MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

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Washington: HIV/AIDS, 7 units

Addresses the requirement for the 7-unit course on HIV/AIDS for healthcare workers in Washington State. Covers six subject areas: HIV etiology and epidemiology, transmission precautions and infection control, testing and counseling, clinical manifestations and treatment, legal and ethical issues, and psychosocial issues.
ATrain Education Inc.

PA: Child Abuse, Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters, 3 units

This course is jointly approved by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and and the Pennsylvania Department of State. It fulfills the 3-unit requirement for training in child abuse recognition and reporting for mandated reporters under Act 31. PA CE Provider #CACE000044. Program #CAPR000042. For those in the healthcare professions, course completions are reported to the PA Department of State within 24 hours. This online course is for health...
ATrain Education Inc.

Dysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program

This course will enable therapists in long-term care or post-acute rehabilitation facilities to present staff training that offers strategies and techniques for implementing a Restorative Mealtime Program (RMP). The purposes of such a program are to make dining safe and enjoyable, to increase resident independence at mealtimes, and to create a mechanism for monitoring declining abilities as disease processes progress. Also included are descriptions of dysphagic indicators, lists of aspiration ...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease - Overview

Alzheimer’s disease is an increasing concern for the aging American population. It is important for healthcare providers to have a basic familiarity with the disease, in order to provide adequate diagnosis, treatment, and referrals. This course, based on documents from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides an overview of the prevalence, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information about caregivi...
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Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

This course addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s health care with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. Multiple scenarios of real and potential errors in the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology across the continuum of practice are included, along with recommended strategies for preventing them. Evidence shows that the most effective error prevention occurs when a partnership exists among care facilities, health care ...
Professional Development Resources

Clinical Supervision for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Clinical Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that presents research on best practices in supervision as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2020. We will take a brief look at different models of supervision including the Supervision, Questioning and Feedback (SQF) Model of Clinical Teaching, the Cognitive Apprenticeship Instructional Model, Geller’s Integrative Model, and Anderson’s Contin...
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Professional Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology is a 2-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that presents research on best practices in supervision, as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2020. Participants will learn about effective leadership programs that can be applied to supervision in speech-language pathology and audiology at any level or setting. The presenter looks at how to determine a supervisee’s level of competence and confidence, allo...
Professional Development Resources

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines ethical issues that SLPs and audiologists may encounter in clinical practice. Ethical decision-making is based on awareness, intent, judgment, and behavior. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist must be aware that an issue has ethical significance. Then a judgment must be made with the intent to make the ethically correct decision, and action taken. Ethics is a...
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Communication with Elders

Communication with Elders is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides an overview of aging changes that affect communication, dysfunctional communication habits to avoid, and strategies for appropriate communication with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the perso...
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Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension is a 4-hour continuing education (CE) course that discusses the latest research to help clients develop strong reading comprehension skills. This includes defining reading comprehension, outlining reading disorders, and reviewing assessment guidelines for reading comprehension disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are uniquely positioned to address reading comprehension for students. Their language expertise makes them well-suited to help improve children’s ...
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Ethical Considerations in Speech-Language Pathology

Ethical Considerations in Speech-Language Pathology is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that provides general information on ethical behavior. Participants will review the types of mistakes made and the importance of honesty and rule-following in practice. The course highlights the differentiation between ‘Principles of Ethics’ and the ‘Rule of Ethics’ and discusses the four general principles of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Code of Ethics. ...
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The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care

The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a framework for the SLP providing care in a skilled nursing facility. As the population of the United States ages, more healthcare professionals find themselves treating elders. Schools, private practice, and hospitals will always be major practice settings, but the demographics of our country point to a growing need for geriatric treatment. There are about 1.7 million people ...
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Early Reading Skills

Early Reading Skills is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that discusses the latest research to help young children develop strong reading skills. Children who have limited exposure to literacy in their early years, tend to be at a disadvantage when starting school. This gap widens as they fall further behind with each passing year. This may be because children who are poor readers have had less exposure to written text (and advanced vocabulary and grammar) which hindered the...
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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. Attendees also discussed case studies and intervention goals.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 speech disorders. Lecture and small group activities will be used during this very practical presentat...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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" phoneme. Based on her best-selling book by the same title, Marshalla describes methods to facilitate f...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 evidence-based practice as a model, techniques to be discussed integrate information from the lab, the cl...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a review of the aging process, illustrating potential challenges and effective solutions. Americans are living longer and there are proportionately more older adults than in previous generations due to the post-World War II baby boom. Many Americans are now living into their eighties and beyond. In healthcare, the volume of older people may soon outnumber the supply of healthcare professionals...
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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 mitigate ethical dilemmas to the best of their ability. This 2-hour course provides practical informat...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 unique populations ability for PO, some of the more frequently occurring disorders/diagnoses, and w...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 a student’s age or language level. Sample activities for various age ranges will be described and ...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and comprehensive management of ASD and its comorbidities.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 accurate diagnosis and formulation of treatment goals and the appropriate referrals to medical and all...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 of time, and inhibition of responses. Bridget O'Boyle-Jordan, CPNP, MSN will discuss the different...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 of care is achieved, dysphagia clinicians must consider other factors that contribute to swallowing...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 on how to develop a good and nurturing relationship with their children.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 children.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 on visual imagery. Each participant will receive materials and ideas for exciting activities you can...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 Bloom’s as a goal and objective writing template will also be explored.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 will be presented so that learners can implement course ideas immediately into practice.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 effective and practical communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom and in one-on-on...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 to build self-esteem.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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, modifications and adaptations.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 appropriate relationships with clients and co-workers
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 on functional communication will be addressed.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 and creative application of the apps, their limitations and how this all relates to evidence based p...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 attention or executive functioning for adults with cognitive challenges.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 speech homework. We'll cover motivational techniques, including how to do leverage strategies, how t...
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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 treatment and a model for multi-faceted social communication intervention.
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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