Eighth Annual ASHA Division 4

Fluency and Fluency Disorders

Leadership Conference

May 16 — May 19, 2001

Academic & Clinical Training in Fluency Disorders: Future Directions

Toronto Colony Hotel

Toronto, Canada

Wednesday: May 16

7:30-8:30 p.m. Reception

7:30-9:00 p.m. Registration

Thursday May 17

7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

8:00-8:15 Plenary Session: Greetings and Conference Charge Char Bloom (College of St. Rose) & Bill Murphy (Purdue University)

8:15-8:30 Presentation of the Malcolm Fraser Award: Division 4 Award’s Committee Chair — Klaas Bakker

Professional Challenges: Maintaining Quality

8:35-9:15 Keynote Address: The Future of Clinical Education: Challenges and Opportunities — John Bernthal (President of ASHA)

9:15-9:45 The New CCC Standards: Implications for training students to work with fluency disorders — Tommie Robinson (Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders, Hearing & Speech Center, Children’s National Medical Center)

9:45-10:15 Specialization: Implications for Training Specialists and Generalists — Ken St. Louis (West Virginia University)

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-10:45 Instructions for Break-out Groups

10:45-12:00 Discussion Groups Meet

12:00-1:30 Lunch

Teaching Challenges: planning for the 21st Century

1:30-1:45 Steering Committee Report on the Syllabi Project: What do our fluency classes currently look like? — Nan Bernstein Ratner (University of Maryland, College Park)

1:45-2:15 Instilling an Appreciation for the Contributions of Science — Julie Masterson (ASHA Vice President for Research and Technology)


Use of Technology

2:15-2:45 Tele-therapy — Deb Kully (Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Research, Edmonton, Alberta)

2:45-3:15 Distance Education — TBA

3:15-3:45 Simulating Therapy: Computer applications to train students and professionals — Tony Caruso (Kent State University)

3:45-4:05 Stimulating Therapy: How to get more clients in your clinic — Bob Quesal (Western Illinois University)

4:05-4:20 Break

4:20-5:30 Discussion Groups Meet

5:30-7:00 Wine and Cheese Reception: Your hosts — Jane Fraser & Joe Fulcher — Stuttering Foundation of America

Friday May 18 Clinical Challenges: Bridging the Gap

8:00-8:30 Bridging the Classroom Setting to the Clinical Setting — Kathy Whitmire (Director, Schools’ Division for ASHA)

8:30-9:00 Beyond the Visible: Helping students to look beyond the disfluency — Steve Hood (University of South Alabama)

9:00-9:30 From Buzz-Words to Practice: Integrating constructs into useful applications — John (Mick) Hanley (Western Michigan University)

9:30-10:00 Training Students in Dealing with Psycho-Social Aspects -- Woody Starkweather (Birch Tree Foundation)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Problem-Based Learning in Stuttering — Tricia Zebrowski (University of Iowa)

10:45-11:15 Self-Study CEU Opportunities and the SFA — Lisa Scott Trautman (Wichita State University) & Tricia Zebrowski (University of Iowa)

11:15-12:30 Discussion Groups Meet

Afternoon is Free


Saturday: May 19 Our Challenges: Shaping the Future

8:00-9:15 Steering Committee Summary and Interpretation of Discussion Group Outcomes — Nan Bernstein Ratner (University of Maryland at College Park)

9:15-10:30 Discussion Groups Meet: Additions to Outcome Summary, Problem Solving. Where do we go from here?

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Group leaders summarize each group’s closing discussion

11:30-12:00 Audience response/open discussion

12:00 Conference Adjourns