Continuing Education Events



Upcoming events - 2018

Apraxia of Speech in Adults with Acute, Chronic, and Degenerative Conditions
Friday March 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Adler Aphasia Center, 60 West Hunter Avenue, Maywood, NJ
Co-Sponsored by the Adler Aphasia Center and Montclair State University

Presenter: Heather M. Clark, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Course Description: From its earliest descriptions, apraxia of speech has been the topic of debate with respect to its nature as a deficit in language and/or motor control, its clinical features, and the methods that most effectively address this perplexing communicative disorder. SLPs tend to feel best prepared to recognize and treat apraxia of speech during early rehabilitation after a stroke or other brain injury; yet the bulk of AOS treatment literature describes benefits of treatment in the chronic phase of recovery. Moreover, a growing literature now recognizes that apraxia of speech can be the presenting feature of degenerative neurologic disease. This course will consider the state of the science surrounding apraxia of speech and review strategies for assessment and treatment with consideration of chronicity, severity and concurrent impairments. Case examples will be employed throughout the discussion to allow participants to apply the concepts presented. Participant questions and involvement will be highly encouraged.

This course will be offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)


Infusing Language Therapy into the Classroom: Using Movement and Play to Improve Engagement and Language Skills in an Inclusive Preschool
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:  1515 Broad Street, Room 2109 Montclair State University

Presenter: Brooke Berardo, M.A., CCC-SLP

Course Description: This presentation will discuss stratefor infusing language therapy services into a child's natural preschool environment. We will discuss why and how to get language therapy out of the "therapy room" and into environments where cheildren naturally use their language. The focus will be on child-centered, play-based approaches to improve engagement, play skills, language and social-emotional development. The use of movement to elicit language and engagement will be examined. We will also discuss how collaboration on a transdiciplinary team, including caregiver involvement, can benefit students and promote generalization across settings. There will be information about how collaboration is achieved at the Ben Samuel's Children's Center Demonstration Program at Montclair State University, an inclusive preschool.

Are you thinking What I’m Thinking? – Conversational Pragmatics and Theory of Mind for Children with Hearing Loss, Parents, Therapists and Teachers

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 1:20 pm
1515 Broad Street, Room 2109 Montclair State University

Presenter: Elizabeth Tyszkiewicz, BA (Hons), PGCE, Cert TOD, MSc, LSLS Cert.AVT

Course Description: In the drive to ensure that children learn all the information they need to succeed in the education system, we sometimes lose sight of the strong social context for most of our communication with one another. this session revisits the development of communicative pragmatics, and the Theory of Mind, and provides participants with strategies for enriching their interaction with children so that everone experiences satisfying, creative, and mutually enjoyable conversations. We will cover some background information, observe video clips, and think about the topic through practical exercises and discussion.

Ultrasound Biofeedback for Speech Sound Disorders: Clinical Training for SLPs

Date: Friday October 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:20 pm
1515 Broad Street, Room 2109 Montclair State University

Presenter: Elaine R. Hitchcock, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Course Description: This course will introduce participants to ultrasound through hands-on experience with the technology, video examples, and an evidence based review of the literature. Recent research has shown that biofeedback has the potential to facilitate accurate phoneme production in children who have not responded to traditional therapy. Ultrasound imagining provides real-time dynamic views of the tongue's movement during speech. These images can be used to cue different movements with the tongue, which can be effective in establishing new articulatory patterns in children with persistent speech errors. This workshop will introduce clinicians to the strengths and limitations of an ultrasound treatment program.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Date: Friday October 13, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
1515 Broad Street, Room 2109 Montclair State University
Co-Sponsored by Oticon Corporation and Montclair State University

Presenters: Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D & Marshall Chasin, AuD

Course Description: This talk will focus on the etiology of noise induced hearing loss and it's effect on activites of daily living. The interaction of age and noise on on hearing and speech perception will also be discussed. Additionally, how to evaluate these clients in the clinical setting will be an area of consideration. Lastly, information will be presented on how to appropriately fit these individuals with amplification.

The Integrated Therapist:  Adding Relationship/Reflection to your Life Participation Approach

Date: Wedensday February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1515 Broad Street, Room 2109 Montclair State University

Presenter: Shirley Morganstein, M.A., CCC-SLP

Course Description: This oral presentation will define and discuss elements of relational and reflective practice as it relates to treatment for clients with aphasia, drawing heavily from fields related to speech-language pathology. Didactic components will explore ways to evolve integration of both knowledge, feeling, and interaction during treatment sessions, in order to achieve best possible outcomes for clients with aphasia. Concepts of mindfulness and meta-communication will be explored with respect to both the client and clinician.


Functional Outcome of Hearing Aid Users 
Date: Friday October 21, 2016 8:15am - 4:30pm Room 2109 1515 Broad Street

Presenters: Dawna Lewis, PhD & Harvey Abrams, PhD

Improving Clinical Skills for Treating School-Age Children Who Stutter 
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm Room 2109, 1515 Broad Street

Presenter: Michael Boyle, PhD, CCC-SLP

Course Description: This presentation will educate participants about how to treat the various components of a stuttering disorder in school-age children, including cognitive, behavioral, affective, and social components.  Participants will have opportunities to practice skills related to speech change, stuttering modification, desensitization to stuttering and goal writing. 

Effective Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss 
Date: Thursday April 14, 2016

Presenter: Kayley Mayer, M.A.T., TOD


Technology, Technique and Temperament - Finding the “Sweet Spot” of Auditory-Based Intervention
Date: Saturday November 7, 2915

Presenter: Ellen Nevins EdD

Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™)
Date: Tuesday June 16, 2016

Presenter: Mary Boyle, PhD, CCC-SLP

The Aging Patient: Clinical Considerations
Date: Friday October 23, 2015 8:00am - 4:30pm

Presenters: Jennifer Lister, PhD, CCC-A & Karen Helfer, PhD, CCC-A

Reducing Assessment Bias in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations
Wedenesday February 4, 2015

Presenter: Valerie Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP