Thursday’s Program

Thursday, April 11, 2024

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

S01 - Ask MSHA

This session will utilize a panel discussion format comprised of MSHA Executive Board members and ASHA Advisory Council to focus on issues and trends impacting the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology including reimbursement, legislation at state and federal levels, graduate level training programs, state licensure requirements and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) implementer model. Panel members will detail how these issues directly impact the practices of speech-language pathologists and audiologists and will provide information as to how actions at the local, state and national levels can influence change. Participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to the discussion.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Identify current legislation at state and federal levels, affecting the professions of audiologly and speech-language pathology.
  • Describe reimbursement issues facing audiologists and speech pathologists.
  • Identify state licensure requirement issues affecting audiologists and speech pathologists.

Level of Learning: Introductory

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

S02 - Show-Me Showdown: SLP Share Session

Kelly Moore, MS, CCC-SLP, Lee’s Summit School District
Angie DeMoss, MS, CCC-SLP, Lee’s Summit School District

Do you have a “favorite therapy thing” right now? Are you willing to share this with the group? Do you want to hear about other SLPs’ favorite things? Join us for the first, and hopefully annual, open mic share session where anyone can share their favorite therapy things! This could be a therapy resource material, research article, or tech tool. It could be a new or old thing. It can be anything that is increasing your effectiveness and efficiency or just simply sparking joy for you and your clients. Attendees will get a link to a document summarizing all of the shared resources. Come prepared to share and learn!

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • List at least three resources or therapy materials that may be appropriate for their clientele.
  • Identify at least one new tool that may increase their efficiency.
  • Locate at least one research article to read.

Time-Ordered Agenda
60 minutes: Confronting cognitive bias in clinical decision making
60 minutes: Reassessing Assessment
60 minutes: Institutional Thinking Versus Individual Thinking
60 minutes: 2-3 Theory-based, Fear-based, and Evidence-based practice

Level of Learning: Introductory