We are excited to present TalkTools live webinar offering 2.0! We introduced speech & feeding live webinars in May 2017, starting with subjects like Oral Placement Therapy, Feeding, Autism and Apraxia, reflecting TalkTools most popular courses in other Continuing Education options (live workshops and self study). We now have new courses that are offered exclusively as live webinars, in a shorter format, more affordable, addressing different audiences, and always based on the latest research conducted by TalkTools presenters themselves. Here’s what’s new:
- Dysphagia: Aspiration & Oral Care (0.3 CEUs) with Colette Ellis M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
This three-hour webinar looked at current statistics and information on dysphagia. Discussion included a sensory-motor approach for evaluation and therapy for individuals with dysphagia, and targeted prevention and treatment of aspiration and aspiration pneumonia.
- SPD: Becoming an advocate for your child (no CEUs) with Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP & Michele Gianetti, RN
Next date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
This one-hour free webinar is offered to parents to help them overcome the difficulties of back-to-school with a special needs child and prepare them for IEP meetings. Monica & Michele will help parents know the signs of SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), get a proper diagnosis for their child, and develop a holistic plan that includes the entire team involved in their child’s life.
- OPT for TBI Clients (0.2 CEUs) with Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP
Next date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
This two-hour webinar will be discussing how OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) can be highly effective when working with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clients. Renee includes real-life examples and scenarios, allowing participants to see firsthand how the quality of life for these individuals has improved through integration of OPT as part of a holistic therapeutic approach.
- Feeding Disorders in Schools: Ethics and Remediation (0.2 CEUs) with Robyn Merkel Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP
Next date: Friday, October 13, 2017
This two-hour webinar will focus on ethics and service delivery models for feeding disorders in the school based setting. Robyn, who has served in the NJ public schools for the past 23 years as a full time employee and independent feeding consultant, will provide an overview of the medical and functional etiologies of feeding disorders in school-aged children. She will describe how a multidisciplinary team can be a beneficial part of an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
- Insider’s Guide to Straw Hierarchy (0.2 CEUs) with Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP
Next date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
This two-hour webinar will cover what the straw kit instructions don’t tell you! Renee will provide in-depth information on incorporating the TalkTools Straw Hierarchy as part of your OPT techniques in your everyday practice. She will demonstrate best practices and hands-on demonstrations that she utilizes in her therapy practice.
Still in the making – stay tuned!:
- TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues)
- Another course on Sensory Processing Disorder
- Swallowing studies
- Orthodontics and OPT
- OPT for clients in palliative care