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

MSHF Silent Auction - Awesome Donations!

Tamara Baubie, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Two tickets to see The Who in Detroit this spring!  Yes, that is just one of the donations received for the  Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s annual Silent Auction to 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 see the article below for this year's Scholarship Recipients!

   Please go our our MSHF website to see profiles of past recipients 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 next month.  Donations are needed - bids will be fun.

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Congratulations to MSHF Scholarship Recipients 2019

Tamara Baubie, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Congratulations to the following students who are the 2019 Recipients of the MSHF Scholarship Awards:

Jamiee Blaharski, Eastern Michigan University
Danae Brownell, Michigan State University 
Elizabeth Kaurich, Wayne State University
Brionna Leach, Central Michigan University
Carolyn Mooi, Western Michigan University
Kayla Welker, Central Michigan University

   All of these outstanding Graduate Students will each receive $800.00 presented to them at the MSHA Awards Banquet, Friday, March 22, 2019 during the MSHA Annual Conference.  Congratulations!  

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Volume Forty Two, Number Two, February 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

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


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February 20th Deadline for Kellogg Center Next Week!

Dawn Kutney, Editor

Dear MSHA Members: 

    The deadline to get your hotel room is next Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Follow this link for the Hotel Registration Form.  However the Kellogg Center has extended the date & rate to 03/06/19 but once 2/20/19 passes our un-reserved block of rooms will be released into the general group and our number of potential rooms may be smaller!  So don't wait if you want to be sure to get a room.  After the hotel is full, we will have a over-flow hotel available to us at conference rates but we can't release those until the Kellogg is full.  

   The Kellogg Hotel is beautiful and convenient - the food is wonderful - and the prices are reasonable.  Join us!

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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, in the Kellogg Center
   What:  Appetizers, music, cash bar, and a surprise guest!  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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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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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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Thank You to Our Sponsors at MSHA!

Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Many thanks to the following universities who are sponsoring featured events at the MSHA Conference.  Here they are, in order of their appearance in the Program:

Eastern Michigan University, Speech Language Pathology Program
Shari Robertson Short Course Thursday

Central Michigan University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Friday Morning Pastries

Northern Michigan University, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Program
Undergraduate Student Session Friday morning

Wayne State University, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Snack Break Friday afternoon

Western Michigan University, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Praxis Trivia Quiz Bowl, Friday Evening
Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Friday Evening Reception

Grand Valley State University, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Breakfast Pastries Saturday morning

MSHA Foundation – MSHF
Lanyards for all Participants

See you at MSHA!

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Exhibitors at MSHA Make a Difference

Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP

   We are excited for the many fine exhibitors who will be at the MSHA Conference March 21-23, 2019, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing!

   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.

   Join us at MSHA! 


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In Memoriam: John (Mick) Hanley

    We are so sorry to inform you that John (Mick) Hanley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP passed away February 11, 2019.  Mick was the Chair of the Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Program at Western Michigan University for many years, and we recently saw him at Sandra Glista's retirement gathering in December.  Mick was a long-time MSHA member who was a great supporter of MSHA and our students and colleagues. Our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. 
   From the Kalamazoo Gazette, February 14:

Dr. John Michael "Mick" Hanley, 73, of Scotts, passed away February 11, 2019. He was born September 26, 1945 in Butte, Montana to the late John and Elizabeth (Harrington) Hanley. Mick earned his B.A. in English from the University of Montana-Dillon. He taught high school English and coached for three years. He then earned his M.A. in Speech-Pathology and Audiology from the University of Montana, and practiced in public schools until 1974. Later, he earned his Ph.D. in Speech Hearing and Science from the University of Iowa, where he served as a faculty member from 1977-1980 before joining the faculty at Western Michigan University. In 1990, Mick became the chair of Western's Speech Pathology and Audiology Department and served in that position for 17 years. Mick's areas of expertise included research, training, and clinical emphasis on the communication disorder of stuttering. During his years at WMU, Mick won the WMU Distinguished Service Award as well as the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Distinguished Service Award. In 2006, the John "Mick" Hanley Endowed Scholarship was established at Western. Mick enjoyed golfing, skiing, reading, and camping. He was married to his best friend, Sherry Matson, on August 10, 1968. He especially enjoyed golfing with his grandsons, Brady and Brody, as well as trying to beat them at golf. Mick was preceded in death by his parents and son, Kevin Sean Hanley. He is surviving by his loving wife of 50 years, Sherry Hanley; son, Keith Michael (Lisa) Hanley; grandchildren, Brady John and Brody Michael Hanley; sister, June (Joel) Berry; brother, James Hanley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday, February 15 from 4-7:30 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, where a eulogy service will be held at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 AM at St. Martin of Tours Parish, 5855 East W. Ave., Vicksburg, MI 49097, with Monsignor Thomas Martin, celebrant. A reception will be held following the service from 1-3:00 PM at The Rim & Rail, 343 West Prairie Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. John M. Hanley Endowed Scholarship at Western Michigan University or the American Cancer Society. Please visit Mick's personalized online guestbook at www.langelands.com

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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 May.  

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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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Interested in Stuttering & Other Fluency Disorders?

   Interested in Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders? Join the new Michigan Interest Group for Fluency Disorders (Yes, that’s right, MiIGFD!) for our first get-together. We’ll be meeting over lunch on Thursday, March 21st, at MSHA in East Lansing. Send an email to J. Scott Yaruss jsy@msu.edu for info. 

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From the President

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

Dear MSHA Membership,
   As we have experienced more than our typical amount of inclement weather days thus far in 2019, I found myself home with time to work through another lesson of the KonMari Method.  The Life Changing Method of Tidying Up and Spark Joy along with Tidying Up with Marie Kondo have been helpful as we have decluttered around the house.   

   Last June, I moved out of an office I shared with other ancillary staff members for 17 years.  My boxes of materials, newsletters, therapy plans, professional development handouts and planning notebooks have been stacked in the spare bedroom.  Since the beginning of the school year, I have foraged for materials and supplies as my students have progressed toward meeting their IEP objectives.  Not ideal.  For me, therapy materials (along with school supplies) “spark joy”.  While some choices were difficult, it was helpful to put hands on each item.  Outdated materials were retired to the recycle bin.  The rest were sorted and organized before placed in a more functional home – no longer in boxes piled in the spare bedroom.

   This experience reminded me how thankful I am for the people in my life that have taught, inspired and challenged me.  I am thankful to those that have shared their knowledge and expertise – both personally and professionally.  Our annual conference is another opportunity to learn and add to our skill-set.  Take a look at our conference line up.  I encourage each of you to sign up and attend the conference.  Invite a colleague to join you! 

   My term as president will draw to a close at conference.  Please know I am honored to have served you alongside the outstanding people involved with MSHA. 


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

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Join us for MSHA in East Lansing!

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

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

MSHA Annual Conference, March 21-23, 2019
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center,
East Lansing, Michigan
   MSHA Members you've all received the MSHA Conference Preliminary Program  now and many of you have registered!  If you have not you still have time and we welcome you!  We have added several classes and Poster Sessions to the Program you all received - follow this link for the Updated MSHA Conference Program: MSHA Conference Program 

   You can register by downloading this form: MSHA Conference Registration  or Online at our Annual Conference Page  go to our website at www.michiganspeechhearing.org

   Finally - just a reminder to follow MSHA on FB, Twitter, and Instagram For more information, check out:


   We regret to tell you that invited speaker Lynn Dudek cancelled for health reasons.  We are fortunate to have two outstanding speakers to replace her.  For the morning class:

Sarah N. Douglas, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies.  Her class: POWR to the Partner: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Skills for Communication Partners.  

This presentation will introduce participants to the POWR strategy to support communication for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication. The presentation will start with the research supporting the strategy and will include a detailed description and demonstration of the POWR steps.  Participants will have opportunities to engage in hands on activities trying out the strategy and learn about the importance of training communication partners.

For the afternoon class:  Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Disorders.  She will present: Taking a Closer ‘Look’ at Receptive Language Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder:  The Benefits of Eye-Gaze Methods.

As many SLPs are aware, it can be challenging to accurately assess receptive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Most standardized assessments require children to point to pictures or follow directions, but children with ASD may have difficulty promptly and consistently producing such responses. As a result, we are at risk of underestimating these children’s receptive language skills. This session will describe how a research method known as looking-while-listening can be used to measure receptive language skills in children with ASD by tracking their eye movements in response to spoken language. Clinical implications for assessment and intervention will be discussed.

  In addition we have added the following classes you might be interested in that were added within the last two weeks:

On Friday, March 22:

▲ Application of Passy Muir Swallowing and Speaking Valves, by Speaker: Elizabeth Koster, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Passy Muir

This presentation provides an introduction to the function and benefits of the Passy Muir valve with patients using tracheotomy tubes and ventilators. The effects of the tracheostomy on the upper aero-digestive track, function and benefits of the bias-closed position, no-leak valve, patient assessment and selection, application of the Passy-Muir® Valve, including ventilator application, patient monitoring, and transitioning and trouble-shooting will be discussed.

On Saturday, March 23:

Laryngeal Cancer: Diagnosis, Medical Treatment Options, and Surgical Management by Speakers: Teresa H. Lyden, M.A., CCC-SLP, Anna G. Hardenbergh, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Andrew Rosko, M.D., Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; and Marc J. Haxer, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan Otolaryngology Surgery Associates
A discussion related to the management of laryngeal cancer starting with the diagnosis by an Otolaryngologist, followed by options for medical (radiation and chemotherapy) and or surgical (total laryngectomy) interventions will be completed. The involvement of the SLP through this entire process will be reviewed starting with pre-treatment evaluation, speech and or swallowing therapy during medical (radiation +/- chemotherapy) intervention, pre-operative evaluation and post-operative evaluation, training and management as it relates to verbal (alaryngeal) communication. Additionally, there will be patients on hand to share their experience.

Cross Sectional Imaging of the Head and Neck for the SLP by Speakers: Kyle VanKoevering, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Teresa H. Lyden, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Language and swallowing dysfunction carry significant morbidity for patients across a wide spectrum of disease pathologies.  One tool utilized by clinicians in evaluating these disease processes is cross-sectioned imaging, such as CT, MRI, and PET scans.  However, SLPs receive no formal education on these imaging modalities or interpreting radiologic reads.  Yet these techniques can provide critically valuable insight into a wide variety of disease processes not only for the clinician but also the SLPs as they plan potential therapeutic strategies for rehabilitation.  This program aims to introduce SLPs to the fundamentals of cross-sectional imaging of the head and neck, and to appreciate how these tools can be utilized in the evaluation and management of language and swallowing disorders.

 Here are the Highlights for the 2019 MSHA Conference Program:

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: 

▲ 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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Poster Sessions at MSHA

   Thank you to all of you who submitted Poster Sessions for the MSHA Conference!  We have 50 Poster Sessions - many of which are Student Poster Sessions, and 2 of the Student Posters will receive a $250 award sponsored by the Michigan chapters of the Psi Iota Xi organization (Zeta Theta, Eta Sigma, Eta Omicron, and Theta Tau), the national philanthropic organization that is dedicated to helping others, especially in the fields of speech and hearing.  Thanks to them for their continued support of our students!

Here is the list of Posters Sessions for MSHA, 2019:

(1) Speech-Language Pathology and Neuropsychology Collaboration Across the Continuum, Presenters: Alexis Kurek, M.A., CCC-SLP and Maegan Hatfield-Eldred, Ph.D., Spectrum Health
 (2) A Survey of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering, Presenters: Seth E. Tichenor, M.S., CCC-SLP, and J. Scott Yaruss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University 
(3) Brush Off Concerns for Hospital Acquired Pneumonia, Presenters: Amy Freas, M.A., CCC-SLP, Erica Newberg, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Laurel Packard, OTR, Spectrum Health
 (4) An Integrated Protocol for Speech Audiometry, Presenters: Brad Rakerd, Ph.D., and Jerry Punch, Ph.D., Michigan State University
 (5) In With the Outcome Measures, Presenter: Laney Soodsma, M.A., CCC-SLP, Spectrum Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
 (6) The Bulgarian Evidence-Based Intensive Treatment Model for Adults Who Stutter, Presenter: Dobrinka Georgieva, Ph.D., South-West University Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria
(7) Bulgarian Guidelines on Stroke and Aphasia Rehabilitation: A Comparative Study with International Experience, Presenters: Dobrinka Georgieva, Ph.D., South-West University Neofit Rilski; Dobrinka Kalpachka, M.D., and Rossen Kalpachki, M.D.,  University Hospital St. Anna, Sofia, Bulgaria
(8) Effects of TBI and Aphasia Simulations on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Empathy of Future Speech-Language Pathologists, Presenters: Haley Millis and Stephanie Richards, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (9) The Effectiveness of Traditional Motor Speech Techniques for an Adult with Primary Progressive  Apraxia of Speech,  Presenter: Kathryn Atkinson, M.A., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, Central Michigan University
 (10) K-12 Teachers’ Awareness and Knowledge of Voice Risk Factors, Presenters: Julia Johnson, Heather Baldwin, and Tammy Shilling, M.A., CCC-SLP, Andrews University
(11) Facilitating “Living with Aphasia” Treatment Groups in a University Clinic,  Presenters: Ashley Jacqmain, B.A., Tara Kozlowski, B.S., Stacy Lecznar, B.A., Cassidy Taljonick, Bradley Tanguay,  and Robin Pollens, M.S., CCC-SLP, Western Michigan University
(12) Cultural Inclusivity in Semantic Feature Analysis: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists, Presenters: Jessica Richardson and Ana Claudia Harten, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Eastern Michigan University
(13) Alternative Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology, Presenters: Sarah J. Ball, B.S., Audrey Farrugia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Philip Smith, Ed.D., Eastern Michigan University
(14) The Efficacy of VNest in Aphasia, Presenters: Alayna Orzel, B.A. Tzi-Qing Liew, B.S., and Naomi Hashimoto, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Eastern Michigan University
(15) The Role of Short-Term Memory Abilities on Language Learning in Young and Older Adults,  Presenters: Madeleine Cherney, Ani Balavitch, and Naomi Hashimoto, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Eastern Michigan University
(16) Thematic Analysis of Topics from Elicited Stories About an Important Event Told by Individuals with Aphasia from AphasiaBank, Presenters: Taylor Neubauer, Emily Fife, Abby McConnon, B.S., and Katie A. Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (17) Using Emotional Valence to Analyze Elicited Stories about an Important Event Told by Individuals with Aphasia in AphasiaBank,Presenters: Kathryn Arcy, Amanda Camp, Julie Ann Fargo, and Katie A. Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (18) Assessing Speech-Language Pathologists’ Comfort with Stuttering,Presenters: Corinne Smyk, B.S., and J. Scott Yaruss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University
 (19) Parent/Caregiver Perception Compared with a Quantitative Measure, Presenters: Shannon McEnroe, B.S., Rebecca H. Affoo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and MaryBeth Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
(20) Use of the Intelligibility in Context Scale as an Outcome Measure of Speech and Language Intervention in Young Children: A Comparison Between Cohorts, Presenters: Claudia Packan, MaryBeth Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Rebecca H. Affoo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (21) I’m Supposed to be Where? Digital and Paper Scheduling Across Adult Age Groups, Presenters: Kelly Schwan, B.A. and Laura Lenkey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Grand Valley State University
(22) Visual Attention and Word Learning in Children with ASD, Presenters: Melissa Griffith, B.S. and Courtney E. Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University
 (23) Using Emotional Valence to Analyze Elicited Stories About an Important Event Told by Individuals With a TBI in TBIBank,  Presenters: Caitlin Wilk, B.A.A., Susan Valensky, Jenna Randolph, B.A.A., and Katie A. Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (24) Parental Involvement in the IEP Process of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Presenters: Andriana Evangelista, B.A. and Audrey Farrugia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Eastern Michigan University
 (25) Service Learning with Residents with Dementia:  We Have the Evidence, but What Does it Look Like?      Presenters: Faith Gray, Laura Donovan, Taiah Pelt, Rachel L. McNeil, Laura S. Witte,  and Natalie F. Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (26) Generalization of Language to Everyday Conversations: An Aphasia Treatment Study,  Presenters: Anika Johns, Addisun Victory, and Suma Devanga, Ph.D., Western Michigan University
 (27) Brain Connectivity Among Speech-Motor Regions in Adults Who Stutter,  Presenters: Jaya Thyagarajan, Emily O. Garnett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan; Ho Ming Chow, Ph.D., Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Delaware; and Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan
 (28) Relationship Between Language and White Matter Integrity Measures Differ Between Children  Who Do and Do Not Stutter,  Presenters: Gregory S. Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP, Chelsea Johnson, B.S., Michigan State University; Ho Ming Chow, Ph.D., Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Delaware; Emily O. Garnett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan
(29) Perceptual and Acoustic Quantification of Longitudinal Voice Changes During Upper Respiratory Infections in a Professional Voice,  Presenters: Ethan Hunter, Haslett High School, and Eric Hunter, Ph.D., Michigan State University
 (30) Age, Speaking Rate, and Vocal Effort, Presenters: Kirsten Rockey, B.A., and Eric Hunter, Ph.D., Michigan State University
(31) Efficacy of a Three-Week Intervention Program for Children in the Areas of Language, Articulation, Phonological Awareness, and Auditory Processing, Presenters: Zoey Caballero, Darah Regal, Au.D., CCC-A, and Lara Scheidler-Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, Andrews University
 (32) MRI Training in Young Children Who Stutter and Age-Matched Controls Helps Increase Imaging Data Collection and Quality, Presenters: Chelsea Johnson, M.A., Saralyn Rubsam, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Megan Sheppard, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Ho Ming Chow, Ph.D., Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Delaware
 (33) Collaborative Referencing in Wernicke’s Aphasia: A Case Study, Presenters: Rachel Wilgenhof, Katelyn Roberts, Jansen Rodgers, and Suma Devanga, Ph.D., Western Michigan University
 (34) Structural Connectivity of the Left Interior Frontal Gyrus in Children Who Stutter, Presenters: Yiling Liu, B.S., Michigan State University; Denise London, B.A. and Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan
 (35) Recovery from Stuttering in Preschool-Age Children: 9 Year Outcomes in a Clinical Population
Presenters: Simone Koenraads, M.D., Ph.D. and Marie-Christine Franken, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(36) Age, Speaking Rate, and Vocal Effort, Presenters: Simone Koenraads, M.D., Ph.D., Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Gregory J. Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University
(37) Measuring What Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder See and Hear When Playing with Their Parents: A Feasibility Study, Presenters: Rachel Houtteman, Jessie Magalski, and Courtney Venker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University
(38) Neural Correlates and Parental Report of Attention in Children, Presenters: Alexandra Haver, Lauren Caramagno, Erica Lescht, M.A., CFY-SLP, and Amanda Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University
(39) A Children’s Book Designed to Increase Awareness of Childhood Stuttering, Presenters: Abhinaya Krishnaraj and Emily O. Garnett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan; Kristin Hicks, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; and Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Michigan
(40) Eye-Gaze Tracking to Advance Understanding of How Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies are Reviewed and Judged, Presenters: Chelsea Ozuch, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Jaimie Coucke, M.A., CCC-SLP, Sparrow Health System;  Andrea Schmitt, B.A., and Jeff Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State Univ
 (41) Reliability and Agreement of Penetration-Aspiration Scale Ratings: Practicing SLPs and Graduate Students Relative to Expert Panel, Presenters: Chelsea Ozuch, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Jaimie Coucke, M.A., CCC-SLP, Sparrow Health System;  Andrea Schmitt, B.A.; Cassie Feira, Danielle Bisker, B.A., and Jeff Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University
(42) Agreement of VFSS Ratings Between Expert Consensus Judgement, Practicing SLPs, and Graduate Students, Presenters: Chelsea Ozuch, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Jaimie Coucke, M.A., CCC-SLP, Sparrow Health System; Andrea Schmitt, B.A.; Cassie Feira, Danielle Bisker, B.A., and Jeff Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University
(43) Reliability of VFSS Ratings as a Function of Rater Experience and Swallowing Deficit Severity,
 Presenters: Chelsea Ozuch, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Jaimie Coucke, M.A., CCC-SLP, Sparrow Health System;  Andrea Schmitt, B.A.; Cassie Feira, Danielle Bisker, B.A., and Jeff Searl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Michigan State University
(44) My Journey Continues: A Resource of Stories About Life with Aphasia to Share, Presenters: Susan Valensky, and Katie A. Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University
 (45) Investigation of High-Speed Videoendoscopy During Connected Speech in Norms and Neurogenic Voice Disorders, Presenters: Corinne Brown, B.A. and Maryam Naghibolhosseini, Ph.D., Michigan State University;  Stephanie Zacharias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic; and Dimitar Deliyski, Ph.D., Michigan State University
(46) A Comparison of Inhibitory Versus Facilitatory Cues in Verbal naming in Health Adults, Presenters: Freya Kniaz, B.A. and Margaret Greenwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Wayne State University
 (47) From Theory to Practice: Telepractice and Voice Therapy, Presenters: Danae Alexis Brownell, B.A. and Russell Banks, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Michael Alexander Bejarano, Universidad Manuela Beltran; David Ford, Michigan State University; Tatiana Campagnoli,  Liliana Herrera, Paula Lopez, Jenny Alejandra Mendez Mora, Universidad Manuela Beltran; Kristin Hicks, M.A., CCC-SLP, Matthew Phillips, M.A., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; Julieth Ramirez, Universidad Manuela Beltran; Peter LaPine, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Michigan State University; and Lady Catherine Cantor-Cutiva, Universidad Manuela Beltran
(48) Methods for Measuring Comprehension of Emotion in Stroke Survivors, Presenters: Brynja Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP. and Margaret Greenwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Wayne State University
(49) Approaches to Building Communication Support Structures Through University-Community Engagement   Presenters: Nancy Naperala, M.A., CCC-SLP and Margaret Greenwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
(50) African American English Speakers’ Production Demands in Spontaneous Utterances, Presenters: Seara Mayanja, B.S. and Laura Dilley, Ph.D., Michigan State University

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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 next month 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 third and final 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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MSHA Conference 2020 - in Detroit!

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

Looking towards 2020

    Mark your calendars for March 19-21, 2020 MSHA Annual Conference at MotorCity Hotel and Conference Center in Detroit!  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:

▲ Bonnie Martin Harris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow, Northwestern University will speak on the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImPTM) and Respiratory-Swallow Coordination: Implication and Application in Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment.
▲ Kathryn Hillenbrand, M.A., CCC-SLP, Western Michigan University will present a class on Supervision. This class will satisfy the new 2020 ASHA requirement on supervision.
▲ Amanda Hopkins, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Listening and Language Connections, LLC, will be presenting: Assessment for Children with Hearing Loss and How to Interpret the Results.
▲ Donna Edwards, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow, Associate Professor, Baldwin Wallace University will speak on the topic of Ethics.  This class will satisfy the new 2020 ASHA requirement on  Ethics.  She will also present a Short Course on: Pediatric Dysphagia and Collaborative Opportunities within the School Framework.

▲ J. Bruce Hillenberg, Ph.D., APBB, Director of Psychology, Pain Medicine, Wm. Beaumont Hospital will offer a class on Pain Management on Thursday evening, as well as additional classes on Healthcare Provider Stress and Burnout and Suicide Risk Assessment and Treatment.

▲ Jonathan Preston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Syracuse University will speak on Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Preschool & School-age Children Part I: Assessment, Treatment Planning, & Motor Learning; and on Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Preschool & School-age Children Part II: Evidence-based Approaches to Treatment.

And, back by popular demand:

▲ Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Audiology,The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio who will present: Managing Unilateral, Mild, Moderate, & Fluctuating Hearing Losses in Children and Hearing Loss, Executive Functions, and Theory of Mind: Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborate.  In addition, Carol will present our Keynote address: on Acoustic Accessibility.


▲ Nancy Telian, M.S., CCC-SLP, who will present on Training and Certification in Lively Letters and Sight Words. 

   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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MSHA Executive Board Election Ballot Coming Soon

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

   The Ballot for the 2019-2021 MSHA Executive Board will be coming to you electronically next week.  Thank you to the MSHA members who are willing to serve the organization in this important way.  Some of them are continuing in positions that provide us with much stability!

Here are the nominees thus far:

Amy Prichard Sova, M.A., CCC-SLP, VP-Elect for Programs
Katie LaPerriere, M.A., CCC-SLP, Secretary
Sherry Riedel, M.A., CCC-SLP,  Treasurer
Ashley Gatliff, M.A., CCC-SLP, VP for Membership
Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP, VP for SLP Healthcare

   Please look for this ballot and vote!

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Collaboration Videos and PSAs

   Some of you have asked about the PSAs about IPP: Inter-Professional Practice.  A recent article in the ASHA Leader highlighted the production achievement of these by MSHA member and former President Laura Lenkey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.

  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 - February 2019