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CEUs now offered

Posted by Megan Ordway, MA CCC-SLP on

As SLPs, we know the importance of sharing information and focusing on expanding your skill set. We are proudly sharing information we've learned and utilized regarding evidence-based practice as it pertains to the subjects that are nearest to our hearts: dysphagia in the adult population. In the coming days, we anticipate the launching of our first set of courses for our fellow SLPs to take. Here are some details:

Release Date - July 15th: We've partnered with Community Care Partners Inc., an ASHA-approved CEU provider, to bring you the most recent information on Mixed Consistency Dysphagia. We know that you will find this provider affordable and unique in course offerings. Dr. Eric Blicker is the founder and creator of this great company, and is bringing exciting courses to the table. We hope you enjoy our elevated discussion about mixed consistencies and find his other courses as fascinating as we have! Contact Dr. Eric Blicker directly at ceucustomercare@gmail.com for course enrollment and details.

Release Date TBD: The second course "Adaptive Equipment for Dysphagia Management in SNFs" will be offered through Yapp Guru University, find them here! This site is a great community of providers, sharing their skills and expertise, developed by fellow SLP, Mai Ling Chan. She has assembled a platform for sharing and networking and empowering SLPs through her unique website. It's been a pleasure working with her, and our course is in the final stages of going live! We will bring you more information when it's available. 

Please check out these courses and our partners at Community Care Partners, Inc. & Yapp Guru University.
We hope you find the courses informative and exciting!

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