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Collaborative Intervention Planning for People with Aphasia and Their Speech-Language Pathologists

Speaker: Katarina Haley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Live Broadcast: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm (EST). 

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In this educational webinar, Katarina Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP, will present her research on how to incorporate client-centered practices in aphasia treatment. The presentation will illustrate how communicative participation can be the first step for aphasia intervention planning. Dr. Haley will also give examples of intervention goals that address skills and abilities, intentional strategies, environmental supports, motivation, and confidence.

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It's time to renew your membership for the 2019 calendar year!  In 2018, ANCDS offered members three free webinars and continuing education hours, including recorded sessions from the 2017 ANCDS Annual Meeting.  Webinar topics included fiber tracking for individuals with aphasia, return to work for persons with traumatic brain injury, and collaborative intervention between people with aphasia and their speech-language pathologists.  We created more free resources for members through development of evidence-based practice guidelines.  Additionally, our annual conference — this year focused on advanced scientific and clinical practices for patients with neurogenic disorders — provides not only a valuable educational experience, but also a great networking opportunity for members.  We hope to accomplish even more in the coming year!

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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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The 49th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT

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The Mayo Clinic is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Speech-Language Pathology.  The fellowship offers a mentored experience leading to increasing independence in differential diagnosis and management of neurologic speech, language, and cognitive disorders.  The fellow has frequent interaction with staff, residents and fellows in neurology, pediatric neurology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, psychology and physical medicine.  Many didactic educational opportunities are also available.  While this is primarily a clinical postdoctoral fellowship, there is ample opportunity for mentored research. 

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Welcome to the new ANCDS Board Members!


Please help us congratulate the newest additions to the ANCDS Board, beginning their terms in 2019: 

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President's Message

Welcome to the summer ANCDS newsletter.  I hope that you've had an enjoyable summer and have been able to take advantage of our podcasts, webinars (live and on-demand), and annual meeting recordings.  As you are planning your fall and winter schedules, be sure to look for upcoming webinars and mark your calendars for the ANCDS Scientific Meeting in Boston on November 14th.


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Member Spotlight: Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Associate Professor and Director of the Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Alberta.  Esther's areas of expertise include cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing in aphasia and healthy aging; developing treatment approaches for aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders.


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Member Spotlight: Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD, a Clinician Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Toronto.  Catherine's areas of expertise include cognitive rehabilitation neuroscience, basic science to clinical applications, cognitive-communication disorders, the role of sleep in neuroplasticity, cognition and neuro-recovery.  Her clinical and research interests include cognitive-communication disorders in vulnerable populations (youth and adults in the criminal justice system, women survivors of intimate partner violence); and cognitive-communication and return to learn for students with mTBI/concussion and persistent symptoms.


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Return to Work and Workplace Interventions for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

Live Broadcast: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (EST).

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Recording Expires: September 21, 2021

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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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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

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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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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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