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Congratulations! Out of the 25 institutions that submitted the 2017 CSD Education Survey by the early deadline, Truman State University was randomly selected for a complimentary registration to the 2018 CAPCSD Conference in Austin, Texas, April 11-14.

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The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders is dedicated to promoting academic excellence, visionary leadership and collaboration among communication sciences and disorders academic programs. Please take the time to explore the online information about CAPCSD and the many resources we provide for member programs. Click HERE for the July 2017 Status Report.

2018 CAPCSD Conference Call for Papers

The CAPCSD Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is now accepting theme-related presentation submissions for 60 and 90-minute academic and clinical exchanges.  The proposal process is competitive and only a limited number of presentations can be accepted. Click here for complete details.

Submission deadline is end of day on Friday, September 15, 2017.

2018 CAPCSD Conference
April 11-14, 2018
Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas

4th Annual Leadership Academy

The fourth-annual CAPCSD Leadership Academy, Best Practices in Academic Leadership, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11, 2018, prior to the CAPCSD conference, at the Hilton Austin, Texas. The Leadership Academy will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Buller, Director of Leadership and Professional Development at Florida Atlanta University and Senior Partner in ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership, & Assessment Services.

Topics to be covered include foundations of leadership; time management; stress management; collegiality and team building; best practices in faculty evaluation, mentoring, and coaching; leading change; and goal setting/planning for the future.

Participation is limited to 20 individuals, chosen through a competitive process. Faculty applicants from CAPCSD-member programs are invited to apply.  Only applications from CAPCSD-member programs in good standing as of September 15th will be considered. Selected participants receive complimentary registration to the Leadership Academy, CAPCSD conference, two nights hotel, and some meals. Participants are expected to attend the CAPCSD conference April 12-14, 2018.

Applications are accepted through end of day on Monday, October 16, 2017. For complete details and to apply, please complete the application available by clicking HERE.


Dr. Jessica Brown is an Assistant Professor in the department of Speech-Language & Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona.Jessica Brown

Funding by CAPCSD’s Frances J. Laven Award allowed Jessica to successfully finish her dissertation project at the University of Nebraska where she developed a functional assessment to evaluate cognitive skills necessary to complete daily living activities by individuals with TBI. Jessica serves on multiple ASHA committees and the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.

Clinical Education Courses

We are excited to offer two online courses developed by CAPCSD to provide continuing education at no charge for our clinical educators, preceptors, and supervisors. The courses, Foundations of Clinical Education and The Student-Clinical Educator Relationships, offer five modules each that are available for AAA and/or ASHA CEU’s.

For detailed information on how to access the course, login to your CAPCSD membership and select the “Online Courses Information” button.

University Clinics and Medicare Requirements

ASHA is aware of the challenges associated with Medicare billing in university clinics.  The association, particularly the Government Relations and Public Policy team, has created resources on the topic. Click Here