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#e264 Training Auditory Processing In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course reviews neuroscience research on processes of neurodevelopment emphasizing auditory, cognitive, and communication networks. Research is explained and reviewed followed by clinical applications....more+

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#e263 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 autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing disorders, motor speech disorders, language disorders in children and aphasia in adults...more+

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#e262 Building Social And Emotional Skills Competencies Using The Conversation Path Technique

by Rosslyn Delmonico, MA, RSLP, CCC-SLP

This online course presents strategies to teach children the language skills needed for face-to-face conversations. It includes evidence-based teaching methods and ‘hands-on’ learning activities that can effectively support the acquisition of three conversation skills:  greetings, chitchat, and long conversations with embedded topics. The lesson activities can be implemented within a variety of therapy settings and are primarily intended for children ages 5-14 years. ...more+

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#e255 How To Support Speech Pathologists And Children With Autism To Reduce Potential Behavior Challenges: Strategies To Design Successful Therapy Sessions

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

More time spent coping. . . is less time spent learning. Both children with ASD and SLPs struggle at times with interactional breakdowns during speech therapy sessions. This course provides SLPs with therapy design considerations to help mitigate interactional breakdowns so speech therapy can be more productive from the start.  ...more+

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#e254 How Can Children With Autism Learn Communication Skills From Their Peers? Overcoming Mechanical And Inflexible Language

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

For many children with ASD, social and communication interaction styles can be characterized as mechanical, scripted, and robotic. This course provides SLPs with practical steps and strategies to move children with autism from unconventional, mechanical and inflexible verbal exchanges to conventional uses of language that is typical of friends, peers and classmates. In this course, Dr. Rydell will describe how ...more+

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#e253 How To Create Joint Action Routines For Children With Autism: Strategies To Facilitate Vocabulary, Phrases, And Social Use Of Language

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course provides SLPs with step-by-step strategies to design and implement Joint Action Routines (JARs) as a preferred tool to facilitate verbal communication in children with autism. JARs are best practice, naturalistic, social-communicative routines that occur among adult or peer partners and the child with autism and that provide rich contexts for ...more+

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#e252 How Can Children With Autism Become Less Object-Oriented And More People-Oriented? Strategies To Develop A Social Priority

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course provides specific goals and strategies for SLPs to use at school, home, or in therapy to help move children with autism from object-oriented to people-oriented learners. It is particularly relevant for children with autism who struggle with how to independently learn social skills from others without being directly taught or prompted by adults....more+

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#e251 How Can Children With Autism Learn Social Skills From Their Peers? Teaching Vs. Mentoring

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course takes the empirical research on ASD peer-mediated interventions and provides practical, common-sense strategies for SLPs to help children with autism learn how to increase their social abilities with friends. These strategies also help children with autism to see peers as trusted mentors as their confidence builds to participate in unplanned social activities....more+

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#e226 Learning Style Profile© PART 2: How To Set Up The Therapy Environment

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course serves as the follow up to course, #e213. Most professionals and parents involved in ASD intervention are familiar with the latest empirical research.  But, what’s next? What is our game plan? This LSP Advanced Course focuses on training professionals and parents for interventions that facilitate a child’s development from learning style weaknesses to learning style strengths. ...more+

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#e213 Learning Style Profile© PART 1: Building The Capacity For Socially Appropriate Conversation In Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course introduces Dr. Patrick Rydell’s Learning Style Profile©. It includes evidence-based interventions uniquely designed to help children with ASD prepare for natural, reciprocal social interactions and conversation. Participants will learn to identify...more+

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#e182 Perspectives On Speech And Language Interventions For Children With Developmental Disabilities

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course reviews and updates clinical research on speech sound disorders, language and reading disorders, and cognitive disorders in children. Each section of the course concludes with a practical summary of the newest evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches....more+

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#e180 Common Core State Standards - Implications For Working With Children With Autism

by Peggy Agee, SLPD, CCC-SLP & Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

This session will briefly review the history of the Common Core State Standards and present a method for analysis of standards to plan for intervention for students with autism spectrum disorders. By analyzing grade level standards, with an eye on those standards that will be challenging for children with ASD, SLPs can then incorporate student strengths and needs with the expectations of the curriculum....more+

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#e167 A New Science Of Learning Model For The Treatment Of School-Age Speech And Language Deficits

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

This practical course will review research from the new field of educational neuroscience that applies to clinical practice with students who have speech-language and social communication disorders. It will focus on new research on the causes of language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, reading disorders and other neurodevelopmental learning disabilities. ...more+

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#e164 Practical Strategies For Identifying And Assessing Infants And Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Elizabeth Crais, PhD, CCC-SLP

Recent evidence indicates that behavioral characteristics of ASD can be seen in some children as young as 12-15 months. Video examples of infants and toddlers with ASD will be used to illustrate what these behaviors look like in young children. Particular emphasis will be on...more+

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#e148 Natural Language Acquisition In Autism: Echolalia To Self-Generated Language (Treatment), Level 2

by Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP

This NLA Level 2 Course serves as the follow up to the NLA Level 1 Course (see course #e82).  Discussed will be treatment for autistic children who use echolalia or who have used echolalia at an earlier stage in their language development. Treatment contexts, activities, and planning are illustrated through video clips, language transcripts, and discussion. ...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

International autism expert, Tamara Kasper, will teach participants how to use non-verbal communication to jumpstart verbal communication. This intervention-focused course discusses how children with autism develop speech and language and how best to initiate interventions for children who have limited functional communication. Presented from the perspective of a SLP who is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, this course features effective...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

Learn new strategies for mapping out story content and structuring a basic written summary. This course will discuss narrative difficulties for children with autism, explain narrative types, and present a method of structured narrative teaching to help children with autism comprehend and retell narratives....more+

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

by Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP

This NLA Level 1 Course describes the linguistics of echolalia in language development. Consider the notion that echolalia can be shaped and modified to create functional language and that autistic children who demonstrate echolalia use this speech for intentional communication. Described will be a protocol for assessing spontaneous language in autism, determining the stages of language development, and deriving appropriate language development goals....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. Exposing children with Autism to early literacy interventions with embedded printed (orthographic) cues is imperative. This course teaches the use of printed cues as a means to...more+

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#z100 What's Next?™ – A Treatment Protocol To Help Adults With Cognitive Deficits Perform Daily Vital Tasks

by Gwen Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP

For SLPs and OTs, this course serves as the formal training requisite for the implementation of the What’s Next?™ treatment protocol.  What’s Next?™ is a structured, measurable and evidence-based program to teach individuals with dementia and other cognitive disorders to maximize independence and decrease reliance on caregivers to perform the vital functional skills required for independent living....more+

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#e08 Interpretation Of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies Of INFANTS & CHILDREN

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

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

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

Presented by dysphagia expert and MBSImP™ developer, Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the MBSImP™ Approach and Protocol. Includes an in-depth discussion of 17 physiologic factors requisite for the execution of normal swallowing. It then introduces a scoring metric to profile and quantify physiologic swallow impairment across these 17 components. Course focus is the adult population....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 Honors

The MBS study, while a clinically useful tool, remains a subjective test. The MBSImP™ Approach provides a standardized and evidence-based protocol to interpret and communicate MBS study results in a manner that is consistent, specific, accurate, and objective. Course participants will learn to apply the MBSImP™ standardized scoring metric to profile and quantify physiologic swallow impairment in the adult population....more+

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#e286 Natural Language Acquisition in Autism: Echolalia To Self-Generated Language, Level 3

by Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP

This NLA Level 3 Course presents an all-new look at Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) treatment. Discussed are strategies for individualizing treatment for gestalt language processors of any age: 18 months to 28 years. This course covers every aspect of supporting gestalt language development, including physical supports for self-regulation. Extensive videos, language samples, and goal-writing are included, complemented by a look at the groundbreaking work in the...more+

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#e284 Building Resilience in Our Young Clients

by Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP

An increasing number of children have difficulty coping with 21st century everyday life. This course provides a working definition of resilience and descriptions of the characteristics that may be associated with better outcomes for children who confront adversity in their lives. It also identifies particular groups of children – most notably those with developmental challenges and learning disabilities – who are most likely to benefit from resilience training....more+

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#e283 Strategies and Techniques For Helping Children Develop A Growth Mindset

by Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP

This course describes various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Participants in this course will learn strategies to help children become aware of and use their own strengths to develop a growth mindset and overcome academic challenges....more+

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#e282 Communication Techniques That Work: Build Rapport, Connect and Motivate

by Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP

This course will teach clinicians and parents effective communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom, in one-on-one situations, and at home with children and their families. Course participants will learn strategies for addressing children’s negative feelings, reducing frustration and power struggles, managing meltdowns, encouraging cooperation, improving motivation, building self-esteem and more...more+

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#e281 Ethics for SLPA Supervision

by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will introduce SLPs to the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct. It is important for supervising SLPs to know the content of this code and to use it along with the ASHA Code of Ethics to navigate ethical issues when working with SLPAs. A framework to analyze ethical concerns and to implement solutions to maintain ethical practice when supervising SLPAs will be provided....more+

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#e279 Creating Complex Sentence Competence: Evidence-Based Treatment To Improve Receptive and Expressive Language Skills

by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Participants will learn evidence-based treatment techniques to address complex sentence comprehension and expression in play, shared book reading, and curriculum-based activities. Tools and techniques for assessment to identify client strengths and needs related to complex sentence forms will be shared. ...more+

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#e278 Communication Foundations for SLPA Supervision

by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Increasingly, SLPs are supervising SLP assistants (SLPAs). The issues, competencies, and skills needed for a successful long-term supervisor/supervisee relationship are different from those required for supervision of students and clinical fellowships. This course will introduce two important factors...more+

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#e276 Subordinate Conjunctions? Relative Clauses? Help! Explore Strategies for Syntax Intervention

by Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will help SLPs to support children’s syntax development. Key features of syntax will be reviewed. Strategies, contexts, and toys & books that can facilitate production of complex syntax in language samples will be highlighted. Learn a myriad of evidence-based “Go To” strategies for teaching syntax both orally and in the written language. This course includes downloadable, reproducible therapy resources....more+

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#e274 Academic Language And How To Teach It

by Trina Spencer, PhD, BCBA-D

When SLPs concentrate their language intervention on the dimensions of academic language—namely vocabulary, discourse structures, complex sentences, morphology, and inferencing—more students achieve academic expectations. This course takes a deep dive into academic language and how to teach it in meaningful contexts....more+

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#e280 "If They Choke, No Heimlich?"  Ethical Considerations for SLPs 

by Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP

This course features a case review of a man with dementia living in a long-term care facility. He is not communicative, sits in a wheelchair, has some swallowing difficulties, and is unable to feed himself. There are DNR, DNI, and DNH orders in his medical record. His family has asked that a Heimlich maneuver not be performed if he were to choke. This presentation will explore the role of the SLP as an integral member of the ethics team....more+

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#e277 Telepractice Treatment for Early Intervention and School-Age Children

by Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

This course is designed for SLPs to learn more about treating children in early intervention (ages 0-2) and in school settings (ages 3-22) using a telepractice based model. Topics will include valuable resources and materials to implement in treatment, collaboration strategies, real videos of treatment, and case studies....more+

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#e273 MBSImP™ Renewal Course To Maintain Registered MBSImP Clinician Status: 10-Year Renewal

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

This course serves as the MBSImP™ 10-Year Renewal Course for Registered MBSImP Clinicians. This course will review MBSImP scoring, including nuances for assessing the more challenging physiologic components. Updates on recent clinical research and future directions is included. Eligibility for enrollment requires prior completion of the courses, #e01 and #e128....more+

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#e272 Oxygen Therapies and Swallow Considerations

by Candice Devlin, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Rory O'Bryan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This course reviews various oxygen delivery systems with discussion on how these may impact swallow evaluations and clinical approaches. Risks of aspiration related to respiratory distress and for those with high oxygen requirements is presented. A deep dive of high-flow nasal cannula and the current literature that discusses its potential impact on adult oropharyngeal swallowing is included....more+

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#e271 Water Protocols: The Supportive Evidence, the Limited Evidence, and the Importance of Clinical Judgment

by Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST

Can you allow a patient who is aspirating thin liquids to drink water? Water protocols have long been controversial as dysphagia management practices and likely will continue to be controversial for the foreseeable future. This course covers the evolution of water protocols including why they were developed and why they continue to be relevant today.  ...more+

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#e269 How To Incorporate Core Vocabulary With Picture Exchange Using a Low Tech AAC Device

by Megan Brazas, MA, CCC-SLP, QOM

While focusing solely on picture exchange is certainly beneficial for many children, successful outcomes using this approach still leave children unable to communicate in sentences and unable to say what they want to say, when they want to say it. This course will introduce the Core Vocabulary Exchange System® (CVES™), which incorporates picture exchange with core vocabulary to teach functional communication skills. Participants will learn to...more+

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#e268 Best Voice With The Least Effort: Understanding The Voice And Principles Of Management

by Chris Gaskill, MM, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course was designed for SLPs with the following levels of voice management experience: new clinicians who need additional training on the fundamental principles of voice management; clinicians who infrequently see voice clients; and for experienced clinicians who never received intensive training on managing voice disorders. Topics include: physiology and acoustics of the vocal mechanism, Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) techniques, how to care for the vocal instrument, and voice care myths....more+

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#e267 School-Based Telepractice Including IEP Process

by Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

This course outlines how to implement telepractice in a school-based setting, including how-tos for holding IEPs and case management virtually. It includes implementation suggestions that therapists can immediately apply in their practice....more+

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#e266 Evaluation And Treatment Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech: The Kaufman K-SLP Methods And Behavioral Strategies To Build Vocal Communication

by Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP

Join apraxia expert, Nancy Kaufman, for this online course as she discusses evaluation and treatment strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This presentation will include signs and symptoms of CAS, establishing motivation, shaping word approximations, implementing and fading cues, reinforcement strategies, data collection, scripting functional expressive language, coaching parents, and practicing skills in the natural environment....more+

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#e265 Mild Cognitive Impairment: Assessment Challenges and Solutions

by Kathryn Bayles, PhD, CCC-SLP & Kim McCullough, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course focuses on MCI assessment.  Topics presented will include the value of early identification, evidence-based in-depth guidelines for assessment, information about types of assessments — both screening measures and broad based neuropsychological batteries, the factors to consider in interpreting test performance, and counseling clients given their test performance....more+

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#e261 The Five Systems Of Dysphagia: Why The SLP Is More Important Today Than Ever

by Jeanna Winchester, PhD

This course explores the multisystem breakdown of the swallow as well as the broadening role of the SLP in dysphagia therapy. The five systems of dysphagia (cognitive - neurological - respiratory - gastrointestinal - muscular) are discussed with explanation of how disorders in these systems can have a devastating effect...more+

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#e260 Early Intervention In Telepractice

by Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

This course outlines how to implement early intervention in the telepractice setting. It will cover issues related to the research supporting telepractice for early intervention, identifying appropriate models of intervention for EI telepractice, and discuss potential ...more+

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#e259 Telepractice And Augmentative And Alternative Communication (AAC)

by Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

This course outlines how to implement AAC in the telepractice setting. It will cover identifying appropriate models of intervention and assessment for AAC telepractice and discuss potential solutions for implementing AAC online....more+

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#e258 Issues In Dysphagia Management: Diversity, Culture, & Ethics

by Kellyn Hall, PhD, CCC-SLP

Diversity in healthcare goes far beyond a language barrier. It’s about understanding the larger context of culture and diversity. This course will help you understand the impact of dysphagia on culturally/linguistically diverse populations and navigate ethical conflicts to provide culturally responsive care. Specific strategies, case examples, and resources will be presented....more+

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#e257 Normalizing A Hyper-Responsive Gag Reflex In Children

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

A hyper-responsive gag reflex with food intake can negatively impact the full feeding experience and requires specific techniques for a smooth progression with oral intake. This course will overview gag reflex descriptions, discuss research on hyper-responsive gag reflexes, and provide therapy techniques, including tools to desensitize the gag reflex....more+

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#e256 Let’s Talk Today! A Calendar Of 365 Daily Activities For Teaching Language Skills At Home

by Jean Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP

Let’s Talk Today! is a practical resource SLPs can use to engage parents in their child’s language development or improvement. It is appropriate for children ages 3 to 7 who are achieving typical language milestones, or for children struggling due to a speech and language impairment. This course includes a 12-month dateless calendar with over 400 fun and interactive activities...more+

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#e250 A Game Plan For When Changes In Service Delivery Are Required: How To Support Parents And Students/Clients

by LeAnna Heinrich, MS, CCC-SLP

This course focuses on a consultative model of intervention examining social and emotional concerns when providing services virtually.  This course also includes functional speech and language strategies and is most relevant for clinicians working with preschoolers and school-age children....more+

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#e249 Integrating Mindfulness Techniques Into Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology

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

This course will explore the use of meditation and mindfulness practices for the direct application to pediatric speech-language pathology. Specific techniques will be discussed and demonstrated for integration into clinical practice. ...more+

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#e248 Developing Carryover For Speech Sound Disorders Within The Natural Environment

by Gina Gabel Hurst, MS, CCC-SLP

This course will help SLPs to effectively promote speech sound carryover with children ages 3 to 12. This course includes the Carryover Cards for Kids – a downloadable resource containing 124 English talk task cards and 116 Spanish talk task cards....more+

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#e247 Best Outcomes In Telesupervision And Telehealth: Just Because You’re Hearing Doesn’t Mean You’re Listening

by Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP

We spend more time hearing than talking, yet we don't remember the majority of what we hear.  This becomes especially relevant as many SLPs and audiologists move to telepractice, telesupervision, and tele-education. In this course, learn to truly listen as we explore types of listening and obstacles to listening well in the online classroom or therapy room....more+

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#e246 Ready, Set, “Action” 2 – Integrating Science Curriculum Verbs Into Your Therapy Session

by Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP

This course connects SLP treatment with curriculum-related goals the child is learning in the classroom. This session covers from early science vocabulary (kindergarten) through adolescents. Learn evidence-based intervention strategies for teaching vocabulary for life science, changes in matter, and earth science. This course includes downloadable, reproducible therapy resources....more+

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#e245 Ready, Set, "Action" – Integrating Curriculum Verbs Into Your Therapy Session

by Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP

Limited verb lexicon is a characteristic of children with specific language impairment (SLI). Learn how SLPs can foster the development of verbs by increasing frequency input and verb diversity. Strategies will be provided for children with SLI to learn curriculum verbs. Grade-level verbs, high-incidence academic verbs, and verbs critical for academic success will be covered. This course includes downloadable, reproducible therapy resources....more+

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#e244 Breaking Bad: Top-Down Executive Function Training And Clinical Interventions That Enhance Learning And Motivation

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course will review new research on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), self-regulation, motivation and academic confidence. The content will include brain research on how regulatory skills mature in children and adolescents to enable purposeful, goal-oriented behavior for academic success.  Research on best practices for...more+

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#e243 Updates In Neuroscience: How Therapy Changes The Brain

by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course reviews current neuroscience research on mechanisms of neuroplasticity and is applicable to all age ranges. Specific emphasis is placed on cognitive-communication therapeutic drivers that positively affect brain maturation, reorganization, and recovery after injury. This course provides a practical, comprehensive overview of treatment methodology including research on treatment timing and intensity and selection of evidence-based approaches....more+

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#e241 The Impact Of Maltreatment On The Development Of Language

by Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is intended for speech-language pathologists who work with children who may have adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It will address the effects of negative childhood experiences, such as abuse and neglect, on language and cognitive development....more+

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#e240 Assessing And Treating Selective Mutism As A Speech-Language Pathologist

by Emily Doll, MA, MS, CCC-SLP/L

Selective Mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder which profoundly affects social/pragmatic language skills and falls under the Speech-language Pathologist’s scope of practice. This presentation will provide assessment strategies, review important factors to consider in planning treatment, and provide practical suggestions of activities to use in therapy sessions....more+

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#e239 Patient Safety And Infection Prevention: Infection Control Practices For Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists And Healthcare Professionals

by Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is designed to teach and review infection control practices required throughout all healthcare settings, and specifically as they apply to Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and other healthcare professionals. Infection Control Practices have been evolving and advancing since the onset of the AID’s crisis of the 1980s. Learn ...more+

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#e238 Treatment In Telepractice: Part 3

by Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will cover issues related to choosing treatment materials for designing effective teletherapy sessions. Dicussion will cover document cameras and iPad mirroring and offers many product suggestions and screen captures of potential materials that therapists can immediately apply in their practice. ...more+

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#e237 Mild Cognitive Impairment: Early Indicators And Clinical Interventions

by Kathryn Bayles, PhD, CCC-SLP

Language performance deficits are early indicators of MCI, and SLPs are uniquely qualified to identify those at risk for MCI and provide clinical intervention. Early identification is vital to delay or prevent progression to dementia, and diagnostic criteria and test performance cutoffs are now available. This course focuses on cognitive impairment and provides an overview of what cognition is, how memory is formed, types of memory, and a substantive segment on treatments and how they relate to the principles of neuroplasticity....more+

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#e236 Supervision: Am I Ready To Be A Clinical Instructor?

by Amanda Warren, MS, CCC-SLP

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This course is intended for SLPs who are interested in developing their teaching abilities prior to taking on their first student. Participants will be introduced to terminology, supports available for novice supervisors, and common models of supervision and feedback.  Most importantly,...more+

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#e235 Language Deprivation In Children Who Are Hard Of Hearing: Defining It, Identifying It, And Describing How To Prevent And Treat It

by Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP

This course is intended for speech-language pathologists who work with children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH). It will address language deprivation in the DHH population by defining it, identifying its characteristics, and describing how to prevent it and treat it....more+

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#e234 Pragmatic Language Methods And Strategies: Anecdote On Excessive Screen Time

by LeAnna Heinrich, MS, CCC-SLP

This course examines the relationship between excessive screen time and language development, and offers suggestions for helping families understand screen time. Specific methods and strategies for incorporating the screen time discussion into pragmatic language therapy are also provided....more+

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#e233 Introduction To Gender Affirming Voice Therapy

by Tina Babajanians, MS, CCC-SLP

This course explores voice management across the gender spectrum, with a focus on methods and strategies to alter voice characteristics. Participants will learn how to approach consultation, assessment, generalization, maintenance, and vocal hygiene....more+

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#e232 Grammatical Morpheme Toolbox! Treatment Techniques Targeting Plurals, Verbs, And More!

by Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP

This course focuses on innovative strategies for teaching grammatical morphology for children ages 3 to 10. The presenter will demonstrate evidence-based practices targeting present progressive verbs, regular and irregular past tense verbs, plurals, possessives, comparatives and superlatives. Participants will take away numerous treatment activities as well as ready-to-use handouts. ...more+

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#e231 Medical Speech Pathology Essentials For Dysphagia Practice: Managing Complex Adult Patients With Pulmonary, Digestive And Airway Disorders

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

This course provides essential information on managing complex patients who have multiple diagnoses impacting swallowing function. Discussed will be swallow function and treatment planning as related to body systems, the aging process, and patient diagnostic reports...more+

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#e229 Functional And First-Rate Aphasia Treatment: A Client-Centered Approach

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

This course provides the practicing clinician with the most up-to-date tools and methods, starting from the initial assessment, to establishing goals, to selecting an evidence-based treatment plan. The focus throughout this course is on functional, person-centered care. ...more+

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#e228 Core Principles For Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT)

by Harrison Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course provides the critical background and foundational knowledge for developing and improving clinical RMT programs, including interpretation of maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximum expiratory pressure (MEP)....more+

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#e227 Evaluations In Telepractice: Part 2

by Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will cover issues related to choosing paper-based and digital evaluations, relevant factors that may impact assessments online for children and adults, and discuss potential solutions for common challenges in the online realm. It includes many product suggestions and screen captures of potential types of assessment that therapists can immediately apply in their practice ...more+

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#e225 Problem Solving Tracheostomy Tubes For The Speech-Language Pathologist

by Roxann Diez Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Learn to problem solve a range of conditions that may occur when working with patients who have indwelling tracheostomy tubes. Identify symptoms that could indicate a patient may benefit from a different type of tracheostomy tube...more+

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#e224 Private Practice Essentials: A Guide To Starting An SLP Private Practice

by Jill Shook, MS, CCC-SLP

Do you want to start a SLP private practice but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you wish you had a step-by-step guide to answer all your questions? This course will help you navigate through the process of starting a private practice. Whether you are planning for a part-time vs. full-time practice, pediatric vs. adult clients, or medical vs. non-medical setting, the content of this course is applicable across settings and client populations. Topics include...more+

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#e223 Managing Common SLP Stresses Before Burn Out Occurs

by Jessi Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP

Many SLPs face burn out from the chronic, overwhelming stress they encounter each day. In this course, learn the science behind stress, how it shows up in the day of an SLP, and tools to manage stress and reduce burn out, including Mindfulness and Positivity....more+

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#e222 Optimizing Breastfeeding Safety And Outcomes In The Presence Of Feeding And Swallowing Disorders

by Kimberly Morris, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC

This presentation will focus on assessment and treatment techniques to reduce aspiration risk at the breast and will highlight how to overcome obstacles to breastfeeding in special populations including...more+

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#e221 Human Trafficking:  How It Occurs, What It Looks Like, And How To Respond

by Amy Rouleau, MPA

The heinous crime of human trafficking has reached epidemic levels, not just around the world but in every state in the United States. This course is intended to teach professionals how to identify and respond to human trafficking. It provides an in-depth view of human trafficking, how it occurs, what it looks like, and how to respond....more+

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#e220 Apraxia Of Speech In Adults: A Clinical Approach

by Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD

This three-section course covers evaluation and treatment of apraxia of speech in adults. The first section covers evaluation. The second section comprises all the components of a treatment plan. The third section describes the specifics of treatment with an emphasis on treatment’s active components and on eight specific treatment approaches....more+

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#e219 Topics On Supervision For Speech-Language Pathologists

by Cassie Quinn, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This 10.5 hour course includes all 10 learning modules from the course series, "Topics on Supervision for Speech-Language Pathologists". Learners may stop and re-start the course at any point, and access to the course content is retained after course completion for ongoing reference and review. Specifically, this course will cover the following topics...more+

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#e218 Topics On Supervision For Speech-Language Pathologists – Part 9 And 10

by Cassie Quinn, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This 2-hour course considers supervision across settings. Discussed are common supervisory principles and patterns found across different settings, what the long-term supervision goal should be, and which types of interpersonal communication are most effective in each setting.  ...more+

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#e217 Topics On Supervision For Speech-Language Pathologists – Part 7 And 8

by Cassie Quinn, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This 2-hour course first discusses accountability in the supervisory process. The second portion of this course will cover supervising students with disabilities. ...more+

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#e216 Topics On Supervision For Speech-Language Pathologists – Part 5 And 6

by Cassie Quinn, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This 2-hour course will discuss the importance of teaching critical thinking and problem solving in the supervisory process, and discuss observation and data collection to help maintain integrity in supervision....more+

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#e215 Topics On Supervision For Speech-Language Pathologists – Part 3 And 4

by Cassie Quinn, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This 2-hour course discusses different approaches to developing effective communication skills between supervisor and supervisee including the process of giving feedback to and leading conferences with supervisees....more+

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#e214 Topics On Supervision For Speech-Language Pathologists – Part 1 And 2

by Cassie Quinn, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Fulfill your ASHA Mentoring and Supervisory course requirements. This 2-hour course is divided into two modules. Module 1 will discuss the dynamic nature of the supervisor-student relationship. Module 2 will discuss the importance of individualizing styles and levels of supervision, and provide evidence-based research and suggestions for how to individualize your approach to supervision for each student....more+

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#e212 Oral Hygiene Programs: Oral Care Is Critical Care

by Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

Which is a better predictor for an individual to develop pneumonia: a diagnosis of dysphagia, or poor oral hygiene? The answer to this question may surprise you. This course reviews current oral care practices and the evidence-based research supporting the need for improved oral care in the at-risk patient. ...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

Are our current rehabilitative approaches encouraging patients to re-automatize skills? Or, are we encouraging patients to "think about" rather than subconsciously process skills that were once procedural memories? In this course, learn to apply Procedural Learning and Dual Task Training to help individuals become skilled and automatized again to reduce or eliminate the need for constant monitoring to maintain communication and swallowing goals....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 SLPs about GERD and LPR as it affects both swallowing and voice disorders in adults. Learn how anatomy and physiology relate to the genesis of reflux for a more complete understanding of the syndromes. Understand the role SLPs can play in assessment, as well as behavioral and medical treatment....more+

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#e206 Managing The Defiant Or Uncooperative Child During Therapy

by Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP

This course teaches clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and defiant behavior in their young clients. It will also discuss how clinicians can educate parents on how to manage difficult behavior and avoid power struggles at home....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

Based on the latest research from medical, rehabilitation, and speech-language pathology literature, this course covers essential information about moderate to severe TBI in infants (e.g., shaken baby syndrome), children, and adolescents. Numerous topics are discussed, including the unique aspects of moderate-severe TBI and SLP assessments and treatment. ...more+

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#e204 Traumatic Brain Injury In Children And Adolescents - Part 1: Concussion (mTBI)

by Paul Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP

This comprehensive course discusses the types, causes, and management of mTBI in children and adolescents. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mTBI and will become more keenly aware about who is at risk for this disorder. A strong case will be made why SLPs need to be actively involved in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with mTBI, specifically...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

This course is the third in a 3-course series on pediatric dysphagia, and it covers swallowing disorders and medically-based feeding problems. Includes case studies and therapeutic interventions to address GERD, constipation, cleft palate, tube feedings, autism spectrum disorders, and...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

This course is the second in a 3-course series on pediatric dysphagia, and it presents a comprehensive look at oral sensory feeding disorders and mealtime management. Discussed will be specific areas of deficit, including underlying physiology, and treatment strategies that can be implemented. Content includes video examples, case studies, lab practice and application activities. ...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

This course is the first in a 3-course series on pediatric dysphagia, and it presents detailed information on techniques and strategies for addressing oral motor feeding disorders. It is important that the SLP working with this population understand the sensory innervation and muscle movements that contribute to such areas of deficits. Content includes video examples, case studies, lab practice and application activities.  ...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 provides vocabulary intervention activities, including 20 "ready-to-use" activities from preschool age through adolescent students. Learn approaches for selecting vocabulary words and techniques for teaching vocabulary. Participants will leave this course with a framework to enhance vocabulary development....more+

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#e198 Evaluation And Treatment In Telepractice: Part 1

by Marissa Rocheleau, 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, and technology considerations. It includes multiple samples of telepractice in action as a great visual aid for applying the material covered....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. Case studies are used to shape recommendations for creating a positive experience for children in speech therapy....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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#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 allow participants to make appropriate decisions with greater confidence and expertise when working with toddlers, preschool, and school-age children....more+

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#e193 Accessible Strategies And RTI For Speech Intervention

by Ana Paula Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP

This course provides comprehensive coverage of the speech sounds with which students most often struggle. It includes numerous downloadable reproducibles for use in your daily practice. And it is designed to help SLPs make phonetic placement strategies accessible to students and teachers....more+

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#e192 Purpose And Rationale For Using Endoscopy/FEES In The Management And Treatment Of Dysphagia

by Joseph Murray, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This course introduces and reviews FEES as a tool for visualizing, monitoring and treating swallowing function. Guidelines for selecting FEES or videofluoroscopic instrumentation are presented. The learner will understand the equipment used to complete the exam and the steps necessary to gain competency in performance of the exam....more+

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#e191 Functional AAC Assessment And Intervention Strategies For Individuals With Severe Disabilities In Schools And Other Settings

by Stephen Calculator, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course highlights functional AAC assessment and intervention strategies to foster communication, educational, and related skills in individuals with severe disabilities, including those described as beginning communicators. Emphasis will be placed on the use of integrated models of service delivery and ecologically valid, evidence-based procedures such as natural supports, embedded goals, discipline-free objectives, skill clusters, and discrepancy analysis....more+

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

by Sandra Holtzman, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, QOM

This course presents an overview of the specialty area of Orofacial Myology and its relationship to the field of Speech-language Pathology. Learn which barriers interfere with successful treatment, and receive instruction for improving your client's lingual, labial and mandibular coordination skills....more+

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#e189 Esophageal Disorders: A New Technology And Perspective On Management

by Robert Arnold, SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Some signs and symptoms traditionally thought by SLPs to represent an oral and/or pharyngeal dysphagia may also at times be the result of a primary or comorbid esophageal swallow disorder, or even be the result of pathology at the level of the stomach, intestine, and/or colon. This course explores integrating into the clinical swallow exam the concepts of esophageal physiology evaluation as well as screening for signs and symptoms of pathology in the lower GI tract....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 major areas of Executive Functioning, intervention strategies for each, research regarding Executive Functions, co-existing conditions, and brain structures related to Executive Functioning....more+

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

by Diane German, PhD

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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