Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Location:
Mythbusting Auditory Processing Webinar
Contact: Lisa Oriolo, 410-239-7770

MSHA is pleased to announce a brand-new CEU offering for 2018.  This is a great way to earn CEUs from the convenience of your home or office.  We are offerings six different webinars throughout the year.  You can register for one or more webinars.  There is a significant discount if you register for all six webinars.  MSHA members receive discounts on all sessions. Webinars are either one or two hours long.  Full information on all courses is listed below. 

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Click Here for A Complete Schedule of Webinars (full course details below)

The cost for these webinars is as follows:

MSHA Member   One-hour webinar   $25.00
MSHA Non-member   One-hour webinar  $35.00
MSHA Member   Two-hour webinar  $40.00
MSHA Non-member   Two-hour webinar  $50.00
MSHA Member - 6 Webinar Series    $150.00
MSHA Non-member - 6 Webinar Series  $200.00

February 21, 2018
7PM to 8 PM
Mythbusting Auditory Processing:  What the Evidence Proves About Various Held Beliefs and Opinions Regarding Evaluating Auditory Processing Disorders in Children (1.0 Maryland CEUs, .1 ASHA CEUS)
Jay R. Lucker, Ph.D.

Professionals may believe things about evaluating auditory processing disorders (APD) which do not have support.  This webinar discusses misbeliefs about APD including the minimum age for testing, testing children with cognitive deficits, testing must be in the audiology booth, and APD does not differ from language disorders and ADHD.  Learner Outcomes:  Participants will describe various misbeliefs held regarding auditory processing disorders (APD) in children; participants will describe the evidence that proves these beliefs are not supported; participants will explain why it is important to understand the truths about evaluating auditory processing disorders rather than holding misbeliefs having no support.

Speaker Bio:  Dr. Lucker is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, DC.  He also has a private practice in the DC Metro area (including offices in Maryland) where he provides assessments and consultations for children, adolescents and adults with auditory processing disorders and related language processing issues.

March 22, 2018
3PM to 5PM
Participation-Centered Aphasia Care: Setting Client-Driven Goals for Functional Intervention Across Health Care Settings  (2.0 Maryland CEUs, .2 ASHA CEUs)
Denise McCall, Program Director, SCALE

The purpose of this webinar is to present tools and techniques for collaborative, participation-centered goal setting with people who have aphasia and to illustrate implementation of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia across varied healthcare settings.  Practical solutions and resources for supporting clinicians, clients and caregivers will be discussed.  Learner Outcomes:  Participants will give examples of evidence-based treatments that can be implemented to achieve participation-centered goals; participants will give examples of measurable outcomes for goals related to quality and quantity of social interactions; participants will give examples of intervention addressing environmental modification.

Speaker Bio:  Denise McCall, MA, CCC-SLP, has over 25 years of experience as a clinician and researcher.  Her work has primarily focused on investigating the effectiveness of software-based language treatment for people with aphasia.  She has been an integral part of the design and implementation of several grant-funded research projects and has collaborated with interdisciplinary researchers in the fields of neuropsychology, neurology, linguistics and computer sciences.  She has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals and presented research findings at state and national professional societies and has served as an advocate for individuals with disabilities in several arenas.  In 2008, she co-founded a non-profit Community-Treatment Center for People with aphasia and their Families in Baltimore - called the Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE).  In November 2014, SCALE merged with The League for People with Disabilities.  Ms. McCall now serves as the Program Director for SCALE @ The League.  She also serves on Lingraphia's clinical review board and consults regarding app design and implementation in community settings and serves as a Board Member of Aphasia Access, an alliance of health-care professionals advancing life-long communication access for people with communication disabilities.

April 2, 2018
Noon to 2 PM
Clinical Swallow Evaluation:  The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly  (2.0 Maryland CEUs, .2 ASHA CEUs)
Natalie Russell, Sr. Speech-Language Pathologist, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

This session will analyze traditional methods and techniques used during the clinical swallow evaluation.  Current research on various topics in dysphagia and surprising statistics will be reviewed with the goal of shedding light on outdated practices and encouraging use of evidence-based practice.  Learner Outcomes:  Participants will identify non-evidence based practices within the traditional clinical swallow evaluation; participants will be able to list at least three assessment methods supported by evidence-based practice; participants will be able to discuss research on hot topic areas such as high-flow oxygen via nasal cannula, post-extubation dysphagia, cervical auscultation, the importance of NG/OG tubes and medication recommendations. 

Speaker Bio:  Natalie Russell is a speech-language pathologist at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital with previous work experience in subacute, acute, and outpatient rehab services.  Natalie's areas of interest are dysphagia and education of interdisciplinary health-care professionals.  Natalie is a SIG 13 affiliate and recently received the ACE award from ASHA.

May 7, 2018
6PM to 8 PM
Stuttering:  Clinically Relevant Updates in Research and Practice  (2.0 Maryland CEUs, .2 ASHA CEUs)
Nan Bernstein Ratner, Professor, Fellow, Honors, ASHA and MSHA

This webinar will integrate recent advances in stuttering research that can improve everyday clinical practices in fluency assessment, treatment, and counseling of children, adults and families.  From basic research in genetics and brain imaging to clinical trials, recent research has important ramifications for best practices in fluency.  Learner Outcomes:  Participants will be able to articulate at least one recent finding from genetics or brain imaging that will inform their counseling of families and adult fluency clients; participants will be able to summarize results of recent trials of competing preschool therapy programs; participants will be able to articulate how to perform differential and informed assessment of patients referred for concerns with spoken fluency.

Speaker Bio:  Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, ABCLD, is a Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park.  A past MSHA President and Honors recipient, she is also an ASHA and AAAS Fellow and ASHA Honors Recipient.  She publishes frequently in the areas of fluency and language acquisition/disorders in children.  With Brian MacWhinney, she co-directs the new IDCD FluencyBank initiative within TalkBank (Talkbank.org), dedicated to improving clinical access to evidence-based resources in fluency and childhood language disorders.

May 31, 2018
7PM to 8PM
Advances in Preschool Language Sample Analysis (LSA)  (1.0 Maryland CEUs, .1 ASHA CEUs)
Nan Bernstein Ratner, Professor, Fellow, Honors, ASHA and MSHA

New, free, easily-used computer-assisted LSA utilities are funded by the NIDCD to assist clinical practice.  This seminar shows SLPS how to access, use and interpret results from these utilities, which have evolved from the decades-old TalkBank initiative.  These utilities make LSA faster, more accurate and more informative than current practices.  Learner Outcomes:  Participants will understand how to access, install and use TalkBank utilities such as Kideval to perform LSA in everyday practice; participants will be able to compare costs, accuracy and informativeness of traditional and computer-assisted LSA; participants will be able to name additional LSA analyses that computer-assisted LSA enables beyond hand-computed traditional measures.

Speaker Bio:  Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, ABCLD, is a Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park.  A past MSHA President and Honors recipient, she is also an ASHA and AAAS Fellow and ASHA Honors Recipient.  She publishes frequently in the areas of fluency and language acquisition/disorders in children.  With Brian MacWhinney, she co-directs the new IDCD FluencyBank initiative within TalkBank (Talkbank.org), dedicated to improving clinical access to evidence-based resources in fluency and childhood language disorders.

October 10, 2018
Noon to 1 PM

Planning for Your Future Private Practice  (1.0 Maryland CEUs; .1 ASHA CEUs)
Kim Lopatka, Speech-Language Pathologist, Private Practice, Community Speech Therapy, Inc.

This course will offer many clinical and business considerations to those thinking of starting a private practice in speech-language pathology, including character traits and skill sets of successful private practitioners, business considerations (i.e. developing a business plan, using a mentor), clinical considerations (i.e. potential population, market area, setting) and available resources.   Learner Outcomes:  The participant will identify character traits/skill set for success private practitioners; the participant will identify five clinical considerations for planning for private practice; the participant will identify five business/legal considerations in planning for private practice.

Speaker Bio:  Kim Loptka, MA, CCC-SLP is a current owner of Community Speech Therapy, Inc., which has been in business since 1997.  Kim started in the field working with the geriatric population, then moved to an inpatient rehabilitation center, and then an acute care hospital.  As she started her private practice part-time, she started to see more and more pediatric clients, and over the past 18 years has almost exclusively seen pediatric clients with a variety of speech and language delays and disorders, including many with autism spectrum disorders.

 

 





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