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[NOTE:  These announcements are for information purposes only.  They do not imply endorsement on my part of course content or sponsor.]

 

Date(s) Title City
February 21, 2014  NEW! Developing Social and Academic Language:  Optimizing Classroom Success Little Rock, AR
March 6-7, 2014  NEW! ARMEA Annual Conference Little Rock, AR
March 6-7, 2014  NEW! Beckman Oral-Motor Assessment & Intervention Protocol Little Rock, AR
March 10-11, 2014  NEW! PECS Basic Training Little Rock, AR
March 20, 2014  NEW! ACH Annual Spring Forum Little Rock, AR
March 21, 2014  NEW! 2014 Richard Walker CSD Conference Searcy, AR
March 31 & April 1, 2014  NEW! Preschoolers & Autism:  Keeping Calm When They're Carrying On Fort Smith, AR
April 2-3, 2014  NEW! Preschoolers & Autism:  Keeping Calm When They're Carrying On Little Rock, AR
April 16, 2014  NEW! 30th Annual Betty Fusilier Conference on Communication Sciences and Disorders Conway, AR
April 21-22,2014  NEW! STAR 2-Day Comprehensive Workshop Little Rock, AR
April 23-24, 2014  NEW! Links 2-Day Comprehensive Workshop Little Rock, AR
     
Posted 09-10-10 CEC Webinars N/A

Updated 09-02-10

Professional Development Resources' ASHA CEU Home Study Courses N/A

Updated 09-02-10

OnlineCEUs.com Inc. Course Titles N/A
Posted 03-25-10 Bureau of Education and Research (BER) On-Site Training Courses N/A
Posted 08-25-09 CEPA University - Continuing Education Programs of America N/A
Posted 08-27-09 Home CEU Connection N/A

 

NEW!  Easter Seals Outreach Program is hosting the following training appropriate for therapists, teachers, parents, counselors and early childhood specialists

Title:  LinksTM 2-Day Comprehensive Workshop

Presenters:  STAR Autism SupportTM

Date/Time:  April 23-24, 2014; 8:30am to 3:30pm

Location:  Easter Seals Outreach Training Facility, 3724 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock (501-227-3770)

Price:  $325 individual

CPE hours:  11.0  

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Registration Form OR Call 501-227-3770; Seating is limited to 35; Each participant will need to bring a laptop or iPad

Description:  Links Workshop participants will learn to integrate assessment and instruction to meet the educational needs of students at upper elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary.  Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities may particularly benefit from the Links Curriculum.  All participants will receive an extended 6 week free preview of four routines and associated lessons of the Links Online Curriculum.  The workshop content will include the following . . .

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An overview of the instructional methods (discrete trial, teaching functional routines, positive behavior supports and more) used in the Links Curriculum

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Routines focused on independence in school and community settings

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Extensive lesson plans to teach skills in both individual and group instructional settings

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Demonstration of interactive web-based tools to conduct individualized assessments, track data, and monitor student progress on skill generalization and overall independence in school and community settings

Participants will learn . . .

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Developmentally appropriate curriculum content for secondary students with autism and other developmental disabilities

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To conduct global and targeted assessments

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To collect baseline and ongoing data to assess a student’s level of independence

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To identify specific routine steps, skills, and concepts appropriate for instruction

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To individualize instruction and teach skills relating to responding to language, communicating with others, functional academics, and engaging in diverse activities

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To monitor student progress over time

[Posted February 19, 2014]

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NEW!  Easter Seals Outreach Program is hosting the following training appropriate for therapists, teachers, parents, counselors and early childhood specialists

Title:  STAR 2-Day Comprehensive Workshop

Presenters:  STAR Autism SupportTM

Date/Time:  April 21-22, 2014; 8:30am to 3:30pm

Location:  Easter Seals Outreach Training Facility, 3724 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock (501-227-3770)

Price:  $325 individual

CPE hours:  11.0  

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Registration Form OR Call 501-227-3770; Seating is limited to 55

Description:  STAR Workshop Participants will learn the techniques of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines.  Participants will receive examples of the STAR program lesson plans at each instructional level in order to practice their skills in implementing the program.  The workshop content will include the following . . .

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Learn important curriculum content to teach students with autism.

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An overview of the three instructional methods (discrete trial, pivotal response training and functional routines) and how they are used in combination to form the STAR program.

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A comprehensive “how to” training on the use of discrete trial training.

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An introduction on how to implement pivotal response training to teach expressive language and play skills.

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An introduction on how to implement functional routines to teach independence.

Participants will learn . . .

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Developmental curriculum content appropriate for children with autism

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Curriculum-based assessment techniques for baseline and progress monitoring

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To use applied behavior analysis (ABA) lesson plans

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Teach children with autism using the discrete trial training method

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Be familiar with the method of pivotal response training and the research

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Teach children with autism to be independent and to generalize skills learned in discrete trial and pivotal response training within their daily functional routines

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The critical skills students with autism need to learn

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To teach communication skills, academic skills and social interaction & play skills to a variety of children with autism.

[Posted February 19, 2014]

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NEW!  Easter Seals Outreach Program is hosting the following training appropriate for therapists, teachers, parents, counselors and early childhood specialists

Title:  PECS Basic Training

Presenter:  Jo-Anne Matteo, MS, CCC-SLP

Date/Time:  March 10-11, 2014; 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location:  Easter Seals Outreach Training Facility, 3724 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock (501-227-3770)

Price:  $390 individual

CPE hours:  13.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Registration Form OR Call 501-227-3770; Seating is limited

Description:  In cooperation with Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., Easter Seals Outreach Program will be offering a two-day Basic Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training.  PECS is a language training package that is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech.  It promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.  Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting.  An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech.  Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities.  Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.  Objectives include . . .

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The key Pyramid components to designing effective educational environments

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Strategies to create an abundance of opportunities for communication

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How to discuss in detail the Picture Exchange Communication System and its relationship to traditional training programs

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How to implement behavior with target individuals using behavior analytic orientation

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The criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities

[Posted February 19, 2014]

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NEW!  Summit Education is offering the following two workshops appropriate for therapists, teachers, parents, counselors and early childhood specialists.

Title:  Preschoolers & Autism - Keeping Calm When They're Carrying On

Presenter:  Cindy Lee, MSEd

Workshop 1:  Effective and Practical Interventions for Early Learning Success

Date/Time:  March 31, 2014; 8:00am to 3:30pm

Workshop 2:  Understanding & Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Autism

Date/Time:  April 1, 2014; 8:00am to 3:30pm

Location:  Courtyard by Marriott, 900 Rogers Avenue, Ft. Smith, AR 72901 (479-783-2100)

Price:  $179 individual one-day early; $338 individual both days early; regular price add $20/day; group rates available; includes comprehensive manual

CPE hours:  6.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Brochure OR Call 800-433-9570

Description (Day 1):  Participants in this course will acquire knowledge about the diagnostic process for young children who demonstrate atypical developmental patterns.  Effective tools to support family members with understanding the diagnosis and treatment recommendations will be provided.  Various treatment approaches will be discussed along with research based conclusions regarding the efficacy of each.  Common issues that arise in children's behavior, emotional regulation, sensory processing, communication, and socialization will be reviewed in depth with practical strategies to mitigate negative effects.  Participants will leave this workshop with practical tools that can be immediately implemented to effectively support the youngest learners.  Learning objectives include . . .

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Identify indicators of autism spectrum disorders in preschool children.

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Discuss various treatment approaches appropriate for preschool children.

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Identify the difference between atypical and typical developmental patterns.

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Select instructional strategies/interventions that are appropriate for the presenting characteristics.

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Identify functions of behaviors and select supportive interventions.

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Plan for structured and organized facilitation of play and socialization.

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Describe ways to support families through the period of diagnosis and throughout early development.

Description (Day 2):  In this workshop you will learn the various types and common causes of behavioral problems in young children with autism and associated conditions.  Understanding the functions of behavior and developing effective intervention strategies will be the focus of this workshop.  Through videos and guided practice, you will analyze various behaviors common in the population of children with autism spectrum disorders, develop intervention plans and select strategies to effectively address these behaviors.  In addition, the creation of mechanisms to support children that are predominately proactive instead of reactive will be stressed.  Learning objectives include . . .

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Discuss common types and causes of behavioral problems in young children with ASD.

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Describe the Behavior Response Cycle and the Conflict Cycle as these relate to children with autism.

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Identify the causes and functions of particular behaviors and select interventions that are appropriate given the cause and function.

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Describe the impact of various deficits in sensory processing, cognition, and communication on behavior in young children with autism.

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Analyze types of challenging behavior and devise plans to support pro-social behavior.

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Develop proactive strategies to minimize the escalation of maladaptive behaviors.

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Identify ways to meaningfully support families with proactive management strategies to enhance quality of life for the family unit.

[Posted February 19, 2014]

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NEW!  Summit Education is offering the following two workshops appropriate for therapists, teachers, parents, counselors and early childhood specialists.

Title:  Preschoolers & Autism - Keeping Calm When They're Carrying On

Presenter:  Cindy Lee, MSEd

Workshop 1:  Effective and Practical Interventions for Early Learning Success

Date/Time:  April 2, 2014; 8:00am to 3:30pm

Workshop 2:  Understanding & Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Autism

Date/Time:  April 3, 2014; 8:00am to 3:30pm

Location:  Holiday Inn Presidential Conference Center, 600 Interstate 30, Little Rock (501-375-2100)

Price:  $179 individual one-day early; $338 individual both days early; regular price add $20/day; group rates available; includes comprehensive manual

CPE hours:  6.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Brochure OR Call 800-433-9570

Description (Day 1):  Participants in this course will acquire knowledge about the diagnostic process for young children who demonstrate atypical developmental patterns.  Effective tools to support family members with understanding the diagnosis and treatment recommendations will be provided.  Various treatment approaches will be discussed along with research based conclusions regarding the efficacy of each.  Common issues that arise in children's behavior, emotional regulation, sensory processing, communication, and socialization will be reviewed in depth with practical strategies to mitigate negative effects.  Participants will leave this workshop with practical tools that can be immediately implemented to effectively support the youngest learners.  Learning objectives include . . .

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Identify indicators of autism spectrum disorders in preschool children.

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Discuss various treatment approaches appropriate for preschool children.

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Identify the difference between atypical and typical developmental patterns.

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Select instructional strategies/interventions that are appropriate for the presenting characteristics.

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Identify functions of behaviors and select supportive interventions.

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Plan for structured and organized facilitation of play and socialization.

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Describe ways to support families through the period of diagnosis and throughout early development.

Description (Day 2):  In this workshop you will learn the various types and common causes of behavioral problems in young children with autism and associated conditions.  Understanding the functions of behavior and developing effective intervention strategies will be the focus of this workshop.  Through videos and guided practice, you will analyze various behaviors common in the population of children with autism spectrum disorders, develop intervention plans and select strategies to effectively address these behaviors.  In addition, the creation of mechanisms to support children that are predominately proactive instead of reactive will be stressed.  Learning objectives include . . .

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Discuss common types and causes of behavioral problems in young children with ASD.

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Describe the Behavior Response Cycle and the Conflict Cycle as these relate to children with autism.

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Identify the causes and functions of particular behaviors and select interventions that are appropriate given the cause and function.

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Describe the impact of various deficits in sensory processing, cognition, and communication on behavior in young children with autism.

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Analyze types of challenging behavior and devise plans to support pro-social behavior.

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Develop proactive strategies to minimize the escalation of maladaptive behaviors.

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Identify ways to meaningfully support families with proactive management strategies to enhance quality of life for the family unit.

[Posted February 19, 2014]

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NEW!  Harding University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting the Spring 2014 Richard Walker CSD Conference appropriate for SLPs and literacy educators.

Title:  Using Metalinguistic Skills to Enhance Literacy Performance

Presenter:  Julie Masterson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Date/Time:  March 21, 2014; 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location:  Harding University, Founder's Room, David B. Burks American Heritage Center, 915 East Market Avenue, Searcy, AR (501-279-4009)

Price:  $95 individual before March 7; $105 individual after March 7; $30 student before March 7; $35 student after March 7; Registration deadline March 14

CPE hours:  5.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Contact Tim Chance at 501-279-4132 or tchance1@harding.edu OR Martha Vendetti at 501-279-4648 or mvendett@harding.edu; Brochure/Registration Form emailed by Shelly on February 13

Description:  Dr. Masterson is co-author of Spelling Performance Evaluation for Language and Literacy-2 (Learning by Design), Beyond Baby Talk 2: From Speech to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers (Random House) and Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders (Brooks).  As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to . . .

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Name and describe the factors that influence word-level reading and spelling

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Describe optimal assessment strategies for word-level reading and spelling

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Tailor instructional methods to optimally meet individual needs in word-level reading and spelling

[Posted February 13, 2014]

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NEW!  The University of Central Arkansas Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting the 30th Annual Betty Fusilier Conference on Communication Sciences and Disorders appropriate general education classroom teachers, PreK-2, SLPs, resource specialists, Title I teachers, reading specialists/coaches, ELL instructors, administrators, RTI specialists, etc.

Title:  Reading with TLC (Condensed Seminar)

Presenter:  Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP

Date/Time:  April 16, 2014; 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location:  Centennial Country Club, 1600 Centennial Club Drive, Conway, AR 72034 (501-513-2522)

Price:  $100 individual professional; $40 student/clinical supervisor; $20 UCA NSSLHA member

CPE hours:  6.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Contact Candice Robinson at 501-450-3310 or crobinson@uca.edu

Description:  In this one-day seminar participants are trained in the use of Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See.  This workshop provides a condensed version of the original 2-day seminar listed above, and is being offered in select locations across the country.  In this dynamic, faster-paced seminar, the majority of the content from the 10-hour workshop is included, but some of the sections are covered in less depth, with less time allotted for hands-on practice and the viewing of videos of the program in use.  Participants learn language-based, structured techniques for training letter sound associations, phonemic awareness, phonetic decoding (sounding out words for reading), phonetic encoding (sounding out words for spelling), and acquisition of sight words. Suggestions will be shared for developing the rapid naming skills that significantly impact the ability to develop reading automaticity and fluency. As this program is used within all three tiers of the Response to intervention model of instruction, ideas for program implementation for regular education and intervention settings will be discussed. Throughout the training, participants are given practical ideas on how to integrate the Reading with TLC methods with reading programs already existing, and how to logistically implement the program within various school and clinical settings.  Participants will be able to . . .

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demonstrate an understanding of the process of normal reading development and its relationship to oral language development

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develop an understanding of recent research findings in the area of reading and implications for the classroom, including Response to Intervention methodologies

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develop an understanding of various screening and diagnostic measures and to identify students who are at risk for, or are already experiencing, reading difficulties

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simultaneously train phonemic awareness and phonics skills within various school and clinical settings

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teach letter sound associations using mnemonics, imagery, hand cues, and oral kinesthetic cueing techniques

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perform sound blending, segmentation, and manipulation activities for the development of phonemic awareness

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train single word decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) using a variety of explicit language- based methods, at the CVC through CCCVCCC one syllable word level

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use specific strategies to develop single word decoding automaticity by simultaneously training rapid naming, orthographic (visual) awareness, and phonemic awareness involving letter sound sequences within words

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teach the ability to read and spell multisyllable words, utilizing mnemonic syllabication rules

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utilize imagery and mnemonics to train the acquisition of phonetically irregular sight words

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incorporate learned strategies into the classroom setting using motivational game activities within whole class, group, and individual settings

[Posted February 3, 2014]

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NEW!  Easter Seals' CRC Therapy is offering the following workshop appropriate for speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists.

Title:  Beckman Oral-Motor Assessment & Intervention Protocol

Presenter:  Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP

Date/Time:  March 6-7, 2014;

Location:  Easter Seals Outreach Training Facility, 3724 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock (501-227-3770)

Price:  $450 individual

CPE hours:  16.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Brochure OR Call 407-590-4852

Description:  Oral motor impairment presents a variety of challenges for both the individual affected, and for the care team providing intervention.  Often the individual experiencing oral motor difficulties is not able to follow commands.  The person may not be eating or taking fluids orally, which reduces the opportunities for observation of oral movement patterns.  The majority of baseline protocols currently available require at least minimal direction-following skills.  The protocol developed by Beckman uses mechanical muscle responses, which are not mediated cognitively, to baseline the response to pressure and movement, range of movement, variety of movement, strength of movement and control of movement for the lips, cheeks, jaw, and tongue.

In this two day course, participants will actively participate in hands-on practice for compensatory handling techniques for the following concerns:  tonic bite, tonic bite on a utensil, slow oral transit, tongue thrust, cough, gag and vomit.  The participants will complete an oral motor protocol with each other, analyze the results, and discuss data tracking.  The participants will also complete hands-on practice for specific oral motor interventions to address the deficit areas discovered during baseline assessment.

Additional topics of discussion may include:  goal writing, diet texture progression, tube to oral issues, adaptive mealtime utensils, oral hygiene issues, medication administration issues, oral function for individuals with trachs, facilitating improved articulation through oral motor techniques, research issues, videofluoroscopy issues for motorically involved individuals, and additional topics of importance as determined by the participants.  The information and techniques presented are inclusive, and should augment the skills and knowledge base of each participant.  Participants will:

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Demonstrate assessment battery for determining oro-facial movement patterns using the Beckman protocol.

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Demonstrate compensatory handling techniques.

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Demonstrate oral motor interventions and treatment techniques.

[Posted January 27, 2014]

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NEW!  Arkansas Mental Health in Education Association is hosting their Annual Conference appropriate for educators, related service personnel, and parents.

Title:  ARMEA Annual Conference

Presenters:  Various

Date/Time:  March 6-7, 2014; Thursday 8:30am to 4:00pm; Friday 8:00am to 11:30am

Location:  Holiday Inn Little Rock Airport Conference Center, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock (501-490-1000)

Price:  $250 individual

CPE hours:  This activity may be used to meet the ASHA certification maintenance requirement if you determine that 1) the content is relevant to your area of practice and your practice setting and 2) you are in your 3-year maintenance interval.  You do not need prior approval from ASHA to use this activity.  You will be provided with the appropriate documentation of attendance.  For more information about maintaining your ASHA certification (acceptable activities and record keeping responsibilities), click here or call ASHA at 800-498-2071.  Email questions to certification@asha.org.]

Registration:  Contact Morgan Roberson at 501-745-6034; registration form and additional information emailed by Shelly on January 27

Description:  Highlights of the conference:

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Our keynote speaker on Thursday, March 6th is Dr. Stephen Shore, a very successful adult with autism and author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.  Please visit Dr. Shore’s website to learn more about him:  http://www.autismasperger.net.

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Our Autism Perspectives Panel on Thursday, March 6th will be facilitated by Karan Burnette, and panel members are all very well respected in the world of autism. This multi-disciplinary panel will present varied perspectives regarding components that are essential to quality outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Topics addressed will include intensive early intervention, evidence-based interventions, quality IEPs, social skills instruction, programming for school-age students, insurance coverage for autism treatment, and parental involvement.  Brief presentations will be made by each panel member followed by questions from participants.

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Breakfast Keynote Speaker on Friday, March 7th is Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, aka Dr. Humor.  According to Dr. Humor, “15 percent of people in America are humor impaired and another 15 percent are ‘at risk,’ and it’s no laughing matter.”  We all need Dr. Humor in our lives!

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Break-out Sessions:  This year we are offering 14 quality sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.  Warning: it will be hard to make a choice!

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Join the ARMEA Board for a beautiful reception at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, March 6th from 5:30- 7:00 pm.  We will be honoring our SBMH Therapist of the Year along with First Lady Ginger Beebe for her contributions to the arena of mental health.  John Murphy will be entertaining us at the Mansion, giving us all a chance to relax, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the company of friends in a fabulous setting!

[Posted January 27, 2014]

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NEW!  Arkansas Children's Hospital Speech Pathology Department is hosting their 25th Annual Spring Forum, appropriate for professionals involved in feeding and swallowing assessment and intervention in infants and children, to include speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and social workers.

Title:  Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Issues - Let's Figure It Out (Intermediate-Advanced)

Presenter:  Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Date/Time:  March 20, 2014; 8:00am to 4:30pm

Location:  Children's Hall, East Campus Building, Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR

Price:  $150 individual; includes box lunch

CPE hours:  7.0 

[This activity may be used to meet the ASHA certification maintenance requirement if you determine that 1) the content is relevant to your area of practice and your practice setting and 2) you are in your 3-year maintenance interval.  You do not need prior approval from ASHA to use this activity.  The activity is offered for 7.0 Certification Maintenance Hours (CMH), and you will be provided with the appropriate documentation of attendance.  For more information about maintaining your ASHA certification (acceptable activities and record keeping responsibilities), click here or call ASHA at 800-498-2071.  Email questions to certification@asha.org.]

Registration:  Contact Rodney Bradford at 501-364-6694; Brochure/Registration Form emailed by Shelly on January 27

Description:  This course focuses on problem solving for infants and children with complex swallowing and feeding issues.  Lecture, videos, and case analyses provide comprehensive strategies to help feeding specialists carry out assessment and intervention strategies to optimize functional outcomes.  Complex issues to be addressed include:  airway complications; GI tract problems (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux and eosinophilic esophagitis); tube feeding and how to wean; identification of barriers to successful oral feeding and ways to overcome them; and picky eaters. This course is designed for patient population age pre-term infants through school age with a greater focus on pre-term through 6-8 years old.  Learning objectives include . . .

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Apply knowledge of airway issues to decision making for management of oropharyngeal dysphagia in infants and young children

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Identify and modify barriers to successful oral feeding (e.g., nutrition, GI tract, and allergy issues)

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Assess and make management decisions for infants and children with complex underlying etiologies for dysphagia

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Apply strategies for facilitating oral feeding in high risk infants and advancing oral feeding in tube feeders of all ages

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Implement strategies that involve sensory and behavior principles for intervention with picky eaters

[Posted January 27, 2014]

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NEW!  Health Ed/PESI is sponsoring the following seminar appropriate for speech-language pathologists, educators, and related professionals.

Title:  Developing Social and Academic Language - Optimizing Classroom Success

Presenter:  Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP

Date/Time:  February 21, 2014; 8:00am to 3:30pm

Location:  Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock (501-371-9000)

Price:  $199 individual standard; $179 group; $219.99 day of seminar

CPE hours:  6.0  [ASHA Approved CE Provider]

Registration:  Click here to Register Online OR Click here for a Brochure OR Call 800-844-8260

Description:  Concerns about falling literacy and math scores of students in the United States have resulted in all states developing new educational standards or adopting the Common Core Standards.  Students with language learning differences (English language learners) and language learning disabilities (LLD ) are typically served in general education classrooms and are expected to achieve these standards.  Students with language learning differences and with language learning disorders typically exhibit deficits in both social and academic language.  Rather than working on either social OR academic language skills, the two can and should be addressed simultaneously.  When your students comprehend social and academic language, they will be more successful in the classroom and in social situations.  Objectives for this seminar include . . .

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Identify language foundations for Common Core Standards.

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Describe and evaluate the language skills of students with executive function deficits.

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Design interventions to promote comprehension of social and academic language.

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Design interventions that differentiate the content, process, and products of instruction to promote social and academic language development.

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Describe the characteristics of academic language.

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Explain interrelationships between social and academic language.

[Posted January 27, 2014]

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CEC Webinars:  The Council for Exceptional Children offers easy, inexpensive ways to participate in professional development while earning 0.1 CEU per webinar.  All you need is a phone and a computer with an Internet connection.  Train a whole roomful of staff for one low price of only $89 per webinar for members.  One site registration can benefit many!  Save 15% when registering for a series of webinars!

Click here to view the current list of webinar events/topics.

[Posted September 10, 2010]

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Bureau of Education and Research (BER):  BER instructors are nationally and internationally recognized educators who present research-based practical classroom strategies that your staff can implement into their classroom immediately.  Each of our instructors’ seminars are practical, highly inspirational, and consistently receive outstanding evaluations.  Each On-Site Training Seminar includes 5 instructional hours plus breaks.  Unlike most onsite training sponsors we provide a professionally printed comprehensive resource handbook for each participant.  CEUs and/or clock hours can be provided only through your district.  We can schedule an On-Site Training on the date of your choice, including Saturdays, provided the instructor is available.  Simply fill out our Training Inquiry form and we’ll be happy to provide a free, all-inclusive quote.  Or, you may call one of our On-Site Training Consultants toll-free at 1-877-857-8964.  We provide the widest variety of topics of any on-site training provider that serves schools and districts.  Please browse our on-site courses for a complete listing.

Available On-Site Courses

Our outstanding BER trainers are also available via a wide variety of educational video and audio training programs.  They demonstrate and explain powerful, effective strategies and techniques in real classroom settings.  Unlike many video training programs which give you only a brief overview of teaching methods, these products will enable viewers to immediately implement these outstanding strategies in their own classroom programs.  These video training programs can be used for staff development or self-study.  Each video training program includes a Resource Guide with training outlines, blackline masters, and all the handouts and resource materials needed to conduct the training.  Each audio training program includes a valuable resource handbook specifically designed for the audio training program.  Each resource handbook includes countless "ready-to-use tomorrow" ideas, lessons and resources that can be immediately implemented in your own classroom program.

[Posted March 25, 2010]

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Professional Development Resources is a Florida nonprofit educational 501(c)3 corporation organized in 1992.  Their mission is to provide busy health care professionals with accredited continuing education home study courses on topics that are vital to contemporary clinical practice.  Visit their website to see online and mail order course listings.  Already have one of the course books?  Save time and money by ordering the "test only" version of the course.  You'll receive instant access to the online test, which you can complete at any time for credit.  Orders can be placed online 24/7.  Phone Orders/Helpdesk:  Call 800-979-9899 or email ceinfo@pdresources.org.

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Online Courses are designed to be a faster, more efficient way for you to earn continuing education credit.  Course materials are instantly available for you to view or print on your own computer as soon as you purchase them (nothing is mailed).  Course fee includes the online reading materials (PDF document) and CE test (HTML format).

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Test Only courses allow you to earn credit for a course if you already have access to the course book or online course materials.  This allows you to share reading materials with friends/colleagues.  You’ll receive instant access to your online CE test from your “My Courses” page (nothing is mailed).  Course fee includes the online CE test (HTML format).

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[Updated December 8, 2011]

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Prentke Romich Company Seminar Schedule.  John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP, will be providing trainings on Unity, Vanguard/Vantage, and Pathfinder products as indicated on the schedule.  To register or get more information, please call 800-848-8008.  Pre-registration is required.  Lunch for all trainings is on your own.  State continuing professional education hours for speech-language pathologists are available.  Monthly 'e-trainings' are also available, but you must register at www.prentrom.com.

The Unity workshop is designed to teach the basics of the Unity language system which speaks words, phrases, and sentences via Minspeak pictures. The goal is to generate spontaneous, novel utterances. This course is appropriate for anyone teaching the Unity language system.

The Vanguard/Vantage workshop is designed to teach basic programming of the Vanguard and Vantage, including storing vocabulary words and creating-modifying-linking activity rows and pages.

The Pathfinder workshop is designed to teach basic programming of the Pathfinder, including storing new vocabulary words and creating-modifying-linking activity rows.

(2012-2013 schedule has not been provided.)

[Updated January 5, 2010]

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OnlineCEUs.com Inc. is a premier source of online information and continuing education for professionals in the fields of speech pathology, audiology, special education and healthcare.  They are an approved Continuing Education Provider of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  OnlineCEUs.com courses are practical and geared to fit everyone's needs from private practice to public school settings.  They combine authoritative content with round-the-clock convenience.

Choose from courses in a variety of subject areas, such as ADHD, Adult Neurogenics, Apraxia, Articulation, Assistive Technology, Audiology, Autism, Brain Injury, Craniofacial Issues, Dysphagia, Fluency, Language/Learning Disorders, Motor Speech Disorders, Prevention of Medical Errors, and Trachs and Vents.  You will be able to print a copy of the CE certificate at the end of each course.  It is recommended that you keep a copy of the certificate to show that you completed the necessary requirements.  CEUs are based on attainment of learning outcomes.  Participants must complete the course, pass the assessment test with 80% accuracy and fill out the evaluation form in order to receive their certificate on-line.  Click the title link above or call 714-283-4758.

Click here to view course descriptions and details.

[Updated September 2, 2010]

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Founded in 1978, Continuing Education Programs of America (CEPA) is one of the leading developers and organizers of continuing education activities for those in the fields of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Special Education, Psychology, Nursing and other related helping professions.  The focus of these programs is to provide "practical, state-of-the-art information" that can be applied immediately to a clinical problem when returning to one's place of employment.  The faculty is represented by leading-edge authorities in their respective fields.  Over the course of the past 25+ years, no course has ever been canceled due to attendance considerations.  All courses are held in an environment that is conducive to learning and convenient to neighboring attractions.  Click here to view information about upcoming classes.

[Posted August 25, 2009]

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Our goal at Home CEU Connection is to provide physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, athletic trainers, and certified strength and conditioning specialists with home-study continuing education courses that are convenient, have great content, are user friendly, are easy on the budget, and best of all, help you pay for your CEUs through our generous Share-A-Course and Refer-A-Friend programs.  Click here to see the Course Catalog for Arkansas SLPs.

[Posted August 27, 2009]

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