2017 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. All presenters of 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 9

*SC01 College Mental Health: Current Trends & Implications for Campus Partners
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Nicole Green
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education and SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. This course provides an overview of college student mental health, counseling service models, and implications for those working with distressed students. This presentation provides 1) current statistics on trends in student mental health, counseling center utilization, and student outcomes; 2) information on identification and referral of distressed students to counseling; 3) strategies for classroom/program-level accommodations for students with mental health issues; and 4) recommendations for campus partners working with students with mental health issues.

*SC02 Telepractice & Tele-AAC
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Authors: Ellen Cohn, Nerissa Hall, Jenifer Juengling
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Tele-AAC is a promising service delivery model. Practitioners need to be aware that telepractice operates in a dynamic environment with many influencers: new and unexpected technologies; state and federal regulations; state professional licensure boards; reimbursement; standards and guidelines, privacy and security requirements, and powerful financial forces. This presentation will provide aspirational practice modes for telepractice and Tele-AAC in 2017 across the agespan, including the role of "certification." Tele-ethics is relevant to each of these areas.

SC03 High Variability Speech Training & Practical Aspects of Accent Modification
Topic Area: Cultural and Linguistic Issues
Authors: Ann Bradlow, Jenna Luque, Amber Franklin, Amee Shah
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Cultural and Linguistic Issues and Language Science Topic Areas. Invited speakers will present an evidence-based method to teach perception and production of novel speech sounds. Presenters will also translate research to practice by addressing a) application of comprehensive assessment methods to goal development; b) why treatment should target visual and kinesthetic aspects to teach sound differentiation and; c) advantages and disadvantages of different speech sample elicitation strategies.

*SC04 Bridges for Partnerships: Models & Tools for Collaboration Across Professions & Settings
Topic Area: Intervention/Rehabilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Children
Authors: Kristina Blaiser, Donna Smiley, Nanette Thompson, Karen Johnson
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood and the Intervention/Rehabilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Children Topic Area. Interprofessional collaboration, while heralded as the gold standard for serving children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, is often met with perceived and real barriers in its implementation. This panel presentation will include three presenters who have developed models for interprofessional collaboration.

SC05 Digital Citizenship: A Whole Community Approach
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Brisa Ayub
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents Topic Area. Students in today's technology landscape have increasingly more access to the internet and mobile technologies than ever before. Although technology has promise for learning, communicating, and sharing, students are not always aware of the consequences of their actions in this digital space and can face some challenges. The need to teach student how to harness the power of technology safely, respectfully and responsibly has become a key factor in thriving in the 21st century.

SC06 Ties Between Speech, Language, Play & Literacy in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Topic Area: Motor Speech Disorders
Authors: Maria Grigos, Amy Meredith, Nancy Tarshis
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Motor Speech Disorders Topic Area. Children with CAS often exhibit difficulties in receptive/expressive language, phonologic awareness, and social pragmatics, in addition to impaired speech motor control. This session will focus on the interactions between these areas to describe how deficits in speech and language impact play, early literacy, and the development of social competence. Diagnostic and treatment approaches will be reviewed that address the communicative needs of the whole child.

SC07 The Whole Bilingual Child: Assessment & Intervention of Bilingual Populations
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Ferenc Bunta, Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Leah Fabiano-Smith, Raul Rojas, Raul Prezas
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Speech Sound Disorders in Children and Assessment of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Children Topic Areas. This short course panel presentation will offer perspectives on the assessment and treatment of bilingual populations, particularly Spanish-English bilinguals. Five topic areas related to bilingual children will be explored: comparing monolinguals/bilinguals with hearing loss/cochlear implants to typically developing peers; understanding typical/atypical speech development and markers for disordered speech; examining traditional measures of phonological abilities; leveraging dynamics of dual-language growth–availability of large-scale, reference databases of narrative language samples; phonological intervention for bilingual children.

SC08 Cognitive–Communicative Rehabilitation for TBI: From Nuts & Bolts to Case Studies
Topic Area: Traumatic Brain Injury
Authors: Douglas Cooper, Don MacLennan, McKay Sohlberg, Lyn Turkstra, Shari Wade
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Georgia 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Traumatic Brain Injury, Global Issues and Practices, and Interprofessional Education and Practice Topic Areas. This session will address the challenge of defining best practice in cognitive–communication rehabilitation, from assessment to treatment to discharge. A "nuts and bolts" overview of best practice principles will provide a functional framework. Case studies will be presented by an interdisciplinary panel of experts to reinforce approaches and strategies to optimize outcomes for children, adolescents, and adults in acute and post-acute settings.

SC09 Adult Therapolooza: Framing the Big Picture for 21st Century Voice Therapy
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication
Authors: Wendy LeBorgne, Edie Hapner, Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Kristine Tanner, Eva van Leer
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Voice and Alaryngeal Communication Topic Area. This session will be a collaborative short course exploring current therapeutic modalities in the treatment of adult voice disorders. Evidence based therapy, clinical applications, and case presentations will enable participants to leave this course with cutting edge adult voice therapy information and techniques.

Friday, November 10

*SC10 Cognitive Rehabilitation in Pediatric Brain Injury: A Case Example of Interprofessional Practice & Education
Topic Area: Interprofessional Education and Practice
Authors: Leanne Elmer, Tanya Brown, Brandi Brian, Heather vanKoeverden, Jennie Polson
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders and the Interprofessional Education and Practice Topic Area. Using a case study approach, this course will outline common cognitive and behavioral sequelae in pediatric acquired brain injury and introduce a multi-specialty approach to addressing common concerns including executive function deficits. Treatment perspectives will be offered from speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and behavioral psychology. Further, we will discuss the benefits of working with a child's school team, coordinating care among medical and school staff, toward continued rehabilitation of the pediatric patient.

*SC11 Mindfulness-Based Therapies for Communication Disorders: Emerging Directions in Research
Topic Area: Intervention/Rehabilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Adults
Authors: Fatima Husain, Megan Finnegan, Faaiza Khan
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Intervention/Rehabilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Adults Topic Area, SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, and SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health. There is evidence of high co-morbidity of mood disorders with several speech and hearing disorders. Mindfulness-based therapies (MBTs), in conjunction with standard-of-care, may assist in setting and achieving individualized treatment goals. We will illustrate MBT use in tinnitus management, provide an overview of applications for mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies, conduct in-session exercises to encourage experiential learning, and examine the applicability of such therapies to a variety of communication disorders.

SC12 Understanding Neuroplasticity & Language Recovery
Topic Area: Language Disorders in Adults
Authors: Swathi Kiran, Julius Fridriksson
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Language Disorders in Adults Topic Area. In this presentation, studies that explain the mechanisms of neuroplasticity will be discussed. While functional neuroimaging studies have demonstrated which brain regions may be important for recovery and rehabilitation induced reorganization, understanding the brain as a network of gray and white matter regions that integrate functions may be more informative. This lecture will focus on how aphasia rehabilitation induces changes in network connectivity and how such findings may influence the actual treatment of aphasia.

*SC13 Mechanical Ventilation & its Aftermath: Assessing Oral Feeding Safety in Patients Receiving Respiratory Support
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: James Coyle, Dana Novotny, Martin Brodsky, Emily Mayfield
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Topic Area and SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). Critical illness necessitates life-saving measures like mechanical ventilation (MV). After extubation many patients using supportive respiratory devices are referred to the SLP for assessment of swallowing safety. This course will summarize the mechanics and aftermath of MV, and review how respiratory support devices work and may affect swallowing safety across the lifespan.

*SC14 Clinical & Business Models for Getting Started in Telepractice: Shared Lessons from Two Pioneers
Topic Area: Telepractice
Authors: Diana Christiana, Vickie Pullins
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Georgia 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 18: Telepractice and the Practice Management and Service Delivery Innovation Topic Area. A successful business must routinely review their value proposition to clients/customers including quantitative (e.g. pricing, accessibility of service) and qualitative (e.g. clinical best practices, client experience) elements to survive in an ever-changing climate in education, healthcare, and small business ownership. This course will guide the SLP to understanding of general business, clinical, and legal considerations in telepractice presented by two pioneers who have learned through challenges and triumphs.

SC15 Building New Bridges between Clinicians & Researchers: How to Improve Evidence-Based Practice
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: David Maxwell, Eiki Satake
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Academic and Clinical Education Topic Area. Clinic and research unfortunately are often viewed as separate domains of knowledge and expertise. Why are practicing clinicians somehow "missing" in the research-to- practice relationship? Can clinicians contribute to the evidence base in our field? They can and they must! This seminar will discuss the means and the methods to build a needed bridge between clinical work and research.

SC16 A Rose by Any Other Name…Assessing & Treating Auditory Spoken-language Processing Deficits
Topic Area: Auditory/Central Auditory Processing
Authors: Jeanane Ferre, Larry Medwetsky
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Auditory/Central Auditory Processing Topic Area. Course describes acoustic, phonologic, linguistic, and cognitive processes needed to interpret/use verbal information and impact of deficiencies in any process on communication, academics, and sense of self. Differential diagnosis as it pertains to auditory processing of spoken language and functional, achievable remediation and management goals to meet clients' life needs are described, including benchmarks consistent with the Common Core, assistive technology, and compensatory strategies. SLPs and audiologists would benefit from attending this short course.

SC17 Improving Communication & Decreasing Disruptive Behaviors in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Authors: Robert Koegel, Lynn Koegel
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Autism Spectrum Disorders Topic Area. This workshop will focus on procedures to improve the motivation of individuals with autism spectrum disorder with video clip examples of the procedures. We will discuss procedures of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) as it relates to improving communication, speech sounds, academic areas, and socialization. This workshop will describe instructions for implementing the motivational procedures of child choice, reinforcing attempts, direct and natural reinforcers, interspersing maintenance and acquisition tasks, and incorporating tasking variation.

*SC18 Clinical Decision-Making: From Fundamentals to Complex Care in Speech Disorders Related to Cleft Palate
Topic Area: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
Authors: Kerry Mandulak, Sara Kinter, Aaron Tanner
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders. This short course will outline the "core truths" of working with children who present with speech and resonance disorders specific to cleft and craniofacial conditions. Participants will learn through case-based instruction and interactive lecture techniques to gain knowledge regarding the evidence and rationale behind assessment and treatment techniques, as well as concrete examples of goals and outcomes to expect from working with children with both structural and functional factors contributing to their speech disorder.

*SC19 Differentiating Language Difference from Language Impairment in Multicultural Preschool and School-Aged Children: Practical Tools
Topic Area: Cultural and Linguistic Issues
Authors: Elizabeth Pena, Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Catherine Crowley
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 14: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Issues. Invited speakers will provide evidence-based approaches to distinguish language disorder from language differences when evaluating early childhood and school-aged children from bilingual/multicultural backgrounds. With a focus on dynamic assessment, participants will learn to assess the ability to learn new content instead of prior knowledge. The course will also target appropriate ways to elicit and analyze language samples.

SC20 Stigma, Flexibility, Empowerment: Experiencing Mindfulness & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy with All Clients Who Stutter
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Scott Palasik, Michael Boyle , Katie Gore
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has vast clinical potential in addressing stigma and negative self-perceptions with people who stutter while assisting these individuals to develop a values-based life and create psychological flexibility regarding their communication. This experiential session will apply the six core processes of ACT to the treatment of people who stutter across the lifespan, with special attention to the impact of self-stigma, public stigma related to stuttering, and traditional stuttering treatment.

*SC21 International Inter-professional Collaboration: The Benefits of Global Networking with Colleagues in Finland & Other Countries
Topic Area: Global Issues and Practices
Authors: Deborah Ross-Swain, Beryl Fogel, Elaine Schneider
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. International inter-professional collaboration provides speech-language pathologists with global networking that can affect clinical practice, treatment outcomes, research and educational opportunities. This course will highlight the outcomes of an academic/educational exchange in Finland between a CSHA delegation from California and Finnish colleagues. Finland is known for its premiere education system including support services and advances in the clinical and educational areas. Five global competencies will be discussed in addition to the sustainability of inter-professional collaboration.

*SC22 Vestibular Rehabilitation: BPPV, Vestibular Migraine & PPPD
Topic Area: Intervention/Rehabilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Adults
Authors: Neil Shepard
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Intervention/Rehabilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders in Adults Topic Area and SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health. The treatment of BPPV is defined clearly within the scope of practice of audiologists. Information to diagnose and treat all forms of BPPV will be provided. Vestibular migraine and PPPD both have components of vestibular rehab as part of the treatment with medical aspects. The audiologist needs to be able recognize these and discuss treatments with the remainder of the team providing the care.

*SC23 Multi-linguistic, Speech-to-Print Instruction: Leveraging our Biological Wiring for Oral Language to Develop Written Language
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Jan Wasowicz
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Georgia 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 1: Language Learning and Education. We are biologically wired for oral language but not for written language. Current brain-imaging research has shed new light on how the reading and writing brain develops and, together with behavioral research, supports a multi-linguistic, speech-to-print approach for reading and writing instruction and intervention. You'll learn a variety of multi-linguistic, speech-to-print methods and activities which leverage the biological wiring of the brain for oral language to help students learn how to read and write.

Saturday, November 11

*SC24 Empowering, Strengths-Based Approaches to Working with Older Adults with Communication Challenges
Topic Area: Academic and Clinical Education
Authors: Brooke Hallowell
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 15: Gerontology. This course is dedicated to helping clinicians enhance clinical excellence for work with older adults. Join us to consider stereotypes and assumptions about aging that may negatively affect assessment, treatment, and access to care. Review neurophysiological changes influencing cognition and language as people age, including positive, life-enhancing changes. Discuss means of differentiating "normal" from "impaired" communication abilities in older people from a strengths-based perspective. Consider holistic strategies for promoting life participation for older people.

SC25 A Call for Interprofessional Collaboration: Meeting Needs of Individuals with Severe Disabilities as Professional Partners
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Authors: Billy Ogletree, Karen Erickson, Judith Schoonover
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Topic Area. Complexities inherent in care for persons with severe disabilities make collaborative practice a logical choice for service providers. Accepting this idea, however, must occur only after consideration of the evidence for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). This course explores IPCP and reviews its clinical effectiveness. It provides a definition of severe disabilities and argues for IPCP with this special population. IPCP practice examples are provided in literacy, movement, and assistive technology instruction.

*SC26 Stuttering Across the Lifespan: Issues Impacting Quality of Life
Topic Area: Fluency
Authors: Rodney Gabel, Derek Daniels, Michael Azios
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Fluency Topic Area and SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. A panel of speakers will discuss the impact of stuttering on quality of life across the lifespan. Issues specific to middle school, high school, and university/college will be presented. Panel speakers will share their knowledge and experiences gleaned from a larger group of students who stutter across a wide variety of contexts.

*SC27 Contributions of Cognition & Hearing Loss to Speech Perception in Noise
Topic Area: Hearing and Balance Science
Authors: Curtis Billings, Erick Gallun
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics. Within human auditory sciences, the influence of neural coding and cognitive abilities on speech perception is especially important, particularly when perception difficulties in background noise are considered. It may be that large portions of the variability present across individuals can be explained by differences in neural coding and/or cognition. Research findings relating speech perception to measures of spatial release from masking, neural coding, and cognition will be discussed.

SC28 Addressing the Language Impact of Growing Up from a Background of Poverty/Low Resources
Topic Area: Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Authors: Catherine Gottfred, John Lybolt, Nina Smith, Elizabeth Norton, Tommie Robinson
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Topic Area. During this presentation, we will discuss how issues of poverty or persistent low-resource environments negatively impact initial and continuing language-learning of children. Detrimental effects on educational, social, pragmatic, executive functioning, memory, and organizational skills are discussed, with meaningful programmatic and treatment strategies for the SLP. The panel includes experts from LEAP, Language Empowers All People (working in inner city Chicago since 1980); Northwestern University; and The George Washington University School of Medicine.

SC29 Improving Speech, Reading & Spelling Outcomes in School-aged Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Topic Area: Speech Sound Disorders in Children
Authors: Brigid McNeill, Gail Gillon
Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Speech Sound Disorders in Children and Literacy Assessment and Intervention Topic Areas. This invited short course will focus on exploring methods to enhance reading and spelling outcomes of school-aged children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). The relationship between speech, metalinguistic and literacy profiles of children with CAS will be examined. The effectiveness of an intervention approach that integrates speech and phonological awareness goals for school aged children with childhood apraxia will be reviewed. Activities to develop phonological awareness, reading, and spelling will be shared via demonstration.

SC30 Effective Speech Services for Multilingual/Multicultural Populations with Cleft Palate: Here & Abroad
Topic Area: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
Authors: Catherine Crowley, Alison Scheer-Cohen, Caitlin Cummings
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders Topic Area. In this short course, lecture, listening practice, and video case studies will be used to help learners acquire skills in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with cleft lip/palate from non-English speaking, bilingual, and multicultural backgrounds. Participants will also learn how to engage families in therapy/surgical management decisions, collaborate with interpreters, and provide ethical and sustainable speech services in the international setting.

SC31 Developing & Sustaining Successful International Research Collaborations
Topic Area: Global Issues and Practices
Authors: Julie Liss, Megan McAuliffe
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Global Issues and Practices Topic Area. International research collaboration can be challenging, but greatly rewarding both professionally and personally. In this workshop we will discuss motivation for international collaborations, strategies and considerations in selecting and developing projects, challenges, pitfalls and opportunities, funding and IRB considerations, and strategies to sustain and grow collaborations. Case examples from our own collaborative experiences will guide discussion. The workshop also provides an opportunity to meet with and engage others interested in forming international research collaborations.

SC32 Beyond the Audiogram: Clinical Applications of the Frequency Following Response
Topic Area: Hearing and Balance Science
Authors: Saradha Ananthakrishnan, Vijayalakshmi Easwar, Samira Anderson
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Georgia 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Hearing and Balance Science Topic Area and SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics. Audiologists have long relied on the audiogram as a basis for management of hearing loss. However, good speech perception relies on access to speech and suprathreshold proceesing abilities. Use of the frequency following response (FFR), an electrophysiological assessment evoked by speech and other complex stimuli, permits assessment of the neural representation of speech in unaided and aided conditions.This short course will review FFR assessment and analysis techniques and potential clinical uses.

SC33 IPE/IPP Models in Higher Education: One Size Does Not Fit All
Topic Area: Interprofessional Education and Practice
Authors: Jeffrey DiGiovanni, Diane Hawley, John McCarthy, Brian Shulman, Kara Tignor, Jennifer Watson, Genevieve Zipp, Rebecca Zukowski
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Atrium3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Interprofessional Education Topic Area and Practice and SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education. In this short course, four distinctly different universities will share their development and current status of interprofessional education (IPE). Using the four core IPEC (2016) competencies (values/ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, teams and teamwork) as a foundation, presenters will describe university progress in IPE, share successes and lessons learned, and provide concrete suggestions that university programs can implement.

*SC34 The Educational Impact of Language Learning Disabilities: Identification, Goal Writing, & Curriculum-Based Intervention
Topic Area: Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Lisa Chattler, SallyAnn Giess, Francine Wenhardt
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 16: School-Based Issues and Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents. As school-based SLPs shift the location of their service delivery from the speech therapy room to the classroom, they may find that the traditional way of evaluation and goal-writing doesn't necessarily fit with classroom activities. This short course will present information on assessing and interpreting assessment results for educational impact, writing goals that are relevant to and measurable in a school setting, and ideas on providing therapy in the classroom setting.

*SC35 Acoustic Technology for Clinical Assessment & Treatment of Speech and Voice Disorders: A Hands-on Workshop
Topic Area: Speech and Language Science
Authors: Amy Neel, Soren Lowell, Tara McAllister Byun
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 19: Speech Science and Speech and Language Science. Inexpensive software packages for acoustic analysis are valuable tools to diagnose and treat speech and voice problems. After an introduction to acoustic science, this hands-on workshop will focus on using acoustic tools for objectively assessing and providing biofeedback treatment for clients with articulation disorders, dysarthria, voice disorders, and accented speech. Participants will be provided with links for software and audio files they can download to their laptops to work along with presenters during the session.

SC36 Dysphagia Dynamics: Person-Centered Care Across the Continuum in a Shifting Landscape
Topic Area: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Authors: Nancy Swigert, Debra Suiter, Renee Kinder
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 1

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Topic Area and SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). Our clients experience a continuum of care and will receive services in settings other than our own. How do we develop evidence-based, person-centered goals that consider care across the spectrum of settings? How do we communicate and collaborate with healthcare and educational professionals involved with our clients? How do healthcare and education regulations affect care provision? This course highlights the many components to fully addressing the care of our clients using case examples.

SC37 Telepractice: A Comprehensive Overview of Strategies & Approaches for New or Experienced SLPs
Topic Area: Telepractice
Authors: Nathan Curtis, Amy Reid
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Olympic 3

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, the Telepractice Topic Area. This course provides "tried and true" clinical approaches, strategies and techniques for telepractice. Key elements of telepractice will be discussed and supported by video demonstrations. Topics covered will include building partnerships, developing a digital library of materials, patient engagement, differentiating instruction based on client needs, utilizing authentic routines/materials, and extending learning beyond therapy sessions through co-creating. Templates, rubrics, tips, and resource links will be shared with participants for each topic with specific how-to approaches.

*SC38 Assessment & Management of Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Topic Area: Voice and Alaryngeal Communication
Authors: Claudio Milstein, Marshall Smith, Kristine Tanner
Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 1/2

This session developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders. Muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) is a common voice disorder that can severely impair communication. Children and adults may experience voice problems for days to years before effective management, many having undergone multiple costly and unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatments. In this course, clinical cases will be used to demonstrate effective multidisciplinary techniques to resolve MTD. Regardless of your practice setting, there is a place for you in the multidisciplinary team!