NJSHA Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

Thursday, June 10, 2021
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm ET

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

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Presenter

Kari Knutson is a professional speaker, therapist and storyteller. She is an expert in the field of Human Development and Emotional Intelligence (also known as EQ). Kari received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cornell College in Iowa, a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Appalachian State University in North Carolina and a second Master’s in Counseling from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC where she also became fluent in American Sign Language.

Kari’s company, Knutson Speaks, takes psychology ‘off the couch’ and brings it to the people. Kari demystifies concepts in psychology and turns them into clear, tangible and relevant takeaways that people can use to help transform their personal and professional lives. She does this through her engaging, humor-forward presentations, impactful coaching sessions and a laugh-out-loud storytelling show that she wrote, directed and performs in called, Ain’t Never Met a Stranger all about our shared human experience. Kari also has a podcast called Get Big Out Loud which you can find on your favorite podcast app.

Kari lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, two children, two cats and five very emotionally intelligent guinea pigs.

Abstract:

The world as we knew it changed in March of 2020. Since then we have been on a journey, unlike anything we’ve experienced before. We’ve had to refocus our priorities and overcome numerous obstacles in our personal and professional lives. We have attempted to pivot, rise, adapt, be flexible, find silver linings and face challenges head-on.

While change is inevitable, we have been living through an unprecedented time of rapid and unsolicited change. Many of us are struggling with how to cope. There are complex feelings that go along with change as well as a variety of responses we can have towards it.

In this engaging presentation, we will examine the process of change and share ideas for how we can use humor and heart to thrive through change. We will also talk about the importance of perspective, the role of courage, and the power of compassion.

If we want to cultivate our resilience, we need to reconnect with the best parts of ourselves. Doing this will enable us to truly thrive as we navigate the challenges and changes in our lives.

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the cycle of change as well as the feelings and experiences that are part of the cycle.
  • Articulate how the concepts of perspective, courage, and compassion work together to help people manage change and build resiliency.
  • Differentiate coping strategies to manage change in addition to strategies for cultivating resilience.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes What it means to be resilient
10 Minutes Challenges we’ve faced since March of 2020
5 Minutes Individual trauma versus collective trauma
3 Minutes The Change Curve
2 Minutes Feelings and Change
5 Minutes Responses to Change
10 Minutes Perspective and how our brains work
15 Minutes Reflection questions around denial
5 Minutes Superhero complex
5 Minutes Cult of positivity
10 Minutes Self-Reflection Questions
5 Minutes Stress – positive, tolerable, toxic levels
3 Minutes Dualistic Thinking
2 Minutes Training your mind
5 Minutes Auto Pilot
10 Minutes Role of Courage
10 Minutes Five things that keep us from courage
5 Minutes Becoming resilient
10 Minutes Coping Skills – practical application
10 Minutes Reflection Activity
5 Minutes Compassion
10 Minutes Summary and Getting big from service, not ego

Continuing Education and Disclosure:

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Kari Knutson is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for her presentation.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Kari Knutson has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Registration Rates:
Members: $0
Non-Members: $10

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Presenters

Lynn Nowak, Porzio Governmental Affairs
Jacy Lance, Porzio Governmental Affairs
Mary McArdle, speech-language pathologists and manager, Children’s Specialized Hospital Early Intervention
Robynne Kratchman, President, NJSHA
Christina Luna, private practice committee chair
Sharon Ratiner, private practice committee vice chair
Barbara Schwerin Bohus, healthcare committee chair and NJSHA Board Member
Catherine Curtis, healthcare committee vice chair

Abstract:

An overview for 2020 and the first half of 2021 will be provided regarding legislation, New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS) latest service guidelines, private practice insurance coverage, reopening of private practice, updated telehealth rules/regulations in New Jersey, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and the status of addressing New Jersey state licensing restrictions on Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • State New Jersey state legislative updates
  • State NJEIS Guidance on service provision, rate increases and updates/changes on Electronic Information Management Systems
  • State private practice insurance coverage regarding Horizon and telehealth during COVID-19 and to date
  • Summarize Medicaid and Medicare Updates
  • Describe progress on addressing New Jersey statelicensing restrictions for FEES

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes Introduction
25 Minutes Legislative Update
20 Minutes Early Intervention Update
30 Minutes Private Practice Update
30 Minutes Healthcare Update
10 Minutes Q&A

Continuing Education and Disclosure:

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Lynn Nowak is the lobbyist for NJSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Lynn Nowak has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Jacy Lance is the lobbyist for NJSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Jacy Lance has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Mary McArdle has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Mary McArdle has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Robynne Kratchman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Robynne Kratchman is president of NJSHA and does not receive compensation for this role.

Financial Disclosure: Christina Luna is owner of Integrated Speech Pathology, LLC, and will be referencing case studies from her practice.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Christina Luna has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Sharon Ratiner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Sharon Ratiner has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Barbara Schwerin Bohus has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Barbara Schwerin Bohus has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Catherine Curtis has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Catherine Curtis has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Recorded Webinars

2-Hour Recording
Available until August 31, 2021

Registration Rates:
Members: $0
Non-Members: $10

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Presenter

Nicole Ford, MS, CCC-SLP received her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from Seton Hall University in 2005. She has been actively involved with NJSHA since 2015 holding positions on the School Affairs Committee and a seat on the Board of Directors. Nicole currently works in an urban public school setting as lead SLS. Nicole also has experience working in the hospital, homecare and Early Intervention settings.

Maria L. Rodriguez, SLPD, CCC-SLP received her doctorate in speech-language pathology from Kean University in 2019, and her master’s degree in 2012. She has been actively involved with NJSHA since she was an undergraduate student in 2009; most recently holding positions on the School Affairs Committee, Multicultural Issues Committee and as a NJSHA Board of Director. Dr. Rodriguez is currently employed in an urban public school setting and also conducts independent speech-language evaluations for various school districts. Additionally, she supervises graduate students and mentors clinical fellows in the school based setting.

Abstract:

This program will provide attendees with important up-to-date information on current hot topics, such as issues related to teletherapy due to COVID-19, compensatory services, and a review of 2020-2021 FAQs regarding N.J.A.C. 6A:14. There will be a presentation by our lobbyist, Lynn Nowak, addressing current legislation in Trenton. Our ASHA SEAL, Melissa Eldred, will also provide an update. There will be an opportunity to learn about SACs presence in social media and finally, a question and answer session will be provided to address pressing questions from attendees.

Learner Outcomes:

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

  • State what a billable service for Medicaid reimbursement is during teletherapy under the current emergency rule modification.
  • List two legislative actions NJSHA’s school Affairs Committee has taken during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Identify at least three areas where members can find information regarding updates with School Affairs Committee.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

10 Minutes Introduction
30 Minutes Legislative Update
20 Minutes SEAL Update
45 Minutes SAC Update
15 Minutes Q&A

Continuing Education and Disclosure:

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Nicole Ford has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Nicole Ford has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Maria Rodriguez has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Maria Rodriguez has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Melissa Eldred has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Melissa Eldred has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Lynn Nowak is the lobbyist for NJSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Lynn Nowak has no relevant non‐financial relationships to disclose.

Financial Disclosure: Jacy Lance is the lobbyist for NJSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Jacy Lance 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.