Tag Archives: continuing education

6 Summer Activities for School SLPs

Summer is a wonderful opportunity for School Speech Language Pathologists to rest and recharge from the school year. Not only does it provide School SLPs with time to take a break, it is also a great chance to focus on career advancement whether that is continuing education, planning for the upcoming school year or looking for a new job position. From self-care ideas to continuing education, read below for 6 summer activity ideas for School SLPs. Read More »

Your Guide To San Juan Accommodations for the Bilingual Symposium

The Bilingual Symposium is less than 2 months away and it’s a great time to start booking your accommodations. San Juan offers a multitude of options so that you can find the perfect fit. Whether you prefer to enjoy the comforts of a hotel or explore the city from a local rental, there are a variety of options to book the perfect place for you. Read More »

2019 Bilingual Symposium for Service Providers with Bilingual Populations

Bilingual service providers don’t always have many options for continuing education opportunities that focus on bilingual populations.  This was a concern for us at Bilingual Therapies, as we predominately work with bilingual professionals, so we did something about it...

"Since 2001 we have been organizing this unique symposium that brings together researchers and practitioners to provide us with the most current resources for bilingual assessment and intervention."
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2018 Symposium for Service Providers with Bilingual Populations

Bilingual Symposium 2018Are you a speech pathologist, audiologist, school psychologist, or student who supports or would like to serve bilingual clients? Would you like to earn CEUs during the day, and have some fun at night? Whether you're a foodie, music buff, or sight-seeing fanatic, this location has it all! If you're already dreaming up your Vegas plans, you should also plan on attending our 2018 Bilingual Symposium this summer! Read More »

Summer Opportunities for Professional Growth

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. Read More »

Ideas for Professional Growth

A Personal Note:

I received my doctoral degree in the field of psycholinguistics and special education including all requirements to be a certified Speech Language Pathologist almost 30 years ago (1977). If I had not “kept up” with the trends and waves of the profession, I could not have qualified to join the faculty of a training institution 8 years ago. Upon completing my doctoral degree, I moved to a different state and, regrettably, I was unable to find a teaching job in higher education. Even though it was discouraging at first, I decided to focus and develop my areas of interest (bilingualism and language learning disabilities) while trying to keep up with the evolution of profession. In those days, Continuation Education Certificates were available through ASHA but they were not mandatory to maintain certification or licensure. For 20 years prior to my academic appointment, I continued to learn and gain new knowledge in the field through multiple avenues that included attending conferences, reading journals and books, participating in research projects with other colleagues, writing, offering workshops in my area of expertise as well lecturing at local universities. Read More »