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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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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.

0.1 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
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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. 

1.0 Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
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