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New Year, New ANCDS Website!

Hello and Happy New Year!

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ANCDS Fellows Interview: Rob Cavanaugh

Name: Rob Cavanaugh
Earned Degree(s):
B.A University of Pittsburgh
M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (in progress)
Program of study/Year in program: 3rd year
Mentor/Advisor: William Evans, Michael Dickey
University: University of Pittsburgh

ANCDS Fellowship Mentor: Janet Patterson

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ANCDS Fellows Interview: Brenna Scadden Nelson

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Meet the 2020 ANCDS Student Fellows!

2020 ANCDS Fellowship Award Recipients

The ANCDS Student Fellowship Program was developed in 2011.  Start-up funds for the original awards were contributed by Dr. Lawrence Shriberg, keynote speaker for the 2010 ANCDS Annual Scientific Meeting, who donated his honorarium back to the ANCDS.  Funds to sustain the program continue to be provided by the ANCDS Executive Board and through donations from ANCDS members.

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Congratulations to the 2020 Honors of the Academy Recipient!

The Honors of the ANCDS is the highest award bestowed by the academy.  It is awarded to those who have displayed excellence in clinical assessment and treatment, research, mentorship, teaching, and service to the community and to the ANCDS.  This year, the ANCDS is honoring an individual who, for over 40 years, has made significant contributions to individuals who have neurologic communication disorders.

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Communication in the context of COVID-19 recovery: A case example

Written By: Rebecca Goodridge, ANCDS Student Member

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Opening a Virtual Window

Written By: Written By: Katie A. Strong, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Developing a Tele-Assessment Protocol for Individuals with Aphasia

Written By: Emily J. Braun, Maria Dekhtyar, and Swathi Kiran

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Join us for the Annual ANCDS Business Meeting and Honors of the Academy!

Please join us for the Annual ANCDS Business Meeting and Honors of the Academy! 

Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST

This year, the ANCDS Annual Business Meeting and Presentation of the Honors of the Academy is going virtual!  Although we cannot be together in person this year, this will be a special opportunity for members of the Academy to connect, to hear of the work being carried out within the organization, and to honor one of our esteemed colleagues.  The Student Fellowship Awardees will also be announced!

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2021 Membership Renewals Now Open!

It is time once again to renew your ANCDS membership for the 2021 calendar year! 

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Seeking Mentors for the 2020 ANCDS Fellow Program

Dear ANCDS Members,

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Congratulations to the New ANCDS Executive Board Members!

In accordance with the ANCDS bylaws, a slate of candidates for positions on the ANCDS Executive Board for terms starting in 2021 was presented to the membership for vote. In a unanimous vote, the following members were elected to the Board:

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Group Mentoring Program

Over the last three years, the ANCDS Certification Board has engaged in a range of activities to encourage SLPs to apply for board certification. These activities have included poster sessions and talks at state and national conventions, podcasts, and various forms of personal outreach.  One of the things that became evident from these different attempts was that many SLPs were aware that ANCDS offered board certification and aspired to such recognition of their clinical expertise, but they lacked the confidence that they could complete the process successfully. Most SLPs have never submitted a written or oral case study that would be subjected to peer review. 

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ANCDS Support for Black Lives and Commitment to Diversity

ANCDS Support for Black Lives

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13 Ways of Looking at the Pandemic as a Clinical Fellow in an SNF

Written By: Jenny Fortin, MFA, MS, CF-SLP

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Dissertation Writing During COVID

Written By: Megan Schliep, MA, CCC-SLP, MPH

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An Update on the ANCDS 2020 Annual Meeting

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

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Join Us for ANCDS Board Certification Mentoring Sessions!

We are pleased to announce that the Certification Board committee will be hosting biweekly group mentoring sessions for those interested in pursuing ANCDS Board Certification.  These mentoring sessions will be led by Michael Biel, with other certified committee members who are experts in the area of neurologic communication disorders, joining him each session.

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ANCDS Board Certification: Written Case Study Samples Now Available!

The ANCDS Certification Board is pleased to announce that sample case studies have been posted to the ANCDS website to assist individuals interested in pursuing certification.  These are case studies written by two members who have completed the certification process.  The intent is to give people a sense of the type of writing that is expected for the case studies and the general nature of feedback given by reviewers during the process.

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Mentor Interview: Melissa Johnson, PhD

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