Dear USHA Member:
Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:
· Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention
· Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA
· Promoting our professions in the community
· Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state
We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.
Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!
Sue Mallory, USHA President
*Please notice our address change. You can now send mail to: 310 E 4500 S, Suite 110, Murray, UT 84107-4224
USHA 2017 Conference Announcement
March 2 & 3, 2017Salt Lake City, UT (venue TBA)
USHA 2017 Conference: Call for proposals
Session proposals are being accepted through Monday, October 3, 2016 for the 2017 conference. Guidelines for the proposals can be downloaded by clicking here.
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
Register today for our 27th Annual Conference
on November 4 at www.biau.org/events!
Over the last 3-5 years there has been a significant grassroots nationwide interest for advancing diagnostic and therapeutic tools for pharyngeal dysphagia patients as seen just this year at the Dysphagia Research Society meeting. As a direct result this CME/CEU course on High Resolution Manometry (HRM) has been created for both SLPs and ENTs. Dr. Belafsky (UC Davis), Dr. Greg Postma (MCA), and Dr. Ashli O'Rourke (MUSC) are the Co-Directors for the 3 hour event. The course’s title is Introduction to High Resolution Manometry and will focus on use of HRM for both Esophageal and Pharyngeal Dysphagia. There will be didactic and live case components for the attendees.
What is particularly exciting for SLPs comes directly from Dr. O’Rourke’s work with Dr. Bonnie Martin Harris’ team at MUSC who are engaged in using of HRM for BOTH diagnostic evaluation of the pharynx as well as using HRM for therapeutically to validate and maximize therapy success. Imagine being able to validate the pressures of the swallow and thus prescribe the correct exercises without prolonged radiation exposure!
This event will be ideal for your members with a passion for dysphagia. If they are interested please follow this link!
2017 General & Special Education Conference - Seattle
Brain-Based Science, Learning & Achievement
Pre-K through 12th Grade
A Professional Continuing Education Event
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Date: March 8, 9, & 10, 2017
Up to 1.95 ASHA CEUs (19.5 contact hours)
2 Graduate Level College Credits (WWU)
Twenty-four full day courses will be offered at this conference on a variety of topics including: Childhood Apraxia of Speech, LAMP Training, Learning Disabilities, Executive Function, Autism, Behavior Management, Explicit Instruction and more. Course options include:
Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Tactile & Temporal Cueing by Edythe Strand, PhD, CCC-SLP, Mayo Clinic –This is a 2–day course
Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) by Christine E. Grubbs, MS, CCC-SLP, The Center for AAC & Autism, Wooster, Ohio
Teaching Social Skills: Evidenced- Based Strategies for School Age Children with Autism by Rebecca A. Moyes, MEd, Grade Point Resources, Leechburg, PA
Using “Cheat Sheets” to Promote Independence for Students with Autism by Patrick Mulick, MS, BCBA
Assessing Students’ Use and Disuse of Executive Functions by George McCloskey, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Role of Executive Functions in Reading, Writing and Math: Assessment and Intervention Strategies by George McCloskey, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
**Conference Registration Information: To Download a full Conference program, registration page, or to register online, go to: www.rehabseminars.org or call 360-379-6994.
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