Rationale For Meditation Techniques In Speech-Language Pathology Practice

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0.15 ASHA CEUs

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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 Run Time: 1:51:47

Course Overview:

  • Introduction 
  • Guided Meditation & Discussion 
  • SLP Scope of Practice 
  • Impact on the Body, Mind & Brain 
  • Cognitive Rehab 
  • Neuroprotection / Cognitive Maintenance 
  • Language Therapy 
  • Speech & Fluency 
  • Guided Practice 
  • Resources & Referrals 
  • Closing Remarks 

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.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Course Objectives

  1. Review the science suggesting that meditation and breath work can result in positive effects on the brain, body and mind.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge to apply evidence-based mindfulness techniques to the treatment of speech, language, cognitive and voice therapy in the adult population.
  3. Learn how to incorporate these techniques into goal writing and documentation across each domain of treatment.

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

Presenter & Disclosures

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.  

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jennifer Llado is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; 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.

Speaker Disclosures:

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.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP
  • OT

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ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

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Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.

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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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Reviews

"Very helpful to support this practice with the use of evidence-based research. The specific examples for cog vs aphasia vs voice were very helpful. Also loved the actual demonstrations of the use of meditation." – S.F. (Aug. 2019)

"I thought there was a good mix of research, examples, and clinical applications. The presenters had a good presentation style, and I like that they did not read directly off slides." – M.M. (Aug. 2019)

"I appreciated and will use all of the topics discussed during this online course. Using "mindfulness" with all my patients to assist with increasing self-awareness to address anxiety, depression will be helpful. I liked the studies so I can back up with data why mindfulness is so important. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed practicing some of the meditation techniques." – C.E. (July 2019)

"I liked the fact that meditation is recognized as beneficial to well being. The studies that were referenced were most helpful." – M.H. (July 2019)

"I liked the use of referenced studies for as many areas in our field of SLP as possible. Good references for evidence-based practice." – S.H. (June 2019)

"I appreciated the examples of different types of meditation and research to support the use of mindfulness and meditation." – G.M. (May 2019)

"I like how each cognitive area was addressed with examples of goals. The research behind using mindfulness was most beneficial." – S.G. (Apr. 2019)

"I enjoyed the variety of ways to teach different types of meditation to patients as well as the specific diagnoses that were discussed." – J.K. (Mar. 2019)

"I like the fact that evidence was presented to justify the use of meditation for different types of communication disorders." – A.V. (Feb. 2019)

"The discussion on incorporating mindfulness/meditation training for patients with concussion/mTBI and the cited research was very beneficial." – S.B. (Jan. 2019)

"I found all of the topics covered very beneficial and relevant to my practice. I especially found the part on using meditation to help with stuttering therapy interesting. I have a few students who I treat for stuttering, and I'm going to try the breathing techniques with them. I liked the overall message that meditation and breathwork can be incorporated into speech therapy." – K.R. (Dec. 2018)

"All of it was beneficial! I really appreciated the specific examples of therapy targets. I have had a difficult time merging my knowledge of yoga, pranayam, and meditation to my work with patients and students. You made it seem very practical and easy! This course was a huge validation! This made me very excited to use your practical methods to integrate pranayam, mantra, and meditation into my SLP practice." – M.L. (Dec. 2018)

"I enjoyed the clinical applications of mindfulness to various disorders. I liked that the information was directly related to every day clinical practice with examples given for both treatment activities and documentation." – S.D. (Oct. 2018)

"These two clinicians did a great job of researching this topic. They presented a lot of very up to date research supporting the use of meditation by SLPs. I was very impressed." – J.T. (Sept. 2018)

"The discussion on meditation/mindfulness for patients with TBI/Aphasia etc. was most beneficial. I liked the examples provided re goals and treatment plans." – J.M. (July 2018)

"The idea of helping pts shift their focus to accomplish goals, tasks, etc. was most helpful. I learned lots of new info." – K.O. (Apr. 2018)

"I liked the research-backed info and treatment goals. I especially enjoyed the discussion on how to incorporate this information into treatment. " – C.L. (Apr. 2018)

"Great course with a balance of research review, "hands-on" techniques, and practical applications. Accessible for people new to alternative medicine as well as experienced practitioners." – J.S. (Mar. 2018)

"I am impressed by the amount of research presented throughout this course! The presenters related all methods and activities to evidence-based research and gave examples of therapy treatment notes to support practice." – R.G. (Mar. 2018)