Friday, April 29 – Day 2

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Introductory: You have little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.
Intermediate: You have general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.
Advanced: You have thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice.
Times subject to change. More workshop information coming soon.

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1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Increasing the Language Skills of At-Risk Children in Poverty

Please note that this session is cancelled.

Intermediate: The increasing numbers of children in our schools today who experience poverty and homelessness make it imperative that school personnel meet their unique needs. This workshop describes factors that impact students who have a low socio-economic status, and details practical intervention strategies for increasing their oral and literate language as well as their executive functioning skills.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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1:30 – 3:00 pm
Presented By

Julie Evans, M.Sc., R.SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Communication Health Assistants — Pure Potential!

Author: Julie Evans, S-LP(C), Alberta Health Services, Kitscoty, AB

Intermediate:  This paper addresses the Communication Health Assistant role, including thinking beyond assigning lists of tasks, strategies for understanding competencies and partnering more effectively to improve client outcomes and professional accountabilities in assigning, monitoring and evaluating services provided by Communication Health Assistants.

Age groups: Pre-School, Adult, Geriatric

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3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Presented By

Alexandra Carling-Rowland PhD, Reg. CASLPO and Carol Bock, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Decision-Making and Reasoning: How are These Skills Objectively Evaluated?

Authors: Alexandra Rowland, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON; Carol Bock, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO, CASLPO, Toronto, ON

Introductory: The philosophy of quality care and ongoing learning is well established in healthcare. Evaluating clinical reasoning should be part of quality assurance programs. The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario has researched methods to evaluate clinical reasoning, developed a tool and is seeking to test its effectiveness.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged, Adult, Geriatric

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4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Pat Hart Blundon, M.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathology

Dialectal Features of Students in Northern BC; Difference NOT Delay

Author: Patricia Hart Blundon, M.Sc., S-LP(C), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Introductory: Limited research on First Nations English dialects in Canada can lead to unnecessary pathologization and inappropriate pedagogy. To study the acquisition of standard English among children in British Columbia, narrative language samples of 12 kindergarteners were collected from 2008 to 2013 and analyzed. Ms. Blundon will discuss preliminary results regarding grammatical features.

Age group: School-Aged

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