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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE Continuing Education!):

  1. as part of the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course time: 8:00 AM Central (9:00 AM Eastern; 6:00 AM Pacific)
The world is more distant yet digitally connected than ever before. Technology has become our key to household management, social contact, entertainment, and adapting our occupations. The Pew Research Center indicates that U.S. Smart Phone users have increased from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019. Fifty percent of Americans possess a tablet and 75% own a computer or laptop. Immediate access to technology allows for a more efficient process but is often overwhelming. Knowledge, time, and experience helps to ease comfort with device, program, and application use. With more access, usability, and familiarity, use of technology in therapy correlates with functional utilization. As the Speech-Language Pathologists’ (SLP) goal is to improve client outcomes and quality of life, apps and programs can encourage increased frequency of practice and innovate the care we provide. This intermediate level presentation has organized the research, benefits, and limitations of technology utilization in various areas of our practice. Specific applications and programs are reviewed to increase the familiarity and knowledge of the evidence-based software options available to enhance SLP service delivery. The seminar serves as an instant resource to improve SLP clinician comfort and expertise in software management while providing useful tools and guidance to integrate technology as a treatment modality.

Course Level: Intermediate

Assessment Methods: Q&A, Self-Assessment on Evaluation
For events that are Live Streamed, the streaming participants will verify attendance through codes given throughout course and complete a multiple choice quiz (80% passing score) and evaluation at the end

AOTA Classification Codes:
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define technology behaviors and introduction into treatment
  • Discuss the considerations for technology appropriateness in therapy
  • Evaluate important ethical considerations and security precautions for technology utilization in therapy
  • Identify evidence-based apps and programs specific to the scope of practice in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Demonstrate ways to integrate technology and document application in therapy

Amanda Santarlas


Amanda works clinically as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Outpatient, Acute hospital, and Acute Rehabilitation settings. Her other passions include maximizing patient recovery and improving quality of care through knowledge sharing opportunities as a Clinical Instructor. Ms. Santarlas obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and has worked in various healthcare sites in the Northeast region of the U.S. over the last 16 years. Amanda is a lifelong learner and has received the ASHA ACE award for the last 6 consecutive triennial intervals. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) and certified Vitalstim® provider. To further her leadership and quality improvement expertise, Ms. Santarlas obtained an M.B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University online and outreach division in 2016. This virtual academic experience has ignited her desire to innovate clinical treatment by incorporating technology and sharing knowledge of modality options.

Financial Disclosure: Amanda receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the sale of her online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Day 1

08:00 - 08:10
Intro, Disclosures, Objectives
08:10 - 10:10
Technology Behaviors, History, Popularity, Appropriateness, Ethics and Security
10:10 - 10:25
10:25 - 12:10
Introduction to Apps & Evidence-based Research (Language and Motor Speech Apps)
12:10 - 12:40
12:40 - 02:45
Introduction to Cognitive Linguistic Apps, Voice Apps, Swallowing apps
02:45 - 03:00
03:00 - 03:40
Integrating Technology into Therapy, Documentation and Goals
03:40 - 04:00
Conclusion and Q&A

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 7 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.7 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required

This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)


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