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Hello ANCDS members!  My name is Jessica Brown, and I serve as the Chair of the ANCDS Membership Committee.  I am reaching out to remind you that membership renewal for the 2020 calendar year is now open!

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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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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




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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

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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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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Past Fellow Interview: Alyssa Lanzi, PhD, CCC-SLP

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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) 

Click here to order the archived webinar.

Description:

Documenting progress towards goals can be difficult when working with in unpredictable, naturalistic settings with individuals who experience heterogeneous social communication and cognition difficulties.  This webinar outlines a group treatment program for those with chronic moderate-severe traumatic brain injury and introduces goal attainment scaling as an effective tool for documenting changes in functional communication.

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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) 

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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) 

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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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Member Spotlight: Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

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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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Past Fellow Spotlight: Natalie Douglas, Ph.D.

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