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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    300 Short Course: How to Go From the Feeding Tube to the Table

    May 28, 2015 8:00 AM - May 28, 2015 3:00 PM

    This dynamic short course course will focus on management of tube-fed infants and children with dysphagia, severe feeding aversion, poor weight gain and failure to thrive.  Course will focus on when to place a feeding tube, how to build a strong repertoire of feeding and swallowing skills and what team members are needed to safely transition to oral feeding.  The complexity of biobehavioral oral motor sensory feeding disorders will be presented via complex case studies.  The Graz method as well as other methods of tube weaning will be discussed and demonstrated.  Multidisciplinary treatment programs will be discussed for partial to full tube weaning.

    Short Course: How to Go From the Feeding Tube to the Table

    244 Ahoy, Accommodating Common Core for “Lang”lubbers

    May 28, 2015 11:00 AM - May 28, 2015 12:00 PM

    This session will feature a high school SLP and an area administrator who is also an SLP, sharing strategies to improve access to the general education curriculum and quality of service for language impaired students.  The focus will be on providing accommodations to support student success within the framework of common core.  IEP goals, service delivery and accommodations will be targeted as they relate to the changing climate of school based SLPs in Florida.  The focus will be primarily on students who participate in regular education courses.

    Ahoy, Accommodating Common Core for “Lang”lubbers

    234 Boost the development of emergent literacy in early childhood classrooms

    May 28, 2015 10:00 AM - May 28, 2015 12:00 PM

    This session will introduce ABC and Beyond™, an approach that trains early childhood educators how to naturalistically and incidentally infuse emergent literacy into daily book reading and classroom activities in a way that is playful, motivating and developmentally appropriate. Educators learn how to sensitively scaffold their interactions to gradually move children from dependence to independence in ways that are explicit and purposeful. Principles of adult education that produce meaningful and lasting behavior change for teachers will also be discussed.

    Boost the development of emergent literacy in early childhood classrooms

    223 School Based SLP?  All hands on deck-Collaborating with colleagues

    May 28, 2015 12:00 PM - May 28, 2015 1:00 PM

    This session will feature a high school SLP and an area administrator, who is also an SLP, sharing strategies to improve relationships with general education teachers.  Service delivery, communication ideas and strategies will be discussed.  Realistic and functional ideas to improve collaboration with school colleagues.  Strategies to educate professionals about speech and language therapy will be presented.  Legal responsibilities that general education teachers are tied to when a student with an IEP is in their class will be discussed along with tactful ways to handle these delicate situations.  Educating administrators on the legal obligations with students who have IEPs.

    School Based SLP?  All hands on deck-Collaborating with colleagues

    226 Pitch ahoy! Frequency discrimination in children

    May 28, 2015 12:00 PM - May 28, 2015 1:00 PM

    The perception of small pitch changes is examined in typically developing children and children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Neurophysiological and behavioral results show that children differ in the detection of small tone frequency changes. Overall findings suggest different degrees of ability to detect small frequency changes based upon severity of impairment: children with APD only or SLI only perform better than children with both APD and SLI. Implications on the assessment and treatment of auditory based difficulties in school aged children will be discussed.

    Pitch ahoy! Frequency discrimination in children

    403 Child and Youth Development: Understanding the Needs of Children and Families with Hearing Loss

    May 28, 2015 12:00 PM - May 28, 2015 1:00 PM

    When providing audiology and speech/language services to child/youth with hearing loss it can be difficult to discern between typical behavior/development and concerns needing additional support. Hearing children of Deaf and hard-of-hearing parents have different experiences in their hearing, language, social-emotional, and behavioral development that are often misunderstood. This workshop will focus on differences between typical child/youth development and concerns that may require therapeutic services. This presentation will also address the needs of parents and families, providing both information and insight from the mental health perspective. Additionally, resources and strategies to guide your role in making referrals to mental health and other counseling supports will be highlighted.

    Child and Youth Development: Understanding the Needs of Children and Families with Hearing Loss

    108A Socially Speaking™ Social Communication Strategies: Integrate Toys and Tech Today!

    May 28, 2015 12:00 PM - May 28, 2015 3:00 PM

    Research shows that children with Autism tend to be situation specific learners who display splintered skill acquisition. This can result in difficulty retaining learned vocabulary and inconsistent performance and carryover of learned skills. The result is difficulty with self regulation and self esteem. It's time to rethink lesson plans and increase the integration of toys and technology in treatment, so that we can give these children more motivating, functional, multi-sensory, and customizable teachable moments. This will help them learn to transition from Me to We more seamlessly, and learn to more independently exhibit more age appropriate social communication skills overall.

    Socially Speaking™ Social Communication Strategies: Integrate Toys and Tech Today!

    119 Could Morphological Awareness be the Missing Treasure? Using Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes to Simultaneously Improve Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary

    May 28, 2015 12:00 PM - May 28, 2015 3:00 PM

    So…  you’ve trained phonemic awareness and phonics?  Don’t  jump ship yet! Dig into a  treasure trove of strategies that could have a significant impact on the services you offer, and on the progress your clients achieve!  Learn how to simultaneously improve students' reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills by developing their morphological awareness skills (the recognition, understanding, and use of meaningful word parts).  An often untapped area of instruction, the effects of training students in this important area can be exponential within various skill areas.  Appropriate for those working with students in first grade and higher, and within various service domains,  the content is also aligned with state for reading, spelling, and vocabulary.  After sharing introductory information, including clarification of terms and research rationale, Nancy will share many hands-on strategies for quickly improving development knowledge and use of inflectional and derivational morphemes. Participants will also receive an extensive appendix listing lists of prefixes, roots, and suffixes, as well as links for resources that address morphology.

    Could Morphological Awareness be the Missing Treasure? Using Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes to Simultaneously Improve Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary

    211 Treatment for the Expressively Impaired Patient

    May 28, 2015 1:00 PM - May 28, 2015 2:00 PM

    The loss of communication after a stroke or brain injury can be traumatic for both the patient and the family. Many caregivers are unaware how to modify interactions to facilitate success. Yet, when appropriate modalities are incorporated to support communication and task completion, it can often generate successful responses. It is important for the patient to feel competent and intelligent despite having fluency deficits. This session will focus on techniques to evaluate and treat expressively impaired patients, assess communication and cognitive abilities both verbally and nonverbally, and understand misconceptions about expressively impaired patients.

    Treatment for the Expressively Impaired Patient

    400 Facilitating Mindful Communication

    May 28, 2015 1:00 PM - May 28, 2015 2:00 PM

    ​The University of Miami Barton G. Kids Hear Now foundation retrospectively looked at a set of  LSL strategies acquired by 14 caregivers at 18 months post initiating Auditory Verbal Therapy. Without correlation to patient outcomes caregivers were placed in different categories based on their use of LSL strategies.  Listening and Spoken Language specialists teamed up with parents to elicit active listening in their children.  During sessions caregivers practiced using strategies such as expectant look or narrating actions as they interacted with their child. Little by little listening  came part of their personality and their everyday life. In the aural habilitation process the speed at which each caregiver becomes aware of listening strategies greatly varies. Throughout the AVT sessions, LSL specialists ask the question: Can the use of mindfulness strategies during LSL sessions increase "in the moment" interactions between caregivers, their children and the clinician?  This presentation will provide a literature review of how mindfulness training has been used in the past. Mindfulness strategies used during listening and spoken language sessions will be described.

    Facilitating Mindful Communication

    222 Shiver Me Timbers! I Can Make My Own Speech Apps!

    May 28, 2015 1:00 PM - May 28, 2015 3:00 PM

    This presentation is the modern day version of the "make 'n' take" sessions, where participants will leave with a fully functioning therapy app which they have created. A combination of free apps will be demonstrated, including "TinyTap.Make and Play Educational Games and Interactive Lessons"  and "Cut My Pic" to create customized interactive activities for any age, preschool through adult. These apps can even be used to turn a tablet into an AAC device for free, and share it with family members online. Also great for homework! Participants will be asked to bring their devices, with both apps downloaded (iOS/Android compatible).

    Shiver Me Timbers! I Can Make My Own Speech Apps!

    224A Promoting the Development of Speech, Language, Literacy and Auditory Working Memory in Children and Adults: Neuro-developmental Models Implicate “Building Blocks” from Key Multi-sensory Features of Speech Sounds.

    May 28, 2015 2:00 PM - May 28, 2015 3:00 PM

    Neuro-developmental models explain how the human brain develops over time from critical experiences that help build essential cognitive, language, sensory and motor skills and abilities. Recent scientific research identifies key multi-sensory experiences and cognitive abilities that contribute to the development of language and literacy skills, including the development of phonological awareness and decoding skills. Neuro-developmental models can help explain how these multi-sensory experiences work together to build these language and literacy skills. Also, neuro-developmental models can explain the latest research on how children and adults may struggle to utilize these multi-sensory features of speech sounds to develop phonological awareness and accurate and fluent decoding skills. Understanding these neuro-developmental models can empower speech-language pathologists to follow evidence-based and systematic approaches that can develop language, literacy and auditory working memory skills and abilities in children and adults.

    Promoting the Development of Speech, Language, Literacy and Auditory Working Memory in Children and Adults: Neuro-developmental Models Implicate “Building Blocks” from Key Multi-sensory Features of Speech Sounds.

    404 Becoming a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist: Mentor and Mentee

    May 28, 2015 2:00 PM - May 28, 2015 3:00 PM

    The process of becoming a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist requires clinicians to be mentored by a LSLS Certified therapist.  This presentation will include the perspective of the Mentor and the perspective of the clinician seeking certification, the Mentee.  Training curriculum, supervision tips, clinical strategies, and suggestions for problem solving will assist the attendees in either applying their LSLS skills as a supervisor or in getting the most out of their process of becoming certified.

    Becoming a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist: Mentor and Mentee

    212 DEMENTIA MANAGEMENT REVEALED - Open Doors, Open Minds!

    May 28, 2015 3:30 PM - May 28, 2015 4:30 PM

    "Do you see what I see, Do you hear what I hear?"   Currently there is upward of eighty different types of dementias This presentation will cove appropriate  strategies, skills and reimbursement for our patients with the diagnosis of Dementia, as well as the people who care for them.  It is time to realize we can be the change we wish to see in our profession.  Let us help be that catalyst for changing attitudes and enhancing knowledge of our services in this debilitating and difficult disease.

    DEMENTIA MANAGEMENT REVEALED - Open Doors, Open Minds!

    401 Why Can't Deaf Children Read? What Do We Do?

    May 28, 2015 3:30 PM - May 28, 2015 4:30 PM

    When we hear that most Deaf students graduate high school on a 3rd or 4th grade reading level, we should be in shock. But for some reason we continue to teach our Deaf students in the same way and we are not improving outcomes for this population. This presentation will take an in-depth look at why Deaf students are not making better gains, as well as what steps we can take to make a positive change.

    Why Can't Deaf Children Read? What Do We Do?

    225 Assessment and Treatment of High Functioning Autism in Children

    May 28, 2015 3:30 PM - May 28, 2015 5:30 PM

    Many children with High Functioning Autism (HFA) have severe social impairment yet score “normally” on standardized measures of achievement. They exhibit behaviors, emotional reactions, and learning styles that interfere with functioning in school and everyday life. Despite concomitant disorders such as ADHD, OCD, or depression, the underlying ASD requires specialized assessment and treatment.

    Assessment and Treatment of High Functioning Autism in Children

    227 Understanding Speech and Language Characteristics in Children with Syndromes

    May 28, 2015 3:30 PM - May 28, 2015 5:30 PM

    This presentation provides an overview of the important communication deficits associated with syndromes that speech-language pathologists may encounter in their work setting. Each syndrome will be reviewed for the types of speech, resonance and language impairments that may be associated with these diagnoses. Etiologies and prognosis will also be discussed. Appropriate choices of intervention plans, types of goals and differential diagnosis during assessment will be reviewed.

    Understanding Speech and Language Characteristics in Children with Syndromes

    100A Prevention of Medical Errors

    May 28, 2015 3:30 PM - May 28, 2015 5:30 PM

    This two-hour course on Medical Errors is designed to increase licensed practitioners' knowledge about the prevention of medical errors and the need for enhancing patient safety in your patient care setting. This course meets the criteria of Florida State Statute 456.013 that requires a two hour course on Prevention of Medical Errors as part of the total number of hours of required continuing education for licensure and renewal for the State of Florida.

    Prevention of Medical Errors

    205 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Place at the Table for SLPs?

    May 28, 2015 4:30 PM - May 28, 2015 5:30 PM

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious disorder, placing those who suffer from it at increased health risk. Several established treatments exist, including continuous positive airway pressure, dental appliances, or surgical interventions; however, patient compliance is typically low. Recent research has explored the viability of treating OSA with oropharyngeal exercises like those employed by SLPs in the treatment of oral motor disorders and/or dysphagia. This presentation describes a single-case clinical replication of one such randomized-controlled study, results of the trial, and clinical implications for our field.

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Place at the Table for SLPs?

    402 Parental Sensitivity: Effects on Language Outcomes Post-Implantation

    May 28, 2015 4:30 PM - May 28, 2015 5:30 PM

    Cochlear implants facilitate more age-appropriate oral language skills, than conventional hearing aids. However, studies report variability in oral language outcomes, even after accounting for age at implantation and length of implant use. Parenting behaviors have been identified as a key factor to oral language outcomes.  Results of a large, multisite national study of pediatric cochlear implantation will be presented. Attendees will learn how to identify and improve sensitivity in parents exhibiting low levels of sensitivity.

    Parental Sensitivity: Effects on Language Outcomes Post-Implantation

    BM FLASHA Business Meeting

    May 28, 2015 6:30 PM - May 28, 2015 7:00 PM

    FLASHA Business Meeting

    FLASHA Business Meeting

    101 Fostering Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

    May 28, 2015 7:00 PM - May 28, 2015 8:30 PM

    Team-based intervention is at the heart of major changes in both health care and school based  service delivery.  Do you have the skills needed to succeed on interprofessional teams? Learn the why, what and how of interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPE/IPP) and join the discussion about how to foster integrative and collaborative teams in education and practice.

    Fostering Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice