On-Demand Webinars for ASHA CEUs

*these sessions were recorded from previous KSHA events. If you attended the session live, you are not eligible to receive CEUs for the online course. 

Person-Centered Cognitive-Communicative Therapy for Adults 
Natalie F. Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Central Michigan University. Her research aims to advance implementation science, communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, and life participation approaches to the treatment of aphasia. Dr. Douglas receives salary from Central Michigan University and receives royalty from Northern Speech Services. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
 
Abstract
Person-centered approaches to cognitive-communicative therapy will be outlined in accordance with the Life Participation approaches. Therapeutic approaches to support participation in conversation will be highlighted. Suggestions to create authentic communicative contexts in various settings will be provided.
 
Learning Outcomes
  1. Participants will differentiate between person-centered and standard cognitive-communication therapies for adults. 
  2. Participants will summarize 3 key components to person-centered treatment for adult language and cognitive-communication disorders. 
  3. Participants will discuss the relationship between person-centered treatment and evidence-based practice.
Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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AAC Evaluation - Where Do I Start?
Gretchen Storm, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist practicing in Denver, CO for the past 8 years. She owns a private practice which targets in-home AAC therapy for all ages. Gretchen also holds a full time position in Littleton Public Schools where she is a center based speech-language pathologist with a caseload of students with significant speech-language disorders. In the summers, Gretchen works at a multi-disciplinary therapy camp called Adam's Camp, teaching functional communication skills to children with Down Syndrome, Autism and Developmental Disabilities during camp activities.

Gretchen receives financial compensation from her employer, Speech Therapy of the Rocky Mountains, LLC. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
 
Abstract
Are you considering the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for one of your clients or students? Are you wondering where to start with AAC evaluation to determine the appropriateness of an AAC device, choose an AAC assessment tool, fund a communication device and develop AAC goals? If yes, this is the session for you! This session will provide basic AAC assessment information. This session will provide a general overview of assessment tools, AAC device options and the funding process. You will walk away from this session with a set of tools and resources to begin the process of AAC evaluation and funding. 

The learner will be able to: 1) identify types of AAC users; 2) identify types of AAC; 3) understand basic data collection tools; 4) utilize tools to determine appropriate AAC; and 5) describe how to work with device companies to fund a communication device.


Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).


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AAC Implementation-Keeping it Simple and Effective!
Gretchen Storm, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist practicing in Denver, CO for the past 8 years. She owns a private practice which targets in-home AAC therapy for all ages. Gretchen also holds a full time position in Littleton Public Schools where she is a center based speech-language pathologist with a caseload of students with significant speech-language disorders. In the summers, Gretchen works at a multi-disciplinary therapy camp called Adam's Camp, teaching functional communication skills to children with Down Syndrome, Autism and Developmental Disabilities during camp activities.

Gretchen receives financial compensation from her employer, Speech Therapy of the Rocky Mountains, LLC. She also discusses a Teachers Pay Teachers page and a book she sells. In this session, Gretchen discusses a personal website she owns and manages, which houses many free resources.  No other financial or non-financial relationships exist.
 
Abstract
This session will provide practical strategies for the implementation of high tech Augmentative and Alternative (AAC). This session is perfect for participants who are just starting to work with high tech AAC to participants familiar with AAC implementation who are looking for new ideas and strategies. Participants will learn about a variety of resources and tools to make the implementation of AAC in school, home, and community environments simple. Strategies for training peers, para professionals, teachers and parents to model and facilitate AAC will also be shared. 

The learner will be able to: 1) describe considerations and goals for AAC selection and use; 2) list tools available for implementation of AAC; 3) describe how to model AAC devices to teach users; and 4) coach parents/teachers/paraprofessionals on AAC use.


Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).


Click here to register.


Evidence-Based Practice: Cheats, Tricks, and Time-Saving Tips
Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a scientist and clinician, working to find realistic solutions to implement our field's best research in practice. She is an Assistant Professor at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where she supports future clinicians. She is also the founder and owner of The Informed SLP, which is a website dedicated to connecting clinicians and scientists with each other's work.

Meredith receives salary from Rockhurst University. She also owns The Informed SLP.  No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
 
Abstract
SLPs must stay current on research evidence to provide quality services to their clients. However, there are many barriers to accessing and implementing the research evidence in everyday clinical practice. This presentation will share a variety of resources to access, and actions to take, to better implement research evidence in practice.

The learner will be able to: 1) describe common barriers to accessing and using research in clinical practice; 2) list resources and strategies that can be used to more easily access research; and 3) list group strategies to understanding and implementing research evidence into clinical practice.



Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Click here to register.

Supporting Preschool Children with Challenging Behaviors
Terre Graham, PhD, CCC-SLP, worked for the Sedgwick County Special Education Cooperative from 1983-1997 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She then began working on her Doctorate and supervised in the WSU Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic. In 2001, Dr. Graham completed her PhD and taught at Rockhurst University from 2001-2005 in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. She returned to WSU and taught in the Curriculum and Instruction department in the Special Education-Functional program. In 2007 she returned to the Sedgwick County Special Education Cooperative as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher where she has worked until her retirement in the spring, 2018. Dr. Graham has been a member of KSHA since 1983 and served as president in 2009. She continues to teach courses at Wichita State University in the Early Childhood Unified program.

Dr. Graham has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
 
Abstract
Behaviors in the classroom, regardless of age, are challenging for educators to address. Challenging behaviors in preschool children are often more difficult due to the lack of communication skills and delayed social and emotional development. This session will provide a variety of strategies, supports and self reflection opportunities to strengthen the ability to deal with these behaviors.

The learner will be able to: 1) describe challenging behaviors that may occur in a classroom or therapy session; 2) identify strategies to prevent challenging behaviors from occurring; and 3) apply techniques that will provide support for those children with challenging behaviors.


Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Click here to register.

Coaching Families of Young Children with Communication and Feeding Concerns in the Home
Dawn Franz, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a speech language pathologist for 25 years focusing on young children and the multi handicapped population. She has done extensive training and gathering knowledge in the area of feeding, autism, and reflex integration therapies. She practices at Cooper Early Education Center in Newton, KS.

The speaker has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
 
Abstract
This session will provide information on assessment and intervention strategies for parents of young children (birth to three). Included in this session will be how to address early issues of nutrition and communication In the home setting using a coaching and routines-based process. The whole child approach will be detailed as well. 
       
The learner will be able to: 1) describe the coaching process; 2) list strategies clinicians can give to parents whose children are struggling with nutrition issues; and 3) demonstrate communication strategies to utilize when working with young children.


Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Click here to register.


Supporting Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings: Considerations Across Content Areas
Russell Johnston, MA, CCC-SLP, is a former school-based speech language pathologist and doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas, where he studies language acquisition in children with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative forms of communication. Russell's areas of research and clinical interest relate to language development and meaningful participation for school-aged users of AAC. 
Financial disclosure: The work discussed in this session was supported by personnel preparation grant #H325K110338.
Mr. Johnston has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Elizabeth Leatherman, MA,  recently received her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas and is continuing coursework to pursue her doctoral degree.  Her clinical and research interests are in the area of augmentative and alternative communication, specifically how it is implemented in the school setting and the impact of AAC on families. Financial disclosure: The work discussed in this session was supported by personnel preparation grant #H325K110338. Ms. Leatherman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
 
Abstract
This presentation will cover: (1) considerations for successful inclusive education of students with communication differences and communication disorders, (2) principles of effective instruction, (3) how to develop instructional materials that promote student participation and access to the general education curriculum (4) provide examples of adapted materials across content areas, and (5) considerations for students with significant disabilities who use AAC.

The learner will be able to: 1) describe principles of universal design for learning; 2) explain how universal design for learning benefits all learners; and 3) describe AAC related considerations for inclusive education.



Cost
KSHA Member: $25
Non-member: $45


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Click here to register.