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WSHA Responds; Support for Students and New Grads in the Time of COVID-19 Recording

 Export to Your Calendar 5/13/2021
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United States
Contact: WSHA Office

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WSHA Responds; Support for Undergraduate/Graduate Students and New Grads in the Time of COVID-19 Recording

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Presentation Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level have experienced a dramatic shift in both classroom and in person clinical learning.  This has led to questions related to online and simulated learning, graduate school admission, completion of clinical competencies, and employment searches/CFY options.  This interactive session will focus on providing information related to these topics with updated information/guidelines from ASHA and opportunities for Q/A throughout as WSHA responds to the concerns of future professional clinicians.  



Jennifer Eggert, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1997 and 1999 respectively). Jennifer has spent her entire career providing evaluation and treatment for infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children with a variety of congenital and acquired diagnoses. Jennifer’s focus has consistently been in the area of oral-motor/feeding disorders. She has extensive experience with medically involved/fragile children in the Birth-to-Three, Outpatient and Home Health (Post NICU) settings in addition to years of experience providing respiratory/phonatory assessment and intervention with a primarily tracheostomy/ventilator dependent pediatric population. During her time in the field, Jennifer has delivered services to socio-economically diverse populations where she has employed skills in both counseling and coaching of caregivers. Jennifer spent nearly 15 years as an instructor for the University of Wisconsin system where she taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses in addition to providing both on and off campus student supervision. She is currently employed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Marquette University where she teaches the "Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology" course in addition to providing clinical and diagnostic supervision.  Additionally, Jennifer continues to provide patient assessment/intervention and clinician mentoring with Medical Support Services, Inc.  Jennifer was the WSHA 2013 Speech Language Pathologist of the Year, is an ASHA ACE (Award for Continuing Education) recipient and a 2016 BIZTimes Healthcare Hero


Roxanne Pilger M.S. CCC-SLP is a Regional Director for EBS Healthcare, managing therapy services, compliance and support to team members, families and students. She provides training and mentorship to therapists focusing on best practice, quality services and collaboration. She serves as a SEAL appointed by ASHA focusing on educational advocacy and support at state and local levels on policies that affect service delivery for speech language pathologists and audiologists in school settings. 


Jenna DeCarlo, MA, CF-SLP is completing her clinical fellowship year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Waisman Center. She conducts speech and language evaluations and treatment sessions in the Communication Aids and Systems Clinic (CASC), completes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) inpatient consultations, and participates as a second-year trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. In 2019, Jenna graduated with her MA in speech-language pathology and completed her first-year LEND traineeship at The Ohio State University. 


Sondra Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  She is the Director of Clinical Services for Speech Language Pathology and Undergraduate Adviser. Sondra worked 12 years in the public schools before coming to UWSP in 2011.  She has served on the WSHA executive board as VP of Education, President, and Convention Chair. 


Erika Baldwin, BS is a second-year graduate student studying to become a speech-language pathologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she received a 2020 Outstanding Student Award. Prior to graduate school, Erika completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. There, she servedas Secretary, Vice President, and President of her NSSLHA Chapter, which sparked her passion for student leadership. Since then, Erika has gone on to serve as the National NSSLHA SLP Student State Officer in Wisconsin for two years and is also a WSHA Student Representative this year. She believes that the opportunities for advocacy and collaboration provided by both organizations are foundational to our work as future clinicians, and is driven by a desire to mentor future student leaders just as she was. After graduation, Erika will be completing her clinical fellowship with Sidekick Therapy Partners in Knoxville, Tennessee


Brooke Flesher Au.D, CCC-A earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and her Doctorate in Audiology from Purdue University. Dr. Flesher’s main focus is pediatric audiology, as she especially loves working with families through the newborn hearing screening and identification journey. She is currently a Pediatric Audiologist at Children’s Wisconsin where she also serves as a program coordinator for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program at this location.  Additionally, Dr. Flesher teaches courses to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Flesher has served as a member and/or chairperson for Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the Student Academy of Audiology, and the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association.  




  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Undergraduate Student Concerns: Online Learning, Observation Hours, Pass/Fail Grading, Impact, Graduate School Application
  • Graduate Student Concerns: Meeting Competencies, Concerns Related to Field Work, Finding a CF Mentor and Employer
  • CF Concerns: Recent Updates to CFY, Virtual Mentorship, Licensure, Job Outlook
  • Panel/Q&A

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