Annual Continuing Education Conference
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Please refer to the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Assn.
Annual Continuing Education Conference when booking to receive the
$94/night rate. This includes breakfast and a late afternoon reception.
The 2013 MSHA Annual Conference Committee, chaired by Stephanie Stevens and Morgan Weihing, has been hard at work preparing a wonderful continuing education experience for you! Here is a preview of what is in store…and we are working to include even more! The schedule should be posted on the MSHA website (www.mshausa.org) by February, but here are some highlights to get you as excited as we are!
Our preconference this year is focused on Supervision. Vicki McCready and Perry Flynn will prepare any SLP to become a supervisor.
“Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) do not have formal training in supervision [and] might assume that being a competent “master” clinician is enough of a prerequisite for being a supervisor of a student, an assistant, a Fellow, or other professionals. In actuality being a good clinician is just the tip of what we might call the supervision iceberg. Just as the base of real icebergs ranges from three to nine times the height above the ocean surface, the base of the supervision iceberg is far more extensive than the observable tip which includes proficiency as an SLP. This short course will describe all levels of the iceberg in order to prepare any SLP to become a supervisor. Throughout the presentation attendees will have an opportunity to participate in “hands-on” activities to increase their understanding of the components of supervision, i.e., levels of the iceberg.”
At our conference, for those interested in the Educational Line:
· 216 Task Force will provide updates, addressed by: Gloria Kellum, Jayne Buttross, Beverly Ray, Lennette Ivy, Georgene Falcone-Johnson, and Carolyn Higdon.
· Additional topics include the SLP’s role in working with hearing aids, MSHA’s legislative day, MSHA’s new website, evidence based practice, a praxis review for students, corporate SLP, AAC Camp, pronoun usage in the oral language of young children, unintelligible preschoolers, team approach to listening and spoken language, an inservice for teachers and more—much more! Speakers include Leslie Hammond, Keith Magnon, Robin Edge, Mia Kimmons, Anne-Marie Kimbell, Nola Radford, Kim Heine, Julie Chadwick, Ladell Kraft, Sarah Case-Price, Rebecca Lowe, Mary Langford-Hall, Betty Sutton, Missy Schraeder, Tania Hanna, Jennifer Wiles, Susanna McDonald, Taneill Barbour, Anita Thames, and Daphne Cornett.
For those interested in the Healthcare Line:
· Anne Marie Tharpe from Vanderbilt will address behavioral hearing testing in infants and young children as well as special populations of children with hearing loss.
· Sarah Grantham will discuss vestibular function testing.
· We are also pleased that Charles Marx, Kimberly Ward, Ian Windmill, and Angel Perez are among those who will be speaking on a range of topics including legal issues and cochlear implants.
We are honored that our own Carolyn Higdon, ASHA VP for Finance, and Janice Brannon, Director, State Initiatives (State Government Relations) will be our ASHA speakers. Carolyn will address the changing landscape of healthcare that will affect the whole profession, and Janice will address multi-state telepractice, a very timely topic.
Poster sessions will include topics such as pediatric dysphagia; fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing; model plan for 216 license; use of personal pronouns in African American preschoolers; evaluating standardized speech/language screeners for urban preschoolers; phonetic, multisensory instruction; comparing analogies in AA preschoolers; perspectives on the future of audiology; and more!
Please check the website for the complete schedule in February. As you navigate your registration, you also will find a link to the Hilton with lodging information (click on the hotel picture); they have a block of rooms until February 22 or until it is full. We hope to see you in March!
Stephanie Stevens, 2013 Conference Chair
Morgan Weihing, 2013 Conference Co-Chair
Maureen K. Martin, President
Description of Presentation for Pre-Conference at the Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association. March 25, 2013
The Supervision Iceberg: More than Meets the Eye
Introduction/Overview. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) do not have formal training in supervision might assume that being a competent “master” clinician is enough of a prerequisite for being a supervisor of a student, an assistant, a Fellow, or other professionals. In actuality being a good clinician is just the tip of what we might call the supervision iceberg. Just as the base of real icebergs ranges from three to nine times the height above the ocean surface, the base of the supervision iceberg is far more extensive than the observable tip which includes proficiency as an SLP. This short course will describe all levels of the iceberg in order to prepare any SLP to become a supervisor. Throughout the presentation attendees will have an opportunity to participate in “hands-on” activities to increase their understanding of the components of supervision, i.e., levels of the iceberg.
Above the Surface. The visible part of the supervision iceberg includes all those external facets of an SLP supervisor’s professional life such as :
· competency as an SLP: content knowledge, clinical skills and professionalism
· the work setting and its particular expectations and demands
· Mississippi state licensure requirements and scope of practice for SLPs with a 216 educator license
Below the Surface. It is this section of the iceberg that will comprise the major part of this short course. Below the surface are the necessary processes that the SLP needs to undertake before and during the supervisory process. According to the 2008 Position Statement on Clinical Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Association (ASHA), “the highly complex nature of supervision makes it critically important that supervisors obtain education in the supervisory process” (p.1). Along with the Position Statement, the Technical Report and the Knowledge and Skills documents are essential reading for anyone undertaking supervision. Additional components of the supervisory base include:
· other pertinent ASHA documents
· supervision: terminology/definitions, components, stages, styles, amounts, forms
· the evidence base for clinical supervision>timeless tips for supervision
· observation, feedback, supervisory conferences, evaluation tools
· supervision of a student vs. an assistant vs. a Clinical Fellow
· interpersonal communication, conflict management
· adult learning styles
Outcomes. Participants will engage in a variety of experiential activities designed to help them prepare to provide high quality supervision across the continuum of service providers. Specifically participants will: discuss the knowledge and skills necessary for the supervisory process; compare and contrast the differences in types of supervision; cite pertinent ASHA documents; list the components of supervision; choose conflict tactics for various scenarios; and cite at least two evidence-based findings from the supervision literature.