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.
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Differentiation: It’s Not Just Best for Kids - Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP

SLPs are “master differentiators,” it is an integral part of our everyday, all day work with students. Discover how to turn Bloom’s Taxonomy into a systematic and concrete differentiation machine! Leave with a structure from which to create instructionally based differentiation opportunities for your students versus the typical time and quantity modifications that are on most IEPs. Using Bloom’s as a goal and objective writing template will also be explored.
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Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Speech Sound Disorders - 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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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Comprehensive Approach to Treating Teens and Adults who Stutter - Glenn Weybright, MS CCC-SLP

This course will provide the speech language pathologist with a comprehensive approach to help teens and adults who stutter learn new ways to manage their disfluent speech. A comprehensive approach refers to teaching speech management tools to make the stuttering less annoying and at the same time help the person change negative attitudes and emotions and move forward with life. The course begins with a description of stuttering and useful models of stuttering origin and treatment. We briefly ...
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Complete S Remediation - Char Boshart, MS CCC-SLP

The so called ‘simple’ frontal lisp isn’t always simple, and neither is the lateral, that’s for sure. Sometimes they’re quite challenging. In this extensive three-hour course therapy is emphasized, from beginning to end, including carryover for both the frontal and lateral sibilants. In some cases, there are accompanying factors that make complete remediation difficult. We’ll cover techniques for cases that have abnormal oral resting postures, or excessively large tonsils, o...
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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...
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Clinical Swallowing Evaluation for Adults - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course will present current best information to help clinicians learn about conducting and interpreting a clinical swallowing evaluation for adults in typical medical settings. This course will not discuss specific diagnoses or complex conditions such as tracheostomy/ventilator dependence. This course is ideal for clinicians who need a refresher on the purpose, procedures, observable signs/symptoms, and nature of recommendations that result from a clinical swallowing evaluation for adult ...
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Clinical Supervision: Supporting SLP Graduate Students and Clinical Fellows - Ellen Reuler, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical education and supervision of graduate students in the field of speech-language pathology is an integral part of every university graduate program. Supervisors from the community offer guidance and support in helping graduate students to become competent professionals. Clinical Fellow Mentors help new SLPs transition from being a graduate student to an independent professional. However, most clinical supervisors and CF mentors have had little or no education in the area of clinical sup...
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Cleft Palate and VPI Related Speech Disorders - Melissa Montiel, MA CCC-SLP

Cleft related speech deficits can be difficult to diagnose and treat. In this session, the speaker will discuss how to identify and treat cleft related speech disorders. Normal articulation errors vs. cleft related errors will also be discussed in addition to velopharyngeal insufficiency.
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Charting Your Career Path to Private Practice - Jan Ward, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Many clinicians generally see private practice as perhaps something more glamorous than it actually is. Types of private practice service delivery will be discussed such as contracting with facilities, contracting with school districts, working independently or starting a business with other speech-language pathologists. Legal and financial responsibilities will be explained. The participants will be encouraged to create personal goals for clinical experience, along with building “their t...
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Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC

This is the 2nd of a 2 part seminar for 2 courses, so it is for the PREMIUM subscribers only. The first is either Successful R Therapy or Frontal and Lateral Lisp. In this seminar Pam Marshalla presents a wide variety of practical methods designed to stimulate carryover in articulation and phonological therapy. Content of the class is based on material abstracted from research, historic and modern textbooks, and more than three decades of clinical experience. Topics include: Client attitud...
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Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment - Connie Carson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Oncology professionals, nurses, neuropsychologists, and psychologists have established cancer treatment related cognitive impairment (CTRCI) as a common side-effect of cancer treatment, impacting as many as 75% of cancer survivors; yet, speech-language pathologists have been silent in establishing their role in the treatment of this phenomenon. This presentation will provide the necessary background for them to be able to do so. Clinical symptoms will be defined and therapeutic suggestions off...
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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...
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Build a Big Bang for the Buck Vocabulary Frame - Sarah James, MS CCC-SLP

As SLPs we know that words matter! We know that there are over 1 million words in the English language. We know that it is critical that we choose and focus on high impact vocabulary and use high impact strategies to build meaning. This session will provide research, strategies, activities, digital tools and online resources to assist in making these paramount decisions.
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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...
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Back to Basics: Typical Swallowing Physiology in Adults - Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course will present current best information to help clinicians learn about typical aspects of oropharyngeal and esophageal swallowing in adults and older adults. This course is ideal for clinicians who need a refresher on typical adult swallowing, and is appropriate for SLP, OT, dietary, nursing, and other medical clinicians involved with interprofessional management of dysphagia. Information covered will include review of sensory and motor control of swallowing, timing and neurological ...
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Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Core of Social Cognition - Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP

This full day workshop explores the social thinking concepts that the Core Curriculum assumes to be present and developing along a typical course in students. However, students who may have diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, NVLD, Language Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Social Communication Disorder or Twice Exceptional often struggle with this social learning, so that their ability to learn becomes limited. We will begin by reviewing multiple outcome standards across the Core Curriculum, focusing o...
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Assessment of Repaired Cleft Palate and VD - Kerry Callahan-Mandulak, SLP and Barbara Moore, MA CCC-SLP

Dr. Kerry Callahan Mandulak and Barbara Moore will define and discuss the differential diagnosis of articulation and resonance patterns in this population through the selection and use of assessment tools and techniques, proper administration of such tools, and appropriate evaluation, interpretation, and documentation of assessment results. In addition, we will discuss the correlation between accurate diagnosis and formulation of treatment goals and the appropriate referrals to medical and all...
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Assessment & Treatment for Stuttering - Jessica Fanning, PhD CCC-SLP

Part 1: for this course reviews procedures for assessing stuttering concerns across the lifespan. The instructor will also review a variety of iPad apps that support data collection. This course is appropriate for clinicians seeking review of current assessment procedures and assumes clinicians have worked with several fluency clients. Participants will review differential diagnostic guidelines for identifying developmental stuttering versus typical disfluency. The course will review how to us...
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Assessing Aging Adults: The Whos, Whats, Whens, Whys & Hows - Amanda Stead, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

The population over age 65 is set to balloon from 30 million currently to over 75 million in 20 years. With this increase, there is a greater need for clinicians to be prepared for long-term tracking and assessment of abilities. Speech-Language Pathologists will be at the forefront of service for this growing demographic. The differentiation between what is "normal" and what is not is often difficult to distinguish, and can be altered by many circumstances. This course will explore the boundar...
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Applications of Future Trends in AAC - Lucas Steuber, MS, MA-T

What are best practices for AAC? Discover what researchers and manufacturers are developing in the next several years. Discuss the implications of assisted technology as a whole, in light of a society that increasingly connected. This course will cross all medical diagnosis and levels of ability from preverbal to adults with attention and memory deficit.
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Along the Continuum: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment - Judith Likavek Davis, MA, SLP

To date, the average child with ASD is accurately and completely diagnosed only in adolescence. Even with increased interest, education, awareness and advocacy, differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders remains a challenge. Misdiagnosis, incomplete diagnosis, deferred diagnosis and delayed diagnosis are common. This practical, hands-on workshop will explore the key issues related to accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and comprehensive management of ASD and its comorbidities.
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Aided Language Stimulation: An Essential Strategy for Teaching Language - Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will begin with a quick review of core language principles for vocabulary selection and language teaching and the need for access to robust vocabularies. Participants will then learn how typical language learners acquire language and why the technique of aided language stimulation/aided language input is an essential component of any successful AAC implementation plan, regardless of a student’s age or language level. Sample activities for various age ranges will be described and ...
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Activities that Reach and Teach - Dr. Gale Gorke

This course teaches the importance of active learning and techniques for selecting and implementing quality activities that insure student learning and retention of content. It features strategies for activity selection that considers age appropriate content, as well as, engagement of a diverse student population. It explores what is necessary for creating a safe and caring educational environment that encourages interaction, understanding, team building, communication, problem solving, and co...
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Accent Modification 101: Improving Communication Skills in Individuals Using Non-Native English and US Regional Dialects - Dr. Leigh Ann Spell

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are receiving more and more requests to provide accent/dialect modification services to individuals who speak English as a second language or use a non-standard American accent/dialect. This course will introduce SLPs to the area of accent modification. Topics discussed will include the sometimes confusing terminology used, the different professionals who currently provide accent modification services, the typical clients who seek out these services and wh...
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AAC Partner Strategies for Success - Tanya Curtis, MS CCC-SLP

All nonspeaking people can benefit from some form of augmentative communication (AAC), but questions abound as to how users of AAC move from simple cause and effect devices or low tech communication boards to static and more complex dynamic display systems. Regardless of the type of communication tools the individual is using, there are some tried and true techniques that will facilitate success. It is imperative that everyone working with a child who uses AAC has a global understanding of wha...
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A Closer Look at Down Syndrome and Dysphagia - Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP

When addressing feeding and swallowing concerns with an infant, toddler, or young child who has Down Syndrome, professionals and caregivers should be aware of some common anatomical considerations that can impede their little one’s progress towards being a successful eater and drinker. This 60 min course will explain signs and symptoms of common anatomical concerns that negatively impact this unique populations ability for PO, some of the more frequently occurring disorders/diagnoses, and w...
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A Clinical Perspective on Treating Patients with Trachs & Vents - Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLP

A clinical perspective for the speech language pathologist offering a multi modality approach to the introduction of evaluation and treatment methods for people with tracheostomies and or ventilators in hospital, clinical, and school settings. This workshop offers an overview of various types of trachs and speaking valves on the market today, including their primary differences and their impact on speech and swallowing. After a broad overview, audience members will be introduced to basic metho...
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5 Ways to Inspire and Motivate Your Articulation Speech Kids - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This course will be live and interactive in November 6, 2017 at 4:00pm PST. Have you ever thought that YOU want your speech-kids to improve more than THEY do? In this information-packed one-hour course, we'll delve into techniques and strategies we can do to turn this around. Basically, there has to be emotional buy-in (on the kids part), especially if we want them to follow-through on their speech homework. We'll cover motivational techniques, including how to do leverage strategies, how t...
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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...
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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...
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Successful "R" Therapy - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. The second 3 hours is, "Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology". In this seminar Pam Marshalla details how to help clients transfer this skill from words to conversational speech using practical and highly effective methods of carryover. This workshop presents a perfect blend of articulation and oral-motor therapy for the misarticulated "R" phoneme. Based on her best-selling book by the same title, Marshalla describes methods to facilitate f...
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Improving Intelligibility in Apraxia and Dysarthria - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

This seminar presents material on the process of improving intelligibility in children with severe apraxia and dysarthria, and other causes of severe expressive speech disorder. Pam Marshalla discusses practical ways to facilitate intelligibility through the development of a vowels, diphthongs, prosody, oral-nasal resonance, consonants, and phonological processes common in children with motor speech disorders. Lecture and small group activities will be used during this very practical presentat...
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Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

The frontal and lateral lisps are considered mild articulation errors, yet they can be difficult to change in some clients. This seminar presents practical techniques for the remediation of the six sibilants: S, Z, Sh, Zh, Ch, and J. The class opens with normal production of these phonemes based on research in palatography, and it progresses immediately to remediation techniques. Using the evidence-based practice as a model, techniques to be discussed integrate information from the lab, the cl...
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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...
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Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

In this seminar Pam Marshalla presents a wide variety of practical methods designed to stimulate carryover in articulation and phonological therapy. Content of the class is based on material abstracted from research, historic and modern textbooks, and more than three decades of clinical experience. Topics include: Client attitude and blocks to carryover; Speech production activities to promote habituation; Games and activities for therapy/classroom/home; Rate control for carryover; Auditory se...
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Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides healthcare professionals with practical tools to guide children in gaining social competence. Highlighting the benefits and advantages to having well-developed social skills and demonstrating the difficulties and challenges that arise from a lack of these crucial skills, this course will provide practical tools that teachers and therapists can employ to guide children to o...
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When Your Young Client is Defiant

When Your Young Client is Defiant is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides practical strategies for managing challenging and defiant behavior in young clients. Adults are often at a loss when it comes to handling defiance and power struggles. Some lecture the child on disrespectful behavior. Others ignore it, hoping it will go away. All parents find it a frustrating and annoying part of the parenting experience (the same may be said for many clinicians). For cli...
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Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists encounter ethical issues across the spectrum of practice settings, from pediatric treatment to care of elders in skilled nursing facilities. This course will present an overview of ethical issues that arise in speech-language pathology and audiology practice, including barriers to ethical thinking, evidence-based ethics, economics, discrimination, abuse, bullying in the workplace, boundaries, confidentiality, social media, and infection control.
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Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

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 correct use of language can increase your young clients’ self-esteem, motivate children to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power str...
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Talking with Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook

Advising an older man about starting an exercise program . . . counseling a woman about the proper way to take her osteoporosis medication . . . discussing end-of-life care options with the family of a long-time older patient who is dying. These are just some examples of the complex and sensitive issues facing clinicians who treat older people. Health care providers who communicate successfully with older patients may gain their trust and cooperation, enabling everyone to work as a team to han...
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Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

This course will describe the unique ways in which the symptoms of ADHD manifest in adults, including the distinction between attention deficit and attention regulation. It also includes a discussion about the difficulties of accurately diagnosing ADHD in adults and the reasons the disorder is simultaneously over- and under-diagnosed. The DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for ADHD – as they apply to adult functioning – are placed into a context of the actual “soft signs” that can help clinici...
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