Thursday, April 28 – Day 1

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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.
9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Presented By

Pamela Dodrill, PhD,
CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Managing Feeding Difficulties in the Preterm Population and Young Children from Ages One to Six

Intermediate: The morning session will discuss issues that need to be considered when working with the preterm population in the NICU and post-discharge. We will discuss research regarding neonatal and infant feeding patterns in this population as well as evidence-based feeding management strategies.

 

Intermediate: The afternoon session will focus on managing feeding difficulties in young children from ages one to six. We will discuss and demonstrate key assessment tools and therapy approaches. We will also discuss research findings regarding the efficacy of intervention in this population.

Age group: Pre-School

 

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9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Presented By

Katherine Verdolini Abbott, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Psychobiological Mechanisms in the Influence of Stress on Voice: Basic Science and Clinical Perspectives

Intermediate: Clinical wisdom has long held that some conditions affecting voice have their roots in stress. However, until recently, there has been little data available to assess this assumption. This six-hour presentation will provide historical background on speculations about the stress-voice connection, as well as models that suggest possible mediation through both personality attributes and autonomic nervous system functioning. Recent data will be presented that sheds light on theoretical models and generally supports these models. Research will also be presented about effects of meditation, which is largely held to be stress-reducing, on inflammatory responses in the vocal folds following acute vocal fold inflammation induced in the laboratory. The second part of the presentation will relate basic scientific findings to clinical practice. Particular emphasis will be given to mediation and other mind-body techniques that may be relevant for a subset of the population that experiences voice problems. Throughout, special recognition will be given to the work of Dr. Maria Dietrich and Dr. Leah Helou, whose work has been seminal in the study of stress and stress reactivity and their influence on voice.

Age group: Adult

 

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9:30 am–12:45 pm
Presented By

Hélène Deacon, B.Sc., PhD, PDF

Speech-Language Pathology

Tools for Supporting Children’s Reading Development: Focusing on Building Blocks of Language

Introductory: We focus here on key building blocks of language: roots and affixes. We describe how children naturally use these to understand complex words and spell them. We also explore how we might all support children in building on these skills to optimize vocabulary and reading development.

Age group: School-Aged

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9:30 am–10:15 am
Presented By

Michèle Minor-Corriveau, Ph. D., membre OAOO

Speech-Language Pathology

Compétences syntaxiques en langage écrit chez les élèves de 2e, 5e et 7e années

Auteure : Michèle Minor-Corriveau, Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Avancé : Cette étude vise à déterminer quelles habiletés syntactiques sont maîtrisées par les élèves franco-ontariens quand ils atteignent la 7e année. Les données présentées feront ressortir les moyennes par niveau scolaire (2e, 5e et 7e années) en fonction du sexe et de la L1. Les résultats obtenus dans les écoles franco-ontariennes (français minoritaire) seront comparées à celles de la France (français majoritaire).

Groupe d’âge : scolaire

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10:15 am–11:00 am
Presented By

Hillary Ganek, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Conversational Turning-Taking

Authors: Hillary Ganek, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Stephanie Nixon, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Ron Smyth, PhD, University of Toronto, Scarborough, ON; Alice Eriks-Brophy, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Glynnis DuBois, B.Sc.(N), BA (Psych), M.H.Sc. (S-LP)

Intermediate: We use the Language ENvironment Analysis System (LENA) and qualitative interviews to examine Vietnam as an example of how language socialization practices impact parent-child communication so that more culturally appropriate intervention techniques can be developed. Findings will highlight cultural considerations when importing western treatment methods to the developing world.

Age group: Pre-School

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11:15 am–12:45 pm
Presented By

Peggy Watson,  M.Sc., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Dementia Therapy Essentials for the Speech Pathologist

Author: Peggy Watson, M.Sc., CCC-SLP, Consultants in Dementia Therapy PLLC, Denver, CO

Introductory: The focus of the presentation is to provide an overview of therapy protocols for dementia. Case studies and video examples will be utilized to advance knowledge about the importance of staging, how to document effectively, prove medical necessity, write productive goals, and implement five evidence-based interventions for successful therapy outcomes.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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1:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Presented By

Teresa Ukrainetz, PhD,
S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Text Comprehension: Scaffolding Active Strategic Reading

Intermediate: Understanding and learning from academic texts involves purposeful, strategic reading. There is considerable evidence on what makes an effective and comprehensive reading instruction program. However, S-LPs need to be strategic about their roles within this large picture. An aspect of this instruction program that is particularly suited to the expertise and resources of S-LPs involves teaching students to use text comprehension strategies, such as text preview, summarization, and comprehension monitoring in their academic reading and learning. This talk presents the research evidence on strategy instruction, including the use of explicit instruction, spoken interactions around text, cognitive modeling, peer learning, classroom connections and disciplinary literacy. The talk focuses on transferring comprehension strategies from teaching tools of the S-LP to learning tools of the student.

Age group: School-Aged

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1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Presented By

Myriam L.H. Beauchamp, S-LP

Speech-Language Pathology

Bilingualism in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Myriam Beauchamp, S-LP, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Introductory: Autism affects one in 68 children, many of whom present language delays. Consequently, health-care professionals often recommend that bilingual families focus on a single language in order to avoid further delays. However, such recommendations are no longer supported by research and can have negative impacts on children with ASD.

Age group: Pre-School

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2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Presented By

Richard Welland, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Aphasia: Disorder in the Court

Author: Richard Welland, PhD, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

Introductory: A review of recent Canadian and American court cases involving people with aphasia suggests that neither lawyers nor judges understand the nature of aphasia, the ways to support their testimony in court, or the role of the speech-language pathologist. Potential educational, political and legal solutions are discussed.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Presented By

Daniel Bérubé, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology

An International Crosslinguistic Phonology Project: A Case and Website Illustration

Authors: Barbara Bernhardt, PhD, R.SLP, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Daniel Bérubé, PhD, S-LP(C), Université de St Boniface, Winnipeg, MB; Joseph Stemberger, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Intermediate: A cross-linguistic study of phonological development is expanding the clinical application of nonlinear phonology. A project website provides new (free) resources and tutorials. A case study of an English-speaking 3-year-old with protracted phonological development will illustrate the application of nonlinear phonology to intervention and introduce the website tutorials/resources.

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

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4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Presented By

Diane Pesco, Ph. D., O(C) et Daniela O’Neill, Ph. D.

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Évaluation de la pragmatique précoce chez les enfants francophones : présentation du LUI-Français

Auteures : Diane Pesco, Ph. D., O(C), Université Concordia, Montréal, QC; Daniela O’Neill, Ph. D., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Intermédiaire : Le Language Use Inventory (LUI) est un inventaire de la pragmatique pour les parents d’enfants de 18 à 47 mois. Nous présenterons une version du LUI en français canadien, nous expliquerons les données probantes appuyant sa fiabilité et sa sensibilité sur le plan développemental, et nous discuterons de son potentiel pour identifier les retards et évaluer les progrès des enfants.

Groupe d’âge : préscolaire

 

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