January 2019
The Newsletter of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Volume Forty Two, Number One, January 2019

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 2019

MSHA Executive Board:

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

Katharine LaPierriere, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sherry Riedel, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy:
Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Audiology Services:
VP for Membership:
Ashley Gatliff, M.A., CCC-SLP
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., CCC-SLP
Student Affairs:
Callan Gavigan, M.A., CCC-SLP
MSHA Members-at-Large
N.W. Michigan:
Michelle Baumgartner, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.E. Michigan:
Courtney Halbower, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.W. Michigan:
D'Jaris Coles-White, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
N.E. Michigan:
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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Save the Dates: Upcoming MSHA Conferences

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

MSHA Conference 2020: 
March 19-21, 2020
MotorCity Convention Center and Hotel, Detroit

MSHA Conference 2021: 
March 18-20, 2021
Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel 

MSHA Conference 2022:

Date to be determined.
Location:  East Lansing or Lansing.

The next et cetera newsletter will be emailed to all MSHA members in mid-February.  

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MSHA to Honor Tiner and Silbergleit as Outstanding Clinicians

Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Join your MSHA colleagues in celebrating two Outstanding Clinician Award Recipients for 2019 at the March MSHA Annual Conference in East Lansing.  Alice Silbergleit, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders at Henry Ford Health System and Margaret Tiner, M.S., CCC-SLP,  Senior Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of Michigan Health System, are both recipients of the Outstanding Clinician Award from MSHA and will receive their awards on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Medical SLP Luncheon Forum at the MSHA Annual Conference in East Lansing.  Their distinguished careers specializing in voice disorders, swallowing,  adult neurogenic disorders, head and neck cancer, and a myriad of other disorders and conditions have led to their being honored for their contributions to this profession.

   In addition to being honored, both Alice and Margaret are presenting classes at MSHA well:   Margaret presents a class on Friday morning:  Muscle Wars: Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Tension Dysphagia and Dysphonia, with colleague Lucy Finkel, M.A., CFY-SLP; and Alice is presenting 2 classes on Saturday morning:  Creating Competent Clinical Fellows in Medical Speech-Language Pathology with colleagues Jennifer Peacock, M.A., CCC-SLP; Krysten Isabel, MA., CCC-SLP; and Alessandra Puzio, M.S., CCC-SLP, all from Henry Ford Hospital.    That class will be followed by: How to Establish a Speech-Language Pathology Tele-Therapy Program, with colleagues from Henry Ford, Marie Lee and Courtney Stevens.

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Exhibitors at MSHA Make a Difference

Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP

      We cordially invite all those interested to be an Exhibitor at MSHA at the 2019 MSHA Annual Conference in East Lansing!   All the necessary forms to register are on our MSHA website at www.michiganspeechhearing.org or click here for the Exhibits Form.

      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.   Click here for the MSHA Ads Form.
     We already have some great vendors who will be at the Kellogg Center in 2019 and 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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Spartan Stuttering Lab Needs You!

Greg Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP

Help us help you!

   The Spartan Stuttering Lab at MSU is interested in interviewing school-based speech-language pathologists about their thoughts and experiences in working with children who stutter. Prior research has shown that many SLPs aren’t comfortable working with children who stutter. We want to understand why that is, so we can develop appropriate support resources. The project requires only a brief (20- to 30-minute) interview, conducted over the Internet. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts, please follow this link to learn more about the study and complete our initial questionnaire: https://surveys.StutteringCenter.org/slp  Or, contact Prof. J. Scott Yaruss at jsy@msu.edu with questions.

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Want to Donate Your Therapy Materials?

Greg Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP

      If you have gently used therapy materials that you'd like to donate, we have an idea to help you!  We think putting together therapy materials and raffling them off at our Graduate Student Session at MSHA would be a wonderful way to help our new clinicians as well as a way to make use of materials that need a new home.

   Contact me at spraygre@msu.edu  During the Graduate Student Session at MSHA, March 22, 2019, we will give away whatever materials we receive.  You will have until 12:00 noon on Friday, March 22, 2019, to drop them off at the MSHA Registration area during the Annual Conference at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.  Thank you for your efforts to share materials and help our new clinicians!

(Photo l-r:  Greg Spray and John (Mick) Hanley at WMU during Sandy Glista's retirement reception)

   See you in East Lansing!

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MSHA Conference Plans for the Future

Amy Prichard Sova, M.A., CCC-SLP, Conference Chair 2020

Looking towards 2020

   Detroit has significantly grown within the last few years and we are particularly thrilled that MSHA will be hosting its 2020 annual conference at the beautiful MotorCity Convention Center and Hotel.  So mark your calendars for March 19-21, 2020. We are confident that you will find that the food, music, and the culture of its people are as spirited as ever. As a 2020 conference attendee you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skill set through an array of comprehensive courses and mini seminars, as well as develop your networking circle through the meeting of fellow clinicians, and vendors, within our field.

   We have several speakers already booked and we look forward to welcoming you in 2020.  We'll have info available at our 2019 Conference in East Lansing!

Amy Prichard Sova, M.A., CCC-SLP
V-P Elect for Professional Development and Education

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Aphasia Access Leadership Summit

Katie Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

   Mark your calendars for an upcoming conference: Aphasia Access Leadership Summit, to be held March 7-9, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Follow this link for registration information: https://www.aphasiaaccess.org/baltimoresummit

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Look for Survey to Come Your Way

Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP

MSHA Members:

   I am currently working with Janet Deppe, M.S., CCC-SLP, FNAP; Director, State Affairs; ASHA, and Julie Pratt M.S., CCC-SLP, Comprehensive Speech and Therapy Center and ASHA State Advocate for Reimbursement, to develop a survey to send to SLPs across the state regarding insurance coverage, denials, etc. as part of an information gathering step to address access to coverage and reimbursement issues.

   So please look out for a survey blast and send it back! We need your feedback!


Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy

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Scenes from MSHA 2018

Dawn Kutney, Editor

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

Top: Ashley Gatliff 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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From the President

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

Dear MSHA Membership,
  Congratulations to MSHA!  If you follow our Facebook page or Instagram account, you may have already seen that ASHA recognized MSHA as the official Speech-Language-Hearing Association for Michigan during the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) meeting in November.  This is a five-year renewal for us.   Michigan was one of twelve states recognized at the meeting.
   As I walked around the posters and exhibition hall at the ASHA convention in Boston, meeting fellow Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, graduate students and healthcare professionals, I was encouraged and energized for MSHA’s annual conference.  I am eager to spend time with colleagues, attend short courses, miniseminars, luncheons, meet students and visit Poster Sessions. 
   During his keynote address at the ASHA convention, Roy Spence told the attendees, Your purpose is so mighty and your purpose is so good!  As we reflect on our good and mighty purpose, please join me in congratulating Heather Balog, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Peter LaPine, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.  Heather will receive MSHA Honors of the Association and Peter will receive the MSHA Distinguished Service Award. Both will be presented Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Annual Conference Awards Luncheon at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan.  Our annual conference theme, Continuing our Legacy celebrates 80 years of our state organization. 
   Happy New Year!  May your resolutions for 2019 include increasing your evidence-based practice and continuing your education!  I look forward to celebrating our purpose and our legacy along with you at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing!  


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

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MSHA Conference March 21-23, 2019 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing

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

Conference Highlights:
 MSHA: 80 Years: 1939 – 2019: 
Continuing Our Legacy

MSHA Annual Conference
March 21-23, 2019
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center,
East Lansing, Michigan
   MSHA Members look for the MSHA Conference Preliminary Program for 2019 any day now in your mailbox.  We have also mailed it out to our ASHA colleagues across the state who are not MSHA members - we hope they will join - and we hope you all are interested in our upcoming conference in East Lansing.  The mailer contains the Registration Form, but you can also find it online  - and you can register by downloading this form http://www.michiganspeechhearing.org/docs/MSHA_Conference_Registration_Form_2019_Revised.pdf or Online at our Annual Conference Page  go to our website at www.michiganspeechhearing.org

   To see the entire Program follow this link:  2019 MSHA Preliminary Program

Here are the Highlights:

Thursday, March 21, 2019: 

▲ Pablo Antonio Ysunza, M.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Cheryl L. Lozon, M.A., CCC-SLP, will present: Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) Who Does What?  The Speech Path and the Surgeon: The Broken Circle Unbroken.

▲ Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Indiana University of nia, & President-Elect of ASHA 2018, will present an afternoon Short Course: Building Better Readers: Stress Free Strategies for Meeting the Literacy Challenge; she also presents ASHA & MSHA Peeps: We’ve Got Game! During the MSHA Annual Business Meeting. 

▲ Karen B. Kurcz, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, will present: Introduction to Insurance and Documentation for SLPs.

▲ Marlene Cummings, M.A., CCC-SLP, MRC Communications, & Rachael Langley, M.A., CCC-SLP, Eaton RESA, present The Changing Landscape of AAC: Connecting the New and the Known.

▲ Katelyn Reed, M.S., LLP, Thriving Minds Family Services, will present: Beyond Shyness: Evidence-Based Assessment and Interventions for Selective Mutism.

▲ Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Bridget Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University, will present: Neuroimaging Research Examining Neural Bases of Childhood Stuttering.

▲ Laura E. Swanson, Director/Producer of “Break the Chain” Documentary Film, will present Breaking the Chain of Human Trafficking in Your Community*, 3:15 – 4:15 pm.

▲ Lawrence Prokop, D.O., Michigan State University, will present a class on Pain Management*, 6:30 -7:30 pm. 

*Both classes will satisfy requirements for the SLP License. 

▲ Welcome Reception:  7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Tasty munchies and a cash bar.  Everyone welcome!  And don’t forget the MSHF Silent Auction and 50/50 MSHA Raffle.  

Friday, March 22, 2019: 

▲ Lynn Dudek, M.S., CCC-SLP, Hilliard, Ohio, will present two Short Courses: Making a Difference with ASDs:  When SLPs & Behavior-Based Interventions Come Together.

▲ Jeffrey Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University, will present two Short Courses: Communication Rehabilitation After Treatment for Oral Cancer and ALS: Update with a Focus on Diagnosis and Management of Communication Changes.

▲Nancy R. Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP, Kaufman Children’s Center, will present a Short Course: Eight Behavior Strategies for Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech with the K-SLP.

▲ Kerry Peterson, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA, will present: Establishing Vocal Communication for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

▲ Morning and Afternoon Student Round Table classes for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

▲ Honors and Awards Luncheon with Keynote Address by Rachael Langley, M.A., CCC-SLP: Make it Meaningful: Promoting AAC Understanding for Current Practice; presentation of MSHA Honors and Distinguished Service Awards; and presentation of MSHF Student Scholarships.

▲ All-Day MSHF Silent Auction; Exhibitors’ Cocktail Party and Raffles; and Praxis Trivia Quizbowl; Evening Open House sponsored by MSU Department of Communicative Disorders.
Saturday, March 23, 2019: 

▲ Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Monmouth University, New Jersey, will present two Short Courses: Unique Speech-Language Therapy:  Wonderful Websites with Practical Therapy Tips and Creating Ideas for Using iPad Apps in SL Therapy. 

▲ Ed M. Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, Accelerated Care Plus, Abingdon, Virginia, will present two Short Courses: Myths in Dysphagia & Best Practices in Treatment of Dysphagia.

▲ J. Scott Yaruss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University, will present: Practical Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists.

▲ Alice K. Silbergleit, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Henry Ford Hospital, will present: How to Establish a Speech-Language Pathology Tele-Therapy Program.

▲ Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D., LP, Thriving Minds, will present: Helping the Worried Child: Reducing Anxiety in Classroom& Clinic.

▲ Medical SLP Luncheon Forum Luncheon where the Outstanding Clinician Awards will be presented followed by Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP: Tips to Successful Documentation with Feeding/Swallowing Patients.

▲ Public School Luncheon Forum Luncheon featuring Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP:  Who We Are and the Impact We Make

Other topics in the Program include: Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation in Adults Who Stutter; Importance of Assessing Vocab Introducing PVVT-5 and EVT-3; Remote Microphone Tech for the Preschool Population; Dysphagia Management in the Critical Care Patient; Creating Competent Clinical Fellows; Therapeutic Singing for Persons with Aphasia; Functional Listening Evaluation; Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Tension Dysphonia; Modified Barium Swallow Study Updates; & Pediatric Voice Therapy.   

   Great opportunity for CEUs! Contact MSHA for more info at 517/332-5691 or visit our website at: www.michiganspeechhearing.org

 Join us to help celebrate MSHA’s 80th Birthday!  There will be cake!

See you in East Lansing!
Jacqueline Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP,
MSHA VP for Professional Development and Education
Kentwood Public Schools 

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MSHA Honors of the Association and Distinguished Service Award 2019

   Come to the MSHA Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 22, 2019, during the MSHA Annual Conference in East Lansing, to see two outstanding colleagues receive MSHA Awards for their exemplary and unique contributions to our profession and to the association:

   Heather Balog, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Balog Speech and Language Center,  will receive MSHA Honors of the Association.  Heather is being honored for her many years of service on the MSHA Executive Board as President, for her role working with MSHA students at conference time and throughout the year,  her support and participation for advocacy for the profession during key times but also at our Advocacy Day at the Capitol, and for her role as President of the MSHA Foundation (MSHF).  The Honors of the Association is the highest award the Association can bestow.

   Peter LaPine, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University, will receive the 2019 MSHA Distinguished Service Award for his work promoting international education during his distinguished career as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Professor at MSU.   He was an integral member of the Operation Kindness, a service-learning project that gave students at MSU the opportunity to help those in need in Camargo, Mexico.  He conducted nearly 50 week-long humanitarian medical and educational projects in the Yucatan peninsula.

   Come help us honor these outstanding individuals at the MSHA Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.  Join us as we acknowledge and celebrate their contributions to the profession of Speech-Language Pathology and the patients and students we serve.

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Happy Birthday MSHA!

Ashley Gatliff, M.A., CCC-SLP

    MSHA is one of the oldest-established Speech-Language-Hearing Associations in the country and in 2019 we will celebrate our 80th Anniversary at the 2019 MSHA Conference at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.  We will be presented with an honorary award from ASHA.  Throughout the year we will highlight aspects of our history that we hope you will appreciate and enjoy.  One way you can honor our longevity is by continuing to be the life-blood of our organization!  Thank you to the many members who re​newed your dues for 2019.  Please accept this as your second reminder that they are due now for 2019. Many of you renew as you register for the MSHA Conference and we appreciate your continued support of MSHA.  Contact MSHA if you have any questions - you can renew online, by mail, or by phone.

      MSHA continues to be the state association for Speech-Language-Pathologists and Audiologists in Michigan.  MSHA strives to serve you - to provide professional support and development, public awareness, and advocacy for professionals in communication sciences and disorders and the individuals you serve.

   Thank you for your continued support of MSHA!

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MSU Open House at the 2019 MSHA Conference

  Save the date for a fun evening during the MSHA Annual Conference, sponsored by MSU's Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department!

   When:  Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 - 11:00 pm, directly after the Praxis Trivia Quizbowl.
   Where:  Big 10 B Room, a the Kellogg Center
   What:  Appetizers, music, cash bar.  Fun!
   Why:  Welcome to all conference attendees by the staff and students of MSU's Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department.  Celebrate all things MSHA and MSU.  

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Call for Student Poster Sessions at MSHA 2019

Dawn Kutney, Editor

  It is not too late to get your Student Poster Session submission in for the 2019 MSHA Annual Conference. The deadline is February 1, 2019.  Last year's group of Posters was phenomenal and don't forget you can earn $250 for your poster! 

   Thanks again to Psi Iota Xi,  Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  Two Student Poster Sessions will receive a $250 award for outstanding Poster Sessions. 

   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. 

       Follow this link for the MSHA Call for Student Poster Session Papers or check with your university where forms and packets of information are available.

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University Research Corner

Greg Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP

   We are pleased to offer this new feature to our newsletter which will highlight exciting research projects going on in our Michigan Universities by our amazing Speech-Language Pathologists!  We invite you all to let us hear from you about your projects - just submit your article to the MSHA Office at msha@att.net    Our premiere spotlight was on Central Michigan University, Department of Communication Disorders, featuring Katie Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and now we are honored to feature Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, from the University of Michigan.

   Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Principal Investigator and Director of the Speech Neurophysiology lab, which conducts research on the neural bases of developmental stuttering, at the University of Michigan. She is also the Rosa Casco Solano-Lopez Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry there as well.  The position that Dr. Chang holds was created by a person who stutters (Dr. Carlos Solano-Lopez), who donated his life savings to his alma mater in hopes of advancing the scientific understanding of stuttering. Soo-Eun Chang’s lab uses advanced neuroimaging methods such as fMRI, DTI, structural MRI, to examine subtle differences in brain function and structure in children and adults who stutter.  These studies are important, because the results have potential to help us better understand the mechanisms behind stuttering onset, persistence, and recovery and further lead to investigations to develop novel treatments for stuttering in the future.
Funded by the NIH (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)), Dr. Chang’s lab also conducts one of the first studies to examine brain developmental trajectories in children who stutter. This research is expected to lead to novel insights into the brain bases of stuttering during childhood. This research is currently being conducted at both the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Michigan State University (MSU) (East Lansing) campuses.
   Check out the Lab’s website for more information regarding on-going studies, and how to get involved: http://www.neurostutteringresearch.com
   The lab is actively recruiting both children and adults who stutter. For more information on specific studies and inclusion/exclusion criteria for participation, [GE1] visit our lab’s website here
   Dr. Chang’s lab is also conducting a clinical trial investigating the use of non-invasive brain stimulation as an adjunct to therapy in adults who stutter.    Her most recently published paper was featured in Neurology Today. See how other researchers talked about our research here https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03437512

   Soo-Eun Chang, along with Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Bridget Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will present a 2-hour course Neuroimaging Research: Examining Neural Bases of Childhood Stuttering” at the annual MSHA conference on Thursday, March 21, 10:00 am. In addition, Emily Garnett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, a research associate in Dr. Chang’s lab, will present a 1-hour course Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation in Adults Who Stutter on Thursday afternoon.

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MSHF Silent Auction Donations Needed

Tamara Baubie, M.A., CCC-SLP

   The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s annual Silent Auction will be held once again at the MSHA Annual Conference in East Lansing March 21-23, 2019! This is the Foundation’s major fundraiser for the year. It is a great chance to bid on fun items, a chance to meet Board Members, and find out what the Foundation is planning for the future. You might even consider joining the Board!
   But, we cannot do it without YOU! Your generous donations to the silent auction are essential to making the auction a continued success. Please see the link here for the MSHF Silent Auction Donation Form or contact Tamara Baubie at tbaubie@hotmail.com  or Pam Ansell at pansell@mywpps.org to make arrangements for a donation. All proceeds will go to the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to support scholarships for students pursuing graduate degrees in audiology and/or speech-language pathology  

   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.  Plan to be involved in the Silent Auction again at MSHA in East Lansing for MSHA 2019.  Donations are needed - bids will be fun.

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37th Van Riper Lectures Series October 2019

Janice Bedrosian, M.A., CCC-SLP

    The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University is pleased to announce the 37th Annual Van Riper Lecture Series scheduled for October 25, 2019.  The topic will focus on cognitive communicative disorders in aging populations. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences; Director, Spartan Aphasia Research Clinic (SPARC); Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP), San José State University.  Details for on campus and for remote streaming registration are 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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Congratulations Recent ACE Award Winners

   Congratulations to the following MSHA members who received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) during the period April through June of 2018. The ACE 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. 

Elwood Anderson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Private Practice, Alpena
Sarah Choss, M.A., CCC-SLP, Detroit Medical Center
Samantha Bailey Crow, M.A., CCC-SLP, Thera-Peds Pediatric Therapy
Terri Gordinier, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan School for the Deaf
Susan Olney Latham, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, St. Mary's College
Darcy Hardy Lees, M.Ed,  CCC-SLP, Access Speech and Language Services
Amanda Hopkins, M.A., CCC-SLP, Listening and Language Connections
Karen O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP, Wayne State University
Darah Regal, Au.D., CCC-A, Andrews University
Lara Scheidler-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, Andrews University
Amy Prichard Sova, M.A., CCC-SLP, The Futures HealthCore
Lizbeth Stevens, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,
Eastern Michigan University
Mary Walker, M.S., CCC-SLP, Comprehensive Speech and Therapy Center

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Congratulations MSHA Life Members

Ashley Gatliff, M.A., CCC-SLP, Membership VP

   Congratulations to our two newest MSHA Life Members:

Sue Ellen Lea, M.A., CCC-SLP, Retired from Memorial Healthcare, Owosso, and   part-time Instructor/Faculty and Clinical Instructor at Central Michigan University.  Sue worked in Chesaning Union Schools as a full-time SLP and Classroom Teacher for 8 years, and for 23 years at Shiawassee RESD as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  Best of luck to you Sue Ellen!

Julie Kirschbaum, M.A., CCC-SLP, Retired from Fennville Public Schools, and from East Ramayso Central School District and Rockland State Psychiatric Hospital, both in New York state.  Best of luck to you Julie!

   Both of these professionals have combined MSHA membership of almost 40 years.  Thank you!  You are our lifeblood and we appreciate you!

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Collaboration Videos and PSAs

   Kudos to former MSHA President Laura Lenkey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Grand Valley State University, for her efforts to help complete the PSAs about IPP: Inter-Professional Practice.  A recent article in the ASHA Leader highlighted the achievement:

  Here are links to the IPP videos and PSAs for our ASHA grant to the three state associations. These should be downloadable and usable as is.

Videos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h3iod01f4g42umt/AADmhg33FtUyx_x73lYdokvba?dl=0

PSAs:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/38qjuj28pqd0adn/AACeK1aERksWzSlpNPwKpcgra?dl=0​

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Newsletter 2016 Redesign - January 2019