NCSHLA Calendar of Events

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NCSHLA's 65th Annual Convention
Winston-Salem, NC
April 10 - 12, 2019

Short Course Speakers
Wednesday, April 10

Heather Clark, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Apraxia of Speech in Adults with Acute, Chronic, and Degenerative Conditions
This course will review features apraxia of speech and discuss strategies for assessment and treatment with consideration of chronicity, severity, and concurrent impairments. Case examples will be employed throughout the discussion to allow participants to apply the concepts presented. Participant questions and involvement will be highly encouraged.

Lee Caggiano, MA, BCS-FD, New York University, NY
Treating Childhood Stuttering- What Really Matters
This presentation will provide participants with practical hands on training in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood stuttering. We will explore the affective, behavioral and cognitive aspects of this multi-dimensional disorder. Greater understanding of the complexities and difficulties experienced by those who stutter and their families will allow the clinicians to provide more effective and practical therapy for their clients who stutter. Case studies will be shared and discussed.

Twilight Session
Wednesday, April 10

Page Norris-Mikol, MAEd., CCC-SLP and Shelby Kennerly, BS, NC Assistive Technology Program, Greensboro, NC
Letting the NC Assistive Technology Program Work for You
The NC Assistive Technology Program provides guidance and support for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology evaluations for therapists across the state. NCATP completes AAC and AT assessments as well as provides training and demonstration on AAC devices and AT equipment. NCATP also functions as a lending library.

Featured Speakers
Thursday and Friday, April 11 - 12

Sue Caspari, MA, CCC-SLP, Temple University, PA
A GPS for CAS - Part 1: Navigating the Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech
This session will focus on understanding how to identify breakdowns in a child’s speech that are indicative of this movement-based’ speech sound disorder and will include hands-on practice with several assessment tools. Video tape examples will be shown throughout the session to help demonstrate assessment procedures.

A GPS for CAS - Part 2: Navigating the Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Clinicians will continue to apply knowledge from the morning session to understand research-based motor learning principles and how they can be incorporated into everyday treatments sessions for children with CAS. Video tape examples and hands-on small group activities will help integrate the learning and give participants practice in the methods discussed.

Heather Clark, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dysarthria Treatment in Adults
This session will present a clinical problem solving approach for identifying appropriate targets, intervention strategies, and methods of assessing/documenting treatment outcomes in adult dysarthria. Case examples will be employed throughout the discussion to allow participants to apply the concepts presented. Participant questions and involvement will be highly encouraged.

Kellyn Hall, PhD, and Sena Crutchley, MA, CCC-SLP, UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Understanding and Preparing for Medicare Changes
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has proposed a new reimbursement methodology for SNF inpatient services (Medicare Part A) called the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which is scheduled to launch October 2019. The PDPM bases payment on clinical characteristics of beneficiaries rather than service utilization. Similarly, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is proposed to begin on or after January 1, 2020 for Home Health services. Now is the time to prepare for these sweeping changes from volume-based care to value-based care. This session will cover the basics of what you need to know about PDPM and PDGM and how best to prepare.

R. Jordan Hazelwood, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CCRE, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Ethical Decision-Making for Speech-Language Pathologists
Speech-language pathologists are expected to conduct ethical practice across the life span in various settings. Ethical principles impact clinical decision-making and guide practitioners when navigating ethical issues. This session fulfills ASHA’s 2020 Certification Standards Change by discussing updates to ASHA’s Code of Ethics and applying ethical considerations to case scenarios.

Lauren Fay, MS, CCC-SLP, Duke Voice Center Clinic, Durham, NC
Demystifying Voice Therapy
Voice therapy can sometimes feel mysterious and abstract. This course aims to dispel myths and provide clarity on voice evaluation, treatment, and current recommendations. The presentation will be based on FAQs and basic principles of voice therapy. Attendees will be able to ask questions and participate in voice exercises themselves.

Dawn Moore, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, Expressions Speech & Language Center, Burlington, NC
Let’s Hear It For R!
Correcting /r/ is one of the greatest struggles for many new and seasoned clinicians. This session will provide participants with a structured approach for correcting this sound by focusing on consonantal /r/ and how to use it to elicit final /r/ using coarticulation. The participants will be able to implement the techniques with materials already in their possession.

Samantha J. Procaccini, CScD, CCC-SLP, California University of Pennsylvania, PA
Amping up Clinical Supervision Basics With Critical Thinking
This seminar will address how to get started in clinical supervision. It will include the basics of clinical supervision, including the roles and responsibilities of clinical educators, clinical teaching methods, and common challenges in the clinical teaching environment. It will also discuss how critical thinking may be used as a tool to augment the supervisory process.

This course is offered for up to 2.0 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area).