Saturday, June 5 Details


The Unspeakable Topic: Addressing Intimacy in Speech-Language Pathology (1.0)

Author/presenter: Laura Wolford, PhD, MS CCC-SLP

· Attendees will be able to list 2 ways acquired communication disorders affect intimacy.

· Attendees will state 1 model of how to bring up the topic of intimacy in a healthcare setting.

· Attendees will be able to describe 2 examples of how they can address intimacy as a functional communication need in therapy.


Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial):  I am the founder of The Language for Sex, LLC, a website teaching SLPs to communicate about intimacy with their clients. Of note, this website is about to rebrand in about a month. So the name will have changed by the convention;  I receive a salary from Midwestern University - Glendale.

Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial): Member of the ASHA scientific and professional education board; Member of the Arizona Speech-Language Hearing Association & American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Helping Patients Through Thick and Thin (Liquids) (1.0)

Author/presenter: Hillary Cooper, M.A., CCC-SLP


· The participant will identify 3 clinical precautions/contraindications for the use of commercial thickening products.

· The participant will identify the pros and cons of 5 of the most commonly used commercial thickening products.

· The participant will demonstrate understanding of appropriate use of a variety of commercial thickening products.

Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) Owner, Speech Therapy Services of North Louisiana, LLC. doing business as North Louisiana Swallow Solutions (receives salary); Co-Owner, Evolutionary Education Solutions (receives salary); Owner, (receives salary); Content creator for The Medical SLP Collective (receives honorariums); Adjunct Clinical Supervisor – University of Louisiana at Monroe

Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial):  President & Co-founder of the Dysphagia Outreach Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Publication Chair of the Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association (LSHA); Member of Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association; Member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association; Volunteer mentor of The Medical SLP Collective


 NICU SLPs: It's not just about feeding (1.5)

Author/presenter: Shayne Kimble M.C.D. CCC-SLP, C-ELBW, Lindsay Meyer Turner, PhD, CCC-SLP, CNT

· Describe the knowledge, skills, and role of the SLP in the NICU according to ASHA

· Identify features of the NICU environment that make it less optimal for typical neonatal development and family bonding.

· State the role of the SLP in enhancing the elements of the healing environment and providing family-centered care.

SK Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) None. 

SK Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial) None. 

LMT Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) None. 

LMT Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial) None. 

Neurolaryngology for the SLP: Applications in Voice Management (2.0)

Author/presenter: Maurice E. Goodwin, M.S., CCC-SLP, Teresa Procter, M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP, Stephen D'Amico, BMus., M.S. (in-progress)

· Describe differences in auditory perceptual characteristics of various neurologic voice conditions such as spasmodic dysphonia, vocal fold paralysis and laryngeal tremor.

· Apply principles of stimulability to the voice evaluation for the differential diagnosis in complex neurologic voice cases.

· Implement recommendations in treatment for the above disorders by identifying most effective treatment options as defined by current evidence based practice.

MG Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) Salary from Houston Methodist Hospital, honorarium from LSHA. 

MG Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial) None. 

TP Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) Salary from Houston Methodist Hospital, honorarium from LSHA. 

TP Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial) None. 

SG Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) Honorarium from LSHA. 

SG Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial) None. 

Does Gratitude Impact Quality of Life Measures for People with Aphasia? (1.0)

Author/presenter: Stephanie Currie, M.S., CCC-SLP

· The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of gratitude (what it is and isn't).

· The learner will develop a critical awareness of how aphasia has been cultivated to increase quality of life measures for people facing a variety of adversities.

· The learner will describe how gratitude may fit in with LPAA and A-FROM models for providing services for patients with aphasia.

Speaker Disclosure Statements (financial) None. 

Speaker Disclosure Statements (non-financial) None. 

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