2016 Convention Short Courses

Short Courses are optional 3-hour ticketed seminars (additional fee) that provide more in-depth interaction at the intermediate level or above and are led by presenters who hold expertise in the subject matter.

As noted in the abstracts, some Short Courses have been developed by the Convention Program Committee, Specialty Recognition Boards, Special Interest Groups, or the host state association. The presenters of these courses have been specially invited to present on a particular topic.

Short Course tickets cost $80 each and may be purchased when registering for the Convention.

Short Course titles denoted with a (*) have been developed by Special Interest Groups (SIGs). ASHA members who are SIG affiliates may purchase discounted tickets to SIG-developed Short Courses for $40 each. To learn more about the Special Interest Groups and to become an affiliate, call the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071.

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Thursday, November 17

SC01 Anatomy of an Online Course: Implementation of Active Learning Pedagogy in an Online Class
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education (GI)
Authors: Abby Hemmerich, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; Jerry Kevin Hoepner, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; Deborah Elledge, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; Jennifer Thistle, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; Thomas Sather, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; Rebecca Jarzynski, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

Faculty at the University of WIsconsin–Eau Claire present a session on implementation of online teaching pedagogy. Evidence-based principles will be reviewed, as well as data and experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Highlights will include online learner characteristics, discussion board organization and use, content delivery, and assessment strategies.

*SC02 Teaching Toolbox: Challenges in Speech, Hearing & Neurosciences
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education (GI)
Authors: John Seikel, Idaho State University–Pocatello; Sandie Bass-Ringdahl, University of Georgia; Patrick Roy Walden, St. John's University
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education. Neuroscience, speech, and hearing science are foundational elements in both speech-language pathology and audiology, but study of these concepts can pose significant challenges for students who do not have a biological science background. The goal of this workshop is to present concrete teaching examples to help overcome these challenges.

SC03 Speech Disorders You Know How to Treat, but Didn't Know It
Topic Area: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Linda Vallino, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Amy Morgan, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Shriners Hospitals for Children–Chicago; Ellen Moore, Texas Children's Hospital Clinical Care Center; Dennis Ruscello, West Virginia University
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders. There are subgroups of children with speech disorders who present with different etiologies, but there is overlap, which can make differential diagnosis problematic. In addition, these children constitute low incidence populations; consequently, many clinicians do not see them frequently. This session deals with the assessment and treatment of complex cases.

*SC04 What Can Otoacoustic Emissions Do for You?
Topic Area: Hearing and Balance Science (Aud)
Authors: Laura Dreisbach Hawe, San Diego State University; Gayla Poling, Mayo Clinic
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics and Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus–Assessment and Intervention: Adult. Advances in otoacoustic emission (OAE) generation theory, measurement protocols, improved calibration techniques, and ultra-high frequency stimuli provide exciting new approaches for the evaluation of cochlear function. Specific aspects of these advances in clinical populations, including reliable measurements for the purposes of ototoxic monitoring programs will be discussed.

SC05 Children With ASD Making Connections: Reading & Meaning It No Matter What the Genre
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents (SLP)
Authors: Sylvia Diehl, University of South Florida
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders. Children with ASD are expected to comprehend progressively more complex texts that bridge across multiple genres. This course will address literature related to reading comprehension intervention along with text structure. Discussion will include unique and evidence based considerations for incorporating text structure with reading comprehension strategies.

SC06 The Role of the SLP & the AD Spectrum of Disorders
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults (SLP)
Authors: Jeanna Winchester, Dysphagia Management Systems LLC; Peter Johnson, Dysphagia Management Systems LLC
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. The current course seeks to explain the types of breakdown found among the AD Spectrum. We will explain current pharmacological interventions and provide information relevant to help them work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.

SC07 Academic Writing in Math & Social Studies by Students With LLD: Orchestrating Language Complexity
Topic Area: Literacy Assessment and Intervention (SLP)
Authors: Elaine Silliman, University of South Florida; Maria Brea-Spahn, University of South Florida; Robin Danzak, Sacred Heart University
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

The course addresses the challenge of disciplinary writing in math and social studies for students with LLD in grades 5–7. Participants will actively engage with a multi-level, linguistic/discourse model that incorporates Universal Design for Learning to support students in coordinating coherence (topic) and cohesion (language complexity) in academic writing.

*SC08 Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Clinical Thinking; Decision Making; & the Evidence
Topic Area: Motor Speech Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Edythe Strand, Mayo Clinic & Mayo Coll of Medicine
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. This short course focuses on treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), emphasizing clinical thinking and decision-making. A number of treatment strategies are discussed for children of different ages and levels of severity. Available evidence for treatment efficacy is presented. Video demonstrations are used to facilitate discussion.

*SC09 Using Speech Science to Improve Your Clinical Decision Making & Practice
Topic Area: Speech and Language Science (SLP)
Authors: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, University of Utah; Maria Grigos, New York University; Susan Shaiman, University of Pittsburgh
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 19: Speech Science. This short course will demonstrate how speech science aids in clinical decision making and enhances evidence based practice. Clinically accessible software/techniques will be emphasized. Case presentations from speech disorders across the lifespan will highlight the positive impact and critical role of speech science knowledge on evaluation and treatment delivery.

SC10 Real-life Cases Meet Real-world Evidence: Dysphagia Case Studies Across the Life Span
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Pamela Dodrill, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Molly Knigge, University of Wisconsin Voice & Swallow Clinics; Joseph Murray, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Ann Kearney, Standford University; Rinki Varindani Desai, HealthPro Rehab; Harrison Jones, Duke University
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. This session will be dedicated to case presentations highlighting the ideal sequence of clinical discovery, instrumental assessment and subsequent delivery and measurement of evidence-based care. The cases will be derived from a range of practice settings including pediatric, head and neck cancer, neurologic disease, esophageal disorders and long-term care.

*SC11 Voice Therapy Techniques for the Beginning Clinician
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication (SLP)
Authors: Claudio Milstein, Cleveland Clinic; Jacqueline Gartner-Schmidt, University of Pittsburgh; Marc Haxer, University of Michigan Health System
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders. Have you just received a consult for a patient with a voice disorder? Don't know what to do in therapy? For the novice clinician, treating patients with voice disorders can be a daunting experience. This session will familiarize participants with various therapeutic techniques used to treat voice/laryngeal disorders.

Friday, November 18

SC12 All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral & Social Challenges
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Jed Baker, Social Skills Training Project
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students with behavioral challenges and anxiety present difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting with others. This workshop will teach therapists how to de-escalate crises and create effective behavior plans to prevent meltdowns associated with common triggers, including demanding tasks, fearful situations, difficulty waiting, accepting "no", sensory issues, and more.

*SC13 Bringing Mindfulness & Meaning to Work: An Experiential Introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Topic Area: Fluency (SLP)
Authors: Emily Sandoz, University of Louisiana-Lafayette; Scott Palasik, University of Akron
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness- and values-based approach to facilitating behavior change and psychological flexibility. ACT has been successfully applied as an adjunctive treatment for PTSD and addiction, and shows promise for people who stutter. This course provides an overview of ACT and will highlight experiential practice.

*SC14 Making a World of Difference: Delivering Speech-Language Services to Refugees & Immigrants in the U.S.
Topic Area: Global Issues and Practices (GI)
Authors: Tonya Davis, Buffalo Public Schools; Alicia Morrison, Dallas Independent School District; W.F. Santiago-Valles, Western Michigan University; Elisabeth Ward, California State University, Long Beach
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. This SIG 17 panel will address the current influx of refugees/migrants leaving their native countries and the challenges they face integrating into the cultural, educational and health systems of the U.S. The SLP's role in this challenge will be described including programs to treat those with communication disorders.

SC15 Cochlear Implantation in Children With Multiple Disabilities
Topic Area: Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus–Assessment and Intervention: Pediatrics (Aud)
Authors: Meredith Holcomb, Med University of South Carolina; Donald Goldberg, Coll of Wooster & Cleveland Clinic ; Ted Meyer, Med University of South Carolina
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

Cochlear implantation in children with diagnoses in addition to hearing loss requires special considerations. When typical course of action is unfeasible, clinicians are charged to use alternative test methods and materials. Pediatric CI candidacy, evaluation, and management in special populations will be reviewed and case studies will be presented.

*SC16 Teaching Parents to Be Communication Partners: The Effectiveness of Parent-Implemented Interventions
Topic Area: Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (SLP)
Authors: Megan Roberts, Northwestern University
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 1: Language Learning and Education. Early intervention that occurs in natural environments with every-day communication partners is the current recommended best practice. However, involving parents in therapy is a complex process. This presentation describes several language facilitation strategies and specific methods used to teach parents to implement these strategies during every day routines and activities.

SC17 Educating Tomorrow's Dysphagia Clinicians: How Can We Change the Future Today?
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education (GI)
Authors: Michael Crary, Swallowing Research Laboratory, University of Central Florida; Michael Groher, University of Redlands; Isaac Sia, National University Hospital
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Academic and Clinical Education. Dysphagia education is young and evolving. This short course advocates application of cyber/interactive tools as appropriate and desirable approaches to pre-patient dysphagia education. Examples of will include virtual patient interviewing, standardized interpretation of fluoroscopic swallowing studies, and interactive critical thinking cases to facilitate clinical reasoning and strategic problem solving.

*SC18 ALS & AAC: Early Engagement in Assessment, System Design & Implementation
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (SLP)
Authors: John Costello, Boston Children's Hospital; Margaret Dellea, Boston Children's Hospital
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders and SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. A collaborative assessment model with SLP and OT/AT, focused on proactive introduction of AAC including voice banking and our model of message banking, custom creation of quick access tools, exploration of varied SGD systems as well as assistive technology options for computer access and environmental control will be detailed.

SC19 Leading the Way: Treating Acquired Structural Disorders: Speech, Resonance & Swallowing
Topic Area: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Margaret Tiner, University of Michigan Health System; Dennis Ruscello, West Virginia University; Candice Zemnick, Columbia University
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders and Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Acquired structural deficits of the oral cavity and velopharynx often result in significant impairments in speech, resonance and swallowing. Effective management of these cases requires a specialized team. This course will present a multidisciplinary panel of speech-language pathologists and a prosthodontist describing the evaluation and treatment of these complex cases.

*SC20 Intensive Therapy to Prepare SLPs to Treat Craniofacial Anomalies & Aphasia in Brazil & U.S.
Topic Area: Cultural and Linguistic Issues (GI)
Authors: Maria Inês Pegoraro-Krook, Bauru School of Dentistry/ University of Sao Paulo; Janet Whiteside, University of Central Florida
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. This Short Course includes therapy strategies for aphasia, cleft palate, and velopharyngeal dysfunction; and a description of a clinical practicum model of intensive speech therapy to prepare students for management of communication disorders as provided in international, collaborative Aphasia and Craniofacial treatment centers.

*SC21 Patient/Person-Centered Care: What, Why, & How
Topic Area: Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus–Assessment and Intervention: Adult (Aud)
Authors: Sue Ann Erdman, Audiologic Rehabilitation Counseling and Consulting Services (ARCCS)
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. Viewed as a process model, patient/person-centered care includes eliciting patient narratives, responding empathically, achieving mutual understanding of patients' concerns and needs, sharing treatment decisions, and promoting self-efficacy to optimize adherence and outcomes. What these elements entail, why they are important, and how they are implemented clinically will be emphasized.

SC22 Integrating Neuroscience, Neuropsychology & Speech Pathology for the Treatment of Developmental & Acquired Reading Disorders
Topic Area: Literacy Assessment and Intervention (SLP)
Authors: Jason Yeatman, University of Washington; Tim Conway, Morris Center; Diane Kendall, University of Washington & VAMC Puget Sound
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This 3-part short course will address: 1) the neuroscience of dyslexia and changes in plasticity due to intervention, 2) developmental dyslexia diagnosis, treatment and prevention data and 3) acquired alexia diagnosis and treatment.

*SC23 Don't Be a "Settler"—How to Avoid Homemade Tools & Treatments in Dysphagia
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Giselle Mann, University of Central Florida
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) and Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Too many "settle" i.e. inherit and use "homemade" checklists and tests and never consider how these tools might affect our patients outcome. Likewise, we don't easily recognize strong well-developed treatments that can enhance our practice. This course will provide strategies to improve your choice of evaluations and treatments for dysphagia.

*SC24Telepractice, Audiology, & Aural Rehabilitation: Serving Hearing, Speech, & Language Needs Across the Lifespan
Topic Area: Telepractice (GI)
Authors: Gregg Givens, Eastern Carolina University; Andrew Stuart, East Carolina University; K. Todd Houston, University of Akron; Chad Gladden, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 18: Telepractice. Telepractice increasingly offers solutions for audiologists and speech-language pathologists to serve clients with hearing loss. During this short course, four presenters will review technology and best practices for providing teleaudiology and tele-aural rehabilitation services from infants to adults.

Saturday, November 19

SC25 Cognition, Audition & Amplification: 2016
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education (GI)
Authors: Douglas Beck, Oticon Inc
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

The clinical and academic practice of audiology in 2016 is vastly different from what most of us learned prior to 2010. Yes, it has changed that quickly! In this presentation, we'll focus on clinically relevant and academically solid (peer reviewed) concepts and ideas associated with cognition, audition and amplification.

*SC26 Learning Takes Flight—Bridging from the Classroom to Professional Practice
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education (GI)
Authors: Mark DeRuiter, University of Minnesota ; Melanie Hudson, EBS Healthcare
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. Graduate students are the future of our discipline. Creating a successful path for a graduate student into the professional world requires thoughtful preparation by university programs and employers. This short course provides a "toolbox" approach for workplace mentors (whether they mentor clinical fellowships or audiology externships) and university faculty /staff.

*SC27 From Closet to Classroom & Everything in Between: The Continuum of Service Delivery Models
Topic Area: Business Management, Ethical and Professional Issues (GI)
Authors: Lyndsey Zurawski, Palm Beach County Schools; Virginia Kelly, Washington Public Schools
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 16: School-Based Issues and Business Management, Ethical and Professional Issues. This course will help SLPs working in schools unpack some action strategies for expanding service delivery models that promote student success, educational relevance, and collaboration. The course will address common barriers and possible solutions to the barriers for implementing a variety of service delivery models (inclusion, coteach, 3:1, etc.).

*SC28 Saving Hearing 2 Ears at a Time: Putting Prevention into Practice
Topic Area: Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus–Assessment and Intervention: Adult (Aud)
Authors: Vickie Tuten, Defense Hearing Center of Excellence; Kathy Gates, Defense Hearing Center of Excellence
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health. Course provides informative, practical approaches to the "WHY" and "HOW" for putting hearing prevention into practice, expanding revenue through prevention services, and providing community outreach. Participants will leave energized and motivated to serve as hearing health ambassadors, armed with tools and resources to "save hearing 2 ears at a time."

*SC29 Hell Doesn't Have to Be Other People: Interprofessional Practice for Experienced Professionals
Topic Area: Interprofessional Education and Practice (GI)
Authors: Janet Schreck, Johns Hopkins University; Frank Golom, Loyola University Maryland
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 15: Gerontology. While universities prepare future clinicians for interprofessional practice (IPP), experienced clinicians question: What does IPP mean? Aren't we already doing it? How can we implement IPP in the ever-changing healthcare and education landscape? Join us to explore these questions from the perspectives of an organizational psychologist and an SLP.

SC30 Neuroimaging Research Implications for Specific Learning Disorders Practice & Policy
Topic Area: Literacy Assessment and Intervention (SLP)
Authors: Jessica Black, Boston College
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session will examine specific learning disorder (SLD), with emphasis on developmental dyslexia, through a blended lens of leading neuroscience and psychoeducational research. The utility of neuroscience for practice will be explored in terms of etiology, developmental course, prediction, intervention, and assessment with attention to ecosystems of risk and protection.

SC31 Ultrasound Biofeedback for Speech Sound Disorders: Hands-On Clinical Training
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children (SLP)
Authors: Jonathan Preston, Syracuse University; Tara McAllister Byun, New York University; Elaine Hitchcock, Montclair St University; Heather Leavy Rusiewicz, Duquesne University; Sue Ann Lee, Texas Tech University; Megan Leece, Syracuse University; Sarah Hamilton, University of Cincinnati; Ahmed Rivera Campos, University of Cincinnati; Sue Schmidlin, University of Cincinnati; Joanne Cleland, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; Alan Wrench, Queen Margaret University; Suzanne Boyce, University of Cincinnati
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

The course will provide an overview of ultrasound tongue imaging and present examples representing typical productions and speech errors. Attendees will learn how ultrasound can be used to assess and treat speech errors. This short course will offer hands-on training in the clinical use of ultrasound imaging for speech.

SC32 Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Karen Zur, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Josepth Piccione, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Asim Maqbool, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia; Kimberly Duffy, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. This short course will provide information regarding the concept of pediatric aerodigestive disorders and role of a multidisciplinary team. It will include presentations from the team of experts in otolaryngology, pulmonology and gastroenterology and speech pathology from The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

SC33 Innovations in Theory of Mind Assessment: Introduction to the Theory of Mind Inventory-2
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Tiffany Hutchins, University of Vermont; Patricia Prelock, University of Vermont
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

Theory of Mind (ToM) is essential to successful social-communication and is impaired in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This presentation will describe ToM and traditional challenges to assessment. The Theory of Mind Inventory-2, its reliability, validity, and clinical utility are then discussed to support ToM in individuals with ASD.

SC34 Social Media: Harnessing the Power & Avoiding the Pitfalls
Topic Area: Business Management, Ethical and Professional Issues (GI)
Authors: Kellie Rowden-Racette, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Jennifer Brush, IDEAS Institute; Jenna Rayburn, Speech Room News; Katrina Killian, University of Pittsburgh
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Business Management, Ethical and Professional Issues. Sure, you've seen your share of cute kitten videos on Facebook but do you want to use social media to grow your business or spread information about your resources? Come learn practical do's and don'ts of social media complete with case studies and ideas you can implement immediately.

*SC35 A Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation & Treatment for Cleft Palate Articulation & Resonance Disorders
Topic Area: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders (SLP)
Authors: Kristen DeLuca, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Craniofacial Center; Lynn Marty Grames, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders. Many clinicians feel uneasy treating patients with cleft palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and craniofacial anomalies. This short course gives an overview of myths, legends, and best practices concerning cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Evaluation techniques easily adapted to any practice, and therapy techniques for any therapy setting are described and demonstrated.

*SC36 Decision Making in Complex Cases of Children who are DHH
Topic Area: Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus–Assessment and Intervention: Pediatrics (Aud)
Authors: Rene Gifford, Vanderbilt; Lillian Henderson, The Children's Cochlear Implant Center ; Sarah McKay, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Meredith Ouellette, The River School; Jeffrey Simmons, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. This short course will highlight complex cases of children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing. An expert panel will discuss evidence, clinical decision making, and case studies on the following topics: auditory brainstem implants, expanding cochlear implant candidacy, unilateral hearing loss, assessment of communication for placement and progress monitoring, and auditory neuropathy.

SC37 Making Evidence-Based Decisions for Children with Speech Sound Disorders
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children (SLP)
Authors: Elise Baker, University of Sydney; Edwin Maas, Temple University
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children. A variety of evidence-based options are available for managing speech sound disorders in children. A challenge for SLPs is to select options suited to individual children. This short course will examine assessment, target selection and intervention options for children with phonological impairment and children with childhood apraxia of speech.