Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association

Upcoming Events

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.

Past events

02 Feb 2017 Introduction to PROMPT: Technique Workshop
31 Jan 2017 Boosting Bilingual Environments for Young Children: What the Research Says
26 Jan 2017 Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Clinical Continuing Education Certificate
23 Jan 2017 Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
13 Jan 2017 Marketing Principles & Ideas For Your Private Practice
12 Dec 2016 Caregiver Support
12 Dec 2016 Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
07 Dec 2016 Hanen’s Learning Language and Loving It™ Workshop
03 Dec 2016 Concussion Diagnosis and Management
21 Nov 2016 Working with Australian Aboriginal adults with acquired communication disorders
29 Oct 2016 Hanen's More Than Words Certification Workshop
27 Oct 2016 Health Care Transition Planning for Students with Hearing Loss
20 Oct 2016 Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association's Annual Conference
20 Oct 2016 The Changing Stroke Landscape
20 Oct 2016 VSHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Fall Conference
13 Oct 2016 37th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss
30 Sep 2016 Children Who Struggle To Speak: Evidence-Based Treatment Techniques for Children with Apraxia of Speech
24 Sep 2016 Assistive Technology for Adults and Children in Clinical Settings
22 Sep 2016 Introduction to PROMPT: Technique - Boston, MA
12 Sep 2016 Update on New and Existing Nondiscrimination Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Healthcare Settings
09 Sep 2016 Striving for Excellence: Reflective and Narrative-Based Practice
21 Aug 2016 Run for Decibels - New Balance Falmouth Road Race
17 Aug 2016 Free and Online! Autism Spectrum Disorder Information Session
11 Aug 2016 2nd Annual iHOPE Summer Olympics
11 Aug 2016 Free Live Event and Webinar Quality Improvement: How to Overcome Barriers
28 Jul 2016 Highlander Institute: Blended Learning Leadership Summit
21 Jul 2016 Highlander Institute: Pathway to a Lighthouse Classroom Workshop
07 Jul 2016 2016 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
06 Jul 2016 National Stuttering Association 2016-Dazzling in Dixie
20 Jun 2016 The Decibels' Foundation 14th Annual Golf Tournament
13 Jun 2016 Two Day SCA ™ Core Training Workshop (A2, A3)
09 Jun 2016 Say More Together: Using a Learner-centred Approach with Families Living with Aphasia (E2)
14 May 2016 TalkTools Workshop | Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach
09 May 2016 Aphasia Institute Webinar: Primary Progressive Aphasia Update: Redefining "Progressive"
22 Apr 2016 CSHA Spring 2016 Conference
18 Apr 2016 Aphasia Institute Webinar: Multi-modal or constraint therapies for aphasia: What is the evidence?
12 Apr 2016 WEBINAR: Provider Introduction to TCPI: A No-Cost Win/Win for Providers and Patients
02 Apr 2016 MSHA Student Event: "Making the Transition from Student to Clinical Fellow"
01 Apr 2016 Highlander Institute: Blended and Personalized Learning Conference
01 Apr 2016 Hamilton Relay - Better Hearing and Speech Month Award
21 Mar 2016 Aphasia Institute Webinar: Using economics to communicate the value of care for aphasia
18 Mar 2016 NHSLHA Spring Conference 2016
16 Mar 2016 "Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model", "The Social Thinking Informail Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies" (kinder - young adult) & "Social Detective, Superflex, and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning"
09 Mar 2016 "Thinking About YOU Thinking About Me", "Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity" (kinder - young adult) & "Social Detective, Superflex, and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning" (kinder - 8th grade)
07 Mar 2016 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Due March 7 - Clarke's 37th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss: Speaking up for Self-Advocacy!
05 Mar 2016 MSHA March 5th Event: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
05 Mar 2016 2016 Risha Conference (Rhode Island Speech-Language Hearing Association)
02 Mar 2016 2016 General & Special Education Conference-Seattle
27 Feb 2016 MSHA Student Event: "Making the Transition from Student to Clinical Fellow"
22 Feb 2016 Aphasia Institute Webinar: Working at the crossroads: Aphasia and Culture
07 Dec 2015 Why Extra-linguistic Cognitive Abilities Matter in Aphasia - Aphasia Institute
02 Dec 2015 Introduction to Pediatric Best Practices - Free Webinar
19 Nov 2015 EdTech RI Meetup
10 Nov 2015 The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy Annual Distinguished Lecture
05 Nov 2015 HB843 Hearing on November 5th
02 Nov 2015 SLP Roles in Re-framing Identity Post Stroke Webinar - Aphasia Institute
26 Oct 2015 EdUnderground
26 Oct 2015 Tell Me What Happened - Teaching Children with High Functioning Autism to Comprehend and Retell Narratives
22 Oct 2015 36th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss - The Sounds of Success: Believe It and Achieve It!: For Parents and Professionals
22 Oct 2015 36th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss - Making Connections! Student Track: For Students in Grades 7-12
22 Oct 2015 Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (VSHA) Annual Conference
09 Oct 2015 Managing Your Listening and Spoken Language Professional Learning Dashboard: Technology, Technique and Temperament
06 Oct 2015 Online Course: Everything You Need to Know about a Baby’s Mouth for Good Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Development
21 Sep 2015 Living Successfully with Aphasia: what does it take? - Aphasia Institute Knowledge Exchange - Online Speaker Series
18 Sep 2015 More Than Words® Autism Certification Workshop
17 Sep 2015 The Big Give for Autism - #AutismBigGive
19 Aug 2015 Taking Parent Coaching to the Next Level – Helping Parents Make Behavioural Changes That Stick!
18 Aug 2015 Graduate Student Research Survey
08 Aug 2015 2015 Boston Area Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech
09 Jul 2015 2015 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
01 Jul 2015 NSA 2015: Magnificent Speech on the Magnificent Mile
09 May 2015 Hearing Loss in Schools/ Literacy and Phonology
30 Apr 2015 2015 Annual IAOM Convention Call for Posters
11 Apr 2015 MSHA Student Event
10 Apr 2015 Improving Reading Comprehension in School-Age Children
03 Apr 2015 Persuing, Choosing and Using Apps with Children with Hearing Loss
03 Apr 2015 Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Educational Settings
03 Apr 2015 "Perusing, Choosing and Using APPs with Children with Hearing Loss"
31 Mar 2015 ANITA
13 Mar 2015 AphasiaAccess Leadership Summit
07 Mar 2015 Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach
05 Mar 2015 Everything You Need to Know about a Baby’s Mouth for Good Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Development
28 Feb 2015 Exploiting Nueroplasticity: Aphasia/Apraxia Treatment
28 Feb 2015 Interactive Metronome
26 Feb 2015 Introduction to PROMPT Technique
18 Feb 2015 Payment of Chronic Care Management Services under CY 2015 Medicare PFS
06 Jan 2015 PART I: Review Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), 2014 reporting options, and the 2015 PQRS Final Rule Changes
06 Dec 2014 Dysphagia in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: Evaluation and Management Decisions
31 Oct 2014 Dementia Capable Care
25 Oct 2014 Stuttering Therapy: The Littles, Middles and Teens
23 Oct 2014 CSHA Fall 2014 Mini-Conference
21 Oct 2014 35th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss
26 Sep 2014 New Hampshire Speech Language Hearing Association Fall Conference
23 Sep 2014 GI/nutrition issues and autism
22 Aug 2014 It Takes Two to Talk® Certification Workshop
24 Jul 2014 Voice, Swallow and Airway Conference 2014: Symposium of the Masters
17 Jul 2014 Bilingual Symposium
15 Jul 2014 Assessment and Treatment of Children who Stutter: A Workshop of Practical Strategies
02 Jul 2014 2014 National Stuttering Association Annual Conference
07 Jun 2014 The MBSImP And Dysphagia Practice: Targeted Intervention Through Standardized Physiologic Swallow Assessment
19 May 2014 Early Intervention for Young Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
07 May 2014 Phonological Short-Term Working Memory (PSTM): From Baby Babble to The Adult Brain
25 Apr 2014 Accent Reduction 101
24 Apr 2014 Practical Treatment Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter
24 Apr 2014 Cognitive Rehab (including therapy apps)
11 Apr 2014 Cochlear Implants: Basics and Beyond
05 Apr 2014 Applying Technology to Support Social and Executive Functioning
01 Apr 2014 Principles Into Practice: Planning Language & Literacy Programs for Learners Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
28 Mar 2014 Progressive and Systematic Speech and Language Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum: From First Words To Social Language
24 Mar 2014 Remediating Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp, Distorted R & Developing Carryover in Articulation Therapy
05 Mar 2014 2014 General and Special Education Conference
25 Jan 2014 Findings in the Food Chute
03 Dec 2013 Effective Interventions for Autism Spectrum Meltdowns
21 Nov 2013 Language, Learning and deaf Children
02 Nov 2013 Family Fun Day hosted by the National Stuttering Association
31 Oct 2013 Getting Off to A Good Start - Another School Year - What We Need to Know
25 Oct 2013 "Post-Concussion Syndrome: Protocols for the Safe and Successful Return to School and Play"
18 Oct 2013 Dementia Capable Care
17 Oct 2013 Vermont Speech-Language Hearing Association (VSHA) Annual Meeting & Fall Conference 2013
16 Oct 2013 Voice Disorders in Adults and Children, and Therapy Strategies
02 Oct 2013 Functional Outcomes Reporting Requirements Using G-Codes for Speech-Language Treatment
18 Sep 2013 Technology in Speech-Language Therapy: Evaluation and Integration of iPads and iOS Apps
19 Aug 2013 PECS Level 1 Training: Basic
14 Aug 2013 Executive Functions: Treatment Options
07 Aug 2013 Adult Conference: "Evidence-based Management and Treatment of Adult Dysphagia"
24 Jun 2013 In Her Own Words: Bartlett vs New York Board of Law Examiners
17 Jun 2013 The Decibels Foundation's Golf Tournament
10 Jun 2013 ASE Statewide Conference
21 May 2013 Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss
07 May 2013 PSHA Webinar: Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter
03 May 2013 Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Educational Settings
27 Apr 2013 What Works for Developmental Speech, Language and Literacy Problems
26 Apr 2013 Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes
24 Apr 2013 Meet Your iPad®: Essentials for the Busy Educator
Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-647-7031
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