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Aspiration Pneumonia
Sale thru 11/30/14

Is it a myth that all pneumonias are related to dysphagia? Learn the link between breathing and swallowing and the role of the SLP in the treatment of respiratory diseases....more+

Lang/Cog ASD
Sale thru 11/30/14

Move beyond outdated models of intervention for children on the autism spectrum and learn the latest research on the neurobiology of ASD, including cutting-edge language and cognitive interventions supported by this new research....more+

The most comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer online course ever offered for the SLP. This course provides an in-depth examination of head and neck cancer, its presentation, functional sequelae, evaluation approaches, treatment options, and...more+

A select group of speakers have recorded the topics they presented at the 2013 Charleston Swallowing Conference for this clinically relevant home study course. Participants will learn the latest evidence–based dysphagia interventions that will influence and shape best practice in the coming years....more+

Is it normal aging or is it MCI? This course describes cognitive behavioral changes that occur with normal aging, and provides assessment and treatment options for Mild Cognitive Impairment....more+

This course provides step-by-step instructions for performing and interpreting a quick, yet thorough, oral mechanism and cranial nerve exam across all ages. Includes specific guidelines and examples for interpreting and reporting results....more+

#e74 Assessing Cough In Dysphagia Practice

by Teresa Pitts, PhD, CCC-SLP

.35 CEUs

$69.00

How significant is patient cough during or after a meal? Are there means to determine if the cough is related to dysphagia? This course examines the literature on cough and dysphagia to help SLPs make evidence-based decisions related to the cough event....more+

Consider the notion that echolalia can be shaped and modified to create functional language and that children with ASD who demonstrate echolalia use this speech for intentional communication....more+

.15 CEUs

$34.00

Learn to maximize articulation therapy through creative drill activities that yield a high number of repetitions per session. This course provides effective activities that can be implemented easily and immediately to produce timely results in the remediation of articulation disorders....more+

Learn to address environmental barriers such as inadequate lighting, noisy conditions, poor or absent environmental cues, and visual clutter as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for older adults with dysphagia....more+

.1 CEUs

$24.00

How would your practice change if you had a resource that explained the important characteristics of dementia in a way that made it easier for you to communicate to both medical professionals and family members your role in managing persons with this diagnosis....more+

.25 CEUs

$44.00

This course will review the screening and clinical assessment process, clarify the differences between dysphagia screening and evaluation, explain how to use evidence on screening and assessment to judge the value of testing components, and select test procedures based on good evidence....more+

#e114 Medications and Cognition

by Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS

.15 CEUs

$34.00

This course describes how medications can affect neurotransmission in the central nervous system and impacts on cognition, learning, behavior, and motor function....more+

.6 CEUs

$99.00

Participants will learn an evidence-based protocol for standardizing swallow assessment, including clinical training, administration of the MBS study, interpretation of impairment, and reporting of results — all aspects standardized. This course serves as an excellent preparatory course prior to enrolling in the MBSImP™ Standardized Training and Reliability Testing (see course #e01)....more+

2.1 CEUs

$600.00

The MBS study, while a clinically useful tool, remains a subjective test. MBSImP™ provides an evidence-based protocol to standardize the MBS study in adults. Participants will learn a standardized approach that provides for the interpretation and communication of swallowing impairment to be objective, specific, consistent and accurate....more+

Join Nancy Kaufman in this comprehensive video training as she teaches viewers step-by-step and in specific detail how to employ the Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol strategies to increase speech intelligibility for children with CAS....more+

Post-Test and 0.4 CEUs associated with the Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol Instructional DVD. Purchase access here....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

The course emphasizes differential diagnosis of speech sound production problems due to auditory processing disorders, phonological processing, and...more+

This course is designed to help SLPs and Educators understand the current research and management approaches for auditory processing disorders as evident in children with autism....more+

.1 CEUs

$24.00

Electrical stimulation is among the most studied of swallowing interventions in the published literature, yet many unanswered questions remain about its efficacy. Learn which patients are the best candidates for this technique....more+

This course brings together six leading experts who explain how to expand your current treatment options to include a more comprehensive treatment approach for working with persons with dysphagia....more+

#e08 Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of INFANTS & CHILDREN

by Dr. Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S

.5 CEUs

$89.00

Developed by one of the most highly respected pediatric dysphagia clinicians, this course examines the evaluation and treatment of infants and children with dysphagia using videofluoroscopic studies to guide the decision-making process....more+

.5 CEUs

$89.00

Developed by Jeri Logemann, PhD, this course examines the evaluation and treatment of adults with dysphagia using videofluoroscopic studies to guide the decision-making process....more+

Do you always need to perform an instrumental assessment for persons with dysphagia? This course features 7 internationally recognized dysphagia experts address this issue including the concept of the “Gold Standard” in dysphagia assessment....more+

#e20 Essentials of Medical Speech Pathology

by Mary Brawley, MA, CCC-SLP

.2 CEUs

$39.00

This course overviews the skills needed to practice speech pathology in a medical facility....more+

This course outlines components of successful and effective evaluation and treatment documentation to ensure optimal therapy practice and reimbursement success....more+

#e28 Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing (e-course)

by Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS & Peter Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP

.4 CEUs

$79.00

This course discusses medications affecting the central nervous system and dysphagia, including specific classes of medications and their effects on dysphagia. Also covered is reflux disease, medications associated with gastrointestinal injury and the effects of pain medications....more+

#e30 Assessing Cognition In Aphasia And Other Language Impairment

by Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD

.2 CEUs

$39.00

Do you have clients with both aphasia and cognitive impairments? This course addresses four critical questions about assessing cognitive abilities in aphasia....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

Why is non-confrontational therapy the most effective therapy for persons with cognitive loss including persons with dementia? This course discusses functional strategies and provides suggestions for intervention and carryover to support personal....more+

This course will discuss important findings in the recent research on aging, memory, and the environment and directly apply these findings to effective, practical interventions for rehabilitation treatment planning....more+

This comprehensive course presents specific techniques and approaches to achieving carryover with support staff and family members....more+

#e35 Selecting a Dysphagic Patient's Diet

by Jeri Logemann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

.1 CEUs

$24.00

Why should a pureed diet be your “last resort” dysphagia diet recommendation? This course presented by leading expert, Dr. Jeri Logemann, discusses the factors to be considered in making diet recommendations for dysphagic patients....more+

Is it a language disorder, or a cultural language difference? This course, written by a trilingual SLP, addresses assessment and treatment of multicultural populations, including the impact of cultural differences on communication....more+

This course identifies 11 specific problem areas that can lead to the breakdown of the verbal directions process. Solutions are then offered for the speaker and strategies are offered for the listener....more+

Even for children who possess the technical ability to read, difficulties in following written directions may arise. This course describes in detail seven problem areas that may lead to breakdowns between the Writer (teacher/clinician) and the Reader (student). Solutions for the Writer and strategies for the Reader will be discussed for each problem area....more+

#e46 Orofacial Myology/Tongue Thrust Level 1 Course

by Sandra Holtzman, M.S., CCC-SLP, C.O.M.

.2 CEUs

$39.00

Learn the important role the SLP can play in the remediation of tongue thrust. Participants will learn symptoms of oral myofunctional disorders and how these disorders relate to various speech disorders....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

Designed for SLPs, this course outlines the necessary components of a foreign accent reduction program for targeting non-native English speakers or for neutralization of a regional accent by native English speakers. Included are dozens of active website links—providing access to therapy ideas, practical activities, quizzes, tests, games, lesson plans, and other resources....more+

#e51 Phonological Awareness: An Introduction

by C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP

.3 CEUs

$59.00

This interactive online course teaches SLPs the interrelationship of phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics to obtain better speech and language treatment outcomes....more+

#e53 How Do We Treat This Patient With Dysphagia?

by Jeri Logemann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

.1 CEUs

$24.00

Explore dysphagia critical thinking skills necessary to diagnose difficult clients. Participants will test their skills in differentiating swallowing diagnoses from radiographic studies and test their design of therapy for dysphagic patients....more+

This is the “go to” program for /r/ remediation when auditory bombardment and tactile cues are not enough to produce positive treatment results. Includes seven basic steps that are necessary to move clients onward toward habituation....more+

Persons with Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease have unique cognitive challenges. Learn how you can positively impact the lives of these people by using your unique knowledge and training....more+

#e60 Cognitive Communication Strategies For Dementia

by Michelle Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

.15 CEUs

$34.00

Is it a myth that only swallowing related goals for clients with dementia are reimbursable? This course reviews the types of cognitive-communication strategies that have been shown to be effective with persons with dementia in a variety of settings, and provides information to help justify reimbursement for providing cognitive-communication interventions....more+

Therapists sometimes avoid working with persons with dementia due to the mistaken belief that these persons cannot learn and, therefore, cannot benefit from therapy. Learn how procedural memory can be used to improve memory function in persons with dementia or head injury....more+

How many of your students are discharged from therapy still at risk for reading failure? Learn to use orthographic instruction (printed cues) to simultaneously develop a strong literacy foundation while improving speech intelligibility, expanding language skills, and enhancing phonological awareness....more+

Different from other "literacy" courses, this evidence-based course will provide specific guidance for SLPs working to establish early literacy skills with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder....more+

.15 CEUs

$34.00

The past decade of clinical research on Right Hemisphere brain injury has identified evidence-based interventions that can improve the quality of life of persons with RHD. A master clinician with over 30 years of experience will guide you towards more effective neurocognitive treatment planning including interventions for metacognitive deficits....more+

This course will review new research on attentional and memory networks in the brain with a focus on how specific therapeutic approaches can enhance selective and divided attention through working memory training....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

Are drill-based activities just as effective for building vocabulary skills as incorporating children’s literature into treatment activities? And how can SLPs help students better comprehend classroom instruction and academic texts? This course examines these important questions....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

The link between language and literacy is inseparable and reciprocal. Learn how using leveled storybooks cultivates and enhances both areas of child development....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

SLPs are seeing a growing number of bilingual students on their caseloads. This interactive course discusses strategies to more effectively implement speech and language interventions with bilingual students....more+

.15 CEUs

$34.00

Which is a better predictor for a person to develop pneumonia: a diagnosis of dysphagia or poor oral hygiene? The answer to this question may surprise you....more+

This clinically relevant course brings together 4 leading dysphagia experts to examine current research and best practice when addressing the needs of elderly clients with swallowing disorders....more+

This course presents evidence-based practice for traumatic brain injury and right hemisphere disorders with focus on best practice for developing functional communication skills....more+

What is environmental intervention and how do you use this novel technique to improve the communication skills of elderly clients who experience cognitive loss including dementia?...more+

#e78 Interventions For Word Retrieval

by Diane German, Ph.D.

.35 CEUs

$69.00

Course author, Diane German, PhD, is a pioneer clinical researcher and clinical practitioner on the subject of Word Retrieval. This course will aid participants in developing a proven intervention program that addresses word retrieval and vocabulary deficits....more+

#e79 Screening For Cognitive Impairments: Evidence-Based Tools

by Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD

.15 CEUs

$34.00

Based on prevalence data, perhaps 50% of a typical clinician's caseload will include individuals with some type of cognitive impairment. A majority of these impairments are overlooked when screening relies solely on informal clinical observation....more+

Involving parents in the speech and language intervention process is every professional’s ultimate goal. This course details the when, why, and how to get parents involved with speech and language interventions....more+

.6 CEUs

$99.00

The decision to give free water to dysphagic patients remains controversial, causing many clinicians to be reluctant to offer free water. Just how risky is free water? What is the correlation between free water and aspiration pneumonia?...more+

Determining if an elderly person with dysphagia is a candidate for active therapy or a candidate for palliative care involves a complex decision-making process. This course aims to better prepare the SLP to make these tough decisions to ensure the highest quality of care is provided....more+

#e84 Strategy-Based Interventions for the School-Age Child

by Ruthann Jarvis, MA, CCC-SLP & Elizabeth Peterson, MA, CCC-SLP

.6 CEUs

$99.00

Developed for SLPs who are seeking practical, functional, and easy-to-implement strategies to target articulation, language and other disorders. Learn flexible strategies that motivate students to take responsibility for their own therapy outcomes....more+

Identify which barriers to successful treatment need to be addressed when planning individualized intervention programs for persons with cognitive deficits....more+

.3 CEUs

$59.00

Do your rights as a professional mean more than the rights of your patients? Learn what Ethical Boards expect you to do when conflicts arise in your practice....more+

Learn basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to better understand and integrate the latest neuroscience research to populations including APD, autism, motor speech disorders, language disorders and aphasia....more+

.15 CEUs

$34.00

Learn to plan more effective treatment programs through knowledge of the three C’s of neuroscience: Circuitry, Coordination and Chemistry....more+

Increase your swallow physiology knowledge to more effectively communicate information about cranial nerves and muscles to physicians and other healthcare professionals....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

This course provides simple home activities for parents working on articulation and identifies 3 things parents should know to facilitate the proper articulation of sounds at home....more+

Learn what it means to "stage" a client for dementia therapy and how doing this can improve the likelihood of positive treatment outcomes....more+

.15 CEUs

$34.00

This course reviews normal oropharyngeal swallowing physiology and the effects of aging on swallowing. Abnormal swallowing specific to motor function will be defined, and evidence-based exercise regimens including strengthening and use of swallow maneuvers are discussed....more+

#e94 Tongue Tie 101 for SLPs: What Is Our Role?

by Sandra Holtzman, M.S., CCC-SLP, C.O.M.

.25 CEUs

$44.00

Ankyloglossia and the SLP: To ignore it or not? To refer or not? Learn information critical in advising parents regarding feeding issues, dental concerns, social considerations, and referral options related to tongue tie....more+

This course will address goals, protocols, logistics, and collaborative factors needed for implementing a restorative rehabilitation dining program in your facility....more+

.1 CEUs

$24.00

This course will help decipher commonly seen lab values and test results enabling the SLP to better integrate this information into patient management....more+

This eCourse is a case study of an autistic male teen’s communication treatment program and his treatment outcomes....more+

This eCourse will teach SLPs to use a variety of counseling tools and techniques for clients ranging in age from elementary school through adulthood....more+

.2 CEUs

$39.00

This eCourse reviews the new science, assessments and evidence-based interventions for auditory processing disorders, dyslexia and childhood apraxia of speech....more+

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