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90-Minute Recording
(Available until April 15, 2021)

Dr. Gerard L. Caracciolo Membership Appreciation Webinar
The Member Appreciation Webinar was implemented under the direction of NJSHA Past President, Dr. Gerard Caracciolo as a thank you to our members. We continue to offer this webinar annually in his memory.

Registration

This webinar is only offered to current NJSHA members, and is FREE.

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Presenter

Courtney Caruso, MS, CCC-SLP, is a bilingual (English/Spanish) speech-language pathologist and the owner of Liberty Speech Associates LLC. Courtney specializes in working with children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition to providing direct assessment and treatment to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) clients, Courtney teaches courses and presents workshops on multilingualism and multiculturalism to speech-language pathologists, teachers, and graduate students. Courtney received a Master of Science in speech-language pathology with a bilingual focus from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Abstract:

The cultural and linguistic makeup of the US is forever changing, which increases the likelihood that our clients will be from backgrounds different than our own. As such, it’s critical that we improve our cultural and linguistic competence to provide the most ethically-sound services. This webinar will discuss the ethical considerations that speech-language pathologists and audiologists need to examine prior to the assessment and/or treatment of any and all clients.

Learner Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of cultural and linguistic competence
  • Describe the relevant rules from the Issues in Ethics: Cultural and Linguistic Competence document created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • List ethical considerations impacting clinical decision making with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) clients

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes Introduction
10 Minutes Cultural and Linguistic Variables in the US
15 Minutes Importance of Cultural and Linguistic Competence
30 Minutes Review and Discussion of Issues in Ethics document
25 Minutes Ethical Considerations in Clinical Decision Making
5 Minutes Conclusion & Questions

Continuing Education and Disclosure:

This course qualifies for the ASHA ethics requirement.


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.

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Courtney Caruso is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for her presentation.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Courtney Caruso has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

90-Minute Recorded Webinar
(Available until September 9, 2021)

Registration

NJSHA Members: $25 / NJSHA Student Members: $5
Non-Members: $40 / Student Non-Members: $25

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Presenter

Pati King-DeBaun, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years experience in the field. She is the owner of Company Creative Communicating that develops products for children with severe and multiple disabilities and/or in need of alternative communication supports such as AAC.

Abstract

This webinar will focus on a systematic approach for teaching augmentative communication (AAC) using the integrated model of communication. This highly successful program is supported by a pilot study over two years with students who have severe and multiple disabilities. Participants will learn the importance of instructional lessons that focus on teaching social skills, linguistic skills and literacy skills while developing operational (access) skills. Case examples will show how the integrated model is used in the school setting. Samples of activities, AAC communication pages, how to prepare lessons, the scripting used by staff, data collection and case examples of students will be shared. This webinar is appropriate for teachers, therapists, parents and paraprofessionals at all levels of experience.

Learner Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • describe each component of the integrated model including; literacy, language and social communication.
  • describe at least one activity for conversation support, and literacy/language support.
  • discuss at least three strategies on how to implement the integrated model with a typical or special education program.

Time-Ordered Agenda

30 Minutes Introduction: Clear understanding of the concept of AAC and the integrated Model of Communication
30 Minutes What? Who? Why? of AAC research into practice Validation Research into practice
20 Minutes Conversational language and literacy: Supporting students with severe and multiple disabilities
10 Minutes Teaching strategies and case examples

Continuing Education and Disclosure


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Pati King-DeBaun is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Pati King-DeBaun has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

90-Minute Recording
(Available until November 11, 2021)

Registration

NJSHA Members: $25 / NJSHA Student Members: $5
Non-Members: $40 / Student Non-Members: $25

Presenter

Jed Kwartler, MD, MBA is the Director of the Ear Specialty Center at Summit Medical Group. His practice is limited to Otology and Neurotology. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Otolaryngology at Rutgers-Newark. He has served on Boards and Medical Advisory Boards of numerous organizations including Summit Speech School, Lake Drive School, NJ-Acoustic Neuroma Association, Acoustic Neuroma Association USA. He has also participated in clinical research trials introducing new Cochlear Implant technologies. When not seeing patients he enjoys active sports, travel and furthering a civil and inclusive society.

Abstract

While the technologies of cochlear implants and other implantable hearing solutions (bone conduction devices, middle ear implantable devices) have been around for many years there has been a recent expansion of patient candidacy criteria to include single sided deafness, asymmetric hearing loss, patients with more residual hearing, younger ages in children and older ages in adults. The goal of the webinar is to bring you up-to-date so you can incorporate these technologies in the management of your patients. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the patient benefits, limitations and outcomes of the various technologies being offered as well as today’s candidacy criteria.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients who meet today’s cochlear implant candidacy criteria
  • Identify who would benefit from, as well as limitations of, bone conduction devices
  • Explain expected outcomes for cochlear implant and bone conduction recipients

Time-Ordered Agenda

10 Minutes
  • The developing brain, hearing and changes with CI
  • The aging brain, hearing, cognition and rehabilitation
35 Minutes
  • Cochlear implant candidacy criteria for peds and adults, asymmetric hearing loss/Single sided deafness, Electro acoustic stimulation
  • Cochlear implant design changes in relation to candidacy changes
  • Electrode design. Choosing between longer and shorter electrodes, measuring cochlear length, Intraop “steering”
  • CI outcomes and factors that influence outcomes: genetics, Auditory neuropathy, Duration of hearing loss, cognition
10 Minutes Middle ear implantable Hearing devices: new developments and where they fit in continuum of hearing rehabilitation
20 Minutes Bone conduction systems: percutaneous (BAHA, PONTO) and transcutaneous (Bonebridge, Osia) with emphasis on candidacy and outcomes
15 Minutes Questions/Discussion

Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional 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.


The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the International Hearing Society to offer continuing education for this course. This course [CEN-670-20] 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:
Financial Disclosure: Jed A. Kwartler is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for his presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Jed A. Kwartler has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

90-Minute Recorded Webinar
(Available until January 6, 2022)

Registration

NJSHA Members: $25 / NJSHA Student Members: $5
Non-Members: $40 / Student Non-Members: $25

Presented by Adina Soclof, MS,CCC-SLP

Adina Soclof is a parent educator, professional development instructor and speech-language pathologist working with children in a school setting. She received her BA in history from Queens College and her MS in communication sciences from Hunter College. Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com. She delivers parenting classes as well as professional development workshops for SLPs, teachers and other health professionals. You can find her text based continuing education courses at PDResources.com and video courses at Homeceuconnection.com and SpeechPathologypd.com. Adina is the author of Parenting Simply: Preparing Kids For Life.

Abstract

This webinar is a research-based and interactive course which will provide strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges and develop a lifelong love of learning. This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders and executive functioning deficits. Left unchecked, these difficulties can cause children to develop the idea that they are not capable of success in school, precipitating a downward spiral of poor self-esteem and – eventually – school failure.

The good news is that much better outcomes can result when parents, teachers and therapists engage children in strategies and activities that help them overcome their discouragement and develop their innate intelligence and strengths, resulting in a growth mindset and a love of learning. Detailed in this course are multiple strategies and techniques that can lead to these positive outcomes.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
  • Compare and contrast one’s personal current mindset with a growth mindset.
  • Discuss strategies to foster a growth mindset in our clients and ourselves.
  • Describe skills which enable children to better understand how their brain works when learning in order to foster improved learning outcomes.
  • Discuss appropriate ways to praise children and enable them better to see that mistakes are opportunities to learn.

Time-Ordered Agenda

30 Minutes – Introduction
30 Minutes – What is a Growth Mindset?
20 Minutes – Activities to Foster a Growth Mindset in our Students
10 Minutes – Understanding Praise: Highlighting Effort and Persistence, Discussion and Wrap-up.

Continuing Education


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

Presenter Disclosure
Financial Disclosure: Adina Soclof is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for this presentation.

Non-financial Disclosure: Adina Soclof has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Registration

This webinar is FREE to NJSHA members. Registration is required.
Continuing education credit is not available for this webinar.

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Presented by Lynn Nowak

Lynn Nowak is an experienced lobbyist representing the interests of a wide variety of clients before the legislature and executive branch. She targets client needs, analyzes political trends and then devises and executes a legislative strategy that gets the job done. Ms. Nowak served as president of the lobbying firm of Nancy H. Becker Associates (NBA) for several years before she merged that practice into Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC (PGA). Prior to becoming the president of NBA, she served as the firm’s executive vice president and vice president of public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and has done graduate work in Urban Planning at Rutgers University.

Abstract

This webinar will give participants an overview of the structure of government in Trenton and the elements that go into the creation and passage of legislation.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to understand the basic structure of state government in New Jersey, describe how a bill moves through the legislative process and understand how to impact the process.

Additional information and login procedures will be provided to participants after registration.