Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Fall Conference 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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 24, 2019 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:

Profiles of Reading Difficulty: Implications for Speech Language Pathologists
Richard P. Zipoli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
ASHA CEUs: 0.3

Course Description: This intermediate level presentation will describe several developmental profiles of reading disability. A central premise is that students will benefit when speech-language pathologists and other members of educational teams are trained to systematically integrate and collaboratively appraise multiple sources of assessment information (regardless of which professionals administer specific measures of reading, language, and cognition). Topics will include a framework for diagnosis of reading disabilities, the role of particular measures of phonological processing and phonics in identifying patterns of difficulty, and links between reading and cognitive-linguistic performance.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:
1. Describe four profiles of reading disability.
2. Explain the unique contributions of three different measures of phonological processing and four distinct measures of word reading ability.
3. Describe four speech or language impairments that can compromise the validity of measures of oral reading fluency and identify and alternate assessment procedure.


Getting your hands on IDDSI: Applying methods to current practice
Katlyn Baker, M.S., CCC-SLP

ASHA CEUs: 0.3

Course Description: This presentation will assist clinicians in understanding of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiation. Learners will become familiar with IDDSI framework, definitions and support for successful implementation within their respective facilities. This presentation will review IDDSI framework and standardization for testing methods. An interactive food lab will allow hands on experience for clinicians to become familiar with the standardized process for testing food and liquids. Clinicians will walk away with handouts needed to facilitate a successful role out program as well as the support needed for the upcoming elimination of the National Dysphagia Diet.

Learner Outcomes:
After attending this presentation, learner will be able to:
1. Understand the IDDSI framework and its definitions.
2. Practice new testing methods within IDDSI.
3. Apply IDDSI terminology to your current practice.
4. Develop implementation programs for your facility

Time-ordered Agenda
4:00-4:30: 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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