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. Following are the first two sessions:

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Registration

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

Online Registration has closed. To register, please contact the NJSHA Office at 888-906-5742.

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

Monday, August 3, 2020
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

Registration

This is continuing education event is being offered for free to NJSHA Members, $10 for non-members.
Online Registration has closed. To register, please call the NJSHA Office at 888-906-5742.

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