Member Newsletter

Volume 17 | Issue 3

Fall 2019

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. Global Experiences Program at Minnesota State Univeristy - Mankato
  3. Past Fellow Interview: Alyssa Lanzi, PhD, CC-SLP
  4. ANCDS Annual Meeting
  5. Committee Updates
  6. ASHA Announcements
  7. Member Accomplishments

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- Enhances your confidence in your clinical knowledge and skills

- Enhances consumer and referral source confidence in the care you can provide

- Encourages professional growth through the continuing education required for maintenance of board certification

- Provides a respected credential to support professional advancement

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Upcoming Live Webinars

October 17, 2019 Documenting Functional Change in Complex Communicative Environments

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New On Demand CE Offerings

June 24, 2019: Striving for Independence: A Coaching Model of Support for Adults with TBI

August 29, 2019: Evidence and Practice Underpinning Gesture-Based Approaches to Aphasia Rehabilitation

September 18, 2019: Stressed Out? Stress, Language, and Aphasia

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November 20, 2019: ANCDS Annual Meeting

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Welcome New Members!

Full Members 

Jennifer Abraham, MS,
Liane Allen, MS CCC-SLP
Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, CCC-A/SLP, MA, MS, PhD
Haley Dayel, MS, CCC-SLP
Hilary Diefenbach, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Carolyn Doty, MA, CCC-SLP
Anne Marie Doyle, MA,
Wiltrud Fassbinder, MSc, PhD
Lauren Liria, MS, CCC-SLP
Jana Mueller, PhD, CCC-SLP
Eun Jin Paek, PhD
Jennifer Pratt, MS, CCC-SLP
Terresa Ross, MS, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth Singhi, B Appl Sc
Jolynn Thomas, MS,
Ivoriann Wooley, MA, CCC-SLP

Student Members

Courtney Barr
Sonya Collins
Rita Haber
Julie Murphy
Sarah Schneck, MS, CCC-SLP
Emilia Vitti
Kaylee Walter

ANCDS Board/Officers

Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kathleen Youse, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

JoAnn Silkes, PhD

Yvonne Rogalski, PhD, CCC-SLP

Julie Wambaugh, PhD
Immediate Past President

Alaina Davis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Executive Board Member

Gerasimos Fergadiotis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Executive Board Member

Tepanta Fossett, PhD
Executive Board Member

Katy O'Brien, PhD, CCC-SLP
Executive Board Member

Stacie Raymer, PhD
ANCDS Archivist

Sheryle Hazard, CAE
Executive Director

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President's Message

I hope that all of you had a nice summer. At ANCDS, we have had a variety of exciting efforts that have taken place or that are being planned. In early July, you received an email regarding the availability of two papers related to the 2018 Annual Conference. I have initiated this project in my effort to focus on the implementation of research evidence into practice. The papers were co-written by a practicing clinician and a researcher. One paper, co-written by Heather Coles and Edie Babbitt, addressed the opportunities for, and barriers to, implementing the information from the morning presentations on aphasia. The second paper, co-written by Kaitlyn Dietz and Neila Donovan, addressed the opportunities for, and barriers to, implementing the information from the afternoon presentations on motor speech disorders. If you have not had the opportunity to read them, I hope you will do so, as they provide excellent insight into the presentations. You can find them here. I would like to continue this effort for the 2019 Conference, so if you are interested in writing a paper related to the conference, please contact me.

Yet another initiative related to implementation is to promote research collaborations between practicing clinicians and researchers. To that end, the Ad Hoc Committee on Implementation will be coordinating an event during the breakfast at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando to facilitate potential collaborations. We will have tables organized by research topic and will be encouraging researchers and clinicians to sit at tables related to their clinical/research interests. We would like to have facilitators at each table, so if you are interested in helping out with this effort, please contact me.

As you are aware, the Membership Committee conducted a member survey. I want to thank to all of you who responded, which was almost half of the current membership. We are still in the process of analyzing the data; however, several consistent themes emerged with regard to what respondents valued about being a member of ANCDS. One consistent theme related to networking/being part of a community of individuals with similar interests. Another was the Annual Conference and other opportunities for high quality continuing education in neurogenic disorders. One respondent noted that s/he had just discovered ANCDS and felt that it was a "well-kept secret." Our Communications Committee works hard to identify ways to get the word out about ANCDS through social media, flyers at conferences related to neurogenic disorders, professional organizations with similar interests, and other venues, but if you have additional ideas, please contact me.

Finally, on behalf of Past-President Julie Wambaugh and the Nominations Committee, I would like to provide the results of the election of our new officers. There were 95 votes cast, with 93 in favor of the slate, and 2 opposed. We would like to welcome these new officers who will be assuming their roles in January. They are: Janet Patterson, President-Elect; Deanna Britton, Secretary; and Members-at-Large, Jacqueline Laures-Gore and Ellyn Riley.

I hope you have a great fall, and I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Conference in November.


Linda Shuster, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
2019 ANCDS President 
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Global Experiences Program at Minnesota State University-Mankato


Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, PhD CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services, Minnesota State University Mankato, United States.

HsinJen Julie Hsu, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

The Global Experiences Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU-Mankato) is a new program designed for international student visitors to explore speech-language pathology programs and services in the U.S. The program offers a global learning opportunity for MSU-Mankato graduate students majoring in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to engage in diversity training with the visitors.

Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, Ph.D. CCC-SLP and HsinJen Julie Hsu, Ph.D.

Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, PhD CCC-SLP (L) and HsinJen Julie Hsu, PhD (R) 

How did the program get started?

Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou was the lead instructor of the program. During Sheen's sabbatical leave in spring 2018, she co-taught an adult language class to graduate students majoring in speech-language pathology at National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU) in Taiwan. Sheen and HsinJen Julie Hsu, an assistant professor at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), explored a global learning opportunity focusing on American speech-language pathology for their Taiwanese students and identified available university support and government funding to conduct the program.

Global Experiences

Two CSD graduate students led a guided tour of the new Clinical Sciences Building which houses the Center for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dental Clinic and Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center.

Establishing a new program requires substantial collaboration and support within the host university. Sheen identified available programs and activities on campus and reached out to alumni and colleagues to obtain interests from a variety of off-campus medical facilities. She was awarded with the Global Education Faculty Curriculum Development Grant from MSU-Mankato to create a 1-credit advanced multicultural course allowing CSD graduate students to apply their multicultural knowledge and work collaboratively with the visitors in an interactive learning environment. In Taiwan, Julie was awarded with the Global Exchange Grant for teacher education from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan providing financial support for NTHU students to attend the program. Six students were selected based on their academic performance, English language ability, and interest in pursuing a future master's degree in speech-language pathology. (Continue Reading)

Past Fellow Interview: Alyssa Lanzi, PhD, CCC-SLP

Alyssa Lanzi

Fellow Year: 2015 Conference Mentor: Edythe Strand
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware
Areas of interest: Cognitive Communication, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Person-centered assessment and outcome measurement.

ANCDS: Why were you interested in the ANCDS Fellowship Program?

Alyssa Lanzi (AL): My interest for the ANCDS Fellowship Program began when Dr. Sarah Wallace shared with me that I could possibly have a one-on-one opportunity to talk with the researchers who published the texts and articles that I read in class. Thinking back, I always valued mentorship and asking questions and I truly saw ANCDS as an invaluable opportunity for me early on in my career.

ANCDS: Why would you recommend the ANCDS Fellowship Program to future students?

AL: I would recommend this fellowship because we all need mentors and opportunities to ask questions, learn from others, and build a rich social network. (Continue Reading)

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Committee Updates

Communications Committee:

The ANCDS Communication Committee has recently added materials to share your ANCDS membership and spread the word about our organization. On the members section of the website you can now find an ANCDS slide you can include in presentations and a signature graphic to add to your email.

Finance Committee:

The Finance Committee (FC) has been focusing on locating sponsors for the 2019 ANCDS Scientific Meeting.  As of August, SimuCase will be sponsoring the meeting for a second time at the Silver level.  PRC-Satillo has donated two student sponsorships.  We are very grateful to those companies.  The FC is continuing to encourage other companies to sponsor the meeting or student fellows.  If you would like to become a meeting sponsor or have ideas about possible sponsors please reach out to the FC Chairperson, Dr. Jacqueline Laures-Gore ([email protected]).

Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee has been hard at work this year evaluating our membership and brainstorming new and exciting ways to attract members to the organization. You may recall that we sent out a survey soliciting information and feedback from our members. We received some exciting results and are working on analyzing the data right now. However, we are happy to report that many members discussed the benefits of networking, continuing education, board certification, and the professional conference as benefits to the organization! As a next step, our committee is working to review the current membership qualifications and evaluate how we can promote the organization to potential new members. The committee has also worked diligently to review applications for the ANCDS Fellowship Program and have selected 12 prestigious students to award with this honor. These students will be mentioned at the 2019 Scientific Meeting. Be on the lookout for an announcement for how YOU can participate in the process as a mentor. More to come soon from the Membership Committee!

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ASHA Announcements


Research & Mentoring

Calling All CSD Science Educators! Do you want to elevate your teaching of CSD science and improve student learning? Apply for ASHA's Teaching Symposium on Foundational CSD Science Courses, and learn how to integrate evidence-based strategies into your teaching. Learn more about the opportunity here.

Upcoming deadlines for ASHA research career development opportunities:

Research highlights at the ASHA Convention include several research career development sessions, the Research Roundtables, and the Research Symposium, which will focus on Specific Language Impairment in 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering on an ASHA committee/board/council? Complete the Committee/Board Interest Form to be entered into the volunteer pool.

Member Accomplishments

Conlon, E. L., Braun, E. J., Babbitt, E. M., & Cherney, L. R. (2019). Treatment Fidelity Procedures for an Aphasia Intervention Within a Randomized Controlled Trial: Design, Feasibility, and Results. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology,

Brown, J.A., Wallace, S.E., Knollman-Porter, K., & Hux, K. (2019). Comprehension of single versus multiple modality information by people with aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28, 278-292.

Leora Cherney, PhD, is receiving the 2019 ASHA Honors award.

NIH (NIDCD). R01 PA18-287 (Cherney/Heinemann) Defining trajectories of linguistic, cognitive-communicative and quality of life outcomes in aphasia

NIH (NIDCD) . R01 PA18-334 (Cherney/Van Vuuren) Modulating stimulus intensity to improve clinical outcomes in aphasia treatment.

Ashaie, S. A., Hurwitz, R., & Cherney, L. R. (2019). Depression and Subthreshold Depression in Stroke-Related Aphasia. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 100, 1294-9.

Pitts, L. L., Kanadet, R. M., Hamilton, V. K., Crimmins, S. K., & Cherney, L. R. (2019). Lingual Pressure Dysfunction Contributes to Reduced Swallowing-Related Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 62, 2671-2679.

Whitwell, J.L., Stevens, C., Duffy, J.R., Clark, H.M., Machulda, M.M., Strand, E.A., Martin, P.R., Utianski, R.L., Botha, H., Spychalla, A.J., Senjem, M.L., Schwarz, C.G., Jack, C.R., Ali, F., Hassan, A., and Josephs, K.A. (2019). An evaluation of the progressive supranuclear palsy speech-language variant. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 6, 452-461. DOI: 10.1002/mdc3.12796

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver and Neuro Services Program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, led by Julie Hart, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of TBI Medicaid Waiver Services, as well as Lottie Dunbar, Speech-Language Pathologist, Joyce Gergich, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Melissa Capo, Speech-Language Pathologist, will be awarded the 2019 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Distinguished Clinical Service Program Award.

Kimbarow, M.L. (2021) Cognitive Communication Disorders 3E. San Diego: Plural Publishing. ISBN# 978-1-63-550156-8. Released August 1, 2019.

Knollman-Porter, Wallace, S.E., Brown, J.A., Hux, K., Hoagland, B.L., & Ruff, D.R. (2019). Effects of written, auditory, and combined modalities on comprehension by people with aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28, 1206-1221.

Laures-Gore, J. & Rice, K. (2019). The Simple Aphasia Stress Scale (SASS). Jl of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 62, 2855-2859.

Marion C. Leaman, a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University in Lisa Edmonds' Aphasia Lab, was recently awarded an NIDCD F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to support her dissertation research, entitled "Test-Retest Reliability of Micro and Macro Linguistic Measures in People with Aphasia and Healthy Adults During Conversation and Narrative Discourse."

Robert C. Marshall, PhD received the PACE Setter Award from the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association for his contributions to the University of Kentucky Aphasia Lab and developing creative ways to encurs clients with neurogenic communication disorder feel cared for and represented and for going above and beyond for clients, patients, and students.

Obermeyer, J., Schlesinger, J. & Martin, N. (2019-in press). Evaluating the contribution of executive functions in language tasks of increasing difficulty. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. In collaboration with Dr. JiYeon Lee's lab (Purdue University):

Lee, J., Hosokawa, E., Meehan, S., Martin, N. & Branigan, H. (2019) Priming sentence comprehension in aphasia: Effects of lexically independent and specific structural priming. Aphasiology, 33 (7), 780-802.

Man, G., Meehan, S., Martin, N., Branigan, H. & Lee J. (2019). Effects of verb overlap on structural priming in dialogue: implications for syntactic learning in aphasia, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 62, 1933-1950

Nadine Martin was appointed a Laura Carnell Professorship by Temple University in recognition of her significant achievements in research, teaching and scholarship. June, 2019.

Meulenbroek, P. & Cherney, L. R. (2019). The Voicemail Elicitation Task (VET): Functional workplace language assessment for persons with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. DOI: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-L-18-0466

Peach, R.K., Beck, K.M., Gorman, M., & Fisher, C. (2019). Clinical outcomes following Language-Specific Attention Treatment versus direct attention training for aphasia: A comparative effectiveness study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(8), 2785-2811.

Tetzloff, K.A., Duffy, J.R., Clark, H.M., Utianski, R.L., Strand, E.A., Machulda, M.M., Botha, H., Martin, P.R., Schwarz, C.G., Senjem, M.L., Reid, R.I., Spychalla, A.J., Knopman, D.S., Petersen, R.C., Jack, C.R., Lowe, V.J., Josephs, K.A., and Whitwell, J.L. (2019). Progressive agrammatic aphasia without apraxia of speech as a distinct syndrome. Brain, 142(8), 2466-2482. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awz157

Sandoval, S.P., Utianski, R.L., and Lehnert-LeHouillier, H. (2019). Average Formant Trajectories. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. DOI: 10.1044/2019_PERS-SIG19-2019-0002

Utianski, R.L., Botha, H., Martin, P.R., Schwarz, C.G., Duffy, J.R., Clark, H.M., Strand, E.A., Butts, A.M., Machulda, M.M., Lowe, V.J., Jack, C.R., Senjem, M.L., Spychalla, A.J., Whitwell, J.L., and Josephs, K.A. (2019). Clinical and Neuroimaging Characteristics of Clinically Unclassifiable Primary Progressive Aphasia. Brain and Language. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104676

Yvonne Rogalski, PhD, CCC-SLP was recently published in Aphasiology

Wallace, S.E., Donoso Brown, E.V., Simpson, R., D'Acunto, K., Kranjec, A., Rodgers, M., & Agostino, C. (2019). Use of a computerized cognitive assessment for people in older adults with and without cognitive impairments. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders - An International Journal, 33, 272-278.

Sarah Wallace, PhD, is receiving the 2019 ASHA Fellow award.


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