SHAV New Year’s Resolution Series
- January 8, 2019 – Home Carryover Success for the Selective Eater – Know Your ABCs!
- January 22, 2019 – Let the Lit Lead: Using Children’s Literature to Create Dynamic Lessons That Target a Variety of Individual Student Goals in a Single Group Therapy Setting
- January 28, 2019 – SLP Stress Management: Using Mindfulness to Reduce and Manage Stress
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Amaka Winslow, MS, CCC-SLP and Priscilla Powell, PhD
In the specialty of pediatric feeding disorders, one of the most challenging patients that are frequently encountered are patients who struggle with anxiety as it relates to feeding. The most challenging environment to address feeding with this patient population is in the place where they are most comfortable—their home environment. This is often the case because many of the patients or their families report that this is their self-perceived “safe place” where they can anticipate little to no changes to their mealtimes, thus reducing their anxiety. This topic of feeding continues to elude many clinicians since the home environment is often the most challenging aspect of their therapy plan to change given the behavioral challenges that arise when changes are made to feeding in the home. This aspect of the treatment plan can be challenging for the average clinician because to provide effective recommendations, it involves a delicate balance of both feeding based philosophies and components of psychology in the area and practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy. The principle objectives of this presentation are to teach and train the developing clinician in learning the following: creating a mealtime structure in the home that leads to successful acceptance of food, identifying the most commonly reported behavioral issues reported in the home environment, and gain treatment strategies that leads to improved prognosis for the highly anxious picky eater.
In the 10 years of practice that has led to the development of this presentation, anecdotal evidence and our treatment data suggests that the most successful patients are those that utilize the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy, while interweaving facets of a behaviorally-based approach to feeding disorders. The treatment outcomes are consistent with the treatment methods used to treat highly anxious feeders on the spectrum. Our data suggests that the more the highly selective, anxious eater is able to anticipate the outcome of his/her “feeding task”, the more successful they will be in tackling the feeding objective in the therapy and home environment. This has been a common finding in feeding outcomes with patients on the autism spectrum. It is plausible to suggest that the common thread—anxiety—is quelled amongst individuals with autism or the highly anxious neurotypical feeder when the mealtime expectations are clear, feeding goals are attainable and presented with highly motivating supports, and the outcome is highly expected.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to describe how to successfully manage challenging mealtimes in the home using the “ABC” acronym: Articulate Expectations, Be consistent yet flexible, Create reasonable yet attainable goals, identify the types of behavioral challenges that typically accompany this patient population and the most commonly reported behavioral issues parents face in the home environment and describe treatment strategies that are most successful for this patient population in the home environment, given presented case studies.
SHAV Members: $25
Online Registration for the January 8 webinar has closed. To register, please contact the SHAV Office at 888-729-7428.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area)
Financial Disclosure: Amaka Winslow does not have any financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Amaka Winslow does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial Disclosure: Priscilla Powell does not have any financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Priscilla Powell does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 pm EST
Presented by Tracy Bannon, MS, CCC-SLP
In the public school setting, especially in the elementary school, students requiring Speech Language Therapy are often seen in a small group setting in a therapy room or in a larger group setting in their Special Education classroom. In both settings, due to scheduling restraints, the students in these groups have a wide variety of goals that need to be targeted. Thus, Speech Pathologists need to plan lessons that target a variety of speech and language goals within a single group of students. Using books as a backbone for therapy planning is a great way to target the individual goals of students in the group setting.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to identify books appropriate, by grade level, to target a variety of goals in mixed ability, group speech therapy,
create activities that target the individualized goals, including articulation, language fluency and pragmatics, of students in a mixed speech therapy group and develop Core+Fringe boards, based on children’s literature, for students requiring augmentative and/or alternative communication.
SHAV Members: $25
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (introductory level, professional area)
Financial Disclosure: Tracy Bannon does not have any financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Tracy Bannon does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
Monday, January 28, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 pm EST
Presented by Jessi Andricks
Many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and burn out. When caring for others and managing a busy schedule, it can be difficult to take care of yourself. This can often lead to chronic stress and eventually burn out. In this lecture, you’ll learn why SLPs are prone to high levels of stress and how to manage it through mindfulness and self-care.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to identify the risk factors for and effects of burn out and increase job related stress, identify ways to prevent and manage burn out and chronic stress and demonstrate ways to use mindfulness, self-care and aspects of positive psychology to create a more work-life balance.
SHAV Members: $25
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (introductory level, related area)
Financial Disclosure: Jessi Andricks will reference her work from her website, jessiandricks.com.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Jessi Andricks does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.