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Digital Seminar

Using Sign Language with Pediatric Patients: 100 Signs for Easy, Effective Communication in Therapy


Faculty:
Jill Eversmann
Duration:
5 Hours 10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 14, 2017
Product Code:
POS020552
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

In this recording, you will learn to recognize and demonstrate 100 signs and incorporate them into your practice right away.

Sign language isn't only used by the Deaf community; it is often used by children with general speech and language delays and disorders, developmental delays, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and hearing loss. One effective way to communicate with this population is through sign language. However, many don't have time to become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Course instructor, Jill Eversmann, is here to help! In this recording, you will learn to recognize and demonstrate 100 basic signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers from 1-20 as well as how to incorporate them into your practice immediately.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Indiana Educators

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This self-study package is offered for 5.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


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Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Louisiana Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

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New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education hours.


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Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

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Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits. 


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Colorado Social Workers

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Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction.


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


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Other Professions

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Faculty

Jill Eversmann Related seminars and products: 1

MS, CCC-SLP


JILL EVERSMANN, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and sign language instructor in Columbia, SC. She is the owner of Speech Signs, LLC, which offers speech therapy services and sign language instruction. She has over 30 years of experience, most of which has been with children aged birth-five years old. She loves working with young children and their families as well as sharing her knowledge and expertise with other professionals. Ms. Eversmann is a dynamic presenter and a sought-after speaker. Her seminars offer crucial information, innovative ideas and effective techniques that attendees will be able to use immediately in their practices.
Ms. Eversmann received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the state of South Carolina.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education. Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Recognize and demonstrate 100 basic ASL signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers 1-20
  2. Explain how and when to begin using sign language with a patient
  3. Recognize the benefits of sign language for children with Down syndrome, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, and general speech and language delays and disorders
  4. Distinguish the use of sign language in preverbal and nonverbal hearing patients
  5. Explore the benefits of using ASL as an AAC system for preverbal and nonverbal hearing patients
  6. Evaluate the factors to consider when determining whether or not signing is a good communication option for a patient

Outline

KEYS FOR SIGNING SUCCESS
  • Brief history of ASL
  • Basic rules for producing signs
  • Benefits of signing
  • 25 signs
  • Manual alphabet
    • Signing vs. spelling
    • Proper names, initialized signs, describing sign formation
LAB
  • ASL using songs
    • Demonstration (video)
  • Interactive sign review
  • Interactive review of the manual alphabet
    • Spelling skills
KEYS TO SIGNING IN EARLY INTERVENTION
  • 25 signs
  • Numbers 1-10
  • How and when to start
  • Indicators and contraindications
  • Signing with young children
    • Greetings, eye contact, and attention skills
    • Supplement speech and language skills
    • Reduce the frequency of tantrums
KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR THERAPISTS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, & EDUCATORS
  • 25 signs
  • Numbers 11-20
  • Signing specifics for professionals:
    • SLPs
      • As an AAC system
      • Receptive and expressive language skills
      • Improving communication when speech intelligibility is fair to poor
      • Reduce auditory overstimulation
    • OT/PTs
      • Specific activities
      • Visual representation of motor actions and descriptive terms
      • Behavior programs
    • Early Interventionists/Educators
      • Specific signs for educators
      • Early cognitive concepts
      • Second language
      • Visual schedules, classroom management
      • Supporting behavior programs
      • For children who are not strong auditory learners
    • Healthcare Providers
      • Specific signs for healthcare providers
      • Signs for social interaction
      • Communicating basic wants and needs
LAB
  • Video
  • Review of signs
  • Small group practice
BENEFITS OF ASL
  • Addresses a variety of learning styles
  • Motor memory, decreased auditory input, multi-modality
  • Improves eye contact and attention
  • Benefits over other signing systems
LAB
  • Interactive sign review
    • 100 signs
    • Manual alphabet
    • Numbers

Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Early Intervention Staff
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Educators

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Total Reviews: 14

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"Great course! Highly relevant and valuable content presented. Presenter's use of review throughout the course solidified my learning of the content presented. "

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