Rehabilitation Education Opportunity

Introduction to Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

Do you want to work in the medical field, but afraid you’ve forgotten your medical-based knowledge? Have you been in an educational or pediatric setting and are interested in exploring the clinical environment? Speech-Language Pathologists who wish to refresh, maintain, or review basic evaluation and treatment skills are invited to attend this daylong workshop designed to further enhance previous SLP training with current research and evidence based practice. Participants may range from new SLPs to those with primarily school based experience.

Course Description:

Upon course completion, participants will have an increased knowledge of a Primary Stroke Center, basic neuroanatomy, dysphagia, and brain injury with resulting speech-language disorders.

Specific Learning Objectives:

  • Review relevant neuroanatomy and current research pertaining to medical speech-language disorders
  • Include an in depth discussion of dysphagia, traumatic brain injury, left hemisphere CVA, right hemisphere CVA and resulting speech-language disorders associated with these diagnoses.
  • Provide a foundation to guide the learner in speech-language pathology evaluations and treatments in a medical setting.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify main neurological structures and anatomy related to speech, language, cognitive-linguistics and swallowing disorders
  • Assess speech, language, cognitive-linguistics and swallowing disorders in a medical setting 
  • Identify and describe common treatment modalities for medical speech-language disorders including dysphagia
  • Integrate evidence based practice to support ethically sound decision making in the medical setting 


  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
    I’m a New SLP in a Hospital–Now What?
    Introduction to a Primary Stroke Center
    Review of Basic Neuroanatomy Pertaining to Speech-Language Pathology
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:15 to 11:00 a.m.
    Anatomy and Physiology of Swallowing and Treatment of Dysphagia
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Meet Tabitha: An In-depth Look into Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45 to 1:00 p.m.
    Open Questions
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m
    Aphasia, Apraxia and CVA’s, Oh My!
    Meet Louis: An In-depth Look into Left CVA and Resulting Speech and Language Impairments
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
    The Opposite of Left is Right, Right?
    Meet Rocky: An In-depth look into Right CVA and Resulting Cognitive-Linguistic and Motor Speech Impairments
  • 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.
    Group Case Studies and Final Questions
  • 4:30 p.m. 
    Closing Remarks and Course Survey 


Contact Hours

This course if offered for .7 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area) 


Financial: Each of the following presenters are employees of Lakeland Health and receive salaries.
Maggie Copper, MA, CCC-SLP
Regina L. Davis, MA, CCC-SLP
Carol Kiel, MA, CCC-SLP
Lisa Sutton, MA, CCC-SLP

Non-financial:  No relevant non-financial relationships exit.

Tuition and Registration 

The seminar fee is $179*, or $149 for early registration (received by Friday, January 26), payable by check, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided.

*Fee does not include hotel accommodations.

Click Here to Register Online 

Registration and payment deadline is Friday, February 23. For more information or to register by phone, contact Regina Davis, MA, CCC-SLP, Lakeland Health, at (269) 982-4865, or email



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