Program Information


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Highlighted Sessions

Seminar 11
April 4, 2019 Thursday 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Donn Bailey Lecture
Literacy Through the Arts: Building Bridges and Connections That Foster Stronger Communities and Engaged Citizens

Lorraine Wynn Dancy, PhD
Level of Instruction: Introductory
The Arts provide speech-language pathologists with opportunities to facilitate varied speech and language experiences for school-age youth. This presentation will offer evidence-based research that the Arts (performing arts, visual arts, spoken and written arts) promote focused attention and concentration that facilitate language engagement for receptive and expressive language learning. When there is emphasis on depth of processing, the Arts enable the development of rich semantic networks that can greatly improve speech and language expression, while enhancing information retention in long-term memory. Two exemplary school-based programs will be presented that demonstrate how the utilization of art forms’ visual and movement aspects foster heightened student engagement in the learning process, while providing guided practice in vocabulary development, as well as spoken and written language expression.

Learner Outcomes: Describe how the Arts can promote improved attention and concentration in school-age youth. Explain how the Arts can be used to improve speech and language expression. Describe at least one school-based program that uses the Arts to enhance learning and language expression.

Seminar 15
April 5, 2019 Friday 9:15AM - 10:15AM
NSIG Highlighted Presentation
Trachs, Cuffs, Blue Dye, OMG! Nuts and Bolts for the SLP

RAQUEL GARCIA, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Level of Instruction: Introductory
Breathing and swallowing are considered a perfect pair. Swallowing safely is dependent on a functioning respiratory system. When a person has an artificial airway, there is a theory that the person is at an increased risk for dysphagia. This presentation will review the variable approaches that speech pathologists have when assessing and treating a patient with a tracheostomy. A comprehensive literature review will be highlighted to provide open discussion about the validity of the Modified Evans Blue Dye tool, dysphagia practices, and impact of instrumental assessment. In order to compare literature to clinical realm, highlights of social media survey will be explored that continues to demonstrate the variability on how assessment and intervention is executed. The main focus of this presentation, is to truly review what are best practices for managing a patient with dysphagia who has a tracheostomy. As such, the impact the speech pathologist's intervention on length of stay, safety, and independence will be addressed. The ultimate goal of this presentation is to illustrate what the research has said in the past and currently versus what is actually happening in clinical practice.

Learner Outcomes: Identify normal anatomy and physiology for swallowing & breathing. Define components of tracheostomies, respiratory supports, and speaking valves. Explain scope of Modified Evans Blue Dye test versus instrumental assessments. Review current best practices for assessing and treating patients with tracheostomy tubes.

Seminar 19
April 5, 2019 Friday 10:15AM-11:15AM
NSIG Highlighted Presentation
Infant Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation for Swallowing : Nuts and Bolts for the SLP

RAQUEL GARCIA, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation for Swallowing (FEES) is an instrumental assessment that was created by Dr. Susan Langmore in the late 1980's to further assess the pharyngeal phase of swallowing in adults. Once thought that FEES would be an alternative to MBS when the fluoroscopy suite was not available, it is now viewed as an equal instrumental assessment to MBS, as FEES allows for direct assessment of the motor and sensory aspects of the swallow. In the pediatric population, typically Modified Barium Swallow studies are viewed as the gold standard to assess dysphagia. The concern for fluroscopy time, radiation exposure, frequent repeat studies in short period of time, and inability to assess breast feeding are often reviewed in the literature. This presentation will review the role and reliability of FEES in the pediatric population. Additionally, the safety of FEES in the pediatric population will be explored. Lastly, the current best practices with FEES in the pediatric population will be addressed.

Learner Outcomes: Appreciate an overview of how Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation for Swallowing (FEES) is performed. Identify typical and atypical anatomy and physiology of swallowing with FEES. Review differences between FEES and Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS). Discuss the reliability of FEES assessment for detecting penetration and aspiration in infants.

Seminar 23
April 5, 2019 Friday 11:30AM-12:30PM
NSIG Highlighted Presentation
Communication & Swallowing Considerations for Patients Requiring Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation

Jamie Fisher, PhD, CCC-SLP, PhD, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are responsible for and tasked with the assessment and treatment of patients requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation in the areas of communication and swallowing. To effectively assess these patients and subsequently devise an effective plan of treatment, SLPs have many factors to consider including identifying and applying evidenced based practice tools and collaborating with healthcare professionals. This presentation will discuss current assessment and treatment trends in research and clinical practice regarding the communication and swallowing of patients requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.

Learner Outcomes: The learner will be able to identify from evidenced-base research the current trends in the assessment and treatment of patients requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation. The learner will understand how to apply research to clinical practice in the assessment and treatment of patients requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation. The learner will identify current trends in collaborating with medical health care professions to effectively care for patients requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.


Student Chat
April 5, 2019 Friday 12:45PM -1:45PM
Student Chat: The Real SLPs of the Workplace
This session is aimed to provide students with real life experiences and expectations from a panel
of experts that work as SLPs in different settings. Bring your smiles, questions, and don’t forget
your pen and paper to jot down the contact information of professionals who you may wish to
contact throughout your professional/academic journey.

Seminar 32
April 5, 2019 Friday 3:15PM - 4:15PM
Success in Starting a Private Practice in Communication Disorders

Doanne Ward Williams, MS, CCC-SLP, TheraPlay Bilingual Solutions; Arnell Brady, MS, CCC-SLP, Brady Speech-Language Pathology; Shanita Ebere, MA, CCC-SLP, Naturally Speaking Therapy; Jonathan Love, MS, CCC-SLP; Aisha Fayne, CCC-SLP, Teddy Fayne, Let's Talk Therapy
Level of Instruction: Introductory
This one-hour panel discussion will feature professionals with established private practices that address communication disorders and related concerns. Each panelist will discuss their journey to creating their private practice as well as discuss any pitfalls to avoid and tips for success. Topics to be discussed will include but not be limited to the benefits and drawbacks to developing a private practice, how to create a business plan, funding and payment considerations, ethical issues related to having a private practice and growing your start-up client base. This discussion is intended for professionals and students who are considering or are in the early stages of developing a private practice. While this presentation is part of a two-part series, attendance at both is not required.

Learner Outcomes: Explain what a business plan is and what components should be included in the plan. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks to developing a private practice. Explain at least one ethical dilemma to avoid when establishing a private practice.

Seminar 36
April 5, 2019 Friday 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Building Your Private Practice by Maximizing Technology, Social and Collaborations

Doanne Ward-Williams, MS, CCC-SLP, Theraplay Bilingual Solutions; Arnell Brady, MS, CCC-SLP, Brady Speech-Language Pathology; Cathy Runnels, MA, CCC-SLP, Accent on Speech; Jonathan Love, MS, CCC-SLP; Aisha Fayne, CCC-SLP, Teddy Fayne, Let's Talk Therapy
Level of Instruction: Introductory
This one-hour panel discussion will feature clinicians with long-standing established private practices that address communication disorders and related concerns. The focus of this second seminar of a two-part series is to provide attendees with marketing strategies to help build and maintain the client-base for a private practice. Panelists will provide first-hand experience regarding effective and innovative marketing approaches fueled by use of technology, social media and community collaborations. This discussion is intended for professionals and students who are considering or are in the early stages of developing a private practice as well as professionals with an established private practice. While this presentation is part of a two-part series, attendance at both is not required.

Learner Outcomes: Explain at least one effective marketing strategy to build a client-base. Discuss the difference between establishing a client base and maintaining a client-base. Explain how social technology, social media and network collaborations can be best used to build and maintain a client-base.

Seminar 43
April 6, 2019 Saturday 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Diverse Student Leadership Pathways: Empowering Future Student Leaders

Charlotte Miller, BA, Plattsburgh State University; Aya Khalil, BS, Sacramento State University; Chelsea Woodard, BS, James Madison University
Level of Instruction: Introductory
Research identifies that low numbers of minority student populations (e.g., ethnic minorities and LGBT students) participate in high-profile leadership roles at universities (Arminio, Carter, Jones, Kruger, Lucas, Washington, Young, & Scott, 2000). However, the role of minority leaders is paramount. Alire (2001) explains that minority leaders manage a two-pronged agenda: leading a predominantly white society and doing what is necessary to influence, identify, and develop emerging minority leaders. The objective of this presentation is to inform minority students about various pathways of student leadership and how to handle adversity while moving up the leadership hierarchy. Four present and past National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association executive council members who represent minority student populations will outline their leadership experiences, including obstacles and successes. The larger goal is to discuss the varied pathways to student leadership and present strategies for being a successful leader.

Learner Outcomes: Identify the steps and competencies needed for a range of leadership roles, including national student leadership. Identify challenges and/or obstacles for minority students in gaining and maintaining leadership roles.

Seminar 48
April 6, 2019 Saturday 1:15PM - 3:15PM
Untold America on Deaf Culture: Reflection & Discussion

Panel Members: Darian Burwell, Regional Center Manager, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing;Martina Moore-Reid, Communications Access Specialist, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; JaVonda Adams, Deaf Community Member; Anita Baker, Community Interpreter

Level of Instruction: Introductory
Season 8 of Untold America, presented by AJ+, breaks down misconceptions about the Deaf community with special focus on African Americans. Panelists for this session will provide their first-hand perspective from individuals from the black deaf community in addition to an American Sign Language Interpreter with experience serving the deaf community in the Charlotte area. Prior to the discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to view the short films comprising season 8 of Untold America as part of this seminar.

Learner Outcomes: Participants will discuss misconceptions about the Deaf community, learn about deaf culture, describe challenges specific to African Americans in the deaf community, explain how best to support the deaf community as speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

 

 

Program

Wednesday, April 3rd: 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, NBASLH Cares - Recruitment Initiative

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Board Meeting 

 

Thursday, April 4th:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Exhibitor Setup

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Exhibits Open

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Donn F. Bailey Lecture

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Opening Session

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Opening Reception 

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Praxis Bowl 

 

Friday, April 5th: 

7:30 am - 9:00 am, Annual Membership Meeting

8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Exhibits Open

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, NSIG Meeting

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Student Chat 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Affiliates Meeting

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Cocktail Hour 

7:30 pm - 12:00 am, Awards Banquet

                             

Saturday, April 6th:

8:00 am - 2:30 pm - Exhibits Open

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm -  Student-Mentor Luncheon 

2:30 pm - Exhibit Tear Down

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Poster Session/Reception & Mix and Mingle with Affiliates