Member Newsletter

Volume 19 | Issue 1

Spring 2021

 In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. Implementation Support Practitioners: Unpacking the "How" 
  3. How Do You Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?
  4. Committee Updates
  5. ASHA Announcements
  6. Upcoming Conferences
  7. Member Accomplishments

ANCDS Board/Officers 

Janet Patterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Carole Roth, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS

Deanna Britton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Yvonne Rogalski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kathleen M. Youse, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Immediate Past President  

Jessica Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Executive Board Member

Jacqueline Laures-Gore, Ph.D.
Executive Board Member

Ellyn Riley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Executive Board Member

Meghan C. Savage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Executive Board Member

Mary H. Purdy, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS
ANCDS Archivist 

Sheryle Hazard, CAE
Executive Director

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Upcoming Webinars

How to Practice Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia in Nursing Homes - Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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ASHA Recorded Zoom Events

Recorded web discussion on Telepractice Considerations: Neurogenic Communication Disorders (sponsored by Special Interest Group [SIG] 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders).

Recorded web conversation on Management of Individuals with COVID-19 in Post-Acute Care (sponsored by Special Interest Group [SIG] 15, Gerontology).

Welcome New Members!

Full Members 

Arielle Allentoff, M.S., CCC-SLP
Amanda Chalofsky, M.S., CCC-SLP
Deborah Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clara Keller, CCC-SLP
Sarah Key-DeLyria
Minako May, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jennifer Miller, MEd, CCC-SLP
Tiffanie Morgan, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS
Ignatius Nip, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Rachel Parry
Angela Roberts, M.A., SLP, Ph.D., CASLPO reg.
Lorraine Smith, CCC-SLP
Aubrey White, M.A., CCC-SLP

Student Members

Libby Crook, B.S.
Andrea Durbin
Laura Grutsch
Angie Hester
Eileen Leddy
LaToya Roberts
Maison Tollas
Jayla Wright

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President's Message

Hello ANCDS Members,

Welcome to ANCDS 2021.  This year, it is my privilege to serve as President of ANCDS, and I look forward to yet another banner year for the Academy.  As I prepared this message, I looked back at earlier President’s Messages and saw in them a common theme – every year has been a busy and productive year for ANCDS.  This is thanks to the talented and dedicated individuals who serve as Executive Board members, chair our committees, serve on our committees, and support ANCDS in so many ways.  Thank you to each of you for your efforts.

I want to give a special thank you to Kathleen Youse, President in 2020.  In her first message of 2020, Kathleen wrote an enthusiastic, forward-looking message filled with the goals and ideas of our ANCDS committees.  Soon after, the world changed, and we all know the challenges that appeared before us, challenges that continue into 2021.  Despite this, ANCDS made remarkable advances in 2020.  The one of which I am most proud is that, under Kathleen’s leadership, ANCDS not only survived the uncertain and changing times, the organization thrived.  Thank you, Kathleen, and ANCDS board members, committee chairs, and committee members for staying the course and moving us forward in so elegant and flexible a manner.

ANCDS board and committee members showed resilience and flexibility during the challenges of 2020, most notably by quickly and seamlessly converting our Annual Business and Scientific Meeting to a virtual format.  The meeting was a success even though we could not spend time together in person.  The Membership Committee paid special attention to creating a welcoming environment for Student Fellows and planned a unique Program incorporating mentoring opportunities.  As part of the ANCDS commitment to diversity, we established the ad hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and Alaina Davis was appointed as chair. Alaina, by the way, was an ANCDS Student Fellow in 2013 and recently finished a term as an Executive Board member.  Under the leadership of Linda Shuster, the ad hoc Committee for the VA SLP Residency program prepared the process documents for the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Board of Residency Education Program (ANCDS BRE) and submitted them to the VA for review and comment.  Also, in 2020 ANCDS continued to expand its library of podcasts and webinars.  Be sure to check out the latest additions, including those from the 2020 Annual Meeting.  You will also notice a new look to the ANCDS website thanks to the Communications Committee.  A year ago, Kathleen was right when she wrote about exciting changes ahead for ANCDS, and, while she did not know the myriad of unique challenges coming our way, she was also right in describing our ACNDS members as meeting these challenges with agility and commitment.

As we move through 2021 two words come to mind in thinking about our committee goals and activities.  One is balance, that is, how we learn new ways to meet our mission as, “a nonprofit organization that supports practitioners with neurologic communication disorders by providing education, training, and certification opportunities to promote high-quality professional service”, especially in these unique times.  The second term is diversity, that is, through our committee activities, respecting the value of all individuals, and examining how we can improve both our member services and our research and clinical activities to demonstrate inclusion and diversity.

Our committees have identified several goals for 2021 such as recruiting new applicants to the Board Certification process (Certification Committee); monitoring our new website and the transfer to its new platform (Communications Committee); creating new ANCDS Members-only resources (Communications and Membership Committees); continuing production of podcasts and webinars (Education and Standards Committee); collaborating with related professional organizations on the pediatric dysphagia project (Evidence-Based Clinic Research Committee); reviewing sponsorship opportunities and recruiting new sponsors (Finance Committee); creating a welcome process for new members and a plan to increase the involvement of student members (Membership Committee); and exploring avenues for reciprocal relationships with other related professional organizations through conferences and publications (Professional Affairs Committee).  In response to comments on the 2019 member survey, the Membership Committee is exploring new ways to connect with current members and recruit new members.  And, of course, the Education and Standards Committee is hard at work planning the 2021 Annual Meeting, although its format is, as of yet, unclear.

Speaking of committee activities, I would like to invite you to join one of our committees.  If you are interested in becoming part of our vibrant ANCDS committee team, you can click on this link to sign up to volunteer or go to the Committees page on our website.  We are especially seeking new members for the Communications Committee and Professional Affairs Committee.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as President of ANCDS this year.  We may not know what unanticipated challenges await us in 2021, but I am confident that we will continue to achieve our goals and thrive as an organization.  Thank you to the board, committee chairs, and committee members who do the work of the Academy and allow us to achieve our mission.


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Janet Patterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
2021 ANCDS President 
[email protected]

Implementation Support Practitioners: Unpacking the “How”

Written By: Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Communication strategies for people with dementia are really not anything new.  We packaged up this manual of strategies that you can freely download here, but what we’ve been learning from this work is that it’s less about the *what* and more about the *how.*

The emerging literature on implementation support practitioners (Albers et al., 2020) has provided me with tools to move this research into further action.  Metz et al. (2020) describe implementation support practitioners as requiring basic competencies under the domains of co-creation, engagement, ongoing improvement, and sustaining change.

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How Do You Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?

Written By: Melissa Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

How do you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? If you ask someone who had a left hemisphere stroke, they might say,

“First the bread.  Second (chuckles) um the /pinə/ (shakes head no) um /pinə/ butter.  Um uh but uh (shakes head no) um (chuckles) um (sighs) hard” (adapted from MacWhinney et al., 2011).

If you ask someone with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) the same question, they might respond,

“I'd make it thick slices of bread. Um uh, get a nice uh fat butter knife so you can spread real well.  Eh um, my favorite peanut butter comes from um Whole Foods. It's uh no additives at all, just the peanuts.  And and I've got the whole, I've got a huge shelf full of that peanut butter.  ‘Cause um I used to go back to Rhode Island, which was where the nearest Whole Foods that I knew of.  And I would buy, uh I would stock up on stuff that they have.  And this is when I was living, like last time I did that I was living in Cooperstown.  I would go back to visit my friends in Rhode Island so I could go shopping at Whole Foods.  Now I don't have to do that because now there's one here I think…” (adapted from Minga et al., 2021).

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Committee Updates

Communications Committee:

The Communications Committee spent the majority of 2020 redesigning the new ANCDS website, and Phase 1 of the redesign was successfully launched on January 7th.  Among other things, changes were made to increase the visibility of member resources and benefits and to add new features such as a mobile-friendly events calendar.  The Communications Committee will continue to work this year to refine the website as members interact with it, and Phase 2 of the redesign with further content and design updates will be ongoing through spring of 2021.  The committee would like to encourage feedback throughout this redesign process from all members. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

The Communications Committee would like to thank Student Member Rebecca Goodridge for her service to the committee last year.  

Evidence-Based Clinical Research Committee:

The Evidence-Based Clinical Research (EBCR) Committee continues its work to seek out, synthesize, and evaluate the literature on the treatment of neurogenic communication disorders.  The objective of this committee is to make the clinical research literature more accessible to clinicians in the areas of apraxia of speech, right hemisphere disorders, TBI, aphasia, progressive neurological disorders, dysarthria, and our newest sub-committee, pediatric motor speech disorders.  Each hard-working writing group tackles its questions with the goal of producing a published literature review and analysis.  Among the topics tackled over the past year have been right hemisphere damage and prosodic impairment, social communication in TBI, return to work in TBI, and a systematic review of treatments for primary progressive aphasia and primary progressive apraxia of speech.  In addition to the published papers, a number of writing sub-committee chairs have been interviewed for ANCDS podcasts to help disseminate the results and recommendations from their projects.  Finally, this committee has updated the EBCR portion of the ANCDS website to bring its resources up to date and is establishing a procedure for keeping it updated moving forward. 

Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee will be sending out a survey to all members this spring to get updates on our members and to learn more about our members' needs and interests.  The committee is also working on the Student Fellowship for 2021.  The announcement about this year’s fellowship will be coming out in the next few weeks, so please forward it to students that you know who may be interested.

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ASHA Announcements


Upcoming Online Events

-          Online conference Empowered SLPs in Health Care: Breaking Barriers and Shaping Solutions.  In this online conference, hear from experts and discuss with your peers the service delivery challenges you are facing right now.  Walk away with feasible solutions and the confidence, strategies, and tools to advocate for your patients, yourself, and your fellow service providers, and be a leader for positive change in your workplace.  The conference will explore issues and discuss solutions to topics such as productivity, coding and payment, telepractice, racial disparities and bias, burnout, career growth, and more. June 2 – 14, 2021.  Registration is open now! 

ASHA COVID-19 Resources for Practicing Clinicians Web Resources

-          State-by-State Tracking of Laws and Regulations for Telepractice and Licensure Policy

-          Providing Telehealth Services Under Medicare During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Recorded Zoom Events

-       Live web discussion with an international panel who reported on a global consensus statement and provided an overview of current practice in the ICU during the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Slide deck and references also available.

-       Recorded conversation on "Dysphagia Management During COVID-19: Where Are We Today?"  (sponsored by Special Interest Group [SIG] 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders).

Research and Mentoring

-       Virtual IPEC Institute, May 2021

Register to attend the Virtual May 2021 IPEC Institute, ​Building Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice and Health Equity. IPEC will hold its next Institute virtually on May 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2021.  The May 2021 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) with a view towards increasing faculty readiness and student preparation to deliver on health equity.  ASHA is offering a stipend program in 2021 to encourage ASHA members to participate in the IPEC Institutes.

Upcoming Conferences

Conference Name: 2021 Aphasia Access Leadership Summit
Location: Virtual Meeting
Dates: April 5-10, 2021
Registration for members, non-members, and students available online:

The Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2021 will be held virtually this year from May 18 – 21.  The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Copeland.  For more information, visit the website.

Member Accomplishments

Jose G. Centeno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, School of Health Professions, Rutgers University, was appointed to the Inaugural Diversity Leadership Council, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University.  

Jose G. Centeno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, School of Health Professions, Rutgers University, was awarded a grant by the Advancing Health Equity and Social Justice Pilot Grant Program from the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, for the study titled Identifying Needs, Barriers, and Facilitators in the Care and Rehabilitative Services for Hispanic Adults with Post-stroke Aphasia: Perspectives from Caregivers.   

Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., has been a consultant with the World Health Organization regarding communication and swallowing challenges in people recovering from COVID-19.  Below are some resources developed with multinational interdisciplinary teams: 

- Clinical Management of Patients with COVID-19 Course Series. OpenWHO. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Available here.

- Support for Rehabilitation Self-Management after COVID-19-Related Management. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Available here. 

- Rehabilitation Considerations for the COVID-19 Outbreak. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. Available here.

Robert C. Marshall, Ph.D., is the State of Kentucky nominee for the KSHa-ASSF Clinical Achievement Award formerly called the DiCarlo Award.

Margaret Naeser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was interviewed by Vielight regarding her research into the application of transcranial photobiomodulation and its possible treatment for those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Watch the video here. She also shared with us a moving video. The video tells the story of the first retired, Professional Football Player who participated in the transcranial LED Research Project for those with traumatic brain injury. This project took place at the Boston VA Medical Center. Watch the video here. 

Griffin-Musick, Jenna; Off, Catherine A., Kincheloe, H. will be presenting the poster titled: Patient Outcomes Following an Interprofessional Psychoeducation Group in a University-Based Telehealth ICAP at the 2021 Aphasia Access Leadership Summitt to be held virtually, April 5-10, 2021.

Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, Ph.D., and Lyn Turkstra, Ph.D.,  CCC-SLP, Reg-CASLPO, BC-ANCDS, are working on a project funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, to develop a roadmap for TBI screening in the Ontario Youth Justice system. View the advocacy video.

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) have embarked on a joint project to highlight the creative collaborations between authors and editors.  Authors and Editors in Conversation is a series of ten, 45-55 minute Zoom sessions, in which editors and authors chat about their relationship and the editing process.  The series will be released monthly, with the first conversation available online from February 18.  Booking details for individual sessions or the series are available here.

Member Publications:

Brown, J. A., Knollman-Porter, K., Hux, K., Wallace, S. E., & Deville, C. (2021). Effect of digital highlighting on reading comprehension given text-to-speech technology for people with aphasia. Aphasiology35(2), 200-221.

Centeno, J. G., Kiran, S., & Armstrong, E. (2020). Aphasia management in growing multiethnic populations. Aphasiology, 34 (11), 1314-1318. 

Centeno, J. G., Kiran, S., & Armstrong, E. (2020). Harnessing the experimental and clinical resources to address service imperatives in multiethnic aphasia caseloads. Aphasiology, 34 (11), 1451-1455. 

Chapman, L. R., & Hallowell, B. (2021). Expecting questions modulates effort in a syntactic processing task: Evidence from pupillometry. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64, 121-133.

Covington, N. V., and Duff, M. C. (2021). Heterogeneity Is a Hallmark of Traumatic Brain Injury, Not a Limitation: A New Perspective on Study Design in Rehabilitation Research. PMID: 33556261. DOI: 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00081

Hallowell, B. (2021). Strategically promoting access to our services. Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. M. W. Hudson & M. DeRuiter (Eds.).  Professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology, 5th Edition.  San Diego: Plural Publishing, Inc., pp. 381-397. ISBN13: 978-1-63550-220-6

Hardin, K.Y., Black, C., Caldbick, K., Kelly, M., Mahotra, A., Tidd, C., & Turkstra, L.S. (In press). Current practices among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) for mild traumatic injury (mTBI): A mixed-methods modified Delphi approach. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Nelson, N., Plante, E., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Hotz, G. (2020).  Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills™ for Telepractice (Tele-TILLS™). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Company.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. & Nicholas. (2020). Terapia de entonación melódica para mejorar la Expression verbal. In Rubio-Bruno, S. & Ardila A. Afasia por expertos. Buenos  Aires: AKADIA. 

Morrow, E. L., Turkstra, L. S., and Duff, M. C. (2021). Confidence and Training of Speech-Language Pathologists in Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Time to Rethink Graduate Education Models?

Martin P.I., Chao L., Krengel M.H., Ho M.D., Yee M., Lew R., Knight J., Hamblin MR and Naeser MA (2021) Transcranial Photobiomodulation to Improve Cognition in Gulf War Illness. Frontiers in Neurology 11:574386. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.574386

Naeser M.A., Ho M.D., Martin P.I., Hamblin M.R., Koo B.B. (2020). Increased Functional Connectivity within Intrinsic, Neural Networks in Chronic Stroke following Treatment with Red/Near-infrared, Transcranial Photobiomodulation - Case Series with Improved Naming in Aphasia. Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery (PMLS) 2020,38(2):115-131. PMID: 31621498. DOI 10.1089/pho.2019.4630 

Nicholas. M. & Helm-Estabrooks, N.  (2020). Terapia de dibujo comunicativo para personas con afasia severa, In Rubio-Bruno, S. & Ardila A. Afasia por expertos. Buenos Aires: AKADIA. 

O'Brien, K. H., Wallace, T., and Kemp, A. (2021). Student Perspectives on the Role of Peer Support Following Concussion: Development of the SUCCESS Peer Mentoring Program. PMID: 33556263 DOI: 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00076

Postman, W.A. & Slay, T. (2020). Leveraging the History of Black Excellence in Medicine to Promote Health Equity for Black Elders at Risk for Dementia. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing 15:45-52.

Obermeyer J.A., Rogalski Y., & Edmonds L.A. (2021) Attentive Reading with Constrained Summarization-Written, a multi-modality discourse-level treatment for mild aphasia, Aphasiology, 35:1, 100-125, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1686743

Rogalski, Y., Key-DeLyria, S. E., Mucci, S., Wilson, J. P., & Altmann, L. J. P. (2020). The relationship between trained ratings and untrained listeners’ judgments of global coherence in extended monologues. Aphasiology, 34(2), 214-234. doi:10.1080/02687038.2019.1643002

Salley, J., Crook, L., Iske, T., Ciccia, A., and Lundinen, J.P., (2021). Acute and Long-Term Services for Elementary and Middle School Children With Early Childhood Brain Injury.

Sandberg, C. W. & Gray, T. (2020) Abstract Semantic Associative Network Training: A Replication and Update of an Abstract Word Retrieval Therapy Program. AJSLP. 29, 3.

Saylor, A., Wallace, S. E., Brown, E. D., & Schreiber, J. (2021). Aphasia-friendly medication instructions: Effects on comprehension in persons with and without aphasia. Aphasiology, 1-17.

Fortuna, J., Riddering, A., Shuster, L. et al. Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration. BMC Ophthalmology, 20, 391 (2020).

Azios, J. H., Strong, K. A., Archer, B., Douglas, N. F., Simmons-Mackie, N., & Worrall, L. (2021). Friendship matters: A research agenda for aphasia. Aphasiology.  

Donoso Brown, E. V., Eskander, J., Wallace, S. E., & Mull, J. (2020). Effects of preferred music listening on adherence to upper extremity home programs. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 1-22.