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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.

0.05 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

Free until 12/31/14

Gannett Healthcare Group 

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.
0.1 FREE ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapy

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.

1.0  Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

Offered by Interactive Metronome

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
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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
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