Convention Musts for School-Based SLPs As we enjoy the summer and savor our vacations, it’s hard to believe that ASHA’s Convention is just a few months away! However, November will be here before we know it—it’s time to register for Convention and consider which Convention sessions to attend. As those who have attended past conventions ... School Matters
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Convention Musts for School-Based SLPs
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  • Deborah Adamczyk Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP, director of school services, can be reached at ddixon@asha.org.
    Deborah Adamczyk Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP, director of school services, can be reached at ddixon@asha.org.×
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School Matters   |   September 01, 2011
Convention Musts for School-Based SLPs
The ASHA Leader, September 2011, Vol. 16, 39. doi:10.1044/leader.SCM.16092011.39
The ASHA Leader, September 2011, Vol. 16, 39. doi:10.1044/leader.SCM.16092011.39
As we enjoy the summer and savor our vacations, it’s hard to believe that ASHA’s Convention is just a few months away! However, November will be here before we know it—it’s time to register for Convention and consider which Convention sessions to attend.
As those who have attended past conventions know, there are so many great topics and presenters that it’s sometimes difficult to choose what sessions to attend. Here are some suggestions that may be of particular interest to school-based clinicians. This list is not exhaustive; it’s a good idea to review the entire schedule before making final selections.
Fluency
  • School-Age Stuttering Therapy: Setting Goals and Making Progress

  • Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter

Language and Literacy
  • The Pathway to Literacy for Students With Significant Disabilities

  • Improving Reading Fluency for At-Risk High School Students

  • Teaching New Words: Explicit Vocabulary Instruction in Storybooks Delivering Phonological Awareness Within the Classroom Context

  • Assessing Language-Based Contributions Underlying Poor Reading Achievement in Young Adolescents

  • Evidence-Based Reading Comprehension Strategies for Children With Language Impairment

  • School-Age Language Intervention: Writing Meaningful Goals and Monitoring Progress

  • The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Enhancing Students’ Disciplinary Literacy

  • Supporting Problems in Reading Comprehension: The Role of the SLP

Professional Issues
  • Listen, Learn, Lead: Expanding to Integrated Models of Service Delivery

  • RTI: Speech and Language Support for All (SALSA) Development Project

  • Nuts & Bolts: Using “Weighted Caseloads” in Rural Michigan Public Schools

  • School Finance Basics: What’s in Your Pocket?

  • Intervention Intensity for SSD: How Much and For How Long?

  • Teaching to the Test? Identifying Linguistic Demands of State Assessments

  • New Roles and Responsibilities for School SLPs—What It Takes

  • Successful Collaboration in the Classroom Setting

  • RTI: Embracing Written Language as an Ideal Language-Learning Model

Technology
  • Creating a Language-Rich Classroom Using Technology

  • Listening to Kids: The Key to Optimizing Technology

  • AAC in the Classroom...There’s an App For That!

Don’t miss this annual opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and stay on the cutting edge of the professions. Enjoy the summer—we look forward to seeing you in November.
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