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–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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