Erin Reyes
2018 Student Fellow Interview

Alyssa with her conference mentor, Dr. Carole Roth, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Madeline Wollersheim
Speech Language Pathology, Master's Student at University of Arizona


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Anya (right), with her conference mentor, Dr. Jackie Stark, at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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2018 Student Fellow Interview

Megan Schliep, MA, CCC-SLP, MPH
Rehabilitation Sciences, 3rd Year Doctoral Student at MGH Institute of Health Professions


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2018 Fellow Mentor Interview

Dr. Ellyn Riley (center), with her mentee Haley Dresang (left) and fellow Alyssa Rickels at the Fellow-Mentor Breakfast


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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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2018 Honors of the Academy Winner - Leora R. Cherney, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS


The ANCDS is pleased to present the 2018 Honors of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Sciences and Disorders to our distinguished colleague and valued friend, Leora R. Cherney, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS.

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It's time to renew your membership for the 2019 calendar year!  In 2018, ANCDS offered members three free webinars and continuing education hours, including recorded sessions from the 2017 ANCDS Annual Meeting.  Webinar topics included fiber tracking for individuals with aphasia, return to work for persons with traumatic brain injury, and collaborative intervention between people with aphasia and their speech-language pathologists.  We created more free resources for members through development of evidence-based practice guidelines.  Additionally, our annual conference — this year focused on advanced scientific and clinical practices for patients with neurogenic disorders — provides not only a valuable educational experience, but also a great networking opportunity for members.  We hope to accomplish even more in the coming year!

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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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The 49th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT

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Welcome to the new ANCDS Board Members!


Please help us congratulate the newest additions to the ANCDS Board, beginning their terms in 2019: 

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President's Message

Welcome to the summer ANCDS newsletter.  I hope that you've had an enjoyable summer and have been able to take advantage of our podcasts, webinars (live and on-demand), and annual meeting recordings.  As you are planning your fall and winter schedules, be sure to look for upcoming webinars and mark your calendars for the ANCDS Scientific Meeting in Boston on November 14th.


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Member Spotlight: Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Associate Professor and Director of the Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Alberta.  Esther's areas of expertise include cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing in aphasia and healthy aging; developing treatment approaches for aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders.


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Member Spotlight: Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD, a Clinician Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Toronto.  Catherine's areas of expertise include cognitive rehabilitation neuroscience, basic science to clinical applications, cognitive-communication disorders, the role of sleep in neuroplasticity, cognition and neuro-recovery.  Her clinical and research interests include cognitive-communication disorders in vulnerable populations (youth and adults in the criminal justice system, women survivors of intimate partner violence); and cognitive-communication and return to learn for students with mTBI/concussion and persistent symptoms.


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Member Spotlight: Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Pathology & Audiology and Director of the Concussion Management Program at Miami University.


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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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Welcome to the team, Sarah!

We are very fortunate that Sarah Wallace, Ph.D., has joined the ANCDS Communications Committee and is now co-editor of the ANCDS Newsletter.  Many of you know Sarah because she is your colleague, mentor, committee member, or running partner.  Sarah is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab at Duquesne.  She has published extensively in the areas of multi modal communication and aphasia along with other publications in the area of neurogenic communication disorders.


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Honors of the Academy


This year, the Academy of Neurologic Disorders and Sciences recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to people who have neurologic communication disorders and to the professionals who work with them for more than 40 years.  In a career that has encompassed clinical and academic settings, this person has served as clinician, administrator, teacher, researcher, consultant, and mentor.  Our honoree is someone who has provided service and leadership in the workplace and in professional associations.  This individual’s work is widely respected, as evidenced by productive collaborations with colleagues in many disciplines.

The distinguished recipient of the 2017 ANCDS Honors:


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Student Fellow Interview

Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky


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Student Fellow Interview

Jenni Shafer, MS
Doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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