Speech-Language Program Offers Tantalizing Choices The theme of the 2010 ASHA Convention, “Leadership Into New Frontiers,” is particularly appropriate as we gather in Philadelphia—a city with a rich tradition of hosting leaders of revolutionary change. The speech-language pathology program committee has done an outstanding job developing innovative invited sessions focusing on leadership across a variety ... ASHA Convention Coverage
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Speech-Language Program Offers Tantalizing Choices
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  • Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathology co-chair of the 2010 Convention and professor of speech-language pathology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, can be reached at srobert@iup.edu.
    Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathology co-chair of the 2010 Convention and professor of speech-language pathology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, can be reached at srobert@iup.edu.×
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ASHA Convention Coverage   |   August 01, 2010
Speech-Language Program Offers Tantalizing Choices
The ASHA Leader, August 2010, Vol. 15, 21. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC4.15092010.21
The ASHA Leader, August 2010, Vol. 15, 21. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC4.15092010.21
The theme of the 2010 ASHA Convention, “Leadership Into New Frontiers,” is particularly appropriate as we gather in Philadelphia—a city with a rich tradition of hosting leaders of revolutionary change. The speech-language pathology program committee has done an outstanding job developing innovative invited sessions focusing on leadership across a variety of applications (for a list of committee members, visit the Convention section on ASHA’s website). In addition to including nationally known leaders in the field, the 2010 program features a large number of international speakers, esteemed experts in related fields, and cross-disciplinary exploration of topics. Convention attendees will be able to choose from more than 1,800 sessions—short courses, poster presentations, seminars, and technical sessions—a veritable smorgasbord of tantalizing choices.
The following are just some of the tempting tastes Convention-goers can sample in Philadelphia.
The Early Language in Victoria Study (ELVS) Series. ELVS is a multidisciplinary project funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council involving Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, La Trobe University, and Melbourne University. Sheena Reilly, an international leader in children’s research, will present the results of this study in terms of both language (The Early Language in Victoria Study [ELVS]: 4-year-old outcomes) and stuttering (Stuttering Onset and Recovery: Early Language in Victoria Study). Patricia Eadie, honorary research fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, will co-present the session on language outcomes.
The Disciplinary Literacy Series. This unique three-part sequence of sessions will focus on the new frontier of content-area reading instruction for middle-school and secondary students. Don’t miss this opportunity to review the current evidence and explore intervention techniques and applications with Tim Shanahan, Barbara Ehren, and other leaders in literacy instruction.
Leadership in Communication Disorders. ASHA President Tommie Robinson, ASHA Executive Director Arlene Pietranton, and Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association past president Craig Coleman will explore pathways to leadership in national and state associations.
Research and Researchers Without Borders: Global Issues and Trends. Participants will learn from and interact with leaders in research from around the world. Bringing their expertise from such places as Hong Kong, Australia, and Great Britain, these esteemed colleagues will share data and invite discussion to stimulate the exploration of new frontiers in research and practice.
Discovery of Genetic Mutations That Cause Stuttering. Dennis Drayna, chief of the Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (National Institutes of Health), will present on this cutting-edge topic and interact with sessions participants.
Application of Biofeedback to Motor Speech Disorders. Leaders in state-of-the-art technology such as electropalatography, ultrasound, and electromagnetic articulatography will discuss the use of these biofeedback tools in the treatment of motor speech disorders.
Lifelong Bilingualism: Linguistic Costs, Cognitive Benefits, and Long-term Consequences. Ellen Bialystok, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University and associate scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, will present this unique session.
Short Courses. These special three-hour courses require preregistration. Here are two examples that may be of interest to you:
  • Leadership Pathways in Measurement and Assessment: A 30-Year Retrospective. Elisabeth Wiig and Wayne Secord will examine the evolution of standardized assessment models.

  • Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in 2010. Participants will explore cutting-edge interventions around the globe with North American experts as well as international panel members Sharynne McLeod, Elise Baker, and Barbara Dodd from Australia; Fiona Gibbon from Ireland; and Anne Hesketh from England.

These selections are just a sampling of the menu of outstanding continuing education opportunities that await you in Philadelphia. We are especially grateful to ASHA members and ASHA affiliates (including our international speakers) who volunteer their time and efforts as invited speakers. These colleagues’ willingness to support ASHA makes it possible to offer a consistently high-quality Convention experience for our members.
I look forward to greeting you in the birthplace of our nation and The City of Brotherly Love!
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