SHAV conference

March 19, 2014
March 20—22, 2014


DoubleTree by Hilton williamsburg

Changes to the Conference program are marked on the daily grids in Blue.


Conference Welcome

Conference Highlighted Presenters

Printable Conference Program

New This Year!
Hotel Information

For Students

Exhibitors Coming to the Conference
Exhibit at the 2014 Conference


Pre-Conference Seminar
Highlighted Short Course

Thursday Session Detail
Friday Session Detail
Saturday Session Detail

Continuing Education - Disclosure

Session Handouts

Welcome from SHAV President, Carrie Cilento

You are invited to join your colleagues in Virginia’s Colonial Capital at the Doubletree by Hilton for our Annual Conference, Ideas. Imagination. Innovation. Bringing it all Together! For the fourth and final year, Valerie St. John, Vice President for Continuing Education, has worked tirelessly creating a diverse and remarkable agenda. Marty Lenhardt, VP for Audiology has continued to work with Valerie and our Audiology membership to provide an Audiology track that will meet the needs of AUD’s and SLP’s alike. Valerie, Marty and all our committee members deserve a pat on the back for their dedication to providing our members with another exciting Conference.

Our Pre-Conference begins on Wednesday, March 19, with David Hammer, the Coordinator of Speech and Language Services at the outpatient north satellite of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has more than 30 years of pediatric clinical experience, with specialty interests in apraxia of speech in children, childhood and adolescent stuttering, and severe articulation/phonological disorders. David has been invited to present workshops on apraxia of speech throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. He is a member of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) Advisory Council. David was a member of the ASHA adhoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD. David is known for his practical and therapy-oriented approach to his presentations. Our special short course presenter will be Craig Coleman of Marshall University. He will be presenting a two-part, full-day short course on stuttering. Both of these presenters are looking forward to sharing their expertise with those in attendance.

We are looking forward to new and exciting additions to this year’s conference which includes: Graduate student job fair, alumnae night and possibly a guest speaker from the BASLP at our annual business meeting on Saturday morning. Please plan to join us for the Communication Disorders Foundation (CDF) silent and live auctions. We have planned our alumnae night to coincide with the auction, don your collegiate gear and come out for an excellent social gathering. Verbalina is bound to make a debut in her newly designed attire.

Bring your ideas and imagination, together with old friends and colleagues you will leave with innovative ideas to put into practice!

Please encourage your colleagues and university students to attend this annual event and to join SHAV. With you, SHAV can make a difference!

Thank you,
Carrie Cilento, MA, CCC-SLP
SHAV President

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Conference Highlighted Presenters

Leslie W. Dalton, Jr., PhD, is a native Virginian. Dr. Dalton (Les) graduated from Graham High School in Bluefield, Virginia, whereupon he entered the US Air Force during the Korean War. It was during this time that he started his battle with hearing loss and tinnitus. In his presentations at SHAV, he will relate the story of his first encounter with audiology while in the air force. Les entered The University of Virginia in 1957 to study architecture but discovered audiology as a related area in acoustics and used part of his GI Bill to complete a degree in speech “correction.” He worked with the West Virginia Maternal and Child Health Clinic for four years before entering The Florida State University and the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine’s 6571st Aeromedical Research Center for a joint PhD specializing in neurophysiology. He is currently the recipient of the SS Stephens research professorship in Communication Disorders at West Texas A&M University with labs in the School of Psychology. He holds duel ASHA certification.

Dr. Dalton will present From the First Cochlear Implant to Magnetoencephalography and Everything in Between: What Does it Mean to Communication Disorders?, on Thursday at 9:30 am.

Danny Gnewikow, PhD, AuD, CCC, received his undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee and his masters and doctorate degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including The Scholar Award by the American Academy of Audiology for continued professional excellence and for outstanding commitment in the field of Audiology (two-time awardee); Audiologist of the Year Award presented by the Audiological Resource Association; and the Martha Mullins-Callender Award, presented by The Communications Disorders Foundation of Virginia. This award is presented to a person in the communication disorders field who is an exemplar of the belief in the ability of an individual to overcome all obstacles to ensure that our field flourishes in the marketplace. He is also the author of numerous articles and publications.

Dr. Gnewikow will present Private Practice an Expanded Model on Saturday at 11:30 am.

Chris Halpin, PhD, CCC-A, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate in the Department of Audiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. He received his doctorate in audiology from the University of Virginia. His research and clinical interests focus on fitting hearing aid output to damaged cochleae. Current work is directed toward diagnosis of cochlear regions using speech intelligibility, tinnitus, genetic investigations and analysis of audiologic results in human temporal bone cases.

Dr. Halpin will present The Middle Ear, Bone Conduction and Third Window on Saturday at 9:15 am.

Jay R. Lucker, EdD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, is an associate professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, DC. He also has a private practice specializing in APD and language processing disorders in the northern Virginia area. He has developed an integrated approach to APD in which auditory processing is viewed as an integration of six different systems not merely the auditory system. He has provided numerous publications, research projects and professional presentations on various topics related to APD including an invited presentation at the 2013 Annual SHAV Conference.

Dr. Lucker will present What Are APDs REALLY All About? on Friday at 11:00 am.

James F. Malec, PhD, is Professor and Research Director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. He is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and in Rehabilitation Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is active in both lay and professional groups involved with the concerns of people with brain injuries, including the Brain Injury Association, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the International Neuropsychological Society. He has received a number of professional recognitions, including the Lowman Award for interdisciplinary contributions to rehabilitation and the Mitchell Rosenthal Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Research Award of the North American Brain Injury Society, the Career Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, the Sheldon Berrol, MD, Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of America, and the prestigious Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Malec will present Integrating Rehabilitation for Cognitive and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders in Brain Injury on Thursday at 8:30 am.

Rebecca Moyes, MEd, is a former regular education teacher in public and private schools and mom to two young adults, one of whom is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is the author of five books for teachers and parents who live and work with kids who have autism spectrum disorder. She has a special passion for assisting regular education students with students who are included in their classrooms. She has trained educators and parents in 43 states and Canada. She has served as a classroom consultant for many years to school districts across Pennsylvania and to parents who are interested in contracting her services. She also provides consultative services for special education cases to the Steele Law Firm in Pittsburgh. Rebecca’s first love is creating school programs for children with autism and emotional disturbance. Recently, she served as the interim director for the Pressley Ridge School. She works currently with Grade Point Resources to provide consultation, training, staffing and ESY programs to school districts in her region. She is also a consultant and grant writer for program development for the Autism Center of Pittsburgh.

Ms. Moyes will present Stop the Bullying! on Friday at 8:30 am.

Alfred Ochs, AuD, directs the balance disorder and sensory evoked potential laboratories in the Neurology Department at the McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond. Over the last three years, he utilized techniques of MRI brain measurements of patients seen at the Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry in order to document localized atrophy secondary to a traumatic brain injury. He holds an adjunct appointment in Biomedical Engineering at VCU.

Dr. Ochs will present Brain Imaging Techniques on Friday at 2:15 pm.

Douglas Petersen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming. He is a certified speech-language pathologist with several years of clinical experience developing and implementing narrative assessment and intervention procedures. He has particular interest in researching narrative assessment and intervention and its application with children who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Dr. Petersen will present Using Narrative Assessment for Eligibility, Progress Monitoring and Intervention Planning - Speech-Language Pathology on Thursday at 8:30 am.

Dr. Petersen's presentation is being sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, is representing ASHA in her position at VP of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology.   She has served SHAV as a Board member for 11 years in positions as President and VP of Legislative Affairs and as SHAV’s State Education Advocacy Leader.   She is a founding member of the Communication Disorders Foundation.  Professionally, she has worked in public education, higher education, rehabilitation and early intervention settings.  She was instrumental in starting the graduate program at Longwood University, where she serves as Professor and Graduate Program Director.

Dr. Power-deFur will present the Keynote Address Building Opportunities for Leadership on Thursday at 4:45 pm.

Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S, is the director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health Lexington, an acute care facility in Lexington, Kentucky. She serves on the Neuroscience Board, the Home Health Advisory Board and co-leads the initiative to train hospital staff in Lean methodology for process improvement. She maintains her involvement in the provision of clinical services through supervision of new staff and provision of diagnostic services to in-patients and out-patients. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kentucky, where she frequently guest-lectures. She is a board-recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. She received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a former President of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council of State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presidents, and was President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1998. She currently chairs the Board for Specialty Recognition in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

Ms. Swigert will present Managing Dysphagia in Patients in Palliative Care and Hospice on Friday at 8:30 am.

Darlene S. Williamson, MA, CCC-SLP, is Founder and Executive Director of the Stroke Comeback Center, in Vienna, Virginia. She has more than 35 years’ experience working with people with aphasia. She is adjunct faculty at The George Washington University, with a primary research interest in apraxia. She holds degrees from Purdue University and the University of Illinois. Ms. Williamson is a member of ASHA, SHAV, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and Vice-President of Programs on the Board of the NAA. She has won several local and regional awards for her efforts on behalf of stroke survivors.

Ms. Williamson will present Using a VAST Approach to Facilitate Speech Production on Saturday at 9:15 am.

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Highlighted Short Course - Thursday, March 20

Join us for a Special Six-Hour Short Course Presented by Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

Short course fees are additional and preregistration is required. Register early and receive the discounted rate of $30!

Evaluation and Treatment of Children Who Stutter

This short course will provide an overview of the assessment and treatment process for children who stutter. Focus will be placed on real-world assessment and treatment applications. Participants will be able to discuss the affective, behavioral and cognitive components of assessment and intervention. In addition, treatment planning and activities will be highlighted. Specific intervention approaches will be discussed in detail.

Craig Coleman is an assistant professor at Marshall University and a Board-Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders. Prior to joining the Marshall faculty, Craig spent more than 12 years serving as Clinical Coordinator and Co-Director of the Stuttering Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Craig is a two-term President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language- Hearing Association. Craig is also a member of the Scientific and Professional Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a member of the coordinating committee of ASHA Special Interest Group 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. In 2011, Craig was awarded the Clinical Achievement Award of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Craig is a co-founder of MC Speech Books, where he has co-authored two children’s books on stuttering. Craig is also the founder of the Virtual Stuttering Center, a provider of tele-therapy for people who stutter. Craig collaborated on the child versions of the Overall Assessment of the Child’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), which assesses the affective and cognitive components of stuttering. Craig received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.

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3 Easy Ways to Register!

You can register for the SHAV Conference by Mail, Fax or On-Line Registration.

  • Register On-Line
  • Mail your completed registration form and payment to the SHAV Office, 3126 W. Cary Street, #436, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Fax your completed registration form with your credit card information to 888-729-3489.

At this time, registrations must be made on-site.

Printable Registration Form

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New for 2014

Show your school spirit at the 2014 SHAV Conference!
Thursday, March 20, 2014, will be Alumni Day at the Silent Auction and CDF Auction festivities at the SHAV Conference.

Wear your colors with pride all day, or change into your favorite school tee or hoodie and enjoy the auction with friends and alums. Who will show the most school spirit?  We'll have to wait until March to find out…

The Walk-About

Is there a tool or strategy that you have used that you have found effective with your population? Would you like to brainstorm with other professionals how to work on specific skills with your population? The Walk-About will provide you the opportunity and atmosphere to do so.

Various areas and topics of interest will be posted at the Conference. Guiding questions will also be posted under each area (e.g. How do you motivate your middle school students?; Most effective strategies for eliciting /r/; How do you manage workload and caseload at your location?). You will be able to converse with others about these issues and write down your most helpful suggestions and resources for others to view and expand upon. We ask that you share strategies and resources that you have found effective in your practice and which you have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships.

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Friday, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Luncheon and Roundtable Discussions

Calling All Students! This event is especially for you.
Register for and attend this complimentary student luncheon sponsored by EBS Healthcare. Meet students from other universities and share your experiences. Afterward, stay for the roundtable discussion hosted by SHAV professionals. Ask questions and get answers on topics such as private practice, early intervention, audiology and many more.

Resumé Review
Have you put together a resumé but aren’t sure it is just quite right? Drop your resumé off in the box located at the registration area and it will be reviewed by a SHAV Board member in the weeks following the Conference. You will be contacted with some tips for revisions, which will make your resumé stand out to employers. Please include all contact information on your resume.



Doubletree By Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kings Mill Road
Williamsburg, VA  23185

A Special Room Rate of $109 per night will be available until February 24, 2014, or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

Call 855-610-8733 to make reservations.

Click here for more information on the Doubletree By Hilton Williamsburg.

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Session Handouts will not be provided at the Conference. Handouts will be posted to the SHAV website. Please plan accordingly to view and print all session information prior to your arrival at the Conference.

Handouts will be available for viewing on the SHAV website two weeks prior to the Conference.

Having trouble accessing the handouts on the SHAV website? Please contact the SHAV office at 888-729-7428 or send us an email at shavoffice@shav.org.

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Continuing Education and disclosure

This program is offered for 1.80 CEUs (various levels, professional area).

AAA Continuing Education
SHAV is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.45 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Presenter Disclosures

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Exhibitors at the 2014 Conference

Assistive Technology Works

Autumn Rehab

Biocoustics Instruments, Inc.

Carolina Speech Pathology, LLC

Caroline County Public Schools

Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia

Disability Determination Services

Discovery Toys

EBS Healthcare

Expanding Expression

Fairfax County Public Schools

Great Ideas for Teaching


HCR ManorCare


LifeWorks Rehab at Medical Facilities of America

Longwood University

National Stuttering Association


Radford University

Sophono, Inc.

Southern Cooperative Educational Programs (SECEP)

Speech Corner

State Education For Advocacy Leaders (SEAL)

Talk, LC

Therapy Resources, Inc.

Virginia Relay – CapTel

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools









SHAV Office
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