Speech-Language Pathology - Fall 2022 Conference

Fully Online Programs Through Zoom

Friday, October 21, 2022

Choose One or Both of the following Sessions:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practical Insights

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Individuals with ADHD: Brain-Based Solutions from the Bottom-Up

Plus: Study Group Session select either Tuesday, November 1 or 8, 2022

Presented by: Lauren Tobing-Puente, PhD and Polina Shkadron, MA, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP, MSNE, CFTP


The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy University are pleased to welcome back both Lauren Tobing-Puente, PhD and Polina Shkadron, MA, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP, MSNE, CFTP , who will be presenting the topics, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practical Insights" and "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Individuals with ADHD: Brain-Based Solutions from the Bottom-Up" in two separate sessions on Friday, October 21, 2022. Plus there will be a Study Group Session, limited to those  who attend at least one of the two sessions on October 21. Participants can choose to attend either November 1 or 8, 2022 (limited to 20 attendees). Each session on October 21 is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). The Study Group session is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the each session.

AM Session: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practical Insights
Friday, October 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Course Description:

This course is the first in a two-part series that presents an integrated perspective to understanding ADHD from a neurodevelopmental lens. The current definition of ADHD and its subtypes will be outlined along with a history of its conceptualization. Treatment approaches ranging from established behavioral protocols and psychopharmacology will be explained, leading to current insights and brain-based research, including the importance of play and relationships. How the roles of the speech-language pathologist and psychologist are intertwined will be discussed considering the overlap of the core areas affected in children with the ADHD diagnosis. Home and school environments will be compared demonstrating the ways parents and staff can support children across settings.  You do not need to attend the morning session to attend the afternoon session.

AM Session Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to define ADHD, differentiate among its 3 subtypes, as well as demographic and cultural factors.
2. Participants will be able to discuss five benefits for using developmental, relational, and play-based approaches in psychotherapy and speech-language therapy over traditional treatment protocols.
3. Participants will be able to analyze the core developmental deficits in children with ADHD to demonstrate how to support foundational growth across environments.

AM Session Timed Agenda

1. Introductions, disclosures, and review of learning objectives (9:00-9:10)
2. What is ADHD? (9:10-9:25)
    - current definition, the 3 subtypes, demographics, core deficits, assessment
3. The history of ADHD including its conceptualization and treatment (9:25-9:50)
    - classification, framework, treatment approaches
4. What are the current/updated conceptualizations focusing on play and relationship-based approaches to ADHD? (9:50-10:15)
5. Roles of the psychologist and speech-language pathologist (10:15-10:35)
6. Discussion of the home and school environments (10:35-10:50)
7. Wrap up and questions (10:50-11:00)

PM Session: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Individuals with ADHD: Brain-Based Solutions from the Bottom-Up

Friday, October 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Course Description:

This course is the second in a two-part series that presents integrated solutions for children and adolescents with ADHD. The foundational developmental capacities necessary to address the core symptoms of ADHD, including self-regulation, processing information, controlling impulses, and conversing efficiently and effectively will be discussed. Consideration of these skills helps to conceptualize the emotional and behavioral challenges that often accompany ADHD and the need for relationship-based approaches to address them. The role of play and language therapy will be expanded upon when supporting the growth of executive function skills across environments. Clinical examples will be highlighted to explain the need for bottom-up developmental therapeutic interventions, as opposed to those that prioritize top-down consequence-based methods. The importance of developing a true interdisciplinary team will be described.

PM Session Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the foundational capacities that underlie common symptoms of ADHD
2. Participants will be able to discuss how relational and play-based psychotherapy and language therapies address challenges associated with ADHD, including social emotional skills, executive functioning, and theory of mind.
3. Participants will be able to explain the necessary components of a comprehensive intervention to target underdeveloped foundational capacities of children with ADHD.

PM Session Timed Agenda:
1. (Re)introductions, review of learning objectives and brief overview of AM session (1:00-1:15pm)
2. Identifying the neurodevelopmental foundational capacities that underlie referrals to clinicians for youngsters with ADHD including case examples (1:15-2:15pm)
    - Referrals to psychologists/mental health professionals (1:15-1:45pm)
    - Referrals to speech-language pathologists (1:45-2:15pm)
3. Reframing and explaining the challenges underlying ADHD to parents and teachers (2:15-2:35pm)
4. Developing an interdisciplinary team to support individuals with ADHD (2:35-2:50pm)
5. Wrap up and questions (2:50-3:00)


Study Group Session: Incorporating Interdisciplinary Strategies for Individuals with ADHD at Home and at School
Tuesday, November 1 or Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Study Session Description:
This follows the two-part course on providing supportive strategies for children and adolescents with ADHD. Case studies that incorporate developmental and relational play and language-based strategies will be illustrated to indicate how progress can be tracked in the home and school environments. Participants will be provided with a vignette and encouraged to partake in cooperative problem solving, investigating possible solutions for managing challenging social-emotional situations. This small-group collegial setting will provide an opportunity for practitioners to discuss and connect. Limit: 20 participants per session. This study group is only available to those who have attended one or both of the ADHD programs on 10/21/22. You have your choice of attending either one of the two sessions offered:
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022,  Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. or
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Study Session Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will examine 2 vignettes and cooperatively discuss solutions for addressing social-emotional challenges for youngsters with ADHD.

Study Timed Agenda:
1. Introductions and learning outcomes (5 minutes)
2. Case Study 1 (25 minutes)
3. Case Study 2 (25 minutes)
4. Wrap-up and closing remarks (5 minutes)

About the Speakers:
Lauren Tobing-Puente, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente is a licensed psychologist who earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in child and family therapy, from Fordham University.  She worked for many years in Early Intervention, preschool, and Head Start programs in addition to school, home and hospital settings for children with various developmental needs.  She is the former Clinical Coordinator of a large independent special needs school where she supervised a multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians and evaluated and provided psychotherapy to students using  the DIR®/Floortime methodology.  Currently, in her private practice, Dr. Tobing-Puente supervises psychologists and other mental health clinicians and provides evaluations and treatment for individuals, from toddlerhood to  adulthood and their families.   She is on the board of the NY Metro chapter of the National Autism Association (NAA) and facilitates their monthly support group for parents of children with ASD.

Speaker Disclosures Relevant Financial Relationships:
- sole owner of Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente, Licensed Psychologist, LLC
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships:
- member of the Board, National Autism Association-New York Metro chapter
- member of the American Psychological Association (APA) 
- member of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)

Polina Shkadron, MA, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP, MSNE, CFTP
Polina Shkadron is a trauma informed speech-language pathologist with specialties in the areas of autism, ADHD, language, and literacy. She also has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Education, which has transformed the feeding therapy portion of her practice. Throughout the course of her career, Polina has earned 4 ACE awards from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for her dedication to learning. She coaches parents using play and brain-based research to foster understanding and deeper connections, laying foundational principles of development. Polina approaches each family dynamic from a holistic lens, acknowledging challenges, examining the environment, and focusing on promoting selfefficacy in the parent and the child.

Speaker Disclosures:
Relevant Financial Relationships:
- sole owner of Play to Learn, SLP PC
- receives an honorarium from Hudson Valley Professional Development for speaking engagements 
- speaker for the New Mama Meetup Group, Chicago, Illinois  
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships:
- member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- member of the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
- member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN)

Dates and Times
The following two programs will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022. You will be able to choose from one or both of the following Sessions:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practical Insight

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.:  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Individuals with ADHD: Brain-Based Solutions from the Bottom-Up

The Study Session will take place on the following dates and times (you may attend one of the following sessions):
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022,  Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022,  Time: 8-9 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Time: 8-9 p.m.

Online Zoom Information 
These programs will be conducted as a "live" online course using Zoom. They will be held on the same dates and times as indicated above.   You will be able to take the programs using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone.   You will receive the Zoom link to join the programs via email within a week of the date of the programs.   If you are not familiar with Zoom please visit the following webpage prior to the course start date on "Joining a Zoom Meeting" at:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193. More detailed information on Zoom can be found on the following link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

Continuing Education Credit: ASHA CEUs
Each session on October 21 is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). The Study Group session is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). 

October 21, 2022 Program Tuition Rates:
One Program Regular Registration, through 9/30: $40
Both Programs Regular Registration, through 9/30: $60
One Program Late Registration, After 9/30: $50
Both Programs Late Registration, After 9/30: $70
Molloy Students: $10 each program, $15 for both (please register using your Molloy email)
Non-Molloy Students (please register using school email): $20 each program, $30 for both
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge (please register using your Molloy email) 

Study Session Tuition Rates:
Study Session Regular Registration, through 9/30: $30
Study Session Late Registration, After 9/30: $40
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Please note there are no student/faculty discounts for the Study Session program.

Registration
Click here to register online. If you have a problem please call the CE Office at 516-323-3550. You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or purchase order information. 

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.

Questions?
If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3553 or email rali@molloy.edu

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 University 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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