SHAV 2018 Conference
March 21-24, 2018
Greetings from SHAV!
The Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia celebrates 60 years of excellence in the field of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Executive Board invites you to utilize remarkable professional development opportunities to re-invigorate, network and sharpen your therapy and audiological skills at the 60th Anniversary of SHAV in Williamsburg, Virginia. This year’s Conference will include an assortment of exciting expeditions in the world of alternative augmentative communication with a dynamic presentation from Theresa Dubovsky that you won’t want to miss. Returning to Virginia is Michelle Dawson, who will give us current practice and research on pediatric dysphagia. For the first time in decades, we have all of the Virginia speech-language pathology university programs presenting at this year’s Conference. For our esteemed audiology colleagues, Tucker Gleason, Lori Bobsin and Amber Kiser will present on audiology trends and hot topics. Mr. Perry Flynn will be our keynote speaker from the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association. He has extensive expertise and co-authored articles on developing educationally relevant IEPs as well as conducting educationally relevant evaluations, so we look forward to his address to our members on Thursday night.
The Conference Committee has worked tirelessly to ensure your continuing education experience will be inspiring, educationally-relevant and located in a well-appointed venue. While in historic Williamsburg, be sure to visit the local attractions. While it may be too nippy for Bush Gardens and Water Country, shopping, dining and historical venues are all abound in this historic Conference site.
In closing, we recognize you have an assortment of options for continuing education. We are humbled and excited that you chose SHAV as the premier source for professional development in the Commonwealth. Amber Handon, our Conference Chairperson, has coordinated the best Conference! She has done an amazing job and I look forward to learning right along with you at this year’s outstanding Conference. I hope you can stick around on Thursday for the Student Poster, and subsequent CDF Auction. University students have worked tirelessly to present innovative and current research for this occasion. Please plan to stop by and discuss their findings with them during poster sessions. Do not forget about the annual CDF Auction. It will be better than ever this year!
Cornelia Hawkins-Long, MS, CCC-SLP
NEW to the Conference this year:
- 60th Anniversary Dinner that will be held on Friday evening. It will be a ticketed event, but will allow for continuing opportunities for networking, celebration and learning.
- The Honors Committee will highlight exceptional speech-language pathologists in the clinical, educational and school based settings. This is a new venture and one that we hope you enjoy.
That’s all for now. We have done our due diligence, all that is left is for you to submit your professional leave forms, book your hotel and meet us at this year’s 60th Conference as we highlight the Power of the Past and combine our collective efforts to be a Force of the Future.
Perry Flynn, Med, CCC-SLP, is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Vice-President for Planning, consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of speech-language pathology and a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics North Carolina, a PATH certified therapeutic horseback riding instructor and an Operation Smile volunteer.
Samira Anderson, PhD, AuD, is an Assistant Professor of hearing and speech sciences at the University of Maryland. After practicing as a clinical audiologist for 26 years, she decided to pursue research to better understand the hearing difficulties experienced by her patients and obtained her doctorate in December of 2012. Samira’s current research focuses on the effects of aging and hearing loss on central auditory processing and neuroplasticity and uses this information to evaluate efficacy of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and auditory training.
Meredith Oakley Ashford, MS, CCC-SLP, has been a part of the adult acute speech pathology team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for close to a decade. For the graduate program at Vanderbilt, she is a clinic supervisor and co-instructor for the dysphagia course. She is the lead clinician to the geriatrics and palliative care teams, regularly contributing to rounds and case conferences. She is currently leading a study on service delivery to patients with dysphagia who are receiving palliative care.
Keri Bethune, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, is an associate professor at James Madison University (JMU) in the department of educational, foundations and exceptionalities. She holds a doctorate in in special education from University of North Carolina Charlotte and focused her dissertation on coaching teachers to use applied behavior analytic techniques in their classrooms. She is a board certified behavior analyst – doctoral and a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Virginia. At JMU, she coordinates the behavior specialist concentration for the MEd program, the adapted curriculum concentration and the visual impairments concentration. She teaches courses in teacher preparation in the areas of behavior, classroom management and adapted curriculum in exceptional education and inclusive early childhood education programs.
Lori Bobsin, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is the coordinator of the aural habilitation program for University of Virginia Cochlear Implant Program in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lori has more than 17 years of experience providing listening and spoken language therapy, as well as consultation and training to individuals, schools and to families on a variety of topics related to auditory-verbal practice, and has supervised practicum experiences for speech-language pathology and audiology students. She has presented at national and state conferences and has taught graduate-level courses in aural habilitation. Lori is the current president of the Virginia Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Chapter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, completed her masters in communicative sciences and disorders from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has worked in a variety of settings including the public schools, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitative hospitals and also spent many years in early intervention. She specializes in treating medically fragile and complex pediatric patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia and feeding disorders through her private practice, HeartWood Speech Therapy, LLC.
Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP,specializes in the assessment of children with learning and attention disorders. She is past president of both National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association and is the 2006 recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Dawson is the coauthor of several books on executive skills.
Rebecca Epperly, MS, CCC-SLP, has been the clinic director and an instructor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Radford University for 11 years. She has presented at regional, state and national conferences on neurogenic communication disorders and clinical education. She obtained her bachelors degree in 1995 from Radford and her masters in 2000 from East Tennessee State University.
Tucker Gleason, PhD, CCC-A, has been a practicing audiologist since 1984. Her area of clinical interest is evaluation and management of vertigo and dizziness. She is the director of audiology and the Vestibular & Balance Center at the University of Virginia.
Kellyn Hall, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the communication sciences and disorders program at Longwood University. With more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, teacher, researcher and author, her clinical interests are in adult dysphagia (swallowing disorders), voice disorders and telepractice. Just prior to coming to Longwood in 2015, Dr. Hall was the director of speech-language pathology (SLP) for a national rehabilitation company where she provided SLP services, trained SLP graduate students and was the principal investigator for a Department of Health and Human Services grant investigating culture change in dining practices for residents with swallowing disorders. She provides continuing education nationally to speech-language pathologists entering medical settings.
Amber Kiser, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, has been working as a clinical audiologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia Health System for 15 years. She earned her undergraduate degree at James Madison University in communication sciences and disorders and stayed on at James Madison University to earn her doctorate in audiology. She began serving as the coordinator of the cochlear implant program at the University of Virginia in 2005. In addition to cochlear implants, she has a special interest in diagnostics, intraoperative monitoring and electrophysiological testing.
Dorian Lee-Wilkerson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Fellow and currently serves as chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Hampton University. She serves on several school-wide and university-wide committees and has been appointed to be a member of ASHA’s Multicultural Issues Board (MIB) for the 2018-2020 term. She is an ASHA STEP mentor and a member of ASHA SIGs 10 and 14. As a tenured, associate professor in communicative sciences and disorders, she has taught in higher education for more than 30 years and has developed a publication and presentation record in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and cultural diversity.
Anne Michalek, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist who has a doctorate in special education. She is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Disorders and Special Education Department at Old Dominion University. Dr. Michalek has more than 10 years’ experience as a clinician who specialized in cognitive rehabilitation for adolescents and young adults with traumatic injury, ADHD or autism spectrum disorders. Currently, Anne studies the contribution of executive functions, attention, and visual cues to language based tasks in underserved student populations, post-secondary students with ADHD, and preschoolers with cochlear implants. Her goal is to bridge theory and practice by applying empirical evidence to design effective instructional or intervention techniques. She runs an eye tracking lab and teaches graduate and undergraduate speech-language pathology students. Anne has won two teaching awards and is dedicated to quality outcomes for target populations and her students through the scholarship of teaching/learning and the application of evidence based practice.
Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, received his doctorate in communication disorders from the University of Cincinnati in 1977. He joined the faculty in the UK division of communication sciences and disorders in 2005 following a 30-year clinical career as founder and director of the Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation in Dayton, Ohio, and the Professional Voice Center of greater Cincinnati. He used these clinical and administrative skills to guide the development of UK’s Voice and Swallow Clinic. He holds a joint appointment with the department of otolaryngology and is affiliate faculty with the UK Graduate Center for Gerontology. Dr. Stemple is the author of the texts Voice Therapy: Clinical Studies (4th ed) and Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management (5th ed) (Plural Publishing, Inc, 2014) as well as research articles and text chapters related to clinical voice disorders. Joseph is an active national and international speaker and lecturer on topics related to evaluation and management of voice disorders. He is a Fellow and Honors recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Geralyn Timler, PhD, CCC-SLP,is an associate professor in communication sciences and disorders and director of the social communication and language evaluation (SCALE) lab at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has examined the use of peer conflicts tasks, narrative and conversational analyses, parent report and child self-report to describe the social communication profiles of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work has been published in Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Topics in Language Disorders, and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She served for six years on the coordinating committee of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education and is currently serving as a Language Editor for the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research.
Gail Whitelaw, PhD, is an audiologist, faculty member and director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at Ohio State. She has been working with people with tinnitus and their families for more than 30 years. She teaches coursework in tinnitus in the audiology program at Ohio State. She is on the editorial board for the American Tinnitus Association.
DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg
A special room rate of $119 per night will be available until March 1, 2018, or until the room block sells out, whichever occurs first.
For reservations, please call 1-800-222-8733 and reference group name: SHAV. Online reservations can be made at http://group.doubletree.com/Shav2018, Group Code: SHA
Featured Short Course
Short Course Presenter: Ellen Stubbe Kester, PhD, CCC-SLP, Bilinguistics
Ellen Stubbe Kester, PhD, CCC-SLP, founded Bilinguistics to meet the speech and language needs of children from diverse backgrounds. She provides workshops around the United States and beyond on bilingualism, assessment of bilingual students and effective intervention practices with diverse populations. She periodically teaches courses at The University of Texas at Austin in language development, assessment and intervention of language disorders, early childhood intervention, preschoolers with special needs and measurement. Her research and clinical work address the important issue of differentiating bilingual children with typical development from those with language impairment and identifying appropriate goals for intervention with bilinguals.
- Friday, March 23 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am, 9:45 am – 11:15 am
I Don’t Speak That Language: How Do I Know if These Errors are Typical? (Parts 1 & 2)
The make-up of speech-language pathologists in the United States does not match the make-up of the United States population. As a result, we all have the opportunity to work with people from linguistic backgrounds that do not match our own. Even if we do not speak the other language, we can confidently distinguish speech sound and language differences from speech and language disorders.
Learner Outcomes: At the completion of this session, the participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how languages interact and the resulting speech and language patterns in English language learners, analyze and interpret results from speech and language samples of English language learners from different language errors and describe expected versus unexpected errors.
Instructional Level: Intermediate Track: Speech-Language Pathology
- Friday, March 23 – 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Literacy-Based Intervention With Students From Diverse Backgrounds (Parts 1 & 2)
Effective literacy-based intervention approaches maximize schedules and treatment outcomes, support the general education curriculum and provide a functional means to support educational performance and daily living activities. Participants will walk away energized with information and specific strategies for speech and language intervention.
Learner Outcomes: At the completion of this session, the participants will be able to describe the research on evidence-based practice using storybooks in intervention, identify benefits of using storybooks in intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse populations and implement strategies to reduce therapy planning using storybooks, sessionroom resources and academic topics.
Instructional Level: Intermediate Track: Speech-Language Pathology
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 2.55 ASHA 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 1.7 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.