2018 SDSLHA Convention 

October 4th and 5th 

Sioux Falls Convention Center

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We are pleased to announce the speaker line-up for the 2018 SDSLHA convention. There are presentations and vendors of interest to audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech-langauge pathology assistants.  Below you will find the Registration Brochure link, the list of 2018 speakers and their presentation titles as well as information on how to access to their handouts.  We look forward to seeing you all in October!


This course is offered for up to 1.6 ASHA CEUs (various levels, Professional area)


To REGISTER for the 2018 SDSLHA Convention, click here.

To DOWNLOAD the Registration Brochure, click here.

Presenter handouts:  Please note that once you have registered for convention you will be emailed the information necessary to access handouts. Handouts are not made public and are available only to those who have registered. Please be sure to print the handouts for those presentations you plan to attend as they will not be made available for you at convention. 

Complete Presenter Disclosure Form Summary:  Disclosure Form

2018 Speakers: 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Ethics & Excellence in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Practice
     Elise Davis-McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP: 2018 ASHA President, Washington, D.C.

Evidence Based Practice in Dysphagia Therapy: Houston We Have a Problem
     Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP: ACP – Accelerated Care Plus, Reno, NV

Making a Core Approachable with Snap + Core First and Pathways
     Janette Thibodeau: Tobii Dynavox, Pittsburgh, PA Creating Complex Sentence Competence

Creating Complex Sentence Competence: Evidence-based Treatment to Improve Receptive and Expressive Language Skills
     Jennifer Schultz, M.A., CCC-SLP: Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD                    

Better Together: Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders that is Behavioral AND Developmental
     Megan Wiessner, MA, CCC-SLP: LifeScape, Sioux Falls, SD
     Amanda Barton, Ed.S., NCSP, BCBA, LBA: LifeScape, Sioux Falls, SD

PMSTB & Speech Test Overview/Instructions
     Jessica Messersmith, PhD: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Auditory Questionnaires/Checklists
     Jessica Messersmith, PhD: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

EDHI Updates
     Jessica Messersmith, PhD: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

RehAB Resources from Advanced Bionics
     Julia Biedenstein, MS-CED, LSLS. Cert. AVEd: Advanced Bionics, Glendale, MO

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management
     Ianessa A. Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Billing and Busy: A Discussion Panel
     Tiffany Trask, MA, CCC-SLP: Rapid City Area Schools, Rapid City, SD
     Melissa Carrier-Damon, MA, CF-SLP: LifeScape, Sioux Falls, SD
     Amanda Oster, MS, CCC-SLP: Falls Speech Therapy, Sioux Falls, SD
     Laura Bergeleen, MA, CCC-SLP: Core Educational Cooperative. Platte, SD     

AAC Assessment and SGD Funding: Guidance and Resources

     Elizabeth K. Hanson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
     Lewis Golinker, Esq.: Assistive Technology Law Center, Ithaca, NY

Functional Sign Language
     Kami VanSickle, MA: South Dakota School for the Deaf, Sioux Falls, SD
     Sherry Juergens, MA: Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD

Understanding What a Ponto Bone Conduction System is and Why this Method of Hearing is so Good for Children: Because Sound Matters
     Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA: Oticon Medical, Detroit, MI

What’s New in Phonak Pediatrics
     Stacy Michels, MA, FAAA: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of
     North Dakota