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.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
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.
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.
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|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|
|Financial||Jennifer Vroom received compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |
|Financial||Mary Beth receives compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. |