Save the Date!
February 7-9, 2019
Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC


Join us for these awesome lunch sessions and earn ASHA CEU's! 



 Short Course Sessions

COPD and Throat Burn Reflux: A Hot Topic, Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D BCS-S

Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D BCS-S has been a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders since 2008. That same year, Dr. Blicker received his Clinical Doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University. In 2000-2001, he was trained at Columbia University in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) by Dr. Jonathan Aviv, the otolaryngologist who developed FEESST. Eric has started multiple Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) programs in the United States while training speech-language pathologists and physicians in the process. For the past 6 years, his company, Community Care Partners Inc, has been an ASHA Approved CE Provider. Dr. Blicker has lectured at several universities and has provided FEES training courses in several states. His clinical FEES experience includes working in a variety of settings. Dr. Blicker is the FEES Committee Chairperson and Project Coordinator in the Mercy Health East Market in Cincinnati Ohio.

Important points:

Speech language pathologists have a role in the management of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disase (LPRD)

Healthcare professionals need to understand the potential impact LPRD symptoms and changes in the airway

Turning Behavior and Anxiety into Communication for Social Problem-Solving, Janice Nathan, M.S., SLP-CCC

Janice is an internationally recognized speaker and SLP, who works exclusively with individuals with autism and related neuro-cognitive disorders. Janice grew up with a brother and a mother with ASD. She is the author of “Building Reasoning and Problem-solving Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Thinking in Speech® Intervention” (2018).

The ability to "think in speech" is critical for independent problem-solving and emotional self-regulation. Research shows that individuals with ASD have underdeveloped “inner speech." An evidence-based intervention will be detailed that facilitates a child’s ability to silently talk him/herself through a problem in order to achieve social and academic success. Using videos from her practice to show participants exactly what she does to help children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD) use language to control their behavior and anxiety, and to talk themselves through emotional, social or academic problems.



Call for Posters Still Open!

Poster presentation submissions provide students and professionals alike an opportunity to present information on a topic that meets ASHA continuing education standards. Poster sessions should provide information in a scholarly manner regarding theoretical aspects of the product or service and related research when applicable. The Poster presentation must not be for marketing purposes, and speakers must disclose prior to the course if there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services. These Poster presentation sessions, will be presented in 4 x 15 min intervals during the assigned presentation hour.

Deadline to submit- November 15th! 



Poster Competition!

Posters are eligible to compete for a prize of $250, which will be selected at the convention by a panel of judges. Entries will be judged based on topic organization, content, and presenter communication. Must have a minimum of 4 poster presentations in order to participate. *Note- not eligible for current board members*

Register Today!


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