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WEBINAR | How We Change the Brain (Neuroplasticity for the Working Therapist)[LIVE] [June 7, 2019]


WEBINAR | How We Change the Brain (Neuroplasticity for the Working Therapist)[LIVE] [June 7, 2019] 90314

Course Description

Have you ever watched one of those specials on someone who experienced amazing, unexpected recovery after a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other brain damage? Some of those stories seem like the only explanation is magic! Although it certainly seems inexplicable, the magic behind these cases has been found, and is called neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to adapt. Or, as Dr. Celeste Campbell puts it: “It refers to the physiological changes in the brain that happen as the result of our interactions with our environment. From the time the brain begins to develop in utero until the day we die, the connections among the cells in our brains reorganize in response to our changing needs. This dynamic process allows us to learn from and adapt to different experiences.” – Celeste
Campbell, Brainline, 2009.
As therapists we often see first-hand how direct one-on-one interaction with our clients and patients affects change. Can this be improved upon or enhanced? Certainly the more we begin to understand how neuroplasticity works, the more we can aid in effecting positive change and improve our outcomes and goals.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. begin to understand how neuroplasticity is defined.
  2. understand the two current perspectives on neuroplasticity.
  3. explain how neuroplasticity changes with age.
  4. identify at least 4 benefits gained from neuroplasticity.
  5. identify at least 4 examples of how to rewire the brain via neuroplasticity.

Presenter Bio

Colette Ellis, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a speech-language pathologist with over 38 years of clinical experience, holding Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau. She is the owner of 29th Street Therapy Center, and the lead clinician for Grady Memorial Hospital, both in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She has recently launched a mobile FEES (fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) service to better serve patients and families who may not have access to specialized swallowing and voice diagnostics, (Advanced Diagnostics: Swallowing & Voice Specialists).

She received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Colette specializes in the evaluation and treatment of feeding, swallowing, voice, neurogenic, cognitive and oral placement disorders (OPT) of all ages. Her areas of expertise include dysphagia, voice disorders, TBI (traumatic brain injury), and OPT. Colette has specialized training in speech/oral sensory-motor/feeding therapy, aphasia, apraxia, aqua therapy, Beckman techniques, MBSImP, video-stroboscopy, and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). She is fluent in French, and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and seminars across the United States and internationally. She teaches classes on sensory-motor feeding and swallowing disorders for ASHA and AOTA CEUs.


Financial Disclosure: Colette is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau and receives speaker honorarium.

Non-Financial Disclosure: She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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      Webinar Details


      This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs(Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

      Schedule (01:00PM -03:00PM Eastern Standard Time)
      • 01:00PM 01:10PM Welcome and housekeeping
      • 01:10AM 01:30PM Understanding and defining neuroplasticity
      • 01:30PM 02:00PM How neuroplasticity affects both children and adults
      • 02:00PM 02:10PM BREAK
      • 02:10PM 02:30PM Benefits of neuroplasticity
      • 02:30PM 02:50PM Examples of how to rewire the brain
      • 02:50PM 03:00PM Q&A

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