February 2023
The Newsletter of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Volume Forty Eight, Number Two, February 2023

790 W. Lake Lansing Rd. Ste. 400 East Lansing, Michigan  48823
Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Email address:  msha@att.net

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2022-23 Executive Board and Advisory Assembly

MSHA Executive Board:
President: D'Jaris Coles-White, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
President-Elect: Rosalyn Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP
Past President:Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Secretary: Hope Gerlach-Houck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Treasurer: Gregory J. Spray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy: Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Membership: Ashley Gutowski, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Diversity & Inclusion: Heather Ferguson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
VP for Professional Dev & Education: Leslie DeNardis, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP Elect for Prof Dev & Education: Justine Walker M.S., CCC-SLP
VP for Public Relations: Sarah Killinger, M.A., CCC-SLP/BCBA
VP for SLP/Healthcare:  Ana Claudia Harten, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Public Schools: Olivia Sowa-Kucharski, M.A., CCC-SLP
MSHA Advisory Assembly:
Communications and Networking: Marissa Swanson, M.A., CCC-SLP/BCaBA
Continuing Education: Lauren Evans, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ethics & Standards: Heather Balog, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
SLP Healthcare: Ramya Konnai, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
SLP Public School: Olivia Sowa-Kucharski, M.A., CCC-SLP
Student Affairs: Hannah Dale, M.A., CCC-SLP
MSHA Members-at-Large
S.E. Michigan: Courtney Halbower, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.W. Michigan: Allison Mezo, M.A., CCC-SLP
N.E. Michigan: Beth La Framboise, M.A., CCC-SLP
N.W. Michigan: OPEN
Upper Peninsula: Wanda Kiiskila, M.A., CCC-SLP
Member-at-Large Representing Students: Mariko Ito, B.A.
ASHA Committee of Ambassadors:  Ramya Konnai, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
ASHA StAMP Representative: Rosalyn Davis,, M.S., CCC-SLP
ASHA STAR Representative: Julie Pratt, M.S., CCC-SLP
ASHA SEAL Representative: Courtney Halbower, M.A., CCC-SLP

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7th Annual Praxis Bowl

Students put your knowledge to the test at the PRAXIS Trivia Quiz BowlCreate a team of 4-6 students and compete to beat other Michigan universities. The event will take place at the MSHA conference on Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:00-8:00 pm in Arcadia Ballroom ll.  Our warmest thanks to the Hanen Centre for sponsoring this event.
For more information contact the MSHA office at msha@att.net

See you in Kalamazoo!


2023 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting our MSHA Conference in a variety of ways!  See below our list of sponsors and I urge you all to thank them for their continued support of MSHA! 
Detroit Institute for Children, Conference Folders for all Participants
Eastern Michigan University, Department of Special Education and Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Friday Afternoon Snack Break
Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders the
Friday Student Session
Northern Michigan University, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, the Friday Morning Breakfast
Western Michigan University, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Lanyards for all Participants
Stepping Stones Group, the Thursday Evening Welcome Reception
The Hanen Centre, the Welcome Reception and Praxis Bowl

Let us hear from you if you wish to sponsor an event at MSHA.  We have receptions and events that need your help.  Contact the MSHA Office at msha@att.net or find our sponsorship form online here.

2023 Conference Exhibitors

We are excited for the many fine exhibitors at the MSHA Conference March 23-25, 2023 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. 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. Make sure to stop and say hello!

CMU Summer Specialty Clinics (SSC)
Detroit Institute for Children
Discovery Toys
Hart Medical Equipment and RM Speech
Hillsdale County Intermediate School District
MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy
Ovation Rehabilitation Services
Paper Pie Learning (Usborne Books)
Pentax Medical
Smartbox Assistive Technology
Special Education Mediation Services
Talk to Me Technologies
The Stepping Stones Group
Tobii Dynavox
West Shore ENT and Allergy

Career Page

Did you know MSHA has a Career page on the website? If you're looking for a job please check our job listing at https://www.michiganspeechhearing.org/careers.php If you would like to list a job you can find the job form on the website.

Save the Dates: Upcoming MSHA Conferences

MSHA Conference 2023:
March 23-25, 2023
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, Kalamazoo

MSHA Conference 2024:

March 14-16, 2024
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
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New Advisory Assembly Committe

MSHA has a new Advisory Assembly Committee! In February the membership approved the Advisory Assembly Private Practice Committee. This is a committee for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists who have a private practice or work in a private practice. If you are interested in serving on the committee please contact the MSHA office at msha@att.net

Conference Hotel & Registration Deadline

Get your Conference and Hotel Registrations in soon for the 2023 MSHA Annual Conference, March 23-25, 2023, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The deadline for reserving a room at the Radisson Hotel is Wednesday, March 1st and the MSHA Deadline for Early Bird Registration is Wednesday, March 1!   

Conference Program Changes

We have a few changes to our Program

Thursday, March 23rd, Medical and Surgical Management of Voice Disorders presented by Dr. Ross Mayerhoff will be 1:30-3:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 instead of 1:30-4:45 pm

Thursday, March 23rd Update on Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Challenges and Controversies presented by Pablo Antonio Ysunza has been moved to Saturday, March 25th from 9:30-11:30 am

Friday, March 24th, Management of Glottic Insufficiency presented by M. Juliana Codino and Adam Rubin has been CANCELED.

Saturday, March 25th, Respiratory Muscle Strength Training: A Tutorial for the Medical Speech-Language Pathologist presented by Ramya Konnai, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has been CANCELED.

To view the complete Program click here: MSHA 2023 Conference Program


Conference Updates

Leslie DeNardis, M.A., CCC-SLP

 Navigating a Changed Landscape: 
Rebuilding Resiliency

We are pleased to have the following speakers present at our Awards and Forum lunches:
Yvette Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will be the Keynote Speaker at the Awards Lunch on Friday, March 24th. She will speak on Emerging Resilient
Kelly Vess, M.A., CCC-SLP is the featured speaker at the Public School Forum on Saturday, March 25th. She will be presenting The Power of Storytelling to Change Children’s Lives.
Sarah Baar, M.A., CCC-SLP is the featured speaker for the Medical SLP Forum Lunch on Saturday, March 25th. She will present A Primer on PROMS as a Key Tool in Person-Centered Care.

We will offer all the required courses you need for your License and ASHA Certification on Thursday, March 23rd. We are excited to have the following presenters:

Cathleen Johnson, OTD, OTRL, FMiOTA, Promedica, will present: Pain Assessment and Client Educational Tools to Use Across the Lifespan. THIS PRESENTATION WILL SATISFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR MICHIGAN LICENSURE (LARA)
Rita OBrien, LLMSW, Kalamazoo Area Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, will present:  Human TraffickingTHIS PRESENTATION WILL SATISFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR MICHIGAN LICENSURE (LARA)
Katharine Meyer, Esq, Senior Director of Ethics, ASHA, will present: 2023 Updates to the ASHA Code of EthicsTHIS PRESENTATION WILL SATISFY THE ASHA REQUIREMENT.
Janice Wright, M.A., CCC-SLP, F-OSLHA, Ohio University will present: Be a Willow-Strategies for Successful Supervisory Relationships. THIS PRESENTATION WILL SATISFY THE ASHA REQUIREMENT.
Larry Davis, M.A., LPC, NCC, ACS, LifeStance Therapy will present: Implicit Bias Training. THIS PRESENTATION WILL SATISFY THE LARA AND ASHA REQUIREMENT.

Thank you to the following invited speakers. We are honored to have them present at our Conference:

Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP, Therapist Neurodiversity Collective will present a two Short Courses: Social Skills “Training”: A Neurodiversity-Affirming Framework and Social Skills “Training”: A Neurodiversity-Affirming Framework.  
Ross Mayerhoff, M.D., Henry Ford Health, will present: Medical and Surgical Management of Voice Disorders.
Joseph Murray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Health will present 2 Short Courses: Update on Instrumental Dysphagia Assessment (Friday AM) and The Oral Biome and Aspiration Pneumonia: Establishing an Oral Care Program (Friday PM).  
Tina Moreno, M.A., CCC-SLP, Voices4All, will present a Short Course: AAC, School-aged Transitions and Beyond: Considerations for Vocabulary Selection, Implementation, and Access to AAC for Authentic and Autonomous Communication.
Amy Ramage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of New Hampshire, will present 2 Short Courses on: State of the Pandemic: How Has COVID-19 Effected SLP Service Delivery and What Shall We Do Moving Forward (Saturday AM) and Standard of Care in a Post-COVID-19 World: assessment and Intervention Workshop for Cognitive Fog in Survivors (Saturday PM).
Marie Ireland, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, Charles Strut University will present 2 Short Courses: Through the Lens of a School SLP: Research and Best Practice for Decision Making (Saturday AM) and Dynamic Assessment: Tools to Reduce Bias and Identify Learning Potential (Saturday PM).

The MSHA Student Affairs Committee will offer a student session on Friday, March 24, 9:00-11:00 to assist our student members with the information and skills they need as they begin their professional lives. There will be two 45-minute presentations on school and medical settings and the application of technology in speech-language pathology and an interactive presentation on the CF experience. 
Fun opportunities are also planned with a Thursday evening reception and on Friday evening the Exhibitor’s Cocktail Party and Praxis Bowl. New this year the MSHFoundation will have a Basket Raffle, instead of the silent auction, where you can purchase tickets and stuff the jar of your favorite item. Vote for your favorite university and participate in the Foundation’s “penny challenge”!
A warm thank you to all those professionals who submitted papers and will share their knowledge at conference. You have enabled us to provide a variety of sessions to meet our members’ needs.

We hope this conference program provides our members with many learning opportunities and a chance to come together and connect with fellow clinicians who are seeking ways to always improve the daily lives of those we service. 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

I hope to see you in Kalamazoo in March!

Leslie DeNardis, V-P for Professional Development and Education

Michigan Speech Language Hearing Foundation (MSHF) News

Lizbeth Stevens, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow, FNAP

Basket Bonanza Raffle and Penny Challenge

Raffle. Coming to the MSHA conference in Kalamazoo? Please join us for the new basket raffle, formerly our “Silent Auction.” No need to hang around and bid repeatedly for your favorite items. Just buy raffle tickets at our display in the exhibit hall and stuff the jar of a favorite item with your winning ticket! Come check out our wide array of prizes.   
Penny Challenge.   Visit our table in the exhibitor’s hall to celebrate your favorite college or university. [Remember to pack your pennies before heading to the MSHA conference!!]
The program with the largest donation wins! All pennies count toward the school’s revenue. But oops, if other coins or bills (e.g., dime, quarter, dollar) are deposited in the jar, that amount total
is subtracted from the total pennies collected for the program.  
Why we do what we do.  These fundraisers at the annual MSHA conference along with donations from generous individuals like you help the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (MSHF) provide scholarships for deserving graduate students in the professions.
The scholarships began in 2009 when students from (then) 5 universities in Michigan received “book awards.”
Not coming to the conference this year? You can still donate! Visit us online at: https://www.msha-foundation.org/index.php or go directly to the donations page.  Click here to donate
If interested in serving on the board or volunteering for various committees (e.g., fundraising (basket raffle) etc.), contact Liz Stevens (Liz.stevens@msha-foundation.org ).
Board members announcement. We are pleased to announce the following individuals who are joining the board this year: Lisa Fisk, Sherry Kuhn, and Gloria Polk.  We also welcome Tammy Shilling as our new liaison from MSHA. We say goodbye to board members Pam Ansell and Kathy Rigley and liaison, Ashley Gutowski, who have served us faithfully for the past 6 years. Thank you all.
Lizbeth Stevens,
President MSHF

MSHF Board 2023
Alyssa Eminhizer 
Lisa Fisk           
Courtney Halbower
Sherry Kuhn
Brian McTaggart
Gloria Polk
Greg Spray
Liz Stevens
John Stevens               
Katie Strong                    
Tim Weise
MSHA Liaison: Tammy Shilling

2023 Conference Awards

Please join us at the MSHA Awards Lunch as we celebrate Ida J. Stockman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, ASHA-H, Emerita Faculty, Michigan State University. Dr  Stockman will be receiving the highest recognition MSHA can award an individual, Honors of the Association. Her exceptional career as a speech, language, and hearing sciences scholar, educator, clinician and most importantly mentor has spanned more than 50 years. Dr. Stockman has made significant contributions to MSHA, as well as American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Black Association of Speech-Language-Hearing (NBASLH). The lunch will be on March 24, 2023 from 11:45-1:15. 
Join your MSHA colleagues in celebrating two Outstanding Clinician Award Recipients for 2023 at the MSHA Annual Conference March 23-25, 2023 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. Mary Beth Smith M.A., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University and Scott Kienzle, M.A., CCC-SLP, Henry Ford Health, are both recipients of the Outstanding Clinician Award from the MSHA Healthcare Committee. They will receive their awards on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Medical SLP Luncheon Forum. Their exemplary and unique contributions to our profession and to the association have led to them being honored. 

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