Continuing Education Offerings

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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Applying Learning Theory to Clinical Practice

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm MST

Mary Alt, PhD, CCC-SLP
Mary Alt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. She is an Arizona state licensed/ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.  Her research is centered around the question: How do people learn words and the concepts associated with them?  Her current research is focused on word learning in late-talking toddlers, working memory in school-aged children, and academic vocabulary learning in adults with language learning disabilities. Dr. Alt has clinical experience in the public school system, both as a Speech Language Pathologist, and a Special Education teacher.

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Evidence-Based Supervision: Mentoring Future SLPs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm MST

Cynthia Fangman Farrell, MS, CCC-SLP
Cynthia Fangman Farrell is an Associate Clinical Professor in the NAU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic for Full-Time graduate students who are seeking a master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology.  She is a Full-Time course instructor and clinical supervisor for Communication Sciences & Disorders 602:  Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology.  Her professional background includes over 30 years of clinical supervision of future SLP’s.  Cynthia is involved in clinical research with focus areas of evidence-based graduate student training/supervision, pediatric feeding/swallowing, and inter-professional education/collaboration.  These research findings have been disseminated at national and state speech/and language and audiology conferences in oral seminars and poster presentations.  She is chair of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association Early Childhood Committee.   Cynthia is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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