The Association Between Hearing Loss, Aging, Cognition, and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Thursday, February 7, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 MST

Presented by Zarin Mehta, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA

Abstract: Hearing loss and cognitive decline often accompany the aging process. This presentation will explore the relationship between hearing loss, cognitive decline, and neurodegenerative disorders. Management strategies for hearing loss with cognitively compromised older adults will be presented. The effects of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury on auditory perception for all ages will be briefly discussed.

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Oxygen and the SLP

Thursday, January 10, 2019
4:00-5:00pm (Phoenix Time)

Presented by Lori Lu Barnard M.A., CCC-SLP, RRT
Lori is a Speech Language Pathologist and Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 20 years in acute care settings, as well as a Marine Corps veteran, wife, and mother. Early in her career she worked on patient centered care protocols with an award winning team at University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center that were accepted by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) before completing her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of Central Florida. Through her work in acute and post-acute care settings throughout Florida and Arizona, Lori has focused her career on patient and professional education, emphasizing current evidence and seeking out evidence base for emerging and current interventions that intersect her skill sets. She is currently a member of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association Medical Committee.

Abstract: 
This is an introductory to intermediate course in the noninvasive equipment and theory behind oxygen therapy with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological impact these modes have for patients in need of speech language pathology services. It will discuss common practices, interprofessional communication, and emerging technologies with review of salient evidence and recommendations from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Enhancing Treatment Outcomes by the Strategic Incorporation of Variability During Treatment Sessions

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MST

picture of Elena PlanteElena Plante, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Plante is a speech-language pathologist and professor at the University of Arizona.  Her teaching and research focuses on the nature, assessment and treatment of developmental language disorder in children and adults.  She has translated basic research on conditions that optimize language learning to treatment contexts.  She has also demonstrated the neurobiological basis of language disorders and language learning, showing the impact of optimized learning conditions on neural systems.   She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies for the last 25 years.

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