February 2015
The Newsletter of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

MSHA Conference in Lansing

The MSHA Annual Conference
March 26-28, 2015
Lansing Center/Radisson Hotel
Lansing, Michigan
Join us!

Hotel Deadline extended to March 6th!

   The deadline to secure a hotel room at the Lansing Radisson for the MSHA Conference rate is Friday, March 6th!  Reservations received after 3/6/2015 or above the contracted room block will be subject to availability and higher room rate. By registering before MSHA Early Bird Deadline - March 9,2015 - you can save $50. 

   To reserve your room, please call (517)482-0188 or (800) 333-3333.  You may fax the form to 517-487-6646, Attention Reservations Department.  Reservations must be guaranteed with deposit or major credit card. For suite prices & reservations call direct 517-482-0188.
   For Online Booking Go To:  http://www.radisson.com/lansingmi   Make your reservation as you normally would and then put the booking code assigned to the group in the "Promo Code" entry.  That code is:  MSLHA5.

   To receive the group rate, you must identify yourself as a Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association or MSHA participant when calling to make your reservation.   Quoted rates are subject to state and local taxes (13%).

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Volume Thirty-Eight, Number Two, February 2015

This is the Newsletter of the
Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dawn Kutney, Editor
790 W.Lake Lansing Rd.
Suite 500-A
East Lansing, Michigan  48823
email address:  msha@att.net
Website: www.michiganspeechhearing.org

MSHA Executive Board & Advisory Assembly 2014-2015

MSHA Executive Board:

Julie Pratt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kathy Rigley-Rowell, M.A., CCC-SLP
Past President: 
Heather Balog, Ph.D., CCC- SLP

Beth Economou, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sherry Riedel, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy:
Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Audiology Services:
Angelique Boerst, M.A., CCC-A
VP for Membership:
Gordon Krainen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
VP for Professional Dev & Education:
Emmylou Garza-Prisby, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP Elect for Prof Dev & Education:
Terry Lange-Winkel, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Public Relations:
Melissa Witsil, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Healthcare:
Carolyn Doty, M.A., CCC-SLP
Julie Kiefer Eaman, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Public Schools:
Lori Tavtigian, M.A., CCC-SLP

MSHA Advisory Assembly:
Audiology Practice:
Angelique Boerst, M.A., CCC-A
Continuing Education:
Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ethics & Standards:
Cary Cekola, M.A., CCC-SLP
Mary Peterson, Au.D., CCC-A
Student Affairs:
Greg Spray, M.A., CFY-SLP
MSHA Members-at-Large
N.W. Michigan:
Laura Lenkey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
S.E. Michigan:
Karen O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.W. Michigan:
Kirsten Haverberg, M.A., CCC-SLP
N.E. Michigan:
Ashley Gutowski, M.A., CCC-SLP

Upper Peninsula:
Rachel Denis, M.A., CCC-SLP
Member-at-Large Representing Students:
Greg Spray, M.A., CFY-SLP
ASHA Advisory Councilors:SLP:  
Karen Kurcz, M.A., CCC-SLP
AUD:  Margot Beckerman, Au.D., CCC-A

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Silent Auction Reminder from the MSHF

Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

  The MSHF Board Members would like to remind everyone about the Silent Auction - to be held at the MSHA Annual Conference in Lansing. We encourage you to make a donation. Donors will receive an acknowledgement as a tax-deductible contribution. There will be a designated table at the conference to drop off donated items, make monetary donations to MSHF, and obtain more general information about MSHF. In addition, please stop by the Silent Auction table at the conference and make your bid on donated items. Money raised from the auction will be used to support graduate students of audiology and speech-language pathology.

   We have already received donations such as: a week-long get-a-away in a Florida condo; an overnight stay at the Lansing Radisson; gift certificates to several restaurants; gift certifictes for art and framing; spas, and many more.

Monetary Donations
   MSHF welcomes monetary donations for continued efforts to support graduate students of audiology and speech-language pathology. All contributions are tax-deductible. If you would like to make a monetary donation to MSHF, please send your contribution to the MSHA Office:  MSHA, 790 W. Lake Lansing Rd. Suite 500-A, East Lansing, Michigan 48823.
   As always, the MSHF Board Members would like to thank you for your continued support of the Foundation!  
MSHF Board Members
Heather Balog, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Tamara Baubie, M.A., CCC-SLP, MT-BC
Laura Billetdeaux, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Derek Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Ellen Fairbrother, M.A., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, President
Dawn Kutney, B.A.
Rick Merson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Treasurer
Anitta Y. Orr, M.A.
Mary E. Peterson, Au.D., CCC-A
Judy Silverman, M.A., CCC-SLP, Secretary
Ad Hoc Members:  Kathy Boyer, M.S., CCC-SLP; Fran Eldis, Ph.D.,CCC-A/SLP, ASHA Fellow; Sandra Glista, M.S., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow; Karen O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP; and Lizbeth Stevens, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
MSHF is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization to benefit the next generation of speech, language, and audiology professionals, current professionals of speech-language pathology and audiology, and individuals with communication disorders.
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Join us for a Legislative Breakfast at the MSHA Conference

Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Do you have a burning question you've been wanting to ask your legislator? Do you want to put a face to the name of your local representative?  Then invite your legislator and come join us at the Legislative Breakfast during the MSHA conference!  Join us on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.  We are inviting MSHA members, students, and legislators to come to this meet and greet informal breakfast event.  It will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Rooms Capitol III-IV, and the continental breakfast will be sponsored by the MSHA-PAC.  Stephanie Johnson of Capitol Services, our MSHA Lobbyist, and myself, Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP, your MSHA VP for Advocacy, will be on hand to host as will several members of the MSHA Executive Board and Advisory Assembly.
  This is a great opportunity for us to meet with our local legislators and familiarize them with our professions and the populations we serve!  You can contact your local legislator (see below for a website that will tell you exactly who your House & Senate Reps are) and invite them to join us for breakfast.  You can simply tell them that you would like to meet him/her - that you will be in Lansing for our state annual conference - and give them the location & time details.  MSHA will also send out a general invitation to all of our House and Senate Legislators, but nothing gets a legislator interested in any event like hearing from their own constituents.  So you have the power!

   We will provide handouts and giveaways with information about who we are and what we do - you won't be put on the spot!   If you have a professional issue that you would like your representative to know about, this is a great chance to do so in an informal setting.  Bring along your business card to leave with your legislator or their staff person.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have: kelli@therapyjackson.com
How to find out who your Michigan Representatives are:
Michigan House of Representatives:  http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/
How to find out who your Michigan Senators are:
Michigan Senate: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html

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Thanks to our Sponsors at the MSHA Conference

Terry Lange-Winkel, M.A., CCC-SLP

  Our upcoming MSHA Conference will be enhanced by several key sponsors and I encourage you to thank them at any opportunity you may have.  Their support helps fund our receptions and other amenities.  As many of you know, the lovely hotels that hold our MSHA conferences have expensive rates for food, coffee, electricity, wifi, AV, etc., and this is what your registration fees pay for.  Our sponsors' donations help defray these costs to us, but it is always challenging to our program committee to offer these amenities to our MSHA members and stay within a very tight budget.   We still have a need for additional sponsorships - it's not too late!  Contact the MSHA office at 517.332-5691.

   So again, in the order of their event at the MSHA Conference, we thank the following for their generous sponsorship:
Continental Breakfast Friday morning:
•Detroit Medical Center
Undergraduate Student Session Friday morning:
•Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Graduate Student Session Friday afternoon:
•Eastern Michigan University, Speech-Language Pathology Program
Snack Break Friday afternoon:
•Central Michigan University
Department of Communication Disorders

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Alan Alda - Who Knew?

Gordon Krainen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Recently the medical students at the University of Michigan had a colorful and interesting guest speaker, the multi-talented actor Alan Alda. Dr. Hawkeye himself.  And what was his topic?  Something we care about:  he spoke about a necessary  improvement in medical care -  communication with patients.  Alan Alda stated:  "If we're talking about one of our greatest achievements — science — why wouldn't we do it with our other great strength, communication?"  he asked the audience of U-M physicians, medical students, scientists and other clinicians.

   It turns out that Mr. Alda’s latest role focuses on teaching effective communication to people in scientific fields -  together with the staff of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in New York.  The assistant medical Dean reported that with this visit by Alda and his group, "They helped us better understand how communication is an essential element of medical care." 

   Who knew?

   I can recall an experience when I was working in a hospital with a man on some sort of word retrieval task and he required amplification.  I pulled out my radio shack amplifier for the session to help.  In walks a physician and sees what I am doing, so he asks to borrow it.  He used it to ask the man a few medical questions.  When he gave it back he said, “He really understood me so much better with the increased volume!” 

   Who knew! 

  Well I will answer my own question.  We know. That is what we are supposed to be about, finding solutions to all those communication barriers. We know, but sometimes we forget our importance.  One way to keep reminding ourselves of the importance we offer to the community whether it be in the schools, hospitals, nursing centers or home health is to be among your peers in a positive learning environment.  MSHA offers that in many ways at our conference.  What a great time to get together with other communication professionals to learn, discuss new ideas, new issues, and grow as professionals. So grab a friend or two, get them to join MSHA and come to the conference. Mr. Alda would appreciate it if you did.

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Social Networking/Media Update

Erica Barker, M.A., CCC-SLP

   At MSHA in Lansing this year we are going to bring back last year's popular Instagram contest during our three day conference.  Upload your conference pictures to Instagram and hashtag them with #MSHA2015.  The photo with the most likes will win a prize!

   Also remember you can find us on...


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Save the Dates: Upcoming MSHA Conferences

March 26-28, 2015 MSHA Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel/Lansing Center, Lansing
April 21-23, 2016 MSHA Annual Conference
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids
March 23-25, 2017, MSHA Conference: Detriot Marriott Troy
March 22-24, 2018 Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo
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People in the News

   Kudos...thanks...and congratulations to the following MSHA members and colleagues for their contributions and achievements!
  • Janet DeZwaan, M.A., CCC-SLP, was just voted a MSHA Life Member.  She retired from Comstock Public Schools after a career in public schools that spanned 41 years.  Janet worked in Decatur, Kingsport, and Kalamazoo Public Schools prior to Comstock.  She has been a MSHA member for 23 years and we wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors, and thank you for your longtime support of MSHA.
  • Thanks once again to Linda Bowers and Rosemary Huisingh, Co-Founders and Co-Owners of LinguiSystems, Inc., for their continued sponsorship for MSHA Scholarships.  They were both featured in an article in the ASHA Foundation Focus, Fall 2014/Winter2015 edition.  Follow this link to read of their admirable contributions:  http://www.ashfoundation.org/uploadedFiles/Foundation-Focus-Fall-2014-Winter-2015.pdf
  • Thanks once again to the Michigan chapters of Psi Iota Xi - Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron Chapters -  for their continued sponsorship for MSHA Scholarships.  We just received their check for $250 which will be awarded at this year's MSHA Conference.
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Congratulations ACE Winners

   Congratulations to the following MSHA members who received the ACE (Award for Continuing Education) from ASHA.  The ACE Award is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period.  This group received the ACE in the period of July through September, 2014.  Congratuations to:

Christel Beretta, M.A., CCC-SLP,  Lansing School District
Donna Budzenski, M.A., CCC-SLP, Muskegon Public Schools
Ronald Kelley, M.A., CCC-SLP, Western Michigan University
Kevin Kuznia, M.A., CCC-SLP, Encore Rehabilitation
Joseph Murray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor
Maureen Staskowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow,  Macomb Intermediate School District

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A Jazz Tribute for Aphasia Awareness

Gordon Krainen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

   The University of Michigan Aphasia Program(UMAP) is hosting a Jazz Tribute to internationally known jazz trumpeter Louis Smith to help raise awareness of aphasia.  Mr. Smith had a stroke in 2005 and has been living with aphasia.  After several years of speech and language treatment and music therapy he is returning to his first love…music.  Many of you will remember that he was at our MSHA Conference last year and shared his journey with us. He and his wife want to share his story and educate the public about aphasia.  The event will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 14th from 2-4pm.  It will be at Babs Underground Lounge, 213 Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Paul Keller Jazz Ensemble will be performing.  This is a musical event not to be missed.  For reservations please go to the UMAP website: http://iha.umich.edu/university-center-language-literacy/university-michigan-aphasia-program-umap or   go to aphasiahelp.com  

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From the President

By Julie Pratt, M.S., CCC-SLP

   I am sitting here reviewing the conference schedule and reflecting on our theme and my year as president.  As I reflect on this year and look forward to conference I can’t help but think the theme of our conference  Growing Together – Growing Stronger  can apply to so many facets of our lives.  Many of us are stretched in so many directions, growing stronger in our profession, as a friend/spouse/colleague, as a parent, in our personal relationships etc.  What we need to remember is we can’t do this alone, we need to learn to ask for help, lean on each other, and grow stronger together!

   Professionally, the MSHA Annual Conference offers a great opportunity to grow together with our colleagues. These few days allow us to connect with friends and colleagues from around the state, learn new and wonderful things for our profession, and enjoy many activities with our colleagues outside of the work setting.  Conference is also a time for our membership to connect with the board.  Here is a list of the many events at conference that allow our MSHA members to talk to our board members and to facilitate Growing Together and Growing Stronger as a profession: 
  • Legislative Breakfast on Thursday morning: Come and meet your legislators - many of whom are new in their roles - many of whom have little or no idea what SLPs do and the issues that concern us.  This is a great opportunity to connect with them in an informal, friendly environment.  Our Lobbyist Stephanie Johnson and our VP for Advocacy Kelli Pierce will be on hand to lead this meet and greet opportunity.
  • Welcome Reception on Thursday evening: Come and relax and unwind with friends and colleagues with appetizers and a cash bar all in the beautiful Lansing Center which overlooks the Grand River just steps from the elegant State Capitol Building.
  • Continental Breakfast on Friday Morning: Thanks to the Detroit Medical Center for sponsoring this annual event - come and enjoy as the MSHA Annual Meeting unfolds in a casual setting with a brief summary of what's going on at MSHA.
  • Awards Luncheon: Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and congratulate and support your colleagues and be inspired to grow as they have.  This year we will present Maureen Staskowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, with Honors of the Association; Fran Eldis, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP with the Distinguished Service Award; and we will also present the MSHA Scholarship to 2 outstanding MSHA Graduate Students as well as the presentation of the MSHFoundation Scholarships to yet more outstanding and deserving SLP and AUD graduate students.
  • MSHA Exhibitors Cocktail Party and 50/50 Raffle and MSHF Silent Auction: Perhaps the most fun event of the conference!  Come and celebrate and win awesome prizes from our exhibitors and/or bid on some really wonderful donated items for the MSHF Silent Auction.  It's our yearly raucous blast of fun that you will be sure to enjoy!
  • Luncheons on Saturday are for SLPs or AUDs in Public School and Medical Settings:  Both Luncheon Forums offer .1 CEU, in addition to a great lunch and an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions of MSHA Board Members as well as prominent people in both settings.  Check below to see the specific topics.  At the Medical SLP Forum the Outstanding Clinician of the Year will be awarded to Elwood Anderson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, from Alpena.
   It would take me pages upon pages to outline the many ways I have grown stronger through my opportunities in MSHA and to highlight the many wonderful mentors and colleagues I grew together with.  So, in closing I won’t bore you with the details, but thank you for the opportunity to participate, collaborate and lead this amazing organization.  I sincerely have enjoyed every aspect of my roles in MSHA and invite you to join us on the board, a committee or simply at conference as we grow together and grow stronger as a profession.  
                  Julie Pratt, M.S., CCC-SLP, MSHA President 2014

For more information, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/MI SpeechLanguageHearingAssociation instagramn.com/mshalang#
   For more information on how you can be involved with MSHA or to contact the board members visit:  www.michiganspeechhearing.org

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MSHA Conference Updates

Emmylou Garza Prisby, M.A., CCC-SLP

      The 2015 MSHA Conference Committee would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2015 MSHA  Annual Conference at The Lansing Center/Radisson Hotel in Lansing, Michigan, March 26-28, 2015.  The Lansing Center and the Radisson Hotel Lansing offer a premier locale situated in Lansing near local shopping and restaurants, centrally located in the heart of downtown Lansing and steps away from the Capitol building.

   The conference will be a fantastic and memorable event. We look forward to making this another learning opportunity for our friends and colleagues attending the clinical conference, and also a chance to share our beautiful city, a destination where you can unwind and enjoy yourself before returning to work

   Besides our typical clinical courses, attendees will have access to a variety of events covering a large range of interests. The committee has secured rooms at the rate of $132.95/night  and we encourage all attendees to come early or stay late, immersing yourselves in the site-seeing venues offered by this city.

   In general, attending our conference presents an enormous value and a tremendous opportunity to meet educational, academic, and health care experts and learn about the latest diagnostic and intervention approaches. After returning from the conference, you will be able to immediately apply your new-found knowledge to help assure your clinical skills remains current and up-to-date in our continuously challenging work environment. Registration is open at our conference website at http://www.michiganspeechhearing.org/annual_conference.php

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of our conference committee.  For all the conference updates,see the article below.

   We can’t wait to see you there!

Warm Regards, 

Emmylou Garza-Prisby, M.A., CCC-SLP,
2015 Conference Chair, VP for Professional Development & Education
Terry Lange-Winkle, M.A., CCC-SLP,
2015 VP-Elect for Professional Development & Education
Dawn Kutney, B.A., Administrative Consultant, MSHA
   Hope to see you at MSHA in Lansing!
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MSHA Conference 2015: See Additions to the Program Here

Emmylou Garza-Prisby, M.A., CCC-SLP

        Growing Together ~ Growing Stronger                               
Highlights for the MSHA Annual Conference 2015
       March 26-28, 2015
    Radisson Hotel & Lansing Center Lansing, Michigan

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Breakfast Reception for Legislators, Clinicians and SLP/AUD Students, 7:30-9:30 am.   Everyone welcome!  See article in this newsletter.

 ▲ Shelly Jo Kraft, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Wayne State University, will present a morning Short Course on the topic of Clinical Relevancy of Genetic Work in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders.

Lyn Tindall Covert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, VA Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, will present an afternoon Short Course: Implementing and Sustaining a Telepractice Program.  Dr. Covert’s area of expertise is adult disorders of voice, aphasia, and dysarthria.
Amy Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP, Ingham ISD, will present an afternoon Miniseminar: Supporting the Communication Development of Young Children with Hearing Loss from Home to Preschool.

▲ A Double Miniseminar: The MBS as a Tool:  Assessing Deficits, Evaluating Strategies, Determining Treatment by speakers Caroline M. Brindo, M.A., CCC-SLP and Elizabeth Musto, M.A., CCC-SLP, MBS Envision, Inc.

▲ A Double Miniseminar: Increasing Confidence and Speech in Children With Selective Mutism by speaker: Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D., Thriving Minds Behavioral Health, Brighton, Michigan

▲A Double Miniseminar: Growing Student Clinicians: Communication and Confidence in Supervision by speakers: Katie Strong, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Jill Bates, M.S., CCC-SLP, Calvin College; Kathryn Hillenbrand, M.A., CCC-SLP, Western Michigan University; and Denise Ludwig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Grand Valley State University
Natalie F. Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University, will present an evening 2-hour class:  Help! My Client has Aphasia and I have 30 Minutes and No Materials.
Marlene Cummings, M.A., CCC-SLP and Stacey Fox, M.A., CCC-SLP, both from Oakland Schools, will present an evening 2-hour class entitled: A Framework for Success in AAC: Building Competent Communicators.
Welcome Reception, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.  Hot hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Everyone welcome!

Friday, March 27, 2015  

Julie A. Wolter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Utah State University, will present two Short Courses:  Contextualized School-Age Language Intervention: Techniques for Making it Count.
Donald MacLennan, M.A., CCC-SLP, VA Healthcare System, Bloomington, Minnesota, will present two Short Courses: Cognitive Rehabilitation and the Road to College.
Michele R. Eaddy, J.D., Attorney, Thrun Law Firm, P.C, East Lansing, will present a morning Short Course: Hot Topics in Special Education Law.

Nickola W. Nelson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Professor, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, and Director, PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, and Editor, Topics in Language Disorders, Western Michigan University; and Teresa Crumpton, Au.D., CCC-A,  Western Michigan University, will present an afternoon Short Course: Integrating Hearing and Language/Literacy Assessment to Inform Practice for School-Age Children Who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Roles for AUDs and SLPs

 ▲ A Double Miniseminar: Laryngectomees Sharing Information About Laryngectomy
with speakers: Susan Fleming, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Speech Enhancement Services, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and Jamie Lindholm, M.S., CCC-SLP Henry Ford Health System.

▲ Miniseminar: Administer, Score, and Interpret the Clinical Assessment of Articulation and Phonology-2 (CAAP-2) by speaker: Staci Jackson, M.A., CCC-SLP Editor, Super Duper Publications.

▲  Miniseminar: “Pierce” Functional Communication Device Screening by speaker: Karen Tibbs, OTR/L M.S. Private Practice, Southfield, Michigan.

▲ Miniseminar: Recognizing and Reducing Barriers to Swallow Exercise Program Compliance by speaker: Kerry Winget, Au.D., CCC-SLP/A, Agnesian Healthcare.

▲ Miniseminar: Understanding Documentation in the Medical Setting, with speaker Karen B. Kurcz., M.A., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan Health System.

▲ 1 1/2 Hour Session: Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the Preoperative and Intraoperative Assessment of Patients with Brain Tumors - Children and Adults, with speaker Pablo Antonio Ysunza, M.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP Beaumont Health System.

The Awards Luncheon will feature a presentation of the MSHA Honors of the Association to Maureen Staskowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Macomb ISD; and MSHA Distinguished Service Award to Frances Eldis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, Wayne State University, and retired from Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and the MSHFoundation and MSHA Student Scholarship Awards.

   After the presentation of awards, MSHA members will be treated to a Keynote presentation by Colleen Allen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, President and CEO of the Autism Alliance of Michigan and Founder of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Henry Ford Hospital. Colleen will share significant autism policy and practice reform milestones that have taken place in Michigan over the past few years.  

Undergraduate and Graduate Round Table Sessions, morning and afternoon, designed to address students’ needs in university experiences and in the working environments that await them.
▲ All-Day MSHF Silent Auction; Exhibitors’ Cocktail Party and Raffle; MSHA 50/50 Raffle Friday at 6 pm.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 

Joseph R. Duffy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, ASHA Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology, will present two Short Courses on the topic of Differential Diagnosis and Management of Acquired Dysarthrias.
A. Lynn Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning & Development, East Tennessee State University, will present two Short Courses: Sound Management: It’s About Time

Jenny Long, M.S., CCC-SLP, Mecosta ISD, and Colin A. Macpherson, M.A., CCC-SLP, Grand Valley State University, will present a Short Course: From Sentences to Stories: Multi-Tier Instruction for Children at Risk for Language Impairment

▲ Miniseminar: Apps for Vocabulary Assessment and Intervention, with speaker: Staci Jackson, M.A., CCC-SLP, Editor, Super Duper Publications.

▲ Miniseminar: An Introduction to Linguistic Pragmatics for Speech-Language Pathologists with speaker: Marla Perkins, Ph.D.,Northern Arizona University

▲ Miniseminar: The Play’s The Thing with speakers: Jean Silbar, M.A., CCC-SLP; Lori Pitts, M.A., CCC-SLP; Rhonda Hines, COTA; Michelle St. Aubin, M.S., CFY-SLP; all at Comprehensive Therapy Center; and the Children of Comprehensive Therapy Center

Public School Forum Luncheon will feature Joanne Pierson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Lauren Katz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, both from the Literacy, Language, and Learning Institute (3LI) who will present: Using Curricular Content in Language Therapy: A Few Snapshots.
▲ Medical SLP Forum Luncheon will feature Joe Duffy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, ASHA Fellow, Mayo Clinic,  who will present on Evaluation and Care for Aphasia in the Acute Care Hospital:  Some Data Based Lessons.  Also during the forum will be the presentation of the Clinician of the Year Award to Elwood G. Anderson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Practice of Speech Pathology, Inc., Alpena, Michigan.

All MSHA forms are online now including Hotel Registration Form, Volunteer Form, Conference Registration Form, and all information and forms for Exhibitors and Advertisers.
Great opportunity for CEUs! Contact MSHA for more info at 517/332-5691 or visit our website at: www.michiganspeechhearing.org
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Check Out These Poster Sessions at MSHA

Emmylou Garza-Prisby, M.A.,CCC-SLP

   Thanks to our members for a great response to our call for Poster Sessions for the 2015 MSHA Annual Conference!  

   Poster Sessions will be on display in the Exhibit Hall B and Registration area throughout the conference. A maximum of .1 CEU is available if you visit 4 Poster Sessions during the conference, for 15-minute intervals. Authors will bepresent from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday, and don't forget the authors of one of our Student Poster Sessions will win a $250.00 check, sponsored by Psi Iota Xi, the Michigan Chapters (Zeta Theta, Eta Sigma, Eta Omicron, and Theta Tau) of the national philanthropic organization that is dedicated to helping others, especially in the fields of speech and hearing.  Our thanks to our sponsors Psi Iota Xi, and to all of our Poster Session authors!
Innovative Service Delivery in the School Setting
Presenter: Patricia Levitt, M.A., CCC-SLP
Business Owner of Carry Over Words, LLC, Midland
Written Discourse Performance after Blast Injury
Presenters: Brittany Loomis, B.S., and Brenda Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Roles of a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in Multidisciplinary Clinics
Presenters: Emily Graham, M.A., CCC-SLP and
Danielle Wenz, M.A., CCC-SLP, Henry Ford Health System
“Ready, Set, Go!” Preparing Student Interns
for School Practice

Presenters: Lizbeth Stevens, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow; Emily Grekin, M.A.;  Olivia Rhoades, B.S.; Jouel Truesdell, B.S.; Catherine Crowley, B.A.; and Kathryn Orlando, B.A., all at Eastern Michigan University
Fatiguing Over a Speech with Age
Presenters: Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Ethan J. Hunter, Haslett Middle School; Simone Graetzer, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Distribution of Silence and Voicing Accumulations
of Primary School Teachers

Presenters: Pasquale Bottalico, Ph.D.; Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D.;
and Simone Graetzer, Ph.D., all at Michigan State University
Room Acoustics and Vocal Comfort in Speakers
Presenters: Pasquale Bottalico, Ph.D.; 
Simone Graetzer, Ph.D., and Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D.;
all at Michigan State University
Subjective and Objective Speech
Intelligibility Investigations in Primary School Classrooms

Presenters: Pasquale Bottalico, Ph.D.; 
Simone Graetzer, Ph.D., and Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D.;
all at Michigan State University
Implicit Phonological Awareness Instruction in Early Childhood Education:
The Development of an Observational Tool

Presenters: Emma Cooper, Ann A. Tyler, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Michele Anderson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, all at Western Michigan University
The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Pragmatic Language
Development in Preschool Aged Children

Presenters:  Bethany Hicks and Katie Squires, Ph.D.,
CCC-SLP, both at Central Michigan University
The Effect of Social Stress on Disfluency
and Fundamental Frequency in Speech

Presenters: Allison Woodberg, B.A., Simone Graetzer, Ph.D., 
Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D., and Pasquale Bottalico, Ph.D.,
all at Michigan State University
The Importance of a Multifaceted Treatment Approach with a
Client with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Presenters: Emily Forgrave, B.S., and MaryBeth Smith, M.A.,
CCC-SLP, both at Central Michigan University
Lingual Pressure and Reserve Measures
in Healthy Older Adults

Presenters:  Madeline Conn,B.A., Elizabeth Oomen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Megan Rotunno,B.A.,and Chelsea Bischer, B.A., all at Calvin College
How Videos Influence Perception of Voice
in Parkinson’s Disease

Presenters: Lisa Kopf, M.A.,CCC-SLP; Rahul Shrivastav, Ph.D., CCC-SLP;
and Jina Huh, Ph.D.,all at Michigan State University
The Effect of Age on Speech Breathing
Presenters: Carly Miller, B.A., Simone Graetzer, Ph.D.,
 and Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D., all at Michigan State University
Using Electropalatography to Improve Students’ Understanding of
Tongue-Palate Contact During Speech

Presenters: Anna Graveline and Mark E. Lehman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,
both at Central Michigan University
Effect of Room Acoustic on Singers with Different
 Level of Vocal Training

Presenters: Andrew Lee, Pasquale Bottalico, Ph.D.;
Simone Graetzer, Ph.D.; and Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D.,
all at Michigan State University
Voice Disorder Secondary to Relapsing Polychondritis:
A Case Study

Presenters: Janae Smith, B.S., and Mark E. Lehman, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP,
both at Central Michigan University
Contrasting Two Scoring Methods for Anomia
in Persons with Aphasia

Presenters: Shae Lambert, B.S, and Margaret Greenwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,
both at Wayne State University
Developing an Objective Measure of Breathiness
Presenters: Meaghan Olger, B.A., Michigan State University; Lisa Kopf, M.A.,CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; David A. Eddins, Ph.D., CCC-A, University of South Florida;
and Rahul Shrivastav, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University

Verbal Working Memory:
Pointing Span vs. Verbal Span
Presenters: Mary Ridella, B.A., Caitlin Kurmas, B.A., Joanna Benjamin, M.A., Shaylin Menard, M.A., and Margaret Greenwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, all at Wayne State University
Developing an Objective Measure of Roughness
Presenters: Alissa Sheedy, B.A., Michigan State University; Lisa Kopf, M.A.,CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; David A. Eddins, Ph.D., CCC-A, University of South Florida;
and Rahul Shrivastav, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University
Yoga as Complementary Treatment for Cognitive Communication Disorders
Presenters: Nancy Naperala, M.A.,CCC-SLP, and Margaret Greenwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, both at Wayne State University
Vocal Fatigue and Grade Level Demand
Presenters: Russell Banks, B.S., and Eric J. Hunter, Ph.D.,
both at Michigan State University
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2015 Outstanding Clinician Award

Carolyn Doty & Julie Kiefer Eaman

  The Health Care Services Committee of the Michigan Speech-Language and Hearing Association is pleased to recognize Elwood Grant Anderson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP as a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Clinician Award.

   Dr. Anderson’s long and storied 62 year career reaches back to the Detroit Public Schools in the 1950’s. After leaving the Detroit metropolitan area, he worked in the Alpena Public Schools.  For over the last 25 years, he has been in private practice providing service to a variety of health care organizations in the Alpena area, including the District Health Department No. 4 and Medilodge of Hillman who nominated him for this award.  

   The letters of nomination all spoke to Dr. Anderson’s passion for his work and his patients.  His dedication to expand his knowledge of treatment techniques is well recognized by his colleagues.  He was lauded for his creativity in using a “combination of traditional medically accepted treatments” and his willingness to research more “innovative methods”.  

   In our interviews, colleagues, staff, and families frequently remarked on the progress and positive impact he had on patients.  His services are sought out and specifically requested.   He has earned both patient and family trust with his caring, patience and gentle sense of humor.  His dedication to his patients is exemplified by his provision of pro bono services.   We were able to see that he is indeed beloved by many.  The nominations also noted his advocacy of Speech-Language Pathology as a profession and the encouragement he provided to others to return to college and consider a career in his beloved profession.  He is known for freely sharing his knowledge and expertise to area SLPs and other professionals.  

   Congratulations to Elwood Anderson, one of Michigan’s outstanding clinicians!

   Nominate your colleague or someone you know in health care who demonstrates exemplary professionalism with their clients with communication disorders. Nominations are accepted through August, 2015. Members of the SLP Health Care Services Committee review each nomination, conduct interviews and/or site visits and select one or more winners.  The winners will be notified in January and will be honored at the 2016 MSHA Annual Conference, April 21-23, 2016 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids.

Visit our website for more information:  www.michiganspeechhearing.org

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Other Coming Events

Assessment and Intervention for Social Communication Challenges: An Overview
Washtenaw ISD
Seminar 2 1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Presented by Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Gail Richard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Sherry Sancibrian, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL.  ASHA replay Webinar-eWorkshop.  This program includes three recordings that discuss an array of assessment and intervention strategies and service delivery models for addressing social communication challenges of students with autism spectrum disorders.  These recordings originally appeared in the 2014 online conference "Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools."   ASHA PDHS are offered for 3.0

Save the Date for the Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Endowed Lecture Series
25th Anniversary Celebration Looking at Literacy through the Lens of Speech-Language Pathology.  Presented by Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor and Chair the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina and Cynthia Puranik, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Services at University of Pittsburgh. 

High Quality School-Based Evluations for ASD
Okemos Conference Center

Presented by the Michigan Association of School Psychologists.   The theme of this year's conference is High Quality School-Based Evaluations for ASD. The presenters, Kelly Dunlap and Stephanie Dyer, are members of the Governor's Autism Council-Education Subcommittee-Evaluation Team and are leading the development of the High Quality School-Based Evaluation for ASD manual. This training will cover the manual and will outline components of a high quality school-based evaluation for ASD. These components meet best practice standards in the literature and includes collaboration on behalf of evaluators to eliminate redundancy and expedite the evaluation process. The training will detail the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) eligibility criteria, as well as outline processes and tools necessary to ensure a high quality evaluation.

Reading Comprehension and CCSS for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Washtenaw ISD
Vogel C 1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
ASHA Webinar replay-eWorkshop.  This program includes three recordings that explore social cognitive links and treatment ideas to help promote both social skill and scholastic achievement-specifically reading comprehension and mastery of the Common Core State Standards.  Offered for 4.0 ASHA PD Hours

SPEAK Spring Workshop
Washtenaw ISD
Vogel A and B 1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Free registration-offers 2.0 CM Hours

Improving Engagment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (WEB 14554)
Washtenaw ISD
Vogel A and B 1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Presented by Jessica Dykstra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Connie Kasari, Ph.D., Juliann J. Woods, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.  ASHA Webinar-eWorkshop.  This course reviews tools to assess student engagemnt as well as key strategies to improve their engagement in the classroom and at home. Strategies for improving engagement with play, joint attention and parent-child interactions are discussed length.

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Photos from the 2014 MSHA Annual Conference

Some Scenes from MSHA in Kalamazoo

et cetera - February 2015