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Why and How to Practice Real-Life Activities in Speech Therapy (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Sarah Baar is the owner of Honeycomb Speech Therapy LLC and the Activity Studio, which sells therapy materials for profit. She is also the owner of a for profit private practice. Sarah Baar receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Sarah Baar is a chapter author in Neurogenic Communication Disorders and the Life Participation Approach.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 70 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 21 Minutes

Impacting clients’ life participation is an ideal for speech therapy, especially with the growing emphasis on person-centered care in health care. However, using participation as an intervention is starkly different from the traditional medical model used in many settings. It can be unclear how to transparently address participation in therapy. This course reviews the important evidence-based reasons why we should include participation as an intervention, and walks through several case examples to demonstrate how to use participation in speech therapy with the adult neurological population.

Meet Your Instructor

Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah is a speech-language pathologist working in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum, including acute care, acute rehab, home and community, and outpatient therapy, as well as being involved in various leadership projects. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website and blog as a…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Where Does Participation Fit? Review of Best Practices in Neurogenic Disorders

The first chapter of this course discusses the principles of neuroplasticity, language complexity theory, and best-practice cognition concepts. Best-practice memory, motor speech, and PPA concepts are also reviewed.

2. The Benefits of Using Participation as an Intervention

In this chapter, Sarah Baar discusses the benefits of using participation as an intervention, including patient confidence, identity, and overall satisfaction.

3. How To Use Participation as an Intervention

This chapter demonstrates the how-to of using participation as intervention. Case studies show the use of participation with patients experiencing aphasia, motor speech impairment, memory impairment, and primary progressive aphasia.

4. Question and Answer Session

This section is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by Sarah Baar.

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