2016 Annual Convention

April 27 - 29

Onsite Registration

On-site registration will be available at the N. Raleigh Hilton Midtown, Raleigh, NC. Join NCSHLA now and receive the discounted membership registration fee. Seating is available for all sessions.

Convention Onsite Registration Hours:
Wednesday, April 27.................. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (4:30 pm - 5:00 pm for pre-registrants only)
Thursday, April 28..................... 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, April 29.......................... 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration Fees

Registration fees are listed on the registration form located under Resources & Downloads.

Refund Policy

No refunds for pre-registration will be made unless notification by email or in writing is received by April 1, 2016 (no exceptions). A $50 processing fee will be charged for each refund. The 50% discounted registration does not qualify for a refund. Requests for refunds will be issued until after the convention, if approved.

Hotel

N. Raleigh Hilton/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC

Rates: $115 (single / double). Hotel room rates are quoted per room per night and are subject to applicable state and local taxes at time of check in.

Reservation information:
Hotel deadline: March 27, 2016
- 919-872-2323 - North Raleigh Hilton
- 800-371-8104 - Hilton Worldwide
Use code 'NCSH' when booking reservations online.


Short Course Speakers - additional fee
Wednesday, April 27

Howard Shane, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham, MA
Visual Immersion System™: Communication Enhancement for Autism Spectrum Disorders
This short course will overview a communication strategy for children with a moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder known as the Visual Immersion System™. This uses visual supports and state of the art technology and takes advantage of the strong visual processing skills and interest in electronic media of children on the autism spectrum.

Nancy Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Swigert & Associates, Inc., Nicholasville, NC
Treatment for Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What Evidence and Principles Support it?
Specific compensatory, postural and rehabilitation strategies will be described and any available evidence for the technique will be summarized. Selection of appropriate treatment techniques requires an understanding of the principles of motor learning, typical development in infants and children and the role of neuroplasticity.

Twilight Session
Wednesday, April 27

(included in full convention registration or Thursday only registration)

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
School-Age Stuttering: A Practical Approach
This presentation will help SLPs evaluate and treat school-age children who stutter. Key topics will include: making treatment recommendations, selecting appropriate therapy goals, introducing strategies for enhancing fluency, helping children reduce negative reactions to stuttering, and supporting interactions in school and other settings to minimize adverse impact from stuttering.

Featured Speakers
Thursday and Friday, April 28 - 29

David W. Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), Pittsburgh, PA
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes: Therapy-Rich and Video-Enhanced
This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech. An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described. A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed. Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for carryover outside of the therapy setting.

Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, MindWing Concepts, Inc., Springfield, MA
How to Make A Cold Re-Telling Hot with Story Grammar Marker®
This workshop will focus on narrative development using the research-based methodology of Story Grammar Marker®, which has been used world-wide for 25 years to help children think, communicate and learn. Using SGM® for narrative macrostructure & microstructure, SLPs can improve students’ oral language, writing, comprehension, critical thinking and social communication.

Laura Murray, PhD, CCC-SLP, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Executive Function Deficits and Evidence-based Management in Individuals with Acquired Neurogenic Disorders
An overview of executive functioning and how deficits within this cognitive domain manifest in aphasia, cognitive-communicative disorders in right hemisphere brain damage or traumatic brain injury, and dementia will be provided. The session will critically review procedures for assessing and treating executive dysfunction in individuals with these acquired neurogenic disorders.

Sponsored by
UNCG Excellence Foundation
The Beverly Babcock Dodson-Mariana Newton Continuing Education Fund

Howard Shane, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham, MA
Visual Immersion System™: Communication Enhancement for Autism Spectrum Disorders
This short course will overview a communication strategy for children with a moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder known as the visual immersion system™. This uses visual supports and state of the art technology and takes advantage of the strong visual processing skills and interest in electronic media of children on the autism spectrum.

About the sponsors: The Beverly Babcock Dodson-Mariana Newton Continuing Education Endowment in Communication Sciences and Disorders was established by Beverly’s mother, Martha Babcock and her husband, Frank Bird. The endowment makes it possible for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to welcome scientists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists for continuing exploration of new ideas, research, and applications in addressing the needs of persons with communication disorders.

Nancy Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Swigert & Associates, Inc., Nicholasville, NC
The Ethics of Managing Dysphagia in Patients in Palliative Care and Hospice
The course reviews ethical principles used to guide the SLP’s treatment as well as case law regarding the use of alternative nutrition and hydration. The history and economics of PEG use will be described. An alternative to PEG use, careful hand feeding, will be explained.

Session sponsored by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Early Childhood Stuttering: A Practical Approach
This presentation will help SLPs evaluate and treat young children who stutter. Key topics will include differential diagnosis, treatment recommendations, family involvement, treatment planning to help parents support children’s fluency, help children modify speech to enhance fluency, and ensure the development of appropriate communication attitudes.