SHAV 2019 Conference
March 6-9, 2019
Greetings from SHAV
For more than 60 years, the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) has worked to promote excellence in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. On behalf of the Executive Board, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in March 2019, at the 61st Annual SHAV Conference in Richmond, Virginia. It is our aim to provide attendees with opportunities to expand your knowledge base and sharpen your practical skills while connecting and reconnecting with colleagues and friends.
While the Conference Committee is working diligently to finalize conference offerings, I would like to provide a quick preview of the exemplary sessions that you can look forward to. Dr. Robert Owens and or Stacy Pavelko will join us and discuss how their innovative approach to language analysis, Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis Revised (SUGAR), can be used to assess functional language and plan early intervention. Dr. Brenda Seal will provide practical insight on interprofessional collaboration and its impact on clinical services provided to high-need clients. Dr. Charles Carlin, a lead researcher for Ohio’s Caseload Ratio Project and Study, will explain how school-based practitioners can use a workload approach to calculate caseloads. Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray will present information on auditory rehabilitation programming and Dr. Jay Lucker will discuss evaluating and interpreting the results of auditory processing testing.
So, as you can see, we are carefully constructing a Conference schedule that will include an exciting array of content that promises to satisfy the interests and professional development needs of our diverse membership. And we’ll stir up more Conference magic in upcoming months!
Consistent with our charge to promote and advance the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology, we take great pride in our commitment to student growth and success. We invite
you to attend the Student Poster Session on Friday afternoon, an Annual Conference event that provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable presentation experience while showcasing their talent as budding researchers and practitioners. We also invite you to provide financial assistance to well-deserving students by participating in the Communication Disorders Foundation (CDF) Silent and Live auction. All auction proceeds are used to provide scholarships to students attending the six Virginia university programs in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
We know that you have many options for continuing education. We are happy that you continue to choose SHAV to meet your professional development needs. Mark your calendars! We look forward to connecting with each of you in Richmond in March 2019!
Tamara L. Freeman-Nichols, PhD, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia
Sonja Pruitt-Lord, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and associate director of the School of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University. Her research is in the areas of child language acquisition and disorders within the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. She has co-authored several scholarly articles and presented at state, national and international conferences. Dr. Pruitt-Lord served as associate editor of the Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools and an editorial board member for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She serves on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors as the national advisor for the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and serves as the faculty advisor for her local NSSLHA chapter. Dr. Pruitt-Lord received a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, a minor in linguistics and a Master of Arts degree in communication sciences and disorders. She received her doctorate in communication sciences and disorders and minor in public policy from Louisiana State University.
Kimberly Ho, PhD, CCC-SLP, RBT is a speech-language pathologist who serves as the director of speech, language and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) at Confidence Connection in Needham, Massachusetts She holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a license to practice speech-language pathology from the Division of Professional Licensure of Massachusetts. She is a LAMP certified professional and a registered behavior therapist. Dr. Ho consults for several public school systems, serving students from preschool to high school age. She received her doctorate in speech-language pathology with an emphasis on severe disabilities, AAC and a cognate in family systems therapy in 2000 from Purdue University. Dr. Ho has published three articles in peer-reviewed professional journals related to AAC and severe disabilities. She is currently an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and Boston University.
Katherine (Kittie) Verdolini Abbott, PhD, CCC-SLP, MDiv, is professor of communication sciences and disorders at the University of Delaware. She has received multiple funding awards from the National Institutes of Health for her research on voice and voice disorders. Recent interests include voice and voice therapy for the pediatric population.
Charles Carlin, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at The University of Akron. In addition to teaching, he was the primary investigator on the Caseload Ratio Study, which was funded by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). He collaborated with ODE, school districts and other state organizations to deliver guidance on the workload approach. He is the author of the Workload Module, which is part of the Ohio Master’s Network Initiatives in Education (OMNIE) Speech-Language Pathology Guidelines (www.omnie.ocali.org). Before coming to the university, he worked as a school-based speech-language pathology, speech-language supervisor and special education supervisor.
Elizabeth D’Souza, PhD, AuD, CCC-A/SLP, has a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing and a doctorate in audiology from A.T. Still University. Her 30 years of experience include working with children and adults with communication disorders. Her career path has led her to a specific interest in central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and auditory processing disorder (APD). She currently works in the public school setting providing speech-language and audiology services, and has a private practice in CAPD/APD. Her passion is to identify and remedy the challenges of a CAPD child.
Hagar Feinstein has six years’ experience as a speech-language pathologist. She specializes in pediatric voice therapy in her home country, Israel. She is currently a doctoral student in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Delaware. Her advisor is Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott.
Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a distinguished professor emeritus of audiology at The University of Akron. An international lecturer in pediatric audiology and author of more than 155 publications, she is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
Brandy Heckroodt, AuD, is a manager of clinical training for Phonak. She received undergraduate degrees in English and communication sciences in disorders from the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, she earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Nova Southeastern University. Before joining Phonak in July 2012, Dr. Heckroodt practiced in South Florida. She has been fortunate to donate her services in Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti where she was part of Sonova’s Hear the World team.
Maryann Kaminsky, MEd, CCC-SLP, received her bachelor degree from Longwood University and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She worked in public schools, then moved to a hospital-based practice and started a satellite outpatient clinic. In 2005, she began her private practice, In Plain English, LLC, specializing in accent modification for English as a second language. She collaborated with Caroline Harding of TALK, LC, which allowed her to rekindle her joy for working with children. Her interests include phonological disorders, social language issues, auditory processing, fluency and language and voice disorders. She adores using children’s books in her work.
Kavita Kaul, MS, AuD, CCC-SLP/A, completed her graduate and undergraduate studies in India at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing. She received her audiology degree from the A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences and has worked in a variety of settings including long-term care, inpatient and outpatient hospitals and public schools. Currently, she has
a private clinic where she evaluates and treats school-aged children with auditory processing disorders. Since 2012, she has been the co-founder and conference co-organizer for the International Guild of Auditory Processing Specialists (IGAPS) in Kansas City, Missouri.
Jay Lucker, EDD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, is a professor and director of the Five-Year Accelerated Master’s Degree Program in speech-language pathology at Howard University, Washington, DC. He also has a private practice specializing in evaluations and consultations for children with auditory processing disorders (APD). He is an internationally known expert in auditory processing
disorders, has many publications of various topics related to APD and has made numerous presentations internationally at professional meetings including the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Robert Maxwell, MA, CCC-SLP, CDS, is a regional clinical director for Genesis Rehab Services providing direct intervention and education regarding cognitive-linguistic and swallowing-based needs in the geriatric population. He has a bachelor’s degree in biological psychology and a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders with a post-graduate certification in organizational leadership. He has presented regionally and nationally on a variety of topics related to dementia and his writing has been featured in various publications, such as the ASHA Leader Live and pending instructional text from Thieme Medical Publishers.
Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD, CCC-A, is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine and directs the Audiovisual Speech Perception Laboratory. Her research concerns audiovisual speech perception and aural rehabilitation interventions. She has authored more than 150 articles and five books. She recently launched clEAR, an internet business providing customized auditory training for people with hearing loss via computer games. Before coming to Washington University, she created one of the first aural rehabilitation programs for cochlear implant users at the University of Iowa Hospitals and then served as director of research at Central Institute for the Deaf.
Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-FD, is a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders. Presently, she is employed as a staff fluency specialist for Frisco Independent School District, and fluency specialist consultant for San Diego Unified School District. Nina volunteers her time for organizations devoted to supporting those who stutter. She is a nationally recognized workshop
presenter in the area of fluency disorders, and she is an author who most recently co-authored Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide for Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. Ms. Reeves is a recipient of numerous awards, including the ASH-F Van Hattum Award for outstanding contributions to public schools.
Corrin Richels, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at Old Dominion University. Dr. Richels has published and presented both nationally and internationally on topics related to preschoolers who stutter and preschoolers who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Her research interests include the assessment, treatment and systematic study of language disorders particularly as they relate to childhood stuttering and habilitation of preschoolers who are DHH. Additionally, Dr. Richels is interested in implementation of interprofessional education for training speech-language pathologists.
Sherry Sancibrian, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is a university-distinguished professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she has been the program director for speech-language pathology since 1999. She is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fellow, board-certified specialist in child language and presiding officer of the Texas licensure board.
Brenda Seal, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, is in her tenth year as Professor and Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Gallaudet University. She is also professor emerita in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at James Madison University (JMU). Dr. Seal’s work in speech-language pathology has spanned four decades with long-term research dedicated to language acquisition in children who are deaf/Deaf and of hard hearing (d/D/HH). She currently directs a federal training grant at Gallaudet on Bilingual Assessment and Supervised Intervention of Collaborative Services (BASICS) for deaf children whose families do not use English or American Sign Language in the home. Dr. Seal is also currently working with colleagues at JMU in (re)searching ways to improve the language outcomes of infants born in poverty.
Patricia Winter, PhD, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist and the director of the music therapy program at Radford University. She has 20 years of clinical music therapy experience with children and adults with a variety of clinical needs.
Featured Short Course
Friday, March 8 – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Presented by Robert Owens, PhD, CCC-SLP and Stacey Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP
Functional Language Intervention With a Sweet Taste of SUGAR
Robert Owens, PhD, CCC-SLP, “Dr. Bob”, is a New York State distinguished teaching professor and professor of communication disorders and sciences at the College of St. Rose, where he teaches courses in language development and language disorders. In 2015, he received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is an author of several texts, has co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Life Span Perspective (5 editions) and written a score of book chapters and professional articles. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Stacey Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. Her research interests include language and literacy development in preschool and early school-aged children, language sampling, high-quality professional development for preschool teachers and the diagnostic accuracy of screening and diagnostic measures. toddlers and preschoolers.
This course will explore a functional, conversational model of assessment and intervention in a practical manner with emphasis on useful techniques and materials. Beginning with a brief rationale, the course will explore communicative and conversational assessment techniques and methods of manipulating the nonlinguistic and linguistic to elicit and change children’s communication behaviors. Assessment will focus on the SUGAR language sample analysis method. Practical application will be the primary focus.
Short course fees are additional and registration is required. Register early and receive the discounted rate of $30!
500 E Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
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This program is offered for up to 2.85 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 1.75 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.