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KSHA's Mission
 The mission of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association is
to enhance the provision of quality services to
persons with communication disorders and their families. KSHA accomplishes
this by providing broad-based education opportunities, public awareness and policy development initiatives and by supporting professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology by promoting the highest standards for service providers




KSHA 2014 Convention
March 5-8, 2014

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
Covington, Kentucky


Message From the Convention Co-Directors
Convention Committee
KSHA Silent Auction
Highlights for 2014!
Highlighted Presenters
Hotel Information

2014 Exhibitors
Become a Convention Sponsor or Exhibitor


Wednesday's Sessions
Thursday's Sessions
Friday's Sessions
Saturday's Sessions

Printable Convention Program

Co-Directors Welcome Letter

The KSHA 2014 Convention on Communication Disorders is approaching and you are officially invited! This year, our Convention will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky and we want you to be there. We are so excited to be co-directing the Convention again this year and we have so many wonderful opportunities for you to gain new information and spend quality time with your colleagues and friends. This year we want you to continue your success by Creating Opportunities, Impacting Lives at the Convention. Our committee has worked very hard to secure amazing presenters for this year’s program. Just to name a few, on Wednesday evening, Heidi Cooley-Cook will be presenting Resources, Services and Teaching Strategies for Adults With Autism (high school through adult) and Stephanie Volker will be presenting Cognitive Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents Following Acquired Brain Injury. On Thursday morning, our keynote speaker, Leon Sirois, has an amazing story to tell as he shares his story and places all of us up on a pedestal because we chose to help others as a part of our lives. Later on Thursday, Erin Redle, from Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, will be there to present on Childhood Apraxia and Jessica Huber will present Assessment and Treatment of Speech in Individual’s With Parkinson’s Disease. On Friday, we have Rebecca Gould returning to present Comprehensive Overview of Swallowing Evaluation and Treatment. Then on Saturday, Diane Games will be presenting Stuttering in School Age Students: From Diagnosis to Treatment. In addition, the audiology committee has added some very interesting topics that should be very informative. From Brian Earl’s What’s a Hair Cell to do Without a Neuron?, to Tommy Evans’ Beyond Verification: Validation of Pediatric Hearing Aid Fittings to Kathleen Hutchinson Marron’s presentation Fitness for Better Hearing. You can learn about all of our great presenters and their interesting sessions throughout this brochure. Then, take this opportunity to register for the Convention because YOU ARE NOW OFFICIALLY INVITED!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Convention so that we can continue to keep Creating Opportunities, Impacting Lives!

Tina Brock and Christie LaCharite
Co-Directors of the 2014 KSHA Convention

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2014 Convention Committee

Tina Brock

Christie LaCharite

Pediatric Program
Patti Lammering

Amy Zerhusen

Adult Program
Anita Bernardo

Audiology Program
Courtney Cooper

Shantel Dever

Megan McCabe


Silent Auction
Amanda Kasselmann

Volunteer Coordinator
Sam Booth

Dorothy Wilson

Speaker/Exhibitor Gifts
Patty Relojo

Donna Becher

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2014 KSHA Silent Auction

Don’t Go Home Empty Handed!
2014 KSHA Silent Auction

This year’s Silent Auction will be held in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, March 6. Please plan to stop by and place a bid on one of the many items offered by our Kentucky universities. Each university will be competing for the right to claim the first and second place KSHA cash awards for raising the most amount of money for their university. Please help them achieve their goal by placing a generous bid.

Light nibbles and cash bar will be available from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. The items will be set up and available for your viewing on Thursday afternoon.

Bids will be accepted until 6:00 pm. Tables will all close at the same time. You must be
present to win.

Please contact Amanda Kasselmann at majlk@twc.com if you have:
• Suggestions
• Items you wish to donate

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Highlights for 2014!

4:00 pm Registration opens - Exhibit Hall 1, Street Level
5:00 pm Sessions begin
7:00 am – 8:30 am Start your day by grabbing your breakfast and cup of coffee in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 am Registration opens - Exhibit Hall 1, Street Level
8:00 am Keynote speaker
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Time to have some fun! Join us in the Exhibit Hall for the Welcome Reception, Silent Auction, Poster Sessions and the Praxis Competition! Teams will compete for the right to claim the title of 2014 Champions. Come and cheer your favorite team on. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be offered.
7:00 am – 8:30 am Start your day by grabbing your breakfast and cup of coffee in the Exhibit Hall 1
7:00 am - 8:00 am Join us at the KSHA Annual Membership Forum (grab your breakfast in Exhibit Hall 1 prior to the Forum).
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Enjoy the Annual Awards Presentation, Luncheon, KSHA Annual Meeting and Luncheon Speaker (Pre-registration is required - $20 fee).
8:00 am Grab your breakfast, a cup of coffee and enjoy your final session selection! Breakfast will be located near the session rooms and registration area, second floor.

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2014 Convention Highlighted Presenters

Eric C. Bielefeld, PhD, CCC-A, is an Assistant Professor in the Speech and Hearing Science department at the Ohio State University. His research interests include study of the cochlear pathology of age-related hearing loss, interactions of noise and ototoxic drugs with aging and detecting/preventing noise-induced hearing loss.

On Thursday, Dr. Bielefeld will present Pathology in the Cochlea From Noise, Cisplatin and Aging .

C. Frederick Britten, PhD, CCC-A, received his PhD from Wichita State University. He is currently Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kansas. His university experiences have included teaching, scholarly activity and service. In 2006, he was recognized by the National Academic Advising Association for Outstanding Advising. In 2009, he was named the Outstanding Graduate Advisor at FHSU. In 2010, he received the Pilot Award from FHSU, the university’s highest award for teaching faculty. His service at the university level has included the Faculty Senate, University Tenure and Promotion Committee, Academic Advising Committee, Academic Assessment Committee, and the Graduate Council. At the national level, he has served on the Legislative Council, Academic Assessment Committee, Council on Academic Accreditation as a Council member and an accreditation site visitor. Currently, he is a member of the Audiology Advisory Council and serves on the ASHA Committee on Nominations and Elections. He recently completed a five-year term on the ASHA Board of Ethics, where he was Chair of the Education Subcommittee for three years. Dr. Britten is an ASHA Fellow and in 2011 received the Dorothy Dreyer Award for Volunteerism from ASHA.

On Wednesday and Friday, Dr. Britten will present an Ethics session and Aural Rehabilitation on Thursday.

Kara Byrnside, MA, CCC-SLP, is a clinical specialist and speech-language pathologist for Genesis Rehabilitation Services. She earned her MA from Southeast Missouri State University, and has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for 14 years. She provides training on dementia and best approach for care to therapists as well as nursing, administration, dietary and activities departments in the long term care setting. Kara recently completed a certification course through Dementia Care Specialists and is a certified trainer of a seven hour foundation course for a Dementia Capable Care program. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, acute care, home health and long term care.

Abby Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, graduated with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the Ohio State University and received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American  Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Abby has worked for Genesis Rehab Services in the skilled nursing/long term care setting, independent living, assisted living communities, as well as in memory care units. The majority of Abby’s clinical experience is with the dementia population, especially with Alzheimer’s dementia. Abby is trained in the Genesis Compass Program and is a trainer for this program to implement an activities based program within facilities, which requires proper staging using the Global Deterioration Scale of all residents.

On Thursday, Ms. Byrnside and Ms. Williams will present Aging in Place: Supporting Individuals With Dementia .

Lisa Cahill, PhD, CCC-A, has more than 14 years-experience as a clinical audiologist and has served as the staff audiologist and coordinator of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program at The Christ Hospital for eight years. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. Lisa completed her clinical training with a MA in audiology from the University of Cincinnati and received a Doctor of Philosophy in communication sciences and disorders from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Allied Health Sciences. Her BA degree in speech and hearing sciences was obtained from Indiana University. She has carried a national certification with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has been a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology since 1999.

On Friday, Dr. Cahill will present Current Issues in Universal Newborn Hearing Screening.

Heidi Cooley-Cook, BA, graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While in Colorado, Heidi worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Upon returning to Kentucky, Heidi began working with children with autism. This quickly developed into a passion and led Heidi to work as an in-home behavior therapist for several families and their children with autism. Heidi brings nearly a decade of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families in various capacities including direct support, job coach, case manager, behavior therapist and advocate. At the Kentucky Autism Training Center, Heidi provides direct training and technical assistance to families and other agencies.

On Wednesday and Saturday, Ms. Cooley-Cook will present Resources, Services and Teaching Strategies for Adults With Autism.

Elizabeth Crais, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has been active within early intervention for more than 35 years, first as a practicing speech language pathologist and then as a university professor, clinical supervisor and researcher. Elizabeth is the co-principal investigator of a project focused on home-based intervention and an investigator on a preschool project for children with or at-risk for autism. Her research focuses on the early identification of and intervention with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with or at-risk for ASD, as well as the implementation of family-centered assessment practices.

On Friday, Dr. Crais will present Assessment, Identification, Screening – Infants and Toddlers With Autism and Intervention With Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers With Autism.

Nancy Creaghead, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. Her teaching, research, publications and presentations have been primarily in the areas of language and phonological disorders and classroom communication. She has lectured at numerous workshops and meetings at the local, state, national and international levels, including the 1978 through 2012 ASHA Conventions. She holds an MS from Purdue University and PhD from the University of Cincinnati, is an ASHA Fellow, and has been awarded Honors of the Association. In 2002 Nancy was President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

On Friday, Dr. Creaghead will present Addressing Language and Literacy in the Classroom With Teachers.

Ruben Diaz, MA, CCC-SLP, is a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist and audiologist from Colombia, South America. He was a professor of Feeding Disorders and Child Language development at the Catholic University of Colombia for five years before coming to the United States. He attended the University of Cincinnati to obtain his Master’s degree in 2001. Until 2013, Mr. Diaz was a team leader of the Multicultural-Diversity and Bilingual Resource Committee, a group of clinicians that provide permanent support to staff speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Mr. Diaz is the former president of the Hispanic/Latino Affairs Committee for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and has led workshops that encourage improvement of speech services (evaluation, treatment and counseling) for English Language Learners (ELL) and Bilingual children and their families.

On Wednesday, Mr. Diaz will present Assessment and Treatment of Non-English Speaking and Bilingual Children.

Brian Earl, PhD, CCC-A, recently began a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. Previously, Brian was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he also earned his PhD in Audiology. He worked three years as a clinical audiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch following completion of Bachelors and Masters’ degree in Audiology at Brigham Young University and the University of Arizona, respectively. His research is focused on development of advanced electrophysiologic tests that may help audiologists individualize hearing aid and cochlear implant algorithms and guide future implementation of regenerative therapies.

On Thursday, Dr. Earl will present What’s a Hair Cell to do Without a Neuron?

Kellie C. Ellis, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Disorders Program at Eastern Kentucky University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in pediatric language intervention, literate language, articulation and phonological disorders and research methods. Kellie is the Director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. She is a former Chair of the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is currently serving as the immediate Past President of the Kentucky Speech- Language- Hearing Association and member of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association’s Governmental Relations and Public Policy Board. Her research interests include early language and literacy development and disorders, phonological disorders and professional issues in speech-language pathology.

On Thursday, Dr. Ellis will present Professional Advocacy and Legislative Update.

Tommy C. Evans, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, earned his Doctoral of Audiology from the University of Tennessee and has nine years of pediatric experience and special interests in pediatric amplification, treatment of asymmetrical hearing loss and student development.

On Thursday, Dr. Evans will present Beyond Verification: Validation of Pediatric Hearing Aid Fittings.

Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP, is an APT Associate Professor and the Consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of speech-language pathology. He is a member of
ASHA’s Board of Directors and the Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. Perry has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association in addition to serving on many of the associations’ committees. Perry is co-author of ASHA publications: Developing Educationally Relevant IEPs and Conducting Educationally Relevant Evaluations and has presented several ASHA “webinars” on topics related to Federal and State Law. He is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Operation Smile volunteer and the Director of the Equestrian Sport Development Team for Special Olympics North Carolina.

On Friday, Mr. Flynn will present The SLP’s Role With Adolescents and the Common Core.

Brad Fritz, at the age of 15, was a promising athlete as a sophomore at Covington Catholic High School. On September 18, 1999, Brad was riding in a car that was speeding through a cemetery. The driver, who was drunk, lost control and slammed into a tree. The other two passengers walked away from the accident, but Brad suffered a traumatic brain injury and was pronounced brain-dead by doctors. Miraculously, however, he came out of his coma three months after the accident. Brad has worked to regain his independence while relying on a wheelchair, scooter, walker, computer and a Lightwriter communication device.

On Friday, as our Luncheon speaker, Mr. Fritz will present My Story.

Diane Games, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist in the Cincinnati area. As a board recognized specialist in fluency disorders, she currently serves as Coordinator for the ASHA Division 4 Special Interest Group: Fluency Disorders. Professional activities have included the presidencies of the Southwestern Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as honors of both organizations. She is currently the Director of Convention for the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has presented many workshops on fluency disorders and coordinates the annual Fluency Friday Plus program for children/teens who stutter in the Cincinnati area.

On Saturday, Ms. Games will present Stuttering in School Aged Students: From Diagnosis to Treatment.

Yvonne Gillette, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor Emeritus and instructor at the University of Akron. She is the author of Achieving Communication Competence: 3 Steps to Effective Intervention, published by Attainment Company. She teaches classes and supervises clinics in assessment and intervention with augmentative alternative communication (AAC) and tablet technology. She writes articles, conducts research and presents on the topic of technologies to promote communication with individuals who have severe communication impairments.

On Friday, Dr. Gillette will present Using Technology Effectively: Compensatory Interventions to Support Communication, Memory and Organization.

Rebecca L. Gould, MSC, CCC-SLP, BRS-S, is the Director/Owner of MedSpeech Inc., Medical Speech-Language Pathologists of the Palm Beaches. Her expertise and certifications include swallowing and swallowing disorders, laryngectomy, certified instructor of alaryngeal speech; treatment of airway disorders; evaluation of voice, swallowing and neurogenic disorders with instrumental diagnosis/competency in videostroboscopy, videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS), fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and bio-feedback techniques. Ms. Gould is the adjunct professor for voice at Florida Atlantic University. She also directs the Voice and Swallow Center, Inc., a private, non-profit agency, dedicated to providing education, research and prevention regarding voice, swallowing and airway disorders.

On Friday, Ms. Gould will present Comprehensive Overview of Swallowing Evaluation and Treatment and Voice Evaluation and Treatment.

Sandra M. Grether, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Coordinator of Speech-Language Pathology for the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her areas of interest and expertise are in pre-linguistic communication for individuals with significant cognitive disabilities, the impact of cognition on language in pediatric hearing loss and cognitive disabilities, the neurophysiology of speech and language in children with childhood apraxia of speech and augmentative communication. Sandra has been with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for 14 years and a practicing clinician for 41 years.

On Friday, Dr. Grether will present Using Core Vocabulary With AAC for Learning and Supporting Language Across All Settings.

Lonnie Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina. He has spent most of his 35 years in the field working with the pediatric population, focusing primarily on fluency disorders, voice and resonance disorders, oral motor disorders and phonology. He has worked in the medical, public school and university settings throughout his career. Lonnie is the past president of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has served on the board of the Council of State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presidents. He has made more than 150 presentations at the state, regional and national levels on various topics and has written two books on assessment. Dr. Harris is currently a regional director for EBS Healthcare, mentoring speech-language pathologists in various states throughout the country.

On Friday, Dr. Harris will present Update in Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Jessica Huber, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor at Purdue University. Her research emphasis is the effects of aging and motor disorders on speech production. Her current research focus is the treatment of speech, balance and cognitive changes as a result of Parkinson’s disease and aging.

On Thursday, Dr. Huber will present Assessment and Treatment of Speech in Individuals With Parkinson’s Disease and Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Respiration in Motor Speech

Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Faculty Professor at Miami University. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with adults in acute, inpatient rehab and outpatient settings. Her research and clinical interests include a desire to further develop evidence based treatment protocols for individuals with severe, chronic auditory comprehension deficits associated with aphasia. In addition, she is the director of the Miami University Aphasia Support Group and the Concussion Management Program.

On Thursday, Dr. Knollman-Porter will present Severe Chronic Aphasia: Influence of Auditory Comprehension and Self Awareness.

Kristie Brown Lofland, MS, CCC-A, is an Educational Consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Kristie earned a BS in Speech Pathology and a MS in Audiology at Indiana State University. She also completed a program for Special Education Administration at Indiana University. Kristie worked in the public school setting and clinical setting for 40 years with students with disabilities, augmentative/ alternative communication and technology. During this time, she worked as a speech-language pathologist, audiologist and autism consultant, member of AAC teams and General Education and Special Education administrator. Since joining IRCA in 2010, she has provided training on using visual supports in the home, school and community environments; communication issues; using iPads and other technology for communication and computer aided instruction; and evidence based practices for autism spectrum disorders. Kristie travels throughout the state of Indiana collaborating and providing ongoing support to school districts and families. She received Honors of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2007.

 On Thursday, Ms. Lofland will present Social Skill and Pragmatic Assessment and Autism Spectrum Disorders and Evidenced Based Practices for Communication and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kathleen Hutchinson Marron, PhD, CCC-A, is a professor of audiology at Miami University. She earned her PhD at Pennsylvania State University. Kathleen is an audiologist who is investigating sensory deprivation among deaf children, the effects of exercise, fitness and muscle strength on hearing ability and audiologic management of geriatric and preschool populations.

On Friday, Dr. Hutchinson Marron will present Fitness for Better Hearing.

Jan Middendorf, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Manager in the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her clinical interests include voice and resonance disorders and cleft palate. She is a member of the Craniofacial Anomaly Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and serves the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency/ Incompetence (VPI) Clinic and the Pediatric Voice Clinic.

Margaret (Meg) Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her area of interest and expertise is working with children and families impacted by cleft lip and palate and resonance disorders, including the resulting effects on feeding and speech and language abilities. She serves on the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency/ Incompetence (VPI) Clinic.

On Thursday, Ms. Middendorf and Ms. Wilson will present Management of VPI and Resonance Disorders.

Patrick N. Plyler, PhD, CCC-A is a Professor and Program Director in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research interests are in the areas of speech perception deficits in listeners with impaired hearing, the efficacy and effectiveness of advanced features in hearing instruments and acceptance of background noise. Patrick has received external support for several research projects and has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, International Journal of Audiology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and Journal of Speech-Language Hearing Research.

On Friday, Dr. Plyler will present Noise Reduction Technologies and Hearing Aid Performance and Comparing Wide Dynamic Range Compression and Channel Free Processing.

Erin E. Redle, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the
Division of Speech Pathology where she is also affiliated with the Communication Sciences Research Center and the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. Erin currently provides clinical services for children with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. Her current research focuses on the differential diagnosis of speech sound disorders through neuroimaging and improving the quality of clinical care through reducing variation in clinical practice. She is also the co-author of Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Clinical Evidence-Based Approach (3rd Edition).

On Thursday, Dr. Redle will present Differential Diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Quality Intervention for Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech followed by Friday sessions A Case-Based Approach to the Assessment of Pediatric Dysphagia and A Case-Based Approach to Dysphagia Intervention for Children and Families.

For Leon Sirois, trauma of being in a tornado at age three caused muteness for several days. When Mr. Sirois resumed talking, he stuttered. It began to control him in the third grade as therapy was nonexistent. Feelings of embarrassment, shame, inferiority and fear were prevalent, although self-pity wasn’t. Lengthy therapy after high school wasn’t effective, but he persevered and became 85% fluent at age 65. One hundred hours of intensive therapy at Hollins Communications Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, changed his life and inspired his dedication to helping people who have this affliction, youngsters in particular.

On Thursday, as our Keynote speaker, Mr. Sirois will present My History of Stuttering.

Stephanie M. Volker, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in providing rehabilitative speech therapy for clients with acquired brain injury. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Miami University and became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She is currently employed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, serving children and adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI) as a clinician and the team leader of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Team. Stephanie specializes in providing cognitive rehabilitation and has lectured on a variety of topics related to ABI in the adult and pediatric population at the local, state and national level.

On Wednesday, Ms. Volker will present Cognitive Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents Following Acquired Brain Injury.

Stephanie Cotton Zacharias, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical researcher at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Stephanie received her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati and completed a post-doc experience with Dr. Dimitar Deliyski in the Center for Communication Sciences and Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is heavily involved in the care of pediatric voice and airway patients. Her areas of research include public perceptions of students with voice disorders, bilateral vocal fold lesions and high-speed endoscopy.

On Thursday, Dr. Zacharias will present The Ins and Outs of Pediatric Voice Therapy.


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Handouts on the Web

To help ensure a healthy future for the environment we are continuing to provide the handouts electronically.

Handouts will be posted two weeks prior to the Convention from presenters who wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Visit the KSHA website and choose to print your handouts or save them to your computer.

Handouts will not be available on-site.

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Continuing Education and disclosure

This course is offered for up to 2.45 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area)

logoAAA Continuing Education
The Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.6 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

logoInternational Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies
International Hearing Society CE credits will be offered for designated sessions.

2014 Presenter Disclosures.

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Hotel Information

KSHA has obtained sleeping rooms at the Marriott RiverCenter and Embassy Suites RiverCenter.

Online Reservations - Recommended

Click here to make your reservations online or manage your existing room reservation!

Housing Reservation Form

Click here for the Housing Registration Form.

Fax completed reservation form to 859-655-4169

Mail completed reservation form to:

Group Reservations 2014 KSHA Hotel Reservation Bureau c/o NKYCVB Attn: Carla Quercioli
50 East RiverCenter Blvd, Suite 200
Covington, KY 41011

Phone: 877-465-9282, Hours Monday- Friday 9am-11pm

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2014 Exhibitors

Convention Sponsors

Sophono, Inc. - Audiology Luncheon

The Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Speaker Sponsor – C. Frederick Britten, PhD, CCC-A


Alternate Route Educational Products

Associates in Pediatric Therapy


Frog Publications


Genesis Rehab Services


I Can Do Apps, LLC


International Dyslexia
Kentucky Branch

Kentucky Chapter Alexander
Graham Bell Association
Co-President: Shelby Rutledge
Co-President: Paula Carby

Kentucky Relay Service

KPI Therapy, Inc.

Adult & Pediatric Therapy
855-584-5845 ext. 106

Mary’s Magnetic Magic

Jewelry/Mary Kay Cosmetics

MED-EL Corporation


National Stuttering Association


Nutra/Balance Products


Oticon, Inc.




Simply Silver by Alycea
















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