Interprofessional Education Collaborative Practice: Professional and Parental Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process – 10/12/18

Interprofessional Education Collaborative Practice: Professional and Parental Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process

Presented by: Lina Slim-Topdjian

Date: Friday, 10/12/18 Time: 10:00-12:00 eastern

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This presentation will begin with an overview of the core domains and competencies needed for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPP) as they relate to the family and caregivers, along with a brief description of a problem-solving framework. Following, a parent discussion will provide clinicians with the parents’ perspective on the integral role they play as part of the therapeutic process when working with their child who is diagnosed with autism. Parents will also describe the impact that Interprofessional Education Collaborative Practice (IPEC) has on the dynamics of their family unit and its effect on the overall development of their child. IPE and IPP are necessary to comprehensively address the various complex and unique behavioral and educational needs that individuals diagnosed with autism have, by integrating the professional/family team’s expertise and participation in the intervention process while programming for generalization of the skills across settings. This presentation will provide insight and a problem solving framework that will build and strengthen partnerships between clinicians and parents/caregivers. In addition, the implementation of IPEC competencies will foster the establishment of systematically programming for the positive transfer and generalization of skills taught, across settings (i.e., School, Home, Community). The overarching goal for all members of the team, with child/parents/caregivers at the center, is to achieve successful functional outcomes. By attending this webinar, clinicians will gain insight into ways professionals from different disciplines and parents/caregivers can effectively implement collaborative approaches to achieve desired student learning outcomes.

During the first 50 min. of the webinar Dr. Slim will review the World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 Interprofessional Education Collaborative Framework (IPEC) and discuss its four core competencies, followed by an overview or a Behavioral System Analytic Approach (BSA) to “Teaming” at the practice level, and finally draw from the Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) model, an evidence-based problem-based collaborative model, to guide intervention teams through data-driven program decisions and ensure effective interventions for learners with autism. Challenges to and practical applications of Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice (IPP) will be discussed. Discipline specific ethical codes of conduct will be referenced in support of Dr. Slim’s presentation.

Following Dr. Slim’s presentation, two parents will each present their own perspectives on the interprofessional collaborative therapeutic process and their role as partners of the intervention team. The parents’ personal experiences will be in support of the literature on interprofessional collaboration and CBC model for building and maintaining partnerships.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this event, attendees should be able to:

1- Define IPE and IPP (IPEC)

2- Identify the competency necessary for successful parental/family/caregivers involvement and improved health outcomes

3- Describe components of a problem solving framework for collaboration

4- Identify key barriers and challenges of IPEC when working with parents/family/caregivers



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10:00 am: Introduction

10::05 am: Live webinar begins

11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function

12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form



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Dr. Lina Slim, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CCC-SLP, is Founding Executive Director of
ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, since 2004. ASAP is an educational and
behavioral consulting clinic that serves children diagnosed with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD), childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and speech-language and
communication disorders. Dr. Slim is a Certified and Licensed Speech-Language
Pathologist and Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with over 30 years-
experience, specializing in the diagnosis and management of children with autism,
neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, and apraxia, with a focus on
Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Dr. Slim is recognized for her
innovative interdisciplinary/interprofessional education collaborative approach, building
partnerships with and supporting families and their children, facilitating communication
and integrating interventions across disciplines. She has presented nationally and
internationally, in the areas of autism, apraxia, speech-language assessment and
interventions, parent and staff training, and Interprofessional Education and Collaborative
Practice (IPEC), and has published peer-reviewed research. Dr. Slim is the Recipient of
the 2005 Children Empowerment Award, the 2014 New Jersey Speech and Hearing
Association (NJSHA) Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award, and the 2015, 2016, &
2017 American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Award for Continuing
Education (ACE). She currently serves as an executive member of the Speech Pathology
and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group (SIG) affiliated with
the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Chair of NJSHA
Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC), Vice-Chair of NJSHA Private Practice
Committee, and Board Member of Fill-A-Need Foundation.
Dr. Slim’s professional drive is to impart the knowledge she has gained over the years,
and disseminate Evidence-Based Practice and research to students and future young
professionals in the field. Dr. Slim is a strong proponent of building partnerships with
parents considering them an integral member of an interprofessional team, and
empowering parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for the use and
implementation of best practices and evidence-based interventions in the education of
their children.


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Dr Slim-Topdjian does not recive royalties for the sale of any book, materials, or curricula mentioned in this event. The speaker does recive speaker fee for presenting for ABAC




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