Monday, April 22, 2019
9 AM – 3:30 PM | SDSU Montezuma Hall
RSVP required for Keynote Presentation
(Please use registration form below)
You are invited to the 5th annual Speech-Language-Hearing Awareness and Information Day (SAID) hosted by San Diego State University School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. SAID is a collaborative community event that aims to raise awareness about speech-language and hearing disorders and to provide educational interdisciplinary resources to students, faculty, and related professionals in the San Diego area.
|9:00 – 9:30||
Opening Remarks & Honors | Theater —Introduction of BHSM
Outstanding Service and Leadership Awards | Theater
This award recognizes those individuals/groups who have supported the School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University through exceptional service, clinical training, and/or leadership.
|9:30 – 10:45||
JDP Student Research Blitz | Theater
Join our JDP students at they each present 15-minute presentations.
|10:45 – 11:00||AM Break|
|11:00 – 12:00||
IPE Expert Panel | Theater
Join us for an expert panel which will focus on serving individuals who have suffered from a stroke with the following professionals:
Maria Arellano, DPT
Yumi Petrisko, MS, RDN, CSSD
Michael Gates, School of Nursing
Kellie Scott, School of Social Work
Kathleen Catterall, SLP
Linda Oliver, AUD
|12:00 – 1:00||
PM Break | Montezuma Hall
Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks brought to you by Therapy Travelers.
Speech-Language Hearing Research Posters & Information Tables Open
Talk to other students, faculty and other professionals about the field of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Hands on activities for participants to engage in speech-language pathology and audiology prevention and intervention techniques. Learn more about SLP Essentials, Undergraduate Program, Masters Program, JDP Program, AuD Program, SAA, and the SDSU SLHS Clinic.
|1:00 – 2:00||
Dr. Julius Fridriksson | Theater
Dr. Julius Fridriksson: Using Electrical Brain Stimulation to Enhance Aphasia Treatment Outcome
|2:00 – 3:00||
Expert Panel on Stroke / Livestream | Theater
Participate in our discussion as the audience engages experts in the field of stroke. Join our livestream event and ask our panelists questions in real time.
Liza Bluemnfeld, MA, CCC-SLP
Kathleen Catterall, MA, CCC-SLP
Julius Fridricksson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Royya Modir, MD
|3:00 – 3:30||Closing Remarks|
“Using Electrical Brain Stimulation to Enhance Aphasia Treatment Outcome”
Julius Fridriksson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | SDSU Montezuma Hall
Julius Fridriksson is a SmartState endowed professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina. He serves as the director of the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR) and co-director of the McCausland Center for Brain Imaging. Fridriksson’s research focuses on many different aspects of aphasia, including brain plasticity associated with its recovery as well as development of aphasia treatment approaches. This research has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002 and has yielded over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Aphasia therapy has been shown to be effective for improving language processing and quality of life among people with aphasia. However, many patients experience no or only very limited benefit from aphasia therapy. In the past decade, several studies have explored transcranial electrical brain stimulation as an option to enhance the effect of aphasia therapy. Electrical brain stimulation has been shown to have modulatory effects on brain activity and, by extension, to influence performance on behavioral tasks. In two pilot studies, our group found that anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) administered during aphasia therapy may enhance outcome for naming accuracy and reaction time in persons with chronic aphasia. More recently, we completed a phase II randomized controlled clinical trial (N=74) to better understand whether A-tDCS enhances the effects of aphasia therapy. Based on research in animal models, the trial also explored whether a common polymorphism of the brain derived neurotrophic factor gene influences response to A-tDCS and aphasia therapy. During the lecture, the results from this trial and implications for management of communication disorders will be discussed.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand how electrical brain stimulation works in humans
- Appreciate the previous literature on using electrical brain stimulation to enhance aphasia therapy outcome
- Understand how anodal transcranial direct current stimulation can enhance the effect of aphasia therapy
- Evaluate whether genotype modulates the effect of electrical brain stimulation and long-term recovery from aphasia.
Admission is FREE, but RSVP is required for the 1:00 PM keynote presentation:
The closest visitor parking spaces are located in Parking Structure 3 on E Campus Drive. To get there, head south on College Avenue after existing Interstate 8. After the first bridge turn left onto Zura Way and then right onto E Campus Drive. Parking Structure 3 will be on the left.
Look for a day permit pay station after parking.
To get to SAID follow the yellow path and cross the pedestrian bridge which leads you to the Aztec Student Union.