Educational Events

Upcoming Educational Events

 

September 29 & 30, 2022

NBASLPA is pleased to offer a virtual Fall conference on Friday September 30th!

Our Education Committee has worked very hard to offer a variety of speakers in both French and English on numerous topics selected by our members.  Please see the conference poster and full speaker schedule for more details.  Members who would like to take advantage of the early-bird rate must register and participation fee to info@nbaslpa.ca no later than August 31st.  Details on the conference, pre-conference workshops, and how to register can be found here: 2022 Virtual Conference - NBASLPA
September 28 & 29 Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia presents: Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) 2-Day Introductory Workshop
This workshop is for speech-language pathologists, teachers, caregivers, assistants, and any other professional or community member who implements and supports Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) language systems. PODD books can be meaningful AAC systems for children and adults with a variety of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, Down syndrome, and autism.  To register: Pragmatic Organziation Dynamic Display (PODD) | Hearing & Speech Nova Scotia (hearingandspeech.ca)
Oct 22/23, 2022 Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists presents Interdisciplinary Adult Dysphagia
Interdisciplinary management of dysphagia ensures a carefully planned and thoroughly conducted assessment and treatment of the patient’s swallowing disorder and the underlying etiology leading to the dysphagia. Working together, the Occupational Therapist and Speech-Language Pathologist take a leading role in diagnosing and treating swallowing impairments, taking into consideration the intricacies that have led to the patient developing dysphasia. The result is a holistic and functional treatment plan, with better outcomes and improved quality of life for the patient.  Link to register: Interdisciplinary Adult Dysphagia | SAOT
Oct 25, Nov 1 & 8 Institute of Childhood Trauma & Attachment presents Trauma Informed Care in Speech-Language Pathology
It is a three-part training that covers the neurobiology of trauma, the relationship between trauma and communication development, trauma-informed care and the application to work with families with young children in communication sciences, historical and racial trauma, and finally how to talk to families about trauma.  For more details, you can click here (or register here) 
On demand International Dyslexia Association of Ontario presents Basics of Decoding and Spelling Instruction
Learn how to teach decoding and spelling with structured literacy instruction!  This is a 5 unit course that provides instruction on how to teach decoding and spelling so that all students can learn to read and spell! It will transform your teaching so that you can reach all students!  Cost and registration information: IDA Learning Portal: Basics of Decoding and Spelling Instruction (idaontario.com)

Webinars

Podcast How to Complete Assessments Over Teletherapy
This 30 min podcast provides ideas to thoroughly assess your new patients over teletherapy to ensure great success!
Podcast Get it Write! Why and How to Incorporate Writing into School-Based SLP Practice
Explain the value of “authentic writing” to promote student engagement, motivation, and sociocultural-linguistic identity.  Analyze a student writing sample for microstructural vs. macrostructural features. Connect writing goals to language and speech outcomes, as well as to grade-level curriculum and learning standards.
Videos Swallowing Videos
These are short videos (2-3 minutes) that are on YouTube, ideal for the SLP working in the area of dysphagia to share with patients and families.
Webinar Socialthinking presents: Demystifying Executive Functions: What They Are and How to Teach Them (1 hour)
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner.  Insight on how to break down executive functions and two strategies to help students improve their executive functioning.  Register here: Socialthinking - Demystifying Executive Functions
Webinar Practical Strategies to Managing Difficult Behaviors in Young Clients-Free Course | SpeechTherapyPD.com (1 hour)
This free introductory course will teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and defiant behavior in their young clients. Various forms of challenging behaviors, as well as possible reasons, will be discussed.
Webinar International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders presents SSD and CAS – Should Motor Planning disorder be classified in children? (1 hour 23 minutes)
Description: We have long debated terminology for describing the needs of children with communication impairment. The IALP Child Speech Committee have organized a series of panel meetings, ‘What’s in a name? How should we describe and define speech sound disorder in children and why does it matter?’, to discuss the overlap and distinctions between the label ‘Speech Sound Disorder’ and other closely related conditions.
Learning Module The Aphasia Institute presents their FREE Intro to SCA™ eLearning module
The easy-to-follow module provides an overview of the basic concepts of SCA™. Participants will get a better understanding of aphasia and how it affects communication and also learn SCA™ techniques to decrease language barriers and improve access to healthcare for individuals with aphasia.  It takes approximately 60-minutes and can be completed over multiple seat times. Participants receive a certificate upon completion.  Here's a LINK to their website for more details.

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