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In order to be compliant with changes to the Health Professions Act (HPA), this upcoming events page and our job board  will be discontinued at the end of 2021.
As of November 30, 2021, we will no longer be posting any new events or accepting any employment ads.

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Please Note: Speech-language pathologists or audiologists from outside of Alberta, and not registered with ACSLPA, conducting a speech-language pathology or audiology training course or clinical presentation in Alberta must be registered with ACSLPA with Courtesy Registration before providing professional services. Please contact ACSLPA for more information.

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Strategies for Shaping Work Life to Prevent Burnout

Presented by: Michael P. Leiter, PhD Michael Leiter & Associates “The odds are high that burnout will strike every healthcare professional at some point. Health workers — as well as teachers, ministers and others in the caring professions — are at increased risk for the stress syndrome because of the intensity of their work and the emotional bonds they form with the people they’re helping, experts say.” Article: Battling Burnout in Healthcare “The spike in reported burnout is directly attributable to loss of control over work, increased performance measurement (quality, cost, patient experience), the increasing complexity of medical care, the implementation of [...]

Edmonton Method for Health Behaviour Change (2 Day Intensive)

Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites 10222 102 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Become the change patients need by learning evidence-based strategies to shift attention, raise concern and build motivation for change. This 2-day course builds the skills and confidence required for nursing and allied health professionals to guide conversations around health behaviour change. Now more than ever, clinicians need to go beyond the basics. We are called to learn advanced communication skills to modify health behaviours during pivotal clinical interactions. Participation in this 2-day course gives you the power and clinical potential to shape patient care in a much more evidence-based way, incorporating traditional techniques from Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Prochaska & DiClemente's [...]

$499

Decoding Autism

Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre 11613-87Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Presented by: Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, C/NDT A presentation of pioneering research in the neurobiology of autism with treatment strategies supporting people who work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Topics explored will include epigenetics, the immune system, sensory contributions, functional movement, complex behaviour and co-regulation. Whether you are an educator, therapist of any kind, psychologist, physician, caregiver or keen parent, you will develop a deeper understanding of the brain-body science of ASD, and develop evidence-informed treatment and holistic therapy choices across a wide range of possibilities. Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will: Have an introductory understanding of [...]

Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) 1 Day Screening and Preliminary Intervention for the Pediatric SLP

The ORPP Introduction and Screening course is a one-day course aimed at highlighting a key link between orofacial myofunctional disorders [OMDs] and articulation ~ proper oral rest posture. Attendees will learn how to identify this common, yet often unidentified barrier to successful speech articulation treatment and will received personalized materials they can use in their practice the very next day!

$175

Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders

Refresh Wellness Centre 5109 50 Ave., Wetaskiwin, Alberta

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 13 & 14, 2020 DUE TO COVID-19. Please visit https://waltfritzseminars.com/wetaskiwin-alberta-canada/ for more information. This two-day, hands-on seminar will provide the speech-language pathologist (SLP) and SLPA, as well as PTs, OTs, and MTs with an interest in pathology/dysfunction in the upper thorax and neck regions, a solid grounding in the use of myofascial release (MFR) and other manual therapies for the treatment of voice and swallowing-related disorders. The evidence and science that explains and validates this work will be reviewed, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, [...]

Orofacial Rest Posture (ORPP) 3 Day Assessment and Treatment Training Program

Henry Schein Canada Building, Calgary Alberta #138 4303 26th Street, Calgary, Alberta

This 3-day dynamic and hands-on course includes theory, demonstration and hands-on practice learning. The goal of this 3-day course is provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what OMDs are as well as the knowledge, skill and confidence to appropriately identify, diagnose and successfully treat them. Attendees will leave this course with the knowledge and tools required to put their new skills immediately into action in current practice and/or as a foundation to develop a successful and effective private practice. Attendees will work through and receive the personalized ORPP framework and resources including: ORPP assessment protocol and all ORPP treatment/home exercise [...]

$1550

Information Evening: Certificate in Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs

The Certificate in Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs (CTSCCN) provides you with opportunities to enhance your skills in a two-year, part-time, online program that facilitates studying without taking a leave from your career. It is designed for teachers, learning coaches, and related health professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and practice in working with students with significant disabilities, particularly those who require augmentative and alternative communication supports. Application deadline: May 31, 2021. To join the information evening, email tsccninf@ualberta.ca.

Free

Orofacial Rest Posture Program- Screening for School Based SLPs

Zoom

The ORPP Introduction and Screening course is a one-day course aimed at highlighting a key link between orofacial myofunctional disorders [OMDs] and articulation ~ proper oral rest posture. Attendees will learn how to identify this common, yet often unidentified barrier to successful speech articulation treatment and will received personalized materials they can use in their practice the very next day! Learning Objectives: At the end of this one-day course attendees will be able to: Define orofacial myofunctional disorders. Recognize the potential impact of dentition on articulation. Screen and identify neurotypical children with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). Understand how poor oral rest posture [...]

$250.00