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Cullowhee Conference on Communicative Disorders

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Annual Cullowhee Conference on Communication Disorders
April 8th & 9th, 2021
This year’s Cullowhee Conference is online!

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The Cullowhee Conference on Communicative Disorders has offered continuing education pertinent to speech-language pathologists, educators, and other allied health professionals for 28  years. (This year is our 29th.) Over this time period, we have hosted approximately 2,700 attendees and offered 24,000 hours of content (10 hours offered each year).

Earn up to 1.0 ASHA CEUs!

Presentation Reference Handouts

Dual Language Learners: Common Myths & Current Evidence 
Claire Wofford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Make Good Choices (And I’m Talking About Raisin Brand)
Georgia Hambrecht, Ph.D.

Practicing at the Top of Your License
Perry F Flynn, CCC/SLP

Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Diagnosis, Assessment, & Treatment
Katarina Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Agenda

Thursday, April 8 - 1:00-5:00 pm
12:45-1:00 pm - Sign-in/Welcome
1:00-5:00 pm - School-Based SLP with Mr. Perry Flynn (includes a 15 minute break) 


Friday, April 9 -  9:00 am -5:00 pm

8:45-9:00 am - Sign-in/Welcome

9:00-10:15 am - Ethics with Dr. Georgia Hambrecht

10:30-11:45 am - Dual Language Learners with Dr. Claire Wofford

11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Lunch

12:45 - 5:00 pm - Acquired Apraxia with Dr. Katarina Haley (includes two 15 minute breaks)

The State of the State in School-based Speech Language Pathology

Perry Flynn, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Mr. Flynn is the Consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech-Language Pathology and a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  He is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Disclosure: Mr. Flynn has the following relevant financial relationship to disclose: he receives salary from UNCG. He has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclosure.

Learner Objectives: Participants will:

  1. Define practicing at the top of the license and describe how it is manifest in their own practice.
  2. Describe the latest updates from the North Carolina Board of Examiners and how those changes impact their practice.
  3. Apply a workload approach to their practice.

Time ordered agenda:

1:00-1:15 pm - Introduction, Defining “Practicing at the Top of the License,” & Overview of Presentation

1:15-2:00 pm - Practicing in the COVID era in NC schools

2:00-2:15 pm - Multicultural Issues

2:15-3:00 pm - Workload

3:00-3:15 pm - Break

3:15-3:45 pm - Pre-referral interventions & Suspicion of a Disability

3:45-4:00 pm - Pragmatic Assessment & Intervention

4:00-4:30 pm - Board of Examiners Updates & Managing Litigious Situations

4:30-4:45 pm - Recruitment & Retention

4:45-5:00 pm - Questions & Conclusion

Making Good Choices (and I am not talking Raisin Bran)

Georgia Hambrecht, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Hambrecht is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WCU, a life-time member of ASHA, and has received numerous teaching awards. She teaches the ethics portion of the CSD course Professional Issues at WCU and has authored two books that include ethical practice: 1) Clinical Observation - A Guide for Students in Speech, Language, and Hearing (Hambrecht & Rice, 2011) and 2) Clinical Assessment Workbook for Communication Sciences and Disorders (Hambrecht & Rice, 2019).

Disclosure: Dr. Hambrecht has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives royalties from Jones & Bartlett Learning and Plural Publishing and salary from WCU. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learner Objectives: Participants will:

  1. Describe the characteristics of ethical and legal parameters.
  2. Describe three theoretical ethical models.
  3. Reflect on ethical habits they wish to develop.

Time Ordered Agenda:

9:00 – 9:10 am - Introduction

9:10 – 9:35 am - Background Information: Legal vs. Ethical, 3 Ethical Theories, Code of Ethics

9:35 – 9:55  am - Your Ethical Roots: Ethical Influences, A Modern Ethical Parable

9:55 – 10:10 am - Developing Ethical Daily Habits: Ethical Dilemmas, ASHA’s Ethical Actions

10:10 -10:15 am - Closing: Planning, Q & A

Dual Language Learners: Common Myths & Current Evidence

Claire Wofford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Wofford is Assistant Professor and bilingual speech-language pathologist at WCU. Her research and teaching interests pertain to bilingual language and literacy development, typical vs. disordered language development in dual language learners, caregiver talk in home language environments, narrative language assessment, and the impacts of poverty on language learning. Disclosure: Dr. Wofford has the following relevant financial relationship to disclose: she receives salary from WCU. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learner Objectives: Participants will:

  1. Identify common myths with relevant evidence about language development in dual language learners (DLLs).
  2. Identify evidence-based assessment practices for identification of speech and language difficulties in DLLs.
  3. Identify evidence-based intervention practices for speech and language difficulties in DLLs.
  4. Access resources appropriate for supporting DLLs with communication difficulties and their families.

Time Ordered Agenda:

10:30 – 10:35 am - Introduction

10:35 – 10:45 am - Demographic Data & ASHA’s Guidance on Bilingual Service Provision

10:45 – 11:10 am - Common Myths about DLLs’ Language Development & Relevant Evidence

11:10 – 11:25am - Culturally- & Linguistically-Appropriate Assessment & Intervention Practices for DLLs

11:25 – 11:40 am - Recommendations of Resources

11:40 – 11:45 am - Q & A

** 11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Lunch **

Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Diagnosis, Assessment, & Treatment

Katarina Haley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Haley is Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She conducts research on speech production difficulties after vascular, traumatic, and progressive neurologic conditions and on client-centered treatment of communication disorders. Disclosure: Dr. Haley has the following relevant financial and nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Financial: She received an honorarium for this presentation, salary from UNC, grant support from the National Institutes of Health, and royalties from MedBridge. Nonfinancial: She serves on the Board of Aphasia Access and chairs its Education and Research Committee. 


Learner Objectives: Participants will:

  1. List and define features of apraxia of speech (AOS).
  2. Justify an AOS diagnosis based on contemporary criteria.
  3. Select an evidence-based treatment.
  4. Plan treatment based on principles of motivation. 

Time Ordered Agenda:

12:45 – 1:00 pm - Definitions & Overview

1:00 – 2:00 pm - Features & Assessments

2:00 – 2:15 pm -  Break

2:15 – 3:15 pm - Making the Diagnosis  

3:15 – 3:45 pm - The Treatment Evidence

3:45 – 4:00 pm - Break

4:00 – 4:45 pm - Holistic Treatment Planning 

4:45 – 5:00 pm - Conclusions

If you have special needs that require physical accommodation, please contact WCU's Office of Continuing Education at 828-227-7397 or email Hensley@wcu.edu

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