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Presenters:

Anil K. Lalwani, MD
Anil K. Lalwani is Associate Dean for Student Research, tenured Professor and Vice Chair for Research, and Co-Director of Columbia Cochlear Implant Program in the Department of Otolaryngology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, he serves as the Medical Director of Perioperative Services at New York Presbyterian — Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He has served as the President of American Neurotology Society (2014-2015) and President of the American Auditory Society (2017-2018). He previously served as Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lalwani earned his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1985 and subsequently completed is internship in General and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Following subspecialty training in Neurotology and Skull base surgery, he served as Senior staff Fellow at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Health. In 1994, he joined the faculty at UCSF as an assistant professor and rose to the rank of Professor in 2002. In April 2003, Dr. Lalwani was recruited to New York University School of Medicine to serve as Mendik Foundation Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology — a position he held until December 2009.

Doctor Lalwani’s basic research has focused on two key areas: identifying genes that are critical for hearing through the use of molecular genetic and molecular biologic methods, and developing and investigating gene transfer technology for the treatment of hearing disorders. More recently, his NIH funded research has focused on the development of microneedle technology for inner ear delivery. His clinical interests are in otology include cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, facial nerve disorders, Meniere’s disease, cerebellopontine angle tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas) and skull base surgery.

Dr. Lalwani is considered one of the leading experts on hearing loss in children and adults. He is the author of more than 235 peer-reviewed articles, and numerous book chapters; his h-index is 62. He serves on the editorial board of numerous leading otolaryngology journals; he is the Section Editor of Triological Society Best Practice – a popular feature published in Laryngoscope. He has published numerous books including the textbook defining the subspecialty of Pediatric Otology and Neurotology. The 6th edition of Recent Advances In Otolaryngology-Head And Neck Surgery was published in January 2017. More recently, Dr. Lalwani’s Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery volume of Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery was published. The 4th edition of his highly successful book, Current Diagnosis & Treatment In Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery has just been published in 2020; it has been previously translated into Spanish, Turkish and Portuguese.

Presentation:

This program is specific to audiologists, but speech-language pathologists (SLPs) will also find value in this course, which will present challenging and unusual cases where a multi-collaborative team is needed in achieving accurate diagnoses for ear issues and problems. When uncommon presentations of symptoms occur, misdiagnosis may also happen. The presenter will enable participants to become a Sherlock Holmes as clinicians work through interesting cases, and as collaboration with a medical team is encouraged the audiologist will more readily and likely come to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. SLPs who join will benefit through applying concepts discussed to their own specific types of unusual cases that are often misdiagnosed. Clinicians will benefit through sharpening deductive reasoning skills, learning to ask deeper questions for diagnosis and improving differential diagnostic skills.

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • Describe the evaluation of hearing and balance disorders.
  • Describe common presentation of uncommon disorders and uncommon presentation of common disorders.
  • Explain the role of surgery in treatment of inner ear diseases.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes Introduction and presentation overview
20 Minutes Review of Case Study 1
20 Minutes Review of Case Study 2
20 Minutes Review of Case Study 3
15 Minutes Review of Case Study 4
10 Minutes Q&A

 

Continuing Education and Disclosure:


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: Anil Lalwani is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for his presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Anil Lalwani does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

This webinar was originally scheduled for January 27 but is being postponed to a future date.
We will reopen registration once rescheduled.

Presenters:

Saskia S. Brown, EdD
Saskia’s professional commitment reflects her conviction that high-quality education is a right that belongs to all children. She has committed over fifteen years of service in the field of education. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology, graduate degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership with a research focus on enhancing parental involvement in urban school districts. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Seton Hall University. Her current research focuses on the implications of race in the college choice process for Black students. As an educational leader, she catalyzes change in schools by creating authentic learning environments that provide direct support, resources, access, and opportunities to children, families, and school district staff. Her goal is to develop school environments that cultivate a natural passion and ownership for teaching and learning.

Saskia served as a general education and special education teacher, Title I school program coordinator, and school administrator in public and charter school environments. She was a former fiscal and policy specialist and special education consultant at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). As the special education consultant, she oversaw the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Morris Plains, New Jersey, providing technical assistance and support to district staff and parents. She also developed state guidance documents and presentations in special education, inclusion, interventions, a multi-tiered system of supports, and co-teaching, to name a few.
Saskia has served as the project manager for the state’s first multi-tiered system of supports federal grant New Jersey Tiered System of Supports (NJTSS). She has served on several NJDOE teams to review data, conduct research, and develop action plans to support the implementation of state-wide initiatives and partnerships. Saskia taught at Felician University in the School of Education, teaching courses in the Master of Education Program.

Saskia most recently served as a school district administrator as the Director of Student Support Services in Sparta Township Public Schools. She currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools for Harlem’s Children Zone Promise Academy Charter Schools and is an adjunct professor at Drew University and Ramapo College in the Teacher Education Programs. She is also the owner and educational consultant for Supporting All Students Educational Consulting working to support school districts across the state of New Jersey.

Scott Kercher, MA
Scott Kercher has over twenty years of professional experience in New Jersey Public Schools. During this time, he has served in a number of instructional and leadership capacities. These roles include: a teacher of Honors/Humanities programs, an ESL and ICS instructor, a Mentor-Teacher, a Social Studies Department Supervisor, a Community Outreach Coordinator, and a Professional Development Provider.

Mr. Kercher has participated in several statewide committees and projects. He is an active member of the New Jersey Social Studies Supervisors Association and has contributed to service learning and voting rights programs. Recently, he contributed to the NJSLS Social Studies Standards revision. He also regularly contributes lessons to Newsela and Bridgeway Learning Academy as well as serve as a test scorer/rater for a variety of Educational Testing Service programs.

Abstract:

This presentation will provide a brief overview of equity, discuss the best practices for advancing equity in the field of speech-language pathology, and reflect on the role of speech-language pathologists in advancing equity and access.

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the benefits for advancing equity in the field of speech-language pathology.
  • Gain an understanding of equity and the forms of bias that can affect decision making in the delivery of services.
  • Identify the role of the speech-language pathologist in advancing equity through self-reflection.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes Introduction

  • Presenter’s background and experiences in work around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Getting to know the participants via chat box activity
  • Overview of the workshop, goals, and session expectations
10 Minutes What is Equity

  • Define equity
  • Common language and associated terms
15 Minutes Why Equity Matters

  • Provide statistical data on disproportionality in speech-language pathology
  • Discuss the importance of equity in the field
30 Minutes Breakout Activity

  • Introduction to the common types of bias: affinity, confirmation, hindsight, etc.
  • Participant self-reflection on bias via Google Form
  • Unpack self-reflection as it relates to professional practice
20 Minutes Discuss Best Practices and Resources for Advancing Equity

  • Share guiding principles for equitable practice
  • Share resources/tools to support implementation beyond the workshop
10 Minutes Reflection/Q&A

 

Continuing Education and Disclosure:

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Saskia Brown is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for her presentation. She is a salaried employee of Harlem Children’s Zone.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Saskia Brown does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Scott Kercher is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for his presentation. He is a salaried employee of Sparta Township Public Schools.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Scott Kercher does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Recorded Webinars

90-Minute Webinar
(available until September 14, 2022)

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Presenters:

Dag Strömberg, SLP, BCBA
Dag Strömberg is a licensed speech-language pathologist and board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) from Sweden. Dag has been working with habilitation services for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders for more than 20 years, intervening directly with children and caregivers as well as training staff members at Autism Center for Young Children and various preschools and schools. Dag is the current president of the Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis. He is a former clinical supervisor at Autism Center for Young Children, Stockholm and a former subject matter expert at Autism forum, an information center about autism, run by the Stockholm County Council. He teaches and supervises at the graduate courses in applied behavior analysis at Stockholm University, at the speech-language pathology program at the Karolinska Institute as well as internationally in France, Russia and India. Some of his interests include communication, problem behavior and sleep in children with autism.

Abstract:

Sleep problems are frequent in individuals with autism. This presentation will describe a selection of behavioral interventions to assess, prevent and treat the most common sleep problems, including signs of sleep deprivation as they may manifest in children with autism. Concrete advice on how to increase the ability to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night will be highlighted. The presenter will provide descriptions and examples from his clinical experience from working with children with autism in Stockholm, Sweden. Many of the strategies presented may also be applicable for other populations, such as typically developing children with sleep problems.

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • Use a sleep diary
  • Name common strategies for improving sleep hygiene
  • Name common strategies for behavioral sleep training

Time-Ordered Agenda:

15 Minutes Introduction: Sleep and sleep problems, an overview
15 Minutes Sleep assessment
40 Minutes Behavioral interventions: Sleep hygiene and sleep training
10 Minutes Case examples
10 Minutes Wrap-up and Discussion

 

Continuing Education and Disclosure:

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Dag Strömberg is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for his presentation. He will also referencing his place of employment, Stockholm University.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Dag Strömberg has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.