American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Auxiliary Presentations

The ASHA Convention allows a forum for ASHA committees, boards, and councils to deliver informative presentations related to their work, such as updates on policies or processes that affect members. Auxiliary presentations are not intended to be promotional or recruitment opportunities for volunteer positions. These presentations are open to all registered Convention attendees, however, ASHA CEUs are not awarded for participation.

Thursday, November 20

Clinical Specialty Certification: What's Up?

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Convention Center, W204C

Are you interested in becoming board certified in a specialty area of practice or in having a new specialty area approved for certification? Come to this session to hear about both processes. Members of the CFCC Committee on Clinical Specialty Certification (CSCC) and chairs of the Specialty Boards (SBs) will be available to provide an overview of the specialty certification program. Representatives of the four current SBs also will be present to answer your questions about becoming a board certified specialist in the areas of Child Language and Language Disorders, Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Intraoperative Monitoring. Additionally, individuals or groups that are interested in submitting a petition for approval of a new specialty area will have the opportunity to ask questions about that process. Following the presentation, participants will be able to talk with members of both CFCC and the specialty boards.

Tips for Submitting an ASHA Awards Application

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Convention Center, W203C

Join members of ASHA Committee on Honors (COH) to review technical procedures for submitting an award nomination. We will address frequently asked questions, general criteria for awards, and submission guidelines. There will be opportunity for discussion from participants.

CFCC Update

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, W209AB

It's that time—the 2014 SLP Standards now apply to everyone who wants to be a speech-language pathologist! Find out more about the science requirement. Learn more about the new program director's verification form. Hear what changes audiology is making. Get your certification questions answered. Find out more about IPP. See you at the meeting!

CSD Education Survey: Update on the Workforce Pipeline

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, W208AB

Join us for a discussion about the Higher Education Data System's (HES) CSD Education Survey data on undergraduate through PhD education. This interactive session will review key data elements and trends about the pipeline for clinical personnel and faculty-researchers. Tips on how to navigate and complete the CSD Education Survey as well as updates on EdFind will also be provided.

Friday, November 21

New and Continuing Program Director Orientation

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, W224 E

Targeted for new and continuing program directors, the CAA will discuss the value of accreditation, the aspects of conducting a self-study for continuous quality improvement, and completing an accreditation report; provide a refresher on the accreditation review process; and clarify the roles and responsibilities of program directors, CAA reviewers, CAA site visitors, and accreditation staff.

Specialty Certification in Swallowing by the AB-SSD

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, 222B

Thinking of applying for specialty certification in swallowing? Members of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders will be present to share detailed information about the application and exam process to obtain BCS-S. Clinical hours and continuing education hours required for both tracks (Clinical and Academic/Administrative) will be discussed. Examples of leadership activities will be discussed. The Board's mentor program will be described and attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a mentor. Affiliates are also welcome to attend, especially if they have questions about the renewal process.

Saturday, November 22

The Clinical Fellowship Experience: What You Need to Know

11:45 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, W224E

Whether you're a Clinical Fellow (CF) getting ready to begin your CF experience or someone who wants to mentor a CF, this is the place to get your questions answered. How many hours do I need? How do I find a mentor? What is required of a mentor? These are just a few of the questions to be answered. By attending this meeting, you also will get a preview of the new CF form.

Quality Indicators for Integration of Clinical Practice and Research: Newly Revised Program Self-Assessment Tool

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, W222B

Join us for a conversation about the revised tool: Academic Program Self-Assessment: Quality Indicators (QIs) for Integrating Research and Clinical Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Programs. The main changes to the QIs will be described, along with the extensive peer review process used to inform the updates in this tool. We will also talk about how the results of the QI self-assessment can be used to develop an action plan for enhancing the integration of research and clinical practice in your program.

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