Speech-Language Pathology - Continuing Education

Molloy College offers programming wherein participants are eligible to receive CEUs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the accrediting organization for speech pathologists and audiologists. Programs are offered throughout the year, normally once in the fall and once in the spring. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, email Cindy Thomas at cthomas@molloy.edu or call 516.323.3554.

The following program was offered in Spring, 2016:

What Works in Treating Autism: A Review of Evidence-Based Practices

Friday, June 3, 2016; 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ● Atrium, Molloy Suffolk Center campus 

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcome Dr. Rhea Paul who will be presenting, "What Works in Treating Autism: A Review of Evidence-Based Practices", on Friday, June 3, 2016. Dr. Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University and Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University. The program is registered for .25 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.  

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are now considered a common source of communication impairment, and most SLPs in pediatric settings find children with ASD among their caseload. In recent years, there has been a spate of research on ASD, and particularly on treatments to enhance communicative functioning. At the same time, many procedures purported to be effective have not been subjected to systematic research. This presentation will highlight those programs and procedures that have support in empirical evidence.

Learning Outcomes:
After attending this presentation attendees will be able to:

- List comprehensive programs for addressing ASD
- Name practices with an evidence base that address specific social-communicative symptoms of ASD
- Identify practices with inadequate evidence

 Defining and discussion of concepts:
- Applied behavior analysis
- Milieu communication training
- Joint attention
- Naturalistic behavioral approaches
- Relationship-based approaches 

How to use concepts in day to day work:
Methods for choosing intervention methods
- Developing sequences of interventions to address communication development in children with ASD
- Discussing most effective programs with families 

Speaker Bio 
Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, an Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, and Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University, her Master's degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author of over 90 refereed journal articles, 40 book chapters and nine books. She has been Principal Investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Medical Foundation. She has been a Professor and Principal Investigator at the Yale Autism Center of Excellence, and received Faculty Scholar awards from Portland State University and Southern Conn. State University. In 1996 she received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and was awarded in the inaugural Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research by the International Society for Autism Research in 2010. She has been a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1991, and is currently Editor for Language at the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She received the Honors of the Association from ASHA in 2014.

Speaker disclosure: the speaker has disclosed that she received royalties from Brookes Publishers for the book Let's Talk, from which material for this talk is drawn. She does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Time Ordered Agenda 
(3.25 hours with 30 minute check-in, 15 minute break and 2.5 hour program)

9-9:30 a.m.: Registration, Check-in and Breakfast (included in tuition)

9:30-9:45: Basic review: ASD

9:45-10:00: Why do we need evidence?

10:00-10:15: Sources of evidence and types of interventions reviewed-comprehensive and focused interventions

10:15-10:45: Comprehensive treatment programs

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-11: 45: Focused interventions

11:45-12:00:  Interventions with insufficient evidence

12:00-12:15: Summary, Conclusions, Questions

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, June 3 with the check-in and registration being held from 9-9:30 a.m. and the program running from 9:30-12:15 p.m. Breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

The program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

The conference will be given in the Atrium on Molloy's Suffolk Center campus located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY 11735. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Tuition Rates (includes breakfast):
Late Registration,through 6/2: $70
June 3 or at the door: $75
Molloy Students: $5 (must register by 5/8)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $20 (must register by 5/8)
Molloy Alumni 10% discount:  $45
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge

You can click here to register online. The Regular Registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" and log on. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of each program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

Brochure and Mailing List
A program brochure will be mailed out in late February to people on our mailing list. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email cthomas@molloy.edu.

If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3554 or email lcino@molloy.edu.

 Current schedule of programs

Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Molloy's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and also offers an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology at Molloy College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, our Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located off campus in a new facility and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

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