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Keys to Mindfulness and Meditation for SLPs

1.0 Hours
26
Audio

Course Description

Jennifer Vroom, MS, CCC-SLP will discuss how stress, anxiety, and social isolation negatively impact us and how the use of mindfulness and meditation strategies can help. Participants will gain a better understanding of how our brain is positively changed through the implementation of these practices and why these are specifically relevant to Speech Language Pathologists both personally and professionally. Jennifer will offer some practical mindfulness strategies that can be easily incorporated which have positive neurological benefits. Finally, key factors to consider before introducing such techniques into SLP therapy sessions will be discussed.


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Objective

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

1
Explain the difference between mindfulness and meditation.
2
Describe positive implications of mindfulness and meditation for speech-language pathologists and their clients.
3
State 3 ways meditation can have the potential to change the structure of the brain.
4
Summarize key factors for speech-language pathologists to consider before introducing mindfulness and meditation techniques into therapy sessions.

About Presenters

Jennifer Vroom

MS, CCC-SLP

After having graduated with her MS in Speech Pathology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000, Jennifer Vroom has been working full-time as an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist for past 21 years. She has experience in a wide range of settings to include: hospital, home health, school-based (PK-12th), skilled nursing facilities, and private practice clinics. She has worked across the continuum of care and has worked extensively with clients on the Autism spectrum throughout her career. She created a company called Vroom Speech Therapy, PLLC, which specialized in Corporate Accent Modification and public speaking skills providing services for clients both across the US and internationally. For the past 6 years, she has worked full-time providing tele speech therapy for schools across the country including NC, VT, PA, MS, TX, MT, and CA. Other passions include professional photography as well as meditation, which she currently teaches through her online platform and business, Evoke Meditation (evokemeditation.com). She loves being able to implement strategies from her mindfulness and meditation practice into her therapy sessions with clients.

Mary Beth Hines

MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, QOM®, RYT® 200

Mary Beth Hines, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, QOM®, is a speech-language pathologist in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA she worked in sales and marketing in Chicago and Boston. She returned to school to pursue a career in speech-language pathology and earned a Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands in 1999. She worked in adult rehabilitation in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, as well private practice specializing in orofacial myology. Mary Beth is the host of the podcast Keys for SLPs and a moderator for SpeechTherapyPD.com.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Introductory Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introduction
15 min: Mindfulness and Meditation & Relevance to SLPs
15 min: Mindfulness and Meditation Practice for the SLP
15 min: Considerations, Cautions and Scope of Practice
5 min: Conclusion and Resources

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 Jennifer Vroom
Financial Jennifer Vroom received compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Mary Beth Hines
Financial Mary Beth receives compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Other None

Jennifer Vroom

MS, CCC-SLP

Mary Beth Hines

MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, QOM®, RYT® 200

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