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.

We are currently working on a program to be held in the spring, 2016. Information on the program should be available in January 2016. A brochure will be mailed to all people who have attended a program in the past or who requested information.

The following program was offered in Fall, 2015:

Lexical Processing and Intervention for Children with Cochlear Implants

Thursday, October 29, 2015; 6:00-9:30 p.m.; Rockville Centre campus, Public Square, Room 290

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College will be presenting, " Lexical Processing and Intervention for Children with Cochlear implants " on Thursday, October 29, 2015; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Richard G. Schwartz, Ph.D., Presidential Professor, Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York;
Susan Steinman, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai;
Elizabeth Ying, Center for Hearing and Communication;
Zara DeLuca, Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York; 
Georgia Drakopoulou Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

Speakers' disclosure: Speakers' disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Although cochlear implants for children are clearly effective in facilitating the acquisition of oral language, these children have widely varied outcomes across various language components (phonology, morphosyntax, vocabulary, and syntax). Much of this research has used standardized, omnibus language tests. Although these tests provide important information relative to normative data, they fail to reveal details that may distinguish among children (even those with apparently successful outcomes), fail to provide critical information for intervention, and fail to elucidate cognitive/linguistic factors that may influence speech and language outcomes. Language samples, elicited production, and constructed productions probes have been an important step forward, but, like standardized tests, they examine off-line or endpoint language responses (pointing to, naming, or describing pictures), but they reveal little about the underlying representations or processes leading up to these endpoint responses. This session will present findings and clinical implications from a multi-experiment project examining on-line lexical access for production and recognition in children with cochlear implants and their NH peers using psycholinguistic methods (e.g., priming, cross-modal picture-word interference, picture-picture interference) and eye tracking across a variety of phonological and semantic variables. The findings and applications may have implications for other pediatric clinical populations who face challenges in lexical development and access.

Time Ordered Agenda 
(3.5 hours with 20 minute check-in, 10 minute break and 3 hour program)

6-6:20               Registration and Check-in
6:20-6:50 p.m.  Introduction and Overview Schwartz
6:50-7:20 p.m.  Experiment Set 1 Drakopoulou
7:20-7:50 p.m.  Experiment Set 2 Steinman
7:50-8:00 p.m.  Break
8-8:30 p.m.       Experiment Sets 3 and 4 DeLuca Waldman
8:30-9 p.m.       Intervention Implications Ying
9-9:30 p.m.       Questions and Discussion

Learning Objectives
1. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify language deficits in children with cochlear implants.

2. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to describe why hearing loss leads to certain kinds of language impairments, even with CIs.

3. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify the limitations of off-line measures of language and will become familiar with on-line alternatives.

4. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to analyze the findings regarding lexical access for production and comprehension in children with CIs compared to normal hearing peers.

5. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to assess these research findings.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015, with the check-in and registration being held from 6-6:30 p.m. and the program running from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

The program will take place in the Public Square, in Room 290 on the second floor, (the Larini Multipurpose Room) on the Rockville Centre campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571.

Directions and a campus map will be sent with your registration confirmation.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until 9/11/15: $40
Regular Registration, 9/12-10/9: $50
Late Registration, 10/10-10/28: $60
At the door: $75
Molloy Students: $5 (must register by 10/9)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $20 (must register by 10/9)
Molloy Alumni 10% discount:  $36
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge

You can click here to register onlilne. 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
Click here to download a program brochure. 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

Speech-Language Pathology Department

Molloy's Speech-Language Pathology Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology at Molloy College is a Candidate for Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is now 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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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002