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Pre-Conference Workshop

34th Annual NCSB Conference
Williamsburg, Virginia, Oct 7 - 9, 2021

Event Sponsors

OH Speech & Hearing Professionals Board
Ohio Speech & Hearing

NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
North Carolina SLP & AUD

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, October 7
 8am - 5pm

Separate Registration Fee Required


8am - 8:30am

Welcome and Overview of the NCSB Reference Manual

  • Glenn Waguespack
  • Theresa Rodgers

8:30am - 9:45am

Statutory Authority

  • Nahale Kalfas, J.D.

9:45am - 10am



10am - 11:45am

Statutory Authority (continued)


11:45am - 12:30pm

LUNCH (included with pre-conference registration)


Afternoon Schedule

  • Facilitators: Theresa Rodgers & Glenn Waguespack
  • Participants:  NCSB Board and Workshop Attendees

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Mock Board Proceedings

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Receipt of Complaints

2:45pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:00pm Ethical Decision Making  

Learner Outcomes

  1. Delineate key components of laws, rules and regulations that govern the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  2. Mock Board Proceedings. Describe elements of the disciplinary process and application to the professions through participation in a mock hearings.
  3. Engage in the process utilized in examining ethics violations as well as reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).

Workshop Faculty

Nahale Freeland Kalfas, Esq. has served as General Counsel for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists for the past fourteen years, is legal counsel to the Counsel of State Governments National Center for Interstate Compacts (CSG-NCIC) and sits on the Board of Directors for NCSB.

Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, L-SLP, EdS (LD) is ASHA's Past President, an SLP and special education consultant. A Board Certified Specialist in Child Language and an ASHA Fellow, she has served as president of ASHA, CSAP, NCSB, and LSHA. Theresa is a former member of the Louisiana licensure board and chaired the ASHA Board of Ethics.

Glenn M. Waguespack, MS, CCC-A is a private practice audiologist and ASHA Fellow. He is a past president of NCSB, former chair of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board and Council on Academic Accreditation, and former Vice-Chair of the Council for Clinical Certification. Having served five years on ASHA’s Board of Ethics, he co-presents sessions in ethics resolution at the annual NCSB Board training.

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