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Assessing and Treating Communication Impairments in Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) – Live Webinar

Presented by: Jennifer Freeburn, MS, CCC-SLP

April 24, 2024 at 8:30PM EST

NOTE:  The Request for ASHA CEUs form is now located on the Quiz page, you can fill it out when you take the quiz.

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Describe core neurological and psychosocial principles relevant to Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
  • Identify diagnostic principles, clinical presentations, and “rule-in” signs of functional speech disorders on examination​
  • Describe the core components of treating functional speech disorders

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Course Agenda

  • 8:30 – 8:50 PM: Introduction to Functional Neurological Disorder including neurophysiology
  • 8:50 – 9:00 PM: Discussion of impairments in FND relevant to SLP
  • 9:00 – 9:20 PM: Assessment and differential diagnosis of Functional Speech Disorders (FSD)
  • 9:20 – 9:45 PM: FSD treatment principles
  • 9:45 – 10:10 PM: Case Samples and Wrap-up
  • 10:10 – 10:30 PM: Q&A

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Jenn Freeburn is a neurologic speech-language pathologist and clinical supervisor at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her clinical research interests include examining rehabilitation outcomes in functional speech/cognitive disorders, stroke, and motor speech disorders.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Salaried employee of Massachusetts General Hospital.
Received compensation as a term lecturer at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Received honoraria from Medical SLP Collective for this lecture and resource development.
Received honoraria from Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital for lectures.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Founding member of the Functional Neurological Disorders Society (FNDS)

Additional FAQs

Can I get ASHA CEUS for this Course?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?  

Click here to view our policy:  https://medslpcollective.com/cancellation-of-courses-and-events/

What can I do if I have a complaint?  

Please contact us at info@medslpcollective.com

Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

What if I need special accommodations?  

If you require accommodations to access these materials due to a disability, please email us at info@medslpcollective.com