Presenters: Jennifer Llado, MS, CCC-SLP & Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP
There is increasing scientific evidence that meditation and breath work practices have the potential to improve the structure and function of the brain. 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 discuss practical applications including documentation.
Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:51:47
“Mindfulness as a therapy practice is a new concept to me but one that I think will be hugely beneficial in my practice."
– T.W., prior course participant
"I loved how the presenters used so many learning methods and intertwining real practice with how you would state goals and treatments. They also provided notes for presenting with real EBP to back up everything."
– D.F., prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Sharing research from a variety of populations and the benefits of mindfulness was good. I liked the 4,7,8 breathing technique." M.K. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked everything about the course. The use of meditation with Voice and Fluency patients was beneficial for my practice." A.S. (July 2022)
"Learning that meditation has many benefits for Speech and Language Therapy applications. And learning meditation techniques for my patients and myself." B.D. (July 2022)
"I liked that the presenters provided sample documentation goals for language, dysfluency, and voice. They explained that there are possible applications to dysarthria. They provided research, websites, apps, and a Speech-Language Pathology Facebook group for further information." B.D. (July 2022)
"Learning specific research relating to benefits of meditation on cognitive domains, and how to actually write goals and notes for these domains. Learning ways to incorporate these ideas into existing goal frameworks. And learning that meditation can be the goal, or the modality for the goal." K.R. (June 2022)
"I liked the ways to address specific goals while using meditation techniques." Q.F. (June 2022)
"I treat mostly voice and pvfm, so application to techniques in this population was helpful. I liked the comprehensive review of research in areas discussed." M.J. (June 2022)
"I liked the evidence and research for application of mindfulness, and how to write appropriate goals." K.C. (Apr. 2022)
"The presenters provided actual goals and defined areas to apply the techniques. The resources and evidence-based information was also critical to be able to use the techniques without fear of being denied payment." K.C. (Apr. 2022)
"Learning to use breathing to re-focus attention." I.K. (Mar. 2022)
"Liked the application of practice to different areas of speech and language, as well as demonstrations of how to do some during therapy. Good list of resources." T.S. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the research that provided evidence that meditation and breathing has a statistically significant positive impact on those studied. And learning how to write goals to incorporate meditation and breathing practices." S.M. (Jan. 2022)
"The speech and fluency topic as well as the therapeutic presence topics were most helpful to me." L.L. (Jan. 2022)
"Across the board relevance to multiple speech and language disorders." J.R. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the application of mindfulness to therapy goals – loved the examples." K.L. (Dec. 2021)
“Good presenters and documented research to back up claims.” R.P. (Dec. 2021)
“I'm a huge fan of meditation, so I loved hearing all the research about how beneficial it is.” A.B. (Nov. 2021)
“I loved how the presenters used so many learning methods and intertwining real practice with how you would state goals and treatments. They also provided notes for presenting with real EBP to back up everything.” D.F. (Oct. 2021)
"The Effects of Meditation on the Body and the Effects of Meditation on the Brain is good information for my daily practice. I liked the application of MBSR to various speech-language and cognitive therapies as well as the resources provided at the end for ongoing meditation practice." L.T. (Oct. 2021)
"Examples of treatments and how to utilize them in treatments with patients of varied diagnoses was helpful for my daily practice. Examples of many meditation treatments and studies to support it were good." P.M. (Aug. 2021)
“Mindfulness as a therapy practice is a new concept to me but one that I think will be hugely beneficial in my practice. I liked the instruction was clear and concise.” T.W. (Aug. 2021)
“I found it very interesting the types of practices found useful for various issues of speech, language, and cognition. I liked how meditation techniques could be utilized to address a variety of speech and language goals.” H.W. (Jul. 2021)
"The research on meditation and executive function, stuttering and language therapy were great for my daily practice. I liked how the presenters gave practical mindfulness activities to weave into therapy sessions." M.D. (Jul. 2021)
"This course helped me with a client who has been avoiding tasks. I want to try to see if Meditation will help. It reminded me of voice therapy and a technique to decrease tension in the larynx." T.E. (Jun. 2021)
"All of it was beneficial. I found the information on previous research and the recommendations for general application to be very helpful. It was a topic I was unfamiliar with, and now I feel confident in starting to integrate it in my sessions. I really found it to be a great course overall." C.P. (May 2021)
"I very much appreciated the practical applications in tx along with the goal/documentation examples. More than anything, walking me through the breathing techniques helps me understand and teach more effectively. I liked the functional examples of walking me through it and the evidence based research to support them!" E.B. (Apr. 2021)
"It is nice to hear about alternative strategies to help patients. The speakers were very knowledgeable." A.M. (Mar. 2021)
“The information on how to incorporate mindfulness into goals within the context of our practice was excellent!” E.B. (Mar. 2021)
“I have been meditating for a long time and have used some basic strategies with patients and appreciated the research backing this.” J.C. (Jan. 2021)
"Finally, a course that cites work relating meditation/yoga/pranayama to what we do as SLPs and explains the importance of use to manage anxiety, etc." L.J. (Jan. 2021)
"I now have a better understanding of how I can use meditation to assist my practice. I liked the demonstration and documentation examples. Everything was great!" A.S. (Jan. 2021)
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation: Social Participation; Performance Skills: Emotional Regulation, Cognition
OT Process: Intervention: Develop & Implement intervention plan; Outcomes: Occupational performance, QoL, Health & Wellness
Jennifer Llado, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Director of Rehabilitation in a long-term acute care hospital in the Boston area. She is also the founder of Bright Side Therapy, LLC, which produces innovative speech therapy materials for adults. Jennifer is the co-author of Mindful Healthcare: 20 Brief Exercises To Get in the Zone with Your Patients. She holds an MS in both Speech-Language Pathology and Leadership specializing in Health Management. She is a graduate of the first ASHA Leadership Development program in 2012. Jennifer is passionate about alternative health care practices and is certified in Reiki and clinical aromatherapy. She is dedicated to bringing consciousness to healthcare and leadership.
Financial — Jennifer Llado is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Jennifer Llado is the founder of Bright Side Therapy, LLC; receives a salary.
Financial — Jennifer Llado is the co-author of Mindful Healthcare: 20 Brief Exercises To Get In The Zone With Your Patients; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Jennifer Llado has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP, delivers holistic patient-centered treatment in a variety of settings including the Concussion Clinic at Emerson Hospital in Concord Massachusetts, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, and through her private practice, Healthy Expression: Holistic Speech-Language Pathology. She holds an MS in Speech-Language Pathology from UNC Chapel Hill. She is a certified holistic health coach, Reiki practitioner, and registered yoga instructor.
Financial — Brenda Lovette is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Brenda Lovette has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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