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 THE VIRTUAL CONVENTION WILL INCLUDE RECORDINGS OF ALL LIVE (IN-PERSON) SESSIONS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. In addition to in-person sessions (see Convention Schedule) the following pre-recorded sessions will be available for those who choose to attend ONLINE or BOTH.  Recordings will be available to view at your convenience from February 19-27, 2022.

"Applying EBP in CAPD Assessment & Management" (90 minutes of CE time)
Description: This session will review several published research studies on the topics of CAPD. Current guidance for CAPD screening, diagnostics, and management, as well as discussion of preliminary/ongoing work related to screening using app-based protocols vs. standalone test approaches, and perspectives from current practitioners and students on the diagnosis of CAPD.
Presenters: Aurora J. Weaver, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, F-AAA/Larry Andrew Wise, AuD, MBA, CCC-A, F-AAA
Objectives: Identify several screening protocols for CAPDCompare protocol efficiency, for community-based peripheral and central hearing screeningsDiscuss recommendations for screenings, assessment, and management based on EBP

"CAPD Success Stories" (30 minutes of CE time)
Description: 
Case-based examples and active response opportunities will be provided to increase comfort and awareness with tools currently being investigated in the screening, diagnosis, and management of CAPD
Presenters: Aurora J. Weaver, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, F-AAA/Larry Andrew Wise, AuD, MBA, CCC-A, F-AAA
Objectives: ►Select appropriate management recommendations for CAP deficits►Identify several outcome measaures for CAPDCompare protocols for measuring outcomes of CAPD management

"Turning Up the Volume on Compassion Fatigue Resilience" (90 minutes of CE time)
Description: Questioning the toll caring for others takes on you? Discover what compassion fatigue is all about and how it impacts you and those you serve. In the session, you will learn how to identify symptoms of compassion fatigue, and cultivate evidence-based strategies to combat the effects. You will leave with practical stress management tools and a rejuvenated passion for your career.
Presenter: Kathryn Samples Williams, CScD, CCC-SLP, CLC
Objectives: Identify risk factors for compassion fatigueExplain the negative impact compassion fatigue has on the professional, those they help, and the organizationDemonstrate remediation strategies to combat compassion fatigue

"Putting a Better Spin on Vestibular Screeners: Are they Really Useful in Clinical Practice?  (120 minutes of CE time)
Description: This session will discuss research examining factors affecting the use of vestibular and balance screeners among audiologists. We will also examine appropriate screeners for use with different patient complaints/symptoms.
Presenters:  Ashley G. Flagge, AuD, PhD, CCC-A/Elizabeth M. Adams, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA/Alexandria Greene, BS
Objectives: Summarize factors affecting use/non-use of vestibular screenersDescribe the most efficient and commonly used vestibular and balance screeners
Determine appropriate screeners for various vestibular and/or balance symptoms

"Holding the Nose is Not Just for Swimming: Therapy Techniques for Treating Articulation & Resonance" (60 minutes of CE time)
Description: Children with a history of cleft palate and/or velopharyngeal insufficiency are often considered challenging or difficult patients to treat. Aside from graduate school coursework, many treating speech pathologists gain limited exposure to evaluation and treatment of patients with cleft palate and/or resonance disorders. The purpose for this presentation is to educate treating speech pathologists regarding evidence based methods for evaluation and treatment of these children. This presentation is relevant to speech-language pathologists whose caseload presently or potentially includes any child with medical history of cleft palate or a resonance disorder
Presenter: Meghan, Amerson, MCD, CCC-SLP
Objectives: Describe and discuss various therapy techniques for treating children with history of cleft palate or submucous cleft palateDescribe phoneme specific nasal air emissionDifferentiate obligatory vs. compensatory speech sound errors

"Hearing Help-Seeking Behavior and Patient Readiness for Intervention" (60 minutes of CE time)
Description: Adults with hearing loss often wait about ten years before seeking help for their hearing struggles and difficulties (e.g. Simpson et al. 2018). Intervention uptake (e.g. acquiring hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and/or cochlear implants) also tends to be relatively low in this population.  Several health models were proposed to understand the help-seeking behavior for various chronic conditions, including hearing loss. Models of note are the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska & DiClemente 1983) and the Health Belief Model, which was introduced by the social psychologist Godfrey Hochbaum and colleagues in 1950’s.  These models aim to explain the underlying motivators and barriers to intervention, and are applied to facilitate the uptake of treatment in patients with hearing loss. This presentation will address these models and provide relevant clinical applications
Presenter: Dania Rishiq, PhD
Objectives: Recognize some of the barriers and facilitators of help seeking for hearing loss►Recognize how health behavior models can assist our understanding of help seeking behaviorRecognize how these models can be used to change behavior toward seeking intervention

"Cultural Connections: Thriving Through Diversity in Speech Therapy" (60 minutes of CE time)
Description: Communication is the cornerstone of strong relationships. This process of expression, relaying information, sharing thoughts, ideas and perspectives, occurs by way of verbal and nonverbal exchange and is often deeply influenced by culture. The methods of communication that are chosen and applied, function as a means to capture and reflect the culture and lived experiences of the communicator on a personal and relational level.  It is at this level that communication partners can seek to openly encounter one another.  A thorough understanding of cultural considerations helps to support the clinician's ability to be effective in a chosen setting
Presenter: Dominique Kennedy, MS, CCC-SLP
Objectives: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate strategies and methods utilized during a conversation, within personal relationships and professional settingsDemonstrate the ability to integrate and apply appropriate information from targeted sources to increase knowledge concerning cultural considerationsDemonstrate a working understanding of session content that can be applied to fortify confidence toward a more effective communicative exchange with culturally and linguistically diverse communities

"ReSound ONE: Organic Hearing and a Sneak Peek Into Our Future" (90 minutes of CE time)
Description: Inspired by our Organic Hearing philosophy, ReSound ONE, with the groundbreaking M&RIE (Microphone & Receiver-In-Ear), combines the two traditional microphones with a third that sits discreetly inside the ear canal as an integrated part of the receiver module, to collect sound just as nature intended. Together with the new premium directional system, All Access Directionality, ReSound ONE offers patients an immersive and individualized hearing experience with even greater ability to hear in challenging situations.   Also, learn how The Future is Hear by getting some insight into ReSound’s up and coming solutions
Presenter: Rachel Smith, AuD, CCC-A
Objectives:
Identify the hearing aid technologies available in the ReSound ONE familyDiscuss the components of the ReSound ONE ecosystemDescribe unique user benefits of All Access Directionality, Ultra Focus and M&RIE

"Working on /r/? New Ways to Work" (60 minutes of CE time)
Description: The phoneme /r/ presents many challenges for successful and efficient remediation. Up to 25% of the caseloads for SLPs in grades 7-12 include students with speech sound production errors.  Many of those students demonstrate errors or difficulty with only a few speech sounds, including the phoneme /r/.  This session will explore those challenges and focus on some strategies that may prove to be “game changers!”
Presenter: Carol Koch, EdD, CCC-SLP
Objectives: 
Describe challenging behaviors
Describe strategies for assessing the communicative function of challenging behaviorsDiscuss replacement behaviors for facilitating communication

"15 Apraxia Therapy Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them" (120 minutes of CE time)
Description: Common pitfalls speech-language pathologists and parents make when trying to help a child with CAS can be avoided! Over the years, while working with families, therapists, and students, I have had the opportunity to compile the most common unknowns or mistakes made when it comes to a motor based therapy approach.  This presentation will cover the TOP 15 pitfalls in CAS treatment and how simple changes can change the direction of therapy and progress. These evidence-based tips will immediately change how therapists and parents think about their approach and decision making in therapy. Participants will leave with "AH-HA" moments and avoid these pitfalls when treating CAS. Join us for a fun, interactive session!
Presenter: Jennie Bjorem, MA, CCC-SLP
Objectives: 
Describe why target selection is important and how it impacts the child’s progress
Define prosody and describe how it impacts children with apraxiaTell how to incorporate parents/caregivers into therapy and when it is appropriate to send home work

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