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Welcome to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology's Continuing Education Page! You will be able to keep abreast of this Hunter College department sponsored continuing education events here. Make sure to bookmark this page!

CE Events for Spring 2014!!!

April Events:

Topic: READING COMPREHENSION DEFICITS: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Eng, PhD, CCC-SLP
Date: April 1, 2014
Time: 3-6:00pm
Location: The Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Boulevard. Queens, NY 11361
Fee: 
Free of charge to Infinite Services Active SLP Providers and Hunter College Faculty, Students and Clinical Educators
$60 for Non- Infinite Services SLPs to obtain ASHA CEUs
$25 for Non- Infinite Services SLPs to attend without obtaining CEUs.   

Participants learned about a variety of diagnostic and treatment approaches that can be used in the school setting with students who present with reading challenges. Evidence based information regarding stages of reading acquisition was presented and topics relevant to reading disabilities in English and across other prints/scripts were discussed. 

Learning Outcomes:  

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the skills associated with the pre-literacy and literacy stages in learners of English. 
  2. Describe reading comprehension deficits as they manifest across different scripts. 
  3. Name tasks beneficial to clinicians identifying reading comprehension deficits in school age students. 
  4. Identify treatment approaches that can be used with students presenting with reading comprehension deficits in both the mainstream classroom as well as in self-contained classrooms. 

SPEAKERNancy Eng, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor and currently the Acting Chair at Hunter College/CUNY. She teaches coursework in Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, Language Disabilities and Reading and Dyslexia. She is on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY. Her areas of research interest include language learning and language loss in children/adults who are exposed to more than one language; reading ability and disability in bi-script readers; neurogenic language loss in bilingual populations and language attrition in internationally adopted children. Dr. Eng is an active national and international lecturer. Most recently, she was in Utrecht, NL, speaking about the language deficits found in Chinese speaking children with specific language impairment. 

Dr. Eng provides frequent workshops for parents of children with disabilities. She serves as a resource for parents who have adopted children from China. She has been working with Chinese-Americans who present with a range of different communication disorders in a wide range of settings. These include acute care settings, school-based programs as well as in university settings. She has served on the Multicultural Issues Board for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and as a Legislative Councilor, representing New York State for the Association. She has also served on the Executive Board for the New York State Speech, Language and Hearing Association for many terms. Dr. Eng teaches coursework in Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, and Language Disabilities as well as Reading and Dyslexia. 

Disclosures

Financial: Dr. Eng is employed by and receives a salary from Hunter College/CUNY. She receives royalties for infomercials produced for ASHA. She will be receiving an honorarium from Infinite Services, Inc. for the delivery of this three hour course. 

Non-Financial: Dr. Eng currently collaborates at the Graduate Center of CUNY. . Her areas of research interest include language learning and language loss in children/adults who are exposed to more than one language; reading ability and disability in bi-script readers; neurogenic language loss in bilingual populations and language attrition in internationally adopted children. 

There are no other financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relevant to this course. 

Agenda

2:00-3:00 Registration. Continental Breakfast 
3:00-3:45 Introduction to reading as a language modality. Review of the stages of reading acquisition. 
3:45-4:15 Defining reading comprehension deficits in English and across other print/scripts 
4:15-5:00 Differential diagnosis 
5:00-5:30 Treatment approaches to reading comprehension deficits 
5:30- 6:00 Case Studies (2); Q & A 

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Topic: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Speech-Language Pathology: An Introduction
Speaker:  Sheila H. Bernstein, SLPD, CCC-SLP, TSSH-BE, BCS-CL
Date: April 29, 2014
Time: 6-8:00pm
Location: TBA Brookdale Campus
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
Fee: $20 for ASHA CEUs, $10 for non-Hunter students, free for Hunter College Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students, faculty and graduates
Registration deadline: April 23, 2014 

This course provides an introduction to Animal-Assisted therapy in speech and language pathology, in which dogs are featured in a novel approach to engage and facilitate communication with children.  This presentation offered evidence based research, methodology, client assessment criteria, documentation formats, and liability. Content also included clarification of terms, clinical applications, and guidance on practical program implementation in speech-language treatment. 

Note: A leashed, therapy dog will be present.

Learning OutcomesAs a result of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define animal-assisted therapy.
  • Identify two research studies supporting the efficacy of including animals in treatment.
  • List three assessment criteria for client participation in AAT.
  • Detail the qualities of a therapy dog
  • List three therapeutic activities using a therapy dog.

 Speaker:

Dr. Sheila Bernstein has over 35 year’s experience as a pediatric SLP.  She holds ASHA Board Certification as a Specialist in Child Language and the bilingual extension (Spanish) to the NYS Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped Certification and is a Certified Therapy Dog Handler.  She maintains a private practice in NYC and is affiliated with various intervention agencies, conducting evaluations and providing in-service training to professional staff on bilingual issues, language, and feeding assessment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and approaches to parent involvement.  Dr. Bernstein is an adjunct Asst. Professor at Hofstra University and an adjunct at CUNY Hunter College.  Her research focuses on the beneficial effects of involving therapy dogs in speech-language interventions with young children.  She often includes her therapy dog, Maggie Mae, in her sessions.  Dr. Bernstein has presented her research at state and national conventions.

Financial Disclosure

Dr. Bernstein is an adjunct Asst. Professor at Hofstra University and an adjunct at CUNY Hunter College and maintains a private practice in New York City. She is receiving no honorarium for this presentation.

Non-Financial Disclosure

Dr. Bernstein’s research focuses on the beneficial effects of involving therapy dogs in speech-language interventions with young children.  She has presented her research at both state and national conventions.

There are no other financial or non-financial relationships to disclose relevant to this course.


Contact us

 

Speech-Language & Audiology Department Office

Ms. Joanne Johnson
Voice 212 481 4467
Fax: 212 481 4458
E-mail: comsc@hunter.cuny.edu

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 12-5 pm

Office Location:
Room 900 (West Building)
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

COMSC Clinic

Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders
N133 (North Building)
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010 

Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Clinic phone: 212 481 4464
Clinic fax: 212 481 3029 

Clinic Appointments

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services
Voice: 212 481 4464
Fax: 212 481 3029
E-mail: csclinic@hunter.cuny.edu