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Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Northeastern University, Boston MA - Behrakis Health Science Center - Room# 010 - The Behrakis Center 30 Leon St Boston, MA 02115 617-373-3323
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    This event will present information important to CSD students in their second year of graduate school preparing to enter into the work force. Presentations and activities will cover topics including job search, interviewing, certification and licensure, as well as professionalism. The goal of this event is to have participants leave feeling prepared to initiate their clinical fellowship.

    Learner Outcomes

    1. Understand the process and requirements for obtaining ASHA CCC, State Licensure, and DOE teacher certification (DESE);

    2. Understand implications of states that do not provide provisional licensure on billing as a CF.

    3. Understand the process for obtaining Clinical Fellowship including job search, interviewing and hiring process.


    8:30-9 Registration

    9-9:30 Job Search

    9:30-10:30 Interviews

    10:30-10:45 Break

    10:45-11:30 Professionalism

    11:30-12:15 State licensure

    12:15-12:30 DESE licensure

    12:30-1:30 Lunch

    1:30-2:30 Provisional Licensure

    2:30-3:15 ASHA Certification

    3:15-3:45 Q&A

    Disclosure Statements:

    Lisa Moran, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Financial: Lisa receives a salary for employment at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

    Non-financial: Lisa is the Vice President of Advocacy for the Massachusetts Speech Language Hearing Association.

    Meredith Finnie, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Financial: Meredith receives a salary for employment as a speech pathologist/Regional director with EBS Healthcare.

    Non-financial: Meredith serves as Vice President of Administration for the Massachusetts Speech Language Hearing Association. She speaks to and teaches groups for MSHA.

    Getting There

    The Behrakis Health Science Center is located at:

    30 Leon St

    Boston, MA 02115


    For directions, click the map below:

    The closest MBTA train stops to the Behrakis Health Science Center are the Ruggles Station off the Orange Line and the Longwood Station off the Green "E" line train. The West Village parking garage is the closest parking and is located right at 30 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115.

    Other Information

    Dress is business casual for this event.

    Lunch is on your own. There are several options in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University. A list of restaurants in the area will be available onsite.

    Special thanks to our host, Northeastern University.

    Interested in sponsoring this event? We are very excited to be presenting this six hour event free of charge to our student members. Please consider partnering with us for this worthwhile experience. If you have any questions, contact our office at 781-647-7031 or by email at

    • 26 Feb 2017
    • (EST)
    • 04 Mar 2017
    • (EST)
    • MA

    Stink Week is a week-long campaign to RAISE AWARENESS and RAISE FUNDS to support children with hearing loss and their families!

    Click below to register for Stink Week 2017 

    or for more information:


    Stink Week Benefit Night at 
    The Flatbread Company

    Tuesday, February 28th 5 PM - 9 PM

    Question? Please Contact Bonnie:


    • 23 Mar 2017
    • 25 Mar 2017
    • Burlington, VT

    More Than Words® workshop in Burlington, VT

    EVENT TITLE: Hanen’s More Than Words® Workshop

    Contact Information: Lorie Kientz / / 1-877-426-3655 x236

    Burlington School District - Burlington Early Education Program

    Board Room, 1st Floor

    150 Colchester Avenue

    Burlington, VT 05401

    Join us in Burlington, VT on March 23-25, 2017  to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism.

    When you take More Than Words, you will be able to lead More Than Words - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Registration includes a comprehensive set of resources to use within your More Than Words Programs and in your everyday work with families as well as a one-year, renewable Hanen membership offering ongoing opportunities to enhance your clinical skills.

    Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email or visit the link below:

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 05 Jun 2017
    • Webinars

    March 27, 12-1pmEST

    Talking about aphasia

    Presenter: Susie Parr, Ph D.

    April 24, 12-1pmEDT

    Post-Stroke Depression: mood, behavior and management 

    Presenter: Abe Snaiderman, MD

    May 15, 12-1pmEDT
    Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes
    Presenter: Rick Swartz, MD, Ph D

    June 5, 12-1pmEDT

    Translating knowledge to practice: Promoting learner-centred communication partner training in SLP practice

    Presenter:  Riva Sorin-Peters, Ph D

    4-Part Speaker Series
     - $100.00CAD to $140.00CAD* 

    Individual Webinars - $40.00-$50.00CAD*

    Presenter bios and webinar descriptions:


    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 08 Apr 2017
    • 460 West 34th Street 12th Floor New York (Manhattan), NY 10001

    Contact Information: Lorie Kientz / / 1-877-426-3655 x236

    Join us in Rochester, NY on Apr 6-8, 2017 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

    This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay.

    Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! 

    For more information or to register, email or visit the link below:
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • CREC Soundbridge, 123 Progress Drive, Wethersfield, MA 06109

    Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Educational Settings

    Sponsored by Clarke Mainstream Services and Hosted by CREC Soundbridge

    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017   

    Time:  8:30 am-3:00 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)

    Location: CREC Soundbridge, 123 Progress Drive, Wethersfield, MA 06109

    This day-long training is designed for speech and language pathologists and teachers of the deaf and other professionals. Parents of children with hearing loss are also welcome to attend.

    ASHA credits available (pending approval)

    LSLS credits available (pending approval)

    Eligible for six professional development hours

    “Childhood Hearing Loss and Additional Challenges”

    Presenter: Dr. Christina Perigoe is the Coordinator of the graduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences (Deaf Education) at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a certified teacher, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, speech pathologist and listening and spoken language specialist.

    To learn more and register online:

    For questions: Call 413-587-7313 or email

    • 19 Jun 2017
    • Wedgewood Pines Country Club, Stow, MA

    Doesn't a day of golf in June sound wonderful these days? Stay tuned for more details and information, and please forward this email to folks you'd like to join us for another great day to support
    the Decibels Foundation*! 

    See you in June!

    Contact Bonnie Fitzpatrick:


    *The Decibels Foundation's mission is to provide specialized early intervention, educational services, family support, and access to essential technologies for children with hearing loss from infancy through high school.

Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-647-7031
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