Horaire

jeudi 05/07

7 h 30 - 8 h 00

Petit déjeuner

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8 h 00 - 9 h 00

Séances inaugurales et discours du conférencier d’honneur

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9 h 15 - 10 h 45

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Professional Practice

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Canada’s population is diverse. Speech-language pathology as a profession must evolve to genuinely reflect this diversity and ensure that all individuals across the country have access to culturally competent and safe prevention, promotion, assessment and intervention services. The panel is comprised of four S-LP members of an SAC committee tasked with creating a diversity position statement. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Identify ways to make the professions more diverse, and how S-LPs can be more culturally competent.
  • Be able to explain what it means to provide culturally safe services, as well as how to counter systemic and attitudinal barriers to equitable services.


Moderator

  • Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird

Panelists:

  • Keara Boyce
  • Andrea Coke
  • Farha Hussain

Sujet

Orthophonie, Aide en santé de la communication

9 h 15 - 17 h 00

Combining Muscle Performance and Skill-Based Training in Dysphagia Rehabilitation: The Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation Approach (IDRA)

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In this workshop, the presenter will first review principles of exercise physiology/muscle performance, as well as principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning and their applications and current evidence in dysphagia rehabilitation. We will summarize examples of both muscle performance and skill-based training approaches. Then, we will introduce a new approach developed by the presenter, the Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation Approach (IDRA). IDRA is a neuroplasticity-driven intensive treatment approach that combines both muscle performance and skill-based training in addition to adherence-inducing features. IDRA was designed to systematize clinical methods and maximize outcomes in patients with dysphagia. The workshop will discuss the components of IDRA and present data supporting its safety and preliminary effectiveness. The workshop will build a case as to why such combination approaches may be more effective for some of our patients, and will end with case studies where participation of the audience will be integral.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe principles of exercise physiology, neuroplasticity and motor learning.
  2. Identify the scientific premise of the IDRA components. 
  3. Describe how to start implementing some of these components in their practice.

Conférencier

Georgia Malandraki

Niveau

Intermédiaire
Avancé

Sujet

Orthophonie

9 h 15 - 12 h 30

Criteria and Crucial Conversations About Developmental Language Disorder

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Recent international efforts to increase consensus and awareness of developmental language disorder (DLD) have the potential to positively impact families and services. This workshop will consider criteria and challenges for using the term “DLD” in a way that allows for practice setting constraints but achieves reasonable consistency across settings. We will also consider how to share child assessment results indicating DLD with parents. Finally, we will think about the content and talking/thinking tools that can help us succeed with these crucial conversations.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss when to use the label DLD.
  2. Understand how to approach sharing this clinical information.

Conférencier

Lisa Archibald

Niveau

Intermédiaire

Sujet

Orthophonie

10 h 45 - 11 h 00

Pause du matin

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11 h 00 - 12 h 30

Issues in the Accessibility of Written Information in Public Spaces

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In an ideal world, written information in public spaces would be accessible for everyone, thereby fostering public environments that are enjoyable and inclusive. But that is often not the case. For many people with communication difficulties, the confidence and capabilities bolstered within clinical and rehabilitation settings often do not transfer easily into public settings. Some people may avoid public spaces out of fear of spontaneous interactions, having to ask for help, not understanding or being overwhelmed. To add to the growing global awareness of coping with communication difficulties in ‘real world’ environments, this workshop will present and discuss current issues in the accessibility of written information in public spaces. The workshop will focus on what “accessibility of information” means in varying environments for people with various needs. We will discuss common obstacles that render written information illegible, confusing or incomprehensible, as well as the possible consequences that may result in information being misunderstood. We will collaboratively discuss solutions to overcome these obstacles both in situ and in practice. Finally, we will discuss means of implementing and measuring these solutions while identifying possible limitations. The overall goal of this workshop is to open the discussion regarding factors found to reduce accessibility of written information in common social environments.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss the obstacles that people may encounter when navigating public spaces.
  2. Discuss possible ways to improve the accessibility of written information in public spaces.

Conférencier

Christie Brien

Niveau

Intermédiaire
Avancé

Sujet

Orthophonie, Aide en santé de la communication

12 h 30 - 13 h 30

Dîner dans la salle des exposants

Commandité par Yardstick Assessment Strategies

 

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13 h 30 - 15 h 00

Advocacy & Speech-Language Pathology: How Can You Be a Change-Maker?

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Speech-language pathologists and communication health assistants are in a strong position to advocate for their role on interprofessional teams and for the needs of their patients/clients, yet many professionals don’t feel equipped to promote their role to decision-makers, other professionals or, most importantly, the general public. 

This session will provide an overview of advocacy: what it is and strategies which will allow you to become a better advocate for your profession. Participants will have the opportunity to work through a case study in a hands-on exercise and prepare their own advocacy toolkits.

Conférencier

Emily Banzet

Niveau

Préliminaire

Sujet

Orthophonie, Aide en santé de la communication

13 h 30 - 17 h 00

Service Delivery Models for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Beyond Speech Production

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Children with speech sound disorders present with deficits in speech sound production as well as difficulties with phonological awareness, speech perception and language. This session will review the benefits and evidence of inclusion of these elements in speech production intervention. A variety of service delivery models exist for preschoolers and school-age children with speech sound disorders, but it may be difficult to determine how much therapy is most beneficial. This session will provide data regarding treatment dosage and frequency for this population. It will also demonstrate application to clinical practice through three service delivery models and encourage audience participation.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss additional phonological processing, language and literacy weaknesses often seen in children with speech sound disorders.
  2. Describe the combination of dose and frequency associated with greatest gains in children’s speech abilities.
  3. Describe three models of service delivery for preschoolers and school-age children with speech sound disorders.

Niveau

Intermédiaire

Sujet

Orthophonie, Aide en santé de la communication

15 h 00 - 15 h 30

Pause de l’après-midi

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15 h 30 - 17 h 00

The 3 M’s: From Mentee to Mentor to Management

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“Oh the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss

Have you ever thought about branching out in your practice? Are there positions that interest you but you are not sure if you are a good fit? Is the landscape in your area changing and you wonder how it will impact your service? How do S-LPs evolve?

In this session, we will explore the career paths of speech-language pathologists who have taken on differing roles in their careers: that of SAC mentee, SAC mentor, private practitioner, manager and administrator. Each panel member will provide insight into their career path choices as well as the supports and experiences that led them to their current roles. Panel members will also discuss how S-LPs can leverage their unique skill sets to assume a variety of roles.

Moderator

  • Sarah Sark

Panelists:

  • Caitlin Buchel
  • Pamela Coulter
  • Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Susan Rafaat

Sujet

Orthophonie, Aide en santé de la communication

17 h 00 - 18 h 30

Réception de bienvenue

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