Annual Fall Conference 

Friday, October 21, 2022
7:30am  ~  3:30pm
Crest Hollow Country Club | Woodbury, NY

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Promoting Healthy Hearing Over the Lifespan” - James W. Hall III, Ph.D.

James W. Hall III, Ph.D.

James W. Hall III, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized audiologist with 40-years of clinical, teaching, research, and administrative experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from American International University, his master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in Audiology from Baylor College of Medicine under the direction of James Jerger. During his career, Dr. Hall has held clinical and academic audiology positions at major medical centers and leadership roles in the American Academy of Audiology. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, invited articles, and book chapters, plus 11 textbooks. Dr. Hall now holds academic appointments as Professor (part-time) at Salus University and the University of Hawaii, a position as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria South Africa, along with other adjunct and visiting professor positions in the USA and abroad.

SUGAR: The Sweet Taste of Language Sample Analysis - Robert E. Owens, Jr., Ph.D.

Robert E. Owens, Jr., Ph.D.

Robert E. Owens, Jr. Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”) is a Professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and a NYS Distinguished Teaching Professor. In 2016, he received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Bob teaches courses in language development and language disorders and is the author of: Language Development, An Introduction (10 editions), Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions), Early Communication Intervention, Program for the Acquisition of Language with the Severely Impaired (PALS), Help Your Baby Talk, Introducing the New Shared Communication Method and Queer Kids, The Challenge Promise for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth.

Bridging Dysphagia Research and Practice: Anecdotes from a Translational Clinician-Scientist - Teresa Lever, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Teresa Lever, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Teresa Lever is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Missouri (MU), with adjunct appointments in Biomedical Sciences and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She is a board-certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) with over 20 years of clinical practice experience in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia in age-related conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and head and neck cancer. Dr. Lever is also a research scientist — she obtained her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008 from East Carolina University (ECU) and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship (also at ECU), both with an emphasis in developing/optimizing rodent models to better understand and treat dysphagia. Since joining the MU faculty in 2010, her research has focused on developing new tests for earlier detection and long-term monitoring of dysphagia in people, companion animals (e.g., dogs, cats, and horses), and laboratory rodents. She is currently using these tests to investigate the effectiveness of potential new dysphagia treatments to ultimately benefit

Unpacking Case Journeys - Nancy Tarshis, M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP

Nancy Tarshis, M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP
Nancy Tarshis is a speech-language pathologist with extensive background in diagnosis/treatment using a variety of methodologies including social thinking. In addition to consulting in numerous public and private schools across the United States, she speaks frequently across the US and internationally on Social Thinking© concepts and strategies, and is co-author of We Thinkers! Volumes 1 & 2 and the Group Collaboration Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS). She directs a social cognitive therapy practice in NYC is a frequent invited speaker at speech pathology conferences and has served as peer reviewer for ASHA’s CEU programs.

Presenter: Nancy Tarshis, M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP
Nancy Tarshis is a speech-language pathologist with extensive background in diagnosis/treatment using a variety of methodologies including social thinking. In addition to consulting in numerous public and private schools across the United States, she speaks frequently across the US and internationally on Social Thinking© concepts and strategies, and is co-author of We Thinkers! Volumes 1 & 2 and the Group Collaboration Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS). She directs a social cognitive therapy practice in NYC is a frequent invited speaker at speech pathology conferences and has served as peer reviewer for ASHA’s CEU programs.

KEYNOTE - Get in the Backyard! - Supporting an Inclusive Community - Ryan Delaney

KEYNOTE:

Ryan Delaney

Ryan Delaney has been a member of BYP & Friends since its inception and directs organizational technology and curriculum development initiatives. Ryan also leads our Movie Bites, Photography & Game Show classes as well as providing support at our other classes. Ryan is a New York State certified Special Education Teacher focusing on the needs of individuals who are blind and visually impaired with over 13 years of experience in the field.

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