SAC Webinar: The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Concussion Management

Presenter: 
Elizabeth Skirving, M.S., M.Ed., Reg. CASLPO & Penny Welch-West, M.Cl.Sc.
Date: 
December 10 2019
Category: 
Speech-Language Pathology
SAC Event: 
CEE Eligible: 
Yes
Price: 
Free
PD Hub Category: 
Webinars

Presented by Elizabeth Skirving, M.S., M.Ed., Reg. CASLPO & Penny Welch-West, M.Cl.Sc.

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Registration deadline is December 9, 2019 – 3 p.m. (ET)

December 10, 2019 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fees

SAC Members and Associates

Free*

*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates

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Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at bev@sac-oac.ca as soon as possible.

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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Speech and Hearing Assistant, Students

This session pertains to: Adult (18-64), Seniors (64+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Abstract

This presentation will provide an overview of the framework for understanding communication and cognitive difficulties that can arise because of a concussion. Focusing on the role of speech-language pathologists in concussion management, the presentation will cover recommendations for clinical practice, interdisciplinary practice and advocacy.

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presenters Biographies

Elizabeth Skirving, M.S., M.Ed., Reg. CASLPO

Elizabeth Skirving is a fully qualified speech-language pathologist in Ontario and is in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. In addition to her Master of Science in speech-language pathology, she has completed a Master of Education in the area of educational psychology. Elizabeth is the owner and a speech-language pathologist at Fern Speech and Language Services in London, Ontario where she assesses, treats and provides consultation for children, adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury. She is also a clinical supervisor at the Child and Youth Development Clinic at Western University where she provides clinical supervision for graduate students during placements at the clinic.

Penny Welch-West, M.Cl.Sc.

Penny Welch-West works at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario. She facilitates an innovative return to school program to address the needs of post-secondary students resuming studies following a mild traumatic brain injury (i.e. concussion).  

Penny is a recipient of the Sisters of St. Joseph Award for excellence, care and compassion. She participates in provincial guideline development and is currently working on quality standards for concussion care in Ontario. Penny is also the co-author of the dysphagia and cognitive-communication chapters of the Evidence Based Review of Acquired Brain Injury at www.erabi.ca.

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