October 6, 2020
CID Virtual Workshop: A Framework for SLPs Working with Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
St. Louis, Missouri
This intermediate level course for speech-language pathologists working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing provides a useful overview of audiology and current hearing technology as a foundation for understanding the speech and language characteristics of children with hearing loss. It outlines unique components of intervention for speech, language, reading and writing and empowers participants to successfully serve as IEP case managers for children age (3 to 12+ years). This workshop will be held online for 2020 with live presentations by CID staff. Learn more at the professional section of cid.edu.
October 7, 2020
CID Virtual Workshop: Foundational Auditory Training for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE Curriculum
St. Louis, Missouri
This intermediate level course was developed to teach speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf techniques for capitalizing on auditory information in children with hearing devices through use of the CID SPICE 2nd Edition auditory training curriculum. Topics included: auditory development and methods to improve speech perception from detection through comprehension of connected speech. This workshop will be held online for 2020 with live presentations from CID staff. Learn more at the professional section of cid.edu.
October 8, 2020
CID Virtual Workshop: Real World Auditory Learning for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE for Life Curriculum
St. Louis, Missouri
This intermediate level workshop was designed to teach speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf techniques to help children with hearing loss listen in everyday situations. Participants learned an overview of skills including: improving auditory memory, listening with technology, conversing, listening in noise, localizing sounds and more from the CID SPICE for Life. This workshop will be held online for 2020, with live presentations by CID staff. Learn more at the professional section of cid.edu.
October 23-24, 2020
KPTA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference
Sponsored By: APTA Kansas
Friday, October 23rd sessions will contain two tracks and be eligible for 3.5 CEU credits 1:00-5:00 pm
Tract 1 – Zane Ochs’ presentation will be Diagnostic Classification and Management Strategies for Patients with Low Back Pain. This course is designed to share an evidence based approach to the physical therapy examination, diagnosis, and management of patients with low back pain by comparing and contrasting some of the more common systems used by physical therapists. The course will provide an overview of various systems as well as the diagnostic labels used and the appropriate treatment strategies. A lab component of this course will be aimed at giving the learners a chance to try many of the commonly used exercises from each of the systems.
Tract 2 – Hippotherapy 101 – Katherine Smith, Edye Godden, Kaitlann King, and Shelby Winnail will cover Hippotherapy (Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and those interested in acquiring a better understanding of therapy on horses may be interested in the Hippotherapy educational session).
Saturday October 24th sessions will be eligible for 3.5 CEU credits (Beginning at 8:00 am)
Tract 1 – Kirk Peck’s presentation will be Animal Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Historical Perspectives, Educational Standards, Clinical Practice, and Legal Implications. The practice of treating animals by licensed physical therapists has grown exponentially nationwide since the 1970s. Many of the skills used by physical therapists to treat animals are transferable with additional educational competencies in anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, and relevant behavioral adaptations and restraint. Identifying educational opportunities to acquire such competencies however has been limited due to a lack of post-graduate courses, especially those taught by licensed physical therapists. In addition, no formal documented standards of education for animal practice have existed until recently, and multiple scope of PT practice laws exhibit unfortunate barriers to the profession.
Tract 2 -Linda D’Silva will be presenting Vestibular Rehabilitation: Current Concepts and Future Directions. This presentation will cover the anatomy, physiology and pathologies that affect the vestibular system. Symptom presentation will be used to make a differential diagnosis so that optimal outcome measures can be used to detect change with interventions. The pathology and interventions to treat a common vestibular condition, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, will be discussed. Evaluation and treatment of vestibular hypofunction following the Clinical Practice Guidelines will be outlined. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of telehealth and the barriers to effectively treat patients with vestibular hypofunction will be highlighted by Dr. Sarah Gallagher. Additionally, more recent vestibular diagnoses, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (3PD) and Vestibular Migraine, will be discussed by Dr. Lisa Farrell.
You may also sign up to attend the Business Lunch meeting “virtually” on Saturday (1.0 CEU Credit) 12:00-2:00 pm
Delegate Updates from 2020 House of Delegates
APTA Kansas Delegation will be reporting on the results of the June 2020 Virtual House of Delegates. We will have discussion on possible subjects that may be suitable for forming a motion and submitting.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Member Discussion
Board Members will be discussing the meaning of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as reviewing the Statement sent out in June. We will be presenting how the APTA is leading the discussion.