Spring 2018
The Newsletter of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Volume Forty One, Number Three, Spring 2018

This is the Newsletter of the
Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dawn Kutney, Editor
790 W. Lake Lansing Rd.
Suite 400
East Lansing, Michigan  48823
email address:  msha@att.net
Website: www.michiganspeechhearing.org

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   For more information on how you can be involved with MSHA or to contact the board members visit: 


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MSHA Executive Board & Advisory Assembly 2018

MSHA Executive Board:

Lisa Register, M.A., CCC-SLP
Greg Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP
Past President: 
Natalie Douglas,  Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Katharine LaPierriere, M.A., CFY-SLP
Sherry Riedel, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy:
Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Audiology Services:
VP for Membership:
VP for Professional Dev & Education:
Jacqueline Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP Elect for Prof Dev & Education:
Amy Prichard Sova, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Public Relations:
Erica Neller, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Healthcare:
Rosalyn Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Public Schools:
Alyssa Webster, M.A., CCC-SLP

MSHA Advisory Assembly:
Audiology Practice:
Communications and Networking:
Sarah Killinger, M.A., CCC-SLP
Continuing Education:
Sarah Choss, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ethics & Standards:
SLP Healthcare:
Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP
SLP Public School:
Alyssa Webster, M.A., CFY-SLP
Student Affairs:
Callan Gavigan, M.A., CFY-SLP
MSHA Members-at-Large
N.W. Michigan:
Michelle Baumgartner, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.E. Michigan:
Karen O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.W. Michigan:
N.E. Michigan:
Ashley Gutowski, M.A., CCC-SLP
Upper Peninsula:
Kelli Pfiester, M.A., CFY-SLP
Member-at-Large Representing Students:
Annie Warbritton, B.S., Western Michigan University
ASHA Advisory Councilors:
Cary Cekola, M.A.,CCC-SLP
AUD:  Margot Beckerman, Au.D., CCC-A

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MSHA Advocacy Day at the Capitol May 9, 2018

Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP

  See you next Wednesday, May 9, 2018 for the MSHA Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in downtown Lansing.  This event will be hosted by MSHA Lobbyist Noah Smith from Capitol Services, and Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP, MSHA V-P for Advocacy.  A light lunch will be provided for those attending and invited legislators in the West Wing of the Capitol at 11:30 am.  The MSHA Executive Board and Advisory Assembly will be present as well to meet with our individual legislators to introduce ourselves and share the issues and concerns that are important for all of us in the field of communication disorders. 

   It's not to late to join us! We invite all MSHA members to join us in this important event to advocate for the students, clients and patients we serve.  This event is sponsored by the MSHA-PAC and a grant from ASHA to involve students from our universities.

   For more info contact the MSHA office at 517/332-5691 or email us at msha@att.net

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Praxis Trivia Quizbowl Winner 2018: Wayne State University and CSTC!

Greg Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP

   This year Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University, and Calvin College participated in the 3rd annual Praxis Trivia Quiz Bowl. Each university had a team comprised of 4 MA students that answered questions related to speech and hearing. Congratulations to Wayne State University who took home the trophy, defeating back-to-back year winner Michigan State University. Comprehensive Speech & Therapy Center, from Jackson, was the winner of the teams representing professionals. This was the first year that professionals were allowed to join in the fun; however, the student teams are the only groups eligible for the trophy. Each professional team paid $20 to join, and all proceeds went to the MSHF. This event will be hosted next year at the MSHA Conference and we hope to see many of you there supporting your students and schools!  (Pictured above, l-r: Katie LaPierriere, Greg Spray and Kaley Panizowik;  Pictured below the WSU Praxis Trivia Quizbowl winners).

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Congratulations MSHF Scholarship Recipients

Tamara Baubie, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Congratulations to the following students who received the 2018 MSHF Scholarship Awards:

Sarah Kourtjian and Brian McTaggart, WMU;
Loris Yoon and Nafia Khan, EMU;
Ally Whitman and Claire Hug, CMU;
Corie Ruter and Kaleigh Cammenga, MSU;
Vanessa Duri, Kelly Quin, Samantha Kestleloot-Carlton and Marla Wilcox, WSU(who matches); and
Lucy Finkel and Erin Hawkins, GVSU.
   Thanks to all of you who made generous donations to the MSHF Silent Auction at our recent MSHA Conference.  You are essential to making the auction a continued success. All proceeds - over $3500 this year - will go to the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to support scholarships for students pursuing graduate degrees in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.

   Please go our our MSHF website to see profiles of these outstanding students www.msha-foundation.org

   The MSHF Silent Auction continues to be the most significant source of income for our scholarships to our wonderful students.   There are many other ways to contribute, and we encourage you to think of a donation to the MSHF as a way to acknowledge a graduation, birthday, retirement, achievement, memorial, or any other important event!  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donation is tax deductible!

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Thanks to the 2018-2019 MSHA Executive Board & Advisory Assembly

Congratulations to the Incoming 2018-2020 MSHA Executive Board Members:
President Elect: 
Gregory Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy:
Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP-Elect for Professional Development & Education:
Amy Prichard Sova, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Public Relations:
Erica Neller, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Public Schools:
Alyssa Webster, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Scenes from MSHA 2018

Dawn Kutney, Editor

   Enjoy these glimpses into another great MSHA Conference!  Hope to see you there next year in East Lansing!

Top: Ashley Gutowski and Rosalyn Davis                           
Below: Cary Cekola and Tim Weise

Top: Rebecca Clawson and Salma Martinez
Below: Donna Payne and Tim Cook                                                        

Top: Darah Regal and Alexandra Wiist 
Below: Student Roundtable Discussion                                                       


Top: Brian McTaggart and Sandy Glista
Below: Fun at the Raffle

MSHF Board 2018

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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MSU Developmental Stuttering Project

Saralyn Rubsam, M.A., CCC-SLP

The MSU Developmental Stuttering Project (funded by the NIH) is conducting a 5-year, longitudinal investigation to examine brain developmental trajectories in children who do and do not stutter.  This research is expected to lead to novel insights into the neural bases of stuttering during childhood. This research is currently being conducted at both the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Michigan State University (East Lansing) campuses. 
We are currently recruiting children who are between 3-6 years of age, have been stuttering for more than 6 months, and are monolingual speakers of English. 
We provide payment to parents for their time involved and transportation costs for long-distance participants. In addition, the team provides, at no cost, a comprehensive report of the child’s speech, language, hearing, and IQ assessments. They will also receive a picture of their child’s brain!
To learn more about our study, please visit www.neurostutteringresearch.com or contact us at (517) 884-3277 or speechlabmsu@gmail.com

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Thanks to our Sponsors at MSHA

  Thanks to all of our Sponsors at MSHA who help us with the cost of the MSHA Conference.   Thanks to:

► Western Michigan University, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences for their sponsorship of the Welcome Reception Thursday evening.
► Northern Michigan University, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Program, for their sponsorship of the Undergraduate Student Roundtable on Friday morning.
►Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders for their sponsorship of  the Graduate Student Roundtable on Friday afternoon.
►Central Michigan University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for their sponsorship of the Friday afternoon Snack Break.
►Wayne State University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, for their sponsorship of the Praxis Trivia Quizbowl on Friday evening.
►Equine Assisted Intervention (EAI), (Laura Lenkey), for sponsorship of breakfast pastries on Saturday morning.
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Save the Dates: Upcoming MSHA Conferences

MSHA Conference 2019:
March 21-23, 2019,
Kellogg Center, East Lansing

MSHA Conference 2020:
In the works! Date to be announced soon. Location:  Detroit Metro Area

MSHA Conference 2021:
In the works!  Date  to be announced soon.  Location:  West Michigan

The next et cetera newsletter will be emailed to all MSHA members in late September.

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WSU Hosts Alumni Community CEU Event in November

Karen O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP

   We will again sponsor an Alumni/Community CEU this fall.  The date is Friday November 2, 2018.  The topic is to be determined. Please mark your calendars. Our CEU programs are one small way we have to thank our alumni and community partners for their past and current support of the CSD Program at WSU. We hope that many alumni and off campus/internship supervisors will be able to attend the workshop.  There is no charge for the workshop and your only costs will be parking ($7.50) and lunch is on your own. ASHA CEU’s will be available. Registration information will be emailed to all of you in late August-early September.  Feel free to RSVP early if you wish.  RSVP to ksoleary@wayne.edu 

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Calendar of Events Import

LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Course
05/05/2018- 05/06/2018
5/5 9:00 am-5:00 pm and 5/6 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Meijer Conference Center 350 Lafayette Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

MSHA Day at the Capitol
9:00 Meet with Legislators/11:30 Lunch
State Capitol Building
100 N. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Peer-Mediated Interventions for Preschool and School-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders-Webinar Replay
1:00-3:00 pm
Washtenaw ISD
Room Vogel A 1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Using Pretend Play to Improve Communication in Young Children with Autism-Webinar Replay
1:00-3:00 pm
Washtenaw ISD
Vogel C 1819 S. Wagner Rd.

Ethics and Supervision
4:00-7:15 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Ad 5325 Elliott Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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From the President

By Lisa L. Register, M.A., CCC-SLP

Dear MSHA Membership,
   Thank you for making our 2018 MSHA Annual Conference a success!  We celebrated a record high attendance this year for Kalamazoo!  I attended some of my most favorite MSHA sessions to date.  On the drive home, I thought about mindfulness, supervision, early childhood stuttering therapy and classroom based therapy.  A number of “take-away” strategies have already been implemented in my day-to-day interactions and shared with my colleagues.  Attending the MSHA Awards Luncheon was emotional and exciting as I listened to Julie Pratt and Sue Woods accept their awards and share their dedication and contributions to our field. 

   I would like to thank all of our presenters, the MSHA Executive Board (specifically Terry Lange-Winkel our Vice-President and Jacqueline Gale, our Vice-President Elect for Professional Development and Education), the MSHA Advisory Assembly, our Administrative Consultant, Office Manager and our MSHF President for building such a successful conference.  As I reflect on our theme Communication: Access & Advocacy, I would like to invite all of you to our upcoming Advocacy Day,  Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the State Capitol in downtown Lansing. I hope the month of May will provide opportunities to promote Better Speech and Hearing Month with your colleagues, students, patients, clients and caregivers. ASHA’s 2018 theme is Communication for All.  Please join MSHA as we raise awareness about communication disorders and our role in providing life-altering treatment.

   It is my honor to serve as your President for the 2018-2019 year.  As we move onward, it is my goal to represent MSHA and our members well.  I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to ensure and celebrate communication for all.

Lisa L. Register, M.A., CCC-SLP 
MSHA President
Lansing School District

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MSHA Honors of the Association and Distinguished Service Award 2018

   MSHA honored two outstanding colleagues at the MSHA Awards Luncheon, Friday, March 23, 2018 during the MSHA Annual Conference in Kalamazoo. 

   Julie Y. Pratt, M.S., CCC-SLP, Comprehensive Speech and Therapy Center in Jackson, received the 2018 MSHA Honors of the Association Award.  Julie is being honored for her service on the MSHA Executive Board as VP for Advocacy for many years and for her role in obtaining licensure for SLPs in 2009. The Honors of the Association is the highest award the Association can bestow. (Pictured above,l-r: Julie Pratt and Natalie Douglas).

   Suzanne Woods, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University,  received the 2018 MSHA Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding influence on the treatment of fluency disorders during her career at CMU and for her exceptional community service to the Mt. Pleasant environs.  (Sue is pictured here, l-r: Mark Lehman, Sue Woods, and Natalie Douglas.)

   In their respective acceptance remarks, both women were so inspiring!  Julie related getting involved with MSHA at a time when her children were very young, and while it was challenging to be advocating at the highest levels of state government, she recognized her children were also getting an important education themselves: what leadership and being active in one's profession really looks like.  Her children - now young adults - were at the Awards Luncheon to see their Mom get this wonderful recognition from her colleagues and a great irony is that the 2018 Democratic candidate for Governor - Gretchen Whitmer - was sitting just to Julie's left while she accepted this award.  A "full-circle" kind of moment.

   Sue Woods was equally inspiring as she related stories from her remarkable career as she reflected on the depth and scope of her involvement with her students, clients and patients, and family.  With humor and self-deprecation she was equally inspiring as the audience could appreciate just how many lives this fellow professional impacted.  

   Congratulations to both Julie and Sue and thank you for the wonderful examples you have set for us!  

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MSHA Honors Outstanding Clinicians at the MSHA Conference

Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Congratulations to the following individuals who received Outstanding Clinician Awards from MSHA at this year's Annual Conference:

Karen Kluin, M.S., CCC-SLP, Michigan Medicine;
Philip Menard, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan Medicine;
Kennetha Mentor, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, Speech Matters Too, LLC.

   This award is given to these individuals in recognition of sustained and outstanding clinical service to individuals with communication disorders.  We thank them for their service to their patients and clients, and to our entire profession.  They make us so proud!  Look for more detailed descriptions of their service in our upcoming newsletter and on our website.

L-r:  Karen Al-Saadi and Karen Kluin

L-r: Philip Menard and Rosalyn Davis

 Kennetha Mentor, 2nd from right, with her proud family

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Congratulations MSHA Scholarship Recipients 2018

   Congratulations to Casie Shannon, B.A., Eastern Michigan University and Danae Brownwell, B.S., Michigan State University, for being the 2018 MSHA Scholarship Award Recipients.  Casie and Danae both received their check of $500 at the MSHA Awards Lunch on Friday, March 23, 2018 during our Awards ceremony.  This award - the last to be given out now that we have the MSHA-Foundation to serve this function, was especially difficult this year as we had so many wonderful candidates.  

   Casie Shannon, B.A. will graduate in December of 2018 with her M.A. from Eastern Michigan University.  She holds a B.A. from CMU and has completed post-baccalaureate work at WSU.  Casie would like to work in an outpatient pediatric setting and also would like to become a board certified specialist in Fluency.  She has presented at ASHA on Mentorship and is very active in EMU's NSSLHA chapter - currently serving as President of that body.  Her passionate commitment to this profession is evident in all of her work experiences and career goals.  She has two small children which make her academic achievements even more admirable in light of the workload she has as a busy mother.  Congrats Casie!

   Danae Brownell, B.S., expects to graduate from MSU in May of 2019 with an M.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.  She has a B.S. from Grand Valley State University in both Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish.  She is also passionate about contributing to this profession by combining her Spanish language abilities with outreach to bilingual students and to students in Spanish speaking countries such as Columbia and Mexico.  She has volunteered with children with disabilities in Cusco, Peru and also with the Children of Mexico International Organization.  Her goals also include collaboration working with other professionals such as physical and occupational therapists, physicians, teachers, and social workers.  Danae plans to serve as a bilingual SLP and to implement mentorship programs for bilingual and multilingual students.  Congrats Danae!

   These two inspiring students are wonderful examples of the outstanding individuals who are the next generation of Speech-Language Pathologists.  Thanks to Northern Speech Services for their help in sponsoring these awards this year, and next year the MSHA-Foundation (MSHF) will be the sole source of scholarships for our students.  This is appropriate and fitting, as the MSHF continues to increase its donations and hopes to reach a larger group of students that would benefit from more financial support.  We hope these students will inspire our colleagues all around Michigan to donate to the MSHF.  What a great way to acknowledge a loved one's birthday - graduation - any achievement.  The money goes right back to our students. Check out our website at: www.msha-foundation.org

   Thank you to all the students who submitted their applications and thank you to the team of reviewers led by Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, M.S., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan Hospital.

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Outstanding Student Poster Sessions Scholarship Winners

Dawn Kutney, Editor

  Congratulations to the following students who received the $250 MSHA Scholarship for Outstanding Student Poster Sessions at MSHA: 
Audrey Nitzel, Central Michigan University: Promoting Educators Implementation of Writing Instruction for Students with Complex Instructional Needs:   A Preliminary Study, with coauthor Janet Sturm, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University.

Valerie Rose, B.A., Michigan State UniversityThe Development of Rhyme Processing in Preschool-Age Children, with coauthor Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University.

   Thanks again to Psi Iota Xi Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  These two students have received a $250 award for their outstanding work.  Thanks to our Michigan colleague Char Holcomb, and others,  for continuing to support our students in this manner. The Psi Iota Xi national philanthropic organization is dedicated to helping others, especially in the fields of speech and hearing.  

   Thanks also to our hardworking judges who helped out immensely at MSHA:  Terry Lange-Winkel, M.A., CCC-SLP, Warren Woods Public Schools; Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP, Kentwood Public Schools; Aaron Hardy-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, Wayne State University; and Kathy Rigley-Rowell, M.A., CCC-SLP, Western Michigan University; Janell Wilson, M.A., CCC-SLP, Warren Woods Public Schools; and Emmylou Garza-Prisby, M.A., CCC-SLP, Birmingham Public Schools.

       Follow this link for the complete list of Poster Sessions at MSHA.   Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to be shared with our colleagues!

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2018 MSHA Conference a Success! Thank you!

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

   Our annual MSHA Conference, held March 22-24 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was a success with over 700 registrants attending. On behalf of the MSHA Professional Development-Program Committee, I would like to thank all of those who either presented a poster or session, exhibited as a vendor, sponsored a snack break or reception, or simply attended the conference. I hope you found many informative sessions, offerings, and time to gather and network with friends and colleagues. (Pictured above, l-r: Terry Lange Winkel and Jackie Gale)

   We are so thankful for all who submitted work through the Call for Papers process and presented sessions at the conference.  A thank you also to those on the MSHA Executive Board who helped with reading the submissions and providing your input.  We also appreciate all of our wonderful students who submitted poster sessions. Congratulations to Audrey Nitzel and Janet Sturm from Central Michigan University and Valerie Rose and Amanda Hampton Wray from Michigan State University, winners of the student poster contest and scholarship recipients. Judging all of those entries was tough(!) and I heard so many people comment on the outstanding research and quality of the posters overall.

   Thank you to our Poster Session judges: Aaron Hardy-Smith, Emmylou Garza-Prisby, Derrick Daniels, Janell Wilson, Kathy Rigley-Rowell, and Jackie Gale, as we could not have judged all of those entries without you!  We also appreciate the organizations who sponsored food and other items during the event, as well as the vendors who provided us with opportunities to see items first-hand, purchase them, and provided the opportunity for our attendees to win prizes during the raffle.  We also thank the MSHA Foundation (MSHF) for providing great fun through the Silent Auction. I am proud to belong to MSHA, an organization filled with so many dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, and it was definitely nice to see so many familiar faces and friends at the conference.  All of you make it a success!

   Thank you to all our board members who helped to make our Awards Luncheon a success!  After honoring our outstanding colleagues Julie Pratt and Sue Woods, our MSHF Student Scholarship Winners and our MSHA Student Scholarship recipients, we were treated to a rousing Keynote Address by Gretchen Whitmer, who is running as the Democratic Candidate for Governor for the State of Michigan.  We thank her for her support of our association and making our conference an important part of her schedule. (Pictured here, l-r:  Laura Lenkey, Natalie Douglas, Gretchen Whitmer, Lisa Register, and Greg Spray).

   The Program Committee is reviewing the evaluations and suggestions from the conference. We seriously consider your input from the evaluation forms and attempt to make changes when possible.  As always, if you have something to share, we look forward to hearing from you. Jackie Gale and committee are already at work on the MSHA 2019 Conference, March 21-23, 2019,to be held at the Kellogg Center, in East Lansing, Michigan. See the article below for our confirmed speakers and topics.  Continue to check the MSHA website for updated Conference Highlights. It is a work in progress and updated frequently.  We will also post on our webpage some of the main questions and comments from your evaluations of the conference. Look for that soon.

   Finally, I encourage you to get involved in MSHA! We have an open slot on the Executive Board  for Vice President for Membership and I know that each committee would benefit from additional members, with new ideas and input. MSHA is all of us!  Come and learn what MSHA is all about.

   Looking forward to seeing you all at future MSHA conferences!

Terry Lange-Winkel
MSHA VP for Professional Development and Education
Warren Woods Public Schools

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MSHA Conference 2019 - East Lansing Welcomes us Back!

Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP,

Conference Highlights:
MSHA Annual Conference
March 21-23, 2019
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center,
East Lansing, Michigan
The 2019 MSHA Annual Conference is a work in progress!  Here is our line-up thus far:
Thursday, March 21, 2019:
 ▲Laura E. Swanson, Director/Producer Break the Chain Productions, will present a 1-hour class in the afternoon on the topic of Human Trafficking.

▲ A class on Pain Management will be offered in the evening.  Both of these classes will satisfy requirements for the SLP License.
Friday, March 22, 2019:

 ▲ Lynn Dudek, M.S., CCC-SLP, Hilliard, Ohio, will present two Short Courses: Making a Difference with ASDs:  When SLPs and Behavior-Based Interventions Come Together
▲ Jeffrey Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University, will present two Short Courses on the topics of: Oral and Oro-Pharyngeal Cancer and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – with updates on treatment of the disease, diagnosis, and management of communication and swallowing.
▲ Rachael Langley, M.A., CCC-SLP, Eaton RESA, will be our Keynote Speaker at our MSHA Awards Luncheon! Rachael Langley is a Speech-Language Pathologist working as an Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialist at Eaton RESA. Her 15-year career has focused primarily on supporting students with complex communication needs. A graduate of Michigan State University, Rachael has served as a clinical faculty member and guest lecturer at several Michigan universities. She is one of the founders and organizers of the #TalkingAAC Conference, the only conference of its kind in Michigan. Rachael has presented at state, regional, and national conferences on the topic of AAC.
Saturday, March 23, 2019:

 ▲ Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Misericordia University, Pennsylvania, will present two Short Courses: Unique Speech-Language Therapy:  Wonderful Websites with Practical Therapy Tips in the morning; and in the afternoon  Creative Ideas for Using iPad Apps in Speech-Langue Therapy.                                                            
▲ Ed M. Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, Accelerated Care Plus, Abingdon, Virginia, will present two Short Courses: Myths in Dysphagia and Best Practices in the Treatment of Dysphagia.
   Here is the link - or look on the MSHA website for the 2019 Call for Papers and share your expertise with your colleagues. The 2019 MSHA Annual Conference is a work in progress and future details will be on our website and in the MSHA newsletter et cetera.  Poster Sessions will be offered for all.  The MSHF Silent Auction will be featured as well as classes for Undergraduate and Graduate Students to help prepare for the Praxis Exam,  graduate school admission, job searches, etc.       

   The MSHA Conference is a great opportunity for CEUs! Contact MSHA for more info at 517/332-5691 or visit our website at: www.michiganspeechhearing.org                                         
See you next year in East Lansing!
Jacqueline Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP,
MSHA VP for Professional Development and Education
Kentwood Public Schools 

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WSU Faculty presents in Washington, D.C.

   Faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders' Department at Wayne State University participated in the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing's (NBASLH) annual conference in Washington, D.C. in April. Derek Daniels Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Aaron Hardy-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Tausha Moore, M.A., CCC-SLP presented a seminar entitled, Including Cultural Diversity into Academic and Clinical Training of Students.  Wayne State Univnersity students Ugochinyere Nwaneri and Elizabeth Kaurich (pictured above, l-r: Ugochinyere Nwaneri, Aaron Hardy-Smith, Derek Daniels, Tausha Moore, and Elizabeth Kaurich) were also in attendance. Ugochinyere received one of NBASLH's student travel awards. This year NBASLH celebrates its 40 year anniversary. 

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Articulation Guidelines Revision Update

Alyssa Webster, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Thank you to everyone who participated in the discussion about the direction of the MSHA  Articulation Guidelines Revision Project. If you would like to be involved in the project, please email Alyssa Webster at awebster@eatonresa.org

   I am working on a MSHA Public Schools Facebook page after talking to many of you who would like to be involved in some way - this will help keep you connected.  Stay tuned. I hope a social media presence will keep us prominent.  (Pictured here l-r:  Blake Donovan and Alyssa Webster)
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Ethics & Supervision Conference September 27 in Ypsilanti

Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP

   The MSHA Health Care Committee is pleased to announced their Fall Conference: ETHICS AND SUPERVISION, to be held Thursday, September 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan, from 4:00  - 7:15 pm. 

Featuring speakers:
Kathryn Hillenbrand, M.A., CCC-SLP
Master Faculty Specialist and Coordinator of Clinical Education
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Western Michigan University
Former Coordinator for 16 years
Charles Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic
Karen S. O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP
Wayne State University Speech and Language Clinics
Clinical Coordinator for Speech Language Pathology
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Wayne State University

Registration begins at 3:30 pm.  This course is offered for .03 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate to Advanced Level.  COST: $50 ­for a MSHA Member; $60 for a Non-MSHA Member. 

Conference Location:  St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium,   5325 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
For further information,please contact:
Rosalyn Davis at:
(313) 832-9032
or the MSHA office 517-332-5691.
Online registration available at www.michiganspeechhearing.org
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36th Van Riper Lectures Series October 2018

Sandra Glista, M.S., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

    The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University announces the 36th Annual Van Riper Lecture Series scheduled for October 25 and October 26, 2018. This lecture series focuses on SLP Practice in the Schools: Contextualizing Interventions and Implementing Policies and brings two national experts to campus. Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., Professor & Division Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University will present a series of lectures devoted to discussing Contextualized Expository Skill Intervention: Strategic Choices to Develop Strategic Learners. Dr. Jaumeiko Coleman, Director of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) School Services team also will present topics related to Federal policy and legislation implications for school-based speech-language pathologists. Details for on campus and for remote streaming registration will be available soon and posted on the Department's website found here - https://wmich.edu/speech-audiology

Questions may be directed to the Van Riper Lectures Committee at 269-387-8045 or spaa-info@wmich.edu

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Exhibitors at MSHA Make a Difference

Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP

      Thank you to our many Exhibitors MSHA this year! 
   Exhibiting at MSHA allows for networking between those who sell products used by SLPs and AUDs, with those who wish to hire someone, or to be hired. Our MSHA Program Book is a great way to advertise if you’re in a private practice, or you’re looking to hire someone, or you wish to advertise your program or continuing education activities.  It’s also a great way to support MSHA as the revenue helps defray the expense of the conference.   
   This year a weather issue in Indiana forced a couple of our exhibitors to leave early, and for that we apologize but totally understand.  We hope to add more vendors that you want to visit so if there is a company you like or are interested in please let us know at the MSHA Office so that we ask them to come to East Lansing next year.  The Kellogg Center has a beautiful exhibits hall and we can offer a great experience for any vendor.

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Kids on the Go Program Founder Honored

   Kristy Schena, M.A.,CCC-SLP Executive Director and Founder of Kids On The Go,among MSU’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences 2018 “Outstanding Alumni” East Lansing, is among a distinguished group of fellow Spartans to receive a 2018 “Outstanding Alumni Award.” Schena was honored Saturday, April 14th at MSU's College of Communication Arts & Sciences annual alumni awards ceremony and dinner in the WKAR Studios.

   Michigan State University Associate Professor Peter LaPine, Ph.D., CCC nominated Schena, his former student and longtime professional colleague, for the award.  Dr. LaPine has previously collaborated with Kids On The Go (KOTG), a comprehensive program for children with special needs, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. “Kristy is a terrific listener. She hears not just the words that people say, she focuses on what they are trying to say to her,” LaPine said. “She has created a summer program out of nothing and turned it into a raging success story.” Fox 2 News Investigative Reporter and MSU Alumni Board member M.L. Elrick presented Schena with the “Outstanding Alumni Award.” Schena said she was “honored and humbled” to accept the award with other recipients at the ceremony. She credits her education and mentors at MSU for opening doors which allowed her to carry out her vision for the pediatric nonprofit.

   Schena founded KOTG when she was working as a speech-language pathologist.  “I wanted children to have a chance to experience camp like their typical peers but keep up their skills during the summer months,” Schena said. Her program is unique in that it offers therapy and multidisciplinary programs at no cost to families, funded by sponsorships and donations.

   Each year, the College’s Alumni Board recognizes fellow Spartans for their outstanding achievements, and service to the community. Only 209 out of 55,000 of ComArtSci alumni have received this prestigious honor since its inception several decades ago.

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FAQs Regarding Your SLP License

 Here are ANSWERS to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that LARA has responded to!  And a helpful link to their website: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Speech_Language_Pathology_FAQs_538247_7.pdf

Do I have to complete continuing education for renewal or relicensure?
Rule 338.627 adds the requirement of 20 continuous professional development credits (cpd) with at least 1 cpd credit in pain and symptom management in order to renew. This requirement began with the 2016 renewal cycle.  MSHA will offer classes ever year at our annual conferences to meet the requirements for either the Human Trafficking requirement, and/or the Pain Management cpd requirement.

Rules 338.621 and 338.623 add the requirement of acquiring not less than 20 cpd with at least 1 cpd credit in pain and symptom management within 2 years immediately preceding the date of application for relicensure for a full or limited license. This will be required for a relicensure application submitted on or after 10/1/2019.

Rule 338.629 lays out the acceptable cpd activities, requirements, and limitations.

When do I have to meet the requirements for the completion of training in identifying victims of human trafficking?

Rule 338.604 requires licensees to complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking began with the 2016 renewal cycle. This training requirement will need to be completed prior to the license renewal in 2018.

Applicants who apply for a license on or after March 16, 2021 will be required to have completed the required training in identifying victims of human trafficking. 

How long are the Speech-Language Pathology licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

Your initial Speech-Language Pathology license is only good until the next expiration date of your profession (anywhere from 4 months to 1 year). After your first renewal, your license will be valid for 2 years. You will receive renewal information 45-60 days prior to the expiration date of your license and it will state the renewal fee required.

You cannot renew your license early. Our system is not set up to receive renewal information until the renewal time for your profession. We will mail you renewal information approximately 45-60 days before the expiration date of your current license. Remember to notify the Department in writing of any address changes you have. It is your responsibility to renew your license on time. Failure to notify us of an address change does not exempt you from renewing your license on time. You can renew online at www.michigan.gov/elicense Online renewal payments require you to pay with a credit card.

The link to the new administrative rules for SLP from LARA is http://dmbinternet.state.mi.us/DMB/ORRDocs/AdminCode/1301_2013-103LR_AdminCode.pdf

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