Saturday, April 30 – Day 3

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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.

The language used in the descriptions below indicates which language the sessions will be presented in.
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Presented By

Sarah Blakely, Shawna Sterner and Manon Robillard, M.Sc.S., PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

How Cognition Impacts Navigational Skills: Taxonomic Versus Schematic Organization

Authors: Mélanie Blais, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Sarah Blakely, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Shawna Sterner, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Manon Robillard, M.Sc.S., PhD, Reg. CASLPO, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

Intermediate: The goal was to examine cognitive and navigational skills using two organization methods. Over 200 children aged 4-6 were assessed using an iPad (half used a taxonomic layout, half a schematic layout). Results revealed important information regarding cognitive skills and their relationship with organizational methods used to program devices.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Presented By

Andrea MacLeod, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Language Abilities of Bilingual Children from Official Language Minority Communities

Authors: Andrea MacLeod, PhD, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Pascal Lefebvre, PhD, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Phyllis Schneider, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, ON; Ann Sutton, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Natacha Trudeau, PhD, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Intermediate: This study documents the typical range of language abilities of bilingual four-year-old children who speak either English or French from four Canadian communities. These results will provide initial guidelines for clinicians by measuring the role of age of acquisition and amount of exposure on typical development.

Age group: Pre-School

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3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Presented By

Cindy Davis-Maille, M.Cl.Sc. and Caroline Houghton-Jones, M.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Interactive Parent Learning Through Videoconferencing

Authors: Cindy Davis-Maille, MCl.Sc., One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre, Kirkland Lake, ON; Caroline Houghton-Jones, M.Sc., One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre, Kirkland Lake, ON

Introductory: Delivering group training programs in rural locations can often be a challenge. One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre undertook a pilot project to deliver the Hanen© More Than Words, interactive parent training program using videoconferencing across two locations. The presenters will share strategies for successful delivery using videoconferencing technology.

Age group: Pre-School

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