Saturday, April 30 – Day 3

Montrez-moi les séances portant sur les thèmes suivants :

et axées sur ce qui suit :

Préliminaire: Vous avez peu ou pas de connaissance de la littérature et de la pratique professionnelle dans les domaines couverts.
Intermédiaire: Vous avez connaissance générale de la littérature et de la pratique professionnelle dans les domaines couverts.
Avancé: Vous avez connaissance approfondie de la littérature et la pratique professionnelle.
L'heure des séances est sujet à modifications. Plus d'information sur les ateliers viendra bientôt.

La langue utilisée dans les descriptions ci-dessous indique la langue de présentation des séances.
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Présenté par

Debra Goshulak, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Communication Health Assistants Speech-Language Pathology

Making a Difference: Best Treatment Practices for Pre-School and School-Aged Children’s Speech Sound Disorders

Intermediate: This full day session will provide a review of information about various speech sound disorders.  The focus will be on the development of effective and meaningful goals, vocabulary and therapy techniques for children with speech sound disorders. The purpose of the session is to provide communication health assistants with practical ideas for use in therapy.

Age groups: Pre-School and School-Aged

 

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Présenté par

Stefka Marinova-Todd, B.A., M. Ed., EdD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Bilingualism and Its Advantages: Implications for Clinical Practice With Children With Language and/or Intellectual Delay

Intermediate: There is a myriad of cognitive, linguistic and socio-cultural advantages of bilingualism. First, I will present on bilingual language development and how it relates to executive functions, literacy, and academic achievement. Then, we will discuss the capacity of children with developmental delay to be bilingual and its implications for assessment and intervention in the field of communication disorders.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Présenté par

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Language-Based Assessment and Intervention for Children who use AAC: Direct and Indirect Approaches

Intermediate: Language and communication expectations often are set too low for children with complex communication needs. This course will present evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches to improve results for children with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs. Both direct and indirect interventions, including grammar and communication partner interventions will be covered.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Présenté par

Debra Suiter, PhD,
CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Speech-Language Pathology

New Trends in Dysphagia Treatment and Assessment

Intermediate: This session reviews the available evidence in a number of areas of dysphagia assessment, including a discussion of dysphagia screening, the clinical swallow evaluation, and the use of instrumental assessment. We will also discuss current evidence related to dysphagia intervention strategies and discuss emerging treatments for swallowing disorders.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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8:30 am–10:00 am

Présenté par

Salima Suleman, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C) and Lu-Anne McFarlane, M.Sc., S-LP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Preparing for Success in the Workplace: Translating Perspectives Into Educational and Advocacy Resources

Authors: Salima Suleman, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Lu-Anne McFarlane, M.Sc., S-LP, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Geoffrey Bostick; Mark Hall; Heather Kanuka; Teresa Paslawski

Introductory: This participatory session highlights the process, findings and products of an interdisciplinary research project exploring work readiness. Participants will generate and analyze qualitative information and plan to develop evidence-based educational resources.  Participants will be able to apply work readiness concepts to work settings and explore use of qualitative research in the development of educational and advocacy resources.

Age group: Adult

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10:30 am–12:00 pm
Présenté par

Ellen Weber, EdS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Increase Student Engagement by Creating Your Own Therapy Apps

Author: Ellen Weber, EdS, CCC-SLP, SLP private practice, Marietta, GA

Intermediate: Using a combination of free apps, learn how to create customized interactive therapy materials for iOS/Android mobile devices to increase student’ engagement and target specific goals. Participants are encouraged to BYOD (bring your own device) with the following apps downloaded prior to the session: TinyTap, Create Interactive Lessons, Cut My Pic, and Dropbox.

Age groups:Pre-School, School-Aged, Adult, Geriatric

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1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Présenté par

Sarah Blakely, Shawna Sterner and Manon Robillard, M.Sc.S., PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

How Cognition Impacts Navigational Skills: Taxonomic Versus Schematic Organization

Authors: Mélanie Blais, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Sarah Blakely, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Shawna Sterner, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Manon Robillard, M.Sc.S., PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

Intermediate: The goal was to examine cognitive and navigational skills using two organization methods. Over 200 children aged 4-6 were assessed using an iPad (half used a taxonomic layout, half a schematic layout). Results revealed important information regarding cognitive skills and their relationship with organizational methods used to program devices.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Présenté par

Andrea MacLeod, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Language Abilities of Bilingual Children from Official Language Minority Communities

Authors: Andrea MacLeod, PhD, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Pascal Lefebvre, PhD, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Phyllis Schneider, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, ON; Ann Sutton, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Natacha Trudeau, PhD, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Intermediate: This study documents the typical range of language abilities of bilingual four-year-old children who speak either English or French from four Canadian communities. These results will provide initial guidelines for clinicians by measuring the role of age of acquisition and amount of exposure on typical development.

Age group: Pre-School

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3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Présenté par

Cindy Davis-Maille, M.Cl.Sc. and Caroline Houghton-Jones, M.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Interactive Parent Learning Through Videoconferencing

Authors: Cindy Davis-Maille, MCl.Sc., One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre, Kirkland Lake, ON; Caroline Houghton-Jones, M.Sc., One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre, Kirkland Lake, ON

Introductory: Delivering group training programs in rural locations can often be a challenge. One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre undertook a pilot project to deliver the Hanen© More Than Words, interactive parent training program using videoconferencing across two locations. The presenters will share strategies for successful delivery using videoconferencing technology.

Age group: Pre-School

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