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Ethics of Early Intervention

1.0 Hours
79
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Course Description

In this course, Michelle is joined by Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP.  Not only is she a professor, she is also the current Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology (2014-2016). Still curious about the topic of this episode? Ethical dilemmas that are unique to the world of home health early interventionist will be covered.


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Objective

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

1
Identify and describe 3 different doctorates that SLPs can obtain and the professional differences between the degrees.
2
Identify and explain utilization of “bagless” early intervention in the home health setting and if SLPs can bill for ST if using a “bag of tricks."
3
Identify and describe the Scope of Practice of an SLPA during feeding therapy vs the skilled clinical interventions of an SLP.

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.

Lissa Power-deFur

PhD, CCC-SLP

Lissa Power-deFur serves Department Chair and Graduate Program Director at Longwood University, where she teaches ethics and professional issues . Prior to joining Longwood, Power-deFur worked at the Virginia Department of Education in special education, student services, and policy. Lissa received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology at the University of Virginia. She is an ASHA and SHAV Fellow and regularly volunteers for the profession. She served on the ASHA Board of Ethics and on the ASHA Board of Directors as Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology (2014-16). She has presented on ethical dilemmas and decision-making at a variety of conferences and on-line workshops.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Introductory Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

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Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
10 min: Define and discuss various doctor options available to SLPs
10 min: Discuss “bagless” EI, ability to bill for IEP Transition meetings, as well as unique considerations for d/c due to fear of clinician’s safety
15 min: Discuss Scope of Practice for SLPAs as pertains to feeding
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 Lissa Power-deFur
Financial Lissa Power-deFur received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Lissa Power-deFur

PhD, CCC-SLP

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