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-taking, and more. We explore the differences between a “play” and readers theatre, and learn ...
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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 practical, little known facts critical not only in analysis, but also to formulating a good and organizing a...
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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 conversational carryover. It primarily focuses on the cognitively aware second grade child through e...
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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! Join speaker Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP on a journey into the wild wide world of EI with a much need...
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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 teaching model called the Descriptive Teaching model (a method of teaching language within academic co...
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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.
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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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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.
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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 thinking by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome issues that helps them understand an...
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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 attendees on the intricate interplay of the pediatric Brain-Mouth-Gut connection and how errors in thi...
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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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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 posture, muscle tone and range of motion Tongue thrust Swallowing saliva, liquids and food Measurin...
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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 strategies and techniques that show how to get the learning off the page, into the classroom, inside the ...
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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 for data collection and tracking are discussed so clinicians can maintain practice-based evidence w...
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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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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 reflective practices.
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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 existing scientific evidence and patient values into aphasia rehabilitation. The presentation format includ...
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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 often pose difficult challenges for therapists. In this exciting and unique 2 day course, we will lea...
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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 methods to create a 'hybrid' social communication intervention, where the sibling of the child with ASD ...
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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 attention or executive functioning for adults with cognitive challenges.
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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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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...
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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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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 orofacial complex is intended to bring all attendees at a common level of knowledge, granted that each pro...
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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 understand social cues. This course will examine a variety of approaches to reducing specific challe...
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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 on functional communication will be addressed.
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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 appropriate relationships with clients and co-workers
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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, modifications and adaptations.
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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 individualized and multifaceted, including both motor and non motor symptoms. It is unpredictable and complex, ...
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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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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.
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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 effective and practical communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom and in one-on-on...
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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 will be presented so that learners can implement course ideas immediately into practice.
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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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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.
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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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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...
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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 understanding of AD and dementia. This course will also teach strategies to manage behavioral symptoms, incr...
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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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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.
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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 speech-language pathologists and members of their clients social network, including family members, and ...
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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 on how to develop a good and nurturing relationship with their children.
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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 framework has also been reviewed in the literature. The purpose of this presentation is to briefly review...
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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 of care is achieved, dysphagia clinicians must consider other factors that contribute to swallowing...
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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 begins with a description of stuttering and useful models of stuttering origin and treatment. We briefly ...
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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 cover techniques for cases that have abnormal oral resting postures, or excessively large tonsils, o...
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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 working on requesting for early learners is so very important for helping students acquire a functi...
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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/symptoms, and nature of recommendations that result from a clinical swallowing evaluation for adult ...
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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, most clinical supervisors and CF mentors have had little or no education in the area of clinical sup...
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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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