NBASLH National Speech-Language Pathology

Exam Review Course

The virtual course is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022.
Registration deadline is June 8, 2022.

An Intensive Review for the Examination for Speech-Language Pathology

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About the National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review Course

The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) is sponsoring its Annual Review Course in preparation for the Praxis II Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. The course has been sponsored since 1988 and is taught by an outstanding faculty of scholars who are experts and/or certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

The Intensive Review for the Examination was designed to target the topic areas identified by the Educational Testing Service Praxis Series as being the content included on the examination.

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Committee Chairs

Kimmerly HarrellDr. Kimmerly Harrell, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. She received her B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Tennessee State University, her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi, an EdS in Curriculum & Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Her areas of expertise include language and literacy disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents, reading comprehension, vocabulary intervention, and cultural competence and humility in CSD education. Dr. Harrell also uses her knowledge and expertise to provide services in Haiti, Kenya, and other global communities. She serves as the Director of Global Partnerships for Haiti and Research Coordinator for Travel & GIVE, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that combines travel with addressing the needs of the people in local communities around the world through advocacy, education, and medical resources.

Andii Toliver-SmithDr. Andi Toliver-Smith is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Maryville University in St. Louis. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in the field of communication sciences and disorders with an emphasis in cultural and linguistic diversity, along with a secondary interest in audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from "The Mecca" Howard University, and her BS in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She has worked with a variety of populations with speech and language disorders as well as with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients who require Aural Rehabilitation. Dr. Toliver-Smith also shares her expertise in the ASHA-PAHO/WHO Guyana Collaboration Project. Her areas of expertise include: Multicultural Concerns, Accent-Dialect Modification, Aural Rehabilitation, Teaching Pedagogy, and Professional Issues.

Instructors

NBASLH SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY EXAM REVIEW COURSE - 2022 Instructor BIOS

Dr. Afua Agyapong, PhD, CCC-SLP
Francis Marion University
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Afua Agyapong is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Francis Marion University. She holds an MS and a PHD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Dakota. She teaches and conducts research on voice disorders. Her current research is aimed at exploring vocal health problems in transgender people.

Sheila Bridges-Bond, PhD, CCC-SLP
ASHA Fellow/ACUE Certified
Retired Associate Professor
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Dr. Sheila Bridges‐Bond is a retired Associate Professor formerly in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at North Carolina Central University. Prior to her recent retirement she engaged in research, teaching, and service at NCCU for 27 years in the areas of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD), and global issues in communication disorders.
During her tenure at NCCU she served in many capacities. Her administrative roles included Interim Department Chair and CSD Program Director. She was Founder/Director of the Assistive Technology for Infants and Preschoolers Project (ATIPP) and Director/Faculty Advisor of CREAATT, Culturally Response Early Intervention and Adult Assistive Technology Training. an OSEP funded Training Grant Program and specialty track.
Dr. Bridges-­Bond is a fellow of the American Speech-­Language-­Hearing Association and has served on numerous local and national professional boards and committees including NBASLH (executive staff member and ECHO Editor), United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC, Board member and state representative), and ASHA SIG 12 Steering Committee member.

Maurice Goodwin, CCC-SLP
Houston Methodist
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Maurice Goodwin is a licensed and practicing Speech Language Pathologist, voice teacher, and active performer now living in Houston, TX. Professionally he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the singing voice and voice disorders at The Texas Voice Center and is also Adjunct Faculty at Lamar University in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Following his undergraduate studies in music performance at Shenandoah University, he completed his graduate work in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center he completed his graduate thesis on the challenges and changes that occur in the voices of elderly adults. His background as a performer and speech pathologist led him to complete a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics in the treatment of singers, actors, teachers, and other occupational voice users with voice problems. He is a regular lecturer and presenter at conferences focused on the health and education of professional voice users. He is passionate about vocal health education and the intersections of identity and voice. Maurice is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and holds national certification from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
 

Lauren Hastings, M.S., CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP
Hear To Speak, LLC
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Lauren Hastings is the Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist of Hear to Speak, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauren received a Masters of Science in Speech & Hearing Science from Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from Andrews University. She has held various clinical positions in Tennessee and Georgia ranging from rehabilitation centers, school districts, and an Autism center. Her clinical and research interests include child language disorders, literacy development, the impact of socioeconomic status on language/literacy development, feeding disorders, and early intervention. In 2016, Lauren began full-time work in her practice, Hear to Speak, a company based in South Fulton (Atlanta) Georgia which serves the pediatric population using a community-based model.

Iris A. Johnson-­Arnold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Tennessee State University
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Dr. Iris Johnson-Arnold is an associate professor within the Department of Speech‐Language Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Carolina State University and her doctorate from The University of Memphis. Currently, she is lead coordinator for Academically Speaking, a university initiative aimed at improving communication in the college classroom.

Chenell Loudermill, PhD, CCC-SLP
Purdue University
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Chenell Loudermill is a Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education in Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University where she oversees and provides clinical education in speech-language pathology. Chenell obtained her master’s of science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and her doctoral degree from the Arkansas Consortium for the PhD in SLP. She has nearly twenty years of experience, thirteen of which were obtained working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools before moving to higher education. Chenell has expertise in assessment and treatment of language based literacy disorders such as dyslexia as well as treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and social skills deficits. Other interests include administration and supervision in speech-language pathology and interprofessional education and practice. Chenell teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical practice and literacy. She also co-leads the Purdue Literacy Education and Practice Project (Purdue-LEaPP). Chenell also serves on the Exam Review Committee for the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH).

Jay R. Lucker, EdD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
Howard University – Washington, DC
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Dr. Lucker is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University. He has taught for years Speech and Hearing Science and continues teaching Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation as well as master’s and doctoral-level research courses including doctoral research design and quantitative analysis. His research interests and clinical work focus on all aspects of auditory processing disorders and language processing disorders.  He also has a private practice in the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area where he does consultations and evaluations for auditory processing and language processing.  He has taught Praxis review courses for many years.

Lindsay Meyer Turner, PhD, CCC-SLP, CNT, IBCLC
HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
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Lindsay Meyer Turner is employed at HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood (TX) in a Level III NICU and is the owner of Dandelion Feeding & Speech Therapy, PLLC. She has 10 years of outpatient pediatric and NICU experience with expertise in neonatal oral feeding and swallowing disorders. Dr. Turner is responsible for the establishment of several departmental programs and initiatives revolving around neuroprotection/neurobehavioral development, oral feeding (breast and bottle), language nutrition, and parental involvement. Her current research is centered on the establishment of cue-based feeding protocols, facilitation of language nutrition through parent involvement, and understanding the potential effects of swaddle bathing on oral feeding performance. In addition to clinical and research commitments, Dr. Turner mentors graduate students, guest lectures, and educates medical personnel and other SLPs on the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Turner received a master’s degree and doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern University, and bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Elementary Education. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure in Texas. Dr. Turner is a Board Certified Neonatal Therapist (Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners). In 2010, Dr. Turner participated in ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program. She was an invited speaker at NBASLH in 2018.

Katrina E. Miller Ed. D. CCC-SLP
North Carolina Central University
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Katrina E. Miller Ed. D. CCC-SLP is a professional whose 25 plus years’ commitment to the communication disorders profession has improved the lives of her clients and over 300 speech-language pathology students. Dr. Miller is the owner of KMiller Enterprises a communication empowerment company that specializes in providing educational and communication strategies to improve organizations. As a Clinical Associate Professor at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) she founded the Neurogenic Aphasia Group (NAG) which afforded members of the Durham, NC community free speech and language treatment, along with providing clinical practicum experiences to graduate students. Katrina received her B.S and M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University and went on to receive a Doctorate in Education with a concentration is Speech Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a North Carolina license in Speech-language Pathology and is Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP
Children’s National Medical Center
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Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP is director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in the Children's Hearing and Speech Center at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and is an associate professor of pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in communication disorders in children, with a specific focus on children who stutter. Dr. Robinson's research and writings have focused on normal fluency behaviors in children and adults, as well as service delivery to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Robinson holds adjunct professorships with Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, and Longwood University, and has presented widely at the local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Robinson teaches courses in stuttering and diagnostics.

Dr. Robinson has served on various ASHA boards and committees. He has served as ASHA president (2010), vice president for quality of service in speech-language-pathology (2005–2007), on the Board of Ethics, Council on Professional Standards, and Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Committee on Nominations and Elections, Honors Committee, and Clinical Certification Board. He was selected co-chair for the Program Committee of the 2002 ASHA Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also an ASHA legislative councilor representing the District of Columbia in 1994–2004. In 1998, Dr. Robinson was elected a Fellow of ASHA, one of its highest honors. Dr. Robinson was the 2003 chair of the ASHA Honors Committee.

He served on the board of directors of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) and served as the co-chair of the Program Committee for their 1999 and 2000 conventions. Dr. Robinson also served as secretary of the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders and has been a board-recognized fluency specialist since 2000.

Dr. Robinson received his AA degree from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi, BA and MS degrees from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and his PhD degree from Howard University.

Byron Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Houston
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Dr. Byron Ross is an instructional associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston where he teaches Introduction to communication disorders, speech and language development, speech and language disorders, and Assessment and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Ross is also the Program Coordinator of the Post Bac Leveling Program in the ComD Department at U of H. His research interests include pragmatic language disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, and intervention techniques using augmentative/alternative communication. He received his BS and MS from the University of Central Arkansas in speech-language pathology, and his PhD from the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln in communication sciences and disorders.

Keena Seward, AuD, CCC-A/SLP
3L Therapy Solutions, LLC
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Dr. Keena Seward is dually certified as an audiologist and speech-language pathologist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University, a doctorate in clinical audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from CUNY Lehman College. Her professional experience includes adjunct teaching at various universities, working as an audiologist in clinical, research, and educational settings, and providing speech-language therapy to patients with a variety of disorders in educational and outpatient settings. Additionally, she has a private practice that provides pediatric therapy to children with a variety of speech, language, and literacy needs.

Ms. Jasmyne Speller, M. Ed., CCC-SLP
Reliant Rehabilitation
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Jasmyne Speller is a Rehabilitation Director for Reliant Rehabilitation in Rich Square, North Carolina, and assists with caseload management training for her region with her company. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master of Education in Communication Disorders at North Carolina Central University.  Currently, Jasmyne Speller is enrolled at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology program.  Her clinical interests include Dysphagia and Aphasia.

Dr. Lauren Wright-Jones Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Louisiana at Monroe
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Dr. Wright-Jones is currently an Assistant Professor and the Program Director in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Wright-Jones specializes in early intervention and family-centered practices. Dr. Wright-Jones’ current research interests include teaching and learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders and improving access to speech-language pathology services in rural and underserved communities. Her experiences in academia include her previous experience as a clinical instructor and Director of Clinical Education at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, MO. 

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National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review 

Course Schedule 

FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 8:00am-5:00pm EST
  TOPIC PRESENTER
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Opening Remarks  Exam Review Committee
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM Assessment & Treatment Planning  Ms. Lauren Hastings
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Social Aspects of Communication  Dr. Byron Ross
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PRAXIS Basics & Test Strategies  Dr. Andi Toliver-Smith
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Speech Sound Production  Dr. Iris Johnson-Arnold
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Receptive and Expressive Language

 Dr. Iris Johnson-Arnold
SATURDAY, June 11, 2022 8:00am-4:30pm EST
  TOPIC PRESENTER
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Voice & Resonance  Mr. Maurice Goodwin
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Research Methods  Dr. Jay Lucker
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Speech & Hearing Science  Dr. Jay Lucker
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch  
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Hearing  Dr. Keena Seward
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Augmentative and Alternative Communication  Dr. Sheila Bridges-Bond
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break  
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Fluency

 Dr. Derek Daniels
SUNDAY, June 12, 2022 8:00am-5:15pm EST
  TOPIC PRESENTER
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Literacy  Dr. Chenell Loudermill
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Clinical Management/Professional Practice  Dr. Lauren Wright-Jones
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Pediatric Dysphagia  Dr. Lindsay Turner
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Adult Dysphagia  Dr. Jasmyne Speller
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM Cognitive Aspects of Communication  Dr. Katrina Miller
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Motor Speech Disorders  Dr. Alaina Davis
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing Remarks  Dr. Kimmerly Harrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Registration is open! The course fee is $300 per student.

Registration deadline is June 8, 2022.

Group Discount: There is a 10% discount on course group registrations for 10 or more students with a single payment by credit card or check. Contact the NBASLH office for group registrations at [email protected]

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Program Outline

Topics presented follow the test areas of study:

  • Foundations and Professional Practice
    - Foundations
    - Professional Practice
  • Screening, Assessment, Evaluation and Diagnosis
    - Screening
    - Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation
    - Assessment Procedures and Assessment
    - Etiology
  • Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Treatment
    - Treatment Planning
    - Treatment Evaluation
    - Treatment

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Past Participant Remarks

“I have attended your Praxis Review class in Atlanta … thank you … with your help I have passed the Praxis and have my state license in speech pathology.”

“Very informative, very helpful, learned a lot! Motivational!” (passed after taking the exam six times)

“It helped me identify what I absolutely had to know, provided me with memory aids (e.g., The PCA opens the way) and served as an excellent review of the material.” (passed on first try)

“I truly appreciate all instructors for their time and talent in helping to equip me with the confidence and motivation to attack the NESPA. That is exactly what I did, I attacked the NESPA with complete confidence, and my score went up by 50 points and I am proud to say I finally accomplished a long-awaited goal.”

“The review course helped me tremendously. It gave me the motivation and determination that I needed to be successful on the exam. I am so glad that I decided to attend the intensive review course.” (passed after taking the exam seven times)

“Made me feel at ease; questions and material were a good refresher. Thank you all soo much!” (passed after taking the exam three times)

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