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2016 Conference Proceedings

CAPCSD Collaborations: Creating Connections

Council of Academic Programs in
Communication Sciences and Disorders


San Antonio, Texas March 30-April 2, 2016

©No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner, except for brief quotations.
Requests for permission to duplicate papers should be forwarded to the Vice President for Communications

 CAPCSD Board of Directors 2015-2016


Cheryl Messick, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Past President

Judith Vander Woude, Ph.D.
Calvin College


Lisa Scott, Ph.D.
Florida State University


Gail M. Whitelaw, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University


Gregory Lof, Ph.D.
MGH Institute of Health Professions

VP for Communication

Paula S. Currie, Ph.D.
Southeastern Louisiana University

VP for Professional Development

Mark DeRuiter, Ph.D., M.B.A.
University of Minnesota

VP for Research & Scholarship

Peggy B. Nelson, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

VP for Standards, Credentials & Clinical Education

Carol C. Dudding, Ph.D.
James Madison University

VP for Academic Development

Rich Folsom, Ph.D.
University of Washington


April 19-April 22, 2017 | TBD

April 11-April 14, 2018 | Hilton Austin | Austin, TX

CAPCSD 2016 Conference Proceedings
Conference Presentations

Pre-Conference 1: Telepractice: Concept to Collaboration (Houston) Download

Pre-Conference 2: Collaborating to Promote Clinical Science in the Academic Environment (Apel, Prelock, Nelson) Download

President’s Address (Messick)

Plenary: Positive Strategies for Negative Times: Moving Forward with Difficult Conversations (Buller) Download

CAA Update (Kimelman) Download

Master Clinician Network 3.0: Clinical Observation Across the Professional Lifespan (Fischer, Calkins, Fischer)

Fuel Medical – The Modern Teaching Clinic: Preparing Tomorrow’s AuDs to Thrive Today (Taylor) Download

Bridging our mandates: Evidence-Based Practice and Patient-Centered Care (Ratner) Download

Our Diverse Stories: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Counseling (Pickering, Owens) Download

SLP-D Approaches Used by Two New Programs (Woolpert, Daniels)

Can Mindfulness Decrease Stress and Increase Empathy of Pre-Service Clinicians? (Whisenhunt Saar, Bronson, Villate, Bellon-Harn) Download

American Board of Audiology: Certifications, Certificates and CH–AP (Whitelaw) Download

Launching CAPCSD’s Clinical Educator Online Training Modules (Dudding, Mormer, Peterson, Strong, Reuler)

Reimbursement and Coding Part 1: Foundation and Structures – Don’t Be Intimidated (Nikjeh, Pessis, Nanof) Download

Fun With A Purpose: Clinical Boot Camps (St. Clair, Woolsey) Download

Peer Mentoring: A Strategy for Improving Undergraduate Student Academic Success (Flint, Simon-Cereijido, Cohick)

Psychosocial Factors and Success in Clinical Speech-Language Graduate Programs (Alper, Hurtig, Bryant, Louko) Download

HES Update – Information is Powerful: Data Support Program Decisions/Predict Workforce Demands (Currie, Nunez, Perry, Slater) Download

‘Updates in ACAE’ and An Overview of Global Education in Audiology (Hall, Gordon) Download

An Update from the CAPCSD IPE Committee (Apel, Moore, McCarthy, Gavett, Higdon, Folsom) Download

Agents of Change: A Collaborative, Proactive, Transparent Leadership Approach (Khamis Dakwar, Skvarla, Ashdown) Download

Reimbursement and Coding Part 2: Medicare Specifics For Your University Clinic (Nikjeh, Pessis, Nanof) Download

Inspiring Doctoral Students to Take Academic Positions: Generating Solutions (Crais, Folsom, Harrison) Download

Effect of an Online Learning Module for Transcription (Krimm, Schuele) Download

Preparing for CAA Site Visit (Moineau, Seaver, Kimelman) Download

Sustainable Models of Clinical Education and Community Collaboration (Messick, Mormer) Download

Clinical Education: Today, Tomorrow, and the Next Generation (Brundage, Whitelaw) Download

Legal/Ethical Considerations for Accommodating Students with Mental Health Diagnoses (Scott)  Download

Problem Solving and Information Exchange: Clinic Directors (Needham, Post) Download

Problem Solving and Information Exchange: Program Directors (Munez, Wolter) Download

Problem Solving and Information Exchange: Chairs  (Corbin-Lewis, Vander Woude, Watts) Download

CFCC (Halling, Pruner) Download

Creating Profiles for your CSDCAS Program Page: Best Practices and Ideas (Barnett, Hadley, Harrison) Download

Problem Solving and Information Exchange: CAA Site Visit (DeRuiter, Kimelman) Download

PhD Education: Interdisciplinary by Design, Not Default (Nelson, Rhyner, Tyler)

Quality Care: Increasing Underrepresented Minorities In Speech And Hearing Professions (Bellon-Harn, Manchaiah, Dockens) Download

Telepractice vs In-Person Comparisons of NOMS outcomes: An Efficacy Study (Coufal, Jakubowitz, Reyes, Parham)

A Primer to the 2016 Code of Ethics (Solomon-Rice, O’Rourke)

Innovations in PhD Education: Enhancing professional development and time-to-degree (Storkel, Meder) Download

Mining the CSDCAS Data: Uses for admission tables, grant preparation, and CAA reports (Boles, Tsiamtsiouris) Download

Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking to CSD Graduate Students (DiLollo, Scherz, Strattman, Parham) Download

Learner-Focused Instruction: Facilitating Problem Based Learning in a Graduate Program (St. Clair, Mainess, Woolpert)

SLPAs: A Degree and Degree Options for Students “on the Bubble” (Adams, Karcher, Currie) Download

Problem-Solving and Information Exchange for Leadership Academy  (Serianni, Anthony, Cascia, Millar)

FUEL MEDICAL GROUP: Marketing Strategies for Academic Audiology Clinics (Nielsen) Download

AUDIGY GROUP: Pathway to a Remarkable Professional Destination (Borton) Download

Clinical Faculty Workload: How to Spend 40 Hours (or more) (Wilson) Download

A Survey of Undergraduate Curricula in CSD Programs (Fischer, Richards) Download

Graduate Student Training in Telepractice (Flynn) Download

SLP Clinical Doctorate Update (Martin-Harris) Download

Problem Solving and Information Exchange: Global Engagement (Hallowell) Download

Revisiting Audiology Education (Cokely, Pessis, Simpson, Sjoblad)

Using Student Self-Assessment to meet Student Learning Outcomes (Britten, O’Rourke, Nathan) Download

Clinic Budgets 101: Advice for the New Clinic Director (DeRuiter) Download

Academic Advisory Boards: Development, Utilization, and Benefits (Meyer, Peach, McCarthy) Download

Creating a Promotion System for University-based Clinical Educators (Worthington) Download

Not for the Faint of Heart: Redesigning Your Curriculum (Kempster)

Providing a Framework for At-Risk Students to Achieve Academic Success (Morris, Magee, Sharma)

Cultivating Donors: Sending in Your A Team (Buller) Download

Different Perspectives on Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice (Finn) Download

Crisis and Change in Higher Education: What Are the Genuine Challenges at Colleges and Universities Today? (Buller) Download

Using Non-Cognitive Variables to Admit and Retain Non-traditional Students – CSDCAS (Masterson, Mandulak) Download

The Council appreciates the generous support from the
2016 Annual Conference sponsors and exhibitors.

Academy Solutions

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association—CE Division

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Audigy Group / Audigy Medical

Blue Tree Publishing

Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

Brookes Publishing Co.


Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

CVi Security Solutions

EBS Healthcare

Educational Testing Service


Fuel Medical Group

Intelligent Video Solutions

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Master Clinician Network

Pentax Medical

Plural Publishing

Point and Click Solutions, Inc.


Therapy Ed

Typhon Group

 The Council wishes to thank all volunteers and the 2016 CAPCSD Conference Planning Committee:

Jennifer Taylor, Chair

Julie Wolter, Assistant Chair

Michael Bamdad, Member at Large

Karen Bryant, Member at Large

Lynn Flahive, Member at Large

Mark DeRuiter, Vice President for Professional Development