4 Ways to Earn CEUs from Your Office (or Home!) this April

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This April, TalkTools is hosting 4 live webinars so that you can earn ASHA-approved CEUs directly from your office. Or the park (weather permitting). Or your local coffee shop. Or even at home in your pajamas! Wherever you want, really (internet connection required 😉).

Whether pollen allergies or never-ending snow days are keeping you indoors, or your busy schedule won't let you travel, here is your opportunity to earn ASHA-approved CEUs and ask your questions to the instructor LIVE.

These are the 4 webinars happening this upcoming month. Register now!

1. (New!) Assessing the Oral Structure 101 — Robyn Merkel Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP

When? Saturday, April 14 @ 2-4 p.m. EST
How many CEUs? 0.2 ASHA CEUs
How much? $75

This live webinar will cover a detailed review of the orofacial system that can serve as new learning or as a review. Robyn Merkel Walsh, MS, CCC-SLP's point of view is that the relational between structure and function is critical to understand. A clinician must differentiate the "chicken or the egg" when assessing whether or no a patient/client/student has a structural anomaly inhibiting function, or a functional issue impeding structure. Craniofacial symmetry, dental malocclusion, anomalies of the soft tissue and tethered oral tissues will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe facial angles.
2. List at least two types of dental malocclusion.
3. Define frena.

2. (New!) Bridging the Gap: Private Practice and School SLPs Working Together to Target Speech and Feeding — Vanessa Anderson Smith, MA, CCC-SLP

When? Saturday, April 21 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
How many CEUs? 0.3 ASHA CEUs 
How much? $75
As a private practice therapist with a background working in the school and early-intervention education settings, Vanessa Anderson Smith, MA, CCC-SLP will discuss the “how-to’s" of private practice and school based therapist collaboration for carryover of Oral Placement Therapy. Vanessa will detail how she has successfully joined forces with school-based SLPs and OTs to better serve mutual clients. In addition to establishing a relationship between therapists, Vanessa will give a background and introduction on the foundations of OPT and various oral placement techniques that can be used with a variety of students in the school setting.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understanding of the various ways to begin a partnership with a therapist in a different setting for collaboration.
2. Understand basic principles of OPT.
3. List at least 2 oral placement techniques that can be used in a school setting.

3. OPT for TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Clients — Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP

When? Thursday, April 26 @ 12-2 p.m.
How many CEUs? 0.2 ASHA CEUs
How much? $75
Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP will be discussing how TalkTools OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) can be highly effective when working with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clients. Renee includes real-life examples and scenarios, allowing participants to see firsthand how the quality of life for these individuals has improved through integration of TalkTools OPT as part of a holistic therapeutic approach.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify which speech diagnosis under TBI may be applicable.
2. Identify OPT techniques that may be appropriate at various recovery stages.
3. Integrate OPT with specific speech and feeding goals.

4. (New!) Sensory System and OPT: A Deeper Dive

(okay, so this one isn't exactly in April...)
When? May 1, @ 12-2 p.m. EST
How many CEUs? 0.2 ASHA CEUs
How much? $75
This course taught by Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP will assist therapists to understand sensory processing and how to evaluate their own sensory differences, which will give insight to their clients. By understanding all 8 of our senses and atypical responses, this will be a guide to creating successful therapy sessions. The importance of recognizing how a client may be processing information, understanding which strategies and evidence based practices to use will help the individual both in therapy and other environments such as school, work, church, home and play groups.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify the 8 senses of the human sensory system.
2. Recognize primary patterns of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
3. Discern typical and atypical sensory responses.
4. Integrate 3 OPT techniques with SPD clients.
5. Integrate 4 other sensory activities when working with SPD clients.

So, what are you waiting for? Here is your opportunity to earn a total of 0.9 ASHA CEUs without even leaving your home!

When was the last time you did something this productive while eating lunch in your pajamas? Or while sipping a caramel latte with your feet up on your desk?

Oh, and the webinars will be LIVE, so you will be able to ask the instructors your questions in real time!

Sign up now.

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  • Krislyn Althouse

    These courses sound fantastic! They are very timely with my caseload right now and I will definitely be taking part!! Many thanks!

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