Alaska <br>  Speech-Language-Hearing <br>         Association

AKSHA Convention

October 18-19, 2019

The Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, AK

Check out our Exciting 2019 Speakers!

Geralyn R. Timler, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. 

Full day presentation with discussion to follow:  “Best Practices for Social Communication Assessment and Intervention” for preschoolers through young adults"

Areas of research interest:

  • Identification of social (pragmatic) communication disorders in preschoolers & school-age students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and language impairment
  • Development of outcome measures for social communication interventions

Areas of Teaching:

  • Advanced Study of Phonological Disorders (CSD 623)
  • Language Development (CSD 300)
  • Phonological & Language Disorders (CSD 314)

Research Laboratory

Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • Development of a self-report measure of conversation participation
  • Narrative production in children with and without neurodevelopmental disorders

Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS 

Full Day presentation with discussion to follow:  “Life Participation Approach, Aphasia Groups, Neurogenic Groups, Essentials for Treatment (CAPE)”

Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is President/CEO and Founder of the Aphasia Center of California, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1996, providing speech-language treatment, clinical research, and training/consultative services. Dr. Elman received her Ph.D. in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has more than 35 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of neurogenic communication disorders. Dr. Elman is an internationally invited speaker, author of numerous professional publications, editor of a book for Plural Publishing entitled Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: The Expert Clinician’s Approach, and an ASHA Fellow. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify literature and data that support the use of life participation models.
  • Describe 3 specific examples of how a life participation framework can be implemented in a variety of clinical settings.
  • List three benefits of increasing community participation for people with aphasia or other neurogenic communication disorders.
  • Identify literature and efficacy data that support the use of neurogenic treatment groups.
  • Identify clinical techniques for increasing group members’ conversational initiation
  • Identify clinical techniques for maximizing group members’ exchange of conversational information.

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C) 

Full Day presentation with discussion to follow:  Direct & Indirect Language Interventions for Individuals using Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Jennifer Kent-Walsh

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP. Dr. Kent-Walsh is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida. In addition to conducting research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in AAC, assistive technology, and language disorders, Dr. Kent-Walsh has served as the Founding Director of the FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center at UCF since 2005. Dr. Kent-Walsh, along with her research collaborators, develop and evaluate interventions designed to improve language and communication outcomes for children with developmental disabilities who use AAC. Dr. Kent-Walsh is currently the Principal Investigator for projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD), the Chesley G. Magruder Foundation, and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology. She is an Honoree of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

2019 Conference Pricing:

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Until 8/31



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Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations and refunds will be processed after the convention. Full refunds will be made only if a written cancellation request is received three (3) weeks prior to the convention (by September 27, 2019).

Sept 28–Oct 5th refund 75%

October 6–13th refund 50%

**After the 13th refunds will be considered on a case by case basis.**

1.5 ASHA CEUs available for eligible SLPs

1 UAA credit course available for a fee

Upcoming events

18 Oct 2019 • Anchorage Hilton Hotel
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