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Using Sign Language with Pediatric Patients: 100 Signs for Easy, Effective Communication in Therapy
Using Sign Language with Pediatric Patients: 100 Signs for Easy, Effective Communication in Therapy

Where:   FREDERICK, MD

When:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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In just 6 hours, you will learn to recognize and demonstrate 100 signs and incorporate them into your practice right away.

Sign language isn't only used by the Deaf community; it is often used by children with general speech and language delays and disorders, developmental delays, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and hearing loss. One effective way to communicate with this population is through sign language. However, many don't have time to become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Course instructor, Jill Eversmann, is here to help! In just 6 hours, you will learn to recognize and demonstrate 100 basic signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers from 1-20 as well as how to incorporate them into your practice immediately.

  • Recognize and demonstrate 100 basic ASL signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers 1-20

  • Explain how and when to begin using sign language with a patient

  • Recognize the benefits of sign language for children with Down syndrome, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, and general speech and language delays and disorders

  • Distinguish the use of sign language in preverbal and nonverbal hearing patients

  • Explore the benefits of using ASL as an AAC system for preverbal and nonverbal hearing patients

  • Evaluate the factors to consider when determining whether or not signing is a good communication option for a patient

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Early Intervention Staff

  • Nurses

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Social Workers

  • Case Managers

  • Educators

JILL EVERSMANN, MS, CCC-SLP

JILL EVERSMANN, MS, CCC-SLP, is a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in a wide variety of settings. Ms. Eversmann has been using sign language in therapy throughout her career with patients who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have speech and language delays and disorders. She is the owner of SPEECH SIGNS, LLC, which provides speech therapy services and sign language instruction in Columbia, SC. In conjunction with providing speech therapy services, she is also a certified Signing Time Academy Instructor and teaches sign language classes for parents and children, as well as professional development workshops for healthcare professionals and educators. Ms. Eversmann received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson State University. She is ASHA-certified, licensed in the state of South Carolina, and is a member of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Disclosure:
Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education and is an authorized retailer of Signing Time products.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00028606 Approval Number: 170003614. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.


Nurse Practitioners
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE010397.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia - Credit Available Until: 9/13/2018
This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval #CCE-F18-23). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Beginning level for social workers.


Social Workers: New Jersey
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #32 Course #1606 from 10/10/2017 to 10/10/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 6. Provider #32 Cross Country Education is now Vyne Education, LLC.


Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).


Early Intervention
This educational offering qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Educators
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

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Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

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"Not only does Jill understand how to teach ASL, but she also explains why it's important and helpful for anyone with articulation and communication difficulties (not just for the Deaf community). I would highly recommend Jill's workshop."
Debbie Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP

"Jill's method gives you a better understanding of the language and also helps you have a visual when recalling the signs. I found this method very effective for learning essential sign language quickly."
Natalie Owens, MSOT, OTR/L

"Jill's workshop was engaging and informative, and I highly recommend it for professionals in pediatric settings."
Leah Ziegler, MSP, CCC-SLP

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