Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Fall Conference 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Farms Country Club
180 Cheshire Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492

CSHA members and guests are invited to join us at the CSHA Fall Conference on Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Farms Country Club in Wallingford, CT. This conference includes a light dinner and two concurrent sessions from 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm. Choose from the following:

Facilitating Life Participation Across Settings for Individuals with Aphasia
Mary Purdy, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS

ASHA CEUs: 0.3

Treatment for aphasia often addresses specific language domains such as auditory comprehension or verbal expression; however, changes with impairment-focused tasks may not result in improvement in the individual’s daily life. This presentation will describe how a life participation approach to aphasia (LPAA) can produce meaningful real life functional outcomes and enhance quality of life for persons with aphasia. Incorporation of LPAA principles into assessment, treatment, and outcome measurement will be discussed.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:
1. Describe ICF and A-FROM models for assessment and treatment of aphasia
2. Incorporate LPAA in the evaluation process
3. Develop functional life participation goals for acute care and community settings
4. Identify outcome measures to examine meaningful life changes


Team-work makes the dream work: using STEM activities in social groups
Kerri Byron, M.S., CCC-SLP & Kamie Chapman, M.S., CCC-SLP

ASHA CEUs: 0.3

This presentation will assist clinicians in the creation of goals, materials, and providing feedback to pediatric clients to promote successful peer relationships through the use of hands on “Science Technology Engineering and Math” (STEM) activities. Learners will become familiar with STEM activities and learn strategies to incorporate the activities into social group programming, with language consistent with Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum concepts. This presentation will also review concepts of the social thinking curriculum, identify STEM activities, and demonstrate ways to foster peer relationships during these teambuilding activities. Participants will be provided with lesson plans and material lists for completion of this STEM curriculum for various age-groups, as well as, provide learners with the opportunities to create novel activities.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:

1) Identify social deficits and impairments and create measurable goals appropriate for social group programming
2) Describe STEM techniques and EBP principles of social thinking to improve socialization
3) Correlate group activities with social thinking curriculum and goal formation
4) Identify communicative breakdowns within group programming and relate them back to Michelle Garcia Winner’s thinking curriculum

Time-ordered Agenda
3:45-4:30: Registration Check-in & Light Dinner
4:30-6:00: Concurrent Sessions – Part 1
6:00-6:15: Break
6:15-7:30: Concurrent Sessions – Part 2
7:30-7:45: Questions and discussion

Registration: Online registration is available – just click the link below and follow the prompts to either login to your CSHA member account to receive discounted registration rates or sign-up and create a CSHA guest account to register as a non-member. 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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