NJSHA Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

September 29, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Online Registration

NJSHA & NJAA Members: $30 / NJSHA Student/Recent Grad Members: $0
Non-Members: $45 / Student Non-Members: $0

NJAA members can register at member rates
NJSHA 2022 Convention registrants will receive a link to attend this session for no charge since this is a make-up of the session that had to be cancelled at convention.

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Presenters:

Jeffrey, Regan, MA

Speaker Bio:

Jeffrey P. Regan, M.A., serves as ASHA’s Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. In this role Jeff oversees all of the advocacy work that ASHA undertakes on behalf of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the federal, state, legislative, and regulatory arenas. A native of Connecticut, Jeff completed undergraduate studies at the College of the Holy Cross, and served for nearly as decade as a legislative and policy advisor in the United States Senate to former Senator Christopher J. Dodd. Before coming to ASHA, Jeff completed graduate studies at Saint John’s University, and led government relations efforts at the American Psychiatric Association. Jeff lives in Virginia with his wife, Natalie, and daughter, Brigid.

Abstract:

This presentation explores ASHA’s current audiology advocacy priorities, including the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA), Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids (OTCs), and reauthorization of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (EHDI).

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ASHA’s current audiology advocacy priorities
  2. Define ASHA’s audiology advocacy priorities impact audiology practice
  3. Identify how to become actively engaged in audiology advocacy with ASHA

Time-Ordered Agenda:

30 Minutes What is the current political and public landscape?
15 Minutes The importance of advocacy
30 Minutes What audiology advocacy objectives is undertaking to advance the
priorities of the 2022 Public Policy Agenda?
15 Minutes Questions and Discussion

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:  Presenter is a full-time employee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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

October 19, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This webinar is being recommended by New Jersey Early Intervention Services/Department of Health (NJEIS/DOH) as specialized education for EI professionals in the State of New Jersey.

Online Registration

NJSHA Members: $35 / NJSHA Student/Recent Grad Members: $5
Non-Members: $55 / Student Non-Members: $30

Register (with credit card payment):
NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members, click here to register.

Not a current member? Renew/Join today!

Presenters:

Lawrence McDonald MA, CCC-SLP; Mary M. McArdle MA, CCC-SLP; Kate Flaxman MS, CCC-SLP

Speaker Bio:

Lawrence McDonald M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist currently working in early intervention for JFK Pediatric Rehabilitation in Edison, New Jersey. Lawrence has been practicing for four years and has been with JFK since finishing graduate school in 2018. His clinical interests lie in early childhood language development and augmentative/alternative communication.

Mary M. McArdle M.A., CCC-SLP is the regional Early Intervention manager for Children’s Specialized Hospital. She has been working in Early Intervention for over 25 years. Her clinical interests include supporting appropriate infant/toddler feeding routines at home and enhancing early language development.

Kate Flaxman M.S., CCC-SLP is an Augmentative Communication Specialist with Advancing Opportunities. She has been practicing as a Speech Language Pathologist for 14+ years. She has had a diversified experience working with individuals with complex communication needs who benefit from AAC in early intervention, schools, adult placement settings, homes, and employment. She strives to promote communication for the purpose of improving lives through interactions with parents, peers, caregivers, school personnel, and community members. Kate is co-vice chair of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Committee of NJSHA.

The presenters are all speech-language pathologists and members of the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association. Lawrence McDonald and Kate Flaxman are members of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Committee. Mary M. McArdle is a member of the healthcare committee.

Abstract:

This presentation will discuss methods for introducing early language learners to augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) methods with a focus on no-tech communication modalities that can be readily available to families participating in the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). A gap in knowledge related to this area has been observed, with many practitioners in NJEIS unaware of strategies such as core language and communication boards that can help to promote early language development and functional communication. Participation in this webinar will enable learners to more effectively provide families with information related to AAC use and support functional communication outcomes for children struggling to communicate.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List three AAC modalities.
  2. Discuss best practices for using AAC in early intervention.
  3. List three ways in which families can partner with the SLP in delivering optimal communication outcomes.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

10 Minutes Introduction and survey
20 Minutes NJEIS rules, policies, best practices, discuss the parent training model of EI
20 Minutes Discuss what core language is and why it is important
20 Minutes Discuss aided language input to support language learning through AAC
10 Minutes Discuss levels of prompting to support AAC communication
15 Minutes Discuss communication boards and how they differ from picture exchange
5 Minutes Discuss how to make communication boards with materials accessible to the family
10 Minutes Discuss getting families and other practitioners on board with AAC
10 Minutes Wrap up and questions

Continuing Education and Disclosure:


Presenter Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Lawrence McDonald is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Lawrence McDonald works in the early intervention field.

Disclosure Statements:
Financial Disclosure: Kate Flaxman is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Kate Flaxman was the previous chair of the NJSHA AAC Committee.

Disclosure Statements:
Financial Disclosure: Mary McArdle is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.

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

Monday, November 14, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Online Registration

NJSHA Members: $35 / NJSHA Student/Recent Grad Members: $5
Non-Members: $55 / Student Non-Members: $30

Register (with credit card payment):
NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members, click here to register.

Not a current member? Renew/Join today!

Presenters:

Gina England, MA, CCC-SLP

Speaker Bio:

Gina England is a Speech/Language Pathologist who has practiced in New Hampshire since 1981. She has worked all along the medical continuum of care including acute care, acute inpatient rehab, outpatient, day treatment, SNF and home health. Her areas of interest and specialty include cognitive rehabilitation, dysphagia, adult acquired apraxia and post- concussion syndrome.  She has been a national presenter on topics concerning cognitive-communication disorders, dysphagia and post- concussion syndrome. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire and has served as Adjunct Faculty for The University of New Hampshire, Granite State College and Nashua Community College. In 2011 she began to spread her horizons even further by venturing into private practice and is enjoying the diversity of practice that this affords the speech pathologist. She thoroughly enjoys conducting seminars/workshops on topics relevant to adult and pediatric rehabilitation. In 2016 she expanded her service provision to include the New Hampshire Public School System, servicing students from preschool through high school. She has found that her medical speech pathology background has been a valuable asset in helping to identify the barriers to academic, communication and cognitive development in students of all ages. After 41 years of clinical practice, she continues to experience the joy in working as a speech and language pathologist in all settings with all ages.

Abstract:

S Specific/Targeted

M Measurable

A Accountable

R Repeatable

T Time Friendly

Not to mention, inexpensive, objective, quantitative and relevant.
The ability of Functional Outcome Measures (FOMs) to fill in the gaps of our testing.
Establishing a clinical rationale for the use of informal assessment tools in a public school.
Extensive demonstration of specific FOMs for speech, language, attention, executive functions, voice and dysfluency.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare/contrast the differences between norm versus criterion referenced assessments.
  2. Name four essential benefits to incorporating FOMs in an initial assessment.
  3. Identify two FOMs for phonological awareness assessment.
  4. Identify two FOMs for the assessment of articulation.
  5. Identify two FOMs for the assessment of expressive language.
  6. List three resources for the location of additional multi-disciplinary FOMs.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes Introduction to Presenter
15 Minutes Contrasting Normative vs. Criterion Based Assessments
5 Minutes Functional Outcome Measurement Tools are SMART
80 Minutes Demonstration/Discussion of Available Pediatric FOMS
15 Minutes Identification of Sites for Additional Pediatric FOMS

Continuing Education and Disclosure:


Presenter Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Gina England is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Gina England has no non-financial disclosures

Recorded Webinars

 

90-Minute Recorded Webinar
Available from October 7 – December 31, 2022

Online Registration

NJSHA & NJAA Members: $30 / NJSHA Student/Recent Grad Members: $0
Non-Members: $45 / Student Non-Members: $0

Register (with credit card payment):
Registration is available October 7, 2022

Not a current member? Renew/Join today!

Presenters:

Jeffrey, Regan, MA

Speaker Bio:

Jeffrey P. Regan, M.A., serves as ASHA’s Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. In this role Jeff oversees all of the advocacy work that ASHA undertakes on behalf of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the federal, state, legislative, and regulatory arenas. A native of Connecticut, Jeff completed undergraduate studies at the College of the Holy Cross, and served for nearly as decade as a legislative and policy advisor in the United States Senate to former Senator Christopher J. Dodd. Before coming to ASHA, Jeff completed graduate studies at Saint John’s University, and led government relations efforts at the American Psychiatric Association. Jeff lives in Virginia with his wife, Natalie, and daughter, Brigid.

Abstract:

This presentation explores ASHA’s current audiology advocacy priorities, including the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA), Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids (OTCs), and reauthorization of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (EHDI).

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ASHA’s current audiology advocacy priorities
  2. Define ASHA’s audiology advocacy priorities impact audiology practice
  3. Identify how to become actively engaged in audiology advocacy with ASHA

Time-Ordered Agenda:

30 Minutes What is the current political and public landscape?
15 Minutes The importance of advocacy
30 Minutes What audiology advocacy objectives is undertaking to advance the
priorities of the 2022 Public Policy Agenda?
15 Minutes Questions and Discussion

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:  Presenter is a full-time employee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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

120-Minute Recorded Webinar
Available from November 1 – December 31, 2022

Online Registration

NJSHA Members: $35 / NJSHA Student/Recent Grad Members: $5
Non-Members: $55 / Student Non-Members: $30

Register (with credit card payment):
Registration available November 1, 2022

Not a current member? Renew/Join today!

Presenters:

Lawrence McDonald MA, CCC-SLP; Mary M. McArdle MA, CCC-SLP; Kate Flaxman MS, CCC-SLP

Speaker Bio:

Lawrence McDonald M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist currently working in early intervention for JFK Pediatric Rehabilitation in Edison, New Jersey. Lawrence has been practicing for four years and has been with JFK since finishing graduate school in 2018. His clinical interests lie in early childhood language development and augmentative/alternative communication.

Mary M. McArdle M.A., CCC-SLP is the regional Early Intervention manager for Children’s Specialized Hospital. She has been working in Early Intervention for over 25 years. Her clinical interests include supporting appropriate infant/toddler feeding routines at home and enhancing early language development.

Kate Flaxman M.S., CCC-SLP is an Augmentative Communication Specialist with Advancing Opportunities. She has been practicing as a Speech Language Pathologist for 14+ years. She has had a diversified experience working with individuals with complex communication needs who benefit from AAC in early intervention, schools, adult placement settings, homes, and employment. She strives to promote communication for the purpose of improving lives through interactions with parents, peers, caregivers, school personnel, and community members. Kate is co-vice chair of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Committee of NJSHA.

The presenters are all speech-language pathologists and members of the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association. Lawrence McDonald and Kate Flaxman are members of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Committee. Mary M. McArdle is a member of the healthcare committee.

Abstract:

This presentation will discuss methods for introducing early language learners to augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) methods with a focus on no-tech communication modalities that can be readily available to families participating in the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). A gap in knowledge related to this area has been observed, with many practitioners in NJEIS unaware of strategies such as core language and communication boards that can help to promote early language development and functional communication. Participation in this webinar will enable learners to more effectively provide families with information related to AAC use and support functional communication outcomes for children struggling to communicate.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List three AAC modalities.
  2. Discuss best practices for using AAC in early intervention.
  3. List three ways in which families can partner with the SLP in delivering optimal communication outcomes.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

10 Minutes Introduction and survey
20 Minutes NJEIS rules, policies, best practices, discuss the parent training model of EI
20 Minutes Discuss what core language is and why it is important
20 Minutes Discuss aided language input to support language learning through AAC
10 Minutes Discuss levels of prompting to support AAC communication
15 Minutes Discuss communication boards and how they differ from picture exchange
5 Minutes Discuss how to make communication boards with materials accessible to the family
10 Minutes Discuss getting families and other practitioners on board with AAC
10 Minutes Wrap up and questions

Continuing Education and Disclosure:


Presenter Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Lawrence McDonald is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Lawrence McDonald works in the early intervention field.

Disclosure Statements:
Financial Disclosure: Kate Flaxman is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Kate Flaxman was the previous chair of the NJSHA AAC Committee.

Disclosure Statements:
Financial Disclosure: Mary McArdle is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.

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

Available December 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023
120-Minute Recording

Online Registration

NJSHA Members: $35 / NJSHA Student/Recent Grad Members: $5
Non-Members: $55 / Student Non-Members: $30

Register (with credit card payment):
Registration available December 1, 2022

Not a current member? Renew/Join today!

Presenters:

Gina England, MA, CCC-SLP

Speaker Bio:

Gina England is a Speech/Language Pathologist who has practiced in New Hampshire since 1981. She has worked all along the medical continuum of care including acute care, acute inpatient rehab, outpatient, day treatment, SNF and home health. Her areas of interest and specialty include cognitive rehabilitation, dysphagia, adult acquired apraxia and post- concussion syndrome.  She has been a national presenter on topics concerning cognitive-communication disorders, dysphagia and post- concussion syndrome. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire and has served as Adjunct Faculty for The University of New Hampshire, Granite State College and Nashua Community College. In 2011 she began to spread her horizons even further by venturing into private practice and is enjoying the diversity of practice that this affords the speech pathologist. She thoroughly enjoys conducting seminars/workshops on topics relevant to adult and pediatric rehabilitation. In 2016 she expanded her service provision to include the New Hampshire Public School System, servicing students from preschool through high school. She has found that her medical speech pathology background has been a valuable asset in helping to identify the barriers to academic, communication and cognitive development in students of all ages. After 41 years of clinical practice, she continues to experience the joy in working as a speech and language pathologist in all settings with all ages.

Abstract:

S Specific/Targeted

M Measurable

A Accountable

R Repeatable

T Time Friendly

Not to mention, inexpensive, objective, quantitative and relevant.
The ability of Functional Outcome Measures (FOMs) to fill in the gaps of our testing.
Establishing a clinical rationale for the use of informal assessment tools in a public school.
Extensive demonstration of specific FOMs for speech, language, attention, executive functions, voice and dysfluency.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare/contrast the differences between norm versus criterion referenced assessments.
  2. Name four essential benefits to incorporating FOMs in an initial assessment.
  3. Identify two FOMs for phonological awareness assessment.
  4. Identify two FOMs for the assessment of articulation.
  5. Identify two FOMs for the assessment of expressive language.
  6. List three resources for the location of additional multi-disciplinary FOMs.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

5 Minutes Introduction to Presenter
15 Minutes Contrasting Normative vs. Criterion Based Assessments
5 Minutes Functional Outcome Measurement Tools are SMART
80 Minutes Demonstration/Discussion of Available Pediatric FOMS
15 Minutes Identification of Sites for Additional Pediatric FOMS

Continuing Education and Disclosure:


Presenter Disclosure:

Financial Disclosure: Gina England is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from NJSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Gina England has no non-financial disclosures