PRE-APPROVED SESSIONS

Below is a list of sessions that are pre-approved for Convergence 2021 to give you an overview of the types of sessions that will be available. We are working to select other convention courses and will announce the full schedule of sessions in December.

These sessions below were slated to be presented at our canceled 2020 conference and are being carried over into 2021. Specific dates and times for these sessions will be posted in December. Some of the titles and descriptions for these sessions may be updated in December.

If you have questions about these pre-approved sessions, please email csha@csha.org.

NOTE: We asked 2020 presenters if they wanted to present their sessions in 2021. The presenters had to reply by a May deadline in order to have their session carried over. Only presenters who updated their 2020 sessions in October are included in this list.

AUDIOLOGY

Audiology Students’ Beliefs About Deaf People

Primary Author: Nancy Sager

Conference Program Description: With the advent of newborn hearing screening, infants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are being identified as infants. Typically, the audiologist is the first professional that parents of newly identified infants meet. This presentation explores the beliefs that audiology students have about Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Further, this presenter asks whether the beliefs these future audiologists have may effect the way they speak to parents of newly identified infants.

Content Area: Audiology

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000029

Auditory Manifestations of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Primary Author: Shahrzad Cohen

Conference Program Description: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects many aspects of the patient’s communication skills and proper attention to the auditory aspects are necessary for maximizing treatment outcome. This course will describe the mechanism of a TBI injury, enlist the diagnostic criteria, and will explain the auditory manifestations that should be addressed for increasing the life quality of a patient and the families suffering from TBI.

Content Area: Audiology

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000036

Caregiver Perceptions and Use of Listening and Spoken Strategies for DHH Students

Primary Author: Ronda Rufsvold

Conference Program Description: Using qualitative methods, the aim was to investigate caregivers’ perception and use of evidence-informed listening and spoken language (LSL) strategies for their infant/toddler who is D/HH. Caregivers were interviewed and recorded during play sessions. Preliminary results will be discussed, as well as implications for practice

Content Area: Audiology

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000066

AUTISM & RELATED ISSUES

Using the LAMP Approach to Support AAC Users with Autism

Primary Author: Josie Randles

Conference Program Description: This seminar will focus on the LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) therapeutic approach for supporting AAC users with autism. The five key elements of the LAMP approach and their connections to language development will be presented and discussed. Video examples of intervention will be presented and attendees can expect to learn about how early developing core vocabulary can taught using a motor planning approach.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000044

Cultivating Joint Attention Between Parents and their Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Primary Author: Deborah Swain

Conference Program Description: Difficulty coordinating and sharing attention with caregivers can thwart the language development in toddlers. IN order to provide effective speech and language therapy, it may be necessary to begin by developing their capacity to share attention with social partners. We will provide examples of a developmental approach for promoting joint attention through the parent-child relationship which may hold special promise for cultivating conditions conducive to optimal therapeutic outcomes for young children on the autism spectrum.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_ 735_000034

Helping the General Ed Teacher with Pragmatics Strategies in the Classroom

Primary Author: Francis Albert David

Conference Program Description: The number of referrals for pragmatic difficulties in school-aged children has increased significantly in the past decade. Teachers are identifying more students with social language impeding their ability to access the curriculum or impeding them to adequately participate in classroom activities. This session aims to provide the SLP with tips and tricks that they could share with the classroom teacher to help facilitate increasing pragmatic skills in the classroom setting.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000075

Peer Mediated Instruction & Intervention – An Evidence Based Practice

Primary Author: Casandra Guerrero

Conference Program Description: Participants will learn how to utilize typically developing peers to promote pragmatic language, social skills, and positive school culture. This training will explore both structured and unstructured models of Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII) as part of a service delivery model, MTSS tiered support, and Evidence Based Practice for students with ASD, through the lenses of the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) and Circle of Friends – The Path to Inclusion.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000027

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: AAC Toolkit for Communication Partners on the Go!

Primary Author: Elizabeth Uduehi

Conference Program Description: IEP meetings, growing caseloads or classroom sizes, and goal progress monitoring. Does that sound like a typical school day? Those that support Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users and their systems, often struggle to find time to incorporate AAC throughout the day. This presentation will offer practical, fun, and age-appropriate ways to support K-12 students as they use AAC throughout their day to meet their educational needs, while growing in their independence and self-advocacy skills.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000059

Reimagining Game Play Through an Eclectic Social Competency Approach

Primary Author: Marshall Fenig

Conference Program Description: Game play is an important microcosm in which children practice and hone their learned social competencies. Children with ASD or social challenges rarely share the same meaningful game play experience as their peers, due to poor understanding and/ or expression of learned social competencies. Through this approach; social based vocabulary, structure and strategies are be imbedded into game play and it’s design, thus developing a child’s ability to learn “how” to build better relationships.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000019

The DRAMA (David-Relf Autism Management Through Acting) Protocol (Update)

Primary Author: Francis Albert David

Conference Program Description: The protocol was initially presented at CSHA 2017 and at a CSHA district 7 CEU event in 2018. This study examines a DRAMA protocol developed to increase students’ spontaneous social communication using structured video modeling and visual feedback model. The protocol uses the process of movie-making to increase student’s prompted and spontaneous verbal output.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000013

Ways SLPs Can Ensure EBP Implementation to Support Their Students with ASD

Primary Author: Ann England

Conference Program Description: Evidence-based practices (EBPs) for ASD and how to consider the unique needs of students with Autism when universally supporting students in inclusive education settings will be discussed. Specific EBPs that benefit ALL learners will be described to increase the likelihood of implementation. Strategies to leverage existing initiatives to ensure implementation of EBPs and improve student achievement will be recommended. CAPTAIN and the SELPA Content Lead-ASD as technical assistance resources for the SLPs will be shared.

Content Area: Autism & Related Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000031

CLINICAL ISSUES

Creative ideas for using apps in speech-language therapy

Primary Author: Erik Raj

Conference Program Description: In this digital age, speech-language pathologists who provide therapy to school-aged children with various communication difficulties have access to numerous technologies to educate and motivate young learners. Specifically, mobile apps can be utilized as a valid and relevant way to provide meaningful and memorable therapy to today’s youth. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and demonstrate a variety of iPad apps that can be used to grow the speech-language abilities of school-aged children.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000071

Unique speech-language therapy: Wonderful websites with practical therapy tips

Primary Author: Erik Raj

Conference Program Description: In this digital age, a majority of school-based SLPs have access to the Internet during therapy. A substantial number of websites exist that are valid for today’s youth; and these websites can be utilized as digital talking points to trigger meaningful therapy-centered conversations. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and explore a variety of age-appropriate websites that can be used to grow the speech-language abilities of school-aged children.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000015

Adapted Yoga Techniques for Voice Therapy and Singing Voice Rehabilitation

Primary Author: Kenneth Tom

Conference Program Description: This session will provide a brief overview of the tools of yoga, then demonstrate examples of movement and breath work with focused attention for use in voice therapy and singing voice rehabilitation.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000064

Building Successful Teams for Kids with Learning Differences: Treatment Strategies that Work!

Primary Author: Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider

Conference Program Description: Did you ever wonder how you can encourage parents to “buy into” the therapy program you’ve designed for their child with learning differences? Have you been stumped about how to facilitate them taking the lead for their child’s success? Search no further. This dynamic presentation will look at the role of the SLP and/or SLPA, assessment strategies, and the value of building teams so every parent becomes a hero and every child a champion.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000008

Enhancing Rapport by Activating Vagus Nerve Pathways through Nonverbal Language Behaviors

Primary Author: Dorothy Bohntinsky

Conference Program Description: A jugular vein compression collar for preventing concussions in sports and its functional similarity to the yawn has inspired a theory of how the ventral vagus nerve (VVN) is naturally activated to enhance rapport. Evidence regarding the yawn and precuneus, the Polyvagal Theory, heart rate variability, and clinical practices within pragmatics are interwoven to identify the specific nonverbal behaviors that, very likely, activate VVN pathways. Examples from cases and opportunities for formal research are discussed.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000051

Game Changer: A voice-controlled video game for people who stutter

Primary Author: Susan Fosnot

Conference Program Description: Did you ever wonder if speech recognition could work for people who stutter? What about a video game that uses one’s own voice as a joystick specifically for people who stutter? This interdisciplinary mini-seminar combines expertise from computer-science, linguistics, and speech-language pathology to showcase a novel method of stuttering therapy both in and out of the clinic. Data collected reveals how a speech-technology based video game could be used to motivate and promote independent practice.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000028

IPE: A University-based Interprofessional Stroke Recovery Resource & Community Center

Primary Author: Darla Hagge

Conference Program Description: Interprofessional education is now a required accreditation standard for most healthcare disciplines. This presentation will discuss one Northern California model for an on-campus Interprofessional Stroke Recovery Resource & Community Center that is grounded in international and national policy, best practice and evidence-based. Attendees will participate in active learning activities that are designed to enhance learning and will receive foundation information that is necessary to design a center at their own university or in the community.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000050

Is it Articulation Impairment or Difference in Children with Telugu Language Background?

Primary Author: Govardhanachary Vadla

Conference Program Description: Telugu is the third most widely spoken and fastest growing Indian language in the US. The 80% of Telugu speaking claim, they speak English very well, which complicates the diagnostic process that requires differentiating the speech impairment from language difference. Hence, it is important to know the similarities and differences between the phonetic (rather a syllabic) system of Telugu and English and how they influence each other. This presentation addresses the same.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000048

Oral narrative screeners for at-risk Spanish-English dual-language learners: A case study approach

Primary Author: Kai Greene

Conference Program Description: Numerous challenges confront many practitioners concerning emerging dual-language learners and when to consider referrals for special education services. This presentation will share how to differentiate and determine typical and atypical dual-language development via screening measures of oral narrative macro- and microstructure skills. This case study approach will demonstrate how readily available Spanish-English oral narrative screening tools can inform efficient and effective considerations specific to placement decisions specific to address the speech-language-communication needs of dual-language learners

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000067

Say Ahhh: Beyond the Oral Mech

Primary Author: Felicia Conlan

Conference Program Description: The interprofessional panel discusses the oral mechanism examination and oral-facial structures from the perspectives of SLPs, a dentist, and dental hygienist specializing in orofacial myofunctional therapy. An overview of the oral peripheral exam will be provided as well as a discussion of changes in oral-facial structures that impact functions of chewing, swallowing, breathing, sleep, as well as speech intelligibility and language development across the lifespan.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000063

Speaking of Stuttering: Successfully Normalizing Stuttering in the Classroom

Primary Author: Loryn McGill

Conference Program Description: This presentation highlights specific therapy approaches and activities that prepare children who stutter for self-disclosure in a school setting. Self-disclosure via a classroom presentation is often a final step within the hierarchy of stuttering therapy. We will discuss the benefits of self-disclosure and how to neutralize negative feelings towards stuttering. Therapist will be provided with appropriate pre and post clinical checklist of how to incorporate the self-disclosure presentation into their therapeutic goals.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000009

The Ties That Bind Us: Evidenced-Based Interdisciplinary Management of Tongue-Ties

Primary Author: Nicole Archambault

Conference Program Description: While tongue-ties have been around for thousands of years, a plethora of confusion has surrounded this often-allusive clinical topic. The impact of tongue-ties on airway function, oral resting postures, swallowing, chewing, speaking, and malocclusion in pediatrics from SLP and dental perspectives will be explored. This session will offer practicing clinicians insights and clarity on the interdisciplinary assessment and management of tongue-ties in children through a literature review, evidenced-based practices, and through case studies.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000012

WHEN I STUTTER: The Emotional Impact of Stuttering & Considerations in Intervention

Primary Author: John Gomez

Conference Program Description: “WHEN I STUTTER” Is a documentary by speech pathologist/filmmaker John Gomez. The film’s purpose is to demonstrate the profound psychological impact that stuttering can have on one’s life and the importance of treating the whole person in therapy. This presentation will include 3 segments from the film and will highlight a client receiving therapy by fluency specialist Gail Wilson Lew. After each segment, further analysis of the techniques demonstrated in the film will be provided.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000020

The Effect of Training Abstract Words in a Bilingual Aphasia Treatment

Primary Author: Julia Navarro

Conference Program Description: The aim of this single-subject research study is to investigate the direct training and generalization effects within and across languages of training abstract words during anomia treatment for a Russian-English bilingual person with aphasia. We found that training abstract words in the nondominant language can improve the retrieval of abstract and concrete words in the same language, as well as increase the retrieval of abstract words in the dominant language, within one training category.

Content Area: Clinical Issues – includes treatment and assessment issues related to specific communication disorders, such as fluency, speech-sound disorders, aphasia, etc.

Session Type: Student Research Symposium

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000079

CULTURAL & LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY (CLIENT & FAMILY CENTERED

Developing Appropriate Assessment and Intervention Plans for African-American Students

Primary Author: Toya Wyatt

Conference Program Description: This presentation will review implications and recommendations related to the Larry P. vs. Riles court ruling and speech-language assessment plans for African American students in California schools from varied age, cultural and linguistic (dialect) backgrounds. Sample standardized language assessments will be discussed in light of these criteria and previous recommendations. The use of supporting test administration/scoring modifications, language sampling, other informal testing procedures and the development of linguistically appropriate intervention goals will also be addressed.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000014

Trilingual speech-language assessment: Differentiating disorder from difference working with Mayan immigrant families

Primary Author: Ivan Campos

Conference Program Description: School-based speech-language pathologists are challenged with completing comprehensive diagnostic assessments to determine eligibility for speech and language services for students from a Mayan background. In this session, participants will explore the cultural and linguistic background of Mayan immigrants to the United States. Participants will delve into three case studies of trilingual Mayan students to determine possible speech and language needs.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000065

A Tale of Collaboration: Project PUEDE!

Primary Author: Sonja Pruitt-Lord

Conference Program Description: We present an interprofessional education project that demonstrates innovative and collaborative learning environments to enhance academic and clinical training in serving Spanish-speaking dual language learner children (EL). We highlight the roles of speech language pathologists and school psychologists when serving children with high intensity needs from diverse backgrounds, models of collaboration, evaluation of our project, and lessons learned.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000037

Linguist-SLP Interprofessional Collaboration: Mixtec Speech, Language, and Culture in TD Children

Primary Author: Rachel Enevoldsen

Conference Program Description: California is home to a growing number of speakers of Mixtec, an indigenous Mexican language that is completely unrelated to Spanish. This presentation discusses the results of an ongoing interprofessional collaborative effort between a practicing school-based SLP and a linguist to develop resources for the description of typically developing Mixtec-speaking students in Southern California, as well as offer recommendations for those seeking to pursue similar collaborations.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000074

Start Working With Accents

Primary Author: Robert McKinney

Conference Program Description: Speech-Language Pathologists are uniquely suited to help non-native-speaking clients become more effective communicators in their new language. Nevertheless, many SLPs and clinical supervisors are unsure about how to begin working in accent modification, a rewarding subfield within their scope of practice. This seminar is designed to provide insights into how interested professionals can start working with accents to share their expertise, change lives, and enrich their careers.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000060

The Dos and Don’ts When Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Primary Author: Helen Li

Conference Program Description: As the communities we serve are ever evolving in terms of cultural linguistic diversity, it’s our responsibility to keep up to date with evidence based methodology and current resources to provide higher quality services. Attendees will leave this presentation with information about legal requirements, assessment procedures, goal writing, intervention, and staff/family education.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000003

Through the Looking Glass: School-Based SLPs Collaborating with Oral Language Interpreters

Primary Author: Terry Saenz

Conference Program Description: Given the demographics of California especially, school-based SLPs frequently need to collaborate with interpreters/translators, particularly in assessments and I.E.P.s. The following interactive presentation includes the results of interviews with seven school SLPs who have had significant experience in working with interpreters/translators. Their experiences and advice to follow best practices will be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and react to the information presented.

Content Area: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000024

LANGUAGE & LITERACY

Local Public Libraries Foster Literacy Skills in Speech and Language Therapy

Primary Author: Megan Panatier

Conference Program Description: SLPs can utilize their local public libraries to foster literacy skills in speech/language therapy sessions and beyond. Visiting all 72 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library with my young daughter was a reminder of how libraries and librarians are vital resources for speech and language pathologists in every area of our scope of practice. Find out how I use my library card for therapy materials, resources and inspiration – and how you can too.

Content Area: Language & Literacy

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000030

The Power of Music: Enhancing Learning Efficiency, Attention, and Positivity in Therapy

Primary Author: Emily Sadeghi

Conference Program Description: This workshop will offer practical ways to incorporate music when targeting semantics, morphosyntax, articulation, and pragmatics. Facilitators will also discuss evidence that music as an evidence-based practice to enhance memory of concepts, engagement, and also positivity, which, in turn, facilitates learning. Participants will learn how music can be an avenue for teachers and families to reinforce target concepts as well. Additionally, participants will learn the process of creating new therapy songs regardless of musical abilities.

Content Area: Language & Literacy

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000056

Using Talk to Write: Adolescent Confidence Builder, Research Based, Successful

Primary Author: Maria Davis-Perkins

Conference Program Description: Our students, learners of English or SLI, often feel unable or less valued by peers and adults. Writing to persuade others is empowering. Students must also write to prove learning (Nippold, 2005). Presented is a writing skills program that: teaches students to tap existing language skills; is used in push-in, pull-out sessions; was successfully piloted in Barstow with English Language Learners; and is based on research regarding effective writing instruction, neuro-linguistic skills, and learning.

Content Area: Language & Literacy

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000061

Working With and Advocating for Adolescents with Moderate/Severe Disabilities in Public Schools

Primary Author: Jillian Hall

Conference Program Description: SLPs working in secondary schools have the unique opportunity to work with students in both small-group settings and with other staff in their classrooms and across campus. We often have the ability to influence the perceptions of and campus opportunities for students with moderate/severe disabilities. In this session, we will discuss strategies for push-in services and approaches to address common attitudes that may limit our students’ abilities to gain more independence.

Content Area: Language & Literacy

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000005

MEDICALLY-BASED DISORDERS

Vocal Health: Fact or Fiction?

Primary Author: M. Eugenia Castro

Conference Program Description: Vocal hygiene recommendations: Don’t whisper. Don’t yell. Don’t eat that. We’ve learned these, but where did they come from and which are evidence-based? Join us for a game show- like interactive presentation with anonymous audience polling on the “fact or fiction” of common vocal health and hygiene recommendations. Then, we’ll delve into the research for each.

Content Area: Medically-Based Disorders

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000002

When a water polo mom has Frontotemporal Dementia..

Primary Author: Kathleen Catterall

Conference Program Description: The Dementias, from Alzheimer’s to Frontal Temporal Dementia, have become increasingly visible in society and the practice of Speech Language Pathology. Early onset Dementia is marked by subtle changes in personality and language and is difficult to diagnosis. An overview of neural degeneration and the resulting forms of FTD will be discussed. We will explore the reality of how these communicative and behavioral changes have been catastrophic for one active young woman and her family.

Content Area: Medically-Based Disorders

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000022

Muscle Strength Treatment for Chronic Cough

Primary Author: Kassandra Quibin

Conference Program Description: Coughing plays a vital role in protecting the airway by clearing irritation and preventing aspiration. Despite these beneficial functions, cough has disabling effects that can impact a patient’s quality of life. There is evidence from standard voice therapy techniques that breath training is important in reducing cough severity, but this has not yet been measured​. This study is the first to examine the effects of muscle strength training as a technique to reduce cough severity.

Content Area: Medically-Based Disorders

Session Type: Student Research Symposium

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000081

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Included Diversity, Inclusion & Culture)

All Aboard the CA – Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Train!

Primary Author: Nancy Robinson

Conference Program Description: The MTSS Train is chugging through California! Be ready to hop-on! MTSS is a national initiative to support ALL students. Research shows that it can be especially beneficial for students with disabilities! This session explains MTSS and initiatives in CA. Three case studies will be shared to highlight different stages of school involvement and SLPs’ engagement. Actions to advance interprofessional practice (IPP) will be recommended. Let’s enjoy the ride together!

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000046

Interviewing, Resumes & RPE/CF Regulations…Be Informed!

Primary Author: Hillary Kissack

Conference Program Description: The purpose of this workshop is to help Clinical Fellows be informed and prepared to secure that first job. Many bright therapists find themselves fumbling through the process of developing a strong resume and preparing for interviews. They are frequently faced with confusing and conflicting information and not knowing important questions to ask along the way. Understanding the State Board and ASHA requirements and timelines are vital to securing that dream job.

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000006

The Invisible Injury: Professional perspectives on Sports-Related Concussions

Primary Author: Felicia Conlan

Conference Program Description: After a sports-related concussion, students from elementary school through college and professional sports athletes are impacted in various ways cognitively, physically, socio-emotionally, and with sleep disturbances. An interprofessional panel including athletic trainers, a performance coach, and SLPs will discuss insights on the complexity and effects of the injury, concussion management and the process of transitioning from injury, provide strategies for cognitive rehabilitation, highlight athlete perspectives and mindsets, and SLP involvement in concussion education and treatment.

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000047

Assistive Technology for School-Based SLPs: How to Increase Access for All

Primary Author: Brianna Roberts

Conference Program Description: Did you know that school teams must consider and discuss a student’s needs for assistive technology at every IEP meeting? SLPs are often consulted with regard to AAC, but may feel less confident about other types of AT such as literacy accommodations for students with dyslexia. Learn how you can collaborate effectively with your IEP and AT teams (without going outside your scope of practice), support your students, and find free AT devices and tools!

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000070

Public Schools: From Angst to Advocacy

Primary Author: Francine Wenhardt

Conference Program Description: This panel presentation by 3 experienced school-based SLPs will empower school-based SLPs frustrated with their salary and workload but reluctant to advocate for themselves or for their students. We will begin by exploring obstacles to advocacy. From there we will discuss the structure of and resources for advocacy, including how SLPs can work as a team with their teachers union to work toward positive change, and the role of other entities.

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000042

S.W.I.F.T. Seminar: SLPS/AuDs Working to Interrupt Fallible Tendencies (Gender Identity)

Primary Author: Marcella McCollum

Conference Program Description: Speech-language pathologists are diverse in their personal experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. The purpose of this session is to interrupt potential pre-existing biases about gender, and issues surrounding gender diversity. A brief history of gender perceptions will be provided, along with definitions regarding gender/sex. Participants will analyze their personal perspectives that could impact their ability to provide excellent, equitable services, and to take an evidence-based step toward shedding some constructs that may be outdated.

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000041

SLPAs: Maximizing Professional, Supervision and Advocacy Outcomes

Primary Author: Celina Wright

Conference Program Description: When stakeholders in the treatment process value diversity and inclusion, professional and clinical outcomes benefit greatly. An SLPA contributes a vital perspective on a treatment team. When equipped with accurate knowledge of their scope of practice, clear expectations, and invited with a collaborative spirit, an SLPA’s contribution can be invaluable. This presentation will equip any member of the treatment team, specifically SLPAs, with tools to enhance supervision and professional advocacy efforts.

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000053

You get an IEP! You Get an IEP! Everyone Gets an IEP!

Primary Author: Diane Cole

Conference Program Description: School based SLPs spend a great amount of time testing for, writing, and implementing IEPs. But do we really know why we have them, how students qualify, and what each type of an IEP meeting is for? This presentation will look at aspects of IEPs as well as how students qualify, and other ways students may receive speech services. We will also explore some common myths about qualifying for speech services in the schools.

Content Area: Professional Issues

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000010

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Transgender Voice Therapy: A Holistic Approach to Assessment and Therapy Strategies

Primary Author: Tina Babajanians

Conference Program Description: Voice is a deep integral part of our identities. When addressing the needs of transgender and non-binary people we must allow space for our clinical work to integrate with the human we are serving. By addressing the voice from a holistic perspective we allow integration and generalization to be a more fluid experience. Consultation, assessment, treatment strategies along with vocal mindfulness, guided visualizations, vocal hygiene and counseling will be discussed.

Content Area: Special Populations

Session Type: 3 Hour Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000068

Comprehensive SETT Approach for a Successful AAC Implementation within Education Professionals

Primary Author: John Kim

Conference Program Description:Speech language pathologists (SLPs), teachers, and staff members often face the challenge of successfully implementing AAC in their “curriculum”, which limits communication and participation for students with complex communication disorders. A literature review and case study will focus on the Student, Environment, Task, and Tool (SETT) framework measuring multidisciplinary practices to implement AAC in the classroom.

Content Area: Special Populations

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000021

Concussive Brain Injury (mTBI) in the Military Population Instruction Level: Intermediate

Primary Author: Leslie Nitta

Conference Program Description: This talk discusses CBI/mTBI and deployment-related co-morbid conditions that may influence the neuropsychological functioning of those who have served in the military.

Content Area: Special Populations

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000054

Taming the Wild Child: Proven Interventions for Mutiny and Meltdown

Primary Author: Sheryl Heidt

Conference Program Description: Terrible Twos? “Threenagers?” Developmental Delay? Tantrums? Crying? Want to spend more time doing therapy and less time wrangling? I do! Behavior management is not just for animal training and ABA. Train little learners to attend and cooperate…fast. No Stickers, no bribes. Learn how to use the knowledge and materials you already have in a more productive way. You call the shots so that you get cooperation from the start. (Videos show children between ages 2-6.)

Content Area: Special Populations

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000040

Legal Update: How Recent Court Cases Impact Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools

Primary Author: Beth Nishida

Conference Program Description: How should the decisions of judges impact the practice of speech-language pathologists in schools? This session will review recent court cases and highlight those court cases that address speech-language assessment or service delivery. Attendees at this session will also learn how to apply judges’ rulings to their own practice. Attendees will receive useful tools and pointers for identifying legally defensible assessment and service delivery practices.

Content Area: Supervision, Leadership & Management

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000004

SWALLOWING DISORDERS

Aspiration Pneumonia: Are You Practicing Fear-Based Dysphagia Treatment and Management?

Primary Author: Michelle Ross

Conference Program Description: Dysphagia evaluation, treatment and management is centered around identifying the pathophysiology contributing to aspiration and making informed recommendations to decrease the likelihood of aspiration pneumonia. Delve into the research on the pillars of aspiration pneumonia, highest risk factors and start making confident, evidence-based decisions for your patients in a variety of settings.

Content Area: Swallowing Disorders

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000026

Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: Role of the Speech-Language Pathologists

Primary Author: Laishyang Ouyoung

Conference Program Description: Individuals with cricopharyngeal (CP) dysfunction are at risk for dysphagia. There are no consistent practice patterns for speech pathologists to evaluate and treat CP dysfunction. Medical management for CP dysfunction varies. This presentation will include four cases with CP dysfunction. The outcome of different medical management with or without swallowing treatment will be presented. The interdisciplinary team approach and the role of speech pathologists in management of CP dysfunction will be shared and discussed.

Content Area: Swallowing Disorders

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000052

Functional Outcomes of Patients with Chronic Aspiration After Elective Laryngectomy

Primary Author: Brenda Capobres Villegas

Conference Program Description: Dysphagia is a challenge for patients with head and neck cancer and impacts health and quality of life. For patients with chronic aspiration, there is a risk for recurrent aspiration pneumonia with chronic lung injury. A total laryngectomy is a viable option for this population of patients. This presentation will review the literature on aspiration, discuss management options for chronic aspiration, and provide case studies of patients who underwent elective total laryngectomy.

Content Area: Swallowing Disorders

Session Type: 90 Minute Seminar

Submission Reference Number: 0512_0735_000016