Remember - SLPs now have to include an “Ethics” element as part of their CPE/certification maintenance hours.
This webinar will examine legal cases from around the U.S. that address common challenges that school-based SLPs face when making recommendations and providing services. The course will incorporate the ASHA Code of Ethics to highlight relevant ethical principles and will also review conflict resolution steps to facilitate work relationships that benefit student services.
Dates: February 6 in Fayetteville & February 7 in Little Rock
In this seminar, outstanding presenter and experienced speech-language pathologist Teresa Farnham will equip you with practical assessment and treatment tools, strategies and ideas to help you facilitate rapid change in the phonological systems of the preschool and school age children with whom you work. Teresa will help you develop new strategies with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your phonologic therapy.
You will learn how to select phonemic targets based on students’ actual phonological knowledge, as well as how to use maximal oppositions in pairs in treatment, yielding improved generalization across the child’s entire phonologic system in a relatively short time. Teresa is the author of Speech Language Therapy: Promoting Rapid Change for Children with Severe Phonological Disorders, the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar.
You will leave with a toolbox filled with practical strategies you can implement the very next day to more effectively assess, intervene and facilitate rapid phonological growth in children with various severe speech sound disorders.
Creating goals and measuring progress for individuals who use AAC can be a challenging process. In theory, this shouldn't be that much harder than writing any other language or academic goals, right? One thing that is often different about the AAC goal-writing process is that teachers and therapists simply don't know enough about AAC and what skills contribute to helping someone become a competent and successful communicator. While there are available goal banks to use, these still require tweaking and may not always be appropriate.
This course will provide the participants with resources, tools, and a framework so they have the skills to write goals and objectives on their own. Participants will engage in goal writing in order to learn about the four areas of communicative competence, the goal attainment scale, and SMART terminology. It will include a discussion about monitoring progress, as a goal is only as good as your ability to measure it. This course will help participants reflect on where their client is (baseline), where they want to go (goals), and how to get there (a plan).
Literacy is a continuum that starts at birth, developing simultaneously and interrelatedly with speaking and listening. Teaching literacy is one of the most empowering things we can do for people who use AAC, and it starts with fostering emergent literacy skills. This seminar will help participants understand literacy from a developmental perspective. It will then focus on building emergent literacy skills by 1) providing access to an AAC system with core language, 2) engaging in shared reading, 3) making reading materials accessible, and 4) engaging in early writing activities. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to further their learning. Discussion will also include how to use AAC in the context of phonological awareness. Resources, strategies, and tools will be shared, giving participants ideas to get started fostering emergent literacy with individuals who use AAC.
Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment (Online Conference)
Date/Time: February 19 - March 2, 2020
This conference received an overall satisfaction rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars when we held it in 2019. It was so good, we just had to offer it one more time!
This comprehensive online conference will explore topics and share innovative, evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for preschool students with various communication issues, including childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), speech sound disorders, feeding and swallowing issues, fluency disorders, executive functioning deficits, autism spectrum disorder, and more.
Our expert presenters will also discuss other topics relevant to this unique age group (ages 3–5), such as parent involvement, service delivery options, addressing emotional and behavioral issues, and more. Each session will focus on strategies SLPs can put into practice right away to identify and target appropriate goals and supports to help achieve optimal success for preschool-age children.
Location: Pediatrics Plus Little Rock (1900 Aldersgate Road)
This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams and parents the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practice. We begin with identifying key components to designing effective educational environments that foster communication. Through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play, you will learn the six phases of PECS, including how to teach spontaneous requests, attributes for expanding language, responding to questions and commenting. The workshop concludes with discussions about the relation between PECS and speech as well as criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities, such as speech generating devices (SGD).
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
*Identify key components to designing an enriched learning environment using the Pyramid Approach to Education.
*Identify strategies for creating opportunities for communication across the day
*Implement the six phases of the PECS protocol
*Discuss the evidence about PECS and its relationship to speech
*Examine the criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities such as speech and SGDs
Transitioning from PECS to SGDs (Speech-Generating Devices)
Presenter: Jaime Wedel, MEd, CAGS, BCBA
Date/Time: February 23, 2020 (8 AM - 3:30 PM)
Location: Pediatrics Plus Little Rock (1900 Aldersgate Road)
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS®) is an evidence-based protocol that teaches vital communication skills such as initiation, persistence in relaying messages, picture discrimination and basic sentence structure. After mastery of these skills, the learner likely has a large repertoire of pictures in the communication book. If the learner is not speaking, the team may need to explore a transition to a dedicated Speech Generating Device (SGD) or tablet with communication app that will accommodate larger vocabularies and allow for continued language development. To ensure the rapid transfer of existing communication skills, the transition will require the team to assess current PECS skills and then analyze features of various apps/SGDS to select a device that will best meet the learner’s needs. Following device selection, detailed lesson plans are necessary to teach use of the new device as a functional communication system. This workshop is appropriate for teams supporting learners who may be ready to transition from PECS to SGDs. It is also appropriate for teams working with learners who are not currently using their devices effectively.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
*Review of the PECS Protocol
*The unique challenges of learners with complex communication needs
*Procedures for analyzing current PECS skills
*Determining candidacy for transitioning from PECS to a Speech Generating Device
*The 5 criteria for appropriate device selection
*Preparing the learner for the transition
*Using elements of the PECS protocol to teach functional SGD use
*Problem solving SGD use
*** You must complete a PECS Level 1 training prior to attending this training.***
Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries (Online Conference)
Date: March 18-30, 2020
Help your patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on their road to recovery. The expert presenters in this comprehensive online conference will share practical, evidence-based strategies for improving functional outcomes and quality of life for adults and children with traumatic brain injuries. Session topics will include: assessment and treatment approaches for children, adolescents, and adults; discussion of special populations, including veterans and college students; related medical conditions; concussion/mild TBI; patient/family perspectives; return to school/work; and more.
Professional Development Hours: 26 (2.6 ASHA CEUs)
These programs were initially conducted live as part of ASHA's Supervision Symposium, held on July 25, 2017, where supervisors and supervisees from various academic, educational, and health care settings came together to learn about the supervision process from A to Z.
The first video, “Nine Building Blocks of Supervision,” covers the supervision process from start to finish for various work settings and supervision types, and the second session, “Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for Supervision,” explores how supervisors can grow through critical reflection and goal setting. This second session was collaborative and involved small group discussion. You may wish to view this session with other supervisors and discuss it together, or you may complete it individually.
Both sessions come with comprehensive workbooks for note-taking and application of content. These two courses are offered to ASHA members at no charge as a member benefit.
Cultivating Student Success Through Effective Service Delivery (Streaming Video)
Presenter: Nancy Creaghead, PhD, CCC-SLP and others
Date/Time: Video available until 6/6/2024
School-based SLPs strive to support their students’ success in school. Two critical components of fostering academic success are: (1) provision of services that address the curriculum and (2) collaboration with teachers to make that happen. This video course will present strategies to address both of these essential activities in the context of elementary, middle, and high school settings, including examples of effective collaboration and ideas for overcoming common barriers.
You will be able to:
collaborate with teachers and enter their classrooms to address the curriculum
provide services that directly support elementary, middle, and high school students’ success in school
address academic needs across all elementary, middle, and high school grade levels
overcome barriers to collaborative curriculum-based service provision in schools
Defining service delivery
The SLP’s role in addressing the curriculum: Unpacking the content standards
Brief review of research
Introduction to collaboration
One teacher’s perspective
Challenges and practical solutions
Language goals in the classroom: 3rd grade, 7th grade, and 10th grade
Performance feedback meetings
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
Integrate Your SLP Interventions into Classrooms Using Time-Saving Strategies to Move from a Caseload to a Workload Approach
Specifically designed for school-based speech-language pathologists, this On Demand online course is organized around video clips of a seminar presented by experienced SLP and nationally known presenter, Christina Bradburn. You’ll find dozens of practical, time-saving strategies for embedding your SLP services into the classroom and integrating students’ treatment goals with academic content. You’ll learn how to incorporate strategies, measurable goals, and inclusive practices across school settings to enhance the function, participation and learning of your SLP students!
You will learn how to:
-Implement new service delivery strategies to maximize time efficiency and student learning
-Apply constructive scheduling strategies to your own school workload
-Integrate the general education curriculum into your SLP therapy practices
-Use time-saving activities to integrate your speech and language interventions within the classroom
-Write personalized goals and objectives using time-saving strategies
-Implement strategies to build collaborative relationships with classroom teachers
-Incorporate the techniques of meaningful data collection, including, who, when, and how often
Robust language sampling provides a treasure trove of information about children’s syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic skills. But time is a challenge when completing this form of assessment. This webinar describes strategies busy SLPs can use to squeeze the most information from a language sample in an efficient manner. The speaker will review five essential language sampling assessment steps: Collect-Listen-Decide-Analyze-Compare.
You will be able to:
-collect and record robust language samples
-identify areas of concern based on samples
-apply syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analyses to examine areas of concern
-compare your analysis with parent and teacher report measures
Price: $79 for members, $103 for nonmembers
Hours: 2 hours (0.2 CEUs)
eLearning Courses on Clinical Education
eLearning Courses on Clinical Education & Supervision
School-based SLPs are needed to provide high quality clinical practicum experiences in the schools and supervise graduate students. Providing students with positive experiences in school practicums helps SLPs stay connected to the newest research and teaching in our field and is a way to recruit new graduates to your school division.
If you already supervise graduate students or are interested in learning about supervising and clinical education, consider enrolling in CAPCSD’s Clinical Education eLearning Courses. These courses will provide basic through advanced level information on quality clinical education and effective student-educator relationships. The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders (CAPCSD) now offers school-based SLPs the opportunity to participate at no charge when collaborating with university CSD programs that are CAPCSD members.
Two courses are available, each with five (5) separate modules. SLPs may take any combination of modules or complete all of them for more than 24 hours of professional development. Completion of any single module will meet the ASHA Jan. 2020 CEU requirement for 2 hours in the area of supervision.
The course titles and summary of module content are listed below. Course modules contain readings, video tutorials and interactive learning activities that you may complete on your own schedule. AAA and ASHA CEUs are available at no cost for successful completion of each course module.
Foundations of Clinical Education: Individual 2.5 hour modules focus on:
o Importance Of Clinical Instruction
o Roles And Responsibilities In A Clinic
o Knowledge And Skills For Effective Clinical Education
o Methods of Clinical Education
o Evidence-based Principles In Clinical Education
Effective Student-Clinical Educator Relationships: Individual 2.5 modules focus on:
o Communication As A Foundational Framework
o Learning and Teaching Styles in the Clinical Education Environment
o Through the Looking Glass: How Personal Relationships Influence Relationships
o Creating a Healthy Clinical Learning Environment
o Maintaining Positive Relationships
To access enrollment codes for the CAPCSD eLearning courses, contact the university graduate training program clinical education or practicum placement administrator. Universities that are CAPCSD memberswill provide you with information about your no-cost online registration.
Access key sessions from ASHA's highly rated online conference, "Spoken and Written Language in Adolescents: Fresh Solutions."
Learn from experts* on how to:
• help adolescents access the school curriculum and achieve academic success;
• work with adolescents with and without language impairments on written language; and
• address communication needs to help adolescents succeed beyond the classroom setting.
Choose ASHA's great-value Best Buy to earn 1.45 ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) for just $199! You can also select individual eWorkshops.
Stuttering Foundation Online Courses
Date/Time: at your convenience
The Stuttering Foundation offers a variety of very reasonably priced online courses that offer 1-3 ASHA continuing professional education (CPE) units that can be acquired at your convenience. A recently approved addition to these courses is titled "Understanding New Genetic Findings in Stuttering"presented by Dennis Drayna, PhD, which provides an overview and update on recent research findings in the genetics of stuttering, and describes the evidence for genetic factors in stuttering and the genes discovered to date. It discusses the function of these genes and what they tell us about the underlying causes of stuttering.
CPE Provider: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
School Service Delivery: Practical Tools for Assessing Your Results
Presenter: Jean Blosser, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Available until May 2, 2020
All areas of speech-language pathology practice require practitioners to demonstrate their value and contributions with specific, measurable outcomes. Preschool and K-12 school settings are no exception. Indeed, the call for results-driven educational practices, systematic methods of measuring educational outcomes, and accountability has never been greater. This webinar will present practical tools for determining outcomes in school speech-language programs so SLPs can advocate with administrators, modify intervention practices, and improve communication with educators and parents. The framework emphasizes three interrelated areas of service delivery: (1) student outcomes, (2) interprofessional collaboration outcomes, and (3) systemic outcomes. Participants will focus on their own programs while learning to apply several practical outcomes-measurement tools – including satisfaction surveys, feedback forms, performance improvement plans, team assessments, progress monitoring, and more – that can improve their services for the benefit of their students.
Price: $99 member; $129 nonmember; group discount available
CPE Hours: 2.0
CE Provider: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
English grammar develops in a fairly predictable sequence, and errors are common as children learn grammar rules. Children with language impairments often demonstrate continued difficulty with grammatical morphemes. This journal self-study explores issues related to grammar development, as well as factors to consider when assessing and treating grammar deficits. Clinicians can use this information to improve intervention and optimize grammar development in children with language disorders.
You will be able to:
-identify grammatical structures that may be most problematic for children with language impairments to learn and use
-discuss factors that impact a child’s ability to perceive and produce grammatical morphemes
-describe at least three tasks that can be used to examine grammar development
-explain three treatment approaches that can be used to address grammar errors
The Stuttering Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to stuttering research and training programs since 1947, offers ASHA CEUs online. These courses, developed and led by world renowned experts in the field of stuttering, are offered at low cost to speech-language pathologists (SLPs) worldwide. Using the latest online technology, SLPs can complete the CE courses from any place with Internet access at their convenience.
-Developed and delivered by leading experts in the field
-Focused 100 % on Stuttering
-ASHA Approved CEU provider—CEUs posted to ASHA registry
-CEUs at the Intermediate level
-Two versions of each course—Video/book + CEU assessment or CEU assessment only
-Take courses and access your course history securely at anytime from anywhere in the world from Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad & Android.
-Web based—There are no software downloads required.
-Works great on Internet Explorer (IE7+), Safari (1.2+), Chrome & Firefox (2+)
We offer two versions of every online course. The CEU Assessment Only version of each course is for those who previously purchased the course DVD or book and are now interested in purchasing access to the test only in order to earn CEUs for the material. The Video/Book plus CEU Assessment version is the complete package and allows you to study the material and immediately take the assessment to earn your ASHA CEUs.
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PD Opportunities from speechpathology.com
Bridge of Vocabulary
Date: Live Webinar (see link below)
Presenter: Judy K. Montgomery, PhD, CCC-SLP
Hours: 1 hour (0.1 CEUs)
Description: This course will demonstrate how to integrate evidence-based practice with short, focused, high energy vocabulary exercises for K-12 students. Learning how to increase the number of new words in therapy or in the classroom will also be discussed.
Description: The "Basics" of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) and implications for speech-language pathologists will be presented. Definitions and current research related to orofacial myofunctional disorders, related etiologies, and appropriate referral sources will be discussed. Audio-visual aids will be utilized to assist the participants in identifying an orofacial myofunctional disorder. This course is open captioned.
Presenter: Martha Coen Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP and others
Hours: 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs)
Description: This course is Part 2 of a 3-part series on pediatric reading and literacy. This course will provide a review of the 5 Pillars of Reading Comprehension, strategies designed to improve a student's reading comprehension. The course will also discuss how metalinguistic training can improve reading fluency. Videos will be shown to demonstrate examples of evidence-based treatment.
Language Processing Therapy for Children with a Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Date: live webinar (see link below)
Presenter: Martha Coen Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP
Hours: 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs)
Description: This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.This course will discuss the current research on evidence-based treatment strategies for children diagnosed with a (central) auditory processing disorder, and how the overall intervention goal will vary, depending on whether a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist is delivering the treatment. The main focus will be the demonstration (via videos) of clinical application of language processing management goals that improve active listening skills.
The Importance of Using Core Vocabulary Across All Settings
Date: live webinar (see link below)
Presenter: Sandra Grether, PhD, CCC-SLP and Rebecca Goldwasser, MA, CCC-SLP
Hours: 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs)
Description: This course will focus on using a core language approach to support children in developing language. Participants will learn how to incorporate core language into both low and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems using case studies with children across settings.