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2016 PSHA Convention Recordings

 

Rewriting the Assessment and Treatment Story
Marie Ireland, MEd, CCC-SLP
Three Hours

Webinar Fee $30
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Rewrite your story by incorporating evidence based practices for assessment and treatment of child language.  A model for comprehensive assessment of child language that utilizes information from a variety of sources is appropriate for both clinical and school professionals.  Review the evidence on diagnostic accuracy of tests (sensitivity and specificity) and test selection.  Methods for narrative analysis and cultural and disability specific considerations when working with narratives will be reviewed.  SLPs will practice macrostructure and microstructure analysis with emphasis on identification of episodic complexity and developmental norms.   An introduction to dynamic assessment techniques to examine language difference vs disorder will provide opportunities for SLPs to consider the impact of socio-economic status and cultural and linguistic differences.  

Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to summarize diagnostic accuracy data for current tests, list four areas for comprehensive assessment of language in children and adolescents, identify 3 types of dynamic assessment and 3 sources of data other than standardized norm references tests.

Disclosure
Marie Ireland, MEd, CCC-SLP
Relevant Financial Relationships:   Ms. Ireland is receiving an honorarium and travel support from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her presentation
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Ms. Ireland has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

CE Information


This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate, Professional Area)

 

"True" Dysphagia Versus Cognitive Impairment: Exploring Meal Time Impairments in Dementia
Rene Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
One and Half Hours

Webinar Fee $25
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Providing thorough assessment and treatment for impairments affecting meal time success in individuals with dementia is a complex process. Medicare defines dysphagia as or difficulty in swallowing, can cause food to enter the airway, resulting in coughing, choking, pulmonary problems, aspiration or inadequate nutrition and hydration with resultant weight loss, failure to thrive, pneumonia and death. Most often these impairments are due to complex neurological and/or structural impairments including head and neck trauma, cerebrovascular accident, neuromuscular degenerative diseases, head and neck cancer, dementias, and encephalopathies (Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, 2015). Individuals with dementia can have additional impairments which complicate the assessment and treatment process including decreased attention to meal time tasks, decreased ability to follow directions, and reduced ability to monitor bolus size and recall swallow techniques. The course will explore methods for assessing oral, pharyngeal and esophageal function and expressive/receptive language and cognitive abilities in individuals with dementia. In addition the session will provide guidance on abilities based treatment planning and caregiver education to promote success following skilled care.

Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to describe methods for assessing oral prep, oral, pharyngeal and esophageal functions in individuals with dementia, define effects of sensory breakdowns and cognitive-language impairments on meal time success, and develop  abilities based treatment plans to address swallowing and cognitive changes in individuals with dementia.

Disclosure
Relevant Financial Relationships:   Ms. Kinder is receiving an honorarium and travel support from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Ms. Kinder has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

CE Information


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate, Professional Area)

 

Abilities Based Dementia Approaches: Single Versus Dual Tasks and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Rene Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
One and Half Hours

Webinar Fee $25
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This session will discuss methods for interdisciplinary team collaboration for improving functional abilities in individuals with dementia for greater levels of success during mobility dual-tasking activities, meal times and dining, and across the IADL, ADL and late loss ADL continuation. In addition session with provide guidance on promoting increased independence via streamlined identification procedures, evidenced based collaborative intervention techniques, and fluid discharge transitions to promote abilities beyond skilled interventions.

Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to describe methods for identification of functional changes in residents which are present secondary to dementia disease process, define single versus dual task activities and clinical decision making process for determining which is most appropriate for their patients, define current evidenced based interventions for improved functional communication, meal time success, ADL functions and mobility tasks and develop cohesive functional maintenance programs to promote carryover of newly learned skills across caregivers

Disclosure
Relevant Financial Relationships:   Ms. Kinder is receiving an honorarium and travel support from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Ms. Kinder has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

CE Information


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate, Professional Area)

 

 

 

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