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Education listings are free of charge. To include your education program on the MSHA website, email the office at theoffice@mshahearsay.org.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • Holiday Inn - 172 Main Street, Concord, NH 03301


    NHSLHA Fall Conference 2017

    September 29th

    Holiday Inn, Concord, NH

    For more information or to register, click here.

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 12 Oct 2017
    • Four Points by Sheraton Norwood 1125 Boston Providence Tpke Norwood, MA 02062


    Wednesday October 11, 2017

    Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners through Stories and Play-Based Activities


    Thursday October 12, 2017

    What Does Play Have to Do with Classroom Learning? Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning for Early Learners


    Read more with the conference brochure or visit the full conference site here.
    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA.

    Selective Mutism Association Annual Conference

    Co-hosted by The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD)

    The conference, which offers parallel tracks for parents and professionals, will be held on October 14-15th, at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA.


    Highlights will include a keynote address delivered by Donna Pincus, Ph.D., author of the book Growing Up Brave, workshops provided by experts in the field of SM, and a poster session presenting some of the latest SM research. Childcare also will be available, if necessary.


    Registration is currently open online at: https://www.selectivemutism.org/event/selective-mutism-association-annual-conference-2017/.

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/2nd Fl., 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545


    NeuroBehavioral Disorders Associated with ABI: Meeting the Challenges
    Date & Time: 
    October 18, 2017 (Wednesday), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $250 BIA-MA Members, $275 Non-members
    Faculty: Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. & Susan Roberts, Ph.D. 
    Continuing Education Credits: Click here
    Learn more: View/Download Flyer

    Learning Objectives:
    1. The common neurobehavioral consequences of acquired brain injury (ABI).
    2. Basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and their application to addressing neurobehavioral disorders associated with ABI.
    3. The common neurocognitive consequences of ABI.
    4. Strategies for responding to behavioral dysregulation in persons with a history of ABI.
    5. Strategies for teaching compensatory skills to enhance functioning and positive outcomes.

    Register here


    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 20 Oct 2017
    • Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA



    Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Educational Settings


    Sponsored by Clarke Mainstream Services

    Date: October 19 & 20, 2017

    Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA


    This annual training event 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.


    “Conference on Supporting Language, Listening and Literacy in the Mainstream Classroom”


    Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss includes is now open! This conference, which offers a full line-up of educational workshops and takes place at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA, will be held on October 19 & 20, 2017. Each day includes a blend of workshops covering the many facets of hearing loss and its implications for learning in typical classrooms along with topics focusing on language, listening and literacy. Three distinguished keynote speakers—Dr. Carol Flexer, Sean Forbes and Sara Novic—will also share their knowledge and expertise at the conference.


    To learn more and register online: clarkeschools.org/mainstream-register

    For questions: Call 413-587-7313 or email fallconference@clarkeschools.org.


    Keynote speakers you shouldn't miss:

    Opening Keynote Dr. Carol Flexer

    Thursday, October 19, 8:45 - 10:00 am

    "Auditory Brain Development: The Foundation of Listening, Language and Pre-Literacy"


    Keynote Speaker Sara Nović

    Thursday, October 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    "Beyond Normal: Inspiring Reading, Writing & Creative Thinking Skills in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing"


    Keynote Speaker Sean Forbes

    Friday, October 20, 8:45 - 10:00 am

    "Deaf and Loud"

    More information here.



    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • DCU Center, Worcester, MA



    New England Symposium for Speech-Language Professionals

    The New England Symposium for Speech-Language Professionals (NESSLP) is an innovative continuing education event geared specifically for speech-language professionals in the New England region. Join us for presentations from nationally recognized SLPs, network with others from your state and neighboring states, meet specialized companies in the exhibit hall and support students who are studying in the field.


    Where: DCU Center, Worcester, MA

    When: October 19-21, 2017


    REGISTER NOW


    Full conference detail here.


    MSHA members save $60 on registration.

    New MSHA Members receive 10% off membership when they register before 9/20.

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar - Online


    PPA and what SLPs should be doing - October 19

    Becky Khayum, M.S. CCC-SLP – President of MemoryCare Corporation

    Emily Rogalski, Ph.D – Northwestern University

    This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

    More information here.

    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 25 Oct 2017
    • Four Points by Sheraton Norwood 1125 Boston Providence Tpke Norwood, MA 02062


    Monday October 23, 2017

    ZOOMING IN: Strategies for Concrete Learners


    Tuesday October 24, 2017

    ZOOMING IN: Strategies for Individuals with Subtle but Significant Social Problems


    Wednesday October 25, 2017

    Taste of Our Providers’ Conference


    Read more with the conference brochure or visit the full conference site here.
    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • Boston, MA


    Join us in Boston, MA on October 27-29, 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 workshops@hanen.org or visit the link below: http://www.hanen.org/Professional-Development/It-Takes-Two-to-Talk/2017-Oct-27-Boston-MA.aspx


    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/2nd Fl., 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545


    Functional NeuroAnatomy Review
    Date & Time: November 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $250 BIA-MA Members, $275 Non-members
    Faculty: Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D.
    Continuing Education Credits: Click here
    Learn more: View/Download Flyer

    Learning Objectives:
    1. The functional components of the human central nervous system (CNS), including cortical and subcortical (brain stem and spinal cord) structures
    2. To describe the functional systems within the CNS, including sensory, motor, ventricular and vascular systems
    3. Basic neuropathology of CNS lesions and the associated sequelae related to both acquired and congenital encephalopathies and other disorders.

    Register here


    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Conference Room A/B at the Boston Teacher’s Union 180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125



    Join us for a special MSHA event.


    EVENT DETAILS:

    Please join us for a MSHA ‘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

    Cost

    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.


    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Webinar - Online


    The Importance of therapeutic relationship, patient engagement and hope

    November 16

    Felicity Bright, Ph.D., MSLT – Auckland University of Technology

    This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

    More information here.

    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/2nd Fl., 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545


    Substance Abuse and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
    Date & Time:
     December 1, 2017 (Friday), 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Cost:
     $250 BIA-MA Members, $275 Non-members
    Faculty: 
    Francis R. Sparadeo, Ph.D.
    Continuing Education Credits: Click here
    Learn more: View/Download Flyer

    Learning Objectives:
    1. The clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders, including misuse/overuse of prescribed and OTC medications.
    2. The relationship of substance abuse to the occurrence of ABI.
    3. Recommended approaches and procedures for assessing individuals with ABI and substance abuse.
    4. The impact of commonly abused substances on cognitive function. 
    5. Recommended approaches and treatment models for the combined problem of ABI and substance abuse, including pain management.

    Register here


    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar - Online


    KT Science and how to make research accessible - December 11

    Melanie Barwick, Ph.D.,CPsych, University of Toronto

    This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

    More information here.

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Phone: 781-647-7031
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