Grassroots Advocacy: NJSHA is Listening!

NJSHA is holding a series of interactive work setting specific virtual sessions focused on issues related to grassroots advocacy. These sessions are modeled similar to the committee update sessions you may have attended during the NJSHA Annual Convention. This series titled Grassroots Advocacy: NJSHA is Listening! will provide targeted advocacy training, the latest information on state legislative issues, as well as active discussions of the issues, challenges and concerns encountered by speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Make sure to attend the sessions that pertain to your work settings and interests.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Live Virtual Event

Registration

This is continuing education event is being offered for free to NJSHA Members, $10 for non-members.
If you are not a current NJSHA Member but interested in becoming one, click here to join today and your membership will be valid through 2021.

Online Registration:
NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members click here to register

Abstract

During this session we will provide a review and discussion of current professional and legislative issues that affect the audiology community at the state and national levels. There will be an opportunity to meet and ask questions of NJSHA’s legislative agent and members of the Audiology Committee.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize legislative issues in New Jersey.
  • Summarize issues related to audiology at the national level.
  • Describe trends in professional practice in audiology.

 

Time-Ordered Agenda

  • 10 Minutes – Introduction
  • 30 Minutes – Update on legislative issues related to audiology in New Jersey – Lynn Nowak and Jacy Lance from Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC
  • 30 Minutes – Update on issues related to audiology at the national level – Catherine Palmer, President of the American Academy of Audiology, and Sharon Sandridge, Vice President for Audiology Practice, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 20 Minutes – Discussion of trends in audiology – Joan Besing, chair of NJSHA’s Audiology Committee and Marykate Vaughn, vice chair of NJSHA’s Audiology Committee and member of NJSHA’s Board of Directors

 

Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, related area)

 


The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.15 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

 

New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the International Hearing Society to offer continuing education for this course. This course CEN-667-20 is approved for up to 1.5 credit(s) of continuing education (1 CE Credit = 1 contact hour). IHS approval of this course is based on the course’s adherence to IHS’s course approval requirements only and does not imply endorsement of the course content, specific products, clinical procedure, instructor or adherence to the IHS Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/Education Provider and not necessarily of the International Hearing Society.

Presenter Disclosure

The following are the first two sessions which aired in the summer, but recorded versions are now available:

Available until July 27, 2021
(Originally aired live on July 28, 2020)
2.5 Hour Recording

Registration

This is continuing education event is being offered for free to NJSHA Members, $10 for non-members seeking CEUs.

Online Registration:
NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members seeking CEUs, click here to register – $10 fee.
Non-Members not seeking CEUs, click here to register.

Abstract

The New Jersey State Capital’s legislation impacted healthcare during COVID-19. Early intervention, home health agencies, hospital outpatient departments, acute care and skilled nursing home facilities have all made changes to how speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide services to their patients and clients as a result of COVID-19. Insurance coverage has changed. There continues to be a new normal with continued modifications. Aerosolizaton procedures are being performed which includes Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). Participants will be provided with an overview of those changes and will have an open discussion regarding the new challenges the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology face.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize New Jersey legislature and government action during COVID-19 that created changes to the 2017 law for telemedicine/telehealth, and additional changes which need to made moving forward.
  • Identify changes in provisions of speech-language pathology and audiology services through early intervention, home health, acute care, outpatient hospital settings and skilled nursing facilities in telehealth and changes that will remain in effect.
  • Differentiate between the various modes of telecommunications and how to provide telepractice, telephone communications and e-visits.
  • Describe how COVID-19 has impacted the development of moving forward with Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), dysphagia treatment and other aerosolization procedures.
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the various healthcare settings.

 

Time-Ordered Agenda

  • 5 Minutes – Introduction
  • 25 Minutes – Changes in New Jersey Legislation
  • 25 Minutes – Impacts on Early Intervention
  • 25 Minutes – Update on Medicare/Medicaid and Aersolization Issues in Healthcare
  • 15 Minutes – Changes in Commercial Insurance
  • 20 Minutes – Impacts on Dysphagia and FEES
  • 25 Minutes – Collaborative Discussion Regarding COVID-19 on Healthcare Services
  • 10 Minutes – Questions and Answers

Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, related area)

Presenter Disclosure

Available until August 2, 2021
(Originally aired live on August 3, 2020)
2-Hour Recording

Registration

This is continuing education event is being offered for free to NJSHA Members, $10 for non-members seeking CEUs.

Online Registration:
NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members seeking CEUs, click here to register – $10 fee.Non-Members not seeking CEUs, click here to register.

Abstract

This program will provide attendees with important up-to-date information on current hot topics, such as issues related to the transition to teletherapy due to COVID-19 as well as address New Jersey Special Education Administrative Code (NJAC6A:14), specifically language evaluations/re-evaluations and clarification of communication impaired classification – all topics that we receive many questions about on a regular basis. There will be a presentation by our lobbyist addressing current legislation in Trenton and our ASHA SEAL will provide an update. There will be an opportunity to learn about the wealth of information available on the new NJSHA website through a hands-on demonstration and finally a question and answer session will be provided to answer pressing questions from our attendees.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • List at least two legislative topics/actions relating to SLSs in the school setting.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the components and importance of a good functional evaluation.
  • Navigate the new NJSHA website to find information.

 

Time-Ordered Agenda

  • 10 Minutes – Introduction
  • 30 Minutes – Legislative Update
  • 20 Minutes – SEAL Update
  • 40 Minutes – School Affairs Update
  • 20 Minutes – Questions and Answers

Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, related area)

Presenter Disclosure