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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.

Recorded Webinars

2-Hour Recorded Webinar, Originally recorded at the 2020 Clinical Supervisors Workshop, May 13, 2020.
(available until February 28, 2021)

Registration

NJSHA Members: $30 / NJSHA Student Members: $5
Non-Members: $50 / Student Non-Members: $30

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Presenter

Jennifer Drenchek-Cristiano, MA, CCC-SLP/L, received her masters degree in speech pathology from the University of Buffalo where she worked at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer focusing on AAC systems. She began her career working in a private school for students with complex communication needs. Jennifer then went to work with the Technology for Life and Learning Center ATEAM performing AT evaluations throughout the state of New Jersey. Jennifer started a private consulting business, Technology for Education and Communication Consulting, Inc, specializing in speech, AAC and AT in 2004. In 2018 Jennifer expanded her practice to include a Pediatric and Adult Speech Therapy Clinic in Williamstown, New Jersey called the South Jersey Speech Center. She has experience with students birth to 21 and specializes in integrating technology solutions into their educational plan. Jennifer has extensive experience working with students with complex communication needs including Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, and Autism. She has provided numerous trainings across the country on assistive technology, augmentative communication and technology in the field of speech pathology. Jennifer is an adjunct faculty member at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in the Health Sciences department where she has worked as a professor and clinical supervisor. Jennifer also collaborated with Stockton University to create an AAC program providing advanced training in the field for practicing SLPs.

Abstract

As a result of the current pandemic, many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and clinical supervisors have been asked to shift their treatment methodology from face to face intervention to that of virtual telepractice services. This dramatic and rapid shift has left many SLPs without the training or resources to adequately provide services to vulnerable populations of individuals with speech and language disorders. Students and supervisors in clinical training programs have had to adjust to new and increasing demands of telepractice services. This presentation will serve to support supervisors in understanding current best practice in the field of telepractice, as well as modifying supervision techniques and feedback to best meet the needs of this new service delivery model. Participants will review telepractice platforms, terminology, resources, methodologies and training for support personnel and families. Participants will also review best practice in the use of evaluation tools via telepractice platforms. Ethical considerations of this model of service delivery will be identified and applied to functional outcomes.

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • identify telepractice platforms, features and functions that support supervision and therapy in the provision of speech and language services.
  • contrast various digital and non-digital therapy tools and methodologies to implement evidence-based decision making in the development of POCs.
  • demonstrate knowledge of parent and support personnel training needed to support telepractice sessions.
  • identify tools for providing telepractice speech and language evaluations.
  • apply applications to their therapy practice for the treatment of communication disorders using technology.

Time-Ordered Agenda

30 Minutes Overview of Telehealth/Telepractice

  • Review telepractice platforms and features
  • Discuss HIPAA and FERPA guidelines as it relates to the pandemic response
  • Describe various models of service delivery terminology
  • Ethical considerations in decision making (ASHA Guidelines)
45 Minutes Providing structured support and supervision to graduate students implementing telepractice services

  • Creating structured sessions that support virtual therapy
  • Evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of virtual tools and strategies
    • Teach your supervisees how to evaluate virtual clinical tools
    • Finding pre-made resources and learning how to create custom content to maximize digital intervention tools
    • Know when to push the technology envelope and when to utilize traditional low tech evidence based speech strategies
    • Formulating feedback for pre-briefing and debriefing related to issues found in telepractice sessions
  • Aspects of parent coaching and training of support personnel
    • Surveying parents/guardians/caregivers to determine onsite materials that can be implemented in therapy
30 Minutes Telepractice and Standardized Testing

  • Availability of digital resources and tools
  • Clinical decision making in determining patients which can be effectively evaluated via virtual sessions
  • How to provide documentation in reports to support the use of virtual testing but account for non standardization in the delivery method
15 Minutes Questions and Answers

Continuing Education and Disclosure


This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
This course qualifies for the ASHA supervision requirement.

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Jennifer Drenchek-Cristiano is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for her presentation.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Jennifer Drenchek-Cristiano has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

2-Hour Recorded Webinar
(available until February 5, 2021)

Registration

NJSHA Members: $30 / NJSHA Student Members: $5
Non-Members: $50 / Student Non-Members: $30

NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members, click here to register.

Presented by Jennifer Moore, EdD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Jennifer Moore is a speech-language pathologist with a private practice in Wayne, New Jersey. She has clinical expertise in the areas of motor speech development/disorders and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Moore is a PROMPT Certified Instructor and has formal training in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She has previously held positions in academia, public schools and hospitals.

Abstract

This webinar was developed to provide speech-language pathologists in the state of New Jersey with foundational information for establishing their own private practice. The webinar will cover areas such as state/federal filings, insurance/client billing, business insurances and acquiring clients. Each participant will complete a self-assessment form during each step of the webinar to help organize their pathway to private practice by assisting in the development of a plan and set intentions. This webinar was designed to guide the participants one step at a time.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Complete the self-assessment form to develop their pathway towards private practice.
  • List three components needed to set up a private practice.
  • Identify three strategies to acquire private clients.

Time-Ordered Agenda

15 Minutes – Introduction

  • Introduce speaker and journey into PP
  • Iceberg analogy
  • Review learning objectives
  • Overview of course
  • Introduce flow chart

10 Minutes – The Why

  • What are your intentions?
  • Making a mission statement
  • PT or Ft gig?

10 Minutes – Naming Your Practice

  • Selecting a name
  • How to get a logo

10 Minutes – Incorporating Your Practice (State and Federal)

  • Accountant/lawyer (EIN, LLC, S-Corp)
  • Register name with state
  • Retirement- Accountant

10 Minutes – Business Insurance

  • Professional Liability
  • General Insurance
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Short term disability
  • Renter’s Insurance

10 Minutes – Market Analysis

  • Proximity to other practices
  • Setting up rates
  • Insurance or PP
  • Supply and demand

10 Minutes – Location of Your Practice? Pros/Cons

  • Client’s homes
  • Your home
  • Office
  • Someone else’s office

10 Minutes – Marketing

  • Domain
  • Setting up Website
  • Google my business
  • Facebook
  • Referrals

10 Minutes – Setting up Your Practice to Take Payments

  • Coding and billing
  • NPI numbers (group and individual)
  • EMR
  • HIPAA
  • Taking payments and providing receipts

10 Minutes – Resources

  • Websites
  • Social media
  • Professional connections

15 Minutes – Questions and Answers

Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area)

Presenter Disclosure
Financial Disclosure: Jennifer Moore is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for this presentation.

Non-financial Disclosure: Jennifer Moore is the vice chair of the NJSHA Private Practice Committee and does not receive any compensation for this role.

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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Non-Members, click here to register.

 

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

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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.

Registration

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

Register

 

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.