2018 NJSHA Convention
April 26-27, 2018
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, New Jersey

Call for Papers

Submit a presentation for consideration at the 2018 NJSHA Convention.

Professional Call for Papers Submissions deadline has expired.

Student Poster Presentation Submissions -Deadline is February 15, 2018


Welcome from the Convention Chairperson

Welcome to the 2018 NJSHA Convention! Here we are again for another year of informative speakers and seeing friends and colleagues with an ocean view! Once again we are pleased to partner with the New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) to bring you a great comprehensive program. We also welcome back all of our wonderful vendors as they offer the latest in employment opportunities, materials and technology. Thank you for your continued support.

The Convention Planning Committee hopes that you will enjoy all of the exciting speakers joining us from all across the country. We have worked diligently to ensure a program that is varied and informative as well as entertaining. We have many pediatric, adult and student topics for you to choose from, as well as additional student poster sessions and special interest topics that are available to all of our attendees. Please take advantage of them!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Convention Planning Committee; Michelle Baker Bartlett, Joan Besing, Cindy D’Antonio, Diane Finkel, Janet Koehnke, Faith Moglia, Kelly Pezzanite, Rachel Scheperle, MaryJo Simone, Marykate Vaughn, Joan Warner and Bob Woods for helping to make our 2018 Convention exceptional. We greatly appreciate your volunteered time, support and dedication. We would like to thank the NJSHA Board of Directors for their continued support and dedication.

If you get a chance to venture onto our wonderful boardwalk and look out upon the water it will appear as if you can see forever. This is why our theme this year is Ocean of Opportunities. Our profession affords all of us endless opportunities to have a meaningful impact on all of our patients. You will find an endless stream of information by attending all of the sessions that you can and by networking with your colleagues from all over the state. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and welcoming all of the new ones. Have a great Convention!

Holly Weinstock
2018 Convention Chairperson


Highlighted Speakers

Michael Boyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, will present A Holistic Approach to Working With Individuals who Stutter on Friday, April 27.

Jill Brooks, PhD, will present Concussion in School Age Children and Adolescents: A Holistic Approach on Thursday, April 26.

Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP, will present What SLPs Need to Know about Literacy for Phonological Disorders and Advocating for Classroom Success for Children With Speech and Language Impairments on Friday, April 27.

Sue A. Goldman, MA, CCC-SLP, and Robin M. Kanis, MS, CCC-SLP, will present School-Based SLPs and N.J.A.C. 6A:14: Are You in Jeopardy? on Thursday, April 26.

Jaynee Handelsman, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, will present Pediatric Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation on Friday, April 27.

Mark A. Ittleman, MS, CCC-SLP, will present A Fun and Conversational Approach to
Severe Speech-Language Adults and Children
on Friday, April 27.

Joseph Marchetti, PhD, will present Nourishing the Leader Within on Thursday,
April 26.

Lauren Marks will be a Keynote Speaker on Thursday, April 26, and will present A Stitch of Time on Friday, April 27.

Ryan McCreery, PhD, will present Enhancing Auditory Outcomes for Children who Wear Hearing Aids on Friday, April 27.

Maryrose McInerney, PhD, CCC-A, will present Big Advance for Little Ears on Friday, April 27.

Joseph Montano, EdD, CCC-A, FASHA, will present Counseling: The Heart of a Family Centered Approach to Audiologic Rehabilitation on Thursday, April 26.

Gail Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP, will present the Marni Reisberg Presentation, Syndrome
Disorders: What are They and What Do I Do?
on Thursday, April 26. She will also present Who Me? Volunteers Shape the Profession and Sorting Out Auditory and Language Processing Disorders on Friday, April 27.

Pamela Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, will present Shared Decision Making in Dysphagia
Management: Choices and Consequences
on Friday, April 27.

Cari Tellis, PhD, will present New Concepts in Voice Therapy: A Motor Learning Approach on Thursday, April 26.

Andrea Walbrook, PhD, CCC-SLP, will present Fathers and Family Engagement Utilizing Social Media Platforms and Inclusional Neuroscience and Language Intervention Models on Thursday, April 27.

Ocean Place Resort & Spa

The 2018 NJSHA Convention will be taking place at Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey.

A special group rate of $184 has been obtained for the 2018 Annual Convention at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa. The special group rate will only be honored until April 6, 2018, or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

Please make your reservations early. Reservations may be made by contacting the Ocean Place Resort & Spa at 732-571-4000 and identifying the group as NJ Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. Online reservations can be made at: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13199?groupID=1690154

Visit the hotel website for additional information, www.Oceanplace.com.

Continuing Education and Disclosures

ASHA Continuing Education

This course is offered for up to 1.75 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area)

AAA Continuing Education


NJSHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.5 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies
International Hearing Society CE credits will be offered for designated sessions.

Presenter Disclosures




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