Summer Opportunities for Professional Growth

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June marks the end of yet another academic year. Summer is a time to relax, visit friends and relatives, see new places, and also a time to seek opportunities for continuation education and professional growth.

If you wish to travel to accumulate continuation education credits, I can recommend three conferences. Unfortunately, two of the conferences are held during conflicting times.

  1. Bilingual Therapies is offering its 6th summer annual symposium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, between July 13 and July 15. Featured speakers include, Dr. Brian Goldstein, whose keynote address is titled: Speech Pathology: Research to Practice. Other presenters include Kathryn Kohnert, Ph.D.; Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D, and Carrie Slaymaker, M.S. For more detailed information please visit http://www.bilingualtherapies.com/sym.html
  2. ASHA Schools Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from July 14 to July 16. The title of the conference is Intervention: What works!! . Speakers include among others, Lilly Cheng, Ph.D., Barbara Ehren, Ph.D.; Judy Montgomery, Ph.D.; Nickola Nelson, Ph.D.; Wayne Secord, Ph.D. and Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D. Detailed information can be accessed by visiting http://www.asha.org/about/events/schools/
  3. Leading Best Practice in Language and Literacy will take place in Portland, Maine with several presentations by experts in the areas of reading and language. Keynote Speakers include Sally Shaywitz, Ph.D.; Bennett Shaywitz, Ph.D.; Joseph Torgesen, Ph.D.; Wayne Secord, Ph.D. and Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D. For details visit http://readingcenter.csumb.edu.

If you do not intend to travel, but want to earn continuation education credits you can complete the questions at the end of any of the ASHA journals including the various Divisions’ newsletters. Other journals such as Topics in Language Disorders and Communication Disorders Quarterly offer continuation education credits. In addition, the ASHA catalog lists materials that relate to various topics, another avenue to gain continuation credits. You can order the catalog or view the products online. Examples:

Supporting the Communication of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Sylvia F., Diehl, Ph.D. (Videotape of DVD-2 ASHA CEUs)-Item # 011290V (VHS) or #11279D-(DVD).

Phonological Awareness: Evidence to Influence Assessment and Intervention Practices by Gail.T. Gillon and Brian A. Goldstein –Item #0112824.

Auditory-Oral Intervention Strategies for Children With Cochlear Implants by
Pamela M. Chute, Ph.D and Mary Ellen Nevins, Ed., D. –Item #0112713.

Coming up in JULY 2006
Working with a Bilingual School Psychologist: An Interview with Diane Di Bari.

Coming up in AUGUST 2006
Meeting the Needs of Older CLD Clients.

As always, I do welcome your comments.

Henriette W. Langdon, Ed.D., F-CCC-SLP
Professor
Communicative Disorders & Sciences
College of Education
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0079
408-924-4019 voice
408-924-3641 fax

hlangdon@email.sjsu.edu

Gracias – Thank you.

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