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Schedule of Live Chats and Discussions

Schools Connect | Health Care Connect | Private Practice Connect
July 8–20, 2020 | Three Specialized SLP Conferences | One Online Space

Several Connect recorded sessions have corresponding live chats. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

All times listed are Eastern time.

At the Connect online conferences, you may earn CE credit for reading the transcript of a live chat—or watching the recording of a live discussion—if you are unable to attend. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, please post a question on the discussion board and then read the chat transcript—or watch the discussion recording—before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not.

Schools Connect

Monday, July 13, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. ET Live text chat with Erin Donlin, Aud, CCC-A 
Topic: Serving students with hearing loss
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Children With Hearing Loss: Speech-Language Assessment Challenges and Appropriate Expectations, (2) Children With Hearing Loss: Speech-Language Treatment and Technology Considerations
Session code: LV01
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Live text chat with Sherry Sancibrian, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL 
Topic: Service delivery considerations for speech sound disorders  
Relevant recorded session: Treating Speech Sound Disorders: Considerations for Intervention Planning 
Session code: LV02
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Live text chat with Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Debbie Stanhouse, MEd, CCC-SLP, CCM
Topic: TBI intervention across settings
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Improving Outcomes for Youth With Brain Injury: The Art of Implementing Assessments and Interventions in the Schools, (2) Improving Outcomes for Youth With Brain Injury: The Importance of Initial Assessment and Transition Planning
Session code: LV03
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET Live text chat with Laurie Alban Havens, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Medicaid in schools
Relevant recorded session: Practical Medicaid Information for School-Based Providers
Session code: LV04
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET Live text chat with Maureen Staskowski, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: AAC 
Relevant recorded session: AAC and Core Vocabulary Implementation in Schools: Secrets to Success
Session code: LV05
Noon – 1 p.m. ET Live text chat with Nickola Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, and Laura Green, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Service delivery considerations for literacy – pre-K through middle school
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Literacy Assessment: Controversies, Explanations, and Essential Components; (2) Literacy Intervention: Controversies, Explanations, and Targeting Strengths and Needs; (3) Classroom-Based Intervention and the Public School SLP: Ideas for Success
Session code: LV06 
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET Live text chat with Donna Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, and Marianne Gellert-Jones, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Pediatric feeding and swallowing (clinical and behavioral)
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Diagnosis and Treatment of Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Public Schools, (2) Coming to the Table: Feeding Support for Children With Medical Complexities
Session code: LV07 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Live audio discussion with Nancy Kuhles, MS, CCC-SLP, Hope Warner, MS, CCC-SLP, Jacquelyn Ragland, MS, CCC-SLP, and Dawn Merth-Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Professional issues in schools                        
Relevant recorded session: Who Do You Call? Mythbusting!
Session code: LV08 
Thursday, July 16, 2020
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Live audio discussion with  Carol Fleming, MS, CCC-SLP, Nancy Kuhles, MS, CCC-SLP, Hope Warner, MS, CCC-SLP, Jacquelyn Ragland, MS, CCC-SLP, and Dawn Merth-Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP 
Topic: Advocacy in schools                                          
Relevant recorded session: The Importance of Making Connections: Helping SLPs Find Their Voice
Session code: LV09 
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Live text chat with Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Topic: Autism
Relevant recorded session: Reading Between the Lines: Connecting to Comprehension for Readers with ASD
Session code: LV10 
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET Live audio discussion with Karen Beverly-Ducker, MA, CCC-A, CAE, and Donna Euben, Esq. 
Topic: Ethical and legal considerations for supervisors of clinical fellows and students
Relevant recorded session: Supervising Individuals With Disabilities: Disability Law, Ethical Considerations, and Practical Approaches
Session code: LV11 
Friday, July 17, 2020
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET Live text chat with Donna Euben, Esq., and Diane Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, CAE
Topic: SLP Well-Being During the Pandemic: Ethical and Practice Considerations
Relevant recorded session: N/A
Session code: LV12

Health Care Connect

Monday, July 13, 2020
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET Live text chat with Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: SLP roles 
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Role of the SLP in the ICU: How We Influence Patient Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care, (2) Acquired Brain Injuries: The Acute Care SLP’s Role
Session code: LV13  
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET Live text chat with Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Dysphagia 
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Caregiver Training in Acute Care: Emphasis on Dysphagia, (2) Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Session code: LV14
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Live text chat with Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Debbie Stanhouse, MEd, CCC-SLP, CCM
Topic: TBI intervention across settings
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Improving Outcomes for Youth With Brain Injury: The Art of Implementing Assessments and Interventions in the Schools, (2) Improving Outcomes for Youth With Brain Injury: The Importance of Initial Assessment and Transition Planning
Session code: LV03
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Live text chat with Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Childhood apraxia of speech
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) CAS Assessment, (2) CAS Treatment
Session code: LV15 
Friday, July 17, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. ET Live text chat with Kate Hutcheson, PhD, and Katherine Connelly, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Cancer management
Relevant recorded session: Cancer Management in Acute Care Settings
Session code: LV16 
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET Live text chat with Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Dementia treatment  
Relevant recorded session: Group Treatment for Dementia
Session code: LV17 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Live text chat with Kendrea L. Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Topic: Swallowing exams
Relevant recorded sessions: (1) Harnessing the Power of the Cranial Nerve Exam During Your Swallow Assessment, (2) Differentiating Typical Aging From Swallowing Dysfunction
Session code: LV18
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET Live text chat with Donna Euben, Esq., and Diane Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, CAE
Topic: SLP Well-Being During the Pandemic: Ethical and Practice Considerations
Relevant recorded session: N/A
Session code: LV12

Private Practice Connect

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET Live text chat with Jerrold Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Working with SLPAs
Relevant recorded session: An Extension of Your Professional Self: SLPAs in Private Practice
Session code: LV19 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET Live audio discussion with Tim Nanof, MSW, Shannon Butkus, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP, and Carrie Jordan, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Managing Utilization Management & Private Health Plans: An Interactive Discussion
Relevant recorded session: N/A
Session code: LV20
Thursday, July 16, 2020
11 a.m. – noon ET Live text chat with Laurie Alban Havens, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Medicaid providers
Relevant recorded session: Updates for Medicaid Providers
Session code: LV21 
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET Live text chat with Denise L. Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Ethical considerations  
Relevant recorded session: Ethical Considerations in Private Practice 
Session code: LV22
Friday, July 17, 2020
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET Live text chat with Dee Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Neela Swanson, BA 
Topic: Coding and billing compliance
Relevant recorded session: Diving Into Health Care Coding and Billing Compliance
Session code: LV23 
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET Live text chat with Donna Euben, Esq., and Diane Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, CAE
Topic: SLP Well-Being During the Pandemic: Ethical and Practice Considerations
Relevant recorded session: N/A 
Session code: LV12
"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant

Preparation

  • Chats are live, text-based (no audio), and last for 1 hour.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the lecture before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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