Crafting Goals That Lead to Better Person-Centered Care and Reducing Health Disparities for the Medical SLP

Valeria Gary, M.A., CCC-SLP


Join us over Zoom and earn .2 ASHA CEUs
Complimentary for GSHA Members, $25 for Non-members

Registration closes September 14th

Instructional level: Intermediate

Date: Thursday September 15, 2022, 6 – 8 PM EST

Time: 2 hour

Abstract:  Often patients come to us with the desire to get better but the inability to describe what "better" means for them. Clinical outcomes and adherence to home programs are better when the activities done in therapy reflect the patients' values, priorities, and needs. This webinar will discuss techniques such as motivational interviewing, goal attainment scaling, and ethnographic interviewing to help patients clarify their goals and develop meaningful skills. Bring your ideas and tips to share during the interactive portion of this discussion.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Formulate questions to help patients identify their desired goals of rehab.
2. Describe communication styles and skills that are more likely to increase patient engagement for goal-setting.
3. Identify ways within the SLP scope of practice where clinicians may address health disparities through a well-crafted care plan.

Time Ordered Agenda:
6:00 pm-6:10 pm: Introduction
6:10 pm-6:40 pm: Communication Styles and Skills That Impact Patient Engagement
6:40 pm -7:20 pm: Motivational Interviewing and Goal-Attainment Scaling
7:20 pm -7:40 pm: Reducing Health Disparities Through Meaningful Goals
7:40 pm -7:50 pm: Interactive Goal-Setting Activities
7:50 pm -8:00 pm: Questions /Wrap Up

Biography: Valeria Gary, M.A., CCC-SLP owns Southeast Parkinson's Speech Services LLC and Total Body Cognition LLC, where she provides maintenance speech therapy services and helps those living with chronic conditions. At Wellstar Kennestone Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Clinic, Valeria offers clinical services and co-hosts a monthly Parkinson's support group. Her specialty certifications include LSVT-LOUD®, LSVT-LOUD for Life®, Speak OUT!®, McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program, and MBSImP (Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile). Valeria also holds Speech-Language Pathology, Personal Training, Precision Nutrition Coaching, Brain Health Training, and Full Focus Planner certifications. In her spare time, she enjoys competitive powerlifting.

Ownership: Southeast Parkinson's Speech Services LLC and Total Body Cognition LLC
Employee: Wellstar Health System
Contractor/Consultant: Medical SLP Collective

Trained and certified through American Council on Exercise and Precision Nutrition. (Will be discussing their approaches to behavior change.)