Featured Presenters

Our Featured Presenters have each contributed more than 5 hours of video CEU's to our library. Press a name or Scroll through their bios to learn more!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adina Soclof, MA, CCC-SLP

Director of Parent Outreach for A+ Solutions, facilitating "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry.” Adina also runs ParentingSimply.com and is available for speaking engagements. You can reach her and check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com or www.thinkaplus.com.

Courses:​

  1. Counseling Parents: Teaching Effective Parenting Skills

  2. Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 1

  3. Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 2

  4. Teaching Children To Take Responsibility for Their Schoolwork

13 Credit Hours

Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Amanda Stead is an assistant professor in the College of Education in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Stead teaches graduate courses in communication and aging, counseling and aphasia. She was recently awarded a teaching award from the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2013). Her current research examines the relationships between technology, discourse, aging and dementia. It is her hope to develop more patient-friendly assessments of memory and language to minimize patient distress and increase clinical preparedness.

Courses:

  1. Assessing Aging Adults: The Who's, What's, When's, Where's, Why's & How's

  2. Dementia in a Nutshell: Background, Behavior Management, and Communication Strategies

5 Credit Hours

Amy Costanza-Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology and the Training Director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Science University.

Courses:

  1. Working Memory Assessment and Intervention in Children with Language Disorders

5.5 Credit Hours

Anastasia Raymer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Anastasia Raymer, Ph D, CCC SLP research pursuits have centered on the study of the behavioral and neural correlates of impairments of language and limb praxis associated with stroke, including rehabilitation of those disorders. Her research is funded by the NIH (NICDC). Dr. Raymer publishes on a regular basis in peer-reviewed journals and presents her research at meetings of ASHA, International Neuropsychological Society, Academy of Aphasia, and Clinical Aphasiology. In addition, she have served as Coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurophysiology & Neurogenic Speech & Language Disorders, and is an ASHA Fellows

Courses:

  1. Evidence Based Treatments for Word Retrieval Impairments in Aphasia

5 Credit Hours

Anna Diedesch, AuD

Anna Diedesch, Au.D. is a Research Audiologist at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR). Dr. Diedesch earned a bachelors degree in Speech and Hearing Science at Washington State University and an Au.D. at Wichita State University. She currently works with Dr. Marjorie Leek, Dr. Erick Gallun and colleagues at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on the study Central Auditory Processing Disorders Associated with Blast Exposure.
 

Courses

  1. Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Issues A Collaborative Team Approach

7 Credit Hours

Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Provides individual assessments and group therapy focusing on building language and social thinking abilities in children 6 months through young adulthood. Author of Social Time Movie Learning (2013) and YouCue Feelings (2015), innovative programs that use popular movies and YouTube Videos to teach the intricacies of social interaction and relationships Provides trainings and speaks at professional conferences in the U.S. and Canada. Anna can be found on her website: www.socialtime.org. 

Courses:

  1. Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Core of Social Cognition (6 hours)

6 Credit Hours

Ashley Northam, MS, CCC-SLP

Ashley Northam, MS CCC-SLP has been a practicing SLP for over 15 years, working with a wide range of individuals in terms of age and severity. She has also been the Director of the SLPA program at Chemeketa Community College for the past 10 years.  Ashley has practiced professionally in a variety of practice scenarios involving use of SLPAs, EA/IA, students. Previously, Ashley served as the Chair of the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology for a 6 year term. She continues to work collaboratively with the licensing board in a consultative capacity.

Courses:

  1. Finding and Ethical Place to Work

  2. Supervision - An Overview of Supervision Across the Spectrum

  3. The Nuts and Bolts of Supervision

6.5 Credit Hours

Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP

Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Check out her site on charboshart.com to see more about Char. 

 

Courses:

  1. 5 Ways to Inspire and Motivate Your Articulation Speech-Kids

  2. "R" Solutions: From Capability to Carryover (3 hours)

  3. Complete "R" Remediation Therapy

  4. Creative Language Therapy: Systematic Instruction for Language Delayed Children  (5 hours)

  5. Instill the Love of Words:  Multimodality Language Instruction (2 hours)

  6. Organize Your Language Therapy: Fun Narrative Instruction

  7. R Remediation Therapy 

  8. R Solutions: From Capability to Carryover

  9. Reader’s Theatre:  Creative, Engaging Language Instruction

  10. S Remediation Therapy 

  11. Seven Sensory Strategies to Increase Artic-Therapy Success

  12. Systematic Frontal & Lateral "S" Remediation

  13. Complete S Remediation

30 Credit Hours

Chris Wing, PhD, CCC-SLP

Chris Wing, CCC, SLP, Ph.D., is an experienced speech and language pathologist who has helped both children and adolescents to build communication skills and self-regulation. She has worked closely with educators, mental health professionals, and therapists in both educational and health care settings. 

Dr. Wing is an advocate for children and families. In addition to a Ph.D. in the area of language development, she holds a master’s degree in public policy. She has served on the board of directors and as the chairperson of the Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.  Other leadership positions include Manager of Developmental and Rehabilitation Services, Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis; school board vice president, River Falls, Wisconsin; Public Policy Chair, AAUW-Wisconsin; and national public policy board member, AAUW. 

Dr. Wing currently provides consultation to organizations providing services to children and families.

Courses:

  1. Building Self-Regulation Through Communication

6 Credit Hours

Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI is a certified speech-language pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced speech-language pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983. Her experiences include teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders; and publishing/presenting information on oral sensory-motor function, assessment, and treatment. She is the author of the textbook Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). She has also written a book for parents and professionals entitled Nobody Ever Told me (or my mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development (Sensory World, 2010). See more about Diane on her website: agesandstages.com 

Courses:

  1. Treatment of Feeding/Speech Mouth Function: Pediatrics, part 1, 2, and 3

15 Credit Hours

Ellen N. Friedman, MA, CCC-SLP

Ellen N. Friedman, MA CCC-SLP owns a private practice in Ohio, where she works clinically in out patient, school, home health and teaching settings. Former president of the Northeast Ohio Regional Association of Medical Speech/Language Pathologists, Ellen began her subspecialty voice practice in 1993, which has expanded to include pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients who have voice, swallowing, digestive, and speech/language deficits. In addition to being a speech/language pathologist, Ellen is a professional actor, vocalist, acting coach, and director. 
 

Courses:

  1. Treating Voice Disorders in the Pediatric Population

  2. Voice, Breathing, and Digestion: The Triad Relationship and its Holistic Treatment

6 Credit Hours

Ellyn Arwood, EdD, CCC-SLP

Ellyn Arwood, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is a Professor at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon and has both national and international reputations for scholarship in the areas of language, cognition, learning, neuroeducation, and special needs. During the past 40 years Dr. Arwood has been on faculty at a number of universities, teaching and providing hands-on clinical experiences with all populations of communicatively impaired children and adults. She is the author of several textbooks and one monograph about the concept of pragmatism applied to communication disorders, learning, and using language to learn. Check out Ellyn's website: https://apricotclinic.com/ to learn more. 

Courses:

  1. Thinking with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World

5 Credit Hours

Gale Gorke, PhD

Dr. Gale Gorke has been a public school educator nearly 30 years, teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels. She currently is the Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc., an organization that specializes in staff development, activity selection and program implementation. Gale has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Education for both La Sierra University and Chapman University. Her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on academic intervention in after school programs and her Ed.S. is in School Psychology. She effectively models teaching that accommodates for all student’s ability levels and reflects a keen awareness of adolescent development and brain-based learning principles.

Courses:

  1. Activities that Reach and Teach

  2. Off the Page - Lesson Plan Implementation

6 Credit Hours

Glenn Weybright, MS, CCC-SLP

Glenn Weybright, has been a speech-language pathologist for 34 years working first at the Hearing and Speech Institute (then called the Portland Center for Hearing and Speech) as a clinician and then head of speech-language pathology, and, since 1984, in private practice in Portland and Lake Oswego, where he sees children and adults with a wide variety of communication problems.  Clinical special interests include children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, ASD, and children and adults who stutter.  Glenn has a history of stuttering and participated successfully as a client in PSU's Stuttering Clinic in 1969. When not helping people with communication disorders, he enjoy running, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and birding. He was employed as a kayak guide/naturalist in Sitka Alaska during the summer of 2008. Glenn has a wife Debbie and four children and two grandchildren. Visit http://glennweybright.com/ to learn more about Glenn. 

Courses:

  1. Comprehensive Approach to Treating Teens and Adults who Stutter

  2. Working With School-Aged Children Who Stutter

11 Credit Hours

Heather Moore, PhD, CCC-SLP

Heather Moore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a lecturer and clinical supervisor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Program at the University of Oregon. She has worked with young children with disabilities and their families for over 20 years in a variety of home, school, and clinical settings. Heather currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in child development, clinical methods, and early language disorders. Her research interests include efficacy and efficiency of parent/caregiver naturalistic language intervention and improving clinical preparation through case-based learning. 

Courses:

  1. ​Language assessment with young children:  How to partner with parents to identify communicative strengths and develop meaningful goals.

  2. Naturalistic intervention with young children:  How to partner with parents to make meaningful differences in children’s lives.

6 Credit Hours

Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP

Judith Belk, PhD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A, has credentials in Speech- Language Pathology, Audiology, Developmental Psychology, Special Education, Counseling and EEG (Neurofeedback) and Biofeedback. Her work settings have included universities, hospitals, clinics, private practice and schools. She works with individuals, families, parent groups, school districts and community agencies. See more about Judith at her website: http://commlearningskills.com/

Courses:

  1. Practical Strategies for Working with Children with Hearing Impairment and/or Auditory Processing Disorders

  2. Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder

  3. Pediatric Focus: Approaches to Increasing Capabilities of Individuals with Attention, Auditory Processing and Aspergers Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder

9 Credit Hours

Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP, joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in August of 2008 where she is an assistant professor and Director of the Tennessee State Lead Center for Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury. She also has been appointed to both the national and international medical advisory boards on TBI for the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation. She received the William Webster Endowment Fund Award for neuroscience research. 

Courses:

  1. A Clinical Perspective on Treating Patients with Trachs and Vents

  2. Treatment for Cognitive Disorders following TBI: Current and Future Perspective

6 Course Hours

Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP

Linda D'Onofrio, MA CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in craniofacial disorders, structural and motor-based speech disorders, feeding and oromyofunctional disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech-language disorders. She a past president of the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association and presents and teaches on her areas of specialty. Visit Linda's website: http://www.donofrioslp.com/ to learn more. 

Courses:

  1. Teaching Articulation to Special Populations

  2. Oromyofunctional Therapy: Creating Measurable Change in Structure

  3. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Speech and Sound Disorders

  4. Treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Beyond the Symptoms

  5. Effectively Using a Multidisciplinary Team

25 Credit Hours

Lorraine Maida, MA, CCC-SLP

Lorraine Maida, MA CCC-SLP has worked in the educational field for over 30 years.  Her experience spans a broad range of roles including Speech Pathologist, special education teacher, administrator, university instructor and educational consultant. She has worked with students and developed programming for all ages and abilities. Lorraine has been invited to provide hundreds of training opportunities at local, state and national venues related to provision of educational services in schools.  She is currently working as a public school SLP, a seminar provider and education consultant. Check out Lorraine's website: http://www.greatlearningnow.com/ to learn more. 

Courses:

  1. Visual Supports for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Those With Similar Learning Challenges

  2. Sing me a Story: Developing Oral Narrative Skills

  3. Robust School-wide Vocabulary Instruction: The Powerful Role of the SLP

  4. Structured but fun: Effective Practices for Early Childhood Practices

  5. Response to Intervention, Standards and the SLP

14.5 Credit Hours

Maria Adalaida Restrepo, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. M. Adelaida Restrepo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University. She is the director of the Bilingual Language and Literacy Laboratory at ASU; the main mission at the lab is to research best language assessment and intervention practices for bilingual children. She specializes in oral language and emergent literacy development and in prevention of academic difficulties in bilingual children. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who has had ongoing funding for at least 10 years in projects building oral language and literacy in preschool and kindergarten children who speak Spanish as their native language. Interventions include direct instruction and teacher professional development programs. She is also funded to develop a language screener for Spanish-speaking children. She is a former associate editor for Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools (2007-2009), and reviews and publishes in a variety of journals in English and Spanish. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Courses:

  1. Principles for Working with Bilingual Children (6 hours)

6 Credit Hours

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP

Michelle is an accomplished lecturer and has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. Visit http://www.heartwoodspeechtherapy.com/ to see more about Michelle. 

Courses:

  1. A Closer Look at Down Syndrome and Dysphagia

  2. Feeding Tubes and Implications for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

  3. Pediatric Dysphagia for Medically Complex Infant, Toddler, Child

  4. Tackling Sensory Processing Issues, or Sensory Life Hacks as Told by an SLP

  5. Quality Interventions with Infants and Toddlers

13 Credit Hours

Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP

Pam Marshalla, MA CCC-SLP was a practicing speech-language pathologist for more than thirty years. She worked with children of all ages and ability levels in schools, hospitals, private practices and university facilities. She presented at hundreds of conferences and seminars in the United States and Canada. She founded, and for fifteen years was president of, Innovative Concepts Inc., a continuing education company. Pam was founder and co-chair of the Oral Motor Institute, and for five years she served on the advisory board of the Library of Speech-Language Pathology. Pam passed away during June of 2015. She was and inspiration to so many of us. She was instrumental in getting this website started. We are forever grateful for her teachings and her mentoring so many of us. Her work will continue to have an impact on SLP's everywhere. Go to pammarshalla.com to learn more about Pam. 

Courses:

  1. Successful "R" Therapy

  2. Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp

  3. Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology

  4. Improving Intelligibility in Apraxia and Dysarthria

14 Credit Hours

Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP is Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University-Oregon. With 15 years of clinical experience, he specializes in adult, medical speech-language pathology. He has worked in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, and outpatient centers. He was trained in tracheostomy/ventilator management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. His current scholarship focuses on medical SLP, evidence-based practices, graduate student education, and cognitive rehabilitation.

Courses:

  1. EBP/PBE: What Do I Do When There is No Evidence

  2. Managing Speech and Swallowing for Adult Patients with Tracheostomy/Ventilator Dependence

  3. iPods, iPads, and iPhones, Oh My! Using iDevices in Cognitive Rehabilitation with Adults

  4. Clinical Swallowing Evaluation for Adults

  5. Back to Basics: Typical Swallowing Physiology in Adults

17.5 Credit Hours

Rob Winningham, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Rob Winningham has 20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and for the past 16 years has conducted research on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He has developed novel approaches to maximize the efficacy of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Most recently, he has been helping Linked Senior create video games and interactive activities specifically designed to enhance cognition. He creates monthly brain stimulation activities for thousands of retirement communities as a part of Dr. Rob’s Cranium Crunches on activityconnection.com. He is a full Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University (WOU) where he manages both the Psychology and Gerontology Departments. Visit http://www.robwinningham.com/ to learn more about Rob. 

Courses:

  1. Rehabilitating Your Approach: Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairment and Evidence-Based Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation

  2. Motivating Apathetic, Depressed, and Cognitively Impaired Individuals to Maximally Benefit from Therapy

12 Credit Hours

Tom Franceschini, MS, CCC-SLP

Tom Franceschini, MS CCC-SLP,  is a highly sought after speaker on the topic of Dysphagia Management, having educated thousands of Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses and other health care professionals throughout North America and Europe.  With 30 years in the field, Tom has accumulated a high level of experience in all areas of medical speech pathology and continues to pursue a special interest in the esophageal stage of the swallow, and how this impacts swallowing disabilities and voice disorders.

Courses:

  1. Comprehensive Dysphagia Interventions: The Esophagus, Acid Reflux Disease, Prevention of Aspiration Pneumonia, Free Water Protocols, Oral Hygiene, Xerostomia and Meds & Dysphagia

13 Credit Hours

Tom Watson, DPT

Dr. Watson has practiced physical therapy for 38 years and is the chronic pain specialist at Rebound Physical Therapy in Bend, Oregon. Dr. Watson is Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Education Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, and Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a Commissioner of the Oregon Pain Management Commission, and a member of the Oregon and American Physical Therapy Associations. He is a past president and co-founder of the Pain Management SIG American Physical Therapy Association. He was a contributing author for Weiner’s Textbook of Pain Management.

Courses:

  1. Pain Management in the 21st Century

  2. Pain Management: Complimentary & Alternative Approaches to Pain Management (PT's, PTA's) Cranialfacial

  3. Pain Management: Cranialfacial

  4. Pain Management: Neurobiology of Pain

  5. Pain Management: Pharmacology

  6. Pain Management: Physical Therapy and Pain

  7. Pain Management: Sciatica and Fibromyalgia

18 Credit Hours

William Connors, MA, CCC-SLP, TCC-Provider

Bill Connors combines technology and neuroscience with current evidence to advance the treatment and recovery of acquired communication problems with a focus of delivering services at a distance. He has presented at numerous venues internationally, has provided treatment daily via telepractice for 11 years, and collaborates with SLP's worldwide online. A clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, he also chaired its Medical Center's SLP Rehab committee assisting on numerous aphasia-related research studies. Check out https://aphasiatoolbox.com/ to learn more about Bill. 

Courses:

  1. Mindful Aphasia-Apraxia Treatment: Exploiting Neuroplasticity

  2. Start Your Own Telepractice, Now! 3 Hours

  3. Telepractice Made Easy

11 Credit Hours

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