2013 State Convention News:
2013 North Dakota Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Convention
Save the date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Guest Speaker: Keli Richmond TOPIC: Improve Speech Intelligibility and Develop Literacy Skills with Orthographic Instruction
With the implementation of "No Child Left Behind" and "Response to Intervention", our time as clinicians and educators is more precious than ever. Speech-language pathologists and educators need efficient, quality techniques that not only address speech-language goals, but support academic success and enhance literacy skills.
Orthographic Instruction is an effective and functional technique that incorporates printed cues into therapy and classroom activities. Printed cues stimulate the Orthographic processor. The Orthographic processor is the only processor within the brain that activates the reading system. Orthographic Instruction improves articulation and motor-planning skills and establishes a strong literacy foundation!
*The evening speaker (to fulfill hours needed for CEU credit): Dr. Jerrica Maxson Topic: Cochlear Implants
The 2013 NDSLHA Spring Convention has been scheduled in conjunction with the 20th Annual MSU – NSSLHA Spring Conference to offer continuing education credits (CEUs). The speaker, Dr. Barbara Hodson will present
“Enhancing Phonological and Metaphonological Skills of Children with Highly Unintelligible Speech: An Update.”
Please reserve March 21 & 22, 2013 for the combined conferences and CEU opportunities.
Reserve your room at the Holiday Inn Riverside (701-852-2504) in Minot, ND—specify that you are with NDSLHA by March 6, 2013 to get the conference rate ($99.95 + tax)
2013 Convention News/Information:
The 2013 NDSLHA Spring Convention will be held in conjunction with the 20th Annual MSU - NSSLHA Spring Conference to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) on March 21 & 22, 2013.
NDSLHA looks forward to seeing you in March 2013!
2013 Registration Forms and Fee Information:
NDSLHA Conference Registration Form - Thursday
NSSLHA Conference Registration Form - Friday
1. NDSLHA Conference Rates:
Pre-registration Fees * To receive pre-registration discount, the pre-registration form must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2012.
Active and Associate Members $75
On-Site Registration Fees
Active and Associate Members $100
2. NSSLHA Conference Rates:
Early bird registration is $50.
Onsite registration $75.
NSSLHA Registration Form
2013 Presentation Handouts/Outlines: (Please click on the presentation link to open and print the handouts for the presentation you choose).
Thursday: Kelly Richmond Handout
2013 Presentation Handouts will be posted as they become available. Please check the website frequently two weeks prior to the 2013 convention.
NDSLHA 2013 Conference Speaker Bios:
Thursday Morning/Afternoon Speaker Bio
Keli Richmond, M.S., CCC-SLP
Keli is a speech-language pathologist specializing in early literacy development. She has over 15 years experience in the speech and literacy disciplines and is actively involved in community literacy projects.
She is the author of Literacy Speaks!® ~ a comprehensive program driven by orthographic instruction (printed cues) that focuses on improving speech intelligibility, enhancing phonological awareness and expanding language skills while developing a strong literacy foundation.
Keli is the recipient of the “Award for Continuing Education” (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the “Professional Achievement Award in Recognition of Advancement of Knowledge in Clinical Practice” from the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA).
Thursday Evening Session Speaker Bio
Jerrica Maxson is currently a clinical audiologist working at Trinity Health in Minot, ND. Her clincil activities include hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings/follow-up, and cochlear implant programming for individuals from birth to adult. She received her clinical Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Following an externship at the Central Institute for the Deaf Oral School in St. Louis, MO, she was a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital for about four years. She returned to her home town of Minot and has been working at Trinity Health since 2010. Jerrica has also been teaching graduate level courses in the Special Education Department at Minot State University as an adjunct professor for the last two years.
Friday Morning and Afternoon Speaker Bio
Barbara Williams Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Barbara Williams Hodson has published two phonology tests (one in Spanish), a computer software program, and three books, the most recent being Evaluating and Enhancing Children’s Phonological Systems: Research and Theory to Practice. In addition, she has published a number of research articles in scholarly national and international journals as well as chapters in textbooks. Hodson also has given over 400 Clinical Phonology presentations nationally and internationally. Her major professional goal has been to develop more effective assessment and remediation procedures for children with highly unintelligible speech.
Prior to joining the faculty at Wichita State University, Hodson taught at San Diego State University and the University of Illinois (the institution where she received her PhD). Her major recent recognitions include: the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award (2004), the Wichita State University Excellence in Research Award (2008), and the highest award of the profession, ASHA Honors.