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Ethics and Early Intervention with Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland

1.0 Hours
92
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Course Description

In this course, Michelle is joined by Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland, ASHA’s Immediate Past President.  Dr. Elise is here to share her wisdom on the importance of Ethics within the Early Intervention.  Crucial conversations takes place regarding the differences between poverty and neglect, when a DSS referral is warranted, clinician safety and the ethics of transferring a patient or when discharging is warranted, as well as ethical considerations for implementing the “Coaching Model” when working with a medically fragile/complex infant/toddler/child.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Identify and describe 2 differences between poverty and neglect and when it is appropriate to make a referral to DSS.
2
Identify and describe the role of clinician safety and when it is appropriate to d/c a patient or transfer a patient to a different clinician or setting.
3
Identify and describe 3 ethical considerations for implementing the “Coaching Model” of Early Intervention for a medically fragile infant/toddler/child.

About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, a speech-language pathologist with Midlands Therapy Services in Columbia, SC, and adjunct professor with the University of South Carolina, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional,” a weekly Speech Therapy Podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy which is presented by Speechtherapypd.com. Recently, Michelle authored “Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders.” She is an accomplished lecturer; traveling across the nation delivering courses on best practices for evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, pediatric feeding disorder, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She volunteers with Feeding Matters and Dysphagia Outreach Project, has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents, is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and a 2017 graduate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Leadership Development Program, and a 2020 recipient of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion from Feeding Matters, a 2021 recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, a 2021 recipient of the State Clinical Achievement Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Foundation, and eight-time recipient of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s ACE Award for continuing education.

Elise Davis-McFarland

PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland is the Immediate Past President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has been the association’s President in 2018. She has served on several ASHA committees including her 3-year membership on the association’s Ethics Committee. She has spoken on ethics in clinical practice and has made presentations on the ethics of international practice and program development. She started her career as a pediatric speech-language pathologist and has held faculty positions at the University of Houston, the Medical University of Southern Africa, and the Medical University of South Carolina where she developed the graduate communication sciences and disorders program. Dr. Davis-McFarland is an ASHA Fellow.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Introductory Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

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Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
10 min: Discuss differences between poverty and neglect and ethical considerations a clinician needs to make prior to a DSS referral.
10 min: Discuss Clinician Safety and Patient Safety and ethical considerations to make prior to d/c or transferring a patient.
15 min: Discuss ethical considerations when implementing the “Coaching Model” of Early Intervention for a medically fragile infant/toddler/child.
15 min: Questions and Answers

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson
Financial Michelle Dawson is a speech-language pathologist with Therapeutic Designs and Services, in Hartsville, South Carolina, for which she receives a salary. Michelle authored, "Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders" from which she receives royalties from the sale of it. She is the host of "First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast" for which she receives compensation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She also receives compensation for numerous presentations from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial Michelle Dawson is a volunteer with Feeding Matters, a former Treasurer with the Council of State Association Presidents, and a Past President with South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SCSHA). She is a member of SCSHA, ASHA, and the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS).
Disclosure Statement for Elise Davis-McFarland
Financial Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Elise Davis-McFarland

PhD, CCC-SLP

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