Exciting news for all the SLPs for Evidence-Based Practice Groupmembers! The editors of the journal truly appreciate that we share information about the latest SLP research, and would like to give 3 group members a complimentary journal subscription for a period of 6 months.
Then in the comments section below please briefly state how you can benefit from this FREE subscription and THAT’S IT! Winner will be randomly chosen at the end of the giveaway! So have fun and EBP on!
Yesterday, myself, Abby Rozenberg and Timothy Kowalski, along with Jaumeiko Coleman, ex-officio (ASHA staff liaison) for SIG 16, participated in a FREE 2-hour-web chat moderated by Jill Straniero, entitled “Strategies for Serving Children with Language Impairment and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders“.
During the course of those two hours, we answered questions on a variety of topics pertaining to the assessment and intervention needs of children with diagnosed and suspected psychiatric disorders. Topics included: comorbidity of language and psychiatric impairments, the connection between behavior and communication, formal and informal social communication testing, the effect of self-regulation on language and behavior, and much much more. If you are interested in this topic or are working with children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disturbances, please know that the complete transcript of this web chat is available HERE for FREE. Beyond the answers to a variety of presented questions, it contains links to resource websites, YouTube videos, blog posts, research articles, as well as informational groups on Facebook.
For those who were unable to participate in yesterday’s web chat, feel free to post your questions in the comments section below, and I will be happy to provide some assistance to you.
Recently I did a presentation for Rutgers University on the subject of “Speech, Language, & Literacy Disorders in School-Aged Children with Psychiatric Impairments“. The learning objectives for this presentation were as follows:
Explain the comorbidity between language impairments and psychiatric disturbances of school-aged children
Describe language and literacy deficits of school-aged children with psychiatric impairments
List warning signs of language and literacy deficits in school-aged children that warrant a referral to speech-language pathologists for a potential assessment
It focused on the fact that health professionals need to be aware of a significant comorbidity between psychiatric impairments and language disorders, in order to appropriately refer relevant children for potential assessment and treatment services to improve their social and academic outcomes.
This presentation was video recorded and can be accessed in its entirety below as we as on Youtube. You can also access the handouts which accompany the video HERE
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Smart Speech Therapy LLC is excited to present its new professional development service. Now we offer Continuing Maintenance Hours (CMHs) on select purchased text-based products. These hours fulfill the requirement set forth by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) for certification maintenance.
Here’s how it works. Select products from the Smart Speech Therapy LLC online store are eligible for professional development hours. These products are identified in the online store ONLY under the heading: CMH Quiz.
Customers purchasing particular products from our store can also purchase a text-based quiz for an additional fee. Upon completing a quiz and attaining 80% accuracy on it, customers will receive a certificate of course completion worth a specific amount of hours (ranging from 1 CMH- 6 CMHs depending on the length of the product).
Each quiz description states the number and type of test questions (typically a combination of multiple choice as well as essay questions) as well as how many continuing maintenance hours the course is eligible for.
All customers who have purchased qualifying products in the past calendar year are eligible for this professional development opportunity upon a provision of proof of purchase after the purchase of the quiz. Customers who have purchased their products more than a year ago can reach out to us to inquire regarding their eligibility, which would be established for them for a small surcharge to cover the course processing fee.