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2021 Honors of the Academy - Call for Nominations

The Honors Committee for the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) welcomes nominations of current members of ANCDS for the 2021 Honors of the Academy.

Nominees should be members who have shown outstanding contributions to research, teaching, treatment, and/or service in the area of neurologic communication disorders.

Submit your nominations, including the following information, no later than June 30, 2021, to the ANCDS Honors Committee, c/o Mary Kennedy, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rinker Health Science Campus 290B, Chapman University, 9401 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618, or by email to [email protected].

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New Webinar: How to Practice Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia in Nursing Homes

How to Practice Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia in Nursing Homes

Speaker: Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Live Broadcast: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central

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For those unable to attend the live broadcast, an archived webinar will be made available shortly thereafter.

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2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Lecture Recordings

2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Lecture Recordings

Health Economics and Quality of Life in Neurologic Communication Disorders

Recordings Available: January 25, 2021
Recordings Expire: December 31, 2021

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An Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness and Value
Dr. Jeffrey Hoch (University of California, Davis)



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New Year, New ANCDS Website!

Hello and Happy New Year!

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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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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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ANCDS Support for Black Lives and Commitment to Diversity

ANCDS Support for Black Lives

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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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ANCDS Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight: Natalie Douglas, PhD

Early registration for the 2019 ANCDS Annual Meeting ends 11/6!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL

Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders - Fueling the Future

Natalie Douglas, PhD

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.






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ANCDS Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Bourgeois, PhD

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL

Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders - Fueling the Future




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ANCDS Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight: Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL

Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders - Fueling the Future

Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD


Dr. Hinckley has research and clinical interests in neurologic communication disorders, specifically aphasia and cognition.  She is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders by ANCDS and has served as an Executive and Advisory Board member of the National Aphasia Association.  Her particular areas of interest include aphasia treatment research, qualitative methods and approaches, and implementation science.  Currently, she is Co-PI for Project BRIDGE: Building Research Initiatives by Developing Group Effort, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) (2017-2019).  She is the author of two books, Narrative-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, and What Is It Like to Have a Communication Impairment? Simulations for Family, Friends, and Caregivers.  She has served on the Editorial Board of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation and Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders.  She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.  She enjoys the opportunities she has to present at national and international conferences and is particularly proud of her former Ph.D. students, who are out changing the world.




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ANCDS Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight: McKay Sohlberg, PhD

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL
Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders - Fueling the Future
McKay Sohlberg, PhD
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.

Topic #1: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. | Historical Overview - The trajectory or evolution toward incorporation of patient-centered and integrated care in neurorehabilitation




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Enter the ANCDS T-Shirt Design Contest!

It's contest time!

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Members, Download These New Materials to Help Promote Your ANCDS Membership!

Hello ANCDS Members!

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