2021 Fall Conference


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2021 Fall Conference "Together Again"

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Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am - 7:50am

Conference: 7:50am - 3:30pm

To receive full .6 ASHA CEUs you must arrive on time to attend the KEYNOTE Speaker. 

Member Registration Fees        After 10/08/21

Members:       $175.00                   $225.00

Students:          $65.00                     $90.00

Professionals  $250.00                   $300.00


LISHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .6 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Crest Hollow Country Club 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797


Melissa Kreuder, M.A., CCC-SLP


"Be Nice Leadership"

Keynote Speaker: Winn Claybaugh


We’ve all heard that people don’t quit companies; they quit bosses. And those who quit are usually the most talented and productive. Although how we run our businesses today is different in so many ways than years ago, many leaders have old school leadership skills. Leadership is not a position; it’s a mindset and attitude. It does not matter a person’s title, role or pay scale; every person was hired to develop their skills as a leader. In this lively and humorous seminar, Be Nice (Or Else!) author and highly successful business owner Winn Claybaugh shares proven systems to empower everyone to be more inspiring and engaging—the skills that make us more attractive as leaders. The company that embraces a BE NICE approach to leadership will increase staff morale, improve customer service, and at the same time increase profits. 


Participants Will:

  • Discuss your role as a leader
  • Explain how to create a safe, loving culture
  • Identify ways to create fun and magic at work
  • List how to increase teamwork and loyalty


7:30—7:50        Sign-In and Continental Breakfast
7:50—8:00        Intro/Keynote (ALL MUST ATTEND)
8:00—8:30        Your Role as a Leader 
8:30—9:00        How to Create a Safe Environment at Work
                           and Promote Teamwork and Loyalty
9:00—9:15        Transition to next session

Financial—Winn Clayton has no financial relationships to report.

Non-Financial—Winn Clayton has no non-financial relationships to report.    


"Blending Literacy and Speech-Language Targets for School-Age Children and Adolescents"

Presenter:  Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


This session introduces the theory and evidence supporting the combination of literacy and speech-language foci in therapy with school-age children with a focus on curriculum-relevant therapy for students in the elementary and secondary grades. Case examples, video demonstrations, and small-group discussions will engage participants in this   interactive session. 


Participants Will:

  • Apply theory and evidence to clinical decision making. 
  • Explain how literacy and speech-language targets can be integrated for students in the elementary grades. 
  • List intervention approaches that combine literacy and speech-language targets. 
  • Describe at least two instructional practices that are best supported by the research for addressing literacy within speech-language therapy. 
  • Explain how literacy and speech-language targets can be integrated for students in the secondary grades. 
  • Describe lessons and activities that reflect blended literacy and speech-language targets


7:30—7:50        Sign-In and Continental Breakfast
7:50—9:00        Intro/Keynote (ALL MUST ATTEND)
9:00—9:15        Transition to next session
9:15—9:35        Background Information, including Theoretical and Evidence-Based Support for
                           Blending Literacy and Speech-Language Targets in Elementary Grades
9:35—10:05      Implementing Evidence-Based Vocabulary Intervention; Review of Case
10:05—10:40    Discussion of Vocabulary Intervention Case Examples
10:40—10:55    Break
10:55—11:30    Implementing Evidence-Based Intervention Approaches
11:30—12:30    Developing Lesson Plans and Activities that Integrate Literacy and
                           Speech-Language Targets
12:30—1:30      LUNCH (Included)
1:30—1:50        Theoretical and Evidence-Based Support for
                           Blending Literacy and Speech-Language Targets in Secondary Grades
1:50—2:45        Evidenced Based Intervention Approaches that Blend Speaking, Listening,
                           Reading and Writing Case Examples
2:45—3:15        Developing Lesson Plans and Activities that Integrate Literacy and
                           Speech-Language Targets
3:15—3:30        Questions and Answers


Financial—Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation.

Non-Financial—Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is on the Board of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA). She is also a volunteer on the Convention Program Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

"Valid, Reliable, and Efficient Oral and Written Language Progress Monitoring"

Presenter: Douglas B. Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


Participants in this seminar will gain a greater appreciation for the need to validly and reliably identify oral and written language problems and to efficiently monitor growth over time while maintaining important psychometric characteristics. Narrative language discourse and its facilitation of the comprehension and production of complex, academic language will be emphasized. Participants will be introduced to the CUBED assessment, which is a free tool that meets the stringent requirements of a universal benchmark screener and progress monitoring tool for language. Participants will learn about the validity and reliability evidence of the CUBED assessment, and will gain expertise in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the CUBED assessment.


Participants Will:

  • Describe why oral and written language progress monitoring is needed for the majority of students.
  • Define narrative language discourse.
  • Identify key features of academic, literate language.
  • Explain how a focus on personal narratives may be beneficial.
  • List one source of reliability evidence for the Narrative Language Measures (NLM) assessment.
  • Identify key features of a universal screening and progress monitoring tool.
  • Describe how the NLM progress monitoring tool can help differentiate difference from disorder. 


7:30—7:50          Sign-In and Continental Breakfast
7:50—9:00          Intro/Keynote (ALL MUST ATTEND)
9:00—9:15          Transition to next session
9:15—9:45          Why we need Oral and Written Language Progress Monitoring
9:45—10:15        How we Currently Measure Oral and Written Language.
10:15—10:30      Break 
10:30—11:00      Introducing Narrative Language Discourse
11:00—11:30      Introducing the CUBED Assessment and the NLM Subtests
11:30—12:30      Key Features of a Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Tool
12:30—1:30        LUNCH (Included)
1:30—2:00          Reliable Administration of the NLM
2:00—2:30          Validity Evidence of the NLM
2:30—3:15          Interpreting the Results of the NLM
3:15—3:30          Questions and Answers


Financial—Douglas B. Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for his presentation. Dr. Petersen, is the Vice President/Owner of Research Language Dynamics Group, LLC.
Non-Financial— Douglas B. Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has no non-financial relationships to report. 

"Updates in Vestibular Diagnostics and Practical Application of Vestibular Rehabilitation Strategies"

Presenter: Bre Myers, Au.D., Ph.D., CH-AP 


This session will discuss how various diagnostic and bedside tests help identify specific diagnosis and functional abilities in your patients. It will also discuss an update on concussion effects on balance and other related symptoms. We will discuss the various areas/injuries to the vestibular and vision systems that may lead to balance/dizzy symptoms and interprofessional care team approach strategies and make up. Practical vestibular rehabilitation strategies for the audiologist, Beyond the Epley Maneuver, will be covered. Participants will review foundational vestibular rehabilitation strategies and identify ways in which audiologists can incorporate this into their daily practice. There will be an interactive component where attendees will practice exercises and develop a care plan in a case based scenario.


Participants Will:

  • Identify the anatomical correlates to various vestibular diagnostic tests.
  • Differentiate between specific symptom complaints based upon diagnostic considerations.
  • List the benefits of incorporating functional assessments and bedside evaluations into your test battery. 
  • Identify areas in the cortex that are linked to the vestibular system.
  • List the symptoms associated with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).
  • Differentiate between substitution, habituation, and adaptation exercise strategies.
  • Instruct and demonstrate proper Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) retraining exercises.
  • Describe proper rehabilitation plans with  realistic goals and time frames for those with stable unilateral peripheral loss, bilateral peripheral loss, and central vestibular pathologies.


7:30—7:50          Sign-In and Continental Breakfast
7:50—9:00          Intro/Keynote (ALL MUST ATTEND)
9:00—9:15          Transition to next session
9:15—10:45        Various Diagnostic and Bedside Tests Help Identify Specific Diagnosis                                                     and Functional Abilities 
10:45—11:00      Break 
11:00—12:30      Concussion Effects on Balance and other Related Symptoms
12:30—1:30        LUNCH (Included)
1:30—3:15          Beyond the Epley Maneuver
3:15—3:30          Questions and Answers


Financial—Bre Myers AuD, Ph.D., CH-AP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial— Bre Myers Au.D., Ph.D., CH-AP has no non-financial relationships to report. 

"Love the Larynx: Physiologic Based Solutions for Disordered Voice"

Presenter: Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC-SLP


Evaluation of voice as a means to plan for voice therapy will be discussed. Vocal physiology will be emphasized with an eye towards decision making and prioritizing vocal rehabilitation techniques. Physiologic based voice therapy techniques will be introduced. Physiologic based voice therapy solutions will continue to be discussed, with attention towards prioritization, application and problem solving.  


Participants Will:

  • Discuss the foundation of voice production.
  • Identify a critical component of the voice evaluation process.
  • Describe the physiology and assessment consideration for voice therapy.
  • Describe physiologic based voice therapy approaches.
  • Identify vocal function exercises.
  • Identify examples of a semi-occluded vocal tract exercises.


7:30—7:50          Sign-In and Continental Breakfast
7:50—9:00          Intro/Keynote (ALL MUST ATTEND)
9:00—9:15          Transition to next session
9:15—10:15         Voice Physiology and Assessment – Considerations for Voice Therapy
10:15—10:30      Break 
10:30—11:30      Therapy Planning and Components of Voice Therapy 
11:30—12:30      Physiologic Based Voice Therapy Approaches and Application 
12:30—1:30        LUNCH (Included)
1:30—1:45          Physiologic Based Voice Therapy Approaches and Application
1:45—3:15          Pulling it all together – what will you do differently tomorrow? 
3:15—3:30          Questions and Answers


Financial—Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation. Laura is the Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist, Communication Coach, of Voicetrainer, LLC.
Non-Financial— Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC-SLP has no non-financial relationships to report. 


Confirmations can be obtained at www.lisha.org or E-Mail at info@lisha.org All cancellations must be submitted in writing. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 8, 2021. Please note, registrants will receive a certificate of completion after the course has successfully been completed by email. 


Keynote Speaker

Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for Winn’s book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 38 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. Under Winn’s leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 100-plus schools in the nationwide network have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $22 million for multiple charitable organizations. Recognizing his contributions, American Salon named Winn one of the five “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education” and he received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share their knowledge, courage, compassion, talents, and generosity with those less fortunate.

Shannon Hall-Mills, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, Florida State University. Her work focuses on language and literacy development and disorders in children and adolescents, educational policy and practices for students with disabilities, and school-based issues in speech-language pathology.

Douglas B. Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on child language and literacy, with a particular emphasis on learning potential. His psychometric research examines the validity and reliability of dynamic assessments and progress monitoring procedures for language and literacy. His intervention research is focused on examining the efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation of multi-tiered systems of language support.

Bre Myers, Au.D., Ph.D., CH-AP completed her Master’s degree in Audiology at Bloomsburg University in 2003. She completed her clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Biomedicine and Research at Salus University in 2016. Her previous work settings have included ENT practice, VA Hospital, and co-ownership of a private practice. She is currently Associate Professor, and the 3-year track Program coordinator in the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University. Her primary areas of teaching and research include inter-professional practice/education and vestibular/balance science. She is also active in clinical education of students, serving as a clinical supervisor at The Pennsylvania Ear Institute. She is on faculty in the Salus University Distant Education program, teaching in the Au.D. Bridge, International MSc and Advanced Vestibular Certificate programs. She attended the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference in 2012 and is currently the chair of AAA’s Leadership Development Committee. Throughout her career, she has been active at both the state and national levels. She has held board positions in the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology, serving as Secretary and President. She has also chaired AAA’s convention Outreach sub-committee, and most recently volunteered as a poster submission reviewer. She is an assistant editor for Audiology Today and has authored several articles for this and other publications. She is the author of “The Vestibular Lab Manual" 2nd edition by Plural Publishing. Dr. Myers has been an invited lecturer at several state and national conferences.  

Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC-SLP is Owner and solo-practitioner of Voicetrainer, LLC, serving metropolitan Washington DC.  She is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (DC, VA); and Communication Coach. She has practiced for more than 25 years in the clinical care of voice, airway, motor speech and swallowing disorders. She presents locally, regionally and nationally; and has published about medical speech pathology topics including vocal fold paralysis, voice therapy, and speech and swallowing disorders in neurodegenerative disease and head & neck cancer. Her background in clinical care, teaching and research provides her a unique and comprehensive perspective. She is honored to serve as #ASHA21 Co-Chair/SLP in Washington, DC. 

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control.**

October 22nd, 2021 7:30 AM through  3:30 PM
8325 Jericho Turnpike
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY 11797
United States
Event Fee(s)
Professional Fee $ 250.00
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