Erin Reyes

It is time once again to renew your ANCDS membership for the 2020 calendar year!  We are proud to say that in 2019, ANCDS offered its members more opportunities than ever before.  Specifically, we offered five webinars through live and archived formats.  Topics included reading comprehension and gesture treatments for individuals with aphasia, coaching models to support adults with traumatic brain injury, discussion of the link between stress and language for adults with aphasia, and more!  Additionally, we created resources for members through collection and creation of evidence-based practice guidelines.

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Register for the 2019 ANCDS Annual Meeting!
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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It's contest time!

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Documenting Functional Change in Complex Communicative Environments

Speaker: Louise Keegan, PhD, CCC-SLP

Live Broadcast: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Central) 

Registration is full.

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

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Stressed Out? Stress, Language, and Aphasia

Speaker: Jacqueline Laures-Gore, PhD

Live Broadcast: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Central) 

Click here to order the archived webinar.

Description:

This course provides an overview of stress including definitions of stress; an explanation of the mechanisms of stress; past and current research in stress, language, and aphasia; and assessment of stress in adults with aphasia.

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2020 ANCDS Executive Board Election

Dear ANCDS Voting Members,

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Evidence and Practice Underpinning Gesture-Based Approaches to Aphasia Rehabilitation

Speaker: Miranda Rose, PhD

Live Broadcast: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Central) 

Click here to order the archived webinar.
Recording Expires: December 31, 2019

Description:

This lecture reviews the latest evidence and practice concerning the use of gesture in aphasia rehabilitation.  A theory of gesture-language-speech interaction will be reviewed before evidence concerning gesture production for total communication, gesture facilitation of word retrieval, and gesture assisted linguistic learning is discussed.


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Dear ANCDS Members,

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After receipt of nominations from the membership, the Nominating Committee has developed the following slate of candidates for the vacant 2020 ANCDS Executive Board positions:

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All of our committees have been working very hard, as you can see by the updates in this and previous newsletters. I want to especially acknowledge the Education and Standards Committee, particularly the Chair of the Meetings subcommittee, Mike de Riesthal, for their time and effort in getting the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting program in place so early. They have put together another really excellent program. You should have received an email about it, and you can also find the information on our webpage. I hope that many of you are planning to attend.

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Striving for Independence: A Coaching Model of Support for Adults with TBI

Speaker: Mary Kennedy, PhD, BC-ANCDS

Live Broadcast: Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Central) 

Click here to order the archived webinar.
Recording Expires: December 31, 2019

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Dear Colleagues:

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Reading Comprehension Treatments for Aphasia: An ANCDS Writing Committee Update

Speaker: Mary Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Live Broadcast: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 am (Central)

Click here to order the archived webinar.
Recording Expires: December 31, 2019

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Committee Updates

Evidence-Based Clinical Research Committee:
2018 was a busy year for the Evidence-Based Clinical Research Committee, as no doubt 2019 will prove to be as well!  New writing chairs Edwin Maas (Apraxia of Speech; AOS), Peter Meulenbroek (Traumatic Brain Injury; TBI), and Jamie Mayer, (Aphasia), joined Laura Murray (Committee Chair) and writing chairs, Maya Henry (Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders), Deanna Britton (Dysarthria), and Peggy Lehman-Blake (Right Hemisphere Disorders) on the committee.


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Member Spotlight: Leora Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS

In each newsletter, we feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Leora Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS, Scientific Chair at the Think & Speak Lab in Chicago, Illinois.  Leora was the recipient of the 2018 Honors of the Academy award.


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By Ilias Papathanasiou, PhD, FRCSLT (UK), FASHA (USA)
Professor, Department of Speech and Language Therapy
Technological Educational Institute (TEI) Of Western Greece
Patras, Greece


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Reviewed by Ellie Howton
Graduate Student, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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President's Message

Greetings ANCDS members! 


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Incoming President's Message

As I assume the Presidency of ANCDS, I am grateful for the hard work of my predecessor, Julie Wambaugh.  Among her many accomplishments was continuing and expanding the legacy of Richard Peach in ensuring that our finances are in sound condition. 


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