Association News

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

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It's time for the next ANCDS newsletter! As always, we're seeking your help to keep it a relevant and timely publication.

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Dear ANCDS Members,

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Supporting Reading Comprehension for People with Aphasia

Speaker: Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP

Recording Available: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Recording Expires: Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Description:

People with aphasia experience chronic reading comprehension impairments that affect their participation in daily activities and access to important information.  Potential strategies to support comprehension include those that involve technology such as text-to-speech systems and those that require modification of written text such as aphasia-friendly formatting.  The aim of this webinar is to discuss current research related to these two strategies.


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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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In accordance with the ANCDS bylaws, a slate of candidates for positions on the ANCDS Executive Board for terms starting in 2021 has been finalized.  Therefore, it is time to cast your vote to approve the slate for President-Elect, Treasurer, and two members-at-large.

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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

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

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

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After receipt of nominations from the membership, the Nominating Committee has developed the following slate of candidates for the vacant 2021 ANCDS Executive Board positions:

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It's time for the next ANCDS newsletter! As always, we're seeking your help to keep it a relevant and timely publication.

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This is a call for nominations to fill the vacancies on the 2021 ANCDS Executive Board.  The open positions are:

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"Speaking as someone who is about to enter the professional world, it's easy to know you are implementing the best practices when you are learning from the best in the field."
Anna Saylor, 2019 Fellowship Award winner

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

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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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Memory Intervention after Traumatic Brain Injury: Results of a Systematic Review

Speaker: Natalie V. Covington, PhD, CCC-SLP

Recording Available: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Recording Expires: Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Description:

Memory impairments are among the most common and enduring cognitive complaints following traumatic brain injury (TBI).  This webinar describes findings from a systematic review of memory interventions for individuals with TBI, reviewing findings from the latest treatment research.  The presentation concludes with discussion of how evidence‐based memory interventions can be implemented in real-world clinical settings.


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Don't miss this opportunity to join mentors and peers in your field at the ANCDS Annual Meeting -- submit your application for the 2020 Fellowship Awards!  Award winners receive (1) complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting, (2) an invitation to the "Fellow-Mentor Networking Breakfast", (3) a complimentary ticket to the Annual Meeting Luncheon, (4) an invitation to the "Student Fellowship Social Event" following the meeting, and (5) one year of ANCDS membership at no cost!

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The Honors Committee for the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) welcomes nominations of current members of ANCDS for the 2020 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 nomination no later than June 30, 2020, 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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