February 19-22, 2020
Call for Papers
Professional Presentations – CLOSED
Poster Submissions – Deadline to submit a poster is February 1, 2020. (Note: Poster submissions received after January 10, 2020 may not be listed in the on-site program, on the website or on the Pathfinder.)
With 20/20 vision, the KSHA Convention Committee has planned extraordinary opportunities that will be coming your way at the 2020 KSHA Convention being held at the Lexington Center on February 19 – 22. The committee members along with the executive council have been working tirelessly to make this Convention far from ordinary! Our theme is 2020: Today’s Vision… Tomorrow’s Reality. The Vision to develop an unforgettable Convention is becoming a Reality! Enjoy exceptional speakers, an engaging poster session, fitness breaks, and an opportunity to represent and root for your alma mater at an exciting tailgate party before the Golden Brain competition.
We took a serious look at our Vision for speakers and topics that you, our members and attendees, identified from our annual survey questions and made it a Reality! Thus, we have an array of topics lined up for you with excellent speakers from across the country and within our great Commonwealth. On Saturday, we are also offering a unique opportunity to go to the Kentucky Horse Park and engage in a session on equine therapy! Our Keynote Speaker, Matt Bellace, PhD, is preparing to energize us for an action-packed experience as we venture into all the offerings of the Convention!
As we begin Thursday of the Convention, we enVision a Convention hall full of members proudly wearing their college colors. Bring your lunch and join us for games and activities and connect with other alumni at the afternoon tailgate party! Fun and friendship will be our Reality as everyone gears up for the Golden Brain Competition. We will also be keeping you moving throughout the week. Back by popular demand, yoga and Zumba will be offered, and we are adding a walk/run group.
So, pack your handouts, favorite college sweatshirt, a yoga mat, Zumba clothes, and walking/running shoes and JOIN US for an exciting adventure of learning and networking as we help you make Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality!
New This Year
Spirit Day and Tailgate | Thursday
Wear your College gear on Thursday to show your support for your favorite University Team competing in the Gold Brain competition!
New this year, join us for a fun tailgate party during lunch on Thursday. Bring your lunch and join us for games, fun and a bit of competitive razzing!
Back by Popular Demand
Empowerment Zone: Experience Empowerment of Your Association
Join us at the KSHA Empowerment Zone* to learn more about (and experience) the value of your membership.
- Learn about advocacy from members of Kentucky’s Advocacy Network
- Interact with executive council members
- Find your path to power by:
- Learning about advocacy efforts
- Finding out how you can connect with your local legislator to make a difference
- Creating a personalized message for your legislator
*Empowerment Zone is located outside the Bluegrass Ballrooms.
Walk | Run Groups
Follow a group or set the pace! Meet other KSHA attendees in the hotel lobby to head out for a group walk/run. Watch the website for details.
Thursday | Light Nibbles and Cash Bar
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. Bids will be accepted 4:00 pm-6:00 pm. Tables will close at the same time. You must be present to win.
Keynote Presentation: Using Endorphins Wisely: The Science Behind Laughing, Meditating, Reducing Stress and Managing Your Emotions
Presented by Matt Bellace, PhD
Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
As an neuropsychology intern at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr. Bellace worked on a traumatic brain injury unit with a team of specialists, including speech therapists. His insights from that experience will serve as the foundation of his message. He uses humor, inspirational stories, audience participation and current research in the neuroscience to deliver a powerful message It’s not enough to just tell people what not to do, we need to empower them to create an environment that fosters positive mental and physical health.
Ethics: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas Faced By Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Presented by Donna Euben, JD, Esq
Select Your Time: Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Thursday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dr. Euben is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Director of Ethics and Counsel to the Board of Ethics. She has extensive experience providing advice and training on professional. She has represented individuals in grievance, disciplinary and discharge hearings before administrative law judges, state agencies and boards, and courts. Dr. Euben has practiced labor, employment, and higher education law. Her Juris Doctor degree is from Brooklyn Law School and her bachelor’s degree is from Oberlin College. She is licensed to practice law in DC and NY.
Our professions face numerous, and often challenging, ethical dilemmas in our daily practices. This session will review briefly the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Code of Ethics (2016), discuss how to engage in ethical decision making and apply those understandings to case studies involving potential ethical violations. The ethical scenarios will include examples from schools, private practice and other healthcare settings (e.g., hospitals, SNFs).
Awards Luncheon Presentation: Hear how Jeff Walz embraced the challenge of stuttering and didn’t let it keep him on the bench.
Presented by Jeff Walz, University of Louisville Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Friday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Brenda Addington, MA, CCC-SLP
Presenting Making the Most of Therapy Minutes in School Settings and Analyzing and Using the Kentucky Eligibility Guidelines for Communication Disorders, Related Services Guidelines and IEP Guidance Documents, on Friday.
Margaret Adkins, AuD, CCC-A
To be Announced
Mary Beth Allen, MS, CCC-SLP; Sarah Campbell, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Jasmin Cummins, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Katie McComas Maddy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting an all day workshop Comprehensive Stroke Care in Kentucky: Information for the Speech-Language Pathologist, on Thursday.
Robert Arnold, MS, SLPD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Presenting Medical Chart Review: Body Systems Influence on Cognitive-Communication and Swallowing, on Friday
Bethany Berry, MA, CCC-SLP; Stephanie Schaaf, EdD, CCC-SLP; Adair Keyton, BS
Presenting Supervision: School, SLP, and Student Perspectives on Wednesday.
Charles Bishop, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
Presenting Advocacy for the Professions, on Wednesday.
Trey Cline, AuD; Skylar Trott, MD
Presenting Hormones and Hearing: Central Auditory Processing in Women, on Friday.
Daniel J. Croake, MM, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Refractory Cough, on Thursday.
Amber DeVine-Stinson, MS, CCC-SLP; Brittany Mills, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP
Presenting AAC in the IEP: #RelationshipGoals, on Thursday.
Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP
Presenting an all day workshop, Apraxia in Early Childhood, on Thursday.
Kellie C. Ellis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting Treating Speech Sound Disorders: More Than Van Riper, on Thursday.
Amber Valentine Forston, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Presenting Neonatal and Infant Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, on Friday.
Katie Goldey, MS, CCC-SLP
Presenting Practical Strategies for Improving AAC Access and Services for Adults, on Thursday.
Amy Grosnik, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA
Presenting Pediatric Ototoxicity Monitoring, on Thursday.
Allison Hatcher, PhD, CCC-SLP; Caroline Alexander Hudson, MS, CCC-SLP
Presenting A Multi-Sensory Approach to Speech and Language Intervention, on Friday.
Lisa Hunter, PhD, F-AAA; David Moore, PhD
Presenting Listening Difficulties in Children: Is it Auditory, Language or Cognition?, on Friday
Patti Johnstone , PhD
Presenting, Music Perception and Hearing Aids for Child and Adult Musicians, on Thursday.
Violette Lavender, AuD
Presenting Vestibular Dysfunction in Children, on Thursday.
Shae Morgan, PhD, AuD, CCC-A
Presenting Emotion and Auditory Processing, on Friday and on Saturday, Talker and Listener Factors in Social Communication.
Donna Southerland Morris, MA, CCC-SLP; Aimee Sayre, MA, CCC-SLP; Janine Schmedding-Bartley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting Training Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Students Through Simulation, on Friday.
Christen Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting Neuro Review for the Practicing Clinician, on Wednesday and Success and Barriers of Interprofessional Education, on Thursday.
Tom Parton, MS, CCC-SLP
Presenting Demystifying Dyslexia: Clarity for the SLP and Developing a Social Skills Class for High School Students With ASD, on Friday.
Lesley Raisor-Becker, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting Managing Challenging Behaviors in Preschool and School-Age Children and Social Skills and Executive Function Interventions in Early Childhood, on Friday.
Luis Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Presenting a four part series on dysphagia on Friday:
- Part 1 Dysphagia Series I: Evidence to Clinical Practice – Presbyphagia
- Part 2 Do You IDDSI? The Science and Practice
- Part 3 IDDSI Laboratory: Implementation and Practice
- Part 4 Dysphagia Series II: Evidence to Clinical Practice – Dementia
Janine Schmedding-Bartley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Presenting Identifying Social Communication Development in Toddlerhood, on Thursday and Training Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Students Through Simulation, on Friday
JoAnna Sloggy, MA, CCC-SLP
Presenting Transgender Voice and Communication Therapy, on Wednesday.
Alicia VanderZanden, AuD
Presenting Updates in Hearing Devices and Assistive Technologies for Children at the Thursday, Audiologist Luncheon. Pre-registration required.
Lisa Williamson, MA, CCC-SLP
Presenting Just Get Up and Do It – Serving Students In the Real World, on Wednesday.
Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Presenting an all day workshop, School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach, on Thursday.
Continuing Education and Disclosures for the KSHA Convention
ASHA Continuing Education
This course is offered for up to 2.45 ASHA CEUs (various levels, professional area)
The supervision session is offered separately for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area)
The ethics session is offered separately for 0.2 ASHA CEUs.(introductory level, 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 2.05 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
This program has been submitted for 2.05 International Hearing Society CE credits.
Division of Child Care for Early Care and Education
(Pediatric Track Only)
Watch the website for approved sessions.
OT/PT Continuing Education
Saturday qualifying sessions will be submitted for credit. Watch the website for approved sessions.