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 ...
SpeechPathology

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...
SpeechPathology

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...
SpeechPathology

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...
SpeechPathology

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 ...
SpeechPathology

Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Cleft Palate &/or VPD

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the key components of assessment of speech sound disorders in children with cleft palate and/or VPD. After this course, participants will be able to identify simple tools to help detect the presence of nasal air emission and judge resonance. After this course, participants will be able to describe methods for differentiating between obligatory articulation errors and compensatory articulation errors. After th...
SpeechPathology

Cleft Palate - What do I hear? What do I do?

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the perceptual speech characteristics of velopharyngeal dysfunction regarding resonance, airflow and articulation. After this course, participants will be able to identify the structural-functional implications of oral anomalies in children presenting with speech problems. After this course, participants will be able to list instruments for assessing velopharyngeal function for speech. After this course, part...
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EBP for Working with Adults Who Stutter: Four Clinical Profiles

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to explain the philosophy of, and techniques belonging to the Fluency Shaping, Stuttering Modification, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy approaches. After this course, participants will be able to describe appropriate responses to counseling challenges coming from adult clients who stutter, especially those who have had little to no therapy prior to the time they seek you out. After this course, participants will be able to...
SpeechPathology

HIPAA: Defining Privacy Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of HIPAA and its application to Speech-Language Pathology. After this course, participants will be able to define covered entities that are covered by the Privacy Rule. After this course, participants will be able to define Protected Health Information (PHI). After this course, participants will be able to describe how HIPAA interacts with other laws, such as the HI-TECH Act, in the practice of...
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Integrating Literacy Learning into Therapy for Students with AAC Needs

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies providing alternative access to reading and writing materials for students who use AAC. After this course, participants will be able to identify tools for emergent literacy assessment. After this course, participants will be able to describe methods for embedding literacy activities into AAC therapies. After this course, participants will be able to identify resources for additional information in ...
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Therapy for the Child with Cleft Palate or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify articulation distortions that can and should be treated with therapy. After this course, participants will be able to identify articulation distortions that cannot be treated with speech therapy. After this course, participants will be able to describe therapeutic pedagogy with which therapy should begin. After this course, participants will be able to describe therapy techniques which can be used to teach co...
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Cranial Nerves and Dysphagia: Making the Connection

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the cranial nerves associated with swallow function. After this course, participants will be able to identify the muscles innervated by the cranial nerves. After this course, participants will be able to identify stages of the swallow with their associated cranial nerve. After this course, participants will be able to list disease processes that can contribute to cranial nerve dysfuntion. After this course, ...
SpeechPathology

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club - Returning to Learning Following Sports-Related Concussion: The role of the SLP

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the definition of concussion proposed by the Consensus Statement on Concussion. After this course, participants will be able to describe the most current recommendations for graduated return to play post-concussion. After this course, participants will be able to describe the most current recommendations for successful return to learning post-concussion. After this course, participants will be able to describ...
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Birth to Three - Special Considerations for Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Cleft Palate &/or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the special needs of children with cleft lip-palate and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction, during the birth to three period. After this course, participants will be familiar with referral to and collaboration with a child’s cleft palate-craniofacial team After this course, participants will be able to identify common cleft-related speech sound disorders observed during the first three years of life. After this ...
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Human Trafficking: Identification and Prevention

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to define the scope and nature of human trafficking. After this course, participants will be able to recognize and identify human trafficking. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to report human trafficking and link victims to services. Course Abstract This course will explore the nature and scope of human trafficking internationally, throughout the US and in Ohio specifically. Participants wi...
SpeechPathology

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

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 correct use of language can increase your young clients’ self-esteem, motivate children to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power str...
Professional Development Resources

Talking with Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook

Advising an older man about starting an exercise program . . . counseling a woman about the proper way to take her osteoporosis medication . . . discussing end-of-life care options with the family of a long-time older patient who is dying. These are just some examples of the complex and sensitive issues facing clinicians who treat older people. Health care providers who communicate successfully with older patients may gain their trust and cooperation, enabling everyone to work as a team to han...
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Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

This course will describe the unique ways in which the symptoms of ADHD manifest in adults, including the distinction between attention deficit and attention regulation. It also includes a discussion about the difficulties of accurately diagnosing ADHD in adults and the reasons the disorder is simultaneously over- and under-diagnosed. The DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for ADHD – as they apply to adult functioning – are placed into a context of the actual “soft signs” that can help clinici...
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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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Animal Assisted Therapy

In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the effects and confirm the benefits. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of research and case studies that illustrate the considerable therapeutic potential of using animals in therapy. AAT has been associated with improvin...
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AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

This CE test is based on the book “AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities” (2012 | 384 pages). With more children and young adults with severe disabilities in today's general education classrooms, SLPs, OTs, PTs, educators, and other professionals in school settings must be ready to support their students' communication skills with effective AAC. This text provides proven strategies from top AAC experts to help readers establish a beginning functional communica...
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MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement presentation portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential accomplishments. MyCred Portfolios serve to educate, influence, and inspire an individual’s viewing audience leading to stronger professional relationships and positive outcomes. MyCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education ...
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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

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