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2020 PSHA Fall Virtual Convention

2021 PSHA Convention


2020 PSHA Fall Virtual Convention

Serving During a Season of Change

Live Kick-Off Event:
University Forum

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

Robert Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP, Salus University; Mary Beth Mason, PhD, CCC-SLP, Thiel College


Robert Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP is the Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Salus University, overseeing the graduate program and coordinating the off-campus clinical practicum rotations. Prior to joining the faculty at Salus, Bob held clinical and administrative roles for a variety of healthcare providers. Bob is actively engaged in regional and national service, including the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He currently is PSHA’s Past-President.

Mary Beth Mason, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Full Professor and Founding Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology program at Thiel College. She has served other institutions as Department Chairperson, Graduate Program Head, and Program Director. Dr. Mason is active in professional service. She serves as the PSHA’s Vice President for Membership and Ethical Practices and Coordinator for ASHA Special Interest Group 15 Gerontology.


Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (PSHA) University Forum invites members of undergraduate and graduate programs, department chairs, program and clinical directors, teaching faculty and clinical supervisors, to share their collective knowledge and skills in a guided discussion, to enhance the didactic and clinical education of all students in programs of communication sciences and disorders throughout the Commonwealth. Topics to be addressed include interprofessional education, clinical supervision, reimbursement and legislation changes, teaching strategies and accreditation and administrative challenges and successes. Moderated by members of the PSHA Executive Board, aims of this seminar are to spark conversations and foster collaborations, to facilitate the growth of higher education in communication sciences and disorders.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for infusing didactic and clinical education in communication sciences and disorders programs.
  • Illustrate successful integration of interprofessional education into communication sciences and disorders programs.
  • Develop approaches to address administrative and legislative changes in higher education that impact communication sciences and disorders programs.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

  • 5 Minutes - Introductions, Disclosures and Ground Rules
  • 15 Minutes - University Trends: How did we manage the transition?
    • Moving classes, recruitment and admission and department meetings on-line
  • 15 Minutes - Clinical Education: Tragedies and Triumphs
    • Cancelled rotations
    • Simulation programs
    • Telepractice and telesupervision
  • 10 Minutes - Interprofessional Education: Status Updates
    • Continuing to collaborate with other professions? How?
  • 10 Minutes - Advocacy: Reaching out into cyberspace
    • Connecting with legislators about issues that affect our profession, students and clients
  • 5 Minutes - Questions and Answers



Online Registration has closed. To register, email the PSHA Office at


Continuing Education and Disclosures


This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate levels; Related area).

Disclosure Statements:

Financial Relationships: Mr. Serianni and Ms. Mason have no financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Relationships: Mr. Serianni and Ms. Mason are both current members of the PSHA Executive Board.


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