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.
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Debra Goshulak, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Communication Health Assistants Speech-Language Pathology

Making a Difference: Best Treatment Practices for Pre-School and School-Aged Children’s Speech Sound Disorders

Intermediate: This full day session will provide a review of information about various speech sound disorders.  The focus will be on the development of effective and meaningful goals, vocabulary and therapy techniques for children with speech sound disorders. The purpose of the session is to provide communication health assistants with practical ideas for use in therapy.

Age groups: Pre-School and School-Aged

 

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Stefka Marinova-Todd, B.A., M. Ed., EdD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Bilingualism and Its Advantages: Implications for Clinical Practice With Children With Language and/or Intellectual Delay

Intermediate: There is a myriad of cognitive, linguistic and socio-cultural advantages of bilingualism. First, I will present on bilingual language development and how it relates to executive functions, literacy, and academic achievement. Then, we will discuss the capacity of children with developmental delay to be bilingual and its implications for assessment and intervention in the field of communication disorders.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Language-Based Assessment and Intervention for Children who use AAC: Direct and Indirect Approaches

Intermediate: Language and communication expectations often are set too low for children with complex communication needs. This course will present evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches to improve results for children with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs. Both direct and indirect interventions, including grammar and communication partner interventions will be covered.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Debra Suiter, PhD,
CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Speech-Language Pathology

New Trends in Dysphagia Treatment and Assessment

Intermediate: This session reviews the available evidence in a number of areas of dysphagia assessment, including a discussion of dysphagia screening, the clinical swallow evaluation, and the use of instrumental assessment. We will also discuss current evidence related to dysphagia intervention strategies and discuss emerging treatments for swallowing disorders.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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