Pre-Convention Workshops

Workshops offered for ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs)—sponsored by the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association (LSHA) or the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders—will take place on Wednesday, November 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Workshop tickets are available for purchase through registrationTickets are $80 each or $40 each for Louisiana residents.

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: How Do I Describe That?: Advanced FEES Interpretation

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association. This course focuses on the advanced interpretation of anatomical abnormalities as seen during flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). During this session, learners will be shown pictures and videos of common anatomical variations seen during FEES. Participants will be given step-by-step examples of how to describe anatomical variations and then get hands-on practice with real-time feedback to help facilitate functional carryover of newly learned information into clinical practice.

PC02: The Entrepreneurial SLP: Steps to Starting Your Private Practice & Submitting Your First Insurance Claim

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association. Most speech-language pathologists are aware of their ability to work for themselves, whether starting a private practice or seeing a few clients on the side, although graduate programs often don’t elaborate on the business-side of this field. This session is for the speech-language pathologist ready to remove thought barriers, to explore and develop their skills as an entrepreneur, creating the service they wish existed in their community, and doing so on their own terms, without limiting their reach.

PC03: Linguistic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Reflecting on Cultural-Linguistic Identities Through a Positive-Noncomparative Lens

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association. With a focus on AAE, this presentation will peel back the layers of cultural humility, cultural competence, and culturally responsive practices when working with clients who speak a different dialect than yourself. Participants will examine the role that language/dialect plays in one’s culture, by 1) addressing linguistic diversity, equity, and inclusion, 2) reframing the language we use to talk about dialect, and 3) identifying ways that one’s linguistic background impacts the teaching and assessing of literacy skills across the lifespan (e.g., reading, health literacy).

PC04: What to do Monday Morning: Moving Stuttering Research to Clinical Practice

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Recent stuttering research has focused more on the speaker’s experience of stuttering rather than the listener’s experience leading to exciting and clinically useful findings. Integrating research into evaluations and therapy can be challenging. This workshop will combine presentations on current research and how two therapists incorporated the research into their work. Dr. Michael Boyle will summarize his research on uncertainty and perceived control in stuttering and stigma. Dr. Chris Constantino will share his research on spontaneity and stuttering gain. Chaya Goldstein and Elyse Lambeth will detail how they integrate this research into their clinical practice. They will provide specific activities that attendees can take into their Monday morning sessions.

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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.

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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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