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The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) partners with MedBridge to provide education and patient engagement tools for speech pathology and audiology. Advance your knowledge and improve outcomes using MedBridge's all-in-one solution.

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The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) is dedicated to the provision of information, education and support among its members regarding the business tools necessary for professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists to establish, maintain, and expand clinical, educational and corporate services in the context of the private practice and to the improvement of the quality of services provided to the public.

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ASD Learning Style Profile: Flexible Interactions and Shared Agenda
presented by Patrick Rydell

This course will be retired and no longer available. Please complete the course by December 31, 2023 to receive credit or look for other great content in our Course Catalog.

This course will focus on providing intervention strategies to assist parents who have a child with ASD and their professional intervention team prepares the child for school success and avoids the stumbling blocks for success once the child reaches school age. This course will focus on the Learning Style Components: #4 Level of Flexibility with Objects, Activities and People; and #5 Shared Control. Practical applications of these three LSP components will be discussed. Learn more

Measuring and Improving Outcomes in Post-Acute Care
presented by Ellen R. Strunk

This course will be retired and no longer available as of Sun Nov 1, 2020. Please start the course by Mon Oct 19, 2020 and complete the course by Sat Oct 31, 2020 to receive credit or look for Optimal Care Management in a Changing Regulatory Environment, available in the course catalogue.

This course examines the current state of rehabilitation outcomes measurement in post-acute care (PAC) settings: inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, long term acute care and home health care. Patients cared for in these settings often transition between multiple sites of care when their health and functional status changes, and therefore are particularly vulnerable and costly to the health care system. Currently, performance measurements across PAC settings are fragmented due to the heterogeneity of patient populations, as well as the various reporting mechanisms across settings. This course provides participants with a context for understanding the complex issues that contribute to the questions raised by external agencies and policymakers who seek to understand the value of rehabilitation in post-acute care. Instructor Ellen Strunk describes the efforts currently underway to gather more information and develop meaningful outcome measures to support the value of rehabilitation services in disease management as well as future models of payment. Universal concepts of the current state of rehabilitation outcomes and utilization measurement at every level of rehabilitation delivery are discussed. Outcomes measurement, data collection and analysis of information contribute to the value equation necessary in today’s healthcare environment. This course discusses some elements of the federal Medicare benefits and payment models which are under constant change and may no longer apply. Clinicians need to take personal responsibility to stay current with regulatory change within your specific practice setting. Learn more

Understanding Counseling and the Process of Change
presented by J. Scott Yaruss

Speech-language pathologists who work with individuals who stutter do more than simply teach speech techniques. Because of the complexity of the stuttering disorder, therapists often find themselves addressing both attitudinal and emotional aspects of the speaker’s experience of stuttering. Unfortunately, many clinicians report that they are less comfortable working with these components of the stuttering disorder. This course (part one of three in this course series) will discuss some of the key aspects of the counseling process that clinicians can apply to their work with individuals who stutter. Specifically, the course will provide clinicians with a high-level overview of a model of change that can help them guide their clients through the process of therapy so they can achieve their best possible outcomes from intervention. This is the first in a three course series. Learn more

Phonomotor Treatment for Individuals with Aphasia: Evidence Based Practice
presented by Diane Kendall & Megan (Oelke) Moldestad

The purpose of this course, with Dr. Diane Kendall and Megan Oelke, is to provide information regarding the development of and evidence for the Phonomotor Treatment Program for rehabilitation of language deficits in aphasia. The course will include background on and a definition of of phonology in aphasia, a review of the model upon which the treatment was based, Phase I and II evidence. The course will also include an in-depth tutorial on how to deliver phonomotor treatment, including a description of materials, cueing hierarchy, stimuli employed, feedback techniques and how to progress through the stages of treatment. The course concludes with relevant tips for clinicians, and practice examples. Learn more

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Thousands of SLPs Improve Lives With MedBridge

Julie Wring, MA, CCC-SLP

“I trust MedBridge to offer me interesting, high-quality courses that are timely and relevant to my everyday experiences.”

Julie Wring, MA, CCC-SLP

Michele Morton, MS, CCC-SLP

“The dysphagia course (The Normal Swallow) I viewed has proven to be a useful resource in my particular setting. It was a great refresher on what's normal for different diagnosis' and age groups, as well as identifying other important information, such as labs. Thanks for providing an avenue for learning that's both convenient and informative!”

Michele Morton, MS, CCC-SLP,
Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital

Elizabeth Steffen, SLP

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