March 15-16, 2024

Online, Virtual Webinar & Live Event Programming Available Throughout the Year

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BUILDING BEST PRACTICES

We are enthusiastic to share with you CE programming opportunities to come out and meet us live and in-person!  Check it out below!

 

  • Live In-Person Opportunities For You to Mix & Match
  • Variety of Sessions Available for ASHA CEU’s
  • Special Keynote Presentation on The Current State of Medical Mistrust in Our Communities & Meets the ASHA DEI Content Requirements
  • Multiple Ethics Sessions to Meet ASHA and Ohio Licensure Renewal Requirements
  • Supervision Education for those Supervising or Being Supervised
  • Hand’s On Sessions
  • Nationally Recognized Guest Presenters
  • Innovative Therapy & Technology Content
  • Speech-Lang-Hearing “SLH-Ingo” Scholarship Fundraiser & Social Event Friday!  Invite Your Clients, Tell Your Friends, Bring Your Coworkers and Join Us For A Great Cause & A Fun Time!

Live Conference Offerings

Friday

March 15, 2024
12:00 pm – 5:15 pm

 

 

  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Check – In & Vendor Visits

  • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Mid-Day Breakout Sessions (Choose One):

Dyslexia and the Role of the SLP in the Schools – Wilson & Duncan
What Goes Down….Must Come Up? Understanding the Role of Reflux on Voice & Swallowing Disorders – Vacha
Rethinking Memory: A Process-Oriented Approach to Memory Assessment and Intervention- Coreno
  • 2:00 pm  – 3:15 pm

    Vendor Visits

  • 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm

    PM Breakout Sessions (Choose One):

Strategies, Solutions and Supports for School-Based SLPs- Arner
Navigating AAC for the Gestalt Language Processor – Greenlief
Beyond Swallowing: Integrating Ethics and Palliative Care for Patient-centered Dysphagia Management – Motsinger
  • 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

    Vendor Visits & Dinner On Your Own

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SLH-INGO Student Scholarship Fundraiser & Social Event

Cash Bar, Raffle Baskets, BINGO & Prizes! Don’t Miss It!

Mid-Day Breakout Sessions

Dyslexia and the Role of the SLP in the Schools

Dyslexia and the Role of the SLP in the Schools

Presented by: Cassondra Wilson, M.A. CCC-SLP & Amy Duncan, M.Ed.

 

This session aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of dyslexia and shed light on the pivotal role that Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) play in supporting individuals with this learning disorder. Dyslexia, characterized by difficulties in reading, spelling, and phonological awareness, has profound effects on communication and academic performance. The session will begin by defining dyslexia, dispelling common misconceptions, and highlighting its prevalence and early signs. Participants will delve into the neurobiological basis of dyslexia, understanding the unique challenges individuals face in their learning journey. The impact of dyslexia on spoken language and its social and emotional consequences will be examined. The session will then transition to the role of SLPs, defining their expertise and collaborative approach with educators and professionals in assessing and diagnosing dyslexia.

 

  • The participant will be able to define the collaborative role of SLPs with educators and other professionals.
  • The participant will be able to identify the key characteristics and symptoms of dyslexia, explain how dyslexia impacts reading, spelling and phonological awareness and the impact it has on academic performance.
  • The participant will be able to exercize strategies that can be used to support academic achievement for individuals with dyslexia.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Cassondra Wilson is a paid employee of the Ohio State University. She has no additional financial or nonfinancial disclosures to make regarding this presentation content.  Amy Duncan Has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

What Goes Down....Must Come Up? Understanding the Role of Reflux on Voice & Swallowing Disorders

What Goes Down....Must Come Up? Understanding the Role of Reflux on Voice & Swallowing Disorders

Presented by: Sarah Vacha M.A., CCC-SLP, CLT

 

This course discusses the nature of reflux and its effects on voice and swallowing functionality to help attendees understand the role of medical evaluation and management of reflux in addition to the SLP’s role in evaluating and treating reflux related changes within the aerodigestive tract.

 

  • The participant will be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the aerodigestive tract as well as potential changes caused by reflux.
  • The participant will be able to name three medical management approaches to treat reflux.
  • The participant will be able to compare and contrast patient report symptoms affecting voice and swallowing functions.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Sarah Vacha is a paid employee of Cardinal Swallowing. She has no additional financial or nonfinancial disclosures to make regarding this presentation content

Rethinking Memory: A Process-Oriented Approach to Memory Assessment and Intervention

Rethinking Memory: A Process-Oriented Approach to Memory Assessment and Intervention

Presented by: Alyssa Coreno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CDP

 

Understanding memory as a dynamic process is crucial for effective speech-language pathology (SLP) practice. This presentation delves into the stages of memory – encoding, storage, and retrieval – and explores the implications of viewing memory breakdowns as disruptions in this process. SLPs play a pivotal role in assessing memory impairments, employing both subjective and objective measures to gain a comprehensive understanding of individual strengths and challenges. By identifying the specific process affected, SLPs can tailor interventions to target the underlying mechanisms of memory dysfunction. This presentation outlines strategies to enhance memory functioning, emphasizing evidence-based practices that promote encoding, storage, and retrieval.

 

  • The participant will be able to describe the memory process as a dynamic and interconnected system, including the stages of encoding, storage, and retrieval.
  • The participant will be able to identify and apply subjective and objective assessment measures to evaluate memory impairments and determine specific stages affected.
  • The participant will be able to develop and implement tailored interventions based on memory process theory to address encoding, storage, and retrieval deficits.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Alyssa Coreno has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

PM Breakout Sessions

Strategies, Solutions and Supports for School-Based SLPs

Strategies, Solutions and Supports for School-Based SLPs

Presented by: Lauren Arner, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

In light of recent ASHA School Survey results, school-based professionals consistently identify high workload and caseload size as prominent challenges. Drawing on insights from ASHA technical consultation and stakeholder groups, we will discuss actionable solutions and available resources for school-based Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs). Participants will be equipped with valuable tools and resources provided by ASHA to comprehensively analyze workload and use evidence-based practices. Through interactive discussions and real case examples, attendees will gain practical insights into utilizing ASHA’s resources and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and enhanced professional practice in school-based speech-language pathology.

 

  • The participant will be able to use an ASHA workload tool to analyze SLP data and service delivery.
  • The participant will be able to explore, identify, and implement solutions for longstanding issues affecting school-based practice.
  • The participant will be able to identify and use evidence-based practice resources for school-based practice.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Lauren Arner is a paid employee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has no additional financial or nonfinancial disclosures to make regarding this presentation content. 

Navigating AAC for the Gestalt Language Processor

Navigating AAC for the Gestalt Language Processor

Presented by: Lauren Greenlief, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

This presentation will look at the intersectionality of AAC and Gestalt Language Progressing. We will discuss how to use the current research and clinical practices to support these clients. The presentation will navigate through AAC customization, modeling, implementation, and goal setting; leaving you with practical supports to use right away.

 

  • The participant will be able to describe three possible characteristics of a non-speaking Gestalt Language Processor.
  • The participant will be able to name 3 AAC features that can support Gestalt Language Processors.
  • The participant will be able to describe or write an implementation plan focused on AAC use with Gestalt Language Processors.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Lauren Greenlief has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

Beyond Swallowing: Integrating Ethics and Palliative Care for Patient-centered Dysphagia Management

Beyond Swallowing: Integrating Ethics and Palliative Care for Patient-centered Dysphagia Management

Presented by: Mechelle Motsinger, M.A. CCC-SLP

 

This course equips speech pathologists to navigate scenarios in which patients decline conventional dysphagia recommendations. Clinicians will learn how to discuss goals of care with patients and caregivers, compare conventional and palliative dysphagia management techniques, and use a decision tree for real-world guidance, leading to two distinct care pathways.

 

  • The participant will be able to describe the four key medical ethical principles, informed consent, decision-making capacity, and their connection to dysphagia management.
  • The participant will be able to identify six clinical indicators for a dysphagia goals of care discussion.
  • The participant will be able to describe the seven steps involved in conducting a dysphagia goals of care discussion.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Mechelle has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to disclose.

Saturday

March 16, 2024
7:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

  • 7:00 am – 7:30 am

    Check – In, Vendor Visits

  • 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast Buffet & Keynote Presentation

Medical Mistrust: Past, Present, and Future Implications for SLPs and Audiologists – Rowe & Hooke
  • 9:40 am – 12:00 pm

AM Breakout Sessions (Choose One):

Helping our Patients Through Thick or Thin (Liquids) – Part 1 – Cooper
Ethics of Collaboration Within and Across Professions – Battaglia
  • 11:40 am – 1:00 pm

Vendor Visits & Buffet Social Luncheon

  • 1:05 pm – 3:30 pm

Mid-Day Breakout Sessions (Choose One):

Functional Speech Therapy For Middle and High School Students – Griffin
Executive Function: The SLP Role in Fall Prevention – Cabacungan
  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Vendor Visits

  • 3:35 pm – 6:00 pm

PM Breakout Sessions (Choose One):

A Transdisciplinary Co-Treatment Approach for Children with OM and Behavioral Feeding Difficulties – Leiter-Calkins & Garbacz
Helping our Patients Through Thick or Thin (Liquids) – Part 2 – Cooper
Let’s Make This a Success! Foundations of Supervision – Johnson
Keynote Message - Medical Mistrust: Past, Present, and Future Implications for SLPs and Audiologists

Keynote Message - Medical Mistrust: Past, Present, and Future Implications for SLPs and Audiologists

Presented by: Pamela Rowe M.A., CCC-SLP & Jessica Hooke M.A., CCC-SLP

 

Medical mistrust is a “lack of trust in or suspicion of medical organizations” (Jaiswal & Halkitis, 2019). It is found in every education, healthcare, and care management area in the United States. Studies examining attitudinal factors reveal that the medical mistrust of clinicians “is strongly influenced by sustained racial disparities in health, limited access to health care, and negative encounters with health care providers” (Scharff et al., 2010). As healthcare providers, we serve a diverse population. Research has shown that patient-centered care might lessen medical mistrust (Cuevas et al., 2016). We are not obligated to know everything but should increase our cultural competence through cultural humility.

 

  • The participant will be able to define medical mistrust and its origins in the United States.
  • The participant will be able to explain how medical mistrust contributes to health disparities in the medical and educational fields.
  • The participant will be able to describe key ways to improve medical trust within the various continuums of care.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Pamela Rowe has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose. Jessica Hooke Has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

AM Breakout Sessions

Helping our Patients Through Thick or Thin (Liquids) – Part 1

Helping our Patients Through Thick or Thin (Liquids) – Part 1

Presented by: Hillary Cooper, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

Thickeners are pervasively used in dysphagia management and have historically been taught to be benign one-size-fits-all solutions for aspiration. However, current research shows that thickeners may be contraindicated in some circumstances and harmful in others. In this lecture, we discuss the evidence behind the use of thickeners as dysphagia compensation techniques and the pros, cons, and ingredients of the most commonly used thickeners on the market.

 

  • The participant will be able to identify 3 aspects of thickening liquids that may impact the quality of life of our patients.
  • The participant will be able to describe three principles of the current scientific evidence regarding the use of thickeners without instrumentation.
  • The participant will be able to describe 5 types of thickeners and their primary indications and contraindications for use.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Hillary Cooper has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

Ethics of Collaboration Within and Across Professions

Ethics of Collaboration Within and Across Professions

Presented by: Dana Battaglia, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

 

Effective collaboration requires commitment to science and evidence-based practice. Interprofessional practice and ethics will be reviewed, with focus on collaboration between behavior analysts and speech-language pathologists when working with individuals with ASD. Strategies and tips for collaboration will be shared that can be implemented immediately.

 

  • The participant will be able to define ethics and interprofessional practice.
  • The participant will be able to compare and contrast behavioral and developmental models of intervention.
  • The participant will be able to list three interventions which include both behavioral and developmental principles.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Dana is receiving an honorarium for her presentation and has no additional financial or non-financial disclosures to make regarding this presentation content

Mid-Day Breakout Sessions

Functional Speech Therapy For Middle and High School Students

Functional Speech Therapy For Middle and High School Students

Presented by: Rose Griffin, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA

 

It can be challenging for speech therapists to know how to support older students. There is not much research or training provided in this area. In this course, participants will learn strategies for providing functional therapy for students with complex needs in middle and high school. Discussion and videos will be used to illustrate these points.

 

  • The participant will be able to list 2 helpful areas of assessment for this age group.
  • The participant will be able to state 4 skills to consider when goal setting for high school-aged autistic learners
  • The participant will be able to discuss 3 modified leisure skills to use with students in middle and high school.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Rose Griffin has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

Executive Function: The SLP Role in Fall Prevention

Executive Function: The SLP Role in Fall Prevention

Presented by: JoAnn Cabacungan, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS

 

Executive dysfunction and inattention are highly correlated with fall risk. As the primary discipline that evaluates and treats these impairment, SLPS are vital members of the fall prevention team. This course will discuss current fall risk research, benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration including SLP, and treatment to reduce fall risk.

 

  • The participant will be able to discuss the impact of falls on individual patients and medical facilities.
  • The participant will be able to identify two executive function assessments utilized in fall risk assessment.
  • The participant will be able to name 2 SLP interventions to reduce fall risk.

 

Speaker Disclosures: JoAnn Cabacungan has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

PM Breakout Sessions

A Transdisciplinary Co-Treatment Approach for Children with OM and Behavioral Feeding Difficulties

A Transdisciplinary Co-Treatment Approach for Children with OM and Behavioral Feeding Difficulties

Presented by: Sonja Leiter-Calkins M.S., CCC-SLP, Lauren Garbacz Ph.D. CCC-SLP & Kaitlyn Mosher, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

 

An introduction to an integrated treatment model with a speech language pathologist and psychologist that addresses the complex patient with both oral motor and significant avoidance behaviors who has not responded to traditional outpatient feeding therapy approaches. This model emphases caregiver training with a weekly home program that is tailored toward families’ feeding goals.

 

  • The participant will be able to list 3 behavioral strategies to increase acceptance and decrease avoidance behaviors in children during feeding treatment.
  • The participant will be able to deconstruct larger goals into smaller, more approachable goals for avoidant or hypersensitive children.
  • The participant will be able to construct a sample starting point for a home oral motor exercise and mealtime program for parents to follow.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Sonja Leiter-Calkins has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose. Lauren Garbacz & Kaitlyn Mosher Have No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose.

Helping our Patients Through Thick or Thin (Liquids) – Part 2

Helping our Patients Through Thick or Thin (Liquids) – Part 2

Presented by: Hillary Cooper, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

Thickeners are pervasively used in dysphagia management and have historically been taught to be benign one-size-fits-all solutions for aspiration. However, current research shows that thickeners may be contraindicated in some circumstances and harmful in others. In this hand-on lab experience, the participant will be provided with a variety of commercial thickener products to mix and then perform qualitative ratings based on organoleptic properties such as mouthfeel, texture, smell, appearance, and more. Additionally, the speaker will guide the participants through a brief science experiment which will highlight the impact that salivary amylase has on thickener viscosity and stability. (DISCLOSURE/ALLERGY WARNING: Participants will be expected to consume small quantities of thickener products mixed with water during this session. Do not participate if you are highly allergic to corn, milk, galactomannans, xanthan gum, or erythritol.)

 

  • The participant will demonstrate correct mixing techniques for a variety of thickener products.
  • The participant will identify the impact that salivary amylase has on the viscosity of commercial thickener products.
  • The participant will demonstrate understanding of the importance of organoleptic properties of thickeners on quality of life and patient compliance with thickener use.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Hillary Cooper has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

Let’s Make This a Success! Foundations of Supervision

Let’s Make This a Success! Foundations of Supervision

Presented by: Julie Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Leslie Terrell, M.S. CCC-SLP & Melissa Friend, M.A. CCC-SLP

 

Columbus Speech & Hearing has had the privilege of collaborating with multiple universities for graduate placements as well as hires new clinical fellows each year. How can we make these placements successful and meaningful for all involved (clients, students, families, supervisee, and supervisor)? What are potential barriers to a successful placement? During this course we will answer these questions and discuss critical elements to developing positive relationships and fostering a successful start to a meaningful career in speech language pathology.

 

  • The participant will be able to describe the importance of identifying communication style of your supervisee to best support them during their placement.
  • The participant will be able to list 3 ways to successfully support students and clinical fellows.
  • The participant will be able to identify potential barriers to a successful placement and ways to turn it around.

 

Speaker Disclosures: Julie Johnson has No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose. Leslie Terrell & Melissa Friend Have No Financial & No Non-financial Relationships to Disclose

Various Learning Levels, Available for up to 1.20 ASHA CEU’s

Participants of our live conference will be able to identify potential situations to advocate for communication rights, identify team members with whom to consult to maximize the support of patients and families, describe methods for effective diagnosis and therapy applications in various work settings. 

PROFESSIONAL

 

 

OSLHA MEMBER

$275  $250*

 

NON-MEMBER

$385  $360

ALLIED PROFESSIONAL / CONSUMER

 

 

OSLHA MEMBER

$200  $175*

 

NON-MEMBER

$275  $250

STUDENT

 

 

OSLHA MEMBER

$125  $100*

 

NON-MEMBER

$175  $150

Tickets Include Complimentary Parking, 1.5 Full Days of Comprehensive CE Programming, Friday Social Event Entry, Saturday Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

We will not be offering On-site registration for this event so register early to ensure your seat is saved!

 

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