NCSHLA Calendar of Events

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2017 J. Scott Yaruss Workshop
Hawthorne Inn and Convention Center
October 2, 2017

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

This workshop will provide practical strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter. The presentation will describe strategies for comprehensive evaluation and include video examples of treatment activities designed to help children improve fluency, reduce negative reactions to stuttering, educate others, and communicate effectively across speaking situations. Participants will be able to 1) design efficient, effective, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of school-age children and adolescents who stutter, 2) select and implement several appropriate treatment strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter, and 3) describe several ways to effectively involve families, teachers, and others in the treatment plan. Intermediate information level.

Approved for .7 ASHA CEUs

Yaruss Workshop.pdf


Online registration is open.

This workshop is not eligible for refunds. No exceptions.

2017 Hear 'N Now Conference
Morrisville, NC
October 13, 2017


The primary objective of this conference is to provide information to professionals and parents about expanding indications for cochlear implantation in children.

1. Describe 3 ways current pediatric cochlear implant candidacy is expanding.
2. Understand the current concepts in minimally traumatic cochlear implantation.
3. Explain the considerations for determining bimodal and bilateral implant candidacy.
4. Describe general findings of electro-acoustic studies in adults and children.
5. Describe how Coaching & Co-Treating is being implemented at the Children’s CI Center at UNC.

This program is offered for .55 CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
A Certificate of Completion will be provided for NC Dept. of Public Instruction License renewal credit.
AG Bell Academy LSLS CEU credit also available.

To register:

HearN Now flyer.pdf

Healthcare and Reimbursement Symposium
Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St., Durham, NC
October 13, 2017

Healthcare and Reimbursement Symposium

Presenter: Yvette Fontenot, Avenue Solutions, Washington, DC

The Healthcare and Reimbursement Symposium will provide information on the current state of national healthcare (Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act). This workshop will provide up-to-the-moment proposals in Congress and how these may impact healthcare provision in the US and healthcare services in North Carolina with an emphasis on services provided by Medicaid. There will be multiple opportunities throughout the day for questions and answers. Participants will be able to: 1) identify cause and effect of ACA and Medicaid Managed Care transitions on their practices, 2) recognize and understand the implications of current proposed legislation directed toward private and public funding sources on their practices, 3) knowledgeable of the basic steps necessary to engage, negotiate and contract with Medicaid Managed Care entities, 4) adapt business model in advance of changes to Medicaid Managed Care and Affordable Care Act, and 5) articulate strategy of advocacy to peers and legislators in an effort to propagate the message. Intermediate information level.

Ms. Fontenot is a partner in Avenue Solutions, located in Washington, D.C., is a consulting group that develops and pursues policy, communications and advocacy focused on improving the affordability of healthcare. Ms. Fontenot has her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.

Yvette served as Professional Staff with the Senate Finance Committee. She also served as Professional Staff for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where she developed, analyzed and pursued legislation affecting Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP and health information technology and as an analyst at the Office of Management and Budget where she estimated the budgetary and programmatic impacts of various Medicare policies. She also worked as Vice President at Jennings Policy Strategies Inc. and as a legislative assistant for Senator Rockefeller.

Yvette is on the Board of Experts of Axios News as well as the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.

Financial — Ms. Fontenot received an honorarium from The North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association, Inc.
Nonfinancial – Ms. Fontenot has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate, Professional area).

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee, paid directly to the ASHA National Office, is required to register ASHA CEUs. Contact the ASHA CE Division (301-897-5700) for CE fee subscription information.

NCSHLA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to provide AAA CEUs. This program is offered for an individual maximum of .5 CEUs with .5 hours of those hours Tier 1 continuing education hours towards the American Board of Audiology recertification requirements. AAA approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


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10th Annual NC ALS Caregivers Conference
Sheraton Hotel at Chapel Hill
October 16, 2017

10th Annual NC ALS Caregivers Conference to be held October 16, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel at Chapel Hill, 1 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill. This conference is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of interdisciplinary health care teams who work with individuals diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Registration cost for Healthcare Professionals is $100, and $50 for students. After October 2nd the fee for Healthcare Professionals is $125. Register with Southern Regional AHEC at or call 919-678-7226.

The 47th Annual Meta Downes Speech-Language and Hearing Symposium
Greenville, NC
October 27, 2017

Audiologists, SLPs, and teachers are concerned with two complimentary processes; bottom-up sensory input such as auditory stimuli, and top-down neurological and cognitive processes. Utilizing a research to practice paradigm, this presentation features managing and enhancing auditory brain access and cognitive capacity for all children including those with any type and degree of hearing loss. Emotional regulation is a core developmental challenge faced by individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout development (i.e., preverbal stages, emerging language stages, and conversational stages). This talk will briefly introduce the regulatory challenges experienced by individuals with ASD, as well as practical guidelines for prioritizing intervention targets in this area for a wide developmental range. Emphasis will be placed on cross contextual program planning, intervention in natural environments, and collaboration between families and professionals. This course will introduce the SCERTS model, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).