American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2013 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 14

*SC01 Autism Spectrum Disorders & Augmentative & Alternative Communication: Research
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Authors: Pat Mirenda, University of British Columbia
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Over the past two decades, intensive early intervention has become increasingly available and, as a result, the proportion of children with autism who remain functionally nonverbal upon school entry has decreased dramatically. This session will examine what we know about these children and the implications for AAC practice and services.

*SC02 Raising the Bar: A Road Map to Improving Outcomes for Children With Hearing Loss
Topic Area: Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss
Authors: Maura Berndsen, Listen & Talk; Teresa Caraway, Learning Innovation Associates; William Douglas, Vanderbilt University
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Newborn hearing screening, technological advances, and quality services make listening and talking a reality for children with hearing loss. This session will cover effective strategies for this population. Presenters will establish data-driven instruction and share case studies for participants to design plans while emphasizing the importance of collaboration.

*SC03 Patient-Centered Care: Enhancing Patient Satisfaction & Treatment Outcomes in Audiology
Topic Area: Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss
Authors: Sue Ann Erdman, audiology consultant; Joseph Montano, Weill Cornell Medical College; Leslie Jones, Hull York Medical School; David Wark, University of Memphis
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. Patient-centered care (PCC) is being promoted throughout health care to enhance satisfaction and treatment outcomes. This approach is important for individuals with chronic conditions such as hearing impairment. This course will explain the essential elements of a PCC approach, including narratives, empathy, validation, mutual understanding, shared decision-making, and self-efficacy.

SC04 Promoting Development of Theory of Mind
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Carol Westby, Brigham Young University; Lee Robinson, Brigham Young University
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This presentation describes a developmental framework for understanding types of theory of mind (ToM) and their neurological, genetic, and environmental underpinnings; demonstrates strategies for fostering interpersonal and intrapersonal cognitive and affective ToM across developmental levels; and explains the application of commercially available intervention materials for ToM.

SC05 Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders: Clinical Decision-Making
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Lynn Williams, East Tennessee State University; Jan Edwards, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Benjamin Munson, University of Minnesota; Amy Glaspey, University of Montana; Shelley Velleman, University of Vermont
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children. A case-based approach will be used to assess the complexity of SSD through assessment and analysis measures that guide clinical decisions regarding differential diagnosis, intervention planning, and progress monitoring.

*SC06 Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Dysphagia Management: Discussion of Services for Adults
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Kristi L. Kirschner, Feinberg School of Medicine–Northwestern University; Joseph Shega, University of Chicago; Helen Sharp, Western Michigan University; Lynne Brady Wagner, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) and SIG 15, Gerontology. Ethical conflicts can be the most complicated aspect of caring for persons with dysphagia. This interdisciplinary seminar addresses evidence-based interventions and difficult case scenarios. Presenters include researchers who have specialty in clinical and disability ethics, end-of-life nutrition decisions, and difficult clinical decision-making.

*SC07 Relevant Clinical Voice Measures
Topic Area: Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech
Authors: Rita Patel, Indiana University; Shaheen Awan, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, University of California – Davis
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 3, Voice and Voice Disorders. An informative voice assessment can be completed in any setting. This short course will offer instruction on low- and high-tech voice measures to test diagnostic hypotheses or to track voice changes over time for treatment outcomes. Case examples will also be used to illustrate unique methods and populations.

SC08 Early Assessment & Intervention for Infants/Toddlers With Cleft Palate
Topic Area: Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
Authors: Kathy Chapman, University of Utah; Mary Hardin-Jones, University of Wyoming; Nancy Scherer, East Tennessee State University
Presentation Time: Thursday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies & SIG 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. It will cover management of infants/toddlers with cleft palate including 1) an overview of research examining early communication development, 2) assessment issues, and 3) evidence-based early intervention strategies. Audio- and videorecorded samples of cases and intervention strategies will be included.

Friday, November 15

*SC09 Educating & Training Clinicians in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities in Teaching & Supervision
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education: General Academic Education
Authors: Carol Cardinale Dudding, James Madison University; John W. Folkins, Bowling Green State University; Charlette M. Green, Cherokee County (GA) School District; Pat Mercaitis, University of Massachusetts – Amherst; Melissa Passe, Truman State University; Colleen Worthington, University of Maryland
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education and SIG 11, Administration and Supervision. This short course is intended to bring affiliates from SIG 10 (Issues in Higher Education) and SIG 11 (Administration and Supervision) together to address issues topical to academic and clinical education of CSD students and practicing clinicians.

*SC10 Current Issues & Opportunities for Telehealth & Telepractice
Topic Area: Business, Management, and Professional Issues
Authors: Jonathan Linkous, American Telemedicine Assoc
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 18, Telepractice. Telemedicine is quickly gaining ground as an important tool used in delivering many different types of health care services. This presentation will review the current utilization and rules and opportunities related to telemedicine services provided by medical institutions as well as individual and private health providers.

SC11 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: Theoretical Underpinnings & Applications to Individuals Living With a Stutter
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Sandra Georgescu, The Chicago School; Scott Palasik, University of Akron; Janet Beilby, Curtin University
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, Fluency. This short course will describe the theoretical background of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its applications in psychology. It will present the rationale for why ACT is positioned well to address stuttering disorders and how it differs from previous treatments. Practical description of mindfulness in ACT will be presented.

*SC12 Speech, Language, & Social Communication Development of Children Adopted Internationally
Topic Area: Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline
Authors: Deborah Hwa-Froelich, Saint Louis University; Karen Pollock, University of Alberta
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. Children adopted from different countries often experience a disruption in development. Although children experience improved care and positive nurturance, disruption influences post-adoption development across several domains. This short course will focus on the current level of evidence for speech, language, and social communication development of children adopted from abroad.

SC13 Better Conversations With Aphasia: An e-Learning Resource
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults
Authors: Suzanne Beeke, University College London; Firle Beckley, University College London; Nicola Sirman, University College London; Fiona Johnson, University College London; Jane Maxim, University College London; Susan Edwards, Reading University; Wendy Best, University College London; Kate Swinburn, Connect
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

Conversation-based communication training is effective in aphasia intervention, but planning, delivery, and outcome measurement place demands on SLPs. This short course optimizes clinical practice in communication training, providing hands-on experience of UCL's free e-learning resource: Better Conversations with Aphasia.

SC14 Evidence-Based Statistics for Clinicians: Basic Concepts & ASHA Guidelines
Topic Area: Research Issues Across the Discipline
Authors: Eiki Satake, Emerson College; Joanne Lasker, Emerson College; David Maxwell, Emerson College
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

Under new ASHA guidelines, statistics to analyze clinical evidence is now required by ASHA for all clinicians. The purpose of this tutorial is to discuss differences between traditional inferential and probabilistic approaches in measuring the strength of clinical evidence. Approaches for integrating evidence-based practice into graduate curricula will be presented.

*SC15 Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Dysphagia Management: Continued Discussion of Services for Older Adults
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Paula Leslie, University of Pittsburgh; Mary Casper, HCR ManorCare
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 15, Gerontology and SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). This short course offers continued in-depth discussion of the issues in dysphagia service delivery in an ethical framework. We will address informed consent, patient refusal, palliative care, end-of-life issues, and communication across the continuum of dysphagia care.

SC16 Motor Learning in Voice Disorders: Principles & Practices
Topic Area: Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech
Authors: Edwin Maas, University of Arizona; Katherine Verdolini Abbott, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech. This course presents principles of motor skill learning relevant for voice treatment. Included are discussion of conditions of practice and feedback that have been found to facilitate motor learning. This course combines knowledge and specific skills with clinical demonstrations.

SC17 A Collaborative Model of Team Assessment & Program Planning for Toddlers to School-Age Children With ASD
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Kathleen Reilly, Tufts Medical Center; Roula Choueiri, Tufts Medical Center
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

What does a diagnosis of ASD mean nowadays? Learn about newer diagnostic criteria (DSM-5), updated "gold standard" autism testing (ADOS-2, Toddler Module), and how diagnostic criteria impacts speech-language assessment. The Tufts Team uses clinical case studies to demonstrate how SLPs can upgrade language assessment and intervention plans.

*SC18 Ethics & School-Based Practice: Applying Principles & Resolving Dilemmas
Topic Area: Business, Management, and Professional Issues
Authors: Heather Bupp, ASHA; Theresa Rodgers, St. John the Baptist Parish
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 16, School-Based Issues. Ethical quandaries arise when presented with undesirable alternatives and no zero-risk choice exists. A decision-making model will be delineated, and ethical dilemmas in SLP and audiology practices, including supervision, confidentiality, support personnel, conflicts of interest, Medicaid billing, and assessment in linguistically diverse populations, will be analyzed by participants.

*SC19 Less Is More: Strategies for Teaching Students to Paraphrase & Summarize in Writing
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Bonnie Singer, Architects For Learning
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 1, Language Learning and Education. As students move through school, they are asked to hone their ability to write with greater elaboration, but some written genres call for LESS language, not more. This course introduces evidence-based strategies for teaching students to paraphrase and write concise summaries, providing participants with ample opportunities for applied practice.

SC20 Language Sample Analysis Made Quick & Easy: Sampling Utterances & Syntactic Analysis Revisited (SUGAR)
Topic Area: Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Authors: Robert Owens, College of Saint Rose
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

Would you believe collecting, transcribing, and analyzing a language sample in 30 minutes? Using language samples from typically developing children, age 30 –89 months, as a basis, the presenter describes time-efficient methods of analysis using a typical laptop. This presentation will emphasize hands-on, practical, easy-to-do techniques.

SC21 Can Technologies for Studying the Neural Bases of Speech/Language Improve Treatment of Communication Disorders?
Topic Area: Language Science
Authors: Linda Shuster, West Virginia University
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

Emerging technologies for studying the brain have yielded data that have revised and extended our understanding of the neurophysiology and neuropathology of speech and language. The speaker will review neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, discuss applications of these technologies in research and treatment, and describe insights they have provided into neuroplasticity.

SC22 Augmentative & Alternative Communication for Individuals With Neuromuscular Disease
Topic Area: Motor Speech in Adults and Children
Authors: Laura J. Ball, MGH Inst of Health Professions; Susan Fager, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, Motor Speech in Adults and Children. Individuals with progressive neuromuscular disease often have complex communication needs requiring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and technologies to support communication. This session will describe AAC assessment, intervention, and support for individuals with acquired and progressive neuromuscular conditions such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, and muscular dystrophy.

SC23 Best Practice in Phonological Awareness Intervention for Children With Speech Sound Disorder
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Gail Gillon, University of Canterbury; Brigid McNeill, University of Canterbury
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This workshop focuses on effective phonological awareness interventions to facilitate speech production, early reading, and spelling development in school-age children with speech disorder, including those with childhood apraxia of speech. The workshop activities draw on research evidence to highlight "best practices" in phonological awareness activities to maximize treatment outcomes.

SC24 Expect the Unexpected in Pediatric Swallowing Evaluations: Unusual Findings & New Directions
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Joan Arvedson, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Amy Delaney, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

SLPs evaluating infants and children with swallowing and feeding problems need to be alert to unexpected clinical and instrumental findings. In addition to describing swallow findings, SLPs play critical roles in initiating further work-up to delineate underlying etiologies. Patient examples will be presented from young infants through teenagers.

SC32 Molecular Genetics for SLPs & AUDs
Topic Area: Cross Disciplinary Issues
Authors: Beate Peter, University of Washington
Presentation Time: Friday, November 15, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This short course provides an overview of essential concepts in molecular genetics, basic patterns of inheritance, genetic variation in the population, and genetic and chromosomal abnormalities. Current knowledge of genetic etiologies in speech, language, reading, and hearing disorders is summarized. Relevant clinical and practical aspects are discussed.

Saturday, November 16

*SC25 Stuttering 101: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Craig Edward Coleman, Marshall University; J. Scott Yaruss, University of Pittsburgh; Lee Reeves, National Stuttering Association
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m.,–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders. This short course will focus on an introduction to general information on stuttering, assessment and intervention principles, documenting treatment outcomes, and the role of support groups in stuttering treatment.

SC26 Promoting Early Literacy: Playful Practice Approaches
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Barbara Culatta, Brigham Young University; Carol Westby, Brigham Young University
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This short course presents principles and procedures for implementing playful instructional practices underlying Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy. This hands-on intervention draws upon compelling content, interactive turn-taking, meaningful contexts, and shared emotion. Participants experience playful practices, create engaging activities and units, and access resources for addressing literacy components.

SC27 Accelerating Progress for Young Children With Severe Speech Sound Disorders
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Nancy Creaghead, University of Cincinnati; Teresa Farnham, Mount Vernon City School District
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This presentation will discuss assessment and intervention for speech sound disorders, with emphasis on linguistically based target selection and intervention. Consideration of research by Gierut and colleagues regarding treatment decisions that facilitate change in the phonological system can result in significant student success in a short time in school settings.

SC28 Implementation of an Infant Feeding Protocol in the NICU: Positive Short and Long Term Outcomes
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Holly Schmidt, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Kristin Cichowski, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

There are many different models of NICU infant-driven feeding protocols. This session will attempt to discuss one specific protocol. The SOFFI was implemented and researched in a level III NICU with positive short- and long-term outcomes. Education will be provided regarding the implementation and associated outcomes.

*SC29 How to Treat Speech Sound Disorders in Children With Cleft Palate & Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
Topic Area: Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
Authors: Lynn Marty Grames, St. Louis Children's Hospital; Adriane Baylis, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Anne Bedwinek, Mercy Children's Hospital
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders and Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies. This session will describe and demonstrate techniques to evaluate and treat speech sound disorders related to cleft palate and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Clinical protocol and therapy techniques will be presented.

SC30 Broadening the "Ports of Entry" for Speech-Language Pathologists: A Reflective Model of Clinical Supervision
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education: Clinical Education and Supervision
Authors: Elaine Geller, Emerson College
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

The goal of this short course is to present a framework for clinical supervision that incorporates mental health constructs within speech-language pathology. Inherent in this approach is a respect for acquiring discipline-specific expertise embedded within a mental health framework that leads to a broader model of supervision.

SC31 Motivate Every Child to Communicate: Floortime-Based Speech & Language Therapy
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Jake Greenspan, Floortime Center; Jessie Sinnet, Playworks Speech Therapy
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

Dr. Greenspan's Floortime Approach has helped countless children and families overcome challenges associated with ASD, ADHD, SPD, and other developmental disorders. This presentation will describe the Floortime Approach and discuss how SLPs can integrate this approach with their current practices to help meet their clients' speech and language goals.

SC33 Five Principles of Brain Plasticity That Every Speech-Language Pathologist Should Know
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Elaine Fletcher-Jantzen, Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Sherry Sancibrian, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, the Specialty Board on Child Language. Advances in neuroscience are being translated from the laboratory into practice quickly these days. Recent research has shown that the child's brain can make dramatic changes depending on the demands of the environment. Learn five basic principles of brain functioning that can maximize a child's learning success.

*SC34 When "Mild" Is Not Mild: Managing Subtle But Significant Cognitive-Communication Difficulties Following Brain Injury
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults
Authors: Sheila MacDonald, Sheila MacDonald & Associates
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, SIG 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. Subtle cognitive-communication deficits (SCCD) from mild, or resolving, brain injuries are more evident in community (work, school, or social) than in clinical contexts. This talk will integrate evidence from research, clinical practice, individual, and family reports, to explore optimal assessment and intervention methods for subtle cognitive-communication deficits.

*SC35 Empowering Monolingual Speech-Language Pathologists to Work With Multilingual Children With Speech Sound Disorders
Topic Area: Language Science
Authors: Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt University; Caroline Bowen, speech pathology practice; Sarah Verdon, Charles Sturt University; Mark Guiberson, University of Wyoming
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, Language Science and SIG 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (CLD). This short course is designed to support SLPs to work with multilingual children with speech sound disorders. General principles and resources for assessment and intervention will be supplemented with specific examples from different languages and contexts.

SC36 Evidence-Based Practice in Adult Dysphagia Management
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Ianessa Humbert, Johns Hopkins University; Catriona Steele, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; Phoebe Macrae, Johns Hopkins University
Presentation Time: Saturday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This course in evidence-based practice is designed for SLPs working with adult dysphagia. It will discuss the importance of swallowing physiology in diagnosis and treatment. Clinicians will learn to interpret scientific literature and limitations of evidence-based practice. The current evidence for widely used treatments will also be detailed.

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