2018 ASHA Convention

2018 ASHA Convention

Recently, members of the Salus community, both faculty and students alike, attended the 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in Boston.

The ASHA Convention is an annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. According to  ASHA, the convention brings together approximately 15,000 attendees and provides unparalleled opportunities to hear the latest research and gain new skills and resources annually.

ASHA Poster Presentation - Bob and StudentThe convention included oral seminars, technical sessions, hands-on/demo labs, and poster/e-poster sessions in addition to receptions and open houses for additional networking. Salus students, faculty and recent alumni collaborated and presented posters that reflected on their diverse interests and experiences. The full list of presenters can be found below. Program directors and admissions counselors also had an opportunity to meet with interested undergraduate students during the Graduate Program Fair.

Bob Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, clinical director of the Speech-Language Institute (SLI) and assistant professor in the University’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program, considers the convention a success for Salus with representation at national meetings which were held during the convention, participation in focus groups, and networking events.  

“I think one of the most interesting connections I made was during a networking event focused on interprofessional education and practice,” said Serianni. “Several colleagues from other Universities were highly interested in hearing how Salus integrates its varied disciplines into classroom and clinical experiences for its students, so they learn how to be collaborative in their practice areas.”
  • Paige Albor, MS ’18, Deanna Cuozzo, MS ’18, Kyle Lees, MS ’18, Catherine Merritt, MS ’18, Robert Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, clinical director, Speech Language Institute, Paige Weissman, MS ’18, and Meghan Wilson, MS ‘18 – Effects of Education of Cognition in Older Adults
  • Carrie Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Stephanie Knorr ‘19SLP, and Kristin Nellenbach ‘19SLP – Writing Skill Development: Incorporating Young Adult Novels into the Classroom
  • Carrie Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Kristin Nellenbach ‘19SLP, and Rachel Stratchko ‘19SLP – Using High-Utility Literature to Target Student's Reading Skill Development
  • Donna Agnew, MSPAS, PA-C,DFAAPA, interim dean, College of Health Sciences; Radhika Aravamudhan, PhD, Dean, Osborne College of Audiology; Rachel Ditoro, MSPAS, PA-C; Robert Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, clinical director, Speech-Language Institute; Lauren Sponseller, OTD, PhD, chair, Occupational Therapy Department; and Melissa Vitek, OD, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs – Effectiveness of Strategies Used in Employing Interprofessional Education at Salus University
  • Maria Fabrizio, MS ’18, Teresa Fellows, MS ’18, Melissa Gabriel, MS’18, Patricia Mayro, MA, CCC-SLP, clinical instructor, Speech-Language Pathology,  Elle Skender,MS ’18,  Andrea Tame, MS ’18, and Erika Velho, MS ’18 – Maintaining Interaction While Living in a Screened-in World
  • Gayle DeDe, Kelly Doyle, Christos Salis, and Marissa Simon – Linguistic and Cognitive Analyses of the Story of Cinderella: Implications for Aphasia Recovery
  • Kristen Faren, MS ‘18, Kristen Hushen, MS ’18, Shana Kakareka, MS ‘18. Danni McGinty, MS ‘18, Caitlin Panella, MS  ‘18, Stephanie Weitz, MS ‘18 and Kathleen M. Youse, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, director of the University’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program - The Effects of Concussion Education on Middle-School-Aged Athletes
  • Courtney Byrne ‘19SLP, Dana Corey 19’SLP, Camryn Hess ‘19SLP, Carrie Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Speech-Language Pathology, and Fern Silverman, EdD, OTR/L, assistant director, Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) – Using Stories to Facilitate Zippering Skills: Collaborating With Occupational Therapy
  • Carrie Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Speech-Language Pathology, and Kristin Nellenbach, PhD – Multicomponent Assessment of Written Language Deficits-Disorders: What to Include & Why