2016 State Convention News:

2016 North Dakota Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Convention

Save the date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

The annual North Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association (NDSLHA) conference will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 on the campus of Minot State University.

Guest Speaker NDSLHA 2016: Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP

Angie Neal will also be the evening speaker (to fulfill hours needed for CEU credit).

Day Session: Socially Savvy

The Socially Savvy workshop focuses on pure practicality; how to identify social skill/pragmatic weaknesses and target them directly. Socially Savvy will specifically address social skills/pragmatic deficits that have a direct adverse impact on academic skills to include: general strategies, point of view, dealing with change, owning behaviors, behavioral expectations, problem solving, conversation, manners and rules, emotions, time management, working in a group, inference, figurative language, writing, attention to task, asking for help, friends, and bullies. In addition, a practical tool for measuring pragmatic deficits in the school setting for preschool and school age children will be shared so that intervention can focus on specific, measurable areas for improvement. For a sneak peek, please log in to Super Duper Publications website and take the free, one hour, CEU course “Socially Savvy at School.”

Evening Session: The Secret Life of Words: The Language of Literacy

The Secret Life of Words workshop is designed to help speech-language pathologists look at reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension under the broader lens of language. Literacy is defined as listening, reading, writing, thinking, and speaking, and all of those skills require a solid foundation of language. Participants will leave this workshop being able to understand why better spellers make better readers and practical ways to improve comprehension.

Two NDSLHA Registration Options:

1. Print and mail forms. Registration & NDSLHA Membership Forms 2016 NDSLHA conference.

2. New this year: The NDSLHA invites you to take advantage of ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms is reserved at Minot's Grand International, available until March 16, 2016. To reserve your room, call (701) 852-3161.

Reserve your room soon and specify you are with the NDSLHA Conference to get the conference rate.

 

***The 23rd Annual National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) conference will be held the following day, Friday, April 1, 2016 on the campus of Minot State University. The NDSLHA conference was scheduled in conjunction with the NSSLHA conference to offer continuing education credtis (CEUs). The NSSLHA conference will focus on speech sound disorders. Information regarding registration and the topic and speaker are included below:

Dr. Ken Bleile wil present on the topic Speech Sound Disorders in Infants, Toddlers, and School Aged Students. The presentation will consist of two independent sections. The morning’s topic is promoting speech development in infants and toddlers. The afternoon’s topic is controversies arising in treating late acquired consonants (the late eight), including the role of speech in school success, the best grade to treat the late eight, and the research-base for non-speech music and oral motor treatment approaches.

NSSLHA Registration Form and Brochure

 

Please reserve March 31 and April 1, 2016 for the combined conferences and CEU opportunities. **YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR BOTH CONFERENCES!

 

2016 Convention News/Information:

The 2016 NDSLHA Spring Convention will be held in conjunction with the 23rd Annual MSU - NSSLHA Spring Conference to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) on March 31 & April 1, 2016.

NDSLHA looks forward to seeing you in March/April 2016!

 

2016 Registration Forms and Fee Information:

1. NDSLHA Conference Rates:

Pre-registration Fees * To receive pre-registration discount, the pre-registration form must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2016

Active and Associate Members                     $75

Non-Members                                                $120

Students                                                         $25                          

On-Site Registration Fees                                                                        

Active and Associate Members                     $100

Non-Members                                                $145                 

Students                                                         $35

Register now by printing the registration forms and mailing them to Brittany Hernandez (address listed on the registration form) or using the online registration option:

NDSLHA Membership and Registration Form 2016

New this year: ONLINE REGISTRATION for NDSLHA

 

2. NSSLHA Conference Rates:

Spring 2016 registration and information

Early bird registration is $75 (must be received by March 1, 2016).

Onsite registration $100.

NSSLHA Registraion Form & Brochure 2016

 

2016 Presentation Handouts/Outlines:

Presentation handouts will be emailed to participants who register prior to the conference.

NDSLHA 2016 Conference Speaker Bios:

Thursday Speaker Bio

Thursday Morning/Afternoon/Evening Speaker

Angie Neal is a speech-language pathologist from Greenville, South Carolina. She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence after obtaining her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. Mrs. Neal has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings with both children and adults. In 2013, she was selected as the only speech-language pathologist in South Carolina to participate in the School-Based Leadership program for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Mrs. Neal authored the K-5 spelling curriculum for Bell’s Crossing Elementary School and is a Teacher Consultant with the Upstate Writing Project through Clemson University. Mrs. Neal is the author of The Pirate Who Couldn’t Say Arrr (Tate Publishing) and Simply Social at School (Super Duper Publications).

Friday Morning and Afternoon NSSLHA Speaker Bio -

Update in progress - will be available as soon as possible.