2017 State Convention News:

2017 North Dakota Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Convention

Save the date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

The annual North Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association (NDSLHA) conference will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 on the campus of Minot State University.

Guest Speaker NDSLHA 2017: Dr. Ruth Stoeckel, CCC-SLP

Thursday Session: Evidence-Based Practice for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Support for Literacy Skills.

Diagnosis and treatment of children with severe speech sound disorders, including CAS, can be complex and challenging in any clinical setting. Appropriate treatment follows from comprehensive assessment and differential diagnosis. Because of the known association of early speech sound disorders with later literacy challenges, clinicians need to be aware of techniques for supporting emergent literacy and later literacy skills as part of therapy. This course will review recent research that informs clinical decision-making for children with CAS and severe speech sound disorders. It will include discussion of assessment procedures, including standardized tools and dynamic assessment, and an adaptable, evidence-based approach to treatment (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing). Interactive activities and video examples will be used. Techniques for supporting literacy development in children who have severe speech sound disorder will also be reviewed.

**The NDSLHA conference will offer 8 hours of continuing education. In addition, NDSLHA will be pairing with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) to offer one graduate credit (15 hours). NSSLHA’s conference will be held on March 31, 2017. To receive graduate credit, attendees must attend the Thursday NDSLHA conference, including the working lunch (lunch is included), as well the Friday NSSLHA conference.

NDSLHA Registration and Membership Form 2017

Print Membership and Registration Form and mail to:

PO Box 88
Jamestown, ND 58402-0088

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms is reserved at Minot's Grand International. Call 701-852-3161 to make your reservation. Room rates are $79.00 (plus tax). Rooms will be held until March 15, 2017. 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, March 31, 2017 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 school age stuttering therapy. Information regarding registration and the topic and speaker are included below:

Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP wil present on the topic School Age Stuttering Therapy: What do we ALL need? As a result of this presentation, workshop participants will be able to:

  • Analyze effective, cognitive and speech assessment procedures
  • Synthesize the use of various stuttering therapy techniques
  • Integrate parents and teachers into the process of stuttering therapy

NSSLHA Registration Form and Brochure


Please reserve March 30 and 31, 2017 for the combined conferences and CEU opportunities. **YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR BOTH CONFERENCES!


2017 Convention News/Information:

The 2017 NDSLHA Spring Convention will be held in conjunction with the 24th Annual MSU - NSSLHA Spring Conference to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) on March 30 & 31, 2017.

NDSLHA looks forward to seeing you in March 2017!


2017 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 March 10, 2017

Active and Associate Members                     $85

Non-Members                                               $130

Students                                                       $25                          

On-Site Registration Fees                                                                        

Active and Associate Members                     $110

Non-Members                                               $155                 

Students                                                       $35

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

NDSLHA Membership and Registration Form 2017


2. NSSLHA Conference Rates:

Spring 2017 registration and information

Early bird registration is $75 (must be received by March 1, 2017).

Onsite registration $100.

NSSLHA Registraion Form & Brochure 2017


2017 Presentation Handouts/Outlines:

Prior to the conference, presentation handouts will be emailed to participants who have registered in advance.

NDSLHA 2017 Conference Speaker Bios:

Thursday NDSLHA Speaker Bio

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic. She has worked as a clinician and independent consultant in schools, private practice, private rehabilitation agency, and clinic. She is on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and edited the curriculum for CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS. Dr. Stoeckel has presented both nationally and internationally and has co-authored articles appearing in the Journal of Speech, Language, And Hearing Research and Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Friday NSSLHA Speaker Bio

Nina Reeves is a licensed, certified Speech-Language Pathologist and board certified fluency specialist and mentor. Presently, she is employed as a staff Fluency Specialist for Firsco ISD near Dallas, and as a fluency specialist consultant for San Diego ISD. Nina specializes in providing private practice stuttering therapy services to children and adolescents who stutter.

She volunteers her time on numerous state and national level committees and is a nationally recognized workshop presenter in the area of fluency disorders. Nina is an author and has published materials for both the National Stuttering Association and the Stuttering Foundation of America. Most recently, she has co-authored numerous clinical resource materials published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.