Rehabilitation Education Opportunity

Introduction to Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25

Lakeland Medical Center

Do you want to work in the medical field, but are 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 two day long 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

Participants will be able to identify standard goals of a primary stroke center as it pertains to basic neuroanatomy, dysphagia and brain injury with resulting speech-language disorders.

Specific Learning Objectives:

This course will contain an overview of medical Speech-Language Pathology terminology, neuroanatomy, and the effects of disorders associated with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and dysphagia.

Upon the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand medical terminology relevant to speech-language pathology
  • Classify the parts of the brain related to speech and language production
  • Diagnose and treat speech and language disorders associated with a neurological event
  • Diagnose and treat swallowing disorders within a medical setting

Day 1 Agenda

9 a.m. - Welcome/introduction

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - I’m a New SLP in a Medical Setting–Now What? Introduction to a Primary Stroke Center. Review of basic neuroanatomy pertaining to speech-language pathology

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Aphasia, Apraxia, Anomia, Oh My! An in-depth look into left-sided strokes and resulting speech-language impairments

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Lunch and open questions 1

12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. - The Opposite of Left is Right, Right? An in-depth look into right-sided strokes and resulting cognitive-linguistic and motor speech impairments

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Expect the Unexpected. An in-depth look into traumatic brain injury

3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - The importance of goal writing

3:45 4:45 p.m. - Case Study Analysis

4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Navigating employment opportunities

Day 2 Agenda

8 a.m. - Welcome/introduction

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - A Hard Pill to Swallow. Anatomy and physiology of swallowing and treatment of dysphagia

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Clinical Swallow Evaluations 101

10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Basic overview of tracheostomy and impact on swallowing

10:30 11 a.m. - The Black, White, and All the Grey. Utilizing recommendations from VFSS/MBS reports

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Dysphagia Case Study Analysis

12 12:30 p.m. - Billing and professional issues

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Closing remarks and course survey

Contact Hours

This course is offered for 1.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, professional area)

About the Speakers

The following course presenters offer a combined 90 years of experience in acute care hospitals, long-term acute care, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient rehabilitation settings, in addition to school-based experience.

Tuition and Registration 

The seminar fee is $199*, or $169* for early registration (received by Friday, April 3), payable by check, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. Snacks are provided. Fee does not include hotel accommodations or meals. 

Click Here to Register Online 

Registration and payment deadline is Friday, April 17. Please make checks payable to Lakeland Health. Mail registration form and check/credit card information to: Lakeland Rehabilitation Services, Health Park 3774 Hollywood Road - St. Joseph, MI 49085

For more information or to register by phone, contact Lela Fields at  269.428.7082, or email

*Click here to read disclosure documents.


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