Contributed Paper Sessions from SAC Conferences

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Webcasts

Access to Webcasts

These webcasts are archived which means that you can access them at any time that fits into your busy schedule. You can view each webcast all at once or you can stop and start as required — you have complete flexibility. This is a great opportunity for you to access sessions that fulfill CEE requirements (under Category A, 1.0 CEE per hour of educational content).

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Fees

 

SAC Members and Associates

Non-Members and Associates

$20 per session

$25 per session​

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Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given after your password and the website information for the webcast have been sent to you.

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Descriptions

These webcasts are approximately 45 minutes long unless otherwise indicated.
 

 


Recorded from the 2016 SAC Conference in Halifax, NS


Bilingualism in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Myriam Beauchamp, S-LP, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Boutheina Jemel, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Andrea MacLeod, PhD, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Autism affects one in 68 children, many of whom present language delays. Consequently, health-care professionals often recommend that bilingual families focus on a single language in order to avoid further delays. However, such recommendations are no longer supported by research and can have negative impacts on children with ASD.

This session is rated "Introductory " which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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An International Crosslinguistic Phonology Project: A Case and Website Illustration

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Barbara Bernhardt, PhD, R.SLP, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Daniel Bérubé, PhD, S-LP(C), Université de St Boniface, Winnipeg, MB; Joseph Stemberger, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

A cross-linguistic study of phonological development is expanding the clinical application of nonlinear phonology. A project website provides new (free) resources and tutorials. A case study of an English-speaking 3-year-old with protracted phonological development will illustrate the application of nonlinear phonology to intervention and introduce the website tutorials/resources.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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How Cognition Impacts Navigational Skills: Taxonomic Versus Schematic Organization

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Mélanie Blais, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Sarah Blakely, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Shawna Sterner, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Manon Robillard, M.Sc.S., PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

The goal was to examine cognitive and navigational skills using two organization methods. Over 200 children aged 4-6 were assessed using an iPad (half used a taxonomic layout, half a schematic layout). Results revealed important information regarding cognitive skills and their relationship with organizational methods used to program devices.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Addressing Wait Lists With a Group Voice Therapy Model

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Colleen Braun-Janzen, M. Mus., M.A., R.SLP, S-LP(C), Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg, MB; Leslie Sarchuk, M.A., R.SLP, S-LP(C), Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB

This session will describe a group voice treatment model used in Winnipeg. It will demonstrate the efficiency of the model, as evidenced by a drop in wait times from 46 to 7 weeks. Outcomes, including client perspectives will be included. Benefits and limitations of group treatment will be addressed.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Interactive Parent Learning Through Videoconferencing

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Cindy Davis-Maille, MCl.Sc., One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre, Kirkland Lake, ON; Caroline Houghton-Jones, M.Sc., One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre, Kirkland Lake, ON

Delivering group training programs in rural locations can often be a challenge. One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre undertook a pilot project to deliver the Hanen© More Than Words, interactive parent training program using videoconferencing across two locations. The presenters will share strategies for successful delivery using videoconferencing technology.

This session is rated "Introductory " which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Communication Health Assistants - Pure Potential! (85 minutes)

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Julie Evans, S-LP(C), Alberta Health Services, Kitscoty, AB

This paper addresses the Communication Health Assistant (CHA) role, includingthinking beyond assigning lists of tasks,strategies for understanding competencies and partnering more effectively to improve client outcomes andprofessional accountabilities in assigning, monitoring and evaluating services provided by CHAs.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Conversational Turning-Taking

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Hillary Ganek, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Stephanie Nixon, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Ron Smyth, PhD, University of Toronto, Scarborough, ON; Alice Eriks-Brophy, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

We use the Language ENvironment Analysis System (LENA) and qualitative interviews to examine Vietnam as an example of how language socialization practices impact parent-child communication so that more culturally appropriate intervention techniques can be developed. Findings will highlight cultural considerations when importing western treatment methods to the developing world.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Syntactic Competencies in Written Language Among Students in Grades 2, 5 and 7 (this session was presented in French)

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Michèle Minor-Corriveau, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

This study identifies which syntactic skills Franco-Ontarian students master by grade 7. Data presented will highlight means per grade level (grades 2, 5 and 7) by gender and L1. Means obtained from Ontario French-language schools (French = linguistic minority) will be compared to France (French = linguistic majority).

This session is rated "Advanced" which assumes thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Inspiring Change Through Clinical Education: Social Justice in SLP

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Taslim Moosa, M.Cl.Sc, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON; Lauren Perduk, MCl.Sc., Western University, London, ON

This presentation profiles an ongoing supervised clinical experience for speech-language pathology (S-LP) students, which integrates clinical education with service provision in under-serviced communities in South Africa. This opportunity is offered within a social justice framework. Program implementation, an approach to social justice in S-LP and outcomes are discussed.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Assessing Early Pragmatics in Francophone Children: Introducing the LUI-French (this session was presented in French)

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Diane Pesco, PhD, S-LP(C), Concordia University, Montreal, QC; Daniela O'Neill, PhD, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

The Language Use Inventory (LUI) is a parent report of pragmatics for 18 to 47 month-olds. We introduce a French-Canadian version of the LUI, provide evidence that it is developmentally sensitive and reliable and discuss its potential for identifying delays and assessing children's progress.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Clinical Decision-Making and Reasoning: How are These Skills Objectively Evaluated?

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Alexandra Rowland, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON; Carol Bock, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON

The philosophy of quality care and ongoing learning is well established in healthcare. Evaluating clinical reasoning should be part of quality assurance programs. The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario has researched methods to evaluate clinical reasoning, developed a tool and is seeking to test its effectiveness.

This session is rated "Introductory " which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Preparing for Success in the Workplace:  Translating Perspectives Into Educational and Advocacy Resources (65 minutes)

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Salima Suleman, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C), University of Alberta, Edmonton, ON; Lu-Anne McFarlane, M.Sc., S-LP, University of Alberta, Edmonton, ON; Geoffrey Bostick; Mark Hall; Heather Kanuka; Teresa Paslawski

This participatory session highlights the process, findings and products of an interdisciplinary research project exploring work readiness. Participants will generate and analyze qualitative information and plan to develop evidence-based educational resources. Participants will be able to apply work readiness concepts to work settings and explore use of qualitative research in the development of educational and advocacy resources.

This session is rated "Introductory " which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Dementia Therapy Essentials for the Speech Pathologist (90 minutes)

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Peggy Watson, M.Sc., CCC-SLP, Consultants in Dementia Therapy PLLC, Denver, CO

The focus of the presentation is to provide an overview of therapy protocols for dementia. Case studies and video examples will be utilized to advance knowledge about the importance of staging, how to document effectively, prove medical necessity, write productive goals, and implement five evidence-based interventions for successful therapy outcomes.

This session is rated "Introductory " which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Increase Student Engagement by Creating Your Own Therapy Apps (80 minutes)

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Ellen Weber, EdS, CCC-SLP, Ellen Weber, SLP private practice, Marietta, GA

Using a combination of free apps, learn how to create customized interactive therapy materials for iOS/Android mobile devices to increase student’ engagement and target specific goals. Participants are encouraged to BYOD (bring your own device) with the following apps downloaded prior to the session: TinyTap, Create Interactive Lessons, Cut My Pic, and Dropbox.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.25 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Recorded from the 2014 SAC Conference in Ottawa, ON


Loud and Clear: Group Speechreading Instruction for Hard-of-Hearing Adults

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Mary-Jane V. Blais, M.Sc., S-LP(C), MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Montreal, QC; Jesse Simms, M.Sc.(A), S-LP, MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Montreal, QC

This study gathered efficacy data on a speechreading program for hard-of-hearing adults and found that, after six group sessions, participants showed significant improvements on both objective and subjective measures of speechreading ability. These findings suggest that group speechreading training can be a useful tool in restoring the communication abilities of adults with hearing loss.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Consent and Capacity: Making it Relevant Through E-Learning

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Alexandra Carling-Rowland, PhD, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON; Carol Bock, M.H.Sc., S-LP, Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON; Melisse Willems, BAH, MA, LLB, CASLPO, Toronto, ON

CASLPO has developed an online module concerning consent and capacity. Creating the module required in-depth research and advanced legal analysis, given the complexities of providing information to two professions and encompassing three laws for members working under four ministries. The result is an informative, accessible tool which focuses on authentic practice scenarios.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Clinical Practice with English-Language-Learning Children: Perspectives Afforded by the ICF-CY

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Lynn F. Dempsey, PhD, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

In this presentation, participants will study the conceptual underpinnings of the ICF-CY and their influence on how speech-language pathologists understand and respond to the needs and abilities of English-language-learning children. We will use case studies to demonstrate the multidimensional view of the functioning of ELL children afforded by the framework.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Reflecting on International Clinical Education Practices and Guidelines

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Lynn Ellwood, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Debra Cameron, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

This study evaluated an international clinical internship program for master’s-level rehabilitation students at a Canadian university. Following in-depth semi-structured interviews, we used directed content analysis to determine priorities for policy, practice and research. The study identified five themes related to strengthening international clinical education as well as areas for further education research.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) System: Clinical and Research Applications

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Alice A. Eriks-Brophy, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Hillary V. Ganek, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Leah R. Radziwon, BA, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

This presentation will describe current applications of a novel technology: the LENA system. We will use case studies of children with and without hearing loss from Euro-Canadian and minority language backgrounds to illustrate LENA’s potential to inform both research and clinical practice. The case studies will combine LENA, interview and questionnaire data.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Communication Development of Toddlers With a History of Feeding Difficulties

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Chantal Lessard, M.H.Sc, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, CHEO, Ottawa, ON; Karine Milliard, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Pascal Lefebvre, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

This study undertook a retrospective chart review of typically developing children with feeding difficulties. The results indicate that these children are at a greater risk than their peers of also presenting with speech and language delays. We examined medical and demographic variables and found that some were associated with speech and/or language delays.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Developing a Local Professional Support Network – What, Why and How

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Patty Matsuo, MA, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON; Lisa Sokoloff, MS, CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, Baycrest, Toronto, ON; Janet Wu, Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C), M.H.Sc., St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON

We all agree that networking and information sharing is an essential aspect of our profession, but how we go about this work can vary. This interactive presentation will discuss the process of creating a dynamic network of professional support and the work conducted by a group of hospital-based S-LPs to date.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Applying Family-Centred Approaches in Communication Disorders in Dementia

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J.B. Orange, PhD, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON; Angela Roberts, MA, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON; Marie Savundranayagam, PhD, Western University, London, ON; Barbara Purves, PhD, M.Sc., S-LP(C), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Emerging evidence highlights the importance of using family-centered approaches (FCA) with individuals who have cognitive-communication challenges resulting from dementia. This mini-seminar will present an overview of FCA in communication disorders in dementia, as well as relevant theoretical constructs and models of care for implementing such approaches in clinical contexts.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Discourse Analyses in Adult Communication Disorders: A Hands-On Tutorial

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Angela Roberts, MA, S-L, Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON; J.B. Orange, PhD, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON

Discourse analyses are powerful tools for clinicians practicing in the area of adult communication disorders because they facilitate our understanding of the integration among cognitive, language and motor variables in communication. This mini-seminar will provide a tutorial for using discourse analyses in adult communication disorders.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.25 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Head and Neck Cancer in the Era of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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Julie A. Theurer, PhD, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Western University, London, ON; Anthony C. Nichols, MD, Western University, London, ON

HPV-related head and neck cancer is a global epidemic. The clinical characteristics and treatment responses of this distinct disease differ from those of tobacco and alcohol-related cancers. This session will explore the who, what, where, when, why and how of HPV-related head and neck cancer.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.25 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Critical Reflection as a Competence for Effective Learning and Practice

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Susan J. Wagner, M.Sc.(CD), B.Sc.(SPA), S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Critical reflection is essential to transforming experiences into learning to enhance clinical practice. This presentation will discuss critical reflection in both education and practice settings to highlight its impact on practice and identify opportunities for maximizing this essential skill.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Validation of the Stroke Swallowing Screening Test

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Linda Walsh, M.H.Sc, S-LP(C), Moncton Hospital, Moncton, NB

The stroke swallowing screening test (SSST) identifies patients with stroke who require a swallowing assessment by an S-LP. This review of patients admitted to hospitals in 2011 and 2012 with a diagnosis of stroke showed that the SSST accurately differentiated those patients who require an S-LP swallowing assessment from those who do not.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Recorded from the 2013 SAC Conference in Victoria, BC


Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Premature Infants Born in Northern Ontario

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Roxanne Belanger, M.Sc. S., O(C), Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, S-LP, M.Sc.S., Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; and Michèle Minor-Corriveau, S-LP, PhD, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

This paper examines neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature Anglophone infants born in Northern Ontario and compares them to Francophone and bilingual infants, also born in this area. The discussion focuses on biologic and sociodemographic influences on development.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Brushing Up on Oral Hygiene in Acute Care: S-LP Role

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Dulcie Carter, BSc, MMedSci, RSLP, S-LP(C), Fraser Health, Vancouver, BC

Acute care S-LPs frequently prescribe oral hygiene within swallowing recommendations. In practice, patients' oral hygiene can be overlooked in busy hospital wards. This paper describes the process of promoting and improving oral care practices in an acute neurosurgical unit, while considering the practicality of implementing changes.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Sensory, Motor and Linguistic Skills of Children with School Learning Problems

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Josée Lagacé, PhD, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences; Stéphanie Breau-Godwin, M.Sc.S., University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences; Jacinthe Savard, PhD; University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences; Carole Fleuret, PhD, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education; and Rose Martini, PhD, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences

This study examines oral and written linguistic abilities, auditory and visual information processing performance, as well as fine and gross motor skills in a group of French-speaking children experiencing learning problems at school. The study's preliminary results reveal that many participants demonstrate delay in more than one domain.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Language Fun Storytime: A Collaboration Between S-LPs and Librarians (90 minutes)

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Rhea Lazar, M. Cl. Sc., S-LP(C), RSLP, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC; and Kelly Clark, MLS, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC

Language Fun Storytime (LFST) began as a collaboration between an S-LP and a children's librarian in 2008. Now, it is a highly successful multi-site program run by several S-LPs and librarians across Vancouver in both English and Cantonese. The seminar will describe how LFST provides a series of weekly small-group therapy sessions for children with speech and language issues.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.25 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Majority Language Learners in a Minority Setting: Language Difference or PLI?

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Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, S-LP, M.Sc.S., Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Manon Robillard, S-LP, M.Sc.S., Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Roxanne Belanger, M.Sc. S., O(C); and Michèle Minor-Corriveau, S-LP, PhD, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

This study examined forty 5-year-old English-dominant children learning French in a French school. The children were assessed in both languages using both linguistic and cognitive tasks. Results show that these children learn a second language at a significantly different rate than minority language learners learn a majority language.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Effects of Professional Development on Preschool Educators' Ability to Facilitate Vocabulary Learning During Shared Book Reading

Ashwini Namasivayam, Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Kathy Hipfner-Boucher, PhD, Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Trelani Milburn, M.Sc., Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Elaine Weitzman, M.Ed., The Hanen Centre, Toronto, ON; Janice Greenberg, D.S.P., The Hanen Centre, Toronto, ON; Janette Pelletier, PhD, Ontario Insitute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; and Luigi Girolametto, PhD, Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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This study compares the effects of a professional development program, co-taught by two S-LPs, on educators' use of vocabulary teaching strategies. The experimental group received three workshops plus five coaching sessions while the control group received workshops alone. This paper discusses the differential outcomes of the two groups.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Advanced Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Where are we and Where are we Going? (90 minutes)

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Susan Rafaat, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C), ACSLPA, Calgary, AB; and Holly Gusnowsky, M.S., R.Aud, ACSLPA, Edmonton, AB

Continuing with ACSLPA's project to define advanced practice (AP) in speech-language pathology and audiology, this mini-seminar includes a review of the AP literature, the application of AP by other professions and the results of ACSLSPA's member survey. The session includes an opportunity for discussion of implications for the professions.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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n2k 4 S-LPs - ils upd8 (Irritable Larynx Update) (90 minutes)

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Linda Rammage, PhD, RSLP, S-LP(C), PVRCP/University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; and Sherri Zelazny, MA, RSLP, CCC-SLP, Surrey, BC

Speech-language pathologists play a vital role in the evaluation and behavioural management of symptoms of laryngeal sensitivity, which often allows patients to avoid unnecessary health crises and costly or invasive medical treatment. This study describes the assessment and treatment of ILS symptoms based on current theories and clinical data

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Implementation and Evaluation of ASHA's NOMS Across the Continuum in the West GTA Stroke Region

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Holly Sloan, M.S., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, ON; West GTA Stroke Network, Toronto, ON; Lindsay Benoit, Speech-Language Pathologist, William Osler Health Services, Brampton, ON; Cynthia Boman, Speech-Language Pathologist, Saint Elizabeth, Mississauga, ON; Pamela Rahn, Speech-Language Pathologist, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, ON; and Roxanne Mistry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Saint Elizabeth, Mississauga, ON

In March 2010, ASHA's National Outcome Measurement System (NOMS) was chosen as the standard outcome measurement tool for speech-language pathologists in the West GTA Stroke Network. This paper discusses the one-year pilot project coordinated by the Network to evaluate the implementation and efficacy of ASHA's NOMS across the continuum of care.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Developing Collaborative Practice-Ready Clinicians: Integrating Interprofessional Education into S-LP Curricula 

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Susan Wagner, B.Sc. (SPA), M.Sc. (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration are considered best practice internationally in health care. Educational institutions, governments, professional and regulatory organizations, providers and service users are thus emphasizing the development of collaborative practice-ready clinicians. This seminar will share an innovative model that integrates IPE into S-LP curriculum.

This session is rated "Introductory" which assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Recorded from the 2012 SAC Conference in St. John's, NL


Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Motor Speech Treatment Pilot Program 

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Connie Alton, MS-LP, R.S-LP, S-LP(C), Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, AB; Rachel de Castro, MClSc, R.S-LP, S-LP(C), Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, AB

Evidence to support efficacy of treatment for children with motor speech disorders exists, yet this population of school-age children is underserved. To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of providing this service, a ten-week pilot treatment program was implemented. Analysis of pre and post measures suggests this treatment approach is effective.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Speech Language Pathologists Role in Determining Consent and Capacity 

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Alexandra Carling-Rowland, Ph.D., CASLPO, Toronto, ON; Sandra Black, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences, Toronto, ON; Aura Kagan, Ph. D., Aphasia Institute, Toronto, ON

The legal rights of people living with communication barriers to make healthcare decisions are in jeopardy because of the inaccessibility of the consent and capacity process. Speech Language Pathologists can advocate for, support and in some cases evaluate capacity, but they need the tools and legal knowledge so to do.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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I Wanna Go Home - Intensive Community-Based Aphasia Therapy for Stroke

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Katherine M. Churchward, MSc-S-LP, R.S-LP, S-LP(C), Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB; Lindsey Stene, MS-LP, R.S-LP, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB; Darren Knox, B.Sc.PT., Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB

Research suggests that maximum outcomes are achieved by stroke survivors who engage in complex tasks in a personally meaningful environment. The Early Supported Discharge program provides client-centred, intensive community-based trans-disciplinary rehabilitation for stroke survivors. Case studies will showcase advantages of this cost-effective service model which facilitates early discharge from hospital.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Integrating Participation Outcomes Into Speech and Language Intervention (90 minutes)

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Marilyn K. Kertoy, S-LP, Reg. Ontario, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Full participation of children with speech and language difficulties in everyday activities is essential for ongoing development. This seminar provides participation data from preschoolers with and without language difficulties, introduces a tool for measuring participation, and provides a practical demonstration of using participation profiles to integrate language and participation goals.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Preventing Literacy Difficulties in Elementary Schools Using a RTI Model

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Pascal Lefebvre, S-LP, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Nicole Fortier, S-LP, Commission scolaire des Phares, Rimouski, QC

To promote literacy success, a school-based participatory research team implemented a Response to Intervention (RTI) delivery model in an elementary school. Evidence-based practices in the prevention of reading and writing difficulties were implemented using a Knowledge Translation (KT) framework. The process and the outcomes of this implementation are reported.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Cochlear Implantation in Children with Multiple Disabilities: Candidacy and Outcomes (90 minutes)

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Kathryn Ritter, Ph.D., CED, LSLS Cert. AVT, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, AB

Decisions regarding the cochlear implantation candidacy of children with multiple disabilities vary across centers due to the fact that spoken language may not be a reasonable expectation for this population. This presentation will address candidacy criteria and outcome measurement used with CMD at Glenrose hospital in Edmonton.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 1.25 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Impact of Cochlear Implantation on Parents' Communication Choices for their Preschoolers

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Noreen Simmons, Ph.D., M.Sc., RS-LP, BC Family Hearing Resource Society, Surrey, BC, Carolyn Hawrish, A-V Therapist & Audiologist. M.Sc., RAUD, BC Family Hearing Resource Society, Surrey, BC

Retrospective early intervention demographic data over a seven year period on children under the age of five with cochlear implants was abstracted. Results from the investigation provide information on hearing loss, type(s) of amplification, and early intervention services provided pre- and post implantation.

This session is rated "Intermediate" which assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Recorded from the 2011 SAC Conference in Montreal, QC


PECS and speech development in children with autism

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Lynn Carson, M.Cl.Sc (SLP), University of Western Ontario, Toronto, ON; Janis Oram Cardy, Ph.D.., SL-P (C), University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Tracie Lindblad, M.Sc., M.Ed., Child Development Center of Oakville, Oakville, ON; Julie Theurer, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Taslim Moosa, M.Cl.Sc. SLP (C), University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Following extensive pre-intervention assessment of language, adaptive functioning, imitation, and symbolic representation in three children with autism, changes in speech production were measured over five months of parent-mediated PECS training. Results suggested that stronger imitation skills pre-intervention may contribute to collateral effects of PECS training on speech development.

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Lidcombe Program Treatment Time: Applying benchmarks to linguistically diverse children 

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Kristy Findlay, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC; Rosalee C. Shenker, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC

Established benchmarks for the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering found that the median number of sessions to Stage 2 is 11 for English speaking children. This study replicated previous findings with a file audit of 55 linguistically diverse children. Results are consistent with benchmark data from the USA, Australia and UK.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Ottawa Autism Project: Does One Hour of Parent-Coaching Make Changes?

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Robin Gaines, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, SLP (C), CASLPO, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON; Yolanda Korneluk, Ph.D., Emerging Minds Treatment Centre; Crystal McConkey; Danielle Quigley; Laurie Vismara; Caroline Desrochers

A ten-week model of Parent Coaching Intervention for young children with at-risk signs of autism was implemented with 15 families. One hour per week of service with a parent coach was provided in the family's home. Results indicate positive outcomes in communication growth for the children and increase in parental feelings of empowerment.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Interprofessional education in the practice setting: Transforming practicum placements in Atlantic Canada (90 minutes)

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Anne L .Godden-Webster, MSc (Applied), SLP(C), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Raylene M. Delorey, BSc, MSc, SLP(C), N.S. Hearing & Speech Centres, IWK, Dalhousie U , Halifax, NS; Ijeh R. Ozioma, BA (Hon), MSc-SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Toronto East General Hospital, Brampton, ON; Jennifer K. Parker, MSc.,SLP(C), Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres, Halifax, NS

The development, implementation and outcomes of a sustainable approach to interprofessional student team experiences in the practice setting will be discussed from the perspectives of student, team facilitator, clinical education coordinator and interprofessional experience coordinator. Strategies employed to expand this new model across Atlantic Canada will also be described.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Parent Assessment of Emergent Literacy for Multilingual Language-Impaired Preschoolers

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Jessica L. Lamont, M.H.Sc, University of Toronto, North York, ON; Luigi E. Girolametto, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Carla J. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Xi Chen, MHSc, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Patricia L Cleave, Ph.D., Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

The emergent literacy skills of dual language learning and monolingual children with Specific Language Impairment were assessed using a parent-rated questionnaire and standardized tests. No significant differences were found between the two groups. Significant correlations between the questionnaire and standardized measures indicated the clinical usefulness of an early literacy questionnaire.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Language Assessment in Multilingual Populations

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Thandeka T. Maine, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Multilingualism is the norm globally. Research (Jordaan 2008) has shown that the caseloads of most speech language pathologists and audiologists include multilinguals. South Africa is no exception. It has a multilingual population. Clinical practice in such a context is a challenge. This paper explores and proposes some solutions to these challenges.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Peru Placement Initiative: Incorporating Social Justice into Clinical Education

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Taslim N. Moosa, SLP, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Susan Schurr, SLP, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON

This presentation profiles a supervised international clinical education experience for Speech-Language Pathology students that integrates clinical education with service provision in under-serviced, multicultural, and multilingual communities in Peru. This clinical education opportunity is offered within a social justice framework. Program implementation, student learning, professional challenges, and future directions are discussed.

This webcast is eligible for 0.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Assessing pragmatics and its impact using the Language Use Inventory

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Daniela K. O'Neill, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON; Diane Pesco, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

For best sound on this webcast, external speakers are highly recommended. This presentation will provide an overview of early pragmatic development in children from 18-47 months of age using results from the Canadian standardization of the Language Use Inventory (LUI). The LUI's long-term predictive validity and relations between early pragmatic competence and social competence will also be discussed.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Impact of Modern Toy Features on Parent-Child Talk

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Daniela K. O'Neill, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON; Julianne Scott, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON; Ashley McKinley, MASc, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

For best sound on this webcast, external speakers are highly recommended. In this talk, we will discuss findings of a study demonstrating that the presence of more complex and
competing features on children’s toys significantly reduced the ability of mothers to provide their children with clear references to the parts of the toy while they built and played with it together.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Assessment and Treatment of Bilingual Children Who Stutter (90 minutes)

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Rosalee C. Shenker, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC

Few guidelines exist for treating bilingual children who stutter. This presentation reviews the existing literature, discussing relevant assessment and treatment issues in that context. Clinical case studies will provide the methodology to explore some key questions about evaluating bilingualism in stuttering and offer some strategies for clinical practice.

This webcast is eligible for 1.5 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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Guidelines for Monitoring Early Stuttering in a Clinical Setting

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Rosalee C. Shenker, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC; Nayiri Tabakian, McGill University, Montréal, QC; Marie Bourgault Cote, Speech Language Pathologist, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC; Gissella Santayana, Speech Language Pathologist, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC; Alina Boghen, Speech Language Pathologist, Montreal Fluency Centre, Montréal, QC

This presentation provides a simple and cost effective way of monitoring risk of persistent stuttering in young children to prioritize treatment. An evidence-based model for service delivery that involves training parents to provide information on recovery/persistency will be outlined. Participants will receive materials for implementation of this model.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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"It Takes a Village" ...Collaborative SLP Preschool to School Services

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Janet P. Simpson, M.S., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB; Laurie Scott, M.S. S-LP(C), Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB; Sharon G. Halldorson, Sc.D., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Seven Oaks School Division, Winnipeg, MB

This presentation will describe a community-based SLP program that uses a collaborative approach to integrate preschool and school age services. Using case study examples, we will contrast a traditional approach to a community capacity-building approach, showing differences in outcomes and family confidence.

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Incorporating Participation into Everyday Rehabilitation - A Case Study

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Deidre B. Sperry, M.Sc., SLP(C), Choice Therapeutics, Dundas, ON; Margo Kindree, BHSc., OT, Entwistle Health, Ancaster, ON

As clinical practice evolves to include limitations of participation it challenges each member of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team. It requires collaboration and cooperation to develop an effective program. This presentation shares the process and program developed for an aphasic young man with an acquired brain injury.

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Applying the ICF-CY in paediatric S-LP

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Karla N. Washington, Ph.D., S-LP(C), Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto, ON

In 2007 the World Health Organization introduced a new framework for use with the paediatric population, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health - Children and Youth version (ICF-CY). The clinical and research utility of this framework in speech-language pathology for children with communication disorders is described.

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Recorded from the 2010 SAC Conference in Whitehorse, YK


Teaching Phonological Awareness Skills to a French Language-Impaired Child(this session was presented in French)

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Daphne A. Ducharme, Professeur adjointe, Universit‚ d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Judith Lafleur, Orthophoniste; Lisabelle Lemay, Orthophoniste; Véronique Quann, étudiante, Universit‚ d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Dominique Pelland, étudiante, Universit‚ d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Maude St-Pierre, étudiante, Universit‚ d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

This study explores the improvement of phonological awareness skills over a 14-month period, with two eight-week intervention programs. The study is a single subject case study with a French-English bilingual six-year-old boy whose diagnosis was severe SLI. His phonological awareness skills were assessed with the N-EEL (Nouvelles Épreuves pour l'Examen du Langage), before and after eight weeks of intervention. This protocol was repeated one year later. Sessions took place three times a week in the child's home, during the summer months. The results suggest that with practice, a child with SLI can develop strong phonological awareness skills, despite a severe oral language deficit.

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Cued Speech and the Child with Down Syndrome

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Marianne Flanagan, B.Ed.,MA, Calgary, AB

Cued Speech is an easy to learn, multisensory, phonemically-based communication system that makes the spoken language clear through vision. Children with Down Syndrome frequently have hearing loss and auditory processing problems. Their teachers' and parents' Cued Speech will be understood accurately by these visual learners. When the children cue, their unintelligible speech can be understood accurately.

This webcast is eligible for 0.75 SAC CEEs (Category A).

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The Importance of Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss

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Noreen R. Simmons, Ph.D., S-LP (C), BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, Surrey, BC; Tamara Pelletier, M.Sc., SLP (C), BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, Surrey, BC

This presentation will increase SLPs' awareness of the benefits of early intervention services for infants and babies with hearing loss. Knowledge on comprehensive and coordinated services offered by a team of professionals (e.g., speech pathologists, teachers of persons who are deaf) with expertise in early intervention and hearing loss will be highlighted.

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Understanding Perspectives In Linguistically And Culturally Diverse Clinical Interactions

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Noreen R. Simmons, Ph.D., S-LP (C), BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, Surrey, BC; Jeff A. Small, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

This study will discuss some of the challenges encountered and strategies used by monolingual English speaking SLPs during their clinical encounters with Indo-Canadian adult aphasic clients. Clients, family members, and interpreters' perspectives of the interaction will also be enunciated.

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Development and Implementation of the Communikit - For Individuals with Impaired Communication

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Holly Sloan, Speech-Language Pathologist, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, ON

The speech-language pathology service at Trillium Health Centre developed a comprehensive, portable tool kit to facilitate effective communication. This presentation will review the development and implementation of the CommuniKit in an acute care hospital and its transferability across the continuum of care.

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Clinical Research in Adult Motor Speech Disorders and Fluency

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Sarah Smits-Bandstra, Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal, QC; Kim Bauerly, M.Sc., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Robert Kroll, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Vince Gracco, Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal, QC; Luc De Nil, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Results of several multi-site studies with adults who stutter and adults with Parkinson's disease suggest that minor adjustments to already established treatment programs may serve to maximize learning, retention, and individual benefits of treatment. Designing and implementing clinical research for this purpose will be the focus of the presentation.

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