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SIG Activities at the ASHA Convention

The SIGs are sponsoring Invited Sessions and Master Classes at the 2021 ASHA Convention. During this hybrid event, the SIGs will have both in-person sessions at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., as well as pre-recorded sessions that will be available in the Virtual Library. Additional information about all Convention sessions, including presenter bios and course descriptions, is available through the Program Planner.

Below is the schedule of the SIG-sponsored sessions.

PROGRAMMING NOTES:

  • The Virtual Library will be open November 15–22.
  • In-person sessions will not be recorded or live-streamed for the Virtual Library

LOCATION NOTES:

  • CC= Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    • Street Level= Rooms 101-103, 140-160, and Salons
    • Level 2= Rooms 201-210
    • Level 3= Ballrooms

SIG 1, Language Learning and Education

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (1 Hour) Virtual Library Virtual Invited Session (2178V) SLP's Role in Literacy: Language at the Core of Learning to Read & Write
Saturday, November 20 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CC, 146B In-Person Master Class (MC30) The Future of Narrative Language Sample Analysis for Progress Monitoring

SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (2 Hours) Virtual Library Virtual Master Class (MC54V) Case Studies in Aphasia: Maximizing Written & Spoken Language Recovery
Thursday, November 18 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. CC, Ballroom C In-Person Invited Session (1106) Motor Speech & Cognitive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease: Current Evidence & Practice Recommendations

SIG 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (2 Hours) Virtual Library Virtual Master Class (MC59V) Telepractice and Technology in Voice
Thursday, November 18 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. CC, 154AB In-Person Invited Session (1076) The Kaleidoscope of Voice Private Practice: Angles, Forms & Reflections on the Independent Clinic

SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (1 Hour) Virtual Library Virtual Invited Session (2119V) The Semantics for Stuttering Therapy
Thursday, November 18 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. CC, 147B In-Person Master Class (MC03) Outcome Measures for Stuttering Intervention: Suggestions from the RESTART Study

SIG 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CC, 103AB In-Person Invited Session (1164) Telepractice for Individuals with Craniofacial Anomalies
Saturday, November 20 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CC, 147A In-Person Master Class (MC28) COVID-19 Experience Update: Cleft & Craniofacial Care

SIG 6, Hearing and Balance Sciences: Research and Clinical Applications

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CC, 147B In-Person Master Class (MC09) New Approaches to Objective Diagnosis of Hearing Disorders in Older Adults
Friday, November 19 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CC, 204AB In-Person Invited Session (1217) Case Studies: Complex Evaluations & Treatment in Typical Vestibular Disorders

SIG 7, Auditory Rehabilitation

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (1 Hour) Virtual Library Virtual Invited Session (2146V) Communication During COVID-19 and Beyond: Face Coverings & Communication Access
Pre-Recorded (2 Hours) Virtual Library Virtual Master Class (MC55V) Supporting the Social and Emotional Well-being of Families in the Context of Auditory Rehabilitation
Saturday, November 20 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CC, 154AB In-Person Invited Session (1530) Neuroaudiology & Central Auditory Processing Disorder (joint session with SIG 8, Public Health Audiology)

SIG 8, Public Health Audiology

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Friday, November 19 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. CC, 147A In-Person Master Class (MC15) An Interprofessional Connection: Assessment & Treatment of mTBI in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Saturday, November 20 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CC, 154AB In-Person Invited Session (1530) Neuroaudiology & Central Auditory Processing Disorder (joint session with SIG 7, Auditory Rehabilitation)

SIG 9, Pediatric Hearing and Hearing Disorders

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Friday, November 19 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. CC, 203AB In-Person Invited Session (1267) Hearing Health Care Disparities in Children
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. CC, 146B In-Person Master Class (MC21) Reframing Audiology & Speech Practices to Maximize Outcomes in Spanish-speaking Children with Hearing Loss

SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. CC, 103AB In-Person Invited Session (1104) SIG-sponsored IPP Cases: Implementation Ideas Using Educational Theory
Saturday, November 20 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. CC, 146A In-Person Master Class (MC24) An Antiracist Ally: Committing to Racial Healing by Interrogating History, Implicit Bias & Personal Blind-spots

SIG 11, Administration and Supervision

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CC, 146B In-Person Master Class (MC11) Evidence-Based Tools and Strategies for Supervision & Precepting
Friday, November 19 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CC, West Salon G In-Person Invited Session (1356) How to Supervise during a Pandemic & Beyond: Best Practices in Telesupervision

SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CC, 147A In-Person Master Class (MC07) AAC for All: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices
Saturday, November 20 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. CC, West Salon G In-Person Invited Session (1704) Supporting Effective Patient-Provider Communication: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Friday, November 19 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CC, 147A In-Person Master Class (MC18) Use of High Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry in Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment Across the Lifespan
Saturday, November 20 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CC, 103AB In-Person Invited Session (1501) Developing a Dysphagia Plan of Care for Individuals with Disorders of Conciousness

SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CC, 146A In-Person Master Class (MC08) Signing Black in America: The Story of Black American Sign Language (joint session with SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders)
Friday, November 19 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. CC, 201 In-Person Invited Session (1414) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Humility and Responsiveness in CSD: Miles Traveled and Miles to Go

SIG 15, Gerontology

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (2 Hours) Virtual Library Virtual Master Class (MC51V) Alternative Payment Models-Understanding the Future of Payment Reform & Reimbursement
Thursday, November 18 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. CC, West Salon G In-Person Invited Session (1126) The Business of Skilled Nursing: Tools for Educators & New Clinicians

SIG 16, School–Based Issues

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (2 Hours) Virtual Library Virtual Master Class (MC58V) Advocacy for Telepractice: What You Need to Know & How to Do It
Friday, November 19 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. CC, 207A In-Person Invited Session (1276) Working Together: Telepractice Collaboration & School Push-In Therapy for AAC Users with Complex Communication Needs

SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Monday, November 15 – Monday, November 22 Pre-Recorded (1 Hour) Virtual Library Virtual Invited Session (2124V) Global Engagement Through Peer Mentorship: The Caribbean Speech-Language-Hearing Associations's Pilot Mentoring Initiative in Guyana
Thursday, November 18 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CC, 146A In-Person Master Class (MC08) Signing Black in Ameria: The Story of Black American Sign Language (joint session with SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity)
Friday, November 19 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CC, 145B  In-Person Master Class (MC36) Evolving Guidance for Ethical Global Engagement in Clinical, Scholarly, Service & Educational Activities

SIG 18, Telepractice

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Thursday, November 18 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. CC, 201 In-Person Invited Session (1114) Telehealth in the Department of Veteran Affairs
Saturday, November 20 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. CC, 146B In-Person Master Class (MC25) Medicare Telepractice Reimbursement Policies

SIG 19, Speech Science

Day Time Location Activity Session Code/Title
Friday, November 19 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. CC, 145A In-Person Master Class (MC14) It Is Not All Just Disorders: Undergraduate Curriculum in Swallowing, Voice, & Motor Speech
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CC, West Salon G In-Person Invited Session (1309) Resources and Strategies for Teaching Anatomy & Physiology: Computers, Cadavers, & Everything In-Between

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