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Thursday, February 17

8:30-10:00 (90 minutes of CE time)
Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow, L-SLP, EdS (LD)
Title: Ethical Dilemma: Shades of Gray
Description: Audiologists and speech-language pathologists may face challenges in adhering to adopted codes of ethics and practicing in a manner consistent with the prescriptions contained therein. Defining what is ethical is often opaque as most ethical situations are multi-faceted with countervailing considerations that must be weighed to reach the best possible outcome. Considerations and constraints encountered in the current practice environment will be highlighted in addition to examples of decisions by ASHA’s Board of Ethics. Ethical issues and applicable principles specific to health care, private practice, university, and school-based settings, in addition to ethical use of social media, supervision, and several other areas of practice will be discussed.

Identify potential pitfalls to ethical practice in their professional roles
Discuss a model for ethical decision-making
Analyze scenarios that depict ethical dilemmas and determine the appropriate ethical action

10:30-12:00 (90 minutes of CE time)
David S. Geldmacher, MD, FANA, FACP
Title:  Clinical Aspects of Repetitive Head Injuries and Traumatic Encephalopathy
Description: Cognitive and behavioral consequences of repetitive head injury will be discussed
Describe typical characteristics of cognitive and behavioral changes reported after mild repetitive head injuries (RHI)
Recognize methodologic limitations in popular and research reports on chronic effects of RHI
Discuss concomitant conditions that may influence diagnosis of cognitive impairment after RHI

1:00-3:00 (120 minutes of CE time)
Margaret L. Johnson, SLPD, CCC-SLP
Title: Using Neuroplasticity to Improve Functional Outcomes in Communication Disorders
Description: This presentation will provide current and relevant information on the use of neuroplasticity in the attempt to rewire/reorganize cortical pathways for both children and adults
►Identify ways to assist children and adults "how to" teach the brain a certain skill/concept using neuroplastic principles
►Differentiate therapeutic techniques that are rooted in the science of neuroplasticity
Formulate and interpret how environmental enrichment plays a role in improving clinical outcomes in the area of neuroplasticity

3:30-5:30 (120 minutes of CE time)
Victor Sung, MD/Karen Thatcher, EdD, CCC-SLP
Title: Huntington's Disease and SLP Considerations
Description: We will discuss the basics of Huntington's Disease and its impact on speech and swallowing. We will discuss the evaluation and treatment of speech and swallowing dysfunction in HD
►Understand the basics of Huntington's disease (HD)
►understand the impact of HD on speech and swallowing
►Learn the basics of evaluation and treatment of speech/swallowing dysfunction in HD

5:30-7:00 (30 minutes of CE time)
SHAA Association Dinner
Theresa Rodgers,  MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow, L-SLP, EdS (LD)
Title: Leadership Through 2020 and Beyond: Crisis and Opportunity
Description: While change is inevitable in any work setting, organization, or environment, the global pandemic forced a rapid response by audiologists and speech-language pathologists including those in leadership positions. Not only were we entrenched in a public health emergency, 2020 was a year of immense conflict and oppression resulting in the recognition that, unfortunately, racism is pervasive in today’s society and that we must reexamine diversity, equity and inclusion in the professions, within our associations, and in CSD programs. There has been and continues to be a need to reframe our thinking and to expand our actions in response to circumstances
►Identify critical actions taken by leaders in response to the pandemic and other crises
►Define key concepts including cultural humility, cultural competence, and cultural responsiveness
►Discuss how diversity, equity and inclusion are important in CSD programs, the workplace, and associations

Friday, February 18

8:00-10:00 (120 minutes of CE time)
Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP
Title: Cognitive Rehabilitation Update
Description: This presentation will provide an update on current evidence-based practices in intervention for adults with ABI-related cognitive impairments, throughout the continuum of care
►Summarize themes in current evidence-based rehabilitation practices for adults with ABI
►Critique your own therapy practice to identify active ingredients, categories of targets, and intervention aims, and determine if these are consistent with current evidence
►Discuss a model of intervention for patients in acute care, including patients in post-traumatic amnesia

10:30-11:30 (60 minutes of CE time)
Erin Margaret Milford, MS, CCC-SLP
Title: Dysphagia 101: Back to Basics
Description: This course is a concise and approachable review of oropharyngeal anatomy and neurophysiology. During the session we will learn to more effectively apply dysphagia exercises and strategies based on a patient’s needs. This course includes a discussion regarding clinical implications and is applicable to a wide variety of patient populations and work environments
Recognize swallowing musculature and cranial nerve involvement in swallowing
►Describe a cranial nerve exam and its importance in dysphagia intervention
►Apply swallowing physiology for appropriate treatment plans

11:30-12:30 (60 minutes of CE time)
Margaret ( Maggie) Boyd, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S 11:30-12:30
Title: Dysphagia 102: Esophageal Basics
Description: This course will review basic esophageal anatomy and physiology and how it impacts the oropharyngeal swallowing components. Diagrams, pictures, and videos will be used to show normal and abnormal findings while conducting videofluroscopy and/or fiberoptic swallow studies. We will discuss how the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phases are integrated and any disruption in these anatomic & functional components can lead to adaptive or compensatory changes in the other. We will further discuss why this is important for the SLP
►Identify the interrelationship between the oral, pharyngeal and esophageal phases of swallowing
►Discuss differential diagnoses related to oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia & distinguish oropharyngeal from esophageal dysphagia by symptoms
►Review recorded instrumental assessments and evaluate structural and functional radiographic findings in an open and active forum

1:30-3:30 (120 minutes of CE time)
Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Title: Considerations in Assessment and Management of Acquired Motor Speech Disorders
Description: Although the true prevalence of acquired motor speech disorders is unknown, its prevalence across various etiologies can be substantial. In this seminar, we will review acquired motor speech disorder types, with a primary focus on special considerations for assessment and management
Define motor speech disorder (MSD), including dysarthria and apraxia of speech
►Explain 5 principles of neuroplasticity and role in management of MSDs
►Describe how type and frequency of feedback alters performance

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