American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

NSSLHA Day Rapid Roundtables Topics and Descriptions

Friday, November 21, 2014

Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sponsor Presenter Topic Title Description

ASHA's Academic Affairs & Research Education and Surveys and Analysis programs

Dr. Loretta Nunez, lnunez@aha.org

"Where the Jobs Are"

 

ASHA collects and maintains a wealth of information on CSD educational programs, current employment/workforce data and projections, from both ASHA surveys and external sources. During this session of the Rapid Roundtables, ASHA's Director of Academic Affairs, Loretta Nunez will provide detail on how you can learn what the data tell us about the number of jobs projected, trends impacting future demand, and where job opportunities in audiology and speech-language pathology are most available.

SIG 1: Language Learning and Education

Dr. Siva Priya Santhanam, sivaps@bgsu.edu

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Siva Priya Santhanam will lead a discussion about benefits of SIG 1 membership in developing her clinical and research interests in autism spectrum disorders, and how students can make the best out of their SIG1 discussions, readings, and participations.

SIG 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders

Dr. Sarah Wallace, wallaces@duq.edu

"Working Together is Better: Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists" In this presentation, Dr. Sarah Wallace will share information about how SIG 2 membership has informed her clinical and research experiences with some specific examples related to compensatory and restorative treatments for aphasia.

SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders

Adam Lloyd, alloyd@Entorlando.com

Voice Disorders and Employment

In this roundtable speech-language pathologist, Mr. Adam Lloyd, will present on the specialization in voice and upper aerodigestive disorders. Training, finding employment, work environment, collaboration with otolaryngologists, and documentation in the area of voice disorders will also be discussed.

SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics

Dr. Chris Sanford, sanfchri@isu.edu

Cutting Edge Auditory Research In this roundtable, Dr. Chris Sanford will provide information regarding new and evolving advances in basic and translational research in the areas of hearing and hearing disorders.

SIG 8: Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance

Christa Themann, clt6@cdc.gov

Hearing and Balance Disorders Are Public Health Issues Public Health looks at issues that affect large populations. SIG 8 focuses on these public health concerns and how they relate to hearing and balance disorders. During this rapid roundtable, Ms. Christa Themann will highlight key public health issues including: prevention of noise induced hearing loss, falls prevention, diabetes and hearing loss, negative implications of untreated hearing loss, non-auditory effects of noise, and tinnitus.

SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood

Dr. Donna Smiley, smileydf@archildrens.org

Collaboration between school-based AuDs and SLPs Serving children with hearing loss takes a team approach. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to work together in order for children with hearing loss to achieve maximum potential. In this rapid roundtable, Dr. Donna Smiley, will highlight WHY audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to work together for the benefit of children who have hearing loss.

SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. John Folkins, folkins@bgsu.edu

Opportunities in Higher Education In this rapid roundtable, Dr. John Folkins, will talk about a number of topics related to being successful in graduate school. The discussion will be wide ranging and related to the interests of the students. The opportunities to earn a Ph.D. will also be discussed.

SIG 14: CSD in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations

Melissa White, melidwhite@gmail.com

Cultural-linguistic Diversity In this roundtable, speech- language pathologist, Ms. Melissa White, will provide information regarding how SIG14 makes available information regarding CLD populations and how future SLPs can prepare for a diverse caseload.

SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders

Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance, mprovan@nmsu.edu

Study Abroad-Clinical Opportunities For those students wishing to have a study abroad experience, Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance, will lead a discussion to provide direction for how to make that dream come true. You will learn the 'fast' nuts and bolts of what it takes to have an international clinical service experience. You will also meet a graduate student or two who have done just that.

 

Session 2: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Sponsor Presenter Topic Title Description

ASHA's Academic Affairs & Research Education and Surveys and Analysis programs

Dr. Loretta Nunez, lnunez@aha.org

"Where the Jobs Are"

 

ASHA collects and maintains a wealth of information on CSD educational programs, current employment/workforce data and projections, from both ASHA surveys and external sources. During this session of the Rapid Roundtables, ASHA's Director of Academic Affairs, Loretta Nunez will provide detail on how you can learn what the data tell us about the number of jobs projected, trends impacting future demand, and where job opportunities in audiology and speech-language pathology are most available.

SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders

Craig Coleman, craig.coleman@marshall.edu

Holly Nover, holly.nover@stjohns.k12.fl.us

School Age Children Who Stutter

Fluency & Fluency Disorders focuses on issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of preschool, school age children and adults who stutter. During this rapid roundtable, SIG 4 representatives, Mr. Coleman and Ms. Nover, will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of children/teens who stutter. They will also provide information about current SIG 4 Projects including the Oral Reading Fluency Measures & Children who Stutter and the ASHA Practice Portal Project on Childhood Stuttering.

 

SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders

 

Adam Lloyd, alloyd@Entorlando.com

Voice Disorders and Employment In this roundtable speech-language pathologist, Mr. Adam Lloyd, will present on the specialization in voice and upper aerodigestive disorders. Training, finding employment, work environment, collaboration with otolaryngologists, and documentation in the area of voice disorders will also be discussed.

SIG 5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders

Scott Dailey,
scott-dailey@uiowa.edu

Cleft Palate: Early Feeding, Speech and Team Care

In this roundtable, Dr. Scott Dailey will discuss why and how individuals with clefts are best served by a multidisciplinary team. Speech-language pathologists play a very important role in team care from birth to adulthood. Collaboration between the cleft team speech-language pathologists and the community/school speech-language pathologists is essential for coordinated and efficient care. In infancy, the speech-language pathologist provides assessment and management of feeding issues as well as counseling on appropriate speech and language stimulation and monitoring for any emerging cleft-related speech problems. When speech problems are identified by either the team or community/school based clinician, collaboration for assessment and treatment is a key component of successful speech management.

SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation

Dr. Kathy Cienkowski,
cienkowski@uconn.edu

Patient-centered Hearing Healthcare: A Practical Guide In the history of hearing healthcare, the patient has always been the central element. However, with the emphasis on technological solutions this patient emphasis is sometimes lost. Dr. Cienkowski introduces participants to concepts in patient-centered care. We will discuss patients as partners whom share the responsibility for management and outcomes of living well with hearing loss.

SIG 11: Administration and Supervision

Ann Glaser,
ann.glaser@ebshealthcare.com

The Successful Clinical Fellowship Experience Ms. Ann Glaser will lead this roundtable discussion providing information on how to find the best clinical fellowship experience. A number of topics that will be covered include how to make the resume career ready, job search strategies, interview techniques, and supervision requirements for the CF experience.

SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Dr. Meher Banajee, mbanaj@lsuhsc.edu

and Dr. Mary Ann Lowe, lowem@nova.edu

Good, Bad and Ugly: Apps for the Speech Language Pathologist The presenters will lead a discussion of apps in the following areas of speech-language pathology: 1. Language apps will include areas of pragmatics and social communication, expressive language and AAC, visual supports and scheduling, and receptive language (to include story-telling, concepts development and sequencing). 2. Speech apps will cover the areas of voice (Pitch Pipe Pro, S/Z ratio and Analyzer Pro), fluency (DAF and Fluency Tracker), and articulation (Articulation Games).3. Miscellaneous apps to promote productive such as Age Cal, Data Tracker, etc.

SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

Jennifer Chapin,
jchapin_wisc@hotmail.com

Practice Setting Consideration with Dysphagia Management Many new graduates state that working with individuals with dysphagia can be both exciting and intimidating when starting their CFY. Ms. Jennifer Chapin will lead discussions regarding considerations for dysphagia assessment and treatment across different practice settings. This rapid roundtable will focus on helping you stay current with evidence-based practice by sharing resources and supports available in a variety of employment settings (acute care, SNF, rehab, schools, home health, early intervention, etc.).

SIG 15: Gerontology

Becky Khayum,
becky.khayum@memorycarecorp.com

Dementia This rapid roundtable will discuss the role of the speech-language pathologist in the evaluation and treatment of older adults with cognitive-communication disorders secondary to dementia. A description of the different types of dementias, along with assessment and functional intervention approaches in the various medical settings will be broadly covered.

SIG 16: School-Based Issues

 

Christine Freiberg, slp4kids@charter.net

and Lisa Chattler, lchattler@losal.org

Working in Schools/Practice The presenters will lead this rapid roundtable highlighting a few of the many issues school-based SLPs address in their daily work and the role SIG 16 plays in supporting school-based SLPs. Topics to be discussed include integrating the Common Core state standards into therapy and assessment; the role of the SLP in RTI; and advocating for a workload approach.

SIG 18: Telepractice

Dr. Sue Grogan-Johnson, sgrogan1@kent.edu

and William Bolden

Telepractice The presenters will provide an introduction to telepractice and discuss the application of telepractice in speech-language pathology and audiology. The presenters will highlight initiatives of SIG 18 to promote telepractice in our professions.

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