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2018 Annual Convention Schedule: Saturday, July 27, 2018
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Below you will find the session detail schedule for Saturday, July 28, 2018. 

Please note: ASHA CE approval is pending. All courses are offered at the Intermediate Level, Professional Area. 

The MysteriouS CaSe of a Stubborn Fricative S

Session Number: 3001
Speaker: Tambi Braun
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

Pediatric patients with Velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) are becoming more frequent on the caseloads of school and medical speech language pathologists (SLPs). These cases can be challenging both in the understanding of the speech characteristics (resonance shifts, nasal emissions, and compensatory articulation) and creating the appropriate plan of intervention. The purpose of this lecture is to present a case report of a patient with a rare syndrome and cleft palate and the continuing difficulties with remediating her production of the fricative /s/. This presentation will also review intervention techniques for fricative production and how hearing loss may impact treatment success.

Learning Objectives

  • Participant will be able to discriminate between a nasal fricative and a nasal emission.
  • Participant will be able to determine the relationship between hearing loss and fricatives.
  • Participant will be able to identify compensatory articulation and habitual articulation errors.

 

Audience: SLP
Ages: Pediatric
Level: Intermediate

Voice Ground Rounds

Session Number: 3002
Speaker: Adam Lloyd
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

The session allows participants to participate in the evaluation process of voice cases seen by voice specialists in the state. Cases are presented starting with the patient complaint, background history, and then the evaluation process. Participants are encouraged to help figure out the optimal treatment. The evaluation typically includes perceptual analysis, acoustic and/or aerodynamic assessment, and laryngeal stroboscopy. Following a determination of the accurate impressions, discussion of treatment options is entertained, and follow-up is presented. Evidence-based decision-making will be emphasized. There will be a panel discussion of additional cases, with audience participation, introduced by a prominent laryngologist in the state.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn and discuss the current evaluation methods for voice disorders.
  • Learn and discuss current methods for treating individuals with voice disorders.
  • Openly discuss possible treatment options and evaluation strategies with presenters and other attendees within the context of evidence-based practice.

Audience: SLP, Student
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

Enriching our work through Reflective Practice

Session Number: 3003
Speaker: Jennifer Black
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

Are you looking for ways to enrich the therapeutic experiences of your clientele? Do you strive to continuously learn? This session will explore the benefits of inquiry into experience, theoretical knowledge and intuition as well as the various ways to engage in reflective practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify at least 2 benefits of reflective practice.
  • Participants will be able to identify ways to engage reflective practice.
  • Participants will be able to describe the value of focusing on internal and affective processes.

Audience: General
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

Medicaid Ethics and Reimbursement: What Would You Do?

Session Number: 3004
Speakers: Charlene Westman & Felice Abby
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

Ethics and reimbursement issues are often complex and confusing. We will present the latest information about Florida state laws, AHCA guidelines, ASHA code of ethics and more. Discussions will focus on ways to address conflicts, report fraud, and self-audit your own practice. Audience participation will be encouraged!

Learning Objectives

  • To be knowledgeable about the laws and guidelines that impact Medicaid therapy service provision in the state of Florida.
  • To be informed about steps to take or resources to utilize when ethical conflicts, contractual problems, or repeated payment denials occur.
  • To be aware of what constitutes fraud and what our professional responsibilities are concerning prevention and reporting.
  • To learn about different ways to improve our own responses to ethical challenges and problem-solving in everyday scenarios.

Audience: General, SLP, AUD, Student
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

The Role of Joint Attention in Assessment and Goal Setting

Session Number: 3005
Speakers: Fay McGill and Tamara Stein
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

Difficulties with joint attention are at the core of autism and can negatively impact the child’s ability to connect socially with others. This session will focus on the development of early social interaction skills, including joint attention, and how challenges in this area can impact later communication and language development. The specific milestones of joint attention will be addressed. The presenter will describe an assessment framework, that includes evaluation of joint attention skills, and will explain how it is used collaboratively with parents to set communication goals in the context of parent-implemented intervention.

Learning Objectives

  • Contrast the development of joint attention in children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder with children who develop social communication typically.
  • Identify the milestones of joint attention during social communication assessments with children who have autism.
  • Apply the information gained about joint attention development to create effective social communication goals within parent-implemented interventions.

Audience: SLP, Student
Ages: Pediatric
Level: Intermediate

Schools Round Table

Session Number: 3006
Speakers: Shannon Hall-Mills, Nicole Mancini, and Lyndsey Zurawski
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
CE: 1.5 – Clinical SLP

Each year, the FLASHA Schools Round Table, provides the opportunity to present to members the work of the Schools Task Force and the FLASHA Schools Committee. Additionally, this session provides participants the opportunity to participate in facilitated conversations to guide the future work and provide feedback to the Schools Committee.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the key initiative within the state for school-based member.
  • Review current advocacy initiative including caseload/workload legislation and survey result.
  • Provide input through discussion of key initiatives

Audience: General, SLP, AUD
Ages: Pediatric
Level: Intermediate

 

LSL Across the Lifespan- Part 2

Session Number: AGB3001
Presenter: Beth (Catherine) Reckord
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CE: 1 – Clinical AUD

Children, teens and adults venture down various paths as they mature and age. Add hearing loss to that mix and they face personal, social, educational/career and medical challenges. Join us as we take a closer look at this journey they face. Auditory rehabilitation is beneficial to both these age groups to help them manage their activities of daily life. Both old school practices and advances in technology can support their journey.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will identify steps for successful listening in adult auditory rehabilitation.

· Participants will identify 3 barriers teens and adults may face emotionally and/or medically in their journey through auditory rehabilitation.

· Participants will identify 3 benefits to involve practice partners in auditory rehabilitation.

· Participants will identify 3 resources or activities teens or adults can use to enhance their auditory rehabilitation.

Audience: AUD (A.G. Bell Track)
Ages: Adult
Level: Intermediate

Climbing to the TOP of the Functional Emotional Developmental Ladder: Intervention for Children with ASD

Session Number: 3007
Speaker: Lisette Cassetari
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

In preschool and beyond, professionals and parents alike are motivated to focus on “social skills” and the best ways to make children strong social communicators. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to teaching social skills often meet with limited success – especially for individuals with unique developmental profiles. This presentation will focus on the higher Functional Emotional Developmental Levels (V-IX) and how to use each child’s unique developmental profile to optimize their success. An overview of the higher levels of development includes how to represent or symbolize intentions and feelings in imaginative play and/or language, to think in logical and abstract ways, an illustration of multi-causal and triangular thinking, comparative thinking, gray-area thinking, intermittent reflective thinking, a stable sense of self, and internal standard. The emphasis is on how to tailor interactions to individual differences that assist the child to elaborate on his/her interests, create sequential dialogues, and represent and understand experience given the widening range of emotions and expectations development poses. Deepening the child’s emotionally charged themes through pretend play conversations is underlined as a chief means of building richer and prolonged interactions to build empathy and deal with anxiety and constrictions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify each of the higher Functional Emotional Developmental Levels 5-.
  • Describe the importance of moving individuals up the developmental ladder.
  • Describe practical examples of how you can tailor interactions to build empathy and decrease social anxiety.

Audience: General, SLP, Student
Ages: Pediatric
Level: Intermediate

Communicate to Escape

Session Number: 3008
Speaker: Scott Archibald
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

Bring the popular escape room experience to your speech session. Learn the purpose of using active learning activities to engage students and provide meaningful educational interventions. Discover the tools and resources you need to create your own escape room and communicate to escape.

Learning Objectives

  • Each participant will be able to access and use interactive tools to engage students in a fun and educational activity.
  • Each participant will be able to describe the purpose of the active learning environment.
  • Each participant will be able to create an activity that meets the needs of the identified goal/objective for a student or a classroom-based activity.

Audience: General, SLP, Student
Ages: Pediatric
Level: Intermediate

Finding and Freeing the Inner Voice: Voice Training and Surgical Treatments for Matching Gender Identity

Session Number: 3009
Speaker: Adam Lloyd
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

Voice modification for transgender men and women and gender nonconforming individuals is a much-needed service in our communities. This session will focus on evaluation and treatment options for transgender clients who seek to modify their voice and communication to better match their gender identity. The session will review literature on gender perception related to voice and speech. Voice training exercises for modulating pitch, intonation patterns, resonance, and articulation, as well as other speech and communication modalities will be reviewed and practiced. Surgical options for increasing or decreasing pitch will be introduced. This session will also discuss the multicultural aspects of working with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Case examples will be shown and the session will conclude with practice of the voice training strategies mentioned in the presentation, with feedback from the presenters.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn and discuss relevant literature regarding gender perception related to voice and speech.
  • Learn and discuss current methods to evaluate transgender clients who are seeking voice modification.
  • Learn and discuss current voice modification treatment for transgender clients, including voice training and surgical options.

Audience: SLP, Student
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

The World is Changing: An Overview of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Session Number: 3010
Speaker: Rachel Williams
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

An overview of demographic changes across the country and state as it relates to multicultural populations will be discussed. Also, an overview of diversity terminology and general multicultural considerations relevant to service delivery will be presented. This presentation will emphasize the necessity of increasing cultural competency for SLPs and audiologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe demographic changes across the United States and Florida.
  • Define three new diversity terms related to multicultural considerations for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Identify professional resources available from ASHA’s Office Multicultural Affairs that support increasing cultural competency.

Audience: General, SLP, Students
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

Audiology for SLPs

Session Number: 3011
Speaker: B. Judy Oremland
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

This course will introduce the basics of the audiogram and what it entails (i.e. symbols, speech banana, configuration of loss. etc.). It will review the fundamentals of hearing loss and how it is charted and interpreted (i.e. degrees of loss). Examples of various types of hearing loss will be explored (i.e. conductive, sensorineural, mixed).

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to thoroughly understand and explain an audiogram report.
  • Participants will understand the various causes of hearing loss, and how it is charted.
  • Participants will explain the major types of hearing loss.

Audience: General, SLP, AUD, Student
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate


Auditory Perception Training for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients

Session Number: AGB3002
Presenter: Katherine Lantigua
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical AUD

Auditory Perception Training (APT) is the prescribed use of music exercises to improve auditory perception in children and adults. Through APT, musical elements, such as timbre and pitch, can be systematically applied to the four levels of auditory processing: sound detection, discrimination, identification, and comprehension. The current case example involves a pediatric cochlear implant (CI) recipient who received twelve 20-minute APT sessions. Data from the APT sessions as well as her individual speech therapy sessions were compared to draw conclusions on the relationship between sound discrimination and speech perception. The APT sessions were effective as evidenced by an upward trend in both the APT and speech therapy sessions. Recommendations include utilizing APT activities and co-treating with a music therapist for further application of the technique.

Learning Objectives

· As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to explain the scientific logic behind Auditory Perception Training (APT).

· As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to classify musical elements into the four levels of auditory processing.

· As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to integrate aspects of APT to their speech therapy sessions.

Vowel Are you? Good to Sea You

Session Number: 3012
Speakers: Tambi Braun and Lyndsey Shaw
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

Pediatric patients with vowel production errors are often missed because most standard testing for articulation does not target or assess vowels. Patients with motor speech (planning) disorders often have vowel errors and these vowel errors may make speech intelligibility markedly reduced. Resonance may also be affected and it is important to recognize how these errors also influence suprasegmental speech characteristics. Assessment, treatment strategies and underlying motor planning for vowel errors will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Participant will be able to describe how vowel errors affect overall intelligibility.
  • Participant will be able to describe a motor speech (planning) disorder.
  • Participant will be able to identify co-articulatory vowel errors.

 

Audience: General, SLP
Ages: Pediatric
Level: Intermediate

 

SLP Real World 101: What You Always Wanted or Needed to Know but Were Afraid to or Did Not Know to Ask

Session Number: 3013
Speaker: Joe Barimo
Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

During this session the most likely workplaces for SLP’s will be examined. Hospitals, schools, private practice, nursing homes and home health sites will be explored with the focus being on what an SLP should know and do to be successful. Current practitioners will begin by providing a 2-minute overview of success factors for SLP’s in their respective locations. The next round will feature each expert providing a 2 minute behind the scenes glimpse at what a typical day in that setting looks like. The third round provides participants the opportunity to sit in a small group with each presenter and rotate through until each group has met with each presenter. This is your time to ask the burning questions. To conclude the session, the moderator will review the learning objectives and highlight key aspects from the session.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize three success factors associated with each of the workplaces discussed.
  • Describe the key roles and responsibilities of an SLP in each setting.
  • Identify at least 3 potential advantages and disadvantages of practicing in each location for you personally.

Audience: General, Student, SLP, AUD
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate


Aural Rehab Resources, Tips and Tricks

Session Number: AGB3003
Presenter: Karalee Needelman
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical AUD

Supporting infants, toddlers, children, teens and adults using hearing devices to listen takes commitment, patience and positivity! A range of support and listening resources uniquely designed to help everyone gain maximum benefit from their hearing technology and achieve their full potential will be reviewed. Attendees will learn about Advanced Bionics resources to boost babies and toddlers listening and language skills, help children succeed in their early years and have a rewarding educational experience, help children, teens, and adults improve their speech understanding in quiet and noise, help adults to confidently listen to music, and access a host of free, fun activities to practice listening.

Learning Objectives

· List 2 resources or activities to use with a baby/toddler in everyday environments while learning to listen.

· List 2 resources or activities to use with a school aged child in everyday environments while learning to listen.

· List 2 resources or activities a teen or adult can use in everyday environments while learning to listen

Audience: AUD (A.G. Bell Track)
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

Dysphagia Grand Rounds

Session Number: 3014
Speaker: Amanda Demane
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

This session will highlight five individual patients with swallowing complaints and follow them from initial presentation through evaluation and treatment. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters as information will be presented gradually allowing time to probe the decision-making process. Video highlights of the exams will be presented. Treatment discussion will be evidence-based and dependent on results of instrumental exam. Background on specific disorders depicted will follow to provide the audience further information.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine appropriate use of instrumentation in evaluating patients with swallowing complaints.
  • Provide treatment recommendations as a result of swallowing deficits observed during assessment.

Audience: SLP
Ages: Adult, Senior
Level: Intermediate

Fair Hearings

Session Number: 3015
Speakers: Charlene Westman and Debbie Campbell
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

This session will provide a discussion about current difficulties providers may be having with Medicaid-based insurance plans. This session will assist providers with procedures to address therapy authorization reductions, denials, appeals, fair hearings, billing issues, and documentation for problems they may be facing.

Learning Objectives

  • Providers will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of what an adverse decision is with therapy authorizations, including reductions and denials.
  • Providers will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of procedures to address adverse therapy authorizations, including appeals and fair hearings.
  • Providers will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of procedures to address billing issues.
  • Providers will be able to utilize documentation to address adverse therapy authorization decisions and billing issues.

Audience: General
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate


LSLS Live: Live demonstrations of therapy activities designed to target Listening and Spoken Language Goals

Session Number: AGB3004
Presenter: Erica Heatherington
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical AUD

Practioners working in the Listening and Spoken language field are focused on designing therapy sessions that guide and coach family members and caregivers to be the primary teacher of speech, language and auditory development. This type of therapy involves much planning and tailoring to both the child and the caregiver’s specific learning styles and preferences, as well as specific goals set for the child. In addition, many therapists are looking for new and exciting activities to share with their caseload, but few have the time to create and prepare. This session will provide demonstrations and rationale of new and exciting activities as well as the goals each activity can target. Each tried and true activity will be demonstrated by a real live therapist who can share the materials, process and outcomes from using their activity in their practice.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will list one new activity to target speech goals.

· Participants will list three goals that can be targeted for one activity.

· Participants will list one new resource for finding therapy materials or activities

Audience: AUD (A.G. Bell Track)
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate

FLASH Talks, Take 2: A New Way to Learn!

Session Number: 3016
Speakers: Various Presenters
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CE: 1 – Clinical SLP

Modeled after the popular TED Talk format, FLASH Talks are designed to present participants with multiple ideas and topics, delivered through powerful short-form, interactive presentations (20 minutes or less). Each FLASH Talk session covers multiple topics and is designed to foster discussion amongst participants in a new and enhanced way.

This session will feature three separate talks, each 20 minutes in length, designed to provide an introduction and high-level overview of some of the most relevant topics facing attendees today. Participants will explore how bilingual speech patterns are shaping the professionals assess and treat speech disorders, discuss Parkinson's Disease and how patient and caregiver perception of speech disorders are viewed, and highlight the increase ofVelopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) on the caseloads of Speech-Language Pathologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will identify bilingual speech patterns and how they impact assessment and treatment of various speech disorders.
  • Participants will explore the perceptions of speech disorders among Parkinson's patients and their caregivers, and how these two perceptions are related.
  • Participants will understand how hearing loss impacts fricatives in pediatric patients with VPD.

In order to receive CEU Credit, participants must attend all the scheduled FLASH Talks in a single block. No partial credit will be given.

Click here to access the FLASH Talk Lineup, including speaker information, talk description, and learning objectives (opens in a new window)!

Knowledge Bowl

Session Number: 3017
Speaker: Jay Mazza
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
CE: 2 – Clinical SLP

An annual tradition, FASHA will again host the Knowledge Bowl, a student competition which places teams from various universities against each other in a gameshow format, drawing questions from the Praxis examination. A panel of experts comprised of FLASHA members will also compete.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will review questions from the Praxis exam.
  • Participants will measure their overall performance on the Praxis exam.

Audience: General
Ages: All ages
Level: Intermediate