March 22-25, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian
Darlene Robke Welcomes you to Richmond
We are pleased to invite you to join us for the 2017 conference, Every Day Leaders Lifelong Learners in Richmond at the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Midlothian. Amber Handon, Vice President of Continuing Education and our Conference Committee have been working diligently to create session offerings that will maximize learning and also provide valuable networking opportunities. Our newly expanded Pre-Conference will include Nancy Tarshis, from Social Thinking, who will be presenting Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model and Dr. Daniel Coelho will also be providing a cerumen management training for audiologists.
Leah Ball, SHAV’s new Vice President of Audiology, collaborated closely with Amber and the Conference Committee to develop functional course content for our audiology members. The audiology track will include a presentation by Dr. Kim Cavitt on coding, reimbursement and Medicaid. Dr. Brian Fligor will also discuss the whole family approach with childhood hearing loss. Dr. Frank Musiek’s will conduct a session on central auditory processing and neuroaudiology, and Gary Talley will present on telecommunications.
This year’s Conference sessions will not just be varied in both topics and areas of expertise, but they will also be exciting and engaging for our members! Our keynote speaker, Dr. Lynn Williams, will present on EBP Assessment and Intervention (SSD). There will be two different sessions on fluency by Ms. Vivian Sisskin. While Dr. Cynthia O’Donoghue will discuss adult and pediatric dysphagia, Ms. Katie Micco will present on both AAC and childhood apraxia of speech. Ms. Renee Kinder will provide two sessions on dysphagia and dementia. Dr. Jane Hilton will conduct a presentation on autism. Ms. Robin Di Giacomo will present on bilingual services and interpreters. Ms. Melissa Feller will present two sessions: one on language intervention, the other on executive functioning, and there will also be a presentation on early intervention by Ms. Jessica Norton.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Catherine Gottfred as the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) speaker. Look for some changes to the short course format with offerings on both Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s short course offerings will be sponsored by the VDOE and will include individual make and take sessions for our members. Mr. Sean Sweeney will present on technology and executive functioning on Friday. Please join us for the Communication Disorders Foundation (CDF) silent and live auctions and check out the amazing student poster sessions. It’s an excellent way for each of us to support the profession and it also offers a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues. SHAV is proud to offer such an exciting conference this year. We believe it will be one of the best ever. We look forward to seeing you in Richmond.
Thank you in advance for joining us at the conference!
Darlene Robke, MS, CCC-SLP
Kim Cavitt, AuD, was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University for the first ten years of her career. Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc., which provides comprehensive operational, compliance and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare providers. She currently serves as the immediate past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, interim chair of the Audiology Quality Consortium, vice-president of government affairs for the Illinois Academy of Audiology and is a member of the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board.
Robin Di Giacomo, MS, CCC-SLP, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and has been a clinical instructor in the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Communication Disorders program for the last three years. She has worked extensively with Spanish-speaking children and families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Di Giacomo presently works with Spanish speaking clients at UVA’s Speech-Language-Hearing Center and provides screenings and evaluations for Spanish speaking students at Cale Elementary in Charlottesville. She also completed a medical interpreter training program at Samford University in Birmingham and has volunteered in training interpreters to work with speech-language pathologists.
Brian Fligor, AuD, ScD, is a board certified audiologist and holds a pediatric audiology specialty certification (PASC). He is chief audiology officer at Lantos Technologies, Inc. Dr. Fligor is also founder and principal audiologist of Boston Audiology Consultants, Inc., in metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts. He has held numerous faculty appointments, including assistant professor in the department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School and faculty member of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) program while serving as director of diagnostic audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently adjunct faculty at Northeastern University in Massachusetts and Salus University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Fligor has authored scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals, book chapters in general audience books and medical/scientific textbooks, has given invited presentations at national and international medical and audiology.
Melissa Feller, MS, CCC-SLP, is a dual-certified speech-language pathologist/literacy specialist. She is the director of the certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, which provides advanced graduate training for speech-language pathologists and educators wishing to specialize in literacy. Ms. Feller has extensive experience in literacy and learning disabilities via direct therapy and consultation with parents and teachers. Her previous experience includes clinical supervision in the graduate speech-pathology program at the MGH Institute and director of speech and language services in a private educational practice.
Catherine H. Gottfred, PhD, CCC-SLP, is founder and president of Leap Learning Systems, a non-profit providing communication, language and literacy skills to under served youth in Chicago. She has served as president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA), as well as ASHA’s vice president of governmental and social policies. She is a fellow of ASHA and ISHA and received the following: Honors of ISHA; Illinois Clinical Achievement; Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Recent Clinical Achievement, 1995; Alumni of the Year, School of Communication, Northwestern University, 2010, and the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award, 2016. Dr. Gottfred is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
Jane Hilton, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and director of the Sheila Johnson Center: Speech-Language-Hearing Center at the University of Virginia (UVA). She received her doctorate from James Madison University. Her interests include examining the treatment efficacy and effectiveness of early intervention programs with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She has worked with this unique population for more than 25 years. The Speech-Language Intensive Summer Help (SPLISH) program is a unique program offered each summer at UVA. The program, founded by Dr. Hilton, provides intensive speech-language treatment to children, addressing receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills. She also has a special interest in clinical supervision of graduate students earning their master’s degree in communication disorders. Dr. Hilton has served as the president of SHAV.
Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, currently serves as Director of Clinical Education for Encore Rehabilitation where she provides education for interdisciplinary team members related to clinical programming, Medicare regulations, documentation requirements and evidenced based practice patterns. She maintains certification as a resident assessment coordinator (RAC-CT) from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). She is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), currently serving as editor of Perspectives on Gerontology and member of ASHA’s Health Care and Economics Committee. Additionally, she is a member of community faculty for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, serves as an Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association of America, and acts as Vice President of Healthcare for the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Katie Micco, MS, CCC-SLP, is a clinical instructor in the Speech Production Disorder Clinic at Duquesne University, where she supervises graduate students in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with speech production disorders. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2007 in both the pediatric outpatient and educational settings. Her work focused on the evaluation and treatment of children with speech production disorders including childhood apraxia of speech, structural speech issues and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), voice disorders, language disorders and pragmatic language disorders. Other areas of practice included treatment in multi-disciplinary groups and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Frank Musiek, PhD, is a professor in the department of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. He is known for his many formative contributions in auditory processing disorders and neuroaudiology. He is a recipient of the AAA James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology, the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Book of the Year Award for the Handbook of Central Processing Disorder Vol. I and II. He has published articles and book chapters in the areas of auditory evoked potentials, central auditory processing disorders (CAPD), neuroaudiology and auditory neuroanatomy. He has served on numerous national and international committees, editorial boards and task forces including chairing the AAA task force for clinical practice guidelines for CAPD and the advanced topics for problem solving through case demonstration.
Jessica Norton, MS, CCC-SLP, started a private practice in 2010 after working first in the public schools and
then as a clinical instructor at the University of Virginia (UVA). First Words, Inc., contracts with Infant & Toddler Connection of the Blue Ridge to provide early intervention services. Ms. Norton went through training with Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden to become a master coach in 2013. Since then, she has been working with other master coaches to actively support other early intervention providers in the local area with their use of the coaching approach through regional trainings, ongoing meetings and mentoring.
Cynthia O’Donoghue, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor and academic unit head in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University in Virginia. Dr. O’Donoghue received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and her graduate degrees from the University of Virginia. She has worked with neurogenic populations for more than 25 years. She teaches and conducts research in communication disorders of neurogenic etiology. She presents nationally and internationally,serves as vice chair of the Brain Injury Council for the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and is on the board for Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. She provides editorial consultation and reviews for professional scientific journals and serves on the National Advisory Council of the Educational Testing Service for the speech-language pathology certification exam. She is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society, the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Vivian Sisskin, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a clinical professor at the University of Maryland, an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Fellow and board certified specialist in fluency. She served as coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 4 (Fluency) and vice chair of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. She serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Stuttering Foundation and chairs the National Stuttering Association’s Research Symposium. She was named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. She is owner of the Sisskin Stuttering Center in McLean, Virginia.
Gary Talley, MEd, is the Outreach and Community Services Programs Manager for the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) in Richmond, Virginia. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Central Arkansas, and a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling for the deaf from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Mr. Talley is late-deafened, having lost his hearing in 2003. He now uses sign language and speech-reading for incoming communication and he has understandable speech. Mr. Talley worked in emergency management for 12 years with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and at FEMA as adjunct faculty for professional development series courses. He has taught leadership, management and communication courses, and customer service skills training for more than 30 years. Additionally, he represents VDDHH on many state workgroups and committees, and speaks frequently about emergency preparedness for people with disabilities.
Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP, is associate dean in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University and professor in the department of audiology and speech-language pathology. Her research has focused on development of a new model of phonological intervention called multiple oppositions that has been the basis of federally funded intervention studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has authored several articles in a variety of journals, as well as published several book chapters; developed a phonological intervention software program called Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP) that was funded by NIH; authored Speech Disorders Resource Guide for Preschool Children; and served as associate editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools and is currently the associate editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She has coedited a book on Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children that was published in 2010 by Brookes Publishing. Dr. Williams has been a frequent presenter at numerous state, national and international conferences. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Doubletree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23235
A special room rate of $135 per night will be available until February 28, 2017, or until the room block sells out, whichever occurs first.
Recorded Sessions and the SHAV Pathfinder
The Pathfinder is designed to make your SHAV Conference experience even easier. You will be able to view sessions, abstracts, speakers, posters, exhibitors and more on your mobile device or laptop!
- Search by sessions to read abstracts and access handouts
- Find your favorite speakers and locate their sessions
- Create your event itinerary using My Schedule
Easy to install and full of features with session information right at your fingertips.
Watch the website and listserv for more details and downloading information as the Conference dates draws near.
SHAV is Recording Select Sessions!
To many sessions, so little time won’t be a problem this year as SHAV will be recording the following sessions for viewing after the Conference:
Session 7 Effective Use of Interpreters: The SLP’s Guide
Session 12 How to Maximize Parent/Caregiver Learning in Early Intervention
Session 25 Speech Pathology Services for the Spanish Speaking/Bilingual Child – Part 1
Session 32 Speech Pathology Services for the Spanish Speaking/Bilingual Child – Part 2
You can purchase all four sessions (noted in the program with the record icon) for just $35 and add to the CEUs you are able to earn for the Conference – when it is over! Buy the package, watch the recording within the designated time period and learn more. Earn up to .6 CEUs.
Featured Short Course
Special Short Course Presenter
Friday, March 24 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am, 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Friday, March 24 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The short course is 3 hours presented in two 1.5 hour presentations. The short course will be presented Friday morning and repeated Friday afternoon.
Presented by Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Applying Technology to Support Social and Executive Functioning – Apps for Social Development and Organizational Skills
Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and technology consultant working in private practice at The Ely Center in Newton, Massachusetts. Mr. Sweeney spent over a decade in the public school setting serving in the roles of SLP and instructional technology specialist. His blog, SpeechTechie, was inspired by the combination of those complementary vocations and a desire to empower those in his field to employ technology in their work. He currently consults and presents for local and national organizations on technology integration in speech and language interventions and is a regular columnist for The ASHA Leader.
This session will demonstrate a variety of visual and interactive applications that can be used with students with difficulties in social cognition and executive functioning, particularly with a lens on addressing these issues in the educational environment. Webtools and apps for iPad will be covered, including those helpful for older students struggling to access the curriculum and manage their workload. Resources highlighted will be aligned with current best practice methodologies in areas such as scaffolding play, using social narrative, video modeling, social skill training, language organization, self-regulation and executive function skills.
Short course fees are additional and registration is required. Register early and receive the discounted rate of $30!
This program is offered for up to 3.15 CEUS (various levels; professional area).
SHAV is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 2.0 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.
Disclosures: Presenter disclosure information will be available January 2017.