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​CASHA SEPTEMBER PROGRAM MEETING:

Date:  Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 PM

Topic: A Closer Look at Transgender Voice and Communication 

Speaker: Jack Pickering and Daniel Kayajian

Venue:  NYSUT

             800 Troy-Schenectady Road

​             Latham, NY





​This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)



​After this presentation, members of the audience will be able to:

-apply components of a transgender voice and communication program

-describe the impact of voice and communication therapy on the vocal journey of trans women

-connect more competently interacting with people who are transgender and gender diverse

Time Ordered Agenda: 

6:00-6:15 Client Introductions

6:15-7:15 Simulated therapy session

6:15-6:25 Mindfulness

6:25-6:45 Vocal warm up

6:45-7:00 Group discussion

7:00-7:15 Gratitude

7:15-8:00 Panel discussion

7:15-7:30 Client remarks

7:30-7:45 Clinician-facilitated Q & A

7:45-8:00 Audience Q & A

Jack Pickering, PhD and Daniel Kayajian, M.S., CCC-SLP have no non-financial relationships to disclose. They are receiving an honorarium for today’s presentation.









CASHA's FALL CONFERENCE:

DATE:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018

​TIME:  ​8:30AM - 4:00PM

TOPIC:  Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Young Children and Adults
SPEAKER:  Wendy Bower, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

VENUE:  Radisson Hotel

              205 Wolf Road

              Albany, NY

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​Session 1:

Feeding and oral motor skill acquisition can pose numerous problems for children with a variety of developmental disorders. As speech/language professionals, we need to be able to recognize typical and atypical development in these areas, and work together with other trained professionals as part of an integrated feeding team to provide the most appropriate intervention techniques currently available. The purposes of this workshop are to introduce participants to typical and atypical development in feeding and oral motor skills including physiological development; to examine the symptomology of feeding disorders in children; and to discuss treatment strategies for these feeding issues. The importance of introducing the critical aspects of existing research in order to maximize treatment strategies utilized in dealing with children with developmental feeding disorders is also stressed. Assessment, remediation and prevention of disorders will be considered including how the child with feeding issues is unique compared with adults. Feeding challenges in school-based populations will also be discussed.

Session 1 Outcomes
1. Participants will be able to identify the phases of the swallow.
2. Participants will be able to tell aspects of typical and atypical feeding and oral/motor development.
3. Participants will be able to identify symptomology that indicates feeding and swallowing issues in young children.
4. Participants will be able to identify some of the methods of intervention for young children with feeding disorders.
5. Participants will be able to identify challenges to managing feeding disorders in school based settings.
6. Participants will describe elements necessary for designing effective feeding and swallowing intervention.

Session 2:

Dysphagia and subsequent loss of neurologic or oral motor skills can pose numerous problems for adults after brain insult including CVA or TBI. Speech/language professionals work in concert with physicians and other related professionals as part of an integrated feeding team to provide the most appropriate assessment and intervention techniques currently available for these patients. The purposes of this workshop are to identify the tasks involved in feeding and swallowing; to examine the most common etiologies and symptomology for swallowing disorders in adults; and to discuss management strategies including a team approach to treatment. The phases of swallow in humans are reviewed and changes across the lifespan are highlighted. Intervention strategies for adult clients including swallowing facilitation maneuvers, dietary modifications, positioning, maintaining nutrition/hydration, and providing appropriate family education will be discussed. In addition, case-based scenarios will be presented for discussion.

 Session 2 Outcomes
1. Participants will be able to identify the tasks involved in feeding and swallowing.
2. Participants will be able to identify the phases of the swallow.
3. Participants will be able to identify etiologies and symptomology that indicates feeding and swallowing issues in adults.
4. Participants will be able to identify some of the methods of intervention for adults with feeding disorders.
5. Participants will be able to identify challenges to managing feeding disorders in adult populations.
6. Participants will describe case-based examples to highlight challenges in assessing and managing adult swallowing disorders.

 






















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