Rachel Reich

2017 Annual Meeting Lecture Recordings:

Emerging Brain Imaging Methods for Assessing Normal and Abnormal Cognitive Function 

Speaker: Mark D'Esposito, MD
Director, Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center University of California, Berkeley, CA

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2017 Annual Meeting Lecture Recordings:

Concussion and Speech-Language Pathology: The State of the State

Speaker: Kathy Hardin, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

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We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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Principles of Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning: Implications for Neurorehabilitation

Live Broadcast: Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 1:00 pm (EST).
Recording Expires: Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Click here to order the archived webinar. Recording Expired.

Join Dr. Stacie Raymer and Dr. Rachel Johnson for a discussion on Principles of Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning: Implications for Neurorehabilitation. Principles of neuroplasticity include treatment variables that address the content of training (use it, salience), and timing of treatment (repetition, intensity) (Kleim, 2011; Kleim & Jones, 2008). Principles of motor learning (PML), adapted from limb motor learning research on nonspeech motor tasks pertain to conditions of practice and augmented feedback (Schmidt & Lee, 2011). In this seminar, we will describe these principles and how they might influence daily treatment decisions in neurologic communication disorders.


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We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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Registration Now Open! ANCDS Annual Conference, Nov. 16

Genetics, Ethics, and Management of Cognitive Communicative Disorders in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Join ANCDS in America's Birthplace, Philadelphia on November 16, for the annual Scientific and Business Meeting. The invited speakers will provide updates on neural bases and genetic variants underpinning neurodegenerative diseases, explain research-based intervention techniques for select patients with communication disorders, and discuss ethical and legal considerations. View the event schedule here.





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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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ANCDS Episode 3 podcast released!

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We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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New ANCDS podcast released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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Movie Review - Concussion

Amy Vogel-Eyny, Doctoral Candidate and
2015 ANCDS Student Fellow
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences



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ANCDS Honors Awarded to Anita Halper

At the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), Anita Halper, M.A., CCC-SLP BC-ANCDS, was awarded the 2015 Honors of the Association for outstanding contributions in research, teaching, treatment and service in the area of neurologic communication disorders. This is the highest honor that the association can bestow on any of its members. Recently, Leora Cherney had an opportunity to chat with Anita about her long-standing career in speech and language pathology. We are pleased to share with the membership some of Anita’s responses. 


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ASHA Announcements

Resources for Practice


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ANCDS Board Bios

Patrick Coppens is a professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences department at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York. Patrick teaches the neurogenics and research methods courses and supervises student clinicians. He received his undergraduate degree in Germanic Linguistics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and his Master’s in Neurolinguistics from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel under the mentorship of Yvan Lebrun. His Ph.D. was completed in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale under the guidance of Dr. Randy Robey. Patrick has been involved with ANCDS for many years in various capacities.


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Board Certification Committee

Heather Clark, from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, met all three requirements for completing board certification, and became the ANCDS newest Board Certified member as of November 11, 2015. Congratulations Heather!  In addition, she has graciously agreed to join the Certification Board as our newest member. Her tenure with the committee begins immediately, ending December 31, 2018. The other committee members, with year of term completion are as follows:


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Communications Committee

Chairs: Renee Fabus, PhD. CCC-SLP, TSHH and Miriam Krause, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


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Education and Standards Committee

One of the major roles of the Education and Standards Committee is to develop and implement the educational program for the Annual Scientific and Business Meeting. In completing this task for the 2015 meeting in Denver, the committee members (Isabel Hubbard, Diana Petroi, JoAnn Silkes, and myself) discussed several themes. When identifying appropriate themes, the committee took into account themes from previous programs, survey results obtained from 85 attendees from the 2014 meeting, potential presenters from the Colorado regional area, guidance from both the ANCDS president (Stacie Raymer) and the liaison to the committee (Leora Cherney), and the collective knowledge of the committee. The committee chose dual themes: one focusing on the nature, assessment, and treatment of surviving adults with a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Jodi Newman and Lenore Hawley, of Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, focused on group treatment of social competence in adults with TBI. A second presentation by McKay Moore Sohlberg of the University of Oregon targeted best practices of treatment for mild TBI. The second theme explored quality of life in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders. Katerina Hilari from City University London focused her talk on quality of life in aphasia while Carolyn Baylor of the University of Washington focused on her research regarding quality of life in individuals with motor speech disorders. The Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association sponsored continuing education for the meeting.


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Honors Committee

The Honors Committee for the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) welcomes nominations of current members of ANCDS for the 2016 Honors of the Academy.


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