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PSHA Convention Recordings 2019

(available until April 1, 2020)

Early Exposure to Visual Language for Children Who are Deaf

A Primer in Phonetics

Evaluation and Treatment Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders: The Dilemma

Reconsidering Swallowing: What is Normal?

Determining Client Candidacy for Telepractice

Early Exposure to Visual Language for Children Who are Deaf - 1.5 hours

Presented by Cassandra Lucas-Szumigala, MS, CCC-SLP, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Research suggests that children are already being exposed to language in utero. When they are born, they begin acquiring language within seconds of meeting their parents. That is, unless they are deaf or hard of hearing. If these children are among the more than 90 percent who are born to hearing parents, they don't begin acquiring language until it is accessible to them. When that occurs is completely up to the adults in his/her life. This seminar will review current research investigating the impact of linguistic deprivation on the cognitive, social-emotional and literacy development of children ages birth to five who are deaf or hard of hearing. It will discuss Deafness from a socio-cultural perspective and outline the benefits of ASL/English bilingual educational approaches beginning in early intervention. You will leave this seminar with a stronger understanding of the impact of language deprivation in the deaf/hard of hearing population, and how, as a professional, you can be part of promoting change and growth for our next generation. Let's flip the script and be part of the solution!

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critical window for language acquisition.
  • List risks related to language deprivation.
  • List benefits of a visual language.
  • Provide a solution for the epidemic of language deprivation among deaf/hh children.

Webinar fee is $25 for PSHA members, $40 for Non-Members

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Continuing Education

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

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Presenter is receiving an honorarium and travel support from PSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Presenter has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

A Primer in Phonetics - 1.5 hours

Presented by Nancy Carlino, MA, CCC-SLP, California University of PA

Speech-language pathologists often need to complete a careful phonetic transcription for clients with speech sound disorders, but they are not always confident in their phonetic knowledge and skills. This course is a primer in phonetics that is designed to increase practical knowledge and skills to promote effective diagnosis and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders. This seminar will review and apply the basic skills of phonetics, including classifying consonants and vowels, identifying primary and secondary stress in words, marking suprasegmentals and diacritics and transcribing typical speech, atypical speech and dialects using phonetic symbols and diacritics.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Classify consonants in American English by place, manner and voicing characteristics and classify vowels in American English by tongue height, tongue advancement, muscle tenseness and roundedness.
  • List examples of lexical, grammatical and contrastive stress, and mark the syllables in words that carry the primary and secondary stress.
  • Explain the practical use of common diacritics and write their markings.
  • Phonetically transcribe correct, incorrect and dialectically modified productions of words.

Webinar fee is $25 for PSHA members, $40 for Non-Members

Online Registration


Continuing Education

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

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Presenter has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Presenter is a member of PSHA's Executive Board.

Evaluation and Treatment Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders: The Dilemma - 1.5 hours

Presented by Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, Accelerated Care Plus

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are typically considered experts in the area of swallowing and swallowing disorders. Research has indicated a great deal concerning the knowledge base of the average SLP. This seminar will review research and discuss possible implications for the SLP's practice in the area of swallowing and swallowing disorders.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Verbalize areas of concern in the treatment of swallowing.
  • Define evidence based practice in the context of swallowing and swallowing disorders.
  • Identify valid measures of assessing swallowing.

Webinar fee is $25 for PSHA members, $40 for Non-Members

Online Registration


Continuing Education

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

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Presenter is a salaried employee of Accelerated Care Plus. He is receiving an honorarium and travel support from PSHA for his presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Presenter has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Reconsidering Swallowing: What is Normal? - 1.5 hours

Presented by Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, Accelerated Care Plus

Although the speech-language pathologists have been treating swallowing disorders for several years, until recent times an educational requirement did not exist. Even still, many university programs focus on swallowing impairment leaving the clinician with a poor understanding of "normal." This presentation will provide a brief overview of the literature concerning the kinematic and temporal parameters of normal, adult swallowing.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the physiological processes involved in swallowing.
  • Identify temporal measures of normal swallowing.
  • Verbalize the variability of normal swallowing.

 

Webinar fee is $25 for PSHA members, $40 for Non-Members

Online Registration


Continuing Education

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

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Presenter is a salaried employee of Accelerated Care Plus. He is receiving an honorarium and travel support from PSHA for his presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Presenter has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Determining Client Candidacy for Telepractice - 1.5 hours

Presented by Tami Radzai, MA, CCC-SLP, PresenceLearning, Inc.

Technology has changed the way we live our lives, as well as the way we work. Video and interactive technology allow us to have conversations with family a world away, as well as video conferences, distance learning options, webinars and real-time collaboration. The medical community has embraced this technology for many years and new telehealth options are continually being offered for patients around the globe. As speech-language pathologists, we are seeing this exciting technology become a part of many of our school systems as well. Telepractice, a newer mode of service delivery that provides high quality therapy to clients, has proven to be an expanding and exciting method of delivering speech-language services to students with communication needs. Telepractice is recognized as an effective option by leading professional and medical organizations including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Mayo Clinic and the American Telemedicine Association. More than 40 published, peer-reviewed studies confirm that telepractice produces outcomes that are as good as, or better than, standard face-to-face therapy. This seminar will specifically focus on considerations for determining client candidacy for telepractice. According to ASHA's Telepractice Portal, there are four main areas to consider when determining client candidacy for telepractice: physical/sensory, cognitive/behavioral, communication and support services. We will review and respond to common questions and concerns in regard to each area related to candidacy. The presenter of this seminar has conducted or supervised thousands of speech-language therapy sessions via telepractice and has a passion for sharing her experience with other speech-language pathologists.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the necessary components of a high-quality telepractice service delivery model.
  • List four areas a clinician should assess when considering a client's appropriateness for telepractice.
  • Name at least one accommodation for each of the four areas that could be used to increase the quality of the telehealth services.

 

Webinar fee is $25 for PSHA members, $40 for Non-Members

Online Registration


Continuing Education

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This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Presenter is currently employed by PresenceLearning, Inc., a company partnering with school districts and other sites to provide online related services via telepractice.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Presenter is a member of ASHA sig 18: telepractice.

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