Friday, April 29 – Day 2

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Introductory: You have little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.
Intermediate: You have general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.
Advanced: You have thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice.
Times subject to change. More workshop information coming soon.

The language used in the descriptions below indicates which language the sessions will be presented in.
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Presented By

Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Innovative Interventions for People With Cognitive-Communication Challenges

Intermediate: This presentation will describe evidence-based assessments and interventions for people with communication challenges from mild cognitive impairment, dementia, primary progressive aphasia or aphasia. Examples include spaced-retrieval training, graphic and written cues, Montessori programming and Life Participation Approach to Aphasia programming. It will also discuss life participation outcomes that are desirable and intervention goals that are appropriate for clients in community and residential care settings.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

 

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Pat Mirenda, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Planting Two Trees With One Seed: AAC Supports for Problem Behaviour in Children With ASD

Intermediate: This presentation focuses on evidence-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and problem behaviour. Participants will learn strategies, including augmented input support, such as visual schedules and contingency maps as well as augmented output interventions such as functional communication training and choice-making support. Case study examples and videos will illustrate the approaches.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:00 am–11:30 am
Presented By

Fred Wien, B.A., M.A., PhD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Social Determinants of Health Among Aboriginal Populations in Canada

Intermediate: This presentation focuses on what we know about the social determinants of health as they affect Aboriginal populations, especially those determinants that are distinctive given their histories, cultures and conditions. How this affects service providers and what actions can be taken to address determinants will also be discussed.

Age groups: School-Aged, Adult

 

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8:00 am – 8:45 am

Presented By

Taslim Moosa, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO and Lauren Perduk, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Inspiring Change Through Clinical Education: Social Justice in S-LP

Authors: Taslim Moosa, M.Cl.Sc, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON; Lauren Perduk, MCl.Sc., Western University, London, ON

Intermediate:  This presentation profiles an ongoing supervised clinical experience for speech-language pathology (S-LP) students, which integrates clinical education with service provision in under-serviced communities in South Africa.  This opportunity is offered within a social justice framework.  Program implementation, an approach to social justice in S-LP and outcomes are discussed.

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

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8:45 am – 9:30 am
Presented By

Colleen Braun-Janzen, M. Mus., M.A., R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology

Addressing Wait Lists With a Group Voice Therapy Model

Authors: Colleen Braun-Janzen, M. Mus., M.A., R.SLP, S-LP(C), Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg, MB; Leslie Sarchuk, M.A., R.SLP, S-LP(C), Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Intermediate: This session will describe a group voice treatment model used in Winnipeg. It will demonstrate the efficiency of the model, as evidenced by a drop in wait times from 46 to 7 weeks. Outcomes, including client perspectives will be included. Benefits and limitations of group treatment will be addressed.

Age groups: School-Aged, Adult, Geriatric

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10:00 am–11:30 am
Presented By

Catriona Steele, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative: Steps Towards Implementation

Author: Catriona Steele, PhD, International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, Toronto, ON

Intermediate: The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) was launched to develop internationally standardized terminology and definitions for texture modified foods and liquids. The framework was launched in September 2015.  In this mini-seminar, we will review the framework and discuss the steps required to spread awareness and prepare for implementation.

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

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1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Increasing the Language Skills of At-Risk Children in Poverty

Please note that this session is cancelled.

Intermediate: The increasing numbers of children in our schools today who experience poverty and homelessness make it imperative that school personnel meet their unique needs. This workshop describes factors that impact students who have a low socio-economic status, and details practical intervention strategies for increasing their oral and literate language as well as their executive functioning skills.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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1:30 – 3:00 pm
Presented By

Julie Evans, M.Sc., R.SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Communication Health Assistants — Pure Potential!

Author: Julie Evans, S-LP(C), Alberta Health Services, Kitscoty, AB

Intermediate:  This paper addresses the Communication Health Assistant role, including thinking beyond assigning lists of tasks, strategies for understanding competencies and partnering more effectively to improve client outcomes and professional accountabilities in assigning, monitoring and evaluating services provided by Communication Health Assistants.

Age groups: Pre-School, Adult, Geriatric

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3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Presented By

Alexandra Carling-Rowland PhD, Reg. CASLPO and Carol Bock, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Decision-Making and Reasoning: How are These Skills Objectively Evaluated?

Authors: Alexandra Rowland, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON; Carol Bock, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON

Introductory: The philosophy of quality care and ongoing learning is well established in healthcare. Evaluating clinical reasoning should be part of quality assurance programs. The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario has researched methods to evaluate clinical reasoning, developed a tool and is seeking to test its effectiveness.

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

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4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Pat Hart Blundon, M.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathology

Dialectal Features of Students in Northern BC; Difference NOT Delay

Author: Patricia Hart Blundon, M.Sc., S-LP(C), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Introductory: Limited research on First Nations English dialects in Canada can lead to unnecessary pathologization and inappropriate pedagogy. To study the acquisition of standard English among children in British Columbia, narrative language samples of 12 kindergarteners were collected from 2008 to 2013 and analyzed. Ms. Blundon will discuss preliminary results regarding grammatical features.

Age group: School-Aged

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