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Upcoming events

    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Online



    TLC-WEB180816 Live/Recorded Reading with TLC 6.5 Hr. Lively Letters Full Training Webinar


    Watch live and/or watch the recording! For all who register, the recording will be emailed one day after the live event is completed (Emailed on August 24, 2018). The recording will be available for viewing for one week after the live event (Available through August 31, 2018). This training is geared for those who work with general ed. students in grades PreK – 2, as well as those working with struggling students of all ages, including teens and adults and those learning English as a second language. 


    BASIC INFO: Boost your students' literacy skills in a way that's as powerful as it is fun! The TLC approach is comprised of the Lively Letters program, created in 1990 by speech language pathologist, Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, and Sight Words You Can See, by Penny Castagnozzi. The presenters will walk you through the program strategies with direct instruction, songs, videos, and opportunities for hands-on practice. Lively Letters (training phonemic awareness, speech production) and Sight Words You Can See (training phonetically irregular sight words) have been shown to quickly close achievement gaps for the development of reading and spelling. To see full description and registration click below:


    Reading with TLC Webinar


    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hartford, Connecticut


    The PECS Level 1 Training is appropriate for parents and professionals working with learners with autism, related disabilities and/or limited communication skills.


    This two day training begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education. This includes factors related to establishing an effective learning/communicative environment. Specific topics include functional activities, powerful reinforcers, functional communication, identification, and replacement of Contextually Inappropriate Behaviors, generalization, lesson formats, teaching strategies, error correction, and data collection and analysis.


    The training then goes on to describe the six phases of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) protocol. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to fully implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.


    Presenter: Jo-Anne Matteo, MS, CCC-SLP

    Cost: $399 Professionals/$299 Parents


    Registration time: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM


    REGISTER HERE!


    Group discounts are available!

    Contact Info:

    phone: (888) 732-7462

    email: (dbattista@pecs.com)



    • 07 Sep 2018
    • 08 Sep 2018
    • State University of New York- College at Plattsburgh

    Lidcombe Program for Stuttering in Young Children

    Clinical Training Workshop

    September 7-8, 2018

    State University of New York- College at Plattsburgh

    for information:  www.montrealfluency.com  or rosalee.shenker@montrealfluency.com


    Presented by 

    Montreal Fluency Centre

    4626, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Westmount, Qc H3Z 1S3 

    Tél. 514.489.4320 poste 242 


    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel 870 Williston Road, Burlington, Vermont, 05403, USA

    The goal of the Congenital CMV conference is to present the latest research on diagnosis and treatment, raise awareness, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources in an effort to reduce the number of babies born with CMV and connect families affected by CMV with the resources they need to improve their quality of life.


    Link to event page:

    http://cmv.usu.edu/index.cfm


    Contact Info:

    Stacy (Executive Planning Committee)

    Stacy M. Jordan MA CCC-A

    Project Coordinator

    VT Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

    108 Cherry St

    Burlington, VT 05402

    802-657-4201 phone

    802-951-1218 fax


    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel Burlington, Vermont


    Did you know that congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes approximately 25% of hearing loss in newborns? What’s more is that with CMV being a virus, it is preventable, but only 9% of women have even heard of CMV and even less know how to prevent it. Join the 3rd CMV Public Health and Policy Conference to be held in nearby Burlington, Vermont September 23-25, 2018 (cmv.usu.edu). Since hearing loss is the most common symptom of CMV, it is paramount to have involvement from the newborn hearing community (e.g., screeners, audiologists, ENTs, early intervention, public health).


    The 2016 conference was a great success with one attendee stating, “Great to see parents and professionals working together with a common cause and a common understanding.” Another stated “Loved this conference. Very well done and very helpful!”


    Register! for the conference today and learn about ways you can help reduce the number of babies born with CMV!


    We look forward to seeing you there!


    CONTACT
    EMAIL: info@cmvconference.org
    PHONE: 435-797-9493


    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/4th Floor, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545




    This two-day continuing education program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of major categories of acquired brain injury (ABI), including neoplastic, traumatic, vascular, metabolic and infectious disorders of the central nervous system. Epidemiology, factors affecting outcome, and the potential long-term consequences, focusing on neurobehavioral, neurocognitive and sensorimotor sequelae, will be reviewed. 


    Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts 

    Presented by Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School  campus, (Shrewsbury, MA)


    Time: The event is 8:00-4:30 pm both days


    Price:

    $500.00 for BIA-MA members

    $550.00 for non-members, 13.0 CE


    To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information, and to register click here or contact Beth Pusey, Education Manager, at 508-475-0032.


    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • UMass Medical South Street Campus 333 South Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545

    This two-day training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of ABI, its potential long-term consequences, and recommended interventions.


    Faculty:

    Francesca LaVecchia, Ph. D. 



    Below is a link for the Flyer of the event:

    http://www.biama.org/pdfs/ABI%20Clinical/ABI2018/2018ABI%20FLYER%20Save%20The%20Date%20FALL%20SERIES%20May%2029.pdf

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • UMass Medical South Street Campus 333 South Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545


    In this half-day training, participants will learn the pathophysiological mechanisms in acquired brain injury and the common acute neurological sequelae of ABI, including post-concussion syndrome, seizures, hydrocephalus and cognitive disorders.



    Faculty:

    Dr. Sheldon Benjamin



    Below is a link for the flyer of the event:

    http://www.biama.org/pdfs/ABI%20Clinical/ABI2018/2018ABI%20FLYER%20Save%20The%20Date%20FALL%20SERIES%20May%2029.pdf

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/4th Floor, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545



    In this half-day training, participants will learn the pathophysiological mechanisms in acquired brain injury and the common acute neurological sequelae of ABI, including post-concussion syndrome, seizures, hydrocephalus and cognitive disorders. Late neuropsychiatric effects of ABI (e.g., psychosis, mood disorder and personality change) will also be described and discussed. An overview of neurodiagnostic tests (e.g., EEG, CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, fMRI, and DTI) and approaches to interviewing persons with ABI will also be presented,


    Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts


    Presented by Sheldon Benjamin, MD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School campus (Shrewsbury, MA)


    Price:

    $150.00 for BIA-MA members

    $175.00 for non-members, 3.5 CEs


    To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information click here or contact Beth Pusey, Education Manager, at 508-475-0032.


    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Trader Duke's Hotel 1117 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403



    Speakers and Topics


    Karen Anderson, Ph.D.   Keynote Speaker and Presenter

    Topic(s): 

    • Estimating Access to Communication in the Classroom and 
    • Self-Advocacy: Assessment and Skill Building

    Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo State College, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

    Topic: 

    • Integrating mobile technology into your AAC toolkit:  Strategies for assessment, physical access and functional communication

    Melissa Clark, AuD., CCC-A, School-Age Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant for Nine East Network

    Round Table Discussion: 

    • Verification and Over the Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Updates

    Rommy Fuller-Young, ED.S. PhD, Associate Professor of Education;  Director, Education Program, Green Mountain College

    Topic(s):  

    • Literacy and Dyslexia/Dyspraxia
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided

    VSHA's Annual Business Meeting of the Association will be held on Friday, October 19th during lunch from 12:30-1:00 pm. This is VSHA's 60th year of the Association. Board Members and Committee Chairs will provide updates.  Meeting is open to members & potential members.


    Please join us on Thursday, October 18th for light hors d'oeuvres

    and connect with your colleagues during our Networking Session from 5:00-6:30 p.m.



    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marlborough, MA




    Clarke Mainstream Services invites all teens with hearing loss in grades 7-12 to register for the 16th annual Making Connections! program. The special day brings together teens from across the country, many of whom are the only students in their school with hearing loss. The program provides teens the opportunity to develop social and advocacy skills in a safe and nurturing environment. 

     

    Students will also have the chance to spend the day with Nolan Gardner, the first cochlear implant competitor on the popular showAmerican Ninja WarriorGardner was a student of mainstream education, and is thrilled to have the chance to share his story with teens at the Making Connections! program.

     

    The program will be held concurrently with the 39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss on October 19, 2018 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA. 


    Register Here!


    Contact Information:


    For questions, please email fallconference@clarkeschools.org or call 413.587.7313.

    • 22 Oct 2018
    • 26 Oct 2018
    • Aphasia Institute 73 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2R2 Canada



    Learn how to work with clients to help them overcome the communication barriers aphasia creates using a methodology called Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia SCA™ . Then learn how to apply SCA™ techniques to clinical situations such as assessment, counselling, group therapy and working with clients and their communication partners.


    Full Day & Half Day Workshops!


    Link to Flyer:

    http://files.constantcontact.com/cd648948001/6c53ddcf-4fc3-4088-815d-09c3cc21ab1e.pdf


    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 26 Oct 2018
    • New York, NY


    Join us in New York, NY on Oct 24-26 for the It Takes Two To Talk® Hanen certification workshop. This interactive and hands-on 3-day workshop offers effective and research-based strategies for involving parents in early intervention process that ensure best possible outcomes for young children and their families!


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

    http://www.hanen.org/Professional-Development/It-Takes-Two-to-Talk/2018-Oct-24-New-York-NY.aspx

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 26 Oct 2018
    • Baltimore, MD


    Join us at a Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop in Baltimore, MD on October 24-26, 2018!

    If you or someone you know trains or consults to educators of young children, the Hanen Centre has a training opportunity that's worth investing in. The Learning Language and Loving It Certification Workshop equips you to deliver an evidence-based training to educators that has been shown to change teacher interactive behaviour in the long-term and increase children's language use.

    Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit the link below:  http://www.hanen.org/Professional-Development/Learning-Language-and-Loving-It-ECE/2018-Oct-24-Baltimore-MD.aspx.




    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/4th Floor, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545


    In this one-day training the clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders and their relationship to the occurrence of acquired brain injury, as well as neurocognitive impact, will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will learn recommended approaches for recognizing, assessing and treating persons who present with the combined challenges of ABI and substance abuse, including misuse/overuse of prescribed and OTC medications (e.g., analgesics). 


    Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

    Presented by Francis R. Sparadeo, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School campus (Shrewsbury, MA)


    Price: 

    $250.00 for BIA-MA members

    $275.00 for non-members, 6.5 CEs. 


    To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information, and to register click here or contact Beth Pusey, Education Manager, at 508-475-0032


    • 14 Nov 2018








    The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) is proud to announce the 2018 Scientific and Business Meeting on November 14 in Boston, MA. The theme this year is Advances in Neurological Rehabilitation with a focus on neuroplasticity and the use of technology during recovery from aphasia and motor speech disorders.


    Topics and Speakers

    Functional Reorganization of the Language System in Aphasia

                                    Swathi Kiran, PhD, Boston University, Boston, MA

    Incorporating Learning into Aphasia Rehabilitation

                                    Sofia Vallila-Rohter, PhD, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

    Voice and Speech in Parkinson’s Disease: Motor Control, Physiology, and Acoustics

                                    Cara Stepp, PhD, Boston University, Boston, MA

    Speech Analysis for Medical Diagnostics – From Senses to Sensors

    Jordan Green, PhD, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA


    Link to Event Page:

    https://www.ancds.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=547452&orgId=ancds


    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Denver, CO


    ACI is excited to announce our 12th National Stroke Centers of Excellence conference November 14-15, 2018. A dedicated forum to learn and network with representatives from organizations nationwide that are prepared to deliver superior service to a growing population. Our event will be an exploration of techniques to better equip stroke centers with the latest strategies and advancements in medical technology through real case studies, research findings and organizational models from renowned stroke and neurology programs. The top neuroscience centers in the country will showcase their successes and share strategies in achieving excellence in patient care as well as the business of stroke care. This two-day, case-study-based industry event will focus on implementing comprehensive stroke programs and services to maximize competitive advantage, meet increased demand and exceed patient satisfaction. 

    The goal of this event is to bring industry leaders together, highlight the best practice achievements, and discuss the current issues and developments in stroke care and the neurology community.



    Link to Agenda:

    https://hubs4f6gjw47be8628xpls10-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/aci/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/06/US-CS12-Agenda.pdf


    Contact Info:

    Garett Williams - Content 
    Phone:312 780 0700
    Email: gwilliams@acius.net


    Angela Hamilton – Sponsorship, Marketing & Sales
    Phone:(414) 221-1700
    Email: ahamilton@acius.net
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts


    Workshops offered for ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs)—sponsored by the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association or the American Board of Intraoperative Monitoring—will take place on Wednesday, November 14, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Workshop tickets are available for purchase through registration.You may purchase tickets even if you do not plan to attend the ASHA Convention itself; however, you'll still need to complete the full registration process. In the registration system, select the "Wednesday Only" option for $0, which will allow you to add tickets for the Wednesday workshops. You will pay only for the workshop you select, and you will not be registered for the ASHA Convention, which begins on Thursday.


    Topics and Speakers include:


    PC01: Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring 101: Fundamentals of IONM 

    Authors: Gregory Mannarelli, William Mustain, Emily Ward, and Lindsay Claytor


    PC02: The Deglutition Project: Physiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Author: Ianessa Humbert


    PC03: Dynamic Vocabulary Instruction: Engaging Strategies for Learners of All Ages

    Author: Lesley Maxwell

    PC04: Advancing the Scholarship & Practice of Teaching and Learning Science in CSD

    Authors: Sarah Ginsberg, Donald Finan, Rene Gifford, and Steven Surrency


    General Workshop Information:

    https://convention.asha.org/Pre-Convention-Workshops/


    Contact Info:

    convention@asha.org


    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - Boston, MA




    The ASHA Convention is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the Annual Convention provides unparalleled opportunities to hear the latest research and gain new skills and resources to advance your career.



    General Convention Information:

    https://convention.asha.org/About-the-Convention/


    Information for Attendees (i.e. how to register):

    https://convention.asha.org/Attendees/


    Schedule and Program:

    https://convention.asha.org/Schedule-and-Program/

    https://convention.asha.org/Schedule-at-a-Glance/


    Exhibit Hall Information:

    https://convention.asha.org/Exhibit-Hall/


    Contact Information for Convention Inquiries:

    convention@asha.org




    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/4th Floor, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545



    This one-day continuing education program will provide participants with a review of the structures and functions of the central nervous system (CNS), including the cerebral hemispheres and subcortical structures (brain stem and spinal cord). The organization of the motor, sensory, vascular and ventricular systems within the CNS will also be presented and discussed. Participants will also learn the basic neuropathology of CNS lesions and the common associated functional sequelae, related to both congenital and acquired disorders.


    Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.

    Presented by Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School campus (Shrewsbury, MA).


    Price:

    $250.00 for BIA-MA members

    $275.00 for non-members, 6.5 CEs


    To learn more about this training, including other discipline-specific CE information, and to register click here or contact Beth Pusey, Education Manager, at 508-475-0032.


    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tampa, FL



    ACI is excited to announce our 7th Lung Cancer Screening & Continuum of Care Conference on December 12-13, 2018. A dedicated forum to learn and network with representatives from organizations nationwide that are prepared to deliver superior service in thoracic oncology.


    Our event will be an exploration of techniques and policy changes to better fit lung screening programs through case studies, research findings and organizational models from renowned healthcare and radiology institutions. The top thoracic oncology programs in the country will showcase their successes and share strategies in achieving excellence in patient care and cost-effective management.


    This two-day event will focus on implementing lung screening programs and services to maximize competitive advantage, meet increased demand and exceed patient satisfaction. The goal of this event is to bring industry leaders together, highlight the best practice achievements, and discuss the current issues and developments in stroke care for the thoracic oncology community.



    ACI Welcomes Hackensack Meridian Health to
    Lung Cancer Screening 2018


    Key Topics To Be Discussed

    • Incorporating current stroke care guidelines into existing systems
    • Methods for effective engagement with pre-hospital staff
    • Resource allocation and reimbursement maximization
    • Improving effectiveness of stroke data reporting and utilization
    • Cutting-edge telestroke applications
    • Incorporating thrombolytic procedures to improve success rates
    • Benefits and capabilities of a mobile stroke unit
    • Strategies for more effective community engagement
    • Adopting measures to improve post stroke success
    Contact Information:
    Garrett Williams- Content 
    Senior Conference Producer 
    email: gwilliams@aciusnet
    Phone: (312) 780-0700

    Link to Agenda:



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