Presenters: Jennifer Llado, MS, CCC-SLP & Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP
– K.G., prior course participant
Peer-reviewed research supports the use of mindfulness practices to promote health and wellbeing. This course will explore the use of meditation and mindfulness practices for the direct application to pediatric speech-language pathology.
Participants will be provided with a review of the research discussing the impact of mindfulness on the mind, body and brain. Specific techniques will be discussed and demonstrated for integration into clinical practice. Topics such as mindful parenting and therapeutic presence will also be explored to maximize your clinical impact.
Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:32:45
– C.R., 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.
"I would recommend this course." A.R. (Feb. 2023)
"Course was extremely thorough and informative. To see the interventions was very helpful." M.T. (Dec. 2022)
"Helped with executive functioning. I liked the reassurance that this can work for a variety of kids we serve." E.M. (Dec. 2022)
"Practical. I liked the therapy ideas." S.D. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the format and learning how meditation can be helpful to children." D.W. (Nov. 2022)
"I would recommend this course." S.R. (Nov. 2022)
"The methods, activities, and goal writing will benefit my daily practice. I liked everything about this course." J.D. (Oct. 2022)
"The exercise examples were good." L.G. (Sept. 2022)
"The speakers were excellent and they presented the information at my level. I learned some new techniques and I will incorporate them in my own personal life and in my clinical world as well." C.N. (Sept. 2022)
"The mindfulness techniques! I used the breathing buddy exercise with two of my own little boys before I even finished the course. Amazing! I found this course absolutely fascinating. I was skeptical reading the title, but thought I'd give it a try and see what it was about. My skepticism was immediately dashed by the research that was presented. The mindfulness techniques and video demonstrations were top notch; so helpful! And knowing now, how something so simple to integrate into therapy can be so drastically beneficial for our clients, is just incredible. Can't wait to try them all!" S.R. (Aug. 2022)
"The entire presentation was excellent. Specific exercises were fully explained and video examples were helpful. The visual power point cards were excellent to keep notes and follow verbal presentation." R.J. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the notes and goals information, as well as the studies documenting efficacy. It was all great!" C.M. (July 2022)
"Liked the ease in which you can sign up for the course and this particular course was well developed and presented." A.E. (May 2022)
"Gave specific techniques used in the therapy room to increase mindfulness in children." A.E. (May 2022)
"The literature that backs the effectiveness of the use of Mindfulness techniques with the different populations – ADHD, Autism – was beneficial for my practice. The suggestions of things to use with young children were good." J.D. (May 2022)
"I liked the techniques for teaching mindfulness and books for kids. The course was interesting and informative." D.V. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the mindfulness exercises. The topics were covered well with explicit examples of how to implement the techniques into therapy." S.N. (Mar. 2022)
"The research supporting the addition of mindfulness to therapy & the practical therapy examples were beneficial. I liked the sample activities." M.H. (Mar. 2022)
"Learning how to incorporate goals while doing mindfulness activities. I liked the EBP of mindfulness benefits." J.C. (Mar. 2022)
"It was helpful to hear about the research. It was also helpful to hear specific mindful activities that can be used." L.L. (Jan. 2022)
"Very relevant to my caseload. I liked all topics presented." J.R. (Dec. 2021)
"Loved this presentation altogether. I will definitely be incorporating these examples into my therapy sessions." S.C. (Dec. 2021)
"Learning that Mindfulness can help with overall attention and intention with each session. The practical tx activities were beneficial." S.A. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked that it gave SLPs a way to integrate cognitive changing behavior that pairs so well with traditional therapy." M.C. (Nov. 2021)
"I found the explanation and demonstrations of the mindfulness techniques especially beneficial. I also appreciated the charts that shown and reviewed. What I liked best was the way in which this Online Course demonstrated an appreciation for the stress and emotions that our students may be feeling. It provided numerous techniques that I will be able to explore with my students." I.G. (Nov. 2021)
"Children benefit from learning the basics of being a centered human being." S.L. (Sept. 2021)
"I appreciated the review of research showing benefits and efficacy of mindfulness techniques. I could see how techniques could be incorporated in slp practices without compromising speech-language goals." S.P. (Jun. 2021)
"I loved how she spoke about how to work all of these techniques and mindfulness practices into already targeted goals and how to chart it on daily notes. I have been one that often just leaves it out of my note or feels like it needs to be a separate activity. I wholeheartedly believe in this practice and its benefits and feel so much more comfortable using it more openly with my clients. I loved having evidence based practice and research to back up these practices. I loved the examples and especially the chart providing examples of what can be targeted which each." C.T. (May 2021)
“I enjoyed learning about all of the evidence bases for mindfulness benefits in children.” C.R. (Mar. 2021)
“This course we excellent! I am a strong believer in mental well-being. I think it is so important to teach mindfulness to children.” J.W. (Feb. 2021)
“This concept is excellent for improving a child's performance in therapy. I loved the entire course; very applicable to so many needs.” K.G. (Jan. 2021)
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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