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Upcoming events

    • 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:


    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 17 Jun 2017
    • Online

    UC Davis Extension

    Evidence-based Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    More information:

    • 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

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • Bordy Theater 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Emerson College is proud to present a Speech-Language-Pathology Continuing

    Education Workshop:

    Demystifying Voice Therapy for Children & Adults:

    A Hands-On Approach

    Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

    Bordy Theater

    216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Click here to register

    About the Workshop:

    This workshop’s focus will be on techniques used to evaluate and treat voice disorders. Anatomy and physiology, voice production and common voice disorders will be reviewed before participants

    practice perceptual evaluation skills, ear-training tasks and treatment strategies. Use of easily accessible acoustic evaluation tools will also be included. Pediatric and adult cases will be used to illustrate evaluation and treatment principles and techniques.

    About the Speakers:

    Voice specialists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Department of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Therapy:

    Laura B. Castro, MS CCC-SLP

    With skills in both dysphagia and voice, her interests include pre- and post-operative voice care and treatment, the transgender voice, and therapy for the professional voice user.

    Victoria B. Flormann, MS CCC-SLP

    Her clinical work with adults and pediatrics has included pre- and post-operative voice care, and the treatment of functional voice disorders, paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, and the singing


    Barbara F. Worth, MS CCC-SLP

    After years of working in teaching hospitals in MA, she now works primarily with transgender individuals, singers, and professional voice users. She also teaches at local universities and lectures extensively.

    Attendance fees:

    Standard: $150

    Emerson College Alumni: $125


    Financial — All three presenters will receive a speaking fee from Emerson College and receive a salary from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Department of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Therapy.

    Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


    This event is to be offered for .6 ASHA CEUs

    (intermediate level, professional area).

    Program Completion Requirements:

    Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended

    for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

    Full flyer here.

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport, Boston, MA

    Course Description:


    Have fun at the course, have fun with your clients! Join us in therapeutic play - the NDT way! This interactive basic level course for OT/COTA's, PT/PTA's and SLP's will emphasize treatment strategies to promote "natural ways to play" in the child with neurological involvement. Therapists will learn introductory handling techniques to optimize postural control and visual/perceptual skills. Participants will learn how neuromotor control and influences of the sensory systems impact functional outcomes.

    Register Here! 


    CEUs- 14 hours (1.4 CEUs) OT/COTAs, PT/PTAs, SLP/SLPAs (unless otherwise noted)


    • 05 May 2017
    • 06 May 2017
    • Double Tree by Hilton, Rockland, MA

    Hosted by South Shore Therapies

    Double Tree by Hilton

    929 Hingham St,

    Rockland, MA 02370

    1.2 ASHA CEUs


    • 05 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07 May 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Emerson Hospital Conference Room A, 300 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742


    This three- day course is designed to introduce the speech therapist to manual therapy evaluation and treatment principles and techniques. The fascial system and myofascial release techniques are the primary emphasis, though all types of manual therapy will be discussed. The course will concentrate on general palpation skills as well as a 6-step protocol for voice and swallowing patients.

    Sunday is open to former graduates of Level I class for hands-on review. There is emphasis on practice of techniques as well as how to integrate these skills into your individual work situations. Lunch on Sunday will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop.

    For more info on BMVT: workshops

    For more info on Level I learning objectives and Time ordered Agenda:

    Comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Due to the nature of the work, short finger nails are required.

    Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of class. A continental breakfast will be served until 8:30 a.m., at which time the workshop will begin. Class schedule as follows: Friday May 5th: 8:30-5pm, Saturday May 7th 8:30-4pm, and Sunday May 8th 9-3pm. Class ending times are approximate, and may run late based on class participation. Lunch is on your own from 12-1pm Friday and Saturday and will be provided on Sunday (we will meet and discuss cases/applications during this time).

    • Dates and Times:

      May 5th 2017 from 8:30am to 5:00pm EDT
      May 6th 2017 from 8:30am to 4:30am EDT
      May 7th 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT

    • Location Name:

      Emerson Hospital Conference Room A
    • Address:

      300 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742 US

    • 08 May 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Theatre Place, 19 Summer Street, Maynard, MA

    Decibels Movie Night Fundraiser!

    National Velvet
    Monday, May 8th
    6:30 - 9 PM
    Fine Arts Theatre Place
    19 Summer Street, Maynard, MA

    Tickets are $10 to benefit children with hearing loss & their families.

    Questions: Contact or call 978-637-2622

    • 16 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Conference Room A/B at the Boston Teacher’s Union 180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125

    Please join MSHA for our inaugural ‘Live Continuing Education Webinar Viewing’ event. You will receive .2 CEUs/2.0 PDPs for participation.

    Learning Objectives for Speech and Language Assessments in Multicultural Populations:

    • Identify characteristics consistent with language development in English language learners from different language backgrounds
    • Utilize a framework to enhance understanding of speech and language patterns in English language learners from different language backgrounds
    • Evaluate formal testing instruments for multicultural populations
    • Analyze and interpret results from informal assessment approaches
    • Describe expected versus unexpected errors
    • Author: Ellen Stubbe Kester, PhD CCC-SLP

    See more from ASHA by clicking here


    Members - $10

    Non-members - $70 includes 1 year of membership to MSHA!

    Event Details:

    When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Where: Conference Room A/B at the Boston Teacher’s Union

    180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125

    Located in the rear of the Bayside Expo off of Day Blvd  Directions here!

    Refreshments will be provided

    • 17 May 2017
    • 19 May 2017
    • 460 West 34th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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


    Join us in New York, NY on May 17-19, 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:  



    • 11 Jun 2017
    • Red Acre Farm in Stow, MA

    The 8th Annual Decibels Foundation Horse Show is on Sunday, June 11th! Come join us for a great day day of riding, raffles, great food and fun - all to benefit children with hearing loss and their families!

    There are so many ways to be involved:

    ‘Ride for Decibels!' - Sign up to ride at the show while also fundraising to support essential programs for children with hearing loss. We will create your own fundraising page to help you get donations even easier!

    Support our Riders! - See who is committed to ‘Ride for Decibels’ in 2017 and donate to their fundraising pages.

    Become a Decibels Patron or Class Sponsor - Each year we rely on our generous Patrons and Class Sponsors to make the Horse Show a success.

    Place a 'Shout-out' or Ad in the Horse Show Program!

    Donate an item to our Silent Auction or Raffle!

    Stay tuned for more details on how to participate in the 2017 Decibels Foundation Horse Show!

    Contact Bonnie Fitzpatrick at with any questions.

    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Clarke Philadelphia, Campus of LaSalle University, School of Business Building, 1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141

     Featured Speaker: David J. Ertmer, PhD, CCC-SLP


    In this workshop, you will learn to recognize changes in prelinguistic vocalizations that indicate that hearing is actually guiding speech development. New tools for assessing early spoken language development will be shared and family-centered strategies for very young children will be explored. Finally, phonological development and the attainment of intelligible speech will be discussed with regards to recent research, new assessment tools, and intervention techniques.


    Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.


    This is a free event, but please RSVP as there is limited space. Contact Gina Greco at or 703.615.0166 for details.


    ASHA, AAA and LSLS CEUs pending. 


    Sponsored by Med-El 

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

    Now that Mother Nature has finally brought spring to New England,your dreams of golfing on a warm day are finally about to come true & just in time for the 

    Decibels Foundation's 15th Annual Golf Tournament

    The tournament is scheduled for Monday, June 19th at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow, MA. So dust off your golf clubs and get ready for a much deserved and relaxing day of golf!


    After a long winter, a day of golf is much needed! We are limited to 144 golfers so register ASAP!  Click here to register: REGISTER

    If you are interested in participating and helping out this year, or have any questions please email

    Bonnie Fitzpatrick at  

    or call 978-637-2622. Thanks in advance for your continued support.

    We hope to see you in June!

    Bonnie Fitzpatrick

    Fundraising Event Manager

    The Decibels Foundation 

    2 Mill & Main Place, Suite 418

    Maynard, MA 01754


    *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.

    • 19 Jun 2017
    • The Haven Country Club, 369 Cross Street, Boylston MA, 01505

    All of us at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts are looking forward to our upcoming Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 19th at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. The 6,800 yard, par 72 course offers interest and challenge for the most experience players while remaining a fun and accessible course to beginning and intermediate golfers. Designed by William Mitchell with a recent restoration and enhancement directed by Ron Forse, the course is widely acknowledged as one of the best in the region.



    As a participant, your day will include 18 holes of championship golf, coffee & pastry for breakfast, lunch at the “Grill at the Crossroads”, on-course testing of your skills with opportunities for prizes, all culminating with our raffle, silent auction and awards dinner.



    Sponsorship opportunities provide even more corporate benefit with advertising, golf foursomes, and much more!


    Foursome - $1200; Individual - $300; Dinner only - $75


    Click Here for More Information

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 02 Sep 2017
    • Online

    UC Davis Extension

    Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
    More information:

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