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 for 2017 will be announced soon!


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: (CHECK BACK SOON!)

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....(Check back soon!)

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 February 28, 2017

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 2017 (Check back soon!)

New this year: ONLINE REGISTRATION for NDSLHA (Check back soon!)


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


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.