Maximize Your CEUs The ASHA Convention is one of the largest live-event opportunities to earn professional development hours (PDHs) or continuing education units (CEUs). You can to earn up to 3.0 CEUs or 30 PDHs—including pre-convention activities—or up to 2.6 CEUs or 26 PDHs for the three official days of the convention. All ... Features
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Maximize Your CEUs
The ASHA Leader, August 2017, Vol. 22, 72-73. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC4.22082017.72
The ASHA Leader, August 2017, Vol. 22, 72-73. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC4.22082017.72
The ASHA Convention is one of the largest live-event opportunities to earn professional development hours (PDHs) or continuing education units (CEUs). You can to earn up to 3.0 CEUs or 30 PDHs—including pre-convention activities—or up to 2.6 CEUs or 26 PDHs for the three official days of the convention.
All types of CEU-eligible programming count toward the maximum earnable amount of continuing education credit, so the ticketed pre-convention workshops are included in the total.
Earning the maximum amount of hours may not be possible for everyone. To earn the maximum hours, you need to use every moment of scheduled programming to attend a CEU-eligible session—and fill in gaps with poster presentations. This schedule requires very careful planning and may be challenging.
Here’s the day-by-day breakdown.
Wednesday: 4 PDHs
  • Attend a pre-convention workshop sponsored by the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ticketed; additional fee) = 3 PDHs.

  • For those invited to attend, the Researcher-Academic Town Meeting adds 1 PDH to the total.

  • You can still earn up to 26 PDHs or 2.6 CEUs without the pre-convention workshops. See below for a schedule beginning on Thursday.

Thursday: 8 PDHs
(no additional fees or tickets)
  • Attend an oral seminar or flash session during every time block = 6 PDHs.

  • Visit two poster presentations during each 30-minute afternoon break in sessions. Each poster equals 15 minutes of PDHs, and the break schedule allows up to eight poster visits = 2 PDHs.

Friday: 9 PDHs
(no additional fees or tickets)
  • Attend an oral seminar or flash session during every time block = 7 PDHs.

  • Visit poster presentations during scheduled breaks = 2 PDHs.

Saturday: 8 PDHs
(no additional fees or tickets)
  • Attend an oral seminar or flash session during every time block = 6 PDHs.

  • Visit poster presentations during scheduled breaks = 2 PDHs.

Alternate Saturday schedule: 9 PDHs
(no additional fees or tickets)
  • Attend the four Research Symposium sessions (two hours each) and fill in the breaks with four poster presentations = 9 PDHs.

The full convention program will be available this month. To start building your personalized schedule, use the online Program Planner—featuring all abstracts, times and locations—at on.asha.org/prog-planner.
Session Formats
One- or two-hour oral seminars—the standard concurrent sessions—provide in-depth continuing education. They emphasize clinical applications and research advances, backed by appropriate levels of evidence. Sessions denoted as “invited” are specially developed by the Convention Program Committee, Special Interest Groups or the Specialty Recognition Boards and feature invited presenters. These sessions are open to all registrants and require no special registration or ticket.
Flash sessions highlight clinical innovations/practices or research updates in a 20-minute oral presentation. The session may focus on applied clinical aspects of the professions (the “how to” of a specific diagnostic or therapeutic strategy or unique service-delivery model) or on recent or in-progress research. In the subsequent 10-minute question-and-answer period, the presenter can clarify information and foster discussion.
Poster sessions, a method to rapidly communicate scientific ideas, feature verbal presentations with visual displays. Viewers guide themselves through a poster’s basics, freeing the presenter to focus on explanation, clarification, discussion of key elements of the work, and questions. Each poster session is 90 minutes long.
Short courses are three-hour, ticketed seminars that require an additional fee. These intermediate- or higher-level courses emphasize clinical applications and/or science supported by appropriate levels of evidence. Presenters are recognized experts experienced in providing professional continuing education programs. Ticket-holders will receive all short-course presentation files.
Pre-Convention Workshops
If you’re arriving in Los Angeles early, consider one of the pre-convention workshops offered on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 8.
Choose from four offerings—three from the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and one from the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Tickets for these workshops may be purchased on the convention registration form.
Members are welcome to purchase workshop tickets even if they do not plan to attend the convention—a valuable professional development opportunity for those who live in and around L.A.
Lights, Camera, Action: Literacy on Stage
Judith Montgomery, Chapman University; Barbara Moore, East Side Union High School District
The “big picture” of literacy in schools is far more than IEP goals and objectives. Speech-language pathologists operate their figurative camera through the lenses of IDEA requirements and the evidence base of child language research on literacy. This session, developed by CSHA, will focus on students’ use of informational text in the classroom and the various ways that SLPs can support students to become readers and writers.
Expanding the View of Auditory Processing Disorders in Children: Considering the Whole Child
Larry Medweysky, Gallaudet University
In everyday listening settings—such as in classrooms—the ability to process spoken language is determined by a number of intertwined processes, each of which contributes to the person’s ability to successfully process speech. This CSHA-sponsored workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the various processes that are engaged and how they affect one another, so that participants have a better understanding of why a child may be experiencing difficulties in the auditory processing of spoken language.
Neuroscience Update: Speech, Language and Literacy: Increasing Intervention Efficacy
Martha Burns, Northwestern University
This workshop, sponsored by CSHA, will provide a practical update on educational neuroscience for SLPs who work in pediatric settings and schools. The focus will be on application of the new research to assessment and treatment of students with neurodevelopmental speech and language disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech, dyslexia and auditory processing disorders. The course will begin with new research on brain development and maturation followed by an understanding of the neurological differences in children.
IDDSI—The Next Steps: Tools and Tips for a Smooth Implementation
Peter Lam, International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI); Julie Cichero, IDDSI and University of Queensland; Catriona Steele, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network; Luis Riquelme, New York Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Joseph Murray, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center; Ben Hanson, University College London
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) was released in December 2015 to overwhelming international support, including a joint announcement in January 2017 from ASHA and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This practical workshop, sponsored by the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, provides an interactive opportunity to practice using the IDDSI food and drink testing methods. In addition, the workshop will present tips for implementation, the IDDSI Functional Diet Scale and risk-management strategies.
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