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2015 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.

Short Courses on Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Thursday, November 12

SC01 AAC Assessment for Children: A Look at Practice Issues & Future Directions
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Authors: Carole Zangari, Nova Southeastern University; Gloria Soto, San Francisco State University; Meher Banajee, Louisiana State University Health Sciences; Marlene Cummings, Oakland Schools; Angela Standridge, Region 4 Education Service Center; Vicki Clarke, Dynamic Therapy Associates
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Historically, the feature match process has been the gold standard for AAC assessment in children. This presentation opens a dialogue regarding the need for change in these practices, with panelists from higher education (SLP, special education), schools, and clinical settings discussing both issues specific to their settings and alternative approaches.

SC02 Six IEP Goals for Addressing Social Anxiety in ASD
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Patrick Rydell, Rocky Mountain Autism Center; Sarah Treharne, Rocky Mountain Autism Center
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This seminar will provide intervention guidelines to assist children with ASD who demonstrate heightened social anxieties in social-learning contexts, such as classrooms. Presenters will review IEP goals for maintaining emotional regulation while learning with social partners. Video clips and practical strategies for intervention will be demonstrated.

*SC03 SocialsibS: A Family-Based Approach to Social Communication Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Amy Donaldson, Portland State University
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 1: Language Learning and Education. SocialsibS is an intervention designed to improve core features of ASD through a novel whole-family approach using video modeling, sibling mediation, and parent coaching. This presentation will describe preliminary studies of SocialsibS, strategies for including families in social communication intervention, and how to implement SocialsibS in various settings.

SC04 Outcomes & Quality: Key Characteristics of a Successful SLP Value Journey
Topic Area: Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues
Authors: Paul Rao, Retired/Rehab Consultant
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

The healthcare landscape will be described and levels of care will be outlined. Value will be defined and differentiated from volume and the steps necessary for SLPs to become value-added will be outlined. Arguments and illustrations will be provided for SLPs to become critical players in the value-based healthcare economy.

*SC05 Care Path for Patients With Tinnitus
Topic Area: Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus or Balance Disorders
Authors: Craig Newman, Cleveland Clinic; Sharon Sandridge, Cleveland Clinic
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation & SIG 8: Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance. The Tinnitus Management Clinic (TMC) care path at the Cleveland Clinic designed to provide services to patients with bothersome tinnitus will be presented. This care path offers an efficacious and cost-effective assessment and management model by incorporating interprofessional collaborative care among audiology, dentistry, otolaryngology, neurology, physical therapy, and psychology.

*SC06 PPA Treatment Update: Standardizing Care for Non-Standard Aphasia
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults
Authors: Maya Henry, University of Texas, Austin; Aimee Mooney, Oregon Health & Sciences University; Darby Morhardt, Northwestern University
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults & SIG 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a degenerative speech-language disorder affecting communication and impacting participation. Assessment and treatment approaches for staged management will be discussed in the context of personal and caregiver challenges. We will examine complex issues that patients and families face and how treatment augments multidisciplinary approaches to care.

SC07 TED Talks (and Hears) Neuroanatomy
Topic Area: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms
Authors: Gregory Mannarelli, University of Michigan Medical Center; Paul Kileny, University of Michigan Medical Center; Soo-Eun Chang, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Karen Kluin, University of Michigan Medical Center; Gene Balzer, ANMA; Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, University of Utah; Gayle Hicks, Neurodynamics; Marshall Smith, University of Utah
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the American Audiology Board of Intraoperative Monitoring. How is ASHA literally "changing minds"? Patterned on the high-energy and concise style of the TED talks, experienced clinicians and researchers will provide perspectives on how neuroanatomy has "synapsed" with their career. A series of 10–20 minute lectures will explore the central and peripheral nervous systems related to communication disorders.

*SC08 Delivering Adult Speech Pathology Services via Telepractice: The Current Evidence & Considerations for Implementing Services
Topic Area: Telepractice
Authors: Elizabeth Ward, The University of Queensland; Clare Burns, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 18: Telepractice. There is emerging evidence to support the use of telepractice in adult clinical practice where specialist skills are required, such as dysphagia and Head and Neck cancer care. This workshop will present the evidence for adult telepractice services, detail telepractice models currently in use, and discuss planning and implementation considerations.

Friday, November 13

*SC09 Critical Thinking: Foundations & Applications for Preparing Our Future Helping Professionals
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Patrick Finn, University of Georgia; Shelley Brundage, George Washington University; Anthony DiLollo, Wichita State University
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education & SIG 11: Administration and Supervision.The objective of this short course is to address three topics relevant to educators interested in including critical thinking as a component of their programs for preparing students to become evidence-based practitioners: 1) Why teach critical thinking? 2) What is critical thinking? and 3) Approaches for teaching critical thinking.

*SC10 Be More With Core: Tips & Resources for Rolling Out a Core Vocabulary Initiative
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Authors: Kelly Key, Barrington School District; Rachel Hessl, Countryside School; Jennifer Schapp, Barrington Early Learning Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. This session describes a district-wide AAC core vocabulary initiative for schools serving students with AAC, including students with autism spectrum disorders. This practical session will demonstrate how to embed core vocabulary into the curriculum. Participants will learn strategies for implementing an AAC core vocabulary initiative in their own school district.

SC11 Teaching Parents to Improve Their Children's Self-Regulation in Everyday Life
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Elizabeth MacKenzie, Retired; Joselynne Jaques, HOPE Therapies
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session will focus on the how, what and when of teaching parents to enhance their children's self-regulation in everyday settings. Participants will learn about the impact of parental beliefs on their implementation of strategies and techniques, the main steps in effective training, training evaluation, and content.

SC12 Evidence for Executive Function Assessment & Intervention
Topic Area: Communication Sciences
Authors: Peter Isquith, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Measuring the integrity of executive functions such as working memory, planning and organization in students has become common clinical practice. Recent attention has turned to supporting and enhancing executive functions. This presentation will review evidence for assessing executive functions, guiding interventions, and measuring outcomes.

*SC13 Psychosocial, Academic, & Mental Health Considerations for Dual Language Learners With or Without Communication Disorders
Topic Area: Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline
Authors: Claudio Toppelberg, Harvard Medical School-Judge Baker Children's Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. This SIG 14: CLD populations sponsored course addresses social, family, and individual influences on bilingual language development; and the link between language and mental health. Protective factors that prevent development of mental health problems in bilingual children with language impairments, as well as relevant case studies will be discussed.

SC14 Management of Children With ANSD: Strategies for Treatment & Education
Topic Area: Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders
Authors: Karen MacIver-Lux, Sound Intuition; Stacey Lim, Central Michigan University
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

An increasing number of children have been identified with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorders. This presentation will include an overview of ANSD and its impact on the perception and the interventions available to help children with ANSD reach their highest listening and spoken communication potential.

SC15 Fostering the Academic Talk Oral Language Register Beginning With Preschoolers: A Clinician's Guide
Topic Area: Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Authors: Anne Van Kleeck, University of Texas–Dallas
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Progress in fostering language abilities in children as young as preschool-aged who at risk for academic difficulties requires distinguishing two registers of oral language – casual talk (CT) and academic talk (AT). Research highlighting different AT socialization in children from different social groups will be synthesized, and assessment/intervention implications discussed.

*SC16 Hair Cell Regeneration: Recent Progress & Future Opportunities
Topic Area: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms
Authors: Jeffrey Corwin, University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders & Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms. Research and Diagnostics & Hearing and balance deficits that arise through hair cell loss are typically permanent for humans, but fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds quickly recover from comparable deficits via innate mechanisms that produce replacement hair cells. This presentation will provide an overview of hair cell regeneration, recent findings, and future directions.

SC17 Managing the Transaction of Feedback in the Supervisory Process
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Vicki McCready, University of North Carolina–Greensboro; Louise Raleigh, University of North Carolina–Greensboro; Debra Schober-Peterson, Georgia State University; Jane Wegner, University of Kansas
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Although much has been written and presented about the important skill of giving feedback in the supervisory process, little attention has been paid to the receipt of feedback and the transactional nature of the process. The session will look closely at this reciprocal exchange with emphasis on receiving feedback.

SC18 Becoming Storytelling Animals: Narrative Interventions From Preverbal to School Age
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Janet Norris, Louisiana State University; Cara Tyson, Louisiana State University; Cindy Parr, Louisiana State University; Laura Delrose, Louisiana State University
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Storytelling is one of the most important language skills that humans acquire. Narrative is the foundation for social problem solving, establishing friendships, accomplishing goals, and making appropriate decisions throughout the day. Interventions that help children acquire narrative skills will be discussed with video demonstrations.

SC19 Achieving HIPAA Compliance & Avoiding Costly Breaches of Confidentiality
Topic Area: Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues
Authors: Judith Jewett, Jewett & Associates, Inc.; Daniel Teget, Jewett & Associates, Inc.
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Maintaining the integrity, accessibility and confidentiality of client's Protected Health Information (PHI) is critical for protecting clients and for HIPAA compliance. Avoiding breaches through required Administrative, Technological and Physical safeguards, the safe harbor of encryption, key Policies and Procedures, and Risk Assessment and Risk Management will be covered.

*SC20 Parents as Partners in Stuttering Therapy
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Craig Coleman, Marshall University; John Tetnowski, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Patricia Walton, University of Northern Colorado
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Communicating with parents and training parents to be effective in communicating with their children who stutter facilitate successful outcomes in stuttering therapy. Theory and background of parent training will be discussed, and an emphasis will be placed on practical considerations to enhance SLP, client, and parent communication in stuttering therapy.

*SC21 Challenges in Service Delivery Spanning Five Continents
Topic Area: Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline
Authors: Grace Hao, North Carolina Central University; Yvette Hyter, Western Michigan University; Silvia Martinez, Howard University; Jane McCormack, Charles Stuart University; Ilias Papathanasiou, TEI of Western Greece
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline & SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. This SIG 17-sponsored course will be presented by five internationally experienced panel members who will address service delivery challenges, potential solutions, and benefits of international collaboration spanning five continents including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Attendees will also learn how to become involved in an international professional experience.

*SC22 Early Intervention Issues in Children With Cleft Lip & Palate: Feeding & Speech-Language
Topic Area: Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies
Authors: Scott Dailey, University of Iowa; Kerry Mandulak, Pacific University of Oregon
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies & SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders. This presentation will highlight the issues surrounding working with children birth to three years old who present with cleft lip and palate. The impact of a cleft on feeding and speech and language development will be discussed. Tools and resources will be offered specific to early intervention needs with this population of children, in the greater context of typical development.

*SC23 Swallowing after Head & Neck Cancer Graduate Review
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and Adults
Authors: Kate Hutcheson, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Cathy Lazarus, Department of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). A description of comprehensive management of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer across the continuum of survivorship: prevention to management of late-onset dysphagia. Cases will exemplify those most commonly encountered with emphasis on distinct tumor sites and contemporary treatment modalities including transoral surgeries and highly conformal radiation methods.

SC24 Comprehensive Management of the Laryngectomized Patient With a Tracheoesophageal Puncture
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication
Authors: Jodi Knott, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Denice Perez, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Leila Little, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This short course will discuss an introductory overview of tracheoesophageal voice restoration including evaluation, selection and management of the voice prostheses, problem-solving, management of lymphedema, Botox injection, use of attachments and heat moisture exchange filters. The presenters will share clinical experience and evidence-based approaches to rehabilitation of the laryngectomized individual.

Saturday, November 14

SC25 The Bookstudy Collaborative: A Primer to Prioritize Student Development & Classroom Pragmatics in Introductory Courses
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Leslie Grubler, Lehman College, CUNY
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

The Bookstudy Collaborative: A Primer to Prioritize Student Development and Classroom Pragmatics in the Introductory Course will define the introductory classroom as foundational not only for knowledge acquisition but skill development and the emergence of essential qualities in students -- using the unique medium of student collaborative book studies as the prime mover.

*SC26 Supervision Boot Camp for Schools
Topic Area: Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues
Authors: Laura Young-Campbell, Mat-Su Borough School District; Elizabeth McCrea, Indiana University; Kathy Wheat, Oklahoma City Community College
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues & SIG 16: School-based Issues. New to supervision or have an SLPA, CF or student intern and unsure of what do? This short course covers recommendations, guidelines and models of supervision proven to provide successful results. Best practices for supervision in schools will be discussed in addition to how to make sound ethical decisions.

SC27 Genetics Boot Camp: DNA, Communication Disorders, & Professional Teamwork
Topic Area: Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice
Authors: Beate Peter, Arizona State University; Kate Reed, Jackson Laboratory
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This Short Course covers fundamentals of molecular genetics, genetic etiologies in the various communication disorders, clinical considerations for SLPs and audiologists, and ethical, legal, and social implications in genetics. An overview of genetic testing, genetic counseling, medical genetics, and new interprofessional approaches to education and clinical practice is provided.

*SC28 Essential Components to Effective Assessment of Children With Hearing Loss: Keys to Interprofessional Collaboration
Topic Area: Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders
Authors: Kristina Blaiser, Idaho State University; Elizabeth Preston, Utah State University
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. This presentation will provide participants with a hands-on opportunity to examine the assessment procedures that best identify the strengths and needs of children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing. Interpretation of standardized and non-standardized assessments will be discussed, specifically how these results can guide interprofessional collaboration and validation of hearing technology.

SC29 Using Spaced Retrieval to Improve Recall in Persons With Dementia
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults
Authors: Jeanette Benigas, West Chester University
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

The focus of this presentation is to provide clinicians with information on therapeutic application of Spaced Retrieval to enhance recall in persons with dementia. Updates in research and the addition of a visual aid to enhance outcomes will also be discussed.

SC30 Assessing Young Readers: Looking Deeper at Students' Early Literacy Acquisition
Topic Area: Literacy Assessment and Intervention
Authors: Ray Reutzel, Utah State University
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Literacy Assessment and Intervention. This seminar will introduce participants to 1) a standards-based model and 2) a component-based model of early literacy assessment. This seminar will focus on the decoding component of the component-based early literacy assessment model to include: concepts-about-print, letter names and sounds, phonics, & high frequency words.

SC31 Ultrasound Biofeedback for Speech Sound Disorders: Hands-On Clinical Training
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Jonathan Preston, Syracuse University; Tara McAllister Byun, New York University; Elaine Hitchcock, Montclair State University; Heather Leavy Rusiewicz, Duquesne University; Sue Ann Lee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Megan Leece, Syracuse University; Suzanne Boyce, University of Cincinnati
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children. This short course will offer hands-on training in the clinical use of ultrasound imaging for speech. The course will provide an overview of ultrasound technology and present images representing typical productions and speech errors. Attendees will learn how ultrasound can be used to assess and treat speech errors.

*SC32 Opportunity in the Challenge of Health Care: Identifying & Treating Dysphonia in Long-Term Care
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication
Authors: Catherine Krival, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehab; Edgar Clark, The Agency
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 15: Gerontology. Dysphonia is highly prevalent, but possibly under-treated, in nursing home residents. Strongly associated with frailty, dysphonia is also a component of many neurological and structural disorders. Using practical instruction and case analysis, we will describe realistic assessment, therapy, solutions to common barriers to care, coding and reimbursement, and outcome measurement.

SC33 Finding the Joy in Supervision: I've Agreed to be a Supervisor, Now What?
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Jennifer St. Clair, Loma Linda University
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

At some point during their career, most SLPs agree to take on supervision. Lacking academic and practical training, most feel unprepared and anxious. This presentation discusses the essential functions of supervision (communication, expectations, critical thinking, problem solving, assessment), and presents a model for experiencing the joy of supervision well done.

SC34 Innovations in AuD/SLP Counseling Education: The Emotionally-Intelligent, Active-Learning Classroom (Bazinga!)
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Suzanne Woods, Central Michigan University; Susan Naeve-Velguth, Central Michigan University
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

The purpose of this session is to describe an innovative approach to counseling in AuD/SLP education that integrates current theories of Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness using a "flipped classroom" active-learning design, reflective-learning techniques, and innovative models of patient/client simulation. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will be provided.

SC35 Thinking With Better Language: Pro-Social Conceptual Learning
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Ellyn Arwood, University of Portland; Carole Kaulitz, APRICOT, Inc.
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

Learning to think is a Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) process. Participants will engage in activities that focus on language acquisition as a process to increase conceptual thinking. Numerous case examples and student work will be provided to showcase a variety of language strategies that improves pro-social and cognitive thinking.

SC36 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Era: How to Make Your SLP Program Thrive
Topic Area: Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues
Authors: Ann Kummer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing the way healthcare is provided in the United States. The presenter will discuss the ACA and how it will affect SLP programs. Strategies will be given on how to increase value to patients and decrease the per capita cost of achieving quality outcomes.

SC37 Understanding & Telling Personal & Fictional Stories: Foundations for Social & Academic Success
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Carol Westby, Bilingual Multicultural Services; Barbara Culatta, Brigham Young University
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This course will (1) explain role and development of autobiographical life story narratives; (2) describe a variety of tools to assess fictional and autobiographical/life story narratives; and (3) demonstrate strategies to develop the cognitive and linguistic skills essential for recognition and production of characterization, plot, and theme in narratives.

SC38 A Model of Bilingual Speech-Language Assessment
Topic Area: Literacy Assessment and Intervention
Authors: Teresa Gillespie, Denver Public Schools; Carla Dominguez, Denver Public Schools
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

A unique speech-language assessment model for English Learners has been developed that is based on information collected from English language proficiency tests and a sufficient speech-language body of evidence. The model has resulted in an increased appropriate identification of speech-language impairment and a reduction in conducting unnecessary speech-language assessments.

*SC39 Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, Laryngospasm & Chronic Cough
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication
Authors: Thomas Murry, Loma Linda University; Claudio Milstein, Cleveland Clinic
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites Denver/TBD

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders. Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), chronic cough and laryngospasm (LS) are diagnosed increasingly in adults and children. This session offers insights into the sensory and motor aspects of laryngeal movement disorders including PVFM, LS and non-pulmonary chronic cough. Evidence from research and clinical findings will be offered. Case studies will highlight treatment models.