American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2014 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 20

SC01 Identifying Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: What to Look for, What to Do
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Elizabeth Crais, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Linda Watson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Increasing evidence documents early behaviors indicative of autism spectrum disorder occur in the first 2 years of life. An overview of early risk markers for ASD will be highlighted, including early gestures, social, vocal, motor, and sensory-regulatory behaviors. Video examples and tools to help identify ASD will be discussed.

*SC02 Counseling Individuals Who Stutter: A Lifespan Perspective
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Rodney Gabel, University of Toledo; Stephanie Hughes, University of Toledo; Joseph Donaher, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Lisa Scott, Florida State University; Lee Caggiano, Long Island University CW Post
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Many authors and clinicians suggest that counseling is integral to the treatment of stuttering. The purpose of this SIG 4-sponsored short course is to outline the use of counseling with people who stutter, and explore variations in counseling procedures based on the age of the clients and their specific needs.

SC03 Optimizing Integrated Audiological & Language/Literacy Assessment for Children With Hearing Loss
Topic Area: Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss
Authors: Nickola Nelson, Western Michigan University; Teresa Crumpton, Western Michigan University
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Too often audiologists and SLPs fail to collaborate adequately. Comprehensive audiological services must start early and continue into the school-age years, associated with language-literacy assessment. Case examples and group results from a new Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills illustrate evidence-based practice in assessment and intervention for school-age students.

*SC04 New Innovations in Cochlear Implant Technology: What Clinicians Need to Know
Topic Area: Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss
Authors: Jaclyn Spitzer, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; Rene Gifford, Vanderbilt University
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss and Special Interest Group, SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. Cochlear implants are a viable alternative for adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss. CIs offer listeners with little to no usable hearing sound awareness, access to speech, and the ability to utilize devices including cell phones. This course will examine innovations in technology driving the expanded use of CI technology.

*SC05 Aphasia Services in a Diverse Society: Evidential & Clinical Bases for Bilingual Speakers in Neurorehabilitation
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults
Authors: Jose Centeno, St. John's University
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 14: Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (CLD). The United States is a highly diverse country with large numbers of bilingual speakers. In this short course, we will discuss multidisciplinary evidential and conceptual bases to implement integrated ecologically sound strategies for the personalized assessment and intervention of bilingual/multilingual speakers with aphasia.

SC06 Introduction to Genetics: Molecules, Markers, Management
Topic Area: Research Across the Discipline
Authors: Beate Peter, University of Washington
Presentation Time: 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.

*SC07 Evidence-Based Management of Sports Related Concussion: What Are We Learning?
Topic Area: Traumatic Brain Injury
Authors: Michael Collins, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics & SIG 8: Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss risk factors, as well as prognostic factors for concussion outcomes, review current comprehensive approaches to treatment, and to present a new model for conceptualizing concussion management. A new model for assessment and treatment of sport-related concussion will be discussed.

*SC08 Show Me the Money: A Voice Clinician's Guide to Reimbursement & Advocacy
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication
Authors: Dee Nikjeh, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates; Lisa Satterfield, ASHA; Starrlett Cookman, Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Medical School
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders. SLPs face significant issues for reimbursement, such as ever-changing regulations, new ICD and CPT codes, and third-party payer denials for needed services. As federal legislation and regulations require more from clinicians, the bottom line is affected. Active audience participation will include grassroots advocacy tips and coding scenarios specific to voice evaluation and management.

Friday, November 21

*SC09 The Culture Change Movement: The Role of the SLP in Supporting Self-Directed Living
Topic Area: Business, Management, Telepractice, and Professional Issues
Authors: Jennifer Brush, Brush Development; Carmen Bowman, Edu-Catering; Marshall Kapp, Florida State University; Paula Leslie, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 15: Gerontology. The culture change movement in long term care attempts to improve the nursing home environment and resident quality of life by making care communities less institutional. An expert panel will discuss guidelines for moving to more person-centered care supporting the values of choice, dignity, respect, and purposeful living.

SC10 Interdisciplinary Practice: A Guide to Collaboration & Teaming
Topic Area: Interprofessional Education and Practice
Authors: Danielle Waldrep-Rich, University of Montevallo; Claire Edwards, University of Montevallo; Jason Newell, University of Montevallo
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This interactive session will discuss various approaches to professional practice between SLPs and other professional disciplines. Teaming approaches within a variety of settings will be discussed with participants. Explanations of the various types of team approaches and the implementation of collaborative strategies will be explored utilizing case study methodology.

SC11 Social Communication Disorder: What Is It & What Can I Do?
Topic Area: Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Authors: Deborah Hwa-Froelich, Saint Louis University; Bonnie Brinton, Brigham Young University; Geralyn Timler, Miami University; Linda Watson, University of North Carolina; Carol Westby, Bilingual Multicultural Services; Catherine Adams, University of Manchester; Danai Fannin, Northern Illinois University; Martin Fujik
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

Social communication disorder may occur in isolation or in children with language impairment, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or disruptive behavior disorders. Delayed or disordered social communication may involve poorly integrated social-emotional, social-cognitive, and pragmatic language development. This short course will describe evidence-based practices for social communication disorders.

SC12 Are We Really Testing What the Tests Are Testing? Understanding & Reporting the Test Results
Topic Area: Language Science
Authors: Govardhanachary Vadla, SLP; Barbara Mahoney, LACOE; Sonal Pathak, LAUSD
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This presentation focuses on details to consider while choosing tests and discusses all the levels of each language component. It also focuses on identifying the deficit areas and their levels (basic to metalinguistics), formulating goals, and finally choosing appropriate therapy strategies.

*SC13 The Development & Use of Standardized Patients in Your Clinical Education Program
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Anne Tharpe, Vanderbilt University; Richard Zraick, University of Central Florida
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education and SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. Most medical schools have begun using standardized patients to simulate clinical encounters as a supplement to classroom teaching. Students have the opportunity to practice their clinical skills with SPs who are trained to portray scripted roles. This presentation will review this approach and provide specific examples of its use.

*SC14 Sensory Processing, Sensory Integration, Seating, & Access to AAC
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Authors: Karen Kangas, Karen Kangas Private Practice
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Access remains the number one "problem" for children who have complex bodies. Utilizing sensory processing is how every human body uses postures to manage tasks (sensory integration). Current seating often prevents the child from independent movement which, in turn, can prevent visual convergence and isolated motor control.

SC15 Sincerity, Sarcasm, & Lies, Oh My! EBP & High-Functioning Autism
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Kimberly Murza, University of Northern Colorado; Melissa Malani, Florida Speech-Language Pathology
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session will describe the current state of research with adolescents and adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Participants will analyze pragmatic language knowledge and skills adolescents and adults need to be successful socially and in the workplace. Practical and evidence-based techniques for intervention and assessment will be provided.

SC16 Cleft Palate & Resonance Disorders: Assessment & Intervention Using Low-Tech & "No-Tech" Procedures
Topic Area: Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies
Authors: Ann Kummer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Children with resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality, or cul de sac resonance) or nasal emission present challenges for SLPs. This seminar will provide practical information on evaluation and therapy techniques for speech pathologists who frequently or occasionally see clients with cleft palate, nasal emission, or abnormal resonance.

SC17 United By Our CCCs: Collaboration, Cooperation, & Cochleas: Successful Team Management of Cochlear Implant Recipients
Topic Area: Interprofessional Education and Practice
Authors: Brandi Griffin, University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program; Kelly Starr, University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program; Caroline Arnedt, University of Michgian Cochlear Implant Program
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Collaboration among audiologists and speech-language pathologists has been found to be a highly effective management strategy by the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Team. Case studies will be presented of both complex and traditional cochlear implant recipients highlighting successful protocols, identifying roadblocks, and discussing techniques used leading to optimal outcomes.

*SC18 Family-Centered Practices for Serving Children Who Are Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Topic Area: Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss
Authors: Catherine Carotta, Center for Childhood Deafness Boys Town National Research Hospital; Katie Brennan, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss and SIG 9: Hearing & Hearing Disorders in Childhood. This seminar will present a model of family-centered service delivery for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Participants will have opportunities to use planning and reflection tools to support asset-based and capacity-building coaching and assessment skills and to use self-assessment tools to identify key elements of best practices for home and therapy visits.

*SC19 Progress Monitoring of Oral Language: SLPs Taking the Lead & Closing the Gap
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Douglas Petersen, University of Wyoming
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 1: Language Learning and Education. This session focuses on the pressing need our public schools have for a greater focus on oral language progress monitoring, and will provide specific training on oral language progress monitoring tools that can be used by SLPs, teachers, and paraprofessionals for all students.

SC20 Audiologists as Practitioners of Intraoperative Monitoring
Topic Area: NeuroAudiology
Authors: John Michael Dennis, American Intraoperative Monitoring; Samuel Johnson, Impulse Monitoring, Inc.; Ellen Snider, NeuroMonitoring, Inc.
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by, NeuroAudiology and the American Audiology Board of Intraoperative Monitoring. This course presents a great opportunity at this year's ASHA Convention for audiologists and AuD students to learn more about this subspecialty of audiology from a panel of experts. The course will provide a contemporary overview of the practice of intraoperative monitoring (IOM) with emphasis on audiology's role, state of the art practices, career opportunities, and the mechanism for audiologists to achieve specialty board certification in IOM through the American Audiology Board of Intraoperative Monitoring.

SC21 FEES Analysis & Scoring: Basic Concepts & Tools
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Karen Brown, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC; John Ashford, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC; Michelle Skelley Ashford, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC; William Irwin, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Kelley Babcock, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Video clips and pictures from FEES will be used to explain the anatomy and physiology of the pharyngeal swallow and biomechanical sources of dysphagia. Participants will watch videos and practice using a scoring system and other analysis documentation to evaluate the swallow and choose appropriate therapies or compensatory strategies.

Saturday, November 22

SC22 Functional Communication Training: The SLP's Role in Behavior Management
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Allison Acerra, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism; Caitlin Del Medico, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

Many SLPs work with students with autism and many of these students have challenging behavior. Functional Communication Training (FCT) is often used to teach replacement communication to students with autism. This presentation aims to provide information on the SLP's role on the behavior management team when selecting functional communication targets.

SC23 Healthcare Reform: Leading Change as Shift Happens
Topic Area: Business, Management, Telepractice, and Professional Issues
Authors: Paul Rao, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This session will review the history of healthcare reform that has occurred in the industry. The paradigm from volume to value is shifting rapidly and SLPs must arm themselves with critical information on this payment and quality revolution to position themselves to lead change for the profession and the persons served.

*SC24 Speech Sound Disorders: What's in Your Therapy Toolbox?
Topic Area: Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies
Authors: Judith Trost-Cardamone, California State University, Northridge; Susan Rvachew, McGill University; Kathy Jakielski, Augustana College
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. Speech sound disorders exist in children for varied reasons, with varying etiologies. Differential diagnosis and intervention will likely depend upon, but not be dictated by, the underlying primary etiology. Experts will describe their approaches to remediation in children with cleft palate, developmental phonological disrders, and childhood apraxia of speech.

SC25 Fluency Disorders: Collaborative Service Delivery Innovations by Generalists & Specialists in School Settings
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Nina Reardon-Reeves, Stuttering Therapy Services & Seminars; Kathleen Hillner, Schaumburg School District 54; Laura Johnson, Madison Metropolitan School District; Julie Raynor, Reeths-Puffer Public Schools
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Meeting the needs of children who stutter in school settings can be challenging. However, schools provide functional settings where collaboration with parents/teachers and support systems can flourish. The speakers will address eligibility criteria; functional, multi-dimensional goals and activities; innovative service delivery and supports; and mentorship and consultation in the schools.

*SC26 Accessing the International Experience as a Student, Professional, or Volunteer
Topic Area: Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline
Authors: Yvette Hyter, Western Michigan University; Shari Berkowitz, Mercy College; Joyce Huh, Independent Contractor; Michelle Adesiyan Tella, NYCDOE; Marlene Salas-Provance, New Mexico State University; Lana Shekim, NIDCD
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. This session will provide practical information on ways to access clinical, professional, and research experiences worldwide. Methods to achieve sustainable services, prepare students for international work and negotiate memos of agreement will be given. In addition, information on global health research activities by the NIH and funding opportunities will be provided.

*SC27 A NICU Primer for the Speech-Language Pathologist: From Birth to Discharge
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Kara Fletcher-Larson, Boston Children's Hospital; Jennifer Perez, Boston Children's Hospital
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and speakers invited by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). This short course will present knowledge and skills for SLPs needed to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Clinical and instrumental assessment will be presented. Review of evidence-based interventions and case studies will be presented.

SC28 Feeding & Swallowing Management in Cleft- & Craniofacial-Related Disorders
Topic Area: Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies
Authors: Scott Dailey, University of Iowa Hospitals; Kristen DeLuca, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies. Infants with clefts and craniofacial anomalies are at risk for feeding and swallowing difficulties. This short course will review normal anatomy and physiology of feeding/swallowing including development. Evaluation and management for this population will be discussed focused on evidence-based knowledge and clinical experience.

SC29 Therapy for Adults & Adolescents Who Stutter: Paving the Way for Change
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Walter Manning, University of Memphis; Patricia Zebrowski, University of Iowa
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by Fluency. This short-course will focus on cognitive and affective factors that facilitate the behavioral changes at the heart of stuttering therapy. These include an understanding of where the client is in the process of change and matching therapy strategies accordingly, uncovering the client’s personal narrative, and strengthening the therapeutic alliance through collaborative goal selection.

*SC30 Practical Strategies for Implementing & Managing a School-Based Telepractice Program in a Rural School
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Robin Alvares, Kent State University; Susan Grogan-Johnson, Kent State University; Jamison Grime, Montpelier Village Exempted Schools; Monica Brigle, Montpelier Village Exempted Schools; John Dalrymple, Montpelier Village Exempted Schools; Kandy Houk, Montpelier Village Exempted Schools
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 16: School-based Issues and SIG 18: Telepractice. Telepractice is one method of service delivery used to address personnel shortages in schools. This course will present a model for implementation of telepractice in a school setting. A panel consisting of the school superintendent, coordinator of special education, school psychologist, eHelper, and SLPs will describe service implementation and coordination.

SC31 Respiratory Muscle Strength Training
Topic Area: Motor Speech in Adults and Children
Authors: Christine Sapienza, Jacksonville University; Bari Ruddy, University of Central Florida; Paul Davenport, University of Florida; Emily Plowman, University of South Florida
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by Motor Speech in Adults and Children. This presentation will clarify the principles and clinical utility of respiratory muscle strength training (RMST); it will also outline outcome data, anecdotal reports, recently published clinical trials that feature RMST for both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training, and the use of RMST in specific patient populations.

SC32 Incorporating Science Into Practice for Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Kelly Farquharson, Ohio State University; A. Lynn Williams, East Tennessee State University; Ann Tyler, Western Michigan University; Elise Baker, University of Sydney
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by Speech Sound Disorders in Children. Using an evidence-based practice framework, this short course will examine clinical decisions suited to children with speech sound disorder. Evidence-based recommendations and case-based assessment data will guide analysis, target selection, goal writing, intervention, and service delivery options. Strategies for translating evidence into practice will be considered. Audience participation is encouraged.

*SC33 From Research to Clinical Management & the Classroom: the Role of SLPs in Sports Concussion
Topic Area: Traumatic Brain Injury
Authors: Kristin King, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Presentation Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. Sports concussions are receiving scrutiny secondary to findings that indicate the possibility of long-term negative consequences. This presentation addresses strengths and weaknesses of current concussion tools, the need to develop better identification and intervention methods, and recovery outcomes. The role of SLP's in the management of this population is discussed.

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