Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Spring Conference 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416

CSHA members and guests are invited to join us at the CSHA Spring Conference on Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Marriott Courtyard in Cromwell, CT. Conference sessions include…

Reading with TLC: Full Training in Lively Letters
Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Are you simultaneously addressing speech and literacy? After becoming acquainted with the research base for this session including suggestions for diagnosing reading disorders, become fully trained by the author in the research-based program that’s as powerful as it is fun. Lively Letters has been used globally by SLPs and their colleagues since 1990 to simultaneously and quickly train phonemic awareness, speech, and phonics. Walk away with proven strategies to use on Monday for teaching letter sounds and sound production skills using oral kinesthetic cues, hand/body motions, and mnemonic stories – all paired with embedded visuals, and music. Practice techniques for developing sound blending, segmenting, and manipulation, while also training phonetic decoding and encoding of words for reading and spelling. Special strategies will also be shared for preventing errors during consonant blend production of words, for addressing rapid naming

Swallowing, Cognition, and Dignity:
A Clinical Pathway for Dysphagia in Persons with Dementia
Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

ASHA CEUs: 0.3

The purpose of this seminar is to educate and empower SLP clinicians to assimilate swallowing and cognition assessment results, initiate utilization of cognitive based dysphagia compensatory techniques, contribute to the acquisition of evidence on their effectiveness, and preserve nutrition, hydration, and quality of life in patients suffering from dementia and dysphagia.

CSHA’s Luncheon & Awards Ceremony will also take place during the conference, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Registration: Online registration is available – just click the link below and follow the prompts to either login to your CSHA account or sign-up and create a CSHA account. Or, click the link for the conference brochure and mail-in registration form for a printable PDF registration. Instructions are in the brochure on how to submit your registration form.

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