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Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2016 Convention

Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2016 Convention

EKU faculty presented at the 2016 Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2016 Convention on February 17-20th.  Here is a listing of their presentations:

Wednesday 5:30 pm: Boot Camp for the Soon to be Professional - Dr. Tamara Cranfill

Linda Gregory, MA, CCC-SLP, Family Choice Home Care, Inc.

Tammy Cranfill, PhD, CCC-SLP, Eastern Kentucky University

The Professional Boot Camp will offer information to students that will help them navigate their job search. Various topics will be presented by professionals from a variety of settings. Additionally, a panel of professionals will relate pros and cons of various work settings. There will be presentations on a variety of topics including résumé writing, successful interviewing, financial basics, benefits, job forecasts, salaries and networking. Information regarding KSHA, ASHA and the licensure board will also be presented.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to relate the advantages of joining to KSHA and ASHA.

Thursday 5:15pm: Silent Auction - Support NSSLHA!

Thursday 5:30pm: Praxis Competition - EKU grad students competing for the "Golden Brain"

Friday 9:45am: What's Effective Treatment for Stuttering? Discussing Current Research and Perceptions - Dr. Charles Hughes

Charles Hughes, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Eastern Kentucky University

Have you ever wondered what therapy approaches have been found to be most effective for people who stutter? Have you ever thought about what the word “effective” really means as it relates to stuttering therapy? This presentation will provide an update on clinical treatment outcome research in stuttering, focusing on the school-age and adolescent/adult populations. Clinical research will be highlighted and reviewed from approximately the last five years (2010-2015) as it relates to stuttering and the experience of stuttering. Research, literature and other media sources from the perspective of people who stutter will also be explored and analyzed in relation to clinical treatment outcome studies in stuttering.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to list at least three stuttering programs and camps within the United States and describe the therapeutic opportunities, identify at least three major current findings as they related to clinical treatment outcomes in stuttering therapy and analyze the strengths and limitations of current clinical research in stuttering.

Friday 3:30pm: Dealing with Difficult People in a Challenging World - Dr. Sue Mahanna-Boden, Mrs. Robyn Wahl, Mrs. Lindsey Stanko, Mrs. Maria Montgomery-Record. 

Sue Mahanna-Boden, PhD, CCC-SLP, Eastern Kentucky University

Robyn Wahl, MS, CCC-SLP, Eastern Kentucky University

Lindsey Stanko, MS, CCC-SLP, Fayette County Public Schools

Maria Montgomery Record, MS, Ford Models

Every day, we encounter difficult people who intentionally push our emotional buttons and consequently, conflict arises. Difficult people, those whose challenging behavior is habitual and effects those with whom they interact, are present in the workplace with co-workers and colleagues, with bosses and administrators, with parents, patients, family members and even total strangers, each impacting our day-to-day lives. Techniques to deal effectively with various personality types (e.g., powerful phrases and magic words) along with step-by-step procedures to deal with conflict resolution will be provided. Audience participation will be incorporated into the presentation.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to identify specific behavior patterns that seem to be the most disruptive or frustrating (i.e., aggressive, complainers, the know-it-all experts) and effective ways to respond, demonstrate skills to deal effectively with conflict regardless of the setting and identify specific techniques to communicate effectively with difficult people as tools for defusing potentially explosive situations.

Saturday 8:30/10:15am: How to Build a Culture for Continuous Improvement, Part 1&2 - Dr. Tamara Cranfill

Dean Bondhus, BS, Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence

Tamara Cranfill, PhD, CCC-SLP, Eastern Kentucky University

The Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence was founded in 2005, to promote and support the pursuit of performance excellence for all organizations across the commonwealth. Every work setting from education to hospitals needs ongoing self-assessment measures to assure performance excellence and positive outcomes. This presentation is for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and will present proven methods that encourage a focus on common goals, assess performance against the competition and aligns resources with strategic objectives. This will be an interactive presentation that will offer take home strategies for process improvement. Participants will gain dual benefit through knowledge that will help them grow professionally and personally in their journey toward excellence.


Learner Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to define and discuss principles of performance excellence and organization self-assessments, demonstrate analysis of integrated approaches to organizational performance management to gain increased purpose to advance their organization and describe systems perspective and goal-based processes applicable to their work settings.

Published on February 17, 2016

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