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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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Practical Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) Guidelines for Aphasia

Speaker: Lisa Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP

Recording Available: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Recording Expires: Thursday, December 31, 2020 

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Description:

This talk includes practical and functional information for clinical implementation of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST), including a review of treatment steps with examples as well as answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).  Additionally, a variety of sample cases are presented to illustrate and provide guidance for choosing treatment verbs and materials, incorporating writing and computers into treatment, adapting VNeST to languages other than English, administering VNeST via teletherapy, and selecting and analyzing assessment/outcome measures.  An emphasis on clinical decision making and implementation for a variety of aphasia presentations is provided throughout.


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The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Membership Committee is pleased to announce that awards will be offered for twelve (12) students to attend the 2020 ANCDS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.  Start-up funds for the original awards offered in 2011 were contributed by Dr. Lawrence Shriberg, keynote speaker for the 2010 ANCDS Annual Meeting, who donated his honorarium back to the ANCDS.  Funds to sustain the program continue to be provided by the ANCDS Executive Board and through donations from ANCDS members.

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The ANCDS Certification Board is pleased to announce that sample case studies have been posted to the ANCDS website to assist individuals interested in pursuing certification.  These are case studies written by two members who have completed the certification process.  The intent is to give people a sense of the type of writing that is expected for the case studies and the general nature of feedback given by reviewers during the process.

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Dafne Abur
Doctoral Student
Boston University
Mentor: Edy Strand


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The focus of this ANCDS presentation was to propose new ideas for providing meaningful and effective treatment for individuals with cognitive-communication disorders.  The recent explosion of ‘person-centered’-ness is changing the ways we think about the services we deliver to our clients. Clinicians' frustration, and the dissatisfaction of our clients, with the effects of current treatment practices compels us to seek out some new and different treatment approaches.

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