2015 State Convention News:
2015 North Dakota Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Convention
The annual North Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association (NDSLHA) conference will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 on the campus of Minot State University.
Guest Speaker NDSLHA 2015: This year’s daytime speaker will be Jean Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP. She will present on current issues in school-based speech-language pathology with her workshop titled 10 Critical Steps for Reframing Your SLP Program: This practical workshop brings a fresh approach to school-based service delivery. Ten critical steps for transforming services are defined and discussed. Participants consider each step from the perspective of their own role, organization, population, services, and goals. Participants take away tools, strategies, and an action pan for re-framing and improving their own programs.
1. Define characteristics of effective school-based services.
2. Implement efficient methods for tracking and reporting student outcomes.
3. Administer 5 tools for evaluating student’s classroom performance, determining
impact of teacher’s instructional communication and recommending key
*The evening speaker (to fulfill hours needed for CEU credit):
The NDSLHA speaker on the evening of March 26, 2015 will be Dr. Terry Eckmann, professor at Minot State University and author of the book 101 Brain Boosters. Dr. Eckmann's engaging workshop titled Brain Boosters will give you the knowledge and tools you need to implement research-based brain boosters in your classroom and in your personal life. Learn how you and your clients can grow dendrites and neurons with 16 weeks of easy-to-use research-based Brain Booster “Minute Movers” and “Minute Minders.” You will teach your students how to live a brain healthy lifestyle, while providing them with easy to remember brain facts. These Brain Boosters are simple to integrate into your daily therapy schedule to engage your students and get them in “ready to learn” mode.
1. Identify key lifestyle choices that affect the brain.
2. Increase understanding of the physiology of the brain on exercise.
3. Explore brain and learning research and put it into practice.
4. Find multiple ways to incorporate Minute Movers and Minute Minders into your
therapy and every day life.
Registration forms for the 2015 NDSLHA conference are now available (scroll down for the link).
A block of rooms is reserved at Minot’s Grand Hotel, available until March 11, 2015. 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 deadline for room reservations and rates will be forthcoming.
***The 21st Annual National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) conference will be held the following day, Friday, March 27, 2015 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 dysphagia. Information regarding registration and the topic and speaker will be forthcoming.
Please reserve March 26 and 27, 2015 for the combined conferences and CEU opportunities.
2015 Convention News/Information:
2015 Registration Forms and Fee Information:
Registration forms for both conferences will be available soon check back regularly.
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Spring 2015 registration and information will be available ASAP, please check back soon.
2015 Presentation Handouts/Outlines: (Please click on the presentation link to open and print the handouts for the presentation you choose).
NDSLHA 2015 Conference Speaker Bios: