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 will be encouraged to create personal goals for clinical experience, along with building “their t...
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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 modern textbooks, and more than three decades of clinical experience. Topics include: Client attitud...
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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 background for them to be able to do so. Clinical symptoms will be defined and therapeutic suggestions off...
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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-regulation for these children include building strong relationships, emphasizing words to describe emot...
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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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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...
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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. Information covered will include review of sensory and motor control of swallowing, timing and neurological ...
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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 limited. We will begin by reviewing multiple outcome standards across the Core Curriculum, focusing o...
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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 accurate diagnosis and formulation of treatment goals and the appropriate referrals to medical and all...
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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 for identifying developmental stuttering versus typical disfluency. The course will review how to us...
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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 difficult to distinguish, and can be altered by many circumstances. This course will explore the boundar...
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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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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.
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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 a student’s age or language level. Sample activities for various age ranges will be described and ...
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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 environment that encourages interaction, understanding, team building, communication, problem solving, and co...
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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 currently provide accent modification services, the typical clients who seek out these services and wh...
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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. It is imperative that everyone working with a child who uses AAC has a global understanding of wha...
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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 unique populations ability for PO, some of the more frequently occurring disorders/diagnoses, and w...
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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 on speech and swallowing. After a broad overview, audience members will be introduced to basic metho...
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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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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...
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Motivating Children to Learn

Motivating Children to Learn is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges. This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders, and executive function...
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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" phoneme. Based on her best-selling book by the same title, Marshalla describes methods to facilitate f...
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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 speech disorders. Lecture and small group activities will be used during this very practical presentat...
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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 evidence-based practice as a model, techniques to be discussed integrate information from the lab, the cl...
Speech Therapy Professional Development

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 habituation; Games and activities for therapy/classroom/home; Rate control for carryover; Auditory se...
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Building Resilience in your Young Client

Building Resilience in your Young Client is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers a wide variety of resilience interventions that can be used in therapy, school, and home settings. It has long been observed that there are certain children who experience better outcomes than others who are subjected to similar adversities, and a significant amount of literature has been devoted to the question of why this disparity exists. Research has largely focused on what has been...
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Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills

COURSE ABSTRACT Executive Functioning: Teaching Children Organizational Skills is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that will enumerate and illustrate multiple strategies and tools for helping children overcome executive functioning deficits and improve their self-esteem and organizational abilities. Executive functioning skills represent a key set of mental assets that help connect past experience with present action. They are fundamental to performing activities such ...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
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When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
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Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists encounter ethical issues across the spectrum of practice settings, from pediatric treatment to care of elders in skilled nursing facilities. This course will present an overview of ethical issues that arise in speech-language pathology and audiology practice, including barriers to ethical thinking, evidence-based ethics, economics, discrimination, abuse, bullying in the workplace, boundaries, confidentiality, social media, and infection control.
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Developing Community Based Aphasia Groups

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the rationale for developing community based aphasia groups. After this course, participants will be able to describe types of community based aphasia groups. After this course, participants will be able to summarize ways in which groups can be developed and maintained. Course Abstract During this course, Dr. Laures-Gore discusses the rationale for creating community based aphasia groups and describes the ...
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The PICO Template for Reviewing Speech-Language Therapy Apps: A decision-making tool for SLPs

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to define population in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able to define intervention in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able to define comparison in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able define outcome in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able...
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Assessment for Special Education Eligibility

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify federal requirements associated with evaluation for special education. After this course, participants will be able to identify possible additions to federal requirements established by the state or the local school district. After this course, participants will be able to identify best practice in administering standardized assessments. After this course, participants will be able to identify effective infor...
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Phonetically-consistent Approach to /r/ Remediation

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the 8 /r/ controlled vowels. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to phonetically evaluate and treat the various word positions of the 8 /r/ controlled vowels. After this course, participants will be able to state measurable and objective IEP goals for the /r/ phonemes. After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between visual and non-visual /r/ controlled...
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Differential Treatment of School-Age Children Who Stutter

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the specific contributing factors involved in the treatment of a school-age child who stutters (i.e. cognitive, social, emotional). After this course, participants will be able to describe the multi-factorial nature of fluency disorders in school-age children (i.e. variables of temperament, environment, physiological, speech and language abilities). After this course, participants will be able to explain how t...
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The Art of Interpreting Audiograms for Speech-Language Pathologists

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the dimensions, purpose and function of audiograms. After this course, participants will be able to provide a descriptive analysis of the levels of hearing loss recorded on an audiogram. After this course, participants will be able to provide a descriptive analysis of the types of hearing loss recorded on an audiogram. Course Abstract The Art of Interpreting Audiograms was developed for speech-language pat...
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Direct or Indirect Treatment: When to Use What with Preschool Children Who Stutter

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of a client for whom indirect intervention would be most appropriate. After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of a client for whom direct intervention would be most appropriate. After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 activities that can be used for indirect intervention. After this course, participants will be able to list at le...
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Using Signs in Early Intervention

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe important milestones in the development of manual activity in the first 12 months of an infant's life After this course, participants will be able to sequence the developmental acquisition of gestures and explain their predictive values for vocabulary development After this course, participants will be able to describe how to incorporate skills in observing babies' manual activity with formal instruments that ...
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Putting the Person First: Counseling Skills and Strategies

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to list the concepts and techniques that facilitate effective counseling within the field of communicative disorders. After this course, participants will be able to implement techniques to manage defense mechanisms of clients and families. After this course, participants will be able to identify and employ emotional intelligence to facilitate clinical success. After this course, participants will be able to list conditi...
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Cluttering: Troubleshooting the Challenges

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to list three challenges related to cluttering identification, diagnosis, and treatment. After this course, participants will be able to state what it means to "go in through the back door" to increase awareness. After this course, participants will be able to state one way to effectively prioritize treatment goals for cluttering. After this course, participants will be able to state the key to increasing motivation in c...
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Stuttering Therapy: Empowering SLP’s to Overcome the Impossible in Treating Negative Beliefs and Feelings

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate goals for addressing the negative emotions and feelings related to stuttering. After this course, participants will be able to list 2 activities for addressing feelings and emotions in stuttering therapy. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to utilize basic counseling skills related to stuttering therapy. Course Abstract That’s impossible! How many times have we said ...
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The As, Bs and Cs of Ethics in the Schools

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to provide a definition of an ethical dilemma. After this course, participants will be able to explain the difference between morals and ethics. After this course, participants will be able to list three ethical dilemmas that might present within the school setting. Course Abstract This course will highlight ethical dilemmas that may present in the school setting. Participants will be provided strategies to recognize ...
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Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club - Understanding and Treating Minimally Verbal Children with Autism

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the common clinical characteristics associated with minimally verbal children with autism. After this course, participants will be able to describe the typical developmental course of communication abilities in minimally verbal children with autism and factors that best predict language acquisition in these children. After this course, participants will be able to describe evidenced-based options for communica...
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Oral Care with Dementia Patients - Dealing with Care-Resistant Behaviors

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify three oral health issues in the elderly. After this course, participants will be able to describe three to four components of an oral assessment. After this course, participants will be able to discuss behavioral interventions for reducing care resistant behaviors. After this course, participants will be able to describe two to three strategies for improving staff participation in oral hygiene programs. Co...
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Counseling in Stuttering Treatment

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify basic principles of counseling. After this course, participants will be able to describe aspects of the skilled helper model of counseling. After this course, participants will be able to describe counseling approaches to utilize in stuttering intervention. Course Abstract As defined by ASHA, our scope of practice includes counseling people with communication disorders and their families. However, many spe...
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Whet your APPetite with a Bountiful Menu of Social Skill Teaching Options

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify quality apps that would contribute to social learning and understanding. After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 ways to customize apps to enhance their effectiveness for students of different ages, skills and learning styles. After this course, participants will be able to describe how students become less dependent on prompts as they generalize social skill goals. Course Abstract Explo...
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Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Disease: Focus on ALS and Parkinson’s Disease

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the typical progression of dysphagia in individuals with ALS. After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the speech-language pathologist in working with individuals who present with dysphagia secondary to ALS. After this course, participants will be able to describe typically observed patterns of swallowing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. After this course, participants wi...
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Goal Writing Aligned with State Standards

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to explain how Common Core State Standards align with speech and language deficit areas. After this course, participants will be able to discuss how to avoid a “one size fits all” approach to utilizing the CCSS. After this course, participants will be able to write goals and objectives for a variety of students using the CCSS that are tailored to meet specific, identified student needs. Course Abstract In order to...
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Creative Treatment for Children Who Stutter: Community-Centered Assessment and Intervention

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for community-centered care. After this course, participants will be able to identify methods of assessment in community-centered care. After this course, participants will be able to identify principles of treatment in community-centered care. Course Abstract We are moving into an era where family-centered intervention may not be sufficient to serve the needs of children who stutter. As the ...
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