Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Fall Virtual Conference 2020
Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29
via Zoom!

CSHA members and guests are invited to join us at CSHA’s first virtual Fall Conference on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29 via Zoom! This virtual conference will feature a webinar on each day and you can opt to attend one day or both days. See below:

Day 1 (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
School-aged Children who Stutter-Therapeutic Interventions

Presented by Sujini Ramachandar, PhD, CCC-SLP
ASHA CEUs: 0.2

This presentation will provide an overview of the latest research in stuttering assessment and treatment in school-aged children.  Impact of stuttering on school related activities and academics will be discussed. Measurable goals for fluency enhancement, stuttering management and maintaining healthy attitudes will also be discussed.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:
1) Identify areas of limited participation in school.
2) Identify components of assessment for school-aged children who stutter.
3) Identify treatment approaches and their rationales.
4) Write measurable/ meaningful goals.

Click here to view the Day 1 Brochure (PDF)

Day 2 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Part I: Vocal Fold Pathologies: Diagnosis and Management
Presented by Nikita Kohli, MD

This presentation will detail vocal fold anatomy, common phonotraumatic lesions of the vocal folds, and an evidence-based approached to medical, surgical, and therapeutic management. The anatomy and stroboscopic findings of these lesions will be demonstrated. The role of office-based treatment for these lesions will be discussed in detail. Further, an emphasis on multidisciplinary management among the laryngology and speech language pathologist will be placed with a focus on shared decision-making.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:

  1. Describe stroboscopic appearance of benign vocal fold lesions
  2. Discuss strategies for management of lesions including the burgeoning role of office-based treatment
  3. Expand upon the role of multidisciplinary management of phonotraumatic lesions

Part II: Benign Vocal Fold Lesions: Nomenclature & Clinical Implications
Presented by Michael Lerner, MD

This presentation will detail vocal fold anatomy, common benign vocal fold lesions, and an evidence-based approached to medical, surgical, and therapeutic management. The role of office-based treatment for these lesions will be discussed in detail. Further, an emphasis on multidisciplinary management among the laryngology and speech language pathologist will be placed with a focus on shared decision-making.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:

  1. Describe stroboscopic appearance of benign vocal fold lesions
  2. Understand the clinical implications of accurate diagnosis and nomenclature use for benign vocal fold lesions
  3. Expand upon the role of multidisciplinary management of benign vocal fold lesions

Click here to view the Day 2 Brochure (PDF)

Registration: Online registration is available – just click the link below and follow the prompts to either login to your CSHA member account to receive discounted registration rates or sign-up and create a CSHA guest account to register as a non-member. 

Click Here for Online Registration

Note:
Login instructions will be emailed to the email used on your registration the day before the conference begins, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Day 1 of the conference will begin promptly at 4:30 pm EST. If you arrive earlier than the live time, you will be placed in the Zoom waiting room and will be admitted when the webinar goes live. Day 2 of the conference will begin promptly at 6:00 pm EST. If you arrive earlier than the live time, you will be placed in the Zoom waiting room and will be admitted when the webinar goes live. Day 2 of the conference will consist of two separate presentations, each by a different speaker. Part I will take place from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, and part II will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.