Courses

Live and on-demand continuing education.

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Behavioral Cough Suppression Therapy for Patients with Refractory Chronic Cough

Presented by Laurie J. Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPVoice
This course will describe how cough hypersensitivity as an underlying cause of refractory chronic cough, define the purpose of and theoretical rationale for behavioral cough suppression therapy from a neuroplasticity standpoint, and integrate the basic components of behavioral cough suppression therapy and guidelines for determining appropriate candidates for the therapy.
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Gullah Geechee: Cultural Norms and the SLP

Presented by Jessica R. Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

AdultPediatricOTPTSLPDEI with Adult ClientsDEI with Pediatric Clients
This course will examine the cultural & linguistic norms of the Gullah Geechee people. It will provide an overview of the language and cultural nuances that an SLP who is new to the region should expect from their clients. We will examine appropriate social and pragmatic responses to the culture and ways that clinicians can […]
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Innovative Treatment Strategies

Presented by Kelly Casey, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP, CPAM

AdultOTPTSLPALS
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neuromuscular disease. Knowledge of the advances in equipment, technology, and therapeutic interventions help guide treatment for patients facing ever-changing challenges. This course will review the specific recommendations, equipment, and technology focused on keeping patients engaged in meaningful activities.
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Functional, Personally Relevant Goals for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury

Presented by Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP

AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
This course discusses goal setting protocols available to clinicians serving adults with acquired brain injury. Instruction will focus on a novel technique that promotes a systematic, collaborative goal setting process. We will highlight case studies and create plans for incorporating these procedures within current care.
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Home Assessments: Evidence-Based Strategies to Decrease Falls & Improve Mobility

Presented by Kara Welke, OTD OTR/L CLT

AdultOTFall RiskHome Modifications
As the older adult population continues to grow at a rapid rate, occupational and physical therapists face new challenges in helping individuals age in place. Older adults often lack the knowledge, equipment and home set up to allow them to remain at home safely. This presentation will showcase the importance of home assessment and modification, […]
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Gender Affirming Voices & Communication

Presented by Krysten Sears, M.S., CCC-SLP

AdultSLPVoice
This course will cover voicing subsystems targeted in gender affirming voice & communication therapy, identify social barriers to voice & communication therapy, and provide an overview of therapy techniques unique to gender affirming & voice communication therapy.
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Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care (Part 1 )

Presented by Jerome Quellier MS, CCC-SLP

AdultPTDysphagiaTracheostomy
Patients with tracheostomies are discharging into the community with increased frequency, challenging medical/rehab staff to provide highly skilled care for a fragile population. This course is designed to create a knowledge base for providers working with clients with tracheostomies and will provide a detailed review of decisions around initial placement of a trach, basics of […]
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Quality of Life in People with Dementia: Measures, Methods, and Considerations

Presented by Sabine Heuer, PhD CCC-SLP

AdultOTPTSLPDementia
This course targets clinical issues of assessment of quality of life (QoL) in people with dementia. Grounded in a patient-centered approach, the course provides a rationale for the need of QoL assessments. Different types of QoL outcome measures and factors for consideration when selecting an outcome measure will be discussed. Barriers to the implementation of […]
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Incorporating Principles of Neuroplasticity Into Aphasia Treatment Design

Presented by Emily J. Braun, M.S., CCC-SLP

AdultSLPAphasia
The brain has an amazing ability to adapt after injury. This course will review principles of neuroplasticity and their application to aphasia intervention. This discussion will be placed in the larger context of best practices in aphasia management with consideration for how speech-language pathologists can facilitate improved communication and life participation for adults with aphasia.
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Alternative Nutrition and Hydration: Evidence and Ethical Considerations

Presented by Megan Berg, MA, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPAlternative Nutrition/HydrationDysphagia
We will review the evidence base of alternative nutrition and hydration for patients who have survived a stroke or brain injury, live with a neuro-degenerative disease, are in a persistent vegetative state, and/or have dysphagia, advanced dementia, advanced cancer or organ failure, and/or head and neck cancer. Relevant case studies from the Center for Practical […]
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Collaborative Practice in SNFs: SLPs Supporting People with Dementia

Presented by Natalie F. Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Susan Browning, M.A., CCC-SLP

AdultSLPDementia
This course will outline practical strategies to support SLPs’ management of cognitive-communication disorders of people living with dementia in SNFs. Special attention will be paid to collaborative practice with CNAs and tools to support best practice implementation and sustainability. Strategies for SLPs to position themselves as key members of the healthcare team will be provided.
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Respiratory Muscle Training for the Treatment of Dysphagia

Presented by Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPRespiratory Care
Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) is a device-driven therapy with a growing evidence base. In this course, participants will learn about applications of RMT in the treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia.
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Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

AdultOTSLPAgingDementia
Mild Cognitive Impairment is an emerging diagnosis with evidence to show that speech therapy for memory can be beneficial. This course will review pertinent concepts including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Reserve, and the Life Participation Approach. We will look at best practices, and how to use them within functional scenarios to meaningfully impact functional outcomes […]
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