2018 KSHA Convention
February 21-24, 2018
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We are so excited to be co-directing your 2018 Convention on Communication Disorders. Our committee members have been working diligently to secure an exceptional array of knowledgeable speakers who will share current best practices and evidence-based techniques in many areas of audiology and communication disorders. The KSHA Convention is the KEY to your SUCCESS by staying abreast of current and cutting edge information in our professions and our 2018 Convention will not disappoint!
We will begin our Convention with Wednesday afternoon and evening sessions that will include a Student Boot Camp and a session on Conquering the CFY. Nancy Telian, author of the internationally acclaimed Lively Letters program will present Johnny Reads CVC Words: Now What? Helping Older Struggling Readers Close Gaps. Wednesday also includes an Ethics session and topics such as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), acute rehabilitation, self-managing hearing loss and an update from the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Thursday, we will begin our morning with Steve Haffner who will motivate and entertain us with his keynote on Conquering Virtual MindBlocks. Then, after a chocked-full day of amazing speakers including Erin Redle, John Ludgate, Tommy Evans and Patti Johnstone, as well as, topics that include apraxia, cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills, voice and swallowing and staying relevant in audiology, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the evening with refreshments, poster presentations, exhibits, the Silent Auction and the annual student competition, all in our vendor packed Exhibit Hall. Friday will continue to bring us extraordinary speakers to include Martha Coen-Cummings, Carrie Wingo and Erin Pinsky, Vesna Kriss and Amber Valentine and topics that include voice, auditory processing, infant auditory brainstem response (ABR) assessment and challenges, early intervention, and language and literacy, as well as, Susan Langmore who will be presenting on fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Our Luncheon Speakers, Cassidy Pickens, a University of Kentucky graduate student in communication disorders, and her mom, Rebekah Downs, will share their inspirational story of a family member who was born with Down syndrome and their personal journey. Finally, Saturday, we will enjoy sessions that include information on collaborating with occupational and physical therapists, as well as learning leadership skills in supervision.
The 2018 Convention on Communication Disorders is where you can find the KEY to your SUCCESS.
Keynote Presentation: Conquering Virtual MindBlocks
Steve Haffner challenges audience members to overcome their subconscious virtual mind blocks to improve their decision making, performance and relationships. With engaging mentalism segments of psychological illusion to highlight key points, Mr. Haffner will provide the audience with a unique and mind bending experience that is not only insightful, but captivating as well.
Drawing from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics, attendees will learn to recognize and overcome impulses of the primitive “lizard brain”, including:
- Hidden cognitive biases that influence decision making
- How irrational emotional triggers subconsciously subvert our effectiveness
- Mental shortcuts that lead to faster but often inaccurate results
Hammam AlMakadma, PhD, AuD, CCC-A, is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisville. He earned his doctor of audiology (AuD) in 2011, and his doctorate in Audiology (PhD) in 2017 from Syracuse University. His current research activities focus on refining wideband acoustic immittance measurements for clinical diagnosis of middle ear disorders in children and adults and detection of conductive dysfunction in newborns’ ears. In addition to research, Dr. AlMakadma assumes responsibilities in teaching and clinical supervision of audiology students at the University of Louisville.
On Thursday, Dr. AlMakadma will present Wideband Acoustic Immittance: Overview and Clinical Potential.
Vrushali Angadi, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned her doctoral degree in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology from the University of Mumbai, India. Dr. Angadi completed a research fellowship at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India with a focus on alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation. She is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a speech-language pathologist in the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow Clinic. She provides clinical supervision for graduate students completing rotations in the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow clinic and assists in teaching the graduate class in voice disorders. In addition, she also provides lectures to the otolaryngology residents at the University of Kentucky on diagnosis and management of laryngeal pathologies as well as alaryngeal voice rehabilitation. Her main research focus is evidence based post treatment voice and swallowing rehabilitation in the head and neck cancer population.
Daniel Croake, MM, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky. He also has a master’s degree in voice performance and pedagogy from Ohio University and certification in vocology from the University of Iowa. He is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Croake is a clinical voice pathologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of voice disorders. He has specialty training in treatment/ rehabilitation of the professional singing voice. Additionally, he cares for patients with swallowing disorders, upper airway disorders and issues related to head and neck cancer. His main research focus is in voice science with emphasis on the dynamic nature and individual variability of voice production. He also works with animal models to study laryngeal muscle ultrastructure and muscle adaptation.
On Thursday, Dr. Angadi and Dr. Croake will present Voice and Swallowing Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer.
Katheryn “Kay” Bachmann, PhD, FAAA, received her doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 1996. She has been an audiologist for 25 years, 17 of which have been at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She has specialized in the evaluation of dizziness and balance disorders in children for the last eight years. Dr. Bachmann has co-authored a number of articles in the area of pediatric hearing and balance disorders and has given numerous presentations in her career. Along with her clinical duties, she is currently coordinator of research in the Pediatric Balance Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bachmann is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches vestibular courses to doctor of audiology (AuD) candidates.
On Friday, Dr. Bachmann will present My Patients are Really Falling for Me! A Contemporary Look at Vestibular Assessment.
Jenny Burton, MEd, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in the Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and a doctoral candidate in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Cincinnati. She has been involved in research, diagnostic evaluations and treatment services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for more than ten years. Her dissertation research was funded by the Jack H. Rubinstein Foundation for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at CCHMC.
Sandra (Sandi) Grether, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and adjunct associate professor at the University of Cincinnati (UC), College of Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Grether is responsible for interdisciplinary student leadership training and research in prelinguistic communication with individuals with significant intellectual disabilities, impact of cognition on language in pediatric hearing loss and cognitive disabilities, childhood apraxia of speech and augmentative communication. She has been with CCHMC and UC for 18 years and a practicing clinician for 44 years.
On Friday, Dr. Burton and Dr. Grether will present Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for Nonverbal and Verbal Children With ASD. Dr. Grether will also present Using AAC Core Vocabulary to Support Language and Literacy Skills Friday afternoon.
Martha Coen-Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP, graduated from Miami University of Ohio with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in 1984 and 1985 respectively. She earned her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati, in 1994 with minors in management and statistics. Dr. Coen-Cummings has served as association president for the Southwest Speech and Hearing Association, the Northern Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been employed in the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for more than 25 years. She is currently the coordinator of the Outpatient Mason Speech-Language Pathology department, was nominated in 2010 for the hospital’s Woman of the Year award and in 2014, nominated for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Woman of the Year award. Also in 2010, she was chosen as one of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Jefferson Award winners for her active volunteerism
Cassidy Pickens, BS, is a first year graduate student at the University of Kentucky. She received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Ms. Pickens is a funded research assistant for the Low Incidence Initiative- Teaching Age-Appropriate Academic Learning via Communication (TAALC grant). She has career interests in working in pediatrics with disabilities, voice and dysphagia.
On Friday, as our luncheon presenters, Ms. Downs and Ms. Pickens will present The Effects of Disability on the Family: Diagnosis, Therapy, Advocacy.
Stephen Haffner, BS, enjoyed a 30-year corporate career as a systems engineer, business analyst and project manager for companies such as Humana, EDS and William M. Mercer. In 2011, he launched his own business in corporate entertainment as a mentalist. Through his study and training in the field of mentalism, Mr. Haffner has discovered how the primitive subconscious component of the human brain can produce misinformation that influences us without our awareness. Steve shares this research into the impulses, biases and shortcuts of the subconscious with professional audiences through keynote presentations, seminars and workshops.
On Thursday, as our keynote, Mr. Haffner will present Conquering Virtual MindBlocks.
Susan Denges, MS, CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) since 1998. She works with ages two to 24. Her areas of interest are cleft lip and palate, autism, apraxia, bilingual/bicultural differences and general speech and language. Prior to working at CCHMC, She worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Navajo Agency.
Amy Herren, MS CCC-SLP, is the clinic coordinator with the Center for Speech and Hearing at Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her Master of Science degree from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She worked for six years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she focused on staff education efforts to improve service delivery for culturally and linguistically diverse families. Her areas of interest include clinical supervision, graduate education, autism, alternative and augmentative communication, multilingual development and cultural competency.
Shyla Miller, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has been with the Division of Speech Language Pathology since July 2009. She earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Miller’s primary areas of interest include speech sound disorders, preschool language, resonance disorders and working with culturally and linguistically diverse families.
Maria Weyler, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has been with the Division of Speech-Language Pathology for eight years. Ms. Weyler earned her Master of Science degree from Miami University. Her primary areas of interest include articulation and phonology, resonance, psychiatric disorders, cultural competence and fluency.
On Thursday, Ms. Denges, Ms. Herren, Ms. Miller and Ms. Weyler will present Clinical Decision-Making in the Evaluation of Multilingual Children.
Vesna Martich Kriss, MD, completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and attended the University of Chicago medical school. She completed a radiology residency at the University of Chicago and a pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kriss is currently the education director at Norton Children’s Hospital and a professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is also in private practice at Baptist Health Lexington.
Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT, is a speech-language pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her master’s degree in communication disorders. She is a board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and an international board certified lactation consultant. She worked for Baptist Health Systems, Inc., for eight years before moving to Florida where she worked for Wolfsons Children’s Hospital and Mayo Florida. She is now back in Kentucky working for Baptist Health Lexington. She has experience in adults and pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including: bedside swallow evaluations, modified barium swallow studies, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), and pediatric feeding evaluations including neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She has provided guest lectures for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville on feeding and swallowing topics. She has presented at the hospital level, local, state, national and international levels on pediatric feeding/swallowing and breastfeeding.
On Friday, Dr. Kriss and Ms. Valentine will present Radiologic Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding, Swallowing and Speech Disorders. Ms. Valentine will also present Oral Restrictions and Implications on Feeding on Friday and Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Breastfeeding Difficulties on Saturday.
Patti Johnstone, PhD, is an associate professor and director of clinical education and clinical research in audiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Johnstone began her career as a clinical audiologist in 1984. In 1998, she left clinical practice to earn a doctorate at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. In 2006, she joined the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology as an academic faculty member directing the audiology clinic, directing clinical education in audiology and directing the University of Tennessee Spatial Hearing Lab. Since 2004, Dr. Johnstone has had 20 peer-reviewed publications and 50 national/international presentations involving hearing research with regard to binaural and spatial hearing, informational masking, pediatric use of cochlear implants and hearing aids. Very recent research includes use of remote microphone with cochlear implants in toddlers, children and adolescents.
On Thursday, Dr. Johnstone will present RM Technology With CI.
Susan Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a professor of otolaryngology at Boston University. She is currently semi-retired and is actively doing research.
On Friday, Dr. Langmore will present on FEES: Part 1: Anatomy and Normal Swallowing Viewed Endoscopically; Indications for FEES vs. Fluoroscopy
Part 2: Standard and Customized Protocols
Part 3: Scoring and Interpretation of Abnormal Findings
Part 4: Endoscopy as a Treatment Tool; Risks and Safety
John Ludgate, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has worked as a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapist for more than 30 years. He is currently in practice at the CBT Center of Western North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina. He trained under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy and has contributed six books and many journal articles on CBT to the field. As well as having a clinical practice, he is active in providing cognitive behavioral therapy training and supervision locally and throughout the United States.
On Thursday, Dr. Ludgate will present CBT for Everyday Practice.
Erin Pinsky, AuD, CCC-A, is a pediatric audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has worked in multiple pediatric hospital settings and has more than 10 years of experience diagnosing and treating children with hearing loss. She sees patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and is a precepting member of the auditory brainstem response (ABR) specialty team. Her experience includes expertise obtaining ABR in a variety of difficult situations including the neonatal intensive
care unit, operating room, inpatient/bedside and various outpatient environments.
Carrie Wingo, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, is a pediatric audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida in 2007, and her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Carrie’s clinical interests include infant hearing assessment and pediatric amplification. She currently serves on the auditory brainstem response (ABR) and behavioral assessment preceptor teams and is a fourth year audiology doctoral graduate student preceptor.
On Friday, Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Wingo will present Infant ABR Assessment and Challenges for Early Intervention.
Jill Preminger, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, is professor and director of the program in audiology at University of Louisville School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Communicative Disorders in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders. Dr. Preminger’s research interests are in adult rehabilitative audiology using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She is interested in understanding the audiologic rehabilitative process (including the uptake and use of hearing aids) from the point of view of adults with hearing loss, their spouses and their adult children.
On Friday, Dr. Preminger will present Achieving Better Patient Outcomes by Promoting Trust and Family-Centered Care.
Erin E. Redle, PhD, CCC-SLP, has more than 15 years of clinical experience in the field of speech-language pathology and is the clinic director and ACinD program director at the University of Cincinnati. Her current research and clinical experiences focus on quality improvement in clinical practice, speech sound disorders and pediatric feeding and the familiar impact of feeding and swallowing disorders on families. While at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, she completed the quality scholars program in healthcare transformation. She is also the co-author of Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Clinical Evidence- Based Approach (3rd Edition).
On Thursday, Dr. Redle will present Case-Based Problem Solving and Childhood Apraxia of Speech and on Friday, Applying I² to Working With Families in Early Intervention.
Lesley Raisor-Becker, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a researcher, teacher and practicing clinician specializing in the language and literacy development of preschoolers. Her research interests include phonological awareness, emergent literacy and pedagogy/supervision. She has taught numerous online and face-to-face courses and has presented at the national, state and local levels.
On Thursday, Dr. Raisor-Becker will present Evidence Based Social Skill Intervention for Preschoolers and Effects of Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure on Development.
JoAnna Sloggy, MA, CCC-SLP, received a bachelor’s degree in music, studying voice and piano from Methodist University and a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Memphis. She completed her clinical fellowship focusing on voice and upper airway disorders at the University of Kentucky (UK) Voice and Swallow Clinic. Ms. Sloggy is currently the singing voice specialist for the clinic where she provides evaluation and treatment for professional voice users as well as evaluation and treatment for general voice and upper airway disorders for pediatric and adult patients. She is currently a part-time doctoral student at UK.
On Thursday, Ms. Sloggy will present Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises for Pediatric Voice Therapy and on Friday, Adult Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion: Evaluation and Treatment.
Patti Solomon-Rice, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at San Francisco State University. She received a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Montana in 1980 and a doctorate in special education from the University of California, Berkeley/San Francisco State University in 2010. Her research interests are in augmentative and alternative communication and early intervention services. In addition to being clinic director, she teaches courses in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), language development and language disorders, advanced clinical skills and motor speech disorders. She was a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Board of Ethics (BOE) from 2013-2016, was chair of the BOE in 2015 and was chair of the ethics education subcommittee in 2016.
On Wednesday, Dr. Solomon-Rice will present Applying the ASHA Code of Ethics to Workplace Dilemmas. This session will be repeated Thursday morning.
Tommy Evans, AuD, CCC-A, is a pediatric audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he currently serves as a hearing aid program coordinator. He received his Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2005. His special interests include pediatric amplification, hearing aid validation methodologies, patient outcomes, student development, telehealth and process and quality improvement methodologies. Dr. Evans is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) advisory council where he works with other audiologists across the United States to provide feedback to the ASHA Board of Directors and to lobby for various legislative initiatives that impact the service delivery of audiology. He is also a board member of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He has more than 13 years of experience working with children who are hearing impaired. His primary passion includes working with families, educators and various professionals to achieve the highest possible outcomes for children with hearing loss.
On Thursday, Dr. Evans and Dr. Steuerwald will present TeleHealth: Will it Work for Your Practice? On Wednesday, Dr. Evans will also present Increasing Self-Management in the Student With Hearing Impairment.
Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist with 39 years of experience in the field, is the author of the Lively Letters program and is a founding codirector of Reading with TLC. Since 1991, Ms. Telian has been empowering speech-language pathologists globally in their mission to contribute within the area of literacy. Through her work, she’s proven methods that integrate both oral and written language. She is on the adjunct faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she has served as a clinical supervisor. Ms. Telian was also a master trainer for the Massachusetts No Child Left Behind Act Reading First state initiative and helped to create the phonemic awareness teacher training module for the state level Baystate Reading Initiative in Massachusetts. A frequent presenter at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention and an invited speaker for the ASHA Schools Conference, Ms. Telian speaks regularly at state level speech-language-hearing association conventions.
On Wednesday, Ms. Telian will present Johnny Reads CVC Words: Now What? Helping Older Struggling Readers Close Gaps. This session will be repeated on Thursday.
Ian Windmill, PhD, FAAA, serves as the clinical director of audiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in audiology from the Florida State University. He began his career at the University of Louisville School of Medicine as a faculty member in the Division of Communication Disorders of the Department of Surgery. For the last 10 years, he was director of academic and clinical programs of the Division of Audiology. From 2009 through 2014, he served as chief of the Division of Communicative Sciences in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Windmill is a fellow and past president of the American Academy of Audiology. He is past chair of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education. His interest areas include the diagnosis of hearing disorders, health care policy as applied to audiology and education of hearing health professionals. In 2006, Dr. Windmill won the Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education in the Hearing Healthcare Professions.
On Thursday, Dr. Windmill will present Staying Relevant: New Realities for Audiology in a Changing Hearing Care System.
Continuing Education and Disclosures for the KSHA Convention
ASHA Continuing Education
This course is offered for up to 2.35 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area)
AAA Continuing Education
KSHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.65 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies Continuing Education
This program has been submitted for 1.75 International Hearing Society CE credits.