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2015 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

ASHA Disclosure Information

 

Rachel Arntson, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area and the owner of Talk it Rock It.

  • Disclosure: Arnston’s presentation will include information on products available through her company Talk IT Rock It. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Alison Boorman-Sears, M.Sc., R-SLP, is the owner of a private practice in Calgary Alberta Canada.

  • Disclosure: Boorman-Sears is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Ellen Brigger, MEd., is a teacher at the St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a consultant for St. Rita Comprehensive Communication Resources.

  • Disclosure: Brigger’s presentation will include information on the services she offers at St. Rita School for the Deaf. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Tom Campbell, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Executive Director of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in Dallas, Texas.

  • Disclosure: Campbell is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. He receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Lynn Carahaly, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner and director of Foundations Developmental House, LLC located in Chandler, AZ. She is also the developer of The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program and App.

  • Disclosure: Carahaly has in the past donated and discounted Apps for IPad recipients of CASANA’s IPads for Apraxia program. Ms. Carahaly provided consultation on Apps to families in CASANA’s IPads for Apraxia project and received partial compensation for her time. Ms. Carahaly is the author of the Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program and App and receives ongoing compensation from the sale of this product. Ms. Carahay’s presentation may contain information on The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program, but will contain information on other therapy approaches as well. Ms. Carahaly volunteers as a coordinator of a local Walk for Apraxia © to benefit CASANA’s programs and research. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sarah Carmody, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center.

  • Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sue Caspari, MA, CCC-SLP, works in private practice in the Philadelphia, PA area.

  • Disclosure: Caspari is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.  There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Amy Clark, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

  • Disclosure: Clark is currently employed by the PROMPT Institute as an independent contractor to teach PROMPT workshops. Her presentation will focus solely on the PROMPT method of treatment. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist in private practice in White Plains, NY and an adjunct instructor in the Communication Disorders program at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

  • Dolgin-Lieberman is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Dana Fennel, MSEd, MS CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center.

  • Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Margaret A. Fish, MS, CCC-SLP, works in private practice in the Highland Park, IL area.

  • Disclosure: Fish is the author of the book,” Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” which is available in the CASANA online store. She serves on CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sarah Gee, MS, CCC-SLP, is the owner of Progressive Speech Therapy, LLC in Dallas, Texas.

  • Disclosure: Gee is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Kay Giesecke, MS, CCC-SLP, is the owner of Apraxia Dallas and the Apraxia Ranch Camp in Dallas, Texas.

  • Disclosure: Geisecke’s presentation will focus solely on the Apraxia Ranch, and will not include information on other similar or related programs. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, PhD, CCC-SLP, Disclosure: Dr. Gildersleeve-Neumann is Associate Professor and Chair in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University in Oregon.

  • There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Hannah Griggs, is a Graduate Student at The George Washington University.

  • There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Dave Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP, is the Director of Professional Development and Services at the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.

  • Disclosure: Hammer receives compensation for his role with CASANA. Mr. Hammer receives ongoing compensation for his participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Treatment Strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.” Mr. Hammer also acts as the ASHA CE Consultant for CASANA. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Deborah A. Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP, SL-P(C), Reg. CASLPO, is the Founder and Research Director of the PROMPT Institute located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an Adjunct professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing sciences at the University of New Mexico.

  • Disclosure: Hayden is a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. Her presentation will focus solely on the PROMPT method of treatment. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Julie Hoffmann, MA, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Saint Louis University.

  • Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Kathy J. Jakielski, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Florence C. and Dr. John E. Wertz Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

  • Disclosure: Jakielski is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.  Dr. Jakielski is a faculty member of CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS and is compensated for her participation in the training. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Anne Kuhlmeier, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist St. Luke’s Children’s Rehab in Meridian, Idaho.

  • Disclosure: Kuhlmeier is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Jodi N. Kumar, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the supervisor of the Speech Sound and Motor Speech Disorders clinical track at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

  • Disclosure: Kumar’s presentation will provide information exclusively on the “CHAMP Camp,” a 1-week intensive therapy camp at George Washington University’s Speech and Hearing Center, and will not include information on other similar or related programs. Ms. Kumar is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sarah McDonnell, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner of My Theraplayce,Speech.Language.Laughter, a pediatric private practice located in Western NY.

  • Disclosure: McDonnell volunteers as a coordinator of a local Walk for Apraxia © to benefit CASANA’s programs and research. Ms. McDonnell is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Clinical Professor at Washington State University in Spokane, WA.

  • Disclosure: Meredith is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. One of Dr. Meredith’s presentations will focus solely on Camp Candoo, and will not include information on other similar or related programs. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Katie Micco, MS CCC-SLP, is a senior speech language pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

  • Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Marnie Millington, MS, CCC-SLP, is co-owner of Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy, a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts.

  • Disclosure: Millington is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Lisa Mitchell, MS, CCC-SLP, is the co-owner and Clinical Director at Clearly Speaking.

  • Disclosure: Mitchell is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non‐financial relationships to disclose.

 

Aravind Namasivayam, PhD, holds Adjunct Lecturer and Scientist positions at the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto and Medicine, Neurology Division, Toronto Western Hospital.

  • Disclosure: Namasivayam also works as a research scientist at the PROMPT Institute, Santa Fe, NM and currently manages various PROMPT research projects in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Namasivayam was also the recipient of research funding through CASANA’s Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Research Grant Program. His presentation will focus solely on the PROMPT method of treatment. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Nicole Newman, MEd, is a Civil Rights Advocate working with the Parent Support Arizona organization.

  • Disclosure: There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Megan Overby, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor at Duquesne University.

  • Disclosure: Overby co-conducted a study of the participants in CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute in 2014, “Surviving and Thriving in “Boot Camp”: Learning Outcomes and Reported Experiences of SLPs in the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive Training Institute.” There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Lucia Pasquel-Lefebvre, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist in private practice in Durham, NC.  Lucia also works in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School District.

  • Disclosure: Pasquel-Lefebvre is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non‐financial relationships to disclose.

 

Heather Rusiewicz, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Director of the Speech Production Clinic at Duquesne University.

  • Disclosure: Dr. Rusiewicz conducted the “iPads for Kids with Apraxia Pilot Program” study initiated by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. Rusiewicz also co-conducted a study of the participants in CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute in 2014, “Surviving and Thriving in “Boot Camp”: Learning Outcomes and Reported Experiences of SLPs in the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive Training Institute.” There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP, works in private practice in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Jami Slotnik is the owner of 1010 Creative Shop, an advertising, PR, Branding and Social Media firm in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Disclosure: Slotnik is the parent of a young son with Childhood apraxia of speech. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

  • Disclosure: Stoeckel is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.  Dr. Stoeckel receives ongoing compensation for her participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Early Speech-Language Issues and Late Literacy; Will Slow to Talk Mean Slow to Read?” Dr. Stoeckel also receives compensation for the development of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute curriculum, as well as her participation in the training as faculty member. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Alice Stroutsos, MS, CCC-SLP, is in private practice in the Seattle, Washington area.

  • Disclosure: Stroutsos is certified as a PROMPT Instructor. She is also the part owner of SmarTalk, Inc., a materials development company for PROMPT-based speech therapy materials. She is a graduate of CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Nancy Tarshis MA, MS, CCC-SLP, is the Supervisor of Speech and Language Services at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)

  • Disclosure: There are no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Anne L. Van Zelst, MA, CCC‐SLP, is a Speech‐Language Pathologist in the Garnet Valley School District in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Misericordia University.

  • Disclosure: Van Zelst is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non‐financial relationships to disclose.

 

Shelley Velleman, PhD, CCC-SLP,  is the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont.

  • Disclosure: Velleman is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.  There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

Amanda Zimmerman, MA, CCC-SLP , is a pediatric speech-language pathologist at The Columbus Speech & Hearing Center in Columbus, OH.

  • Disclosure: Zimmerman is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non‐financial relationships to disclose.