Pre-Convention Workshops

Workshops offered for ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs)—sponsored by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists or the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders—will take place on Wednesday, November 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop tickets are available for purchase through registration. Tickets are $80 each, however, some specific discounts are offered. Tickets for PC01 are $40 each for members of the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders; tickets for PC02, PC03 and PC04 are $40 for members of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

You may purchase tickets even if you do not plan to attend the ASHA Convention itself; however, you'll still need to complete the full registration process. In the registration system, select the "Wednesday Only" option for $0, which will allow you to add tickets for the Wednesday workshops. You will pay only for the workshop you select, and you will not be registered for the ASHA Convention, which begins on Thursday.

PC01: Screen Time, Learning, & Communication in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders. The presenter will: (1) review research on benefits and risks of screen time; (2) explain why persons with ASD/ADHD are at risk for negative effects of screen time; (3) offer strategies for selecting media/technology and managing screen time, and (4) describe what students must know to be digital citizens and multimodal learners.

PC02: Childhood Apraxia of Speech: From Diagnosis to Treatment
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. During this course Jennie Bjorem will outline the characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and how they differentiate from other speech disorders and how that impacts a differential diagnosis. Participants will walk through the evaluation process, demonstrate how to choose targets, write goals and learn about treatment approaches and strategies. Multi-sensory cueing strategies will be discussed relevant to treatment approaches.

PC03: Treatment for Oral & Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What Evidence & Principles Support It?
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Successful treatment for an adult with dysphagia requires the clinician to select and utilize appropriate compensatory, postural and rehabilitation strategies. This requires an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of swallowing, principles of motor learning, and the role of neuroplasticity. Specific compensatory, postural and rehabilitation strategies will be described and any available evidence for the technique will be summarized.

PC04: Welcome to the PLAY Project
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Learn the fundamentals of this evidence-based, developmental approach for engaging children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Video case studies of PLAY Autism Intervention will be shared. Participate in interactive activities to understand a child's unique profile, including social-emotional development and sensory needs, and the power of play to help children with ASD learn and grow through joyful relationships!

PC05: It’s Critical! The Assessment and Development of Critical Thinking
Critical and analytical thinking have been identified as key attributes in determining applicants' potential for graduate degree completion and post-graduate success by a recent study conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools and Educational Testing Services. Findings from this study, approaches to measuring these constructs, and guidance for developing critical and analytical thinking in graduate students will be presented.

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

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