Date:
Friday, January 11, 2019
Location:
ASHA Headquarters
2200 Research Boulevard
20850 Rockville , MD
Contact: Lisa Oriolo 410-239-7770

Join us on January 11, 2019 for our Annual Winter Workshop.  We are delighted to welcome two nationally known speakers for this CEU opportunity.  Full information is listed below about each speaker and topic.  We want to thank Dr. Jay Lucker and Dr. Nan Ratner for sharing their time and expertise for this event! 

This workshop will start at 8:30 AM and run until 1:00 PM at the ASHA Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.  Note:  The snow date for this workshop is January 25, 2019.  Please make sure you can attend both dates if needed before you register.  No refunds will be given if the workshop must be moved to the snow date.

Register early and save!  Early bird registration runs through September 30th.  MSHA Members pay only $75.00 early, or $100.00 after September 30th.  Nonmembers pay $100.00 early or $125.00 after the early bird deadline.  Limited seating is available and these workshops always fill up early. Save your seat today!

To Register for the Winter Workshop, Click Here

This is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for .4 CEUs (Intermediate level; professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

 Dr. Jay Lucker is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, DC.  He also has a private practice in the DC Metro area (including offices in Maryland) where he provides assessments and consultations for children, adolescents, and adults with auditory processing disorders and related language processing issues.  Dr. Lucker is a well-published researcher focusing on various factors associated with auditory processing and its disorders.  Many of his publications provide an evidence base for various therapies used for people with this disorder.  Dr. Lucker has also developed a multisystem approach to understanding APD that will be discussed as an underlying theme during these sessions.


8:30 - 10:30 AM  (2 Maryland CEUs, .2 ASHA CEUs)  Dr. Jay Lucker

Mythbusting Auditory Processing:  What the Evidence Proves About Various Held Beliefs and Opinions Regarding Evaluating Auditory Processing Disorders in Children

Course Description:  Professionals may believe things about evaluating auditory processing disorders (APD) which do not have support.  This session discusses misbeliefs about APD including the minimum age for testing, testing children with cognitive deficits, myths about the audiology booth, and myths about APD and how it does not differ from language disorders and ADHD.

Learner Outcomes:  After completing this session, participants will (1) Describe various misbeliefs held regarding auditory processing disorders in children; (2) Describe the evidence that proves these beliefs are not supported; (3) Explain why it is important to understand the truths about evaluating auditory processing disorders rather than holding misbeliefs having no support.  

11 AM to 1:00 PM (2 Maryland CEUs; .2 ASHA CEUs)  Dr. Jay Lucker

Therapies for Children With Auditory Processing Disorders - Let's Discuss What's Appropriate!

Course Description:  Professionals are dedicated to providing appropriate, evidence-based therapy for chlldren who are identified with auditory processing disorders (APD).  This session will focus on the different options for therapy and what specific interventions, accommodations, and therapies are appropriate for each type of APD.  The speaker will present evidence-based research which supports the use of specific therapies for patients.  

Learner Outcomes:  After completing this session, participants will (1) State the various types of auditory processing disorders (APD) that a patient may have; (2) Describe specific accommodations that are relevant to each type of APD; (3) Describe specific therapies relevant to each type of APD, backed by evidence-based research.

Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner, CCC-SLP, ABCLD, is Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park.  A past MSHA President and Honors recipient, she is also an ASHA and AAAS Fellow and ASHA Honors Recipient. She publishes frequently in the areas of fluency and language acquisition/disorders in children.  With Brian MacWhinney, she co-directs the new NIDCD FluencyBank initiative within TalkBank (Talkbank.org) dedicated to improving clinical access to evidence-based resources in fluency and childhood language disorders.  

8:30 - 10:30 AM  (2 Maryland CEUs, .2 ASHA CEUs)  Dr. Nan Ratner

Advances in Preschool Language Sample Analysis (LSA)

Course Description:  New, free and easily used computer-assisted Language Sample Analysis utilities are now available to assist clinical practice.  These utilities, which have evolved from the decades-old TalkBank initiative, make Language Sample Analysis faster, more accurate and more informative than current practices.  This session will show the practitioner how to access and use these utilities, which were funded by the NIDCD to assist clinical practices.  

Learner Outcomes:  After attending this session, (1)  participants will understand how to access, install and use TalkBank utilities such as Kideval to perform LSA in everyday practice; (2) Participants will be able to compare cost, accuracy, and informativeness of traditional and computer-assisted Language Sample Analysis; (3) Clinicians will be able to name additional LSA analyses that computer-assisted LSA enables beyond hand-computed traditional measures.

11 AM to 1:00 PM (2 Maryland CEUs; .2 ASHA CEUs)  Dr. Nan Ratner

Advances in Preschool Language Sample Anlaysis (LSA) - Continued From Morning Session

Course Description:  The second half of this session will focus on how to use these new utilities and other questions related to LSA current practices. 

Learner Outcomes:  After attending this session, (1)  participants will understand how to access, install and use TalkBank utilitiese such as Kideval to perform LSA in everyday practice; (2) Participants will be able to compare cost, accuracy, and informativeness of traditional and computer-assisted Language Sample Analysis; (3) Clinicians will be able to name additional LSA analyses that computer-assisted LSA enables beyond hand-computed traditional measures.

 Time-Ordered Agenda
8 AM Registration
8:30- 10:30  Early AM Session
10:30 - 11:00 AM Break and Visit Vendors 
11 AM to 1PM - Late AM Session