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October 23, 2015
Real World Auditory Learning for Children who are D/HH: Using the SPICE Curriculum
St. Louis, Missouri
Sponsored By: Central Institute for the Deaf

This intermediate level course is designed to teach audiologists, SLPs and teachers techniques to help children who are d/hh improve auditory memory, listening with technology, listening in noise, localiza-tion of sounds and more. The course features an overview of the CID SPICE for Life auditory learning curriculum with video and interactive activities.

ASHA and LSLS credits will be offered.

For more information, email dgushleff@cid.edu.

October 24-25, 2015
VitalStim® Therapy Specialty Program: An ICE Accredited Assessment Based Certificate Program
St. Louis, Missouri
Sponsored By: CIAO Seminars

This dynamic and innovative program is revolutionizing dysphagia therapy! Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists will bring their facilities to a state-of-the-art-level with this Specialty Certificate Program. VitalStim® Therapy is the only FDA cleared treatment approach that successfully combines Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and traditional dysphagia techniques. This energetic course will focus on topics such as muscle physiology, kinesiology of the swallowing mechanism and on pathological swallowing mechanisms and processes. The basic principles and concepts of neuromuscular electrical stimulation will be taught and the VitalStim® Therapy protocol will be extensively reviewed and practiced. The participants will receive one-on-one attention from two instructors, a certified SLP and a PT. Through extensive hands-on labs; attendees will apply the theory of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the treatment of dysphagia. This exclusive program will provide participants with the building blocks to implement a successful VitalStim® Therapy program and will add value to therapists, facilities, and most of all patient care!

For more information, contact Amanda Jackson at amanda@ciaoseminars.com or call 850-916-8886.

November 4, 2015

MACDG Fall Conference - New Perspectives on Stroke and Aphasia Recovery
St. Louis, Missouri
Sponsored By: MACDG

Panel Participants:
Marghuretta D. Bland, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCI
Karen Blank, MA, CCC-SLP
Sharon M. Holloran, MS, CCC-SLP
Jacque Livingston, MA, CCC-SLP

The panel will provide a structured overview of their experience. There will be an open discussion on swallowing disorders and treatment plans among the panel and audience. The audience will represent the treating therapist. Please be prepared with case-study-like questions and general questions regarding dysphagia and treatment.

Registration opens at 5:00 pm with Conference from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Pizza, snacks and drinks provided.

Pre-registration - $40; On-site Registration - $45
Online Registration available at http://www.macdg.org/EVENTS.html
Mail (checks payable to MACDG) to:
Ellen Adkin
1218 Lin Manor Drive
St. Louis, MO 63122

For more information, contact Amy Mosier at 812-431-3913 or email akmosier@gmail.com.

November 7-8, 2015
Approaching Dysphagia: Faster, Smarter, Better
Kansas City, Missouri
Sponsored By: CIAO Seminars

The 21st century dysphagia therapist must learn to see the direct links between anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and grading therapy up to challenging levels. The results? Patients experience more success in shorter time frames. This course will outline the phases of swallowing, patient assessment and treatment strategies.

To register, visit our website.


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