2019 Annual Meeting Speaker Biographies

Michelle Bourgeois, PhD

Bio: Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and GSA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida.  She has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association to evaluate memory aids and interventions for persons with dementia, aphasia, and traumatic brain injury, to investigate interventions for spousal and nursing home caregivers designed to improve the quality and quantity of communicative interactions with residents with dementia, and to develop training programs for institutional caregivers.  A clinical researcher, Dr. Bourgeois has published numerous research articles, training manuals and CDs, and books.  She was the recipient of the 2007 Barry Reisberg Award for Non-Pharmacologic Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice.

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Bourgeois is a salaried professor at the University of South Florida.  She receives a consulting fee from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia and Brush Development.  She has received a speaking fee and royalties from Northern Speech Services.  She has also received royalties from Health Professions Press, Taylor & Francis, the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, ASHA and the ASHFoundation.  Her research has been funded by grants from ASHA and the ASHFoundation.  Dr. Bourgeois has received a waiver of her ANCDS conference fee and an honorarium from ANCDS for her presentation at this meeting.

Non-financial: Dr. Bourgeois is a grant reviewer for the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.  She is a founding member of the Montessori for Aging and Dementia Committee within the Association Montessori Internationale.

Topic #1: Historical Overview - The trajectory or evolution toward incorporation of patient-centered and integrated care in neurorehabilitation

Topic #2: Starting Points in Clinical Practice: Determining the client's priorities

Topic #3: Engaging the Future: University partnerships, student-led programs, and leveraging volunteers

Learner outcomes:

  1. Describe the history of treatment research in neurorehabilitation.
  2. Identify strategies for engaging clients in goal development and selection.
  3. Describe organizational factors for increasing engagement and adoption of evidence-based treatment approaches in a variety of settings.
  4. Describe strategies for developing partnerships with universities, students, and professional organizations to support evidence-based treatment approaches.

Natalie Douglas, PhD

Bio: Natalie Douglas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Central Michigan University.  Her research aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, aphasia, and other acquired communication disorders in adults.  She additionally works to empower local healthcare teams to support quality improvement initiatives and person-centered care through applying principles of implementation science.

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Douglas is employed as an Associate Professor by Central Michigan University and has received consulting fees from Brush Development.  She also receives royalties from Northern Speech Services and has received funding for research from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and Central Michigan University.  Dr. Douglas received a waiver of her ANCDS conference fee and an honorarium from ANCDS for her presentation at this meeting.

Non-financial: Dr. Douglas is an unpaid member of ASHA's Committee on Clinical Research, Implementation Science and Evidence-Based Practice (CRISP) and the Global Implementation Society.  She serves as a peer-reviewer for several journals.

Topic #1: Starting Points in Person-Centered Care: Planning for implementation at the beginning

Topic #2: Engaging the organization: Engaging the organization – get a seat at the table, quality improvement initiatives, fitting into existing policy/organizational mandates

Learner outcomes:

  1. Describe three key elements of the current Person & Family Engagement Strategy mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through an example from the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.
  2. Explain how person-centered care for people with dementia can be embedded within an organization through a Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Plan.
  3. Summarize preliminary results of a Montessori-based organizational level intervention designed to support people with dementia living in a locked-memory community.

Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD

Bio: Coming soon

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Hinckley is a salaried professor at Nova Southeastern University.  She has received grants from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Dr. Hinckley received a waiver of her ANCDS conference fee and an honorarium from ANCDS for her presentation at this meeting.

Non-financial: Dr. Hinckley is an Advisory Board Member for the National Aphasia Association.  She also serves as Executive Director Emeritus for Voices of Hope for Aphasia.

Topic #1: Historical Overview - The trajectory or evolution toward incorporation of patient-centered and integrated care in neurorehabilitation

Topic #2: Starting Points in Person-Centered Care: Planning for clinician and consumer value and acceptability

Topic #3: Starting Points in Clinical Practice: Determining the client's priorities

Learner outcomes: Coming soon


McKay Sohlberg, PhD

Bio: McKay Moore Sohlberg is a Full Professor and Director of the Communication Disorders & Sciences Program at University of Oregon, and a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.  Her research focuses on developing and evaluating methods to manage cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury.  She has been funded on a number of federal projects supporting the development and evaluation of assistive technology to deliver cognitive rehabilitation, and to help individuals with cognitive impairment more fully integrate into their communities.

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Sohlberg receives textbook royalties from Guilford Press.  She has received a waiver of her ANCDS conference fee and an honorarium from ANCDS for her presentation at this meeting.

Non-financial: Dr. Sohlberg has no non-financial disclosures.

Topic #1: Historical Overview - The trajectory or evolution toward incorporation of patient-centered and integrated care in neurorehabilitation

Topic #2: Starting Points in Clinical Practice: Goal attainment scaling for person-centered treatment objectives

Learner outcomes:

  1. Describe three examples of changes in clinical practice of neurorehabilitation as a result of the movement toward person-centered practice.
  2. Describe the process of collaborative goal setting for clients receiving neurorehabilitation.
  3. Be able to list and define the primary components that makes a goal hierarchy reliable and valid.