Call for Papers - Program Formats and Categories

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM FORMATS

Seminars are 60 minutes in duration and are intended to provide the audience with a report regarding completed clinical or research studies. The seminar format is also appropriate for the presentation of other pertinent information relevant to communication sciences and disorders.

Technical Sessions are 30 minutes in duration and are intended to provide a forum for basic and applied research or a review of case studies with clinical application (i.e. assessment and/or therapeutic techniques). The Technical Session format is also appropriate for the presentation of preliminary research.

Poster Sessions are 90 minutes in duration and provide visual displays representing clinical or research aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology. The poster session format allows the presenter(s) an opportunity to discuss his/her research in a less formal atmosphere and provides the audience an opportunity for dialogue directly with the presenter(s).

Doctoral Student Research Forum: Students who are currently matriculating in doctoral degree programs are eligible to submit presentations in this format. The Research Forum sessions are 20 minutes in duration plus a 10-minute question and answer period. The forum is intended to provide an opportunity for doctoral students and candidates to present current empirical research at various stages. This format is appropriate for the presentation of project proposals, defense preparation and preliminary research.

Student Forum: Students who are currently matriculating in baccalaureate or master's degree programs are eligible to submit presentations in this format. The Student Forum sessions are 20 minutes in duration plus a 10-minute question and answer period. The Student Forum format provides an opportunity for students to present clinical or theoretical research studies.


DESCRIPTION OF CATEGORIES

Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation: Basic science in hearing, Behavioral and/or physiological methods, Cochlear implants, Education of the deaf/hard of hearing, Hearing aids/assistive listening devices, Diagnosis and management of hearing problems, Aural habilitation and rehabilitative techniques, Hearing and communication issues of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) symbols, systems, and devices. Intervention strategies using AAC, Augmentative and alternative communication issues of culturally and linguistically diverse population.

Language Development and Disorders: Normal language development, Literacy and reading development and disorders, Diagnosis and management of language disorders (including developmental delays, developmental disorders), Diagnosis and management of neurologically based language and communication disorders (including congenital aphasia, aphasias due to the left hemisphere lesions, right hemisphere disorders, traumatic brain injury, and dementias), Language-based communication impairments, Intervention and rehabilitation procedures for language disorders, Language and communication issues of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Professional Affairs: Recruitment and training of students into the professions, Retention of minorities in the professions, Clinical instruction and education, Clinical supervision, Caseload management, Counseling patients and families, Issues relevant to service delivery various settings (including schools, hospitals, clinics, private practice, and corporate settings), Issues of diversity, Cross-cultural service delivery, Governmental and regulatory affairs, Professional ethics, Program evaluation, accreditation, and management.

Speech, Fluency and Voice Development and Disorders: Normal speech development, Normal vocal and speech patterns, Accent reduction, Diagnosis and management or articulation and phonological disorders (including developmental dysarthria; developmental apraxia), Diagnosis and management of motor speech, fluency, and voice disorders (including those os neurogenic onset), Diagnosis and management of dysarthria, apraxia of speech, and oral motor dysfunction (including alaryngeal speech), Diagnosis and management of functional organic voice disorders, Disorders or resonance and voice resulting from craniofacial anomalies (including cleft of the lip and/or palate; laryngectomy), Intervention for speech, fluency, and voice disorders, Speech, fluency, and voice issues of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Swallowing Function and Disorders: Normal swallow function, Appropriate feeding patterns and therapeutic techniques, Clinical instrumentation for the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders, Diagnosis and management of dysphagia, Intervention for swallowing and feeding disorders (including positions, maneuvers, and compensatory strategies), Swallowing issues of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Business Management and Professional Affairs: Human resource management, billing and reimbursement, budgeting and financial management, service delivery models, risk management, legal and ethical issues, licensure and independent provider status, marketing and consumer relations.

Global/International Issues: International perspective on communication disorders, recruitment and training of students and professionals into the field of communication disorders, issues relevant to service delivery various settings (including schools, hospitals, clinics, private practice, and corporate settings), professional issues related to communication disorders for specific regions of the world, new programs addressing speech and language disabilities for specific regions of the world, international/Association reports.


POPULATION

Pediatric: Issues concerning newborns, infants, toddlers, preschool, school-age children, and adolescents.

Adult: Issues concerning young, middle-aged, and older adults, Issues in aging.

General: Issues applicable to all ages, Issues not concerning specific age groups.

 

 

 
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