Upcoming Events:

Brain Matters: Current Trends in Teaching Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to Listen and Talk

Date: March 5th & 6th, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: West Ada District Service Center  1303 Central Drive, Meridian Idaho

Speakers:     Wendelyn L. DeMoss, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Kristina M. Blaiser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Cost:  $125 for ISHA members, $250 for non-members & $30 for students

ONLY 50 Participants!

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Fall 2017 – IMASH Convention, Boise ID



Past Events:

ISHA Annual Convention 2014

October 2-3, 2014

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Where: Shilo Inn Suites Idaho Falls • (208) 523-0088 • 780 Lindsay Blvd. • Idaho Falls  Shilo Inn Idaho Falls Brochure

Room Rate: Mention you are with the convention to get the conference rate!


Disclosure Statements for Speakers of the 2014 ISHA Convention
Nancy Alarcon
nalarcon_cNancy serves as the Director of the U.W. Speech and Hearing Clinic, a free-standing outpatient clinic which serves as an integral part of the Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. In addition as a member of the faculty for 18 years, she specializes in adult neurologic communication disorders.As part of her clinical responsibilities, Nancy supervises graduate students in their adult neuro practica, primarily directing students as they provide services to individuals with aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and cognitive-communication disability as a result of acquired or progressive degenerative disorders. Her philosophy for intervention has emphasized functional relevance of treatment objectives, maximizing modalities of communication, family/communication partner intervention, group treatment, and community networking.In addition, Nancy is the Speech-Language Pathology Internship Coordinator responsible for arranging and coordinating the final practical experience for students in the medical community. As an extension of her clinical work, she is a co-investigator in clinical research with Dr. Margaret Rogers and Dr. Lesley Olswang in the development of “Family-based Intervention with Individuals with Chronic Aphasia (FICA)” and supported communication, and a co-investigator with Dr. Rogers in clinical research in the area of Primary Progressive Aphasia.Nancy is licensed to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Washington, Board Certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in Adult Neurologic Communication Disorders, and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has served as President of the Washington Speech and Hearing Association, is presently serving as an ASHA Legislative Councilor for WA state, and has volunteered in numerous related professional activities.
Thierry Morlet, PhD
J150x201-02374Thierry Morlet, PhD is the Head of the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoutics Laboratory at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, DE) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware.Dr. Morlet earned his PhD in the neuroscience program at the University of Lyon in France in 1997. He is a neuroscientist whose area of expertise is human auditory physiology. Dr. Morlet has extensively studied otoacoustic emissions and the efferent auditory pathways in the normally functioning and diseased auditory systems of children and adults. He is a member of the Delaware newborn hearing screening committee and Web Assistant Editor to the scientific website www.otoemissions.org. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles. The fundamental studies at the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoustics Laboratory involve research on the development of cochlear mechanisms and afferent and efferent auditory pathways. Clinical implications include diagnosis and management of children with Auditory Processing Disorders, children presenting with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, and of children with various inner ear malformations such as an Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct, improvement of newborn hearing screening program, prevention of ototoxic effects of chemotherapy in children, innovation in testing protocols used in the Audiology clinic and education about noise-induced hearing loss in children.


Dr Douglas Beck, AuD, Oticon
drbeck1Dr. Beck earned his master’s degree at SUNYAB (1984) and his doctorate from the University of Florida at Gainesville (2000). His career started at the House Ear Institute (LA) in cochlear implant research and intra-operative cranial nerve monitoring. Five years later he was Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University. Eight years later he co-founded a private audiology-based dispensing practice in St Louis.Dr. Beck became Editor-In-Chief of http://www.audiologyonline.com,  http://www.speechpathology.com,  and http://www.healthyhearing.com in 1999.He joined Oticon in 2005 as Director of Professional Relations – and in 2008 he was appointed Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). He maintains both positions today. Dr. Beck is a prolific author with more than 160 articles in the professional literature and more than 710 abstracts, interviews and op-eds (opinion/editorial) written for the AAA addressing a vast wide variety of audiology and professional topics.

Speaker Handouts

Learner Objectives for All Presentations

Nancy Alarcon: Building Foundations and Difficult Conversations

Gabe Bargen: ABR Handout

Gwynne McElhinney: ISHA 2014 McElhinney Handout and PowerPoint

Dr. Thierry Morlet: Auditory Development, Auditory Evoked Potentials, Otoacoustic Emissions, and  ANSD Diagnosis and Management


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the convention committee. They are:

Anne Kuhlmeier at annekuhlmeier@cableone.net
Stephanie Frey at sfrey@elksrehab.org
Jessica Stich-Hennen at jstich@elksrehab.org
Marcia Williams at marciaw@sd381.k12.id.us
Spencer Cheshire at scheshire@swient.com
Nicholas Altieri at altinich@isu.edu
Sarah Bragg at sbraggidaho@gmail.com
Lisa Carriere at lisa.carriere@vallivue.org