Courses

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Strategies for Decreasing Visual Vertigo in Patients with Visual Motion Sensitivity, Post-Concussion Syndrome, PPPD, and More!

Presented by Helena Esmonde, PT, DPT, NCS

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Visual vertigo occurs when a patient feels off-balance, nauseous, or dizzy when viewing a visually busy environment. This can occur when a patient is driving or riding transportation, viewing a grocery store aisle, or even looking at a striped shirt worn by a co-worker. The causes of visual vertigo can vary, so in this course, […]
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Rehabilitation After Medical Trauma: Reinvent the Heal

Presented by Amy Salerno, MS CCC-SLP

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
Medical trauma is newly understood as a distinct expression of post-traumatic stress arising from exposure to healthcare. In the age of COVID-19, with record numbers of harrowing and prolonged ICU stays, medical trauma is on the rise. This course will prepare rehab therapists to identify risk factors and reduce the harmful effects of therapy procedures […]
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Strategies for Rehabilitation Therapists to Avoid Burnout

Presented by Aimee E. Ketchum, OTD, OTR/L, CNMI

AdultOTMental Health
Burnout is very prevalent among rehabilitation therapists. We give 100% of ourselves and it is important that we take the steps necessary to avoid burnout. Learn confidence-boosting strategies, self-advocacy, resiliency, and self-care strategies to manage a stressful career, family, and personal life for balance and overall wellness.
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Beat the Beat: Rhythm-Based Intervention for Communication Disorders

Presented by Dr. Yune S. Lee

AdultSLPAphasiaParkinson’s
There is a growing body of evidence indicating connections between music and language abilities. Functional neuroimaging allows us to study the relations more systematically. This course was designed to offer an overview of the research in this emerging discipline, and a sample of the variety of applications for speech/language interventions of clinical and aging populations.
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Transgender-Affirmative Care: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients

Presented by Oak Reed, MA

AdultOTPTSLPDEI with Adult Clients
Transgender individuals, often highly stigmatized and discriminated against, face multiple barriers when it comes to being affirmed within their gender identity.  A particularly challenging barrier regards seeking routine- and transition-related physical and mental health care. The purpose of this course is to provide easily consumable, evidence-based content that addresses basic transgender terminology, barriers to care […]
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A Deeper Dive Into Discourse-Level Analysis and Treatment for Aphasia

Presented by Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPAphasia
This course is designed to walk participants through the process of collecting, transcribing, and scoring a language sample for a variety of discourse analyses that can be performed when working with people with aphasia. Discourse-level treatment protocols will also be reviewed, with specific examples given of how these protocols can be utilized to meet clients’ […]
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Work Stress and Burnout: What They Are and How to Manage Them

Presented by Mary Moeller, M.A.

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
This course will discuss stress and burnout in terms of what they are, how they happen, what impacts they have on work performance and satisfaction, and how to address them. This course will also apply the concepts of work stress and burnout as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated symptoms of burnout […]
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Chronic Pain: Cognitive Behavioral Approach in Rehabilitation

Presented by Ulysses Juntilla, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

AdultOTPTSLPChronic Pain
Rehabilitation providers have begun to incorporate pain education into their treatment protocols to influence the patient’s experience, belief, and knowledge to improve their condition and it has shown to be an effective treatment option for the management of chronic pain. The purpose of this course is to familiarize approaches in managing chronic pain.
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Using the Science of Habits to Promote Healthy Behaviors Across Practice Settings

Presented by John Rider, MS, OTR/L, CEAS

AdultOTPTSLPAgingBrain InjuryMental HealthSports and ExerciseStroke
Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in […]
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Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Presented by Oak Reed, M.A.

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
This course addresses the therapeutic intervention and rationale for the use of motivational interviewing. We describe the evidence base for motivational interviewing, identify the core principles of motivational interviewing, name the stages of change, and define S.M.A.R.T. goals.
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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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