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#e59 Cognitively Impaired Patients: Maximizing Skill Development And Overcoming Psychological Barriers

by Robert Winningham, PhD

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+

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#e60 Cognitive Communication Strategies For Dementia

by Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Is it a myth that only swallowing related goals for clients with dementia are reimbursable? This (text plus some video) 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+

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#e79 Screening For Cognitive Impairments: Evidence-Based Tools

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

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+

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#e117 Counseling Tools For The Speech-Language Pathologist: Applications For Stuttering And Other Speech-Language Disorders

by Cyndi Stein-Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to contribute and advance counseling skills for the SLP. Learn a variety of counseling tools and techniques which can be applied to both adult and pediatric clients....more+

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#e126 Stopping The Stuttering Trajectory In The Preschool Years

by Mirla Raz, M.Ed., SLP

This course will focus on the role of the SLP in helping parents minimize their child's disfluencies. Different home environments will be discussed in their relation to stuttering as well as the impact that various events have on a young child's speech....more+

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#e141 Creative Connections In Dementia Care: Engaging Activities To Enhance Communication For People With Dementia

by Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP & Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div

This program gives Speech-Language Pathologists new ideas for developing functional activities to use during therapy or as part of a maintenance program with people with dementia. Creative Connections in Dementia Care is a successful art program for people with dementia....more+

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#e144 Counseling Skills For Rehabilitation Professionals

by Paul Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP

This online course will help speech-language pathologists and audiologists learn important counseling skills for working with clients/patients and their families during challenging interactions....more+

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#e153 Stuttering: Current Concepts And Guidance For Intervention

by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

This workshop is designed to help speech-language pathologists feel more comfortable and more confident in their ability to help individuals who stutter. Presents a comprehensive model of the disorder that can be used to guide both the assessment and treatment process....more+

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#e163 Managing Cluttering: From Diagnosis To Carryover

by Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-FD

This new, multi-faceted course will take you from the basics of Cluttering, on to assessment and differential diagnosis, through case studies, and then into carryover techniques for treatment. All SLPs working with pediatric and adult clients will find it highly relevant and practical....more+

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#e175 Stuttering: Treating The Entire Disorder

by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

This presentation details goals and procedures that speech-language pathologists can use to help school-age children, adolescents, and adults overcome the burden of stuttering. Specific strategies are presented...more+

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#e178 The Raz Preschool Stuttering Therapy Program

by Mirla Raz, M.Ed., SLP

In this complete therapy program, learn evaluation of stuttering and step-by-step instructions in treatment as well as specific instruction for at home carryover....more+

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#e183 Tackling Palliative Rehabilitation: The SLP's Guide To End Of Life Services

by Irene Gofman, MS, CCC-SLP & Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP

In this course, we will review ways that dysphagia management, cognitive management, and communication enhancement differ in End of Life care in comparison to our other scope of practice. We will address early decision making and...more+

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#e89 The 3 C's Of Neuroscience: Clinical Applications

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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

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#e193 Accessible Strategies And RTI For Speech Intervention

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to help SLPs make phonetic placement strategies accessible to students and teachers for target sounds frequently in error. The strategies are presented in a way that...more+

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#e171 Pediatric Feeding And Swallowing: Ethics Across Settings Ensuring Quality Of Care Through Collaboration

by Donna Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Lisa Rai Mabry-Price, MS, CCC-SLP

This course reinforces the support of our professional role to serve children with feeding and swallowing disorders across settings and to advocate for those children and families for best outcomes....more+

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#e176 Neuro Developmental Treatment For Speech-Language Pathologists

by Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych, MS, CCC-SLP

This is an introduction to the philosophy and brief history of NDT. Course includes the problem solving analysis using the International Classification of Functions that is a hallmark of NDT....more+

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#e181 Esophageal Dysphagia: Evaluation And Treatment Options

by Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

This course will discuss the role of the speech-language pathologist in the evaluation and treatment of Esophageal Stage Dysphagia....more+

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#e186 Rationale For Meditation Techniques In Speech-Language Pathology Practice

by Jennifer Llado, MS, CCC-SLP & Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP

This course will review the literature and discuss evidence-based ways to incorporate mindfulness practices into speech, language, cognitive and voice therapy for the adult population. The course will also...more+

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#e187 Word-Finding Intervention: Retrieval Strategies for Semantic And Phonological Based Word-Finding Difficulties

by Diane German, Ph.D.

Course presenter, 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+

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#e188 Executive Functions And Self-Regulation: The Impact On Children And Adolescents 

by Rebecca Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to provide a wide-focus view on the various areas of Executive Functioning from age 3 to 18. It reviews all the...more+

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#e190 Orofacial Myology/Tongue Thrust: An Introduction With Assessment Applications

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

This course presents an overview of the specialty area of orofacial myology and its relationship to the field of speech-language pathology. Also covered are the procedures involved...more+

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#e194 SLPs Working With Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to enable SLPs to incorporate a new working knowledge as it relates to bilingualism in the assessment and treatment of CLD populations. The material presented will...more+

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#e195 Connecting Language Intervention And The Classroom

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to help speech-language pathologists collaborate with classroom teachers with greater ease and effectiveness. It also provides SLPs a bridge between learning standards and language intervention goals. Key foundational language skills are...more+

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#e196 Speech-Language Pathologists and Accent Reduction

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to help speech-language pathologists work with individuals who speak with mild, moderate or severe accents and desire to sound less foreign or nonstandard. It will enable SLPs to develop...more+

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#e197 Perceptions Of Children In Speech Therapy – What The SLP Needs To Know

by Ronda Wojcicki, MS, CCC-SLP

This course explores what research says about the perceptions of children in speech therapy from the lens of administrators, teachers, other adults and peers. The impacts of these perceptions...more+

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#e198 Evaluation And Treatment In Telepractice

by Marissa Artman, MA, CCC-SLP

This course is designed as an introduction to teletherapy evaluation and treatment for speech-language pathologists working with either children or adults. The course will cover client factors, privacy concerns,...more+

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#e199 Let's Get Serious About Vocabulary and Morphology Interventions: 80 Evidence-Based Treatments and Activities

by Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP

This course includes over 80 vocabulary intervention activities, including 20 "ready-to-use" activities for preschool through adolescent students. Participants will learn two approaches for selecting vocabulary words and nine techniques for teaching vocabulary....more+

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#e201 Developing Critical Thinking Skills In Pediatric Dysphagia: Part 1 – Postural Stability And Oral Motor Feeding Disorders

by Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Oral motor feeding disorders are quite common in the world of pediatric feeding disorders. It is important that the speech-language pathologist who is working with this population understand the sensory innervation and muscle movements that contribute to such areas of deficits. The exercises that we use with children to improve their overall...more+

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#e202 Developing Critical Thinking Skills In Pediatric Dysphagia: Part 2 – Oral Sensory Feeding Disorders And Mealtime Management Issues

by Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Many children have difficulties with an over-reactive or under-reactive sensory system. These reactions can have a negative impact on the child's ability to manage food. Therapy techniques that are used to assist with bolus management can be developed to help children be more successful eaters. This course includes video...more+

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#e203 Developing Critical Thinking Skills In Pediatric Dysphagia: Part 3 – Swallowing Disorders And Medically-Based Feeding Problems

by Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

When working with children who have oropharyngeal dysphagia, the speech-language pathologist will need to be aware of all possible signs and symptoms of swallowing difficulties. Once a diagnosis is made, we need to develop an appropriate therapy plan that addresses...more+

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#e204 Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents - Part 1: Concussion (mTBI)

by Paul Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP

This is possibly the most comprehensive online training program for speech pathologists on the , types, causes and management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents.  Participants will increase their knowledge base regarding the...more+

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#e205 Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents - Part 2: Moderate to Severe TBI

by Paul Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course covers essential information about moderate to severe TBI in infants (e.g., shaken baby syndrome), children and adolescents that is based on the latest research from medical, rehabilitation, and speech-language pathology literature. The course covers both...more+

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#e207 GERD and LPR in Adults: The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Diagnosis and Treatment

by Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is intended to educate speech-language pathologists about GERD and LPR as it affects both swallowing and voice disorders in adults. The anatomy and physiology and how they relate to the genesis of reflux will be reviewed for a more complete understanding of the syndromes....more+

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#e209 Redeveloping Procedural Memories to Address Deficits in Swallowing, Communication and Rapid Decision Making

by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS

This program explains how to reduce or eliminate the need for constant supervision to maintain communication and swallowing goals. At the highest level, athletes have stored procedural memories ready to use in their sport. They can adjust these movements in the context of the game with consideration of fatigue, situation, environmental conditions and opponent. Can your patients do this with more basic activities in life (find the right word, count, swallow,...more+

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#e210 Getting Smart Using Technology: Evidence-Based Application Selection Criteria Methods

by Nikosi Darnell, PhD, CCC-SLP & Rebekah McPherson, PhD

Speech-language pathologists have been inundated with a myriad of technological choices to incorporate into their daily routines with young clients. However, there has been a lack of professional guidance in identifying technological applications that fall within the guidelines of developmentally appropriate practices, thus...more+

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#e211 Preparing SLPs Working in Skilled Nursing Facilities for the 2019 Changes in Medicare 

by Kellyn Hall, PhD, CCC-SLP

Healthcare reform is coming. Are you ready? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has proposed a new reimbursement methodology for SNF inpatient services (Medicare Part A) called the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Final rule on PDPM is included...more+

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#e001 Introduction To MBSImP™ – A Standardized Protocol For Assessment Of Swallowing Impairment

by Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Participants will learn an evidence-based, standardized approach toward the MBS study, including clinical training, administration of the study, interpretation of impairment, and reporting of results ? each aspect standardized. This course serves as an excellent preparatory course prior to enrolling in the MBSImP? Standardized Training and Reliability Testing (see course #e01)....more+

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#e01 The Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile: MBSImP™ Standardized Training And Reliability Testing

by Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

The MBS study, while a clinically useful tool, remains a subjective test. The MBSImP approach provides a validated and evidence-based protocol to interpret and communicate MBS study results in a manner that is consistent, specific, accurate, and objective....more+

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#e02 Evaluation And Treatment Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech: The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol (K-SLP)

by Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e03 Post Test & CEUs: Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol DVD Set (viewer CEUs only – no materials included)

by Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP

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

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#e04 Factors That Influence Speech Acquisition: Treatment Planning

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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

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#e05 Auditory Processing Disorders: Treatment Planning For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Other Developmental Disabilities

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e06 Electrical Stimulation In The Normal And Impaired Swallow

by Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols

by multiple expert presenters

This audio 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+

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#e08 Interpretation Of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies Of INFANTS & CHILDREN

by Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BCS-S

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+

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#e09 Interpretation Of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies Of ADULTS

by Jeri Logemann, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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+

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#e18 Using Video Modeling For Functional Communication In Students With Autism: Justin's Journey

by Nancy Horowitz Moilanen, MA, CCC-SLP

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

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#e28 Drugs And Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating And Swallowing

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

This text-only 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+

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#e29 Aspiration Pneumonia And The Role Of The SLP: Using Evidence To Determine Risks Associated With Oral Feeding

by James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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 in this audio course....more+

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#e30 Assessing Cognition In Aphasia And Other Language Impairment

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

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

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#e31 Strategies To Increase Communication With Dementia Patients

by Lou Eaves, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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#e34 Achieving Carryover From Support Staff: Successful Approaches And Techniques

by Lou Eaves, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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#e51 Phonological Awareness: An Introduction

by C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP

This interactive online course (mostly text with some audio examples) teaches SLPs the interrelationship of phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics to obtain better speech and language treatment outcomes....more+

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#e61 Spaced-Retrieval: A Therapy Technique For Improving Memory For Task Completion (Addresses Communication And Swallowing)

by Cameron Camp, Ph.D.

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 with this text-only course....more+

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#e63 Cognitive Aging And Mild Cognitive Impairment: Identification, Treatment, And The Role Of Speech-Language Pathologists

by Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS & Colleen Karow, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e64 Simultaneously Improve Speech Intelligibility, Enhance Phonological Awareness And Develop Language/Literacy Skills With Orthographic Instruction

by Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e65 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Build Speech, Language, And Literacy Skills With Orthographic Instruction!

by Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e66 Therapeutic Management Of Persons With Right Hemisphere Stroke

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e67 Cognitive Intervention With Adults: Understanding The Neuroscience And Treating Attentional And Memory Disturbances In Progressive Memory Disorders And After Brain Injury

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e68 Head And Neck Cancer Across The Continuum Of Care: Addressing Swallowing Challenges

by Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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+

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#e69 Building Vocabulary Through Children's Picture Books

by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e70 Language Intervention Utilizing Leveled Storybooks

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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#e71 Bilingual Language Intervention Utilizing Leveled Storybooks

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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#e72 Oral Mechanism/Cranial Nerve Examination: What Every SLP Needs To Know

by Kellyn Hall, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e73 Oral Hygiene Protocols: Rationale And Expected Outcomes

by Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

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 in this text-only course....more+

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#e74 Assessing Cough In Dysphagia Practice

by Teresa Pitts, PhD, CCC-SLP

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

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#e75 Examining 4 Areas Relating To Dysphagia In The Elderly

by multiple expert presenters

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+

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#e76 Interventions For Neurogenic Communication Disorders

by multiple expert presenters

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+

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#e77 Persons With Dementia: Adapting The Environment To Support Communication And ADLs

by multiple expert presenters

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? This text-only course addresses characteristics found within the home and the long-term care environments that can support effective communication during activities of daily living....more+

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#e80 Increasing Frequency And Intensity Of Language Intervention Through Parent Training And Involvement

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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#e81 Prevention Of Aspiration Pneumonia: Oral Care And Free Water

by Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST

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+

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#e82 Natural Language Acquisition In Autism: Echolalia To Self-Generated Language, Level 1

by Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e83 Best Practice In The Treatment Of The High Risk Elder With Neurogenic Dysphagia

by Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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+

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#e84 Strategy-Based Interventions For The School-Age Child

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

Developed for SLPs who are seeking practical, functional, and easy-to-implement strategies to target articulation, language and other disorders. Learn flexible strategies that allow for treating multiple diagnostic groups in the same group therapy session and that motivate students to take responsibility for their own therapy outcomes....more+

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#e85 Training Language And Cognition In Children With ASD And Other Developmental Disorders

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e86 Rehabilitating Your Approach: Maximizing Outcomes In Patients With Cognitive Impairment, Depression, And Dementia

by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS & Robert Winningham, PhD

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

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#e87 Ethics, Evidence And Clinical Decision Making

by Paula Leslie, PhD, FRCSLT, CCC-SLP

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. This course focuses on ethical decision making for adult individuals with dysphagia....more+

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#e88 Neurology And Neuroscience: Review And Update For Your Clinical Practice

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e90 Swallowing Physiology: Understanding Its Relationship To Traditional Swallowing Treatments

by Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP

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

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#e91 Developing A Home Articulation Program For Parents

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e92 Dementia Therapy: A Speech-Language Pathologist's Guide To Successful Interventions And Proper Documentation

by Peggy Watson, MS, CCC-SLP

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

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#e93 Motor Impairment Of Swallowing: Evidence-Based Management Principles

by Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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+

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

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

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+

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#e99 High Intensity, High Repetition Articulation Therapy

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e100 Restorative Rehabilitation Dining Programs: Successful Development & Implementation

by Laura Roberts, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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

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#e101 Relevance Of Lab Values And Medications In Dysphagia Management

by James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This course will focus on common findings from chest imaging reports and lab tests, and decipher some of the language within those reports to enable the SLP in the medical setting to more expertly integrate that information into patient management....more+

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#e103 Dysphagia: Integrating Respiration And Deglutition

by Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

This course overviews the mechanistic, anatomical, and functional relationships of the human upper aerodigestive tract in health and disease....more+

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#e104 Using Sensory Stimulation To Assist With Swallowing Rehabilitation

by Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP

Evidence suggests that sensory stimulation using either air puffs on the faucial pillars in the mouth or vibrators on the neck over the larynx will increase swallowing and enhance neural activation of the swallowing system in the brain. These findings were the basis for the introduction of a new model of dysphagia therapy where patients use a vibratory device for sensory induction of swallowing during intensive practice throughout the day....more+

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#e105 Rationale For Using Exercise In Dysphagia Treatment

by JoAnne Robbins, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Provides a thorough overview of dysphagia, focusing on detailed evidence of sensorimotor learning while examining reflexes and voluntary control. Explains strengthening and resistance training in detail, showing how the physiological and clinical outcomes provide the most novel and effective rehabilitative treatments for improved swallowing....more+

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#e106 Dysphagia In The Medically Fragile And Frail Elder: Management And Decision-Making

by Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This comprehensive presentation will discuss the impact of illness and deconditioning on swallowing, review evidence-based interventions, and provide a clear framework to guide the practitioner, team and family with decision-making that is appropriate, realistic and patient-focused....more+

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#e107 Dietary Recommendations, Feeding Tubes And Ethical Practice

by Paula Leslie, PhD, FRCSLT, CCC-SLP

This course combines knowledge of feeding tubes in dementia with informed consent and decision making. Discussed are the requirements for informed consent, and how knowledge of ethical principles and research evidence can support clinicians and families in making better decisions....more+

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#e111 Making The Most Of Mealtime: Helping Older Adults Compensate For Sensory Impairment During Meals

by Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP

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+

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#e112 I Care: Educating Professional And Family Care Partners Of People With Dementia

by Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP & Kerry Mills, MPA

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+

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#e113 Pros And Cons Of Dysphagia Bedside Screening And Assessment

by James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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+

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#e114 Medications And Cognition

by Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS

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

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#e116 Medical Speech Pathology: The Influence Of Body Systems On Cognition, Communication And Swallowing

by Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Veda Cochran, RN, BSN

This course integrates a holistic review of anatomy and physiology of the critical systems of the human body as related to medical speech pathology. Presented will be valuable information on how body systems function to promote, delay, or impede progress with intervention programs...more+

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#e118 Auditory Processing Disorders, Dyslexia And Apraxia: Assessments And Evidence-Based Interventions

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

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

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#e121 Improving Cognition In Distracting Environments

by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS & Robert Winningham, PhD

This course will address the higher level patient who has experienced a brain injury or very early stages of cognitive impairment. Participants will learn the neurological centers for dual tasking, the function...more+

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#e122 Treatment Of Voice Disorders: The Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM) For Children And Adults

by Elizabeth Grillo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Presents the Global Voice Therapy Model (GVTM) for the treatment of voice disorders in children and adult clients. Discussed will be the components of the GVTM, motor learning principles applied to the GVTM, research related to the GVTM, and application of the GVTM to clinical practice....more+

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#e123 Executive Function Treatment: In The Face Of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy....Lifesaving!

by Nancy Horowitz Moilanen, MA, CCC-SLP

The purpose of this course is to bring to light the signs/symptoms associated with recurrent concussion. This course demonstrates specific Speech-Language Pathology executive function treatment strategies...more+

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#e124 A Functional Approach For Achieving Meaningful Goals With Persons With Dementia

by multiple expert presenters

The settlement of the 2013 court case (Jimmo v. Sebelius) established that Medicare cannot deny rehabilitation services to persons with degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease when documentation states there is lack of progress. Presented by 3 leading experts in the field, this course will teach participants to recognize and plan interventions that have the potential to yield functional and meaningful outcomes for persons with dementia....more+

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#e125 Evidence-Based Practice In Adult Dysphagia Management: What The Evidence Says About Commonly Selected Rehabilitation Interventions

by multiple expert presenters

Primary goals of this course include: present the evidence for frequently prescribed swallowing rehabilitation techniques, examine common swallowing pathophysiologies that contribute to aspiration and how they are measured, and discuss levels of research evidence relative to their contribution to the current state of dysphagia rehabilitation....more+

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#e127 Parkinson's Disease, Swallowing And Best Practice

by Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This course will discuss components of a targeted assessment of swallowing, saliva, eating, and speech in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Extensive discussion will focus on both compensatory approaches and rehabilitative techniques....more+

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#e129 Examining The Damaging Effects That Mouth Breathing And Excessive Breathing Have On Speech Production And Oral/Facial Structures

by Patrick McKeown, MA

Provides new information on the importance of nasal and diaphragmatic breathing and detailed instruction on how to address dysfunctional breathing patterns in children and adults. Learn methods to improve voice projection and the ability to sustain speech, as well as reducing mucus production, coughing, fatigue, and drying of the upper airways....more+

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#e130 Executive Function And Other Cognitive Considerations For Speech And Language Treatment Of Middle And High School Students

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

This practical course reviews the research on maturation of the aspects of Executive Function (EF) on cognition in typical middle and high school age students and those with EF difficulties....more+

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#e131 Current Trends In Social Language Training For Children With Autism And Other Developmental Disabilities: The Color My Conversation Program

by Rosslyn Delmonico, MA, RSLP, CCC-SLP

This course incorporates pragmatic social language strategies to guide children with autism and other developmental disabilities to engage in successful face to face conversations including the greeting, bringing up and changing topics, and how to close a conversation....more+

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#e132 Tell Me What Happened! Teaching Children With High Functioning Autism To Comprehend And Retell Narratives

by Nicole Gerami, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will discuss narrative difficulties for children on the autism spectrum, explain narrative types, and present a method of structured narrative teaching to help children with ASD comprehend and retell narratives....more+

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#e133 Progressive And Systematic Speech And Language Training For Children On The Autism Spectrum

by Tamara Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA

This comprehensive autism intervention course discusses how to use non-verbal communication to jumpstart verbal communication, how to select first words to build language, how to use word simplification techniques to promote speech acquisition, how to encourage cooperation during therapy sessions, and how to teach social language skills....more+

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#e134 R Made Simple: Methods That Address The Challenges Of Pronunciation, Spelling And Dialect

by Nancy Geruntino, MA, SLP

Learn an entirely different approach to 'R' remediation. One that will give your students the ability and the confidence to produce any 'R' sound in any context....more+

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#e135 Right Hemisphere Stroke: Current Best Practices For Unilateral Neglect And Communication Disorders

by Margaret Blake, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

This course will provide a review of unilateral neglect and common language/communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage. Discussed will be current best practices for treatment of these disorders based on evidence and theories....more+

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#e136 Challenges And Solutions For Implementing Evidence-Based Language/Communication Interventions In Skilled Nursing Facilities

by Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course is designed for Speech-Language Pathologists working in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Strategies to support communication with facility leaders and other team members will be provided...more+

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#e137 Dysphagia Assessment: A Comprehensive Review Of Evidence-Based Practice

by multiple expert presenters

This comprehensive assessment course is presented by 5 leading experts in the field of speech-language pathology. Included will be both instrumental and non-instrumental diagnostic methods available when assessing a person with dysphagia....more+

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