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Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Board Certification: Demonstrating Resilience Through Motor Speech Cases (PD102812)

Presenter(s): Rene L Utianski, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS; Jaimie P. Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS; Audra W. Yetter, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Course Description

This presentation demonstrates the role of resiliency in diagnosing and treating organic and non-organic motor speech disorders, via case studies presented for Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences board certification. In the first case, a patient required visits with three neurologists and one SLP prior to an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for a functional fluency disorder. In the second case, service delivery barriers were overcome to provide treatment to an individual with a rare neurodegenerative disease. Both cases highlight evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence in unique, but generalizable, clinical encounters and demonstrate patient and practitioner resiliency. The three recently board certified authors also discuss their personal experiences of resiliency during the board certification process.

Content disclosure: This presentation focused on the process of board certification through ANCDS and did not address other board certification processes.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2130V). 

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical resilience in evaluation and treatment of an organic and non-organic motor speech disorder
  • Identify two key clinical lessons learned from the example case studies presented
  • Illustrate intra-personal resilience by clinicians throughout the board certification process in Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences

Presenter Information

Rene L. Utianski, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is a Consultant in the Division of Speech Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned her BA in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology from The George Washington University. She earned her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders and PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of acquired and degenerative speech and language disorders.

Financial Disclosures:

  • None

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Jaimie Payne Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is a medical speech-language pathologist who is board certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders (BC-ANCDS). She currently evaluates and treats complex multiphase dysphagia, dysphonia, and motor speech disorders at the University of South Florida Center for Swallowing Disorders. She previously worked at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and Memorial Regional Hospital in the acute and outpatient settings. She earned a Master of Science at Florida State University.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Full-time salaried speech-language pathologist at the University of South Florida Center for Swallowing Disorders

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Board certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (BC-ANCDS)
  • BC-ANCDS evidence-based clinical research committee
  • Professional development committee for ASHA Special Interest Group 2 (Neurogenic Communication Disorders)

Audra Yetter, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is a speech-language pathologist specializing in neurologic communication disorders in Southwest Montana. She has worked in outpatient, acute care hospital, and private practice settings. She is a graduate of University of Washington's Medical SLP graduate program (2010). Graduate research activities focused on motor speech disorders. Professional affiliations include the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and ASHA SIG 2 (Neurogenic Communication Disorders).

Financial Disclosures:

  • Business/private practice owner

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ANCDS board-certified member 
  • Volunteer guest lecturer at University of Alabama 

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2022
End date: February 7, 2029

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102812
Available Through: February 07, 2029