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Ventilator Basics

non-rt_iconVentilator Basics for the Non-Respiratory Therapist- Explain the closed position function of the Passy-Muir Valve. Identify four commonly used modes of mechanical ventilation. Describe the optimum ventilation modes for Passy-Muir in-line valve application. Define ventilator terms, e.g., FiO2, VT, PIP and PEEP. 

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Understanding Spontaneous Novel Utterance Generation (SNUG)

aac bubbleLanguage-Based Approach to AAC Assessment and Intervention- Identify, understand, and articulate values and basic concepts relating to the goal of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC ) and the need for evidence-based practice. Distinguish between core and extended vocabulary and understand how spontaneous novel utterance generation (SNUG) is different from the use of preprogrammed utterances. Identify the three basic language representation methods used in AAC systems and some of their relative attributes.

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Diagnosing & Treating Speech Sound Disorder

slp building blocksDifferential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Speech Sound Disorders- Introduce concepts of oromyofunctional and oral placement disorder. Know the red flags associated with oromyofunctional disorders. Know the basics of differential diagnosis for articulation v. structural v. placement disorder. Have practical treatment techniques for clients with oromyofunctional and oral placement disorders.

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Treating Core Timing Skills

brain cogsTreat Core Timing Skills for Better SLP Treatment Outcomes- Describe the impact of neural network timing & synchronization on speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities; List five diagnoses commonly seen in SLP clinical practice that scientists have associated with impaired neural network timing & synchronization; Discuss critical differences between a standard metronome or music and the Interactive Metronome on treatment outcomes with regard to speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities; Briefly explain the effect of synchronized metronome tapping on domain-general versus domain-specific learning mechanisms; Locate additional resources to make evidence-based clinical decisions about incorporating treatment for timing & rhythm into Speech-Language Pathology practice.

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Swallowing Management for ALS Patients

Communication and Swallowing Management for ALS Patients with Tracheostomy- Communication and swallowing impairments are common in patients with Amylotropic Lateral Sclerosis, particularly in those requiring tracheostomy tubes. Management of speech and swallowing issues is complex and often intertwined with the patient’s respiratory condition. The speaker will provide insight into the evaluation and treatment options, therapy techniques and goals throughout the progression of the disease. Augmentative communication and use of the Passy-Muir valve as an evaluation and rehabilitation tool will be also be highlighted. 

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Into to Augmentative & Alternative Communication

AACIntroduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)- Define augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Define the goal of AAC. Identify AAC stakeholders. Discuss the values of people who use AAC. Classify the range of AAC technology. Identify the primary components of AAC technology.

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Clinical Reasoning- 2 Free Contact Hours

Clinical Reasoning- Define clinical reasoning. Describe different types of clinical reasoning and the advantages of using it. Relate how clinical reasoning benefits students, patients, and third-party payors and the keys to using it. Explain evidence-based models and therapy. Distinguish between creative problem solving and clinical reasoning, and discuss the decision tree process. Illustrate the effectiveness of clinical reasoning in regard to group therapy.

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Listening, Memory & Comprehension

Online Software for Listening, Memory, and Comprehension
Describe the impact of auditory and language processing in the classroom.
Identify the importance following directions, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing skills have in meeting state and Common Core State Standards.
Explain a systematic, online approach to teaching and remediating weaknesses in following directions, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing.

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Expires 6/21/15

Understanding Healthy Aging

The Aging Process: A Crash Course for Professional Caregivers
Define health, aging and quality of life
List common chronic health conditions
List changes in the 5 senses
Discuss psychosocial changes in later life
Understand healthy aging

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Expires 12/31/14

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- The Facts

The Sobering Facts About Fetal Alcohol Exposure- This course describes the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in the United States, the range of neurodevelopment problems associated with FASD, and the consequences of it across the lifespan for affected individuals. The role of the speech-language pathologist is highlighted. FASDs are the leading preventable causes of birth defects and mental retardation in the United States. SLPs can assist in creating and disseminating educational information about the importance of not drinking while pregnant, and the effects of alcohol consumption on the unborn child. The message is simple and clear: FASDs are 100% preventable.
Discuss the spectrum of birth defects related to prenatal alcohol consumption known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
List three physiologic, social-emotional, mental, or cognitive effects of alcohol spectrum disorders.
Describe the role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) and audiologist in alcohol spectrum disorder prevention and care.

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Free until 12/31/14

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Rehab for the Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patient

'Yes You Can!'  Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation for the Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patient-"Pulmonary rehab" is commonly associated with stable outpatients, for example COPD patients who come to the hospital 3 days per week for therapy. However, current research is showing that early ambulation for the critical care inpatient has many benefits as well, including decreasing ICU length of stay by as much as 30%. In this webinar, clinicians will learn how a comprehensive team approach and pulmonary rehabilitation with early mobilization and exercise can impact length of stay, functional outcomes and quality of life for tracheostomy and ventilator patients. The role of the Passy-Muir® Valve in early mobilization will be discussed as it relates to the restoration of a closed respiratory system and positive intra-thoracic pressure for postural control, extremity force and utilization of treatment strategies that require expiratory airflow through the mouth. A case study by the rehabilitation team of Kindred Hospital Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre, PA will be presented highlighting these concept s and their successful outcomes including a 13% improved weaning rate after just over one year of implementation.
Explain the physiology of cardiopulmonary rehab (i.e. oxygen transport), and list the goals & benefits of earlier intervention for the tracheostomy & ventilator patient by a multidisciplinary team.
Identify the benefits of the PMV for pulmonary rehab for most successful implementation of various treatment strategies requiring a closed respiratory system & oral exhalation (e.g. expiratory muscles training for speech & swallow, exercise, breathing & posture techniques.
Identify the therapeutic measures which can be used as a result of use of the closed position, no leak design valve for tracheostomized and mechanically ventilated individuals.
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Temporal Processing Theory & Research

Introduction to Interactive Metronome Pediatric Best Practices Self-Study- This course will introduce participants to temporal processing theory and research. Participants will be guided through basic information pertaining to use of the Interactive Metronome® with infants and children, with special consideration for modifications to content structure, duration and environment. Clinical application and case studies will illustrate application of pediatric best practices within the context of IM treatment for timing and rhythm to enhance overall treatment outcomes.

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