2023 Annual Convention Agenda

Ethics CE Session             Supervisory CE Session

2023 Annual Convention Agenda Outline

Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM* Not eligible for CE

 Updates from SCSHA & Membership Meeting

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

 

Opening Session 48: Discussion on the Gullah Geechee Culture & Dialect

Presenter(s): Jessica R. Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The Gullah Geechee language is a South Carolina and United States treasure. Descendants of enslaved West Africans were able to preserve the food, culture, and language practices that are today known as Gullah Geechee. This session will describe the cultural and linguistic practices that make the Gullah people unique and explore ways that SLPs can be inclusive of Gullah cultural norms in clinical practice. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will learn about the history of the Gullah Geechee culture.
  2. Participants will describe the core identities of Gullah Geechee.
  3. Participants will distinguish major differences between Gullah Geechee and African American culture 

 


Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 1: The SLP/SLPA Team: Strategies for Effective Supervision and Collaboration

Presenter(s): AnnMarie C. Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP; Sekenyia Williams, BS, C-SLPA; Carson Walker, EdD, NBCT, CCC-SLP

There is currently a shortage of certified SLPs to fill job vacancies across all settings. In South Carolina, SLPAs have traditionally been hired to provide supervised services in home health, early intervention, and pediatric outpatient settings but more recently, school districts have begun to hire or consider hiring SLPAs to help meet the growing need for services. This presentation will outline important laws and regulations specific to the SLP/SLPA team, show how districts can adapt SLPAs into their hiring processes, and provide the SLP/SLPA team with practical strategies to improve supervision and collaboration that can be implemented immediately.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe state laws regarding SLPA licensure, supervision, and scope of practice and the ASHA C-SLPA certification, SLPA Scope of Practice and SLPA Code of Conduct.
  2. Discuss the SLP/SLPA relationship and how it differs from the Supervisor role with Clinical Fellows and Graduate Students.
  3. Analyze how the SLP role in school districts can be adapted to support and utilize SLPAs in the schools.
  4. Demonstrate ways to strengthen SLP/SLPA collaboration and communication.

 

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 2: Cognitive Tag Team: Exploring the OT/ST Collaboration

Presenter(s): Tiana C Polite Brown, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CLT

This presentation’s primary focus is to investigate the collaborative relationship between occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST) in adult rehabilitation settings. There will be a review of occupational therapy and speech therapy's scope of practice similarities and differences. This will be used to examine the probability of increased engagement of patient participation, clinician and client safety, and improved rehab potential and outcomes. In conclusion, increased OT/ST collaboration could promote improved rehab potential for clients and organizational cohesiveness.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the similarities and differences between occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST) scope of practice.
  2. Review collaborative cognitive treatments for neurologically impaired adult populations i.e., stroke, TBI, Parkinson’s, etc.
  3. Demonstrate use of OT/SP collaborative interventions via interactive case studies.
  4. Review the pros of OT/ST collaboration in regards to billing and documentation in an adult rehabilitation setting.

 

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 3: Doing the Work to Show Up

Presenter(s): Emily Fisher, M.S., CF-SLP

As clinicians we move between the spheres of healthcare and education, both of which are highly susceptible to burnout and compassion fatigue. Current research provides best practices for managing the difficult and hard parts of life that follow us as clinicians in all the settings we serve. This session will explain this research and guide discussions on what this means practically so that we can not only show up as compassionate and culturally responsive clinicians, but also as partners, caregivers, and friends.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the research surrounding stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue and the effects of these on health and well-being
  2. Identify ways to increase agency and improve personal well-being
  3. Explain how nurturing one’s well-being relates to practicing as a culturally responsive clinician

 

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 4: Meaning Making in Play: An Interdisciplinary Lens for Development (Part 1)

Presenter(s): Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP, CLC; Karen McWaters, MOT, OTR/L

This presentation will include an interprofessional perspective of development and play and how it can be utilized for optimum learning and development. The presenters will define play and dive into both milestones and capacities for language, communication and motor development.Theories such as Dynamic Systems theory will be defined in order to provide frameworks to further assess development. Following this deep dive Karen and Erin will then integrate such milestones/capacities to show how closely linked language and praxis are. How do the stages of praxis connect with the stages of language development based on how a child is processing and organizing information as well as how their sensory system is intaking the information? This presentation will give you the tools to answer those questions and learn from an OT perspective as well.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify characteristics and types of play
  2. Describe developmental capacities across physical, emotional, and cognitive domains and how they relate to developmental milestones
  3. Define praxis and articulate the connection between the stages of praxis and language development

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Lunch & Learn - Session 5: Educational Relevance of PFD and Dysphagia

Presenter(s): Kristen M. West MA CCC-SLp

This presentation will review the educational relevance of PFD and dyphagia for children in the public schools, determination of educational relevance including the determination of adverse impact on educational performance is required for the provision of school based services. Discussion of the impact of PFD and dysphagia on a child's ability to access the curriculum and its impact on their overall educational experience will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify 3 ways that PFD/dysphagia impact educational outcome
  2. identify 3 ways that PFD/dysphagia impact socialization and
  3. synthesize the multifactorial requirements for determining adverse impact on educational performance to make eligibility determinations for PFD services and supports

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Student Lunch -Session 6: SCSHA Praxis Bowl 2023: Students vs Faculty vs Clinicians

Presenter(s): Michelle L. W. Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC; Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, CLC; Megan Richmond, DHA, MS, CCC-CLC

Calling all students, faculty, new clinicians, and seasoned clinicians... let's get ready to praxis rumble! This year, SCSHA is bringing praxis back with flare in a friendly competition between students, faculty, and audience members (that's you the treating clinician!) So, if you're interested in finding out what our current graduate and undergraduate students are learning at South Carolina's dynamic institutes of higher education, or if you're interested in becoming a clinical supervisor and want to beef up on current topics and trends within the field, or if you just want to test your current clinical knowledge, then this is the course for you! So, bring your smartphone and come ready to play! All the ASHA "Big 9" topics will be addressed across the life continuum.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify three anatomical features and describe their role in deglutition.
  2. describe two phonological processes and the appropriate current evidenced-based treatment approaches.
  3. describe two types of aphasias and appropriate current evidenced-based treatment approaches.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 7: Supporting Struggling Student Clinicians Using Growth Mindset Strategies

Presenter(s): Joanna Scoggins, MEd, CCC-SLP

Supervision of others shows dedication to our field and our clients. Additionally, it is time consuming and can be difficult. As more information has been published about growth vs. fixed mindsets in the last 10 years, educators (both academic and clinical) have begun to investigate if we can change a learner’s mindset and how to encourage the development of a growth mindset in the classroom as well as experiential learning settings. We will explore these mindsets and look to research to teach us how to supervise from and help learners develop a growth mindset.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify how a fixed mindset can negatively impact student learning and clinical skill development.
  2. Identify growth mindset teaching and supervision strategies and how they can assist students to develop clinical skills.
  3. Describe 3 functional ways to implement growth mindset paradigms into the clinical teaching/learning environment.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 8: Medicare 101

Presenter(s): Amber Heape, CScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP

Do you understand Medicare payment for rehabilitation? This session will review the basics of Medicare and Medicare Replacement plans, and how those payment systems affect provision of our SLP services. This session is ideal for those new to adult medical settings, new graduates or students, and anyone who needs a refresher on Medicare requirements. This presentation was developed by members of the ASHA StAMP group.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Summarize Medicare insurance programs for Parts A, B, C, and D.
  2. Interpret SLP-related comorbidities and their effect on payment.
  3. Examine service-related provisions and setting-specific restrictions.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 9: Part 1: Diagnosing and treating dyslexia in collaboration with school psychologists

Presenter(s): Andrew Shanock, PhD. NCSP

SLPs and school psychologists often complete evaluations in isolation of one another, which leads to over testing and possibly inconsistent conclusions. This presentation will show how SLPs can adopt a collaborative assessment model with school psychologists to produce a single comprehensive evaluation. This time efficient model allows for greater synthesis of professional expertise and knowledge, leading to more precise educational diagnoses and intervention. Using the Simple View of Reading framework, the collaborative team can better differentiate between language processing, dyslexia, and SLI. Special emphasis on assessment and language development of EL population will be woven throughout the presentation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. organize and interpret data from all school based service providers a practice ready
  2. using the Patterns of Strengths and Weakness (PSW) model
  3. reach consensus on the distinctive definitions of dyslexia and language impairment within the context of the Simple View of Reading (SVR)
  4. understand on how monolingual professionals can effectively evaluate English Language Learners

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 10: Encouraging Emergent Literacy Skills using Sign Language

Presenter(s): Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP, Kristen Lee Hanna, B.A. in Speech Language Pathology, SLPA

This is an interactive session focusing on incorporating signs into treatment sessions with young children to address emergent literacy skills. It covers 20+ ASL signs, the manual alphabet, and the research supporting this practice. Participants will learn and practice signing while reading aloud as well as ways to use signs and the manual alphabet to encourage a variety of emergent literacy skills.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize and demonstrate 20 ASL signs and the manual alphabet.
  2. Explain how, when and why to add signs when reading aloud.
  3. List 3 ways to incorporate sign language and fingerspelling in treatment sessions to address emergent literacy skills

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 11: Debunking the Myths Surrounding Resident Choice and Dysphagia

Presenter(s): Amber Heape, CScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, CMDCP

Are your patients with dysphagia “non-compliant” with their diets? This session will take a deep dive into a patient-centered approach to dysphagia care. We will identify myths and facts surrounding patient choice and appropriate courses of action for the SLP using evidence-based practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the ethical responsibilities surrounding patient choice vs. SLP recommendations.
  2. Appraise common misconceptions regarding dysphagia care in residential settings.
  3. Analyze scenarios to determine appropriate action to support patient choice while advocating for patient safety.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 12: Ethical Barriers and Solutions in Clinical Instruction

Presenter(s): Lori-Ann Ferraro, M.A., CCC-SLP; Jean Neils-Stunjas, PhD, CCC-SLP; Crystal A. Murphree-Holden, MA, CCC-SLP;Jessica R. Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The four standards of the ASHA Code of Ethics will be discussed relating to its application to clinical education of SLP students. Obstacles that may prevent clinicians from becoming clinical instructors, which can extend to potential ethical problems and ethical solutions will be addressed. Specific topics relating to Covid-19, SLPAs, required credentials, billing problems, power differentials (bullying/abuse in the clinical instruction relationship), dues, and navigating personal issues that may negatively affect clinical instruction (such as drug abuse) will be presented and then brainstormed in small groups and then discussed with the large group.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe how the ASHA Code of Ethics can be used to guide ethical clinical instruction.
  2. Apply the ethical principles from the ASHA Code of Ethics to solve ethical dilemmas relating to clinical supervision.
  3. Describe at least three barriers in clinical instruction that can lead to ethical dilemmas.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 13: Routines-Based Intervention and Caregiver Coaching: A Tutorial

Presenter(s): Frances Burns, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI) and Caregiver Coaching help Early Intervention providers support caregivers by assisting them to engage their young children in learning as they participate in everyday routines and activities that are meaningful to the children. This tutorial will guide participants through the process of writing functional participation-based outcomes and strategies for individualized, culturally responsive services that fit into a child’s routines. Specific caregiver coaching strategies and key indicators for successful coaching, such as problem solving and demonstration with narration, will be discussed. Strategies to improve delivery of FGRBI via telehealth will be provided.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will identify the components of a functional participation-based outcome.
  2. Participants will discuss the components of the SS-OO-PP-RR Early Intervention home visit model.
  3. Participants will identify key indicators for successful caregiver coaching.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 14: Enthusiastic ethics, reporting, and being confidentially confident

Presenter(s): Kelly A. Caldwell, MA, MS, CCC-SLP; Michelle Dawson; ;

Do you struggle with taking the next step when you are concerned that ethics or statutes have been compromised? What keeps you from taking the next step and doing the next right thing? This course will identify common ethical concerns including scope of practice encroachment, billing and coding inconsistencies, and steps you can consider to help protect our profession and patients. Attendees will explore hypothetical scenarios and problem-solve ethical issues across the life continuum. Tools will be provided to attendees to assist with determining when and where to report.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify common incidents in which code of ethics violations may occur.
  2. Identify the correct reporting agencies for ethical concerns.
  3. Explain the long-term risks of permissible scope of practice encroachment.

 

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 15: Patient-Provider Communication in Minority Populations

Presenter(s): Dania Rishiq, Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science

The communication between the patient and the provider is a key dimension in patient-centered care. Quality of patient-provider communication has been shown to be associated with improved adherence to intervention, overall health outcomes and patient satisfaction. In contrast, problems with communication may lead to inadequate care and poor outcomes for the patients.

This presentation will address the various aspects and dimensions of communication between providers and minority patients, including autonomy supportiveness, patient-centered communication and trust. The understanding of patient-provider communication behaviors is a critical step in reducing the health disparities in the quality and access to speech-language-pathology and audiology services.

Learning Outcomes

  1. As the result of this course, the participant will be able to recognize the importance of patient-provider communication in improving patient outcomes and adherence to intervention, and in reducing the health disparities in the speech and hearing professions.
  2. As the result of this course, the participant will be able to recognize some of the barriers and facilitators of patient-provider communication.
  3. As the result of this course, the participant will be able to learn how to evaluate and improve their patient-provider communication and to identify specific communication behaviors that are malleable and adjustable.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 16: Making the Most of Your SSD Approach: Intro in the Multiple Oppositions Approach

Presenter(s): Dr. Shaverra Jones, ClinScD, CCC-SLP; Dr. Christine Lewis, CCC-SLP

Speech sound disorders (SSD) are a common problem in school-aged children, especially preschool-aged children (Williams, 2003). The results of past and current surveys consistently reveal most SLPs surveyed continue to use traditional interventions, minimal pairs, or cycles approach to remediate speech sound disorders and are not familiar with approaches developed after 1985. With the many treatment approaches available, deciding which treatment approach is most appropriate may be difficult and will require awareness of the treatment options and the ability to determine which options best serves that client’s severity of the phonological disorder. The multiple oppositions approach is a contrastive approach that simultaneously contrasts several target sounds to a comparison sound (Williams 1992, 2000a, 2000b). This session will discuss how target selections impact treatment progress and how to implement the multiple oppositions approach.

Learning Outcomes

  1. The participant will be able to identify which treatment approach is most appropriate for children with moderate to severe phonological disorder
  2. The participant will be able to identify how to conduct an in-depth analysis of a child’s speech with moderate to severe phonological disorders
  3. The participant will be able to identify the phases of the multiple oppositions approach

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 17: Speech-Language Pathology Services and Impact on Quality of Life

Presenter(s): Joy Kinney MSR CCC-SLP

In discussing the primary concerns for the people we treat, many problem areas are identified as reasons for referral, justification for service, and treatment goals; however, oftentimes, providers “miss” the true problem. Quality of life concerns are the reason why someone would reach out to us for services. Specific problem areas in communication would negatively impact a person’s quality of life, with their personal goal to reflect improvement in overall quality of life. This presentation discusses how speech-language pathology services can positively impact quality of life for an adult with communication and swallowing impairments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define individualized quality of life goals
  2. Relate individualized quality of life goals to communication goals
  3. Develop communication interventions that positively impact quality of life

 

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 18: Empowering Early Intervention SLPs and Caregivers with AAC

Presenter(s): Michelle L. W. Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC

Effective utilization of augmentative and alternative communication devices for functional communication within the framework of early intervention often faces spoken and unspoken barriers. These barriers are easily overcome when early intervention Speech-Language Pathologists and Caregivers are empowered with current evidenced-based practices served with a heap of joy! Have you too heard the myths of, “If the child gets a device, then they will never learn spoken language!”, or “But the child has to demonstrate mastery of a picture system before they use a high-tech speech-generating device.”, or “The devices are so expensive, and the family will have to pay for the trial and then the device!”? These commonly held myths will be easily debunked and overcome in this hour-long presentation designed to equip the attendee with functional resources and strategies for AAC implementation. Join Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, host of the critically acclaimed podcast, “First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast” from SpeechTherapyPD.com, and dive into the depths of “why we presume competence with AAC”, “how-to-access AAC for trials”, and “how to implement AAC within the framework of early intervention via Caregiver Coaching”. Michelle will spend the hour to empower YOU to enthusiastically embrace the evidence for all thangs AAC… so, let’s “Presume Competence” and implement AAC early and often together!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to describe three common barriers with regards to implementing augmentative and alternative communication in early intervention.
  2. Participants will be able to describe three strategies to overcome the barriers to implementing augmentative and alternative communication in early intervention.
  3. Participants will be able to describe three functional ways to implement augmentative and alternative communication into daily routines for pediatric patients in the context of early intervention.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 19: Creating an Aphasia Community of Practice: Connecting People with Aphasia, Care Partners, Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinical Researchers to Improve Communication Outcomes

Presenter(s): Leigh Ann Spell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Lynsey M. Keator, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Individuals with aphasia, their care partners, clinicians, and researchers are all invested in improving communication outcomes after a neurological illness or injury. Healthcare facilities and community organizations also have a vested interest to ensure that all are involved in implementing successful, patient-centered outcomes (Unerti et al., 2018). Kagan et al. (2010) proposed that to successfully move new information into clinical practice and/or policy making environments, there must be a continuous process of social interaction and engagement among stakeholders. This interactive presentation will examine strategies to create a dynamic and collaborative aphasia CoP in which all stakeholders have a voice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the purpose of an aphasia community of practice (CoP).
  2. List important stakeholders in an aphasia CoP.
  3. Explain successful strategies to create and sustain an effective aphasia CoP

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 20: Identifying auditory processing delays in infants and young children

Presenter(s): Margaret Glenney, MA, CCC-A

Several of the primitive reflexes present at birth that progress to inhibition emanate from the auditory and vestibular systems. Primitive reflex retention or lack of inhibition has been long linked to developmental and educational issues. This lecture reviews the importance of the process of learning to hear in infants and young children and will focus on risk factors and “ red flags” that may indicate a delay or difficulty in auditory and vestibular neuro-development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Articulate the importance of learning to hear in child development,
  2. Assess the importance of potential auditory deprivation in infants and young children
  3. Identify risk factors for auditory processing delays and disorders.

 

 Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 21: Building Capacity in COMD: Exploring Doctoral Degree Options and Opportunities

Presenter(s): Dr. Jessica Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Dr. Christine Lewis, ClinScD, CCC-SLP; Dr. Chrisonia Williams-Busch, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

As the demand for SLPs continues to increase across the nation, the need also increases for those with terminal degrees to provide the required education. To meet the demand for more practitioners, there should be more opportunities and education related to doctoral level training. There are also current SLPs looking for ways to further their clinical education but question the difference in the terminal degree options. This session will allow guests to hear from professionals who have earned the Ph.D., Ed.D., SLPD, ClinScD degrees and what each of these degrees have prepared them for in practice. We will cover pathways to each degree and potential funding sources and job opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will identify the different types of available terminal degrees available within the field
  2. Participants will describe requirements for degree completion
  3. Participants will describe job opportunities based on the terminal degree earned

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 22: The State of the State Department of Education in SLP

Presenter(s): Angie Neal

The “State of the State Department of Education in SLP” will be an opportunity for participants to hear from and ask questions of the State SLP Contact. Topics that will be addressed in this session will include highlights of the SLP Companion Guide.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the SLP role in LEA Determinations
  2. Summarize key points related to a team approach to addressing unique mealtime needs
  3. Explain the role of the SLP in general education and MTSS

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 23: Part 2: Diagnosing and treating dyslexia in collaboration with school psychologists

Presenter(s): Andrew Shanock, PhD. NCSP

SLPs and school psychologists often complete evaluations in isolation of one another, which leads to over testing and possibly inconsistent conclusions. This presentation will show how SLPs can adopt a collaborative assessment model with school psychologists to produce a single comprehensive evaluation. This time efficient model allows for greater synthesis of professional expertise and knowledge, leading to more precise educational diagnoses and intervention. Using the Simple View of Reading framework, the collaborative team can better differentiate between language processing, dyslexia, and SLI. Special emphasis on assessment and language development of EL population will be woven throughout the presentation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. organize and interpret data from all school based service providers a practice ready
  2. using the Patterns of Strengths and Weakness (PSW) model
  3. reach consensus on the distinctive definitions of dyslexia and language impairment within the context of the Simple View of Reading (SVR)
  4. understand on how monolingual professionals can effectively evaluate English Language Learners

 

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 24: Times are a Changin’: SCSHA Advocacy

Presenter(s): Wanda Crotwell; Kelly Caldwell, MA, MS, CCC-SLP

“Come gather ‘round” and see how SCSHA and the lobbyist are working hard to keep you “swimmin’ and not sink like a stone” in these changing times. Information will be presented on SCSHA’s advocacy efforts in 2022, plans for 2023, and an open discussion of issues affecting our profession. Attendees will be empowered to engage as an advocate individually and within the state association, and to grow as a professional.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List 3 ways professionals can be involved in advocacy at the state level
  2. Describe 3 of SCSHA’s missions for advocacy
  3. Identify ways for professionals to advocate in their workplace to achieve change

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 25: Laryngectomy 101 and Hands-On Lab

Presenter(s): Alissa Yeargin, MSR, CCC-SLP; Christa Likes, MSR, CCC-SLP

This hands-on course will explore the role of the SLP in evaluation and treatment of total laryngectomees. It will begin with an overview of anatomical changes that occur with a total laryngectomy surgery and how this differs from a tracheostomy. It will delve into physiological changes seen with total laryngectomy surgery related to breathing, swallowing, and communication, and describe the role of the SLP in evaluation and treatment of post-laryngectomy swallowing and alaryngeal communication. Clinicians will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lab to expand their knowledge of the various tools used to evaluate and treat the laryngectomy population.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe changes in anatomy and physiology related to total laryngectomy surgery.
  2. Identify differences between total laryngectomy and tracheostomy.
  3. Summarize the role of the SLP in total laryngectomy care.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 26: Making Language Sampling Practical for the Time-Strapped School Based SLP.

Presenter(s): Cavin Fertil

Current research indicates that Language Sampling (LS) is the optimal tool for assessing children and adolescents with cultural and linguistic differences. It is typically resistant to biases that are inherent in traditional standardized tests. Yet, there is no clear guidance on how to make LS practical for busy, time-strapped school-based clinicians. This presentation offers a fresh, practical approach to LS that also enables the clinician to account for linguistic variations and generate functional therapy goals.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the most commonly used and/or recommended methods for language sampling.
  2. Use a simple strategy to indicate whether utterances or productions are influenced by language variation
  3. Apply a research based strategy to generate practical/meaningful therapy goals.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 27: More than Just Speech: Using a Speaking Valve to Enhance Care

Presenter(s): Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP

Promoting a multidisciplinary approach from admission to rehabilitation, this presentation provides the steps and strategies for assessing use of a peaking valve for patients with tracheostomies. Assessment and therapeutic techniques for improving communication, improving swallowing and secretion management, and restoring pressures, among other benefits, will be shared to enhance the care of this patient population. Case studies will be used to improve learning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List the steps for patient selection and assessment for use of a speaking valve
  2. Describe the roles of team members and the key role that the SLP plays
  3. Explain troubleshooting techniques to enhance assessment and therapy

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 28: Teasing Out Symptoms of Social Communication Disorder from Other Psychiatric Labels

Presenter(s): Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,CCC-SLP, ASDCS

According to the DSM-5, SCD is diagnosed based on difficulties in verbal and non-verbal social communication. Interestingly, many of these symptoms are also found in Autism Spectrum Disorder. The defining feature between the two labels is restricted and/or repetitive behaviors. However, many other psychiatric disorders also present with similar behaviors. How does one tease out the necessary defining features?

By comparing and contrasting the characteristics of SCD from other psychiatric diagnoses this presentation will explain why SCD is often misdiagnosed.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List defining characteristics of SCD
  2. Compare and contrast SCD from other psychiatric diagnoses
  3. List situations in which SCD may be mistaken for other diagnoses

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 29: What's New in Aphasia Treatment Approaches?

Presenter(s): Leigh Ann Spell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Allison Croxton, M.S.P., CCC-SLP; Cissy Farrar, M.C.D., CCC-SLP;Mary Aitchison, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Behavioral speech-language therapy is the most used treatment approach for people with aphasia and we are now learning more about what specific types of therapy work best with specific types of aphasia (Kristinsson et al., 2021). In this session, we will demonstrate a variety of evidence-based therapy approaches. We will also discuss non-traditional approaches that are showing promise in helping adults with aphasia communicate more effectively and functionally in their everyday activities (Fridriksson & Hillis, 2021).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the difference between semantic-based and phonological-based aphasia therapy approaches.
  2. Describe specific treatment approaches to implement with people who demonstrate different types and severity of aphasia.
  3. List three new, evidence-based treatment approaches that can help improve communication skills in people with aphasia.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 30: The Post-Pandemic Professional: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Serving & Leading

Presenter(s): Dinah S. Taylor, MA, LMFT

It doesn’t come as a surprise that trauma has become a topic of importance and well-deserved attention, not only in the field of mental health, but in all professions where families and children are served. Being trauma-informed allows individuals to understand the impact it has on families, as well as cultivate spaces where healing and recovery is centered. Child-serving professionals may experience secondary trauma, which can compromise the quality of our professional and personal lives. We must know the signs of distress in clients AND be able to learn ways to prevent secondary traumatic stress for ourselves.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn what a trauma informed approach to leading and serving looks like
  2. Engage in discussion around how children and families are impacted by trauma
  3. Explore effective strategies and techniques to manage burnout and secondary trauma

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM * Eligible for .1 AHSA CE

Awards Lunch - Session 31: Advocating for Yourself and Your Profession

Presenter(s): ASHA Past President Judy Rich

This session will focus on the importance of advocacy at federal, state, and local levels on issues of importance to audiologists and speech-language pathologists and the clients they serve. The ASHA 2023 Public Policy Agenda will be reviewed with interaction about priority issues for SCSHA members. Coordination and support from ASHA on issues in South Carolina will be highlighted. Join us for a fast-paced and interactive session to discuss strategies for successful advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify 3 legislative and/or regulatory advocacy issues that are important to you/your practice.
  2. Describe the methods members can use to take action on federal and state issues using the ASHA website.
  3. Identify one education priority and one health care priority in the 2023 ASHA Public Policy Agenda

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM* 1hr CE available

Session 32: When Everyone is Included, Everyone Wins: Exploring Inclusion in Early Childhood

Presenter(s): Heather Googe, PhD; Dana Bennett M.Ed.

According to the Policy statement on inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs (DHHS/ED, 2015), inclusion in early childhood programs can set a trajectory for inclusion across the life course. Additional research suggests that high-quality inclusive early childhood programs within communities that work together to make the long-term commitment to support and make inclusive opportunities available for young children with disabilities will likely increase positive outcomes for all children and families (Cross, Traub, Hunter-Pishgahi, & Shelton, 2004; Diamond & Huang, 2005; Odom, Buysse, & Soukakou, 2011). Join us to learn more about early childhood inclusion, how you can promote inclusive practices for children birth through five, and local resources available to support you!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define early childhood inclusion
  2. Describe the benefits of early childhood inclusion
  3. Identify ways to increase inclusive early learning opportunities for all children

 

 Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 33: Building Effective Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Programs in the School

Presenter(s): Kristen M. West MA CCC-SLP

This presentation will review evidence based and effective ways to assess and treat pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) and dysphagia in the public schools. Options for building an interdisciplinary team for the assessment and treatment of these disorders will be discussed in addition to relevant processes and procedures.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify the available options for building school based feeding and swallowing programs in public schools
  2. discuss features of effective school based programs
  3. identify processes and procedures that ensure effective school based feeding and dysphagia management programs.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 34: Head and Neck Lymphedema: SLP Needed Niche

Presenter(s): Tiana C. Polite Brown, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CLT

This presentation will focus on lymphedema training, evaluation, assessment, and treatment protocols specific to the scope of practice of speech-language pathology clinicians. The prevalence of head and neck lymphedema (HNL) secondary to head and neck cancer (HNC) and radiation is steadily rising within the adult population. Speech-language pathology clinicians possess the education and clinical reasoning capabilities to address this widespread disease. This presentation will provide evidence-based research, interventions, real-life clinical experiences, and information on how to become a certified lymphedema therapist. In conclusion, there is a need for speech-language pathology clinicians to become lymphedema certified/trained to address the growing epidemic of HNL in cancer patients.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and review basic lymphatic structures and physiology of the head and neck (cervical) regions
  2. Examine the physical and psychological effects of Head and Neck Lymphedema (HNL) on the adult population.
  3. Describe the role and significance of speech-language pathology clinicians in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of HNL lymphedema.
  4. Inform the target audience on how to become a certified lymphedema therapist and specialize in head and neck lymphedema therapy.

 


Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 35: Are Our Caseloads Really That High? A Close Look at Eligibility Requirements of the IDEA

Presenter(s): Angie Neal

Are Our Caseloads Really That High will help school-based SLPs look at their caseloads under the lens of eligibility under the requirements of the IDEA.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List specific requirements for eligibility under the IDEA
  2. Discuss factors that contribute to high caseloads
  3. Describe consequences of inappropriate identification
  4. Examine collaborative practices

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 36: Dream Teams Make it Happen: IPP at Work For a Child with Selective Mutism

Presenter(s): Angela N McLeod, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Kendall Anderson, Graduate Student

SLPs and audiologists must frequently work with other professionals to facilitate outcomes for their clients. In fact, ASHA reports that skillful Interprofessional Practice (IPP) is essential for all clinicians. A World Health Organization (WHO) framework states that Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to collaborate and improve health outcomes. IPP occurs when multiple professionals work together with patients, families, and communities to render high-quality care. This presentation describes the IPP process applied to helping a young child with selective mutism.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe an IPP team and the roles of team members.
  2. Locate resources for developing the practical skills for fostering IPP teams.
  3. List selective mutism features and the benefits of utilizing IPP with nontraditional SLP cases.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 37: #SLPDay!: Resources to Promote the SLP/SLPA Professions and End the Critical Shortage

Presenter(s): AnnMarie C. Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP; Stephen Kneece, MA, CCC-SLP; Jill Eversmann. MS, CCC-SLP;Brooke Bunger, MCD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) was cited at #10 in the 100 Best Jobs and #3 in Best Healthcare Jobs by US News and World Report (2022). The outlook for SLPs in terms of salary, employment rates, job openings, and growth is very promising. However, many high school and community college students are unaware of the opportunities this rewarding career field presents and we currently have a shortage of qualified SLPs and SLPAs nationwide. This presentation will provide an overview of how SLPs and SLPAs can reach out to their local communities to help recruit the next generation of SLPs and SLPAs thereby helping to alleviate this shortage.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the impact that shortage of SLPs and SLPAs has on our ability to meet the needs of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders in South Carolina.
  2. Produce a list of resources that are available for educating prospective students (high school and community college) about the professions of SLP and SLPA.
  3. Create a plan for educating prospective students (high school and community college) in their local community about the benefits of a career as an SLP or SLPA.

 

Friday, February 3, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 38: Dysphagia Following Total Laryngectomy

Presenter(s): Alissa Yeargin, MSR, CCC-SLP; Christa Likes, MSR, CCC-SLP

This course will explore changes in swallow function following total laryngectomy surgery. We will begin by describing normal swallowing anatomy and physiology. Next, we will discuss anatomical and physiological changes related to total laryngectomy surgery. Finally, we wrap up discussing dysphagia evaluation and treatment tools to maximize patient outcomes. We will discuss several relevant case studies highlighting the Speech-Language Pathologist's role with this patient population.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe normal swallowing anatomy and physiology.
  2. Identify changes in swallowing anatomy and physiology related to total laryngectomy surgery.
  3. Define evaluation and treatment approaches for swallowing difficulty in the total laryngectomy population.
Friday, February 3, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 39: Meaning Making in Play: Interdisciplinary Evaluation and Application (Part 2)

Presenter(s): Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP, CLC; Karen McWaters, MOT, OTR/L; ;

This presentation is a part two to Meaning Making in Play: An Interdisciplinary Lens for Development and will allow listeners to take the interdisciplinary lens on praxis, language, and play to be able to assess disruptions in these skills based on a. child's individual differences. This lecture will dive even deeper into sensory processing differences, which can significantly impact developmental milestones and capacities. Karen and Erin will describe how sensory differences can not only impact motor development, but also language development and how we as SLPs should have the tools to better identify a child's sensory processing. Presenters will then provide tools for sessions, and how to structure feedback to patients so that we can make sure we are supporting their learning styles and how they process information for the most success with their communication and language development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Articulate the impact of developmental disruptions on language and motor skills
  2. Identify individual differences in sensory processing
  3. Apply sensory-sensitive concepts for treatment in providing feedback to clients and structuring sessions

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 40: Becoming an Implementation Scientist: How to Use Implementation Science in Clinical Practice

Presenter(s): Rebekah Wada, PhD, CCC-SLP

In the last few years, the field of speech-language pathology has increased its attention on the understanding and use of implementation science. But what is implementation science? And how is it useful for practicing speech-language pathologists? In this presentation, participants will learn about implementation science, including its history and relevance to speech-language pathologists. Practical tips for infusing key components of implementation science into clinical practice to enhance the use of evidence-based practices and improve client outcomes will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define implementation science and describe its relevance to the field of speech-language pathology.
  2. Identify one implementation science framework that can be implemented in clinical practice.
  3. Describe three barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practices and how those barriers can be overcome.

 


Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 41: Beyond the Therapy Room

Presenter(s): Hailey Zehner, M.S. CCC-SLP; Marley C. Costin, BA, SLP-A; John Moore

The field of Speech-Language Pathology provides vast opportunities to have positive lifelong impacts on the lives of others. “Beyond the Therapy Room” will teach participants about the value of support groups and their benefits to improve outcomes for clients with communication disorders. Attendees will learn how to facilitate support groups, connect communities, and empower their clients to reach their full potential by being in community with others. The goal of speech therapy is to improve communication so that people can more easily connect with others. Those connections can go deeper and stronger when people are supported and connected.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn the types and benefits of community support groups for clients with communication disorders and their families.
  2. Understand how support groups can serve as a valuable complement to traditional speech therapy services.
  3. Learn the roles of the SLP/SLPA and steps required to attend/host community support groups.

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 42: Discourse Abilities in Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical Application + Research Findings

Presenter(s): Deena Schwen Blackett, PhD, CCC-SLP; Federico Rodriguez-Porcel, MD

An SLP’s role in the management of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is expanding beyond addressing voice, motor speech, and swallowing impairments. Other aspects of communication affected by PD, including higher-level language comprehension and discourse (Murray, 2008), require an SLP’s expertise. As an example, we will describe a clinical model used to determine candidacy of PD patients for deep brain stimulation—an intervention for motor symptoms—that includes evaluation of discourse. We will also present findings of a research study using these clinical data, which examined the relationship between discourse abilities and patient perceptions of communication.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe what is known and unknown about language abilities in PD.
  2. explain research findings related to discourse abilities in PD and their association with self-perceptions of communication.
  3. identify potential methods for implementing discourse measures in PD evaluations.

 

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 43: Implementing FEES in Acute Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation: Processes, Procedures, and Protocols

Presenter(s): Danielle Peeler, M.A., CCC-SLP; Molly Lukens, M.A., CCC-SLP

This presentation identifies the development and implementation of a FEES program whether in acute care, outpatient, or in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Participants will learn important steps to acquire FEES and the role of the SLP in executing FEES program development.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehend how to research flexible endoscopes and choose the right scope for the facility
  2. Acquire information for developing a FEES program, including key departments to include, launching, and marketing the program
  3. Identify solutions to potential obstacles while implementing a FEES program

 


Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 44: Cleft Care across the spectrum: Prenatal to 18 years

Presenter(s): Melissa Montiel, MSR, CCC-SLP; Stephanie Schank, MSP, CCC-SLP

Cleft care can be intensive and requires multiple interventions across childhood. This presentation will provide information regarding care starting prenatally to adulthood. Topics to include: feeding, education for the family, speech deficits, surgery and overall care for the cleft child and family. We will also discuss major myths associated with cleft lip and/or palate.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learner will be able to name 2 bottles needed for cleft feeding
  2. Learner will discuss why prenatal education is important
  3. Learner will list 2 myths associated with cleft care/treatment

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 45: Taming the Tantrum-Positive Behavior Supports for Speech Therapy

Presenter(s): Hailey Zehner, M.S. CCC-SLP

Do you have a kid you dread seeing because they never listen, scream, kick? Positive behavior supports can cut your stress in half and profoundly change their lives. We weren't taught behavior management in school, but it's a daily part of our job. Learn to accurately identify behaviors, understand why they are happening, and know what to do about it so your clients can meet their goals faster.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the impact lagging social emotional skills are having on therapy sessions through behavior mapping.
  2. Use a social skills hierarchy to identify social emotional targets that are developmentally appropriate.
  3. Use positive behavior supports to increase client compliance during speech therapy sessions.

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 46: Speech Language Pathology Influencers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Presenter(s): Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

This course will discuss nuances of how to uphold ethics and values as a speech language pathologist on social media. This course will review pseudoscience, the dark side of marketing, and how to be an informed consumer and producer of information related to our field shared on social media and other online resources. This course will help learners better apply evidence-based practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Summarize at least 5 ways to identify pseudoscience.
  2. Assess social media information for credibility.
  3. Demonstrate ways to uphold ethical values when sharing information online.

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 47: Culturally-Relevant Service Delivery for Dementia

Presenter(s): Michele L. Norman, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Appropriate assessment and intervention of persons with dementia are important for gaging the progression of the disease process causing the syndrome. It is even more critical that SLPs consider cultural differences of persons with dementia during service delivery to avoid biases that may impact care. This presentation will review normal and pathological aging, differences in dementia syndromes, and culturally-relevant strategies for service delivery with this population.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List 3 signs of dementia
  2. List 3 strategies for culturally-relevant assessment for persons with dementia
  3. List 3 strategies for culturally-relevant intervention for persons with dementia