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Implanted Diaphragmatic Pacers

Speaking Valve and Diaphragm Pacing: Changing Lives- This webinar will focus on the role of the Passy Muir® Valve in treating chronic hypoventilation in persons with a diaphragm pacing system. The audience will be introduced to three individuals with three very different diagnoses who are benefitting from an implanted diaphragm pacer. Clinicians will develop a deeper understanding of the impact of respiratory insufficiency on speech, activities of daily living and overall quality of life. We will identify strategies for an interdisciplinary team to optimize outcomes for persons weaning from a ventilator to a diaphragmatic pacer, using a Passy Muir Valve.
1.0 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Provided by Passy Muir®

Auditory Memory Training

Model BrainStrategic Interventions for Auditory Memory Training- Discuss current memory models, the development of auditory memory and the relationship between working memory and learning.
Identify learning strategies that ensure successful memory training.
Explain a direct, systematic approach using software for auditory memory training.
0.1  Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Expires 4/29/14
Provided by Super Duper

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Rehab for Blast Related Brain Injuries

IM for Rehab of Blast Related TBI- Dr. Lonnie Nelson will present the findings of a recently completed randomized controlled, trial of Interactive Metronome® (IM) therapy in the treatment of persisting cognitive symptoms following blast-related traumatic brain injury in a sample of active duty Soldiers. Soldiers were randomly assigned to receive either standard rehabilitation care, or standard care plus Interactive Metronome® therapy. Initial findings show that IM therapy significantly improved Attention, Immediate Memory, and Delayed Memory functioning. Indicators of neuroplastic change suggest that brain changes due to IM therapy account for large portions of the variance in neuropsychological test performance. Six month follow-up data are currently being collected. Preliminary results were published in the journal Neuropsychology in 2013 with additional publications pending completion of the study and further analysis of electro-cortical and follow-up data.
0.1 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Presented by Interactive Metronome

Counseling Theories & Skills- 2.5 Free CEUs

Counseling-PsychologyCounseling Theories and Skills for SLPs- Identify key features of major counseling theories. Apply principles from the Erikson Cycle of Life to the field of communication sciences and disorders. Describe counseling skills that are pertinent to the field of communication sciences and disorders. Summarize how specific emotions inhibit and/or promote the therapeutic process.
0.25 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Provided by: 

Literacy Lab II- Understanding Text Structures and Linguistic Cohesion

Literacy Lab II: Customizing Language and Literacy Content-
Demonstrates how professionals can use Literacy Lab to identify needs and provide customized intervention support for beginning readers. This intermediate session provides a follow up to basic Literacy Lab I training by identifying clinical tools and methods within the software that are customizable for targeting reciprocal spoken and written language growth. The session will demonstrate how the Literacy Lab software will provide individualized support for learning and understanding text structures and linguistic cohesion. Additionally, the session will review tools within the software for implementing a curriculum-relevant individualized plan for beginning readers.
0.1 ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Sponsored bymayer johnson

Making A Relevant Individualized Plan for Beginning Readers

Literacy Lab I: Unlocking the Door for Reading Success- Demonstrates how professionals can use Literacy Lab to identify needs and provide intervention support for beginning readers. This session provides a basic introductory overview of Literacy Lab by identifying clinical tools and methods within the software that target reciprocal spoken and written language growth. The session will demonstrate how the Literacy Lab software will provide support for learning and understanding text structures and linguistic cohesion. Additionally, the session will review tools within the software for implementing a curriculum-relevant individualized plan for beginning readers .
0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
Sponsored by: mayer johnson

Enhancing Treatment with Rhythmic Cuing

Enhancing SLP Treatment Outcomes with Rhythmic Cues- In this course, Dara Coburn, CCC-SLP, reviews & expands upon her previous presentation, entitled Cueing with Rhythm to Improve SLP Treatment Outcomes. Use of rhythmic cueing is a long-standing best practice in the field of speech-language pathology, its efficacy supported by many research studies. Interactive Metronome (IM) provides a unique application of timing & rhythm by not only providing the stimulus for timing (or the cue), but also feedback for timing at the millisecond level so that the patient can improve mental timing critical for speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities. The primary goals of this course are to provide a rationale for integration of this technology into the practice of speech-language pathology and instruction on its clinical application. In particular, this course will cover the application of newer technology (such as the insole trigger) to address rhythmic cueing for cognitive-communicative skills within the milieu of a functional dynamic environment.
0.2 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Presented by Interactive Metronome

SLP Testing Guide

slp logoTesting Guide- This course is designed to help the SLP understand the importance of selecting, administering, and accurately interpreting measurement instruments for assessing communication disorders and the important clinical decisions that follow once they assesses an individual with a communication disorder. The course includes information on the SLPs responsibility for understanding the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education.
Explain the importance of the test examiner's manual and identify what information should be included in the manual.
Understand different types of educational assessments and how to use different types of assessment to obtain a better understanding of the students' speech and language abilities.
Define and explain common testing terms.
1.0 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Sponsored by: 

Adult Trachs & Swallowing Management

Case 1: 41 year old male with anoxic brain injury with tetraplegia and chronic respiratory failure. Case 2: 62 year old male with high grade invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the right false cord, left sublotic and glottic regons.
0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
 Sponsored by passy muir

Temporal Processing

Introduction to Clinical Application of IM- This informative presentation will challenge you to think about the effectiveness & efficiency of the services you provide to your patients and students. There are numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies that clarify the role of timing in the brain (or what is referred to as temporal processing) to a wide array of human cognitive & motor abilities in both children and adults, including attention/concentration, working memory, executive functions (planning, organizing, self-evaluating, self-control), cognitive processing and speed, speech production and auditory processing, language, reading, learning, and motor control/coordination. You will learn the importance of addressing underlying deficits in timing & rhythm to improve neural efficiency in order to accelerate and exceed expected outcomes. The Interactive Metronome is a patented intervention that improves timing in the brain & body. An overview of the clinical application of Interactive Metronome relevant to a variety of allied health and educational disciplines will be discussed.
0.1  Free CEUs for Speech Therapists
Course sponsored by Interactive Metronome

Cultural Competance- Patients With Limited English Proficiency

Cultural Competence for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Communicating Effectively with Patients Who Have Limited English Proficiency- Discuss the need for enhanced communication skills across language barriers. Describe strategies for improving communication with LEP individuals and those of diverse cultural backgrounds. Describe strategies for effective use of interpreters.  
0.05 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists