Calendar of CE Events

February 14, 2020

Mizzou NSSLHA Update Seminar

Columbia, Missouri

Sponsored By: Mizzou NSSLHA

The Mizzou Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is proud to host our 29th Update Seminar, and we warmly welcome invited speaker, Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner, PhD, CCC-SLP. Steinbrenner will present Supporting Social Engagement in Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Presentation Abstract: Individuals on the autism spectrum have unique challenges related to communication and social engagement. These challenges often impact their ability to participate in school and community environments. There are many evidence-based practices (EBPs) that have been successfully implemented in school and community settings and support growth in communication and social engagement. This presentation will provide an overview of key EBPs, video examples of EBP implementation, and tried and true tips for using and supporting others in using these EBPs in real-world settings.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Dystra Steinbrenner is an advanced research scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, from preschool children to young adults. Much of her current research focuses on school-based interventions and identifying and supporting evidence-based practices. She is especially interested in communication, social skills, and engagement for individuals on the autism spectrum.

For more information, visit or call 573-884-7538.

February 29, 2020

MACDG Winter Conference

St. Louis, Missouri

Sponsored By: MACDG

Registration 7:00-8:00 am
Conference from 8:00-2:15 pm
Breakfast provided. Lunch is not provided – please bring own lunch or you may access the hospital’s cafeteria.

Presenters include: Jean Foster, speech-language pathologist; Michelle Payne, speech-language pathologist; Lauren Claeys, speech-language pathologist; Samantha Lukert, speech-language pathologist; Laurie Berger, registered dietitian; Debbie Paino, registered dietitian; and Joann Callihan, pastor.

  • Jean Foster will discuss the following topics: general principles that can be utilized for bargaining and negotiation in the healthcare arena with insurance companies, administrators, physicians, and other medical professionals, a background of how healthcare negotiation has changed from the past to the present, how healthcare negotiation must be a necessary component of the speech pathologist’s skill set, and teach specific and relevant methods and strategies to bargaining in common and difficult situations.
  • Michelle Payne will review options for treatment of head and neck cancer and current trends as well as pre/post operative evaluation and management in this population.
  • Lauren Claeys will review current evidence for prophylactic swallowing intervention, evidence based exercises, and late RAD.
  • Samantha Lukert and Laurie Berger will be discussing the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) and how it can be implemented within the clinical setting.
  • Debbie Paino will discuss PEG tubes, when they are appropriate, comfort feeding, palliative care in dysphagia patients.
  • Joann Callihan will discuss stress accumulation within the field of speech-language pathology, career burnout, and how to deal with it effectively.
  • Case studies will be presented for additional critical thinking opportunities. This information will be relevant to the practice of Speech-Language Pathologists in a variety of settings, as well as OT, PT, and other health care professionals.

Additional information will be available when the brochure is available. Stay tuned.

March 5, 2020

4th Annual Collaborative Conference on Evidence-Based and High Leverage Practices

Columbia, Missouri

Sponsored By: MO-CASE, MO-CEC, MASP and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The Collaborative Conference is an annual event which is jointly planned and implemented by the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education (MO-CASE); the Missouri Council for Exceptional Children (MO-CEC); the Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) also contributes to the conference. The intent is to provide an opportunity to learn with colleagues about evidenced based and high leveraged practices within a Multi-tier System of Supports (MTSS) which increase the likelihood of positive educational outcomes for all students, particularly those with special needs. It is targeted to all who are involved with instruction and intervention from pre-K through grade 12, including teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, specialists, coordinators, principals and district-level administrators.

For more information, visit, call 573-644-7804, email

March 27-28, 2020

LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Course

Lenexa, Kansas

Sponsored By: LSVT Global

The LSVT LOUD® Training and Certification Course is a two-day program designed to train speech-language pathologists in a voice/speech treatment technique for adults and children with motor speech disorders, with a specialty in Parkinson’s disease. The fundamentals underlying key treatment elements, efficacy data supporting treatment outcomes, details of treatment tasks, including hands-on practice, and practical considerations are taught. Application of the LSVT LOUD® treatment to pediatric and adult motor speech disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke) will be discussed. The impact of LSVT LOUD treatment on pre/post neural imaging data will be presented. This training is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs.

For more information, visit, call 520-867-8838, email