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Adapting Pediatric Feeding Therapy for the Clinic, Home, School, and Online – Not Just the Kitchen Table

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Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine the challenges and advantages of a variety of feeding environments including school, home, clinic, and online settings.
  2. Utilize two strategies to ensure safe feeding/swallowing in educational settings.
  3. Implement three strategies to facilitate carryover from medical/clinic to home feeding environments.
  4. Conduct effective tele-therapy sessions with children with feeding and swallowing disorders.

Outline

Feeding Environments

There’s No Place Like Home

School-Based Feeding Therapy

Medical Settings

Making Teletherapy Work

Copyright : 11/19/2020

Ethnographic Interviewing: Assessment Strategies for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Needs

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Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the role of ethnographic interviewing in evidence-based practice and the International Classification of Functioning.
  2. Conduct an ethnographic interview to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment.
  3. Analyze interview data to establish intervention goals and objectives to improve client engagement.

Outline

Foundations for Clinical Assessment and Intervention

Ethnographic Question Types – Asking the Right Question in the Right Way

Building Rapport

Social Dimensions

Analyzing the Interview Data

Video demonstrations are woven throughout presentation to show the types questions/interactions

Copyright : 11/19/2020

Video Modeling to Teach Authentic Communication and Connection

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Objectives

  1. Determine appropriate methods of video modeling for various settings and client/patient/student needs.
  2. Integrate video modeling with traditional communication techniques to accelerate effectiveness and enhance carryover and skill maintenance.
  3. Employ available technologies you already have for recording, viewing, editing, and sharing videos with patients right away.
  4. Execute and maintain privacy and HIPPA regulations to protect the integrity of persons and settings captured in the videos.

Outline

Why use video modeling

Types of Video Modeling

Not just watching

How to integrate video modeling in various settings for different client/student needs

Copyright : 11/19/2020

Parkinson’s and the SLP: Treatment Approaches for Voice, Speech, Language, Cognition and Other Issues

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate key areas of cognitive dysfunction associated with Parkinson’s and potential implications upon communication.
  2. Investigate core features of Parkinson’s with respect to communication deficits and swallowing dysfunction and relevant treatment approaches for each.
  3. Employ computer and/or smart phone-based technologies that can be employed by the speech language pathologist to help improve speech and voice in patients with Parkinson’s.

Outline

Hallmarks of Parkinson’s-Speech

Treatment Approaches

Articulation Difficulties & Fluency Disorders

Cognition – The Intersection of Language and Cognition

Copyright : 11/19/2020

Stop Challenging Behaviors from Derailing Therapy: 7 Must-Have Interventions for Clients of All Ages and Diagnoses

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate the application of applied behavior analysis in feeding and swallowing; traumatic brain injury; learning disabilities; and ADHD.
  2. Apply methods of data collection and preference assessments to enhance client interaction and treatment progress across a spectrum of diagnoses.
  3. Employ the use of behavior interventions cross the pediatric and adult client population.
  4. Analyze client behavior to better understand the purpose or why of the client challenging behavior being presented.

Outline

Applications of ABA for Challenging Behaviors Related to:

Antecedent Behavior Interventions: Enhance Client Interaction and Treatment Progress

Understanding Client Behavior as an Essential Clinical Skill

Clinical Scenarios

Copyright : 11/19/2020

Social Effectiveness: Strategies for Clinic, Home, and School

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Objectives

  1. Articulate the signs attributed to foundational deficits in Theory of Mind, Central Coherence, and Executive Function.
  2. Implement treatment strategies designed to improve cognitive thinking, misinterpretation, and poor planning.
  3. List the signs of deficiencies in your client’s social interaction, social communication, and social regulation.
  4. Design treatment strategies to improve play skills, pedantic speech, and anxiety.

Outline

THE “ROOTS OF SOCIAL SKILLS”: IF THE ROOTS AREN’T VIABLE, THE TREE WON’T SURVIVE

Theory of Mind 

Central Coherence: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

Executive Functions (EF): Tools for Executive Function Deficits

THE SOCIAL TRIAD

Social Interaction

Social Communication

Social-Emotional Regulation and Emotional Intelligence: EQ

Copyright : 11/20/2020

Dysphagia and Medication Management – A Hard Pill to Swallow

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Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to…

  1. Determine three potential medication modifications for people with dysphagia and their consequences.
  2. Analyze three common medication side effects that can impact swallow function.
  3. Devise three strategies for improving swallow safety during medication administration.
  4. Implement three strategies to reduce medication errors in individuals with dysphagia.

Outline

Pill/Tablet Swallow Physiology

Issues in Administration for People with Swallowing Disorders

Medication Induced Dysphagia

Interventions

Copyright : 11/20/2020

Bilingual Parent Coaching in Early Intervention Settings

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Objectives

  1. Apply professional knowledge to child’s needs and modify it according to family culture, language, and desires for ethical service delivery in early intervention.
  2. Integrate a hybrid approach (in-person and telehealth settings) for bilingual and multicultural parent coaching and education.
  3. Possess and create developmentally and linguistically appropriate materials and resources to use the next day.

Outline

Parent and Therapist roles in Early Intervention Bilingual homes

I am not Fluently Bilingual/Multilingual. What are My Options?

Parent Coaching

End the Blame Game

Do This not That

Copyright : 11/20/2020

Stroke and Aphasia: Breaking Down Barriers to Access Mental Health Services

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Objectives

  1. Employ quality of life and depression screening tools for post-stroke patients.
  2. Investigate counseling skills and limitations as they apply to SLPs.
  3. Evaluate strategies to overcome avoidance behaviors that decrease the likelihood of receiving mental health services in patients with aphasia.

Outline

Impairments Following Stroke: Impact on Quality of Life and Depression

Quality of Life and Depression Screening Tools: Purpose, Administration, Scoring and Interpretation

Counseling and Counseling Skills

Copyright : 11/20/2020

Autism Identification: How Early is too Early

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Objectives

  1. Assess for subtle differences in neurotypical and at-risk infants for purposes of parent/family psychoeducation.
  2. Analyze ‘red flags’ found in young children who are at-risk for autism to inform clinical assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Determine symptoms and behavioral patterns of infants and toddlers at risk for a diagnosis of ASD.
  4. Employ specific clinical strategies/techniques to reduce and replace challenging behaviors inherent to autism.

Outline

Screening and Identification

Treatment/Strategies

Case Studies for Screening, Assessment and Treatment

Copyright : 11/20/2020

Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Interventions for the Caregiver & Child

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Objectives

  1. Determine the effects of adverse childhood experiences on children’s language and social-emotional development
  2. Develop caregiver-child interventions that promote attunement/affect management
  3. Implement strategies to promote resiliency and language for personal narratives/self-regulation

Outline

ACEs and Development

Interventions that Promote Attunement/Affect Management

Promote Resiliency for Personal Narratives and Self-Regulation

Copyright : 07/31/2020

Rehab Strategies for Patients with Tracheostomies & Ventilators

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Objectives

  1. Describe steps to assess both vent and nonevent dependent patients for speaking valve utilization
  2. Identify contraindications for use and safety measures for successful placement of a speaking valve during acute and long-term rehabilitation
  3. Recognize at least three unique aspiration risks for the tracheotomized patient and three ways in which a speaking valve positively impacts swallowing physiology
  4. Explain three mechanical vent settings for which a speaking valve can be safely used in the tracheotomized patient

Outline

When Should You Use a Speaking Valve?

Successful Placement of a Speaking Valve during Acute & Long-term Rehabilitation Unique Risks & Solutions Safe Use of Mechanical Vents with Speaking Valves

Copyright : 07/27/2018

Dementia Assessment & Management in Acute Care: The Role of Rehab Professionals

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Objectives

  1. Summarize the key collaborators and roles of other disciplines in the management of persons with dementias in an acute care context.
  2. List at least three factors that contribute to decisions about our level of involvement (consultatory or direct care) for persons with dementia in acute care contexts.
  3. Incorporate potential elements of assessment batteries, which balance impairment-based diagnostic elements with non-standardized, observational elements that foster insights into diagnosis and treatment planning.

Outline

Key players (disciplines) in an acute care context and their roles.

Roles of social workers and case managers in discharge planning.

Role of the system/team in managing behaviors, safety, and participation while an individual with dementia is hospitalized.

Key issues related to presence or lack of diagnosis, behavioral concerns and related management issues, swallowing concerns - meeting nutritional intake needs, cognitive effects on swallow, and/or physiological safety; follow through with precautions, counseling.

Screening measures versus standardized assessment batteries that are sensitive to identifying specific types of dementia.

Non-standardized and observational assessments that provide more information about functional performance and provide direction for treatment planning.

Copyright : 07/26/2019

Telehealth: Successful Treatment for Children with Moderate to Severe Communication Disorders

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Outline

Teletherapy is Here to Stay  

Dispelling Misconceptions   

Improved Accessibility of Services  

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate why candidacy and efficacy of teletherapy may be higher for those with more complex diagnoses. 
  2. Integrate strategies to motivate and engage children within sessions, train caregivers, and develop home plans to promote carryover for various settings and needs 

Copyright : 05/05/2020

Written Language: Roles, Responsibilities, and Ethical Considerations

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Objectives

  1. Determine the roles, responsibilities, and ethical considerations of SLPs in regard to working with students with written language challenges.
  2. Assess risk factors for young children in developing reading and writing challenges.
  3. Articulate the relationship between oral language and written language.
  4. Employ evidence-based strategies for addressing written language through each of the components of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics).
  5. Build speech and language assessments that contribute to the understanding of a child’s written language challenges.

Outline

ASHA Code of Ethics – Specific Applications for Written Language Disorders 

Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists with Regard to Reading and Writing             

Identifying Children at Risk and the Relationship Between Spoken Language and Literacy (Colenbrander et. al. 2018) 

The Role of the SLP in Assessing Reading and Writing 

Using Evidence Bases Strategies to Target the Components of Spoken and Written Language  

Advancing the Knowledge Base 

Additional Professional and Ethical Considerations 

Copyright : 09/28/2020

Reduce Emotional Outbursts, Shutting Down and Oppositional Behaviors in Social and Academic Settings: Proven Language-, Communication- and Attachment-Based Interventions

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Objectives

  1. Assess children’s comprehension and connection of internal states to plans, goals, and actions.
  2. Implement language-based strategies to help children identify and use internal state words to express emotions and reactions.
  3. Integrate communication and attachment-based strategies to promote relationship building, social problem solving, and academic performance.
  4. Design personal narratives to help children process attachment disruptions and trauma to increase emotion understanding.
  5. Employ mindfulness, guided imagery, and sensory awareness techniques to help children improve regulation.
  6. Utilize movement-and sensory-based strategies to address behavioral, communicative, and social goals.

Outline

Relationship Among Self-Regulation, Language, and Social-Communication

Language and Behavior Assessments

INTERVENTIONS AND STRATEGIES TO:

Develop Social-Communication Skills and Emotion Understanding

Address Dysregulation and Challenging Behaviors Promote Self-Regulation Within Language and Curricular Contexts While Meeting ELA Standards

Copyright : 05/01/2020

Play with a Purpose: Effective Play-Based Therapy & Early Child Development

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Objectives

  1. Summarize the benefits of play across the five developmental domains (cognitive, communication, social-emotional, physical, and adaptive)
  2. Describe the limitations of popular educational toys and apps and their effect on the development of young children with developing brains and bodies
  3. Outline a plan to incorporate functional play-based assessment into standardized testing
  4. Identify naturally occurring routines and activities to promote development in the home environment
  5. Recognize the best strategies and toys for play-based interventions
  6. Design individualized play-based therapy sessions that focus on the child’s strengths, needs and interests

Outline

OVERVIEW OF PLAY

TYPES OF PLAY TOYS — TOOLS FOR LEARNING PLAY-BASED ASSESSMENT PLAY-BASED THERAPY

Copyright : 01/24/2018

Screen Time, Learning, & Communication in the 21st Century

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Objectives

  1. Determine the benefits and risks of screen time and why some persons are at increased risk or negative effects of screen time
  2. Formulate why children with developmental disabilities are more at risk for the negative effects of screen time 
  3. Utilize strategies and resources for managing screen time and alternatives to screen time that meets each child’s unique needs

Outline

Screen Time: Risks and Benefits

Children with Higher Risk for Negative Effects

Strategies for Managing Screen Time and Alternatives

Copyright : 07/31/2020