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ANCDS Episode 3 podcast released!

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We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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New ANCDS podcast released!

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We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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Movie Review - Concussion

Amy Vogel-Eyny, Doctoral Candidate and
2015 ANCDS Student Fellow
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences



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ANCDS Honors Awarded to Anita Halper

At the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), Anita Halper, M.A., CCC-SLP BC-ANCDS, was awarded the 2015 Honors of the Association for outstanding contributions in research, teaching, treatment and service in the area of neurologic communication disorders. This is the highest honor that the association can bestow on any of its members. Recently, Leora Cherney had an opportunity to chat with Anita about her long-standing career in speech and language pathology. We are pleased to share with the membership some of Anita’s responses. 


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ASHA Announcements

Resources for Practice


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ANCDS Board Bios

Patrick Coppens is a professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences department at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York. Patrick teaches the neurogenics and research methods courses and supervises student clinicians. He received his undergraduate degree in Germanic Linguistics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and his Master’s in Neurolinguistics from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel under the mentorship of Yvan Lebrun. His Ph.D. was completed in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale under the guidance of Dr. Randy Robey. Patrick has been involved with ANCDS for many years in various capacities.


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Board Certification Committee

Heather Clark, from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, met all three requirements for completing board certification, and became the ANCDS newest Board Certified member as of November 11, 2015. Congratulations Heather!  In addition, she has graciously agreed to join the Certification Board as our newest member. Her tenure with the committee begins immediately, ending December 31, 2018. The other committee members, with year of term completion are as follows:


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Communications Committee

Chairs: Renee Fabus, PhD. CCC-SLP, TSHH and Miriam Krause, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


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Education and Standards Committee

One of the major roles of the Education and Standards Committee is to develop and implement the educational program for the Annual Scientific and Business Meeting. In completing this task for the 2015 meeting in Denver, the committee members (Isabel Hubbard, Diana Petroi, JoAnn Silkes, and myself) discussed several themes. When identifying appropriate themes, the committee took into account themes from previous programs, survey results obtained from 85 attendees from the 2014 meeting, potential presenters from the Colorado regional area, guidance from both the ANCDS president (Stacie Raymer) and the liaison to the committee (Leora Cherney), and the collective knowledge of the committee. The committee chose dual themes: one focusing on the nature, assessment, and treatment of surviving adults with a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Jodi Newman and Lenore Hawley, of Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, focused on group treatment of social competence in adults with TBI. A second presentation by McKay Moore Sohlberg of the University of Oregon targeted best practices of treatment for mild TBI. The second theme explored quality of life in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders. Katerina Hilari from City University London focused her talk on quality of life in aphasia while Carolyn Baylor of the University of Washington focused on her research regarding quality of life in individuals with motor speech disorders. The Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association sponsored continuing education for the meeting.


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Honors Committee

The Honors Committee for the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) welcomes nominations of current members of ANCDS for the 2016 Honors of the Academy.


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Awards

Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow


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Membership Committee

The membership committee received 33 applications for the 2015 ANCDS Conference Student Fellowships. Ten fellowships were awarded: five to MS/MA students and five to doctoral students.  Fellows received a complimentary year of ANCDS membership, a complimentary year of SIG 2 membership, and complimentary registration to the 2015 ANCDS Scientific and Business Meeting and Luncheon in Denver, CO. Fellows were also provided an ANCDS mentor for the duration of the 2015 Scientific and Business and Luncheon.


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Message from the President - Farewell & Transition

What a wonderful annual meeting we had in Denver in November! The topics were interesting and speakers were very engaging. Have we ever had an ANCDS luncheon in such a spectacular location?! The snowy Rocky Mountains on a sunny day are majestic. And what fun it was to surprise Anita Halper from the Rehab Institute of Chicago with the Honors of ANCDS!


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Professional Affairs and Research Writing Committee

The coming year brings new resources to the Professional Affairs and Research Writing Committees. My term as chair concluded in 2015 and Laura Murray will now take the lead of the group. In addition, two committees have new chairs: Maya Henry will chair the Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders (formerly Dementia) Committee, and Deanna Britton will chair the Dysarthria Committee. Returning chairs are Kirrie Ballard (Apraxia of Speech); Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi (TBI) and Mary Purdy (Aphasia). Two publications appeared in 2015 (Apraxia of Speech and TBI). Each committee has a project in the planning or implementation stages.


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Announcing the first ANCDS podcast!

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Just in time for this week's ANCDS Annual Meeting, we are launching the first episode of the new ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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Message from the President

We are six months into an exciting year for ANCDS. It has been a year of considerable transition and I am happy to report that the transition has gone very smoothly. In December we thanked Frances Laven for her many years of service to ANCDS and in January we welcomed Sheryl Hazard and her staff at Association Development Service (ADS) of Minneapolis, Minn., who have taken on the administrative support duties for ANCDS. ADS is learning the new terminology surrounding all things speech-language pathology and neurogenics. Their expertise has been so helpful with updating procedures and practices in ANCDS. First and foremost was their assistance in revising our website.


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Board Certification Committee

I am pleased to inform you, there are currently six board-certified applicants in different stages of the board certification process. Of these six, one applicant has passed both of the case study submissions and will progress to the oral defense stage in November during the ANCDS/ASHA Convention in Denver. Of the other applicants, three have submitted their first case studies and are in various stages of review by their assigned committee members. The remaining two applicants have had their applications approved and have yet to submit their first case study.


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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is pleased to report that membership applications are now submitted electronically though the ANCDS website (ancds.org/become-a-member). Since the online membership application process went live this spring, we have approved nine full memberships and five student memberships. Currently, we have 245 full members, 38 student members, and 14 life members, for a total of 297 members. Information about becoming a member can be found under the About Us tab on the ANCDS website.


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