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MSHA Town Hall: Empowerment Series

MSHA Town Hall: Telepractice Resources, PPE and Legislative Update - 2-Hour Recording

2-Hour Recording
(originally aired August 13, 2020)
Available until August 12, 2021

Registration

MSHA Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Online Registration (with credit card payment)

 

Presenters
  • Pat Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, is the MSHA Past President, ASHA SEAL, SLP at Liberty Public Schools.
  • Janet Deppe, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP, is the Director of State Advocacy in the Government Relations and Public Policy division at ASHA.
  • Kim Stewart, MS, CCC-SLP, is the MSHA VP for School Services, employed at the University of Central Missouri.
  • Alexis Snyder, BHS, is a UCM Graduate Student.
  • Leanna Schulte, BS, is a UCM Graduate Student.
  • Makaley Woehr, BS, is a UCM Graduate Student, MSHA EB Graduate Student Member.
  • Klaire Brumbaugh, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, is a assistant professor and Director of Clinical Services at the University of Central Missouri.
  • Heather Lazarides, MHA, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is the MSHA President, in Rehab Leadership overseeing inpatient therapy operations at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
  • Andrew Kimmel, PT, DPT, CCI, is the Lead Physical Therapist at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (BJWCH).
  • Brent Hemphill, Brent Hemphill & Associates, Inc, MSHA Lobbyist.

 

Abstract

This Town Hall meeting will focus on pertinent topics related to telepractice. The first presentation will focus on the expanded use of telepractice during the COVID-19 pandemic. State legislators, governors and state licensure boards have expanded the use of telepractice services for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Medicare and Medicaid, as well as private insurers, expanded reimbursement for services delivered electronically increasing access for consumers. Governors in almost half of the states have allowed for interstate practice. As states continue to reopen, will the flexibility, access and reimbursement of telepractice services continue?

Successful teletherapy interventions will be demonstrated with the creation of PowerPoints and utilizing the Zoom whiteboard accessories. Strategies to enhance and provide clinical supervision via teleconferencing systems will be addressed. The Missouri telesupervision requirements will be reviewed. Strategies to support telesupervision feedback will be provided and applicable research will be reviewed.

The second presentation will address personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE is designed to protect us from workplace hazards that can lead to injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, physical, electrical, mechanical, radiological or other workplace hazards. The use of PPE can include the use of, or a combination of, protective gloves, eyewear, coveralls, foot protection and head protection, as well as respiratory protection. Doffing PPE is considered a high-risk process that requires structure procedure for removal to ensure protection.

Finally, the MSHA Lobbyist, Brent Hemphill, will provide legislative updates. A Q&A will be at the end of the Town Hall meeting.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss telepractice requirements for practitioners school versus health settings.
  • Understand the current licensure practices with teletherapy and telesupervision.
  • Identify strategies to provide immediate feedback to the supervisee.
  • Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) that a healthcare worker would use.
  • Demonstrate appropriate donning and doffing technique for various types of PPE.
Time-Ordered Agenda
  • 5 Minutes – MSHA Advocacy – Introduction
  • 30 Minutes – Telepractice Service Delivery During the Pandemic and Beyond
  • 15 Minutes – Successful Tools With Teletherapy
  • 15 Minutes – Virtual Supervision
  • 30 Minutes – PPE for SLPs
  • 10 Minutes – Legislative Update
  • 15 Minutes – Questions and Discussion
Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, professional area)

Presenter Disclosures

MSHA Town Hall: Cultural Competence, Diversity and Inclusion - 2-Hour Recording

2-Hour Recording
(originally aired September 17, 2020)
Available until September 16, 2021

Registration

MSHA Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Online Registration (with credit card payment)

 

Presenters
  • Pat Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, is the MSHA Past President, ASHA SEAL, SLP at Liberty Public Schools.
  • Andrea “Deedee” Moxley MA, CCC-SLP Associate Director Multicultural Practices at ASHA.
  • Andrea Toliver-Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology Maryville University.
  • Jacob Gutshall, MHS, CCC-SLP, MSHA President 2018-2019, Director of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic of Maryville University.
  • Jayanti Ray, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor in Speech-Language Pathology Department of Communication Disorders Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Jennifer Lane Lehr, MS, CCC-SLP, Missouri Representative to the ASHA Speech-Language Advisory Council.
Abstract

This MSHA town hall meeting will focus on cultural competence, diversity & inclusion. Cultural and linguistic variables can Influence outcomes in assessment and treatment. Clinicians need to examine professional and clinical practices for bias. However, how can they know what they don’t know? Learn some strategies to help you.

Inspired by the civil unrest during the summer of 2020, the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association established a Cultural Competence task force to develop enhanced goals for the 2019 – 2021 strategic plan. These goals and action items address the under representation of racial minority groups in our professions and also the disparities in access to audiology and speech-language pathology services for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse groups. This presentation will educate participants on MSHA’s strategic planning goals and commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion through our professions in Missouri.

The MSHA Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) provides mentoring for ethnic/minority (graduate) students by professionals who are aware of the many challenges and benefits of being a minority in the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology. This mentoring event takes place during our annual MSHA Convention every year. The program allows minority students unique opportunities to explore, participate and experience various convention activities/events that are designed to facilitate leadership skills and career pathways in speech-language pathology and audiology. In the presentation, challenges and opportunities in mentoring, mentor-mentee outcomes, and evidence-based principles/strategies for mentoring students from diverse backgrounds will be discussed.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret how ASHA policy and guidelines guides best practices in clinical scenarios.
  • Identify cultural and linguistic variables that may influence service delivery.
  • Identify their own cultural biases and provide appropriate services and instruction.
  • Identify the goals covering diversity, equity and inclusion in MSHA’s strategic plan.
  • List three opportunities and three challenges in mentoring pre-professional students from diverse backgrounds.
Time-Ordered Agenda
  • 5 Minutes – MSHA Advocacy – Introduction
  • 30 Minutes – Cultural Competence <=> Clinical Competence
  • 30 Minutes – Cultural Competence: The Ultimate Challenge
  • 15 Minutes – Strategic Planning Goals in Cultural Competence/li>
  • 15 Minutes – MSHA Minority Student Leadership Program
  • 10 Minutes – Strategies and Resources to Build Self-Awareness and Cultural Competency
  • 15 Minutes – Questions and Discussion
Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, professional area)

Presenter Disclosures

MSHA Town Hall: StAMP, STAR, SEAL Update, SLP-A Certification Standards, ASLP-IC, Hearing Screening Procedures for SLPs, SLP and SLP-A Credentialing in Missouri, and Legislative Updates - 2-Hour Recording

2-Hour Recording
(originally aired October 8, 2020)
Available until October 7, 2021

Registration

MSHA Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Online Registration (with credit card payment)

 

 

Presenters
  • Pat Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, is the MSHA Past President, ASHA SEAL, SLP at Liberty Public Schools.
  • Janet Deppe, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP, is the Director of State Advocacy in the Government Relations and Public Policy division at ASHA.
  • Susan Adams, Esq., is the Director for State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at ASHA.
  • Heather Lazarides, MHA, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is the MSHA President, Speech Language Pathologist employed in Rehab Leadership overseeing inpatient therapy operations at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Kim Stewart, MS, CCC-SLP, is the MSHA VP for School Services, employed at the University of Central Missouri
  • Saneta Thurmon, MA, CCC-SLP/A, is the Director of the Undergraduate Program of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Saint Louis University (SLU).
  • Elizabeth McKerlie, MS, CCC-SLP, is the MSHA President 2017-18, Employed as Speech/Language & Related Services Coordinator, North Kansas City School District
  • Diane Cordry Golden, PhD, CCC-AUD, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (MO-CASE retired)
  • Brent Hemphill, Brent Hemphill & Associates, Inc, MSHA Lobbyist.
Abstract

This Town Hall meeting will focus on advocacy for the MSHA membership to be informed. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has developed a credentialing program for audiology and speech-language pathology (SLP) assistants. Over the past several decades the association has worked toward a certification program for assistants. The new certification program, which will begin in the fall of 2020, includes degree requirements, pre-requisite coursework, completion of fieldwork/clinical hours and passage of a national exam. The components of the certification program will be discussed with attendees followed by Q&A.

The next presentation will describe and explain the current progress and status of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC). An interstate compact is an agreement between states that would offer a pathway for licensure to qualified audiologists and speech-language pathologists who wish to practice in multiple states. Implications for members who travel or move state/state including telepractitioners, traveling therapists and military spouses will be discussed.

ASHA’a State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMPs) network enhances and expands the advocacy, leadership, and communication of ASHA members at the state level to influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact the Medicare coverage, reimbursement and delivery of speech-language pathology services and audiology services. Resources to help advocate for qualified personnel to provide audiology and speech-language pathology services in educational and health care settings. The State Advocates for Reimbursement (STARs) are ASHA audiologists and speech-language pathologists who advocate for improved health care coverage and reasonable private insurance and Medicaid reimbursement rates. The State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL) liaison facilitates information exchange between Missouri and ASHA on state education issues. Current update from the Missouri StAMP, STAR and SEAL will be reviewed.

Hearing screening procedures for SLPs will describe the different protocols for screening. Many SLPs are not aware that ASHA has recently put otoacoustic emission testing (OAEs) and tympanometry in the scope of practice for SLPs.

Missouri’s speech-language pathology assistant (SLP-A) credential, along with other support personnel (speech implementer), is sometimes misunderstood. This presentation will clarify the qualifications and supervision requirements for SLP-As in Missouri. Participants will better understand the scope and use of SLP-As for service delivery including in times of COVID-19.

The MSHA Lobbyist, Brent Hemphill, will provide legislative updates with a review of HB 1511 Professional Licensing Reciprocity and HB 2046 Professional Registration. Q&A will be provided at the end of the Town Hall meeting.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the three main components of ASHA’s certification program for assistants.
  • Discuss the goals and objectives of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact.
  • Describe appropriate hearing screening tools, per ASHA recommendations, for pediatric patients.
  • Identify the current credentialing process for SLP-As in Missouri.
Time-Ordered Agenda
  • 5 Minutes – MSHA Advocacy – Introduction
  • 30 Minutes – Audiology and SLP Assistant Certification – New Standards
  • 15 Minutes – ASLP-IC: What You Need to Know
  • 15 Minutes – StAMP, STAR and SEAL Update/li>
  • 15 Minutes – Hearing Screening Procedures for SLPs
  • 15 Minutes – SLP-A Credentialing and Services in Missouri
  • 10 Minutes – Legislative Update
    • HB 1511 Professional Licensing Reciprocity
    • HB 2046 Professional Registration
  • 15 Minutes – Q&A, Discussion
Continuing Education


This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, professional area)

Presenter Disclosures