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. Meals are not provided.

Thursday, November 14

Tips for Submitting an ASHA Awards Application

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F1, Learning Lab 2

Join members of ASHA's Committee on Honors (COH) to review technical procedures for submitting an award nomination. Frequently asked questions will be addressed, as well as general criteria for awards and submission guidelines. There will be opportunity for discussion with session participants.

Clinical Specialty Recognition/Clinical Specialty Certification: What's Up?

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F1, Auxiliary Theater 2
Program presentation [PDF]

This presentation will include representatives of the Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition (CCSR) and the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC), who will provide an overview of the specialty recognition program and the plans for transitioning to a specialty certification program. The presentation will also include information from the four current Specialty Boards (SBs): Child Language, Fluency Disorders, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and the American Audiology Board on Intraoperative Monitoring. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to talk with members of both Councils and the Specialty Boards.

Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) Update

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 1
Program presentation [PDF]

Attendees will engage in an interactive session with members of the CFCC as they discuss critical updates regarding the certification program, differences in the 2014 SLP standards, when graduates should apply, and more! This is your opportunity to have your questions answered by CFCC members.

Medicaid Program Overview

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Learning Lab 1

This session will be presented by members of the Medicaid committee, who will provide an overview of the Medicaid program. While Medicaid programs vary from state to state, there is some information common to all programs. Topics will include populations served, service setting, qualified providers, and, if time allows, some information about the impact of the Afforable Care Act (ACA) on Medicaid expansion.

Interprofessional Education: Post Summit Update

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F1, Learning Lab 2

ASHA's Healthcare Summit in 2012 raised many themes related to the changing landscape in health care. Interprofessional education and interprofessional practice are part of the emerging new order. The Ad Hoc Committee on Interprofessional Education was charged to make recommendations for meeting this paradigm shift, with a focus on education about the economics of health care. Come hear the Committee's recommendations and share your thoughts and experiences.

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Update and Program Roundtables

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 1
Program presentation [PDF]

Are you curious about how other graduate programs are being creative or innovative in meeting specific accreditation standards, such as student learning outcomes or program assessment and improvement? Are you wondering what changes the CAA has made recently to standards and policies? Whether you're a long-time program director or new hire in the position, this is your opportunity to learn from your colleagues and get your questions answered by CAA members.

The Clinical Fellowship Experience: What You Need to Know

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 2
Program presentation [PDF]

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in an interactive session to discuss the Clinical Fellowship experience. Participants will learn what to expect from the beginning to the end of the CF and everything in between. Important information and tips will be shared for both the clinical fellow and the mentor.

Friday, November 15

ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, Boards, and Councils Structure Review—Analysis & Recommendations

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F1, Learning Lab 1

The Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, Boards, and Councils (CBC) was given the following charge: Conduct a review and evaluation of ASHA's current committee, board, and council structure and processes; develop recommendations for enhancing that structure and those processes; and submit those recommendations to the Board of Directors by September 1, 2013. The Committee analyzed six specific parameters of the committee, board, and council structure and processes. On the basis of this analysis, the Committee made a series of 17 recommendations to increase efficiency and effectiveness. This session will review the Committee's analysis and recommendations.

HES CSD Education Survey Update and Data Reports

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 2

Join us for a discussion about what the Higher Education Data System's (HES) CSD Education Survey data reveal. This interactive session will review key data elements about undergraduate through PhD education and the pipeline for clinical personnel and faculty-researchers. Tips on how to navigate and complete the CSD Education Survey and updates on EdFind will also be provided. Academic program directors and faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the data.

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Site Visits: What to Expect, How to Prepare

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 1
Program presentation [PDF]

For graduate programs that anticipate a 2014 CAA site visit, this session will prepare you for a successful, comprehensive visit. CAA members will provide tips on developing agendas and preparing documentation in advance and describe the conduct of the visit so that you can feel confident going into the site visit. Program directors and faculty members who are part of a program having a CAA visit in calendar year 2014 are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, November 16

DSM-5 Changes and Implications to Diagnostic Criteria for Communication Disorders

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 2

The DSM-5 was released in May 2013. Changes in the diagnostic criteria for communication discorders will be discussed by three of the members of the Communication Disorders Advisory Committee (for the Neurodevelopmental Work Group): Nickola Nelson, director of the doctoral program in interdisciplinary health sciences at Western Michigan University; Janet McCarty, ASHA's private health plans advisor, and Diane Paul, ASHA director of clinical issues in speech-language pathology. Mabel Rice, director of the child language doctoral program at the University of Kansas and Amy Wetherby are contributors to the auxiliary session. Participants will be invited to comment about possible implications.

New and Continuing Program Director Orientation

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Place, Exhibit Hall F2, Auxiliary Theater 1
Program presentation [PDF]

Targeted for new and continuing program directors,the CAA will discuss the value of accreditation, 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.

Questions about auxiliary presentations? Contact convention@asha.org for more information.

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