Communication Sciences & Disorders
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

2021 Fall Institute at Ole Miss

Dates: October 21-22, 2021, Virtual Format

Topics to Include: Early Intervention, Hearing, Myofunctional, Cognition and more!

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We are excited to present the 2021 Fall Institute at Ole Miss!  The Fall Institute will be held October 21 and 22 via a virtual format and is hosted by the UM NSSLHA Chapter and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi.  Organizations may register multiple participants in one easy registration and payment.  If you have questions regarding the event or need special assistance, email olemissfallinstitute@gmail.com.

The Mississippi Department of Education will award 1.0 CEUs for this course.

 

Topics and Presenters

Presentations:

  • Keynote Address, Life in ComDis is like a Netflix Streaming Service, Dr. Tommie Robinson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
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      • Bio: Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP is chief of the Division of Hearing and Speech and director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. and is an associate professor of pediatrics at The George Washington, University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in communication disorders in children, with a specific focus on children who stutter. Dr. Robinson’s research and writings have focussed on normal fluency behaviors in children and adults, service delivery to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, patient safety and leadership in communication sciences and disorders. He has presented widely at the local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Robinson was the 2010 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has served on various boards and committees. In 1998, Dr. Robinson was elected a Fellow of ASHA, one of its highest honors and received the ASHA Honors in 2021, the highest award given by the association.He served on the board of directors of the National Black Association for Speech, Language and Hearing (NBASLH) and served as the co-chair of the Program Committee for the 1999 and 2000 conventions.  Dr. Robinson also served as secretary of the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders (SBFD) and has been a board certified fluency specialist since 2000. He served as vice-chair of the Higher Education Licensure Commission for Washington, D.C.(2005 –2014). Dr. Robinson received his A.A. degree from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, MS, B.A. and M.S., degrees from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and his Ph.D. degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
      • Disclosures:
        • No financial or non-financial disclosures 
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will assess current career status.
        2. Participants will define and identify elements of self-care.
        3. Participants will contrast work-life balance approach to traditional work habits.
  • The Orofacial Complex – Evolving Dysfunction and the Effects of Oromyofunctional Disorders , Jenna Nassar, M.S., CCC-SLP
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      • Bio: Jenna Nassar, M.S, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a pediatric speech pathologist and an instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In addition to these roles, Mrs. Nassar is also the Clinical internship coordinator for the department of Speech Pathology and the outpatient pediatric team leader. She specializes in pediatric swallow & feeding disorders and is trained in a variety of treatment approaches to include the SOS approach to feeding, NMES, myofascial release, and oromyofunctional therapy. She has completed her Board Certification in swallow and swallowing disorders through the ABSSD. She is a member of both the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, the Mississippi Speech Language and Hearing Association, and SIG 13. Her background includes several years of working with swallowing disorders in trach & ventilator patients and now pediatric feeding disorders. She is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and Jackson State University. She enjoys the academia related to her profession and has served as an intermittent adjunct professor as well as a student intern supervisor. As student coordinator, she has helped build a strong student intern program at UMMC to help educate future clinicians in the field. With a strong focus on education and research, she is a part of interdisciplinary teams of both physicians and therapists, which serve to better patient care and educate on the growing field of pediatric dysphagia particularly in her area of interest in feeding disorders and oromyofunctional disorders. She currently serves as the Vice President of Continuing Education for the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association. 
      • Disclosures:
        • University of Mississippi Medical Center- Salary; no non-financial disclosure
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will be able to identify 3 primary anatomical components of the orofacial complex.
        2. Participants will be able to state the foundation of the orofacial complex.
        3. Participants will be able to identify common causes of oral motor dysfunction.
  • Assistive Learning Devices in the Schools: What SLPs and Teachers Need to Know, Rebecca Lowe, Au.D., CCC-A, Haley Messersmith, Au.D., CCC-A, and Landon Wallis, M.S., CCC-SLP
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      • Bio: 
        • Dr. Rebecca Lowe is a Clinical Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Mississippi. She teaches both undergraduate courses and one graduate course in audiology. Her clinical and research interests include aural rehabilitation, educational audiology, early intervention, and telehealth. She serves the department as a Co-Director of The Speech and Hearing Center. She has served her state as both member and chairs of various advisory boards and ad-hoc committees regarding audio logic issues, as well as both VP-Audiology and The President of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She currently serves on the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Board and on the ethics committee of the state association.
        • Landon Wallis is a school based Speech Language Pathologist with the Union County School District. Landon received her Bachelors and Masters in Communication Disorders and Speech Language Pathology from the University of Mississippi. Her career took her through a healthcare and private practice entrepreneurship path before landing her in the school systems where she has been for the last 5 years. Landon’s current therapy caseload has a variety of children with hearing impairments ranging from mild to moderate hearing impairments with aided students, 3 cochlear implanted students and a student with Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Landon currently serves on the MSHA Honors council, and loves being able to give back to the profession by supervising graduate students. When she isn’t balancing her work caseload, she most definitely can be found transporting her 4 boys to a practice or ballgame of some kind, singing in her church choir, or washing a multitude of clothes that constantly gather in her home.
        • Haley Messersmith, Au.D. is a clinical audiologist that resides in Oxford, MS. Haley received her Doctorate of Audiology from Auburn University, following the completion of her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi. She worked as a clinical audiologist in Cary, North Carolina before returning to the University of Mississippi in a clinical and academic role in 2012. Haley teaches the Basic Audiology course at Ole Miss and loves introducing students to the field. Clinically, Haley practices audiology at both the University Speech and Hearing Clinic and at ENT Consultants of North Mississippi. Her clinical interests include medical audiology and amplification for both children and adults. Haley is currently serving as MSHA VP of Audiology. When she isn’t in the classroom or clinic, Haley enjoys eating tacos with friends, reading, and spending time outside with her husband and two daughters.
      • Disclosures: 
        • Dr. Rebecca Lowe: University of Mississippi- Salary, Noel Metkin Grant Education Audiology Association- Grant; no non-financial disclosures
        • Landon Wallis: No financial or non-financial disclosures.
        • Dr. Haley Messersmith: University of Mississippi Employee; no non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will be able to determine the need for assistive listening technology by administering the Functional Listening Evaluation.
        2. Participants will be able to successfully instruct school personnel in pairing FM systems to the child’s personal device (hearing aid or cochlear implant).
        3. Participants will be able to identify common communication breakdowns in the classroom and strategies to overcome them.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration, Ashten Yost, M.S., CED, LSLS CERT, AVED, PDC, Hearing Impairment
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      • Bio: Ashten Yost is the Professional Development Coordinator for Hearing Impaired for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. She has been an educator for 9 years, specializing in deaf education. In 2012, Ashten earned her Master of Science degree in Deaf Education from the University of Southern Mississippi; currently, she is pursuing her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi.
      • Disclosures: 
        • University of Mississippi Employee; no non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will define interprofessional collaboration and explain why it is important.
        2. Participants will identify two communication skills needed for successful interprofessional collaboration, list two benefits, and describe ways it can be established.
  • Interdisciplinary Management of Return to Learn Following Concussion in Secondary Schools, Dan Newman, Laura Wilson, and Rachel Hildebrand
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      • Bio: 
        • Laura Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP, CBIST is an Assistant Professor at The University of Tulsa and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. Her research and clinical interests are in outcomes after acquired brain injury. She teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, statistics, neurology, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, research, and stuttering.
        • Rachel Hildebrand, PhD, ATC, LAT, CBIS is an Endowed Chapman Associate Professor and Director of Athletic Training in the Oxley College of Health Sciences at The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her BS in Athletic Training from The University of Tulsa, her MEd in Sport Administration from Xavier University, and completed her PhD in Health, Leisure and Human Performance from Oklahoma State University. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2006. Clinically she was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Xavier University and has continued in clinical practice providing contract and pro bono health care to Oklahoma City and Tulsa area high schools and community events. Additionally, she serves on several state, regional, and national committees. Her current area of research is in the impact of repetitive head trauma on cognition, balance, reaction time, and symptoms in athletes as well as the effect of dual-task costs and rehabilitation in concussion management.
        • Dan Newman is starting his 20th year at Union as Head Athletic Trainer. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa and a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dan’s experience encompasses over 30 years of experience in NCAA Division 1 athletics, clinical, small college, secondary school and professional sports. At Union, Dan oversees the daily operation athletic health care facility along with two full time Athletic Trainers. Dan and his staff are charged with the daily health care of Union’s 23 athletic programs and 1700 athletes. Outside of Union Dan is very active in leadership at the state, district and national levels. Dan has been the past president of the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association, District 5 Board of Directors, and District 5 Finance Committee as well sat on the NATA State Athletic Training Advisory Committee and the Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee. Dan also was the District 5 representative and Vice President of the NATA Secondary School Athletic Training Committee. During Dan’s tenure as an Athletic Trainer, he has been awarded the 2020 District 5 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, the 2017 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year, the 2016 OATA Athletic Trainer of the Year and the 2014 NATA Service Award winner. He is also a finalist for the 2020 Pink Newell Athletic Trainer of the Year. Dan currently sits on the KSI Medical Advisory Board. Along with the many accomplishments in the profession, under Dan and his staff Union has consecutively been award the NATA’s first team Safe School Sports Award. Dan is married to the former Becky Warren; they have two daughters, Peyton, 19 and Addison, 15.
      • Disclosures: 
        • Laura Wilson: Financial- University of Tulsa- Salary/Grant; Non-financial- Trainer of Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Member- ASHA including SIGS 2, 4, 10
        • Rachel Hildebrand: University of Tulsa- Salary; no non-financial disclosures
        • Dan Newman: No financial or non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will describe the role of different professionals in the management of return-to-learn.
        2. Participants will identify potential changes to current return-to-play protocols to help align them with best practices.
        3. Participants will recognize and address barriers to implementation of best practices in the secondary school setting.
  • 65 Students + 256 Goals = 1 Stressed Out Speech-Language Pathologist, Lisa Kathman & Sarah Bevier
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      • Bio: 
        • Lisa Kathman has been an SLP for over 20 years. Her entire career has focused on pediatrics, and she served as the lead SLP in the largest school district in Arizona for 6 years. Lisa has a passion for solving issues in the school setting. She is the co-creator of the innovative web app, SLP Toolkit, which launched in January 2016, as well as brIQht ideas, an ASHA-approved CEU provider that has hosted courses and conferences since 2019 (including SLP Summit, SLP Telecon, and The Equity Series).
        • Sarah Bevier has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for over 15 years. She is a proud Sun Devil, receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State  University. Sarah has a passion for solving issues in the school setting. She is the co-creator of the innovative web app, SLP Toolkit, which launched in January 2016, as well as brIQht ideas, an ASHA-approved CEU provider that has hosted courses and conferences since 2019 (including SLP Summit, SLP Telecon, and The Equity Series).
      • Disclosures: 
        • Lisa Kathman: Financial- Co-owner SLP Toolkit software application; no non-financial disclosure; In-kind disclosure- waiving speaking fee
        • Sarah Bevier- Financial- Co-owner SLP Toolkit software application; no non-financial disclosure; In-kind disclosure- waiving speaking fee
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will describe how to assess a student for an annual IEP in order to write a truly individualized treatment plan.
        2. Participants will create a lesson plan for a group of students who have different IEP goals. 
        3. Participants will name at least one digital tool to organize the data and paperwork required to manage a large school-based caseload.
  • Dyslexia: Collaborative Support and Services, Danielle Snyder, M.Ed., Dyslexia Therapy
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      • Bio: Since 2011, Danielle Snyder has been in education serving students in North Mississippi in both public and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from Mississippi College with a M.Ed. in Dyslexia Therapy. After years of serving students with dyslexia and providing support for families, Mrs. Snyder opened Oxford Dyslexia in January 2021. Dyslexia therapy addresses several areas of reading and language including phonological awareness, alphabetic principles, vocabulary, word decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, spelling, cursive handwriting, grammar and written expression. Oxford Dyslexia offers dyslexia therapy and evaluations for concerns with dyslexia, attention and math. Mrs. Snyder is married to Greg Snyder and together they are raising 5 children. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys the two perfect weeks of Mississippi fall weather, baking delicious treats, family movie nights, riding the motorcycle, video games with her boys, My Little Pony dance parties with her baby girl and shopping with her teen girls. She loves inspiring children to see their abilities instead of their limitations!
      • Disclosures: No financial or non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will define dyslexia as defined by the Mississippi Department of Education and International Dyslexia Association.
        2. Participants will identify Mississippi Public School guidance and policies relative to dyslexia.
        3. Participants will state recommended therapy models and approaches when teaching students with dyslexia.
        4. Participants will identify a collaborative therapy model for dyslexia within the schools.
  • Mind Center: Multidisciplinary Management of Disorders of Communication, Cognition, and Swallowing in Individuals with Dementia, Rinki Varindani Desai, M.S., CCC-SLP and Sarah Faucette, Ph.D., CCC-A F-AAA
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      • Bio:
        • Rinki Varindani Desai is a medical speech-language pathologist, certified brain injury specialist and certified dementia practitioner; specializing in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders in adults. She is currently the adult outpatient lead and a clinical instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology -HeadNeck Surgery at the University of MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. She serves as Associate Coordinator of ASHA’s Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG 13), Co-Chair of the Dysphagia Research Society’s COVID-19 Task Force and Chair of the MSHA Membership Committee. She is the co-founder of the Swallowing Training and Education Portal, founder of the Medical SLP Forum and co-creator of the Dysphagia Therapy mobile app.After receiving her B.S. in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in 2009 from AYJNISHD in Mumbai, she earned her M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. She has practiced for over a decade in acute, sub-acute, outpatient, and long-term care medical settings. Rinki has presented nationally and internationally, as well as published on topics related to adult dysphagia. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and doing what she can to help advance the profession by paying it forward.
        • Dr. Sarah Faucette is as an assistant professor of audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is dual-appointed with the MIND center, where she is the lead clinical research audiologist for the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) trial and site principal investigator of the Hearing Intervention Follow-up Study (ACHIEVE-HIFU). She earned both her Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Doctorate of Audiology degrees from East Carolina University in North Carolina. Faucette’s professional interests include hearing loss in the aging population, amplification, and tinnitus.
      • Disclosures: 
        • Rinki Varindani Desai: University of Mississippi Medical Center- Salary; no non-financial disclosures
        • Sarah Faucette: University of Mississippi Medical Center- Salary; no non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will identify changes in cognition, language, speech, hearing and swallowing function in individuals with different types of dementia. .
        2. Participants will describe practical strategies to assess disorders of communication, cognition and swallowing in individuals with dementia. 
        3. Participants will describe appropriate speech and hearing treatment options available for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. 

 

Posters by:

  • Repetition and Retracing in Aphasia Across Discourse Types, Emily Culbertson, B.S., CSD & Hyejin Park, Ph.D.
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      • Bio: 
        • Emily Culbertson is a second-year graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi. After graduation, she hopes to work with individuals in the geriatric population with neurogenic and swallowing disorders. Her research interests include cognition and language abilities in adults with aphasia and neuroplasticity.
        • Dr. Hyejin Park is an assistant professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi. Her research interests include semantic processing and word retrieval in people with neurogenic language disorders and healthy aging, eye movement evidence on cognitive and language processing, neuroimaging, and bilingualism.
      • Disclosures: 
        • Emily Culbertson: Ms. Culberston has no reported financial disclosures.  The following non-financial disclosures were reported.  Ms. Culbertson is currently a M.S. student in speech-language pathology at the University of Mississippi.
        • Hyejin Park: Dr. Park has financial disclosures of the following.  She receives a salary from the University of Mississippi.  No non-financial disclosures were reported.
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will describe differences between discourse tasks.
        2. Participants will identify the underlying causes of the two different types of hesitations (filled/unfilled pauses vs. retraces/repetitions). 
        3. Participants will identify which discourse tasks elicit the most retracing and repetition errors.

Efficacy of Teletherapy Training Program for Adult Caregivers of Children Who Use Speech Generating Devices, Mallory Robertson B.S.S, CSD, Carolyn W. Higdon, Ed.D., CCC-SLP & Gina Keene, M.S., CCC-SLP

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      • Bio: 
        • Mallory Robertson is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi. Mallory graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2015 and after graduating, joined Teach For America and moved to the Mississippi Delta. Mallory taught 8th grade science in Jackson Public Schools in Jackson MS for two years and taught for a third year as an alumni teacher in Madison County Schools in Ridgeland, MS where she taught 7th/8th grade science. She then worked for Belhaven University in Jackson, MS in the Division of Adult, Graduate, and Online Programs as a recruiter and student advisor and continues to work as a part-time advisor within the Graduate Education Department primarily working with Master of Art in Teaching program staff. During her time at Ole Miss, Mallory has worked as a graduate assistant to Dr. Carolyn Wiles Higdon since August 2020. Mallory is an initiate of the University of Mississippi chapters of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Mallory is also the 2022 UM nominee for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Francis J. Laven Student Service Award. Upon graduating in May 2022, Mallory hopes to work with children or adults with developmental disabilities or neurogenic communication disorders, focusing on clients who use speech-generating devices or those with language or literacy disorders.
        • Dr. Carolyn Wiles Higdon, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, F-NAP, professor/former department chair of University of Mississippi/ Clinical Professor UM Medical Center, and CEO of Wiles Higdon & Associates, LLC, a private practice. Her honors include Fellow of ASHA, Fellow of NAP, Honors of Phi Kappa Phi, and Honors of Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA) as well as MSHA Clinician of the Year. Dr. Higdon has served  as VP of  ASHA’s  Financial Planning Board, Government Relations and Public Policy Board, Special Interest Divisions Board of Division Coordinators and the Council of Academic Accreditation, as well as serving as a CAA and JACHO site visitor, consultant to ASHA Health CareEconomics Committee, and chapter advisor to National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Higdon is a past ASHA Board of Directors Vice President of Finance, and past editor of the ASHA Special Interest Group 17 Perspectives Journal, past chair of CSPCSD IPP IPE Committee. Dr. Higdon is recognized by the federal courts as a court approved specialist in Speech-Language Pathology, a family and vocational mediator, and a life care planner.
        • Gina Keene is a speech language pathologist who currently works for Children’s Hospital Colorado where she specializes in AAC.  Previously, she was the director of the HILL Program at the University of Mississippi.  Her clinical interests include complex communication needs, literacy, AAC, ASD, and clinical supervision.  In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking in the mountains she loves, and spending time with her large family. 
      • Disclosures: 
        • Mallory Robertson: Ms. Robertson has no reported financial disclosures.  The following non-financial disclosures were reported.  Ms. Robertson is currently a M.S. student in speech-language pathology at the University of Mississippi.
        • Carolyn Higdon: No financial or non-financial disclosures
        • Gina Keene: No financial or non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will be able to evaluate the efficacy of virtual stakeholder training sessions.
        2. Participants will be able to describe two viable models for virtual parent training.
        3. Participants will be able to prepare parent training activities for their practice with children who use speech-generating devices.
  • Assistive Technology and Augmentative Alternative Communication Considerations for Cortical Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities, Tyler Standland, B.S., CSD, Carolyn W. Higdon, Ed.D, CCC-SLP & Gina Keene, M.S., CCC-SLP
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      • Bio: 
        • Tyler Standland received his Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from theUniversity of Southern Mississippi, and is currently working to obtain his Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi. Tyler worked as a graduate assistant in the Telepractice for Language Learning Lab at the University of Mississippi, and currently serves as a student liaison for the MSHA Healthcare Committee.
        • Dr. Carolyn Wiles Higdon, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, F-NAP, professor/former department chair of University of Mississippi/ Clinical Professor UM Medical Center, and CEO of Wiles Higdon & Associates, LLC, a private practice. Her honors include Fellow of ASHA, Fellow of NAP, Honors of Phi Kappa Phi, and Honors of Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA) as well as MSHA Clinician of the Year. Dr. Higdon has served  as VP of  ASHA’s  Financial Planning Board, Government Relations and Public Policy Board, Special Interest Divisions Board of Division Coordinators and the Council of Academic Accreditation, as well as serving as a CAA and JACHO site visitor, consultant to ASHA Health CareEconomics Committee, and chapter advisor to National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Higdon is a past ASHA Board of Directors Vice President of Finance, and past editor of the ASHA Special Interest Group 17 Perspectives Journal, past chair of CSPCSD IPP IPE Committee. Dr. Higdon is recognized by the federal courts as a court approved specialist in Speech-Language Pathology, a family and vocational mediator, and a life care planner. 
        • Gina Keene is a speech language pathologist who currently works for Children’s Hospital Colorado where she specializes in AAC.  Previously, she was the director of the HILL Program at the University of Mississippi.  Her clinical interests include complex communication needs, literacy, AAC, ASD, and clinical supervision.  In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking in the mountains she loves, and spending time with her large family. 
      • Disclosures: 
        • Mr. Standland has no reported financial disclosures.  The following non-financial disclosures were reported.  Mr. Standland is currently a M.S. student in speech-language pathology at the University of Mississippi.
        • Carolyn Higdon: No financial or non-financial disclosures
        • Gina Keene: No financial or non-financial disclosures
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will be able to list three issues limiting AAC use with pediatric cortical visual impairment and multiple disabilities.
        2. Participants will be able to identify three AAC modeling and reinforcement techniques for stakeholders to be used during daily activities.
        3. Participants will be able to describe factors to consider when modifying AAC for individuals with CVI and multiple disabilities
  • Infant-directed Speech in Response to Infant Speech-Like Vocalizations and Cries, Naomi Sidje & HyunJoo Yoo, Ph.D.
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      • Bio: 
        • Naomi Sidje is a Human Development and Family Studies major and Mathematics minor at the University of Alabama. She is on the pre-health track, hoping to become a pediatrician because loves working with kids. Naomi works at a child development center, serves as a Grade Leader with the Al’s Pals Mentorship Program at Central Elementary School, and  also tutors math to middle and high school students. Naomi also serves as a camp counselor for kids whose parents have cancer as well as volunteers and shadows at Urgent Care for Children. Outside of school she enjoys watching movies, Alabama football, and spending time with her family.
        • Dr. Hyunjoo Yoo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama. Dr. Yoo received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Memphis.  Dr. Yoo  completed her Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Yonsei University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Korea University. Dr. Yoo has professional experience as a Project Consultant at Hallym University and served as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Seoul National University Hospital. Dr. Yoo’s are areas of research include early vocal/affect development, caregiver-infant interaction, acoustic analysis of infant vocalizations, cross-cultural differences in vocal interaction, and mechanisms of conversation turn-taking.
      • Disclosures: 
        • Ms. Sidje has no reported financial or non-financial disclosures.
        • Dr. Yoo has no reported financial or non-financial disclosures.
      • Learner Outcomes:
        1. Participants will identify key principles of parent-infant interactions.
        2. Participants will define protophones.
        3. Participants will identify protophones vs. crying.

2021 Schedule at a Glance

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Thursday, October 21    
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Introductions

Charlotte Warfield, UM CSD Grad Student

Dean Pete Grandjean, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences

8:15 – 9:15

Keynote: Life in ComDis is Like A Netflix Streaming Service

Handouts:  

Dr. Tommie Robinson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
9:15 – 9:20 Break  
9:20 – 10:20

Interprofessional Collaboration

Handouts:  

Ashten Yost, MS, CED, LSLS Cert. AVED
10:20 – 10:30 Break Visit our sponsors in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 – 12:00

Multidisciplinary Management of Disorders of Communication, Cognition, and Swallowing in Individuals with Dementia

Handouts:  

Rinki Varindani Desai M.S., CCC-SLP and Sarah Faucette Aud Ph.D., CCC-A F-AAA
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 – 2:00

Dyslexia: Collaborative Support and Services

Handouts:

Danielle Snyder, M.Ed, LDT
2:00 – 2:10 Break  
2:10 – 3:10

Myofunctional Disorders

Handouts:

Jenna Nassar, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, October 22    
9:00 Welcome Charlotte Warfield, UM Graduate Student
9:10 – 10:10 Poster Sessions  
 
  • 9:10-9:25 Efficacy of Teletherapy Training Program for Adult Caregivers of Children Who Use Speech Generating Devices, Mallory Robertson B.S.S, CSD, Carolyn W. Higdon, Ed.D., CCC-SLP & Gina Keene, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • 9:25-9:40 Repetition and Retracing in Aphasia Across Discourse Types, Emily Culbertson, B.S., CSD & Hyejin Park, Ph.D.
  • 9:40-9:55 Infant-directed Speech in Response to Infant Speech-Like Vocalizations and Cries, Naomi Sidje & HyunJoo Yoo, Ph.D.
  • 9:55-10:10 Assistive Technology and Augmentative Alternative Communication Considerations for Cortical Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities, Tyler Standland, B.S., CSD, Carolyn W. Higdon, Ed.D, CCC-SLP & Gina Keene, M.S., CCC-SLP
 
10:10 – 10:20 Break  
10:20 – 11:20 Interdisciplinary Management of Return to Learn Following Concussion in Secondary Schools Dan Newman, Laura Wilson, and Rachel Hildebrand
11:20 – 11:30 Break  
11:30 – 1:00 Assistive Learning Devices in the Schools: What SLPs and Teachers Need to Know Rebecca, Au.D., CCC-A and Haley Messersmith, Au.D., CCC-A, and Landon Wallis, M.S., CCC-SLP
1:00 – 1:10 Break  
1:10 – 2:10 65 Students + 256 Goals = 1 Stressed Out Speech-Language Pathologist Lisa Kathman and Sarah Bevier – SLP Toolkit
  2021 Fall Institute at Ole Miss Agenda  

 

Past Fall Institutes

2020 – AAC, Telepractice, and Research.  Kym Heine, M.S., CCC-SLP; Lauren Taylor, M.S., CCC-SLP; Lisa Geary, M.S., CCC-SLP; Sara Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP; Ying Hao, Ph.D.; CF-SLP, Greg Snyder, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Peyton McKnight, B.A.; Ashley Manahan, B.A.; Hyejin Park, Ph.D., SLP; Vishakha Rawool, Ph.D., CCC-A; Melissa Reyes, B.A., CSD; Rebecca Bosley, M.S., CCC-SLP; Susan Loveall-Hague, Ph.D.; Kara Hawthorne, Ph.D.; Evy Hayes, B.A., CSD; Laura A. Mathews, Ed.S., CCC-SLP; Emma Kate Thome, M.S., SLP; Madeline Simpson, CSD; Kaitlyn Geringswald, CSD; Jessica Hall, CSD

2019 – Pediatric Language and Literacy Disorders, Let’s Get Ethical, and Supervising Generation Z, Gina Keene, M.S., CCC-SLP, Amy Livingston, M.S., CCC-SLP, Missy Schraeder, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CALT, QI, Janie Magee, M.S., CCC-SLP, Lesley Mancini, M.S., CCC-SLP, Gina Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP, Josie Alston, M.S., CCC-SLP, Kim Ward, Au.D., CCC-A

2018 – Therapy with Teenagers Who Stutter: Facilitating Readiness for Change and the Plan to Accomplish It, Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

2017 – Evidence-Based Practice in School-Based Settings for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

2016 – Missing Links in Academics, Missy Schraeder, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CALT, QI

2015 – The Educationally Relevant Process: Assessment, Goals and Services, Perry Flynn, M.A., CCC-SLP

2014 – Tips and Techniques for Successful Articulation Therapy & Organize and Enhance Your Language Therapy, Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP

2013 – Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp, Distorted R and Developing Carryover in Articulation Therapy, Pam Marshalla, M.A., CCC-SLP

2012 – “NETTING” FREE and EVIDENCE-BASED Information and Intervention Materials, Judith Kuster, M.S., CCC-SLP

2011 – It’s All about Word Study: A Multi-linguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction, Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

2010 – Practical Treatment Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter, J. Scott Yaruss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP