2019 JF Walker Lecture Series, "Screen Time with Kids and Telerehab with Adults: Navigating the Benefits and Challenges"

University of Toronto Speech Language Pathology Alumni Association
June 14 2019
Speech-Language Pathology

Date: June 14, 2019

Time: 8:00am-1:00pm


The Bahen Centre for Information Technology Adel Sedra Auditorium, Room 1160
The Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 Saint George Street
Toronto ON
M5S 2E4


This conference will examine two ways that technology is being utilized by speech-language pathologist and the clients they support. Screen time with children and telerehab with adults pose benefits and challenges, and our speakers will help us explore how to use this technology in an effective and appropriate manner, what the research says, and future directions.

The first speaker SLP Jackie Van Lankveld, Manager of Niagara’s Children Centre, was part of the Canadian Paediatric Society digital health task force entrusted with developing recommendations for young children about the appropriate use of screen time. Jackie will be presenting on screen time trends, risks, and recommendations. The second speaker Carol Toenjes, nurse by background and the coordinator for telepractice at the University Health Network, will provide an overview of telehealth practice within a large teaching hospital, things to consider when setting up your own practice, and resources and supports available to healthcare professionals. The third speaker SLP Marla Fogelman, from Toronto Rehab Institute, will look at telerehab in individual therapy in a busy outpatient stroke clinic. The last speaker SLP Sucheta Heble, at Toronto Rehab Institute, will discuss mindfulness group therapy via telepractice with patients with acquired brain injury.

Contact Information: slp.alumni@utoronto.ca

For more information and to register, please visit: http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/JFWalker2019