will share the basics of SLP reimbursement and regulation in this unique care setting, along with recommendations for assessment and treatment with a functional focus. The on demand webinar (available beginning May 3, 2024) will discuss clinical decision-making strategies and suggestions for documentation as well as special considerations for SLPs in the home health care setting, such as safety, counseling, and self-care.
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Troubleshooting Common Obstacles to External Scientific Evidence
Format(s): Micro Course
While clinicians may know the fundamentals of evidence-based practice (EBP), many struggle to implement EBP in real-world situations with their clients. Often, this is due to limited research, a lack of high-quality research, or the absence of a clear takeaway from external scientific literature. In this course, participants will learn more about these obstacles and strategies to overcome them. Learning how to navigate these barriers will assist clinicians in making patient-centered and evidence-based clinical decisions. This course is the third in a series of micro courses on Evidence-Based Decision-Making, which use clinical scenario activities to help you to sharpen your EBP skills.
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Using ASHA’S Evidence Maps
Format(s): Micro Course
SLPs and audiologists alike may struggle to implement evidence-based practice (EBP) into their daily practice because they simply don’t have the time or resources to keep up with a rapidly growing research base. ASHA’s Evidence Maps serve as a time-saving, free, online tool that provides clinicians with a quick synopsis of synthesized research related to clinical practice. New and experienced users of the Evidence Maps will learn the ins and outs of features and navigation via a case study and guided practice to better locate and assess relevant research evidence to integrate into clinical decision-making.
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Evidence-Based Practice Basics and Tools for Practicing Clinicians
Format(s): Micro Course
Audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and assistants strive to provide client-centered, evidence-based care, but they may have questions: What is considered evidence-based practice (EBP)? How do I make an evidence-based clinical decision? Are there tools for simplifying the EBP process? This course illuminates EBP concepts and guides you through clinical scenario activities while highlighting free, time-saving ASHA EBP resources and tools, such as ASHA's EBP Toolkit. Learn new strategies and bolster your evidence-based decision-making skills.
The Business of Audiology: Private Practice Development (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Are you curious about opening or growing a private practice that goes beyond hearing aid sales and service? How do you develop a knowledge base on practice management topics rarely covered in our specialized graduate education? This on demand webinar (available beginning September 6, 2024) will explore a range of considerations for audiology private practice, including tips for business management and administration, working with insurance companies, considerations for staffing, and planning for growth.
Conversations on Visually Cued Instruction (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on-demand conversation features SLP Sean Sweeney, who discusses visually cued instruction, an evidence-based practice that uses photos, drawings, and other images to target a variety of client needs. This conversation is a follow-up to the webinar A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: What SLPs Can Do With Images.
Impact of Student Clinicians on SLPs’ Productivity in Medical Settings and Graduate Students' Perceptions of Simulated Experiences During the Pandemic
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This SIG 11 Perspectives activity addresses the productivity impact of SLPs supervising student clinicians in medical settings and explores graduate students' perceptions of their experiences participating in simulated learning experiences during the pandemic.
Trauma-Informed Care: Applications for Audiology (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Trauma-informed care is a patient-care model that acknowledges the prevalence of trauma and its impact in our society. By incorporating trauma-informed practices, we can increase patient engagement and efficacy of care. This on demand webinar examines the basic tenets of trauma-informed care, suggests modifications audiologists can make to daily practices, and shares resources for patients and providers.
Health Care Utilization Disparities Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients and the Potential Role of Audiologists in Screening for Cognitive Impairment
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course contains two articles: one that discusses health care disparities and the need for better communication access for people with hearing loss, and one that addresses the potential role of audiologists in screening for cognitive impairment.
Ethics for Audiologists (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is intended for audiologists who are interested in how ethical practice issues relate to their work. The speaker will provide an overview of the theories of ethics, their application to the audiology profession, and sample case analyses to illustrate ethical decision-making.
Parent Coaching to Support Social-Emotional and Communication Development in Early Intervention (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar is for SLPs in early intervention who support families of children with both language and social-emotional delays. The webinar explores evidence-based strategies for supporting social-emotional skill development, examines the impact of grief and trauma on parent engagement and language, explains attachment styles, and shares strategies for building parent capacity.
Adapting Your Protocols to Evaluate OTC Hearing Aids (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
How can I know if the hearing aid is good quality? What is the point of real-ear verification if I can't adjust the hearing aid settings? How can I know if the features in the hearing aids work? How should I counsel a patient in how to best use their devices? This on-demand webinar explores practical methods for evaluating and fitting OTC hearing aids to optimize outcomes for all patients, regardless of their technology level.
Comparing Audiology Service Delivery Models: Bundled vs. Unbundled (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The profession of audiology is going through a period of transition. With new disruptions such as over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, it can be challenging to determine what service and billing model may best meet the needs of your patients and your practice. This on demand webinar explores the pros and cons of bundled and unbundled models, reviews how audiologists can evaluate their existing service delivery model, and outlines the process of transitioning to a new model.
Safety Challenges in Audiology: Starting the Conversation and Making Changes (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
The dynamic profession of audiology includes unique settings and equipment, some of which introduce safety concerns, such as communication challenges specific to working in an isolated space. These challenges are important to address in view of increased violence in the health care workplace. Audiologists may lack information and resources to discuss and address their unique concerns. This on demand webinar discusses safety concerns, advocacy strategies, and resources, with a goal of identifying solutions to create a safe environment for yourself, those receiving care, and your fellow employees.
Unbundling Your Services and Implementing Hybrid Payment Models (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In the evolving environment of over-the-counter hearing aids, big box stores, and changing reimbursement, should audiologists charge differently for hearing aid services? This on demand webinar explores why itemizing services or providing a hybrid model of service delivery could be beneficial, how this model was implemented at one medical center, and how to determine what to bill.
Providing Effective Service to Students in Remote Areas
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how school-based SLPs can provide students in remote areas with services that are of equal value and effectiveness as those they provide to students in larger population centers. Speakers share resources and service delivery options to empower SLPs to provide and promote remote service delivery. This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Schools Connect online conference.
Telepractice Perspectives From Today and Tomorrow: Students, Clinicians, and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
The three articles in this SIG 18 activity were selected to provide information on the present and future of telepractice service delivery from the perspectives of current speech-language pathologists and graduate student clinicians. The first article by Page, Hughes, and Woody investigates the initial perceptions of graduate student clinicians following the implementation of telepractice. Findings reveal themes including comparisons between in-person services and telepractice regarding learning technology, managing environmental distractions at home, and caregiver involvement. The second article by Douglass, Lowman, and Causey-Upton provides a metaanalysis study on clinicians’ perceptions of telehealth across disciplines within rehabilitation and other allied health fields. Several themes are identified, including acceptance, lack of telehealth training, and the flexibility of telehealth. The third article by Edwards-Gaither, Harris, and Perry presents a viewpoint for the future of telepractice in speech-language pathology. Challenges and opportunities for the longevity of telepractice service delivery are discussed, including consensus on telepractice terminology, designating a service delivery model, and exploring telepractice occupational culture.
Telepractice Troubleshooting for Groups: Practical Tips, Tricks, & Tools
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides a wealth of strategies, tips, and tools for SLPs to increase their skills in conducting group intervention sessions via telepractice. The presenter highlights evidence-based practice recommendations as well as common sense strategies for making these recommendations work in the real world.
Use of Single-Subject Design in Clinical Education and Supervision
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This SIG 11 Perspectives activity addresses the use of single-subject design in clinical education and supervision. In this article, the authors highlight the suitability of single-subject experimental design (SSED) to clinical practice research, particularly within supervisory settings. This practical tutorial provides examples of SSED and suggests possible research topics relevant to clinical education and supervision.
Addressing Current Demands in Geriatric Care: COVID-19 and the Workforce
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This course contains four articles that address current demands in geriatric care, including impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shifting demographics reflecting an aging population.
Nine Building Blocks of Clinical Education and Supervision
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many clinicians find themselves responsible for supervising students, externs, clinical fellows, other clinicians, or support personnel, but have little or no training on clinical education and supervision. This course presents an updated version of the nine core "building blocks" that are essential elements of every supervision experience.
Supervision: Addressing Emotional Resilience, Reflection, & Cultural Competence
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This SIG 11 Perspectives activity addresses aspects of clinical supervision and administration beyond the “Big Nine” clinical competencies. In the first article, the author discusses the significance of emotional resilience and provides practical strategies to encourage resiliency in supervisees. The second article explains the significance of cultural competence and the value of open conversations within supervisory relationships. Finally, the third article highlights key skills used in intentional and reflective supervision.
Engaging in Effective Counseling as a Speech-Language Pathologist
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many clients need help adjusting to their communication challenge and/or coping with the changes required to help them communicate more effectively. This on demand webinar examines counseling in the context of speech-language pathology practice and shares skills and behaviors SLPs can use to effectively engage in counseling with all types of clients.
Clinical Impact of Research
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These SIG Special Topics articles provide guidance to current and future researchers in communication sciences and disorders about how to maximize the clinical impact of their research. Utianski et al. describe clinical practice research and the current barriers to it, while highlighting initiatives researchers can take advantage of. Douglas et al. define knowledge brokering and outline the roles of organizations and individuals who take on that job. Then, Davidson and colleagues offer researchers concrete steps for using social media to enhance impact. Finally, Nicholson and Smith review both traditional science impact metrics and alternative metrics and offer concrete recommendations for documenting clinical impact for use in one’s CV or career advancement materials.
Grand Rounds in COVID-19 Rehab: Putting the Pieces Together
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course discusses finding a starting place for on-the-job change to address the challenges that COVID-19 presents to patient treatment. The speaker explores how changes related to the pandemic impact your clinical practice, your role in health care, and how you conduct business, as well as actionable next steps you can implement in your workplace.
Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session describes the social determinants of health-defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions under which people live, work, learn, and play-and explains how patients' health and well-being can be viewed as a socially constructed phenomenon. The session explores the role of systems of oppression and location of position in generating health inequities and uses current evidence about the interplay between the COVID-19 pandemic and the social determinants of health to help participants develop strategies to intervene to improve their patients' quality of life and promote health equity.
Interprofessional Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Panel Discussion
Format(s): eWorkshop
Clinicians across professions-including two speech-language pathologists, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist-address interdisciplinary care during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss challenges clinicians in the long-term acute care setting have faced and review some of the modifications they have made to address these challenges, as well as implications for patient progress and discharge planning.
Telepractice Use Across the Continuum of Care During the Pandemic and Beyond
Format(s): eWorkshop
Far-reaching advancements in medicine and technology, coupled with the catalyst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have catapulted telepractice into the forefront of clinical care. This session reviews the rise of telepractice, how it has created a lifeline for patients during the pandemic, and how SLPs can optimize its use across the continuum of care to best serve our patients.
Patient-Provider Communication Before, During, and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a long-standing imperative to address patient-provider communication and inequities in health care settings. This session explores the barriers to effective patient-provider communication and shares potential solutions to these challenges. The speakers discuss the landscape of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) at health care institutions and highlight the need for collaboration, emergency preparedness, and future-oriented planning.
Long COVID in Post-Acute Care: Evidence-Based Trends and Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session introduces the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality data and presents a person-centered, holistic approach to treating long COVID in post-acute care. The speaker discusses risk factors and clinical presentation of long COVID with a view toward appropriate care.
Pathophysiology of COVID-19: Acute Illness and Longer-Term Sequelae
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session reviews the basic pathophysiology of COVID-19, with an emphasis on respiratory, swallowing, and cognitive issues, as well as a discussion of infection control approaches. The speaker also reviews the long-term conditions associated with COVID-19.
Dysfunctional Breathing and Long COVID
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores dysfunctional breathing that might underlie or complicate long COVID symptoms as well as how to identify and treat it. The speaker discusses assessment and treatment of dysfunctional breathing using evidence-based tools and integrative breathing therapies.
Perspectives on the Treatment of Patients With Post-Acute and Long COVID
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on health care and rehabilitation. SLPs are now treating large numbers of patients who were hospitalized for COVID-19. Meanwhile, another group of patients have emerged-those who experienced relatively mild cases of acute COVID-19 but now present with long COVID, a puzzling and debilitating set of symptoms. This session highlights patient experiences with COVID-19 and its aftermath and what clinicians have learned to date in treating these two groups of patients. The presenter identifies the gaps in care, the challenges that these patients face, and how we can best serve them going forward.
Telepractice and Kids: Lessons From Remote Service Delivery During the Pandemic
Format(s): Journal (Online)
The articles in this journal self-study explore the effects of remote audiology and speech-language service delivery for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The articles identify and describe experiences with remote service delivery, discuss the impacts on children, and focus on what has been learned. The articles highlight future research and practical takeaways audiologists and speech-language pathologists can use to provide and expand quality services via telepractice moving forward.
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Clinical Considerations for Competency and Ethics in Dysphagia Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
Ethics is an often-forgotten portion of evidence-based practice. Although not a distinct part of the triad, ethics play an important role in every decision. This session provides practical applications of the tenets of the ASHA Code of Ethics, with focus on the concept of competence.
Hearing Health and Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Format(s): Journal (Online)
The articles in this journal self-study explore research related to various aspects of hearing health and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific topics include: supporting individuals with tinnitus, teaching students about noise-induced hearing loss, and understanding pandemic-related disruptions to hearing abilities and care. Audiologists will take away information they can apply as the pandemic and audiology practice continue to evolve.
Prerequisite Coursework Bundle: Assistants Certification
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course bundle includes three courses that satisfy coursework requirements for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (These courses are not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Safety Precautions in Speech, Language, and Hearing Professions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of safety precautions for speech, language, and hearing professionals in both health care and school settings. The presenter discusses safe and effective practices and reviews relevant clinical scenarios. The course satisfies the universal precautions coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Ethical Professional Behavior and ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides a review of the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct, which provides a framework and guide to support day-to-day decision-making. The presenter describes each component of the Code of Conduct and highlights clinical scenarios that apply the Code of Conduct. The course satisfies the ethics coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Confidentiality in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Professions
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of privacy laws affecting speech, language, and hearing professionals. The presenter discusses privacy laws and reviews clinical scenarios in both health care and school settings. The course satisfies the patient confidentiality coursework requirement for individuals seeking ASHA certification as an audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant. (This course is not eligible for ASHA CEUs.)
Mindfulness: A Guide for the School-Based SLP
Format(s): eWorkshop
The practice of mindfulness is more than a fad - it is key to managing stress, improving awareness, and acting with intentionality. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides tools and guides you in building a regular practice of mindfulness. The presenter addresses common misconceptions of mindfulness practice and illustrates how mindfulness can help you respond to difficult situations from a place of nonjudgmental awareness and engagement rather than responding from impulse, overreaction, or habit.
Managing Stress Using Mindfulness and Self-Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
During particularly stressful times, SLPs may wonder if they have chosen the wrong career, should look to switch job settings, or there is any way to manage the ever-growing stress around them. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines where the stress comes from and shares stress management tools, such as mindfulness and self-care, that can reduce and manage this stress, so you can thrive in your work as an SLP.
Teleaudiology: An Introduction to Remote Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course is the first in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice (telepractice) in audiology. This initial course explores audiologists' perceptions of barriers to providing telehealth services and introduces the Health Belief Model (HBM) and Transtheoretical model to assess readiness for remote service provision. The course includes an on-demand recording and a worksheet activity/tool to help you identify needs and barriers as you consider how you can incorporate teleaudiology into your practice.
Teleaudiology: Remote Screening and Diagnostics
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course includes two presentations that introduce strategies and tools for remote hearing assessment, including online and smartphone tests of hearing, remote pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and evaluation of peripheral and central auditory dysfunction in pediatric and adult populations. The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Providing Pediatric Audiology Services via Telehealth
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course demonstrates how Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is using telehealth applications to address the needs of children with hearing loss during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future, including remote hearing aid evaluations, fittings, programming, repairs, and functional benefit assessments. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Auditory Processing Evaluation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course presents a methodology that allows audiologists to provide (central) auditory processing testing remotely. The course discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls of remote testing as well as technology and other requirements. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Translating Adult Hearing Care Remotely – Hearing Aid Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course explores realistic scenarios audiologists may encounter when remotely fitting hearing aids for adults. The course discusses strategies for successful hearing aid fitting via teleaudiology and identifies challenges and how to address them when they occur. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Teleaudiology: Policy Trends
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course provides an overview of policy issues and trends in audiologists' use of telepractice, including an overview of changes to state telepractice law implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology. 
My Hearing Explained: Helping People Make Sense of Their Hearing Health
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Adults who are deaf or hard or hearing, as well as families of children with hearing conditions, often report that they struggle to understand the results of hearing assessments, make decisions about next steps, and convey the outcomes and implications to others. This course introduces the Ida Institute's new conversation guide, My Hearing Explained, a tool to help hearing care professionals (both audiologists and SLPs specializing in hearing care) present hearing test results in a person-centered way and help patients and their families make decisions that are right for them.
Public Health and Audiology
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Communication and community are tightly connected, but audiologists don't often know how to apply our knowledge and skills to large populations of people. Audiologists can apply public health concepts to promote healthy hearing for people from all walks of life. This course discusses the field’s roots in public health, core concepts of public health (assessment, policy, and assurance), hearing health disparities, and ways to apply these concepts to support healthy communication in our own communities.
COVID-19: A Global Perspective
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These SIG 17 Perspectives articles focus on the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on service provision and student training in four global contexts: Cyprus, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Topics include the rise of telesupervision, telepractice in speech-language pathology (SLP), and distance learning in Cyprus during COVID-19; the effectiveness of SLP and related service treatment of patients with COVID-19 in an inpatient rehabilitation setting in the United States; the impact and transformation of an SLP university program in South Africa due to COVD-19; and the perspectives of parents/caregivers on SLP service provision during the pandemic for children born with cleft palates in the United Kingdom.
Business Costs in Health Care: Labor, Productivity, and Impact on SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This panel discussion, featuring managers/administrators from skilled nursing facility/home health and private practice health care settings, explores productivity expectations within the framework of the business of health care, recognizing that the three largest costs for any health care business are labor management, infrastructure management, and health care reimbursement.
Moral Distress and the SLP’s Game: Put Burnout on the Run
Format(s): eWorkshop
Many SLPs in health care settings feel as though they are slowly losing “the game” and experiencing career burnout. This session explores moral distress and how it can impact the SLP’s long game. The speaker addresses difficult situations that SLPs confront daily in their health care careers and shares useful tools to get to the root of your moral distress. The session will help you develop a new game plan with strategies to come out with a win.
Technology Access and Telepractice: Who Gets Left Behind?
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session describes health disparities relevant to telehealth access in older adults and individuals who live in rural areas. Presenters highlight resources to help overcome telehealth access barriers with these populations and discuss the clinician’s role in advocacy.
To Whom Should I Listen and Where Should I Go? Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Format(s): eWorkshop
The amount of information available to clinicians is enormous. Type a few terms into Google, and thousands of options appear; post a question on social media, and a plethora of responses emerge. Obtaining information is not an issue, but how do you wade through when there is no consensus? Using examples SLPs encounter in their work in health care settings, this session explores tools for evaluating and analyzing information and developing critical thinking skills.
Uncovering Your Superpowers
Format(s): eWorkshop
At some stages in your career, you may ask yourself, “Do I want to be doing this?” This question can start you down a path of personal discovery to find fulfillment in your career. In this session, learn how to identify and communicate your unique transferable skills and talents—i.e., superpowers—to find new opportunities, expand your influence at work, and/or grow your professional brand.
Effective Relationships in Supervisory and Work Settings
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This SIG 11 Perspectives activity presents two unique articles related to enhancing relationships in supervisory and work settings. The first article highlights specific skills sets required for clinical providers and describes primary performance indicators (PPIs) that are critical to building effective working relationships. In the second article, the authors detail the findings of a study on similarities and differences in work ethic among three generations of speech-language pathologists.
Improving Outcomes for Students with Severe Disabilities
Format(s): eWorkshop
School-based SLPs who serve students with severe disabilities face unique challenges related to student outcomes, intervention planning, and workload. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores ways to support student outcomes while balancing workload concerns. The presenter discusses long-term student outcomes, writing SMART IEP goals, and an integrated intervention approach, as well as strategies to implement these ideas in your workplace.
Online Organizational Resources for Today’s School SLP
Format(s): eWorkshop
School-based SLPs who serve elementary-age students juggle many changing responsibilities. This recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares helpful online resources to stay organized and efficient while navigating multiple service delivery scenarios.
Emerging Tools and Methodologies in Teleaudiology
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic required clinicians to rapidly adapt their practice for remote service provision, researchers were already exploring effective telehealth approaches for audiology. The articles in this journal self-study (selected from a special issue of the American Journal of Audiology, “4th International Meeting on Internet and Audiology”) examine teleaudiology tools and methodologies for hearing screenings, home-based auditory assessment for people who use cochlear implants, assessing hearing aid outcomes using ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and a tool for evaluating hearing aid performance.
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.
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Supervision for School-Based SLPs
Format(s): eWorkshop
It’s not a matter of "if" but rather "when" the school-based SLP assumes the role of a supervisor. This course explains the key elements of the supervisory process and defines the roles and responsibilities of both the supervisor and the supervisee in the school setting. The speaker discusses relationship development, communication, and the role and influence of supervisory style on supervisee performance and decision-making.
Innovations for Telepractice Success in a School Setting (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Many school-based SLPs discovered the benefits of telepractice during the rapid shift to remote service provision in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This on demand webinar discusses the essential components of providing quality telepractice services so professionals can continue providing impactful services in this manner. The speaker discusses advocating for telepractice in your district; relevant legal and regulatory issues; and innovative, evidence-based models for school service delivery via telepractice.
Embracing Transformation: Become a Catalyst for Change
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs practicing in health care provide services within a largely for-profit system in the U.S. Consequently, the business needs of health care, challenges related to reimbursement and advocacy, and disparities in health care access have resulted in a need to adapt clinical practice to future trends while rethinking career growth and advancement in the field. This session contextualizes the challenges in the practice of medical speech-language pathology and provides practical ideas to facilitate change in your realms of influence at your job and beyond.
Empowering SLPs to Adopt Telepractice for Dysphagia Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
While the use of telepractice for dysphagia management has increased considerably due to restrictions on in-person practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges still exist. This session discusses the remaining barriers to the adoption of telehealth for dysphagia services and ways to overcome them. The speaker explains an evaluation and decision-making process clinicians can use to determine if the adoption of telepractice for dysphagia care is right for them and discusses ways to advocate for and start developing telepractice models of care in a variety of health care settings.
Ethics in Social Media Engagement
Format(s): eWorkshop
Like many other professionals, SLPs often use social media for the exchange of professional information as well as for personal engagement. Posting of client-related information, uncivil remarks, misrepresentation of services, and/or defamatory claims—whether intentional or unintentional—may cross the boundaries of ethical and legal behavior. This session discusses myths surrounding social media, considerations for posting, and potential consequences of inappropriate use.
The Interrelationship Between Policy and Clinical Practice
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores how policy and clinical practice impact each other. The presenters discuss the making of public policy, and how it is interpreted and implemented into clinical practice in health care settings. The presenters also discuss the flip side—how clinical practice itself informs advocacy for shaping future public policy. Learners can think about their professional roles in interpreting policy and advocating for change.
The Political and Public Policy Landscape and the Future of Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session provides an overview of the 2021 political and public policy landscape, including issues of importance before the presidential administration, Congress, and the states. The presenter discusses the impact these issues have on the future of the medical SLP and highlights the advocacy efforts ASHA is currently undertaking, empowering participants to advocate for positive change.
Clinical, Research, Linguistic, and Technical Considerations in Telepractice
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
This activity presents a variety of topics related to telepractice service provision. The first article offers a case study on the effects of a hybrid telepractice/onsite treatment program for a child who stutters. The following article discusses common technical issues encountered during telepractice and a process for managing them with English- and Spanish-speaking clients. The final article details the findings of a study on integrating technology through telepractice to support clients with dementia.
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.
Roles and Responsibilities of an Expert Witness
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session is designed for SLPs from any work setting who are considering serving, or have been asked to serve, as an expert witness. The speakers introduce the role of an expert witness, in contrast to the role of a fact witness, and review the qualifications and distinctive roles and responsibilities of an expert witness, with a focus on relevant laws (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA, and ADA). The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect online conference—includes discussion of oral and written communication best practices, as they are fundamental to the role of an expert witness. The speakers also use case studies to highlight key concepts.
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?
Foundations of Effective Supervision: A Four-Course Set
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
These courses provide an overview of key knowledge, skills, and competencies required for effective supervision along with a contemporary context that addresses the intersection of supervision with cultural competence, burnout, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approaches to Lifelong Care for Adults With Complex Medical Conditions
Format(s): eWorkshop
Concrete recommendations and special considerations for adults with complex medical conditions remain sparse. This session shares big-picture strategies to consider when providing care for these patients.
Psychosocial Consequences of Prolonged Hospital Stays
Format(s): eWorkshop
Prolonged hospital stays can impact patients in a variety of ways, having adverse effects on physical, financial, and psychosocial health. This session explores psychosocial impacts such as demoralization and concerning psychiatric symptoms.
Supporting Medically Complex Patients Through Effective, Multidisciplinary Management
Format(s): eWorkshop
Bringing together a group of health care professionals with varied expertise to deliver treatment has been shown to improve patient outcomes. This session discusses the relevance of a multidisciplinary treatment approach for patients with complex medical conditions, with a specific focus on rehabilitation services, providing insight into effective teaming for successful multidisciplinary patient interventions.
Team-Based Decision-Making With Patients on Mechanical Ventilation
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores issues facing patients on mechanical ventilation and their care teams. The speaker discusses how a care team comes together to use objective criteria (including decision-making criteria) for patient care regarding placement and weaning from speaking valves. The speaker also discusses special considerations for settings without access to a team approach and when working with children.
The Role of the SLP in Palliative Care
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPs often work with individuals in palliative care to improve their functional abilities related to dysphagia as well as communication, but the SLP’s role in end-of-life processes is more challenging to define. This session explores the unique and rewarding role of the SLP in palliative care and end-of-life processes and describes how SLPs can provide support for swallowing and communication across the continuum of care and with a variety of populations.
Treatment Approaches for Children With Complex Medical Conditions
Format(s): eWorkshop
Children with complex medically conditions require individualized, high-intensity treatments that require the collaboration of multiple specialists. This session explores common attributes of this patient population and highlights the SLP’s role in managing these patients as part of the care team.
Collaboration on the Pediatric ICU Rehab Team
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session outlines the members, roles, and responsibilities of the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) rehab team and describes areas of collaborative and independent decision-making to maximize the rehabilitative outcomes for pediatric patients across the continuum in the ICU.
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome in Adults and Children
Format(s): eWorkshop
Adult and pediatric survivors of critical illness commonly experience post-intensive care syndrome (PICS, or PICS-p in children), consisting of impairments in mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms), cognition, and physical function. These impairments are associated with worse health-related quality of life and can persist for years after discharge from the intensive care unit. This session describes the incidence of and risk factors for such symptoms as well as interventions to prevent and manage these impairments.
Realistic, Functional Interventions and Collaborative Services for Medically Complex Patients
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session explores the complexities SLPs must account for when treating patients with complicated medical conditions, whose communication, cognitive, and swallowing difficulties are multifactorial. The speaker discusses how SLPs can get a clear understanding of the impact of each medical diagnosis – and the interactions among them – on a patient’s functioning, and how to collaborate with other specialists whose expertise complements SLPs’ efforts. The speaker explores how SLPs can provide thoughtful, systematic scaffolding designed to improve the health and function of damaged tissues/structures and physiologic systems, develop patient independence in the skilled performance of compensations and other behaviors that jump start recovery, and increase a patient’s investment and participation in the process.v
Rehab Considerations for Adults With Complex Medical Conditions in the ICU
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses rehab considerations for SLPs working with adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Speakers discuss an overview of oxygen delivery methods, optimizing communication and dysphagia intervention for ICU patients, progressing patients with tracheostomy to successful decannulation, and maximizing outcomes for patients with complex medical conditions through multidisciplinary communication and collaboration.
SLPs in the NICU: Supporting Infants and Their Families
Format(s): eWorkshop
The typically unplanned journey through the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides infants and their families with an early experience with interprofessional practice. This session reviews common reasons for an infant’s admission into the NICU, describes the interprofessional team caring for these infants, and discusses the role of SLPs as communication and feeding specialists in the NICU. The speaker examines neonatal abstinence syndrome, its cause, and the latest treatment strategies and outcomes. Finally, the speaker touches on the importance of support and post-discharge care for these patients.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hearing Technology of the Future
Format(s): eWorkshop
There is no question that emerging technologies such as embedded sensors and artificial intelligence are changing the hearing health landscape. This session will look ahead to the coming decade and explore innovations in hearing health care technology, strategy, and service. The speaker will discuss practical ways to leverage these innovations to be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic market landscape.
Audiology Coding and Reimbursement: Practice Considerations for the Future
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will discuss considerations and share tools to help you navigate the evolving audiology coding and reimbursement landscape, including new technologies, third-party administrators, itemization, over-the-counter hearing aids, and the provision of services via telehealth.
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Audiology Practice Efficiency
Format(s): eWorkshop
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our personal and professional worlds upside down. Yet, something positive can come from this pandemic if we see this challenge as an opportunity to re-examine what and how we practice. The speaker explores how audiologists can redesign what we do by going back to basics while expanding our practices in new and innovative ways, including embracing new technology (e.g., tablet audiometry, OTCs, and virtual visits) and using new fitting models for hearing aids or implants.
Evolving Clinical Practice in Audiology: A Panel Discussion
Format(s): eWorkshop
This panel discussion will explore the future of audiology in various practice settings, including private practice, VA, nonprofit, university, and medical center settings. Panelists will share recent innovations, ideas for how we may rethink audiology in the future, and possible impacts of the pandemic on practice.
Health Economics in Audiologic Practice: Affordability and Willingness to Pay
Format(s): eWorkshop
Affordability of and willingness to pay for amplification devices and hearing health services can be difficult topics to discuss with patients. The session will present an evidence-based, pragmatic approach for addressing affordability issues with patients and leveraging market knowledge, insurance coverage, and community resources to increase accessibility to hearing health care.
Pandemic-Proof Your Audiology Business
Format(s): eWorkshop
The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a level of disruption into our personal and professional lives that was previously unimaginable. How we respond will be a deciding factor for the future success of our practices. This session will explore how to embrace change and use this unique opportunity to rethink how we provide and promote our services. The speaker will discuss specific ways audiologists who operate private practices can clearly articulate their distinctive role in the hearing health marketplace and be prepared for future interruptions such as pandemics, big box stores, online retailers, and personal indecision.
Person-Centered Care in the Audiology Appointment
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will explore the Calgary-Cambridge Guides and the Four Habits framework to support audiologists in applying person-centered care and communication skills through the different phases of an audiology appointment. The session will discuss active reflection activities, person-centered principles, and practical ways to enhance hearing care.
Providing Evidence-Based Clinical Services for Tinnitus
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session will describe evidence-based strategies for tinnitus assessment and management. The speaker will discuss specific tools and processes to help audiologists provide the best services to manage tinnitus along with hearing loss or reduced sound tolerance (hyperacusis), since many individuals who experience tinnitus also experience these other challenges.
Teleaudiology: It Shouldn’t Have to Take a Pandemic
Format(s): eWorkshop
Prior to 2020, a remote model of hearing health care had been applied primarily to remote populations and/or limited to hearing screening and counseling services. Now, in the face of a global pandemic that makes face-to-face services risky, there has been an urgent demand for more information about teleaudiology. This session will review the evolution of teleaudiology, including provider and patient attitudes concerning the perceived benefits, disadvantages, and outcomes associated with remote audiologic care. The speaker will describe an existing, commercial, patient-centered teleaudiology model of hearing health care that is designed to increase accessibility and reduce cost while maintaining the audiologist’s central role as a critical component of care throughout the patient journey.
Beyond the Clinic: Health Care Policies & Access to Audiology Services (SIG 8) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This on demand webinar will discuss how health care policies affect access to audiology services. The speaker will present the results of a study of (in)equity in access to audiology services in the absence of Medicare reimbursements beyond physician-referred audiology assessments. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.
CPR (Critical Professional Replenishment) for Supervision (SIG 10) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. The webinar addresses the current state of medical SLP externships from a university perspective. Presenters share examples of successful integration and supervision in pediatric and adult medical settings and offer evidence-based, practical suggestions for supervision training and strategies that ensure the integrity of the profession and the delivery of quality, culturally responsive services to patients.
eAudiology: The Way Through and the Way Forward (SIG 8)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
While remote service delivery has been around for several years, eAudiology (also known as teleaudiology) is becoming a daily reality for many audiologists, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This course discusses how eAudiology addresses the need for improving patient experience, providing innovative services, and increasing clinic efficiency. The speakers highlight how the recent advances in hearing aid remote programming fit with eAudiology, strategies for introducing eAudiology services to patients who can benefit from them, and how to best utilize eAudiology during and post-pandemic. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.
Exploring Health Disparities & Systems of Oppression in Clinical Services in CSD (SIG 15)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course explores how health disparities and systems of oppression are affecting clinical settings and clinical outcomes for communication and swallowing services delivered to individuals of advanced age. Speakers discuss how clinicians can address health disparities and disrupt oppression in their work settings and ultimately improve clinical outcomes for all.
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.
Incl-US-ive eSLP: Cultural Considerations for Telepractice and Distance Learning (SIG 18) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar outlines contemporary terminology, resources, and tools for SLPs providing telepractice services to culturally diverse clients. The speaker explores the opportunities and challenges involved in providing telepractice and distance learning services to culturally diverse clients and introduces related terminology, including cultural competence, humility, and pluralism. The speaker also illustrates how to incorporate cultural diversity and client identities in digital intervention materials and activities.
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.
Recognizing and Disrupting Racial Bias in Audiologic Clinical Practice (SIG 6) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
In this webinar, an audiologist and a social worker discuss how the concepts of cultural mindfulness, humility, and rigor can help clinicians evaluate their own explicit and implicit racial biases and identify practices that establish a more effective and inclusive clinical environment. The webinar explores strategies that lead to more equitable patient access and outcomes. Additionally, the presenters model and promote healthy conversations surrounding race and its influence on everyday interactions.
Social-Emotional Needs of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (SIG 9) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Drawing from the fields of infant and child development, social cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology, this webinar will focus on enhancing connection, comprehension, and compassion for the social-emotional needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The speaker – a psychologist with expertise in working with children with reduced hearing and their families – will discuss current and relevant science as well as practical, actionable recommendations to support social-emotional functioning for children who are deaf or have hearing loss. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
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Supervision in the Era of COVID-19: Tips from a Trauma-Informed Perspective (SIG 11)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. The webinar discusses the challenges of speech-language service provision and supervision during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the needs of clients, supervisees, and clinicians themselves. The pandemic has created many professional challenges for SLPs, including the need to quickly adjust to telepractice for service delivery and supervision, emotional stressors and trauma that may exacerbate clients’ communication difficulties, and vicarious traumatization of clinicians themselves. The speaker discusses mindfulness, presence, and self-regulation as tools to enhance and adapt speech-language intervention and supervision in the current reality.
Supporting End-of-Life Care Conversations: Special Considerations for COVID-19 (SIG 15) (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
SLPs who work with adults of advanced age regularly contribute to conversations with individuals, their families, and members of their care teams to ensure compassionate, patient-centered end-of-life care planning. This on demand webinar will discuss the SLP’s important role in facilitating proper documentation and preserving patient autonomy, focusing on special considerations related to theCOVID-19 pandemic. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 15: Gerontology.
Statistical Methods in Speech, Language, and Cognition Research
Format(s): Journal (Online)
This journal self-study course is composed of papers from a 2019 Research Forum, Advancing Statistical Methods in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. These selected articles provide advanced-level discussion about clinically relevant statistical methodologies to give speech-language pathologists a stronger foundation from which to analyze and understand the statistical research they come across to decide when and how to apply it in practice.
Infection Prevention and Control in Audiology Practice Settings (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Infection prevention and control is always important in the audiology clinic, but COVID-19 has brought unique challenges to the forefront of audiologists’ practice. This on demand webinar offers a basic overview of standard precautions while focusing on infection-related precautions that are of particular importance to audiologists.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session addresses the realities of child abuse and the SLP’s responsibility to recognize and report abuse. The speaker discusses legal definitions, signs, and symptoms of child abuse as well as common perpetrators and how they gain access to children through a process called grooming. The session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Private Practice Connect online conference—addresses how to communicate with a child who makes a disclosure, the importance of making a report, how to make a report, and how to overcome the fears and barriers around reporting.
Audiology Assistant Education Modules
Format(s): eWorkshop
Audiology assistants who want to become ASHA-certified and hold the C-AA credential must meet the requirements set forth in the Standards for Audiology Assistants Certification. This 10-module set meets the requirement for Eligibility Pathway 2. Note: These modules are not eligible for ASHA CEUs.
SLPA Education Modules
Format(s): eWorkshop
SLPAs who want to become ASHA-certified and hold the C-SLPA credential must meet the requirements set forth in the Standards for SLPA Certification. This six-module set meets the requirement for Eligibility Pathways 2 and 3. Note: These modules are not eligible for ASHA CEUs.
Getting Started in Teleaudiology
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
As states, payers, patients, and clients consider telepractice as an alternative service delivery model, many audiologists are struggling to adapt their in-person practices to teleaudiology and are overwhelmed by quickly evolving coding and payment laws and regulations. This course provides practical information to help audiologists assess their own readiness for telehealth – as well as client and patient readiness – and develop a plan to implement this service delivery model. The presenters also discuss coding, payment, and compliance considerations and provide resources to help audiologists navigate changing regulations and ensure coding and payment compliance.
An Overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Settings
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to be informed about and implement appropriate infection control practices regardless of their practice setting. This course describes the fundamentals of health care epidemiology and infection control, including pathogen transmission, outbreak management, occupational health management, prevention, and management of various infections.
Preparing To Offer Quality Services Through Telepractice: An Introduction
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This course is designed for speech-language pathologists and audiologists with little to no experience with telepractice who have suddenly found it necessary to deliver their services remotely. The presenters address regulations, technology options, policies and procedures, the role of support personnel, and best practices to give clinicians the key information they need to prepare for offering quality services through telepractice.
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.
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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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for Supervision
Format(s): eWorkshop
This course is one part of a four-course learning path/course set, Foundations of Effective Supervision. Feedback and reflection is a key component of professional growth—for supervisees and supervisors. Self-assessment plays a vital role in improving the skills of clinical educators, preceptors, mentors, and supervisors, and this course will provide the opportunity for clinicians to explore their own competencies in supervision based on the results of a self-assessment tool. The course will discuss specific competencies from five overall knowledge and skill areas and give participants the opportunity to brainstorm and share scenarios. Participants will walk away with specific goals to improve their knowledge, skills, and competencies in supervision.

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