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Treatment Strategies for English Language Learners with Language Impairments

NPWT Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for English Language Learners (ELLs) With Language Impairments- Many SLPs face the challenge of assessing and evaluating English language learners (ELLs) whose primary language they do not know in order to ascertain whether students are manifesting a language difference or a language impairment. There are no formal tests to administer to ELLs who speak a language such as Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Russian, but SLPs must find a way to evaluate the student in a legal, nonbiased manner. -In this session, Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin provides practical tools that SLPs can use with ELLs ages 3-18 from any language background. The course also touches on intervention, specifically language of intervention and practical strategies for increasing the vocabulary skills of ELLs with language impairments use a specific questionnaire to interview the parent of an ELL with a potential language impairment use practical tools (handouts) to evaluate the language skills of an ELL from any language background explain why bilingual intervention is ideal for an ELL with a language impairment

0.05  Free CEUs for Speech Therapists

Expires 4/30/16

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Patient-Centered Care

NPWT Person-Centered Care: A Foundation for Audiology Practice- Throughout health care environments, patient-centered care is being emphasized as a critical component of the provision of services. Because traditional approaches to aural (or audiologic) rehabilitation – such as speech-reading and auditory training – can be difficult to implement or audiologists feel unprepared to offer them, patient-centered care can be a solid foundation for intervention and treatment for individuals with hearing loss. In this session, Joseph Montano reviews the current state of rehabilitative audiology with an emphasis on counseling, patient motivation, and communication environments in a patient-centered framework. Describe the differences between the biomedical and biopsychosocial service delivery models. Explain what person-centered care/empathy is in a professional setting and why it is important. Use person-centered methods to gain an understanding of the patient’s perspective and find ways to integrate it into the clinic.

0.05 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists 

Free until  3/31/16

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Teaching More Effective Communication Skills In Students with ASD

NPWTTurning Problem Behavior Into Effective Communication- All behavior is learned, and most behavior is communicative. Many learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty communicating basic and complex needs, which often results in inappropriate behavior to convey messages. Professionals can support students with ASD by examining contextual features of inappropriate behavior in order to understand its message and then teaching students how to use more effective and efficient communication skills instead. While seemingly straightforward, this functional approach to improving communication skills requires careful consideration of several critical factors. Identify the reasons behind problem behavior in students with ASD. Select communication skills to teach to replace problem behaviors. Design interventions to improve functional communication of learners with ASD.

0.05  Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

Expires 2/29/16

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

peace Conflict Resolution: Bridges Across Impasse- Practical ways to resolve conflict in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings. Recognize the high probability of success even when frustration and disagreement are present. Distinguish true impasse from the perception of impasse. Utilize a list of specific interventions to assist in moving through impasse. Respond collaboratively to strong feelings. Maintain positive working relationships.

  0.1 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists

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Elementary School Language Expectations: Common Core Standards

slpResponse To Intervention (RTI) for Vocabulary, Grammar and Narratives with Language Lab- Describe the language form and content expectations for grades K-4 and how those relate to the Common Core State Standards. Explain the differences between oral and literate language and how to use narratives to transition from oral to literate language. Identify students who would be appropriate for the Language Lab RTI program for oral language. Plan and perform a storytelling lesson for the use in an RTI model.

0.1  Free CEUs for Speech Therapists

Expires 2/18/16 
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Articulation Training Program Accessing Computers

System Articulation Training Program Accessing Computers (SATPAC)- Learn details of SATPAC articulation software/online program incorporating facilitating contexts, coarticulation, and natural prosody at a conversational rate with numerous repetitions of the target sound to quickly remediate deficits. Target sounds are established, practiced and transferred. In the Establishment and Practice phases, nonwords are used.  In the Generalization/Transfer Phase, real phrases and sentences are used that move the student systematically to normal conversational competence.

0.3 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists

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Critical Thinking as it Relates to Pediatric Candidacy for Speaking Valve Use

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Pediatric Candidacy for Speaking Valve Use: Journeys to Success- This webinar will be presented at an intermediate level of instruction. The presentation will focus on identification of potential PMV candidates and teach participants strategies to promote best outcomes with children with tracheotomy. The course content will enable participants apply fundamental anatomical and physiologic knowledge with basic principles regarding individual-specific intervention techniques. Complex medical profiles will be showcased to provide examples of challenging situations and the dynamic thought process used to educate children, families, and medical staff in attempts to build a confident team with unified goals. Comorbidities contributing to respiratory illness and dysphagia will be identified and the critical thinking related to how the interrelationships of these variables impact each child's journey will be discussed.

0.15 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

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Improving Social Interactions at School

slp building blocksSocially Savvy at School- Outline how social skills deficits can adversely impact academics. Describe effective ways to identify social language deficits.  Discuss five strategies to improve social interactions.  



  0.1  Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

Expires 10/15/15


4 Free CEUs for SLPs- AAC Performance Reporting

aac communicationAAC Performance Report: Definition, Generation, and Use- Identify and articulate the principles and elements of evidence-based practice and their foundation in ASHA documents. Describe and discuss the elements and use of the AAC Performance Report, and use the Performance Report Tool (PeRT) software to generate the AAC Performance Report from language sample data.

0.4 Free CEUs for Speech Therapists

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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. 

0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

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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.

0.2 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists

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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.

1.0 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists


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