Applying Learning Theory to Clinical Practice

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm MST

Mary Alt, PhD, CCC-SLP
Mary Alt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. She is an Arizona state licensed/ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.  Her research is centered around the question: How do people learn words and the concepts associated with them?  Her current research is focused on word learning in late-talking toddlers, working memory in school-aged children, and academic vocabulary learning in adults with language learning disabilities. Dr. Alt has clinical experience in the public school system, both as a Speech Language Pathologist, and a Special Education teacher.

This webinar will focus on understanding and applying principles of learning theory to clinical practice.  First, we will demonstrate what is meant by the term ‘Learning Theory.’ Then, we will review literature on how these principles have been successfully applied to practical applications (e.g., word learning, grammar learning, math).  Finally, we will present frameworks for ways to integrate these principles into our own clinical practice, including reframing how we talk about our interventions.

Learner Outcomes
After completing this course, participants will be able to explain what ‘Learning Theory’ is, explain one study that shows how this theory applies to the field of speech language pathology and articulate one way they could apply this theory to their current caseload.

The Webinar is free for ArSHA members and $25 for non-members.
Note: this replay of the live webinar will be available until January 8, 2019.
• Online Registration for Members
Online Registration for Non-Members

Continuing Education

This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (introductory level, professional area)

Relevant Financial Disclosure: Mary Alt does not have any financial information to disclose.
Relevant Non-Financial Disclosure: Mary Alt is completing NIH-funded work on this topic and guest editing a special issue on this topic for LSHSS.