2014 Convention

Plan now to attend the 2014 SDSLHA Convention!

We are pleased to announce the speaker line-up for our fall SDSLHA Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls, South on October 9-10, 2014.  We have presentations and vendors of interest to audiologists, speech-pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants.  Please take note of the information below.  We hope to see you all there!


Find and Print Handouts Here


For a printable schedule of the 2014 SDSLHA Convention, click here.

 

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 This convention is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area).


Graduate Credit:    One hour of graduate credit through the University of Sioux Falls will be available for this convention.  To register and pay online, go to: https://reach.usiouxfalls.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=1028&SectionID=1997.  The cost is $45.  You may also send in your registration and payment.  For more information, go to the “Policies and Information” tab at the bottom of the registration page linked above.  Information on registration will be also available at Convention at the Registration / Check-in table.

Register online here:  Click here to sign up for the 2014 convention.  

  • To download a paper copy of the Registration Formclick here.

To access Presenter Materials (Handouts) Click here for Handouts

  •  If you have registered for Convention, you have been sent a confirmation letter to the email address we have on file.  However, if you are experiencing trouble logging in, email us now:  sdslha@yahoo.com

 Hotel Accommodations:  To make your reservations:

  • Please call the Hilton Reservations Center  at 1-877-STAY-HGI or 
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls - South directly at 605-444-4500.


   2014 SDSLHA Presenter Information


For a Full List of the 2014 SDSLHA Speaker Disclosures, click here.

Abstracts / Learning Outcomes:
 
Presenter Bios:
  • Samuel Atcherson

    Dr. Atcherson is associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  He is an audiologist, educator, scientist, author, and speaker with over 80 publications (including 2 books) and 130 presentations on a variety of hearing- and health-related topics. 

  • Katherine Awoyinka

    Katie Awoyinka is a third year graduate student in the audiology doctoral program at the University of South Dakota.  This will be her second year presenting at the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association State Convention. 

  • Sam Bouchek

    Samantha “Sam” Bouchek is a graduate student in the clinical doctoral program in audiology at the University of South Dakota. 

  • Joel Brewer

    Joel Brewer is a graduate student in the clinical doctoral program in audiology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Kyle Brower

    Kyle Brouwer is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Dakota.

  • Paul Brueggeman

    Dr. Paul Brueggeman, CCC-A is a clinical audiologist at Sound Decision Hearing Center in Sioux Falls, SD and Healthy Hearing Coordinator for the SD Special Olympics. His past work experiences have included academic teaching, research, publication, presentation, and clinical supervision and practice.  He lives in Sioux Falls with his family. 

  • Donica Crichton

    Donica Crichton is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Echo Deelstra

    Echo Deelstra is a speech-language pathology graduate student at the University of South Dakota.  She earned her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of South Dakota in May, 2013.  Her main interests in speech-language pathology are currently in the medical field.

  • Janet Deppe

    Janet Deppe is the Director of State Advocacy in Government Relations at ASHA.  She coordinates the state advocacy team, liaisons with Midwestern states and assists states with legislation, regulation and management issues.  Janet represents ASHA at federal and state meetings and is the ex officio for ASHA’s School Finance Committee. 

  • Hannah Downing

    Hannah Downing is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Lavin Entwisle

    Lavin Entwisle is a first-year AuD student who completed a USD Honors Program undergraduate thesis on the subject of pediatric cochlear implants and emergent literacy.  The thesis was defended and accepted on February 21, 2014. 

  • Dave Ermer

    David J. Ermer, MD, is a Pediatric Psychiatrist with Sanford Clinic Behavioral Health. Dr. Ermer has been involved with the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Evaluation team at the Center for Disabilities for 10 years completing psychiatric evaluations. He provides psychiatry evaluations within the FASD clinic and is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ermer is also an Associate Professor at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.

  • Susan Koch Fager

    Dr. Susan Koch Fager is the Director of the Communication Center in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering.  Susan specializes in AAC for adults with acquired and degenerative neurologic conditions.  Her research has focused on new and emerging assistive technologies for individuals with severe physical impairments. 

  • Kelsie Fahy

    Kelsie Fahy graduated with M.S. in SLP from MSU-Moorehead .  She started working at Rapid City area schools as a first year graduate and completed CFY here.  She is currently working with K-5 students. 

  • Bruce Fogas

    Dr. Fogas is Director of Therapeutic Services at Volunteers of America, Dakotas and has served as psychologist for the Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities FASD Clinic for 10 years.  He treats children and adolescents with complicated behavioral, emotional, attentional and learning problems at Lifemarks Behavioral Health Services. 

  • Katie Haight

    Katie Haight is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota

  • Elizabeth K. Hanson

    Liz Hanson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Dakota. She conducts research in the areas of  AAC and adult motor speech disorders.  She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She is serving as president of the SDSLHA for the year 2014.

  • Judy Harvey

    Judy Harvey, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. She provides clinical supervision for graduate students. Her teaching and research interests focus on individuals with neurogenic communication disorders.

  • Eva Hecht

    Eva Hecht is a graduate student in the clinical doctoral program in audiology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Carly Hemmingson

    Carly Hemmingson is originally from Watertown, SD and is currently a third year Au.D. student at the University of South Dakota. She is passionate about working with the pediatric population and individuals with cochlear implants. 

  • Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

    Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, Assistant Professor, researches cerebral palsy and communication disorders epidemiology. She led the development of the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) which categorizes an individual’s communication performance at the activity/participation level of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

  • Marni Johnson Martin

    Dr. Marni Johnson Martin is an Associate Professor and Audiology Clinical Coordinator at the University of South Dakota, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Scottish Rite Speech, Language, and Hearing Center.  Dr. Johnson teaches courses in audiology and supervises student clinicians, in addition to providing clinical services and serving as a member of the Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders clinic teams through the Center for Disabilities at USD.  Dr. Johnson is interested in applied clinical research and interprofessional collaboration.

  • Lindsey E. Jorgensen

    Lindsey E. Jorgensen, Au.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota, a clinical audiologist and an audiology researcher. Dr. Jorgensen areas of interest include examining the impact of aging/dementia and traumatic brain injury on speech perception and how hearing aids or other assistive listening devices may improve the processing of speech.

  • Haylee Kruger

    Haylee Kruger, M.S., CCC-SLP  is a speech-language pathologist working as an AAC consultant for Talk to Me Technologies.  Prior to this position, Haylee was instrumental in starting up the ALS Clinic at Avera McKennan Hospital.  She worked for 4 years as the SLP for the ALS Clinic focusing on completing AAC evaluations and Modified Barium Swallow Studies.

  • Linda Lorentzen, OTR/L

    Linda Lorentzen is an occupational therapist with 30+ years of experience working with people with ALS.  She has worked in the Care Services Department of the Chapter for the past 10 years, focusing on establishing relationships with the therapy community to increase quality of service offered to people with ALS.

  • Julie Mairose

    Julie Mairose has worked at RCAS as a K-5 speech language pathologist since 1985.  She worked three years as a speech language pathologist at Edgemont K-12 and 2 years at the former Redfield State Hospital and School.  She currently serves as Speech Department Representative within the RCAS system.

  • Jessica Malepsy

    Jessica Malepsy is a graduate student in the clinical doctoral program in audiology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Brenna McClarnon

    Brenna is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Miechelle McKelvey

    Miechelle McKelvey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  She began her academic career in 2004, and her clinical teaching and research focus on the intervention and assessment of acquired neurogenic communication disorders and augmentative and alternative communication. 

  • Jessica J. Messersmith

    Jessica J. Messersmith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,  is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of South Dakota.  Her research focuses on practices in the cochlear implant clinic and improving outcomes of children with cochlear implants through these practices.  She serves as past-president of the South Dakota Speech- Language-Hearing Association.

  • Angela Morgan (Seuser)

    Angela is a third-year Doctor of Audiology graduate student at the University of South Dakota.  She enjoys working with both children and adults and hopes to practice in South Dakota with this patient population after receiving her degree in 2016. 

  • Taya Norlander

    Taya is a second-year graduate student at the University of South Dakota.  She is currently serving as the South Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association’s student Representative.  In December, she will receive her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

  • Joni Nygard

    Joni Nygard, M.S.CCC-SLP has specialized in augmentative alternative communication (AAC) for 28 years, including managing an AAC clinic at University of WI-Madison.  She has published articles apps, and a book.  She presents on AAC related topics nationwide and internationally.  Currently, Joni is Director of Speech & Language Product Development, Attainment Company.

  • Melanie Petersen

    Melanie is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota

  • Sue Rathbun

    Sue Rathbun earned her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders and Special Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen. She has worked as an SLP for 32 years with students in PreK -9th grade in home, as well as private and public school settings.  She currently works at North and East Middle Schools in Rapid City.

  • Ali Reiffenberger

    Ali is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Nicole L. Reitz

    Nicole Reitz earned her B.S. and M.A. from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She has worked as an SLP in a title school for the Rapid City Area Schools since August 1995 in K-5.

  • Dyann F. Rupp

    Dyann Rupp, M.S., CCC-SLP specializes in severe speech sound disorders.  She has presented at local, state and national conferences regarding assessment and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  She is a member of ASHA, Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. 

  • Jennifer Schultz

    Jennifer Schultz, M.A., CCC-SLP, is an instructor for the online SLPA program at Mitchell Technical Institute.  Prior this, she was employed as an SLP in public schools for 12 years and in inpatient rehabilitation for 9 years.  Mrs. Schultz is currently a member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council.  

  • Vicki Stephens

    Vicki Stephens has worked as a speech-language pathologist for RCAS for the past 18 years in a K-5 setting.

  • Brian Taylor

    Brian Taylor, Au.D., is the Director of Practice Development & Clinical Affairs for Unitron and the Editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Brian also serves on the advisory board for the Better Hearing Institute and is a frequent contributor to Audiology Online. He has practiced clinical audiology in both medical and retail settings. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters in his field and has authored three textbooks.

  • Laura Turgeon

    Laura Turgeon is a graduate student at the University of South Dakota pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.  She hopes to work with individuals with autism in the future and continue to research and implement effective interventions.  

  • Marissa Wagner

    Marissa is a graduate student in speech-language pathology at the University of South Dakota.

  • Kristy Weissling

    Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has worked in University Clinic and research settings for 18 years.  Her research and teaching focus on intervention and assessment of acquired neurogenic communication disorders and augmentative and alternative communication in adults. 


Calling all Vendors and Sponsors ...

Our Vendor/Sponsor Brochure has been updated to offer some exciting new options for the 2014 SDSLHA Convention!  If you are interested in being a Vendor or would like sponsor a break or lunch, please download the 2014 Vendor Brochure now for information.