Rehabilitation Webcasts

Speech-Language Pathology Webcasts

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in partnership with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) are pleased to present the following webcast presentations:

  • Understanding Sleep and its Relationship to Health: An Introduction for Health Care Providers
    Description

    The main objectives of the presentation are to look at:

    • the relationship between sleep and cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
    • bi-directional nature of sleep and health
    • basic sleep architecture and physiology
    • sleep assessment
    • review of non-pharmacological environment interventions for sleep
    • resources
    Presenter

    Dr Cary Brown, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta. Dr. Brown has practiced clinically as an occupational therapist, as well as department supervisor and academic in Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dr. Brown teaches and researches in the areas of knowledge translation, health literacy, sleep, and chronic pain across the life span. She has numerous publications on these topics and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Annually, Dr. Brown teaches a graduate module in Sleep and Health and has received previous funding for research in the areas of disordered sleep in both children and persons with dementia. Her interest in disordered sleep is linked to her research activities in chronic pain, one of which received the Canadian Pain Society – Pain Awareness Award 2010 for Knowledge Translation activities.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29) 

    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

    Length: 65 minutes

    Note: Webcast access may take up to one workday after purchase to arrive via email.

  • "Brain Training": Are there clinical applications?
    Description

    Recently, computer-based 'brain training' games based on "principles of neuroplasticity" have become widely available and are being increasingly used by individuals wanting to increase or maintain their cognitive skills. This presentation will briefly review a number of commercially-available brain training programs, and explore whether there are potential clinical applications for these programs. We will also examine the evidence base on the use of such programs with various clinical populations.

    Presenter

    After receiving a BSc in Psychology from the University of Alberta, Dr. Kim attended the University of Arizona for graduate studies. There she received her MS and PhD in Speech-Language Pathology and has worked in several settings with adult clients, including skilled nursing facilities and home health. She also worked as a research speech-language pathologist/post-doctoral fellow in the Aphasia Research Project at the University of Arizona, and was involved in the assessment and treatment of adults with acquired disorders of spoken and written language. In 2009, she returned to the University of Alberta to begin a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology.  She is also a Research Affiliate at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and a member of the Alberta Aphasia Awareness Committee.

    Dr. Kim's research focuses on understanding and remediating disorders of written language (reading/writing) in individuals with aphasia. Her other research interests include the use of computer-based therapies to treat cognitive/linguistic impairments in adults, as well as the investigation of cognitive changes in normal aging, as they relate to communication and language processing.

    **After viewing the presentation please complete the brief survey (survey link will be emailed to you). This information will be important in the development of future professional development offerings.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29) 

    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

    Length: 65 minutes

    Note: Webcast access may take up to one workday after purchase to arrive via email.

  • iPad use in Speech-Language Pathology
    Description

    Is there really an "app for that"? This presentation will provide information and resources to guide informed and effective use of the iPad in speech-language pathology (SLP). It will include demonstrations and evaluations of apps designed for use in speech-language pathology (SLP) and apps that can be adapted for use in SLP. The presentation includes opportunities for participants to explore and expand their own ideas about iPad use in their clinical setting.

    Presenter

    Lu-Anne McFarlane Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the University of Alberta, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she teaches courses in phonological disorders, assessment, and counselling. She has supported research or scholarly activity for more than 170 graduate students from 1994 – 2011 through her involvement in theses and research projects. Recent research has focused on the use of iPads in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). Ms. McFarlane’s teaching skills have been recognized by receipt of the Graduate Student Teaching Award (1992), Faculty Teaching Award (2001), and Graduate Students Association Academic Award (2012). She was the 2004 recipient of the Alberta Rehabilitation Coordinating Council’s Leadership and Mentoring Award, and has received the Honors of the Association from the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists & Audiologists and the Speech, Language & Hearing Association of Alberta.

    **After viewing the presentation please complete the brief survey (survey link will be emailed to you). This information will be important in the development of future professional development offerings.

    Purchase the webcast here ($29)

    Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase

    Length: 90 minutes

    Note: Webcast access may take up to one workday after purchase to arrive via email.