Event Registration - Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Experiencing Solutions-based Auditory Processing Evaluations
3/6/2020 - 3/6/2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

USD 259 School Service Center
3850 N Hydraulic St.
Wichita, KS 67219

Target Audience
Audiologists, SLPs, school psychologists, special education administrators

Session Description
Morning session: This seminar seeks to demonstrate the utilization of the Buffalo therapy model/Central Test Battery as a viable and innovative means to diagnose Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). This session will help clinicians interpret information from assessment results in the hope of furthering earlier identification, intervention and remediation. Specific categories of auditory processing disorders are described identifying the behavioral, academic and clinical indicators that can be observed by each type. A question/answer period will follow.
Afternoon session: This seminar and practical application session will focus on newly developed tools that have been developed for use by audiologists and speech and language pathologists to test and administer therapy to people who have auditory processing deficits using current technology.

Learning Objectives
  1. The learner will be able to identify the three assessments utilized in the Buffalo Model’s Central Test Battery to diagnose APD. 
  2. The learner will be able to describe the difference between quantitative and qualitative test results on the Central Test Battery.
  3. The learner will be able to list three qualifiers observed on the Staggered Spondaic Word Test.
  4. The learner will be able to explain the validity data for using computer based test and therapy developments.
  5. The learner will be able to identify an action appropriate therapy based on the APD test results.
  6. The learner will be able to be able to set up and administer testing and therapeutic options.

Angela Loucks Alexander, AuD, CCC-A, MNZAS, graduated from the University of Kansas in 2010 with a Doctor of Audiology.  Angela's passion is in the treatment of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). Angela was privileged to have been mentored by Jack Katz, Ph.D., a world-leading expert on APD. Angela worked with Katz for seven years between 2004 to 2012, building her knowledge and expertise. Following this, Angela worked as an audiologist in New Zealand.  In 2015, she opened her clinic Hear Better Audiology in Taupo, New Zealand, serving all populations. With the Auditory Processing Institute, Angela is looking to train her peers in the skills needed to provide effective APD diagnostic and therapeutic options.   She aims to double the number of SLP/Au.D. professionals providing effective auditory processing services through the online APD Master Courses by 2022.

Financial disclosures:  Angela is paid for her work by her clinic Hear Better Audiology, online learning platform Auditory Processing Institute and Telehealth therapy program APDsupport.com.  She will not be discussing these programs during her presentation.  

Non-financial disclosures:  Her data is currently being analyzed by the University of Buffalo to investigate the possible correlation between findings on the Central Test Battery and Acoustic Pioneer test results. There is no compensation for this work.  

Matthew Barker, AuD, CCC-A and MNZAS is the director of Acoustic Pioneer and developed the tools to be discussed in this seminar. He has been pursuing improvements in the auditory processing area since his doctoral research project in 2003 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and has published and presented internationally on the subject.

Financial Disclosure: Matthew Barker is part-owner and share-holder of Acoustic Pioneer.
Non-financial Disclosure: Matthew Barker has no relevant non-financial disclosures.
Course Content Disclosure: This course will focus on Acoustic Pioneer products but will include some information on similar or related products.

8:00 Check-in
8:30 - 10:15 Assessment using the Buffalo Therapy Model
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:00 Assessment, cont'd
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30 Assessment & Intervention using Acoustic Pioneer
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 4:00 Practical application, Q&A


This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Professional area, Intermediate level).

KSHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth 0.6 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Cancellation requests received in writing at least 24 hours before the workshop will be refunded minus the $10 administrative fee.

Registration Fees
EARLYBIRD RATES (Register by Feb 21 to receive these rates. Otherwise add $20)
KSHA members who have renewed for 2020 - $95
Non-KSHA members - $145
USD 259 staff - $55
Students - $25

Location: USD 259 School Service Center, 3850 N Hydraulic St., Wichita, KS 67219