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Trauma-Informed Care in Clinical Practice

Presented by Moses Costigan, BOccThy, Registered Occupational Therapist (AUS)

AdultPediatricOTPTSLPArticulationAutismLanguage DevelopmentMental HealthPediatric Brain Injury
This course furthers participants’ understanding of the principles of trauma-informed care and the neurobiological impacts of exposure to trauma across the lifespan. Participants will learn about the challenges individuals with trauma history face when accessing healthcare and how to utilize a range of personal and organizational practices to implement trauma-informed healthcare services.
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Autism: Understand, Counsel, and Support

Presented by Alyssa Williams M.S. CCC-SLP and Christina Bruno M.S. CCC-SLP

PediatricSLPAutism
This presentation identifies and discusses specific early pre-verbal, verbal, and social features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and common co-occurring factors. It discusses when to refer a child for an autism evaluation and how to communicate with your client’s caregiver. The presenters will discuss ASD-specific assessments that may be utilized in an evaluation. The presentation […]
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International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Implementation in Health Care

Presented by Jordan Patrick, MSP, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPDietsDysphagia
This course will review the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) implementation in the acute care setting, including the rationale for utilization of IDDSI’s standardized naming and testing approach, key starting points/contacts for implementation of a new diet system within the health care setting, and various IDDSI levels and restrictions required for each level.
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From Recidivism to Transformation: Rethinking How We Approach Chronic Conditions

Presented by Caroline Morris, PT, DPT, GCS, WHC

AdultOTPTSLPAgingArthritisBack/SpineOrthopaedics
Frustrated by repeat patients who never seem to maintain their gains from therapy? This interactive course will examine the role of health behaviors in the effective management of chronic conditions. Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change as a guiding framework, we will identify stages of behavior change and target interventions to specific stages. Self-reflection […]
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Trauma Stewardship – The Science and Soul of Early Life Adversity

Presented by Mary E. Coughlin, MS, NNP, RNC-E

AdultPediatricOTPTSLPBrain InjuryFeeding and SwallowingLanguage DevelopmentMental HealthPediatric Brain Injury
This course will introduce the learner to the biology of toxic, traumatic stress along with short-term and long-term consequences. However, it is not just the patients and their families that are impacted, but the clinicians as well. Trauma stewardship opens hearts and minds to heal the hurts that often go unnoticed and discover creative, evidence-based […]
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An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

Presented by Moses Costigan, BOccThy, Registered Occupational Therapist (AUS)

AdultPediatricOTPTSLPArticulationAutismLanguage DevelopmentMental HealthPediatric Brain Injury
This course will provide a concise yet comprehensive introduction to trauma-informed care and practice for rehab professionals. Participants will learn how to utilize trauma-informed care in their practice and explore the impact of exposure to trauma and the incidence of trauma in different populations and clinical contexts.
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Applying the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia in Clinical Practice

Presented by Katie Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

AdultSLPAphasia
Do SLPs know what their clients with aphasia want? Current research shows the goals of those living with aphasia and clinicians are not always congruent. This course focuses on shifting clinical perspective towards a person-centered approach, the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. Attendees will learn how to integrate the approach into evidence-based aphasia assessment and […]
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Complex Cases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Presented by Heidi Lynn Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP

PediatricSLPAnatomy/PhysiologyFeeding and SwallowingPediatric Brain Injury
This course will review multiple complex cases in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) setting, specifically the speech language pathologist’s role and special considerations of this particular treatment setting. Attention to critical thinking skills and working on a team in a high-stress environment will be explored.
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How to Reverse Insulin Resistance for Long-Term Weight Loss and Disease Prevention

Presented by Morgan Nolte, PT, DPT Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

AdultOTPTSLPAgingArthritisCardiovascular DiseaseDementiaDiabetes
This presentation explains how to reverse insulin resistance naturally with sustainable lifestyle changes. Topics discussed include: A detailed discussion of macronutrients including different types of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; how to use time-restricted feeding to lower insulin; the best types of exercise to lower insulin; a discussion of sleep, stress, and toxins as they relate […]
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Lowering Insulin Resistance: The Key to Treating Obesity

Presented by Morgan Nolte, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

AdultOTPTSLPDiabetes
This presentation explains the link between insulin resistance and obesity. You will learn about the major causes of insulin resistance, symptoms, screening, and testing measures. You will have clarity about why insulin resistance is at the root cause of many conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoarthritis, and more.
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Sleep: The Third Pillar of Health – Importance of Getting It & How to Improve It

Presented by Natalie R Rolle, MOT, OTR/L

AdultOTPTSLPAgingMental Health
Sleep is important to health; we know that now without a doubt. We can’t reap the full benefits of our good diet/exercise if we aren’t sleeping well. This presentation is about the most up to date science on why sleep is important, costs of not getting enough or good quality sleep, our sleep systems and […]
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Feeding Infants with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)

Presented by Victoria Feaster, CCC-SLP, CNT

PediatricSLPAnatomy/PhysiologyBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing
This course will include information on the incidence of developmental co-morbidities in infants with CHD, factors related to CHD that impact pre-operative and post-operative feeding ability, the components of a feeding evaluation and strategies that assist infants with feeding difficulty, IDDSI and the impact of thickening on feeding and flow rate, and considerations for safe […]
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Introduction to Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hand Practice

Presented by Dr. Beshoy Ghaly, DPT, RMSK, ECS

AdultOTPTArm/HandOrthopaedics
This course is an introduction to the basic knowledge of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound in hand clinical practice. The course will highlight basic hand tissue characterization and normal structural appearance on ultrasound. The course will also discuss common pathologies encountered during the msk ultrasound scan of the hand.
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Where We Fail Children with Acquired Brain Injury – And What to Do About It

Presented by Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP

PediatricSLPPediatric Brain Injury
Of children who experience brain injury between 5 – 15 years of age, less than 40% return for follow-up visits in first year post-injury. In this talk, we will discuss the perceived and real barriers to service access for this population and highlight current evidence supporting a variety of intervention techniques aimed at maximizing cognitive […]
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: From Identification to Intervention

Presented by Elizabeth Cleveland, ABD, CCC-SLP

PediatricSLPLanguage DevelopmentPediatric Brain InjuryPragmatics
This course explored the FASD diagnostic process, including identification and evaluation. The presenter uncovered common comorbidities and misdiagnoses for children with FASD as well as common communication deficits in people with FASD and offered techniques and intervention strategies for how to promote support and success for clients with FASD.
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Healthy Coping: Brief Behavioral Strategies for Clinicians and Patients

Presented by Oak Reed, Ph.D.

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
Clinicians and patients equally struggle with stress and anxiety (among other mental health symptoms) that can impact energy, motivation, and, ultimately, therapeutic outcomes. There are several brief behavioral health interventions that actively target physiological and psychological symptoms of stress and anxiety that are simple, effective, straightforward to use, and easy to teach.
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Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care (Part 2)

Presented by Jerome Quellier MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPDysphagiaTracheostomy
This course is designed to dive more deeply into speaking valve utilization, evidence-based research supporting application for swallowing/voice restoration, and troubleshooting difficult placements. In line vent placement and steps towards decannulation will also be reviewed. This companion course will expand base knowledge from Part 1.
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An Introduction to Discourse Analysis and Discourse-Level Treatment for Aphasia

Presented by Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPAphasia
This course is designed to serve as an introduction to different types of discourse analyses that can be performed when working with people with aphasia. Emphasis will also be placed on discourse-level treatment approaches, and how a focus on discourse analysis and treatment can be applied using a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.
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An Introduction to Ostomy Care in Rehabilitation

Presented by John V. Rider, PhD, OTR/L, MSCS

AdultOTBowel/Bladder
Living with an ostomy requires significant modifications to daily routines and ostomy care requires specialized knowledge. Occupational therapists must consider the physical and psychosocial impact of ostomy surgery. This course will provide an introduction to ostomy care across rehabilitation settings to prepare occupational therapists to properly care for clients with an ostomy.
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Keeping Your Passion Burning Without Burning Out

Presented by Ginger Geldreich Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP

AdultPediatricPTMental Health
Burnout is a type of work-related stress. For those of us that love our work and our job, it can feel very disorienting to balance the emotions of loving the work and also feeling burnt out. In this course, we will explore what burnout is, what possible causes can be, and how we can protect […]
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