Saturday’s Program

Saturday, April 17

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Session 4 - The Power of Positive Leadership

Alex Demczak

Build a great culture, lead with optimism, develop a connected and committed team and achieve superior results. Discover the Proven Principles that Make Great Leaders Great. We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you. That’s why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It’s what makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It’s the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of change and adversity, develop a connected and committed team and achieve superior results.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • summarize how to build a strong and positive culture.
  • identify how to create clarity with a shared vision and generate results with zoom focused actions.
  • identify how to become a more positive leader to enhance individual and team performance.

Level of Learning: Introductory | Track: Multi-Interest

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Session 5 - School Services Update

Kim Stewart, CCC-SLP, University of Central Missouri

This seminar will provide school-based SLPs with resources to: utilize ASHA’s workload calculator, provide innovative telepractice services and update SLPs with current roles and topics. The School Services and Early Childhood Committees meet together every other month per Zoom meeting. Join our committee to receive current ASHA information, share successes and discuss concerns.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Use ASHA’s workload calculator efficiently and effectively.
  • Utilize telepractice services per esources provided and demonstrated.
  • Gain knowledge regarding the current roles and topics of school based speech-language pathologists.

Level of Learning: Intermediate | Track: Speech/ Language Pathology

Session 6 - Missouri's Clinical Services Update

Michelle Vomund, MEd, CCC-SLP, VP of Clinical Services – MSHA, Maryville University; Laura Randen, MA CCC-SLP, Elite Dysphagia Diagnostics & Speech Services, LLC; Sarah Warren, MA, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The VP of Clinical Services along with ASHA’s director of health care regulatory advocacy will present an update to the MSHA membership on topics including reimbursement issues with medicare, medicaid, and private insurance and advocacy, member education regarding healthcare and the ever changing landscape and clarification of CPT codes and billing updates for fee schedule for 2021. Additionally, this session will cover licensure issues or concerns for our members at large , assistance with interaction with other professionals about the services we provide and our Scope of Practice .

The world of healthcare is always changing. During this session, ASHA’s director of health care regulatory advocacy, Sarah Warren, current VP Michelle Vomund, and Laura Randen, clinical speech-language pathologist will present, inform and discuss current and proposed changes to areas related to clinical services. This session will allow time to answer questions, listen to MSHA’s membership concerns given the ever changing clinical landscape and challenges presented during the global pandemic.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts and theory of Medicare changes as it relates to SLP and Aud
  • Identify at risk areas and populations related to SLP and Aud due to Medicaid and Medicare changes.
  • Describe key roles of MO’s STAR and StAMP.


Level of Learning: Intermediate | Track: Clinical Services

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 7 - Round Robin

This informal session will allow presenters and attendees to converse and interact on topics related to research or clinical practice in speech-language pathology or audiology. Presenters will speak for 10-15 minutes on a research or clinical topic within their scope of expertise and allow 5-10 minutes of discussion and questions among the attendees.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history of Missouri licensure and certification requirements related to the schools.
  • Identify at least three issues impacting service delivery.
  • List pending legislation impacting our professions at both a state and national level.

Level of Learning: Introductory | Track: Multi-Interest

Group Listings

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session 8 - Convention Planning Team Update- CEUs not available

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 9 - President’s Luncheon and presentation Onward and Upward: Driving Progress Through Your Unique Strengths

Meghan Chun, M.Div., MBA, Meghan Chun Coaching & Consulting

In a constantly changing and uncertain world, innovation and progress are critical to growth and development as a professional. It can be daunting to consider how to progress, yet it is essential to always be moving forward and learning more. To be successful in advancing ourselves, our careers, and our field, we must start by identifying and understanding who we are and the strengths we bring to work each day. When we employ our greatest strengths, we are more engaged in our work and we ignite creativity, advance innovation, and bring better solutions. In this session, you will identify your greatest strengths and develop strategies for how to use them to propel you onward and upward in the drive for progress.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of using their innate strengths to remain engaged and do their best work
  • Identify their unique strengths and articulate ways to utilize these in their work
  • Assess strategies for engaging their strengths to drive change, innovation, and progress

Level of Learning: Intermediate | Track: Other

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Session 10 - MSHA Network for Committee Members

Pat Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, Liberty Public Schools; Shannon Locke, MS, CCC-SLP, Autism Outfitters, LLC; Saneta Thurmon, MA, CCC-SLP-A, Saint Louis University; Kim Stewart, MS, CCC-SLP, UCM; Michelle Vomund, Med, CCC-SLP, Maryville University; Andrea Richards, MEd, CCC-SLP, Truman University

The MSHA Executive Board and Committee Members will meet to network and problem solve with committee members. During this session, MSHA’s past President; Pat Jones, VP for Communication; Shannon Locke, VP for Legislative Affairs; Greta Hull, VP for Audiology; Saneta Thrumon, VP for School Services; Kim Stewart, VP for Clinical Services; Michelle Vomund, VP for Professional and Public Relations; Andrea Richards, will meet with committee members to identify solutions to various problems across all settings.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify solutions to various problem scenarios
  • Describe strategies for solving identified problems.
  • Identify resources to assist in their work setting.

Level of Learning: Introductory | Track: General Professional Affairs

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Student Poster Sessions

Earn up to 0.1 ASHA CEU by viewing up to 4 posters.
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4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Session 12 - Quest for the Cup

University teams comprised of top-notch students compete in a quiz bowl format to see which team can answer the most Praxis practice questions correctly! This session is designed for students preparing to take the Praxis examination, as well as professionals who want to refresh their basic knowledge skills while learning in a fun, interactive and competitive environment. The Quest for the Cup is one of the MSHA Convention’s most anticipated annual events. Let the games begin!

Level of Learning: Intermediate | Track: Multi- Interest

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Session 13 - Student Technical Sessions

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6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Session 14 - NSSHLA Share Session

Austin Covey, ABD, University of Central Missouri; Kim Stewart, CCC-SLP, University of Central Missouri; Makaley Woehr, BS, University of Central Missouri

The NSSLHA Share Session will comprise of NSSLHA members and advisors from eight universities in Missouri. The members will share their chapter’s successes and ideas, as well as gain information from other chapters to improve their NSSLHA meetings, membership, philanthropic events, and participation with National NSSLHA.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Increase knowledge for events related to the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Students/advisors will return to their university with ideas related to dues, philanthropic events, and professional advocacy.
  • Improve NSSLHA Executive Board meetings to improve overall organization of the Chapter.
  • Improve Knowledge of benefits with membership of National NSSLHA Update.

Level of Learning: Introductory | Track: Other