ASHA Convention Speech-Language Pathology Highlights ASHA 2009—with its theme of “Two Professions: Powerful Partners”—reminds us that the collective scientific and professional work of our colleagues in speech-language pathology and in audiology is dynamic and powerful. More than 1,700 sessions of interest to speech-language pathologists will be offered, many of which explore cross-discipline topics. The speech-language ... Features
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Features  |   August 01, 2009
ASHA Convention Speech-Language Pathology Highlights
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  • Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the 2009 ASHA Convention co-chair in speech-language pathology.
    Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the 2009 ASHA Convention co-chair in speech-language pathology.×
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Features   |   August 01, 2009
ASHA Convention Speech-Language Pathology Highlights
The ASHA Leader, August 2009, Vol. 14, 24. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR8.14102009.24
The ASHA Leader, August 2009, Vol. 14, 24. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR8.14102009.24
ASHA 2009—with its theme of “Two Professions: Powerful Partners”—reminds us that the collective scientific and professional work of our colleagues in speech-language pathology and in audiology is dynamic and powerful.
More than 1,700 sessions of interest to speech-language pathologists will be offered, many of which explore cross-discipline topics. The speech-language pathology program includes more than two dozen short courses, pre-convention workshops, and lunch sessions, and hundreds of seminars, posters, and technical sessions.
You will be able to search the entire program on the “My Planner” site and create your convention schedule that focuses on the topics most relevant to your practice. You can search sessions by topic, time, and presenter. Unlike printed materials, the information is constantly updated. You will not receive a printed program book in advance (they will be distributed at the convention), so using My Planner is essential in deciding which programs and events you will attend.
Sessions span the breadth of the speech-language pathology profession:
  • Academic and educational issues

  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

  • Autism spectrum disorders

  • Business, management, and professional issues

  • Fluency

  • Issues in culturally and linguistically diverse populations

  • Language and learning in school-age children and adolescents

  • Language disorders in adults

  • Language in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

  • Language science

  • Motor-speech in adults and children

  • Research issues across the discipline

  • Speech science

  • Speech sound disorders in children

  • Swallowing and swallowing disorders

  • Treatment of hearing loss and (central) auditory processing disorders in children

  • (Re)habilitation and educational issues

  • Voice, resonance, and alaryngeal speech

As summer winds down, it’s time to look ahead to fall. Looking ahead is just what ASHA does when planning the annual convention—we look ahead at what challenges, obstacles, and innovations our members and colleagues will likely encounter. Then we consider how best to help you face the future prepared and undaunted. The answer lies in the programs and presentations that await you in New Orleans.
I look forward to joining you in November to experience a great ASHA 2009!
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