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TABLE OF CONTENTS

About ASHA

4

Welcome Messages

Convention Program Committee

Schedule at a Glance

11

Registration

13

Exhibit Hall Information and Floor Plan

15

Shuttles, Hotels, and City Map

18

Maps of the Colorado Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Denver,
and Embassy Suites Denver

20

General Information (A-Z)

24

How to Use the Program Book

31

Session Formats

32

Program Planner and Mobile App

33

Continuing Education Information

36

Presenter Disclosures

38

Information for Presenters

39

Social Activities and Networking

43

Lounges

44

Special Interest Groups

46

ASHFoundation

48

ASHA Advocacy

51

The NSSLHA Experience and Student Opportunities

52

Academic Affairs and Research Education

54

Research Symposium

55

Auxiliary Presentations

56

Council on Academic Accreditation

57

Opening General Session

59

ASHA Awards Ceremony

60

Open Houses and Receptions

64

Jointly Developed Sessions

61

Trailblazer Sessions and Named Lectures

67

Short Courses

72

Thursday Oral Seminars

81

Friday Oral Seminars

109

Saturday Oral Seminars

139

Technical Clinical Sessions

165

Technical Research Sessions

175

Poster Sessions

201

Author Index

282

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ABOUT THE ASHA CONVENTION
The ASHA Convention is the premier annual event for speech-language
pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Bringing together more than 12,000 attendees, the Annual Convention provides
you with a once-a-year opportunity to learn about the latest research, polish
clinical skills, improve treatment techniques, and gain new tools and resources
to advance professional development.
The 2015 ASHA Convention theme “Changing Minds. Changing Lives. Leading
the Way” explores the transformative power of change and leadership in the
professions. From innovative intervention techniques, to evolution in service
delivery based on new outcomes data, to intriguing questions shaping new
research, the 2015 ASHA Convention will celebrate the many ways that ASHA
members are not just leaders but trailblazers in the speech, language, and
hearing professions.
Join your colleagues for the comprehensive programming, cutting-edge
education, and energized atmosphere of the ASHA Convention!

Board of Di re c tors
Judith L. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
President
Jaynee A. Handelsman, PhD, CCC-A
President-Elect

ABOUT THE AMERICAN‑SPEECH‑LANGUAGE‑HEARING
ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional,
scientific, and credentialing association
for 182,000 members and affiliates
who are audiologists; speech-language
pathologists; speech, language, and
hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support
personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing
hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment,
including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat
speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.

Elizabeth S. McCrea, PhD, CCC-SLP
Immediate Past President
Margot L. Beckerman, AuD, CCC-A
Chair, Audiology Advisory Council
Barbara K. Cone, PhD, CCC-A
Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
Perry F. Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP
Chair, Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council
Sandra L. Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Speech-Language
Pathology Practice
Howard Goldstein, PhD, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Science and Research
Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Planning

VISION
Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and
achievable for all.

MISSION
Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists,
and speech, language, and hearing scientists through:
• advancing science,
• setting standards,
• fostering excellence in professional practice, and
• advocating for members and those they serve.

Contact ASHA
ASHA National Office
2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Members: 800-498-2071  •  Nonmembers: 800-638-8255
Fax: 301-296-8580
TTY (Text Telephone Communication Device): 301-296-5650
www.asha.org

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Joan Mele-McCarthy, DA, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Government Relations and
Public Policy
Joseph J. Montano, EdD, CCC-A
Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology
Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Lissa A. Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Standards and Ethics in
Speech-Language Pathology
Shari B. Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Academic Affairs in
Speech-Language Pathology
Judy B. Rudebusch, EdD, CCC-SLP
Vice President for Finance
Kathy Shapley, PhD, CCC-SLP
National Student Speech Language Hearing
Association (NSSLHA) National Advisor
Donna Smiley, PhD, CCC-A
Vice President for Audiology Practice

Welcome From the ASHA President
On behalf of the ASHA Board of Directors, ASHA staff, and our
“Mile-High” host city, welcome to the 2015 ASHA Convention!
As many of you know, I’m quite fond of quotes, and so I feel it is very apropos
to bring a little Shakespeare into this welcome by saying, “The past is prologue.”
By that I mean, as we gather in 2015 in Denver, we launch our annual gathering
from a historical position of great strength and special significance. In my
column in The ASHA Leader in August, I referred to that history, when we
came to Denver in 1968 during a very different, very turbulent time in our
professional and national history. At that Convention, we heard a debate that
changed our world, and it started an evolution in the professions that led us to
adopt something more than professional standards, best practices, research, and a code of ethics. It
began an evolution toward a profession with a larger worldview, a sense of social responsibility, and a
desire to cultivate diversity, inclusion, and minority membership. Could Denver have had any greater
impact on us than that? I don’t think so!

This year’s Convention brings so many opportunities for that transformative growth, and I can’t begin
to list them all. So I want to encourage you to spend some time right away, browsing through this
program book, referring to the Program Planner app, and seeking the counsel of colleagues and staff
to make sure you are blazing your own personal trail to the best and most effective experience you
have ever had at an ASHA Convention—or at any convention, for that matter! Explore the sessions,
the posters, the exhibits, the special events. Connect with colleagues. Make new friends. And, most of
all, be prepared to step outside your comfort zone. After all, trailblazing is not for the faint of heart!
In closing, I want to thank all of my colleagues on the Convention Program Committee and the 2015
Convention Team for all of the hard work and planning that it takes to bring these opportunities to
life. The Program Committee has really set the stage for a great Convention, and set the bar very high
for the rest of us. Dr. Seuss, another of my favorites, perhaps said it best:

Welcome From the ASHA President

And so, here we are again, 47 years later, with the theme of “Changing Minds. Changing Lives.
Leading the Way.” In fact, it’s almost as though we’re bookending our previous visit to Denver. We
changed minds in 1968. We changed lives. And we have certainly led the way. Although we still
have a ways to go, there can be no doubt that we have blazed a trail in terms of culture change
and addressing the social challenges that we faced in 1968. So, where does that leave us? What are
today’s challenges, and are we prepared to meet them head-on, as we did in the past? The world has
become an even more complicated place to live and work since 1968—and, make no mistake, we
face challenges today that are equally imposing as the previous ones. That’s why we are gathering
here in Denver—to learn, discuss, innovate, and grow, in preparation for making a transformative
impact on our communities, in the professions, and yes, in our world.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
—Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Let’s honor our history in Denver and reach new heights together, as we change minds, change lives,
and lead the way!

Judith L. Page, PhD
2015 ASHA President
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Welcome From the Convention Co-Chairs
WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER IN DENVER!
Thank you for joining us for the 2015 ASHA Convention—3 full days
to explore and celebrate the work and accomplishments of speechlanguage pathologists, audiologists, and hearing and speech scientists
as we change minds, change lives, and lead the way through research,
teaching, and clinical service. Whether you’re a Convention expert or a
first timer, there is something for everyone here in Denver.
We had another record-breaking year for proposal submissions to the
Convention program! From “Academic and Clinical Education” to “Voice
and Alaryngeal Communication” and everywhere in between, this year’s Convention
experience includes research infused into every topic area of programming, notable
sessions earmarked as “trailblazers,” and a few refreshing updates to other favorites. Our
sincere thanks and appreciation go to the topic area chairs, their respective committees,
and ASHA staff who have worked tirelessly to make this year’s Convention a “Rocky
Mountain High” for all of us.
Check your program closely for the following “don’t miss” activities:

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Wednesday, November 11—Pre-Convention workshops
developed by the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing
Association and the First Timers’ Welcome on Wednesday
evening.
Thursday, November 12, 8:30 a.m.—
Opening General Session: Stanford psychologist and
bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, will guide us on
a journey exploring the positive aspects of stress and its
impact on strengthening our professional and personal lives.
Thursday–Saturday—Trailblazer Sessions: Look for the
sessions noted as “Trailblazers”—26 in total, representing
1% of this year’s Convention programming. These sessions
were identified by the Convention co‑chairs as forwardthinking, innovative, or transformational with respect to the
professions and/or promoting an aspect of ASHA’s Strategic
Initiatives/Envisioned Future.
Thursday, November 12, 5:00 p.m.—Welcome Reception:
Mix and mingle with friends and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall
over light snacks and a cash bar.

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Friday, November 13, 6:15 p.m.—ASHA Awards Ceremony:
Join colleagues and friends as we honor the “trailblazers”
of our Association’s membership. This year’s ceremony will
feature a special tribute to Annie Glenn, the namesake of
ASHA’s “Annie” award.
Friday, November 13, 8:30 p.m.—Open Houses: Reconnect
with former classmates, chat with longtime colleagues, or
make new friends at these social receptions immediately
following the Awards Ceremony.
Saturday, November 14, 8:00 a.m.—25th Annual Research
Symposium: “Dementia and Communication”: Join top
researchers in the field of communication sciences and
disorders as they discuss current research activities and
consider future investigative possibilities.
Saturday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.—ASHA Closing Party:
Top off your mile-high Denver adventure at the Closing
Party, an art-filled finale to the Convention at the Denver Art
Museum.

We are glad you are here with us in Denver, and we hope you enjoy this year’s “trailblazing” Convention.
Thank you for your support and for your daily commitment to “Changing Minds. Changing Lives. Leading
the Way” for the benefit of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology and the students,
patients, and clients we serve.

Jeanane M. Ferre, PhD, CCC-A
Convention Co‑Chair for Audiology

Welcome From the Convention Co-Chairs

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Julie B. Noel, MS, CCC-SLP
Convention Co‑Chair for Speech-Language Pathology
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2015 Convention Program Committee
Academic and Clinical
Education

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders

Mike Flahive,
Topic Chair
Tucker Gleason,
Topic Chair
Susan Bartlett
Lillian Beahm
Ruth Bentler
Val Boyer
Kyle Brouwer
Patricia Dorn
Marc Fagelson
Lynn Flahive
Mary Jo Germani
Sarah Ginsberg
Barb Glazewski
Jorge Gonzalez
Lori Grove
Georgia Hambrecht
Ana Claudia Harten
Debra Hildebrand
Ben Hornsby
Kathy Jakielski
Jayne Jaskolski
Wafaa Kaf
Pam Klick
Susan Latham
Patty McCarthy
Kevin McNamara
Amber Morgan
Ellen Myer-Gregg
Jim Naas
Peggy Nelson
Wren Newman
Elaine Orcutt
Ellen Reuler
Luis Riquelme
Marlene Salas-Provance
Sharon Sandridge
Sandy Schneider
Lisa Scott
Mark Shaver
Amanda Stead
Sherry Street-Tobin
Carol Szymanski
Rhonda Tomenko
Dan Tullos
Ann Tyler
Jennifer VanGilder
Barb Vento
Laura Verdun
Shelley Victor
Jane Wegner
Aaron Wilkins
Stacy Williams
Elissa Zylla-Jones

Teri James Bellis,
Topic Chair
Katie L. Awoyinka
Jennie Bellis Sabers
Kyle Brouwer
Gail D. Chermak
Donna Geffner
Gail J. Richard
Kim L. Tillery
Augmentative
and Alternative
Communication (AAC)

Ralf Schlosser,
Topic Chair
Jan Bedrosian
Miriam Boesch
Stephen Calculator
John Costello
Aimee Dietz
Kathryn Drager
Erinn Finke
Jeff Higginbotham
Linda Hoag
Rajinder Koul
Filip Loncke
Mary Ann Lowe
Ravi Nigam
Wendy Quack
Emily Quinn
Rose Sevcik
Kathy Thiemann-Bourque
Gail Van Tatenhove
Barry Wagner
Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diane Williams,
Topic Chair
Angie Barber
Katie Belardi
Jennifer Brown
Jenny Burton
Jennifer Collier
Elizabeth Crais
Daiquirie Crumrine
Kristina Curro
Richa Deshmukh
Susan Dewitt
Jill Duthie
Jessica Dykstra
Danai Fannin
Erinn Finke
Jessica Franco
Colleen Gargan
Allison Gladfelter
Heidi Ham
Lynne Hewitt
Jane Hilton
Brittany Horvath
Moira Lewis

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Lori Marra
Lindee Morgan
Kimberly Murza
TJ Ragan
Siva Priya Santhanam
Trisha Self
Audra Sterling
Emily Studebaker
Laurie Swineford
Kathy Theimann-Bourque
Jeannene Ward-Lonergan
Meghan Wendelken
Oliver Wendt
Business, Management,
Ethical, and Professional
Issues

Mary Casper,
Topic Chair
Sheryl Amaral
Allan Diefendorf
Robert Hanyak
Carol Hofbauer
Paula Leslie
Mary Beth Mason
Baughman
Carol Morse
James Naas
Gloria Petit-Clair
Gwenlynn Reeves
Darlene Robke
Katie Schwartz
Michelle Tristani
Joanne Wisely
Communication Sciences

Robert Burkard,
Topic Chair
Karen Forrest,
Topic Chair
Mary Alt
Sara Benham
Carmen Brewer
Michael Cevette
Craig Champlin
Patrick Feeney
Lawrence Feth
Lisa Goffman
Mary Gospel
Jeannette Hoit
Devin McCaslin
Owen Murnane
Laura Murray
Douglas Parham
Kevin Reilly
Panying Rong
Sofia Souto
Jennell Vick
Laura Wilber
Richard Wilson

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across the
Discipline

Sharynne McLeod,
Topic Chair
Mirza Lugo-Neris,
Topic Chair
Alisa Baron
Lisa Bedore
Ferenc Bunta
José G. Centeno
Kathryn Crowe
Catherine Crowley
Karen Davis
Danai Fannin
Christine Fiestas
Christina GildersleeveNeumann
Brian Goldstein
Suzanne Hopf
Ellen Kester
Su Ann Lee
Andrea A. N. MacLeod
Janna Oetting
Ben Pham
Giang Pham
Sonja Pruitt-Lord
Maria Resendiz Cepeda
Raúl Rojas
Lisa Rukovena
Connie Summers
Shurita Thomas-Tate
Carol Kit Sum To
Seyhun Topbaş
Sarah Verdon
Karla Washington
Carla Wood
Fluency

Jennifer Watson,
Topic Chair
Barbara Amster
Deryk Beal
Lisette Betancourt
Melissa Bruce
Courtney Byrd
Edna Carlo
Luc DeNil
Susan Felsenfeld
Sheryl Gottwald
Barry Guitar
Nancy Hall
Dan Hudock
Kia Johnson
Ellen Kelly
Jennifer Kleinow
Lisa LaSalle
Kenneth Logan
Sharon Millard
Katerina Ntourou
James Panico
Michael Robb

Kathleen Scaler Scott
Lisa Scott
Vivian Sisskin
Ken St. Louis
Anu Subramanian
Mandy Williams
Patricia Zebrowski
Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline

Brenda Louw,
Topic Chair
Gina Tillard,
Topic Chair
Lindsay Bondurant
Maria Claudia Franca
Brooke Hallowell
Kristine Lundgren
Michael Robb
Mike Sanders
DeAnne Wellman Owre
Infant & Child Hearing and
Balance: Screening and
Assessment

Diane Sabo,
Topic Chair
Abbey Berg
Kristen Janky
Patti Martin
Michelle Kraskin
Aaron Roman
Interprofessional
Research, Education and
Practice

Julie Scherz,
Topic Chair
John Ferraro,
Topic Chair
Kenn Apel
Jayne Brandel
Jonathan Brumberg
Kathy Coufal
Elizabeth Gavett
Alisha Richmond
Holli Steiner
Richard Talbott
Kathyrn Yorkston

Intervention/Habilitation
for Infants and Children
with Hearing Loss or
Balance Disorders

Anita Vereb,
Topic Chair
Kristi Blaiser
Paula Brown
Tina Childress
Melody Harrison
Krista Heavner
Todd Houston
Emily Lund
Michael Macione
Jane Madell
Mary Pat Moeller
Susan Nittrouer
Thomas Page
Lori Pakulski
Gale Rice
Sharon Ringwalt
Heidi Slager
Carrie Spangler
Elizabeth Walker
Kathryn Wilson
Intervention/
Rehabilitation for Adults
with Hearing Loss,
Tinnitus, or Balance
Disorders

Joseph Montano,
Topic Chair
Theresa Chisolm
Kathy Cienkowski
Sue Ann Erdman
Louise Hickson
Charissa Lansing
Craig Newman
Tina Penman
Jill Preminger
Gabrielle Saunders
Jaclyn Spitzer
Jessica Sullivan
David Wark

Language and Learning in
School-Age Children and
Adolescents

Language in Infants,
Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Heather Ramsdell-Hudock,
Topic Chair
Kristina M. Blaiser
Megan Blossom
Lisa Bowers
Teresa Cardon
Cynthia Core
Cynthia Cress
Philip S. Dale
Rory DePaolis
Shari DeVeney
Virginia Dubasik
Julie Feuerstein
Amy M. Glaspey
Dawn Cosgrove Greer
Mark Guiberson
Suneeti Nathani Iyer
Sojung Kim
Joni Grey Loftin
D. Kimbrough Oller
Douglas Parham
Emily Dayle Quinn
Amanda Seidl
Amy Thrasher
Mark VanDam
Anne S. Warlaumont
Robyn A. Ziolkowski

Language Disorders in
Adults

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention

Elizabeth Hoover,
Topic Chair
Kathryn Atkinson
Magdalen Balz
Steven Belanger
Ellen Bernstein-Ellis
Mary Boyle
Anne Carney
Jessica Copperman
Gayle DeDe
Lisa Edmonds
Roberta Elman
Maura English-Silverman
William Evans
Ruth Fink
Laura Glufling-Tham
Wendy Greenspan
Susan Klingman
Patricia Lara
Jaime Lee
Amy Litwack
Elizabeth Martin
Denise McCall
Rachel Neuman

Barbara Moore,
Topic Chair
Phyllis Butler
Hugh Catts
Ginger Collins
Megan Dunn-Davison
Barbara Ehren
Monica Ferguson
Sandra Gillam
Ron Gillam
Carrie Goodwiler
Shelley Gray
Lori Heisler
Tiffany Hogan
Laura Justice
Alan Kamhi
Regina Lemmon
Lisa Moncayo
Judy Montgomery
Elizabeth Pena
Laida Restrepo
Shari Robertson
Barbara Rodriguez
Meredith Saletta

Maureen Staskowski
Yvana Uranga-Hernandez
Amanda Van Horne
Gerry Wallach
Toya Wyatt
Motor Speech in Adults
and Children

Julie Stierwalt,
Topic Chair
Salim Al-Ani
Heather Clark
Derek Headley
Rachel Johnson
Kaitlin Lansford
Leonard LaPointe
Kerry Lenius
Megan MacPherson
Toby Macrae
Leslie Mahler
Nancy Potter
Kristie Spencer
Rene Utianski
Kimberly Wilson
Neuroanatomy and
Neurophysiology of the
Auditory and Vestibular
Mechanisms

Keith Wolgemuth,
Topic Chair
Curtis Billings
Allie Davids
Tara Davis
Phillip Gilley
Peter Ivory
Spencer Smith
David Velenovsky
Speech Sound Disorders in
Children

Tara McAllister Byun,
Topic Chair
Jessica Barlow
Francoise Brosseau-Lapre
Annette Champion
Solaman Cooperson
Kelly Farquharson
Peter Flipsen
Elaine R. Hitchcock
Jenya Iuzzini
Sue Ann Lee
Benjamin Munson
Jonathan Preston
Holly Storkel
Catherine Torrington Eaton
Jennell Vick
Laura Young-Campbell

Speech/Resonance
Disorders in Cleft Lip/
Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies

David Kuehn,
Topic Chair
Adriane Baylis
Kathy Chapman
Dana Collins
Caitlin Cummings
Kerry Mandulak
Mary O’Gara
Jamie Perry
Graham Schenck
Swallowing and
Swallowing Disorders in
Children and Adults

Laurie Sterling,
Topic Chair
Nesreen Alawami
Kelley Babcock
Leigh Anne Baker
Rebecca Benjamin
Julie Blair
Jennifer Carter
Patricia Cavanagh
Jennifer Chapin
Nadine Connor
Stephanie Davis
Pamela Dodrill
Donna Edwards
Memorie Gosa
Emily Homer
Katherine Hutcheson
Molly Knigge
Sarah Leyba
Lauren Madhoun
Emily Mayfield
Jane Mertz Garcia
Barbara Messing
Sonja Molfenter
Stefanie Moynahan
Joseph Murray
Pamela Smith
Carol Stach
Debra Suiter
Joseph Vera
Katherine Walker
David Zirlen
Telepractice

Melissa Jakubowitz,
Topic Chair
Mary Beasley
Ellen Cohn
Nathan Cornish
Lesley Edwards-Gaither
Nancy Kuhles
Dara Rogoff
Adrienne Wallace

Traumatic Brain Injury

Bess Sirmon-Taylor,
Topic Chair
Rebecca Gormley
Ana Claudia Harten
Lynette Holmes
Nancy Horowitz Moilanen
Emi Isaki
Kristin A King
Erin Mattingly
Charlotte Molrine
John Pfirman
Anthony Salvatore
Amanda Sepulveda
Debra Witkoff Kerner
Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication

Tanya Eadie,
Topic Chair
Susan Baker Brehm
Nancy Brandenburger
Philip Doyle
Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo
Maria Franca
Derek Isetti
Aaron Johnson
Kate Krival
Soren Lowell
Jenny Muckala
Kathy Nagle
Sona Patel
Brian Petty
Robin Samlan
Mary Sandage
Jeff Searl
Heather Shaw Bonilha
Preeti Sivasankar
Cara Stepp
Susan Thibeault
Jarrad Van Stan
Local State/Host
Representatives

Donna Boudreau
Patricia Hurley

2015 Convention Program Committee

Allison Haskill,
Topic Chair
Karen Aumuller
Donna Boudreau
Hayley Carter
Ginger Collins
Holly Cook
Barbara Culatta
Celeste Domsch
Kerry Ebert
Jamie Fisher
Sally Ann Giess
Tangela Grimes
Daphne Hartzheim
Danielle Hayes
LaVae Hoffman
Patricia Hurley
Marie Ireland
Lynne Jackowiak
Joni Mack
Rachel Matyasse
Susan Moore
Tricia Nicholson
Andrea O’Donnell
Diane Ogiela
Abbie Olszewski
Monica Pershey
Doug Peterson
Sean Redmond
Dixie Sanger
Katie Squires
Danielle Thompson
Debra Vigil
Rachael Walden
Anne Whitney
JoAnn Wiechmann

Marjorie Nicholas
Laura Osecheck
Gail Ramsberger
Chaleece Sandberg
Jordyn Sims
Sofia Vallila Rohter
Robin Weber
Janet Whiteside
Linda Wozniak

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S chedule at a Glance
Wednesday, November 11

Friday, November 13

  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ASHA Board, Committee, and

Council Meetings; Partner and

Affiliated Organization Meetings
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration and Materials
Pickup
  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CSHA Pre-Convention
Workshops
  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First Timers’ Welcome
  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Special Events and Receptions

  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12

Saturday, November 14
Registration and Materials
Pickup Open
Opening General Session
Education Sessions/Posters
Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Short Courses
Welcome Reception in the
Exhibit Hall
“Twilight” Education Sessions
Special Events and Receptions

  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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Registration
Education Sessions/Posters
Short Courses
Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Short Courses
Closing Party

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of the SRANA is
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Schedule at a Glance

  6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Registration
Education Sessions/Posters
Short Courses
Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
The NSSLHA Experience
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Short Courses
Awards Ceremony
Open Houses and Receptions

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R egistration
The Annual Convention provides ASHA members and related
professionals with the opportunity to attend sessions to obtain
continuing education units (CEUs), hear about the latest research,
and learn about practical solutions to issues encountered in clinical
practice. Your full Convention registration includes:
• Access to the strongest educational program for
speech‑language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists,
including more than 2,500 CEU-qualified sessions (any 1- or
2-hour Oral Seminars, Technical Sessions, and Poster Sessions)

CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF Lobby
Wednesday, November 11
Thursday, November 12
Friday, November 13
Saturday, November 14

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

• Admission to the Exhibit Hall, Career Fair, and
Graduate School Fair

Badges & Ribbons

• Access to the Opening General Session and Awards Ceremony

Your badge is your passport to the ASHA Convention.

• Participation in social events, such as the Welcome Reception

Name badges are issued to all registered attendees, regardless of
registration type, and must be worn at all times to gain entrance
to sessions, events, and all areas of the Convention. One-day
registrant badges are prominently printed with the selected day
of attendance.

Tickets are required for the following activities (additional fees
may apply):
• Short Courses (3-hour seminars)
• Boxed lunches (lunch in the Exhibit Hall)
• ASHFoundation Fundraiser event tickets

• Closing Party
You may purchase tickets on site, as available, at the
Registration counter.

Badges are color coded to indicate membership type, staff, or
registration type (1 day or Exhibit Hall only). Special ribbons are
located in the ASHA Member Services Center.

Badge Reprinting/Replacement Policy
There will be a $10 fee to reprint any badge that has already been
issued. You must visit Registration for a new badge.

Bar Codes

Registration

• Guest registration (Exhibit Hall access only)

Exhibit Hall-only passes indicate limited Convention access. Guests
must wear their badges.

The bar code printed on your badge contains the contact
information you provided when registering for the Convention.
It allows you to easily share your information with exhibitors with a
quick scan using their lead retrieval system.

Receipts & Certificates of Completion
All attendees who register will receive a receipt/confirmation via
e-mail upon completion of the registration and payment process.
Certificates of completion are available to all attendees. You must
complete the online CEU/attendance reporting process to retrieve
your certificate. Once you have completed this process, you will be
able to print your certificate.

Also in the Registration Area
• Materials Pickup
• Speaker Ready Room
• Program Planner Stations
• ASHA Member Services Center

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2015 ASHA CONVENTION

ASHA MOBILE EXPLORER
Premier Sponsor

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Booth #528

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1 Text “PLAY” to 56512 to begin (bookmark the game to
your mobile home screen).
2

Visit all 8 booths and talk to booth reps to get
trivia answers.

3

Correctly answer all 8 booth questions via your
mobile device.

4

Submit final registration form after the 8th booth stop
(#1126), with your mobile device.

5

Drawing at Booth #528 at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Bonus tasks:
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Game Time: Starts Nov. 12th at 11 a.m. and ends Nov. 14th at
Noon. Submissions before or after this will not be accepted.
Eligibility: Prize drawing will be at 12:30 p.m. at Booth #528
(HCR ManorCare); participants do not need to be present to
win. Players who have visited all
8 booths and answered all 8
questions correctly on their mobile
Grand Prize
device will be entered into a
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Exhibit Hall

CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall AB

The Exhibit Hall at ASHA Convention is the dynamic, central hub of our annual
event, connecting attendees with exhibitors offering the latest tools and
services, cutting-edge technology, and practice solutions. The Exhibit Hall is also
home to the Career Fair, ASHA Store, Caring Square community service hub,
various lounges, and more.

Thursday, November 12 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The ASHA Exhibit Hall includes more than 300 companies that provide services and offer
products to enhance your professional practice. When it comes to tools to help you excel,
the Exhibit Hall has it all—from books by experts on hot topics, technology solutions,
and software to games and toys for therapy with children. See, touch, and test the latest
equipment, products, and technology!
*Children ages 18 and under are not admitted to the Exhibit Hall.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

We’ve brought together exhibitors offering
products, services, and demonstrations
designed for our audiology attendees to
create Audiology Row. Take a stroll down
“the row” with your audiology colleagues!

Stop by the Exhibit Hall for a daily,
dedicated lunch break. Everyone
is invited to use this time between
education sessions to network with
exhibitors and colleagues. A limited
number of boxed lunch tickets are
available at Registration for $10 each
while supplies last. The Colorado
Convention Center also offers a number
of lunchtime options, from food carts to
cafés to restaurant dining.

ASHA Store
Booth 444

Visit the ASHA Store during the 2015 ASHA
Convention! The Store will be packed with
items to enhance your professional practice.
Discover new CEU courses, reference books,
consumer education products, and logo
merchandise. They’ve been developed just
for you, and the ASHA Store is one of the
few opportunities to see these products
first hand. Everything in the ASHA Store is
discounted for Convention attendees!

Caring Square
Booth 1042

From Thursday through Saturday during
the ASHA Convention, you can participate
in ongoing community service projects at
the Caring Square. The Caring Square will
be open all day, and activities are designed
so participants can jump in whenever they
have some free time.

Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 12
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening
to catch up with friends and colleagues, and
mingle with exhibitors. This upbeat reception
provides dedicated time to check out the
exhibiting companies, socialize and network,
all while recharging your battery with light
snacks and a cash bar before you head to the
Twilight Sessions. The welcome reception is
open to all fully registered attendees; guest
tickets are available so friends and family can
join the fun.

Refreshment Breaks
Coffee and tea will be offered in the
Exhibit Hall during the morning break at
the following times:
Friday, November 13
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Career Fair
The Career Fair connects job seekers
with prospective employers. More than
70 employers from hospitals, schools,
universities, and private practices—
many with multiple openings—are
ready to hire. Whether you are starting
your career, looking to change work
settings, or seeking to advance in
your field, the Career Fair is a great
resource. See the Exhibit Guide for a
detailed listing of Career Fair Exhibitors,
the Circle of Support mini-workshop
schedule, and info on the job search tips
panel discussion.

Lounges
See page 44 for more information about
the Lounges.

CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF Lobby

The ASHA Member Services Center (AMSC)
can help you discover all of the information
and services that ASHA provides. Visit the
AMSC in Denver, located near Registration
and just outside of the Exhibit Hall, to get
answers to all of your ASHA membership
questions. Special Convention ribbons can
be found in the centrally located AMSC, so
stop by to pick up some ribbons and show
off your ASHA flair!

Dining at the Convention Center
The Colorado Convention Center operates
a café offering a wide variety of food,
including vegetarian and gluten-free
choices, near B Lobby, as well as various
grab-and-go food and coffee carts. Pizza
Republica is adjacent to the convention
center on 14th Street and the 16th Street
Mall, just a couple blocks away, offers
numerous restaurant choices.

Exhibit Hall

Audiology Row

ASHA Member Services Center

Bar Codes
The bar code printed on your badge
contains the contact information you
provided when registering for the
Convention and allows you to quickly and
easily share information with exhibitors
using their lead retrieval system.

Download the
Mobile App to view
Exhibit Hall floor plan!
On itunes:
on.asha.org/iOSASHAPlanner
On Google Play:
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Shuttle S er vice
Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Colorado Convention
Center is provided for attendees staying at the official ASHA hotels.
Shuttle routes and schedules are subject to change. Please check with
your hotel upon arrival for updated information.

Day

Time

Frequency

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 30 minutes
November 11
(limited service)

Shuttle Routes
Route

Hotels

Boarding Locations

1

Brown Palace
Holiday Inn Express Denver
Downtown
Sheraton Denver Downtown

Walk to Holiday Inn Express
Tremont Place

2

Hampton Inn & Suites
Downtown Denver

Main entrance (Sherman
Street)

3

Denver Marriott City Center
Grand Hyatt Denver

California Street
Welton Street

4

Hotel Monaco
Renaissance Denver
Downtown
Residence Inn City Center
Westin Denver Downtown

Champa Street
Walk to Hotel Monaco

5*

Crawford Hotel
Oxford Hotel
Springhill Suites Denver
Downtown

Walk to Oxford Hotel
17th Street
Main entrance (valet circle)

6*

The Art Hotel

Broadway

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Aloft Hotel
Courtyard Denver Downtown
Crowne Plaza Denver
The Curtis, a Doubletree
Hotel
Embassy Suites Denver
Downtown
Four Seasons Denver
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver
Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn
Homewood Suites
Convention Center
Hotel Teatro
Hyatt Regency Denver
Magnolia Hotel

Walk to convention center
for daily activities and
sessions. Shuttle service
will be provided for these
hotels only for the Closing
Party on Saturday, with
pick up and drop off at the
Convention Center.

Closing
Party

Schedule: Routes 1–4

Court Place

Thursday,
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
November 12 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

15 minutes
60 minutes
15 minutes

Friday,
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
November 13 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

15 minutes
60 minutes
15 minutes

Saturday,
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
November 14 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

15 minutes
60 minutes
15 minutes

Closing Party

Walk to Hotel Monaco
Lawrence Street (at flags)

Shuttles will transport
ticket holders from the
convention center at 6:30
p.m. to the Closing Party at
the Denver Art Museum with
return service back to the
hotels per the routes and
boarding locations listed
above. *NOTE: The walking
hotels will be returned to
the Colorado Convention
Center only.

*Limited service and specified times for morning and evening service.

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Shuttles depart from
convention center to
Denver Art Museum
at 6:30 p.m.
Return service to
hotels from 8:00
p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Walk hotels return to
Convention Center.

30 minutes

Schedule: Routes 5 & 6**
Day

Time

Wednesday,
Hourly service from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00
November 11 p.m.
Thursday,
November
12 –
Saturday,
November 14

Morning service to convention center at
7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Closing Party

Shuttles depart from convention center
to Denver Art Museum at 6:30 p.m.

Evening service back to hotels at 6:30
p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Route 5: Return service to hotels at 8:00
p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Route 6 (The Art Hotel): Walk from
Denver Art Museum to hotel.
**Check your hotel for updated schedules.

Accessible Service
Shuttle service that meets the American with Disabilities
Act (ADA) standards for accessibility is available to those
with mobility issues for travel to all ASHA hotels and
official ASHA Convention activities during hours of shuttle
operation. To arrange for ADA shuttle service, call 1-866439-8564 and allow 45 minutes from call time to pick up.

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G eneral I nfor mation
Accessibility for Registrants
With Disabilities

Cameras, Photography, & Photo
Release Policy

ASHA is committed to making the
Convention accessible to all and ensuring
compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). Attendees with a
disability who need accommodations in
order to participate to the fullest extent
possible at the ASHA Convention, and did
not make prior arrangements, should visit
Registration for assistance. On-site requests
will be accommodated to the best of our
ability; however, available resources may
be limited.

The services of an official professional
photographer are used for the ASHA
Convention. By registering for the ASHA
Convention, you agree to allow ASHA to
use your photograph in ASHA-related
publications, on the ASHA website, or in
other Association materials.

ASHA Member Services Center
CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF Lobby

The ASHA Member Services Center is
available to help you with all of the
information and services that the
Association provides. ASHA staff in the
AMSC can assist with all of your ASHA
membership needs and can also help you
with questions about the Exhibit Hall.

Limited use of cameras is allowed for
exhibitors in their own booth areas.
Photography, video production, and/or
graphic reproduction of other exhibitors’
booths and products displayed therein are
prohibited unless authorization is obtained
from the exhibitor. Commercial use of
photographs of attendees by exhibitors is
prohibited unless written consent is given
by the attendee.
Personal photography is permitted at
social functions. Please see the Recording
Policy for additional information on
situations where photography is restricted
or limited.

Attire

Cell Phones

Business casual attire is recommended
during the Convention. Session rooms are
often cool, and attendees are advised to
dress in layers. Comfortable walking shoes
are a must.

Talking on cell phones is strictly prohibited
during all education sessions and other
non-social events at the ASHA Convention.
Cell phones should always be in silent
mode during sessions, meetings, and
events to avoid disruption. Recording
and photography are prohibited during
sessions and events without explicit prior
consent from the presenter.

Business Center
The on-site business center is located near
the gift shop in A Lobby. The business
center offers the following services: faxing,
packing, shipping & receiving, computer
rentals, e-mail & Internet browsing, office
supplies, photocopying, signs/posters/
banners, and copier rental. The center also
offers wheelchair and electric scooter rental.

Badges
Name badges will be issued to all registered
attendees, regardless of registration type,
and must be worn at all times to gain
entrance to sessions, events, the Exhibit
Hall, and all other areas of the Convention.
One-day registrants will find the day they
selected for attendance prominently printed
on their badges. Exhibit Hall-only passes
indicate limited Convention access. Guests
must also wear their badges.
There will be a $10 fee to reprint any badge
that has already been issued.

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Certificates of Completion
Certificates of Completion are available to
all attendees. To retrieve your certificate,
complete the online CEU/attendance
reporting process. As soon as you
have finished, you will be able to print
your certificate.
You must report your sessions by Tuesday,
December 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time
to earn ASHA CEUs or PDHs and to receive
a Certificate of Completion. If you need
a record of the sessions you attended—
or think you may need a record in the
future—you must report for credit by
December 1.

Charging Stations
The Colorado Convention Center provides
a number of charging stations for mobile
devices throughout the facility. Please be
mindful of sharing the charging stations.
Do not leave your devices unattended;
ASHA is not responsible for lost or
stolen belongings.

Continuing Education (CE)
Information

CC, Street Level, A Lobby
CC, Street Level, B Lobby
CC, Street Level, Grand Concourse
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Centennial Foyer
Stop by any of the Information Booths
during registration hours for CEU
information and questions. You may visit
the booths for detailed instructions about
how to report your continuing education
credit online. See page 36 for more details
about Convention CEUs.

Children
The ASHA Convention is a professional
development event and is not intended
to be inclusive of children. Due to safety
and liability issues, children under age 18
are not permitted in the Exhibit Hall and
strollers are not permitted in the Exhibit
Hall or in session rooms. Due to space
limitations and the potential for disruption
in session rooms, as well as safety issues
should overcrowding occur, the presence
of children in education sessions is
discouraged. ASHA does not provide child
care services. Your hotel concierge may be
able to provide information about on-site
child care services or other local options for
child care.
See the Personal Consideration Room
section for information for nursing mothers.

Citing Sessions
Use the following format to properly cite oral seminars or poster
presentations offered at the ASHA Convention:
Johnson, A., Apel, K., & Prelock, P. (2015, November). 1018:
Interprofessional education 101: What you need to know. Seminar
presented at the annual convention of the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association, Denver, CO.
Substitute “Poster” for “Seminar,” if the session is a Poster Presentation.

Code of Conduct
ASHA expects Convention attendees to respect each other, student
volunteers, Convention Center staff, and ASHA staff, and to behave
in a courteous and civilized fashion. Attendees should respect
common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, and
respect for private property.
Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior directed toward
any other attendee—or any student volunteer, ASHA staff, or
Convention Center staff—will not be tolerated. Please report any
incidents in which an attendee of the meeting is abusive, insulting,
intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner
to ASHA staff or security immediately.

Comments & Feedback

Convention Daily Updates/Program Addenda
Each morning during the Convention, a listing of session changes
and/or cancellations, as well as daily activities and meetings, will
be available for attendees at the Information Booths and other key
locations. Last minute updates and changes will also be tweeted
from the official ASHA Convention twitter account, @ASHA_events.

Cyber Café

CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall AB
Booth 1116
Stay connected during the Convention at the Cyber Café. Check
your e-mail, surf the web, or download presenter handouts to your
thumb drive in your free time.

First Aid

CC, Street Level, near Room 507
303-228-8030 or dial 200 from any beige House Phone
A first aid room is located in the Convention Center in the event an
attendee needs medical assistance.
Please refrain from calling 911. If you do call 911, also call the
Security numbers listed above.
Stay on the line; calls are recorded. An officer will answer
immediately. Be prepared to report the location of the emergency
by building, level, and either hall, meeting room, or corridor. After
you have called for emergency assistance, report the incident to
ASHA staff at the nearest Information Booth, so that they may be
apprised of the situation.

BEST PRACTICES.

General Information

All registrants will receive an e-mailed invitation to complete an
in-depth online Convention evaluation survey after the event has
concluded. If you have suggestions or feedback that you’d like to
share while at the Convention, you may request a comment card at
one of the Information Booths.

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Food & Refreshments

Lounges

A lunch break in the Exhibit Hall will be held daily to allow
dedicated time for all attendees to network with exhibitors;
attendees who purchased lunch tickets with their registration may
collect a boxed lunch in the Exhibit Hall.

A number of designated lounge spaces for groups to gather and
rest in between sessions are located throughout the Convention
Center. These spaces are available for you to recharge and connect
with colleagues and friends who share similar interests.
See page 44 for more details.

On Friday and Saturday morning, coffee and tea will be offered in
the Exhibit Hall during the 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. break.

Guest Services

CC, Street Level, F Lobby
The Colorado Convention Center, in partnership with Visit Denver,
maintains on-site Guest Services Information Desks staffed with
representatives to answer any questions you may have regarding
the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver area. Staff can assist
with restaurant recommendations, attractions, and transportation.

Hotel Help

Luggage & Coat Check
CC, Street Level, A Lobby

An area is available at the Convention Center where coats and
luggage may be stored (fees apply).

Marijuana
While the purchase and sale of marijuana is legal in Denver, there
are restrictions on consumption. Familiarize yourself with the local
laws and restrictions for your own protection.

CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF Lobby (Registration Area)

Meetings

Representatives from ASHA’s housing company will be available
during registration hours to assist attendees with any issues that
arise with their hotel reservations.

A number of ASHA Board, Committee, and Council meetings—as
well as affiliate meetings, Open Houses, and receptions—are held
during the ASHA Convention. The schedule of published meetings
and receptions each day will be listed in the Daily Update program
addenda, available at the Information Booths and Registration.

Information Booths

CC, Street Level, A Lobby
CC, Street Level, B Lobby
CC, Street Level, Grand Concourse
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Centennial Ballroom Foyer
The Information Booths are available to answer your questions
about the ASHA Convention during registration hours.

Internet & Wi-Fi
Limited free wireless Internet service is offered by the Colorado
Convention Center in the public concourse areas and the
permanent food court areas.
The Convention Center’s complimentary Wi-Fi service allows
attendees to perform low-bandwidth functions, such as checking
e-mail with their smartphones, laptops, or tablets.
Internet access is not available for presenters in the session rooms.
Wired Internet access provided by ASHA is available in the Cyber
Café during Exhibit Hall hours. Many of the ASHA hotels offer
complimentary high-speed Internet access for ASHA Convention
attendees (fees may apply for some).

Lactation Room
Please see Personal Consideration Rooms for information for
nursing mothers.

Lost & Found
ASHA is not responsible for items lost during the Convention or
returning found items to attendees. Found items brought to the
Information Booths will be held at the booth for the remainder
of the day; at the end of the day, the items will be brought to the
ASHA Convention staff office. All unclaimed items will be turned
over to the Colorado Convention Center when the Convention
ends on Saturday. It is the responsibility of attendees to follow up
with the Convention Center to retrieve lost items.
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Overflow Rooms
Networked session rooms give attendees instant access to overflow
rooms for popular at-capacity sessions. If a session room reaches
capacity, staff or student volunteers will direct attendees to one of
the overflow rooms or areas where the audio feed from the session
will be broadcast. See information about Session Room Behavior
and Attendee Etiquette on page 28.

Parking
The Colorado Convention Center provides access to a 1,000-space
on-site covered parking garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. Parking at the Convention Center is available on a first
come, first served basis, including accessible parking. The Colorado
Convention Center Parking Garage also has designated three
reserved parking stalls for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles for up to 8
hours of free parking. More information on parking and rates may be
found at http://denverconvention.com/attend-an-event/parking.

Personal Consideration Rooms

CC, Street Level, A Lobby, Room 101 (Mothers’ Room)
CC, Street Level, D Lobby
Hyatt, 4th Floor Flagstone
Private rooms are available in the Convention Center and at
the Hyatt Regency Denver for nursing mothers and others with
sensitive personal health needs. Locations listed here are for the
Information Booths where you may request a key to the nearest
Personal Consideration Room. Staff at the booths will direct you to
room locations. Please note that these rooms are not staffed.

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You will be able to print uploaded handouts in advance at the
Program Planner stations in the Convention Center. Additional
materials may be available for download after the Convention.
Reduce paper waste by saving the handout electronically to a
thumb drive or your laptop.

Recording Policy
Whether for personal or commercial use, audio, video, and digital
recordings; live streaming or broadcasting; and photography
are all strictly prohibited during all ASHA Convention education
sessions, poster presentations, Short Courses, and the keynote
speaker’s presentation at the Opening General Session, unless
consent from the presenter is granted or obtained prior to the start
of the session. If the presenter does not explicitly state that you
may record the session or event at the start of the presentation,
assume that recording is not permitted. Any individual who does
not comply with this policy will be asked to leave the session or
event and to surrender his/her film or recording media. Under no
circumstances may presentations be rebroadcast.

Photo Release Policy
ASHA hires an official photographer for the Convention.
Photographs taken at the 2015 ASHA Convention may be used
in future ASHA publications, on the ASHA website, or in other
Association materials. By registering for the ASHA Convention, you
agree to allow ASHA to use your photograph in ASHA-related print
or digital publications.

Press Room

CC, Street Level, A Lobby, Registration Office F1

Restrooms

A Press Room is available for registered press and media. Please
check in at the PR/Media Lounge for access.

Presenter Disclosures
All Convention presenters, including those displaying posters,
are required to disclose relevant financial and nonfinancial
relationships—or lack thereof—and must, at the beginning of their
respective sessions or presentations, make a disclosure statement.
The disclosure requirement is designed to promote transparency
in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered
for ASHA CEUs. The requirement provides Convention attendees
with a more complete context in which to evaluate presenters’
information. Presenter disclosures may be viewed via the
Program Planner. To report a presenter disclosure issue, stop by
one of the Information Booths and ask for a comment form.
Read more on page 38.

Restroom facilities for men and women are conveniently located on
each floor of the Convention Center. If you have difficulty finding
a restroom, please inquire at one of the Information Booths or ask
Convention Center staff for directions.

Ribbons

CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF
Ribbons will be centrally located in the ASHA Member Services
Center (AMSC). Ribbons will be labeled so attendees can easily
find what they are looking for, or they may ask ASHA staff for
assistance. Stop by the AMSC to pick up some ribbons and show
off your ASHA flair!

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CC, Street Level, B Lobby
CC, Street Level, Grand Concourse
CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF (Registration Area)
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Centennial Ballroom Foyer

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Session Changes & Cancellations

Social Media Policy

Both Oral Sessions and Poster Presentations are subject to change,
due to cancellations or presenter changes. (Presenters who must
cancel a session should send written notification to papers@asha.
org as soon as possible.) Please refer to the session information
listed in the online Program Planner tool, as it is always up to date.

ASHA encourages the use of social media, including blogging,
at the ASHA Convention as a way for attendees to summarize,
highlight, and promote presentations or share their thoughts on
their experiences in general, provided that presentation content
and materials are not shared in full and authors or presenters are
referenced and cited where appropriate. Please keep in mind that
presenters hold the intellectual property rights and copyrights to
their materials.

Program addenda listing session changes, updates, and
cancellations will be available for attendees at the Information
Booths and other key areas each morning during the Convention.
The addenda will be posted online at www.asha.org/events/
convention/program each morning. Last minute updates and
changes will also be tweeted from the official ASHA Convention
twitter account, @ASHA_events.

Session Room Behavior & Attendee Etiquette
Extensive planning goes into scheduling sessions in appropriately
sized rooms; however, the popularity of sessions is not always
predictable, and overcrowding occasionally occurs. If a session
room reaches capacity, attendees must follow the instructions
provided by ASHA staff, Convention Center staff, student
volunteers, or security staff. Attendees may be instructed not to
stand against the walls or block the aisles or doors, or they may be
denied entry if the room is too crowded. ASHA is obligated to abide
by the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal in Denver. If a
room reaches full capacity and we do not have your cooperation,
the Fire Marshal has the authority to delay or even terminate
the meeting until any problem has been satisfactorily corrected.
Please be courteous and respectful to staff and student volunteers
when you are directed elsewhere. See information about Overflow
Rooms on page 35 and the Code of Conduct on page 25.
Attendees are asked to be respectful of their fellow attendees and
be mindful of potential disruptions during sessions, such as eating
food, use of phones or other mobile devices, or the presence of
infants and children. Phones and other mobile devices should
always be silenced. Attendees should not be photographing
presentation slides unless explicit permission has been granted by
the presenter(s); please respect the Recording Policy.

Speaker Ready Room
A room at the Convention Center is designated for speakers to
finalize and upload presentation slides and notes. Technicians are
available to assist in preparation of your materials and to answer
questions regarding operation of audio visual equipment. All Oral
Session presenters must check in at the Speaker Ready Room at
least 4 hours in advance of their respective sessions. See page 39
for details.

Sustainability & Green Practices
The Colorado Convention Center was the first convention center
in the nation to receive Level One certification from ASTM
International for its adherence to high standards for sustainable
meetings. The largest LEED building in Colorado, the Convention
Center has a dedicated sustainability manager to help keep
meetings green. The center also maintains an on-site farm that
annually produces 3,600 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs
used by the in-house catering service.

Temperature
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bring a sweater; temperatures may vary from room to room.
Business casual dress is appropriate at the Convention. Daytime
temperatures in Denver in November average in the mid-50s and
nighttime temperatures in the mid-30s.

Shuttles
Limited shuttle service will operate Wednesday, November 11,
through Saturday, November 14, to make travel to and from the
Colorado Convention Center convenient for ASHA Convention
attendees who are staying at official ASHA hotels that are not
within easy walking distance. ADA-accessible shuttle service for
those with mobility issues will be available for all ASHA hotels. See
page 18 for more details about shuttle routes.

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How to Use the
Program
Book
Poster
Sessions
This Program Book provides a complete list
educationTitle
sessions offered at the 2015 ASHA
Convention.
Code of all
Poster
Level/Type
Presenter List
You may use this reference page to help navigate
the
session
listings
in
this
book.
Speech-Language Pathology Saturday 9:30AM-11:00AM
Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)

Oral Seminars
Pages 81–164

Oral Seminars are either 1- or 2-hour
seminars. Oral Seminar listings in this
book include the title, day and time of
presentation, session code, location, and
time eligible for professional development
hours. All authors are listed with
affiliations, and the names of presenting
authors (those who will present or speak
during the session) have been bolded. The
abstract summary is also included.

Technical Sessions

(Research and Clinical)
Pages 165–199

Poster Sessions
Pages 202–280

Poster Sessions are scheduled in 90-minute
blocks and are listed in a chart format. All
posters are presented in Hall E/F. Chart
information includes the session code,
poster board number, title, and authors. All
authors are listed with affiliations, and the
names of presenting authors (those who
will present or speak during the session)
have been bolded.

Short Courses
Pages 72–79

These additional cost, ticketed sessions
are listed by day and then by start time.
You may inquire about Short Course ticket
availability at Registration, if you did not
purchase tickets in advance.

Poster Board 438

Therapy Strategies for Speech Disorders

Judith Trost-Cardamone, California St U - No
Introductory/
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October 1
Oregon; Kristen DeLuca, Joe DiMaggio
Professional
Children’s Hosp; Amy Morgan, Shriner’s Hosp for
Education
Language in Infants, Toddlers,
Literacy Assessment and
Heather Thompson,
California St U - Sacrame
Intermediate/ Intervention
Variables Associated
With
Speech Treatment
and
Preschoolers
(SLP)
(SLP)
Research
Outcomes for Children With Cleft Palate

Thursday Oral Seminars
— 10:30AM–12:30PM
Associated With
Cleft Palate

Language Disorders
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in AdultsPoster
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Aphasia (LPAA) Turns 15: Where to

9171
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Poster Board 440

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Programs for Young Children:

Tough Work With Syntax Intervent

Jeanne
Saavedra,
St. Louis Children’s Hosp
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Older
Students
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in
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area
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of syntax to meet language arts requirements of hig
Digital platforms are transforming how SLPs foster
Research
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of
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implementing technology in developmentally appropriate
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fun grammar refresher!
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researchers can do to ensure that aphasiaCare
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combined with Joint Media Engagement offer clinicians a
future has a meaningful,
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working framework to enhance the educational benefits
Friday
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in
Voice and
Alaryngeal Research
Communication
(GI)
of digital media.
9172

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listed:
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Sheila Stager,
Voice Treatment
Ctr, Med Facult
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for Preschool Language Intervention
Speech
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TH 10:30AM–12:30PM
5625
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Session:
1028
What’s
the Evidence
for
Voice

How to Use the Program Book

Technical Research Sessions and Technical
Clinical Sessions are 30-minute Oral
Sessions. They have been listed in a chart
format that includes the session code,
day and time, location, title, authors, and
a brief abstract/summary. All authors are
listed with affiliations, and the names
of presenting authors (those who will
present or speak during the session) have
been bolded.

9169

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and research implications
are discussed.
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Northwestern
Barbara
Loescher,
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9178
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Impact
of Balloon Dilation
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and Intervention
Discourse
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for
of Parkinson
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5626
4:00PM–
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for
(AsA)
for aspects
English
phonemes
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typically-developing
Northwestern U; Chuck Loescher, Northwestern
U;
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Johns
Hopkins;
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U of Pu
representing
the
complex
processes
of
planning,
delivering
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presented.
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on the effects
of medi
4:30PM
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provided. They were
derived
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of all English
Salem, Northwestern U; Margo Salem, Northwestern
and evaluating contextualized language intervention
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time. These tools are defined, and then demonstrated
fluctuations
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U; Melanie
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intervention
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relationship between medical aspects of PD and SLP
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Emily Rogalski,
Northwestern
U
Yvonne
Wren,
U
of
West
5627
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4:00PM– U;CC/109
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of
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on
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and
transcripts.
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diagnostic and treatment decisions will be discussed
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in Five-Year-Olds:
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U
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children with varying
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in Children (SLP)
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based approach
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1032 speech and language screening measures were compared with
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research-based
nonword
and sentence repetition tasks. The repetition tasks
A panel of four couplesSaturday
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share
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U of North
Principles
Child
Tasks & Formal Screening
identified more
children withHome
potential Practice
speech and language
disorders,for
indicative
personal experiences.
Dakota
Level:
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Type:
Professional
Education
Measures
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of higher specificity, than theWith
traditional
measures.
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of repetition tasks in
Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and
Children
with
Hearing
Disorders
(Aud)
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by: Beate
Peter,
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Salazer, Western U; Elizabeth
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for Persons
Poster
Board 117Assessment
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10:30AM–12:30PM
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of the Academic
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Sarah Masso, Charles
5629
CC/108
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5:30PM–
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the
relationship
between
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and
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in Infants,
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U; Sharynneand Preschoolers.Professional
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deletions,
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research
Emily Goetz, U of Mi
6418
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SLPathU of Missouri;
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prior
knowledge
of
genetics
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then,
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East Carolina U; Jamie
The phonomotor
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to
Research
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dysfunction (VPD)
were obtained
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imaging
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East
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U;
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then,
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2015).
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shown to improve lexical retrieval, maintain
treatment outcomes.
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Michigan
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U;
5631
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abilities.
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General Interest Saturday 11:00AM-12:30PM
nine healthy children, and clinical data from two children with VPD over 8 weeks of
4. By topic
area
ambulatory
use (alphabetically).
are shown.
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Poster Sessions are organized:

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Children’s Hosp Med Ctr;
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Programs in Adults
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11:00AM

Cincinnati; Lisa Kelchner,
U of Cincinnati

CC/113

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Education

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This pilot study investigated if tongue strength in 20 self-rated healthy older adults
of Tasmania; Cynthia
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11:00AM–
11:30AM

applicable

documented symptoms of dysphagia. Results suggest SLPs have an important role to
Education
play in preventive care.

S ession For mats
Oral Seminars (1 or 2 hours)

Invited Sessions

Oral Seminars—the standard concurrent sessions—offer a broad
array of educational programming and CEU opportunities. These
sessions provide in-depth continuing education for speechlanguage pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and
hearing scientists. Emphasis is on clinical applications and research
advances, backed by appropriate levels of evidence. Content is
tailored to fit either a 1- or 2-hour time block.

As you read through the session listings in the Program Book or
the Program Planner, you may notice some abstracts indicate
that the presenters have been invited by the Convention
Program Committee, a Special Interest Group (SIG), or a Specialty
Certification Board. These presenter(s) hold expertise on the
particular topic or subject area of the session and were specially
invited to present. There is no special registration or ticket required
for sessions with invited presenters; attendance is included with
your ASHA Convention registration.

Technical Research Sessions (30 minutes)
Technical Research Sessions are 20-minute oral presentations
focusing on research or on research in progress. The purpose is
to efficiently communicate scientific information. A 10-minute
question-and-answer period follows the presentation.

Technical Clinical Sessions (30 minutes)
Technical Clinical Sessions are 20-minute oral presentations
focusing on the technical aspects of a particular diagnostic or
therapeutic strategy. Developed as “how to” programs, they
emphasize the applied, clinical aspects of the professions. The
presentation is followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer
period, which allows the audience to interact with the presenter
and receive clarification on any information or procedure
presented. This session format offers professionals who provide
direct clinical service in various work settings with quick, new
solutions and techniques to aid in their work.

Poster Sessions (90 minutes)
Poster presentations combine a verbal presentation with a visual
display to efficiently communicate scientific ideas. During these
presentations, viewers guide themselves through a poster’s basics,
freeing the presenter to focus on explanation, clarification, and
discussion of key elements of the work and to answer questions.
A poster presentation is less formal and more interactive than an
Oral Seminar. Be on the lookout in the Poster Hall for Meritorious
Poster submissions!

Trailblazer Sessions
The Trailblazer series of sessions reflect our 2015 theme “Changing
Minds. Changing Lives. Leading the Way” by featuring concepts
that are forward thinking, innovative, or transformational with
respect to the professions, or speech-language or hearing science,
and have unique applicability to the discipline. The Trailblazer
sessions may also address significant change—either past or
ongoing—that has deeply impacted the professions, or they may
promote or relate to an aspect of ASHA’s Envisioned Future. The
sessions selected to make up the Trailblazer series received the
highest ratings from Convention Program Committee reviewers
and will focus on a variety of thought-provoking, impactful
topics. All Trailblazer sessions are CEU-eligible and are offered
across several formats, including 1- and 2-hour sessions, technical
sessions, and Short Courses.

RESOURCES
In addition to the Program Book, there are several
other resources you may use to plan your ASHA
Convention schedule.
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Short Courses (3-hour ticketed sessions)
Short Courses are ticketed Oral Seminars with an additional fee
per course. Short Courses emphasize clinical applications and/
or science supported by appropriate levels of evidence. Short
Course presenters must demonstrate expertise in their respective
areas; they are experienced in presenting continuing professional
education programs. Material being presented is at the
intermediate level or above. We provide ticket holders with a CD
containing all Short Course presentation files at the Convention.

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Use the online Program Planner to search for
sessions and create a detailed personal schedule
that fits your professional interests.
You may also refer to the Pocket Planner, available
as a PDF document to download from the ASHA
website, for a quick overview of Oral Seminars
listed by date and time.
Check the Program Addendum and Daily Update
sheets for updates and changes to the schedule.
Last minute changes are also tweeted from the
official ASHA Convention twitter account,
@ASHA_events. Session information in the
Program Planner is always up to date and accurate.

Program Planner & M obile App
Program Planner Stations

View or Print Advance Handouts

CC, Street Level, B Lobby
CC, Street Level, Grand Concourse
CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF (Registration Area)
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Centennial Ballroom Foyer

Many speakers have made handouts available to attendees for
viewing or downloading in advance of the Convention. To view
handouts in the Program Planner, select the title of the session to
open the pop-up box that provides full session details. If materials
have been uploaded, you will see them above the abstract.

The Program Planner Stations are available for you to search for
sessions, update your personal schedule of sessions, print advance
handouts, or print your schedule.

Keep in mind that handouts/materials will only be available if the
presenter(s) has agreed to make them available to the public.
Final presentations, if permission is granted by authors, will be
posted to the Program Planner following the Convention.

Your Personal Schedule of Sessions
If you haven’t already used the Program Planner to search for
sessions and build your own schedule, you can do so while at
the Convention. Use any of the following information to search
for sessions:
• Keyword
• Session Code
• Title

• Session Format
• Session Type

• Date
• Author Name
• Special
Audience

Access to the continuing education reporting system will be
available on Thursday, November 12, at the Program Planner
Stations to enable you to track and report the credit you’ve earned
at the Convention. You will log into a secure website and enter each
completed session.
You may wish to use the schedule you’ve built in the Program
Planner to help you keep track of the sessions you’ve attended.
For more information about continuing education credit, refer to
page 36. Staff in the Information Booths, located throughout the
Convention Center, are available to answer your questions about
continuing education at the ASHA Convention.

Download the Mobile App
Take the complete ASHA Convention program with you anywhere
by using the URLs below to download the Program Planner
mobile app to your smartphone or tablet. The app offers all the
functionality of the desktop version of the Program Planner in
a simple, easy-to-use mobile version that allows you to browse
sessions, search authors, build a schedule, and even view maps
of the Convention Center. In addition, you can view all of the
exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall. The Program Planner mobile app
makes on-the-go planning easy!

Complete session details contained in the Program Planner include:
• Date, time, and location
• Instructional level
• Professional development
hours/CEUs

• An abstract summary and
learning objectives

Program Planner & Mobile App

• Topic Area

• Instructional
Level

Continuing Education Credit Reporting

Download the Program
Planner Mobile App!
On itunes:
on.asha.org/iOSASHAPlanner

• Authors and biographies
• Author disclosures

On Google Play:
on.asha.org/AndroidASHAPlanner

Once you have reviewed the session details, you may sign in
through the ASHA website and use the Program Planner to build
and save your own schedule. If you do not have an account
through www.asha.org, you may create one.

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O ver flow R ooms
We understand how important it is for you
to attend the sessions of your choice.
The ASHA Convention is a large event and, typically,
more than 50 concurrent sessions are being presented
during each time block throughout each day. Extensive
planning goes into scheduling and the Convention
Program Committee strives to assign appropriatelysized rooms for all presenters.
Factors such as the popularity of a presenter or topic,
the history of session attendance in past years, other
concurrent sessions on similar topics, as well as any
schedule restrictions of the presenter, are all taken
into consideration when sessions are scheduled for
the ASHA Convention. These factors, however, are
not always predictable, or capacity constraints of the
facility may limit the best room assignment, and as a
result, overcrowding occasionally occurs.

Networked session rooms give attendees
instant access to overflow rooms for popular
at-capacity sessions.
We’ve worked with our audiovisual team over the
last few years to improve this process. If you arrive
at a session that is already at capacity, you may be
directed to the nearest overflow space where you
can view the presentation slides and hear the audio
in real-time. In some of our larger common area
overflow spaces, attendees will be provided earbuds
or headsets attached to a receiver so they may listen
to the presentation audio as the slides are shown on
the screen.

CC, Street Level, Room 201/212
CC, Street Level, Room 304
CC, Street Level, Room 610/612
CC, Street Level, D Lobby 1 & 2 (Headsets)
CC, Street Level, C (Headsets)
CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall Foyer (Headsets)
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Quartz A

Please listen to the ASHA staff and student
volunteers when they direct you to the best
option for an overflowing session.
See pages 20-23 for floor plans that indicate the
locations of the various overflow rooms in the
convention center and the Hyatt Regency Denver.
Help us manage room capacity! Following these steps
can help us avoid overflow situations in session rooms.
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Try to arrive at sessions early to secure your seat
when possible.
Don’t save seats for late arrivals. Saving a seat for a
colleague for a couple minutes is acceptable, but if
a room is filling, be considerate of your peers and
allow someone to take the seat.

Over flow Rooms

ASHA staff and student volunteers monitor room
capacities carefully. ASHA is obligated to abide by
the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal in
Denver and overcrowded rooms may create unsafe
environments. If a session reaches capacity, attendees
should follow the instructions provided by ASHA staff,
Convention Center staff, student volunteers, or security
staff. Attendees may be instructed not to stand against
the walls or block the aisles or doors, or they may not
enter the room if it is too crowded.

Locations

Don’t use seats for bags and other materials. Keep
your bags or other personal items on the floor in
front of you or on your lap.
You may be asked to raise your hand if you’re next
to an open seat so that any standing attendees
may be directed to it.
Please be courteous and respectful to student
volunteers and staff when you are directed
elsewhere. Their job is to help enforce the safety
requirements established by the Fire Marshal.

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Continuing Education Credit at Convention
Go to www.asha.org/asha2015

REPORTING DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2015, 11:59 P.M. ET
How to Submit
1. Keep a personal record of the
sessions you attend. You will
need each session’s 4-digit
session number.
2. No later than December 1, go to
www.asha.org/asha2015.
3. Select “Enter CE Credit Online.”
4. Log in to access the ASHA
Learning Center and follow the
instructions provided.
Everyone should follow this process—
including students, clinical fellows,
speech-language pathology and
audiology assistants, and non-ASHA
members. It is the only way to officially
document your attendance and
participation at this event.
You do not need to join the ASHA CE
Registry to document your CE activities
using this process.

What sessions count for credit?
Any Convention session that has a 4-digit
session number carries CE credit. Ticketed
pre-Convention education events, such as
symposia and workshops, are considered
part of the Convention for continuing
education purposes, and you claim credit
for them in the same way you claim for
other Convention sessions.
If there is no 4-digit session number, the
session carries no CE credit. Activities that
do not carry CE credit include:

Technical Sessions: 30 minutes
Posters: 15 minutes
Pre-Convention events: Variable
depending on event time

To earn credit for posters, you must
visit them during the 90-minute period
indicated in the program when the
presenting authors are present to discuss
their work. Each poster counts for 15
minutes, even if you spend more time.
You may claim up to six posters in each
90-minute time block. You may claim
credit for posters you visit between
other education sessions, provided the
visit occurs during the 90-minute period
indicated in the program.

• Exhibits
• Committee, Board, and Council
meetings
• Committee and Board auxiliary
presentations
• NSSLHA Experience sessions and
NSSLHA poster presentations

The number of credits you earn is
determined by the duration of the
education sessions you attend. Your total
hours are converted to PDHs or ASHA
CEUs. Both PDHs and ASHA CEUs are
rounded down to the nearest half hour.
So, if you spend a total of 16 hours and 45
minutes in education sessions, you will
earn 16.5 PDHs or 1.65 ASHA CEUs.

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1-hour Seminars: 1 hour

• Awards Ceremony

If you are registered for the Convention,
you are eligible for CE credit. Students,
speech-language pathology and audiology
assistants, clinical fellows, and non-ASHA
members are all encouraged to apply for
credit. The type of credit you are eligible to
earn depends on your profession.

The maximum credit you can earn for
the Convention, including ticketed preConvention activities on Wednesday,
November 11, is 29.5 PDHs (2.95 ASHA
CEUs). The maximum, not counting
pre‑Convention activities, is 25.5 PDHs
(2.55 ASHA CEUs).

2-hour Seminars: 2 hours

Poster Sessions

How are my CE credits
calculated?

How much CE credit can I earn at
Convention?

Short Courses: 3 hours

• Opening General Session

Who is eligible for continuing
education credit?

See sections below on Professional
Development Hours (PDHs) and ASHA
Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The time equivalents of each session
type are:

You must attend sessions in full in order to
claim credit for them. The system will not
allow you to claim credit for two sessions
that overlap in time according to the
program. See the Poster Sessions section
for more information on how Poster
Session credits work.

Exhibitors
Exhibitors using one of their company’s
complimentary full-Convention
registrations are eligible to attend sessions
and earn continuing education credit.
Exhibitors using an Exhibit Hall-only badge
are not eligible to attend sessions or earn
continuing education credit.

Presenting Authors
As a presenting author, you may claim your
Convention session for credit, earning the
same amount of credit as a participant.
In the case of Poster Sessions, this is 15
minutes. We are not able to award credit
for the time you spend preparing your
presentation or poster.

What are ASHA CEUs, and who is eligible to
earn them?
ASHA CEUs, widely recognized by state licensing boards and
other authorities and accepted as a demonstration of continued
professional development for maintenance of the ASHA CCC, are
awarded by ASHA’s Continuing Education Board through the ASHA
CE Registry.
One ASHA CEU (1.0 ASHA CEU) is awarded for 10 hours of
continuing education activity.

Florida & Ohio Licensees & CE Broker
If you are licensed in Florida or Ohio, participate in the CE Registry,
and have provided your license number to ASHA, your ASHA CEUs
from the Convention will automatically be reported to CE Broker.
You must participate in the CE Registry for your credit to be sent to
CE Broker.

American Academy of Audiology (AAA) CEUs

You are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs, if you are any one of these:
• ASHA member, Life Member, or International Affiliate
• ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) holder
• Individual licensed or credentialed by a national, state, or
provincial regulatory agency (e.g., a state board of education)
to practice speech-language pathology or audiology
• Clinical Fellow supervised by an individual holding the ASHA CCC
• Individual currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program
in speech-language pathology or audiology
Eligible persons must join the ASHA CE Registry to receive ASHA
CEUs. For information about the Registry, go to www.asha.org/ce/.

What are PDHs, and who is eligible to receive them?
The Professional Development Hour (PDH) is an alternative unit
of measure of continuing education activities. Anyone who is
registered for Convention is eligible to receive PDHs.
One PDH equals 1 hour of continuing education.
PDHs for the ASHA Convention count toward ASHA certification
maintenance. Check with your state licensure board to learn
whether PDHs will count toward state license renewal.
Whether you are earning ASHA CEUs or PDHs at Convention, you
follow the same reporting procedures and deadlines.

CCC Maintenance
ASHA CEUs or PDHs accrued at Convention will count toward
CCC maintenance, provided you are in your 3-year maintenance
interval. Please note that, if you were initially certified during 2015,
your CCC maintenance interval begins on January 1, 2016.

Deadline

ASHA
ASHA Professional Development is approved by the Continuing
Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in
speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information
for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA
CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content,
specific products or clinical procedures.

ASHA Approved CE Provider
This course is offered for up to 2.95 ASHA CEUs (Various levels,
Professional area).

American Academy of Audiology
ASHA Professional Development is approved by the American
Academy of Audiology to offer AAA CEUs for this Convention.
The program is worth a maximum of 2.95 CEUs. Academy approval
of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement
of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Reporting Your Attendance for CE Credit
The reporting deadline for earning continuing education
credit for the ASHA Convention is Tuesday, December 1, 2015,
11:59 p.m. Eastern time. You must report your sessions by this
date to earn ASHA CEUs or PDHs and to receive a Certificate
of Completion. If you need a record of the sessions you
attended—or think you may need a record in the future—
you must report for credit by December 1.
If you are a member of the ASHA CE Registry, credits will be
reported to the Registry no later than December 8, 2015.
There is a non-refundable $50 fee to initiate an appeal if
you do not report by December 1. Appeals are adjudicated
individually by the Continuing Education Board and may
not be granted. To avoid the expense and uncertainty
of an appeal, be sure to enter your CE credits online by
December 1! If you have an extenuating circumstance, contact
ashaprofdev@asha.org or 800-498-2071, ext. 8593, for
appeal information.

Continuing Education Credit at Convention

Joining the Registry is optional. If you are eligible to earn ASHA
CEUs, but choose not to join the Registry, you may receive
professional development hours (PDHs).

To earn AAA CEUs, complete and turn in an AAA CEU participant
form, available at any information booth. There is no charge by
ASHA for this service.

December 1
/asha2015

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Presenter Disclosure Statements
All Convention presenters, including those displaying posters,
must—at the beginning of the session or presentation—make
a disclosure statement. ASHA’s disclosure requirements are
designed to promote transparency in the design, development,
and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs, resulting in
Convention attendees’ having a more complete context in which to
evaluate presenters’ information.
All presenters must disclose relevant financial and nonfinancial
relationships—or lack thereof—to attendees in each session they
present. Presenters of Oral Sessions should begin the presentation
with a slide and verbal statement indicating their adherence to
the policy and disclosing any relevant financial and nonfinancial
relationships or lack thereof. Poster presenters should include
within the visual presentation a written statement indicating their
adherence to the policy and disclosing any relevant financial and
nonfinancial relationships or lack thereof.
Presenters must disclose whether they have any financial
or nonfinancial relationships, or lack of, related to their
presentation content.
If the session focuses on one product, device, or service, the
presenter(s) must disclose whether information about similar
products or services will be limited or not presented.
The disclosure requirement aligns ASHA with current practices in
other professions, particularly continuing medical education. The
ASHA Continuing Education Board’s Requirement 3 (transparency
in course planning and delivery) for presenters indicates that:
Session content and presentation must focus on the science and/or
contemporary practice of audiology, speech-language pathology,
and speech, language, and hearing sciences, not on the sale or
promotion of products or services.

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Consequently, presenters should not attempt to persuade
learners to favor, use, promote, or purchase a particular product,
equipment, device, or service.
If a session focuses on teaching the theoretical aspects of a
product or service and/or the details of a product’s operation,
presenters cannot sell or promote that product or service during
the session. Likewise, if presenters use products, equipment, or
devices in conducting a session, they cannot engage in marketing,
promoting, or selling during the session or in the space/place
where the session is held.
If presenters offer a session focused on one product or service, they
should disclose to the audience, before the session begins, that
they will present limited or no information about similar products
or services.
To report a presenter disclosure issue, visit one of the Information
Booths and ask for a comment form.
Some sessions may focus on one specific approach, product or
product line, tool, technique, service or model, and there may be
limited or no information provided about other similar approaches,
products, services, techniques, tools, or models. Authors of such
sessions have indicated this as part of their presenter disclosure
statements, all of which are viewable through the online Program
Planner, as noted above. These sessions are fully accepted
presentations of the 2015 ASHA Convention and offer full CE credit,
as determined by the session format, to both the attendees and
presenting authors.

I n for m ation for Presenters
Speaker Ready Room

Poster Presenters

Wednesday, November 11
11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 12
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF (Registration Area)

Poster presenters are NOT required to check in at the Speaker
Ready Room. Poster presenters are required to hang their poster
materials on their assigned poster boards at least 30 minutes
before the first Poster Session of the day on which the poster
is scheduled.

Oral Session Presenters

Posters must remain in place all day; at the end of each day, all
posters are to be removed from the poster boards in preparation
for the next day. Posters must be taken down within 30 minutes of
the conclusion of the last Poster Session of the day.

All oral presentations (non-poster) will be managed through our
Speaker Ready Room, and each presenter is required to check in
with the Speaker Ready Room at least 4 hours in advance of his or
her scheduled session. All presenters should plan their schedules
accordingly. If a session has multiple presenters using different
presentation files, each presenter must check in at the Speaker
Ready Room.
Presenters are not allowed to use their own laptop/computer
equipment in session rooms. Occasional exceptions may be made
for software or hardware demonstrations that are directly related
to a presentation, but special arrangements must be made with the
Speaker Ready Room technicians. Please allow extra time to discuss
and coordinate your needs.

We recommend that you test your files while in the Speaker Ready
Room to make sure all fonts, images, and animations appear
as expected, that audio or video clips play properly, and that
everything runs smoothly. If the files do not work properly in the
Speaker Ready Room, they will not work in the session room either.
Speaker Ready Room technicians can work with you to make sure
your presentation is error free.
Once you have reviewed and approved your final presentation, it
will be transmitted to the computer in your scheduled presentation
room by the Speaker Ready Room technicians.
The Speaker Ready Room process ensures that presentations are
problem free and allows us to network session rooms so that the
presentation audio can be easily transmitted into overflow rooms
for at-capacity sessions. Your participation is critical to our success.

NOTE: Poster presenters are required to be available at their
respective poster boards only during the assigned time of
the presentation, though they are welcome to stay longer to
answer questions.

Poster Printing Service
Presenters who opted to have a poster printed through PSAV may
pick up the finished materials at the Poster Pickup Booth in Halls
AB/EF near the Speaker Ready Room at the Convention Center, but
must still adhere to the scheduled set-up and removal times.

Set-Up & Removal Times
Posters must be hung in advance of the scheduled session day
and remain in place all day, even though presenters are required
to be present at the board only during the assigned presentation
time. All poster boards must be cleared at the end of the day, so
presenters must remove their posters no later than 30 minutes
after the conclusion of the scheduled last Poster Session of the day.
Set Up

Removal

Thursday Poster
Presentations

Wednesday,
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.,
or Thursday,
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Thursday,
6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Friday Poster
Presentations

Thursday,
6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.,
or Friday,
6:30 a.m.–7:30 a.m.

Friday,
5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Saturday Poster
Presentations

Friday,
6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.,
or Saturday,
6:30 a.m.–7:30 a.m.

Saturday,
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Information for Presenters

At the Speaker Ready Room, you must either confirm that your
pre-loaded final presentation is accurate and complete (for those
who uploaded their presentations in advance, before arriving in
Denver) or upload your final presentation. You will also be asked
for permission to make your presentation available online after the
Convention (excluding Short Courses).

ASHA is not responsible for posters left on boards longer than 30
minutes after the last Poster Session of the day has ended.

Session Cancellations or Changes to Presenters
All sessions are final as scheduled. If, for some reason, you must
withdraw a presentation at the last moment due to a schedule
conflict or other unforeseen circumstances, please send immediate
written notification to papers@asha.org, so that the substitution or
cancellation may be listed in the Daily Update program addenda.

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The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the State
University of New York College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a
full-time tenured department Chairperson/Program Director at the Associate
Professor level, and a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level, both effective August 2016. Please visit us online at
http://plattsburgh.edu/CDS for more information about our department
and be sure to visit our booth!
Located on the shore of Lake Champlain, the College is the intellectual and
educational center for the Lake Champlain/Adirondack region of New York
State. The small city character of Plattsburgh and neighboring Burlington, VT
provides a quality of life unsurpassed for the whole family. Outdoor activities
abound along Lake Champlain, in the Adirondack High Peaks and nearby
Olympic resort village of Lake Placid while the urban, multicultural lifestyle is
rich in neighboring Montreal, Canada, one hour’s drive from campus.
For further position details and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu and select
“View Current Openings”

Pre - Convention Wor kshops
The Colorado Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) and the American
Board of Child Language and Language Disorders are sponsoring several
CEU‑eligible workshops on Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, November 11
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased onsite at Registration prior to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Choose from one of the four workshops offered below and extend your learning at
the ASHA Convention.

Speech & Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/
Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies

Spelling Error Analysis: A Clinical Tool for Assessing &
Planning Intervention for Reading & Writing

Speech & Resonance Intervention for Cleft Palate: Speech
Therapy Approaches Related to Surgical Timelines

WE  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WE  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session: PC01

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3 Hrs
Presented by: Jan Wasowicz, Learning By Design
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the
American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders. Learn
how specific language deficits manifest as specific patterns of
misspelling in student’s writing. Receive hands-on practice with
methods of analyzing spelling errors, review and discuss case study
assessment data, and learn to use this data to plan speech-toprint, multi-linguistic intervention. Bring samples of your students’
misspellings for error analysis.

Language Disorders in Adults

Traumatic Brain Injury

Bilingual Speakers with Aphasia: Evidence, Principles, &
Procedures in Clinical Management
WE  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session: PC03

CC/203
3 Hrs
Presented by: Theresa Snelling, Theresa M Snelling & Associates, Inc.;Sarah Sogan,
Theresa M Snelling & Associates, Inc. 
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the
Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA).
Speech and resonance therapy related to cleft palate requires
understanding of: the structures contributing to “oral” speech
development; how structural differences impact the approach
to intervention; and the surgical timeline for secondary surgical
management in the presence of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Direct therapy techniques and evaluation tools will be provided.

Pre -Convention Workshops

Language and Learning in School‑Age
Children and Adolescents

Session: PC02

CC/201
3 Hrs
Presented by: Jose Centeno, St. John’s U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the
Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). The
combined effect of steady demographic and epidemiological
factors in the country will continue to impact on adult
neurorehabilitation programs, particularly in the number of
bilingual individuals. In this course, we will discuss the evidence,
theoretical principles, and clinical procedures for the personalized
clinical management of bilingual persons with aphasia.

Concussion Reconsidered in Children, Adolescents &
Young Adults: New Science, New Roles for SLPs
WE  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Session: PC04

CC/205
3 Hrs
Presented by: Kathryn Hardin, U of Colorado Boulder
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the
Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) &
Traumatic Brain Injury. Concussion research has changed
dramatically. This session will: 1) highlight why students on SLP
caseloads are particularly vulnerable to concussion; 2) dispel
myths including “brain rest” and Second Impact Syndrome;
and 3) differentiate profiles of traumatic versus sport-related
concussion.  We will address how clinicians may inadvertently
prolong symptomatology and guidelines implementing
active rehabilitation.

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As an ASHA member, you are eligible to take advantage of a variety of valuable benefits and insurance plans. We
have done the research. Mercer Consumer understands that your insurance needs may not be the same as other professionals’
insurance needs. That’s why Mercer Consumer offers group insurance plans specifically designed for ASHA members.
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• Pet Insurance

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care for your pet no matter what the cost.

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offers and amazing discounts! Smart
Savings is a members-only discount mall
that provides ASHA members with access
to hundreds of brand name retailers and
local merchants — all from one website.

• Group Enhanced Dental
Insurance Plan**

This plan offers you and your family
coverage for diagnostic and preventive care,
as well as most specialty dental treatments.
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conditions of the group policy.

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S ocial Ac tivities and Net wor k ing
Welcome Reception

CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall AB
Booth 1042

Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday
evening to catch up with friends and
colleagues and mingle with exhibitors.
This upbeat reception provides dedicated
time to check out the exhibiting
companies, socialize, and network, all
while recharging your batteries with
light snacks and a cash bar before
you head to the Twilight Sessions. The
Welcome Reception is open to all fully
registered attendees; inquire about guest
ticket availability for friends or family
at Registration.

Thursday, November 12 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall AB

From Thursday through Saturday during the ASHA Convention, the Caring Square will
offer a fun and unique way for attendees to give back to the Denver community. The
Caring Square in the Exhibit Hall will be open all day, and activities are designed so
participants can jump in whenever they have some free time. Projects will include building
dollhouses for children, writing letters and holiday cards for veterans, creating games for
speech therapy, and much more. An enthusiastic professional facilitator will be on hand
throughout to provide guidance and instruction to participants, as well as make sure
everyone has fun!

Social Media at the ASHA Convention
ASHA’s 2015 Convention is an opportunity to inspire and connect with your colleagues.
Make social media part of your experience and become part of our social media story!
Every time you post something to social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) during the
Convention, be sure to use the hashtag #ASHA15!
Additionally, each day will have a special hashtag to use to show us how you are embracing
change in your profession. We will pick the best tweet or Instagram each day and award a
prize! All posters using the hashtags below also will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit!

Thursday, November 12
#asha15ideas: Show us or tell us of a great idea you learned at one of the sessions!

Friday, November 13
#asha15trailblazers: Show or tell us about someone you’ve met or heard at the
Convention whom you consider to be a trailblazer for the professions!

Saturday, November 14
#asha15change: Tell us how you are going to be a change leader based on what you’ve
learned or whom you’ve met at the Convention!

Tweet With Us!
There is always a conversation happening on Twitter, and the fun will continue long after
you leave Denver. Get started by following @ASHA_events, the official Convention Twitter
account, and the #ASHA15 hashtag. We also use Twitter during the Convention to help get
the word out with important Convention updates and announcements, such as last-minute
session changes.
#SLPeeps—Search for this hashtag to find fellow SLPs on Twitter.
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ASHA Closing Party

Saturday, November 14
6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.
Denver Art Museum, North Building
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway

Social Activities and Networking

Community Service in the Caring Square

The ASHA Convention will conclude
with a fun party where you can relax
and celebrate another great year with
friends and colleagues while taking in the
exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum.
The Denver Art Museum is one of the
largest art museums between Chicago
and the West Coast, with a collection of
more than 70,000 works of art divided
between 10 permanent collections
including African, American Indian,
Asian, European and American, modern
and contemporary, pre-Columbian,
photography, Spanish Colonial, textile,
and western American art. The collections
reflect the city and region—and provide
a unique way for the community to learn
about cultures from around the world.
Limited shuttle service will be available
to make travel to and from the Closing
Party convenient.
If you did not purchase a ticket in
advance, check the ASHA Member
Services Center for availability. You may
also turn in tickets there if you do not
plan to use them.
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Lounges
A number of themed lounge areas are available for attendees to chat with ASHA representatives
and
SLP
SLP to learn more about programs
services, connect with colleagues who share similar interests, or just gather and rest between sessions.

CC, Upper Level, Hall AB (Exhibits)
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Visit the Continuing Education Lodge! Enjoy
s’mores by the fire pit while you view your ASHA
Continuing Education (CE) Registry transcript.
And, while you’re here, why not add some graffiti to our
“mountain"? ASHA CE assists members in meeting their CE
needs by managing services specific to ASHA CE Provider
approval, providing an online listing of courses offered for
ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) through Course
Search, documentation of course completion through the
ASHA CE Registry and ASHA CE transcripts, and recognition of
CE participation through the Award for CE (ACE).


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Volunteer Village

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(Registration Area)

Learn how to get involved with ASHA! The
Volunteer Village is the go-to place for current and future ASHA
volunteers and leaders. Come learn about the Practice Portal and
network with ASHA staff, members of the Board of Directors and
Special Interest Groups Coordinating Committees, and other
volunteers involved in projects that fit your interests or expertise.
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Check out the latest news and developments
for ASHA’s celebrated publications—
The ASHA Leader, ASHA scholarly journals, and Perspectives—
at the ASHAWire Lounge. While you’re there, get a FREE
professional portrait taken for yourSLPsocial media sites or résumé.
Don’t miss this one-time opportunity!

Career Fair Circle of Support Lounge
Booth 578

Enjoy a light snack at the Career Fair's Circle of
Support Lounge while you participate in the
facilitated mini-workshops featuring tips to help
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balance your personal life and career. Thursday's Certified
Life Coach will focus on total well-being in the workplace and
beyond. On Friday and Saturday, our Certified Career Coach
will review résumés and lead discussions about personal career
branding and how to design your career. Plus, enter to win an
iPad. The ASHA Circle of Support Lounge promises to be a fun
and enriching experience!
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Cyber Café
Booth 1116

Stay connected during the Convention by frequenting the
Cyber Café. Check your e-mail, surf the web, or download
presenter handouts to your thumb drive during your free time.

Other Lounges
The Geico Lounge (Booth 716) and the Changing Minds
Lounge (Booth 932), both in the Exhibit Hall, are places where
anyone can sit down and relax for a few moments between
their visits to the various exhibitors.

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PR Lounge

CC, Street Level, F Lobby
Stop by the ASHA Public Relations (PR) Lounge
to check out the new Value of the CCCs campaign,
which features ads starring ASHA Certified Members from
across the country. You can learn more, receive campaign
giveaways, create your very own campaign ad, talk to ASHA PR
staff about how to get involved, and enter into a drawing to
win one of four iPad minis.

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CAA Lounge

NSSLHA Student Lounge and Graduate
School Fair PhD Center

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Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons! Come get all your National
Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) studentrelatedSLPribbons at the NSSLHA Lounge. We have everything from
regional ribbons to SLP2B/AuD2B ribbons to NSSLHA Honors
ribbons. Representatives will be in the lounge all day to answer any
questions about NSSLHA activities at the ASHA Convention. We will
also have some free giveaways, so be sure to stop by!

Faculty–Researcher Lounge

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the latest information about audiology and speechlanguage pathology! Talk to experts, take action with Congress, and
collect handouts on topics like reimbursement, school and health
care issues, advocacy, and much more. Have a snack, and enter a
drawing to win a Google watch or gift cards. Drawings will take
place on Saturday at 11:45 a.m.

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At the Faculty–Researcher Lounge, visitors can
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connect with colleagues in an informal space to learn
about the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Education
Survey Data; get questions answered about academic and clinical
education issues and about engagement opportunities with
Academic Affairs and Research Education programs; and learn
about ASHA's initiative to enhance interprofessional education and
interprofessional collaborative practice (IPE/IPP).
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Stop by the CAA Lounge to help celebrate 50 years of academic
accreditation with the Council on Academic Accreditation in
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CAA). Track your
SLP
educational journey, share your story, and be eligible to win an
Amazon gift card! Join CAA members and Accreditation staff for
hot-topic discussions and informal consultations. Find out more
about unique volunteer opportunities with the CAA, and play a
part in “changing minds, changing lives” and leading the way!

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International Lounge
Booth 2001

Welcome, international participants! Everyone is
invited to stop by and learn about ASHA International Programs.
Find out more about the benefits of the International Affiliates
program; ASHA’s international initiatives; ASHA's collaboration with
the World Health Organization (WHO); Special Interest Group 17:
Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders;
and the International Issues Board. Share, ask questions, and learn
from your colleagues!

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Special I nterest Group S essions
Various Special Interest Groups have developed the following Invited Sessions for members interested
in their topics.
Code

Title

Time

Location/Room

10:30 AM–12:30 PM

CC/405-406-407

Invited by:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

1042

11th Annual Pentax Medical Lecture: Lessons Learned in
Laryngeal Imaging & Perspectives for Refining the Instrumental
Voice Assessment Paradigm

1052

The Edwin & Esther Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture: Life
Changes Facilitate New Mind-Sets

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

CC/403-404

SIG 12

1097

Using Core Vocabulary to Meet the Demands of Core Standards

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

CC/403-404

SIG 12

1163

Focus on Teens: Safety & Bullying Prevention

4:30 PM–5:30 PM

CC/705-707

SIG 9

SIG 13

SIG 3 & SIG 13

Friday, November 13, 2015
1341

Neuroplasticity & Dysphagia Rehabilitation: How to Connect
the Dots

8:00 AM–10:00 AM

CC/403-404

1360

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology in Cuba

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

CC/205

1368

Unique Aspects of Cochlear Implant Programs for Adults
& Children: Clinical, Auditory Perceptual, Biopsychosocial.
Technological

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

CC/705-707

SIG 7

1375

Right Hemisphere Communication Disorders: Current Knowledge
& Best Practices

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

CC/401-402

SIG 2

1408

Intervention Research for Bilingual Children With Speech &
Language Disorders

1:00 PM–3:00 PM

CC/501-502

SIG 14 & Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline

1437

Launching a Funded Research Program in Clinical Education &
Supervision: Theory, Tips, & Tricks

3:30 PM–4:30 PM

CC/207

SIG 11

1454

There IS an “I” in TEAM: Best Practices for Cochlear Implants

3:30 PM–4:30 PM

CC/703

SIG 8

1477

Get Telepractical: Curating Simple, Effective & Engaging Digital
Materials, Websites & Apps for Telepractice Sessions

3:30 PM–4:30 PM

CC/301-302

SIG 18

1480

Supporting the Modification of Voice & Resonance With Speakers
Who are Transgender

3:30 PM–4:30 PM

CC/601-603

SIG 3

1483

International Partnerships: Preparing Professionals for
Practicing in a Changing World

5:00 PM–6:00 PM

CC/207

SIG 10

1507

Discovering Your APP-titude (For Adults With Hearing Loss)

5:00 PM–6:00 PM

CC/704

SIG 7 & Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss,
Tinnitus or Balance Disorders

1513

Potential Clinical Uses of Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials

05:00 PM–6:00 PM

CC/706

SIG 6

1525

Using Spaced Retrieval as a Treatment Tool for Older Adults With
Voice & Memory Impairments

5:00 PM–6:00 PM

CC/205

SIG 15 & Voice and Alaryngeal Communication

SIG 17 & Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline

Saturday, November 14, 2015
1609

Get the Message! The Communicative Nature of Inappropriate
Behavior in Learners With ASD

8:00 AM–10:00 AM

CC/403-404

1644

An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Differential Diagnosis in
Traumatic Brain Injury

8:00 AM–10:00 AM

CC/Four
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1685

Step-by-Step Therapy Techniques for Cleft Palate Speech

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

CC/401-402

SIG 5 & Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies

1717

Writing SMARTER Goals for Stuttering Therapy

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

CC/301-302

SIG 4

1770

Stigma Associated With the Disclosure of Hearing Loss & Its
Implications for Audiologic Rehabilitation

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

CC/705-707

SIG 7

1773

Morphological Awareness: Word Study Activities to Improve
Literacy Skills

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

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SIG 1 & Autism Spectrum Disorders
SIG 2 & Traumatic Brain Injury

SIG 16 & Language and Learning in School-Age Children and
Adolescents

Special I nterest Groups
SAVING. LEARNING. CONNECTING.
ASHA’s 19 Special Interest Groups showcase a range of
topics across communication sciences and disorders.

✓✓ 50% off SIG-sponsored Short Courses—that’s
just $40 for each! Plus, additional discounts on
other ASHA-sponsored continuing education
opportunities throughout the year.
✓✓ Stay Informed. Perspectives, exclusive online
periodicals for the Special Interest Groups, provide
a wealth of information on those subjects of most
concern to you. By joining one SIG, you gain access
to read Perspectives for all 19 SIGs—access to more
than 2,500 archived articles and over 200 new
articles published annually!
✓✓ Earn CEUs for $5. Earn 0.1–0.4 ASHA CEUs per
issue of your SIG’s Perspectives for only $5; take the
exam online and get results and a certificate of
completion immediately.
✓✓ Save Money. Receive special discounts on select
Short Courses at the ASHA Convention and on
registration fees for ASHA’s Health Care/Business
Institute and Schools conferences. Money saved
can equal or exceed $35 SIG fee!
✓✓ Network. 24/7 access to a vibrant online
community of your peers, where you can
collaborate, learn, ask for advice, and share your
insights and experience. Plus, meet up with your
SIG colleagues at Convention and other ASHA
conferences—each SIG hosts an affiliates meeting.
✓✓ Get Involved. SIGs provide affiliates the
opportunity to serve in volunteer leadership roles
to address professional matters within the SIG and
larger ASHA community.
Join a SIG today and take advantage of big savings on
Short Course tickets at the Convention (as available).

SIG Affiliates meetings are a great way to learn more about
a SIG and to meet fellow Affiliates. The schedule of meetings
taking place during the ASHA Convention can be found in the
following locations:
• Information Booths in the Convention Center (Lobby A, Grand
Concourse, and Lobby B)
• Volunteer Village, CC, Upper Level, Halls AB/EF
• Embassy Suites, 3rd Floor (Short Courses area)
• Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Centennial Ballroom Foyer

SIG 1 Language Learning and Education
SIG 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and
Language Disorders

Special Interest Groups

Receive these great benefits:

SIG Affiliates Meetings: All are welcome!

SIG 3 Voice and Voice Disorders
SIG 4 Fluency and Fluency Disorders
SIG 5 Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
SIG 6 Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and
Diagnostics
SIG 7 Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation
SIG 8 Audiology and Public Health
SIG 9 Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood
SIG 10 Issues in Higher Education
SIG 11 Administration and Supervision
SIG 12 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
SIG 13 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
SIG 14 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
SIG 15 Gerontology
SIG 16 School-Based Issues
SIG 17 Global Issues in Communication Sciences and
Related Disorders
SIG 18 Telepractice
SIG 19 Speech Science—NEW!

For more information or to join, visit the
ASHA Member Services Center in Hall AB/EF Lobby.
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Amer ican Speech-Language -Hear ing
Foundation
IT’S A PINNACLE EVENT!

Help Our Philanthropy Peak

WHAT:  ASHFoundation Twilight Reception Fundraiser
WHEN:  Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt Denver,
555 17th Street, 38th Floor
FEATURING:  Windows on 10,600 miles of snowcapped
peaks and prairie, including Pike’s Peak
BONUS:  Fun in Support of Our Scholars and Science
TICKETED COST: $90
Do you have your ticket? Check at Booth #849 to see
if tickets are still available.
Local musician Jordon Roedding will add
Denver ambiance to the Pinnacle Event.

Founders Breakfast
(By invitation; ticket required)
Friday, November 13
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Denver Center for Performing Arts,
The Studio Loft

AWARDEES AND DONORS AT CENTER STAGE IN
THE THEATER ARTS DISTRICT

Guests will rise and shine early for a celebration
of award recipients and the donors who have
made support possible in 2015. Over half a
million dollars will fund groundbreaking research
ideas, the next generation of professionals, and
clinical achievements.
Donors at the Founder level (at least $100)
and higher purchased
tickets through pre-event
invitations. No tickets are
sold on site.
It’s never too late to
become a donor.
See the ASHFoundation
staff at Booth #849 in
the Exhibit Hall or visit
www.ashfoundation.org and click on
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Don’t Miss the Exciting Chance to Place a Bid
and Support the ASHFoundation Too!
Hundreds of auction items—trips, jewelry, framed photos
and memorabilia, purses, scarves, ties, and more.
Photo by Vic Gladstone

Exhibit Hall AB
Booth 849

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Learn About Funding Opportunities—Students and Researchers the ASHFoundation can help you! Come
learn about our student scholarships, research grants, mentoring opportunities.
Meet-Up! Get to know the ASHFoundation’s Board and staff, our 2015 award recipients, and our donors and
friends. Everyone is gathering here.
Tell Your Story—Awardees are invited to share their successes and tell us how the ASHFoundation funding
helped. Donors are invited to tell us your dreams for the ASHFoundation and why you donate to the cause.
Join the Team—Become a University Giving Program Ambassador … Join our Legacy Donors’ need space
Wendell Johnson Society … Host a Fabulous Fundraiser … Become a Program Reviewer. There are so many
volunteer opportunities to learn about here.
Get Your Badge Ribbon—ASHFoundation Donors, Past and Present Award Recipients and Volunteers—
pick up your special badge ribbon.
Make a Big Difference—Give a tax-deductible donation to YOUR profession’s charity and see the difference
you’ll make.
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Scale the Peaks of Knowledge with ASHA Sponsors
Parent
Involvement

Visit the peaks of knowledge to take advantage
of special offers, discounts and prizes!
Located in the main cross aisle in the exhibit hall near the
ASHA bookstore.

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The Institute for Child Development at Binghamton
University has an opening for a full time SLP to join our
dynamic, intellectually stimulating, multidisciplinary team.
Become involved in our evidence-based programs providing
services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other
developmental delays:
Comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention program
Preschool program
School age program ages 5 through 12 years.
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Opportunities for professional growth and an excellent
benefits package.
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To view the entire position description and to apply visit our
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Employer of females, minorities, disabled, veterans.

 

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to integrate your:
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Visit booth #627
to win a MacBook Pro!
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ASHA Advocac y

Scaling New Heights for the Professions through Advocacy
LEARN HOW TO BE AN ADVOCATE AND EARN CEUs
Capitol Pursuit 2015 Annual Edition: The Advocacy Version
Empowering the Professions
SA 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Session: 1753

Dear ASHA: Real Time Dialogue About Your Real
Professional Challenges
SA 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session: 1710

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Are you facing a challenge at work? Do you need guidance for improving access and
outcomes for your clients or reducing workloads? Ask ASHA for advice! In this dynamic
session, participants will engage in group discussion with an experienced panel of
presenters. Resources and advocacy tools will be shared and demonstrated.

ASHA Advocacy

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Using an interactive game format presentation, we will educate ASHA members and
students on terminology used in legislation and public policy advocacy. Attendees will learn
about ASHA resources available to promote legislative initiatives impacting audiologists
and speech-language pathologists and advocate for the professions. Come join the fun and
win prizes!

ASHA-PAC Reception

Wednesday, November 11
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
The Corner Office, a Restaurant and
Martini Bar (Offsite)
1401 Curtis Street

COME SEE US in the Practice and
Policy Lounge in Hall EF and get your
“#AdvocacyWorks” ribbon!
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ASHA members are invited to spend the
evening with the ASHA-PAC Board at the
Corner Office. Enjoy innovative and eclectic
hand-crafted cocktails with house made
ingredients. Using the freshest ingredients
possible, the Corner Office’s global cuisine
will expand your culinary horizons...
without ever leaving home. This special
event benefits the ASHA Political Action
Committee, which serves as the political
voice of the audiology and speech-language
pathology professions on Capitol Hill.
Tickets are available through registration
only to ASHA members for a suggested
$50 contribution and may be purchased at
the door.
Free self-parking for 2 hours or less is
available at the Curtis Hotel next door.

Learn about advocacy while you’re in Denver!
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The NSSLHA Exp er ience

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, 2nd Floor

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Now in its 12th year, the NSSLHA Experience has evolved into a rich and comprehensive day of activities developed
by students for students. Join us for lively educational sessions for students as well as NSSLHA Chapter leaders,
the NSSLHA Honors Ceremony and Luncheon, and the always entertaining and competitive Knowledge Bowl!

The

The Regional Round-Up
(FOR NSSLHA CHAPTER OFFICERS
AND ADVISORS ONLY)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Silverton Salon 1
NSSLHA chapter officers and advisors, here’s
your chance to network with other chapters in
your region. Learn the most effective practices of
chapters, learn how to apply for NSSLHA awards
and honors, and spend time with your regional
representative exchanging information and
ideas about what matters in your region.

“SIG”nificant Resources for Students
Learn about the 19 ASHA Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) and how joining a SIG can
make you a better practitioner.
Career Pathway
You obtained your CCC, now what?
Find out how you can continue to
grow professionally through leadership
opportunities, PhD programs, continuing
education courses, specialty certifications,
and more.

The NSSLHA Honors
Ceremony & Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Silverton Ballroom, Salons 1-3

Luncheon Co‑Sponsored by EBS Healthcare and
Passy-Muir

NSSLHA Honor Awards Sponsored by Pearson

Celebrate the recipients of NSSLHA Honors!
Ignite your passion for the profession and
enjoy lunch with our special guest speaker
Dr. Juan Jose Beunza, MD.
Tickets are $10—inquire about availability
at Registration.

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Rapid Roundtables
9:00 a.m. – 11a.m.
Cripple Creek Ballroom

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Back by popular demand, this educational
“speed-dating” session offers in depth
conversation on a wide variety of topics.
Pick your own course and get the information
you need to successfully launch your
Demystifying the Clinical Fellowship
professional career in one location.
The transition from student to Clinical
Fellow (CF) may leave you with a
Negotiating Salary
few questions. Gain assistance from
Salary and benefit discussions can be
professionals in how to approach your
difficult for anyone, so learning how to ask
clinical fellowship.
for what you want in a professional way
is important.
ASHFoundation
National NSSLHA
Become familiar with all of the great
benefits that go along with a national
NSSLHA membership.

Meet with representatives from the
ASHFoundation to learn about the support
they provide for research, graduate
education, and special projects.

...AND MORE
PRAXIS PREP!

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Strengthening Foundational
Knowledge & Clinical Decision
Making: Preparing for the Audiology
PRAXIS Exam

Preparing for the SLP PRAXIS Exam:
Connecting the Dots

Cripple Creek Salon 2

Cripple Creek Salon 1

Battle of the Regions:
NSSLHA Knowledge Bowl

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Silverton Ballroom, Salons 2 and 3

Watch as each of the 10 NSSLHA regions battle it out through a friendly competition based
on questions similar to the Praxis exam. Wear your region’s color, make signs, create cheers,
and come support your team. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

Students, Students, Students!
There are lots of ways for students to engage with speech and hearing professionals and enhance their
Convention experience. Here’s an overview of some of the features and activities that may be of special
interest to students.

Thursday–Saturday
CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall EF
Use the NSSLHA Lounge as
your home base to rest, meet
up with fellow students, and
learn about opportunities
for students. Get all your
NSSLHA and student-related ribbons here!
Pick up
SLP a badge to display on your ASHA
poster presentation. We’re proud of all our
NSSLHA poster presenters!

The Graduate
School Fair at the
NSSLHA Lounge

Thursday, November 12
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Halls E/F

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The Graduate School Fair is an opportunity
for academic programs to recruit and/or
interview students for admission and share
their vision of communication sciences
and disorders (CSD) graduate education.
The fair is also an opportunity for students
to talk with program representatives
about their goals and to get information
about curricula, clinical experiences,
opportunities for participation in research,
and other subjects.

The PhD Information Center at
the NSSLHA Lounge
Friday, November 13
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Hall EF

The PhD Center provides an opportunity
for program representatives, practitioners,
and other interested students to meet and
talk one-on-one about research doctoral
education opportunities in CSD.

Social and Networking
Opportunities

Spend Time in the Exhibit Hall
• Visit exhibitors offering new and
exciting services and products.

Plan to attend one or all of these fun
social and networking opportunities:

• Check out the Career Fair and take
advantage of the Résumé Star
program.

First Timers’ Welcome

Wednesday, November 11
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hyatt, 4th floor, Capitol Ballrooms 1-4

• Shop the ASHA Store for new
resources.
• Drop by the Caring Square
to participate in the ongoing
community service projects.

Stop by this informal reception to learn
some tips and tricks for negotiating
your first Convention and meet fellow
first timers.

• Pop into the Audiology Lounge.

Welcome Reception

The Résumé Star
Program at the
ASHA Career Fair

Students, Students, Students!

NSSLHA Student Lounge

Thursday, November 12
5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall AB

Friday, November 13
Noon–4:00 p.m.

ASHA Awards Ceremony

Bring your résumé and sign up
for a 15-minute review by a
professional recruiter.

Friday, November 13
6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
CC, Bellco Theatre

This is your chance to celebrate and
possibly meet some of the legends of
our discipline.

Sessions by & for Students
Use the online Program Planner to search
for presentations by fellow students and
lend your support or use the Planner
to search by the student track to find
sessions identified by the Program
Committee to be of special interest
to students.

Be sure to review the list of Open Houses
following the Awards Ceremony for some
Friday night fun.

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Join the social media convention by following and using these hastags!
#NSSLHA
#NSSLHAexp

#AuD2b and
#AuDpeeps

#SLP2b and
#SLPeeps

Also, be sure to follow the official ASHA Convention twitter account, @ASHA_events, and
the #ASHA15 hashtag. We use Twitter during the Convention to help get the word out
about important updates and announcements during the convention,
such as last-minute session changes.
See page 43 for the Twitter and Instagram contests that will be running during the
ASHA Convention this year. Prizes will be awarded!

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Graduate School Fair

Faculty-Researcher Lounge

Thursday, November 12
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Hall EF

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The Graduate School Fair offers a venue for academic faculty
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with potential students. Program faculty have an opportunity
to share their vision of CSD education while learning valuable
information from students about what they are looking for
in a program. Faculty are also able to exchange ideas with
representatives from universities around the country. In addition,
the Graduate School Fair has proven to be a great resource for
clinicians who are considering pursuing a research doctoral
degree. Undergraduate, master’s, and clinical and research doctoral
programs will be showcased.

PhD Information Center
Friday, November 13
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Hall EF

The PhD Center is a convenient location for program
representatives to meet and talk one-on-one with CSD
practitioners considering research doctoral programs, as well as
other interested students.

Forecasting the Future in CSD: Current Supply &
Demand Data
TH 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Session: 1191

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hrs
Presented by: Loretta Nunez, ASHA; Paula Currie, Southeastern Louisiana U;
Silvia Quevedo, ASHA; Sarah Slater, ASHA
What data support a new position? Should we expand our program? Where are data
that validate evidence-based publications? How many CSD students are in my state?
Are data available to develop grants? Learn how data help practitioners find jobs,
administrators negotiate, academic programs predict growth and researchers support
grant proposals.

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Exhibit Hall Hours
CC, Upper Level, Hall EF, Booth 2004

The Faculty-Researcher Lounge is a place for
academic program faculty and researchers to connect in a
designated, informal space.

Networking Reception for ASHA’s Academic Affairs
& Research Education Award and Mentoring
Program Participants
(MARC, AARC, SPARC, ARTA, SRTA, RMPTA, and PROGENY, LfS
and Pathways)
(Invitation Only)

Thursday, November 12
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Hall EF, Faculty-Researcher Lounge
Current award and mentoring program participants will have an
opportunity to meet face to face, network, and share information
and experiences. Attendees can discuss how the experiences in
their programs have impacted their career plans, helping them
with PhD completion and/or with managing an academic career.
The reception will provide the opportunity for attendees to make
connections that can be continued throughout the Convention
and beyond.

PhD Information Sharing Sessions (Invitation Only)
Wednesday, November 11
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Mineral Hall F

This session is for current MSLP and ARTA PhD students. It is a
facilitated discussion to kick-off the Convention experience where
students will begin exploring how to maximize the PhD student
education experience and prepare for a faculty-research career.
Saturday, November 14
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Granite AB
This session is a facilitated discussion for current and prospective
MSLP, ARTA, and SPARC PhD students. Current PhD students
will continue the discussion that began on Wednesday, while
prospective PhD students will focus on key things to contemplate
when considering the pursuit of a PhD. Both groups will
share information, network with peers, and receive details on
ASHA resources.

Research Career
Development Sessions

Dementia and Communication

These sessions were organized by
ASHA’s Research and Scientific Affairs
Committee (RSAC) to provide professional
development to early-career researchers.

Saturday, November 14
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Cripple Creek Ballroom

The 25th Annual Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention brings
clinicians and researchers together to learn about current research
important to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
The Symposium is an all-day event held on Saturday. Attendance at these
sessions is included with your ASHA Convention registration; no separate
registration or fee is required.
Research Symposium: Hearing Loss
& Healthy Aging—A Public Health
Perspective
SA 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session: 1624

Presented by: Frank Lin, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins
University

Research Symposium: Advances in
Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
of Primary Progressive Aphasia
SA 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session: 1660

Presented by: Argye Hills, MD, John Hopkins University

Research Symposium: Clinical
Features, Neuroimaging Correlates,
and Underlying Pathology of Primary
Progressive Apraxia of Speech
SA 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Session: 1742

Writing Successful Research Grant
Applications in Communication
Sciences and Disorders: Advice From
Experts
FR 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session: 1392

CC, Room 203

Considering Joining the Next
Generation of Researchers?
Talk With Us
SA1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session: 1616

Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Mineral Hall DEFG

How to Launch & Build a Successful
Research Career

Presented by: Joseph Duffy, PhD, Mayo Clinic, and
Keith Josephs, MD, Mayo Clinic

FR 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Research Symposium: Language
Impairments in Primary Progressive
Aphasia and Innovative Treatments
for Persons with Dementia

Thinking About a PhD?
Information Session for Prospective
Doctoral Students

SA 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CC, Mile High 1E-1F

Session: 1805

Session: 1436

CC, Mile High 4C-4D

FR 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Academic Affairs & Research Education

ASHA’S 25TH ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Session: 1344

Presented by: Naida Graham, PhD, University of Toronto,
and Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, University of South Florida

Researcher-Academic Town Meeting
(Pre‑Convention Activity; Invitation Only)
Wednesday, November 11
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt, 3rd Floor, Centennial Ballroom D

Advancing the Science and Use of
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
(PROMS)
Guest Speaker: Alan M. Jette, Boston University
Panelists: Barbara Ehren, University of Central
Florida; Barbara Weinstein, The City University of New York Graduate Center; Kathryn
Yorkston, University of Washington

Research Roundtables
(CEUs not offered)
Friday, November 13
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, D Lobby

Interested in a research career?
Well‑established investigators and funding
agency staff facilitate discussions on
topics related to starting, maintaining, and
advancing research careers. Whether you’re
a student thinking about a research career
or a mid-career faculty member, you’ll find
something of interest. Join us!

The Researcher-Academic Town Meeting is a forum for faculty, researchers, and
PhD students to network and engage in discussion on topics of significance to the
academic and research communities.
Publication Board Editor Awards will be presented at this event.

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Auxiliar y Presentations
Auxiliary sessions are a forum for ASHA Boards, Councils and Committees to share pertinent information, such
as overviews of processes or updates on policies that affect members. These sessions are open to all registrants;
however, CEUs are not awarded for participation.
CFCC and Specialty Certification Update

Clinical Fellowships Do’s and Don’ts

This presentation will include representatives of the Council for
Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CFCC) and its Committee for Clinical Specialty Certification
(CSCC), to provide attendees with an update on certification,
certification maintenance and an overview of the specialty
certification program. Following the presentation, participants will
have an opportunity to talk with members of both CFCC and the
Specialty Boards.

In this session, the CFCC will provide an overview of what to expect
during your Clinical Fellowship, along with the do’s and don’ts
of certification.

Thursday, November 12
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CC, Room 208

Saturday, November 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CC, Room 210/212

Take Your Audiology Career to the Next Level
with an AuD from Montclair State
Montclair State’s doctoral program in Audiology (AuD) is the only
program of its kind in New Jersey.
Our doctoral program gives you the academic, clinical and research training you need to succeed as
a professional audiologist. Research and clinical opportunities at such noted facilities as Columbia
University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, as well as Montclair State’s
Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology complement classroom learning.

montclair.edu/audiology-doctorate | 973-655-7752

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ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION TURNS 50!

CAA Lounge

Exhibit Hall Hours
CC, Upper Level, Hall E/F, Booth 2003

Paving the Way for Future Professionals
Celebrate 50 years of academic accreditation with the Council on
Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CAA)! The academic accreditation program has supported and
strengthened entry-level graduate education in audiology and
speech-language pathology by facilitating continuous quality
improvement of the programs it accredits.
Accreditation of graduate education programs paves the way for future
professionals—whether you’re employed in, have graduated from, or are
looking to attend a CAA-accredited or candidate program to start your
career in the professions.

Please join the CAA for its CEU‑eligible sessions to
learn more about the accreditation process.

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)

CAA Site Visits: What to Expect, How to Prepare
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1000

CC/Room: Mile High 2C
2 Hrs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Presented by: Maryrose McInerney, Montclair St U; Robert Hanyak , U of the Pacific;
Carolyn Higdon, U of Mississippi; Katandria Love Johnson, Cook Children’s Health
Care System

Addressing Challenges in Quality Graduate Education
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1092

CC/Room: Mile High 2C
1 Hrs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Presented by: Sue Hale, Vanderbilt U; Mikael Kimelman, Duquesne U; Maryrose
McInerney , Montclair St U; Robert Rimac, Palm Springs Unified Sch Dist; Joan Besing,
Montclair St U

Enhancing Skills as a Site Visitor
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1300

CC/Room: 207
2 Hrs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Presented by: Maryrose McInerney, Montclair St U; Robert Hanyak, U of the Pacific;
Carolyn Higdon, U of Mississippi; Katandria Love Johnson, Cook Children’s Health
Care System; Tess Kirsch, ASHA

STOP BY THE CAA LOUNGE IN HALL EF (BOOTH #2003) to
find out the answers to these questions and more.
• Do you know which 4 graduate programs were the first to
be accredited in 1965?
• How many volunteers does it take to run the accreditation
program? How can you play a role in helping to help
promote excellence in entry level professional education?
• Is your program about to go through the accreditation
process? Do you want to know what to expect during your
site visit?
• Are you thinking of adding a distance education
component or satellite campus?
Join us in the CAA Lounge to help celebrate 50 years of
academic accreditation with the Council on Academic
Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CAA). Track your educational journey, share your story, and
be eligible to win an Amazon gift card! CAA members and
Accreditation staff will be on hand for hot-topic discussions and
informal consultations. Find out more about unique volunteer
opportunities with the CAA, and play a part in changing minds,
changing lives and leading the way!
Find your path with the CAA!

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GET
KELLY McGONIGAL’S
BOOK

Keynote Speaker

BOOK SIGNING
Thursday
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

ASHA STORE
Booth #444

11133

Opening G eneral S ession
Thursday, November 12
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CC, Bellco Theatre

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT AND ENERGY of the ASHA
Convention as we kick off our annual event with the Opening
General Session on Thursday morning. This
popular session brings everyone together to
celebrate the speech, language, and hearing
professional community. You’ll be welcomed by
ASHA President Judith Page, who will share her
insights about the state of the discipline. Then, Convention Co‑Chairs
Julie Noel and Jeanane Ferre will pique your interest with a preview of
what’s in store for you this year—including special sessions, new events,
and other not-to-be-missed activities.

Opening General Session

In the spirit of the 2015 Convention theme “Changing Minds. Changing
Lives. Leading the Way,” we’re happy to welcome, as a keynote speaker,
Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD.
Dr. McGonigal is passionate about translating leading-edge research
from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies
for health, happiness, and personal success. Her audio series, “The
Neuroscience of Change,” merges the newest scientific findings
with contemplative wisdom to give listeners an innovative process
for transformation. In her book The Upside of Stress, Dr. McGonigal
unites trailblazing discoveries on the “correlation between
resilience—the human capacity for stress-related growth—and
mindset, the power of beliefs to shape reality.” She explores the
concept that embracing stress can actually make us stronger,
smarter, and happier.
As we delve into the notion of change and leadership in the
professions at the ASHA Convention this year, Dr. McGonigal will
talk about initiating meaningful change—and the science behind it—whether in your
professional life or your personal life.
Join us on Thursday morning for an inspiring Opening General Session, as we learn how
change can be not only positive but innovative. This event kicks off the ASHA Convention
and will set the agenda and tone for the next 3 days!
Visit kellymcgonigal.com to read Dr. McGonigal’s full bio.

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Awards List
Honors of the Association
Noma B. Anderson
Kenn Apel
Steven M. Barlow
Arlene Earley Carney

Martin Fujiki
Michael E. Groher
Barry E. Guitar
John L. Locke

Robert C. Marshall
Julie J. Masterson
David L. McPherson
Marilyn A. Nippold

Robert E. Owens, Jr.
Joan Cassandra Payne
MaryAnn Romski
Cheryl M. Scott

Joseph C. Stemple
Nancy B. Swigert
Geraldine P. Wallach
M. Jeanne Wilcox

Fellowship of the Association
Wendy Papir Bernstein
Donna R. Brooks
Janet E. Brown
Jane E. Carlstrom
Lyn R. Covert
Paula S. Currie

Tanya Lyn Eadie
Fernanda Dreux Fernandes
Mary Hardin-Jones
Melody Harrison
Laurel H. Hays
LaVae M. Hoffman

Katherine C. Hustad
Sue Ellen Krause
Jody E. Kreiman
Dorian Lee-Wilkerson
Anne Bothe Marcotte
Nan D. Musson

Michele L. Norman
Jo Puntil-Sheltman
Louise F. Raleigh
Linda Rose Schreiber
Molly K. S. Thompson
Carmen Vega-Barachowitz

Christopher R. Watts
Timothy G. Weise
Janet Dierker Whiteside
Lena L. N. Wong
Heather Harris Wright

The Annie Glenn Celebration and Tribute
Annie Glenn Award Recipients
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

James Earl Jones
Jackie Torrence
Phyllis Frelich
William Meredith
Lane Davis
Henry C. Rogers

1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

Marlee Matlin
Larry Brown
Heather Whitestone
John “Scatman” Larkin
I. King Jordan
Michael Zaslow

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Jenny Craig
Jan Curtis
Award not given
Johnny Bush
Bob Love
Jane Seymour

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Mick Fleetwood
Vonetta Flowers
Bob & Lee Woodruff
Julie Andrews
Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr.
Joey McIntyre

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

David Seidler
Congresswoman Gabrielle
Giffords & Captain Mark Kelly
Erik Weihenmayer
Bill Geist & Willie Geist
Special Thanks to Annie Glenn

Distinguished Service Award

Media Outreach Champions

THE ASHA JOURNALS AWARDS

Yosemite National Park

Nancy Alarcon
Lauren Barnett

(Presented at the Researcher-Academic
Town Meeting)

Joseph Donaher
Rich Tyler

Certificate of Recognition for
Outstanding Contributions in
International Achievement

American Speech-LanguageHearing Foundation (Presented at the

Kalyani N. Mandke

Founders Breakfast)

2015 Alfred K. Kawana Award
for Lifetime Achievement in
Publications

2015 Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical
Career Award

2014 Editor’s Awards

Certificate of Recognition for
Outstanding Contributions in
Preschool–Grade 12 Education
Settings
Jennifer Taps Richard

Betty L. McMicken

2015 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for
Recent Clinical Achievement
René H. Gifford

Certificate of Recognition for
Special Contributions in
Multicultural Affairs

2015 Rolland J. Van Hattum Award for
Contribution in the Schools

Silvia Martinez
Deborah Sue Rhein
Linda I. Rosa-Lugo

National Student Speech Language
Hearing Association (Presented at the

Carol B. Fleming

NSSLHA Honors Ceremony)

Early Career Contributions
in Research Award
Daryush D. Mehta
Megan Y. Roberts

Julie A. G. Stierwalt

Contemporary Issues in
Communication Science and Disorders
(CICSD) Editor’s Award

Media Awards
WDCA and KMEX
WNCI-FM and KZSF-AM
USA Today
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Honors of NSSLHA

Pediatric News
Philly.com’s Healthy Kids blog
U.S. News & World Report

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Courtney T. Byrd
Jennifer Watson

Lisa M. Bedore
Anna Mullis

Anne Smith

American Journal of Audiology
Julie A. Honaker

Laura W. Kretschmer

American Journal of Speech-Language
Pathology
Anne van Kleeck

Journal of Speech, Language, and
Hearing Research—Speech Section
Stephanie A. Borrie

Julie M. Liss

Journal of Speech, Language, and
Hearing Research—Language Section
Kerry Danahy Ebert
Kathryn Kohnert
Giang Pham

Jill Rentmeester Disher
Bita Payesteh

Journal of Speech, Language, and
Hearing Research—Hearing Section
Kristin J. Van Engen
Jasmine E. B. Phelps

Rajka Smiljanic
Bharath Chandrasekaran

Language, Speech, and Hearing
Services in Schools
John Heilmann

Thomas O. Malone

ASHA Awards Ceremony
Friday, November 13
6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
CC, Bellco Theatre

THE AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRATES the highest achievements and excellence
in the professions. Presentations will be made to recipients of the Honors of
the Association—ASHA’s most prestigious award, which recognizes lifetime
achievement—and to ASHA Fellows, whose contributions are the cornerstones of
the professions. Additional awards will be given to honor other members who have
also contributed to the professions and Association.
The Annie Glenn Award is also given each year at the Awards Ceremony. Annie
Glenn, wife of Senator John Glenn, is known nationwide for her advocacy for
those with communication disorders. The “Annie” recognizes an individual who
demonstrates Mrs. Glenn’s spirit by making a positive impact on those with
communication disorders. The first “Annie” was awarded in 1987 and has been given
annually since then, with 30 notable recipients spanning the years.

Please join us for this opportunity to celebrate with Annie Glenn
and thank her for her longtime support of ASHA and dedication
to helping those with communication disorders.

ASHA Awards Ceremony

The Annie Glenn Award has become a tradition at the ASHA Convention and many
look forward to seeing Annie personally present this favorite
award. This year, in lieu of an award recipient, we will turn the
spotlight on Mrs. Glenn in recognition of her commitment to
ASHA. We will share highlights from Annie’s life, revisit past
“Annie” award presentations, and honor Mrs. Glenn’s special
relationship with the association. Mrs. Glenn’s family have been
invited and other surprises are in store for the evening.

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Thank You, Annie Glenn!

“Communication disorders are
not disorders that rest in a solitary soul.
They impact families.
Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters,
sisters and brothers and husbands and wives
struggle, and overcome,
in some way, by working together.
We come here every year that we can,
not just to give the award,
but to also say
THANK YOU
for all that you do to help others.
I know, personally, how your dedication,
patience, skills and passion
for communication, changes lives.
My life was changed.”

Annie Glenn
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Thank You, Annie Glenn!
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Schedule as of October 14, 2015

Open Houses and R eceptions
Friday, November 13
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Various groups will hold Open Houses and receptions following the ASHA Awards Ceremony on Friday evening at
the Hyatt Regency Denver.
Time

Meeting/Activity Title

Location

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

AAPPSPA Open House

Hyatt, Mineral G

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Audiology WOW! Open House

Hyatt, Capitol Ballroom 2

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Boston University Alumni Reception

Embassy Suites, Crestone A

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Celebrate Kentucky!

Hyatt, Mineral B & C

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Colorado and Wyoming Open House

Tivoli Student Center, Adirondack
Room, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver
(offsite)

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Dysphagia Resources Open House

Hyatt, Mineral E

8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Early Career Professional Reception (Closed)

Hyatt, Centennial e

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Iowa Open House

Hyatt, Centennial H

8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

MGH Institute Alumni & Friends Reception (Closed)

Hyatt, Capitol Ballroom 4

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Michigan State University Reception

Hyatt, Centennial G

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Ohio Universities Alumni Open House

Hyatt, Centennial D

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Oregon Open House

Hyatt, Capitol Ballroom 5

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Purdue University Open House (Closed)

Hyatt, Centennial C

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Reception for Dean Noma Anderson, 2015 Recipient of Honors
of the Association

Hyatt, Agate B & C

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Reception for Marilyn Nippold

Hyatt, Agate A

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

University of Florida Open House Reception

Embassy Suites, Silverton Salon 1

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Open House

Hyatt, Centennial A

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Open House

Hyatt, Capitol Ballroom 3

8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

University of Washington Reception & Open House

Hyatt, Capitol Ballroom 1

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Hearing and Speech Sciences Alumni and Friends
Open House

Hyatt, Centennial B

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YOUR ASHA CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
Learn tips and strategies to help
achieve work/life balance.

Activities Include:






A Little Relaxation Goes a Long Way
How to Stop Hating Your Inbox
The Power of Aromatherapy
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November 12–14, 2015 • ASHA Career Fair • Colorado Convention Center • Hall AB Booth #578

11199

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Starting salary $52,000; $56,000 for experienced Bilingual SLP’s

THE SPEECH CLINIC, INC. has full and part-time positions
for CCC or CF. Benefits include
100% employer coverage for health
insurance, minimum 5 weeks paid
vacation, paid professional leave and
expenses, and pension plan. We offer
varied (and manageable!) caseloads,
flexible hours, peer support, and
professionalism.

Open Houses and Receptions

• Snacks and refreshments will be served!
• Prize drawing for an iPad and gift cards!
• Mini-workshops with a Certified Life Coach
and a Certified Career Coach!
• Giveaways!

Workshop Topics Include:

Please send resume to: John D. Azzara, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, Director, The Speech Clinic, Inc.
5147 West Woodmill Dr., Ste. 21, Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: (302) 999-0702 • Fax: (302) 999-0842 • e-mail: 41chip41@comcast.net • www.speechclinicinc.com
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J ointly D e veloped I nvited S essions
In the spirit of collaboration and cross-disciplinary professional education, the following Invited Sessions have been
developed between various entities that comprise the Convention Program Committee. Invited Sessions feature
presenters who have been invited to speak on a particular topic; everyone is encouraged to attend. Use the session
codes to find the complete details for these sessions in the Program Planner.

Time

Code

Title of Proposal

Sponsors

Thursday, November 12, 2015
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SC05

Care Path for Patients With Tinnitus

SIG 7 – Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation; SIG 8 – Audiology and Public Health

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SC06

PPA Treatment Update: Standardizing Care for Non–Standard
Aphasia

Language Disorders in Adults; SIG 2 – Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and
Language Disorders

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1103

Naming the World in Arapaho: Traditional Practice, Continuity &
Change

Communication Sciences; Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

1153

Overview of Cannabanoid System & Its Therapeutic Potential in
Cognitive & Motor Disorders

Communication Sciences; Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

Friday, November 13, 2015
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1309

The Efficacy & Benefits of Telepractice to Deliver Services to
Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders; Telepractice

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1318

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative

Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline; Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children
and Adults

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1338

Bilingual Phonological Acquisition & Second–Language
Phonology: Commonalities, Differences, Clinical Implications

Speech Sound Disorders in Children; Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SC09

Critical Thinking: Foundations & Applications for Preparing Our
Future Helping Professionals

SIG 10 – Issues in Higher Education; SIG 11 – Administration and Supervision

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SC16

Hair Cell Regeneration: Recent Progress & Future Opportunities

SIG 6 – Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics; Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1360

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology in Cuba

Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline; SIG 17 – Global Issues in Communication Sciences
and Related Disorders

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1366

Discovering Your APP–titude for Children With Hearing Loss

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders; Infant
and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening and Assessment; SIG 9 – Hearing and Hearing Disorders
in Childhood

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1408

Intervention Research for Bilingual Children With Speech &
Language Disorders

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline; SIG 14 – Communication Disorders and
Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (CLD)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1415

Mechanisms in Speech Perception & Reading: Application to
Cochlear Implants, SLI, & Teaching

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders; Language
and Learning in School–Age Children and Adolescents; Language in Infants, Toddlers, and
Preschoolers; SIG 9 – Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1423

Concussion: Lessons Learned from Athletes & Military Personnel

Language Disorders in Adults; Traumatic Brain Injury

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1429

Differential Diagnosis of Severe Phonological Disorder &
Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Speech Sound Disorders in Children; Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SC21

Challenges in Service Delivery Spanning Five Continents

Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline; SIG 17 – Global Issues in Communication Sciences
and Related Disorders

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SC22

Early Intervention Issues in Children With Cleft Lip & Palate:
Feeding & Speech–Language

Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies; SIG 5 – Speech
Science and Orofacial Disorders

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1505

An Update on Children With Minimal/Mild/Unilateral Hearing
Loss: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

Infant and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening and Assessment; Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1507

Discovering Your APP–titude (For Adults With Hearing Loss)

Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus or Balance Disorders; SIG 7 –
Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1522

Telepractice/Telehealth Preparation in Graduate Education:
Status 2015?

Academic and Clinical Education; Telepractice

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1525

Using Spaced Retrieval as a Treatment Tool for Older Adults With
Voice & Memory Impairments

Voice and Alaryngeal Communication; SIG 15 – Gerontology

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8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1609

Get the Message! The Communicative Nature of Inappropriate
Behavior in Learners With ASD

SIG 1 – Language Learning and Education; Autism Spectrum Disorders

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1623

Creating the Successful Learner in Children With Hearing Loss:
Effective Strategies from Infancy to School–Age

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders; Infant
and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening and Assessment; SIG 9 – Hearing and Hearing Disorders
in Childhood

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

1644

An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Differential Diagnosis in
Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury; SIG 2 – Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SC26

Supervision Boot Camp for Schools

Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues; SIG 16 – School–based Issues

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1685

Step–by–Step Therapy Techniques for Cleft Palate Speech

Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies; SIG 5 – Speech
Science and Orofacial Disorders

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

1773

Morphological Awareness: Word Study Activities to Improve
Literacy Skills

Language and Learning in School–Age Children and Adolescents; SIG 16 – School–based Issues

Named Lec tures
11th Annual Pentax Medical Lecture:
Lessons Learned in Laryngeal
Imaging & Perspectives for Refining
the Instrumental Voice Assessment
Paradigm
TH 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Session: 1042

CC/Room 405-406-407
2 Hrs
Presented by: Dimitar Deliyski, Michigan St U
Sponsored by PENTAX Medical, this session is developed
by, and presenters invited by, SIG 3: Voice and Voice
Disorders & SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
(Dysphagia). The lecture will overview practical challenges
in instrumental voice assessment. New clinical evidence
on the efficacy of high-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) and
improvements in voice assessment gained using HSV
over videostroboscopy will emphasize the need for new
imaging modalities and disorder-specific biomarkers.
Future HSV-based analysis of continuous speech will
be discussed.

The Edwin & Esther Prentke AAC
Distinguished Lecture: Life Changes
Facilitate New Mind-Sets

Willard R. Zemlin Memorial Lecture:
Speech Anatomy & Physiology: Past,
Present, & Future

TH 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

FR 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Session: 1052

CC/Room: 403-404
1 Hrs
Presented by: Kristin Rytter, Unique Perspective
Sponsored by Prentke Romich Company, this session
is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 12:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication. For every
AAC user, there are family members and professionals
with a given mind-set regarding that person’s abilities
and needs. But as the AAC user gains communication
and cognitive skills, those mind-sets can change. Dr.
Rytter gives examples from her personal history and her
professional experience as a developmental psychologist.

Jointly Developed Invited Sessions and Named Lectures

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Session: 1381

CC/Room 405-406-407
1 Hrs
Presented: David Kuehn, U of Illinois
Sponsored by Pearson, this session is developed by, and
presenters invited by, Speech/Resonance Disorders in
Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies & SIG
5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. The science
of speech anatomy and physiology has had a long and
interesting history from early studies of dissection through
current sophisticated instrumentation to the promising
future of rapid development in dynamic MRI. David
Kuehn will draw from his own experiences in tracing the
development of this fascinating science.

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Tr ailblazer S essions
The Trailblazer series of sessions reflect our 2015 theme “Changing Minds. Changing Lives. Leading the Way” by featuring
concepts that are forward thinking, innovative, or transformational with respect to the professions, or speech-language
or hearing science, and have unique applicability to the discipline. The Trailblazer sessions may also address significant
change—either past or ongoing—that has deeply impacted the professions, or they may promote or relate to an aspect
of ASHA’s Envisioned Future. The sessions selected to make up the Trailblazer series received the highest ratings from
Convention Program Committee reviewers and will focus on a variety of thought-provoking, impactful topics.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Designing 21st Century Therapy
Programs for Young Children:
Integrating Evidence-Based
Practices, Apps, & Multimedia Sources

Criteria for Evaluating
Assessment Tools: Time for
a Reboot

CC/205
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Hardin, U of Colorado Boulder
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the
Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) &
Traumatic Brain Injury. Concussion research has changed
dramatically. This session will: 1) highlight why students
on SLP caseloads are particularly vulnerable to concussion;
2) dispel myths including “brain rest” and Second Impact
Syndrome; and 3) differentiate profiles of traumatic
versus sport-related concussion. We will address how
clinicians may inadvertently prolong symptomatology and
guidelines implementing active rehabilitation.

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Christine Dollaghan, U of Texas - Dallas,
Callier Ctr
We propose an update of the traditional approach to
evaluating the quality of assessment tools, in which the
relevant criteria vary according to whether a measure
is used for “decisional” or “non-decisional” purposes.
The process and specific criteria are illustrated using
assessment tools of each kind.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Communication Sciences (GI)

Concussion Reconsidered in
Children, Adolescents & Young
Adults: New Science,
New Roles for SLPs
WE  1:00PM - 4:00PM

Session: PC04

Bye-Bye Roger: Rethinking
Dr. Brown’s Language Sample
Collection & Analysis
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1022

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Owens, Coll of Saint Rose;
Stacey Pavelko, James Madison U; Zhaleh Lavasani, Coll
of Saint Rose
Although Roger Brown’s forty-year-old study of early
language forever changed how SLPs assess children
with language impairment, his methods hamper the
use of sampling in schools and preschools. Using a
national survey of sampling practices, the presenters
will propose a new model for collection and analysis of
language samples.

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Session: 1030

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Willow Sauermilch, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr
Digital platforms are transforming how SLPs foster
meaningful interactions and support early language
learning. Emerging research offers new ideas for
implementing technology in developmentally appropriate
ways. The evidence-based principles of shared reading
combined with Joint Media Engagement offer clinicians a
working framework to enhance the educational benefits
of digital media.

Understanding Vestibular
Disorders in the Pediatric
Population for Speech
Language Pathologists & Audiologists
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1057

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Devin McCaslin, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences. There has been emerging
interest in the formal assessment of balance function
in the pediatric population. This session will review the
developmental mechanisms of the vestibular system,
the prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders in
the pediatric population, and the development of new
handicap measure for children ages 5-12.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1078

Neuroanatomy and
Neurophysiology of the Auditory
and Vestibular Mechanisms (Aud)
TED Talks (and Hears)
Neuroanatomy
TH 1:30PM–4:30PM
Session: SC07

Embassy/Crestone A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Gregory Mannarelli, U of Michigan Med
Ctr; Paul Kileny, U of Michigan Med Ctr; Soo-Eun Chang,
U of Michigan; Karen Kluin, U of Michigan Med Ctr; Gene
Balzer, ANMA; Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, U of Utah; Gayle
Hicks, Neurodynamics; Marshall Smith, U of Utah
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the
American Audiology Board of Intraoperative Monitoring. How is
ASHA literally “changing minds”? Patterned on the high-energy
and concise style of the TED talks, experienced clinicians and
researchers will provide perspectives on how neuroanatomy has
“synapsed” with their career. A series of 10-20 minute lectures
will explore the central and peripheral nervous systems related to
communication disorders.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)

Prepare for IMPACT!

A New Era in CAPD Service
Delivery: Changes in IDEA
Eligibility, ICD-10,
Coverage & Payment

Changing Lives, Changing
Minds, Leading the Way!
Treatment of Motor Speech
Disorders Across the Lifespan

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1101

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joanne Wisely, Genesis Health Care
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
The IMPACT Act -2014 affects post-acute rehabilitation
services (SNFs, Home Health Care Agencies, Rehabilitation
Hospitals, LTACs). The act’s compliance items must be
identified, defined, refined and implemented by October
2016. This session explains the IMPACT Act, its provisions,
potential for service and/or documentation adjustments
and how to “Prepare for IMPACT”.

Communication Sciences (GI)

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1302

CC/401-402
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet McCarty, ASHA; Georgina T. F.
Lynch, Washington St U; Cynthia Richburg, Indiana U of
Pennsylvania
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Auditory/Central Auditory Processing Disorders.
Changes influencing access to CAPD treatment include
a recent court decision that CAPD constitutes “other
health impairment” under IDEA, a new ICD10 code, and
the Affordable Care Act defining habilitation services
as an essential health benefit that could include CAPD
treatment. Evidence is a key factor for leveraging
these changes.

Session: 1337

CC/405-406-407
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nancy Potter, Washington St U; Edythe
Strand, Mayo Clinic; Julie Wambaugh, U of Utah;
Kathryn Yorkston, U of Washington
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults. This panel,
which includes some of the finest clinicians/researchers
in the field, will discuss treatment of MSD in children and
adults. The presentation will provide a review of historical
techniques and the evolution of treatment, as focus shifted
to evidence based approaches. New developments and
trends will be highlighted.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

Neuroanatomy and
Neurophysiology of the Auditory
and Vestibular Mechanisms (Aud)

Interprofessional Practice:
Managing Emotions &
Interpersonal Communications

Hair Cell Regeneration:
Recent Progress &
Future Opportunities

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

FR  8:30 AM–11:30 AM

Session: 1153

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Ken Mackie, Gill Ctr/Indiana U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences & Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults. The endocannabinoid system is
comprised of endogenous cannabinoids, cannabinoid
receptors, and their metabolic enzymes. It plays a central
role in synaptic plasticity, neurodevelopment, and
neuronal protection and mediates the effects of cannabis.
This talk will review endocannabinoid system and discuss
its interactions with cannabis and therapeutic potential.

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1320

CC/501-502
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Juan-Jose Beunza, U de Navarra, Spain
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice.
Professional training and clinical experience alone might
not be enough to manage people and their emotions
when caring for complex clients. Using dozens of real cases
and scenarios, this friendly and practical workshop applies
simple but powerful business negotiation tools to help you
handle interpersonal conflicts in daily clinical practice.

Session: SC16

Trailblazer Sessions

Overview of Cannabanoid
System & Its Therapeutic
Potential in Cognitive & Motor
Disorders

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Embassy/Apsen B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jeffrey Corwin, U of Virginia, Sch of
Medicine
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders & Neuroanatomy
and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular
Mechanisms. Research and Diagnostics & Hearing and
balance deficits that arise through hair cell loss are
typically permanent for humans, but fish, amphibians,
reptiles, and birds quickly recover from comparable deficits
via innate mechanisms that produce replacement hair
cells. This presentation will provide an overview of hair cell
regeneration, recent findings, and future directions.

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Communication Sciences (GI)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Fluency (SLP)

Innovations & Clinical
Implications from Aerospace
Medicine & Vestibular
Research

Outcomes of Young Adults on
the Autism Spectrum:
Situating the Role of the SLP

Brain Function & Anatomy in
Children Who Stutter: Insights
From Pediatric Neuroimaging
Studies

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

CC/505-506-507
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Roux, A. J. Drexel Autism Inst, Drexel
U; Heidi Ham, Autism & Language Intervention - WA;
Spectrum Fusion; U of Queensland
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders. Recent research and public
policies related to outcomes for young adults with autism
spectrum disorders will be discussed in conjunction with
transition practices and the role of the SLP in facilitating
more positive outcomes. The design of practical and
innovative solutions to deal with the multifaceted
challenges will be presented.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Session: 1354

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Michael Cevette, Mayo Clinic Arizona
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences. The presentation will provide
an overview of the work conducted at Mayo Clinic Arizona
with a special emphasis on discoveries that translate
directly into clinical practice. Many of techniques involve
monitoring, inducing, and modifying vestibular illusions
and cognitive performance under conditions of spatial
disorientation and hypoxia respectively.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)
Genetic Contributions to
Language, Reading, & ADHD:
Areas of Etiologic Overlap
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1376

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Shelley Smith, U of Nebraska Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Language
Impairment, Reading Disability, and ADHD have distinct
diagnostic criteria and can require different approaches
to remediation; however, they are often comorbid and
share some underlying deficits, suggesting some common
liabilities. Understanding their neurodevelopmental and
molecular genetic similarities and differences can refine
our concepts of cause, diagnosis and treatment.

Telepractice (GI)
A HealthCare Executives View
of Speech & Hearing Futurism
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1387

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Gene Balzer, ANMA, networking
NeuroMonitoring
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by the American Audiology Board of Intraoperative
Monitoring. This fast paced presentation delivered from
the health care executive point of view (albeit with a bias
toward SLP and Aud providers) focuses on advent and
impact of telemedicine technologies and the evolving
reimbursement environment.

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FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1400

Session: 1411

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Soo-Eun Chang, U of Michigan; Deryk
Beal, ISTAR/U of Alberta; Bridget Walsh, Purdue U; Jason
Tourville, Boston U
What are the neurological bases of childhood stuttering?
In this seminar, four researchers will present research
updates on the functional and neuroanatomical correlates
of stuttering in children, and a primer on non-invasive
neuroimaging techniques that enable examination of
brain development during childhood. Theoretical and
clinical implications will be discussed.

Increasing Cultural Competence:
Asking the Right Questions
Without Trivializing Culture

Launching a Funded Research
Program in Clinical Education
& Supervision: Theory, Tips, &
Tricks

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1407

CC/301-302
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Li Hsieh, Wayne St U; Mona Griffer,
Marywood U; Nathan Cornish, VocoVision/Bilingual
Therapies; William Gillispie, U of Kansas; Priya
Sudarsanam, Priya Sudarsanam, MS, CCC-SLP, Ltd.;
Yumi Sumida, Harborview Med Ctr; Twhanna Green,
Calvert County, Maryland Pub Schs; Rosa Abreu, Newark
Beth Israel an affiliate of Barnabas Health; Lisa Moore,
U of Ottawa; Katandria Love Johnson, Cook Children’s
Health Care System; Archie Harmon, Washington U Sch of
Medicine - St. Louis; Esther Gerrard, Veterans Affairs
Multicultural Issues Board members will introduce cultural
parameters through a storytelling activity aimed at
increasing awareness of cultural variation. Participants will
be engaged in discussions regarding the impact of cultural
variation on clients’ behaviors, perceptions and attitudes
and also discuss how knowledge gained can be applied to
clinical service delivery.

Session: 1437

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Stella Ng, U of Toronto
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. This session will
appeal to individuals interested in researching clinical
supervision for both audiology and speech-language
pathology. Content will include: theoretical frameworks
and methodologies, funding sources and strategies, and
where and how to publish findings. The presenter will
illustrate these points by providing examples from her own
research experience.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

The Speech-Language Pathology
Assistant (SLPA): Past, Present,
& Future

Supporting the Modification
of Voice & Resonance With
Speakers Who are Transgender

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1445

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
There IS an “I” in TEAM:
Best Practices for
Cochlear Implants
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Richard Adler, Minnesota St U Moorhead;
John Pickering, Coll of St. Rose
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders. The World Professional
Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) recently
published guidelines for transgender voice and
communication intervention. These principles and a
growing international literature provide clinicians with
evidence-based strategies for serving transgender clients.
This presentation will discuss strategies for modifying
voice and resonance in the context of WPATH’s guidelines.

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)
Revised Ages-of-Acquisition for
English Phonemes
FR 4:00PM–4:30PM

Session: 1454

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jordan King, Arkansas Children’s Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health. Interprofessional
practice involves several professionals from different
fields working together to provide comprehensive health
services for patients and their families. Several case studies
of individuals who use cochlear implants (both pediatric
and adult) will be presented to highlight the use of an IPP
model in a medical setting.

Session: 1480

Session: 5626

CC/108
30 Minutes
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Debbie James, Southern Cross U
Revised ages-of-acquisition (AsA) for English phonemes
for typically-developing 3- to 7-year-olds are provided.
They were derived from repeated samplings of all English
phonemes in pilot-tested words varied for syllable
number, stress and shape, said by 283 randomly-sampled
children. Many AsA were later than previously reported.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)
International Partnerships:
Preparing Professionals for
Practicing in a Changing World
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

At-Risk ASD Infants: How Early
Can We Identify Them & How
May Caregivers React?
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1608

CC/Four Seasons 4
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Linda Watson, U of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill; Rebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger; Juliann
Woods, Florida St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research evidence documents
early behaviors of autism spectrum disorders in the first
18 months of life, earlier than some professionals feel
comfortable making a diagnosis. Three experts active
in early identification will discuss early risk markers and
caregivers’ reactions to professionals’ early concerns. Video
examples of at-risk behaviors will be utilized.

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)
Transnational Research in
Communication Sciences &
Disorders: Strategies for
Effective & Sustainable Collaboration
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1719

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brooke Hallowell, Ohio U;
Megan McAuliffe , U of Canterbury
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline. Join in
reviewing strategies for successful transnational research
collaboration. Share insights from researchers on a
global scale. Discuss challenges and potential pitfalls.
Topics include: selecting project ideas; ensuring mutual
understanding of linguistic, cultural, and professional
differences; IRB compliance; funding; coordination;
participant recruitment; data collection; writing for
dissemination; and intellectual property.

Trailblazer Sessions

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rachel Miller, U of North Carolina
- Greensboro; Robert Mayo, U of North Carolina Greensboro; Jill McManigal, Dept of Veteran Affairs Puget
Sound Health Care System; Denise Tucker, U of North
Carolina - Greensboro; Celia Hooper, U of North Carolina Greensboro
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) have
worked in a supportive capacity for nearly fifty years
without national accreditation similar to that enjoyed by
their allied health counterparts, the PT Assistant or COTA.
In this presentation we will discuss an advocacy initiative
which would result in national standards and credentialing
for SLPAs.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Session: 1483

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ana Harten, Eastern Michigan U;
Alejandro Brice, U of South Florida; Nancy Colodny, St.
John’s U; Lauren Mupanomunda, New York City Dept of
Education; Mary Faralli, Private
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education. In response to the
demographic diversity in the U.S. and global changes,
efforts need to be implemented to prepare professionals to
provide culturally sensitive services and global practices.
This presentation describes two international partnerships
developed by CSD programs to better equip students with
skills for practicing in a changing world.

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Shor t Courses
Short Courses are optional, 3-hour ticketed seminars that provide more in-depth interaction at the intermediate
level or above and are led by presenters who hold expertise in the subject matter. Short Courses developed by
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been noted as such in their abstracts. Short Courses are popular and often sell
out; if any tickets are still available, they may be purchased at Registration.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

AAC Assessment for Children: A Look at Practice Issues &
Future Directions

SocialsibS: A Family-Based Approach to Social
Communication Intervention for Children With Autism
Spectrum Disorder

TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC01

Session: SC03

Embassy/Crestone B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carole Zangari, Nova Southeastern U; Gloria Soto, San Francisco St U;
Meher Banajee, Louisiana St U Health Sciences; Marlene Cummings, Oakland Schs; Angela
Standridge, Region 4 Education Service Ctr; Vicki Clarke, Dynamic Therapy Associates
Historically, the feature match process has been the gold standard for AAC assessment
in children. This presentation opens a dialogue regarding the need for change in these
practices, with panelists from higher education (SLP, special education), schools, and clinical
settings discussing both issues specific to their settings and alternative approaches.

Embassy/Crystal B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amy Donaldson, Portland St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 1: Language Learning and
Education. SocialsibS is an intervention designed to improve core features of ASD through
a novel whole-family approach using video modeling, sibling mediation, and parent
coaching. This presentation will describe preliminary studies of SocialsibS, strategies for
including families in social communication intervention, and how to implement SocialsibS
in various settings.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Six IEP Goals for Addressing Social Anxiety in ASD
TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC02

Embassy/Aspen A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patrick Rydell, Rocky Mountain Autism Ctr; Sarah Treharne, Rocky
Mountain Autism Ctr
This seminar will provide intervention guidelines to assist children with ASD who
demonstrate heightened social anxieties in social-learning contexts, such as classrooms.
Presenters will review IEP goals for maintaining emotional regulation while learning with
social partners. Video clips and practical strategies for intervention will be demonstrated.

Outcomes & Quality: Key Characteristics of a Successful SLP
Value Journey
TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC04

Embassy/Concierge Lounge
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Paul Rao, Retired/Rehab Consultant
The healthcare landscape will be described and levels of care will be outlined. Value will be
defined and differentiated from volume and the steps necessary for SLPs to become valueadded will be outlined. Arguments and illustrations will be provided for SLPs to become
critical players in the value-based healthcare economy.

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Short Courses

As of October 5, 2015

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with
Hearing Loss, Tinnitus or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the
Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms (Aud)

Care Path for Patients With Tinnitus

TED Talks (and Hears) Neuroanatomy

TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC05

Embassy/Aspen B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Craig Newman, Cleveland Clinic; Sharon Sandridge, Cleveland Clinic
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its
Instrumentation & SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health. The Tinnitus Management Clinic
(TMC) care path at the Cleveland Clinic designed to provide services to patients with
bothersome tinnitus will be presented. This care path offers an efficacious and cost-effective
assessment and management model by incorporating interprofessional collaborative care
among audiology, dentistry, otolaryngology, neurology, physical therapy, and psychology.

Language Disorders in Adults (SLP)

TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC07

Embassy/Crestone A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Gregory Mannarelli, U of Michigan Med Ctr; Paul Kileny, U of Michigan
Med Ctr; Soo-Eun Chang, U of Michigan ; Karen Kluin, U of Michigan Med Ctr; Gene Balzer,
ANMA; Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, U of Utah; Gayle Hicks, Neurodynamics; Marshall
Smith, U of Utah
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the American Audiology Board
of Intraoperative Monitoring. How is ASHA literally “changing minds”? Patterned on the
high-energy and concise style of the TED talks, experienced clinicians and researchers will
provide perspectives on how neuroanatomy has “synapsed” with their career. A series of
10-20 minute lectures will explore the central and peripheral nervous systems related to
communication disorders.

Telepractice (GI)
Session: SC06

Embassy/Crystal A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maya Henry, U of Texas, Austin; Aimee Mooney, Oregon Health & Sciences
U; Darby Morhardt, Northwestern U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults & SIG
2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. Primary Progressive
Aphasia (PPA) is a degenerative speech-language disorder affecting communication
and impacting participation. Assessment and treatment approaches for staged
management will be discussed in the context of personal and caregiver challenges. We
will examine complex issues that patients and families face and how treatment augments
multidisciplinary approaches to care.  

Delivering Adult Speech Pathology Services via
Telepractice: The Current Evidence & Considerations for
Implementing Services
TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC08

Embassy/Crystal C
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Ward, The U of Queensland; Clare Burns, Royal Brisbane &
Women’s Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 18: Telepractice. There is
emerging evidence to support the use of telepractice in adult clinical practice where
specialist skills are required, such as dysphagia and Head and Neck cancer care. This
workshop will present the evidence for adult telepractice services, detail telepractice
models currently in use, and discuss planning and implementation considerations.

Short Courses

PPA Treatment Update: Standardizing Care for
Non‑Standard Aphasia

TH 1:30PM–4:30PM

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Short Courses

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical Education (GI)

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations
Across the Discipline (GI)

Critical Thinking: Foundations & Applications for Preparing
Our Future Helping Professionals
FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC09

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Embassy/Crestone B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patrick Finn, U of Georgia; Shelley Brundage, George Washington U;
Anthony DiLollo, Wichita St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education
& SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. The objective of this short course is to address
three topics relevant to educators interested in including critical thinking as a component
of their programs for preparing students to become evidence-based practitioners: 1)
Why teach critical thinking? 2) What is critical thinking? and 3) Approaches for teaching
critical thinking.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Session: SC10

Embassy/Crestone A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kelly Key, Barrington Sch Dist; Rachel Hessl, Countryside Sch; Jennifer
Schapp, Barrington Early Learning Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 12: Augmentative and
Alternative Communication. This session describes a district-wide AAC core vocabulary
initiative for schools serving students with AAC, including students with autism spectrum
disorders. This practical session will demonstrate how to embed core vocabulary into the
curriculum. Participants will learn strategies for implementing an AAC core vocabulary
initiative in their own school district.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
Teaching Parents to Improve Their Children’s SelfRegulation in Everyday Life
FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC11

Embassy/Aspen A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth MacKenzie, Retired; Joselynne Jaques, HOPE Therapies
This session will focus on the how, what and when of teaching parents to enhance their
children’s self-regulation in everyday settings. Participants will learn about the impact of
parental beliefs on their implementation of strategies and techniques, the main steps in
effective training, training evaluation, and content.

Communication Sciences (GI)
Evidence for Executive Function Assessment & Intervention
FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC12

Embassy/Crystal B
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Peter Isquith, Geisel Sch of Medicine at Dartmouth
Measuring the integrity of executive functions such as working memory, planning and
organization in students has become common clinical practice. Recent attention has turned
to supporting and enhancing executive functions. This presentation will review evidence for
assessing executive functions, guiding interventions, and measuring outcomes.

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FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC13

Embassy/Crystal A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Claudio Toppelberg, Harvard Med Sch-Judge Baker Children’s Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 14: Communication Disorders
and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (CLD). This SIG 14: CLD
Populations sponsored course addresses social, family, and individual influences on
bilingual language development; and the link between language and mental health.
Protective factors that prevent development of mental health problems in bilingual children
with language impairments, as well as relevant case studies will be discussed.

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children
with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Be More With Core: Tips & Resources for Rolling Out a Core
Vocabulary Initiative
FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Psychosocial, Academic, & Mental Health Considerations for
Dual Language Learners With or Without Communication
Disorders

Management of Children With ANSD: Strategies for
Treatment & Education
FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC14

Embassy/Concierge Lounge
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karen MacIver-Lux, Sound Intuition; Stacey Lim, Central Michigan U
An increasing number of children have been identified with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum
Disorders. This presentation will include an overview of ANSD and its impact on the
perception and the interventions available to help children with ANSD reach their highest
listening and spoken communication potential.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)
Fostering the Academic Talk Oral Language Register
Beginning With Preschoolers: A Clinician’s Guide
FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC15

Embassy/Crystal C
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Van Kleeck, U of Texas - Dallas
Progress in fostering language abilities in children as young as preschool-aged who at risk
for academic difficulties requires distinguishing two registers of oral language – casual
talk (CT) and academic talk (AT). Research highlighting different AT socialization in
children from different social groups will be synthesized, and assessment/intervention
implications discussed.

Short Courses

As of October 5, 2015

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the
Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms (Aud)

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Hair Cell Regeneration: Recent Progress & Future
Opportunities

Achieving HIPAA Compliance & Avoiding Costly Breaches of
Confidentiality

FR 8:30AM–11:30AM

FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC16

Embassy/Apsen B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jeffrey Corwin, U of Virginia, Sch of Medicine
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders
& Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Mechanisms.
Research and Diagnostics & Hearing and balance deficits that arise through hair cell loss are
typically permanent for humans, but fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds quickly recover
from comparable deficits via innate mechanisms that produce replacement hair cells.
This presentation will provide an overview of hair cell regeneration, recent findings, and
future directions.

Managing the Transaction of Feedback in the Supervisory
Process
FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC17

Embassy/Apsen B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Vicki McCready, U of North Carolina - Greensboro; Louise Raleigh, U of
North Carolina - Greensboro; Debra Schober-Peterson, Georgia St U; Jane Wegner, U of
Kansas
Although much has been written and presented about the important skill of giving
feedback in the supervisory process, little attention has been paid to the receipt of feedback
and the transactional nature of the process. The session will look closely at this reciprocal
exchange with emphasis on receiving feedback.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Parents as Partners in Stuttering Therapy
FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC20

Embassy/Crestone A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Craig Coleman, Marshall U; John Tetnowski, U of Louisiana at Lafayette;
Patricia Walton, U of Northern Colorado
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Communicating with parents and training parents to be effective in communicating with
their children who stutter facilitate successful outcomes in stuttering therapy. Theory and
background of parent training will be discussed, and an emphasis will be placed on practical
considerations to enhance SLP, client, and parent communication in stuttering therapy.

Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline (GI)
Challenges in Service Delivery Spanning Five Continents

Becoming Storytelling Animals: Narrative Interventions
From Preverbal to School Age
FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Fluency (SLP)

Short Courses

Academic and Clinical Education (GI)

Session: SC19

Embassy/Concierge Lounge
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by:Judith Jewett, Jewett & Associates, Inc.; Daniel Teget, Jewett & Associates,
Inc.
Maintaining the integrity, accessibility and confidentiality of client’s Protected Health
Information (PHI) is critical for protecting clients and for HIPAA compliance. Avoiding
breaches through required Administrative, Technological and Physical safeguards, the
safe harbor of encryption, key Policies and Procedures, and Risk Assessment and Risk
Management will be covered.

Session: SC18

Embassy/Crystal A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet Norris, Louisiana St U; Cara Tyson, Louisiana St U; Cindy Parr,
Louisiana St U; Laura Delrose, Louisiana St U
Storytelling is one of the most important language skills that humans acquire. Narrative is
the foundation for social problem solving, establishing friendships, accomplishing goals,
and making appropriate decisions throughout the day. Interventions that help children
acquire narrative skills will be discussed with video demonstrations.

FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC21

Embassy/Crystal B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Grace Hao, NC Central U; Yvette Hyter, Western Michigan U; Silvia
Martinez, Howard U; Jane McCormack, Charles Sturt U; Ilias Papathanasiou, TEI of
Western Greece
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Global Issues and Practices Across
the Discipline & SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders.
This SIG 17-sponsored course will be presented by five internationally experienced panel
members who will address service delivery challenges, potential solutions, and benefits of
international collaboration spanning five continents including Africa, the Americas, Asia,
Australia and Europe. Attendees will also learn how to become involved in an international
professional experience.

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As of October 5, 2015

Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate
& Related Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)
Early Intervention Issues in Children With Cleft Lip & Palate:
Feeding & Speech-Language
FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC22

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Embassy/Crestone B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Scott Dailey, U of Iowa; Kerry Mandulak, Pacific U Oregon
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Speech/Resonance Disorders in
Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies & SIG 5: Speech Science and Orofacial
Disorders. This presentation will highlight the issues surrounding working with children
birth to three years old who present with cleft lip and palate. The impact of a cleft on
feeding and speech and language development will be discussed. Tools and resources
will be offered specific to early intervention needs with this population of children, in the
greater context of typical development.

Voice and Alaryngeal Communication (SLP)
Comprehensive Management of the Laryngectomized
Patient With a Tracheoesophageal Puncture
FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC24

Embassy/Aspen A
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jodi Knott, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr; Denice Perez, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr;
Leila Little, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
This short course will discuss an introductory overview of tracheoesophageal voice
restoration including evaluation, selection and management of the voice prostheses,
problem-solving, management of lymphedema, Botox injection, use of attachments
and heat moisture exchange filters. The presenters will share clinical experience and
evidence‑based approaches to rehabilitation of the laryngectomized individual.

Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
in Children and Adults (SLP)
Swallowing after Head & Neck Cancer Graduate Review
FR 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC23

Embassy/Crystal C
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kate Hutcheson, U of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr; Cathy Lazarus, Icahn
Sch of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders (Dysphagia). A description of comprehensive management of dysphagia in
patients with head and neck cancer across the continuum of survivorship: prevention
to management of late-onset dysphagia. Cases will exemplify those most commonly
encountered with emphasis on distinct tumor sites and contemporary treatment modalities
including transoral surgeries and highly conformal radiation methods.

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Short Courses

As of October 5, 2015

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Academic and Clinical Education (GI)

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children
with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

The Bookstudy Collaborative: A Primer to Prioritize Student
Development & Classroom Pragmatics in Introductory
Courses

Essential Components to Effective Assessment of Children
With Hearing Loss: Keys to Interprofessional Collaboration

SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC25

Embassy/Concierge Lounge
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Leslie Grubler, Lehman Coll, CUNY
The Bookstudy Collaborative: A Primer to Prioritize Student Development and Classroom
Pragmatics in the Introductory Course will define the introductory classroom as
foundational not only for knowledge acquisition but skill development and the emergence
of essential qualities in students -- using the unique medium of student collaborative book
studies as the prime mover.

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Language Disorders in Adults (SLP)

Supervision Boot Camp for Schools
SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC26

Embassy/Crestone A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Laura Young-Campbell, Mat-Su Borough Sch Dist; Elizabeth McCrea,
Indiana U; Kathy Wheat, Oklahoma City Community Coll
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues & SIG 16: School-based Issues. New to supervision or have an SLPA,
CF or student intern and unsure of what do? This short course covers recommendations,
guidelines and models of supervision proven to provide successful results. Best practices for
supervision in schools will be discussed in addition to how to make sound ethical decisions.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC29

Embassy/Crestone B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jeanette Benigas, West Chester U
The focus of this presentation is to provide clinicians with information on therapeutic
application of Spaced Retrieval to enhance recall in persons with dementia. Updates in
research and the addition of a visual aid to enhance outcomes will also be discussed.

Literacy Assessment and Intervention (SLP)
Assessing Young Readers: Looking Deeper at Students’
Early Literacy Acquisition

Genetics Boot Camp: DNA, Communication Disorders, &
Professional Teamwork
SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

Using Spaced Retrieval to Improve Recall in Persons With
Dementia

Short Courses

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Session: SC28

Embassy/Crystal A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristina Blaiser, Idaho St U; Elizabeth Preston, Utah St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders
in Childhood. This presentation will provide participants with a hands-on opportunity to
examine the assessment procedures that best identify the strengths and needs of children
who are deaf/hard-of-hearing. Interpretation of standardized and non-standardized
assessments will be discussed, specifically how these results can guide interprofessional
collaboration and validation of hearing technology.

Session: SC27

Embassy/Apsen B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Beate Peter, Arizona St U; Kate Reed, Jackson Laboratory
This Short Course covers fundamentals of molecular genetics, genetic etiologies in the
various communication disorders, clinical considerations for SLPs and audiologists, and
ethical, legal, and social implications in genetics. An overview of genetic testing, genetic
counseling, medical genetics, and new interprofessional approaches to education and
clinical practice is provided.

SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

Session: SC30

Embassy/Crystal C
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: D. Ray Reutzel, Utah St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Literacy Assessment and
Intervention. This seminar will introduce participants to 1) a standards-based model and
2) a component-based model of early literacy assessment. This seminar will focus on the
decoding component of the component-based early literacy assessment model to include:
concepts-about-print, letter names and sounds, phonics, & high frequency words.

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Short Courses
Speech Sound Disorders in Children (SLP)

Academic and Clinical Education (GI)

Ultrasound Biofeedback for Speech Sound Disorders:
Hands-On Clinical Training

Innovations in AuD/SLP Counseling Education: The
Emotionally-Intelligent, Active-Learning Classroom
(Bazinga!)

SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

As of October 5, 2015

Session: SC31

Embassy/Crystal B
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jonathan Preston, Syracuse U; Tara McAllister Byun, New York U; Elaine
Hitchcock, Montclair St U; Heather Leavy Rusiewicz, Duquesne U; Sue Ann Lee, Texas Tech
U Health Sciences Ctr; Megan Leece, Syracuse U; Suzanne Boyce, U of Cincinnati
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children.
This short course will offer hands-on training in the clinical use of ultrasound imaging for
speech. The course will provide an overview of ultrasound technology and present images
representing typical productions and speech errors. Attendees will learn how ultrasound
can be used to assess and treat speech errors.

SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Voice and Alaryngeal Communication (SLP)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Opportunity in the Challenge of Health Care: Identifying &
Treating Dysphonia in Long-Term Care

Thinking With Better Language: Pro-Social Conceptual
Learning

SA 8:30AM–11:30AM

SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC32

Embassy/Aspen A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catherine Krival, Edinboro U of Pennsylvania; Renee Kinder, Evergreen
Rehab; Edgar Clark, The Agency
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 15: Gerontology. Dysphonia
is highly prevalent, but possibly under-treated, in nursing home residents. Strongly
associated with frailty, dysphonia is also a component of many neurological and
structural disorders. Using practical instruction and case analysis, we will describe realistic
assessment, therapy, solutions to common barriers to care, coding and reimbursement, and
outcome measurement.

Academic and Clinical Education (GI)
Finding the Joy in Supervision: I’ve Agreed to be a
Supervisor, Now What?
SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC33

Embassy/Crystal C
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer St. Clair, Loma Linda U
At some point during their career, most SLPs agree to take on supervision. Lacking academic
and practical training, most feel unprepared and anxious. This presentation discusses
the essential functions of supervision (communication, expectations, critical thinking,
problem solving, assessment), and presents a model for experiencing the joy of supervision
well done.

Session: SC34

Embassy/Aspen B
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Suzanne Woods, Central Michigan U; Susan Naeve-Velguth, Central
Michigan U
The purpose of this session is to describe an innovative approach to counseling in AuD/SLP
education that integrates current theories of Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology,
and Mindfulness using a “flipped classroom” active-learning design, reflective-learning
techniques, and innovative models of patient/client simulation. Demonstrations and
hands-on practice will be provided.

Session: SC35

Embassy/Crestone B
3 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellyn Arwood, U of Portland; Carole Kaulitz, APRICOT, Inc.
Learning to think is a Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) process.
Participants will engage in activities that focus on language acquisition as a process
to increase conceptual thinking. Numerous case examples and student work will be
provided to showcase a variety of language strategies that improves pro-social and
cognitive thinking.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Era: How to Make Your SLP
Program Thrive
SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC36

Embassy/Concierge Lounge
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ann Kummer, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing the way healthcare is provided in the United
States. The presenter will discuss the ACA and how it will affect SLP programs. Strategies
will be given on how to increase value to patients and decrease the per capita cost of
achieving quality outcomes.

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Short Courses

As of October 5, 2015

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Language and Learning in School-Age
Children and Adolescents (SLP)

Voice and Alaryngeal Communication (SLP)

Understanding & Telling Personal & Fictional Stories:
Foundations for Social & Academic Success
SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC37

Embassy/Crystal A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carol Westby, Bilingual Multicultural Svcs; Barbara Culatta, Brigham
Young U
This course will (1) explain role and development of autobiographical life story narratives;
(2) describe a variety of tools to assess fictional and autobiographical/life story narratives;
and (3) demonstrate strategies to develop the cognitive and linguistic skills essential for
recognition and production of characterization, plot, and theme in narratives.

Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, Laryngospasm & Chronic
Cough
SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC39

Embassy/Crystal B
3 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Thomas Murry, Loma Linda U ; Claudio Milstein, Cleveland Clinic
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders.
Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), chronic cough and laryngospasm (LS) are diagnosed
increasingly in adults and children. This session offers insights into the sensory and motor
aspects of laryngeal movement disorders including PVFM, LS and non-pulmonary chronic
cough. Evidence from research and clinical findings will be offered. Case studies will
highlight treatment models.

Literacy Assessment and Intervention (SLP)

Short Courses

A Model of Bilingual Speech-Language Assessment
SA 1:30PM–4:30PM

Session: SC38

Embassy/Crestone A
3 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Teresa Gillespie, Denver Pub Schs; Carla Dominguez, Denver Pub Schs
A unique speech-language assessment model for English Learners has been developed that
is based on information collected from English language proficiency tests and a sufficient
speech-language body of evidence. The model has resulted in an increased appropriate
identification of speech-language impairment and a reduction in conducting unnecessary
speech-language assessments.

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Thursday Daily H ighlights
Thursday, November 12
  6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Registration and Materials
Pickup Open
Opening General Session
Education Sessions/Posters
Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Short Courses
Welcome Reception in the
Exhibit Hall
“Twilight” Education Sessions
Special Events and Receptions

Today ’s S essions
Session
Number

Day

Start Time End Time

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Session Title

Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 12
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CC, Upper Level, Exhibit Hall AB
Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday
evening to catch up with friends and
colleagues and mingle with exhibitors.
This upbeat reception provides dedicated
time to check out the exhibiting companies,
socialize, and network, all while recharging
your batteries with light snacks and a cash
bar before you head to the Twilight Sessions.
The Welcome Reception is open to all
fully registered attendees; inquire about
guest ticket availability for friends or family
at Registration.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–12:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

CAA Site Visits: What to Expect, How
to Prepare

APD - It Exists! Differential Diagnosis
& Remediation

An Interprofessional Approach to
Diagnosing Social Communication
Disorder (SCD)

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1000

CC/Mile High 2C
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maryrose McInerney, Montclair St U;
Robert Hanyak, U of the Pacific; Carolyn Higdon, U of
Mississippi ; Katandria Love Johnson, Cook Children’s
Health Care System
This session will prepare graduate program representatives
anticipating a CAA site visit in 2016 for a successful,
comprehensive visit. Attendees will learn how to develop
agendas, present documentation and prepare faculty to
ensure a thorough and stress-free site visit.

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1001

CC/301-302
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Julie Estis, U of South Alabama; Susan
Gordon Hickey, U of South Alabama
Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a pedagogical approach
that utilizes application activities to promote higher
order learning and critical thinking. This session will
provide an overview of TBL, relate the keys to creating
effective application activities, and give participants the
opportunity to develop application activities.

The SLP Interns’ Role in RTI in a
Low-Achieving Urban Sch Dist:
A Win-Win-Win
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1002

CC/303
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kimberly Lamparelli, Syracuse U; Peggy
Morehouse, City Sch Dist of Albany; Sarah Coons, Coll of
Saint Rose
This seminar will describe the collaborative relationship
between the CSD program at The College of Saint Rose
and the City School District of Albany that is designated
as an NYS Focus School. The role of SLP interns in RTI will
be discussed including the benefits and challenges from
both perspectives.

Session: 1006

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathleen Reilly, Tufts Med Ctr, Floating
Hosp for Children; Sheryl Levy, Tufts Med Ctr, Floating Hosp
for Children
SCD is a non-spectrum pragmatic language disorder,
distinct from ASD (DSM-5), and in our experience, made
distinguishable by symptoms of social anxiety including
self-consciousness and hyper-vigilance. Using clinical
case studies, Tufts Team diagnosticians - DevelopmentalBehavioral Pediatrician and SLP - demonstrate features of
SCD with our approach to assessment and intervention.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Diet Texture Progression for
Individuals With Autism When Just
Take a Bite Doesn’t Work

AAC for the Generalist: When, Where,
& What to Explore

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1004

CC/702
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Martin, Children’s Hosp Colorado;
Meghan Shank, Children’s Hosp Colorado
This interactive presentation will provide strategies
through videos and case studies to the generalist SLP
working with children who may benefit from AAC.
Frequently asked questions, determining when, where,
and what to explore related to AAC, as well as how to be a
better communication partner will be discussed.

Bringing AAC Technological
Innovation into Commercial Reality:
How Can We Improve the Process
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1005

CC/205
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: D. Jeff Higginbotham, U at Buffalo;
Howard Shane, Boston Children’s Hosp; Dave
Hershberger, Saltillo Corporation; David Niemeijer,
AssistiveWare
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
The purpose of this session will be to (1) discuss issues
that arise when moving technological innovation from
development into commercial reality through the lens of
multiple stakeholder perspectives (research/clinical and
manufacturer), and (2) find solutions to encourage more
evidence-driven AAC technology development.

Session: 1007

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Debra Beckman, Beckman & Associates,
Inc.; Michele Cole Clark, Marcus Autism Ctr
Individuals with Autism are at risk for long-term health,
nutritional, and oral-sensorimotor deficits. Expansion
of the food repertoire is slow or halted secondary to
refusal behaviors perpetuating poor nutrition. This
course will present combined effective, evidence-based
oral-sensorimotor and behavioral feeding treatment
strategies, video presentation and discussion for variety/
texture advancement.

Thursday Oral Seminars

Team-Based Learning: Creating
Meaningful Application Activities to
Promote Critical Thinking in SLP &
AUD Students

Session: 1003

CC/401-402
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Jeffrey Weihing, U of Louisville; Harvey
Dillon, National Acoustic Laboratories
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Auditory/Central Auditory Processing Disorders. Recent
critiques directed toward the diagnosis of pediatric APD
have suggested that poor performance on CAPD tests is the
result of deficits in speech-language ability or attention.
The present talk will focus on advances in the differential
diagnosis and remediation of APD that support the validity
of the APD diagnosis.

Extending the Reach of EvidenceBased Practices in Autism Intervention
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1008

CC/Four Seasons 1
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Griffith, The Children’s Hosp
- Denver; Susan Hepburn, U of Colorado Anschutz Med
Campus
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders. Evidence-based practices in
autism intervention are growing rapidly; however, we lack
practical strategies for delivering treatments in real-life,
low-resource settings. Drawing from our experiences
working with families in underserved/rural areas, we will
discuss how practitioners can meld interpersonal skills,
technology, and collaborative problem-solving to bridge
the “research-to-practice” gap.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–12:30PM
How Executive Functioning Skills Play
a Role During Social Interaction
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1009

CC/102-104-106
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Laurie Bukala, Community Speech
Language Cognitive Svcs
Discover how executive dysfunction effects the social
interaction of children with special needs, in everyday
tasks like sharing, taking turns, picking up on subtle social
cues and staying attentive in class. Learn how to support
these “executive” skills and improve the success of their
social interaction with peers.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)
A Leader’s Approach to Facilitating
Clinical Reasoning
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Exploring the Future of Audiology
Reimbursement: How Can
Audiologists Take Charge?

Multilingual Assessments Across 30
Countries for Children With SLI

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

CC/601-603
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Theodoros Marinis, U of Reading; Seyhun
Topbas, Istanbul Medipol U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline.
This session was developed by the Convention Program
Committee to present results of the COST Action IS0804.
The session will focus on Sentence Repetition tasks across
30 languages, the principles used for the development
of parallel versions across languages and results on the
identification of bi-/multilingual children with SLI.

Session: 1012

CC/704
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Burkard, U at Buffalo; Leisha
Eiten, Boys Town National Research Hosp; Robert Fifer, U
of Miami; Wayne Foster, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
Schs; Michael Hefferly, Rush U; Stuart Trembath,
Hearing Associates, P.C. ; Lisa Satterfield, ASHA; Neela
Swanson, ASHA
This session explores the future of audiology as healthcare
payment models continue to evolve. Audiologists must
understand how they fit in and how to demonstrate the
value of their services. Advocacy—for yourself and the
profession—is imperative for audiology to adapt and
thrive in the changing healthcare landscape.

Communication Sciences (GI)

Session: 1010

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sandra Christos, Genesis Rehab Svcs;
Ronda Polesky, Genesis Rehab Svcs
This course is designed for leaders who desire to improve
their therapists’ clinical reasoning as well as understand
the clinical reasoning process used by non-SLPs. We will
discuss a six step critical thinking process, leadership styles
and techniques to foster clinical reasoning and critical
thinking abilities.

Coding, Documentation, &
Reimbursement for SLPs: Learn the
Basics From the Experts
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1011

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dee Adams Nikjeh, West Coast Ear,
Nose & Throat Associates ; Denise Dougherty, Private
Practice; Kathleen Holterman, Robert Wood Johnson U
Hosp; Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehab; Carmen VegaBarachowitz, Massachusetts General Hosp; Timothy
Weise, Garden City Hosp; Neela Swanson, ASHA
This session will present fundamental information to
speech-language pathologists on the major coding
systems for health care billing and reimbursement,
including CPT and ICD. Basic billing rules and tools and
documentation requirements will be reviewed. Coding and
documentation scenarios will be presented and audience
questions are encouraged.

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Routine Use of Single-Subject Designs
to Evaluate Treatment Effectiveness:
How & Why
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1013

CC/Mile High 3C
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Linda Milosky, Syracuse U
This session will demonstrate use of single-subject
designs as an adjunct to application of findings of large
clinical trials when devising evidence-based treatment
for individual clients. The presenter will demonstrate
appropriate assessment/baseline measures, and
participants will devise multiple-baseline and alternating
treatment designs specific to their caseloads and
delivery settings.

Session: 1015

Fluency (SLP)
Rethinking Counseling: Promoting
Resilience & Coping Skills in Children
Who Stutter
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1016

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patricia Zebrowski, U of Iowa; Robin
Jones, Vanderbilt U; Jennifer Pearson, Reaching IN...
Reaching OUT; Ellen Kelly, Vanderbilt U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Fluency. This session will explore resilience from a
systems perspective and examine temperament and
emotional reactivity and regulation as factors in stuttering
development and treatment outcomes. Strategies for
promoting resilience in children will be discussed, with
a focus on children who stutter and their temperament,
reactivity, and self-regulation profiles.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)
Culturally Responsive Early Literacy
Instruction: American Indian/Alaska
Native
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1014

CC/203
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: William Gillispie, U of Kansas; Ann
Klockau, U of Kansas; Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, U of
Kansas; Jamie Crow, U of Kansas; Kelley Nelson-Strouts,
U of Kansas; Tzara Sidley, U of Kansas; Jesse Smith, U of
Kansas
This panel will present a framework for culturally
responsive instruction, and demonstrate application to
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities
within a personnel preparation project. Presenters will
highlight historical influences on contemporary AI/AN
health and education, and describe culturally responsive
instruction within the context of early languageliteracy services.

Challenge 2015-2025: Integrating
Expertise for Improved Outcomes in
an Interprofessional Collaborative
Practice Environment
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1017

CC/605
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellen Fagan, ASHA; Janet Brown,
ASHA; Deborah Dixon, ASHA; Pamela Mason, ASHA;
Lemmietta McNeilly, ASHA; Loretta Nunez, ASHA;
Christopher Urena, ASHA; Froma Roth, ASHA
Do you have the skills to succeed on interprofessional
teams in a healthcare or education environment? Learn
the why, what and how of interprofessional education
and interprofessional collaborative practice. Learn how
to foster collaborative teams in your own work setting.
Identify the competencies you need to function on
collaborative teams.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–12:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Creating Exceptional Interprofessional
Teaching & Learning
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1018

CC/501-502
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maria Tassone, UHN; Mandy Lowe, Ctr
for Interprofessional Education, U of Toronto
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice. This
practical session for practitioners, leaders, educators and
others from across both academic and practice settings
will identify approaches to address key competencies for
interprofessional education (including interprofessional
team facilitation and reflection). Lessons learned about
embedding IPE into academic and practice settings will be
shared including key collaborative leadership strategies
within and across systems.

Training Medical Students to Talk
With Patients With Communication
Disorders: Evaluating Communication
via Standardized Patients
Session: 1019

CC/201
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carolyn Baylor, U of Washington; Michael
Burns, U of Washington; Helen Mach, U of Washington;
Kathryn Yorkston, U of Washington
Patients with communication disorders often experience
problems communicating in healthcare environments. This
session summarizes a program to train medical students
how to communicate with these patients. The focus is
on a program for training communication skills, and for
assessing skills via standardized patient protocols and skills
checklists applicable across disciplines.

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Technology 101: A Hands-On
Workshop for Supporting Optimal
Outcomes of Children Who Have
Hearing Loss
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1020

CC/709-711
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Walker, U of Iowa; Meredith
Spratford, Boys Town National Research Hosp; Lisa
Cannon, Denver Pub Schs; Sophie Ambrose, Boys Town
National Research Hosp; Thomas Page, U of North Carolina
- Chapel Hill; Anne Wallace, U of Iowa; Laurel Donaldson,
U of Iowa
Consistent use of well-fit amplification is integral to
success for children with hearing loss. This session is a
hands-on workshop to hone professionals’ skills with
troubleshooting amplification and increasing comfort
levels with amplification equipment. The session will also
describe the influence of auditory experience on outcomes
for this population.

The Effects of Early Trauma or Loss
on the Development of Executive
Function Skills
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

The Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
Trial (TRTT) Standard of Care Control
Condition: A Patient-Centered
Tinnitus Intervention
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1021

CC/705-707
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sue Ann Erdman, ARCCS; Roberta Scherer,
Johns Hopkins U; Craig Formby, U of Alabama - Tuscaloosa;
Benigno Sierra-Irizarry, Wilford Hall, Lackland AFB
The focus of this seminar is on development of the TRTT’s
standard of care control condition. Clinical practices
at participating centers and ASHA’s Preferred Practice
Patterns for Tinnitus Management, incorporated in a
patient-centered process, ensure uniformity and treatment
fidelity while providing comprehensive, individualized
intervention for participants’ tinnitus difficulties.

Language and Learning in
School-Age Children and
Adolescents (SLP)
Bye-Bye Roger: Rethinking
Dr. Brown’s Language Sample
Collection & Analysis
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1022

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Owens, Coll of Saint Rose;
Stacey Pavelko, James Madison U; Zhaleh Lavasani,
Coll of Saint Rose
Although Roger Brown’s forty-year-old study of early
language forever changed how SLPs assess children
with language impairment, his methods hamper the
use of sampling in schools and preschools. Using a
national survey of sampling practices, the presenters
will propose a new model for collection and analysis of
language samples.

Practical Strategies for Middle School
& High School Language Learning
Disorders
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1024

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Adele S. Raade, MGH Inst of Health
Professions
Children who experience adversity at an early age are
more likely to exhibit deficits in executive functioning,
suggesting that these capacities are vulnerable to
disruption early in the developmental process. Perry
developed a framework called Neurosequential Model of
Therapeutics. A case will be presented using both “topdown” and “bottom-up” modulation.

Therapy Ideas 365: A Year of
Interventions
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1025

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Holland, Amarillo ISD & Language &
Literacy Links
Oh what to do for therapy today? This presentation will
demonstrate a variety of creative and fun therapy ideas
using literature, crafts, sounds cards, SGM, and iPad/
technology for intervention with children. Examples and
plans to address multiple IEP goals, both language/literacy
and articulation, will be demonstrated.

What Am I Doing In-Class? Infused,
Collaboratively Planned SpeechLanguage Therapy That Truly Makes a
Difference!
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1026

Thursday Oral Seminars

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 2
Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sue Goldman, Kean U
The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate in-class
therapy prepared to be delivered collaboratively with the
teacher within the context of classroom lessons. Eliminate
what amounts to pullout in the back of a classroom amidst
overbearing noise or simply observing. Sample infused
lessons, preschool through HS, will be provided.

Session: 1023

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Julie Bartholomew, Berkeley Unified
Sch Dist; Geraldine Wallach, California St U - Long Beach;
Stephen Charlton, California St U - Long Beach
With the goal of developing language initiatives focused
towards on content-area learning, the authors will present
a series of meta-comprehension strategies that help
middle and high school students with language learning
disabilities (LLD) acquire more effective “meaningmaking” approaches to learning. Specific strategies will be
demonstrated across language arts, history and science.
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Thursday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–12:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)

The Life Participation Approach to
Aphasia (LPAA) Turns 15: Where to
Now?

Designing 21st Century Therapy
Programs for Young Children:
Integrating Evidence-Based
Practices, Apps, & Multimedia Sources

Grammar Boot Camp: Get Ready for
Tough Work With Syntax Intervention
for Older Students

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Ehren, U of Central Florida;
Marilyn Nippold, U of Oregon
Students in grades 4-12 must have a good command
of syntax to meet language arts requirements of high
standards adopted by states, including CCSS. In turn, SLPs
must know syntax to help students, even if they missed
this knowledge in their own schooling. This session offers a
fun grammar refresher!

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1027

CC/Four Seasons 4
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nina Simmons-Mackie, Southeastern
Louisiana U; Roberta Elman, Aphasia Ctr of California;
Aura Kagan, The Aphasia Inst
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language Disorders in Adults. LPAA is a set of values
focusing on the goal of facilitating re-engagement in life
for those affected by aphasia. Drawing from LPAA, this
seminar will discuss what we as clinicians, educators, and
researchers can do to ensure that aphasia treatment in the
future has a meaningful, real-life impact.

Session: 1030

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Willow Sauermilch, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr
Digital platforms are transforming how SLPs foster
meaningful interactions and support early language
learning. Emerging research offers new ideas for
implementing technology in developmentally appropriate
ways. The evidence-based principles of shared reading
combined with Joint Media Engagement offer clinicians a
working framework to enhance the educational benefits
of digital media.

Person-Centered Interventions for
Individuals With Primary Progressive
Aphasia

Event Maps & Clinical Discourse: Tools
for Preschool Language Intervention

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1028

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Rebecca Khayum, MemoryCare
Corporation; Christina Wieneke, Northwestern U; Hannah
McKenna, Northwestern U; Marsel Mesulam, Northwestern
U; Marya Corden, Northwestern U; Barbara Loescher,
Northwestern U; Chuck Loescher, Northwestern U; Shawki
Salem, Northwestern U; Margo Salem, Northwestern
U; Charlotte Brennan, Northwestern U; Bob Brennan,
Northwestern U; Frank Fiore, Northwestern U; Melanie
Fiore, Northwestern U; Emily Rogalski, Northwestern U
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a clinical dementia
syndrome with no cure and unique management needs.
This session will describe initial findings from the PPA
Communication Bridge study, which uses a novel webbased approach to provide person-centered interventions.
A panel of four couples living with PPA will share
personal experiences.

Phonomotor Treatment for Persons
With Aphasia
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1029

CC/503-504
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Diane Kendall, U of Washington & VAMC
Puget Sound
The phonomotor treatment program was developed to
rehabilitate word retrieval deficits in individuals with
aphasia (Kendall et al, 2015). The treatment has been
shown to improve lexical retrieval, maintain those
improvements over time and generalize to untrained
words and contexts as well as reading abilities.

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Session: 1031

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catherine Constable, Rye Learning Ctr;
Anne Van Kleeck, U of Texas - Dallas
This presentation introduces the use of Event Maps,
and Intervention Discourse Analyses as a framework for
representing the complex processes of planning, delivering
and evaluating contextualized language intervention over
time. These tools are defined, and then demonstrated
using clinical examples and intervention videotapes
and transcripts.

Genetic Etiologies of Language
Impairment in Children Birth to Five
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1033

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Medical Aspects of Parkinson’s
Disease for SLPs: Medicine-Related &
DBS-Related Fluctuations
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1034

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alexander Goberman, Bowling Green St
U; Lindsey Smith, Knox Community Hosp
Medical aspects of Parkinson Disease (PD) will be
presented. Emphasis is placed on the effects of medicinerelated fluctuations and Deep Brain Stimulation-related
fluctuations experienced by individuals with PD. The
relationship between medical aspects of PD and SLP
diagnostic and treatment decisions will be discussed.

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)

Session: 1032

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Beate Peter, Arizona St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Language
impairment (LI) is under genetic influence, although the
exact pathways are not yet well understood. This session
covers an introduction to genetic principles and research
methods, current knowledge of LI candidate genes,
implications for clinicians, and ethics considerations. No
prior knowledge of genetics is assumed.

Home Practice Principles for Children
With Speech Sound Disorders:
Facilitating Generalization
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1035

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Taps Richard, San Diego Unified
Sch Dist & SLPath
For children with speech sound disorders, research
suggests that home practice facilitates generalization
to other speaking contexts. This session presents
evidence-based home practice principles and examples
of meaningful activities. Motor learning principles allow
SLPs to select appropriate tasks that incorporate a child’s
strengths and interests into existing family routines.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–12:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

The Phonology-Morphology Interface
in Children With SSD: Development,
Assessment & Treatment
Considerations

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Drawing from Different Settings: A
Panel Presentation on School-Based
Swallowing & Feeding

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1036

CC/505-506-507
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ann Tyler, Western Michigan U; Rachel
Theodore, U of Connecticut
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Speech Sound Disorders in Children. This session will focus
on the co-development of phonology and morphology in
children with speech-language impairments. Strategies for
understanding and assessing how these domains interact
will be described. Treatment that is intended to facilitate
improvements in both domains will be reviewed.

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1037

CC/403-404
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary O’Gara, Shriners Hosp, Chicago;
Mary Hardin-Jones, U of Wyoming; Kelly Cordero, Gillette
Chlds Specialty Hltca
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate &
Related Craniofacial Anomalies. Children with craniofacial
differences have structural differences of the vocal tract.
Recognition of the relationship between structure and
function can be challenging in this particular population.
This miniseminar provides an overview, from the lips to
the pharynx, of structural differences, and how they may,
or may not, impact speech production.

Session: 1038

CC/708-710-712
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Mabry-Price, ASHA; Kim Priola,
St. Tammany Parish Schs; Gayla Lutz, Region 4 Education
Svc Ctr; Donna Edwards, Dayton Children’s Hosp; Lissa
Power-deFur, Longwood U; Emily Homer, St. Tammany
Parish Schs
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and
Adults. Addressing swallowing and feeding in the schools
is challenging and collaboration of a cross-setting schoolbased program is most beneficial to students. This panel
presentation consists of SLP representatives from ASHA,
universities, school-based, State trainer and hospitals.
Case studies and practical examples will demonstrate the
importance of planning, training, and collaborating.

Unveiling the Scientific Foundations
to Support NICU Dysphagia
Management Strategies: A Review of
the Facts, Physiology, & Functions
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1039

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Emily Zimmerman, Northeastern U;
Chantal Lau, Baylor Coll of Medicine; Katlyn McGrattan,
Nationwide Children’s Hosp
This panel discussion is intended to present the current
research surrounding infant feeding. The panel consists of
experts in the field who will be discussing the following
areas: pre-feeding, non-nutritive suck, feeding scales,
infant positioning, milk flow rate and respiratory
patterning during feeding. A question and answer period
will follow.

What’s Wrong With My Patient?
Esophageal Disorders & the Effects of
Human Aging on Swallowing
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1040

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: James Coyle, U of Pittsburgh
As SLP’s we are all undereducated and trained in normal
human anatomy and physiology outside of communication
and oropharyngeal swallowing topics. Esophageal
pathologies are frequently underrecognized as causes
of oropharyngeal symptoms, lowering appropriate
referrrals. Aging’s effects on organ function produce nonpathological changes in physiology that are amplified in
disease states.

Session: 1041

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: David Krych, ReMed Recovery Care Ctrs
This presentation discusses rehabilitation as a process of
getting people as mobile, communicative, cognitively
and emotionally capable as possible after life altering
events via research based efforts; allowing reengagement
in the social environs of the person’s choice. It focuses on
developing philosophy that nurtures development of social
capital after TBI

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)
11th Annual Pentax Medical Lecture:
Lessons Learned in Laryngeal
Imaging & Perspectives for Refining
the Instrumental Voice Assessment
Paradigm
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1042

CC/405-406-407
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dimitar Deliyski, Michigan St U
Sponsored by PENTAX Medical, this session is developed
by, and presenters invited by, SIG 3: Voice and Voice
Disorders & SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
(Dysphagia). The lecture will overview practical challenges
in instrumental voice assessment. New clinical evidence
on the efficacy of high-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) and
improvements in voice assessment gained using HSV
over videostroboscopy will emphasize the need for new
imaging modalities and disorder-specific biomarkers.
Future HSV-based analysis of continuous speech will
be discussed.

Thursday Oral Seminars

Velopharyngeal & Oral Structure
Versus Function: What to Look for &
Where to Refer

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Community Resettlement: The
Development of Social Capital

Laryngectomy on Your Caseload?
Don’t Panic, We’ve Got You Covered!
TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

Session: 1043

CC/207
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anna Choi-Farshi, Massachusetts Eye &
Ear ; Tiffany Lyon, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
SLP’s who have infrequent contact with patient’s postlaryngectomy often are overwhelmed by the prospect
of evaluating, treating, billing and coding for these
unfamiliar services. We offer a course that will help you
confidently care for these patients post-discharge from
inpatient care as well as educate your colleagues

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–12:30PM & 1:30PM–2:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Perceptual & Objective Measures of
Male Voices Pre- & Mid-Voice Mutation

Past, Present, & Future: The AuD
Training Model

Cultural & Linguistic Considerations:
Intervention for Bilingual AAC Users

TH 10:30AM–12:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1044

CC/607
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Barbara Weinrich, Cincinnati Children’s
Hosp Med Ctr; Wendy LeBorgne, BBIVAR/ProVoice/CCM;
Stephanie Zacharias, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr;
Alessandro de Alarcon, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr,
U of Cincinnati; Janet Beckmeyer, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp
Med Ctr; Christopher Eanes, Cincinnati Boychoir; Jonette
Ward, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr; Meredith Tabangin,
Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr
Limited knowledge currently exists in the literature on
the physiologic changes in the vocal mechanism as they
correlate to objective measures in the male adolescent
singer. This course will present acoustic, aerodynamic,
perceptual, and laryngeal imaging measures associated
with corresponding voice change in the pre-pubescent/
mid-pubescent male voice.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)
Cultural Diversity: Integrating
Coursework & Clinical Experiences in a
Graduate SLP Program
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1045

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Schmidt, Molloy Coll; Hia Datta,
Molloy Coll; Susan Alimonti, Molloy Coll
Cultural competency is an integral component of any
educational program in speech-language pathology.
Molloy College infuses issues of diversity and cultural
competency into its curriculum in a variety of methods.
The methods used, including experiential service learning
activities,and the biannual interprofessional medical
mission trip will be discussed.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1046

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jon Miller, U of Wisconsin - Madison &
SALT Software LLC; Ann Nockerts, SALT Software LLC
Language sample analysis is a basic tool to assess and
monitor language use in everyday speaking situations.
SALT Software provides free tools for university instructors
and clinical supervisors to teach these important skills.
This session will review these instructional tools including
lectures, tutorials, learning activities, case studies, and
practice transcripts.

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Session: 1050

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellyn McNamara, U of Illinois - Chicago;
Holly Delgado, Milwaukee Bilingual Speech/Language
Pathologists, LLC
SLPs are called to treat individuals with increasingly
diverse and complex communication needs, like AAC
users from a wide variety of CLD backgrounds. However,
there is a paucity of evidence to guide SLPs in serving this
population. Cultural considerations can provide SLPs with a
framework to guide their practice.

Quality Care: A Model to Increase
Underrepresented Minorities in
Speech & Hearing Professions

Navigating Communication
Breakdowns During Medical
Encounters: Supports for You & Your
Clients

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1048

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Monica Bellon-Harn, Lamar U; Rebecca
Frels, Lamar U
Quality Care was designed to increase the proportion
of underrepresented minorities in speech and hearing
sciences. Challenges in recruitment and retention are
linked to academic self-efficacy and undergraduate
academic performance. Quality Care utilizes targeted
recruitment and peer-mentoring to address these
challenges. Year one formative and summative outcomes
will be discussed.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
Applications of Tools of Neuroscience
to Enhance AAC System Design for
Individuals With Down Syndrome
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Instructional Tools for Teaching
Language Sample Analysis

Session: 1047

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet Koehnke, Montclair St U; Susan
Nittrouer, Ohio St U; Loretta Nunez, ASHA; Jennifer
Simpson, Purdue U; Barbara Cone, U of Arizona
The ASHA Academic Affairs Board (AAB) identified critical
issues associated with the current doctor of audiology
(AuD) education model. The AuD model has existed for
about 20 years. This presentation reports on the work of
the AAB regarding the AuD in light of health care and other
external market changes.

Session: 1049

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Krista Wilkinson, Penn St U; Robert
Sainburg, Penn St U; Amanda Thomas, Penn St U; Christine
Regiec, Penn St U; Emily Neumann, Penn St U; Jiali Liang,
Penn St U
This presentation examines how various tools of
neuroscience – including EEG, eyetracking, and kinematic
analysis -- can reveal important conceptual, visual, and
motor processing behavior of individuals with Down
syndrome. We seek to understand how such individuals
respond to visual communication supports, in order to
improve the effectiveness of these aids.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1051

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Harvey Pressman, Central Coast
Children’s Foundation; Sarah Blackstone, Augmentative
Communication Inc.
Have you or family members faced barriers in
communicating with healthcare workers? How about your
clients, students, or people you know with communication
difficulties? This interactive, hands-on session will connect
you with new communication supports designed to
support communication with medical personnel, and to
benefit you, your students, and clients.

The Edwin & Esther Prentke AAC
Distinguished Lecture: Life Changes
Facilitate New Mind-Sets
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1052

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristin Rytter, Unique Perspective
Sponsored by Prentke Romich Company, this session
is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG 12:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication. For every
AAC user, there are family members and professionals
with a given mind-set regarding that person’s abilities
and needs. But as the AAC user gains communication
and cognitive skills, those mind-sets can change. Dr.
Rytter gives examples from her personal history and her
professional experience as a developmental psychologist.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 1:30PM–2:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Communication Sciences (GI)

Fluency (SLP)

Using Practice-Based Communities
to Build Evidence for Practice:
Implementation Science & Social
Thinking®

An SLP’s Guide to Neuroscience: How
Knowledge of Brain/Genetics Can
Better Inform Your Practice

Functional Outcomes in Fluency
Treatment: Group Activities Meeting
Clients’ Unique Needs

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tracy Centanni, Massachusetts Inst of
Technology; Tiffany Hogan, MGH Inst of Health Professions
Knowledge of how brain anatomy and function differs
in those with communication disorders provides new
insights to a field rooted in behavior. In this seminar,
we will discuss the role of genetics and neuroscience
in communication disorders and how you may use this
information to inform clinical practice.

Session: 1053

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Pamela Crooke, Social Thinking; Michelle
Winner, Social Thinking
While we have seen a recent explosion of research related
to autism, clinicians are left waiting for the trickle down of
evidence from research-lab to real-world lab. This session
will explore one example of Green’s (2008) challenge: “If
we want practice based evidence, we need more evidence
based on practice.”

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1054

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dee Adams Nikjeh, West Coast Ear,
Nose & Throat Associates ; Denise Dougherty, Private
Practice; Kathleen Holterman, Robert Wood Johnson U
Hosp; Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehab; Carmen VegaBarachowitz, Massachusetts General Hosp; Timothy
Weise, Garden City Hosp; Molly Thompson, Pediatric
Speech-Language Svcs; Neela Swanson, ASHA
Come with your questions and ask the experts! Speechlanguage pathologists from ASHA’s Health Care Economics
Committee and Medicaid Committee will be available
to answer participant questions about procedural (CPT)
and diagnostic (ICD) coding, documentation, Medicaid,
Medicare, and other reimbursement issues in a town hall
style session.

Strategies for Finding Your Career
Path & Purpose
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1055

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patricia Remshifski, Monmouth U;
Theresa Bartolotta, Stockton U
This session will introduce participants to concepts
in leadership literature that assist in planning career
adjustments and adaptations. Professionals in our
disciplines have skills in a number of areas that can help
them advance to leadership positions. This workshop will
provide participants with hands-on tools for creating
career changes.

Understanding Vestibular
Disorders in the Pediatric
Population for Speech
Language Pathologists & Audiologists
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1057

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Devin McCaslin, Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences. There has been emerging
interest in the formal assessment of balance function
in the pediatric population. This session will review the
developmental mechanisms of the vestibular system,
the prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders in
the pediatric population, and the development of new
handicap measure for children ages 5-12.

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Phonological Working Memory in
Adults Who Stutter
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1060

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Geoffrey Coalson, Louisiana St U;
Megann McGill, U of Texas - Austin; Zoi Gkalitsiou, U of
Texas - Austin; Courtney Byrd, U of Texas - Austin
Recent data indicate adults who stutter may exhibit
unique differences in their ability to maintain information
in phonological working memory. This seminar will
review a series of studies that examine the nature of
these differences, their contribution to our theoretical
understanding of stuttered speech, and the related
clinical implications.

Stuttering in Preschool Children: What
Is Evidence-Based Practice?
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Cultural & Linguistic Adaptations
of an Evidence-Based Model of
Language Intervention (EMT) for
Spanish-Speaking Families
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1059

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patricia Reed, U of Houston; Melissa
Bruce, U of Houston
This presentation delineates a collaborative style of
treating fluency clients with the focus on creative
group intervention. Specific activities and treatment
considerations will be shared. The functional relevance
of each activity and a progressive sequence of
communication challenges will be described. Discussion
will focus on enhancing functional treatment outcomes.

Thursday Oral Seminars

Ask the Experts About SLP Billing,
Coding, & Documentation

Session: 1056

Session: 1058

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tatiana Peredo, Vanderbilt Kidtalk; Ann
Kaiser, Vanderbilt Kidtalk
EMT en Español is adapted from the Enhanced Milieu
Teaching (EMT) therapist plus caregiver intervention
model for Spanish-speaking caregivers and their young
children demonstrating delays in language acquisition.
We reviewed relevant literature, interviewed Spanishspeaking caregivers and early intervention providers who
work with primarily Spanish-speaking families to make
appropriate adaptations.

Session: 1061

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Marilyn Nippold, U of Oregon
This session will discuss options for the treatment of
stuttering in preschool children, focusing on direct versus
indirect methods. Research supporting each perspective
will be presented, and three case studies of children who
stutter will be described. Audience members will decide
for themselves what approach to use with each child.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 1:30PM–2:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

Challenges Facing Speech-Language
Pathologists in Arab World

Continuous Quality Improvement
for Patients With Tracheostomy &
Mechanical Ventilation

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1062

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Hazim Aal Ismail, Hamad Med
Corporation
This presentation describes the challenges facing Speech
-Language Pathologists in Arab World in the following
aspects: Assessment, Therapy and Continuing Professional
Development (CPD). These challenges are increasing in
light of the increasing awareness and the growing demand
for SLP services in Arab World.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1065

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cheryl Tansley, Gaylord Specialty
Healthcare
In past years at this facility, the focus has been on how
to achieve the best patient outcomes, improve patient
satisfaction and achieve financial success with our
ventilator and tracheostomy population. In 2 ½ years,
this LTACH implemented various interventions with
improvements in all targeted areas.

IALP: Advancing Knowledge &
Enhancing Professional Networking
Worldwide

Ready, Set, Read!: An Interdisciplinary
Program for SLPs & Literacy Educators

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1063

Session: 1067

Determining Auditory Functioning
in Children With Hearing Loss:
Partnership of Auditory-Verbal
Therapist, Audiologist, & Parent
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1069

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karen MacIver-Lux, Sound Intuition;
Stacey Lim, Central Michigan U
With improvements in hearing technology, there is
increased potential for children with all degrees of hearing
loss to become effective listeners and spoken language
communicators. This short course focuses on how the
collaboration between the audiologist, auditory-verbal
therapist, and parents can be developed for the best
possible spoken language outcomes.

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Trauma & Tinnitus

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Helen Grech , U of Malta
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline. IALP
is a worldwide organization and has official status with
WHO. IALP supports professionals working in the field
of speech, language, communication and swallowing
difficulties. It raises awareness, advances policy, and
fosters dissemination of current scientific information and
respective effective practices. IALP particularly supports
practitioners working with underserved populations.

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Marie Kerins, Loyola U Maryland; Kara
Tignor, Loyola U Maryland; Dana Reinhardt, Loyola U
Maryland
Ready, Set, Read, is a successful interprofessional
collaboration. Twenty- two preschool children showed
significant differences in multiple language and literacy
indicators following jointly led treatment sessions
between graduate students in speech-language pathology
and the reading specialist program in the School of
Education. Graduate student experiences will be shared.

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Cognitive & Linguistic Influences on
Listening in Noise for Children Who
Wear Hearing Aids

Cochlear Implants 2015: Advances in
Technology, Candidacy, & Outcomes

Collaborating With Teachers to
Support Collaborative Conversations
& Vocabulary

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Donna Sorkin, American Cochlear Implant
Alliance; Teresa Zwolan, Cochlear Implant Program, Dept of
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, U of Michigan; Craig
Buchman, Division of Otology/Neurotology & Skull Base
Surgery, U of North Carolina; Amy McConkey-Robbins,
Communication Consulting Svcs
Cochlear implant candidacy and outcomes have advanced
reflecting technology improvements, early identification,
and better linkage between the surgical intervention and
follow-up care. Children and adults with a range of hearing
losses and other issues are now benefitting importantly
from traditional cochlear implants as well as hybrid and
auditory brainstem implants.

Session: 1064

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Ryan McCreery, Boys Town National
Research Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Infant and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening and
Assessment. Children with hearing loss are frequently
required to listen to speech in noise and reverberation in
classrooms and other listening situations. The influence
of cognitive and linguistic skills on listening under
adverse conditions with hearing aids will be the focus on
this presentation.

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TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1068

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1070

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Marc Fagelson, East Tennessee St U
Trauma-provoked tinnitus challenges patients and
clinicians. Effects of trauma may exacerbate tinnitus,
and patients with both tinnitus and posttraumatic stress
disorder rate distress levels as higher than patients who
experience only one or the other. This presentation will
highlight links between tinnitus and trauma histories
relevant to clinical audiologists.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1071

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sharlee Mosburg-Michael, San Diego
Unified Sch Dist
SLPs can play a significant role in supporting students
to prepare for and participate effectively in classroom
conversations with diverse partners, building on others’
ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
The session is on working collaboratively with teachers
to develop literacy lessons that build conversation and
language skills.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 1:30PM–2:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Neurological & Social Foundations of
Speech
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Practical Applications & Therapy Ideas
When Implementing the Common
Core
Session: 1073

Analyses of Long-Term Provision of
Language Therapy – What Has Been
Learned?

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Talking About Writing an Argument:
Oral Language Strategies
Session: 1074

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Linda Lafontaine, Curtis Blake Day Sch;
Maryellen Moreau, MindWing Concepts
The ability to argue is vital for success in school & in
life! Through a series of video clips, maps, and children’s
literature, participants will be able to learn intervention
strategies for assisting students diagnosed with LLD/
dyslexia in formulating and expressing a written
argument, based on oral language strategies.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1075

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jacqueline Stark, Austrian Academy of
Sciences
Language data from PWA who have received language
therapy long-term are discussed. The goals are to identify
parallels/differences in the language recovery process and
also to assess the structure and methods of the therapy
protocols provided. The question addressed is what has
been learned about the language recovery process.

Setting Goals for Communicative Life
Participation in Aphasia
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1076

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katarina Haley, U of North Carolina
- Chapel Hill; Jessica Richardson, U of South Carolina;
Adam Jacks, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Michael de
Riesthal, Vanderbilt U
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss barriers
and solutions to collaborative goal setting and introduce
a conceptual model for writing participation-centered
treatment goals through input from people with aphasia
and their loved ones. Sample goals and case studies are
used to illustrate application in varied clinical settings.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Risk Factors for Specific Language
Impairment: A Systematic Review &
Meta-Analysis
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1077

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Heather Ramsdell-Hudock, Idaho St U
We present on caregiver report of vocal development
between 7 and 18 months of age for two cohorts of
caregiver/infant dyads; one cohort of 15 dyads studied
longitudinally, and one cohort of 45 dyads studied crosssectionally. This line of investigation is expected to provide
foundations for future research.

Session: 1079

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Johanna Rudolph, U of Texas - Dallas
Prenatal, birth, child, parent, and family characteristics
were extracted from 18 studies of SLI risk factors. Those
factors most strongly associated with increased odds of
SLI included male sex (OR=2.04, 95% CI=1.40-2.98),
family history of communication disorders (OR=1.77, 95%
CI=1.30-2.41), and parent education level (OR=1.60,
95%CI = 1.50-1.70).

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Effects of Limited or Excessive Jaw
Mobility During Conversational
Speech
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Caregiver Report of Infant
Vocalizations: Longitudinal vs. CrossSectional Methodology

Session: 1078

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Christine Dollaghan, U of Texas - Dallas,
Callier Ctr
We propose an update of the traditional approach to
evaluating the quality of assessment tools, in which the
relevant criteria vary according to whether a measure
is used for “decisional” or “non-decisional” purposes.
The process and specific criteria are illustrated using
assessment tools of each kind.

Thursday Oral Seminars

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nicole Allison, TeachersPayTeachers;
Jenna Rayburn, Speech Room News, LLC
As speech-language pathologists working in public
schools, we are required to align our services to the
Common Core State Standards (IDEA, 2004). However,
in practice this is often not clear. This session will
demonstrate a variety of easy-to-implement therapy
ideas to incorporate the CCSS into Vocabulary, Grammar,
Pragmatics and Articulation.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Criteria for Evaluating
Assessment Tools: Time for a
Reboot

Session: 1072

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ken Bleile, U of Northern Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Language and Learning in School-Age Children
and Adolescents. Twelve years ago McLeod and Bleile
(2003) presented a well received ASHA seminar on
the neurological foundations of speech development.
This invited seminar updates the original seminar
and explores new topics addressing the interaction
between neurological development, social development,
and speech.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

Session: 1080

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sara Johnson, TalkTools
Practicing Speech-Language Pathologists report that many
clients demonstrate limited or excessive up-and-down jaw
movements during communication as compared to their
typically developing peers. The results of this retrospective
study suggest that atypical jaw skills are related to deficits
in speech clarity in clients diagnosed with multiple
articulation disorder and dysarthria.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 1:30PM–2:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)

The Americleft Experience: Techniques
for Collecting & Managing Speech
Outcome Data

Detecting the Vulnerable Frail Elder
With Dysphagia

Primary Progressive Apraxia of
Speech: Clinical Features, Associated
Deficits, & Neurologic Underpinnings

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joseph Murray, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare
System; Paula Sullivan, Malcolm Randall VA Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and
Adults. This 60-minute presentation will focus on the
processes that affect health and debility in the elderly.
Oral nutrition, enteral nutrition, the relationship between
pulmonary health and oral health and the process of
malnutrition and the development of sarcopenia will
be discussed.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1081

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joe Duffy, Mayo Clinic
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults. This session
will address neurodegenerative apraxia of speech (AOS),
with emphasis on primary progressive AOS, a disorder
separable from primary progressive aphasia. Research that
has defined its distinguishing features, other neurologic
deficits that tend to emerge during its course, and its
neuroimaging and histopathological correlates, will be
reviewed in detail.

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)
Speech Therapy Before & After Speech
Surgery: What to Do When
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1082

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sara Kinter, Seattle Children’s Hosp;
Kristen DeLuca, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hosp; Angela
Dixon, Riley Hosp for Children
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies. This presentation will discuss
children who require both surgery and speech therapy to
manage velopharyngeal dysfunction. Focus will be the
SLP’s role in preparing for instrumental evaluation and
differentiation between obligatory versus learned speech
characteristics. Specific therapy techniques to achieve
correct oral placement will be discussed and demonstrated
via multimedia.

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Session: 1083

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Judith Trost-Cardamone, California St
U - Northridge; Kelly Cordero, Gillette Children’s Specialty
Healthcare; Anna Thurmes, U of Minnesota; Adriane
Baylis, Nationwide Children’s Hosp; Kathy Chapman, U of
Utah; Angela Dixon, Riley Hosp for Children at IU Health /
IU Health U Hosp; Cindy Dobbelsteyn, Dalhousie U Sch of
Human Communication Disorders; Kristina Wilson, Texas
Children’s Hosp
Clinicians conducting quality improvement assessments
and/or speech outcomes research face numerous
challenges related to time, equipment, and finding a
reliable and valid process for data collection, analysis,
and reporting. Americleft Speech Project SLPs will share
lessons learned and describe practical methods developed
for collecting and managing outcome data.

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)
Chew on This!: Treatment Strategies
for Helping Children Learn to Chew
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1085

Just Flip the Lip & Tip the Tongue: How
Upper Lip/Tongue Ties Impact Feeding
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1086

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melanie Potock, My Munch Bug LLC
Let’s dispel the myths surrounding tongue and lip ties!
Learn to identify various types of ties and understand
how a tethered frenum impacts feeding development in
newborns and young children. Feeding is a developmental
process and when lip and/or tongue movement is
restricted, feeding disorders can develop.

Session: 1084

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan McCormack, Children’s Hosp
of Philadelphia; Sandra Galbally, Children’s Hosp of
Philadelphia
Failure to develop chewing skills can be a result of
medical, structural, developmental and/or sensory factors.
Although evidence-based treatments are sparse, this
presentation will identify potential barriers to chewing
advancement and the use of therapeutic strategies that
have been successful in advancing these skills in children.

Penetration-Aspiration Scale &
Pharyngeal Retention Score Training
Using an Audience Response System
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

Session: 1087

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Towino Paramby, U of Central Arkansas &
U of Arkansas for Med Sciences; Lisa Evangelista, UC Davis
Med Ctr
The Penetration-Aspiration (PA) Scale and Pharyngeal
Retention Score are very useful clinical and research
tools used by clinician. This session is intended to train
practicing clinicians how to use these scales effectively
during and after videofluoroscopic swallow studies for
more objective evaluation in a clinical report. In addition,
an audience response system will be utilized.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 1:30PM–2:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Role of the Speech-Language
Pathologist in the Multidisciplinary
ALS Clinic: Insights Learned & Shared

NOTES ______________________________________

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

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Session: 1088

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lauren Tabor, U of Florida; Stephanie
Watts, U of South Florida; Emily Plowman, U of Florida
Timely identification and management of bulbar
symptoms is documented to increase survival in ALS.
This can represent a daunting task when completing
screening, assessment and education of bulbar pathology
with limited time. We have developed a screening tool
and educational packets for SLPs to implement in a
multidisciplinary ALS clinic.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

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Role of Voice Therapy in the
Management of Benign Laryngeal
Pathologies
Session: 1090

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Vrushali Angadi, U of Kentucky; JoAnna
Sloggy, U of Kentucky; Joseph Stemple, U of Kentucky
This presentation, developed for the novice voice clinician,
will focus on understanding the pathophysiology and
characteristics of benign laryngeal lesions and their
treatments. Voice therapy techniques for the treatment
of benign laryngeal pathologies will be discussed and
demonstrated with a focus on physiologic voice therapy.

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Thursday Oral Seminars

Session: 1089

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathleen Nagle, Seton Hall U; James
Heaton, MGH Inst of Health Professions; Jeff Searl, U of
Kansas Med Ctr; Philip Doyle, Western U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Voice and Alaryngeal Communication. This seminar
addresses advances in postlaryngectomy rehabilitation
including: 1) emerging approaches to distance/
time barriers associated with services to individuals
who undergo laryngectomy; 2) technical and clinical
developments in the area of electrolaryngeal speech,
and; 3) the need for reconsideration of esophageal
speech as an increasingly viable postlaryngectomy
communication option.

TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

Current Issues & Advances in
Postlaryngectomy Voice & Speech
Rehabilitation
TH 1:30PM–2:30PM

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 3:00PM–4:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

High Impact Teaching Practices:
Developing an RTI Program in the
Classroom for the Community

Using Core Vocabulary to Meet the
Demands of Core Standards

A Novel Interdisciplinary Course:
Musical Acoustics & Health Issues

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karen Erickson, U of North Carolina
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG
12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. States
across the county have adopted more rigorous academic
standards for all students. These standards place particular
burdens on students who use AAC because of the focus on
collaboration, explanation, and discussion. This session
will describe how a core vocabulary approach to AAC can
increase student success over time.

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1091

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Donald Finan, U of Northern Colorado;
Deanna Meinke, U of Northern Colorado
A new interdisciplinary undergraduate course, Musical
Acoustics and Health Issues, is presented. The course
covers biophysics of sound production and reception and
associated vocal and hearing health issues by utilizing a
hands-on project-based design in the context of music.
The innovative course design and student performance
outcomes will be presented.

Addressing Challenges in Quality
Graduate Education
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1092

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sue Hale, Vanderbilt U; Mikael
Kimelman, Duquesne U; Maryrose McInerney, Montclair
St U; Robert Rimac, Palm Springs Unified Sch Dist; Joan
Besing, Montclair St U
A session facilitated by the CAA; learn how peer programs
address common accreditation challenges. Attendees
will have the opportunity to share, discuss and learn
approaches for determining and assessing quality in
graduate academic and clinical education.

Before & Beyond Evidence-Based
Practice: Four Models of ResearchBased Clinical Practice & Education
for SLP
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1093

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Bothe Marcotte, U of Georgia
The scientist-practitioner model, empirically supported
therapies, evidence-based practice, and the information
mastery model all have strengths and weaknesses as
organizing structures for clinical disciplines. This seminar
reviews all four, making the case for a “post-evidencebased-practice” approach to research-informed clinical
education, practice, research, administration, and
organization in speech-language pathology.

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Session: 1094

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alison Scheer-Cohen, California St U - San
Marcos; Lori Heisler, California St U - San Marcos; Barbara
Moore, San Marcos Unified Sch Dist
This presentation describes the collaboration of university
faculty, graduate students and a local school district to
develop an evidence based RTI program for preschool
children. Faculty and practicing SLPs worked with graduate
students to develop and implement the evidenced based
RTI program. The collaborative process and outcomes with
be discussed.

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1097

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Supervisor Training: Why it Works &
How to Do it Successfully

What Works in Treating Autism: A
Review of Evidence-Based Practices

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1095

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melissa Edrich, Nova Southeastern U;
Barbara Zucker, Nova Southeastern U
This presentation will provide the learner with the key
components of an effective clinical supervisory program.
A review of current literature supporting the need for
clinical education training will be discussed. Mechanics of
developing modules to be included in supervisory training
will be presented.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
Integrating Speech Recognition Into
AAC Technology
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1096

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Fager, Madonna Rehab Hosp; Tom
Jakobs, Invotek Inc; David Beukelman, Madonna Rehab Hosp
This presentation describes an AAC prototype that
integrates supplemented speech recognition. Quantitative
and qualitative data from two speakers will be presented
to understand how integrating natural speech into AAC
interactions impacts listener behavior. Implications for
future AAC device design will be discussed.

Session: 1098

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rhea Paul, Sacred Heart U
This presentation will review the evidence base for a
range of programs and procedures designed to address
the communication needs of children with autism
spectrum disorders. Those with empirical support will
be highlighted.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)
iPad & EBP: Transforming Toy Into Tool
in Health Care
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1099

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Aubrey Klingensmith, YappGuru; Mai
Ling Chan, YappGuru
This session will explore how to use the iPad as a clinical
tool to conduct organized, interactive, and evidence-based
therapy while highlighting its intuitive design, inherent
novelty, and entertainment value. Helpful iPad features
and related apps will be discussed in the context of how
they support evidence-based practice in healthcare.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 3:00PM–4:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Paying it Forward: Mentoring our Next
Clinicians
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1100

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Pamela Smith, Bloomsburg U; James
Naas, Med Speech Pathology, Inc.
Clinical training programs face the ongoing challenge
of locating undergraduate and graduate clinical
placements for students. Other professions have used
peer mentoring as one approach to encourage supervision
in the workplace. This session will discuss strategies
that programs might find helpful in creating a culture of
mentorship, streamlining the process, and involving both
graduate and undergraduate students in the process.

Prepare for IMPACT!
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1101

Communication Sciences (GI)
Assessing MP3 Player Use in the Clinic:
New Measurement Techniques
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1102

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cory Portnuff, U of Colorado Health
This presentation will enhance the practicing clinician’s
knowledge of music-induced hearing loss from portable
listening device overuse. This course explores literature and
presents a clinical method for measuring a patient’s risk for
music-induced hearing loss. Recommendations for PLD use
and techniques for counseling PLD users will be discussed.

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1103

Using Language Experience Measures
as a Way to Predict Language
Processing Performance in Bilingual
Adults

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: J. Andrew Cowell, U of Colorado
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Communication Sciences & Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across the Discipline. The Arapaho
language has many interesting structural features. The
verbs of the language are quite complex, incorporating
multiple verbal actions, and items which in European
languages would be noun subjects or objects, into a single
word. These issues, along with efforts to maintain and
revitalize Arapaho, will be discussed.

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Fluency (SLP)

Naming the World in Arapaho:
Traditional Practice, Continuity &
Change

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Levels of Evidence in Stuttering
Treatment

Session: 1103

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: J. Andrew Cowell, U of Colorado
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Communication Sciences & Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across the Discipline. The Arapaho
language has many interesting structural features. The
verbs of the language are quite complex, incorporating
multiple verbal actions, and items which in European
languages would be noun subjects or objects, into a single
word. These issues, along with efforts to maintain and
revitalize Arapaho, will be discussed.

Grammar Fundamentals for a
Pluralistic Society: A Grammar
Intensive for SLPs
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1105

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Connie Summers, U of Texas - El Paso;
Jamie Desjardins, U of Texas - El Paso
Language questionnaires will be reviewed because they
are often used to describe the language experience of
bilinguals. Eighty participants completed questionnaires
and NWR tasks in Spanish and English. English and
Spanish competency ratings significantly predicted
English NWR performance. Years of education was the only
significant predictor of Spanish NWR performance.

Session: 1104

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catherine Crowley, Teachers Coll Columbia
U; Chad Grossman, Teachers Coll Columbia U; Lindsay
Milgram, Teachers Coll Columbia U; Chantel Carnegie,
Teachers Coll Columbia U; Kenay Sudler, New York City Dept
of Education
In this session one graduate SLP program presents an
effective approach developed to ensure that students
and SLPs acquire deep understanding of grammar across
several English varieties. Through video tutorials, available
for free, SLPs develop skills needed to analyze language
samples, distinguish disorder from difference, and create
appropriate language goals.

Session: 1106

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Craig Coleman, Marshall U; John
Tetnowski, U of Louisiana - Lafayette; Charles Osborne,
U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; Joseph Donaher, Children’s
Hosp of Philadelphia; Sarah Smits-Bandstra, St. Cloud St U;
Jennifer Kleinow, LaSalle U
This seminar will focus on providing an overview of
potential issues related to measuring evidence in
stuttering treatment. The IFC framework will be utilized to
discuss outcome measures in stuttering. Methods to assess
evidence-based practice in stuttering will be reviewed.

Thursday Oral Seminars

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joanne Wisely, Genesis Health Care
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
The IMPACT Act -2014 affects post-acute rehabilitation
services (SNFs, Home Health Care Agencies, Rehabilitation
Hospitals, LTACs). The act’s compliance items must be
identified, defined, refined and implemented by October
2016. This session explains the IMPACT Act, its provisions,
potential for service and/or documentation adjustments
and how to “Prepare for IMPACT”.

Naming the World in Arapaho:
Traditional Practice, Continuity &
Change

The Efficacy of Acoustic Computerized
Technology to Enhance Fluency
Practice
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1107

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Susan Fosnot, Chapman U; Henry Tehrani,
UCLA
Five experimental and 5 control subjects in 3 groups
practiced 23 prosodic lessons. Experimental subjects
demonstrated significant improvement in fluency after
matching real-time waveforms varying in pitch, timing,
and intensity. Results, home practice advantages,
computer-generated recordkeeping of sessions, and
client improvement for evidence-based practice will
be discussed.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 3:00PM–4:00PM
Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)
SLTs in Europe – “United in Diversity”
– the Challenge of Promoting the
Profession
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1108

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Michele Kaufmann-Meyer, CPLOL; Baiba
Trinite, CPLOL
CPLOL comprises 35 professional organizations of SLTs in 32
countries and represent more than 80,000 professionals.
In Europe, the political and economic evolution represents
a substantial challenge for the professional associations
in their struggle for recognition, quality of education and
care as well as collaboration for the benefit of patients.

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)
Vestibular Loss in Children
Undergoing Cochlear Implantation:
the SLP & Audiologist’s Roles
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1109

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristen Janky, Boys Town National
Research Hosp; Katie Brennan, U of Nebraska - Lincoln
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Infant and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening and
Assessment. Vestibular loss is an often overlooked issue
in children undergoing cochlear implantation. This
presentation will review the prevalence and consequences
of vestibular loss in children undergoing cochlear
implantation and the roles of the Audiologist and Speech
Language Pathologist in diagnosis and intervention.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
Burning the Midnight Oil: Reduce
Compassion Fatigue & Improve
Clinician Self Care With Visual Arts
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1110

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Abbott Moore, U of Ottawa
Compassion fatigue is well known in the nursing vocation,
but little is written about its prevalence in the speech
and hearing professions. This seminar will describe
compassion fatigue and the influence it has on clinicians.
Since prevention is imperative, a visual arts activity will be
introduced as a self-care tool.

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Health Coaches: An Interprofessional
Service Learning Course Sequence
for Undergraduate Students Entering
Health Professions
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1111

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Fran Hagstrom, U of Arkansas; Jeanne
McLachlin, U of Arkansas; Casey Kayser, U of Arkansas; Eli
Skelton, U of Arkansas; Hannah Fairley, U of Arkansas;
Sarah Cleary, U of Arkansas; Mark Thomas, Washington
Regional Med Ctr
This session describes the development of a universitycommunity medical center collaboration that provides
interprofessional service learning opportunities for
undergraduate health professions students. The
administrative and teaching organization of the courses
will be outlined and a panel of students and professional
will share qualitative insights about the experience.

Prosthetic Management of Resonance,
Articulation, & Swallowing:
Considerations From a Collaborative
Team
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1112

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellyn McNamara, U of Illinois - Chicago;
David Reisberg, Craniofacial Ctr at U of Illinois - Chicago
Prosthetic management effectively addresses issues of
resonance, articulation and/or swallowing; however,
SLPs have limited training in and exposure to prosthetic
intervention. Increased knowledge of collaborative team
care and the primary prostheses used to address conditions
impacting resonance, articulation and swallowing is
essential to ensure the provision of optimal care.

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Dedicated Dads: Including Fathers of
Children With Hearing Loss in Service
Delivery
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1113

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: K. Todd Houston, U of Akron
Parents play a vital role as the primary language
facilitators for their children with hearing loss. Perspectives
on parenting roles, especially fathers, continue to evolve.
Fathers also have tremendous responsibility & fulfill a
critical parenting function. This presentation describes
strategies to engage fathers in their child’s intervention/
habilitation services.

Just a Toolbox of Resources for
Listening & Spoken Language
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1114

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Monica Dorman, Sunshine Cottage Sch
for Deaf Children; Jessie Ritter, Sunshine Cottage Sch for
Deaf Children; Stacy Adams, Sunshine Cottage Sch for
Deaf Children; Shannah Lee, Sunshine Cottage Sch for
Deaf Children; Oralia Gloria, Sunshine Cottage Sch for Deaf
Children
This presentation teaches auditory oral strategies and
techniques to use with children who are deaf or hard
of hearing and/or have speech and languages delays.
Topics include therapy techniques; strategies for
carryover; speech, language, and listening resources; and
audiological equipment checks. Video demonstrations will
be included.

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)
The History of Audiologic/Aural
Rehabilitation: Pathway to the Future
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1115

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jerome Alpiner, Emeritus; Patricia
McCarthy, Rush U Med Ctr; Joseph Montano, Weill Cornell
Med Coll
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing
Loss, Tinnitus or Balance Disorders. The audiology
practice landscape is rapidly changing. Service delivery,
reimbursement and non-audiologic competitors are
becoming obstacles to quality hearing health care.
The purpose of this seminar is to explore the history of
Audiologic/aural rehabilitation and its relevance to the
future management of hearing loss by audiologists.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
Assess & Monitor English Proficiency
of Bilingual Students Using SALT
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1116

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Raul Rojas, U of Texas - Dallas; Aquiles
Iglesias, U of Delaware; Jon Miller, U of Wisconsin Madison & SALT Software LLC
Title III assessment and accountability guidelines require
clinicians to address the intersection between assessing
English Learners, and monitoring of English proficiency.
This presentation will demonstrate how to use SALT as a
diagnostic and as an English proficiency-monitoring tool.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 3:00PM–4:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Evidence-Based Assessment &
Treatment of Children’s Grammatical
Weaknesses
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1117

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor

1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Lizbeth Finestack, U of Minnesota; Audra
Sterling, U of Wisconsin - Madison; Jill Renee Hoover, U of
Massachusetts; Stacy Betz, Western Illinois U
Grammatical language is particularly difficult for
many children with language impairment and/or
neurodevelopmental disorders to master. This symposium
will include presentations of four distinct studies focused
on assessing or treating grammatical weaknesses of
children with specific or primary language impairment,
fragile X syndrome, or autism spectrum disorder.

SLPs on the Playground: Social Skills
Intervention Developing Students’
Prosocial Behaviors in Naturalistic
Settings
Session: 1118

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Hiley, EnCompass: Resources for
Learning; Nicole Wilson, EnCompass: Resources for
Learning; Lindsey Massenzio, EnCompass: Resources for
Learning
School-based SLPs present a case study showing how to
literally and figuratively step outside traditional clinical
roles and settings and onto the playground for social
skills interventions. A case study with outcome data
illustrates the impact on students’ social skill development
as well as alignment to the school-wide socialemotional programming.

Addressing Mixed Literacy Instruction
& How to Resolve Relevant Issues
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Record of an Illness: An Aphasiologist
Has a Stroke
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1120

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Goldfarb, Adelphi U
The author, a professor, program director, and ASHA
Fellow, suffered a left pontine infarct in June 2013. This
brainstem stroke resulted in severe right hemiparesis,
ataxic dysarthria, and dysphagia, as well as emotional
incontinence. The journal he kept during the acute stage of
the stroke will be presented.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Speech Sound Disorders in Children:
The Contrast Approaches to
Intervention

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1121

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Elena Plante, U of Arizona; Mary Alt, U of
Arizona; Christina Meyers, U of Colorado - Boulder
Treatment of childhood language disorders can be
lengthy and outcomes are often less than ideal. The
speakers will reframe treatment of language impairment
in terms of current findings from learning theory. The
utility of this approach will be demonstrated using
data-based treatment studies addressing word learning
and morphosyntax.

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)
A Speech-to-Print Approach to Early
Literacy Skills

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1119

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)

Using Learning Theory to Improve
Treatment

Social Media Meets Pragmatic
Language Intervention in the Digital
Age: What It Means to the SLP
CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Bunnie Schuler, St. John’s U Speech
& Hearing Ctr; Donna Geffner, St. John’s U; Christina
Rodriguez, New York City Dept of Education
This session will review methods which encompass social
media (Facebook; Twitter) and modern digital platforms
(Youtube; texting) embedded into treatment targeting the
development of communication acts, conversation and
narrative skills in addition to facilitating understanding
of social inference and social adaptation. Effective
intervention must embody the relevant contexts of today.

Session: 1123

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jack Damico, U of Louisiana - Lafayette;
Holly Damico, U of Louisiana - Lafayette; Ryan Nelson, U
of Louisiana - Lafayette
This presentation focuses on how to address mixed
literacy instruction. As SLPs focus on the specific needs of
struggling readers through individualized/small-group
meaning-based strategies in RtI, gains are often subverted
when the students re-enter the classroom and receive
more meaning-less reading approach. Strategies to
address this issue are presented.

Session: 1122

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathleen Williams, Independent
Consultant
Extensive research has established that using a child’s
spoken language to understand the code of written
language provides a less abstract, more effective method
for learning to read and write. Speech pathologists are
key partners to early educators for implementing this
approach. Participant activities will illustrate principles
and collaboration techniques.

Session: 1124

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carol Koch, Samford U
Children with speech sound disorders comprise a large
portion of caseloads for speech-language pathologists
working with pre-school and school-age children.
Obtaining relevant assessment information is necessary for
making intervention decisions designed to achieve optimal
outcomes. This session will explore the contrast approaches
of minimal, maximal, and multiple oppositions.

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Thursday Oral Seminars

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

Best Practices in Head & Neck Cancer:
Implementing Speech Pathology
Pathways in the Multidisciplinary
Team
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1125

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Messing, GBMC, Milton J. Dance
Jr. Head & Neck Ctr; Kate Hutcheson, MD Anderson Cancer
Ctr; Julie Blair, Med U of South Carolina ; Carol Stach,
Michael E. DeBakey VA Med Ctr
Will provide evidence-based best practices to optimize
functional outcomes of head and neck cancer patients,
emphasizing proactive care of patients treated with
primary nonsurgical or surgical therapy. Panelists from
diverse settings will provide practical solutions to establish
and implement clinical pathways as an integrated member
of the head/neck team.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 3:00PM–4:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Feeding Tube to Family Table: What
Does it Mean to Treat the Whole Child?

Telepractice & Emerging Technologies:
A 2015 CSD Horizon Report

Therapeutic Use of Technology With
Persons Following TBI

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1126

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Heidi Moreland, Spectrum Pediatrics
Tube-dependent children have missed the opportunity
to learn the foundational skills of feeding, but they also
failed to gain an understanding of the purpose of eating.
To treat the whole child, we must focus on more than skills
and swallowing by using evidence–based practices for
development of healthy eating.

The Case for Comfort: Comfort
Feeding Evaluations in Palliative &
End-of-Life Care
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1127

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Caroline Nickel, Baylor U Med Ctr; Jenny
Reynolds, Baylor U Med Ctr
Review the role of the speech-language pathologist in
palliative and end of life care. Address ethical questions
with regards to dysphagia management and feeding with
known risk of aspiration. Includes discussion of changes
with eating at end of life, alternative nutrition and
hydration, and careful hand feeding.

Telepractice (GI)
Meeting Client Needs in Telepractice:
Pairing an Innovative Planning System
With Engaging Digital Materials
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1128

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nathan Curtis, Waldo County General
Hosp; Amy Reid, Waldo County General Hosp
Telepractice requires a different clinical skill set for
engaging clients, particularly those having unique
challenges including ADHD, autism, cognitive, or
behavioral needs. This presentation will integrate triedand-true techniques with innovative materials allowing
services to be comparable to in-person therapy. A new
system matching client needs with techniques will
be demonstrated.

Session: 1129

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Stacy Williams, Allied Health Media LLC
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Telepractice. This session will highlight the trends,
technologies and challenges that are likely to impact
telepractice models of clinical service delivery over the
next three to five years. Development of both near and
far emerging technologies will be discussed including
potential future clinical applications and questions
regarding policy, leadership and practice.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

Narrative Identity Following
Traumatic Brain Injury

Meaningful Changes in
Communicative Participation for
Adults With Voice Disorders

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1130

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Sara Henson, Marshall U; Karen
McComas, Marshall U
The aim of this study was to examine patient perspectives
of self identity as constructed through life stories and
illness narratives after brain injury.

Outcomes of Assistive Technology for
Cognition Training (ATCT) in Military
With Mild TBI
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1131

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alexandria Triebsch, Naval Med Ctr San
Diego; Carole Roth, Naval Med Ctr San Diego
Persisting cognitive-communication deficits following
concussion/mTBI can present major challenges in an
individual’s ability to return to work or school. This
presentation will describe the outcomes of training
60 patients to use assistive technology for cognition
to prepare for their return to school/work. Specific
applications will be discussed.

Public Perceptions of Traumatic Brain
Injury: Knowledge, Attitudes, & the
Impact of Providing Education
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1132

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarah Schellinger, U of Minnesota; Mary
Kennedy, Chapman U
Despite the high prevalence of traumatic brain injury
(TBI), research suggests that the public lacks adequate
knowledge about TBI consequences and recovery. This
session will describe common misconceptions about TBI,
discuss clinical implications of these misconceptions, and
present the results of a recent study that aimed to improve
public knowledge.
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Session: 1133

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristin King, U of Tennessee
Currently, technology is a growing area of our lives - from
cell phones to apps, computers, and smart homes. This
presentation addresses how best to select and implement
the use of apps in therapy with persons following brain
injury, including how to assess which apps address what
cognitive deficits.

Session: 1134

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carolyn Baylor, U of Washington;
Tanya Eadie, U of Washington; Kathryn Yorkston, U of
Washington
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Voice and Alaryngeal Communication. Value-based
reimbursement is coming to healthcare. Patient-reported
outcomes (PROs) are critical for providing evidence that
interventions lead to meaningful changes in clients’ lives.
This seminar will discuss measurement of communicative
participation in people with voice disorders. The authors
will highlight properties of PROs using the Communicative
Participation Item Bank (CPIB).

Reflective Learning: A Model of
Implementing Voice Instrumentation
in Graduate Coursework
TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Session: 1135

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carolyn Novaleski, Vanderbilt U Sch of
Medicine; Renee King, U of Wisconsin-Madison; Bernard
Rousseau, Vanderbilt U Sch of Medicine
Reflective learning is critical to support academic and
clinical success. In this session, two instructors and one
former graduate student of a voice instrumentation course
will describe an educational training model using learning
reflections, case-based studies, role-playing, and clinical
service projects to better bridge the classroom to the clinic.

As of October 5, 2015

Thursday Oral Seminars — 3:00PM–4:00PM & 4:30PM–5:30PM

Topics in PVFM/VCD: Multidisciplinary
Diagnostics & Treating Outside the
Box

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Please Give Me Feedback: EBP
Approach to Providing Feedback in
Clinical Teaching

TH 3:00PM–4:00PM

Academic Advisory Boards in
Audiology & Speech-Language
Pathology: Development, Utilization,
& Benefits

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1136

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Schwabacher, Walter Reed
National Military Med Ctr; Laura Cord, Walter Reed
National Military Med Ctr
This session will illustrate Walter Reed’s monthly
multidisciplinary diagnostic clinic for VCD. Then, unique
treatment programs will be discussed, including use
of biofeedback via hand-held devices as well as group
education classes, specifically mind-body classes to
improve self-regulation skills.

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1137

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TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1138

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Bess Sirmon-Taylor, U of Texas - El Paso;
Robin Edge, Jacksonville U
In graduate clinical education, inclusion of specific
educational objectives dealing with ethics is common.
This can involve a discrete ethics class, or infusing
ethics education across the curriculum. This talk will
review models of ethics education in a variety of clinical
disciplines, which can inform SLP graduate programs.

Guideline Development for the
Clinical Doctorate in SpeechLanguage Pathology
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1139

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Bonnie Martin-Harris, Med U of South
Carolina; Kathy Chapman, U of Utah; Anthony DiLollo,
Wichita St U; John Folkins, Bowling Green St U; Sue Hale,
Vanderbilt U ; Gail Kempster, Rush U; Paula Leslie, U of
Pittsburgh; Lauren Nelson, U of Northern Iowa; Wren
Newman, NOVA Southeastern U; Shari Robertson, Indiana U
of Pennsylvania; Loretta Nunez, ASHA; Patrima Tice, ASHA;
Margaret Rogers, ASHA; Neil DiSarno, ASHA; Lemmietta
McNeilly, ASHA
The session will inform constitutes regarding the
development and content of guidelines for the clinical
doctorate in speech-langauge pathology. Six key features
and critical domains for curriculum development will
be explained. Key points that distinguish the clinical
doctorate from entry-level professional degress and the
PhD will be explained.

Keeping Stress in Balance: Balancing
Family, Work, & PhD Student Roles
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1747

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rochel Lieberman, Ariber Speech Therapy
Professionals are faced with multiple responsibilities, often
balancing family, work, and PhD student roles, yet stress
can negatively impact one’s welfare and ability to balance
their tasks. Participants will learn management and stress
reduction techniques that can be used immediately to
achieve success in professional and personal lives.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
AAC & Pediatric Tracheostomy in
Acute Care: When Speech Isn’t an
Option, Communication is Possible
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Thursday Oral Seminars

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CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dianne Meyer, Rush U; Patricia
McCarthy, Rush U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Academic and Clinical Education. The value of advisory
boards is being increasingly recognized in academia.
Boards play an important role in ensuring a program’s
ongoing success and continued innovations. Boards
provide expert advice and new thoughts on professional
trends and education. This session will consider issues
related to developing and sustaining an effective board

Session: 1140

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cheryl Messick, U of Pittsburgh
This session describes multidisciplinary evidence on
feedback methods in clinical teaching from two directions:
clinical instructor to student and student to clinical
instructor. Methods for providing feedback to improve
clinical learning and teaching are presented through
specific strategies and tools applied to teaching audiology
and speech-language pathology students.

Session: 1141

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rachel Santiago, Boston Children’s Hosp
Patients with tracheostomies are at high risk for nonspeaking conditions during hospitalizations. Given the
direct relationship between tracheostomy parameters
and potential non-speaking conditions, hospitals have
a responsibility to provide AAC supports for patients
with tracheostomies during inpatient admissions. A
model of service delivery for non-speaking patients with
tracheostomies is discussed.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 4:30PM–5:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Progress Monitoring Strategies
for Children With Complex
Communication Needs Who Use AAC

Highlighting Early ASD
Symptomology in High-Risk Siblings
in the First Two Years

ICD-10-CM Coding Challenges—
Let’s Discuss!

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Neela Swanson, ASHA; Janet McCarty,
ASHA; Lisa Satterfield, ASHA
Come ready to share your ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding
challenges! Experts in diagnosis coding for audiology and
speech-language pathology services will be available
to answer participant questions in an “ask the experts”
style session. Case scenarios will also be reviewed, with
audience participation.

Session: 1142

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet Dodd, Chapman U
Progress monitoring plays a pivotal role in the
implementation an effective evidence based intervention.
Within this presentation participants will learn how
to develop goals for children who are learning to
communicate through the use of AAC and how to
effectively and efficiently monitor progress towards
these goals.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
ASD College Prep 101: SpeechLanguage Intervention Strategies
to Optimize Successful Transition to
Freshman Year
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1143

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Serpentine, Lower Merion Sch
Dist; Elizabeth Clark, Lower Merion Sch Dist
This presentation highlights the development of a “guide
book” during senior year of high school to successfully
transition college bound ASD students through freshman
year of college. Research-based skills essential to college
success are discussed. Strengths and limitations of the
“guide book,” are identified. A template “guide book”
is shared.

From Behavior to Communication:
Empowering the SLP to Evaluate &
Manage Challenging Behavior
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1144

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Martha Weiner, De Soto Sch Dist
Behavior is communicative. Frequently children with
speech/language difficulties exhibit challenging behaviors
which interfere with learning. This presentation addresses
how an SLP can determine the communicative function
of a child’s behavior, use that knowledge to target
replacement communication behaviors, and efficiently
collect data to evaluate their effectiveness.

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Session: 1145

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Natalie Brane, Marcus Autism Ctr/
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Moira Lewis, Marcus
Autism Ctr
Infant siblings of children with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD) are at increased risk for developing the
disorder. Within longitudinal research at an NIH-funded
Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) program currently
underway at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, we will
highlight subtle early ASD symptomology in a high-risk
sibling sample.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)
Ethico-Legal Considerations Involved
in the Remote Monitoring of
Spontaneous Speech & Conversations
via Smartphone Applications
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1146

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Christina Knuepffer, U of Queensland;
Jacki Liddle, U of Queensland; Helen Chenery, Bond U;
Adrian Carter, Monash U; Wayne Hall, U of Queensland;
David Ireland, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial
Research Organisation; Adam Vogel, U of Melbourne;
Deborah Theodoros, U of Queensland; Peter Silburn, U of
Queensland; Daniel Angus, U of Queensland; Janet Wiles, U
of Queensland; Simon McBride, Commonwealth Scientific &
Industrial Research Organisation
The remote collection of speech/conversation data
through smartphones can provide unique data to SLPs.
But what ethico-legal aspects does a team of clinicians or
researchers need to be aware of when remotely collecting
such data? This presentation will discuss real-life examples
of ethico-legal hurdles experienced by our research team.

Get Ready for a Medicaid
Audit in Schools: Embracing
Healthy Professional Habits for
Positive Outcomes
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1147

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Marie Ireland, ASHA Medicaid Committee;
Sheila Moore-Neff, ASHA Medicaid Committee & Sch
Finance; Crystal Brooks, ASHA Medicaid Committee;
Regina Goings, ASHA Sch Finance Committee
Professionals participating in school Medicaid programs
must know the federal and state requirements for
Medicaid and the ASHA code of ethics. Learn about the
Medicaid in school program, links to resources, and
techniques to ‘self audit’ and prepare for a Medicaid audit.
A self-audit guide for Medicaid will be provided.

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1148

Leaving the Ivory Tower: Lessons
Learned From Going Viral
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1149

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katherine Gore, speech IRL, LLC
Ah, blogging. An easy, accessible way to share thoughts
and spread information. Or, a dangerous outlet for
perpetuating myths and masquerading as an expert?
Based on one SLP’s experience of “going viral”, this
presentation explores the opportunities, risks, and
ethical responsibilities of writing for the consumer.
#slpbloggers unite!

Meditation & Breath Work: The
Missing Link in Neurorehabilitation
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1150

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Llado, Bright Side Therapy, LLC;
Brenda Lovette, Healthy Expression
Recent studies suggest that meditation and breath work
create positive physical changes in the brain and body.
They have also been shown to improve cognitive-linguistic
performance, while decreasing stress and anxiety.
This session will explore the evidence supporting the
integration of these mindfulness practices in healthcare to
improve patient outcomes.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 4:30PM–5:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

My Life, My Decisions ... I Think:
Autonomy, Capacity & Impaired
Mental Status

Speech Perception & Reading
Disabilities in Individual Children

Fluency (SLP)

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Cynthia Johnson, U of Illinois - UrbanaChampaign; Mary Kubalanza, U of Illinois - UrbanaChampaign; Jont Allen, U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign;
Christoph Scheidiger, Ctr for Applied Hearing Research,
Technical U of Denmark; Maysoon Biller, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Jonathan Buie, U of Illinois - UrbanaChampaign
Research suggests that children with reading disabilities
have difficulty with phonemic awareness. We asked
if this difficulty might arise from more basic speech
perception errors. Children with reading disabilities
made substantially more errors than controls. Profiles
of children’s errors and the relation between speech
perception and reading were explored.

Fluency Disorders & Language Skills:
Clinical & Research Evidence

Session: 1151

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Marshall Kapp, Florida St U; Paula Leslie,
U of Pittsburgh
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
When patients have impaired mental status (IMS) but are
able to articulate their wishes, how do we approach the
autonomy beneficence dichotomy? Clinicians may claim
that the IMS invalidates patient decisions but unless a
person is deemed legally, decisionally “incompetent” we
must presume capacity and listen to our patients.

Navigating Professional Transitions:
An Evidence-Based Coaching
Approach
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1152

Communication Sciences (GI)
Overview of Cannabanoid
System & Its Therapeutic
Potential in Cognitive &
Motor Disorders
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1153

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Ken Mackie, Gill Ctr/Indiana U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences & Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults. The endocannabinoid system is
comprised of endogenous cannabinoids, cannabinoid
receptors, and their metabolic enzymes. It plays a central
role in synaptic plasticity, neurodevelopment, and
neuronal protection and mediates the effects of cannabis.
This talk will review endocannabinoid system and discuss
its interactions with cannabis and therapeutic potential.

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Health Care Professional’s
Perspectives: Working With
Multicultural Geriatric Populations
Session: 1155

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Theresa Mata-Pistokache, U of Texas
- Rio Grande Valley; Ruth Crutchfield, U of Texas - Rio
Grande Valley
Understanding the role of culture, language and health
care beliefs heightens sensitivity during assessment and
treatment of multicultural/multilingual populations.A selfadministered questionnaire was completed by health care
professionals in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to examine
their knowledge base as well as perspectives and attitudes
towards multicultural geriatric populations.

Patterns of Phonological Processes in
Spanish-English Bilingual Children
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1157

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nan Bernstein Ratner, U of Maryland;
June Campbell, Campbell Speech & Language Svcs
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by
the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Initial and ongoing differential evaluation and differential
treatment activities assess the interplay of language and
fluency skills. A series of case studies highlighting this
critical thinking process and how it guides clinical problem
solving will be followed by an overview of current,
pending and future needs for research.

Listener Perceptions & Reactions to
Stuttering: Relevance &
Clinical Implications

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1156

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellen Kester, Bilinguistics; Scott Prath,
Bilinguistics
Additional research about speech development in bilingual
children will improve assessment and treatment outcomes.
We present data on 200 bilingual children’s ages of
phonological process suppression in English and Spanish.
Detailed information about their phonological process
patterns will inform the diagnostic process and reduce
over-identification of bilinguals.

Session: 1158

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: James Panico, Southern Illinois U; Derek
Daniels, Wayne St U; Stephanie Hughes, U of Toledo;
Charles Hughes, Eastern Kentucky U
This presentation reviews the importance of listener
perceptions of stuttering. Topics will include an overview
of the research, including examples of types of listener
perceptions that have been explored, and a description
of the clinical implications of these findings for providing
clinical services to people who stutter.

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)

Thursday Oral Seminars

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melissa Page Deutsch, Inner Voice, LLC
Professional transitions frequently present challenges
to SLPs and audiologists. Transitions also offer a pivotal
opportunity for growth (Bridges, 2009). Melissa Page
Deutsch, certified leadership coach and SLP, reviews
evidence-based practices you will employ immediately to
discern choices aligned with your core values and develop
strategies that support your next step.

Session: 1154

Academic & Professional Aspects of
Speech-Language Pathology in Brazil:
Insights on Fostering U.S.-Brazil
Partnerships
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1159

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maria Claudia Franca, Southern Illinois
U - Carbondale; Ana Harten, Eastern Michigan U
In a society increasingly globalized, optimal services
and development of internationally cooperative projects
embody a coherent conduct and should be based on
reliable information. This presentation provides an
overview of academic and professional aspects of speechlanguage pathology (SLP) in Brazil for communication
disorders and sciences (CDS) programs contemplating
U.S.-Brazil partnerships.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 4:30PM–5:30PM
Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

As of October 5, 2015

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Caffeine Connection: A Look at
Interprofessionalism in a Student-Run
Coffee Cart

Focus on Teens: Safety & Bullying
Prevention

A Shot of Prevention for Firearm Noise
Exposure

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1160

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Holli Steiner, Heartspring; Beth
Schneider, Heartspring
This session is about a program called Caffeine Connection
implemented at a residential facility in Wichita, KS.
Caffeine Connection is a student-run, fully functioning
coffee cart. It was started by the Speech-Language
Pathologists and has grown to include other professionals
such as Occupational Therapists and classroom teachers.

Community-Based Interprofessional
Education Pilot Project: Experience of
SLP Graduate Students
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1161

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Jacobson, Vanderbilt U; Chante
Stubbs, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance; Kiara Savage,
Vanderbilt U; Lorelei Phillip, Vanderbilt U; Melissa Tucker,
Vanderbilt U; Elizabeth Robinson, Vanderbilt U; Chad Gentry,
Lipscomb U Coll of Pharmacy; Consuelo Wilkins, MeharryVanderbilt Alliance
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) is a collaboration
between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt
University. This presentation will describe experiences of
students engaged in community-based interprofessional
education projects developed by MVA (from five
institutions across Nashville). Students created deliverables
for three community partners. IPE competencies and
outcomes will be discussed.

Session: 1163

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cheryl DeConde Johnson, The
ADEvantage – Audiology, Deaf Education Vantage
Consulting; Carrie Spangler, The U of Akron; Sara
Kennedy, Colorado Hands & Voices
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG
9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Deaf and
hard of hearing teens are vulnerable to become victims
of bullying and other safety issues. We will discuss these
issues from personal, professional, and parent perspectives
and provide strategies and resources to address
these problems.

Language Outcomes of Children With
Unilateral & Bilateral Hearing Loss: A
Multi-State Perspective
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1164

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Allison Sedey, U of Colorado - Boulder;
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, U of Colorado - Boulder; Anna
Clark, U of Colorado - Boulder; Mallene Wiggin, U of Colorado
- Boulder
We will describe the language outcomes of over 800
young children with hearing loss across 13 different states.
Commonalities and differences between children with
unilateral loss, bilateral loss and those from Spanishspeaking families will be highlighted along with a
discussion of factors that are predictive of more successful
language outcomes.

Implementation of Interprofessional
Education in a School of Allied Health
Professions

Survive & Thrive Program:
Transitioning Pediatric Cancer
Patients to Adult Audiologic Care

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1162

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jerald James, Louisiana St U Health
Sciences Ctr; Kirk Nelson, Louisiana St U Health Sciences Ctr
Inter-Professional Education (IPE) involves students
from various disciplines learning with, from, and about
each discipline to improve collaboration and quality
patient care. This course will detail the processes used
for implementing IPE (administration support, faculty
training, and examples of measurable outcomes) as a
successful component of the educational experience.

Session: 1165

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lori Forster, Children’s Mercy Hosp; Denise
Miller-Hansen, Children’s Mercy Hosp; Wendy McClellan,
Children’s Mercy Hosp
Today, there are more than 350,000 pediatric cancer
survivors in the United States. The Survive and Thrive
Program provides comprehensive team based medical and
emotional care, and education on late effects of cancer
treatment. This presentation will highlight the program
and provide information for audiologists serving this
population as adults.

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Session: 1166

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Deanna Meinke, U of Northern Colorado;
Donald Finan, U of Northern Colorado
Exposure to high-level impulse noise from recreational
firearm use during hunting and sport-shooting activities
poses a significant risk to the unprotected ear. This session
will summarize the acoustic characteristics of impulse
noise, the risk of hearing loss from gunfire, and the
attenuation performance of hearing protectors in highlevel impulse noise.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
A Clinician Toolbox for Expository
Language Intervention
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1167

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Teresa Ukrainetz, U of Wyoming
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language and Learning in School-Age Children and
Adolescents. Across the grades, students use expository or
“how-to” discourse in class discussions, oral presentations,
essays, and reports. This short presentation will provide
a few practical, evidence-based recommendations
for academically-relevant oral language goals within
meaningful, motivating, low-writing informational
discourse intervention activities organized around critical
therapeutic elements in a contextualized skill framework.

Changing Minds & Lives Through
Media & Technology With EBP in
School-Age Language Intervention
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1168

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alisha Springle, Old Dominion U
Changing Minds about the language experiences within
modern media, Changing Lives by giving children the tools
to communicate their experiences, and Leading the Way
into the future of evidence-based practice. This seminar
will teach you 5 specific EBPs to immediately implement
in your school-aged language sessions, while providing
step-by-step guidelines.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 4:30PM–5:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

LD, LI, LLD: The Most Important “L” Is
Language!
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1169

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nickola Nelson, Western Michigan U;
Geraldine Wallach, California St U - Long Beach; Barbara
Ehren, U of Central Florida
Who shall be called learning disabled? The presenters
examine artificial differentiation of students with
language and learning disabilities (LLD) in school-based
settings, describe data-based evidence regarding overlap
and distinctions between spoken and written disorders,
and argue for rethinking diagnostic differentiation and
practices that isolate SLPs and students with LLD.

The Sixth Pillar of Reading:
Knowledge Development Through
Discourse Strategies
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1170

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
Cognitive Wellness: Your Client’s &
Yours
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1171

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Bayles, U of Central Arkansas;
Kimberly McCullough, Appalachian St U
Compelling evidence now exists regarding how lifestyle
can positively impact cognitive reserve, or brain/mind
strength. The session focuses on the most current research
on mind, body, and spirit ways to be brain fit. A framework
for cognitive intervention incorporating this information
will be included.

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1172

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: William Hula, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare
System; Stacey Kellough, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System;
Shannon Austermann Hula, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare
System; Patrick Doyle, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
The Aphasia Communication Outcome Measure (ACOM)
is an interviewer-assisted, patient-reported assessment
of communicative functioning for individuals with
stroke-induced aphasia. This presentation will describe
the ACOM’s measurement model, adaptive and static short
forms, reliability and validity evidence, administration
procedures, and software for administration and scoring,
available free of charge.

Session: 1173

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, Northeastern U,
Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Daniel McNamee, Northeastern U
Does improvement after stroke stop? A clinician and a
stroke survivor with aphasia will address this question
from neurologic and life participation perspectives.
The survivor’s lifelong journey of growth and recovery,
along with strategies to increase language function, life
participation, and quality of life will be presented.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)
Coaching Teachers in Early Childhood
Settings: A “SOOPR” Approach to
Supporting Child Communication
Outcomes
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1175

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Marc Fey, U of Kansas Med Ctr; Shelley
Bredin-Oja, U of Kansas
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. PMT is
an early communication intervention in which clinicians
teach children who are nonverbal to increase the rate and
complexity of their nonverbal communication acts. We
describe and illustrate PMT, summarize evidence regarding
its efficacy and present a preliminary set of criteria for
adopting it as an early intervention option.

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)

Years After a Stroke, Is AphasiaRelated Language Improvement Still
Possible?
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Evidence-Based Criteria for the
Recommendation of Prelinguistic
Milieu Teaching (PMT) as an Early
Communication Intervention

Session: 1174

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mollie Friedman, Florida St U; Juliann
Woods, Florida St U; Kelly Windsor, Vanderbilt U
This session will introduce learners to a coaching
framework for collaborating with teachers in early
childhood settings. The approach, called SOOPR, was field
tested during two single case studies at Early Head Start
centers. Participants will learn how to implement the
approach with teachers to support child communication.

Overview of Cannabanoid
System & Its Therapeutic
Potential in Cognitive & Motor
Disorders
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1153

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Ken Mackie, Gill Ctr/Indiana U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences & Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults. The endocannabinoid system is
comprised of endogenous cannabinoids, cannabinoid
receptors, and their metabolic enzymes. It plays a central
role in synaptic plasticity, neurodevelopment, and
neuronal protection and mediates the effects of cannabis.
This talk will review endocannabinoid system and discuss
its interactions with cannabis and therapeutic potential.

Thursday Oral Seminars

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maryellen Moreau, MindWing Concepts
Knowledge development, the “sixth pillar of reading,”
depends upon deepening thought through narrative &
expository discourse. The presenter will share her SGM®
Discourse & Thought Development Chart with discourse
strategies necessary to help children access complex
language, deepen knowledge and communicate to peers
via predicting, summarizing, asking/answering questions,
analysis and argument.

Measuring Patient-Reported Aphasia
Rehab Outcomes With the Aphasia
Communication Outcome Measure

Theories Underlying the Speech/
Language/Feeding Therapy for
Children With Cerebral Palsy
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1176

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Fran Redstone, Adelphi U
The purpose of this presentation is to review current
theories of motor control and development and
demonstrate the implications for the treatment of
children with cerebral palsy. The goal is to broaden the
base of knowledge of SLPs who work with children with
neuromotor deficits.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 4:30PM–5:30PM
Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)
Dysphagia Therapy: Are There
Guidelines in Prescribing ExerciseBased Treatments?
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1177

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rene Ruzicka, Rehab Inst of Chicago;
Anne Marie Doyle, Rehab Inst of Chicago; Laura Pitts, U of
Northern Iowa; Leora Cherney, Rehab Inst of Chicago
There is a staggering lack of standardization in the
provision of exercise-based dysphagia treatment. A
critical need exists in determining optimal treatment
intensities. The course presents: 1) Current practices in
service delivery, 2) Considerations for treatment planning
regarding neuroplasticity and 3) The effects of various
intensity levels on dysphagia outcomes.

As of October 5, 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
Assessing Immediate & Prospective
Planning & Task Execution by Adults
With & Without Brain Injury
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1180

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Jessica Brown, U of Minnesota; Karen
Hux, U of Nebraska - Lincoln
Individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) may have
functional deficits that elude detection with standardized
cognitive measures. A newly-developed, functional
assessment prototype for evaluating immediate and
prospective task planning and execution provides a
possible solution to this problem. Initial implementation
results comparing adults with and without ABI will
be presented.

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Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

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The Role of the SLP in Severe Anorexia
Nervosa: Prevalence & Management
of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

The Acoustic Voice Quality Index:
From Theory to Clinical Practice

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TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

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Session: 1178

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Samantha Holmes, Denver Health Med
Ctr; Jennifer Gaudiani, ACUTE Ctr for Eating Disorders at
Denver Health; Allison Sabel, Denver Health Med Ctr; John
Brinton, Denver Health Med Ctr; Philip Mehler, Denver Health
Med Ctr
Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening disease. Our
inpatient medical stabilization center, ACUTE, is
the nation’s referral center for the most medically
compromised patients. This session will describe the
diagnosis, etiology, and management of oropharyngeal
dysphagia in anorexia nervosa, based on unique clinical
expertise and a large retrospective case series.

Water Swallow Tests: Is Your Glass
Half-Full?
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1179

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Martin Brodsky, Johns Hopkins U; Debra
Suiter, U of Kentucky
We present the findings of a systematic review and metaanalysis of the water swallow test (WST) used to screen
for dysphagia/aspiration. A critical review of the methods
of administration, patient populations studied, and
psychometrics will combine for an unbiased assessment
and further discussion of this clinical application.

Session: 1181

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Youri Maryn, European Inst for ORL,
Sint-Augustinus Hosp; Victoria Reynolds, U of Western
Australia
The Acoustic Voice Quality Index is a relatively new
multivariate model, developed in Praat to objectify
dysphonia severity in both sustained vowel and connected
speech. Its origin, correlation with auditory perception,
change-sensitivity and diagnostic precision across studies
and languages will be demonstrated, as its clinical
application in children and adults.

Voice Therapy for the Post-Radiated
Patient
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM

Session: 1182

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anna Choi-Farshi, Massachusetts Eye &
Ear Infirmary
Successful organ preservation protocols for head and neck
cancers have unfortunately meant patients with postradiation side effects, including voice disorders. We will
provide a treatment protocol geared for the post-radiated
voice disordered patient based on our experience at
Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a teaching affiliate of Harvard
Medical School.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 6:30PM–7:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Use of a Standardized Patient
Approach to Apply ClassroomAcquired Knowledge & Skills

Applying to Graduate School:
Demystifying the Process

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1183

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Colleen O’Rourke, Georgia St U; Debra
Schober-Peterson, Georgia St U
Applying to graduate school can be overwhelming
and confusing. This seminar offers practical advice to
undergraduate and nontraditional students who will
be applying to graduate school in CSD. The presenters
will discuss how applications are reviewed and what
distinguishes a strong application from an average or
marginal one.

Roadblocks in Therapy: Is Someone’s
Thinking Getting in the Way?
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1184

Selecting a Doctoral Program:
Returning to School After Clinical
Work
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1185

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Yorkston, U of Washington;
Tanya Eadie, U of Washington; Carolyn Baylor, U of
Washington; Michael Burns, U of Washington; Derek
Isetti, U of the Pacific
Shortage of clinically-certified faculty translates into
opportunities for clinicians to pursue doctoral education.
This seminar introduces different models of doctoral
education, and provides a discussion with current
doctoral students making the transition from clinician to
academician. The audience will have the opportunity to
ask questions of mentors and doctoral students.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1187

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Betts Peters, Oregon Health & Science
U; Jonathan Brumberg, U of Kansas; Aimee Mooney,
Oregon Health & Science U; Debra Zeitlin, Helen Hayes Hosp;
Melanie Fried-Oken, Oregon Health & Science U
Brain computer interface (BCI) technology shows promise
as a novel AAC access method for individuals with severe
disabilities, and presents an exciting new frontier for AAC
research and clinical practice. This tutorial will review the
current state of BCIs for AAC, as well as new research and
future directions.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
Motivate Me: Promoting Engagement
& Communication in Adolescents &
Young Adults With Level 3 Autism
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1189

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Meghan Broz, Pathways Strategic
Teaching Ctr; Christina Czuchra, CREC; Laura Kelliher,
CREC; Jennifer Williams, CREC
This presentation will highlight the work of a school-based
multidisciplinary team – including Speech-Language
Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Behavior
Analysts – who worked closely together to implement
an intervention to address severe food selectivity
demonstrated by five students diagnosed Autism
Spectrum Disorders in a specialized school setting.

Climbing the Ladder & Not Out on a
Limb: Career Building Strategies

State of the Science Update:
Brain-Computer Interfaces for
Augmentative & Alternative
Communication
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1188

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Delsandro, U of Iowa; Kristina
Warndahl, U of Iowa; Justin White, U of Iowa
Some adolescents and young adults with Level 3 autism
exhibit limited attention and engagement in learning
activities. This workshop will focus on using routines, task
structure, and elements of motivation to engage learners
to participate in activities that are designed to focus on
functional communication and social interaction.

Session: 1190

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathleen Gregory, Kadlec Regional Med
Ctr
Everything is negotiable. Join us and learn strategies
to improve your negotiation skills and create your
own definition of success. Salaries, benefits, working
conditions, and more can all be negotiated to help you get
the career you want and not just a job to do.

Forecasting the Future in CSD: Current
Supply & Demand Data
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Thursday Oral Seminars

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth MacKenzie, Retired; Joselynne
Jaques, HOPE Therapies
Understanding a person’s implicit theory of intelligence is
important to understanding their attitudes toward effort,
assessments, challenging tasks, learning strategies, and
feedback. Client, parent & professionals’ beliefs about
their intelligence may interfere with therapy progress. In
this session, we’ll explore these beliefs and strategies to
change them.

Session: 1186

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, Northeastern U &
Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Joan Arsenault, MassTex Imaging
LLC; Tracey Callahan, Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Lindsay
Griffin, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr; Lynette Holmes,
Spaulding Rehab Hosp; Lauren Smith, Bradley Sch
Standardized patient experiences in Speech-Language
Pathology graduate training programs are becoming
increasingly common. This presentation will discuss what
standardized patient education is, describe standardized
patient methods to educate students and ways to
measure the effectiveness of these methods, and explain
a standardized patient experience recently used in a
Dysphagia course.

Treating Food Selectivity in
Students With Autism Spectrum
Disorders: An Illustration of Effective
Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Session: 1191

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Loretta Nunez, ASHA; Paula Currie,
Southeastern Louisiana U; Silvia Quevedo, ASHA; Sarah
Slater, ASHA
What data support a new position? Should we expand our
program? Where are data that validate evidence-based
publications? How many CSD students are in my state?
Are data available to develop grants? Learn how data help
practitioners find jobs, administrators negotiate, academic
programs predict growth and researchers support
grant proposals.

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Thursday Oral Seminars — 6:30PM–7:30PM
iPad & EBP: Transforming Toy Into Tool
in Education
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1192

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Aubrey Klingensmith, YappGuru; Mai
Ling Chan, YappGuru
This session will explore how to use the iPad as a clinical
tool to conduct organized, interactive, and evidence-based
therapy while highlighting its intuitive design, inherent
novelty, and entertainment value. Helpful iPad features
and related apps will be discussed in the context of how
they support evidence-based practice in education.

Selecting & Applying PatientReported Outcome Measures in
Medical Speech-Language Pathology
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1193

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Jacobson, Vanderbilt U; Michael
de Riesthal, Vanderbilt U
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) have
become a means of providing evidence of change
in communication and swallowing function. In this
seminar, PROM instruments for individuals with aphasia,
dysphagia, and voice disorders will be reviewed. Criteria
for determining their adequacy and application in clinical
practice will be presented.

Communication Sciences (GI)
Digital Signal Processing: An
Indispensable Timesaver for Clinicians
in Today’s Evidence-Based Practice
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1194

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Justin Dvorak, U of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Ctr; Frank Boutsen, U of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Ctr
Digital signal processing (DSP) underlies numerous
speech-analysis techniques, including spectrograms, pitch
tracking, amplitude measurement, and many others.
However, clinicians are rarely exposed to the foundational
concepts behind such tools. This introductory presentation
aims to help SLPs improve and automate common analysis
procedures through rigorous understanding of the
fundamentals of DSP.

As of October 5, 2015

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)

An Examination of Disfluent Behaviors
in the Productions of Palestinian
Arabic & Modern Standard Arabic

The Children Without: Attitudes,
Roadblocks, & Bridges Built on
Principles of Community-Based
Participation

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1195

Session: 1198

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Adelphi U; Jaklin
Sakran Mansour, Hedim Medton Audiological Ctr
This study aims to examine type and frequency of
disfluency in the two language varieties of Arabic (spoken
Palestinian and Modern Standard) in school-aged children
who stutter and those who do not. Potential clinical
implications for working with individuals in diglossic and
bilingual situations who stutter will be discussed

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cynthia Gill, Texas Woman’s U; Sneha
Bharadwaj, Texas Woman’s U; Paula Chance, Texas
Woman’s U; Nancy Quick, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Children with disabilities are considered cursed in many
cultures. The roadblocks encountered and bridges built
in the mission to bring acceptance and services for them
will be reviewed. Partnerships which are bringing the
profession of Speech-Language-Pathology to those who
do not have access to it will also be discussed.

A Comprehensive Approach to
Supporting English Learners With
Common Core State Standards

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1196

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Timothy Tipton, San Diego Unified Sch Dist
This session presents the promise and challenges of
Common Core State Standards for English Learners with
and without disabilities. Participants will gain skills to
implement the components of a comprehensive approach
to assessing Common Core State Standards for English
Learners referred to or receiving Special Education based
on performance-based measures.

Fluency (SLP)
Use of a Contemporary Feature
Length Documentary Film to Facilitate
Treatment-Enhancing Conversations
About Stuttering
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1197

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Glenn Weybright, Private Practice;
Michael Turner, Real Light Productions; Kerry Mandulak,
Pacific U
This session will introduce a new feature length
documentary film about accepting stuttering. Film clips
will be interspersed with remarks from the filmmaker,
from a speech language pathologist describing use of the
film with clients, and a university professor who teaches a
graduate level course in fluency disorders.

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Verbal Behavior & Speech-Language
Pathology: A Tale of Two Approaches
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1199

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Erin Michaud, New England Ctr for
Children; Beth Bellone, New England Ctr for Children;
Laura Wilhelm, New England Ctr for Children
Speech-language pathologists and Board Certified
Behavior Analysts have complementary expertise in
language intervention. This session will provide SLPs
with an overview of verbal behavior, a behavior analytic
approach to language (i.e., the defining components of
each verbal operant, and how behavior analysts assess and
treat language).

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Keep Up or Catch Up? Management of
Children With Microtia/Atresia
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1200

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Michelle Kraskin, Weill Cornell Med
Coll; Meredith Berger, Clarke Schs for Hearing & Speech;
Jennifer Rosenberg, Clarke Schs for Hearing & Speech
Although children with permanent conductive hearing
loss are included in the JCIH guidelines for management of
childhood hearing loss, parents of children with microtia/
atresia seem to be counseled and treated very differently
than parents of children with sensorineural hearing loss.

Thursday Oral Seminars — 6:30PM–7:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Health Literacy Considerations When
Working With Older Adults With
Communication Disorders
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1201

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Gilligan, CUNY Graduate
Ctr; Samantha Morgan, CUNY Graduate Ctr; Barbara
Weinstein, CUNY Graduate Ctr
This seminar provides a comprehensive analysis of health
literacy, and its relationship to patient-centered care.
Implications for diagnosis and treatment of older adults
with communication impairments is addressed. Methods
for incorporating health literacy into clinical practice
will be discussed for SLPs and audiologists. Interactive
elements provide opportunities for dynamic learning.

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1202

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rob Mullen, ASHA; Lisa Satterfield, ASHA
Compelled by federal laws requiring quality initiatives,
ASHA has prioritized data collection for quality
improvement and demonstrating value for the professions.
This session will outline the mandates of the law and the
development of a data collection registry, including what
audiologists can do to connect to the development process.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
The Common Core & Students With
Significant Cognitive Disabilities:
Free Professional Development &
Instructional Resources
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1204

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Penelope Hatch, Ctr for Literacy &
Disability Studies, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Karen
Erickson, Ctr for Literacy & Disability Studies, U of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill
The Dynamic Learning Maps™ professional development
website contains free materials related to evidence-based
instruction for students with significant disabilities,
including those who use augmentative and alternative
communication. Presenters will review resources and
materials most applicable to SLPs for use in intervention,
teaching, coaching, and provision of professional
development within districts.

Oral Reading Fluency for Children
With Speech Disorders: Success
Stories in Overcoming Challenges

Perception & Use of Communication
Plans in Long-Term Care: The Role of
Support

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1205

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Christen Page, U of Kentucky; Robert
Marshall, U of Kentucky
Long-term care residents’ cognitive-communication
impairments and certified nursing assistants’ reduced
knowledge of communication behaviors restrict a
resident’s ability to socially interact and communicate
wants and needs effectively impacting quality of care and
life. This presentation introduces communication plans
combined with personal support to facilitate resident-staff
communication in long-term care.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1206

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karyn Searcy, Crimson Ctr for Speech &
Language; San Diego St U; Deanna Hughes, San Diego St U;
Crimson Ctr for Speech & Language
This seminar will review current policy and research, in
addition to implications for best practice and efficient
service delivery for early intervention. We will refine
“natural environments,” to strengthen and customize
access to services for all families. Video examples will
illustrate effective strategies of simulating the natural
environment across settings.

Session: 1210

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katherine Hustad, U of Wisconsin
- Madison; Kristen Allison, U of Wisconsin - Madison
; Ashley Oakes, Waisman Ctr; Emily McFadd, U of
Wisconsin - Madison
This presentation will examine speech / language
development in children with cerebral palsy (CP). We
will review what is known from recent studies, discuss
classification of communication abilities in CP, and present
cutting-edge longitudinal data focused on change in
speech and language abilities. Clinical implications will
be discussed.

Recovery of Acquired Apraxia of
Speech: Perspectives From Lived
Experience & the Clinical Researcher

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

AD3: Algorithm-Driven Dosing
Decisions - A Tool for Identifying
Optimal Dosage in Child Language
Therapy
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Children With Cerebral Palsy: Studies
of Classification & Patterns of Change
in Speech & Language

A Collaborative Framework for Early
Intervention Services: Redefining
Natural Environments
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1209

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathleen Scaler Scott, Misericordia U;
Diane Games, ORF Committee Chair; Kim Krieger, Mead Sch
Dist; Lourdes Ramos-Heinrichs, Boston Pub Schs; Nina
Reardon-Reeves, Friscoe Independent Schs/San Diego
Unified Schs; Laura Young-Campbell, SIG 16 Rep to ORF
Committee; Karole Howland, Boston U; Diane Paul, ASHA
Misinterpretation of oral reading fluency measures
can cause problems for children with speech disorders
including stuttering and childhood apraxia of speech. This
panel discussion will address success stories of SLP and
student advocacy to move past these issues and ensure
accurate interpretation of test results.

Thursday Oral Seminars

Outcomes & Quality: 21st Century
Demands for Reimbursement &
Practice Improvement

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

Session: 1208

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Laura Justice, Ohio St U; Jessica Logan,
Ohio St U; Hui Jiang, Ohio St U; Mary Beth Schmitt, Texas
Tech U HSC
This study identifies the optimal dosage of language
therapy for children, so they achieve maximal language
growth over an academic year. Algorithms were generated
from a longitudinal study of 233 children (5-8 years) who
received language therapy so as to generate estimates of
the optimal dosing to achieve maximal change.

Session: 1211

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Shafer, Inventiv Health Clinical;
Katarina Haley, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Tyson
Harmon, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Adam Jacks, U of
North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In an interactive presentation, recovery of acquired
apraxia of speech (AOS) will be considered from the
perspectives of the person with AOS and the researcher.
Results will include self-reflection and quantitative
measures of regular recordings made over two years
and will be interpreted relative to existing research and
clinical practice.

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Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)

The Effects of Medications on
Cognition & Swallowing in the
Geriatric Population

The Role of Resilience in the Rehab of
Adults With Acquired Brain Injury

PROMPT Overview of a Program of
Research: Where Are We Now?

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jean Neils-Strunjas, Western Kentucky U;
Kathleen Bechtold, Johns Hopkins; Allison Clark, Baylor Coll
of Medicine; Kacey Maestas, Baylor Coll; Raksha Mudar, U
of Illinois; Melissa Duff, U of Iowa; Brigid Waldron-Perrine,
Rehab Inst of Michigan ; Diane Paul, ASHA
Resilience is the capacity to adapt when faced with serious
injury or adversity. The goal of this seminar is to: 1) present
an overview of the literature on resilience in adult brain
injury 2) describe approaches to measuring resilience, and
3) discuss practical suggestions for promoting resilience in
persons with ABI who are engaging in rehabilitation.

TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1212

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Deborah Hayden, PROMPT Inst; Aravind
Namasivayam, U of Toronto
We evaluate the quality of evidence of recent studies
utilizing the PROMPT approach, and organize these studies
within the broader context of clinical-outcome testing.
These steps are necessary to identify the gaps in the
literature and elucidate the current status of the PROMPT
invention within the scope of evidence-based practice.

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)
Chronic Aspiration in Children & Lung
Disease: Implications for Clinical
Decision-Making
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1213

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Hema Desai, CHOC Children’s Hosp;
Jennifer Raminick, CHOC Children’s Hosp
Aspiration occurs frequently in the medically fragile
child, but intact airway protective reflexes prevent
further lung damage. However, some children are at
high risk for pulmonary disease as a result of chronic
aspiration. Breakdown of airway protective mechanisms,
pathophysiology of lung disease and implications for
dysphagia therapy will be discussed.

Skill vs. Strength Training in the
Management of Dysphagia: The Great
Debate
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1214

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Yvette McCoy, Speak Well Solutions, LLC;
Ianessa Humbert, Johns Hopkins U; Emily Plowman, U
of South Florida
The specific role of skill vs. strength training in dysphagia
management is currently not clear and a source of great
debate. In an interactive point-counterpoint debate
format, researchers will present arguments for or against
either skill or strength training in dysphagia management.

Session: 1215

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Stacey Sullivan, Massachusetts General
Hosp; Peter Johnson, Select Med Rehab Svcs
This presentation enhances knowledge of the
pharmacological effects of medications on motor and
cognitive functioning. Clinicians will learn to identify
specific classes of drugs commonly used with the geriatric
population and to predict how they may impact patient
functioning as well as interact with other medications a
patient is taking.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
Concussion Management in Schools:
Return to Learn After Concussion
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1216

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Betsy Carr, Lincoln Pub Schs; Maggie
Wieting, Lincoln Pub Schs
The Nebraska Department of Education Brain Injury Task
Force developed a protocol to implement a Return to Learn
process in Nebraska’s public schools. This presentation
will describe the implementation and outcomes of the
Concussion Management Team process to identify and
treat students with concussions in Lincoln Public Schools.

Interdisciplinary Assessment of
Concussion in Collegiate Athletes:
AuD & SLP Working in Concert
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1218

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)
Integrated Implicit-Explicit Approach
to Voice Therapy
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1219

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cari Tellis, Misericordia U; Tia Spagnuolo,
Misericordia U; Erin Roberts, Misericordia U; Danielle
Spagnuolo, Misericordia U; Rebecca Santoleri, Misericordia
U; Allison McCallister, Misericordia U
Traditional voice therapy methods are based primarily
in implicit instruction. An integrated implicit-explicit
learning approach to voice therapy combines implicit
instruction with higher cortical understanding of the
explicit mechanisms of voice production, causing a
synergistic learning effect. Client sessions will be reviewed
to detail the stages of this protocol.

Session: 1217

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kellie Hirce, U of Colorado - Boulder;
Tammy Fredrickson, U of Colorado - Boulder; Kathryn
Hardin, U of Colorado ; Lindsey Wendt, U of Colorado Boulder ; Wendy Levin, U of Colorado - Boulder; Tayler
Eppler, U of Colorado - Boulder
With concussions a continued area of societal focus,
the unique skill-set of SLPs and audiologists are
increasingly being called upon for assessment. Clinicians
at the University of Colorado-Boulder have created an
interdisciplinary cognitive and vestibular screening
program for collegiate athletes to improve the quality of
evaluation tools within our fields.

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TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Voice Assessment: From Classroom to
Clinic
TH 6:30PM–7:30PM

Session: 1220

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carol Tolejano, U of Wisconsin Voice &
Swallow Clinics; Brienne Ruel, U of Wisconsin Voice &
Swallow Clinics
Combining information from multiple voice assessment
tools including perceptual assessment, acousticaerodynamic testing, and videostroboscopy to aid in
diagnosis and develop effective treatment plans can be
challenging. This course will use case studies to highlight
how to synthesize the information into a meaningful,
holistic analysis of voice function and treatment options.

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Fr iday Daily H ighlights
Friday, November 13
  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Registration
Education Sessions/Posters
Short Courses
Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
The NSSLHA Experience
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Short Courses
Awards Ceremony
Open Houses and Receptions

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Session Title

ASHA Awards Ceremony
6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
CC, Bellco Theatre

The ASHA Awards Ceremony celebrates the
highest achievements and excellence in the
professions. Presentations will be made to
recipients of the Honors of the Association,
ASHA’s most prestigious award which
recognizes lifetime achievement, and to
ASHA Fellows, whose contributions are the
cornerstones of the professions. Additional
awards will be given honoring members who
have also contributed to the professions and
Association. Join us this year for a special
spotlight on Annie Glenn!

Friday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Enhancing Skills as a Site Visitor
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1300

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

AAC & Adults With Intellectual
Disabilities: It’s Never too Late

CC/207
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maryrose McInerney, Montclair St U;
Robert Hanyak, U of the Pacific; Carolyn Higdon, U of
Mississippi; Katandria Love Johnson, Cook Children’s
Health Care System; Tess Kirsch, ASHA
A session designed for current CAA site visitors, attendees
will participate in facilitated group discussions in which
they will develop and share strategies for improving data
collection, analysis, and reporting skills. Attendees will
discuss best practices for assessing quality in academic
and clinical education.

CC/303
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Traci Peplinski, Integrated Therapy Svcs; E.
Cheryl Fletcher, Integrated Therapy Svcs
iPads with AAC apps have provided opportunities for
alternative communication for individuals with complex
communication needs but not necessarily for adults with
intellectual disabilities. A training program to teach day
program staff to incorporate high-tech and low-tech AAC
systems into the programs for adults with intellectual
disabilities will be discussed.

The Long-Term Goal in EvidenceBased Practice: Why Care About it?

Eye Gaze: The Game-Changer for
Access to Communication

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1301

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)
A New Era in CAPD Service
Delivery: Changes in
IDEA Eligibility, ICD-10,
Coverage & Payment
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1302

Session: 1305

CC/706
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Bardach, Communicating Solutions,
LLC; Patricia Ourand, Associated Speech & Language
Svcs, Inc.
As technology for communication advances, practitioners
struggle to keep up with changes and be familiar with
all available access solutions. Participants will better
understand how eye gaze works and improve their
ability to perform appropriate evaluations and provide
necessary services to assist individuals who need eye gaze
to communicate.

Reframing AAC Language
Interventions for Children:
Application of Dynamic Tricky Mix
Theory Principles & Evidence
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

CC/401-402
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet McCarty, ASHA;
Georgina T. F. Lynch, Washington St U;
Cynthia Richburg, Indiana U of Pennsylvania
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Auditory/Central Auditory Processing Disorders. Changes
influencing access to CAPD treatment include a recent
court decision that CAPD constitutes “other health
impairment” under IDEA, a new ICD10 code, and the
Affordable Care Act defining habilitation services as an
essential health benefit that could include CAPD treatment.
Evidence is a key factor for leveraging these changes.

Session: 1304

Session: 1306

CC/702
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Keith Nelson, Pennsylvania St U; Gloria
Soto, San Francisco St U
This seminar will present the Dynamic Tricky Mix Theory
(DTMT) of learning, prior experimental studies, and new
applications of DTMT to language intervention for children
using AAC. We will discuss and illustrate through video
data the set of conditions that must converge for rapid
vocabulary and syntax acquisition to occur.

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1307

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 2
Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger Inst - Ctr
for Autism; Michael Molinaro, Kennedy Krieger Inst - Ctr
for Autism
To optimize outcomes for children with autism,
interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. We will explain
the foundational skills that preschoolers with autism need
for academic success. Differences between educators’ and
SLPs’ approaches will be described. Strategies to align
instructional priorities and methodologies to effectively
promote children’s learning will be shared.

Severe Motor Speech Challenges in
ASD: Using Conversational Analysis to
Discover Meaning & Communicative
Intent

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1308

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Margery Blanc, Communication
Development Ctr; Lillian Stiegler, Southeastern Louisiana U
Severely motor speech impaired individuals with ASD are
challenged to demonstrate reliable communication, and
are often described as ‘non-verbal’ and ‘low functioning.’
Using features of audible utterances such as timing and
prosody, adapted conversational cnalysis can reveal
communicative intent and meaning, and help support
further speech development and linguistic competence.

Friday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 3C
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nelson Moses, Long Island U - Brooklyn
Campus; Harriet Klein, New York U
Treatment goals, arguably the foundation of intervention,
have received much less attention than procedures in
evidence-based practice. In this seminar, we identify longterm goal planning as a largely overlooked but crucial step
toward all subsequent ethical and responsible researchbased intervention practice. A novel format for systematic
goal development is introduced.

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Enhancing SLP-Educator
Collaboration to Achieve Social &
Language Gains in Children With
Autism

The Efficacy & Benefits of Telepractice
to Deliver Services to Children With
Autism Spectrum Disorder
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1309

CC/601-603
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Mary Andrianopoulos,
U of Massachusetts - Amherst
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders & Telepractice. Telepractice
has skyrocketed in the past 5-years. Empirical research
is limited to support its efficacy, especially for children
with Autism. This presentation will address: the current
efficacy of Telepractice with ASD populations; empirical
evidence demonstrating positive behavioral outcomes
using Telepractice with ASD; data-driven methods to show
evidence-based practice; security issues.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM 
Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)
Beam Me Up, I’ll Be Right Back
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1310

CC/503-504
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, West
Virginia Sch of Osteopathic Medicine
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
During this interactive workshop participants will learn
how to build a self assessment, what to do to avoid or
recover from burn out, and hat happiness is a destination
not a state of mind.

Change Agents: Tools to Lead Tough
Conversations About School Funding
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1311

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jonathan Clancy, Hillsboro-Deering Sch
Dist; Shannon Hall-Mills, Florida St U; Regina Goings,
Clark County Sch Dist; Jennie Price, Good Shepherd Hosp;
Sheila Moore-Neff, Fairfax County Pub Schs; Jeffrey
Meeks, Holbrook Unified Sch Dist; Janet Deppe, ASHA; Joan
Mele-McCarthy, Summit Sch
When working at the top of their license in schools, SLPs and
AUDs face increasing demands with decreasing school budgets.
This presentation highlights important background information
and builds awareness of funding mechanisms and strategies for
professionals to use on their path to successfully funding their
work with students

As of October 5, 2015

Thriving in Skilled Nursing: Guidance
for Clinical Fellows & Clinicians
Transitioning Into Long-Term Care
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1313

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehab; Natalie
Lee, Evergreen Rehab; Allison McGinty, Evergreen Rehab
Providing speech therapy services in skilled nursing
facilities can be a daunting and rewarding experience.
This session will describe roles of key interdisciplinary
team members, discuss medical complexities affecting
clinical decision making, describe methods for identifying
resident change and provide regulatory guidance for
“skilled care” by a speech-language pathologist.

Your Competitive Edge: The Art of
Communication in Professional
Practice
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1314

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Raymond Hull, Wichita St U, Coll of Health
Professions, Communication Sciences & Disorders
This presentation provides insights into (1) the art of
interpersonal communication; (2) the art of non-verbal
communication; (3) the art of conflict resolution; and (4)
the art of public relations and professional image. The
goal is the enhancement of knowledge on the art of
communication, promoting success in professional life.

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Legally Defensible School-Based
Speech Therapy Services—
Judge Judy Style

Bilingual Assessment for School-Age
Children

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1312

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: JoAnn Wiechmann, Irving Independent
Sch Dist; Judy Rudebusch, Learning Legacy, Inc.
School-based SLPs are expected to provide speech
therapy services that are compliant with federal and state
regulations. SLPs need to be knowledgeable of regulations,
ethical standards, and how to handle situations when
these two areas conflict. Patterns and trends in due
process will be reviewed and linked to ethical standards.

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1316

CC/605
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Betty Yu, San Francisco St U; Li Hsieh,
Wayne St U; Pui Fong Kan, U of Colorado - Boulder; YingChiao Tsao, California St U - Fullerton
Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, this
seminar explores research involving Chinese and Chinese
speakers. Four panelists present diverse perspectives,
from childhood bilingualism, assessment translation,
neuroscience, to heritage language maintenance. The
purpose is to generate discussion about the benefits and
complexities of research beyond English in the U.S. context.

Bilingual Phonological Acquisition
& Second-Language Phonology:
Commonalities, Differences, Clinical
Implications
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1338

CC/301-302
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Benjamin Munson, U of Minnesota;
Leah Fabiano-Smith, U of Arizona; Fred Eckman, U of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children & Cultural and
Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline. There is a
robust literature investigating phonological development
and disorders in bilingual children. A similarly strong
but largely separate literature examines phonological
acquisition in the context of adult L2 learning. This session
brings together perspectives from both sides with the aim
of gleaning new insights for research and clinical practice.

Fluency (SLP)

Session: 1315

CC/607
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alisa Baron, U of Texas - Austin; Jissel
Anaya, U of Texas - Austin
This session will discuss bilingual assessments, focusing
the Spanish-English language pair. We will focus on
evidence-based practices for assessment, what to take
into consideration when assessing assessments, and
types of bilingual assessment tools that currently exist
in articulation, phonology, language, and fluency. Case
studies in each area will be presented.

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Research in Chinese-Speaking
Communities & Its Contribution to the
CSD Field: A Panel Discussion

What Causes Stuttering?
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1317

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Edward Conture, Vanderbilt U; Luc De Nil,
U of Toronto; Anne Smith, Purdue U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Fluency. “What causes stuttering?” is a oft-asked question
of parents and people who stutter. Panel experts will
discuss how research may inform our answer to this query.
By exploring how empirical outcomes have shaped their
present thinking, speakers will share how they would
respond to a parent who asks this question.

Friday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)
The International Dysphagia Diet
Standardization Initiative
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1318

CC/708-710-712
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catriona Steele, Toronto Rehab Inst;
Peter Lam, International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation
Initiative
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline
& Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children
and Adults. Around the world, many associations have
published dysphagia diet standards. Variable terminology
presents a serious risk of harm. The International
Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative has gathered
evidence to help the world speak one language about
dysphagia diets. Come and find out how to integrate the
IDDSI framework into your practice.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1319

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jean Blosser, Creative Strategies for
Special Education; Diane Paul, ASHA; Froma Roth, U of
Maryland
Are you satisfied with your team’s collaboration? Do
members make meaningful contributions? Professionals
collaborate to implement effective treatment and a wide
ranges of services. This session shares an appraisal tool
that enables team members to provide objective feedback
to one another to improve their collaboration process.

Interprofessional Practice:
Managing Emotions &
Interpersonal Communications
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1320

CC/501-502
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Juan-Jose Beunza, U de Navarra, Spain
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice.
Professional training and clinical experience alone might
not be enough to manage people and their emotions
when caring for complex clients. Using dozens of real cases
and scenarios, this friendly and practical workshop applies
simple but powerful business negotiation tools to help you
handle interpersonal conflicts in daily clinical practice.

Creating Positive Student Buy-In for
Dialect Skills & Knowledge; Meeting
CCSS Expressive Discourse Standards
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Using an Evidenced-Based Coaching
Model With Parents of Children With
Hearing Loss
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1321

CC/709-711
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maribeth Lartz, Illinois St U; Tracy Meehan,
Illinois St U; Wendy Deters, Illinois St U
In order to maximize listening and spoken language skill
development in young children with hearing loss, early
intervention professionals are using evidenced-based
practices with both parents and children. This presentation
will share video demonstrating the 4 steps of a
parent coaching model and highlight challenges to
implementation of the model.

Working Memory & its Influence
on Comprehension & Vocabulary
Learning: Models, Assessment, &
Intervention Guidelines
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1322

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anthony Bashir, Boston Coll; James
Montgomery, Ohio U; Ronald Gillam, Utah St U; Bonnie
Singer, Architects For Learning
Working memory is the ability to hold information in
mind for a short time and manipulate that information for
a specific purpose. This presentation addresses working
memory models/assessment, working memory and
sentence comprehension/vocabulary learning in children
with SLI and intervention guidelines for addressing
working memory constraints in children.

A View of the Common Core State
Standards From the SLP Perspective
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Is it ASD, General Delay, S(P)CD, SLI
or ADHD? Differential Diagnosis in
Pediatric Language Disorders
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Session: 1323

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anthony Koutsoftas, Seton Hall U
This seminar will provide an overview of the Common
Core State Standards alongside a four modality model of
language intervention that includes listening, speaking,
reading, and writing. An approach for aligning and
integrating spoken and written language goals with
common core standards will be presented.

Session: 1324

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catherine Gottfred, Leap Learning
Systems; Julie Washington, Georgia St U; John Lybolt, Leap
Learning Systems; Nina Smith, Chicago Pub Schs
Students often lack discourse skills required by the
Common Core Standards. Language for Scholars, a
program designed to give disadvantaged students the
skills and understanding to choose which dialects and oral
registers will serve their needs,is presented with specific
activities and motivational techniques to create student
and teacher buy-in.

Session: 1325

CC/102-104-106
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Stacy Manwaring, U of Utah; Sean
Redmond, U of Utah ; Geralyn Timler, Miami U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Language and Learning in School-Age Children and
Adolescents. Differential diagnosis is key to providing
children with appropriate services in a timely manner but
can be challenging due to overlapping symptoms. The
capacity of clinical indices to differentiate cases of autism
spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication
disorder, specific language impairment, and attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder are evaluated.

School Consultation 101: A Few
Things Done Well
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Friday Oral Seminars

A Tool for Appraising Your Team’s
Collaboration

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Session: 1326

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Wayne Secord, Ohio St U
School consultation is a combination of conceptual
considerations, process skills, and leadership strategies.
It involves: knowing the student well, focusing on the
important things, getting a team to sacrifice for those
things, putting a system in place that works when you’re
not there, and doing a few things extremely well.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM
Using Collaborative Conversations to
Develop Critical Thinking & Language
Skills in Secondary Students
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1327

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Claudia Dunaway, Claudia Dunaway
Consulting; Jena Durnay, San Diego Unified Sch Dist
The instructors show how to develop collaborative
conversations to strengthen critical thinking and academic
language in students with mild-moderate disabilities,
grades 6-12. They provide video examples, lesson plans,
specific language scaffolds and other tools to improve
a classroom performance and a teacher’s ability to use
supportive instructional strategies.

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
Enticing the Brain to Behave
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1328

CC/Four Seasons 4
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Argye Hillis, Johns Hopkins U Sch of
Medicine
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language Disorders in Adults. It is commonly believed
that language intervention simply augments spontaneous
recovery after stroke. However, I will show that individuals
who fail to receive appropriate intervention often
decline in language or cognition. I will discuss some
novel assessments and interventions for post-stroke
communication deficits and their relationships with
lesions and reorganization.

Hear Us Roar: Aphasia Advocacy &
Awareness Across Different Stages &
Settings
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

International Perspectives on Services
With Neurogenically-Impaired Adults
in CLD Populations
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1330

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jose Centeno, St. John’s U; Joyce Harris,
U of Texas - Austin; Anthony Kong, U of Central Florida;
Claire Penn, U of the Witwatersrand; Gloriajean Wallace,
U of Cincinnati
The global impact of a worldwide aging population
and the high incidence of stroke in older individuals,
particularly in minority adults, warrants imperative
attention in neurorehabilitation services. This international
panel will highlight useful evidence and principles to
serve communicatively-impaired adults in culturally and
linguistically diverse (CLD) stroke care programs.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)
Babies Prenatally Exposed to Drugs &
Their Mothers: An Introduction & Case
Studies in Intervention
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1332

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kerry Proctor-Williams, East Tennessee
St U
The incidence children exposed to drugs and/or alcohol
prenatally is rising rapidly and increasingly appearing
on speech-language pathology caseloads. This session
provides background information about the problems and
neurodevelopmental outcomes. As well, a communicationbased intervention approach for babies and their mothers
is described with data from case studies.

Session: 1329

CC/505-506-507
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, CSU East Bay;
Nidhi Mahendra, CSU East Bay; Leora Cherney, Rehab
Inst of Chicago; Carol Dow Richards, Aphasia Recovery
Connection; Maura English Silverman, Triangle Aphasia
Project; Kathryn Shelley, Aphasia Ctr of West Texas
Low public awareness of aphasia, low prevalence of
aphasia in the media, and ongoing needs of IwA and their
families for information, education, and support highlight
the importance of aphasia advocacy. A diverse panel will
highlight examples of advocacy/awareness efforts, share
lessons learned, and options in capturing impact.

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Foundations for Early Detection of
Disorders Through Evaluating Infant
Vocalization & Parent—Infant Vocal
Interaction
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1333

CC/203
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: D. Kimbrough Oller, U of Memphis;
Gordon Ramsay, Emory U; Eugene Buder, U of Memphis;
Chia-Cheng Lee, U of Memphis; Hyunjoo Yoo, U of
Memphis; Lama Farran, U of West Georgia; Elena Patten,
U of Tennessee; Yuna Jhang, U of Memphis; Li-Mei Chen,
National Cheng Kung U; Gina Caucci, U of Memphis; Valerie
McDaniel, U of Memphis; Edina Bene, U of Memphis; Grace
Baranek, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Katie Belardi, U of
North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Shweta Ghai, Emory U; Kenneth
Poon, Nangyang Technological U; Elizabeth Crais, U of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill; Linda Watson, U of North Carolina Chapel Hill
We search for signs of disorders by evaluating patterns of
vocal exploration, emotional expressivity, infant-directed
speech, and parent-infant interaction very early in life.
Descriptive studies using naturalistic recording methods,
detailed human coding, and automated analysis are laying
foundations for detecting anomalies such as autism and
other communicative disorders.

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)
Building Core Foundations of Writing
& Communication for Students With
Significant Disabilities
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1334

CC/201
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet Sturm, Central Michigan U
This seminar will target how to provide instructional
contexts that optimize foundational writing and
communication skills for students with significant
disabilities. Functional, authentic communication and
writing goals, which align with rigorous College and
Career Readiness Standards and link to the alternative
assessments, will be provided through classroom and
case examples.

Friday Oral Seminars —8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

Promoting Vocabulary & Phonological
Awareness: A Small Group Interactive
Book Reading Intervention for
Kindergarteners
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1335

CC/Mile High 2C
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carol Scheffner Hammer, Temple U;
Shelley Scarpino, Bloomsburg U
Vocabulary and phonological awareness have been
identified as key skills necessary for literacy development.
Children from low SES backgrounds often lack a solid
foundation in these requisite skills. In this session, an
interactive read-aloud intervention aimed at developing
vocabulary and phonological awareness in at risk
kindergarteners will be presented.

The Challenge of Individual Profiles
for Bilingual Students With Language
Learning Disabilities
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1336

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Changing Lives, Changing
Minds, Leading the Way!
Treatment of Motor Speech
Disorders Across the Lifespan
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1337

CC/405-406-407
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nancy Potter, Washington St U; Edythe
Strand, Mayo Clinic; Julie Wambaugh, U of Utah;
Kathryn Yorkston, U of Washington
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults. This panel,
which includes some of the finest clinicians/researchers
in the field, will discuss treatment of MSD in children and
adults. The presentation will provide a review of historical
techniques and the evolution of treatment, as focus
shifted to evidence based approaches. New developments
and trends will be highlighted.

Assessing Dysphagia With
Complex Medical Comorbidities &
Polypharmacy
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Bilingual Phonological Acquisition
& Second-Language Phonology:
Commonalities, Differences, Clinical
Implications
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1338

CC/301-302
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Benjamin Munson, U of Minnesota;
Leah Fabiano-Smith, U of Arizona; Fred Eckman, U of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children & Cultural and
Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline. There is a
robust literature investigating phonological development
and disorders in bilingual children. A similarly strong
but largely separate literature examines phonological
acquisition in the context of adult L2 learning. This session
brings together perspectives from both sides with the aim
of gleaning new insights for research and clinical practice.

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)
The International Dysphagia Diet
Standardization Initiative
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1318

CC/708-710-712
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catriona Steele, Toronto Rehab Inst;
Peter Lam, International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation
Initiative
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline
& Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children
and Adults. Around the world, many associations have
published dysphagia diet standards. Variable terminology
presents a serious risk of harm. The International
Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative has gathered
evidence to help the world speak one language about
dysphagia diets. Come and find out how to integrate the
IDDSI framework into your practice.

Session: 1339

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Milliken, Windsor Rehab/Regency
Post Acute Healt; Greg Pfahles, Windsor Rehab/Regency Post
Acute Healt
This course provides direction through complicating
etiologies of dysphagia assessment, to include those with
cardiac and pulmonary disease processes, along with the
significant polypharmacy that goes with these clinical
scenarios. This course offers effective, evidence based
resources and interpretive guidelines for the assessment
and management of complex medical dysphagia patients.

Conducting Quantitative Analysis of
Physiology on Videofluoroscopy
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1340

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ashley Waito, Toronto Rehab Inst - U
Health Network; Talia Wolkin, Toronto Rehab Inst - U
Health Network; Catriona Steele, Toronto Rehab Inst - U
Health Network
This seminar will discuss the importance of obtaining
quantitative measures during VFSS analysis and provide
the skills to do so. We will demonstrate several tools
to quantify physiological events seen on VFSS, which
will enable clinicians to compare VFSS results against
emerging normative data and to obtain measurable
therapy outcomes.

Neuroplasticity & Dysphagia
Rehabilitation: How to Connect the
Dots
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Friday Oral Seminars

CC/Four Seasons 1
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maria Brea-Spahn, U of South Florida
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Literacy Assessment and Intervention. In this seminar, an
interdisciplinary approach to evidence-based differential
diagnosis for language-literacy learning disabilities in
English language learners will be demonstrated/ practiced.
Emphasis will be given to information –gathering
techniques that must be integrated by practitioners and
researchers when resolving diagnostic and instructional
puzzles for bilingual students with learning disabilities.

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)

Session: 1341

CC/403-404
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ruth Martin, Western U; Georgia
Malandraki, Purdue U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG
13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
This invited session will examine the brain’s capacity to
change with experience, a.k.a. experience-dependent
neuroplasticity. Principles and drivers of neuroplasticity
will be presented, with particular emphasis on the
orofacial and upper airway systems. Potential applications
in dysphagia rehabilitation will be explored through real
case study discussions.

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Telepractice (GI)

NOTES ______________________________________

The Efficacy & Benefits of Telepractice
to Deliver Services to Children With
Autism Spectrum Disorder
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1309

CC/601-603
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Mary Andrianopoulos, U of
Massachusetts - Amherst
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders & Telepractice. Telepractice
has skyrocketed in the past 5-years. Empirical research
is limited to support its efficacy, especially for children
with Autism. This presentation will address: the current
efficacy of Telepractice with ASD populations; empirical
evidence demonstrating positive behavioral outcomes
using Telepractice with ASD; data-driven methods to show
evidence-based practice; security issues.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

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Complementary, Integrative, &
Traditional Medicines for the Voice:
Separating Fact From Fiction
FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1342

CC/205
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Aaron Ziegler, Oregon Health & Science
U; Aaron Pham, Oregon Health & Science U; Joshua
Schindler, Oregon Health & Science U
Complementary medicine (CM) uses non-traditional
approaches to treat diseases and conditions including
communication disorders, and represents $33.9 billion in
out-of-pocket health care spending by Americans. With
increasing popularity and acceptance of CM, SLPs will
benefit from up-to-date information on the efficacy and
safety of commonly used CM approaches for dysphonia.

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Grand Rounds: Respiratory Muscle
Strength Training

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FR 8:00AM–10:00AM

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Session: 1343

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Bari Hoffman Ruddy, U of Central Florida;
Christine Sapienza, Jacksonville U; Erin Silverman, U
of Florida; Jacqueline Gartner-Schmidt, U of Pittsburgh;
Michelle Troche, Teachers Coll, Columbia U
This presentation will present a diverse number of cases
that represent the principles and clinical application of
respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) in order to
achieve desired clinical outcomes for specific patients and
or patient populations.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

How to Learn & Teach a Treatment:
Examples From Aphasia & Apraxia

Thinking About a PhD? Information
Session for Prospective Doctoral
Students

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maria Munoz, Texas Christian U; Laurel
Lynch, Texas Christian U
This presentation describes a method for learning and
teaching treatment processes, using aphasia and apraxia
as examples, that implements elements integral to clinical
learning. This method can be implemented by students or
clinicians seeking to acquire new skills, or by academic and
clinical instructors who guide student learning.

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1344

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jordan Green, MGH Inst of Health
Professions; Yael Arbel, MGH Inst of Health Professions;
Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, U of Utah; Jeffrey Berry,
Marquette U; Antje Sabine Mefferd, Vanderbilt U
Prospective doctoral students will have the opportunity to
listen to and ask questions of an expert panel discussing
important factors to consider when selecting a Ph.D.
program and competencies needed for success. This
session is sponsored by the ASHA Research and Scientific
Affairs Committee.

Best Practice Considerations for
Undergraduate Education in CSD:
Report From the Academic Affairs
Board
Session: 1345

Exploring Clinical Research for
Clinicians & Students: Seven Steps &
Seven Tips for Achieving Success
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1346

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Isaac Sia, U of Florida
This seminar targets the novice clinician/student
exploring clinical research. With wit and unbiased
honesty, the audience will be brought through an
overview of the phases of clinical research in 7 steps - from
conceptualizing the research idea to communicating the
findings - with a tip for achieving success in each step.

Session: 1347

Innovative Training Model in Med
Speech Pathology: The MGH Graduate
Student Experience in Med SLP
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1348

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rebecca Inzana, Massachusetts General
Hosp/MGH Inst of Health Professions; Carmen VegaBarachowitz, Massachusetts General Hosp
Medical SLPs require broad and deep understanding of
medical systems and disease processes to provide effective,
efficient patient care as a member of the interprofessional
team. We present an integrative clinical placement at
Massachusetts General Hospital, marrying clinical training
with themed medical system didactics, enhancing critical
thinking and best practices.

Preparing SLP Graduate Students
for Patient-Provider Communication
Across Health Care Settings
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1349

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: David Beukelman, Inst for Rehab
Research & Technology, Madonna Rehab Hosp; Michael
Burns, U of Washington; Nancy Alarcon, U of Washington
The presentation provides three strategies to prepare SLP
graduate students in patient-provider communication: (1)
classroom presentations for SLP graduate students. (2) an
interprofessional class for physical therapy, occupational
therapy, and SLP students. (3) SLP students serving as
“standardized patients” with aphasia and dysarthria to
prepare medical providers.

Clinical Evidence in Diagnosis &
Treatment of Auditory Processing
Disorders
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1350

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Deborah Moncrieff, U of Pittsburgh;
William Keith, SoundSkills APD Clinic; Maria Abramson,
HearNow Abramson Audiology; Alicia Swann, Auditory
Processing Ctr
This presentation will focus on clinical evidence for
diagnosing individuals with amblyaudia, a binaural
integration type of APD that is effectively treated with
ARIA, a short-term auditory training therapy. Patterns of
test results for diagnosis and benefits of ARIA through
electrophysiology and fMRI outcomes following therapy
will be presented.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
An Examination of the Relationship
Between Adult Recasts & Child’s Self
Repair in AAC Intervention
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1351

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Michael Clarke, U Coll London; Gloria
Soto, San Francisco St U
This seminar will present a qualitative description of types
of recasts used by clinicians during conversation-based
intervention sessions with children with motor speech
disorders who use SGDs. We will discuss recast design
features that may facilitate child’s self-repair. Clinical
implications and future research directions will be
discussed and outlined.

Friday Oral Seminars

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathy Chapman, U of Utah; Lynne
Hewitt, Bowling Green St U; Janet Koehnke, Montclair
U; Jennifer Simpson, Purdue U; Malcolm McNeil, U of
Pittsburgh; Ruth Bentler, U of Iowa; Barbara Cone, U of
Arizona; Elizabeth Crais, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill;
Anthony DiLollo, Private Practice; Richard Folsom, U of
Washington; Ronald Gillam, Utah St U; Julie Honaker, U of
Nebraska - Lincoln; Loretta Nunez, ASHA; Susan Nittrouer,
Ohio St U
Questions about CSD undergraduate education models are
frequently raised within both ASHA and CAPCSD. Changes
in health care, K-12, and higher education lend urgency to
these discussions. Members of the Academic Affairs Board
will present their report on undergraduate education,
sharing data collected and outlining a framework for
best practices.

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
Behaviorally Based Goals, Objectives,
& Data Collection Procedure for SLPs
Runnng Social Groups
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1352

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Landria M Seals, Landria Green, LLC
Data collection within social groups may often be
subjective and can be a challenge. Capturing data on
conversation fluency, body language, nonliteral language
use, and social behavior are abstract concepts that have
expectations of reporting progress. This course provides
tools and guidelines for collecting data in social pragmatic
language groups.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM
Developmental & ASD Characteristics
of Toddlers Screening for Language
Delay
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Communication Sciences (GI)
Innovations & Clinical
Implications from Aerospace
Medicine & Vestibular
Research
Session: 1354

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Michael Cevette, Mayo Clinic Arizona
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences. The presentation will provide
an overview of the work conducted at Mayo Clinic Arizona
with a special emphasis on discoveries that translate
directly into clinical practice. Many of techniques involve
monitoring, inducing, and modifying vestibular illusions
and cognitive performance under conditions of spatial
disorientation and hypoxia respectively.

New Technologies for Research
Clinicians: Transcranial Direct Current
Stimulation (tDCS) as an Adjuvant to
Speech-Language Intervention
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)

Session: 1353

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Lauren Swineford, National Insts of
Health; Audrey Thurm, National Insts of Health; Stacy
Manwaring, U of Utah
The current study reports on characteristics of toddlers
screened for language delay based on parental concern,
including developmental level, degree of language delay
and ASD symptoms. Approximately half of those in the
concern group failed a checklist as well as a direct testing
measure of clinically significant language delay.

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1355

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Galletta, Hunter Coll, City U of
New York; Amy Vogel-Eyny, Graduate Ctr, City U of New
York; Peggy Conner, Lehman Coll, City U of New York; Paola
Marangolo, U Federico II of Naples, Italy
We present an overview of the theory behind the use
of tDCS and consider implications for clinical treatment
among individuals with aphasia, dysarthria, stuttering,
and communication disorders secondary to dementia,
healthy aging, and autism.

Cultural Neuroscience: Implications
for Intervention Design
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1356

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carol Westby, Bilingual Multicultural Svcs
This presentation will describe frameworks for
understanding cultural variations in values, beliefs,
and communication styles; the neurophysiological/
neurogenetic relationships to these behaviors and beliefs;
and how this knowledge can be used to design culturally
accepted and appropriate interventions using the
PRECEDE-PROCEED approach.

Strengthening Relationships with
Interpreters While Mastering the Art
of Diplomacy
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1357

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Noé Alonzo Erazo, Olé Noé, LLC
Learn how to strengthen your relationship with
interpreters to excel in therapy, cross-cultural
communication, and your own acquisition of a foreign
language. The topic will be analyzed from a historical,
political, clinical sociolinguistics, and personal point of
view. Master the art of diplomacy by applying the latest
interdisciplinary research.

Fluency (SLP)
Executive Functioning, Attention, &
Stuttering: Theoretical & Clinical
Implications
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1358

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katerina Ntourou, Indiana U; Julie
Anderson, Indiana U
This presentation will review key empirical findings
about the executive function (EF) skills (working
memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility) and
attentional abilities of children who stutter. Furthermore,
formal and informal assessment methods will be
presented and ways to utilize diagnostic findings in
therapy will be proposed.

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Cultural Interventions Prior to Study
Abroad in Zambia: Can They Enhance
Cultural Competence?
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1359

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lata Krishnan, Purdue U; Christi Masters,
Purdue U; Charles Calahan, Purdue U; Kevin Richards,
Northern Illinois U
SLHS in Zambia is a Service-Learning study abroad
program that has increased students’ cultural competence
as measured by the Public Affairs Scale (PAS). Results of
the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®) however
were mixed. Exercises regarding culture were added to
the curriculum to evaluate their effect on the
post‑program IDI ®.

Speech Language Pathology &
Audiology in Cuba
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1360

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alex Johnson, MGH Inst of Health
Professions; Dolores Battle, SUNY Buffalo St
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline & SIG
17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related
Disorders. In 2015, a delegation of speech-language
pathologists and audiologists visited Cuba through
the People-to-People Citizen Ambassador program.
They obtained an overview of the past-present-future
national health care system, rehabilitation services,
special education programs, education of speech
language pathologists and Afro-Cuban customs. This SIG
17-sponsored seminar will provide their observations.

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)
What Can We Learn About Infant
Speech Feature Perception From
Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials?
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1361

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Barbara Cone, U of Arizona
Cortical evoked potentials(CAEPs) using tone or speech
tokens offer a means to estimate threshold and also
hold promise as a method for estimating speech-feature
discrimination and perception abilities. In this session, the
research bases for using CAEPs in clinical research will
be explained.

Friday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Discovering Your APP-titude for
Children With Hearing Loss
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1366

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tina Childress, CASE Audiology
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children
with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Infant and Child
Hearing and Balance: Screening and Assessment & SIG
9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Apps
for children with hearing loss can improve accessibility,
provide resources for therapy and be used as a teaching
tool. Learn about desired features of apps, where to find
them, accessories and see some apps in action. Resources
will be shared. Feel free to bring your device!

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
Interprofessional Education on
Hearing Screening & Effective
Communication Strategies in an
Assisted Living Setting
Session: 1362

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melanie Dunne, U of Arizona; Nicole
Marrone, U of Arizona; Stephanie Adamovich, U of
Arizona; Beverly Heasley, St. Luke’s Home; Marlene Dermody,
U of Arizona; Jane Mohler, Arizona Ctr on Aging, U of Arizona
Health Care providers must be skilled in caring for hard-ofhearing patients to assure clear communication, provide
person-centered care, and to work in highly functioning
interprofessional teams. We present the development
and evaluation of an interprofessional education model of
training hearing screening and effective communication
strategies in an assisted living setting.

Interprofessional Team-Based
Approach Prepares Speech-Language
Pathology & Audiology Students for
Collaborative Practice
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1363

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tara Davis, U of South Alabama; Julie
Estis, U of South Alabama
An innovative, interprofessional course was created for
graduate speech-language pathology and audiology
students to learn from and with each other as they gained
knowledge of assessment and treatment approaches and
addressed complex clinical cases in a team-based learning
format. Course design, student learning outcomes, and
interprofessional competencies will be discussed.

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1364

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Judith Wingate, Jacksonville U; Elizabeth
Stegemoller, Iowa St U
This seminar will discuss the benefits of a singing group
for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Study results showed
improvements in voice, swallow, respiration, and quality
of life. Suggestions for collaborating with music therapists
will be discussed.

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Developing Vocabulary & Language in
Children With Hearing Loss Through
Inquiry & Project-Based Learning
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1365

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amanda Wittman, River Sch; Marie
Wright, River Sch; Nancy Mellon, River Sch
Project-based and inquiry-based learning (PBL/IQL)
are teaching methods that stem from students’ interest,
and can provide authentic, experiential learning for all
children, particularly those with language-based learning
difficulties. Implementing PBL/IQL in mainstream
classroom settings with the support of an SLP can increase
students’ receptive and expressive language skills.

Discovering Your APP-titude for
Children With Hearing Loss
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1366

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tina Childress, CASE Audiology
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children
with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Infant and Child
Hearing and Balance: Screening and Assessment & SIG
9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Apps
for children with hearing loss can improve accessibility,
provide resources for therapy and be used as a teaching
tool. Learn about desired features of apps, where to find
them, accessories and see some apps in action. Resources
will be shared. Feel free to bring your device!

Intervention/Rehabilitation
for Adults with Hearing
Loss, Tinnitus or Balance
Disorders (Aud)
Outcome Measures: Why Bother?
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1367

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ruth Bentler, U of Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders. Assessing the outcome of hearing aid
intervention is a crucial audiologist’s goal. Oftentimes there is
a disconnect between clinical test results and patient reports
following some real-world experiences. In this session we will
discuss the what, when and why of our efforts to quantify hearing
aid success

Unique Aspects of Cochlear Implant
Programs for Adults & Children:
Clinical, Auditory Perceptual,
Biopsychosocial. Technological
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1368

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Denise Tucker, U of North Carolina
at Greensboro; Mary Compton, U of North Carolina at
Greensboro; Linda Thibodeau, U of Texas at Dallas
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. The
challenge of providing aural rehabilitation services across
the lifespan to adults, adolescents, and children with
cochlear implants and hearing assistive technologies
presents unique opportunities. The panel will discuss
successful components of their model programs: Cochlear
Implant Connections, Specialized Intensive Auditory
Rehabilitation Conference, and Cochlear Implant Camps
for Children.

Friday Oral Seminars

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Singing With Parkinson’s Patients:
A Collaboration Between Music
Therapists & Speech Pathologists

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
Demystifying ELLs:
Strategies That Work
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1369

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elena Zaretsky, Clark U
This seminar examines the role of specific strategies in achieving
higher level of success in phonological awareness, early literacy
skills, vocabulary knowledge and narrative skills among ELLs at
different levels of English language proficiency attending Title I
elementary school. The seminar will discuss the discriminating
criteria for ELLs and SLIs

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Friday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Developing Reading Comprehension
With Students Who Use AAC:
Opportunities & Applications

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Communication Partner Training &
Support for Individuals With Primary
Progressive Aphasia: A Case Study

Genetic Contributions to
Language, Reading, & ADHD:
Areas of Etiologic Overlap

Session: 1370

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maureen Donnelly, Tobii Dynavox; Karen
Erickson, U of North Carolina Ctr for Literacy & Disability
Studies
Successful reading comprehension remains a far-away
goal for many students who use AAC. This presentation
will explore the reasons for this, an instructional pedagogy
that supports successful reading comprehension, and a
practical methodology to help all teachers deliver sound
instruction and all students in comprehending texts.

Social Perspective & Executive
Functioning Considerations:
Supports for Conversation & Reading
Comprehension
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1371

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sylvia Diehl, U of South Florida
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by
the American Board of Child Language and Language
Disorders. This hour long session provide an overview of
the influence of social perspective and executive function
on conversation and reading comprehension. Theoretical
underpinnings will be briefly reviewed followed by a case
example which demonstrates intervention strategies
which utilize evidence based practices in academic
applications. Intervention strategies will focus on
summarization, perspective taking, topic maintenance,
and continuing a conversation.

Vocabulary Instruction: Semantic
Reasoning & Deconstructing Verbs
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1372

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Beth Lawrence, Communication
APPtitude; Deena Seifert, Communication APPtitude
Two seasoned speech-language pathologists will, in the
context of current gold-standard vocabulary instruction
methods, share their two fun, unique, highly visual
techniques, InferCabulary and WordQuations, that they
have developed to help students improve vocabulary
knowledge and semantic reasoning. Materials will
be shared so attendees can immediately implement
the methods.

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1373

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cara Richardson, Northwestern U;
Cara McGarry, Northwestern U; Hannah Newman,
Northwestern U; Erica Seifert, Northwestern U; Aaron
Wilkins, Northwestern U
Northwestern University’s Center for Audiology, Speech,
Language, and Learning piloted an eight-week program
to train and provide support for communication partners
of individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA).
Implications pertaining to topics and structure of program
will be discussed. Comparative quality of life measures will
be reported.

Living With Aphasia-Framework for
Outcome Measurement (A-FROM):
Measuring What Matters
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1374

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Aura Kagan, Aphasia Inst;
Nina Simmons-Mackie, Southeastern Louisiana U
A clear focus on measurement of relevant real-life
outcomes is an effective way of ensuring that aphasia
treatment targets outcomes that are meaningful and
relevant for individuals with aphasia and their families.
An approach to assessment will be presented, including
selected examples of outcome measures in relation to
A-FROM domains.

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1376

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Shelley Smith, U of Nebraska Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Language
Impairment, Reading Disability, and ADHD have distinct
diagnostic criteria and can require different approaches
to remediation; however, they are often comorbid and
share some underlying deficits, suggesting some common
liabilities. Understanding their neurodevelopmental and
molecular genetic similarities and differences can refine
our concepts of cause, diagnosis and treatment.

He’s Being a Little Stinker:
Using Counseling Techniques
to Help Caregivers Understand
Communication-Based Challenging
Behaviors
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1377

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Twyla Perryman, U of West Georgia
Children with communication disorders are at-risk for
exhibiting a higher frequency of challenging behaviors.
These challenging behaviors may be interpreted by
caregivers as purposeful defiance or obstinate behavior.
This session will overview counseling techniques
that clinicians can use with parents to be help them
understand and deal with challenging behaviors.

Right Hemisphere Communication
Disorders: Current Knowledge & Best
Practices

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Effective Speech Therapy for Students
With Down Syndrome

Session: 1375

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Margaret Blake, U of Houston
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG
2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language
Disorders. Right hemisphere strokes commonly cause
difficulty with narrative/discourse comprehension and
production. Production deficits often affect organization,
relevance, and quantity. Comprehension deficits have
been identified in underlying lexical-semantic processes
as well as more broadly at the level of discourse
comprehension. Best practices given the limited existing
evidence will be discussed.

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FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1380

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Paul Yoder, Vanderbilt U; Tiffany
Woynaroski, Vanderbilt U; Stephen Camarata,
Vanderbilt U
Speech comprehensibility is the proportion of utterance
attempts understood. This randomized control study found
that, relative to traditional therapy, Broad Target Speech
Recasts (BTSR) facilitated speech comprehensibility in
students with Down syndrome who had above-sampleaverage verbal imitation prior to treatment. Speech recasts
was the active ingredient in BTSR.

Friday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Willard R. Zemlin Memorial Lecture:
Speech Anatomy & Physiology: Past,
Present, & Future
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1381

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: David Kuehn, U of Illinois
Sponsored by Pearson, this session is developed by, and
presenters invited by, Speech/Resonance Disorders in
Cleft Lip/Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies & SIG
5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. The science
of speech anatomy and physiology has had a long and
interesting history from early studies of dissection through
current sophisticated instrumentation to the promising
future of rapid development in dynamic MRI. David
Kuehn will draw from his own experiences in tracing the
development of this fascinating science.

Intervention Planning for Dysphagia
Based on Objective Studies & Reports:
Translating Results Into Practice
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1382

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kelly Salmon, Thomas Jefferson U Hosp;
Kara Maharay, Thomas Jefferson U Hosp
This session will focus on discussing the challenges present
for SLP’s who treat adult patients with dysphagia outside
of the acute hospital setting. Evidence to support the need
for objective studies to provide effective treatment will be
highlighted. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate
how to develop an effective treatment plan from
information obtained from objective studies.

Maximizing Endoscopy When
Managing Dysphagia in Complex
Head & Neck Cancer Patients
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1383

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Meryl Kaufman, Emory U; Lauren
Ottenstein, Emory U; Elizabeth Seelinger, Emory U
This presentation reviews the indications for endoscopy in
the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia in head and
neck cancer patients across the continuum of care. Case
studies including the evaluation of anatomic structures,
secretion management, therapeutic strategies, and
incidental findings during endoscopic evaluations will
be reviewed.

Session: 1384

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Evangelista, UC Davis Med Ctr;
Towino Paramby, U of Central Arkansas
Vital capacity, pulmonary clearance, bronchiectasis?
These are commonly heard in the clinical setting.
However, concepts of pulmonary function and their
relation to dysphagia may not be fully understood.
This comprehensive course on lung function and
pathologies will develop critical decision-making skills
towards the consideration of pulmonary health in
dysphagia management.

A HealthCare Executives View of
Speech & Hearing Futurism
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM
Session: 1387

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Gene Balzer, ANMA, networking
NeuroMonitoring
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by the American Audiology Board of Intraoperative
Monitoring. This fast paced presentation delivered from
the health care executive point of view (albeit with a bias
toward SLP and Aud providers) focuses on advent and
impact of telemedicine technologies and the evolving
reimbursement environment.

Point Counterpoint: The Clinical
Swallow Examination – Is It Necessary
& Is It Useful?

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Traumatic Brain Injury & Aphasia

Session: 1385

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: James Coyle, U of Pittsburgh; Steven
Leder, Yale U; Gary McCullough, Appalachain St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and
Adults. The clinical swallow examination (CSE) is often
the first step in determining appropriate management of
individuals with swallowing disorders. Not all clinicians
agree about the value of the CSE. This session will explore
opposing viewpoints from dysphagia experts regarding its
value or lack thereof, and present arguments supporting
each viewpoint.

Working With Parents of Children With
Feeding Disorders: Considerations &
Strategies for Effective Teaching
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1386

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Hema Desai, CHOC Children’s Hosp; Sarah
Lowry, CHOC Children’s Hosp; Leigh Volker, CHOC Children’s
Hosp
Complex feeding disorders in children are multifactorial
with physiologic, behavioral, and social components.
Successful treatment should include support and training
for parents. Parental readiness to learn, parent teaching
tools and strategies for generalization of feeding therapy
will be discussed. Case studies to illustrate these strategies
will be presented.

FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1388

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kimberly Frey, Craig Hosp
The term “language of confusion” permeates discussion
characterizing the speech output of persons with
traumatic brain injury. Respect for brain-behavior
relationships fosters the understanding that cognitive
impairment can result from neurologic injury, regardless
of etiology and the speech output of persons with TBI can
be defined as an aphasia.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

Friday Oral Seminars

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Telepractice (GI)

Pleural Confusion: A 2015 Update
Towards a Comprehensive Course on
Lungs & Dysphagia

The Aging Voice: A Comprehensive
Analysis
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1389

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Shaheen Awan, Bloomsburg U of
Pennsylvania; Jennifer Acompanado, Bloomsburg
U of Pennsylvania; Elise Connors, Bloomsburg U
of Pennsylvania; Kelsey Fanelli, Bloomsburg U of
Pennsylvania
The characteristics of the aging voice (20 to 80+ yrs.) were
analyzed using cepstral /spectral data, the DSI, and the
VHI. While changes consistent with decrements in control
of vocal frequency, sound level, and quality were observed,
the typical aging voice was not associated with significant
increases in self-perceived handicap.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM & 1:00PM–3:00PM
Zooming, Buzzing, & Hooting: Fun &
Functional Voice Therapy for Children
FR 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1390

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maia Braden, U of Wisconsin; Bryn
Olson-Greb, U of Wisconsin - Madison, Voice & Swallow
Clinics
Voice disorders affect an estimated 6-36% of children.
Voice therapy for children presents unique challenges,
but follows many of the same principles as for adults.
This session focuses on the physiological basis of voice
treatment techniques and ways to adapt them for children.
Videos and practice opportunities will be included.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)
Teaching Critical Thinking in a SpeechLanguage Pathology Graduate
Program
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1391

CC/Mile High 3C
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anthony DiLollo, Wichita St U; Julie
Scherz, Wichita St U; Kathy Strattman, Wichita St U
Critical thinking is a core skill of higher education. It is
essential for speech-language pathologists to incorporate
critical thinking into clinical practice but it is rarely taught
in graduate programs. This presentation will demonstrate
how critical thinking can be incorporated into a graduate
curriculum in speech-language pathology.

Writing Successful Research Grant
Applications in Communication
Sciences & Disorders: Advice From
Experts
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)

Session: 1392

CC/203
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Holly Storkel, U of Kansas; Bernard
Rousseau, Vanderbilt U Sch of Medicine; Anne Smith,
Purdue U; Paul Yoder, Peabody Coll; Stephen Camarata,
Vanderbilt U Sch of Medicine
Writing grant proposals can be bewildering: There are
many funding mechanisms and understanding the review
process is crucial for success. A panel of experts who
have been reviewers for grant proposals and whose own
research has been funded by various grant agencies will
present key information on grant writing.

Treating CAPD: The When, Who, How,
& Why of Dichotic Listening Training
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1393

CC/605
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Teri James Bellis, U of South Dakota;
Matthew Barker, U of Auckland, New Zealand;
Marni Johnson Martin, U of South Dakota; Samantha
Boushek, U of South Dakota; Katherine Awoyinka, U of South
Dakota; Hillary Howard, U of South Dakota; Jessica Malepsy,
U of South Dakota; Brittney Richters, U of South Dakota;
Sarah Anderson, U of South Dakota; Holly Bonnichsen, U of
South Dakota; Samantha Lenz, U of South Dakota; Agelia
Stout, U of South Dakota
Dichotic listening training (DLT) is an effective method
of treating CAPD in children and adults. This session will
demonstrate DLT paradigms that can be applied in the
home or school setting. Data from studies evaluating the
effectiveness of these paradigms in improving CAPD and
real-world listening difficulties will be presented.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
Assessing AAC Competencies
& Communication Partners to
Determine Intervention Strategies
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1394

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tracy Kovach, Augmentative
Communication Svcs, LLC; Susan Moore, Clinical Professor
Emerita - U of Colorado; Private Practice; Amy Frisbie,
Children’s Hosp Colorado
Assessing known areas of AAC competence and skill
development (Light, 1989; Light & McNaughton 2014) for
the child who uses AAC and their communication partners,
particularly parents, is necessary to guide intervention
planning. This information provides the foundation upon
which intervention strategies are developed and progress
is measured.

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Launching a Virtual Community of
Practice: Improving AAC Intervention
Through Online Collaboration
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1395

CC/704
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Emily Quinn, Vanderbilt U; Oregon Health
& Science U; Alexandria Cook, Oregon Health & Science U;
Karen Natoci, Private Practice, Consultant, Early Assistive
Technology; Charity Rowland, Oregon Health & Science U
We will introduce the Communication Matrix, an online
assessment used to evaluate the expressive skills of
individuals with complex communication needs, and
the associated Virtual Community of Practice. The goal
of our Community is to improve clinical and educational
programs for children that require AAC, by supporting
professional development.

Providing Communication
Access Across Medical Settings: A
Fundamental Role for AAC
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1396

CC/703
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarah Blackstone, Augmentative
Communication Inc.; Kathryn Yorkston, U of Washington;
David Beukelman, Madonna Rehab Hosp; John Costello,
Boston Children’s Hosp; Richard Hurtig, U of Iowa Emeritus ; Lisa Bardach, Communicating Solutions
Changes in healthcare are creating new opportunities
for professionals with expertise in AAC. This session
provides information about current healthcare policy and
evidence–based practices that improve patient-provider
communication across a variety of health care settings.
Participants will learn how to support patients with
various types of communication vulnerabilities.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
AAC & Peer Partner Instruction:
Treatment Approaches of Nonverbal
or Minimally Verbal Children With
Autism
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1397

CC/Four Seasons 1
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, U of Kansas
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Autism Spectrum Disorders. This presentation
provides evidence-based strategies to increase early
communication skills and reciprocal interactions of
nonverbal or minimally verbal children with autism. Based
on the presenter’s research, an innovative peer partner
intervention combined with the iPad as a voice output AAC
system will be discussed and demonstrated via videos.

Friday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–3:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Autism Spectrum Disorder Among
Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of
Hearing: Diagnostic & Intervention
Considerations

Teaching Social Skills, Social
Interpretation, & the Educational
Standards: Strategies to Help SLPs
Multitask Effectively

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:
Improving Job Satisfaction, Mental
Focus, & Reducing Work & Life Stress

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Michelle Winner, Social Thinking
Requirements related to social learning are embedded
in Common Core/State educational standards that are
at the heart of our nation’s educational policy. We will
explore socially based treatment strategies to help
with interpreting and responding to the language arts
curriculum, classroom participation and playground play.

CC/705-707
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jordan Bowman, Genesis Rehab Svcs
This seminar aims to inspire professionals to improve
communication with co-workers and play an active role
in one’s health and well-being. Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction is an evidence-based practice with research
supporting several benefits: stress reduction for acute and
everyday stressors, increased mental focus, and improved
physical/mental health.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Professional Ethics: Dilemmas That
Can Strike You!

Evaluation of Capacity to Consent:
Why SLPs Need Training & to
Advocate for Their Patients

CC/102-104-106
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Douglas Hicks, Cleveland Clinic
Foundation; Sheryl Amaral, Cumberland Sch Dist;
Stephen Oshrin, U of Southern Mississippi; George Purvis,
VAMC; Arlene Carney, U of Minnesota; Colleen O’Rourke,
Georgia St U; Earl Seaver, Higher Education Consultant;
Patti Solomon-Rice, San Francisco St U; Jennifer Watson,
Texas Christian U; Regina Grantham, SUNY Cortland;
Glenn Waguespack, Private Practice; Charles Morehouse,
Appalachian St U; Gretchen Alece Magee, Private Practice;
Theresa Rodgers, SLP Consulting Svcs; Melanie Hudson,
EBS Healthcare
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
This ASHA Board of Ethics session will complement other
invited sessions by using role play to highlight ethical
challenges encountered in our professional lives. Through
case presentations, audience members will consider
approaches that can be used to minimize the occurrence of
ethical violations and discuss professional responsibilities
for reporting violations.

Session: 1398

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Deborah Mood, Children’s Hosp Colorado;
Aaron Shield, Miami U; Shannon Elam, U of Colorado
Hosp Hearing & Balance Ctr; Nanette Thompson,
Listening2Learn & U of Colorado Hosp; Amy Szarkowski,
Boston Children’s Hosp & Harvard U
The presence of ASD when it co-occurs in children who
are D/HH significantly complicates language acquisition.
This presentation will review information regarding
appropriate diagnosis and intervention, highlighting
language symptoms associated with ASD which may
present differently in sign language, audiological
assessment/management, and considerations in
designing language/communication intervention.

Creating Sustainable Systems of
Support for Young Children at Risk for
ASD Across Settings
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1399

Outcomes of Young Adults on
the Autism Spectrum:
Situating the Role of the SLP
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1400

CC/505-506-507
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Roux, A. J. Drexel Autism Inst, Drexel
U; Heidi Ham, Autism & Language Intervention - WA;
Spectrum Fusion; U of Queensland
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders. Recent research and public
policies related to outcomes for young adults with autism
spectrum disorders will be discussed in conjunction with
transition practices and the role of the SLP in facilitating
more positive outcomes. The design of practical and
innovative solutions to deal with the multifaceted
challenges will be presented.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1402

CC/201
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alexandra Carling-Rowland, Coll of
Audiologists & Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario;
Carol Bock, Coll of Audiologists & Speech Language
Pathologists of Ontario
The evaluation of communicatively compromised patients’
capacity to decide on treatment, participation in research
and the use of health information is complex. SLPs play
an important role in overcoming communication barriers,
but need the legal knowledge and skills to advocate
for, and perform fair capacity evaluations with this
vulnerable population.

Leading a Meaningful & Effective IEP
Meeting
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1403

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Crystal Brooks, Arizona Dept of Education;
Marge Rehberg, Arizona Dept of Education
SLPs participate in hundreds of IEPs a year as a case
manager or related service. Effective meetings yield
satisfaction with the outcome and a clear understanding
of the expectations for the student. This session will
provide the skills necessary to conduct an effective
meeting, producing a meaningful and compliant IEP.

Session: 1404

Session: 1405

Friday Oral Seminars

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sally Fuhrmeister, Marcus Autism Ctr;
Erin Brooker Lozott, Marcus Autism Ctr; Jennifer StapelWax, Marcus Autism Ctr
Attendees will learn the evolution of evidence-based adult
learning strategies to implement supports for increased
engagement and social communication development for
young children at risk for ASD. Translational neuroscience,
focused on community viability and universal design, will
be highlighted through the description of an ongoing
coach-the-coach model.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1401

Thriving in Skilled Nursing: Can I Skill
for That?
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1406

CC/607
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehab
Navigating skilled versus unskilled needs for Medicare
beneficiaries can be a challenging task. This course
will provide guidance for clinical decision making by
exploration of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual; provide
case based real world studies; and describe best practices
for documenting the unique skills of an SLP.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–3:00PM
Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)
Increasing Cultural Competence:
Asking the Right Questions
Without Trivializing Culture
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1407

CC/301-302
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Li Hsieh, Wayne St U; Mona Griffer,
Marywood U; Nathan Cornish, VocoVision/Bilingual
Therapies; William Gillispie, U of Kansas; Priya
Sudarsanam, Priya Sudarsanam, MS, CCC-SLP, Ltd.; Yumi
Sumida, Harborview Med Ctr; Twhanna Green, Calvert
County, Maryland Pub Schs; Rosa Abreu, Newark Beth
Israel an affiliate of Barnabas Health; Lisa Moore, U
of Ottawa; Katandria Love Johnson, Cook Children’s
Health Care System; Archie Harmon, Washington U Sch of
Medicine - St. Louis; Esther Gerrard, Veterans Affairs
Multicultural Issues Board members will introduce cultural
parameters through a storytelling activity aimed at
increasing awareness of cultural variation. Participants
will be engaged in discussions regarding the impact of
cultural variation on clients’ behaviors, perceptions and
attitudes and also discuss how knowledge gained can be
applied to clinical service delivery.

Intervention Research for Bilingual
Children With Speech & Language
Disorders
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1408

CC/501-502
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: M. Adelaida Restrepo, Arizona St U;
Gabriela Simon-Cereijido, California St U Los Angeles;
Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Portland St U in
Oregon; Leah Fabiano-Smith, U of Arizona
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline
& SIG 14: Communication Disorders and Sciences in
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (CLD).
The invited panelists will address challenges in bilingual
intervention research. Practical strategies for carrying out
intervention research with bilingual populations will also
be provided.

As of October 5, 2015

There Is an “I” in “TEAM”: Importance
of SLPs & Audiologists Collaborating
With I/Ts

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Let’s Get Practical About
Interprofessional Education/
Collaboration

Session: 1409

CC/403-404
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Henriette Langdon, San Jose St U; Terry
Saenz, California St U - Fullerton; Maxine Langdon,
Private Practice; Teresa Wolf, U of Memphis; Li-Rong Lilly
Cheng, San Diego St U
ASHA (1985) proposed assessing ELL students by
collaborating with trained interpreters when bilingual
clinicians were unavailable. Needing continuing
education in this area has been reported. The interpreting
process, roles/responsibilities of team members, cultural
considerations, preferred practices in assessment and
forming inter-professional relationships, training issues,
and research directions will be described.

Fluency (SLP)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy:
An Experiential Journey for Clinicians
& People Who Stutter
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1410

CC/702
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Scott Palasik, U of Akron; Jaime Hannan,
Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has vast
clinical potential in assisting clients who stutter to develop
a values-based life and create psychological flexibility
toward stuttering. This seminar will be an experiential
session applying the six core processes of ACT to clients
who stutter and providing preliminary case study findings.

Brain Function & Anatomy in
Children Who Stutter: Insights
From Pediatric Neuroimaging
Studies
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1411

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Soo-Eun Chang, U of Michigan; Deryk
Beal, ISTAR/U of Alberta; Bridget Walsh, Purdue U; Jason
Tourville, Boston U
What are the neurological bases of childhood stuttering?
In this seminar, four researchers will present research
updates on the functional and neuroanatomical correlates
of stuttering in children, and a primer on non-invasive
neuroimaging techniques that enable examination of
brain development during childhood. Theoretical and
clinical implications will be discussed.

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FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1412

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Towle Harmon, Northern Arizona
U; Cynthia Fangman Farrell, Northern Arizona U; Kate
Watkins, Northern Arizona U; Marlee Binder, Northern
Arizona U; Ashley Hepperle, Northern Arizona U
It has been suggested that CSD programs are “stuck in
their silos.” With the enactment of the Affordable Health
Care Act, future SLPs will be practicing in professional
team environments with shared patient outcomes. This
session will discuss one university’s interprofessional
collaboration project to provide graduate clinicians with
practical experience.

Interprofessional Education:
Developing Unified Personnel
Competencies for Early Childhood
Across Professional Disciplines
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1413

CC/708-710-712
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Bruder, U of Connecticut; Kathy
Coufal, Wichita St U; Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, U of
Colorado (emeritus); Toby Long, Georgetown U; Patricia
Prelock, U of Vermont; Juliann Woods, Florida St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice.
Leaders from four organizations (ASHA, AOTA, APTA, and
DEC) will discuss standards of practice, competencies, and
principles that guide service provision to young children
with disabilities and their families. The panel will apply
these standards to a child and family to illustrate the
benefits of interprofessional education competencies
across disciplines.

Promoting Student Resiliency & Grit
Through Interprofessional Education
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1414

CC/Mile High 2C
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nassrine Noureddine, California St
U - Sacramento; Darla Hagge, California St U - Sacramento;
Debra Brady, California St U - Sacramento; William
Ofstad, California Northstate U
Today’s global society is complex requiring resiliency
and grit in health care students to successfully navigate
workplace challenges. This presentation will discuss the
CSUS-CNU Model that builds resiliency through Integrated
Interprofessional Education with cross-disciplinary didactic
learning, simulation, community experiences, and clinical
training for nursing, speech-language pathology and
pharmacy students.

Friday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–3:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

“Son of” Pairing Picture Books & Apps
to Contextually Address Language
Objectives
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Mechanisms in Speech Perception
& Reading: Application to Cochlear
Implants, SLI, & Teaching
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1415

CC/709-711
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Bob McMurray, U of Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with
Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Language and Learning
in School-Age Children and Adolescents, Language in
Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers & SIG 9: Hearing and
Hearing Disorders in Childhood. This symposium examines
the science of language development and processing,
with research showing how basic mechanisms offer
insight for cochlear implants, SLI, and learning in the
classroom. Research using eye-tracking and innovative
learning principles demonstrates that language is more
than abstract knowledge, it is also flexible skill deployed
in real-time.

Mechanisms in Speech Perception
& Reading: Application to Cochlear
Implants, SLI, & Teaching
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1415

CC/709-711
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Bob McMurray, U of Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with
Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Language and Learning
in School-Age Children and Adolescents, Language in
Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers & SIG 9: Hearing and
Hearing Disorders in Childhood. This symposium examines
the science of language development and processing,
with research showing how basic mechanisms offer
insight for cochlear implants, SLI, and learning in the
classroom. Research using eye-tracking and innovative
learning principles demonstrates that language is more
than abstract knowledge, it is also flexible skill deployed
in real-time.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1416

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sean Sweeney, Ely Ctr, LLC/SpeechTechie.
com
A “sequel” to this popular presentation with installments at
ASHA 2012-2014 describes all-new pairings of books and
apps and suggestions for interventions. The presentation
explores research-supported strategies for using picture
books in intervention for language development,
providing exemplars of contextual book and app pairings
serving as visual, interactive post-reading activities.

Common Core State Standards-Based
Interventions for SLPs
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1417

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lissa Power-deFur, Longwood U;
Peggy Agee, Longwood U; Perry Flynn, NC Dept of Pub
Instruction; Brenda Seal, Gallaudet U; Judy Rudebusch,
Learning Legacy
The Common Core State Standards include many complex
language and communication expectations. Using an
analysis model, this session will lead participants through
analyzing the CCSS and student-specific needs and
developing direct and collaborative interventions. Case
studies of children with SLI, autism, deafness, intellectual
disabilities, and who are ELL are included.

Sentence Comprehension & Working
Memory in Children With Specific
Language Impairment: Past & Present
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1420

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: James Montgomery, Ohio U; Julia Evans,
U of Texas - Dallas; Ronald Gillam, Utah St U
Children with SLI exhibit sentence comprehension and
memory deficits. Whether these deficits are related is
under debate. This presentation reviews two accounts of
SLI sentence comprehension, provides modeling data on
children’s comprehension (allowing assessment of the
merits of each account of SLI comprehension), and offers
implications for intervention research.

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

How DO You Know That? Therapy
Strategies to Address Making
Inferences
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1419

CC/405-406-407
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Leslie Rescorla, Bryn Mawr Coll;
Marilyn Nippold, U of Oregon
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Language and Learning in School-Age Children
and Adolescents. Spoken language development will
be explored beyond the preschool years, focusing on
conversational, narrative, and expository discourse during
childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Additionally,
results of a longitudinal study of late-talking children will
be described and language weaknesses from 5 to 17 years
will be addressed.

Session: 1418

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 2
Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karolyn Mirasola, Children’s Hosp of
Wisconsin
This presentation will explore how learning strategies can
be applied to improving the inferential thinking process
for school-age/ adolescent students with language
impairments. The presenter will engage participants in
analysis and demonstration of hands on verbal and visual
therapy techniques to support the underlying thinking
and language skills for inferring.

Friday Oral Seminars

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Language Impairments Across the
Lifespan

Aphasia & Social Participation: How
SLPs can better Prepare Clients for
Life after Rehabilitation
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1421

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Guylaine Le Dorze, U of Montreal
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language Disorders in Adults. This talk will summarize
recent and on-going research about: 1-Barriers and
facilitators to social participation according to people with
aphasia and family members; 2-How people with aphasia
participate in their community and interact with members
of the larger community; 3-The role of rehabilitation and
SLP in improving social participation outcomes.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–3:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive
Impairment: The Role of the
Speech-Language Pathologist

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Mechanisms in Speech Perception
& Reading: Application to Cochlear
Implants, SLI, & Teaching

Session: 1422

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Connie Carson, Feisty Fit Females; Julia
Osborne, Oncology Rehab
Cognitive impairment following cancer treatment affects
up to 75% of cancer survivors. Neuropsychological and
neural imaging tests confirm these deficits; evidencedbased research substantiates the effectiveness of cognitive
retraining. This presentation will define the syndrome,
explain the disease process, offer treatment suggestions,
and provide a framework for successful coding and billing.

Concussion: Lessons Learned from
Athletes & Military Personnel
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1423

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: James Kelly, National Intrepid Ctr of
Excellence (NICoE), Walter Reed National Military Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language Disorders in Adults & Traumatic Brain Injury.
Much of what is known about concussion derives from
observations and research studies of those injured on
athletic fields and in military settings. This discussion
will provide an update-to-date understanding of recent
advances in the diagnosis and treatment of those at high
risk of mild traumatic brain injury.

Dementia Management: Using
Person-Centered Approaches for
Evidence-Based Interventions
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1424

CC/503-504
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rebecca Khayum, MemoryCare
Corporation; Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan U; Nidhi
Mahendra, California St U - East Bay; Ellen Hickey,
Dalhousie U
The necessity of documenting reimbursable treatment
activities for persons with dementia may lead to the
selection of activities that result in a measurable score but
may not be functional or meaningful. This presentation
will highlight how to integrate person-centered
assessment and treatment strategies into evidence-based
interventions, illustrated through case studies.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1415

CC/709-711
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Bob McMurray, U of Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with
Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Language and Learning
in School-Age Children and Adolescents, Language in
Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers & SIG 9: Hearing and
Hearing Disorders in Childhood. This symposium examines
the science of language development and processing,
with research showing how basic mechanisms offer
insight for cochlear implants, SLI, and learning in the
classroom. Research using eye-tracking and innovative
learning principles demonstrates that language is more
than abstract knowledge, it is also flexible skill deployed
in real-time.

Determining Academic Language
Deficits in Preschoolers Without
Language Impairments: A New Role
for the SLP?
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1425

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Van Kleeck, U of Texas - Dallas
In response to intervention programs, SLPs often work
with preschoolers exhibiting language weaknesses, but
not impairments, leading to a new assessment question.
“Does the child have adequate language skills to support
future academic success?” Evidence is provided showing
that formal language tests answer this question for
academically at risk preschoolers.

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)
Conducting High Quality Professional
Learning in Literacy for Professionals
in Schools
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1426

CC/207
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Ehren, U of Central Florida;
Kimberly Murza, U of Northern Colorado; Kimmerly
Harrell, U of Central Florida; Mary Mitchell, U of Central
Florida; Joanna Spielvogel, U of Central Florida
SLPs in a variety of venues, and especially in schools, can
help school-age students struggling with literacy by
engaging other professionals in high quality professional
learning on the language basis of literacy. In this session
SLPs will learn how to plan and implement effective
professional learning in literacy.

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Switches to Smartboards: Technology
Applications for Literacy Skills in
Special Populations
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1427

CC/303
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Denise Jozwick-Joseph, California U of
Pennsylvania; Aaron James, Children’s Inst of Pittsburgh
Early literacy skills are essential for children, often
predicting future success. Recent research has found that
children with mild to moderate intellectual disability can
learn to read at a first grade level or better. Smartboard
and switch adaptations for teaching special populations of
children pre-emergent literacy skills will be presented.

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Role of the Speech-Language
Pathologist for Individuals With
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1428

CC/205
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Deanna Britton, U of Washington;
Jeannette Hoit, U of Arizona; Katherine Cassady, Craig
Hosp; Hayley Swihart, Craig Hosp
A multi-institutional team experienced with spinal cord
injury (SCI) will provide a review of the basic types of SCI
and associated impairments, followed by presentations
of selected assessment and intervention techniques
targeting speech, communication and swallowing. This
information will aid further development of the SLP’s role
for this population.

Differential Diagnosis of Severe
Phonological Disorder & Childhood
Apraxia of Speech
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1429

CC/Four Seasons 4
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Rvachew, McGill U;
Tanya Matthews, McGill U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children & Motor Speech
Disorders in Children and Adults. Children with atypical
and inconsistent speech errors may have difficulty with
phonological or motor planning. We will demonstrate
how the Syllable Repetition Task can be used to identify
problems with different levels of processing and select an
appropriate treatment approach by presenting research
evidence and video demonstrations of speech therapy.

Friday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–3:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)
Differential Diagnosis of Severe
Phonological Disorder & Childhood
Apraxia of Speech
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1429

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
Concussion: Lessons Learned from
Athletes & Military Personnel
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1423

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Affordable Methods for a
Comprehensive Evaluation of the
Voice

Session: 1430

Thickened Liquids in Pediatric
Dysphagia: Updates & Alternatives in
Clinical Practice
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1431

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Memorie Gosa, U of Alabama; Pamela
Dodrill, Boston Children’s Hosp
The use of thickened liquids for pediatric patients
continues to receive scrutiny due to safety and nutritional
concerns. This session will highlight factors that need
to be considered when using thickeners in this fragile
population, and will discuss evidence-based alternatives
to treat infants and children with dysphagia.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)
ASHA Journals Program: Enhancing
Author, Reviewer, & Reader
Experiences

Session: 1432

CC/601-603
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Shaheen Awan, Bloomsbury U of PA; Julie
Barkmeier-Kraemer, U of Utah
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Voice and Alaryngeal Communication. An informative
voice assessment can be completed in any setting. This
seminar will offer instruction on how to complete a voice
evaluation using affordable methods to complete voice
measures as recommended by ASHA’s Instrumental Voice
Assessment Protocol working group. Case examples will be
used to illustrate these methods.

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1435

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Raymond Kent, U of Wisconsin - Madison;
Mike Cannon, ASHA
Scientific journals are coping with change, induced largely
by technological advances, marketplace pressures, and
stakeholder preferences. ASHA, a professional society
publisher, strives to enhance author, reviewer, and reader
experiences with its journals. This session summarizes
work by the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for
the Journals Program.

How to Launch & Build a Successful
Research Career

Motor Learning Theory: Reframing
Voice Habilitation & Rehab for the
Singer, Actor, & Transgender Client
FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Session: 1434

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Heather Hodges (Gustafson), National
Jewish Health; Kristina Johnston, National Jewish Health;
Emily Deardorff, National Jewish Health; Carly Bergey,
National Jewish Health; Hillary Lisi, National Jewish
Health; Monica Bergevin, National Jewish Health
Vocal Cord Dysfunction is a complex diagnosis often
requiring treatment tailored to a patient’s individualized
needs. This session will provide background on the nature
of VCD in terms of etiology, basic treatment techniques,
and case study examples of unique treatment options
pioneered at National Jewish Health.

Friday Oral Seminars

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Emily Homer, St. Tammany Parish Schs;
Kim Priola, St. Tammany Parish Schs
This session will provide SLPs in the school setting with
information to do the following: justify addressing
swallowing, identify and evaluate swallowing, design
and implement a team approach in their district. Team
member roles and responsibilities, team designs, systemwide procedure, intervention and working with parents
will also be addressed.

FR 1:00PM–3:00PM

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: James Kelly, National Intrepid Ctr of
Excellence (NICoE), Walter Reed National Military Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language Disorders in Adults & Traumatic Brain Injury.
Much of what is known about concussion derives from
observations and research studies of those injured on
athletic fields and in military settings. This discussion
will provide an update-to-date understanding of recent
advances in the diagnosis and treatment of those at high
risk of mild traumatic brain injury.

CC/Four Seasons 4
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Rvachew, McGill U; Tanya
Matthews, McGill U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Speech Sound Disorders in Children & Motor Speech
Disorders in Children and Adults. Children with atypical
and inconsistent speech errors may have difficulty with
phonological or motor planning. We will demonstrate
how the Syllable Repetition Task can be used to identify
problems with different levels of processing and select an
appropriate treatment approach by presenting research
evidence and video demonstrations of speech therapy.

Introduction to Addressing
Swallowing & Feeding in the Schools:
What You Need to Know

Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Unique Case
Presentations Necessitating Unique
Treatment Approaches

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1433

CC/401-402
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Celia Stewart, New York U; Irene Kling,
Kling Voice & Speech-Language Therapy Svcs, PLLC
Criteria for realizing vocal efficiency, effectiveness, and
credibility continue to evolve for professional voice users
and transgender speakers. Principles of motor learning
theory—development of memory traces, recall and
recognition schema, motor and sensory feedback, blocked
and random practice—are relevant here as newly
acquired motor patterns are integrated.

Session: 1436

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brenda Ryals, James Madison U; Elena
Plante, U of Arizona
This session is sponsored by the ASHA Research and
Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC). This seminar addresses
the do’s and don’ts in developing successful scientific
careers in CSD. Recommendations are provided across
different settings from application to doctoral programs
to becoming leaders mentoring the next generation
of scientists.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 3:30PM–4:30PM
Launching a Funded Research
Program in Clinical Education
& Supervision: Theory, Tips, &
Tricks
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1437

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Stella Ng, U of Toronto
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. This session will
appeal to individuals interested in researching clinical
supervision for both audiology and speech-language
pathology. Content will include: theoretical frameworks
and methodologies, funding sources and strategies, and
where and how to publish findings. The presenter will
illustrate these points by providing examples from her
own research experience.

The Impact of Student-Centered
Learning on Professional Identity
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Collaboration & Implementation
of Multi-Modal Strategies in the
Treatment of Auditory Processing &
Related Disorders

Life Happens in the Home &
Community: Supporting Our Aging
Population Through SLP Intervention

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarah Stark, Genesis Rehab Svcs; Trish
Gusick, Genesis Rehab Svcs; Mary Habegger, Genesis
Rehab Svcs

Session: 1440

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Andrea Pointer, Kids Kount Therapy Svcs,
LLC
Although controversy continues to exist regarding the
impact of co-morbid conditions on the diagnosis and
treatment of APD, clinicians agree interventions should
focus on deficit-specific areas using individualized,
intensive bottom-up and top-down strategies. This
session will explore numerous interventions and
provide an engaging therapeutic model for achieving
functional gains.

Session: 1438

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Louise Keegan, Appalachian St U;
Logan Carter, Appalachian St U; Kimberly McCullough,
Appalachian St U
This research uses qualitative analyses to examine
reflection assignments of Speech Language Pathology
(SLP) students during a class that employs a problembased learning approach in conjunction with civic
engagement. Results indicate that students’ identities
evolve considerably during this constructivist learning
process and provide support for expanding experiential
learning to undergraduates.

To PhD or Not to PhD: Students’
Perspectives on Doctoral Studies
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1439

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Megann McGill, U of Texas - Austin;
Natalie Czimskey, U of Texas - Austin; Andre Lindsey, U of
Connecticut
This seminar will discuss critical considerations for
selecting and transitioning to a doctoral program. In
this interactive session, students and clinicians who are
interested in pursuing a PhD will have the opportunity to
listen to and ask questions of a panel of current doctoral
students who have had diverse experiences.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

With such a large increase in the aging population, we as SpeechLanguage Pathologists have to consider our roles in assisting
the aging population with the ability to safely remain in their
current living environments. This course will instruct the SLP on
the methodology of this through assessment, intervention and
advocacy.

The Speech-Language Pathology
Assistant (SLPA): Past, Present,
& Future
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Autism in the Preschool Classroom:
Cognitive/Language Strategies for
Supporting Emotional Regulation
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1441

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Leslie Blome, Douglas County Schs;
Maureen Zelle, Douglas County Schs
Emotional regulation is the foundational skill necessary
for developing joint attention and is essential to social
engagement, communication, and learning. Children with
autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have particular difficulty
staying regulated. This session will detail practical
cognitive/language strategies for supporting emotional
regulation in the classroom.

Video Technology Reinventing
Social Skills Intervention: Innovate &
Implement Proven Strategies
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1442

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Godwin, Private Practice
Discover new possibilities of pragmatic language treatment
through forward thinking video technology and design. Expand
from free online/app resources, self-made digital narratives,
and social networking tools to master critical thinking and
comprehension of social outcomes. Apply proven new methods to
motivate students, meet objectives and generalize skills

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Session: 1444

Session: 1445

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rachel Miller, U of North Carolina
- Greensboro; Robert Mayo, U of North Carolina Greensboro; Jill McManigal, Dept of Veteran Affairs Puget
Sound Health Care System; Denise Tucker, U of North
Carolina - Greensboro; Celia Hooper, U of North Carolina
- Greensboro
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) have
worked in a supportive capacity for nearly fifty years
without national accreditation similar to that enjoyed
by their allied health counterparts, the PT Assistant or
COTA. In this presentation we will discuss an advocacy
initiative which would result in national standards and
credentialing for SLPAs.

Communication Sciences (GI)
Perspectives on Auditory Aging:
Evidence From Auditory EventRelated Potentials (AERPs)
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1446

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Tara Davis, U of South Alabama
The N400 and LPC are cognitive AERPs that measure the
brain’s response to words. This session will discuss the
utility of AERPs to examine higher-order processing of
words in complex listening environments, specifically in
competing speech and dichotic listening. Applications of
AERPs to auditory aging will be described.

Friday Oral Seminars — 3:30PM–4:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Vocal Tract Development Across the
Lifespan: Imaging & Acoustic Methods
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Communication Disorders: Graduate
Clinicians Without Borders
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1450

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Shameka Johnson, Howard U
This seminar is designed to discuss the development
of international opportunities of clinical practicum
experience for graduate clinicians at Howard University,
Washington, D.C. The presenter will discuss the impacts
of creating international and multi-cultural experiences
as well as how to develop international practicum
experiences for your clinical practicum programs.

Session: 1448

English Language Learners & Special
Education & Alternative Language
Svcs: Rules, Regulations, Problems, &
Pitfalls
Session: 1449

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, U of New
Mexico; Lance Alarcón, U of New Mexico
There are new federal guidelines for identifying English
language learners (ELLs) and providing alternative
language services. Research documents problems
throughout the process of identifying ELLs with
disabilities and developing educational programs and
illuminates critical areas for improving the development
of appropriate education plans for ELLs with disabilities in
the schools.

Identify the Signs & Act Early:
Working Together to Improve Early
Detection of Communication/
Developmental Delay
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1451

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nancy Lewis, U of New Mexico Sch
of Medicine; Katie Green, Ctrs for Disease Control &
Prevention
Two campaigns, ASHA’s “Identify the Signs” and CDC’s
“Learn the Signs. Act Early.”, aim to improve the early
identification of delays. By integrating these campaigns
into routine practice, we can improve the lives of children.
Components of these campaigns and strategies to
enhance interprofessional practice will be discussed.

Improving Overall Function in
Childhood: The SLP’s Role in the
Identification of Sleep-Disordered
Breathing
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

There IS an “I” in TEAM: Best
Practices for Cochlear Implants

Session: 1452

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nicole Archambault Besson, Minds In
Motion
The critical role of SLPs in the screening for potential
pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is presented.
SDB impacts many children’s functions: executive skills for
learning and academics, social communication, speech,
language, fluency, and swallowing. The interdisciplinary
framework of diagnostic and treatment helps SLPs
optimize functions across several relevant domains.

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jordan King, Arkansas Children’s Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health. Interprofessional
practice involves several professionals from different
fields working together to provide comprehensive health
services for patients and their families. Several case
studies of individuals who use cochlear implants (both
pediatric and adult) will be presented to highlight the use
of an IPP model in a medical setting.

Voice as a Continuum: Exploration
Through Interdisciplinary Education
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1455

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jessica Rossi-Katz, Metropolitan St U of
Denver; Catherine Curran, Metropolitan St U of Denver;
Jeffry Parker, Metropolitan St U of Denver; Marilyn Hetzel,
Metropolitan St U of Denver
Interprofessional education can build foundational
knowledge of voice for undergraduates in Communication
Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and Theatre. We present
methods used by faculty in both disciplines to help
students describe and assess objective and subjective
features of voice. Benefits of this collaboration include CSD
students gaining basic clinical skills.

Friday Oral Seminars

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nidhi Mahendra, California St U - East
Bay; Betty Yu, San Francisco St U
This session focuses on the urgent need to nurture
minority languages by presenting current experiences
of clients and providers. Preserving minority languages
positively impacts individuals’ cognitive, cultural, and
identity development. Case studies and problem-basedlearning are used to to highlight issues impacting
minority-language maintenance for our clients and
prospective speech-language pathologists.

Session: 1453

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Juliann Woods, Florida St U; Elizabeth
Crais, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
SLPs on early intervention and early childhood special
education participate as team members in the process
from screening to diagnosis, intervention planning and
implementation, and monitoring and making adaptations
to meet the child and family’s changing needs. Knowledge
and skill competencies necessary for practice will be
discussed and illustrated.

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM
Session: 1454

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

A Language Is a Terrible Thing to
Waste: Nurturing Minority-Language
Competence Among Our Clients

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Role of the SLP on an EI/ECSE Team

Session: 1447

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Houri Vorperian, U of Wisconsin
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences. The Vocal Tract Development
project has been implementing imaging, acoustic and
modeling studies to quantify the development of the
oral and pharyngeal structures and cavities throughout
the lifespan in individuals with typical and atypical
development (Down syndrome). Session focuses on
approach used, and findings that have theoretical and
clinical significance.

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)

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Friday Oral Seminars — 3:30PM–4:30PM

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Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Connecting to Communicate: Using
Telepractice to Serve Young Children
With Hearing Loss & Their Families

A School Without a Speech Room

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1456

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: K. Todd Houston, U of Akron; Courtney
Pakenham, U of Akron; Rana Barghouty, U of Akron;
Kellie Smith, U of Akron; Abby Moleski, U of Akron;
Nichole Kus, U of Akron; Lindsay Callanan, U of Akron;
Marianne Flynn, U of Akron
Today, distance technology is available to assist early
interventionists & speech-language pathologists to
enhance listening & spoken language in children with
hearing loss. Professionals are utilizing technology to
enhance service delivery via models of telepractice.
This presentation will discuss how telepractice is used
to increase child engagement, attention, & improved
learning & communication outcomes.

Objective Assessments of Fatigue in
School-Age Children With Hearing
Loss
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1457

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Samantha Gustafson, Vanderbilt
U; Stephen Camarata, Vanderbilt U; Benjamin Hornsby,
Vanderbilt U; Alexandra Key, Vanderbilt U; Fred Bess,
Vanderbilt U
Children with hearing loss are believed to be at increased
risk for listening-related fatigue. This presentation will
provide an overview of hearing-related fatigue, describe
two objective measures of fatigue, and discuss the effects
of hearing loss on these measures. Finally, potential
strategies for reducing hearing-related fatigue will
be explored.

Intervention/Rehabilitation
for Adults with Hearing
Loss, Tinnitus or Balance
Disorders (Aud)

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Creating Confidence: From Zero to
Hero
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1460

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tara Roehl, Speechy Keen Speech Therapy
This presentation will address current bully/shame
cultures and introduce participants to therapy techniques
for building self-confidence in students dealing with
speech and language delays while addressing their
therapeutic goals using active and engaging activities
including games, iPad apps and life skills.

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1462

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Andrea Ash, U of Utah; Sean Redmond, U
of Utah
Clinicians and researchers have been charged with
identifying social (pragmatic) communication disorders
[S(P)CD] when a clear behavioral phenotype has not
yet been established. This presentation provides data
which speaks to the extent to which S(P)CD and other
common disorders should be regarded as separable or
overlapping constructs.

Integrating Oral & Written Language
Intervention in Students With
Language/Learning Disabilities
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1463

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Donna Boudreau, Poudre Sch Dist;
Jennifer Larsen, Portland St U
Language/learning disabled children experience
difficulties in both oral and written language. Given
the role written language plays in academic success, it
serves as a key intervention context in which to address
language difficulties in children. Intervention strategies
for addressing language difficulties in written language
tasks will be presented.

Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking:
Persuasive Discourse of High School
Students

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Modulating Treatment Variables to
Optimize Learning in Aphasia

Session: 1461

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: John Heilmann, U of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Thomas Malone, Retired SLP, Sch Dist of Brown
Deer, Wisconsin; Karen Andriacchi, SALT Software, LLC;
Marleen Westerveld, Griffith U
Because persuasion is a critical skill for adolescents to
master, SLPs are urged to include it in their assessments.
To support this practice, we collected and analyzed
persuasive language samples from typically developing
high school students from the U.S. and Australia. Linguistic
measures and clinical implications will be discussed.

Vestibular Case Studies
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1459

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alisa Steers, CHIME Inst; Adie Buchinsky,
CHIME Inst
An SLP and special education teacher discuss a model of
consultative/collaborative service delivery as practiced at a
fully inclusive charter school in Los Angeles, CA. Principles
of evidence-based practice coupled with practical
strategies for role-sharing and curricular modifications will
be presented.

Exploring the Boundaries of Social
(Pragmatic) Communication Disorder

Session: 1458

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: A. Tucker Gleason, U of Virginia
Case studies provide valuable insights regarding both
common and rare vestibular findings. Four vestibular cases
will be reviewed in this presentation – one peripheral,
one genetic, one mixed (peripheral and central), and
one extremely rare acquired disorder. Salient features of
abnormal eye movements of each case will be discussed
in detail.
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FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1464

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Leora Cherney, Rehab Inst of Chicago;
Sarel Van Vuuren, U of Colorado - Boulder
This session describes three studies that used a single
treatment paradigm, computer-based script training, to
examine variables affecting skill acquisition in aphasia
rehabilitation. A better understanding of the role of cuing,
feedback, and rest breaks may help optimize learning and
facilitate more effective and cost-effective interventions
for persons with aphasia.

Friday Oral Seminars — 3:30PM–4:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Move Forward: An Eclectic Approach
to the Treatment of the AphasicApractic Patient

Sex & Stability in Early Child
Language

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Marc Bornstein, Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Inst of Child Health & Human Development
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Two
key features of early child language are moderation by
gender and stability of performance over time. In this
talk I address both aspects. Considerations of sex and
stability lead to concrete recommendations concerning
early intervention to improve lagging language in
young children.

Session: 1465

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Marshall, U of Kentucky
“Move forward” is an eclectic treatment for stroke
survivors with aphasia and apraxia of speech (AOS). This
clinician-delivered treatment was designed to promote
speech automaticity, while simultaneously focusing on
treatment of impaired expressive and receptive language
components. This presentation highlights highlight unique
features and treatment tasks used with “move forward.”

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)
Family Stories: Setting the Stage for
Parent-Implemented Interventions
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1466

Parent Gesture Use: An Important
Strategy for Vocabulary Development
in Children Who Are Late Talkers
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1467

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cindy Earle, Hanen Ctr
A significant communication milestone is met when
children start to use representational gestures. Children
who are late talkers often struggle with this milestone.
Early intervention must support parents learning how to
add specific gestures to their verbal interactions to support
their child’s vocabulary development. A framework will
be shared.

Session: 1468

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
The Family Perspective on Assessment
& Treatment for Pediatric Motor
Speech Disorders
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1469

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Edythe Strand, Mayo Clinic; Derek
Headley, U of Northern Colorado
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults. This
invited panel will focus on the partnership of the family
and speech language pathologist in providing services to
children with motor speech disorders. Parents will share:
1) their experiences as they realized their child has a
speech problem; 2) what families look for and expect from
speech language pathologists.

Evaluation of Persistent PostConcussive Auditory & VestibularBalance Complaints Following Mild
Traumatic Brian Injury (mTBI)
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1470

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anna (Kharlamova) Meehan, Henry
M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military
Medicine Outcomes Assessment Ctr; Elizabeth Searing, Henry
M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military
Medicine Outcomes Assessment Ctr; Lindell Weaver, Division
of Hyperbaric Medicine Intermountain Med Ctr; Andrew
Lewandowski, EMMES Corporation
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and
Vestibular Mechanisms. Increased awareness of traumatic
brain injury (TBI) commands the need for an assessment
tool that measures the magnitude and impact of
damage and to track improvements following treatment.
Peripheral and central auditory and vestibular function of
soldiers with persistent symptoms following mild TBI was
explored. Baseline data will be shared.

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)
Speech & Language Management for
Children With Craniofacial Syndromes
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1471

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Adriane Baylis, Nationwide Children’s
Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate &
Related Craniofacial Anomalies. This session will provide
an overview of common craniofacial conditions and
their associated speech-language disorders. Strategies
for syndrome-specific management of 22q11.2 deletion
syndrome (velocardiofacial/DiGeorge syndrome),
Craniofacial microsomia, Crouzon syndrome, and Treacher
Collins syndrome will be discussed. Case examples will be
presented to illustrate speech disorders.

Friday Oral Seminars

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Emily Quinn, Vanderbilt U; Tatiana
Peredo, Vanderbilt Kidtalk; Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt U
Presenters will explain, using video-examples, how
speech-language pathologists and EI providers can use a
Family Story semi-structured interview to build trusting
partnerships before beginning parent-implemented
language interventions. The Family Story, a form of
ethnographic interview, is used by interventionists
during the evaluation process to identify family priorities,
strengths, and challenges.

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Neuroanatomy and
Neurophysiology of the Auditory
and Vestibular Mechanisms (Aud)

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Friday Oral Seminars — 3:30PM–4:30PM
Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Implications of Endotracheal
Intubation & Mechanical Ventilation
on Swallowing
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Acute & Chronic Radiation Associated
Swallowing Toxicities
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1472

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Heather Starmer, Stanford U; Ann
Kearney, Stanford U
Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer may lead to
both acute and delayed swallowing difficulties. In this
presentation, we will review short-term toxicities and late
changes to the swallowing apparatus as well as strategies
to minimize potential for long-term difficulties.

Can We Use “Compensatory
Strategies” to Challenge Swallowing
Impairments?
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1473

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Ianessa Humbert, Johns Hopkins U;
Alicia Vose, Johns Hopkins U; Kirstyn Sunday, Johns
Hopkins U
Compensatory strategies such as bolus modifications and
postural adjustments are commonly used to alleviate
swallowing symptoms, rather than to restore swallowing
function. We will present studies demonstrating
that compensatory strategies have the potential to
challenge and reduce swallowing impairments when
principles of motor learning are applied to compensatory
strategy training.

Imaging With VFSS & FEES
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1474

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Langmore, Boston U; Claire
Miller, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr; J Paul Willging,
Cincinnati Children’s Hosp Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and
Adults. This 60-minute session is dedicated to comparing
and contrasting dysphagia imaging modalities across the
age continuum. Discussion to include the pros/cons of
each study and patient selection criteria. Emphasis to also
include simultaneous comparison of the each study.

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1475

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Stacey Skoretz, Mazankowski Alberta
Heart Inst; Rosemary Martino, U of Toronto
This presentation was solicited by SIG 13. Prolonged
endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation are
required for medically complex patients. We will review
the potentially negative impact of these interventions on
the swallow, patient variables that increase dysphagia risk,
and areas requiring special attention during the evaluation
of these complex patients.

Management of Dysphagia Following
Cardiothoracic Surgery
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1476

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Stevie Marvin, U of Wisconsin - Madison
This session will provide a review of the literature
pertinent to evaluation and treatment of dysphagia
following cardiothoracic surgery. Common themes
for cardiothoracic patients will be discussed as well as
unique features of specific patient populations including
cardiac surgery, lung resection, lung transplant, and
esophagectomy. Cases will also be presented.

Telepractice (GI)
Get Telepractical: Curating Simple,
Effective & Engaging Digital Materials,
Websites & Apps for Telepractice
Sessions
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1477

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nathan Curtis, Waldo County General
Hosp; Sean Sweeney, SpeechTechie
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 18: Telepractice. Clinicians engaging in telepractice
need not “reinvent the wheel” to find materials. This
presentation provides strategies and resources to locate
and organize digital materials. Repurposing websites and
apps using a speech and language lens provides relevant,
engaging and effective activities. Demonstrations of how
to individualize authentic materials will be offered.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
Discourse Management Following
Traumatic Brain Injury: A Comparison
Study of Narrative & Expository
Discourse
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1478

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Pei-Fang Hung, California St U - Long
Beach; Lei Sun, California St U - Long Beach
Individuals with TBI often exhibit linguistic deficits, such
as lack of coherence, productivity, and organization, and
cognitive deficits, such as impaired attention, memory and
executive function. This presentation will discuss the use
of discourse analysis in TBI assessment and a preliminary
study that compares different types of discourse.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)
Pediatric Respiratory Papillomatosis:
The Role of the SLP & MD
FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

Session: 1479

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brienne Ruel, U of Wisconsin Voice &
Swallow Clinics & U of Wisconsin Hosps & Clinics; Chad
Whited, U of Wisconsin
This presentation will cover recurrent respiratory
papilloma (RRP) in children, the medical and surgical
management of the disease and the important role of the
speech language pathologist at all phases of intervention.
Specifically, etiology of RRP as it relates to the human
papilloma virus (HPV), assessment and treatment options.

Friday Oral Seminars — 3:30PM–4:30PM & 5:00PM–6:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Supporting the Modification of
Voice & Resonance With
Speakers Who are Transgender

International Partnerships:
Preparing Professionals for
Practicing in a Changing World

Telepractice/Telehealth Preparation in
Graduate Education: Status 2015?

FR 3:30PM–4:30PM

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Grogan-Johnson, Kent St U ;
Kristin Edwards, Presence Learning; Andrew Stuart, East
Carolina U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Academic and Clinical Education & Telepractice. This
one-hour invited session is being proposed by the 2015
ASHA Program Telepractice Content Committee and the
Academic and Clinical Education Content Committee. The
primary objective is to examine the current state-of-thestate with regard to telepractice / telehealth preparation
in speech-language pathology and audiology. Presenters
will discuss lessons learned.

Session: 1480

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Richard Adler, Minnesota St U Moorhead;
John Pickering, Coll of St. Rose
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 3: Voice and Voice Disorders. The World Professional
Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) recently
published guidelines for transgender voice and
communication intervention. These principles and a
growing international literature provide clinicians with
evidence-based strategies for serving transgender clients.
This presentation will discuss strategies for modifying
voice and resonance in the context of WPATH’s guidelines.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Evaluating & Facilitating Students’
Clinical Skills Using Standardized
Patients
Session: 1482

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Bright, U of Northern Colorado;
Julie Hanks, U of Northern Colorado; Matthew Gebing,
U of Northern Colorado; Derek Headley, U of Northern
Colorado
Standardized Patients (SPs) are new in CSD. SPs present
the whole patient: history, body language, physical
findings, and personality. SPs are used for instruction and
assessment. Students learn to listen, think critically, and
counsel. SPs in an interprofessional course allowed for
standardized assessment of student proficiency. Outcomes
were overwhelmingly positive.

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Session: 1484

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Friberg, Illinois St U; Sarah
Ginsberg, Eastern Michigan U; Colleen Visconti, Baldwin
Wallace U; Martin Fischer, Pacific U; Lisa Vinney, Illinois
St U; Rik Lemoncello, Pacific U; Audrey Bernard, Eastern
Michigan U
This panel will discuss ways in which a research agenda
that includes the scholarship of teaching and learning
(SoTL) can enhance scholarly productivity for assistant,
associate, and full professors in a variety of different
educational settings.

Supporting Family-Centered Care
Through the Use of Reflective
Supervision
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1522

Session: 1485

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amanda Tyree, Children’s Hosp Los
Angeles; Patricia Lakatos, Children’s Hosp Los Angeles
When working with families in various settings, clinicians
are faced with new challenges in applying clinical skills to
help children reach communication goals while balancing
individual family and child differences. This seminar
provides attendees with an overview of the reflective
supervision model used to support provision of familycentered services.

Communicative Competence of
& Attitudes Toward Persons With
Aphasia: A Comparison of Grids &
Scenes
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1486

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Kristofer Brock, California St U - Fullerton;
Rajinder Koul, Texas Tech U Health Sciences Ctr; Melinda
Corwin, Texas Tech U Health Sciences Ctr
The purpose of this seminar is to discuss student and
caregiver attitudes toward and the communicative
competence of persons with aphasia (PWA) using AAC
technologies. AAC can be an important tool for PWA, or
it can be detrimental. Identifying ways to increase the
perceived communicative effectiveness of PWA is crucial.

Friday Oral Seminars

Session: 1481

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karla Washington, U of Cincinnati; Carol
Westby, Bilingual Multicultural Svcs
The ICF (World Health Organization, 2001;2007) has been
advocated by the ASHA Scope-of-Practice in SLP since
2007, yet its integration within academic and clinical
education in SLP is limited. This session employs casestudies to use of the ICF framework in SLP education for
pre/school-age language assessment, intervention, and
goal-selection.

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ana Harten, Eastern Michigan U;
Alejandro Brice, U of South Florida; Nancy Colodny, St.
John’s U; Lauren Mupanomunda, New York City Dept of
Education; Mary Faralli, Private
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education. In response to the
demographic diversity in the U.S. and global changes,
efforts need to be implemented to prepare professionals
to provide culturally sensitive services and global practices.
This presentation describes two international partnerships
developed by CSD programs to better equip students with
skills for practicing in a changing world.

SoTL & Research Productivity: A View
Across the Academic Lifespan

Applying the ICF in Language
Assessment, Intervention, & GoalSelection for Pre/School-Age Children
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1483

Establishing, Sustaining, &
Maintaining a Hospital Culture
of Valued Patient-Provider
Communication
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1487

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tami Altschuler, NYU Langone Med Ctr;
Jane Quarles, St. Louis Children’s Hosp; Rachel Santiago,
Boston Children’s Hosp; Claire Francin, St. Louis Children’s
Hosp
Meeting patients’ communication needs is paramount
to recovery, patient satisfaction scores, and maintaining
accreditation. This session will explore a continuum of
beginning an inpatient AAC program, sustainability
strategies, expansion to various patient-provider media,
and how to maintain a hospital culture that values and
implements effective patient-provider communication.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 5:00PM–6:00PM 
Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
Choosing When & Why ABA &/or
Social Thinking for ASD Treatment
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1488

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joanne Gerenser, Eden II Programs;
Michelle Winner, Social Thinking
This workshop will provide an overview of two distinct
treatment methodologies for addressing language
and social deficits in individuals with ASD: ABA and
Social Thinking/CBT. Strategies to integrate aspects of
both approaches will be discussed to enhance program
development for individuals across the autism spectrum.

Motor Speech, Planning, &
Programming & Expressive Prosody in
Autism: Empirical Evidence, Theories,
& Implications
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1489

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Mary Andrianopoulos, U of
Massachusetts - Amherst; Shelley Velleman, U of Vermont;
Kristina Curro, U of Massachusetts - Amherst; Michael
Starr, U of Massachusetts - Amherst; Lynsey Keator, U of
Massachusetts - Amherst; Jamie Hall, U of Massachusetts
- Amherst; Timothy Ryan, U of Massachusetts - Amherst;
Alyssa Lewandowski, U of Massachusetts - Amherst;
Marcil Boucher, Communication Therapy Associates
Forty five (45) children between the ages of 4 to 12 years
with Autism were compared to an age- and gendermatched group of Neurotypically Developing peers. Motor,
Voice-Related, and Prosody findings are reviewed with
respect to underlying motoric, pragmatic and expressive
prosody theories. Implications regarding assessment and
intervention are discussed.

Special Interests: Ways to Keep ‘em
Interested & Build Engagement
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1490

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth MacKenzie, Retired; Joselynne
Jaques, HOPE Therapies
In the field of autism, special interests are typically
referred to as restricted or circumscribed interests or
obsessions. In this session, we’ll describe and discuss how
the positive emotion, high attention, and knowledge
associated with high interests can be used to improve
engagement and learning in autism therapy/intervention.

As of October 5, 2015

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)
A Client Values Approach to EBP
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1491

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katherine Gore, speech IRL, LLC
Clients’ versions of their own goals rarely match our SMART
clinical format. How do we incorporate client values in
our goal writing? How do our clients measure their own
progress? We discuss the potential disconnect between
SLP and client approaches, and how to ensure therapy
planning respects the client perspective.

Aging in Place: Home & CommunityBased SLP Experts Are the Future in
Health Care
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1492

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Habegger, Genesis Rehab Svcs; Erin
Knoepfel, Genesis Rehab Svcs
With the changing face of healthcare and older
adults’ expectations to age in place, Speech Language
Pathologists will have more opportunities to work with
older adults in the home and community. This course
will instruct the SLP on strategies to optimize clinical
outcomes and success in the home and community.

Evaluating, Selecting, & Implementing
Patient Reported Outcome Measures
in the Changing Health Care Funding
Landscape
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1493

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Yorkston, U of Washington;
Carolyn Baylor, U of Washington; Gerasimos Fergadiotis,
Portland St U; William Hula, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare
System ; Rob Mullen, ASHA; Joseph Murray, VA Ann Arbor;
Nina Simmons-Mackie, Southeastern Louisiana U
Changes in healthcare funding to value-based
reimbursement require use of patient-reported outcomes
(PRO) for communication and swallowing disorders.
In 2014 ASHA formed an Ad-Hoc Committee to make
recommendations for integrating PROs into ASHA NOMS.
This session describes that process and is targeted towards
those interested in PRO development and implementation.

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Historical Perspectives & Current
Status of Forensic Speaker
Identification
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1494

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Herbert Joe, Yonovitz & Joe, LLP; Joshua
Yonovitz, Yonovitz & Joe, LLP; Al Yonovitz, U of Montana
Specific methodologies for voice/speaker identification
and elimination has been troublesome on the legal
system to interpret the bases of research, methodologies
and applications. This presentation highlights the
historical development, status and trend of forensic voice/
speaker identification in light of the Frye and Daubert
jurisdictional standards.

ICD-10 & Reimbursement Hot Topics
for Speech-Language Pathologists
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1495

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dee Adams Nikjeh, West Coast Ear,
Nose & Throat Associates; Denise Dougherty, Private
Practice; Kathleen Holterman, Robert Wood Johnson U
Hosp; Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehab; Carmen VegaBarachowitz, Massachusetts General Hosp; Timothy
Weise, Garden City Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
The transition to ICD-10 and other upcoming coding and
reimbursement changes—including health care reform
and quality reporting initiatives—will have a significant
impact on speech-language pathology reimbursement in
2015 and beyond. Get the most up-to-date information
available on 2015 coding and fee schedule changes
for SLPs.

Navigating & Using ASHA Resources:
Help Chart the Course for School SLPs
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1496

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Ehren, U of Central Florida;
JoAnn Wiechmann, Irving Independent Sch Dist; Phyllis
Butler, Louisian Dept of Education; Deborah Dixon, ASHA;
Nancy Kuhles, NSHA; Shannon Hall-Mills, Florida St
U; Ellen Ratner, Mountain View-Whisman Sch Dist; W.
Antonio Le Baron, Tacoma Pub Schs
School SLPs face challenges in fulfilling roles and
responsibilities identified by ASHA(2010). Many good
resources exist on the ASHA website. To help members
identify and use these resources the SLPSI Advisory Board
is developing a User’s Guide.Participants in this session
will provide input regarding the beta version.

Friday Oral Seminars — 5:00PM–6:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Navigating the Backroads: Quality SLP
Services in Rural Wisconsin
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1497

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patricia Fowler, Rural Wisconsin
Health Cooperative; Caitlin Ward, Rural Wisconsin
Health Cooperative; Jaclyn Rhoades, Rural Wisconsin
Health Cooperative; Julie Frazier, Rural Wisconsin Health
Cooperative; Lynne Dugolenski, Divine Savior Healthcare
Through the support of the Rural Wisconsin Health
Cooperative, quality SLP services are available to patients
from birth to end of life. Attendees will learn how rural
clinicians balance autonomy and teamwork to assure
quality and competency as a solo practitioner in diverse
settings through unique networking opportunities.

The New Coin of the Realm in
Professional Practice: Cultural
Competency
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1498

Communication Sciences (GI)
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops
Truncatus) ABRs: Effects of Click Level,
Broadband, & High-Pass Masking
Noise
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1499

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Robert Burkard, U at Buffalo; James
Finneran, U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program; Dorian
Houser, National Marine Mammal Foundation; Jason
Mulsow, National Marine Mammal Foundation
We recently collected ABRs in bottlenose dolphins
(Tursiops truncatus) to assess the effects of click level (and
spectrum), as well as several masking-noise paradigms
(the effects of broadband and high-pass masking
noise). The results from dolphins will be compared
to those obtained previously in terrestrial mammals
(including humans).

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)

Navajo Children’s Performance on the
CELF - 4 & PPVT - 4

An Update on Children With Minimal/
Mild/Unilateral Hearing Loss: Where
Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1500

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Davis Henderson, Arizona St U; M.
Adelaida Restrepo, Arizona St U
The study compared Navajo children’s performance on the
CELF–4 and PPVT–4 to the national norms. The CELF-4 and
PPVT-4 had limited representation of Native Americans in
the norms. Examination of means and standard deviations
indicated that typically developing Navajo children were
over-identified as being language impaired.

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Strategies for Enhancing English
Language Learners’ Achievement of
Academic Standards
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1501

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brenda Gorman, Elmhurst Coll
This session will focus on a wide variety of culturally and
linguistically responsive strategies to support young
English Language Learners’ unique learning needs.
Participants will review elements of learning standards
and discuss instructional considerations for children at
various levels of English proficiency.

Fluency (SLP)
Supporting Families as Their Children
Who Stutter Grow Up
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1502

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sheryl Gottwald, U of New Hampshire;
Susan Cochrane, Freedom To Speak
As children who stutter grow through the school years,
the needs of their families change. In this seminar we will
identify the supports that benefit families of children who
stutter and will demonstrate how those supports change
through the preschool, elementary, and junior-senior high
school years.

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1505

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dawna Lewis, Boys Town National
Research Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Infant and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening
and Assessment & Intervention/Habilitation for Infants
and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders.
School-age children with minimal/mild hearing loss
(MMHL), including those with unilateral loss, may
experience difficulties in a variety of areas. However,
potential challenges are not always straightforward. This
session will examine the impact of MMHL on children’s
auditory skills and speech perception. Results will be
discussed in terms of implications for real-world listening
and understanding.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
A Virtual Interprofessional Clinic
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1503

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carol Dudding, James Madison U;
Cynthia O’Donoghue, James Madison U
Imagine students interacting with an interdisciplinary
team and treating patients in a non-threatening
educational environment? Graduate health professions
programs at James Madison University have collaborated
to create such an environment. This presentation
discusses how the Madison Interprofessional Clinic
created in the virtual world SecondLife is being used for
interdisciplinary education.

Friday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Paul Rao, Retired
This session will define cultural competency and argue
that because of the nation’s increasing diversity,support
for cultural competency has come from each of our
practice areas including healthcare, academia, and schools.
Our profession is committed to strengthening cultural
competency and leveraging it to lessen disparities among
our patients and clients.

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

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As of October 5, 2015

Medication Administration in Patients
With Communication Disorders:
An Interprofessional Education
Simulation With Health Professions
Students

Using Language Samples to
Effectively Plan & Evaluate
Intervention for Children With
Hearing Loss

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nicole Martin, Sound Beginnings at Utah
St U; Lauri Nelson, Utah St U
Children with hearing loss who pursue listening and
spoken language require careful clinical management
to ensure optimal progress in expressive language
development. Professionals can use language samples
to identify appropriate language targets, collaborate
with multidisciplinary teams, educate and empower
parents, and refine clinical skills of graduate students and
new professionals.

Session: 1504

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth VandeWaa, U of South
Alabama; Susan Gordon Hickey, U of South Alabama;
Julie Estis, U of South Alabama; Alison Rudd, U of South
Alabama
This study describes an interprofessional learning activity
between nursing, SLP and Audiology students in a clinical
setting with standardized patients. The goals were to
assess educational needs patients may have as they take
certain high-risk medications, while increasing student
awareness of the impact of these medications and
professional teamwork.

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
An Update on Children With Minimal/
Mild/Unilateral Hearing Loss: Where
Are We Now & Where Are We Going?
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1505

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dawna Lewis, Boys Town National
Research Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Infant and Child Hearing and Balance: Screening
and Assessment & Intervention/Habilitation for Infants
and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders.
School-age children with minimal/mild hearing loss
(MMHL), including those with unilateral loss, may
experience difficulties in a variety of areas. However,
potential challenges are not always straightforward. This
session will examine the impact of MMHL on children’s
auditory skills and speech perception. Results will be
discussed in terms of implications for real-world listening
and understanding.

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1506

Intervention/Rehabilitation
for Adults with Hearing
Loss, Tinnitus or Balance
Disorders (Aud)
Discovering Your APP-titude (For
Adults With Hearing Loss)
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1507

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tina Childress, CASE Audiology
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss,
Tinnitus or Balance Disorders & SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation
and Its Instrumentation. Apps for individuals with
hearing loss can improve accessibility, provide resources
for therapy and be used as a teaching tool. Learn about
desired features of apps, where to find them, accessories
and see some apps in action. Resources will be shared.
Feel free to bring your device!

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
The Impact of Non-Cognitive Skill
Deficits on Academic Performance
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1508

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Scott Schwartz, U of Colorado - Boulder
Non-cognitive skills are as important as cognitive skills
in predicting academic performance. Non-cognitive skill
deficits interfere with accessibility/receptivity to cognitive
skills. Development of non-cognitive skills can be
disrupted by poverty and emotional factors. Strategies will
be discussed to assess and explicitly address non-cognitive
skills to enhance academic/cognitive performance.

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Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
Cognitive-Linguistic Correlates in
Rheumatoid Arthritis & Systemic
Lupus Erythematosus
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1509

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: LuAnn Batson-Magnuson, East
Stroudsburg U
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus (SLE) impact millions each year. Current
research links RA and SLE to cognitive-linguistic
dysfunction. This program will provide an overview of
each disease, explore current research findings important
to speech-language pathologists, and discuss implications
for practice.

Quality of Life in Aphasia:
International Perspectives
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1510

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katerina Hilari, City U; Anastasia
Raymer, Old Dominion U; Anu Klippi, U of Helsinki; Fofi
Constantinidou, U of Cyprus; Simon Horton, U of East
Anglia; Claire Penn, U of Witwatersrand; Sarah Wallace, U
of Queensland; Nada Zemva, U Rehab Inst; Linda Worrall, U
of Queensland
Aphasia can have a profound impact on quality of life
(QOL). We will define concepts related to QOL in aphasia
and review the results of an international survey on
knowledge and practices pertaining to QOL. Finally we will
discuss implications of findings for clinical practice and
research in aphasia treatment.

Tools to Treat the Dementia Patient,
From Evidence-Based Practice to
Reimbursement
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1511

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Donna Fitzgerald-DeJean, Nicholls St U;
Lisa Milliken, Windsor Rehab/Regency Post Acute Health
With nearly 60% of the LTC residents having some form
of dementia, it is critical that we are equipped to assess
& treat those experiencing the effects of this disease
process. SLPs must have the necessary tools, to include
standardized tests, evidence based techniques, tools for
the caregivers and reimbursement protocols.

Friday Oral Seminars — 5:00PM–6:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)

Speech Sound Disorders
in Children (SLP)

Reading to Learn is Knowledge
Acquisition Not Reading
Comprehension

Lexical Influences on Phonological
Treatment: The Evidence for Real
Words versus Nonwords

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1512

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Alan Kamhi, U of North Carolina; Hugh
Catts, Florida St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Literacy Assessment and Intervention. Reading to learn is
best characterized as knowledge acquisition not reading
comprehension. By focusing attention on knowledge
acquisition, the time and energy devoted to assessing
and teaching the reified psychometric “general reading
comprehension” will be focused on what truly matters:
learning subject and disciplinary knowledge in science
and the humanities.

Neuroanatomy and
Neurophysiology of the Auditory
and Vestibular Mechanisms (Aud)

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1514

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Holly Storkel, U of Kansas; Breanna
Krueger, U of Kansas
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Speech Sound Disorders in Children. The evidence for using
real words versus nonwords in treatment of children with
developmental phonological disorders will be reviewed.
The evidence indicates that nonwords may be as good as
or even better than real words in promoting phonological
change. Construction of a phonological treatment protocol
using nonwords will be illustrated.

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)
Difficult Case Management
for Children & Adults With
Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Curtis Billings, NCRAR, VA Portland Health
Care System
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research
and Diagnostics. This presentation will address several
potential clinical uses of cortical auditory evoked
potentials (CAEPs), such as assisting in fitting hearing
aids, predicting speech perception in noise, helping
to understand the neural effects of age and hearing
impairment, and monitoring brain changes related to
auditory training.

Advantages & Disadvantages of
Clinical Swallow Evaluation Compared
With Simultaneous Fiberoptic
Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1516

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Steven Leder, Yale Sch of Medicine; Debra
Suiter, U of Kentucky Voice & Swallow Clinic; Heather
Warner, Southern Connecticut St U
Blinded comparisons between simultaneous clinical
swallowing evaluations (CSE) and fiberoptic endoscopic
evaluations of swallowing (FEES) were made. No
agreement occurred between CSE and FEES regarding
pharyngeal/laryngeal anatomy/physiology, bolus flow
characteristics, or diet recommendations. CSE does not
have good clinical utility for determining pharyngeal
dysphagia. Consequences of these results are discussed.

Avoiding Mealtime Battles: Pediatric
Feeding Strategies for Parents &
Professionals
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1515

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristina Wilson, Texas Children’s Hosp;
Amy Morgan, Shriners Hosp, Chicago; Ellen Moore, Texas
Children’s Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies. Patients with velopharyngeal
dysfunction (VPD) present with complex speech
disorders that often require both surgical and therapeutic
interventions. This session will use case studies to
illustrate critical components of the medical history,
diagnostic testing, and the patient’s response to therapy
services in the decision-making process used with these
challenging cases.

Session: 1517

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melanie Potock, My Munch Bug LLC
Feeding specialists must be educated in more than the
mechanics of biting, chewing and swallowing. Family
dynamics in the home impact a child’s willingness to try
new foods. Learn practical strategies to reduce mealtime
stressors - even with a selective eater. Joyful mealtimes
make learning to eat easier for everyone.

Friday Oral Seminars

Potential Clinical Uses of Cortical
Auditory Evoked Potentials
Session: 1513

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Changing the World Through an
Interspecies Approach to Dysphagia
Innovation
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1518

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Peter Belafsky, UC Davis
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by
the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders. Consequences of profound dysphagia are
unparalleled and include malnutrition, dehydration, social
isolation, depression, pneumonia, pulmonary abscess,
and death. The advances in diagnosis of dysphagia have
had little innovative management. This lecture describes
interspecies approach to dysphagia management that
shattered barriers between disciplines and enhanced
innovation to inspire the swallowing clinician.

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Friday Oral Seminars — 5:00PM–6:00PM
Gauging the Aging Swallow: Clinical
Considerations for the SpeechLanguage Pathologist
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1519

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rinki Varindani Desai , Select Specialty
Hosp - South Dallas; Yvette McCoy, MedStar National
Rehab Hosp, DC
This session reviews the normal adult swallowing
mechanism and describes the effects of aging on
deglutition. Changes resulting from presbyphagia are
contrasted with dysphagic symptoms in older adults
caused by abnormal pathologies. Assessment and
treatment approaches are discussed to facilitate safe
swallowing and adequate nutrition/hydration in the
aging population.

Optimizing Functional Outcomes
After Transoral Robotic Surgery
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1520

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Heather Starmer, Stanford U; Katherine
Hutcheson, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is gaining popularity for
treatment of oropharyngeal cancer. One goal of TORS is
to reduce treatment-related dysphagia by reducing the
intensity of adjuvant treatment. In this session, we will
introduce TORS, outline a protocol for SLP evaluation and
treatment after TORS, and review the current literature.

Supporting Infant Breastfeeding: The
Speech Pathologist’s Role
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1521

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellen Carlin, Carlin Speech Pathology &
Associates, Inc.
Identifying and treating early feeding difficulties in
breastfed infants helps keep their feeding skills on track
and extends exclusive breastfeeding. Learn; importance of
species specific milk, factors impacting a successful latch,
and strategies to facilitate successful breastfeeding.

As of October 5, 2015

Telepractice (GI)

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

Telepractice/Telehealth Preparation in
Graduate Education: Status 2015?
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1522

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Grogan-Johnson, Kent St U;
Kristin Edwards, Presence Learning; Andrew Stuart, East
Carolina U; Robin Alvares, Kent St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Academic and Clinical Education & Telepractice. This
one-hour invited session is being proposed by the 2015
ASHA Program Telepractice Content Committee and the
Academic and Clinical Education Content Committee. The
primary objective is to examine the current state-of-thestate with regard to telepractice / telehealth preparation
in speech-language pathology and audiology. Presenters
will discuss lessons learned.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
Goal Attainment Scaling Using
Motivational Interviewing for
Measuring Cognitive-Communication
Treatment Outcomes
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1523

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: McKay Sohlberg, U of Oregon; Don
MacLennan, Minneapolis VA; Priya Kucheria, U of Oregon;
Jason Prideaux, U of Oregon
There is tremendous need for sensitive, ecological outcome
measures for cognitive-communication rehabilitation.
We report on the development and initial validation of
a goal attainment process embedded in a motivational
interviewing framework to identify objective, patientcentered rehabilitation goals. This project was supported
by a Clinical Foundation Grant from ASHFoundation.

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Misdiagnosed Voice Problems: The
Hoarse in Zebra Clothing
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1524

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Katherine McConville, U of Wisconsin
- Madison, Voice & Swallow Clinics; Emerald Doll, U of
Wisconsin - Madison, Voice & Swallow Clinics
Those familiar with only common causes of voice problems
may struggle with patients whose response to therapy is
incongruent with their “common” working diagnosis. This
lecture should educate clinicians about the vocal function
and response to therapy associated with uncommon
causes of voice disorders that are easily misdiagnosed.

Using Spaced Retrieval as a Treatment
Tool for Older Adults With Voice &
Memory Impairments
FR 5:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1525

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jeanette Benigas, West Chester U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Voice
and Alaryngeal Communication & SIG 15: Gerontology. This
presentation will provide clinicians with information on
the therapeutic application of spaced retrieval to assist in
achievement of voice goals in persons with memory loss
conditions. The presentation will also provide clinicians with an
understanding of the functional impact that voice exercises can
have older adults with memory impairment.

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Saturday Daily H ighlights
Saturday, November 14
  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Registration
Education Sessions/Posters
Short Courses
Exhibit Hall and Career Fair
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Short Courses
Closing Party

Today ’s S essions
Session
Number

Day

Start Time End Time

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Session Title

ASHA Closing Party

6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.
Denver Art Museum, North Building
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
The ASHA Convention will conclude with
the Closing Party, where you can relax with
friends and celebrate another great year
while taking in the exhibitions at the Denver
Art Museum. One of the largest art museums
between Chicago and the West Coast, the
Denver Art Museum houses a collection
of more than 70,000 works of art divided
between 10 permanent collections including
African, American Indian, Asian, European
and American, modern and contemporary,
pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish
Colonial, textile, and western American
art. The collections reflect the city and
region—and provide invaluable ways for
the community to learn about cultures from
around the world.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)
Collaborative Learning in Distance
Learning: Making Group Assignments
Engaging, Effective, & Educational
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1600

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lauren Bland, Western Kentucky U;
Richard Dressler, Western Kentucky U; Barbara Brindle,
Western Kentucky U; Jo Shackelford, Western Kentucky U;
Kimberly Green, Western Kentucky U; Allison Hatcher,
Western Kentucky U
Working in collaborative groups is an essential part of
many CSD classrooms. While instructors see the value,
many students don’t. This presentation will model several
effective group strategies, methods to assess learning,
and ways to involve students in the development of
group projects in distance education. Participants will
have an opportunity to share their successful group
work strategies.

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1601

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lottie Dunbar, Coll of Saint Rose; Julie
Hart, Coll of Saint Rose
We will demonstrate how to increase executive functions
and everyday communication in individuals post TBIstroke via group therapy. We pull from concepts of neural
plasticity; efficacy of group treatment and the individual’s
needs when insurance is exhausted. Funding, and also the
training of student clinicians will be a focus.

Technology Tools to Help Complete
Literature Reviews
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1602

CC/709-711
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Shelley Lund, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee;
Wendy Quach, San Jose St U; Miechelle McKelvey, U of
Nebraska - Kearney; Kristy Weissling, U of Nebraska Lincoln
This session will share the procedures and technology
tools that our research team used to complete four
comprehensive scoping reviews of the literature. This
session will describe how our multi-institutional research
team used NVIVO and reference management software to
organize, complete, analyze, and illustrate our reviews of
the literature.

Mastered PECS — What’s Next:
Transitioning From PECS to SGDs

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1603

CC/605
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Renee Lavelle, Cook Childrens Med Ctr;
Lindsay Jones, Cook Childrens Med Ctr; Edith Resendiz,
Cook Childrens Med Ctr
Parenting a child with a lifelong disability/communication
disorder is a life-altering event. This presentation will
outline examples of guidelines for coaching/teaching
parents. Details of parent education topics will include
language choices, two methods for clarifying learning
and communication strategies/word choices for
challenging parents.

Session: 1606

CC/702
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catherine Horton, Pyramid Educational
Consultants, Inc.; Lori Frost, Pyramid Educational
Consultants, Inc.; Jo-Anne Matteo, Pyramid Educational
Consultants, Inc.
PECS is a popular and evidence-based training protocol
used for teaching foundational expressive communication
skills. Once these skills are mastered, transitions to a
Speech Generating Device may be appropriate. This
seminar provides recommendations for best practice
associated with this transition including assessment,
device selection and protocols to teach device usage.

Auditory/Central Auditory
Processing Disorders (GI)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

A Speech Pathologist’s Guide to
Assessment & Treatment of Auditory
Processing Disorder in Children

Assessing & Treating Theory of Mind
in Children With ASD: Improving the
Tools in Our Toolboxes

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1604

CC/401-402
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Velvet Buehler, U of Tennessee
Health Science Ctr
This presentation will review the following: 1) APD
sub-profiles and auditory processes; 2) assessments
that can be administered by the speech pathologist
following the diagnosis of APD; and 3) direct intervention
and compensatory strategies provided by the speech
pathologist. Case studies will highlight outcomes of
appropriate management of APD.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
Creatively Implement Communication
in the Classroom
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1605

CC/705-707
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joni Nygard, SLP Consultant/Attainment
Company; Jill Tullman, Jill Tullman & Associates
Communication tools can support students’ learning,
both in and outside the classroom. Discussion will
include AAC tools and strategies that students with
complex communication needs use to become more
active participants while communicating and engaged
in learning. Video examples highlighting research-based
curricula and successful interactions will be shared.

Session: 1607

CC/102-104-106
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Greenslade, Kennedy Krieger
Inst; Tiffany Hutchins, U of Vermont; Patricia Prelock, U
of Vermont
Theory of mind, understanding one’s own and
others’ mental states, is essential to successful social
communication, but is often impaired in individuals
with autism spectrum disorder. This presentation will
describe a parent-report measure, the Theory of Mind
Inventory, and its reliability, validity, and clinical utility for
planning treatment.

At-Risk ASD Infants: How Early
Can We Identify Them & How
May Caregivers React?
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Saturday Oral Seminars

Making Group Therapy for Adults With
Neurogenic Disorders a Possibility
While Effectively Training Graduate
Clinicians

The Clear & Simple Guide to Parent
Education

Session: 1608

CC/Four Seasons 4
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Linda Watson, U of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill; Rebecca Landa, Kennedy Krieger; Juliann
Woods, Florida St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research evidence documents
early behaviors of autism spectrum disorders in the first
18 months of life, earlier than some professionals feel
comfortable making a diagnosis. Three experts active
in early identification will discuss early risk markers and
caregivers’ reactions to professionals’ early concerns. Video
examples of at-risk behaviors will be utilized.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM 

As of October 5, 2015

Get the Message! The Communicative
Nature of Inappropriate Behavior in
Learners With ASD

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Medicare 101: Back to the Basics

Session: 1609

CC/403-404
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jason Travers, Kansas U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, SIG
1: Language Learning and Education & Autism Spectrum
Disorders. Learners with autism generally have deficits
in communicating their needs, often resulting in using
inappropriate behavior to communicate basic messages.
This session focuses on understanding the communicative
nature of behavior, and provides suggestions for designing
simple interventions to support socially appropriate
communication to improve behavior and quality of life.

Let’s Dig In: How Mealtime Brought
Us Together
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1610

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ashley Lyons-Mayer, Rebecca Sch;
ToniAnn Gambella, Rebecca Sch; Jennifer Shonkoff,
Rebecca Sch; Courtney Latter, Rebecca Sch; Taylor Knotts,
Rebecca Sch; Liza Bernabeo, Rebecca Sch
This presentation will explore how mealtime can be a
shared and integrated experience at school. We will discuss
the different purposes of mealtime including social and
emotional aspects of eating together and how to support
our students in relating and communicating during the
ritual of mealtime.

What Is the Size of the Problem? Social
Thinking & Problem-Solving for Young
Learners
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1611

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 2
Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nancy Tarshis, Children’s Evaluation &
Rehab Ctr; Ryan Hendrix, Social Thinking ; Kari Palmer,
Changing Perspectives; Michelle Winner, Social Thinking
The session is designed to increase awareness of concepts
underlying problem solving and contribute to developing
self-regulation. We will talk about key components of
social problem solving and emotional self-regulation.
Next we will teach the thinking behind and the strategies
for building and flexing problem solving skill and
social thinking.

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1612

CC/704
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Satterfield, ASHA; Neela Swanson,
ASHA
Medicare is the primary driver of health insurance
policy, and federal laws influence all clinicians who
provide services to the aged or disabled population. This
session is an introduction to all clinicians who need to
understand enrollment, supervision, documentation,
reimbursement, physician orders, quality reporting, and
other basic instructions.

Solution-Driven State Leadership for
Schools: Top Five Issues of 2015
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1613

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Shannon Hall-Mills, Florida St U; Perry
Flynn, U of North Carolina - Greensboro; Marie Ireland,
Virginia Dept of Education; LaShawn Thomas Bridges,
South Carolina Dept of Education
Using a problem-solution formula, state education leaders
from multiple states present a summary of the major
issues facing school-based services and share how they
are tackling these key issues on behalf of professionals
in the schools. Members of the State Education Agencies
Communication Disabilities Council (SEACDC) will facilitate
the presentation.

Why Settle for GOOD When GREAT is
Within Your Reach?
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1614

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Samantha Elandary, Parkinson Voice
Project
If you were in need of medical attention, would you be
satisfied with a GOOD surgeon? Did you know that GOOD is
the enemy of GREAT? At this session, attendees will clarify
what they are passionate about and be able to identify
practical steps to achieving greatness.

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Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)
Advances in Language Assessment &
Intervention for Latino Preschoolers
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1615

CC/303
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Trina Spencer, Northern Arizona U;
Douglas Petersen, U of Wyoming; Alisha WackerleHollman, U of Minnesota; Lillian Duran, Utah St U; Lucia
Mendez, East Carolina U; M. Adelaida Restrepo, Arizona
St U
There is an urgent need for SLPs to attend to the language
and literacy development of Latino preschoolers. A
collaborative team of researchers will present four recent
studies featuring innovative methods for Spanish and
English assessment and intervention to prepare children
for academic success. Recommendations for practice will
be offered.

Bilingualism & Children With Special
Needs in North America & Europe:
Context, Access, & Support
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1616

CC/301-302
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird, Dalhousie
U; Kate Cain, U of Lancaster; Patricia Cleave, Dalhousie U;
Paola Colozzo, U of British Columbia; Andrea MacLeod,
U de Montréal; Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, U of New
Mexico; Eliane Segers, Radboud U; Ludo Verhoeven,
Radboud U; Bonita Squires, Dalhousie U; Fred Genesee,
McGill U; Pat Mirenda, U of British Columbia; Stefka
Marinova-Todd, U of British Columbia; Karisa Parkington,
U of Waterloo; Diane Pesco, Concordia U; Hilary Stahl, U of
British Columbia; Ann Sutton, Faculte Sciences de la Sante;
Natacha Trudeau, U de Montréal
Sociolinguistic context varies within and across countries
and impacts programs and policies developed to educate
children. We present research results from six sites in North
America and Europe designed to examine bilingualism
in children with special needs. Access to and support
for bilingualism varied. Clinical and policy implications
are discussed.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

Person-Centered Outcomes in
Culturally & Diverse Contexts:
International Application of the ICF
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Fluency (SLP)

Creating the Successful Learner in
Children With Hearing Loss: Effective
Strategies from Infancy to School-Age

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1618

CC/Mile High 3C
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Judith Kuster, Minnesota St U - Mankato;
Taro Alexander, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the
Young; Kristin Chmela, Chmela Fluency Ctr; Patricia
Zebrowski, U of Iowa
This session features some history of residential camps
for young persons who stutter followed by information
about three unique programs currently providing speech
therapy, some with opportunities for students and/or
clinicians to gain clinical fluency experience. Each camp
will be described, including how the program links to
desired outcomes.

Is It Stuttering?
Session: 1619

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Courtney Byrd, The U of Texas at Austin;
Nan Bernstein Ratner, U of Maryland; Kathleen Scaler
Scott, Misericordia U; Vivian Sisskin, U of Maryland
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Fluency. The purpose of the present seminar is to enhance
differential diagnosis of stuttering particularly with
regard to those cases wherein clinicians may be misled by
similarities in the speech behaviors produced.

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1623

CC/706
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nanette Thompson, Listening 2 Learn;
Joanna Stith, Listening for Life
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with
Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening and Assessment & SIG 9: Hearing
and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Discover strategies to
enhance listening and spoken language development in
children with hearing loss. Come and strengthen your skills
in an active learning environment, discovering what to
include in an early intervention session, teaming together
in the classroom setting, and the use of self-check lists to
improve your practice.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

SLP-ABA Collaboration for Children
With Autism: Developing Harmonious
Interprofessional Relationships
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Facilitating Outcomes in Speech
Therapy With Interdisciplinary
Collaboration
Session: 1620

CC/201
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Caryn Graboski, Kessler Inst for Rehab;
Alison Fitz-Gerald, Kessler Inst for Rehab; Beth Rolland,
Kessler Inst for Rehab
Highlighting multidisciplinary intervention and
encouraging “team” support of speech therapy goals.
An introduction to the multidisciplinary approach of the
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, review of supporting
literature, and complex cases in brain injury, stroke, &
head and neck cancer will showcase how physical and
occupational therapy maximizes speech therapy outcomes.

Session: 1621

CC/205
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Jackson, U of Kansas Med Ctr;
Kristy Johnston, U of Kansas Med Ctr; Daniel Swagerty, U
of Kansas Med Ctr; Jeff Searl, U of Kansas Med Ctr; Debora
Daniels, U of Kansas Med Ctr; Kelly Zarifa, U of Kansas
Med Ctr
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice.
Students in the schools of health professions, nursing,
and medicine participate together in two introduction
to TeamSTEPPS® events, faculty and students from the
different schools engage in a simulated geriatric patient
encounter and debriefing, and students and faculty from
different disciplines assess clients in team-based contexts
(cleft palate, ALS, autism).

Session: 1622

CC/607
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mareile Koenig, West Chester U; Joanne
Gerenser, CUNY, Brooklyn Coll
We will (1) describe the importance of ABA-SLP
collaboration, (2) define the science of ABA and
describe individual procedures based on the science,
(3) review multiple barriers to SLP-ABA collaboration,
and (4) describe eight strategies for enhancing SLP-ABA
collaboration based on the literature and on the results of
pilot data.

Saturday Oral Seminars

Four Residential Summer Programs
Designed for Children & Teens Who
Stutter

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

IPE at the University of Kansas
Medical Center: Campus-Wide Efforts,
Geriatrics-Focused Activities, &
Clinical Opportunities

Session: 1617

CC/203
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Karla Washington, U of Cincinnati;
A. Lynn Williams, East Tennessee St U; Brenda Louw,
East Tennessee St U; Jane McCormack, Charles Sturt U;
Nancy Thomas-Stonell, Bloorview Research Inst; Tammy
Hopper, U of Alberta
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline.
This session was developed by the Convention Program
Committee to increase SLPs’ awareness regarding research
and clinical applications of the International Classification
of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) across pediatric
and adult populations around the world. Discussants
provide perspectives from Australia, Brazil, Canada,
Jamaica, and the United States.

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM
Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Creating the Successful Learner in
Children With Hearing Loss: Effective
Strategies from Infancy to School-Age
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1623

CC/706
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nanette Thompson, Listening 2 Learn;
Joanna Stith, Listening for Life
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with
Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders, Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening and Assessment & SIG 9: Hearing
and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Discover strategies to
enhance listening and spoken language development in
children with hearing loss. Come and strengthen your skills
in an active learning environment, discovering what to
include in an early intervention session, teaming together
in the classroom setting, and the use of self-check lists to
improve your practice.

Using Evidence-Based Practice
Principles in the Clinical Evaluation of
New Hearing Aid Technologies

From Test to Context: How to Inform
Contextualized Intervention Without
Teaching to the Test

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Research Symposium: Hearing Loss
& Healthy Aging – A Public Health
Perspective
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1624

Embassy Suites Denver/Cripple Creek
Ballroom
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Frank Lin, Johns Hopkins U
Recent epidemiologic research demonstrating that hearing
loss is independently associated with accelerated cognitive
decline and incident dementia will be presented. I will
then discuss planned studies to investigate the impact of
hearing rehabilitative interventions on reducing cognitive
decline and future trends in addressing hearing loss as a
public health problem.

Session: 1625

CC/703
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ruth Bentler, U of Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders. In busy clinical practices, it can be difficult
to keep up with the evidence to support new innovations in
hearing aid technology, especially when “new” keeps changing.
In this talk, we will discuss some current developments in hearing
aids and how the clinician can generate the necessary evidence
relative to efficacy and effectiveness

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
Communication Programming for
Students With Severe Disabilities:
Getting the Classroom Team On Board
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1626

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jane Kleinert, U of Kentucky; Judith
Page, U of Kentucky; Jacqui Kearns, U of Kentucky Human
Development Inst
Students with severe disabilities often use nonstandard communication output forms. Educating
classroom teams on recognizing and responding to such
communication is a vital step to increasing the type
and sophistication of student communications. This
presentation will offer evidenced-based strategies to elicit
consistent classroom team participation and support of
communication programming.

Creating Your Own Interactive
Therapy Apps for Free
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1627

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ellen Weber, Retired from Cobb County
Sch Dist, GA
This presentation is a modern “make-n-take”, where
participants will learn how to create their own interactive
therapy activities for mobile devices using a combination
of free apps. Participants are encouraged to BYOD with the
following apps downloaded prior to the session: TinyTap
Make & Play, Cut My Pic, and Dropbox.

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Session: 1628

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Julie Wolter, Utah St U; Nickola Nelson,
Western Michigan U
Although standardized tests can identify disorders and
profile norm-referenced performance, they are not
designed to inform intervention. The presenters will
show how to avoid teaching to the test and how to go
from test to context by using curriculum-based content,
contexts, and standards to conduct relevant assessment
and intervention.

IEP Secret to Success: Complying With
IDEA, Satisfying Administrators, &
Collaborating With Families
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1629

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Barbara Moore, San Marcos Unified Sch
Dist; Lori Heisler, CSUSM
We will examine the IEP process from the legislative,
administrative, and family perspectives to ensure that SLPs
are in compliance when providing care to students We will
discuss the many demands placed on SLPs and describe
ways that they can make the process family-centered
while following the rule of law.

Realistic Ways to Help Students
With LLD Meet Common Core State
Standards for Syntax
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1630

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Angela Tamborella, Architects For
Learning; Bonnie Singer, Architects For Learning
Students with LLD are known to have difficulty with
complex syntax, and these difficulties persist into the
adult years. The Common Core State Standards dictate
benchmarks for complex syntax beginning as young as
grade 3. This presentation will provide evidence-infused
intervention suggestions for school-based SLPs treating
students with syntax deficits.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM

As of October 5, 2015

SLPs & the Simple View of Reading:
Literacy Intervention for Children
With Specific Learning Disorders

Treatment for Writing Impairments in
Aphasia: Three Illustrative Cases

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

CC/503-504
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kindle Rising, U of Arizona; Chelsea
Bayley, U of Arizona; Christie Shultz, U of Arizona;
Pelagie Beeson, U of Arizona
Writing impairments commonly co-occur with aphasia.
We will present a treatment sequence for writing
in the context of three cases, each illustrating a
different agraphia profile. After treatment, all patients
demonstrated improved single word and text level writing.
Useful tools for managing written language impairments
will be described.

Session: 1631

CC/505-506-507
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Laura Green, Texas Woman’s U
The purpose of this session is to discuss literacy
intervention in practice for the SLP working with school
age students who have specific learning disorders.
Based on the simple view of reading, evidence-based
intervention strategies and activities for both word level
reading and reading comprehension difficulties will
be addressed.

What Matters to Adolescents With
Language Impairment: The Impact
of Language Impairment Beyond
Academics
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1632

Understanding & Enhancing the Brain
Basis of Aphasia Recovery
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1635

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Peter Turkeltaub, Georgetown U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Language Disorders in Adults. Noninvasive brain
stimulation has shown some potential to improve aphasia
recovery, but developing optimized treatments requires a
better understanding of the brain basis of recovery. I will
summarize our current understanding of aphasia recovery,
our ongoing research in this area, and what people with
aphasia gain from participating in research.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
Starting & Sustaining a LPAA
Community Program: What You Don’t
Learn in Graduate School
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1634

Session: 1633

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kathryn Shelley, Aphasia Ctr of West
Texas; Elizabeth Hoover, Boston U; Karen Tucker, Adler
Aphasia Ctr; Kitty Binek, Aphasia Ctr of West Texas
Learn the essential skills needed for a successful
community-based Life Participation Approach to
Aphasia program. Key elements include best practices in
governance and operations, sound LPAA programming
decisions, establishing an on-going marketing and
development culture, plus considerations of adding a
research component.

Collecting Meaningful Data to
Effectively Measure Early Intervention
Outcomes
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1636

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ross Adams, WestEd; Deanna Hughes,
Crimson Ctr for Speech & Language; San Diego St U; Karyn
Searcy, Crimson Ctr for Speech & Language
Federal statute and state regulations require that
EI outcomes contain specific components including
procedures and clearly delineated criteria against which
to measure progress. This presentation supports SLPs
in devising and tracking measurable outcomes while
involving the family in collection and analysis of data
meaningful to their everyday routines and activities.

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1637

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarita Eisenberg, Montclair St U
It is important for speech-language pathologists to know
about complex sentences and to work on this aspect of
grammar during the preschool years. This seminar will
describe different types of complex sentences, summarize
the development of complex sentences, and describe
procedures for assessing complex sentences.

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)
Literacy Achievement for All: Bridging
Early Literacy Practices Through
Tiered Interventions
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1638

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janet Klein, Poudre Sch Dist; Teresa
Ashton, Poudre Sch Dist; Julie Woolner, Poudre Sch Dist
This session provides an overview of a systematic problemsolving process within the Multi-Tiered System of Supports
(MTSS) framework that allows for early identification,
targeted interventions, and monitoring of progress for
four-year-old, pre-kindergarten students with language
and early literacy needs.

Preschool Language Skills
Foundational to the Social, Emotional,
& Cognitive Underpinnings of Later
Reading Comprehension
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1639

Saturday Oral Seminars

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
2 Hrs
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Tammie Spaulding, U of Connecticut;
Kacie Wittke, U of Connecticut; Jessica Pandolfe, U of
Connecticut; Anne Marie Lieser, U of Connecticut
Adolescents with SLI are less widely studied than younger
children with this disorder, but there are clear functional
impacts that arise from their language difficulties.
The impact of their poor language skills on their
comprehension of information in the Driver’s Manual and
their understanding of the Miranda Rights was explored.

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Complex Sentences: What They Look
Like, When They Are Learned, How to
Assess Them

CC/Mile High 2C
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Van Kleeck, U of Texas - Dallas
Reading comprehension is a complex process integrating a
wide range of skills that begin developing in the preschool
years. This seminar will provide a comprehensive research
overview illuminating the array of social-emotional,
social-interactive, and cognitive underpinnings of reading
comprehension, and the essential role of preschool
language skills in their development.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 8:00AM–10:00AM
Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Thirty-Five Years of Clinical Experience
& Therapy Ideas for Childhood
Apraxia & Speech Sound Disorders
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1640

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: David Hammer, Childhood Apraxia of
Speech Association of North America
This practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on
strategies that have proven to be highly motivating for
enhancing repetitive practice for children diagnosed
with childhood apraxia and other speech sound
disorders. A multi-sensory approach will be supported by
extensive videos of children in therapy and will highlight
suggestions for home carryover.

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Telepractice (GI)
Student Selection & Behavior
Management for School-Age Children
Receiving Services via Telepractice
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1641

CC/405-406-407
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Giselle Carnaby, U of Florida; Bari
Hoffman Ruddy, U of Central Florida; Michael Crary, U
of Florida
This seminar reviews evidenced-based rehabilitation
training approaches for dysphagia. Using a case-based
approach, participants will learn important aspects of the
application of muscle conditioning and motor learning
approaches to rehabilitative therapy. They will learn how
to embed these critical aspects into a variety of available
dysphagia exercise programs.

Therapy Interventions for Children
With Feeding Disorders
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1642

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Pamela Dodrill, Boston Children’s Hosp;
Kay Toomey, Star Ctr
This workshop is designed for pediatric therapists working
with children with feeding difficulties. The workshop will
discuss the theory and evidence behind different therapy
approaches, and will provide practical demonstrations
of therapy techniques. The importance of goal setting
and ways for determining measurable outcomes will also
be discussed.

Session: 1643

CC/601-603
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robin Alvares, Cleveland St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Telepractice. The use of telepractice as a service delivery
model is gaining in popularity, however, clinicians need
to make sure that students will benefit from telepractice
services. This presentation will address two issues that
contribute to therapeutic progress in telepractice: client
selection and behavior management.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
An Interdisciplinary Perspective on
Differential Diagnosis in Traumatic
Brain Injury
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Rehabilitative Training Using Exercise:
Blending Muscle Conditioning &
Motor Learning Aspects Into Therapy

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1644

CC/Four Seasons 1
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kevin Crutchfield, Comprehensive
Sports Concussion Program, LifeBridge; Michael Dretsch,
NICoE, Walter Reed National Military Med Ctr; Fofi
Constantinidou, Ctr for Applied Neuroscience, U of Cyprus
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Traumatic Brain Injury & SIG 2: Neurophysiology and
Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. A critical
variable in determining the appropriate treatment for
traumatic brain injury is prompt and accurate differential
diagnosis, which is best accomplished by the collaborative
efforts of a multidisciplinary treatment team. This panel
discussion brings together three experts on TBI from the
disciplines of neurology, cognitive neuropsychology, and
speech-language pathology.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)
Assessment & Treatment of Vocal Fold
Lesions: Pearls & Pitfalls
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1645

CC/207
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Bernard Rousseau, Vanderbilt U Sch of
Medicine; Jennifer Craig, Vanderbilt U Sch of Medicine;
David Francis, Vanderbilt U Sch of Medicine; Shirley
Gherson, New York U Sch of Medicine; Ryan Branski, New
York U Sch of Medicine
This session brings together a panel of experts from the
fields of speech-language pathology, laryngology, and
voice science to provide a multidisciplinary perspective
on the assessment and treatment of benign vocal fold
lesions. The session will include panel presentations and a
question and answer session with audience participation.

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Busted, Plausible or Confirmed:
Science Behind Our Voice Care
Recommendations
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1646

CC/501-502
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Erickson DiRenzo, Stanford
U Med Ctr; Kristine Tanner, Brigham Young U; Susan
Thibeault, U of Wisconsin - Madison
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Voice and Alaryngeal Communication. This session will
include a stimulating discussion of several popular clinical
voice recommendations in the context of current research
in vocal fold wound healing, repair, and hydration. Vocal
myths will be dispelled and best practices reframed based
on the literature. Bench-to-bedside gaps will be examined.

TEP Management Including Critical
Problem Solving, Clinician Protocol, &
Documentation
SA 8:00AM–10:00AM

Session: 1647

CC/708-710-712
2 Hrs
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jodi Knott, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr;
Candace Friedman, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Carla
Gress, U of Virginia - Charlottesville; Heather Starmer,
Stanford U; Gina Vess, Duke U; Julie Blair, Med U of South
Carolina
This session provides the most updated research, problem
solving, and management solutions for patients with
TE puncture and prosthesis. Emphasis will be placed on
available prosthetic, behavioral, and medical/surgical
management of complications. A clinician protocol and
documentation guide will be presented. Case studies will
highlight complex solutions.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Using Dynamic Systems to Describe
the Early Signs of Autism & Inform
Intervention

Can’t Expand the Pipeline? Add More
Pipes: Examining Undergraduate
Curriculum to Support Student
Success

From Requesting to Early Language &
Pragmatics: Integrating Augmentative
& Alternative Communication &
Social-Skills Training

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1648

Session: 1651

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Oliver Wendt, Purdue U; Emily
Studebaker, Purdue U; Gretchen Storm, Speech Therapy
of the Rocky Mountains, LLC
This session will present a comprehensive approach to
integrate AAC and social-pragmatic intervention for
learners with severe, non-verbal autism. By blending
behavioral and naturalistic strategies learners move
from requesting to acquiring early speech and language
and onto enhanced social interactions. Results from
single-subject research designs will document
intervention outcomes.

Lonergan’s Generalized Empirical
Method as a Tool to Foster Critical
Thinking Skills

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1649

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Theresa Bartolotta, Stockton U; Patricia
Remshifski, Monmouth U
Bernard Lonergan’s theory of cognition can provide a
model for advancing critical thinking skills in graduate
students. This session will describe the Generalized
Empirical Method as a way to develop reflective practice
and make informed clinical decisions.

Pairing Clinical & Research
Preparation: A Happy Marriage?
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1650

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lesli Cleveland, Eastern Washington U;
Jane Pimentel, Eastern Washington U; Doreen Nicholas,
Eastern Washington U
The purpose of this seminar is to present, explain, and
promote discussion regarding an innovative approach
pairing graduate students clinical training with a required
research experience. A new offering at our clinic to provide
Speak Out!® treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s
offered this pairing opportunity.

Improving Social Communication
Skills in Children With ASD the SMART
Way
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1652

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Gina Vasiloff, Nationwide Children’s
Hosp; Cynthia Preston, Nationwide Children’s Hosp; Jenna
Aubuchon, Nationwide Children’s Hosp; Kelly Tanner,
Nationwide Children’s Hosp
The Sensorimotor Affect Relationship Based Therapy
(SMART) Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is
an interdisciplinary program that teaches children with
autism spectrum disorder the foundational skills necessary
to build and maintain relationships. We will describe the
program as well as present outcomes for participants.

SLPs, SNF Residents, & Autism: What
We Do, What We Need
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1653

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Pamela Smith, Bloomsburg U
This presentation will provide data from caregiver
interviews and from a national survey of speech-language
pathologists working in the SNF setting. It will discuss
reported practice patterns, challenges, and perceived
ongoing needs for assessment and management of SNF
residents with suspected ASD.

Video Coaching in Social
Communication With Adolescents on
the Autism Spectrum
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1655

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amy Thrasher, U of Colorado - Boulder;
Jennifer Wilger, Temple Grandin Sch; Lauren Coyne, U of
Colorado - Boulder
Adolescents with autism experience both individual
strengths and challenges within social interactions.
Executive function, reading of context cues, sensory
reactivity, and anxiety are considered in the Perspectives
intervention approach of video coaching for perspective
taking and social communication at the Temple
Grandin School in collaboration with University of
Colorado Boulder.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tina Stoody, U of Northern Colorado;
Julie Hanks, U of Northern Colorado; Kimberly Murza, U of
Northern Colorado
Undergraduate programs in communication sciences
and disorders (CSD) are facing challenges related to
limited opportunities for undergraduate students to
attend graduate programs in CSD. This presentation
describes an innovative process to examine undergraduate
curriculum to support student success by expanding
their opportunities in related fields through improved
awareness and preparation.

Session: 1654

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Allison Bean Ellawadi, Ohio St U; Jill
Heathcock, Ohio St U
We will discuss the interconnectedness of sensory, motor,
and language development in young children with ASD
and use a dynamic systems theoretical framework to
describe the interactional early signs of autism and discuss
how targeting combinations of behaviors in therapy may
facilitate development and minimize future delays across
multiple domains.

Changing the (Medicaid) Mind –
What’s Next for Providers?
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1657

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Molly Thompson, Pediatric SpeechLanguage Svcs; Marie Ireland, Virginia Dept of Education;
Sheila Moore-Neff, Fairfax County Pub Schs; Timothy
Weise, Garden City Hosp; Crystal Brooks, Arizona Dept of
Education; Laurie Havens, ASHA
ASHA members increasing have noted the importance of Medicaid
as a primary payer for services. Experts from ASHA’s Medicaid
Committee member will address the most recent changes to
the Medicaid program and discuss new payment models and
platforms, including Medicaid Managed Care, Medicaid Expansion,
and service delivered via telepractice

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Collegiality at the Click of a Key:
School-Age Assessment Workgroup

Role of Prosody in the Intelligibility &
Comprehensibility of Speech

Fluency (SLP)

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

School-Age Stuttering Therapy:
Collaborating With Teachers & Other
Key Players

Session: 1658

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Kvarda, Palm Beach County Sch Dist;
Meri Ziev, Palm Beach County Sch Dist
Professional learning communities were formed in
the School District of Palm Beach County to improve
the quality of professional development and increase
collaboration among 389 speech-language pathologists.
Benefits and barriers to successful implementation
of the 12 Speech-Language Stakeholder Workgroups
(SLSWs) are detailed with a focus on the School-Age
Assessment Workgroup.

Everything You Always Wanted to
Know About Managed Care (Managed
Care 101)
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1659

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Delaine Rice-White, HCR ManorCare;
Jennifer King, HCR ManorCare
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
Reimbursement for health care is shifting from traditional
payer types to managed care. When describing skilled
services and medical necessity for managed care payers,
SLPs must be aware of terminology, systems and processes
particular to managed care organizations, and payment
trends. This session will introduce SLPs to managed
care concepts.

Communication Sciences (GI)

Session: 1661

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Orlikoff, West Virginia U; Florence
Myers, Adelphi U
This seminar will address the ways in which the ability
to interpret speech is tied to prosodic features. Through
an overview of applied research and clinical examples,
the seminar will demonstrate how ‘meaningful’
improvement in intelligibility and comprehensibility can
be accomplished when suprasegmental characteristics are
addressed early in treatment.

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)
Clinical Decision-Making in Bilingual
Assessment of Children
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1662

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anita Perez, U of Texas - Austin; Lisa
Bedore, U of Texas - Austin; Elizabeth Pena, U of Texas Austin; Ronald Gillam, Utah St U
This session will present features of a multidimensional
framework for making diagnostic decisions of language
impairment in bilingual children. Management of
assessment data in English and Spanish across language
domains will be discussed. Case examples will be
presented to help illustrate the diagnostic decision
making process.

Research Symposium: Advances in
Diagnosis, Prognosis, & Treatment of
Primary Progressive Aphasia

Implementing a Spanish Cycles
Phonological Remediation Approach
in a Preschool Program for Improving
Communication Skills

SA 10:30AM–12:30PM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1660

Embassy Suites Denver/Cripple Creek
Ballroom
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Argye Hillis, Johns Hopkins U
Primary Progressive Aphasia is a set of clinical syndromes
that has only been recognized in recent decades. The
neurodegenerative diseases, genetic mutations, and
neuroanatomical changes that underlie these syndromes
are still being elucidated. I will review recent advances in
diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of variants of Primary
Progressive Aphasia.

Session: 1663

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Raul Prezas, Jacksonville U; Rebecca
Jimenez, Grand Prairie Independent Sch Dist
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the
implementation of a Spanish Cycles Phonological
Remediation Approach for a group of highly unintelligible
children in a Spanish-speaking preschool program. Topics
will include selecting Spanish phonological targets,
implementing a Spanish Cycles Approach, and group
therapy activities/strategies in the classroom.

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SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1664

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nina Reardon-Reeves, Stuttering Therapy
Svcs; J. Scott Yaruss, U of Pittsburgh
Educators and parents are notoriously “left out of the loop”
when it comes to school-age stuttering and the process of
stuttering therapy. This presentation brings a new way of
viewing the symbiotic relationship that can emerge when
SLPs, parents and educators collaborate for the benefit of
children who stutter.

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)
Infant Speech Discrimination: A Tool
for Professionals Who Work With
Infants/Toddlers With Hearing Loss
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1666

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristin Uhler, U of Colorado - Denver;
Tammy Fredrickson, U of Colorado - Boulder
Newborn hearing screening has resulted in earlier
identification of hearing loss and amplification fitting in
young infants. Speech perception testing can yield insight
into an infants’ ability to discriminate speech sounds.
This information, along with knowledge of phonetic
information, can be used to validate amplification settings
and impact habilitation goals.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
BCAT in Action
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1667

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Erin Knoepfel, Genesis Rehab Svcs; Felicia
Chew, Genesis Rehab Svcs; William Mansbach, Mansbach
Health Tools, LLC (The BCAT)
Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists
have the knowledge and skills to address cognitive
impairments specific to their scopes of practice. By utilizing
the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT) the clinician
can identify the type and degree of cognitive impairment,
as well as, identify the most efficient targeted outcome.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Every Touch Matters: Neuroprotection
in the NICU & the SLP’s Role
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1668

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarah Lowry, CHOC Children’s; Jennifer
Ahlswede, CHOC Children’s
The CHOC Small Baby Unit cohorts extreme
micropreemies and focuses on delivering brain oriented,
developmentally appropriate care by every professional.
The neurodevelopmental rationale for tenets of care, the
SLP’s contributions to the team in addition to hands-on
treatment, unit outcomes, and parent perspectives will
be illustrated.

Learners as Designers: Project-Based
Learning in IPE Classrooms
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1669

Transforming Knowledge, Skills, &
Attitudes in Interprofessional Health
Care Education
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1670

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Durant-Jones, Nazareth Coll; Shirley
Szekeres, Nazareth Coll; Lynda Dimitroff, Nazareth Coll
Nazareth College is invested in the education of effective
health professionals. This presentation will describe a
developmental interprofessional education model which
includes a required hybrid course and interprofessional
experiences within our new state of the art Wellness and
Rehabilitation Institute, which houses 10 on-campus
clinics and provides community outreach services.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Children’s Auditory Development
Following Amplification or Cochlear
Implantation: Expectations &
Assessment

Interactive Book Reading: Methods
to Promote Word Learning by
Kindergarten Children With SLI

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Holly Storkel, U of Kansas; Rouzana
Komesidou, U of Kansas; Krista Voelmle, U of Kansas
This session illustrates an interactive book reading
treatment to teach new words to Kindergarten children
with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Moreover,
individual learning profiles and outcomes are described
along with possible modifications to the standard
treatment to promote better learning when less desirable
profiles or outcomes are observed.

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1671

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Taylor Sands, MED-EL ; Mary Kay
Therres, MED-EL
Children who receive hearing aids and/or cochlear
implants require auditory habilitation. A hierarchy of
auditory skills and tools used to identify particular skills
will be discussed along with milestones to monitor
acquisition. Participants will be provided with cases
to facilitate this understanding to assist in developing
objectives and goals.

Language Sampling in Real Life: Spice
It Up With SALT!

Long-Range Planning to Promote
Language & Literacy in Children With
Hearing Loss
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1672

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Christina Armfield, Alamance-Burlington
Schs; Sharon Moore, NC DPI; Michele Neal, NC DPI
The presentation will provide information based on
data collected from using Long Range Plans in the
educational environment to enhance language and
literacy development. The purpose is to understand
how these plans can assist in guiding parents,
professionals, and districts with: assessment, IEP
development, implementation, educational programming
and budgeting.

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)
Meeting the Milestones, Laying the
Path: A Call for Cochlear Implant Best
Practice Guidelines
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1674

Session: 1675

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Rickard, Corona-Norco Unified
Sch Dist; Karen Andriacchi, SALT Software LLC
Although language sampling analysis (LSA) is the
gold-standard for evaluating language use in functional,
naturalistic contexts, many barriers prevent LSA from
being used outside of the research lab. This presentation
will provide practical recommendations for using LSA in
the public school or private practice setting.

My Behavior IS my Communication
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1676

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Glenis Benson, Private Practice
The inability to communicate conventionally, if
often replaced by ‘behavior.’ The child needs a way to
communicate his/her functional needs. The form needs
to change; enter the SLP. Functional assessments and
subsequent strategies for replacement behaviors will
be discussed.

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: John McCarthy, Ohio U; David Moore, Ohio
U; Jeffrey DiGiovanni, Ohio U; John Ekpe, Ohio U
This session focuses on techniques to implement
Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the classroom
setting. Didactic versus project-based IPE learning
models are considered in conjunction with data on their
implementation. Examples of classroom activities and
student projects from an instructor and learner perspective
will be discussed in detail.

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Session: 1673

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Agelia Stout, U of South Dakota; Jessica
Messersmith, U of South Dakota; Jessica Malepsy, U of
South Dakota; Katherine Awoyinka, U of South Dakota; Carly
Hemmingson, U of South Dakota
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the need for
published best practice guidelines for cochlear implant
programming. The presentation will include a discussion
of current research related to best practices for programing
cochlear implants and potential implementation of
consistent, evidence-based programming procedures.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)

Reconceptualizing Environmental
Influences on Child Language
Development

Selecting Expository Picture Books
for Preschool Children in Special
Education

Aphasia Advocacy: Moving Forward
With Legislation

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1677

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Eileen Hunsaker, MGH Inst of Health
Professions; Mary Jo Santo Pietro, Kean U; Karen Kelly,
American Aphasia Society
Advocacy for individuals with aphasia and their families
at is a professional responsibility of SLPs (1). This
presentation will provide useful information regarding
progress toward state legislation to benefit people
with aphasia in NJ and MA as well as effective ideas for
advocacy programs at the local, state, and federal, levels.

Big-Data Driven Approaches to
Clinical Decision-Making: Insights &
Results From a Large-Scale Effort
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1678

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Jordyn Sims, Constant Therapy; Swathi
Kiran, Boston U
We will present selected results of treatment from
anonymized data that has been collected from over 2,000
patients, providing clinical insights for most effective
therapy tasks. This large sample size allows us to examine
a case-mix adjusted responsive to treatment.

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)
Facilitating Verb Morphology: An
Intervention for Preschoolers
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1679

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Marc Fey, U of Kansas Med Ctr; Laurence
Leonard, Purdue U; Patricia Deevy, Purdue U; Shelley
Bredin-Oja, U of Kansas
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. We
describe a study of an intervention that was designed to
facilitate the acquisition of auxiliary is and third person
singular –s by preschoolers with specific language
impairment. Results are discussed in terms of the benefits
of adding an auxiliary-contrasting comprehension
component to the procedures of focused stimulation
and recasting.

Session: 1680

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Laura DeThorne, U of Illinois; Jamie
Mahurin Smith, Illinois St U; Natalia Rakhlin, Wayne St
U; Philip Dale, U of New Mexico
This panel discussion will review and extend current
views of environmental influences on child language
development within the field of communication
sciences and disorders (CSD). Findings from four studies
will focus on the impact of such factors as early diet,
prenatal substance exposure, prematurity, and geneenvironment correlation.

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)
Big Words Science: Decoding
Intervention for Adolescent
Struggling Readers
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1681

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Lori Geist, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill;
Joy Diamond, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Jennifer
Zoski, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Nancy Quick, U of
North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Karen Erickson, U of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill
This presentation will present the findings of a 14-week
intervention study. The intervention was aimed at teaching
adolescent readers morpheme-based strategies to
decode complex science words. The results of multivariate
regression analysis will be presented and implications for
literacy instruction with a range of struggling adolescent
readers will be discussed.

Integrating Vocabulary & Literacy:
Beyond the Tip of the Triangle
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1682

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kimberly Murphy, Ohio St U; Amy Pratt,
Ohio St U
While SLPs typically treat vocabulary as an oral language
skill, it also has important implications for literacy. This
presentation provides an overview of what constitutes
good vocabulary intervention, provides support for how
vocabulary relates to literacy, and discuss ways that SLPs
can enhance vocabulary intervention by connecting it
to literacy.

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Session: 1683

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Allison Dawn Breit-Smith, U of
Cincinnati; Grace Dumesnil, U of Cincinnati; Jamie Busch,
U of Cincinnati; Shanshan Wang, U of Cincinnati; Ying Guo,
U of Cincinnati
This professional education session will define expository
text and expository text structures, describe how to select
expository books and apply a rubric to identify the text
structures found in expository texts, and explain how
speech-language pathologists might use expository
text structures for targeting preschool children’s
language goals.

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Avoid Complacency: Incorporate
Principles of Neural Plasticity to
Challenge & Calibrate Your LSVT LOUD
Clients
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1684

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Angela Halpern, LSVT Global; Heather
Hodges (Gustafson), National Jewish Health; Cynthia
Fox, LSVT Global; Lorraine Ramig, LSVT Global; Elizabeth
Peterson, LSVT Global
This talk will review and define key principles that drive
activity-dependent neural plasticity; demonstrate how
these principles are integrated into the LSVT LOUD
treatment protocol; and provide clinicians with practical
examples and treatment ideas for challenging and
calibrating their LSVT LOUD clients.

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)
Step-by-Step Therapy Techniques for
Cleft Palate Speech
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1685

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lynn Marty Grames, St. Louis Children’s
Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Speech/Resonance Disorders in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies & SIG 5: Speech Science and
Orofacial Disorders. This course focused on speech therapy
techniques for the child with articulation disorder related
to cleft palate or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Practical
therapy techniques that can be adapted for children aged
2 through the teen years were included.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM

As of October 5, 2015

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Best Practices in Feeding &
Swallowing: Tracheostomized/
Ventilator-Dependent Children
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1686

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Shaunda Eady Harendt, Children’s Hosp
Colorado; Arwen Jackson, Children’s Hosp Colorado
Children with tracheostomies are a heterogeneous
population whose swallowing and feeding management
warrants a collaborative, evidence-based approach. In
this presentation, the authors propose a clinical practice
guideline to help speech-language pathologists make
decisions that are both supported by research and
individualized to the patient’s needs.

Influence of Quality-of-Life Outcome
Measures on Dysphagia Therapy
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1687

Strengthening Swallowing &/or
Dysphagia With Intervention: Three
MythBusters!
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1688

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: JoAnne Robbins, William S. Middleton
Memorial VA Hosp & U of Wisconsin Sch of Medicine &
Pub Health; Nicole Rogus-Pulia, William S. Middleton
Memorial VA Hosp & U of Wisconsin Sch of Medicine & Pub
Health; Nicole Rusche, William S. Middleton Memorial VA
Hosp; Breanna Hilby, William S. Middleton Memorial VA
Hosp; Andrew Waclawik, U of Wisconsin Sch of Medicine &
Pub Health
With the onset of new research, old myths are questioned
and debunked. This session will discuss three myths
regarding strengthening-based dysphagia rehabilitation
approaches: 1. dysphagia treatment must be task—
specific, 2. patients with progressive neuromuscular
conditions shouldn’t exercise, and 3. dysphagia
rehabilitation only influences swallowing-related
outcomes

Session: 1689

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rachael Kammer, Massachusetts General
Hosp; Allison Holman, Massachusetts General Hosp; Tessa
Goldsmith, Massachusetts General Hosp
Globus is a common, yet complicated complaint. Patients
are often inaccurate in localizing their sensation of
food sticking. This presentation will discuss technical
considerations for videofluoroscopic swallow studies,
to obtain optimal imaging and reveal the source of
dysphagia. A variety of etiologies and interventions will
be described.

Telepractice (GI)

Session: 1692

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Susan Johnson, Shepherd Ctr; Kimberly
Frey, Craig Hosp
Patient/Family driven patient care models are emerging
to extend traditional health care delivery models to
empower patients and families own self care and safety.
This presentation will describe a patient family driven
care model in a rehabilitation setting and how it was
implemented and measured for success. Specific tools for
designing contextually-relevant goals will be described.

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1690

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rachel McArdle, Dept of Veterans Affairs;
Chad Gladden, Dept of Veterans Affairs; Nan Musson, Dept
of Veterans Affairs; Katherine Walker, Dept of Veterans
Affairs Med Ctr
Audiology telepractice is growing in scope, as well as
delivery models and applications available to clinical staff.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) presentation will
focus on its current and future initiatives that offer greater
Veteran access and system efficiencies for individuals with
hearing loss.

Session: 1693

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristen Schreier, HealthSouth Rehab Hosp
of Toms River
Mild traumatic brain injury is a hot topic as of late, but
with our geriatric population, it has been on a continual
rise. The research and education focuses on multi-traumas
and sports related injuries, but this session will discuss
treating and educating elderly patients on their mild brain
injury diagnoses.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)
Laryngeal Microbes: Frenemies of the
Voice

Speech Telepractice: An Engaging &
Effective Standard of Care for Getting
“Tele Practical”
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

The Not as Traumatizing Traumatic
Brain Injury: TBI in Aging Brains

Audiology Telepractice in the Dept of
Veterans Affairs: Connected Hearing
Health Care
SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Patient/Family-Centered Model of
Care in Neuro-Rehabilitation

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

Session: 1691

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Michael Towey, Waldo County Hosp
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Telepractice. This presentation will provide the core
procedural and therapeutic competencies for successful
telepractice. Video examples will demonstrate successful
telepractice programming and include examples of
low cost/no cost telepractice platforms and web-based
treatment. Outcome data demonstrating speech
telepractice to be as or more effective than in-person
speech therapy will be presented.

Session: 1694

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Donna Lundy, U of Miami; Mario
Landera, U of Miami; Joy Gaziano, MDC 72; Annette
May, U of Florida Health Cancer Ctr - Orlando Health; Linda
Stachowiak, U of Florida Health Cancer Ctr
Objectives of swallowing therapy are traditionally
based on results of a comprehensive evaluation. Newer
emphasis on Quality of Life Measures (QoL) is evolving. The
importance of considering and adjusting therapeutic goals
to meet both the clinician’s objectives and the patient’s
specific goals will be emphasized through individual
case presentations.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)

What Lies Behind the Shoulder:
The SLP’s Role in Understanding the
Cervical Esophagus

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Marie Jette, U of Wisconsin - Madison;
Alissa Hanshew, U of Wisconsin - Madison; Susan
Thibeault, U of Wisconsin - Madison
Chronic laryngitis is the most commonly diagnosed
organic voice disorder, yet treatments targeting suspected
etiologic factors have demonstrated limited efficacy. The
objective of this presentation is to discuss the contribution
of laryngeal microbes to vocal health and disease and
translational implications for prevention and treatment of
voice disorders.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 10:30AM–11:30AM & 1:00PM–2:00PM
Laryngomalacia in Infants:
Multidisciplinary Evaluation &
Management

Meta-Learning Moxie in StudentInstructor Collaborative Course
Design

SA 10:30AM–11:30AM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1695

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maia Braden, U of Wisconsin; Scott
McMurray, U of Wisconsin - Madison, Sch of Medicine &
Pub Health
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of noisy
breathing in infants. It can lead to breathing difficulties,
feeding difficulties, and significant parental stress.
This talk focuses on multidisciplinary evaluation and
treatment of infants with laryngomalacia including airway
management, feeding and surgical management. Case
studies will be shown.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)
Considering Joining the Next
Generation of Researchers? Talk With
Us
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1696

Hyatt/Mineral Hall DEFG
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Richard Schwartz, CUNY Graduate Ctr;
Françoise Brosseau-Lapré , Purdue U; Kaitlin Lansford,
Florida St U; Lizbeth Finestack, U of Minnesota
This session is sponsored by ASHA’s Research and Scientific
Affairs Committee (RSAC). Have you ever wondered
what researchers do or whether you have the skills to
be a researcher? This session will profile three successful
researchers, highlighting their different paths, research
questions, activities, and the settings in a research career.

Integration of the ICF Into Graduate
Education: Preparing Students to
Conduct Person-Centered Care
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1697

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Candace Vickers, California Baptist U;
Tammy Hopper, U of Alberta
This seminar presents examples of ways educators can
incorporate the ICF framework into graduate coursework
and clinical training in speech language pathology. Using
the area of acquired neurogenic communication disorders,
examples of learning activities that teach students to
provide “person centered” assessment and treatment will
be provided.

Session: 1698

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Pamela Terrell, U of Wisconsin - Stevens
Point; Charlie Osborne, U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point;
Sara Frazier, U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; Ashley
Schaber, U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; Alex Beckler, U
of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; Anica Gillis, U of Wisconsin Stevens Point; Thomas List, U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point;
Chelsey Marcelini, U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; Alyssa
Morgen, U of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Two instructors collaborated with groups of students
to redesign three existing graduate courses. Students
were involved in every part of course design from
developing learning outcomes and the syllabus to
constructing assessments. Throughout the collaboration,
the students and instructors reflected on the process,
including thoughts about pedagogy, meta-learning,
and partnership.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
‘Red flags’: Live vs. Video Modalities
for Detecting Abnormal Eye Contact at
Six Months Old
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1699

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lori Geist, U of North Carolina - Chapel
Hill; Karen Erickson, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill;
Penelope Hatch, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This session will review an implementation program for a
core vocabulary approach to augmentative and alternative
communication (AAC) for students with significant
cognitive disabilities (SCD). Preliminary evidence of
validity through case examples at the individual child and
classroom levels will be provided. Instructional strategies
and program components will be presented.

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Session: 1700

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Alayna Townsend, U of Texas - Houston,
Health Science Ctr, Children’s Learning Inst, Autism Ctr;
Justyna Chevallier, U of Texas - Houston, Health Science
Ctr, Children’s Learning Inst, Division of Child & Adolescent
Neurology, Autism Ctr; Pauline Filipek, U of Texas - Houston,
Health Science Ctr, Children’s Learning Inst, Division of Child
& Adolescent Neurology, Autism Ctr
This study compared two eye gaze modalities in 6-monthold infants who were later classified as ADOS-T positive
or negative. Conventional eye tracking technology and
live caregiver interactions were compared. Infants later
classified as ADOS-T positive had significant differences in
eye contact between the two modalities.

ASD, Engagement, & the “Steps to
Being Social”: Using Evidence-Based
Practices to Teach Social Skills
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Core Vocabulary for Students With
Significant Cognitive Disabilities:
Essential Tools, Teaching Strategies, &
Assessment Components

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1701

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Marci Laurel, U of New Mexico; Kathleen
Taylor, U of New Mexico
The “Steps to Being Social” is a unique, visual tool
developed to guide assessment and intervention across
severity levels and age groups for individuals with ASD.
Components of social engagement and specific steps of
“being social” will be identified. Evidence based practices
will be linked to teaching specific social skills.

Coding of Sensory Events: A
Foundation for Testing Sensory
Integration Therapy
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1702

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Stephen Camarata, Vanderbilt U; Lucy
Miller, STAR Ctr
Sensory integration therapy (SIT) is controversial, yet
widely implemented. Surprisingly, there is a very limited
SIT evidence base. The purpose of this study was to test
the reliability of an event coding measure for sensory
intervention and outcomes. The results indicate that
sensory events can be coded with high reliability.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–2:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Examining Theory of Mind
Development Through Language
in Typically Developing Children,
Children With Language Disorders, &
Children With Autism
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1703

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lei Sun, California St U - Long Beach
The presentation will discuss the development of ToM, the
relationship between ToM and language development,
tasks commonly used to assess ToM, ToM development in
TD children, children with SLI and children with autism,
and ways to facilitate ToM development in classroom and
speech language therapy.

Gender Bender: Developing
Understanding of Gender & Sexuality
in Teens & Young Adults With ASD
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1704

Living With Autism
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1705

Quantity vs. Quality: The Ethics of
Caseload Management Across Practice
Settings

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1707

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner, U of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill
The Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP)
intervention was adapted for use with elementary school
students with ASD who are minimally verbal in a pilot
study. The session will include the methods and results of
the pilot study and description of the intervention program
with tips for application in the classroom.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

The “P” Word: The Evolution to Our
Productivity Solution

Dear ASHA: Real Time Dialogue About
Your Real Professional Challenges
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1710

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kellie Ellis, Eastern Kentucky U; Mary
Jo Schill, U of North Dakota; Nancy Mellon, River Sch;
George Lyons, ASHA; Ryan McCreery, Boys Town National
Research Hosp; D’Jaris Coles-White, Andrews U; Donna
Edwards, Dayton Children’s Hosp; Christine Freiberg,
Wausau Sch Dist; Martin Audiffred, AHALO Hearing Ctr
Are you facing a challenge at work? Do you need guidance
for improving access and outcomes for your clients or
reducing workloads? Ask ASHA for advice! In this dynamic
session, participants will engage in group discussion
with an experienced panel of presenters. Resources and
advocacy tools will be shared and demonstrated.

ICD-10 & Reimbursement Hot Topics
for Audiologists

Eddie has received services since preschool. Now in high school,
he has received multiple treatments. As he matured; initial
interventions decreased in efficacy. This case study, a journey of
SLP mom and son illustrates the dynamic nature of ASD and how
to modify interventions to continue efficacy

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robert Burkard, SUNY-Buffalo; Leisha
Eiten, Boys Town; Robert Fifer, U of Miami; Wayne
Foster, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schs; Michael
Hefferly, Rush U Med Ctr; Lisa Satterfield, ASHA; Stuart
Trembath, Hearing Associates, P.C.
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
The transition to ICD-10 and other upcoming coding and
reimbursement changes—including new vestibular
CPT codes and quality reporting initiatives—will have a
significant impact on audiology reimbursement in 2015
and beyond. Practical advice for understanding ICD-10 and
other important reimbursement issues for now and the
future is offered.

Remote-Microphone Technology
for Children With Autism Spectrum
Disorder
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1706

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Erin Schafer, U of North Texas
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) exhibit
severe auditory deficits relative to neurotypical peers
resulting in a critical need for audiological management.
Research will be discussed regarding the efficacy and
effectiveness of remote-microphone technology (e.g., FM
systems) for improving speech recognition in noise and
auditory behaviors in children with ASD.

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1711

Session: 1713

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sara Adams, Cook Children’s Med Ctr;
Amanda Rhodes, Cook Children’s Med Ctr
That’s right, we said it. The “P” word. Let us share
our strategies as TREATING therapists in a pediatric
hospital designed to help you balance the need to meet
productivity and documentation demands and provide
the best possible patient care while maintaining some
semblance of sanity. We promise.

When Being Right, May Be Wrong:
Clinical Differences of Opinion Are
Good for Our Patients
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Collier, JabberTalky Inc

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1712

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Mason-Baughman, Edinboro U;
Erin Lundblom, U of Pittsburgh
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
This session will focus on caseload management issues
across multiple practice settings including: caseload
size, frequency and duration of sessions, caseload versus
workload, and productivity requirements. Workload
analysis will be explained and discussed. Strategies and
models for dealing with ethical issues regarding caseload
management across work settings will be provided.

Session: 1714

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rebecca Smith, Aegis Therapies; William
Goulding, Aegis Therapies; Barb Christensen, Aegis
Therapies

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Ashley Wiley, Los Angeles Speech &
Language Therapy Ctr; Pamela Wiley, Los Angeles Speech
& Language Therapy Ctr; Belinda Williams, Los Angeles
Speech & Language Therapy Ctr
The seminar will present innovative approaches used
to teach gender & sexuality to adolescents with ASD
& other related social skills deficits. Methods include
video analysis, role-playing, & practical application.
Suggestions will be given on implementation of methods
& development of a social skills unit on this topic rendering
improvements which are measurable & generalizable.

Targeting Social-Communication
Skills for Elementary Students With
ASD Who Are Minimally Verbal

Therapists often state they feel “directed” regarding care planning.
While in some cases, that is true, it is equally true that robust
clinical conversations can lead to enhanced outcomes. It is vital to
know the difference between misdirection and honest challenges
to help you find enhanced outcomes for you patients

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–2:00PM
Communication Sciences (GI)

As of October 5, 2015

Global Issues and Practices
Across the Discipline (GI)

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)

Development of a Theoretical Model
of Auditory Discrimination from
Infancy: Assessment & Habilitation
Applications

Power of Parent Training: Partnering
With the Beijing Stars & Rain
Education Institute for Autism

Building Better Clinician-Client
Relationships in Speech-Language
Pathology

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1715

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, U of Colorado
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Communication Sciences. This presentation will present
a theoretical model of the hierarchical development of
auditory discrimination from infancy. Data from Visual
Reinforcement Infant Speech Discrimination from children
with normal hearing, those with hearing loss who wear
hearing aids and those with hearing loss who have
cochlear implants will be presented.

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Transnational Research in
Communication Sciences &
Disorders: Strategies for
Effective & Sustainable Collaboration

Considering Hawaii Creole:
Developing Local Norms for Children
in PK Through 3rd Grade in Hawaii
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1716

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Christine Fiestas, Texas A&M U - Kingsville
Narrative language samples were used to develop a local
normative sample database for the State of Hawai’i for
children in PK-3rd grade. An overview of the process
involved in developing local norms will be discussed
and features of Hawaii Creole English (Pidgin) will
be presented.

Fluency (SLP)
Writing SMARTER Goals for Stuttering
Therapy
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1718

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Delsandro, U of Iowa; Rebecca
Hampton, U of Iowa; Shannon Ho, U of Iowa; Michelle
O’Brien, U of Iowa; Sarah Sitzmann, U of Iowa
Who are the key facilitators of communication and social
development of children with autism spectrum disorders
in China? Parents play in an essential role in their child’s
development, which is notable in countries with limited
resources such as China. This workshop will highlight
instructional resources used in parent training.

Session: 1717

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Joseph Donaher, Children’s Hosp of
Philadelphia; Courtney Byrd, The U of Texas at Austin;
Rodney Gabel, U of Toledo
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. This seminar will
challenge clinicians to use problem solving and a deeper
understanding of stuttering to produce meaningful goals
for their clients who stutter. Assessment tools used to
achieve and evaluate acquisition of core competencies
facilitating communication excellence will be reviewed for
the purposes of future use by practicing clinicians.

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1719

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brooke Hallowell, Ohio U; Megan
McAuliffe , U of Canterbury
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Global Issues and Practices Across the Discipline. Join in
reviewing strategies for successful transnational research
collaboration. Share insights from researchers on a
global scale. Discuss challenges and potential pitfalls.
Topics include: selecting project ideas; ensuring mutual
understanding of linguistic, cultural, and professional
differences; IRB compliance; funding; coordination;
participant recruitment; data collection; writing for
dissemination; and intellectual property.

Infant and Child Hearing
and Balance: Screening
and Assessment (Aud)
Loss to Follow-Up the Ongoing
Problem
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1720

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Maria Sentelik, Ohio Valley Voices; Reena
Kothari, Ohio Dept of Health; Andrew LaJoie, U of Louisville
​Decision tools from a public health model have not been
used with families of infants that did not pass their
hearing screening. In this study a tool was developed to
facilitate the decision making of mothers who must choose
to follow-up for diagnosis when their infants don’t pass
their screening

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Session: 1721

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kerry Ebert, Rush U
Clinician-client relationships lay the foundation for
effective service delivery across a range of professions. This
presentation will discuss the importance of clinicianclient relationships and identify ways that providers can
develop them, drawing on interprofessional literature
and on results of a study investigating clinician-client
relationships in speech-language treatment for children.

Implementing IPE in an Academic
Health Science Center: Changing
Attitudes, Beliefs, & Knowledge
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1722

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Kerry Proctor-Williams, East Tennessee St
U; Elizabeth Alley, East Tennessee St U
Completion of 3-year pilot Interprofessional Education
Program involving graduate students in an Academic
Health Science Center yielded pre- and post-program
evaluations of attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of
students and faculty. This session offers a description of a
program without curricular level changes, presentation of
research outcomes, and resulting planned modifications.

Promoting Person-Centered Care
Through an Interprofessional
Education Diagnostic Team
Experience
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1723

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Trisha Self, Wichita St U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Interprofessional Research, Education and Practice. The
provision of person-centered care requires collaboration.
Professionals educated using an Interprofessional
Education model show evidence of improved collaborative
practice. Procedures used to develop and maintain an
interprofesional diagnostic team within a university
setting will be described. Positive and challenging
experiences, modifications, and plans for expansion will
be shared.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–2:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Cued Speech: An Approach to
Language Development for Young
Children With Hearing Loss

Comprehensive Adult Cochlear
Implant Outcomes: A Multi-Center
Study

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1724

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarina Roffe, NCSA; Aaron Rose, NCSA
This Interactive Workshop will provide an overview of Cued
Speech by presenting what Cued Speech is, how and why it
was developed, including a discussion of current research
about Cued Speech and literacy and language learning.

Family-Based Interventions for
Children With Hearing Loss
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1725

Serve & Return: Listening & Spoken
Language Strategies (LSL) to
Maximize Child Engagement
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1726

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Teresa Caraway, Oberkotter Foundation;
Wendelyn Demoss, Oberkotter Foundation
This presentation will discuss auditory-verbal strategies
to facilitate “serve and return” interactions to shape the
architecture of the developing brain for young children
who are D/HH. Utilizing video tape analysis, participants
will learn application of strategies appropriate to the
child’s developmental level to facilitate LSL development.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
Incorporating Art Into Language
Therapy
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1728

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cosette Aguirre, CSUSM; Lori Heisler,
CSUSM; Alison Scheer-Cohen, California St U - San Marcos
This presentation describes the benefit of art in language
therapy and the development of five art lesson plans
that can be used across multiple settings and age groups.
Lessons focus on the process of art making and incorporate
language goals such as social communication, expressive/
receptive language and executive function.

The Common Core State Standards:
Practical & Curriculum Based
Applications for the SLP
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1729

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Perry Flynn, U of North CarolinaGreensboro; Tami Cassel, Colorado DOE
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language and Learning in School-Age Children and
Adolescents. This interactive presentation will provide
a view of the Common Core State Standards from
the language and literacy perspective of the SLP. An
organizational tool developed by the Colorado Department
of Education will be used to demonstrate how SLPs tie
their services to the standards and classroom curriculum
through standards based IEPs.

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1730

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Laura Stone, Scott County Schs; Joneen
Lowman, U of Kentucky
Language’s contribution to literacy has been publicized
with little attention given to mathematics. Therefore,
clinicians fail to consider language demands unique
to math. Using the National Core Academic Standards
as a guide, this session will delve into mathematical
weaknesses of children with SLI and practical strategies to
support math.

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
Does Naming Therapy Make Ordering
in a Restaurant Easier? Impairment vs.
Function in Aphasia
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1731

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Erin Meier, Boston U; Sarah Villard, Boston
U; Jeffrey P. Johnson, Boston U; Swathi Kiran, Boston U
This study investigates the relationship between
impairment and functional communication in aphasia by
comparing participants’ scores on the ASHA FACS to scores
on standardized tests of language/cognition, before and
after participating in a therapy program. The results are
discussed in the context of current frameworks of health
and disability.

Living on Both Sides of the Profession:
Intensive RH Intervention for a
School-Based SLP
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Adams, River Sch; Nancy Mellon,
River Sch; Sharlene Wilson Ottley, River Sch
Primary caregivers are critical in facilitating appropriate
early interaction patterns, developing language, and
promoting overall social-emotional development of their
children. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) can
support such growth. PCIT is an empirically supported
treatment that works with parents and children together
to promote child development and positive parentchild relationships.

Session: 1727

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Rene Gifford, Vanderbilt U; Michael
Dorman, Arizona St U; Jace Wolfe, U of Oklahoma - Health
Sciences Ctr; Michelle Blanchard, Tampa Bay Hearing &
Balance; Tim Davis, Vanderbilt U; Linsey Sunderhaus,
Vanderbilt U; Tony Spahr, Advanced Bionics
We are completing a multi-center, longitudinal study of
adult cochlear implant outcomes. Adult outcomes reflect
highly significant improvement for speech understanding
and subjective benefit relative to preoperative levels;
however, variability in outcomes remains. Study results as
well as possible underlying causes for variability and future
direction are discussed.

The Language of Math + SLPs = All
Students Success

Session: 1732

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Judith Ludwig-Keller, Recently Retired;
Mary Dineen, U of Colorado - Boulder; Kathryn Hardin, U
of Colorado - Boulder
A boulder struck Judith Ludwig-Keller, an SLP from New
Mexico, in April 2013. After her initial aphasia resolved,
Judy was left with a dense right hemisphere disorder. The
session will focus on Judy’s changed life, including her
remarkable recovery in the context of evidenced-based,
intensive therapy for social communication.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 1:00PM–2:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

Dysphagia Treatment in Patients
With Neuromuscular Disease: Help or
Hindrance?

Developmental Expectations for
Subject Pronoun Use: Implications for
Assessment & Treatment of Pronoun
Case Errors

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1733

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Colleen Fitzgerald, Bowling Green St U
Young children often produce pronoun case errors (me
for I; her for she). This seminar presents developmental
expectations for the correct use of subject pronouns
and new data from pronoun case errors produced
by 43 typically developing toddlers. Implications for
the assessment and treatment of pronoun errors will
be discussed.

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
My Name Is _______. Facilitating
Speech Production in AOS With
Sentence Completion
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1734

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Angela Van Sickle, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr; James Dembowski, Texas Tech U Health Sciences
Ctr
Ten participants with AOS produced significantly
more correct words with significantly higher accuracy
during sentence completion than repetition. Applying
sentence completion and theories of motor learning
may be beneficial in therapy. One participant has
demonstrated some success with producing words
in response to questions following therapy including
sentence completion.

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amy Baillies, UW Hosp Voice & Swallow
Clinic; Sara Gustafson, UW Hosp Voice & Swallow Clinic
Dysphagia is often one of the main symptoms in patients
with neuromuscular disease. SLPs routinely evaluate
dysphagia, however, current clinical practices regarding
treatment is more debatable. This session will incorporate
pertinent patient case examples with images that
exemplify in-depth evaluation, evidence-based treatment
modalities, and collaboration across disciplines to
maximize outcomes.

Intradisciplinary Care:
Standardization to Maintain Quality
Across the Continuum of Care of the
Dysphagic Patient
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Brain Tumors: Types, Treatment
Options, & Rehabilitation
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1737

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Julie Blair, Med U of South Carolina;
Kendrea Garand, Med U of South Carolina; Melissa
Cooke, Med U of South Carolina; Erin McGrattan, Med U of
South Carolina; Keeley McKelvey, Med U of South Carolina;
Priscilla Brown, Med U of South Carolina
This session will focus on the intradisciplinary care of
the dysphagic patient and maximizing continuity and
outcomes through the use of standardized assessment,
protocol, and reporting with a focus on swallowing
physiology and targeted treatment. Multiple cases will be
presented from various settings and age groups.

Management of Dysphagia & Oral
Communication in Patients With Acute
Spinal Cord Injuries
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Session: 1736

Session: 1738

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Vanessa Peregrim, U of Maryland Med Ctr
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the
evaluation and treatment of dysphagia and oral
communication for patients with an SCI in the acute care
setting, specifically the tetraplegia population.

Session: 1735

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Diane Longnecker, MD Anderson Cancer
Ctr
This presentation will introduce participants to types of
brain tumors and their medical/surgical treatment options,
review neuroanatomical structures and identify expected
deficits based on site of lesion. The relationship between
pathology, prognosis, and rehabilitation decision-making
will be discussed. Cognitive-linguistic and swallowing
evaluation and treatment techniques will be reviewed.

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Telepractice (GI)
Telepractice & VA Speech-Language
Pathologists: This Is How We Do It
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1739

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nan Musson, Dept of Veterans Affairs;
Katherine Walker, Dept of Veterans Affairs Med Ctr;
Paula Sullivan, Dept of Veterans Affairs Med Ctr; Patricia
Cavanagh, San Francisco St U; Lyn Covert, Dept of Veterans
Affairs Med Ctr
Speech-Language pathologists from the Veterans
Health Administration will describe current technology
and treatment strategies used to treat veterans
with communication and swallowing disorders. This
presentation will include case presentations and ongoing
research study data.

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
The New Face of Concussion
Treatment
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1740

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Ann Williams-Butler, Emerson
Hosp
This presentation highlights appropriate use of cognitive
retraining to address symptoms commonly associated with
mTBI. With growing understanding of neurometabolic
changes that occur with mTBI, cognitive retraining
applied such that symptoms are not exacerbated, can
be effective in optimizing recovery. Discussion includes
symptom management, patient education, and systematic
cognitive stimulation.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)
Surgical Reconstruction Following
Total Laryngectomy: Anatomic &
Physiologic Implications on Voice &
Swallowing Outcomes
SA 1:00PM–2:00PM

Session: 1741

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Meryl Kaufman, Emory U; Lauren
Ottenstein, Emory U; Elizabeth Seelinger, Emory U; Mark
El-Deiry, Emory U
This presentation reviews current surgical techniques for
reconstruction following total laryngectomy including
primary, pedicled, and free flap approaches to closure.
The presentation will also address the effects of total
laryngectomy and reconstruction on swallow function and
alaryngeal voice restoration. Complex case studies will
be reviewed.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 2:30PM–3:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Communication Sciences (GI)
Research Symposium: Clinical
Features, Neuroimaging Correlates,
& Underlying Pathology of Primary
Progressive Apraxia of Speech
SA 1:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1742

Embassy Suites Denver/Cripple Creek
Ballroom
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Joe Duffy, Mayo Clinic; Keith Josephs,
Mayo Clinic
This seminar will address neurodegenerative apraxia of
speech (AOS), with emphasis on primary progressive AOS,
a disorder separable from primary progressive aphasia.
Research that has defined its distinguishing features, other
neurologic deficits that tend to emerge during its course,
and its neuroimaging and histopathological correlates, will
be reviewed in detail.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

A Low-Tech Visual Scenes Display
(VSD) AAC Intervention for
Young Children With Complex
Communication Needs

“ Reinventing” Undergraduate &
Graduate Curricula
Session: 1744

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Heidi Harbers, Illinois St U; Heidi
Verticchio, Illinois St U; Jennine Harvey, Illinois St U; Tim
Fredstrom, Illinois St U; Ann Beck, Illinois St U
This presentation describes the process that our
department used to redesign both the undergraduate and
graduate curricula. Diagnosis of need and formulation of
goals are common elements of curriculum design that
will be described. Transformational goals and conceptual
frameworks for both curricular levels will be shared.

Session: 1745

CC/Mile High 3C
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lori Heisler, California St U - San Marcos;
Suzanne Moineau, California St U - San Marcos; Erika
Daniels, California St U - San Marcos
Habits of Mind are attributes utilized by successful people
when solving problems and making decisions. This
presentation will describe how graduate student clinicians
developed and implemented curriculum based on HOM
to improve college and career readiness for adolescents
with communication disorders. Program development and
outcomes will be discussed.

Increasing Knowledge & Skills of
Students in a Fluency Disorders
Graduate Class
Session: 1746

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Joseph Klein, Appalachian St U; Nicole
Steyl, Appalachian St U; Jennifer Dalton, Appalachian St
U; Michael Howell, Appalachian St U
This study examined the impact that a fluency disorders
class utilizing teletherapy and experiential learning had
on graduate student knowledge and skills in fluency
disorders. Administration of a pre- and post-class
survey and focus group interviews indicated significant
improvement in graduate student knowledge and comfort
regarding fluency disorders.

Keeping Stress in Balance: Balancing
Family, Work, & PhD Student Roles
TH 4:30PM–5:30PM
New day, time, and

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1748

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Nimisha Muttiah, Pennsylvania St U;
Kathryn Drager, Pennsylvania St U; Bethany Beale,
Pennsylvania St U; Hailey Bongo, Pennsylvania St U; Lindsay
Riley, Pennsylvania St U
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate a
treatment package combining low-tech VSDs and
aided modeling. A single subject multiple probe design
across participants was used to evaluate the impact
of this intervention package on the communication
turns produced by young children with complex
communication needs.

Core Vocabulary: Advancing Low Tech
AAC to Robust AAC
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1749

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amy Sonntag, Akron Children’s Hosp; Chris
Gibbons, AbleNet Inc.; Paula Herrington, CLASS, Inc.;
Linda Klotz, Hudson City Schs
Core words comprise 80% of the vocabulary we all use on
a regular basis. To achieve communication independence
these words need to be introduced and taught when
people with complex communication needs start using
low-tech AAC. We will demonstrate how to create a more
competent communicator throughout the lifespan.

Session: 1747

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4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Rochel Lieberman, Ariber Speech Therapy
Professionals are faced with multiple responsibilities, often
balancing family, work, and PhD student roles, yet stress
can negatively impact one’s welfare and ability to balance
their tasks. Participants will learn management and stress
reduction techniques that can be used immediately to
achieve success in professional and personal lives.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)

Saturday Oral Seminars

Session: 1743

CC/401-402
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Suzanne Miller, Bridgewater St U; Jenny
Shanahan, Bridgewater St U
This session will focus on a pedagogy created for students’
scientific inquiry via application of the scientific method
in applied research embedded within a communication
disorders course. A series of sequenced research-based
activities were designed, culminating in creation of an
original empirical study by each student in the class.

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Developing Scaffolded Research
Education in an Undergraduate
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Course
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Development & Implementation of a
Curriculum to Build Habits of Mind in
At-Risk Adolescents

Educating Med Professionals on How
to Communicate With People With
Autism Spectrum Disorders
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1750

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Diane Williams, Duquesne U
Based on the presenter’s previous work with physicians,
nurses, and other healthcare professionals, this session will
provide the attendees with a presentation incorporating
research on cognitive and linguistic processing in
autism spectrum disorders that can be used to educate
professionals who interact with individuals with ASD in a
healthcare setting.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 2:30PM–3:30PM
The Hazards of Pragmatic Assessment
in Asperger Syndrome
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1751

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Timothy Kowalski, Professional
Communication Svcs, Inc.
This presentation will discuss the various pitfalls present
when conducting an evaluation on a child diagnosed
as, or suspected of having, Asperger syndrome as these
individuals often display a disparity in formal pragmatic
testing ability when compared to functional performance.
It will offer suggestions to avoid potential litigation.

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Treatment of Speech Disorders in
Children With ASD
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1752

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Jessica Franco, U of Texas - Austin;
Barbara Davis, U of Texas - Austin
This study compared effects of different treatment
approaches for remediation of speech disorders in children
with ASD. Eight children with ASD aged 3-9 received three
different interventions targeting speech development.
Effectiveness of the interventions was compared using
spontaneous speech data taken at each session in a single
subject design.

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

As of October 5, 2015

Enhancing Speech-Language
Pathology Service Delivery Across the
Continuum
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1754

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lemmietta McNeilly, ASHA
Changes in the health care arena, schools and early
intervention have created opportunities for speechlanguage pathologists to consider an array of service
delivery options. The options to enhance service delivery
across the continuum of care must increase recognition of
value and yield functional outcomes for individuals and
their families.

Increasing Therapist Productivity:
Using Lean Principles in the Rehab
Dept of an Academic Med Ctr
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1755

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Paige Smith, U of Maryland Med Ctr;
Diana Johnson, U of Maryland Med Ctr
The clinicians of the University of Maryland Medical
Center’s Department of Rehabilitation Services
were having difficulty meeting productivity targets.
This required rehabilitation leaders to explain why
budgeted positions should not be eliminated despite
low productivity. Departmental leaders sought to
find ways to improve therapist productivity and fix
departmental inefficiencies.

Capitol Pursuit 2015 Annual Edition:
The Advocacy Version Empowering
the Professions

Leading the Way to New Standards for
Service

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Erin Knoepfel, Genesis Rehab Svcs;
Joanne Wisely, Genesis Rehab Svcs; Kathleen Usher,
Genesis Rehab Svcs
Are you familiar with the International Classification of
Function? Do you know the difference between ICD 9 and
ICD 10? Can you group patient characteristics and services
to avoid medically unlikely edits? Join this session and be
able to answer these questions and many more related to
health care reform.

Session: 1753

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: D’Jaris Coles-White, Andrews U; Donna
Edwards, Dayton Children’s Hosp; Kathryn Dowd,
AuDChek; Kellie Ellis, Eastern Kentucky U; George Lyons,
ASHA; Mary Jo Schill, U of North Dakota
Using an interactive game format presentation, we will
educate ASHA members and students on terminology
used in legislation and public policy advocacy. Attendees
will learn about ASHA resources available to promote
legislative initiatives impacting audiologists and speechlanguage pathologists and advocate for the professions.
Come join the fun and win prizes!

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

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Session: 1756

Pathways to ASHA Leadership
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1757

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Tommie Robinson, Children’s National
Health System; Patricia Prelock, U of Vermont ; Shelly
Chabon, Portland St U; Allan Diefendorf, IUPUI; Thomas
Franklin, Missouri St U; Anna (Kharlamova) Meehan,
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Advancement of Military
Medicine; Tamika LeRay, Pub Sch; Jay Lubinsky,
Governors St U; Wendy Papir Bernstein, U; Julie Stover,
Clinical Administration; Elizabeth McCrea, Indiana U;
Andrea Falzarano, ASHA
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Business, Management, Ethical and Professional Issues.
Members often wonder how to gain access to leadership
positions within ASHA. This session is conducted on behalf
for the ASHA Committee on Leadership Cultivation and is
designed to educate members on the many ways to get
involved in ASHA and move into leadership positions to
help shape the professions.

Propelling Your Practice With
Innovative Marketing to Generate
Strong Referrals
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1758

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kirsten Schwarz, Design Therapy of
Miami; Kristin Lopez Cofino, Design Therapy of Miami
This presentation will provide innovative marketing tools
for private practitioners enabling clinicians to set their
practice apart through the use of face-to-face events,
online tools, and mailings. Participants will leave with
easily implemented tools for a private practice on any
budget to propelling their practice to the next level.

Communication Sciences (GI)
Abnormal Behaviors From Damaged
or Missing Brain Parts Reveal
Foundational Neuroarchitecture of
Normal Language Functions
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1759

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: John Oller, U of Louisiana, Communicative
Disorders
Post-surgical disorders in brief clips of eight clinical cases
demonstrate that control by the dominant hemisphere
is essential to language production, but having feelings
and recognizing faces fall to the subordinate hemisphere.
Integrated naming and narration, however, normally
depend on both hemispheres connected by the
corpus callosum.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 2:30PM–3:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)

Fluency (SLP)

Language Learning Beliefs & Practices
in the Homes of Mexican Toddlers

Peer Education About Stuttering:
Clinical Implications of Stuttering
Attitude Research in Preschool &
Kindergarten Children

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1760

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Lauren Cycyk, Temple U; Carol Scheffner
Hammer, Temple U
SLPs require increased access to information about the
language learning experiences of toddlers from Mexican
homes in order to provide culturally-responsive early
intervention services to this population. This session will
present findings from a qualitative study that included
Mexican mothers of children between the ages of 15 and
28 months.

Nonbiased Assessment of ELLs With
Potential Language Impairment:
Information Processing & Dynamic
Assessment Strategies
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1761

The Use of Text-to-Speech to Promote
Expressive Vocabulary in Two
Languages for English Language
Learners
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1762

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Jean Rivera Perez, U of Cincinnati; Nancy
Creaghead, U of Cincinnati; Ying Guo, U of Cincinnati; Lesley
Raisor-Becker, U of Cincinnati; Sandra Combs, U of Cincinnati
Forty-five Spanish-speaking preschoolers in Englishonly-instruction-classrooms were randomly assigned to
three-conditions addressing vocabulary-breadth (naming)
and depth (definition): (a)Spanish-English intervention
(SEI,n=15) using text-to-speech translation; (b)Englishonly intervention (EI,n=15); and (c)Control (n=16). SEI
preschoolers showed significant gains in Spanish and
English naming vocabulary and Spanish definitions
compared to EI and control-groups.

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1763

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Mary Weidner, West Virginia U; Kenneth
St. Louis, West Virginia U
This presentation will emphasize expanding stuttering
treatment for preschool children to include their nonstuttering peers. The rationale for this expanded approach
is derived from recent and ongoing research on children’s
stuttering attitudes using the Public Opinion Survey on
Human-Attributes/Child.

Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
Changing Teaching. Leading Learners:
An Interprofessional Simulation
Experience
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1765

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carolyn Perry, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr; Angela Van Sickle, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr
Speech-language pathology and nursing students
participated in interprofessional education simulations
to develop knowledge and experience with patients
with dysphagia and communication disorders.
Furthermore, faculty evaluated student understanding
of roles and responsibilities in dysphagia management,
communication disorders, and communication skills with
both patients and the interprofessional team.

Session: 1767

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Linwood Vereen, Syracuse U; Chad Yates,
Idaho St U; McKenzie Jemmett, TD Therapy Svcs; Daniel
Hudock, Idaho St U; Sarah Knudson, Idaho St U; Jody
O’Donnell, Idaho St U
This presentation illustrates the benefits for clients of
interprofessional education and training for graduate
student Speech Language Pathologists and Counselors.
Quantitative and qualitative results from a focused
study will be presented that illustrate the personal
and professional gains for students from these specific
disciplines and the impact on client outcomes.

Using an Intensive Treatment Program
for Interprofessional Education &
Practice
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1768

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elizabeth Hoover, Boston U; Anne
Carney, Boston U
An interprofessional intensive comprehensive aphasia
program at Boston University offers a unique model
for interprofessional education and clinical training.
Graduate students from four professional programs
increased their levels of confidence and skill working
in an interprofessional environment as well as their
understanding of how collaborative work positively
influences patient outcomes.

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, California
St U - Sacramento
The increasing number of English Language Learners
(ELLs) in our schools makes it imperative that SLPs use
nonbiased assessment procedures for differentiating
language difference from language impairment.
Standardized tests are often biased, yielding inaccurate
results. This miniseminar shares practical, evidence-based
strategies utilizing dynamic assessment and informationprocessing/working memory evaluation procedures.

Mixed-Methods Analysis of
Interprofessional Education &
Collaborative Care Experiences During
an Intensive Stuttering Clinic

Developing Instruction for
Interprofessional Practice: A
Retrospective Analysis
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1766

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nichole Bierman Mulvey, Eastern Illinois
U; Jill Fahy, Eastern Illinois U
This session will address the development of a graduate
course for IPP in both the school and medical setting and
provide a retrospective analysis of necessitated course
revisions throughout the initial offering of the course.
Barriers to instruction and strategies to address student
learning needs will be discussed.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 2:30PM–3:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)

Language & Literacy Development
in Young Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Children

Innovative Approaches to Address
Disproportionate Referrals to SPED in
the Nation’s Largest School District

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1769

Session: 1771

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brenda Schick, U of Colorado - Boulder;
Christina Rivera, U of Arizona; Amy Lederberg, Georgia St
U; Shirin Antia, U of Arizona; Susan Easterbrooks, Georgia
St U; Carol Connor, Arizona St U; Stacey Tucci, Georgia St U;
Nancy Bridenbaugh, U of Colorado - Boulder; Rachel Boll, U
of Colorado - Boulder; Kathy Sterwerf-Jackson, Georgia St U;
Catherine Creamer, U of Arizona; Victoria Burke, Georgia St U;
Sandy Huston, Georgia St U
Although most researchers accept that children who are
deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) must acquire language
and decoding skills that are critical for literacy, we lack
evidence-based interventions. This symposium presents
the results from three interventions, targeting DHH
children ranging from 4 to 9 years of age, in spoken
language, Total Communication, and ASL programs.

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Catherine Crowley, Teachers Coll,
Columbia U; Diane El-Sawaf, NYC Dept of Education; Tia
Washington, NYC Dept of Education
School districts nationwide must address disproportionate
referrals of minority students for special education. In
this seminar the authors describe system-wide initiatives
undertaken in a large school district, including the
development of a culturally and linguistically appropriate
evaluation template, language elicitation materials
with familiar content, and a well-supported central
evaluation team.

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Stigma Associated With the Disclosure
of Hearing Loss & Its Implications for
Audiologic Rehabilitation
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1770

CC/705-707
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Mary Beth Jennings, National Ctr for
Audiology, The U of Western Ontario
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation.
Dr. Jennings worked clinically prior to the start of her
academic career. Her research focuses on adults with
hearing loss, including the role of perceived self-efficacy
and Goal Attainment Scaling in audiologic rehabilitation,
client-centered audiology, universal design for hearing and
stigma and disclosure of hearing loss in the workplace.

Interventions in Science &
Mathematics: SLPs Role in Supporting
Students With Language Impairments
Session: 1772

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Robyn Ziolkowski, U of Northern Colorado;
Kimberly McDowell, Florida Gulf Coast U
This session is designed to provide empirical information
for SLPs regarding their educationally relevant role when
connecting language intervention to mathematics and
science utilizing the Common Core State Standards.
Additional information will guide SLPs in writing IEP goals
and incorporate student’s individual proficiency needs into
intervention planning.

Vocabulary Intervention: What Really
Works for School-Age Children
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
How to Maximize Generalization in
Aphasia Rehab
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1773

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kenn Apel, U of South Carolina; Victoria
Henbest, U of South Carolina
This session is developed by, and presenters invited
by, Language and Learning in School-Age Children
and Adolescents and SIG 16: School-based Issues.
Morphological awareness, consciously considering and
manipulating the smallest linguistic units of meaning,
relates to and influences students’ literacy skills.
Less attention has been provided to morphological
awareness than has been to phonological/phonemic
awareness. In this session, we will provide concrete
examples of morphological awareness activities from the
research literature.

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Session: 1775

Hyatt/Mineral Hall ABC
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Patrick Coppens, SUNY Plattsburgh; Janet
Patterson, VA Northern California Health Care System
Generalization is the ultimate objective of aphasia
rehabilitation; yet, very little specific information exists
to guide the clinicians in promoting this process. Using
an interactive format, this seminar proposes to highlight
how clinicians currently plan for generalization, review
best practices in the literature, and provide practical
application exercises.

The Amazing Cognitive Race:
Conquering Boundaries
Across Disciplines & Achieving
Patient‑Centered Goals
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Morphological Awareness: Word
Study Activities to Improve Literacy
Skills

Session: 1774

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Dawna Duff, U of Iowa
Deepening vocabulary knowledge is critical for children
with language and reading disorders. This session
will update professionals’ knowledge of evidencebased practice for vocabulary intervention, and give
opportunities to practice intervention planning. Direct
vocabulary instruction and metalinguistic approaches
to vocabulary development will be included, along with
principles for selecting target words.

Session: 1776

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sheryl Nichols Maier, U of Rochester
Med Ctr; Heather Coles, U of Rochester Med Ctr; Simon
Carson, U of Rochester Med Ctr; Nancy Dukelow, U of
Rochester Med Ctr; Jennifer Fleeman, U of Rochester Med
Ctr; Christopher Stavisky, U of Rochester Med Ctr; Marcia
Scherer, U of Rochester Med Ctr
Cognitive impairments have wide ranging etiologies,
including TBI, stroke, concussion, brain tumor, radiation,
chemotherapy and neurodegenerative disorders, resulting
in a myriad of functional deficits. Our interdisciplinary
treatment model maps cognitive deficits with functional
deficits to provide patients with compensatory strategies
that are individualized to their specific needs.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 2:30PM–3:30PM

As of October 5, 2015

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

The Application of Principles of Motor
Learning (PML) to Treatment of Motor
Speech Disorders

Dysphagia in Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A
Review of Evidence-Based Practice &
Practice-Based Treatment Techniques

Early Expressive Language
Intervention: Parents Report
Additional Changes in Their Children’s
Communication

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1777

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cindy Earle, Hanen Ctr; Jenelle Johnston,
Princess Margaret Hosp for Children; Amanda Pszczola,
Princess Margaret Hosp for Children
Parents and caregivers of children who are late talkers
frequently state additional positive outcomes as a result
of their participation in early language interventions. A
summary of these additional outcomes will be presented
for families of children with a wide range of needs in
addition to delayed expressive language.

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1778

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Ben Maassen, U of Groningen; Natasha
Maurits, U Med Ctr Groningen; Elsje van Bergen, VU U
Amsterdam
In the Dutch Dyslexia Program 180 children with familial
risk of dyslexia and 120 controls were followed from age 2
months to 9 years. Analyses of the dynamic development
of multiple cognitive and linguistic deficits in relation to
reading and dyslexia are presented, with implications
for intervention.

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)
Diagnosing CAS: What Clinicians &
Researchers Can Learn From Each
Other
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1779

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Maria Grigos, New York U; Julie Case,
New York U
There is a lack of consensus regarding best practices
for making the diagnosis of childhood apraxia of
speech (ASHA, 2007). To address this need, we will
provide an overview of diagnostic criteria and dynamic
assessment techniques employed by researchers and
detail recommendations for implementing procedures in
clinical practice.

Speech/Resonance Disorders
in Cleft Lip/Palate & Related
Craniofacial Anomalies (SLP)

The Other Side of the Spoon – Food
Service & Nutrition Management for
Dysphagia

Early Intervention for the Child With
Cleft Palate: What Happens When?
What You Can Do!
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1781

CC/Mile High 2C
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Anne Bedwinek, U of Missouri; Lynn
Marty Grames, St. Louis Children’s Hosp - Washington U
Early Intervention (birth to 5) SLPs are a crucial part of care for
children seen by a cleft palate-craniofacial team. A timeline
for team care and its impact on speech, (including resonance)
feeding, language, hearing will be reviewed, along with
assessment and speech therapy appropriate for each age

Session: 1784

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Peter Lam, Peter Lam Consulting
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and
Adults. Have you ever thought about what happens to that
dysphagia diet order once it is placed? Why is it sometimes
so difficult to get what we ask for? Take a journey with a
dysphagia diet order to appreciate what happens behind
the scenes and how it impacts our patients.

Telepractice (GI)

Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

A Multisite Tele-Intervention Study:
Outcomes & Experiences

Complex Dysphagia Cases in the Adult
Acute Care Setting
SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1783

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jamie Giannino, Long Island U; Shrouk
Omar, Long Island U; Nassima Abdelli-Beruh, Long Island
U; Christine Xanthoudakis, Long Island U; Tammy Said,
Long Island U; Swarupa Nair, Long Island U; John Amato,
Long Island U
This presentation aims to disseminate an updated
compilation of treatment methods for dysphagia
secondary to childhood spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Both
evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence
techniques relevant to this population are presented.
Assessment is also discussed. This compendium can be
useful to students, researchers, and therapy providers.

Session: 1782

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Kizner, Stanford Healthcare
; Sandra Deane, Stanford Healthcare; Debbie Kutch,
Stanford Healthcare
A Review of Complex Dysphagia Case Studies with adults
in the acute care setting. Use of instrumental assessments
to assist in presentations. Interactive session, including
advanced clinical reasoning skills for swallowing plan of
care, review of Penetration-Aspiration Scale and MBS-IMP.

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Saturday Oral Seminars

Longitudinal Analysis of Early
Neurolinguistic Functions
Determining Reading Fluency
& Dyslexia: Towards Dynamic
Assessment

Session: 1780

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Carlin Hageman, U of Northern Iowa
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults. Today’s
speech-language pathologists are expected to produce
better results in less time and at a lower cost. Perhaps, one
way to do that is to improve the efficiency of therapy. The
PML have been shown to enhance the learning of skilled
movements in a variety of endeavors including speechlanguage therapy.

Session: 1785

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kristina Blaiser, Idaho St U; Diane Behl,
National Ctr for Hearing Assessment & Management; Eleni
Boston, Willamette Education Service Dist; Betsy Brooks,
Moog Ctr for Deaf Education; Marge Edwards, Utah St U;
Pam Dawson, Hear ME Now; Suzanne Quigley, Listen & Talk
Telepractice is one strategy to address challenges of
distance and shortages early intervention providers.
This presentation will introduce findings from a study
that involved 48 children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
from five locations and panel of presenters to outline
administrative and clinical experiences TI, advantages to
families, and provider lessons.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 2:30PM–3:30PM & 4:00PM–5:00PM
Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

The Use of Hands-On Labs to Train
Clinical Skills in a Distance SLPA
Program

Equipping Clinicians for Voice Therapy
Research: Tools of the Trade

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

SA 2:30PM–3:30PM

Session: 1786

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Craig, Vanderbilt U; Christopher
Watts, Texas Christian U; Shaheen Awan, Bloomsburg U;
Gina Vess, Duke U Health System; Carissa Maira, Emory
Voice Ctr
This session brings together experts in speech-language
pathology to discuss the current state of clinical research
in voice therapy, the need for more clinical research,
and barriers to performing rigorous comparative
effectiveness research in voice therapy. Functional
strategies for the practicing clinician will be provided in a
panel presentation.

Academic and Clinical
Education (GI)

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom A
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Schultz, Mitchell Technical Inst;
Deborah Flynn, Mitchell Technical Inst; Bobbi Brink,
Mitchell Technical Inst
SLPA training requires an emphasis on hands-on skills. A
model for distance SLPA training which incorporates skill
labs will be reviewed. Components of the lab program,
roles and responsibilities, and student and instructor
perceptions of the program will be reviewed. Resources
including instructor manuals and grading rubrics will
be shared.

Use of an Innovative Therapy Model:
An AAC Transition Group in the
University Clinic Setting
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Community Service Learning Through
the Arts: Benefits for SLP Students &
Persons With Aphasia
Session: 1790

CC/303
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melinda Corwin, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr; James Dembowski, Texas Tech U Health
Sciences Ctr
Speech-language pathology graduate students
participated in a 2-week summer community arts
program involving persons with aphasia. Students earned
clinical clock hours, persons with aphasia benefited from
camaraderie and social interaction, and community
members learned about the life participation approach
to aphasia.

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1791

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 1-2-3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Jerry Hoepner, U of Wisconsin - Eau
Claire; Thomas Sather, U of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; Mary
Beth Clark, Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Eau Claire;
Seemah Gunasagaran, U of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; Terah
Homolka, U of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; Michele Knutson,
Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Eau Claire
Immersion experiences are an effective way to extend
applications to and from classroom experiences. Such
experiences can take place prior to or after course-based
learning. This presentation will discuss outcomes from
student immersion experiences at an Aphasia Camp, which
employed daily video reflections. Twenty students from
various academic levels participated.

Session: 1793

CC/201
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sharon Brown-Sweeney, Saint Xavier U;
Maureen Schmitt, Saint Xavier U
This presentation will examine an innovative therapy
model in a university clinic involving transition students
using AAC in individual, group and vocational therapy
settings. Benefits to graduate student clinicians, clients
and the university community will be discussed;
challenges involved in AAC use in the vocational setting
will be addressed.

Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) (SLP)
An Effective AAC Training for Special
Education Teachers Based in a LowResource Country
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Immersion Learning at Aphasia Camp:
Analyzing Student Video Reflections

Session: 1792

Session: 1794

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 4 & Corridor 1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Nimisha Muttiah, Pennsylvania St U;
Kathryn Drager, Pennsylvania St U; David McNaughton,
Pennsylvania St U; Nadini Perera, U of Kelaniya
This study evaluated an AAC training program for special
education teachers living in a low-resource country.
Following the training all nine special education teachers
increased the number of evocative communication
opportunities provided to students with CCN. This training
could have positive impacts on the implementation of AAC
training globally.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
How Does Individual Interaction
Style Impact Participation in Group
Interventions for Young Adults With
ASD?
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1795

CC/Mile High 4A-4B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Megan Tobin, Nazareth Coll; Erinn Finke,
Pennsylvania St U
This presentation applies Fey’s (1986) model for
structuring language intervention based on functional
classification of a child’s communication style to
investigating how different interaction styles impact
interaction during group interventions for adults with ASD.
Case examples are provided and considerations for preintervention assessment and group design are discussed.

Interprofessional Staff Training Model:
Video Self-Monitoring Applications
for Therapists Working With Children
Diagnosed With Autism
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1796

Hyatt/Capital Ballroom 5-6-7 & Corridor 1
Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lina Slim-Topdjian, ASAP - A Step Ahead
Program, LLC
As tighter school budgets have largely reduced training
and support, therapists and educators are challenged to
implement interdisciplinary strategies to provide effective
autism interventions. This session provides participants
with evidence-based Interprofessional staff-training
procedures including Video Self-Monitoring, Performance
Feedback and Mentoring to support sustained acquisition
of behavioral and therapeutic interventions.

Orientation to Autism Board
Certification for Speech-Language
Pathologists: ASHA BC-ASD
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1797

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom E
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Stephen Camarata, Vanderbilt U; Lynn
Koegel, UCSB
This presentation will describe the proposed autism board
certification for speech language pathologists (BC-ASD).
This ASHA specialty certification includes 1) academic
competencies; 2) practicum requirements; 3) application
and continuing education guidelines 4) a certification
path for current practitioners. This session will provide an
opportunity to provide input and ask questions.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 4:00PM–5:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Strategies for Teaching Students With
Autism Spectrum Disorders to Engage
in Successful Conversations With Peers

Navigating the Skilled Nursing
Facility Terrain: Practical Tools for Best
Practice Implementation

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1798

CC/Four Seasons 2 & 3
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lynn Cannon, Ivymount Sch; Jonna Clark,
Ivymount Sch; Courtney Goldstein, Parkside Sch; Eve
Muller, Ivymount Sch; Michal Powers, Ivymount Sch
This presentation focuses on the importance of teaching
conversation to students with ASD using a social cognitive
approach that takes into consideration both the “how”
and the “why” of conversation. Presenters will provide
theoretical justification for this approach, and share
multiple instructional strategies drawn from the evidencebased “Conversation Club” curriculum.

Using Home Activities to Support
Functional Outcomes in Autism
Spectrum Disorder: Bringing Home
Into Homework
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1799

Business, Management, Ethical
and Professional Issues (GI)

CC/102-104-106
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Heather Jeng, U of Washington ; Natalie
Douglas, Central Michigan U; Ellen Hickey, Dalhousie U
The clinical environment of a skilled nursing facility
presents many rewards and challenges to practicing
clinicians. In this session, participants will be introduced to
strategies to promote positive organizational culture and
climate change. Participants will also explore a model for
best practice decision-making through case examples.

Social Media Resources for Today’s
SLP
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Using Practice-Based Evidence to
Inform Pediatric Speech & Language
Services
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Health Care Reform NOW: Policy
Updates Clinicians Need to Know
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1801

CC/501-502
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Lisa Satterfield, ASHA; Daneen Grooms,
ASHA
Laws have tied Medicare payment to quality reporting
and participation in Alternative Payment Models (APM).
Policymakers also released standardized definitions of
habilitation and rehabilitation for use in and outside of
the Marketplace. This session will examine the policies,
timelines, definitions, and their effects on clinical practice
for audiologists and SLPs.

Session: 1803

CC/709-711
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Danielle Reed, Sublime Speech; Maureen
Wilson, The Speech Bubble SLP; Felice Clark, The Dabbling
Speechie; Natalie Snyders, Snyders Publishing; Cheri Chin,
Super Power Speech
Social media has become an invaluable resource for
Speech-Language Pathologists. This presentation
will expand the participants’ knowledge of available
social media and its applications for locating resources,
networking, and discussing current topics related to the
field. Various social media websites including Facebook,
Instagram, professional blogs, and more will be discussed.

Session: 1804

CC/708-710-712
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Gregory Lof, MGH Inst of Health
Professions; Jasmine Urquhart, MGH Inst of Health
Professions
How do pediatric SLPs meet EBP standards for efficacious
practice with limited time and resources? Practice-based
evidence! PBE is an often overlooked EBP component
which uses evidence from practice to inform clinical
decision making. This presentation will outline PBE,
provide five practical tips for implementation and share
client examples.

Research Symposium: Language
Impairments in Primary Progressive
Aphasia & Innovative Treatments for
Persons With Dementia
SA 4:00PM–6:00PM

Session: 1805

Embassy Suites Denver/Cripple Creek
Ballroom
2 Hrs
Level: Advanced
Type: Research
Presented by: Naida Graham, U of Toronto; Michelle
Bourgeois, U of South Florida
Dr. Graham’s presentation will describe the diagnosis
of Primary Progressive Aphasia and it’s variants with
particular focus on the speech and language features
that differentiate them. Dr. Bourgeois’s presentation will
describe innovative treatment approaches to improve the
quality of life of persons with dementia.

Cultural and Linguistic
Considerations Across
the Discipline (GI)
Using Phonetics as a Window Into
Developing Cultural Competence
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1806

CC/601-603
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Amee Shah, Stockton U
This seminar will demonstrate a teaching approach
wherein the science and skills developed in a Phonetics
class were used in application of cultural competence
training. A Significant Learning Experience was developed
through an experiential assignment which impacted the
students’ Essential Learning Outcomes & helped them
showcase their skills in their e-portfolios.

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 4C-4D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Michelle Ivey, U of Houston
Designed for clinic-based therapists working with young
(preschool- early school-age) children with ASD, this
session focuses on engaging families to promote active
participation in home activities which foster functional
communication. Although the concentration is on clinic
and children with ASD, information can easily be adapted
for other settings and disorders.

Session: 1802

Communication Sciences (GI)

Fluency (SLP)
Establishing Goals for Stuttering
Therapy: Shared Decision-Making
With Children, Parents, & Teachers
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM
SA 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Session: 1808

CC/Mile High 2B–3B
Hyatt/Centennial
Ballroom F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Elaine Kelman, Michael Palin Ctr; Sharon
Millard, Michael Palin Ctr
This session will consider the rationale and methods of
involving children, parents and teachers in the process of
establishing therapeutic goals beyond increased fluency
for children who stutter. This will be presented in the
context of the literature on shared decision making and
the WHO model of disability.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 4:00PM–5:00PM
Interprofessional Research,
Education and Practice (GI)
Assessing Interprofessional
Competencies in Speech-Language
Pathologists & Reading Specialists
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1810

CC/203
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Research
Presented by: Marie Kerins, Loyola U Maryland; Dana
Reinhardt, Loyola U Maryland; Kara Tignor, Loyola U
Maryland; Janet Schreck, Loyola U Maryland
Interprofessional competencies of graduate students
from speech-language pathology and the reading
specialist program are assessed using the Interprofessional
Collaborator Assessment rubric (ICAR) following
an interdisciplinary summer practicum experience.
Interprofessional education and implications for refining a
clinical training model are discussed.

Cross-Institutional Interprofessional
Education: Reflections &
Considerations
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1811

CC/605
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Watson, Texas Christian U; David
Farmer, U of North Texas Health Science Ctr
The challenges and successes of a year-long, cross-institutional
collaboration involving faculty and students from 11 professions
are shared. The processes for developing, implementing, and
assessing multiple interprofessional learning events that
culminated in more than 10,000 student learning hours will be
described along with considerations for future collaborations

Positive Impact That Multidisciplinary
Tracheostomy Teams Can Have on
Health Care Reform
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1812

CC/207
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Richard Hahn, Passy-Muir Inc.; Julie
Kobak, Passy-Muir Inc.
Healthcare reform holds health care providers accountable
for both the cost and quality of care they provide. With the
care of the tracheostomized patient being one of the most
expensive to treat, SLP intervention in multidisciplinary
tracheostomy teams has shown to make a positive impact
in meeting these demands.

As of October 5, 2015

The Beat of the Matter: An
Interdisciplinary Model of Music,
Neuroscience, & Speech-Language
Co-Treatment

Intervention/Rehabilitation for
Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus
or Balance Disorders (Aud)

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Helping People Hear: From Cell to
Society

Session: 1813

CC/503-504
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Brian Harris, MedRhythms, LLC/Spaulding
Rehab Hosp; Jenna Muri-Rosenthal, Massachusetts
General Hosp
Growing research shows the dramatic effects of music on
language. This presentation will provide brief education on
the pathophysiology of traumatic neurological injury, use
of music as a rehabilitation tool for speech, language, and
cognition, and the importance of collaboration between
SLPs and neurologic music therapists (NMTs).

Intervention/Habilitation for
Infants and Children with Hearing
Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
“Naturalistic” Studies of Auditory
Ecology & Hearing Devices: A Novel
Approach for an Old Problem
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1814

CC/703
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Jeff Crukley, Starkey Hearing Technologies
& U of Toronto; Stella Ng, U of Toronto
Two related research studies advancing “naturalistic”
methods in acoustics and hearing-in-noise are presented:
1) an exploration of children’s auditory ecologies at school
and 2) an objective, real-world evaluation method for
testing hearing assistive technology. The potential of novel
methods to shed new light on longstanding challenges
is discussed.

Application of LENA Data in Early
Intervention: The COMPASS Project
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1815

CC/706
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Theresa Harp, Mt. Lakes Sound Start Babies;
Kayley Mayer, Mt. Lakes Sound Start Babies
Current technology allows us to capitalize on the critical
window of opportunity in innovative ways during the
first three years of life. This presentation describes The
COMPASS Project, a family-coaching program utilizing
Language ENvironmental Analysis (LENA) and researchbased strategies to promote advancement of deaf/hard of
hearing children’s communication.

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SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1816

CC/704
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Kelly Tremblay, U of Washington;
Curtis Billings, NCRAR, VA Portland Health Care System
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss,
Tinnitus or Balance Disorders. People are living longer and
there are dire predictions about the inability to meet the
health and communication needs of our aging society. The
purpose of this presentation is to shares lessons learned
from neuroscience that audiologists and hearing health
care providers can integrate into their clinical practice.

Language and Learning
in School-Age Children
and Adolescents (SLP)
Using Before-During-After Strategies
to Aid Successful Text Comprehension
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1817

CC/Mile High 2A-3A
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jill Detwiler, Tobii Dynavox
There is an increased focus on ensuring that all learners
are instructed using complex texts. This is challenging
for students who lack the background knowledge to
process new information. This session will introduce
evidence-based strategies to use before, during, and
after reading and demonstrate them using Boardmaker
Instructional Solutions.

Clinical Profiles of Children With
Fragile X Syndrome Plus ASD
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1818

CC/Four Seasons 1
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Audra Sterling, U of Wisconsin - Madison;
Lizbeth Finestack, U of Minnesota
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the leading inherited cause
of intellectual disability. Many individuals with FXS also
meet diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder
(ASD). This presentation will describe the language and
cognitive characteristics of children and adolescents with
FXS and those FXS plus ASD, emphasizing differences in
language profiles.

Saturday Oral Seminars — 4:00PM–5:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Making Interprofessional Practice
Work in the School Setting
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1819

CC/505-506-507
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Nichole Bierman Mulvey, Eastern Illinois
U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language and Learning in School-Age Children and
Adolescents. Driven by decreased funding and increased
focus on efficiency and patient-centered care, the concept
of interprofessionanl practice (IPP) has become prevalent
in medically-based literature. Can we apply these ideals
to the school setting? This session will explore IPP
competencies and their application to treating the whole
child, in the schools.

Language Disorders
in Adults (SLP)
Alzheimer’s Disease: Using
Multimedia to Review Clinical &
Research Implications
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1820

DELIRIUM: Prevention, Identification,
& Intervention by Rehab Therapists
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1821

CC/Mile High 4E-4F
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Erika Brown, NYU Langone Med Ctr; Mary
Fischer, NYU Langone Med Ctr; Megan Evangelist, NYU
Langone Med Ctr
The key to reducing the incidence and severity of delirium
is prevention, identification and treatment of patients at
risk. Increased training/implementation of protocols for
Rehabilitation Therapists must be a priority.

Meshing & Merging: The Social
Biology of Early Language
Development

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

CC/Four Seasons 4
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: John Locke, Lehman Coll, City U of New
York
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. I propose
that infants acquire language through vocal behaviors
that increase and extend parental care. To pass the first
of several graded “folk” tests posed by caregivers, infants
must display a capacity for vocal complexity, then, through
mimicry and synchrony, a desire to achieve entiativity (or
“us-ness”) with their caregivers.

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1822

CC/Mile High 1A-1B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Research
Presented by: Carolyn Baylor, U of Washington; Megan
Oelke, U of Washington; Eileen Hunsaker, MGH Inst of
Health Professions; Catherine Off, U of Montana; Sarah
Wallace, Duquesne U; Suzanne Pennington, MGH Inst of
Health Professions; Alyssa Bamer, U of Washington; Kathryn
Yorkston, U of Washington
People with aphasia (PWA) often experience
reduced participation in life roles due to difficulties
communicating. The Communicative Participation Item
Bank (CPIB) is a patient-reported outcomes instrument
for measuring communicative participation. This session
describes validation of the CPIB for PWA, including
guidelines regarding accessibility of the CPIB for different
aphasia severities.

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Engaging Sensory Children: Make It
Practical & Fun
Session: 1823

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom GH
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jane Humphries, Creative Educational
Strategies & Svcs; Kari Rains, Creative Educational
Strategies & Svcs
Engaging sensory children requires for clinic professionals
to have a multitude of practical strategies and activities. By
having these, a clinician can better prepare for potentially
challenging sessions. In addition, practical ideas are often
embraced by parents who benefit from role-modeling
opportunities provided in clinic sessions. Come join us!

From Learning to Talk to Talking to
Learn: Supporting Critical Thinking
With Powerful Conversations
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Literacy Assessment and
Intervention (SLP)
Shared Reading vs. Guided Reading
for Students With Significant
Cognitive Disabilities: What’s the
Difference?

Language in Infants, Toddlers,
and Preschoolers (SLP)

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1825

Session: 1826

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom BC
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Penelope Hatch, Ctr for Literacy &
Disability Studies, U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Karen
Erickson, Ctr for Literacy & Disability Studies, U of North
Carolina - Chapel Hill; Marlene Cummings, Oakland Schs,
Oakland County, MI
This session will compare shared reading and guided
reading, two evidence-based instructional strategies
targeting language and literacy development. Instruction
for students with significant cognitive disabilities,
including those who use augmentative and alternative
communication, will be the focus. Video examples and
references for accessible and appropriate books will
be provided.

Saturday Oral Seminars

CC/Mile High 1E-1F
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Terry Hallett, U of Akron
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is defined by behavioral
symptoms that include memory and language-based
deficits. During this session, pathophysiological factors and
changes in memory, cognition, and language are reviewed
via multimedia technology that incorporates graphics,
animation, audio, and video. Clinical and research
implications are discussed.

Measuring Communicative
Participation for People With Aphasia:
Validating the Communicative
Participation Item Bank (CPIB)

Motor Speech Disorders in
Children and Adults (SLP)

Session: 1824

Hyatt/Centennial Ballroom D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Janice Greenberg, Hanen Ctr;
Tamara Stein, The Hanen Ctr
To foster the critical thinking and higher level language
skills required for academic success, SLPs may need to rethink their approach to preschool language intervention.
This session explores conversational strategies that
clinicians, parents and educators can use to promote
critical thinking in preschoolers with or at risk for
language delays.

The ELMS Analysis: A Tool to Aid in
Differential Diagnosis of Pure & Mixed
Dysarthrias
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1827

CC/405-406-407
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Paul Blanchet, Baylor U
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate differential
diagnosis of pure and mixed dysarthrias using an ELMS
analysis. Using a simple acronym, the clinician integrates
available information pertaining to the etiology, lesion
site, motor signs, and speech deficits to aid in an accurate
diagnosis of the sub-type(s) of dysarthria.

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Saturday Oral Seminars — 4:00PM–5:00PM
Swallowing and Swallowing
Disorders in Children
and Adults (SLP)

Telepractice (GI)

Efficacy of Adjunctive Modalities in
Dysphagia Treatment

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1828

CC/Mile High 2B-3B
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Cathy Lazarus, Icahn Sch of Medicine at
Mount Sinai; Michelle Troche, Teachers Coll, Columbia U;
Susan Langmore, Boston U
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by,
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in Children and
Adults. This 60-minute presentation will focus on EMST,
I-PRO therapy and NMES. Each topic speaker will be asked
to provide the latest research and their opinion on that
research (positive or negative). Further, each speaker
will be asked to discuss implications for use in treatment
including patient selection and populations.

Myofascial Release in Dysphagia
Treatment for Patients Following
Head/Neck Cancer
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1829

CC/403-404
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Carter, Carter Swallowing Ctr
Myofascial release (MFR) is an emerging treatment
for patients who have dysphagia due to radiation
induced fibrosis following head/neck cancer (HNC). This
presentation will discuss the rationale and goals for using
this modality with HNC patients in dysphagia treatment,
provide video demonstrations of the technique, and
present case studies.

Voice and Alaryngeal
Communication (SLP)

Incorporating Telepractice Services
Into a Growing Private Practice
Session: 1831

CC/702
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Melissa Jakubowitz, PresenceLearning;
Marcus Rose, PresenceLearning
Telepractice has grown exponentially in recent years, leading to
great interest in how to incorporate it into a private practice. This
presentation will highlight current telepractice technology and
discuss the components of high quality telepractice needed to
meet client’s needs, diversify services, and grow a business

Traumatic Brain Injury (GI)
The Speech-Language Pathologist’s
Role in Return to Academics After
Concussion
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1832

CC/607
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Sarah Dachtyl, Sahuarita Unified Sch Dist
School-based SLPs can play an important role in
concussion management, assisting students’ safe
return to rigorous cognitive activity. Whereas cognitive
over-exertion can prolong recovery, proactive team
management can significantly improve academic and
medical outcomes. This presentation will enable SLPs
to advocate for, develop, and implement concussion
management team protocols.

NutriNurture: A Comprehensive Infant
Feeding Therapeutic Paradigm for Use
in a Hospital Setting
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

As of October 5, 2015

Session: 1830

CC/Mile High 1C-1D
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Jennifer Hanners, UMC Health System
NutriNurture is an infant-driven feeding paradigm that
encourages responsiveness to infant cues and detection
of feeding readiness. Research indicates that utilization
of infant-driven feeding reduces length of hospital stay
and improves outcomes. This presentation will educate
on pre-oral intervention to hospital discharge; successful
outpatient follow up will also be covered.

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Dysphonia in Preterm Children:
Advances in Incidence, Risk Factors,
Assessment, & Intervention
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1833

CC/301-302
1 Hr
Level: Introductory
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Victoria Reynolds, U of Western Australia;
Suzanne Meldrum, U of Western Australia, Edith Cowan
U; Karen Simmer, Neonatal Clinical Care Unit, King Edward
Memorial Hosp & Princess Margaret Hosp for Children,
U of Western Australia; Shyan Vijayasekaran, Princess
Margaret Hosp for Children, U of Western Australia; Noel
French, Neonatal Clinical Care Unit, King Edward Memorial
Hosp & Princess Margaret Hosp for Children, State Child
Development Ctr, U of Western Australia
Many of the half a million preterm infants born in the US
each year will grow up to attend mainstream schools and
actively participate in the workforce. Yet, many preterm
children present with dysphonia, imposing limitations on
achievements in such settings. We synthesise and present
management guidelines from the literature.

Prospective Evaluation of a
Tracheostomy Tube That Enables
Communication in Ventilator
Dependent Patients: Pilot Study
SA 4:00PM–5:00PM

Session: 1834

CC/205
1 Hr
Level: Intermediate
Type: Professional Education
Presented by: Therese Cole, Johns Hopkins Hosp;
Kathleen Holden, Johns Hopkins Hosp; Dana Kilonsky,
Johns Hopkins Hosp; Vinciya Pandian, Johns Hopkins Hosp
Verbal communication can affect patients’ quality of life.
Communication is limited in mechanically ventilated
patients. A special talking tracheostomy tube is being
evaluated for its efficacy to improve speech and quality
of life. Data to date suggest that it improves speech in
patients who are unable to tolerate cuff deflation.

Thursday Technical Clinical Sessions

As of October 5, 2015

Technical Research and Technical Clinical Sessions (30 minutes)
Technical Research Sessions are 20-minute oral presentations focusing on research or on research in progress. The purpose is to efficiently
communicate scientific information.
Technical Clinical Sessions, modeled after Technical Research Sessions, are 20-minute oral presentations that focus on the technical aspects
of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic strategy. Developed as “how to” programs, they emphasize the applied, clinical aspects of the
professions. This new session format is intended to offer members who provide direct clinical service in various work settings quick, new
solutions and techniques to help them do their jobs better.
Both Technical Research and Technical Clinical presentations are followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period, which allows the
audience to interact with the presenter and receive clarification on any information or procedure presented.

Code Time

Room

Title

Level

Presented by

Abstract

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Academic and Clinical Education (GI)

4:30PM–
5:00PM

CC/108

Narrative Training: A Strategy
to Teach Essential Counseling
Skills in Clinical Education

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Hope Gerlach,
U of Iowa; Anu
Subramanian, Purdue U

Narrative training, or bibliotherapy, is a technique used to teach essential counseling
skills to graduate students in related fields. We conducted a qualitative study
demonstrating the validity of this training method with 6 graduate clinicians in speechlanguage pathology. Different areas that can be trained using narrative training will be
discussed.

5001

5:00PM–
5:30PM

CC/108

Bridging the Digital Divide:
Teaching Hands-On Skills in a
Virtual Environment

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Yolanda Feimster Holt,
East Carolina U

Teaching graduate students in an online class challenges the instructor to provide
the high quality of instruction necessary to train highly skilled clinicians. The online
instructor and student may never have simultaneous interaction. In this session you will
learn to provide high quality hands on training in a virtual environment.

5002

6:30PM–
7:00PM

CC/103

Integrated Learning
Experience: Learning Through
Sharing Knowledge

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Lisa Sokoloff, Baycrest;
Regina Jokel, Baycrest;
Penina Ackerman,
Baycrest; Robby Hersh,
Baycrest; Maria Piccini,
Baycrest; Jen Raman,
Baycrest; Susan Romeril,
Baycrest

An Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) was designed using various educational
strategies to enhance students’ knowledge and attitudes around geriatric care. This
learning experience was a positive way to showcase geriatrics and to use educational
strategies such as experiential learning to facilitate student satisfaction with the
acquisition of new knowledge.

5003

7:00PM–
7:30PM

CC/103

UW Systems SoTL/Pedagogical
Think Tank: A Model for
Sharing & Collaboration

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Jerry Hoepner, U of
Wisconsin - Eau Claire;
Abby Hemmerich, U of
Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Collaborations between system or regional communication sciences and disorders
(CSD) programs is an underutilized source of developing consistent and efficient
programming. The University of Wisconsin – Systems SoTL/Pedagogical Think Tank
conference was a grant-funded program, designed to foster pedagogical and research
collaboration among Wisconsin System programs with CSD programs.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (SLP)
5004

11:30AM–
12:00PM

CC/112

Enhanced Natural Gestures &
Evidence of Their Effectiveness
With Individuals With
Angelman Syndrome

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Stephen Calculator, U
of New Hampshire

This presentation will provide an overview of Enhanced Natural Gestures (ENGs) and
review the results of a recently completed investigation (Calculator, in review) that
validated its effectiveness with 18 children with Angelman Syndrome, a neurogenetic
disorder. Implications for use with other populations of Beginning Communicators will
be discussed.

5005

12:00PM–
12:30PM

CC/112

Collaborating to Provide
Children With Complex
Communication Needs
Access to the Power of
Communication

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Nimisha Muttiah,
Franciscan Hosp for
Children; Alicia Hertz,
Franciscan Hosp for
Children

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the use of the International Classification
of Functioning, Disability, and Health-Children and Youth (ICF-CY) as a framework for
collaborative augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention between
occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.

Thursday Technical Clinical Sessions

5000

Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)
5006

10:30AM–
11:00AM

CC/109

Dynamite Dynamic: How
to Create & Implement
an Intensive Social
Communication Group

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Kristin MacInnis,
Clearly Speaking;
Kathryn Glennon,
Clearly Speaking

This presentation will outline a unique, “intensive” Social Thinking® program that ran
for 5 days, 1 hour a day, Monday-Friday. How to group participants, how to create
and implement individualized goals, how to measure progress, and how to promote
generalization of skills across environments will be explored.

5007

11:00AM–
11:30AM

CC/109

Supporting Social
Communication Opportunities
for Students With ASD Through
Professional Development:
Project PALS

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Abigail Delehanty,
Florida St U; Juliann
Woods, Florida St U;
Amelia Anderson,
Florida St U; Nancy
Everhart, Florida St U

Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services), developed collaboratively by library
and information specialists and speech-language pathologists, is an online professional
development course designed to promote a lifelong relationship between individuals
with autism spectrum disorders, school and community libraries, in order to increase
their social competence, literacy, self-determination, and vocational development.

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Thursday Technical Clinical Sessions
Code Time

Room

Title

As of October 5, 2015

Level

Presented by

Abstract

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP)  CONTINUED
5008

11:30AM–
12:00PM

CC/109

Caution: Red Flags Don’t
Always Lead to ASD

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Iris Cortez, Southeastern
Louisiana U;
Kristi Champagne,
Southeastern Louisiana
U; Aimee Quackenbos
Adams, Southeastern
Louisiana U

This presentation outlines the notion that symptomology of children with delayed
language does not differentiate from early indicators of ASD. Stability of early diagnoses,
diagnostic tools, and patterns of symptom changes in the first years of life are critical
factors for professionals making early diagnoses. (Guthrie et al, 2013).

5009

12:00PM–
12:30PM

CC/109

Parent Management Training
(PMT) With Parents of Children
on the Autism Spectrum

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Paul Sorenson,
Portland St U; Lew Bank,
Portland St U; Amy
Donaldson, Portland St
U; Heather Demosthenes,
Portland St U; Sophie
Millon, Portland St U

Elements of Parent Management Training and Pivotal Response Training were combined
to develop a parent coaching intervention. The program was designed to be used with
parents who have a child with ASD and her/his neuro-typically developing sibling(s).
The program was tested in a pilot study, findings will be discussed.

Jose Ortiz, New York U;
Rachel Kadison, New
York U

The development of professional language skills is a vital core competency for all
clinicians. Here we present a model for providing such skills to clinicians who speak
languages other than English, based on a pilot professional language development
program in Spanish for graduate student clinicians at New York University

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline (GI)
5010

11:30AM–
12:00PM

CC/108

¡Vamos a hablar! – A Clinical
Education Program for
Developing Professional
Spanish Language Skills

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Intervention/Habilitation for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss or Balance Disorders (Aud)
5011

1:30PM–
2:00PM

CC/109

RBI Meets LSL: Practical Tips
for Supporting Deaf/Hard
of Hearing Children in Early
Intervention

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Kristina Blaiser, Idaho
St U; Megan Roberts,
Northwestern U

As more deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH) children are identified with hearing loss at earlier
ages, an increasing number are served in early intervention systems. This presentation
will outline ways that Routines-Based Intervention (RBI) can be used to integrates
specific listening and spoken language goals into a family’s existing daily routines.

5012

3:30PM–
4:00PM

CC/109

Navigating Educational
Planning: A New Discussion
Tool for Use With Students
With Cochlear Implants

Introductory/
Professional
Education

MaryAnn KinsellaMeier, Laurent Clerc
National Deaf Education
Ctr, Gallaudet U;
Jennifer Johnston,
Boston Children’s Hosp

Determining appropriate educational placements for children who use cochlear
implants is challenging. Decision-making tools are useful in considering educational
options. The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Program at Boston Children’s Hospital collaborated to develop transition
guidelines to support this process.

Intervention/Rehabilitation for Adults with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus or Balance Disorders (Aud)
5013

3:00PM–
3:30PM

CC/103

Single-Sided Deafness:
Technologies, Protocols, & Case
Studies

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Barbara BellLehmkuhler, U of
Colorado Hosp

The current intervention technologies available for single sided deafness (SSD) is ever
changing. This presentation will begin with an overview of the current SSD technologies
and will be followed by an explanation of a pre-intervention testing protocol to help
predict outcomes. Lastly, case studies will be presented.

5014

3:30PM–
4:00PM

CC/103

Teaching the Human Dynamics
of Communication & Hearing
Loss Interactively: How & Why?

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Deborah von
Hapsburg, Ida Inst
Fellow; Barbara
Weinstein, City U of New
York; Jennifer Gilligan,
City U of New York;
Samantha Morgan,
City U of New York

In collaboration with professors, instructors and students a new interactive university
course has been developed. The overarching goal is to make a positive influence on the
way students and professionals act and feel about person-centered care. A lecture on
health-literacy is presented as an example of how to teach interactively.

Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents (SLP)
5016

11:00AM–
11:30AM

CC/107

Implementing a Systematic
Oral Narrative Intervention
Program

Intermediate/
Professional
Education

Lori Osborn, U of
Redlands

Children at risk for academic failure often begin school with weak oral language skills,
which provide an unstable foundation for written language development. A systematic
narrative intervention program was implemented in a dual-immersion charter school
with Kindergarteners and first graders, who were identified as having problematic
listening and speaking skills.

5017

11:30AM–
12:00PM

CC/107

Developmental Profiles of
Literacy & Social Skills in a
Sample of First Grade Students

Intermediate/
Research

Nicole Sparapani,
Arizona St U; Sarah
Ingebrand, Arizona St U;
Stephanie Day, Arizona
St U; Carol Connor,
Arizona St U

This study used latent profile analysis to explore developmental profiles in a sample of
first grade students. Extending on current research, findings documented four distinct
patterns of literacy and social skills that differentiated profiles among early elementary
students. These findings support current efforts for individualizing instruction beyond
the preschool years.

5018

12:00PM–
12:30PM

CC/107

Screening the Storytelling
Skills of Children: Use of Local
Norms

Introductory/
Research

Angelina Wilson, U
of Wisconsin - Stevens
Point; Marie Watson,
U of Wisconsin - Stevens
Point; Christine Witt,
U of Wisconsin - Stevens
Point; Sara Babbitts,
U of Wisconsin - Stevens
Point

This investigation is phase 2 of a project to develop local norms for kindergarten
children’s storytelling abilities. Previously, average storytelling abilities were determined
for a group of kindergarten children. This investigation examined the reliability and
validity of using those local norms with a different group of students.

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Thursday Technical Clinical Sessions

As of October 5, 2015

Code Time

Room

Title

Level

Presented by

Abstract

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents (SLP)  CONTINUED
5019

1:30PM–
2:00PM

CC/107

Morphological Knowledge:
Why Should SLPs Care? How to
Assess it? How to Teach it?

Introductory/
Professional
Education

Gayatri Ram, Pacific U

This presentation provides examples of research-based techniques for assessing
and teaching morphological knowledge to school age children in accordance with
common core standards. Participants will be able to explain the connection between
morphological knowledge and literacy, learn to write goals, and plan therapy activities
to teach morphological knowledge to children.

5020

2:00PM–
2:30PM

CC/107

Spelling Derivationally
Complex Words: An Error
Classification System for
Measuring