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Communication Sciences and Disorders


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Happy end of the fall semester and Happy Holidays! I am excited about the end of the semester and look forward to the spring semester and celebrating the New Year. 
Thank you to those who attended our Fall Business meeting at ASHA. We were very excited for the opportunity to share all of the things happening at CAPCSD.
The Board is in the process of taking a critical look at our initiatives and studying each for its return on mission and investment. We are also prepping for many exciting things to come this spring. Watch for all our happenings via the newsletter, emails, and the website.  Please encourage your faculty who have not yet set up their CAPCSD account to do so. They can do this on the CAPCSD website here
The CAPCSD Board of Directors and Committees have been working hard to support, promote, and advance our member programs. We wish you all the best for the new year.
In warm regards,

Jennifer P. Taylor



We are pleased to announce that applications for the CAPCSD DEI Academy are being accepted until January 9, 2023. The registration fee for selected participants is $150.
CAPCSD is offering the DEI Academy as part of its mission to support academic programs to meet Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. Participants will develop needed skills to address CSD specific DEI goals and equip individuals to facilitate the necessary conversations within their programs to implement change.


Topics Include

  • Examine internal and external barriers to change.
  • Define stereotypes, bias, and microaggressions in CSD education.
  • Discuss strategies to mitigate bias and promote belonging.
  • Identify methods for determining readiness of the program to engage in DEI.
  • Connecting the program’s inclusive goals to the university’s strategic plan.
  • Identify needed resources.

Please visit the CAPCSD website for more information and to apply.  We look forward to receiving your application.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
7:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL

Maya Clark, DEI Academy Co-Chair

VP of Organizational Advancement

Jayne Brandel, DEI Academy Co-Chair


Your CAPCSD Connection to CAA and CFCC

Did you know that CAPCSD has an invited presence at the meetings of the Academic Affairs Board (AAB), Council for Academic Accreditation (CAA), and the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC)?  
We serve as non-voting members at the meetings, but as CAPCSD liaisons are extended a welcoming opportunity to listen and contribute to meeting discussions and offer updates on CAPCSD activities and member issues.
We invite you to take advantage of our attendance at these meetings to bring input and concerns from your programs to these councils. We will consolidate and anonymize member program issues for our liaison reports at the meetings.


The AAB, CAA, and CFCC will meet again in the new year, and we look forward to receiving your input to take to these meetings.


Academic and research preparation, clinical education, academic program capacity building.



Academic program standards and accreditation.  


Contact Shubha at VPRPD@capcsd.org


Clinical certification standards and requirement issus.


Contact Kevin at VPCE@capcsd.org

Please feel free to email both of us if you are not sure who to contact.

Shubha Kashinath

VP of Research and Academic Affairs


Kevin McNamara

VP of Clinical Education


Meet Ned Campbell

Director of Meetings and Continuing Education

Ned has over 35 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, primarily in membership, continuing education, and event planning. Ned serves as the Director of Meetings and Continuing Education for CAPCSD. In addition, he oversees all CAPCSD meetings, the annual conference, online education, and CEU reporting. He developed expertise in association management, regulatory compliance, project management, and business development while working for CPAs, accountants, and bookkeepers. Ned is a Digital Event Specialist and a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Outside of work, Ned’s interests include hiking, computers, and his two miniature dachshunds, Bean and Queenie.


Admissions Corner

Applicants and programs benefit from clear communication during the admissions process. Did you know that CSDCAS provides comprehensive resources for facilitating communication with your applicants? Among other features, CSDCAS supports batch e-mails that can be targeted based on applicant status. For example, to your “Verified” applicants, you could send a note indicating receipt of their application along with a timeline for admissions decisions. Applicants with a “Received” status might benefit from a friendly reminder that CSDCAS is still awaiting receipt of their transcripts, and “In Progress” applicants may benefit from a brief note highlighting features of your program and reminding them of your program’s deadline and application requirements. If you find yourself getting a similar question about your program from multiple applicants, then you could even send an e-mail to all your applicants with the answer, thus facilitating more efficient communication during the admissions process. E-mails can also be sent in batch when using searches, lists, and the clipboard. You can even link an e-mail template to a local status and trigger a communication to applicants when you update their local status! 

The WebAdMIT help center provides guidance on correspondence with applicants though instructional descriptions and video tutorials. We invite you to share how your program optimizes admissions communications and/or learn from and network with others in the admissions space on the CAPCSD Conversations discussion board in the CAPCSD member Information .

As always, please feel free to reach out with feedback on how CAPCSD can help facilitate your admissions process.

Rachel Theodore

VP of Admissions


Megan Woods

Director of Centralized Admissions



Upcoming Events

Reimagining Our Future: Engaging Minds. Empowering Success

Wednesday, April 12-Saturday, April 15, 2023

Annual conference registration and hotel reservations open in early January

Medicare and Medicaid Knowledge Series Webinars

Speaker: Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow


Part Three: What To Do with Health Care Code Sets and 2023 Coding and Payment Update 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. ET

Part Four: Ethical Challenges - Treatment, Coding and Billing Decisions

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. ET