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Engaging in Effective Counseling as a Speech-Language Pathologist (Live Webinar)
Event Date: 10/11/2022
Format(s): Live Webinar
Many clients need help adjusting to their communication challenge and/or coping with the changes required to help them communicate more effectively. This live webinar (October 11, 2022, 2-4 p.m. ET) 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.
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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.
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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 (available beginning October 13, 2022) 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.
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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.
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.
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.)
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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.
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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 COVD19; and the perspectives of parents/caregivers on SLP service provision during COVID19 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.
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.
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. This on demand webinar will address the current state of medical SLP externships from a university perspective. Presenters will share examples of successful integration and supervision in pediatric and adult medical settings. They will offer evidence-based, practical suggestions for supervision training and strategies that ensure the integrity of the profession and the delivery of quality, culturally responsive services to patients. The webinar will also include a student’s perspective regarding supervision across the continuum from graduate studies to clinical fellowship. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education.
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
Recent events have placed a renewed spotlight on racial disparities in health care outcomes, how they are addressed in clinical settings, and the impact of clinical service delivery on clinical outcomes. Similarly, these events have highlighted the impact of systems of oppression in higher education, which translate to clinical service delivery in speech-language pathology as well as other disciplines. This course explores how health disparities and systems of oppression are affecting clinical settings and clinical outcomes for communication and swallowing services delivered to individuals of advanced age. Speakers discuss how clinicians can address health disparities and disrupt oppression in their work settings and ultimately improve clinical outcomes for all. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 15: Gerontology.
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 on demand webinar will outline contemporary terminology, resources, and tools for SLPs providing telepractice services to culturally diverse clients. The speaker will explore the opportunities and challenges involved in providing telepractice and distance learning services to culturally diverse clients and introduce terminology related to inclusive telepractice services, including cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural pluralism. The speaker will also illustrate how to incorporate cultural diversity and client identities in digital intervention materials and activities. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 18: Telepractice.
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 on demand webinar, Nicholas Stanley, an audiologist, and Samuel Bradley, a social worker, will discuss how the concepts of cultural mindfulness, humility, and rigor can help clinicians evaluate their own explicit and implicit racial biases and identify practices that establish a more effective and inclusive clinical environment. The webinar will explore strategies that lead to more equitable patient access and outcomes. Additionally, the presenters will model and promote healthy conversations surrounding race and its influence on everyday interactions. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
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.
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.
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.
Factors of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Success
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 10) articles explore several issues related to student success. Sylvan, Brock, Perkins, and Garret examine prerequisites required by graduate programs in speech-language pathology across the United States. Roitsch, Murphy, and Raymer investigate the relationship between executive functions and academic outcomes in speech-language pathology graduate students. Richardson, Roberts, and Victor explore ways to predict the clinical success of graduate students studying speechlanguage pathology. Look, Shoemaker, Hoepner, and Blake discover benefits of engaging undergraduate students in research.
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.
Telepractice Establishment, Ethics, and Evidence
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 18) articles present information on various aspects of telepractice, including ethics and telepractice, a guide for establishing remote services in private practice, and a systematic review of telepractice for adult speech-language pathology services.
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.
Student Stress, Emotional Intelligence, Applying to Graduate School, and Doctoral Training
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
In these Perspectives (SIG 10) Roos and Schreck examine the stress experienced by undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), including stress levels, reasons for stress, stress management, and knowledge/use of campus resources to address stress. Shah and Galantino address building the emotional intelligence of undergraduate students studying CSD through exercises completed in class. Sylvan, Perkins, and Tuglio study the experiences and perceptions of CSD students applying to master’s degree programs, including deciding factors for top choices of graduate programs, emotional involvement in the application process, biases/rumors heard, student challenges, advice to future applicants, and what students would change about the application process. Finally, Crais and Savage present an examination of CSD graduates’ perceptions of their PhD program, including challenges they faced, facilitators for success, their preparation for research/teaching/job readiness, and ways PhD education might be improved.
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.
Outlining the Use of Strategic Questioning and Applying the Code of Ethics
Format(s): SIG Perspectives
These Perspectives (SIG 11) articles outline the use of strategic questioning methods to stimulate students' critical thinking and other higher order thinking skills. In addition, the Code of Ethics is discussed as it relates to supervisory experiences across various settings.
Core Competencies for Early Interventionists
Format(s): eWorkshop
Part C (Early Intervention) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) emphasizes a team-based model and provides for professional development programs to develop the skills and knowledge of service providers. This session describes the process used to identify and develop effective team-based, interprofessional competencies and discusses their use in practice, with the goal of enhancing outcomes for young children and their families. The session discusses common and discipline-specific competencies and identifies challenges to and solutions for incorporating the competencies into practice. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Supportive Early Intervention Practices for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session introduces a model for implementing early childhood education and assessment practices for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The presenter uses classroom and home-based video samples to demonstrate how adapting the physical learning environment, addressing the emotional climate, selecting learning formats, and using language facilitation techniques can benefit all children. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Early Intervention Primary Service Provision in Natural Environments
Format(s): eWorkshop
Primary service provision in natural environments is a service delivery approach that is increasingly used with young children and families in early intervention. This team approach – where one professional is identified as the primary provider for the family and receives coaching support from other team members – can present challenges for some professionals and families due to the extension or release of more traditional roles. This session explores some foundational underpinnings of the delivery model and discusses its key components for successful implementation, including how children learn in their natural environments, how family-centered practices are integral to intervention, and how principles of adult learning are critical to making intervention successful. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
Infants and Children With Complex and Special Health Care Needs
Format(s): eWorkshop
This session discusses the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment where many children with complex or special health care needs start their lives, and explores the early intervention services these children may require. The session describes some of the causes of the need for specialized care – including genetic and rare disorders, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder/fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD/FAS) – and discusses ways that SLPs can support these children and their families. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
The State of Telepractice for Delivering Early Intervention Services
Format(s): eWorkshop
Telepractice is becoming a recognized platform for delivering family-centered early intervention services. However, many providers and Part C Service Coordinators are not comfortable with this service delivery approach. This session reviews recent literature supporting telepractice as an effective, satisfactory delivery option and explores the obstacles related to the use of telepractice for the early intervention population. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
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.”
Service Delivery Considerations in the Preschool Environment
Format(s): eWorkshop
How do speech-language pathologists provide services in a changing and challenging preschool world? Utilizing multiple service delivery options in the preschool environment can increase relationships with staff and promote progress in students. This session explores service delivery, including practical interventions and ideas to use in various in-classroom models. This course is a recorded session from the 2019/2020 online conference “Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment.”
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.
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.
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.
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Innovations in Audiology
Format(s): Journal (Online)
This self-study includes work presented at the Third International Meeting on Internet and Audiology. The articles discuss innovations in audiology, with a focus on teleaudiology and eHealth services. Readers will learn about Internet programs and smartphone applications that assist with the management of hearing and hearing-related issues, as well as how data collected through these means may influence public policy.
Incorporating Video Games in SLP Practice
Format(s): Journal (Online)
The articles in this journal self-study highlight potential benefits of video games in the clinic and classroom. The articles demonstrate how gaming principles and applied video game design can result in measurable behavioral changes across populations that SLPs serve. The first article describes principles of video games that can enhance efficiency and motivation in intervention and then illustrates these principles in a case study. The second article describes the social-emotional benefits of video games as a leisure activity according to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The final three demonstrate practical applications of video games for motor learning in individuals with velopharyngeal dysfunction and hypokinetic dysarthria as well as for classroom-based learning.
Efficacy and Innovations in Telepractice
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Technology has irrefutably expanded the availability of speech and language services to populations that are more difficult to serve due to mobility challenges and/or remote locations. The articles in this journal self-study illustrate how telepractice – including mixed-service delivery models that incorporate both clinic and telepractice components –can enhance telehabilitation and telerehabilitation practices across a range of communication disorders.
Emotional Competence and Well-Being in Kids With Speech and Language Disorders
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Communication disorders in children may affect social interactions and lead to negative emotional and behavioral outcomes. This journal self-study explores well-being, resilience, and emotional competence in school-age children. The articles discuss ways to identify risk factors to emotional well-being (including victimization and bullying), assess emotional competence, and support emotional expression in children who use AAC. The final article explores counseling and the role the SLP plays in addressing emotional issues as a part of intervention.
Improving Hearing Aid Outcomes Through Patient Self-Efficacy
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Despite best practices, many clients eventually discontinue using their hearing aids. Though a number of reasons may explain this behavior, declining patient satisfaction is perhaps one of the most significant. The articles in this journal self-study explore ways to improve hearing aid outcomes by targeting patient satisfaction through increased self-efficacy. The first article establishes an overall framework for client satisfaction by identifying essential concepts underlying hearing aid management. The second article describes a new area of research regarding self-fitting, which promotes self-efficacy by involving clients in adjusting their own hearing aids from day 1. The third article examines psychosocial benefits and improved satisfaction resulting from hearing aid trials. The final article empirically tests the connection between self-efficacy of specific management skills and hearing aid satisfaction.
Improving Clinical Training for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Academic programs in audiology and speech-language pathology provide education and training to students preparing for challenging and ever-expanding professions. Finding innovative ways to ensure appropriate training is a constant struggle. In addition, students report high levels of stress as they navigate school demands. This journal self-study explores how programs are using simulation, peer-assisted learning, and mindfulness practice to address these concerns. While focused on academic training, these articles will also benefit clinical supervisors as well as practicing clinicians looking to find new training methods for themselves and colleagues.
The Role of Risk Factors in Assessment for Communication Disorders
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Clinicians are well-trained in collecting and reporting thorough family and medical case histories of their clients. This information, however, is most often used as a backdrop for direct assessment measures, which are the actual standards for determining eligibility for services. In recent years, the evidence base concerning risk factors for communication disorders has steadily increased. The four articles in this self-study not only demonstrate the significant value of case history information, but suggest that diagnostic standards in the future will weigh risk factors more heavily along with assessment scores.
Addressing the Social Needs of People With Communication Disorders
Format(s): Journal (Online)
A communication disorder can have a profound impact on many aspects of a person’s life, including school, work, leisure, and social relationships. Sudden changes, such as those that occur after stroke or other illness, as well as more gradual difficulties, such as those associated with age-related hearing loss, can negatively affect interactions with other people and engagement in daily activities. This journal self-study explores how social networks and feelings of isolation or loneliness may change when a person experiences communication difficulties. It also looks at how well SLPs and audiologists recognize and address the social and emotional needs of their patients during treatment. Clinicians working with older adults with speech, language, and hearing disorders will come away with a better understanding of the impact of social and familial support on patient success and how to better address these needs when planning treatment.
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.
Services for Individuals With Severe Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Individuals with severe disabilities require services from many different providers to address their wide and varied needs. This journal self-study discusses the principles of interprofessional collaborative practice and why this approach may be the most appropriate way to provide services to those with severe disabilities. The articles discuss how interprofessional collaborative practice can improve outcomes for children with severe disabilities and describe specific examples of this type of practice, including suggestions about how SLPs can work with parents and other professionals to improve services for this challenging population. The articles utilize case studies to help illustrate key concepts.
Improving Efficiency of Intervention for Children With Language Challenges
Format(s): Journal (Online)
A significant proportion of treatment research aims to determine whether particular interventions are effective in addressing children’s language deficits, but just as important are ways to increase efficiency of these interventions in practice. The articles in this journal self-study examine a range of variables that promote efficiency. The first article manipulates two parameters of dosage—rate and distribution of teaching episodes—and compares the effects on vocabulary learning in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. The second article examines the dosage parameter of schedule (massed or distributed) on an intervention targeting grammatical morphemes in preschoolers with specific language impairment (SLI). The third article examines adequate intensity for vocabulary acquisition for children with SLI during interactive book reading. A final article demonstrates how the addition of one training component in early educator professional development leads to greater efficiency in children’s responses to the same intervention presented in the third article.
Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention and Coaching in Early Intervention
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
This webinar will highlight the integration of adult learning and family-centered principles as the foundation for organizing a home visit that supports family decision-making, participation, and parent-provider partnership in early intervention. Family-guided routines-based intervention incorporates a flexible framework for home visiting that includes four components: setting the stage, observation and opportunities to embed, problem-solving and planning, and reflection and review. Within each component, SLPs can incorporate coaching strategies to support the caregiver in embedding communication intervention within the child’s everyday routines and activities.
Evidence-Based Practice Tools for Practicing Clinicians
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
What does evidence-based practice (EBP) mean to a speech-language pathologist or audiologist? This webinar, provided by ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP), will guide the clinician in the first steps of implementing evidence-based practice into the clinical decision-making process. The course will review the definition and components of EBP, describe the steps of the EBP process, and provide timesaving tools and clinical scenarios to help integrate evidence into a clinician’s clinical practice.

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