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Ignite Closing Session (PL02)

Sunday, July 22
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Hall C
CE: 0.1 ASHA CEUs/1.0 PDHs

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

These short, fast-paced, and highly entertaining presentations will inspire you to think about health, academic, and functional outcomes from a new, deeply personal perspective. Six energetic speakers will share their unique experiences to illuminate the significance of outcomes and why they matter to our profession and the people we serve.

Learning Objectives:

Brenda L. Beverly, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
University of South Alabama

Brenda L. Beverly, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She earned her master’s degree from Bloomsburg University in 1986, her ASHA CCCs in 1987, and her PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1999. Beverly has served pediatric populations with language impairment and other developmental delays including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for over 31 years. She received teaching awards for her classroom instruction that includes the development of 11 different courses at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD), covering relevant topics such as language development, language disorders, school-age language, ASD, speech sound disorders, and clinical linguistics. Beverly has authored or co-authored three book chapters, 13 refereed journal articles, eight non-refereed publications, and 85 conference presentations. In 2014, Beverly was appointed an editor of Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups on behalf of Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education. Beverly has participated with regional and statewide initiatives in service provision for children with ASD, including developing interprofessional education and preparation at the University of South Alabama and serving on the inaugural advisory board for the University of South Alabama Regional Autism Network.

Financial Disclosures: Employee of University of South Alabama; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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Martin B. Brodsky, PhD, ScM, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Martin B. Brodsky, PhD, ScM, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University. His peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters, and invited presentations focus on swallowing and swallowing disorders. Brodsky’s clinical research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, studies the effects of critical illness and critical care medicine on swallowing and the airway and their long-term outcomes. His clinical practice specializes in adult swallowing and communication disorders. Brodsky is an ASHA Fellow, a member of the ASHA Advisory Council for Speech-Language Pathology, and a member of the editorial board for Dysphagia. He is a frequent reviewer for scientific journals and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society and the American Psychological Association.

Financial Disclosures: Employee of Johns Hopkins University; grant funding from NIH/NIDCD; royalties from MedBridge Inc.; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Member of ASHA's Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council

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Shannon Butkus, PhD, CCC-SLP

Owner / Executive Director
Butkus & Associates, Inc.

Shannon Butkus, PhD, CCC-SLP, has a diverse background as a speech-language pathologist. She earned her PhD in Health Care Economics through the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University and is a member of ASHA’s Healthcare Economics Committee. She has more than 15 years of experience in professional practice and has owned a pediatric private practice for more than a decade. During her work in private practice, Butkus has spent considerable time as an advocate for patient benefits and provider reimbursement rates at the state and national level. She has provided legislative briefings, collaborated with state health officials on the development of policies for the provision of therapy services to children enrolled in the Medicaid program, and worked with insurance companies on the implementation of alternative payment models. Over the course of her professional career, Butkus has developed a love for teaching and currently presents on a variety of topics including Medicaid, professional advocacy, clinical documentation and writing for medical necessity, and the use of data to track provider practice patterns.

Financial Disclosures: Financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Member of ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee

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Jeanane M. Ferre, PhD, CCC-A

Audiologist
Private Practice

Jeanane M. Ferre, PhD, CCC-A, is an audiologist in private practice in the Chicago metropolitan area. She has focused her career on assessment of and intervention for central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs). Ferre has presented extensively on CAPDs at local, state, national, and international levels and is the author of several chapters focusing on auditory processing assessment and intervention among school-age listeners, including interprofessional collaboration. She is the co-author (with Gail Richard, PhD) of the Differential Screening Test for Processing. Ferre is a Fellow of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) and ASHA and has received the Clinical Achievement Award and Honors of the Association from ISHA. Ferre is a member of the adjunct faculty at Northwestern University and Rush University, teaching graduate coursework in assessment and intervention of auditory processing disorders among children and adults and supervising clinical practica.

Financial Disclosures: Royalties from ProEd, Inc.; financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures: ASHA member/volunteer leader; ISHA member/volunteer leader

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Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP

Professor
UNCG

Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP, is ASHA's Vice President for Planning, a professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and the Consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of speech-language pathology.

Financial Disclosures: Employee of NC Department of Public Instruction; financial compensation from ASHA for concurrent session

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Vice President for Planning on the ASHA Board of Directors

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Lorraine A. Ramig, PhD, CCC-SLP

Research Professor and Co-Founder
University of Colorado, Columbia University TC, and LSVT Global, Inc.

Lorraine A. Ramig, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a research professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC, and a co-founder of LSVT Global, Inc., in Tucson, Arizona. Ramig is an internationally recognized clinical scientist with an established research record in the areas of aged and neurological voice disorders. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more than 20 years, and she has been a member of their National Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD). Having published more than 100 research articles, she has received the highest professional Honors of ASHA. Ramig and her colleagues pioneered LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LSVT LOUD), an evidence-based voice treatment for Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders and have trained more than 10,000 speech clinicians and physical and occupational therapists in more than 70 countries in LSVT LOUD and the physical and occupational therapy LSVT BIG.

Financial Disclosures: Co-founder, employee, and share holder at LSVT Global, Inc.; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Preference for LSVT products

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