DSHA Announces A Virtual Evening Meeting – Disability and Artificial Intelligence: Promises and Pitfalls

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DSHA Announces A Virtual Evening Meeting – Disability and Artificial Intelligence: Promises and Pitfalls

Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association presents
A Virtual Evening Meeting

Disability and Artificial Intelligence: Promises and Pitfalls

Andrew Jenks, PhD

Tuesday May 7th, 2024
6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m.

Course Description
This session addressed an important paradox in conversations around Disability
and Artificial Intelligence: disabled people are simultaneously expert users,
testers, and beneficiaries of technology which makes information more
accessible to the general public, yet are most likely to be left out of critical
decision-making processes about the adoption and use of these

Learning Objectives
After attending this session, participants will be able to:

● Define and discuss a disability studies approach and its applicability to their practice

● Locate sites in their practice where they can make small, meaningful changes to
support and empower their clients

● Identify potential sites for the incorporation of AI into their practice, as well
as sites where AI has already become integrated.

6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Introductions and Zoom chat storm
6:10 pm – 6:25 pm Disability Studies at a glance
6:25 pm – 6:40 pm Small group activity (Zoom rooms) – How can we incorporate a
Disability Studies perspective in our work
6:40 pm – 6:50 pm Whole group debrief
7:05 pm – 7:15 pm Disability and AI
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Whole group discussion on AI and disability in the profession

Virtually via Zoom

Register online by Wednesday May 1st, 2024: Please click here to go to the program registration page
Members should login before attempting to register.
Cost: Members= Free , Non-Members=35$

A link will be sent to registered attendees only, the day before the event.
Partial credit will not be awarded, attendance will be monitored throughout the presentation.
A post-test will be sent to all attendees during the event and must be completed
and returned to DSHA within 48 hours of the event in order to receive a certificate
of attendance.
Additionally, in order to receive a certificate of attendance, an attendee must be
a registered DSHA member or, pay the non-member registration fee in advance
of the event. Failure to meet one of these conditions will result in the attendee
not receiving their certificate of attendance and their attendance will not be
reported to ASHA.

DSHA will not contact attendees to obtain fees or send reminders regarding
completion of post-tests. If you are uncertain of your DSHA membership
status please reach out to kelanderson05@yahoo.com.

Speaker Biographies
Andrew Jenks currently works as an Educational Assessment Specialist at the
University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.
His scholarship and public speaking focus generally on disability and more
specifically on questions of equity and access in social, political, economic,
and educational context. He has published within the field of Disability
Studies and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in
internationally leading journals and collaborates regularly with
stakeholders in the US and internationally on projects related to
disability rights, inclusion, and access.

DISCLOSURE: The DSHA conference committee members have no financial or
non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial:  Andrew Jenks is a salaried employee at University of Delaware’s Center
for Teaching Assessment and Learning. He is being provided an honorarium for
this Presentation.

Non-Financial: none

Continuing Education Units
.15 CEUs will be earned for attendance and successful completion of post presentation testing

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register for ASHA CEUs. Contact the
ASHA CE Division (1-800-498-2071 ext. 4219) for CE Registry fee subscription

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University of Delaware Announces 2024 Advocacy Day – January 19, 2024

SLPs in the Delaware Community!

As a way to thank you for your contributions to our department over the 2023-2024 academic year,  we would like to invite you to opportunities to earn continuing education free of charge!

Please join us for Advocacy Day at the University of Delaware on January 19, 2024 from 9:00 to 12:00 – and earn 2.5 hours of CEUs!

Please see the flyer below for details. Click HERE to register. Please register no later than January 15, 2024.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Renew Now And Be Entered Into The DSHA Membership Renewal Raffle!!!

*DSHA Renewal Raffle!!-New and returning members who join/renew
by December 31, 2023 will automatically be entered into a
raffle to win FREE admission to ALL DSHA CEU events held in 2024.

*The raffle drawing will be held during the first DSHA executive council meeting of 2024
and the winner will be contacted by an Executive Council member following the drawing.

DSHA renewals are due by January 31
st this year.
Don’t miss out on CEU opportunities, evening meetings, and day-long conferences.
After January 31st, the cost to renew your 2024 DSHA membership increases to $45.
Go to DSHA.org and renew your membership using PayPal.
If you prefer not to pay your dues online, send your check for $35 (made out to DSHA) to:
Kelly Sanderson, 2 Carsdale Ct., Wilmington, DE 19808

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Nemours Announces Annual Audiology Conference For February 6, 2024

Nemours Children’s Health Annual Audiology Conference: Tackling Transitions

Tackling Transitions for Children with Hearing Loss: Interprofessional & Parent Collaboration

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 · 8am – 3:30pm EST

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803

Visit the event website for more information and tickets.

*This is not a DSHA-sponsored event

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SLP Participation in Capstone Research Project Requested by Oct 31


My name is Christina Kim. I am a graduate MA student at the University of Delaware, in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. As part of my Capstone research project, I am reaching out to practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) across the country to gain perspective on what resources and/or materials they are using when working with culturally and diverse patients in both assessment and intervention.

I would truly appreciate your time in answering a 24 question survey linked below. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes. This survey is anonymous and confidential through Qualtrics. Additionally, I would be grateful if you consider forwarding this message to other SLPs, listservs and/or professional groups that you may be associated with!

The deadline for completing this survey is October 31st.

Thank you in advance for your time and support!



Christina L. Kim
M.A. Student
University of Delaware | Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Ethics CE Opportunity Being Offered Online 10/12/2023 By Cooks Children’s Rehab Services

CE Opportunity Sponsored by Cooks Children’s Rehab Services (please note that this is not a DSHA-sponsored event)

SLP Ethics: Taking the Blinders Off

Thursday, 10/12/2023 8:00-10:00 am CST
Recorded version available around 12/1/2023. That registration will be sent later.
https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/SLP-Ethics-2023 – free
CEU information at the registration link

DeeDee Hernandez, M.S., CCC/SLP
, is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of pediatric experience and has worked with Cook Children’s since 2014. She treats a variety of communication disorders including early language delays, apraxia of speech, expressive language impairments and children with autism. DeeDee enjoys guiding families and their children to reach their potential through individualized approach and believes family involvement is instrumental for successful therapy.
Financial Disclosure: DeeDee is a paid employee of Cook Children’s Medical Center. She is not receiving compensation for this presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: none

Tonia Kline, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years pediatric experience and has been with Cook Children’s since 2011. Tonia’s passion is helping infants and younger children with Dysphagia and Pediatric Feeding Disorders and their families as well as working with infants and children with Cleft Lip/Palate as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
Financial Disclosure: Tonia is a paid employee of Cook Children’s Medical Center. She is not receiving compensation for this presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: none

Jonathan Suarez, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist with over 13 years of pediatric experience and has worked at Cook Children’s since 2012. He has a strong passion for treating children with cleft palate/VPI, early language delays and autism. He has presented at the local and state levels.
Financial Disclosure: Jonathanis a paid employee of Cook Children’s Medical Center. He is not receiving compensation for this presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: none

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ATTN DSHA MEMBERS: VIrtually Attend the DSHA Executive Council Monthly Meeting on September 7, 2023

Happy September!   There will be a DSHA Executive Council monthly virtual meeting on September 7, 2023.   Please attend if you have interest in becoming involved in DSHA or just want to listen.   For a Zoom link, email mmscopio@gmail.com.

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DSHA Presents “Building Cultural Capability:  Application to Assessment and Treatment” on July 17, 2023

Save the Date…Monday, July 17, 2023 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm!

DSHA will host Dr. Kyoto Gregory-Martin who will be presenting on the topic of Cultural Humility.

Online registration to be available later in May.

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