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Online Click “Training Courses” on homepage. Next, find “Wichita FEES 2019: Instrumental Dysphagia Assessment-Wichita KS” course listing. Click “Course Registration Here.”

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(b) Check. Make checks payable to “SA Swallowing Services.” Mail to SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, 122 Plantation Court, Nashville, Tennessee 37221. Must be received
By March 15, 2019.

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Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas
And SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, TN

Purpose: To provide a two-day training course for Speech-Language Pathologists in the use of fiberoptic nasoendoscopy to assess oropharyngeal dysphagia using a standard FEES assessment protocol.

April 6 & 7, 2019
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas

Faculty: – Experienced and Knowledgeable
Michelle Skelley, M.Ed., CCC-SLP John R. Ashford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP SA Swallowing Services, PLLC SA Swallowing Services, PLLC

Local Contact: Karen Alexander, M.S., CCC-SLP. (

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 Karen Alexander, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Demystify the pathophysiology of concussion.
  • Explore diagnostic and assessment considerations starting with the acutely concussed patient and recognize factors that increase the risk of prolonged recovery and treatment persistent post concussive symptoms.
  • Compare recent trends and developments in concussion management research to current practice, and review current knowledge about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Describe the benefits of a multidisciplinary/multitherapeutic approach to successful concussion management.
  • Determine which rehabilitative therapy services in the areas of vestibular, occupational, physical, vision, speech, neuropsychology and counseling would benefit patients, and refer as needed.
  • Implement exertion therapy protocol and describe its place in treatment.
  • Differentiate visual systems role in symptom presentation and determine when referral is warranted.
  • Recognize when a neck evaluation is indicated.
  • Describe the neuropsychiatric sequalae of concussion and symptoms that impact cognition and memory.
  • Implement team-based treatment plan via case-based study review.

0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate, Professional area) available

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4/6/2019 Jamie Johnson

Session Description
A recent survey collected by Bjorem Speech indicated that over 40% of SLP's consider themselves novice/still learning in the area of CAS. During this course we will outline the characteristics of CAS and how they differentiate from other speech disorders and how that impacts a differential diagnosis. We will walk through the evaluation process, learn how to choose targets, write goals and learn about treatment approaches and strategies. Multi-sensory cueing strategies will be reviewed and how to incorporate cueing into therapy. Videos of preschool and early school-age children in therapy will be used to help with strategy and understanding.
Learning Objectives
1.          After completing this class, participants will be able to identify the characteristics of CAS that differentiate the diagnosis from other speech sound disorders.
2.          Participants will be able to define childhood apraxia of speech.
3.          Participants will become familiar with differential diagnostic criteria for CAS and learn how to informally assess.
4.          Participants will become familiar with the research-based treatment approaches available for CAS.
5.          Participants will understand cueing strategies to support a motor planning approach to therapy.
Jennie Bjorem, M.A., CCC-SLP, received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University and graduated from Truman State University with her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 1999. She has a great understanding from a parent perspective as she has a young child with special needs. She is the owner of Children’s Therapy Services in Overland Park, Kansas. Jennie’s area of expertise is in early intervention birth through 5, parent education and childhood apraxia of speech. She currently provides 24 speech therapy sessions a week to children with CAS. Jennie is recognized for her advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia Kids. She presented at the Apraxia Kids national conference, had over 75 hours of CAS training in 2018 and was awarded the ASHA ACE Award for Continuing Education. Jennie travels the country speaking on the topic of CAS in her spare time. Jennie is the creator of the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for acquisition of speech and literacy.
Disclosures:  Jennie Bjorem receives money from the sales of the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues, Bjorem Publications and sales from her TPT Store.


This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Professional area, Intermediate level).


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Join us for The Hanen Centre’s
More Than Words® Certification Workshop
On April 12-14, 2019 in Topeka, KS
Working with families of children with autism is especially challenging, and there’s no quick fix or simple solution. Newly updated, More Than Words is a 3-day workshop that offers evidence-based and family-centered techniques for Speech-Language Pathologists to be even more effective to zero in the very specific needs of young children with autism.
At The Hanen Centre, we’ve committed 40 years to developing effective parent-implemented interventions to support and help you make the biggest possible difference in the lives of young children and their families.
What you can expect from the More Than Words workshop
  • 3 full days of practical, experiential training that gives you the skills to apply what you’ve learned the very next day
  • An assessment protocol and goal-setting framework that helps you identify exactly where to start with each new child
  • Research-based responsive interaction strategies that address the specific challenges associated with ASD
  • A framework for meeting the needs of adult learners so you can effectively teach and coach parents to extend intervention into every part of the child’s day
  • Certification to lead the evidence-based More Than Words® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • A set of comprehensive resources to use both in your More Than Words® programs, as well as in your one-to-one sessions with children and their families
  • 2.20 CEUs or 22 professional development hours
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