American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

NSSLHA Day Rapid Roundtables Topics and Descriptions

Friday, November 15, 2013

Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Host Topic Title Description
NSSLHA "Reaching for the Gold: How to Obtain National NSSLHA's Gold Level Status" Speak with National NSSLHA Regional Councilors about how your chapter can become successful in reaching Gold recognition status! It is easier than you think, so stop by our table and learn how! All questions regarding National NSSLHA are welcome.
SIG 5 "A Unique Resource for Structurally-Based Speech Disorders, 'Hypernasal' Speech, and much more"

SIG 5 is a go-to resource for all types of structurally-based speech disorders, including cleft palate misarticulations, dentofacial deviations and other craniofacial anomalies, and a large number of non-cleft causes of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD/VPI). Would you like guidance on how to do a complete orofacial/intraoral exam and how to correlate your findings with the speech deviations you hear and observe? Did you know there is such a thing as learned nasal emission that has no physical basis and is successfully treated by speech therapy alone? Do you know why team care is important for individuals with clefts and other craniofacial anomalies and how to refer to a cleft palate/craniofacial team for comprehensive care? This round table provides answers to all of these questions and many more.

SIG 9 "Working Together is Better: Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists" 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. This rapid roundtable will highlight WHY audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to work together for the benefit of children who have hearing loss.
SIG 12 "App-lications"

Presenters will lead a discussion of apps in the following areas of speech-language pathology:

Language–

  • Pragmatics
  • Expressive (AAC)
  • Scheduling
  • Story-telling
  • Receptive

Speech–

  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Articulation

Miscellaneous—age calculator, data tracker, photoshop express.

SIG 14 "Providing Services to Children from Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds" This table will discuss best practice in the assessment and intervention of children who do not speak English as a first language.
SIG 18 "Telepractice 101" The presenter(s) will describe telepractice (teleaudiology and telespeech), provide a range of clinical telepractice exemplars; contrast sysnchronous vs asynchronous technologies; and describe current barriers to telepractice (i.e., privacy/security; state license portability; reimbursement). Attendees will learn where to locate Web-based resources on telepractice.

 

 

Session 2: 10:30 a.m. – noon

Host Topic Title Description
NSSLHA "Reaching for the Gold: How to Obtain National NSSLHA's Gold Level Status" Speak with National NSSLHA Regional Councilors about how your chapter can become successful in reaching Gold recognition status! It is easier than you think, so stop by our table and learn how! All questions regarding National NSSLHA are welcome.
SIG 2 "Contemporary Issues in Management of Aphasia" Does the treatment we provide our patients with aphasia influence changes in the brain? Is more therapy better than less therapy? Do our patients with aphasia also have cognitive problems? How do I train AAC strategies with my patients? These are some of the questions SLPs struggle with each day. Come to the SIG 2 table to share in a discussion of these topics.
SIG 3 "Voice and Upper Airway Disorders Across a Lifespan" The treatment of voice and upper airway disorders are part of the scope of practice for speech-language pathologists. This discussion will provide a short overview of the role of the SLP in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, and will offer insight into the multidisciplinary approach to their management.
SIG 4 "Childhood Stuttering" This roundtable discussion will focus on stuttering in children (ages 2–18). Concepts related to assessment and treatment will be discussed with a particular emphasis on what students and new clinicians need to know when working with children who stutter.
SIG 13 "Dysphagia Resources After Grad School—How to Stay Current" Dysphagia management can be one of the most exciting areas of our field.  It can also be one of the most intimidating for new grads. In addition to you CFY mentor, where can you turn to stay up-to-date in a fast-moving specialty area within medical speech and language pathology? Learn about the resources that are available to you regardless of the setting in which you will be working in order to keep up with the current research related to swallowing and swallowing disorders.
SIG 15 "Normal Cognitive Aging vs Dementia" The aging process affects everyone and compromises personal safety, independence, cognition and memory. What strategies and behaviors can we use to slow down the aging process? How do we know if someone is experiencing normal aging vs. early signs of dementia? What can be done to help those with dementia?

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