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Return to work and workplace interventions for persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

Live Broadcast: Friday, September 14, 2018 (Time TBD) 

Registration opening soon! 

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When persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) return to work, maintaining stable employment is associated with their communication competencies.  Dr. Meulenbroek's research focuses on the intersection of work and social communication disorders, specifically in persons with TBI.  He uses sociolinguistic approaches to analyze talk at work and develop new ways to assess and treat persons with TBI whose therapeutic aims include return to stable employment.

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The ANCDS Membership Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to our 2018 Student Fellows at this year's annual conference.  As a mentor, you would serve as the first encouraging link to our renowned organization, demonstrating to Fellowship recipients the feeling of being welcome in ANCDS through a positive first conference experience.

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ANCDS is proud to announce the 2018 Scientific and Business Meeting, which will be held on November 14 in Boston, MA (location TBA). Our theme this year is Advances in Neurological Rehabilitation with a focus on neuroplasticity and the use of technology during recovery from aphasia and motor speech disorders.

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Summer is here in full force and the heat is on! That can only mean one thing - 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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In accordance with the ANCDS bylaws, a slate of candidates for positions on the ANCDS Executive Board for terms starting in 2019 has been finalized. Therefore, it is time to cast your vote to approve or disapprove the slate for President-Elect, Treasurer, and two members-at-large.

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Member Spotlight: Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Pathology & Audiology and Director of the Concussion Management Program at Miami University.


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High definition fiber tracking and semantic feature analysis treatment for naming in aphasia

Live Broadcast: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:00pm EST

Click here to order the archived webinar.
Recording Expires: July 12, 2021

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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

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

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Call for Nominations!

This is a call for nominations to fill the vacancies for President-Elect, Treasurer and two Members-At-Large on the 2019 ANCDS Executive Board.  Please send your nominations by
May 16 to Richard Peach, Chair, Nominations Committee (richard_k_peach@rush.edu).  Self-nominations are permitted.  Please include the following information for each person you nominate:

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2017 Annual Meeting Lecture Recordings:

Emerging Brain Imaging Methods for Assessing Normal and Abnormal Cognitive Function 

Speaker: Mark D'Esposito, MD
Director, Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center University of California, Berkeley, CA

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2017 Annual Meeting Lecture Recordings:

Concussion and Speech-Language Pathology: The State of the State

Speaker: Kathy Hardin, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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Welcome to the team, Sarah!

We are very fortunate that Sarah Wallace, Ph.D., has joined the ANCDS Communications Committee and is now co-editor of the ANCDS Newsletter.  Many of you know Sarah because she is your colleague, mentor, committee member, or running partner.  Sarah is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab at Duquesne.  She has published extensively in the areas of multi modal communication and aphasia along with other publications in the area of neurogenic communication disorders.


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Honors of the Academy


This year, the Academy of Neurologic Disorders and Sciences recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to people who have neurologic communication disorders and to the professionals who work with them for more than 40 years.  In a career that has encompassed clinical and academic settings, this person has served as clinician, administrator, teacher, researcher, consultant, and mentor.  Our honoree is someone who has provided service and leadership in the workplace and in professional associations.  This individual’s work is widely respected, as evidenced by productive collaborations with colleagues in many disciplines.

The distinguished recipient of the 2017 ANCDS Honors:


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Student Fellow Interview

Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky


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Student Fellow Interview

Jenni Shafer, MS
Doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Student Fellow Interview

Kristen Ackley, B.A., B.S.
Master’s Student at Pennsylvania State University


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ANCDS Student Fellow Program

Congratulations to the newest group of ANCDS student fellows.  These rising stars are sure to go on to do great things!  Thanks to the mentors who volunteer to support these students
at the conference and beyond.  And special thanks to the membership committee for organizing a wonderful program.


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President's Message

Welcome to the first ANCDS newsletter of 2018. It is my privilege to be serving as president this year and I am looking forward to helping advance the important work of our organization. I’d like to extend my gratitude to our Past-President, Richard Peach, for his invaluable efforts on our behalf last year. Thanks to his leadership, our operations have been substantially improved.


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Committee Updates

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 2017 meeting in Los Angeles, the committee members (Jennifer Horner, Isabel Hubbard, Diana Petroi, Gail Pashek, JoAnn Silkes and myself) discussed several themes.  When identifying appropriate themes, the committee considered previous meetings topics, survey results from attendees of the 2016 meeting, potential presenters from the California regional area, guidance from the ANCDS Board liaison to the committee (Julie Wambaugh), and the collective knowledge of the committee. 


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Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Overview of Evidence-Based Approaches

Live Broadcast: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 3:00 pm (EST).
Recording Expires: Wednesday, December 12, 2018. 

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This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the general types of therapy approaches available for use in the treatment of acquired apraxia of speech (AOS). The ANCDS AOS practice guidelines will be briefly reviewed and the recent systematic review that updated the guidelines will be discussed. The supporting evidence for various treatment approaches will be described. Current trends and advances in AOS management will also be addressed, with an emphasis on possible clinical application.



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