2020 NJSHA Annual Convention
April 23-24, 2020
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, New Jersey
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Presentation lengths may be 2, 3 or 5 hours, or a poster presentation.
Deadline for Professional Submissions: CLOSED
Deadline for Student Poster Submissions: March 1, 2020
Student Poster Online Submission Form
Justin Osmond has a unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive. He offers his audience an extraordinary experience by sharing life lessons and translating his life experiences into an entertaining and motivational keynote that is relevant to his audiences from academic and government to corporations world-wide. Being born with a severe to profound hearing loss is hard for anyone, but being the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the world-renowned Osmond Family, made deafness an even bigger challenge for him. Despite a 90 percent hearing loss and over 12 years of intense speech/listening therapy and being told by teachers and professionals that he would never succeed in life, he went on to play the violin, viola, piano, drums and can now speak with passion. He has received numerous awards such as the prestigious sterling scholarship in music, academic scholarships, honorary achievements and many athletic titles in soccer, football, basketball and track. He is also proud to represent the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout and he currently has his Master’s in Business Administration. Due to Mr. Osmond’s desire to help everyone that may be struggling with hearing loss, he launched the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund in honor of his late grandmother Olive. As Founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, Mr. Osmond has one goal: to bring music to the ears of men, women and children living with hearing loss around the world. Recently, he challenged himself to an “impossible” feat of running 250 miles in just seven days in order to raise awareness in honor of his grandmother Olive, and to help raise funding for hearing devices for 25 deaf children. It’s been his hardest challenge to date, but also the most rewarding. This is what makes him extraordinary. Overcoming many communication challenges, he became an award-winning musician, dedicated his life to working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing and inspires everyone who hears his amazing story. Mr. Osmond has spent over 18 years traveling the world helping the deaf and hard-of hearing in underdeveloped countries as well as throughout the United States. He continues to travel the world inspiring those living with a hearing loss by sharing with them his experiences and stories of hope and perseverance. He touches the hearts of not only those living with a hearing loss, but everyone he comes in contact with and encourages any person who has a dream to live it. In his recently published book Hearing With My Heart, he shares his story with the world in order to help everyone understand the struggles of living with a hearing loss and how to overcome it. Mr. Osmond lives every day by his personal motto: “I may have a hearing loss, but that hearing loss does not have me.” Nothing gets him down and he loves inspiring others to go after what they want in life and that NOTHING is impossible.
Mr. Osmond will be presenting the Keynote Address Don’t Limit Your Challenges… Challenge Your Limits! on Thursday, April 23.
Additionally, he will also present 250 Miles to Freedom and Perfect Brightness of Hope on Thursday, April 23.
- Amyn M. Amlani, PhD, will be presenting Amplification Technologies and Service Delivery Models: A New Era in Hearing Healthcare on Friday, April 24.
- Anita Archer, PhD, will be presenting on the topic of dyslexia/reading/writing both Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24.
- Sharon Lee Armstrong, PhD, will be presenting How Can SLPs Help Enhance Communication Skills in Selective Mutism? on Friday, April 24.
- Barbara Schwerin Bohus, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting Functional Therapy Approach for People With Dementia on Thursday, April 23
- Janice Gordon, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting How Can SLPs Help Enhance Communication Skills in Selective Mutism? on Friday, April 24.
- Stephen Gonzenbach, EdD, CCC-A/SLP, will be presenting Maintaining Ethical Practice on Thursday, April 23
- Stefanie LaManna, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting Interdisciplinary Management of Infant Dysphagia: Indications for Instrumental Evaluation on Thursday, April 23.
- Leigh Carrico Mann, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting Death and Dying: Exploring the SLP Role and So Much More Than Pitch: Treating Gender Diverse Clients on Thursday, April 23.
- Joseph Montano, EdD, CCC-A, FASHA, will be presenting Patient Centered Care and Amplification on Friday, April 24.
- Sharon Moss, PhD, will be presenting Advocacy, Leadership, and Volunteerism: Strategies for Member Success on Friday, April 24.
- Karli Negrin, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting Interdisciplinary Management of Infant Dysphagia: Indications for Instrumental Evaluation on Thursday, April 23.
- Carolyn Gerber Satko, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting How Can SLPs Help Enhance Communication Skills in Selective Mutism? on Friday, April 24.
- Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, will be presenting Stuttering, Cluttering, Atypical Disfluencies: Making Practical, Sound Decisions and Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Pediatric Clients With Multiple Diagnoses on Friday, April 24.
- Donna Spillman-Kennedy, MS, CCC-SLP, will be presenting How Can SLPs Help Enhance Communication Skills in Selective Mutism? on Friday, April 24.
- Brian Taylor, AuD, will be presenting Patient Centered Care and Amplification on Friday, April 24.
- Ryan Walker, MD, will be presenting Interdisciplinary Management of Infant Dysphagia: Indications for Instrumental Evaluation on Thursday, April 23.
- Barbara Weinstein, PhD, CCC-A, will be presenting Age Related Hearing Loss Matters: Unbundling the Challenges and Solutions on Thursday, April 23.
Reservations may be made by contacting the Ocean Place Resort & Spa at 732-571-4000 option #2 and identifying the group as “NJ Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc.” (It is recommended when calling to specify “NJ” rather than “New Jersey”.)
Online reservations can be made at https://reservations.travelclick.com/13199?groupID=2253247
Visit the hotel website for additional information, www.oceanplace.com.