Ethics and Opioid Conference 2017

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

You've got a job in EI! Now what? - Dr. Kara Medeiros

This course will review the service delivery models prevalent in EI, as well as terminology associated with EI. Family-centered assessment and intervention will be reviewed.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Working with Children with Hearing Impairment - Judith Belk, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Aud. and Leigh Leslie, MA

School-based speech-language pathologists and their assistants are prime players in managing therapeutic approaches for students diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss and/or with auditory processing disorders (APD). While hearing impairment is a long recognized disability area recognized by special education law, auditory processing is not (yet) one of those areas. Technology has provided a changing landscape of possibilities for providing children with hearing loss with opportun...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Nutrition and Depression: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Depression is an increasingly common, complex, inflammatory condition that co-occurs with a host of other conditions. This course will examine how we can combat depression through nutrition, starting with an exploration of the etiology of depression –taking a look at the role of neurotransmitters, the HPA axis and cortisol, gene expression (epigenetics), upregulation and downregulation, and the connections between depression and immunity and depression and obesity.We will then turn our atte...
Professional Development Resources

Treatments for Feeding, Speech & Mouth Functions in Pediatrics - Diane Bahr, MS CCC-SLP CIMI

Early intervention and pediatric treatment are changing. There are not enough resources to serve the numerous children with feeding, speech/communication, and mouth function problems (e.g., those with prematurity, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, etc.). Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, dieticians, pediatricians, nurses, and others need detailed information to make appropriate referrals, choose appropriate t...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Treatment for Cognitive Disorders following TBI - Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLP

In a TBI population, cognitive changes are often the most salient features after traumatic brain injury of any severity, and they typically contribute more to a persisting disability than do physical impairments. These changes may include negative impacts on attention, memory, processing speed, and multiple other aspects of cognition and language. However, the cognitive aspects of brain injury and their impact on language and everyday function are often overlooked for various reasons. This pre...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Beyond the Symptoms - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

This 2-day workshop is an advanced survey course, in orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) for the experienced medical professional whose scope of practice intersects in the orofacial complex. Differential diagnosis and feeding, swallowing, and communication techniques will be featured throughout the workshop that can be incorporated into therapy immediately.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Thinking with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World - Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Most people learn to think with a visual brain but live in an auditory culture. This workshop provides participants with the neuroscience behind how learners become literate through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Participants will be provided with numerous examples of how to use language strategies for increased literacy across ages and populations.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

The Nuts and Bolts of Supervision - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

This presentation will cover the gamut of supervision with a variety of individuals including site staff such as EA/IA, classroom based assistants, medical assistants, nursing staff, and levels of student clinicians in addition to other assistants. Best practice suggestions or a collaborative working relationship with different levels of assistants will be discussed. An overview of various state examples of the legally mandated guidelines for supervision of SLPAs, including those that are stud...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Telepractice Made Easy - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

This course will introduce the basics of providing services at a distance using telepractice. Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients will be discussed. This course will also discuss administrative concerns such as professional, regulatory, and technological information relative to telepractice. Since these issues are changeable and fluid, resources on how to stay up to date will be prov...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Teaching Children To Take Responsibility for Their Schoolwork - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

Modern children are under a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed at school. Children who are struggling academically are working at a great disadvantage. Clinicians need to learn new techniques that can help support, motivate and encourage these students without enabling them. Clinicians can learn to help children develop academic skills that are self-directed relieving the pressure. Clinicians can offer support and teach these techniques to parent, so that they to can help children develo...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Start Your Own Telepractice, Now! - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

Telepractice, providing treatment and services from a distance, represents a rapidly growing opportunity in the field of rehabilitation. This course will primarily focus on how to start or grow a telepractice. Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients and expand business will be discussed in detail. The course will demonstrate how to schedule, host, conduct and save notes for a telepract...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Response to Intervention & Multi-tiered Support Systems and the SLP - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can play a number of important roles in using a Tiered Intervention model to identify children with speech and language differences and disabilities and provide needed instruction in general and special education settings. What fundamental shift in thinking needs to occur for SLPs to successfully engage in a three-tiered approach to speech-language and literacy interventions? What needs to change about the way we approach communication deficits and their fun...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Providing Access to Language and Curricular Content with Core Vocabulary - Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

In this course, participants will learn why the provision and teaching of core vocabulary is a best practice when supporting individuals with complex communication needs. Instruction will be provided on where to find research-based lists of core vocabulary words that can be used to aid in appropriate vocabulary selection. Participants will learn about the principles of an important language teaching model called the Descriptive Teaching model (a method of teaching language within academic co...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Personal Narrative Film: Cog Rehabilitation After TBI - Cheryl Green MS, CCC-SLP

Cognitive rehabilitation addressing the impairment level after brain injury poses a challenge for generalization at the participation level. This presentation offers an example of community-based, self-directed cognitive rehabilitation in a natural setting through creating personal narrative-based films. Film content addresses deficits in context, providing a starting point for context-oriented treatment and a model for multi-faceted social communication intervention.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Pediatric Focus: Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum - Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

This course will examine the role of some successful approaches to engage and support individuals who struggle to tune in to and process essential auditory and/or visual information and at the same time also tune out background or non-essential details. We will highlight means available to professionals to work with clients who have difficulty in self-regulating attention. There is some new thinking by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome issues that helps them understand an...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum (17 Modules)

The Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum is an extensive course that is designed to introduce the clinician to the details of the endocannabinoid system and its interactions with medical cannabis. The course builds on this foundation to address cannabis administration, dosing, contraindications, metabolism and drug interactions. Studies addressing the physiologic, cognitive and mental health effects of cannabis are reviewed in detail. In addition, Modules 8 through 16 are focused on the medical...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy. Major Topics: Basics of Oromyofunctional therapy Lingual rest posture, muscle tone and range of motion Tongue thrust Swallowing saliva, liquids and food Measurin...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Off the Page - Lesson Plan Implementation - Dr. Gale Gorke

This course will explore and demonstrates teaching methods that help create and implement effective lesson plans for students of diverse cultures, socioeconomic conditions, and abilities. It includes a study of how students learn, retain, and apply their knowledge. It teaches concepts that help in building academic skills and student motivation. This course will provide several examples of strategies and techniques that show how to get the learning off the page, into the classroom, inside the ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairments - Dr. Robert Winningham

Patients with cognitive impairment often have difficulty with functional activities as well as learning or relearning behaviors in the clinic. Many clients are functioning below their potential, because of fear or other psychological barriers. In addition, depressed, unmotivated, apathetic and/or anxious clients often do not benefit from treatment as much as others. As you know, these patients often pose difficult challenges for therapists. In this exciting and unique 2 day course, we will lea...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

It's a Family Affair: Social Communication in Children with ASD - Amy Donaldson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Improving social communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often the focus of intervention. However, generalization of skills can be a challenge. Recently, two intervention methods for targeting social communication have been found efficacious: peer-mediated intervention and video modeling. At PSU's Speech, Language & Hearing clinic we have been combining these methods to create a 'hybrid' social communication intervention, where the sibling of the child with ASD ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

iPods, iPads, & iPhones, Oh My! Cognitive Rehab - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course is for those professionals working in adult acute and sub-acute rehabilitation settings. (The apps can also apply to those working with preteen/teens in any setting) The course will review accessibility options on an iDevice to support adults with cognitive challenges, describe methods to provide reminders or prompts to adults with memory challenges and describe methods to support attention or executive functioning for adults with cognitive challenges.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

iPad Apps: How to Search, Evaluate and Use in Treatment - Dr. Jessica Fanning, SLP and Mira Shah, MS, CCC-SLP

This 3 hour seminar helps take the guessing out of using iPad apps in treatment. Reviewing apps can be time consuming and confusing. This course will take you through a step-by-step process of critical thinking on how to find and evaluate apps used for treatment. Many apps will be reviewed by therapists who are currently using them effectively in treatment. There will be discussion on the broad and creative application of the apps, their limitations and how this all relates to evidence based p...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP and Joy L. Moeller, BS, RDH

The speech pathologist will be able to understand what oral myofunctional disorders are and why they are detrimental to patients, the history of the profession, learn an overview of assessment and etiology, what the goals of treatment are, possible members of the team needed to treat the disorders, and view some case studies. It also contains a review of both anatomy and physiology of the orofacial complex is intended to bring all attendees at a common level of knowledge, granted that each pro...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Increasing Capabilities in Adults with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism - Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

Adults diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder, once they begin on a path to explore how to operate more successfully in this quite noisy, socially competitive world, may be advised to consult clinicians about overly sensitive hearing, difficulty regulating attention, and numerous co-morbid issues, including anxiety, depression, limited goal-setting skills and poor ability to understand social cues. This course will examine a variety of approaches to reducing specific challe...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Finding an Ethical Place to Work - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

Professional Responsibility: a. Ethical decision making from a variety of profession standpoints. b. State License Administrative Rules c. Confidentiality d. Competence Ethical Scenarios a. Assessment b. Client Relationships c. Scope of Practice d. Welfare to Clients e. Professional collegial relationships Advocacy and Awareness a. Ethics resources b. Establishing appropriate relationships with clients and co-workers
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Evidence Based Cognitive Communication Treatment-Parkinsons Patients - Aimee Mooney, MS, CCC-SLP

Parkinsons Disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects 1.5 million people with an additional 60,000 new diagnoses made annually. Over 85 percent of the diagnoses are made in individuals over age 50. With the Baby Boomers increasing in age, Speech and Language Pathologists need to be ready to treat this population. The presentation of the disease is individualized and multifaceted, including both motor and non motor symptoms. It is unpredictable and complex, ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Effectively Using a Multidisciplinary Team - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Many school SLPs and field clinicians may feel cut off from the cleft palate, developmental team, or specialty team. Their client may be of an age where team care or follow up is less frequent. Developing relationships with the team and with local doctors and dentists helps ensure effective and appropriate care at the right time.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 2 - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

The second part of this course continues with focusing on ways for clinicians and other professionals who work with young clients and their families to identify techniques to improve and enhance effective communication and counseling skills. The presenter will also provide ways to engage the young client’s cooperation, develop his listening problem solving skills, and ways to praise children to build self-esteem.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 1 - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom and in one-on-on...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

EBP/PBE: What Do I Do When There is No Evidence - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course provides learners with an understanding of the purpose, procedures, and limitations of evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical decision-making applied to speech-language pathology. Participants will learn about the important role of practice-based evidence (PBE) and how it complements EBP to support management decisions for individual clients. Practical strategies and resources will be presented so that learners can implement course ideas immediately into practice.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Early Intervention: Feeding and Speech-Language in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate - Dr. Kerry Callahan-Mandulak

This presentation will discuss early feeding difficulties commonly observed in infants and children with cleft palate with or without cleft lip. In addition, early speech and language difficulties will be examined with emphasis on appropriate early intervention approaches to remediating the speech-language difficulties.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Developing Oral Narrative Skills - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

In this participatory and lively workshop, you will engage with new, entertaining ways to develop vocabulary, language processing skills and prerequisite skills for oral narrative in young children. Walk away with a better understanding of the developmental sequence of narrative growth in children as well as over 25 new ways to present children's classic stories through song, movement and hands on visual imagery. Each participant will receive materials and ideas for exciting activities you can...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Dementia in a Nutshell: Background Behavior Management, and Communication Strategies - Amanda Stead, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Many people are unacquainted of the benefits of speech therapy for people grappling with Alzheimers disease.Communication function is always affected when an individual has AD. Speech therapists have a primary role in screening, assessment and treatment, but they can also play a critical role in caregiving training and family counseling. This course will equip practitioners with a basic understanding of AD and dementia. This course will also teach strategies to manage behavioral symptoms, incr...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Current Trends for AAC - Lucas Steuber, MS, MA-T

In this presentation you will gain knowledge of the history and evolution of research and reality in the area of assisted technology. The presenter address the topics of best practices and implementation of AAC based on past and current research. The presenter will illustrate with real world examples given current technology.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Creative Language Therapy: Systematic Instruction for Language Delayed Children - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This course offers practical how-to language therapy techniques to implement in your "pull-out" therapy as well as your "push-in" instruction in the classroom or clinic. Learn creative organization methods, fun and effective language activities, and how to make your life easier by using common multi-use materials. The information is designed for preschool and elementary-aged language delayed children.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Creating Solution-Focused Partnership - Lynn E. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course is targeted for Speech-Language Pathologists in acute and sub-acute rehabilitation settings. Couple and family therapists and some speech-language pathologists have recently begun to use solution-focused brief therapy to promote functional change in their clients lives. This session will illustrate how a solution-focused approach can also facilitate building partnerships between speech-language pathologists and members of their clients social network, including family members, and ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Counseling Parents: Teaching Effective Parenting Skills - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

The purpose of this 6 hour course is to teach parents effective and practical methods of discipline to use in their home with their children. Clinicians will learn skills to use with their own clients as well as information on how to counsel parents and teach them the skills as well. The importance of positive communication patterns will be discussed. Parents will be given hands on instruction on how to develop a good and nurturing relationship with their children.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Continuum of Treatment Approaches for Children with Autism - Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP

There are a variety of educational interventions and techniques that are used to improve the outcomes for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research suggests that there is evidence to support the effectiveness of educational interventions that vary in theoretical framework and implementation. Overlap between the techniques used in educational interventions that vary in theoretical framework has also been reviewed in the literature. The purpose of this presentation is to briefly review...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Comprehensive Dysphagia - Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

Comprehensive Dysphagia Interventions: The Esophagus, Acid Reflux Disease, Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia, Free Water Protocols, Oral Hygiene, Xerostomia and Meds & Dysphagia Swallowing doesn't end at the pharynx. As such, comprehensive dysphagia interventions cannot consist solely of muscle exercises, maneuvers, compensatory postures, and diet modifications. To ensure the highest quality of care is achieved, dysphagia clinicians must consider other factors that contribute to swallowing...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Collaborative Instruction for Students with Autism and Challenging Behaviors - Rosemarie Griffen, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA COBA

In this course participants will learn about effective strategies for providing collaborative services for students with autism and for those with challenging behavior. We will discuss evidenced based assessments for helping to get a better understanding of this learner’s overall communication skill set. In addition, we will focus on understanding the variety of communicative functions and why working on requesting for early learners is so very important for helping students acquire a functi...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Building Self-Regulation Through Communication - Chris Wing CCC-SLP, PhD

Language and communication skills play an important and unique role in the development of self-regulation. Words that describe the internal state of self and others predict the development of self-regulatory skills and should be fostered as part of education and intervention. Children with emotional/behavioral disorders may have undetected language delays/disorders. Strategies to foster self-regulation for these children include building strong relationships, emphasizing words to describe emot...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Body, Mind & Heart Interventions for ADHD: A Family Approach - Dr. Aaron Tobacco and Bridget O'Boyle-Jordan, CPNP, MSN

This course will discuss the most current scientific evidence about ADHD, interventions, and finding family health and balance amid the challenges and joys of children with ADHD. He will also discuss the types of ADHD related disruptions and family management styles. Studies show the frontal lobe involvement with ADHD, including working memory, internalizing speech, self-regulation, perceptions of time, and inhibition of responses. Bridget O'Boyle-Jordan, CPNP, MSN will discuss the different...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Navigating the Gray: Ethical Practice - Laurel Kirby, MS, CCC-SLP

Presenter: Laurel Kirby, Ms CCC-SLP Rehabilitation professionals are dedicated to working with human beings in complex academic and medical settings, which naturally results in conflicting priorities, unclear boundaries and overlapping relationships. In order to serve client populations well, and to maintain ethical integrity, the rehab professional must be able to recognize, navigate and mitigate ethical dilemmas to the best of their ability. This 2-hour course provides practical informat...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Setbacks into Springboards is a 6-hour online continuing education (CE) course that gives clinicians the tools they need to help their clients face adversity from a growth perspective and learn how to use setbacks to spring forward, and ignite growth. While clients can seek the help of a psychotherapist for numerous reasons, one thing that all clients face is adversity. Whether in their own lives, or within the training program itself, adversity and setbacks ar...
Professional Development Resources

Motivating Children to Learn

Motivating Children to Learn is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges. This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders, and executive function...
Professional Development Resources

Cognitive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis

Cognitive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis summarizes information presented at the 5th Annual International Multiple Sclerosis Cognition Society (IMSCOGS) Meeting, which took place June 23-24, 2016 in New York City. The content includes information on neuropsychological assessment, cognition and the brain, cognitive interventions in MS, cognitive changes in pediatric MS, how cognition influences everyday functional activity, and cognition in patients with progressive MS.
The France Foundation

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a review of the aging process, illustrating potential challenges and effective solutions. Americans are living longer and there are proportionately more older adults than in previous generations due to the post-World War II baby boom. Many Americans are now living into their eighties and beyond. In healthcare, the volume of older people may soon outnumber the supply of healthcare professionals...
Professional Development Resources

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