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Conference Info...................... 2
Join Facebook Group...... 3
Reception ................................ 3
Grants & Scholarship
Honors Nominations........... 4
Participants Needed for
Research Study..................... 5
Ohio State CE Event
Pearson Field Research
Dear OSSPEAC Members,
I hope this newsletter finds you all to be well and enjoying what might actually be spring popping
up across our great state. I wanted to give everyone a few words of encouragement as you all finish up your IEPs, ETRs, progress reports, and other paperwork for the remainder of the school
year. It is almost summer break, and we can do it! One of the things that helps me through when
days at work get long and overwhelming is looking ahead to summer. OSSPEAC has many great
events and opportunities for you to participate in this summer and into the fall. Please take a minute to look through this month's newsletter. It is chock full of great information on multiple regional events, CEU opportunities, and information on the upcoming OSSPEAC fall conference. Your board and conference committee will be hard at work this summer to continue to advocate for and plan for your professional needs. I hope this is a spring of growth and looking forward
to a summer full of fun activities.
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Membership Renewal is Coming SOON!
Membership Year: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Visit our website at www.osspeac.org for renewal.
OSSPEAC OFFERS TWO REGIONAL EVENTS
Narrative Assessment & Intervention
June 8, 2016 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Sue Grogan-Johnson
Location: Sands Community Room
Chagrin Falls High/Middle School Campus
Using Objective Data to Measure Change
in Speech Sound Production & Voice
June 18, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Anna Schmidt
Location: Stark County ESC
Complete flyers in this newsletter or visit our website at
The Ohio State is
sponsoring a free CE
event on May 13!
See the complete flyer in
The 2016 OSSPEAC Conference will be held October 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency,
Columbus, Ohio. Recharge your motivation with Keynote Speaker Chris Klein on
Sunday night. Reconnect with your collagues throughout the conference. Refocus
your services with inspiration from presenters, including; Dr. Judy Montgomery, Dr.
Shari Robertson, Christine Brennan and many more.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - Share your ideas, talents, and techniques!
What are you doing in your school-based practice that your SLP and Audiology colleagues would enjoy learning about and using in
The OSSPEAC Conference Program Committee is searching for great ideas our members can take home and use on Wednesday
after the conference.
The Call for Presentations for the 2016 Conference -Recharge, Reconnect & Refocus - is now available online for you to submit
your presentation ideas. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2016. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by June 15,
VISIT OUR WWW.OSSPEAC.ORG TO COMPLETE THE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
OSSPEAC MEMBERS JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP
2016 LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
Did you know that OSSPEAC has started a great new Facebook Group? This group is for OSSPEAC members with the
purpose of discussing and communicating about relevant
topics facing Ohio SLPs and Audiologists. If you have not
yet joined head over to the page and make a request to join
today! You must be an active member of OSSPEAC to join.
On April 5, 2016, The Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition (OSHGAC) held their Legislative Reception at the State House Atrium in Columbus, Ohio. OSHGAC, founded in 1982, is a coalition of Ohio speech and
hearing professional organizations including the Ohio Academy of Audiology, the Ohio Council of Speech and Hearing
Administrators, the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association and the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition. The evening reception continues to be well
attended by colleagues and members of the General Assembly.
To help encourage your participation in the new FACEBOOK group we are offering a complimentary registration to one of the upcoming OSSPEAC sponsored regional events! Log onto the FACEBOOK group page and
post a response to the May is Better Hearing and Speech
Month (MBHS) post.
OSSPEAC has opportunities
The legislative reception also provides an opportunity for
OSHGAC to recognize a legislator who supports issues that
directly affect the professions of audiology and speech language pathology and consumers with hearing loss and communicative disorders. We were pleased to honor Representative Tim Brown as the 2016 OSHGAC Legislator of the
Year. He was chosen for his work on HB 98, which names
May 14th as Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day in
Ohio. He sponsored the bill after meeting with a local family
support group in his district. Representative Brown was contacted by constituents regarding this issue that was near and
dear to their hearts. We honor Representative Brown because
he is a leader who listens and finds appropriate and meaningful responses to the matters that are important to those he
serves. The GAC recognizes that we have an ally in speech,
language, hearing and communication issues in Representative Brown and we are very appreciative of that.
OSHGAC is currently in the planning stages for a legislative
event in 2017. The membership will be alerted as soon as
details are confirmed. Your participation is necessary in order to affect policy changes in the state of Ohio. OSHGAC
extends our thanks Oticon, Inc., Phonak Hearing Systems,
Sivantos, Starkey, Inc. and Wide for their continued sponsorship of this event and our colleagues who attended the reception and helped make this a successful event.
Committees will soon be
forming for next year.
We need your help and participation;
a little of a lot.
Make a difference!
Contact OSSPEAC and be a part
of growing this great organization.
Ohio House of Representatives Tim Brown receiving the 2016
OSHGAC Legislator of the Year Award from Jill Kramer,
OSHGAC Legislative Event Coordinator at the April 5, 2016
Legislative Event in Columbus, Ohio.
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
It is a busy time of year for the grants and scholarship committee. We have recently awarded SOS Grants, are reviewing applications to determine the Julie S. Kelly Memorial
Scholarship recipient and initiating an OSSPEAC Graduate
Scholarship that will be awarded this summer.
Congratulations to our SOS Grant recipients. Shannon Johnson with London City Schools and Michelle Wilson with the
Auglaize County Educational Service Center were awarded
grants last month. We are thankful for all of our members
that take the time to apply for funds to support their students.
We are also thankful for our members that sponsor students
for the Julie S. Kelly Memorial Scholarship. Applications
were due April 1, 2016 and the scholarship will be awarded
later this month.
The OSSPEAC Graduate Scholarship will be awarded this
summer. The OSSPEAC Graduate Scholarship has been
established to raise awareness among graduate students and
to recognize excellence of academic and clinical skills of
individuals who plan a career in an educational setting. The
scholarship is designed to assist audiology and speech pathology graduate students. Applications are due July 1, 2016.
Detailed information can be found at osspeac.org/
OSSPEAC HONORS NOMINATIONS
The OSSPEAC Honors Committee invites nominations for
2016 Honors of OSSPEAC. It is very important for members
to submit nominations for those individuals who have contributed to the field in positive ways. Please consider colleagues and others for these awards. The awards will be presented at the Fall Conference. The 3 award categories are
Honors of OSSPEAC, Founder’s Award, and Outstanding Service Award. A short description of the award categories are below. Please use the survey monkey link to make
your recommendation before May 1st, 2014. We thank you
Here is a link to the survey:
Take time to nominate a
Honors of OSSPEAC:
This honor is awarded to a speech/language pathologist and /
or educational audiologist who has worked in a school/
educational setting and is currently an OSSPEAC member. This award is presented to an individual who has made
outstanding contributions through:
• Participation in/contribution to OSSPEAC
• Outstanding clinician/supervisor
• Provided or initiated innovative programming
• Contributed to publications/literature/research
• Other areas of achievement deemed worthy of nomination
This honor is awarded to up to two members in good standing
who exemplify the mission of OSSPEAC, “Removing Communication Barriers for Ohio’s Children” will be honored. The speech/language pathologist and/or educational
audiologist will have made an impact through service to their
local school district or student(s) in their school district. The
following information is considered when nominating a
• Improving the life of students who have speech, language, and hearing needs
• Collaboration with district personnel, parents, and students
• Excellence in innovative contributions and programs to
the work setting
• Leadership at the local level
This award is presented by OSSPEAC in honor of the Founders’ of OSSPEAC.
Outstanding Service Award
This award is presented to an individual who has provided
outstanding support to speech/language pathology and/or
educational audiology services being provided in a school/
educational setting. Individuals may include a classroom
teacher, administrator, classroom assistant, educational interpreter, intervention specialist, occupational or physical therapist, counselor, social worker, parent, legislator, or member
of another organization.
For Questions or to make direct nominations, please contact:
Reena Kothari, Au.D.
Honors Chair, OSSPEAC
Participants Needed for a Research Study
Text Organization for Preschoolers in Special Education
WHO? This study is open to speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who work with preschoolers with language impairment in early childhood special education classrooms.
WHEN? September 2016 - May 2017
WHAT? A book reading program that includes three 8-week modules. You will either deliver all three
modules or continue therapy as usual.
You may or may not be randomly assigned to deliver all three modules of the book reading
If you are assigned to deliver the reading program, you will attend module training. You will
videotape yourself weekly during small-group book readings sessions (equipment provided)
and complete record-keeping paperwork related to the program.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Participants will be paid $200-$1,200
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Megan Schneider Dinnesen at (513) 556-5989 or [email protected]
Pamela Pritchard at (513) 556-1771 or [email protected]
Project Investigators: Allison Breit-Smith, PhD; Ying Guo, PhD; Jo-Anne Prendeville, EdD; Chris Swoboda, PhD
MEET OUR PRESENTER:
Sue Grogan-Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in speechlanguage pathology at Kent State University, Kent, Oh. She teaches courses in pediatric and adult language disorders and directs the school-based
teleprac ce project at the university. Sue is a Past President of OSSPEAC
and current Newsle er Editor. Dr. Grogan-Johnson has volunteered her
me and has no financial or non-financial disclosures.
Need to fill in gaps in your narra ve assessment/interven on knowledge
base? This is the session for you! Gain a solid founda on for narra ve
interven on, review assessment techniques, and learn EBP that will be
immediately useful when you return to work. This is a full day presentaon.
1. Iden fy the components of eﬀec ve narra ve assessment.
2. Describe/list the steps and general procedures for implemen ng
narra ve assessment.
3. State how to use narra ve assessment results to determine intervenon goals and treatment.
4. Name at least 2 evidence-based strategies for improving story retell
and genera on in school age students.
5. Describe/list the steps for implemen ng narra ve interven on.
6. Select on-line electronic and downloadable materials to u lize in
narra ve interven on.
Join us for this OSSPEAC sponsored Regional Event!
Questions? Contact Ellen at 888-258-1032 or [email protected]
8:30 – 9:00 am
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Wednesday, June 8th
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OSSPEAC Members: $50.00
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ParƟcipants are invited to bring their laptops/tablets/iPads.
Wireless internet access will be provided.
Devices, however, are NOT necessary.
Sands Community Room
Chagrin Falls High/Middle School Campus
400 E. Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
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This program focuses on treatment of
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) especially
treatment using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile
Cueing (DTTC), a motor based approach
that is one of the leading interventions for
children with moderate to severe CAS. It will
emphasize clinical thinking and decisionmaking as central to the processes of selecting
and implementing any treatment approach.
Because principles of motor learning are
incorporated in DTTC, they will be introduced
and discussed in the context of ongoing
decision making during intervention. Rationale
and procedures will be described for children
of different ages and levels of severity.
Available evidence for the efficacy of DTTC
will also be presented. Video demonstration
and group discussion procedures will facilitate
active participation by program participants.
The content of this program is
designed to be appropriate for
parents as well as speech-language
The Ohio State University
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Diagnosis & Management of
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
May 13, 2016
The Ohio State University, Fawcett Center
FREE parking and FREE Workshop!
2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Registration is required:
614-292-6251 or [email protected]
Registrations accepted through
May 9, 2016
Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Emeritus Consult and Emeritus Professor
Division of Speech Pathology
Department of Neurology
The Mayo Clinic
This program is intended for speech
language pathologists employed in a
variety of settings and parents.
The program is also appropriate for
undergraduate and graduate speechlanguage pathology students in training. It is
also designed to be valuable to parents of
children who have CAS; parents are strongly
encouraged to attend.
Dr. Edythe Strand is an emeritus consultant
in Division of Speech Pathology for the
Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology and
emeritus professor in the Mayo College of
Medicine. Dr. Strand’s research has focused
on developmental, acquired and progressive
apraxia of speech and issues related to
intelligibility and comprehensibility in
degenerative dysarthria. She is an experienced
clinician who has worked in the public schools,
private practice, hospital and clinic settings.
Her primary clinical research interests include
assessment and treatment of children and
adults with neurologic speech, language and
voice disorders. Dr. Strand’s publications
include many articles and book chapters
related to motor speech disorders. She is an
ASHA fellow and has been awarded Honors
of the Association of the American SpeechLanguage and Hearing Association.
8:30 – 10:30
Clinical Thinking: Assessment to
Treatment Planning Talking with
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Treatment of CAS Setting and writing
Making clinical decisions
regarding treatment Principles of
Motor Learning (PML)
Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:00
Quick overview of different types of
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile
Good candidates for this
approach Method and techniques
Practice in choosing stimuli (type,
complexity; set size)
3:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 4:30
How to implement principles of
Special problems in treating severe
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
(i.e., vowels; prosody; voicing)
Review of videos
Questions and discussion
The course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate Level; Professional Area)
This program is cosponsored by the Department
of Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State
University in Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Strand receives royalties from Pro-Ed and
Thieme publishers for her books.
Dr. Strand is receiving a stipend for this workshop.
Dr. Strand is on the Advisory Board for the
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North
The Ohio State University thanks the Once Upon
a Time Foundation in Ft. Worth, Texas for their
generous support that will enable speech-language
pathologists, parents, and students training to
be speech-language pathologists to better serve
people with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.