2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 5 ABOUT ASHA ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech‑language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech‑language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech‑language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. About The American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS Elise Davis-McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP President Shari B. Robertson, CCC-SLP President-Elect Gail J. Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP Past President Charles E. Bishop, AuD, PhD, CCC-A Chair, Audiology Advisory Council Katheryn L. Boada, CCC-SLP Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy Arlene Carney, CCC-A Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology Mel Cohen, CCC-SLP Vice President for Finance Robert C. Fifer, PhD, AuD, CCC-A Vice President for Audiology Practice Perry F. Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP Vice President for Planning Melanie W. Hudson, MA, CCC-SLP Chair, Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council Marie Ireland, CCC-SLP Vice President of Speech-Language Pathology Practice Barbara Jacobson, PhD, CCC-SLP Vice President for Standards & Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology Janet Koehnke, PhD, CCC-A Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology Nadine Martin, PhD, CCC‐SLP Vice President for Science and Research Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE Chief Executive Officer Sonja Pruitt-Lord, PhD, CCC-SLP National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) National Advisor Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology VISION Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all. MISSION Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through: • advancing science, • setting standards, • fostering excellence in professional practice, and • advocating for members and those they serve. CONTACT ASHA ASHA National Office 2200 Research Boulevard Rockville, MD 20850-3289 www.asha.org Members: 800-498-2071  Nonmembers: 800-638-8255 Fax: 301-296-8580 TTY (Text Telephone Communication Device): 301-296-5650