Overview

SpeechTherapyPD.com, a branch of Video Continuing Education LLC is an online continuing education provider owned and operated by a Speech-Language Pathologist and resource for Speech-Language Pathologists worldwide. We specialize in providing 100% video, engaging CEU's on demand, and teaching evidence-based, cutting edge techniques that can be applied in therapy immediately.


5 Ways to Inspire and Motivate Your Articulation Speech Kids - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This course will be live and interactive in November 6, 2017 at 4:00pm PST. Have you ever thought that YOU want your speech-kids to improve more than THEY do? In this information-packed one-hour course, we'll delve into techniques and strategies we can do to turn this around. Basically, there has to be emotional buy-in (on the kids part), especially if we want them to follow-through on their ...
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A Clinical Perspective on Treating Patients with Trachs & Vents - Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLP

A clinical perspective for the speech language pathologist offering a multi modality approach to the introduction of evaluation and treatment methods for people with tracheostomies and or ventilators in hospital, clinical, and school settings. This workshop offers an overview of various types of trachs and speaking valves on the market today, including their primary differences and their impact ...
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A Closer Look at Down Syndrome and Dysphagia - Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP

When addressing feeding and swallowing concerns with an infant, toddler, or young child who has Down Syndrome, professionals and caregivers should be aware of some common anatomical considerations that can impede their little one’s progress towards being a successful eater and drinker. This 60 min course will explain signs and symptoms of common anatomical concerns that negatively impact this...
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AAC Partner Strategies for Success - Tanya Curtis, MS CCC-SLP

All nonspeaking people can benefit from some form of augmentative communication (AAC), but questions abound as to how users of AAC move from simple cause and effect devices or low tech communication boards to static and more complex dynamic display systems. Regardless of the type of communication tools the individual is using, there are some tried and true techniques that will facilitate success...
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Accent Modification 101: Improving Communication Skills in Individuals Using Non-Native English and US Regional Dialects - Dr. Leigh Ann Spell

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are receiving more and more requests to provide accent/dialect modification services to individuals who speak English as a second language or use a non-standard American accent/dialect. This course will introduce SLPs to the area of accent modification. Topics discussed will include the sometimes confusing terminology used, the different professionals who cu...
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Activities that Reach and Teach - Dr. Gale Gorke

This course teaches the importance of active learning and techniques for selecting and implementing quality activities that insure student learning and retention of content. It features strategies for activity selection that considers age appropriate content, as well as, engagement of a diverse student population. It explores what is necessary for creating a safe and caring educational environme...
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Aided Language Stimulation: An Essential Strategy for Teaching Language - Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

This course will begin with a quick review of core language principles for vocabulary selection and language teaching and the need for access to robust vocabularies. Participants will then learn how typical language learners acquire language and why the technique of aided language stimulation/aided language input is an essential component of any successful AAC implementation plan, regardless of ...
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Along the Continuum: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment - Judith Likavek Davis, MA, SLP

To date, the average child with ASD is accurately and completely diagnosed only in adolescence. Even with increased interest, education, awareness and advocacy, differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders remains a challenge. Misdiagnosis, incomplete diagnosis, deferred diagnosis and delayed diagnosis are common. This practical, hands-on workshop will explore the key issues related to ac...
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Applications of Future Trends in AAC - Lucas Steuber, MS, MA-T

What are best practices for AAC? Discover what researchers and manufacturers are developing in the next several years. Discuss the implications of assisted technology as a whole, in light of a society that increasingly connected. This course will cross all medical diagnosis and levels of ability from preverbal to adults with attention and memory deficit.
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Assessing Aging Adults: The Whos, Whats, Whens, Whys & Hows - Amanda Stead, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

The population over age 65 is set to balloon from 30 million currently to over 75 million in 20 years. With this increase, there is a greater need for clinicians to be prepared for long-term tracking and assessment of abilities. Speech-Language Pathologists will be at the forefront of service for this growing demographic. The differentiation between what is "normal" and what is not is often diff...
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Assessment & Treatment for Stuttering - Jessica Fanning, PhD CCC-SLP

Part 1: for this course reviews procedures for assessing stuttering concerns across the lifespan. The instructor will also review a variety of iPad apps that support data collection. This course is appropriate for clinicians seeking review of current assessment procedures and assumes clinicians have worked with several fluency clients. Participants will review differential diagnostic guidelines ...
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Assessment of Repaired Cleft Palate and VD - Kerry Callahan-Mandulak, SLP and Barbara Moore, MA CCC-SLP

Dr. Kerry Callahan Mandulak and Barbara Moore will define and discuss the differential diagnosis of articulation and resonance patterns in this population through the selection and use of assessment tools and techniques, proper administration of such tools, and appropriate evaluation, interpretation, and documentation of assessment results. In addition, we will discuss the correlation between ac...
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Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Core of Social Cognition - Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP

This full day workshop explores the social thinking concepts that the Core Curriculum assumes to be present and developing along a typical course in students. However, students who may have diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, NVLD, Language Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Social Communication Disorder or Twice Exceptional often struggle with this social learning, so that their ability to learn becomes limi...
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Back to Basics: Typical Swallowing Physiology in Adults - Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course will present current best information to help clinicians learn about typical aspects of oropharyngeal and esophageal swallowing in adults and older adults. This course is ideal for clinicians who need a refresher on typical adult swallowing, and is appropriate for SLP, OT, dietary, nursing, and other medical clinicians involved with interprofessional management of dysphagia. Informat...
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Body, Mind & Heart Interventions for ADHD: A Family Approach - Dr. Aaron Tobacco and Bridget O'Boyle-Jordan, CPNP, MSN

This course will discuss the most current scientific evidence about ADHD, interventions, and finding family health and balance amid the challenges and joys of children with ADHD. He will also discuss the types of ADHD related disruptions and family management styles. Studies show the frontal lobe involvement with ADHD, including working memory, internalizing speech, self-regulation, perceptions...
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Build a Big Bang for the Buck Vocabulary Frame - Sarah James, MS CCC-SLP

As SLPs we know that words matter! We know that there are over 1 million words in the English language. We know that it is critical that we choose and focus on high impact vocabulary and use high impact strategies to build meaning. This session will provide research, strategies, activities, digital tools and online resources to assist in making these paramount decisions.
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Building Self-Regulation Through Communication - Chris Wing CCC-SLP, PhD

Language and communication skills play an important and unique role in the development of self-regulation. Words that describe the internal state of self and others predict the development of self-regulatory skills and should be fostered as part of education and intervention. Children with emotional/behavioral disorders may have undetected language delays/disorders. Strategies to foster self-reg...
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Cancer Treatment Related Cognitive Impairment - Connie Carson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Oncology professionals, nurses, neuropsychologists, and psychologists have established cancer treatment related cognitive impairment (CTRCI) as a common side-effect of cancer treatment, impacting as many as 75% of cancer survivors; yet, speech-language pathologists have been silent in establishing their role in the treatment of this phenomenon. This presentation will provide the necessary backgr...
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Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC

This is the 2nd of a 2 part seminar for 2 courses, so it is for the PREMIUM subscribers only. The first is either Successful R Therapy or Frontal and Lateral Lisp. In this seminar Pam Marshalla presents a wide variety of practical methods designed to stimulate carryover in articulation and phonological therapy. Content of the class is based on material abstracted from research, historic and ...
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Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

In this seminar Pam Marshalla presents a wide variety of practical methods designed to stimulate carryover in articulation and phonological therapy. Content of the class is based on material abstracted from research, historic and modern textbooks, and more than three decades of clinical experience. Topics include: Client attitude and blocks to carryover; Speech production activities to promote h...
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Charting Your Career Path to Private Practice - Jan Ward, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Many clinicians generally see private practice as perhaps something more glamorous than it actually is. Types of private practice service delivery will be discussed such as contracting with facilities, contracting with school districts, working independently or starting a business with other speech-language pathologists. Legal and financial responsibilities will be explained. The participants...
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Cleft Palate and VPI Related Speech Disorders - Melissa Montiel, MA CCC-SLP

Cleft related speech deficits can be difficult to diagnose and treat. In this session, the speaker will discuss how to identify and treat cleft related speech disorders. Normal articulation errors vs. cleft related errors will also be discussed in addition to velopharyngeal insufficiency.
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Clinical Supervision: Supporting SLP Graduate Students and Clinical Fellows - Ellen Reuler, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical education and supervision of graduate students in the field of speech-language pathology is an integral part of every university graduate program. Supervisors from the community offer guidance and support in helping graduate students to become competent professionals. Clinical Fellow Mentors help new SLPs transition from being a graduate student to an independent professional. However, ...
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Clinical Swallowing Evaluation for Adults - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course will present current best information to help clinicians learn about conducting and interpreting a clinical swallowing evaluation for adults in typical medical settings. This course will not discuss specific diagnoses or complex conditions such as tracheostomy/ventilator dependence. This course is ideal for clinicians who need a refresher on the purpose, procedures, observable signs/...
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Collaborative Instruction for Students with Autism and Challenging Behaviors - Rosemarie Griffen, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA COBA

In this course participants will learn about effective strategies for providing collaborative services for students with autism and for those with challenging behavior. We will discuss evidenced based assessments for helping to get a better understanding of this learner’s overall communication skill set. In addition, we will focus on understanding the variety of communicative functions and why...
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Complete "R" Remediation Therapy - Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP

In two hours, you'll learn what you need to know to remediate most of your /r/ distortion kids. We'll go through the detailed sequence, with therapy tools, so you know exactly what to do. I've worked with a lot of /r/ distortion kids and have discovered the bottom-line three critical elements of the /r/ production. I think you'll appreciate the simplicity of the concepts. And, like /s/, we...
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Complete S Remediation - Char Boshart, MS CCC-SLP

The so called ‘simple’ frontal lisp isn’t always simple, and neither is the lateral, that’s for sure. Sometimes they’re quite challenging. In this extensive three-hour course therapy is emphasized, from beginning to end, including carryover for both the frontal and lateral sibilants. In some cases, there are accompanying factors that make complete remediation difficult. We’ll ...
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Comprehensive Approach to Treating Teens and Adults who Stutter - Glenn Weybright, MS CCC-SLP

This course will provide the speech language pathologist with a comprehensive approach to help teens and adults who stutter learn new ways to manage their disfluent speech. A comprehensive approach refers to teaching speech management tools to make the stuttering less annoying and at the same time help the person change negative attitudes and emotions and move forward with life. The course begin...
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Comprehensive Dysphagia - Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

Comprehensive Dysphagia Interventions: The Esophagus, Acid Reflux Disease, Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia, Free Water Protocols, Oral Hygiene, Xerostomia and Meds & Dysphagia Swallowing doesn't end at the pharynx. As such, comprehensive dysphagia interventions cannot consist solely of muscle exercises, maneuvers, compensatory postures, and diet modifications. To ensure the highest quality...
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Continuum of Treatment Approaches for Children with Autism - Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP

There are a variety of educational interventions and techniques that are used to improve the outcomes for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research suggests that there is evidence to support the effectiveness of educational interventions that vary in theoretical framework and implementation. Overlap between the techniques used in educational interventions that vary in theoretical frame...
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Counseling Parents: Teaching Effective Parenting Skills - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

The purpose of this 6 hour course is to teach parents effective and practical methods of discipline to use in their home with their children. Clinicians will learn skills to use with their own clients as well as information on how to counsel parents and teach them the skills as well. The importance of positive communication patterns will be discussed. Parents will be given hands on instruction o...
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Creating Solution-Focused Partnership - Lynn E. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course is targeted for Speech-Language Pathologists in acute and sub-acute rehabilitation settings. Couple and family therapists and some speech-language pathologists have recently begun to use solution-focused brief therapy to promote functional change in their clients lives. This session will illustrate how a solution-focused approach can also facilitate building partnerships between spee...
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Creative Language Therapy: Systematic Instruction for Language Delayed Children - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This course offers practical how-to language therapy techniques to implement in your "pull-out" therapy as well as your "push-in" instruction in the classroom or clinic. Learn creative organization methods, fun and effective language activities, and how to make your life easier by using common multi-use materials. The information is designed for preschool and elementary-aged language delayed chi...
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Current Trends for AAC - Lucas Steuber, MS, MA-T

In this presentation you will gain knowledge of the history and evolution of research and reality in the area of assisted technology. The presenter address the topics of best practices and implementation of AAC based on past and current research. The presenter will illustrate with real world examples given current technology.
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Dementia in a Nutshell: Background Behavior Management, and Communication Strategies - Amanda Stead, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Many people are unacquainted of the benefits of speech therapy for people grappling with Alzheimers disease.Communication function is always affected when an individual has AD. Speech therapists have a primary role in screening, assessment and treatment, but they can also play a critical role in caregiving training and family counseling. This course will equip practitioners with a basic understa...
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Developing Oral Narrative Skills - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

In this participatory and lively workshop, you will engage with new, entertaining ways to develop vocabulary, language processing skills and prerequisite skills for oral narrative in young children. Walk away with a better understanding of the developmental sequence of narrative growth in children as well as over 25 new ways to present children's classic stories through song, movement and hands ...
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Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Speech Sound Disorders - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy.
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Differentiation: It’s Not Just Best for Kids - Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP

SLPs are “master differentiators,” it is an integral part of our everyday, all day work with students. Discover how to turn Bloom’s Taxonomy into a systematic and concrete differentiation machine! Leave with a structure from which to create instructionally based differentiation opportunities for your students versus the typical time and quantity modifications that are on most IEPs. Using B...
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Dysphagia Therapy in Adult Settings: Providing Skilled Services and Documentation - Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP

Documentation of skilled services has never been more crucial for appropriate reimbursement. Attendees at this session will identify and analyze the provision of skilled services to patients with dysphagia. Participants will be educated on Medicare and insurance guidelines, including writing appropriate goals and skilled daily notes.
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Early Intervention: Feeding and Speech-Language in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate - Dr. Kerry Callahan-Mandulak

This presentation will discuss early feeding difficulties commonly observed in infants and children with cleft palate with or without cleft lip. In addition, early speech and language difficulties will be examined with emphasis on appropriate early intervention approaches to remediating the speech-language difficulties.
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EBP/PBE: What Do I Do When There is No Evidence - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course provides learners with an understanding of the purpose, procedures, and limitations of evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical decision-making applied to speech-language pathology. Participants will learn about the important role of practice-based evidence (PBE) and how it complements EBP to support management decisions for individual clients. Practical strategies and resources wil...
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Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 1 - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effe...
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Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 2 - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

The second part of this course continues with focusing on ways for clinicians and other professionals who work with young clients and their families to identify techniques to improve and enhance effective communication and counseling skills. The presenter will also provide ways to engage the young client’s cooperation, develop his listening problem solving skills, and ways to praise children ...
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Effectively Using a Multidisciplinary Team - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Many school SLPs and field clinicians may feel cut off from the cleft palate, developmental team, or specialty team. Their client may be of an age where team care or follow up is less frequent. Developing relationships with the team and with local doctors and dentists helps ensure effective and appropriate care at the right time.
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Evidence Based Cognitive Communication Treatment-Parkinsons Patients - Aimee Mooney, MS, CCC-SLP

Parkinsons Disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects 1.5 million people with an additional 60,000 new diagnoses made annually. Over 85 percent of the diagnoses are made in individuals over age 50. With the Baby Boomers increasing in age, Speech and Language Pathologists need to be ready to treat this population. The presentation of the disease is individualiz...
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Evidence Based Treatments for Word Retrieval Impairments in Aphasia - Anastasia Raymer, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course reviews several perspectives that influence aphasia treatment for word retrieval impairments in aphasia, including the animal models of neuroplasticity, the World Health Organization (WHO) Model of Functioning, Disability, and Health, cognitive neuropsychological models of word retrieval, and methods of evidence based practice. Recent research will be highlighted contrasting restora...
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Executive Function Skills & Multiple Intelligences: Research to Application - Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP

Both the Executive Function Skills and Multiple Intelligences research has been around since the ‘80’s, but it is making a resurgence for application in 21st century education. Increase your awareness of how these two bodies of information can be used both to help students thrive in busy and fast-paced learning environments as well as a user-friendly guide for everyday differentiation, modif...
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Feeding Tubes and Implications for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing - Michelle Dawson, MA CCC-SLP

Due to medical advances, there is an increase in children who use a feeding tube to meet their daily nutritional needs. Are you aware of what the difference in the tube placement means for their ability to eat and swallow? Are you aware of the unique complications that each tube can present? Do you know how to be vigilant against these complications? This course is geared towards educating the...
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Finding an Ethical Place to Work - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

Professional Responsibility: a. Ethical decision making from a variety of profession standpoints. b. State License Administrative Rules c. Confidentiality d. Competence Ethical Scenarios a. Assessment b. Client Relationships c. Scope of Practice d. Welfare to Clients e. Professional collegial relationships Advocacy and Awareness a. Ethics resources b. Establishing app...
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Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

The frontal and lateral lisps are considered mild articulation errors, yet they can be difficult to change in some clients. This seminar presents practical techniques for the remediation of the six sibilants: S, Z, Sh, Zh, Ch, and J. The class opens with normal production of these phonemes based on research in palatography, and it progresses immediately to remediation techniques. Using the evide...
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Functional Communication in Aphasia: Creating the Path - Susan Ginley, MA CCC-SLP

This course is designed to assist medical Speech-Language Pathologists who work with clients with aphasia to begin incorporating functional communication goals and activities into their intervention no matter the site or the level of care. The concepts of functional, or purposeful, communication, treatment protocols that focus on functional communication and how to write goals that include work ...
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Improving Intelligibility in Apraxia and Dysarthria - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

This seminar presents material on the process of improving intelligibility in children with severe apraxia and dysarthria, and other causes of severe expressive speech disorder. Pam Marshalla discusses practical ways to facilitate intelligibility through the development of a vowels, diphthongs, prosody, oral-nasal resonance, consonants, and phonological processes common in children with motor sp...
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Increasing Capabilities in Adults with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism - Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

Adults diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder, once they begin on a path to explore how to operate more successfully in this quite noisy, socially competitive world, may be advised to consult clinicians about overly sensitive hearing, difficulty regulating attention, and numerous co-morbid issues, including anxiety, depression, limited goal-setting skills and poor ability to ...
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Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP and Joy L. Moeller, BS, RDH

The speech pathologist will be able to understand what oral myofunctional disorders are and why they are detrimental to patients, the history of the profession, learn an overview of assessment and etiology, what the goals of treatment are, possible members of the team needed to treat the disorders, and view some case studies. It also contains a review of both anatomy and physiology of the orofac...
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Introduction to Tablets for Professionals - Lucas Steuber, MS, CCC-SLP, MA-T

This course will review the current state of iOS and Android technology for education. Essential cabling, setup, and configuration will be discussed. Finally, participants will be shown how to control the use of technology in the schools to best serve learning outcomes.
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iPad Apps: How to Search, Evaluate and Use in Treatment - Dr. Jessica Fanning, SLP and Mira Shah, MS, CCC-SLP

This 3 hour seminar helps take the guessing out of using iPad apps in treatment. Reviewing apps can be time consuming and confusing. This course will take you through a step-by-step process of critical thinking on how to find and evaluate apps used for treatment. Many apps will be reviewed by therapists who are currently using them effectively in treatment. There will be discussion on the broad ...
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iPad Apps: Review and Application - Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

In this course, participants will learn how treatment can be enhanced by using iPad apps. Lauren explores different apps that are low cost and engaging for use in speech and language therapy.
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iPods, iPads, & iPhones, Oh My! Cognitive Rehab - Dr. Rik Lemoncello

This course is for those professionals working in adult acute and sub-acute rehabilitation settings. (The apps can also apply to those working with preteen/teens in any setting) The course will review accessibility options on an iDevice to support adults with cognitive challenges, describe methods to provide reminders or prompts to adults with memory challenges and describe methods to support at...
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It's a Family Affair: Social Communication in Children with ASD - Amy Donaldson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Improving social communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often the focus of intervention. However, generalization of skills can be a challenge. Recently, two intervention methods for targeting social communication have been found efficacious: peer-mediated intervention and video modeling. At PSU's Speech, Language & Hearing clinic we have been combining these meth...
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Language Assessment in Young Children: Partnering with Parents/Caregivers - Heather Moore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Participants will learn about measures and practices that can be used to assess young children (under age 3), which promote parent/caregiver engagement and help to identify meaningful goals and strategies that can be used for naturalistic interventions.
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Managing Speech and Swallowing with Trach/Ventilator Dependence - Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

This workshop will provide SLPs with important information to understand, assess, and manage speech and swallowing challenges with adult patients who have tracheostomy tubes and/or use ventilators for respiratory support. Dr. Lemoncello will present in a dynamic format with hands-on demonstrations with tracheostomy tubes, ventilator circuits, and speaking valve placement. An adult living with a ...
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Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairments - Dr. Robert Winningham

Patients with cognitive impairment often have difficulty with functional activities as well as learning or relearning behaviors in the clinic. Many clients are functioning below their potential, because of fear or other psychological barriers. In addition, depressed, unmotivated, apathetic and/or anxious clients often do not benefit from treatment as much as others. As you know, these patients o...
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Mindful Aphasia-Apraxia Treatment: Exploiting Neuroplasticity - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

Estimates are that more than 2 million citizens of Canada and the USA continue to endure the hope-robbing and independence-depriving effects of aphasia and its related disorders. This highly interactive presentation shared with SLPs innovative treatment protocols, materials and technology-based tools that exploit neuroplasticity to enhance clinical skills and assist in the integration of existin...
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Naturalistic Intervention With Young Children: How to Partner with Parents - Heather Moore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Participants will learn how to teach and support parents’/caregivers’ use of naturalistic language-enhancing strategies during everyday routines. Strategies for increasing parent/caregiver responsivity, targeting new vocabulary, and increasing rate of communication will be reviewed through individual and group coaching procedures. Participants will also learn how to use technology to improve...
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Naturalistic Language Intervention Strategies for AAC Users - Robin Shobe, MS CCC-SLP

This course will briefly review typical language development and the ways in which language may be impacted when a child cannot produce natural speech. It will then discuss naturalistic strategies that promote language development with the use of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device.
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Navigating the Challenges of Stuttering Intervention - Dr. Jessica Fanning, CCC-SLP

Classic stuttering theories are reviewed in the context of how those concepts can be still be useful in experimenting with or describing stuttering to clients of all ages. Recent research in genetic, neurological, and motor bases of stuttering are discussed in order to provide clinicians with a solid foundation on which to evaluate research and select intervention approaches or programs. Methods...
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Navigating the Gray: Ethical Practice - Laurel Kirby, MS, CCC-SLP

Presenter: Laurel Kirby, Ms CCC-SLP Rehabilitation professionals are dedicated to working with human beings in complex academic and medical settings, which naturally results in conflicting priorities, unclear boundaries and overlapping relationships. In order to serve client populations well, and to maintain ethical integrity, the rehab professional must be able to recognize, navigate and mi...
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Off the Page - Lesson Plan Implementation - Dr. Gale Gorke

This course will explore and demonstrates teaching methods that help create and implement effective lesson plans for students of diverse cultures, socioeconomic conditions, and abilities. It includes a study of how students learn, retain, and apply their knowledge. It teaches concepts that help in building academic skills and student motivation. This course will provide several examples of strat...
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Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy. Major Topics: Basics of Oromyofunctional therapy Lingual rest po...
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Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy.
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Pediatric Dysphagia for the Medically Complex Infant, Toddler, Child - Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP

The ability to eat with peers in during snack time, or participate in family mealtimes may be the norm for the general population, however there is a subset of the pediatric population that does not have the ability to independently or safely engage in these activities of daily living due to the presence and severity of their oropharyngeal dysphagia. This 6 hour course is designed to educate at...
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Pediatric Focus: Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum - Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A

This course will examine the role of some successful approaches to engage and support individuals who struggle to tune in to and process essential auditory and/or visual information and at the same time also tune out background or non-essential details. We will highlight means available to professionals to work with clients who have difficulty in self-regulating attention. There is some new thin...
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Personal Narrative Film: Cog Rehabilitation After TBI - Cheryl Green MS, CCC-SLP

Cognitive rehabilitation addressing the impairment level after brain injury poses a challenge for generalization at the participation level. This presentation offers an example of community-based, self-directed cognitive rehabilitation in a natural setting through creating personal narrative-based films. Film content addresses deficits in context, providing a starting point for context-oriented ...
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Practical and Fun Ways to Run Social Skills Groups - Cheri Chin, MS, CCC-SLP

This course focuses on the use of social skills group for school aged children. Activity ideas and specific examples guide the professional on how to plan for groups while addressing student goals.
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Principles for Working with Bilingual Children - M. Adalaida Restrepo, PhD, CCC-SLP

This workshop presented cultural and linguistic considerations in assessment and intervention of bilingual preschool and early school age children at different levels of bilingualism with a focus on Spanish-speaking children with language impairments. Attendees evaluated cultural considerations that impact language assessment and compared the different techniques for assessing children. Attende...
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Providing Access to Language and Curricular Content with Core Vocabulary - Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

In this course, participants will learn why the provision and teaching of core vocabulary is a best practice when supporting individuals with complex communication needs. Instruction will be provided on where to find research-based lists of core vocabulary words that can be used to aid in appropriate vocabulary selection. Participants will learn about the principles of an important language te...
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Quality Interventions with Infants and Toddlers - Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP

Early Intervention is not for the faint of heart, especially with best practice updates, dynamic home environments, ever-rotating patient caseloads, and the influx of more medically fragile birth to 3 yo patients. This 90 min course is designed to educate learners about current best practice interventions that are based in policy and practices that do NOT require flashcards or a bag of toys! J...
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R Remediation Therapy - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This 1-hour video seminar presents an abbreviated, but thorough highly effective, sequential strategies on treating /r/ cases. It covers the three important components of /r/: the placement, tension, and the resonance chamber. It includes analyze, how to establish an oral capability baser to stimulate a good /r/ (back-up or retroflex), and how to solidify new productions and generate c...
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R Solutions: From Capability to Carryover - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

Most children and adults who distort the production, form the sound with labored puckered lips and a lowered, relaxed tongue. So just why do they do that? And whats an SLP to do to counteract these characteristics and replace the inaccurate sound with a desirable that generalizes with ease? In this 3-hour course"R" Solutions: From Capability to Carryover you'll discover how to apply practica...
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Reader’s Theatre: Creative, Engaging Language Instruction - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This 2-hour video course focuses on how to strategically incorporate readers theatre into language therapy, primarily for second or third grade up to older students. Readers theater is an all-encompassing activity and generates the best of receptive and expressive language and literacy skills. It assists with reading and deep understanding, syntax, grammar, facial and body expressions, turn-...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Reading and the SLP: Using Language to Build Reading Skills in Students - Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP

Have you asked yourself if SLPs have a role in reading development? Join this session to examine the research-based areas for reading instruction and make connections to the specific language skills that help to build those areas of reading. The five aspects of Reading First as they relate to SLPs will be the focus of this session as well as related strategies, activities, digital tools and onli...
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Reading Disorders: Visual-Perceptual-Spatial Disabilities - Judith Likavek Davis, MA, SLP

Reading disorders are complex and are comprised of difficulties across multiple domains. This course presents a categorical framework for the description and treatment of reading disabilities. Visual-perceptual-spatial reading disorders will be emphasized. Description, differential diagnosis, prognostic indicators, evaluation procedures, case studies and hands-on treatment strategies will be pro...
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Response to Intervention & Multi-tiered Support Systems and the SLP - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can play a number of important roles in using a Tiered Intervention model to identify children with speech and language differences and disabilities and provide needed instruction in general and special education settings. What fundamental shift in thinking needs to occur for SLPs to successfully engage in a three-tiered approach to speech-language and literac...
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Robust School-wide Vocabulary Instruction: The Powerful Role of the SLP - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

The achievement gap in reading and other academics, in most cases, is a vocabulary gap! Speech Pathologists have long been interested in adequate vocabulary skills for oral and written expression. How speech pathologists work collaboratively and individually to focus on vocabulary instruction for students at all levels of SLP services can be critical to how powerfully that gap can be narrowed ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

S Remediation Therapy - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This 1-hour video course presents a condensed but informative version of effective strategies to analyze the child with a distorted /s/: Their oral stabilization and mobilization, their oral resting posture, and any potential production obstacles. Techniques are covered to establish an oral capability base to stimulate a good /s/ that contains appropriate external and internal stabilization a...
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Seven Sensory Strategies to Increase Artic-Therapy Success - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

The mouth is the only body part that interacts with itself, meaningfully. And the two primary forms of that meaningful interaction (for speaking, chewing, and swallowing) are tactile and proprioceptive in nature. Wouldn’t it be helpful for a child to be able to localize his front-tongue to elevate it purposefully and consistently for t, d, s, z, sh, zh, ch, j, and l, as well as for his ba...
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SMARTER Steps to IEP Goals - Lara Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott, MEd, MHS, CCC-SLP

This course will focus on teaching the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. steps framework that SLPs can use to develop IEP goals that align with the 13 federal mandates. These steps contain a variety of time-saving tips to help SLPs understand the legal jargon to become empowered in their roles on IEP teams. The presentation explores the following components of an IEP goal: 1) Specific; 2) Measurable; 3) Atta...
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SMARTER Steps to IEP Goals: Save Time and Optimize Outcomes - Killy Ott, MHS, MEd, CCC-SLP and Lara Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP

This course is a longer version of another course with a similar name. It includes more detail. This workshop will focus on teaching the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. steps framework that SLPs can use to develop IEP goals that align with legal mandates. These steps contain a variety of time-saving tips to help SLPs understand the legal jargon to become empowered in their roles on IEP teams. The presentati...
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Start Your Own Telepractice, Now! - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

Telepractice, providing treatment and services from a distance, represents a rapidly growing opportunity in the field of rehabilitation. This course will primarily focus on how to start or grow a telepractice. Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients and expand business will be discussed ...
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Structured But Fun: Effective Practices for Early Childhood Classrooms - Lorraine Maida, MS CCC-SLP

Through presentation of highly engaging multimodality teaching strategies, participants will engage in activities that emphasize the best practices utilized throughout the day in early childhood settings that will allow for full participation of children at all ability levels. Music, movement, rhythm, visual supports, oral language and print literacy practices, transition practices, large group ...
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Successful "R" Therapy - Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. The second 3 hours is, "Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology". In this seminar Pam Marshalla details how to help clients transfer this skill from words to conversational speech using practical and highly effective methods of carryover. This workshop presents a perfect blend of articulation and oral-motor therapy for the misarticulated "R" ph...
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Supervision: An Overview of Supervision Across the Spectrum - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

This presentation will cover the gamut of supervision with a variety of individuals including on site staff such as itinerate, and classroom based assistants. We will also discuss the legally mandated guidelines for supervision of SLPAs, including those that are students as well as those that are licensed. This presentation will also cover the requirements of supervising graduate student clinici...
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Supporting Written Lang. & Comp. Children with Impairments - Dr. Jennifer Larsen

School-aged children with language and learning impairments often experience significant difficulty as they learn to use language in academic, literate contexts. Two key areas of difficulty are reading comprehension and written language. These complex skills fall within the SLP scope of practice, but can be challenging to address. The first half of this presentation will focus on written languag...
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Systematic Frontal & Lateral "S" Remediation - Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

Although considered by some as "simple" articulation errors, frontal and lateral sibilants can certainly pose a remediation challenge, even for the best SLP. Just how do you get the tongue back, encourage it to remain in place, and generate complete carryover? Some kids seem to move into placement and generalization fairly easily, but others don't. Just why is that? Char's comprehensive 3-hou...
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Tackling Sensory Processing Issues, or Sensory Life Hacks as Told by an SLP - Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP

In a perfect world, each child’s IFSP Team would include all necessary team members, especially an OT, to tackle a child’s unique sensory processing issues. However, for some patients receiving early intervention services, that is unfortunately not the case. What is an SLP to do then to help their patient reach their maximal potential with respect to their ST goals, when these variables ar...
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Teaching Articulation to Special Populations - Linda D'Onofrio, MS CCC-SLP

An articulation disorder may stand alone, be the symptom of another underlying disorder, and can co-occur with developmental challenges. A thorough differential diagnosis, a prioritized treatment plan, and individualized care can help produce more effective outcomes. Participants learned how to discuss the importance of differential diagnosis, prioritize care within and outside the scope of prac...
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Teaching Children To Take Responsibility for Their Schoolwork - Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

Modern children are under a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed at school. Children who are struggling academically are working at a great disadvantage. Clinicians need to learn new techniques that can help support, motivate and encourage these students without enabling them. Clinicians can learn to help children develop academic skills that are self-directed relieving the pressure. Clinici...
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Telepractice Made Easy - William Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified TCC provider

This course will introduce the basics of providing services at a distance using telepractice. Practical skills, techniques, technology, and tools that a therapist can use to most efficiently and effectively use telepractice to treat patients will be discussed. This course will also discuss administrative concerns such as professional, regulatory, and technological information relative to telepra...
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The Brain: Learning and Thriving - Dr. Linda Caviness

This session is designed to aid all educators (including SLPs, PTs, OTs, classroom teachers and more) in understanding what current brain research reveals regarding the learning process. It examines and compares current educational practice with neuroscience findings, and it promotes development of methodologies and curriculum that incorporates holistic principles for learning in all disciplines...
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The Nuts and Bolts of Supervision - Ashley A. Northam, M.S. CCC-SLP

This presentation will cover the gamut of supervision with a variety of individuals including site staff such as EA/IA, classroom based assistants, medical assistants, nursing staff, and levels of student clinicians in addition to other assistants. Best practice suggestions or a collaborative working relationship with different levels of assistants will be discussed. An overview of various state...
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Thinking with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World - Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Most people learn to think with a visual brain but live in an auditory culture. This workshop provides participants with the neuroscience behind how learners become literate through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Participants will be provided with numerous examples of how to use language strategies for increased literacy across ages and populations.
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Topics in the Delivery of Swallowing Services - Dr. John Tracy and Athena Nofziger, RDN, LD, CHC

The presenters are a clinical dietitian and a speech-language pathologist. This course will include issues related to the clinical swallowing evaluation, a demonstration of a clinical swallowing evaluation, criteria for recommending an instrumental evaluation, the role of the speech pathologist in identifying and evaluating esophageal disorders, life saving and end of life issues related to swal...
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Treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Beyond the Symptoms - Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

This 2-day workshop is an advanced survey course, in orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) for the experienced medical professional whose scope of practice intersects in the orofacial complex. Differential diagnosis and feeding, swallowing, and communication techniques will be featured throughout the workshop that can be incorporated into therapy immediately.
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Treating R with Therapeutic Tools - Jill Tate, MS, CCC-SLP

In this course, Jill Tate presents a variety of therapeutic tools for treating /r/ (and other difficult-to-treat sounds) including: The Smart Palate Palatometer, tongue targets poster (palatography), auditory amplification tool, cheek-lip retractor, Speech Racer App, VowelViz App and a variety of practical methods designed to facilitate /r/ and R-blends in isolation, syllables, words, sentences...
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Treating Voice Disorders in the Pediatric Population - Ellen Friedman, MA, CCC-SLP

The human larynx is ever changing, from the first cries of infancy, through puberty, and until full its maturation at age 18. As such, treating voice disorders in pediatric patients can be tricky, and the early vocal habits of children will affect the health and potential of their larynges forever. In this workshop participants will learn how to do a thorough clinical/perceptual evaluation of th...
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Treatment for Cognitive Disorders following TBI - Kristen King, PhD, CCC-SLP

In a TBI population, cognitive changes are often the most salient features after traumatic brain injury of any severity, and they typically contribute more to a persisting disability than do physical impairments. These changes may include negative impacts on attention, memory, processing speed, and multiple other aspects of cognition and language. However, the cognitive aspects of brain injury a...
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Treatment of Speech Disorders for Cleft Palate - Kerry Callahan-Mandulak, PhD, CCC-SLP and Barbara Moore, MA CCC-SLP

Dr. Kerry Callahan Mandulak and Barbara Moore will focus on the selection of appropriate management procedures and strategies, evidence-based practice, planning, selecting and documenting appropriate treatment goals and objectives and understanding how to administer such treatment for for the repaired cleft palate child.
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Treatments for Feeding, Speech & Mouth Functions in Pediatrics - Diane Bahr, MS CCC-SLP CIMI

Early intervention and pediatric treatment are changing. There are not enough resources to serve the numerous children with feeding, speech/communication, and mouth function problems (e.g., those with prematurity, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, etc.). Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, dieticians, pediatricia...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Using Free Google Tools to Increase Motivation and Achievement - Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP

Efficient and effective use of Free Google Tools to increase student motivation and achievement!! This fast-paced session will provide a concise overview of SLP user-friendly and high impact Free Google Tools. Specific tools include: Search, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Voice, Maps, Earth and YouTube.
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Using Improv Theater Techniques in Speech/Language and Cognitive Treatment - Ruth Jenkins, MS, CCC-SLP

In this course, participants will have hands-on experience, backed by written instructions, in exercises that are challenging and engaging and yet require little planning/prep time. Many of the exercises address multiple goals, which make them particularly good for groups such as school aged students and stroke or head injury groups. They are most useful in the learning and generalization phases...
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Using Poetry to Increase Student Language and Literacy Skills - Sarah James, MA, CCC-SLP

Do you feel as though you’ve “been there, done that” and are you looking for new ways to motivate your students and get them engaged in learning? In this session, discover 10+ different types of poetry and how to use it to build language and literacy skills in a less intimidating and more confidence building way.
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Visual Supports for Students with Learning Challenges - Lorraine Maida, MA CCC-SLP

This course inspires us to use more and different visual supports. Visual supports are things we see that enhance our organizational skills, self-regulation, expressive and receptive communication, and ability to understand activity demands in the dynamic environments of school, home and community. Visual supports can be objects, printed words, pictures, body language, or environmental clues. Th...
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Voice, Breathing, and Digestion: The Triad Relationship and its Holistic Treatment - Ellen Friedman, MA, CCC-SLP

Digestive issues are responsible for many of the breathing and voice deficits we see in infants, children, and adults. While Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease affects millions of Americans, its serious illness potential is widely misunderstood. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a high contributor to esophageal, throat, oral,. And lung cancers, COPD, pnuemonia, nasal-sinus issues,and dysphonia. Th...
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Working Memory Assessment and Intervention - Amy Costanza Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

This presentation will review theories of working memory, focusing on the relationship between working memory and language. Current research on the relationship of working memory and aspects of language development in typical children and children with language impairments will be presented. Working memory assessment measures for children will be discussed and practiced. Finally, clinical implic...
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Working with Children with Hearing Impairment - Judith Belk, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Aud. and Leigh Leslie, MA

School-based speech-language pathologists and their assistants are prime players in managing therapeutic approaches for students diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss and/or with auditory processing disorders (APD). While hearing impairment is a long recognized disability area recognized by special education law, auditory processing is not (yet) one of those areas. Technology has p...
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Working with School-Age Children who Stutter - Glenn Weybright, M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

This course is intended for SLPs who work with school age children who stutter. We will cover treatment of stuttering. We begin with two assumptions: that stuttering is a motor speech disorder with a neurological base, and that once past eight years of age, most students who stutter will probably do so for some time. In other words, we cant cure stuttering or make it go away. For the SLP, this i...
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You've got a job in EI! Now what? - Dr. Kara Medeiros

This course will review the service delivery models prevalent in EI, as well as terminology associated with EI. Family-centered assessment and intervention will be reviewed.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

YouTube for Social Learning: Teaching the Complexities of Cooperation - Anna Vagin, PhD

The concept of cooperation is exceptionally complex, yet it underlies academic and social success. Many students with social learning challenges struggle to understand and demonstrate cooperation in the many contexts in which it is called for. This webinar will introduce several wonderful YouTube videos in which characters demonstrate various forms of cooperation, accompanied by structured activ...
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