2023 SLP Conference on Speech Sound Disorders

4-Day Virtual Conference – Effectively Evaluate and Treat Speech Sound Disorders in Any Language

Replays Now Available!

Join us in kicking off 2023 by transforming the way we conceptualize “intelligibility.” Across four days we will tackle evaluating and treating, articulation and phonology, as well as the influence of culture and bilingualism.

4 Days – 5 Experts

Numerous Strategies to Support Your Diverse Learners and

Bolster Their Confidence

Phonological Assessment of Latinx Children: Quantity, Quality, and Social Justice

Monday, January 16th, 2023

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Have you ever wondered if your speech diagnoses are influenced by things in addition to the sounds that a child produces? This presentation highlights ways to take the entire child into consideration so that we get accurate qualifications and great goals. 

Traditional methods of phonological assessment that rely heavily on quantitative measures both under- and over-diagnose bilingual children with communication disabilities. A recommended evaluation protocol that takes into consideration both quantitative as well as qualitative aspects of phonological errors and social context will be presented.

Handouts for Dr. Fabiano-Smith’s Presentation

Expediting Intelligibility for Multilingual Children with Unintelligible Speech

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

Dr. Raul Prezas
Lamar University, Texas

For most students with reduced intelligibility, speech-language pathologists have developmental milestones, available assessments, and strategies for intervention. However, when an SLP is assessing or treating a child who is learning to become intelligible in two languages, how do we evaluate?  How do we work with a multilingual child in the speech room? Which patterns do we target for therapy? And, which words are most optimal?

This session will address those questions, including how to implement a cycles phonological remediation approach for highly unintelligible bilingual Spanish English speakers and speakers of other languages. The notion of shared versus unshared sounds will be discussed, as well as factors related to stimulability, dialect, target selection, and production practice words. Strategies for working with families also will be discussed.

Handouts for Dr. Prezas’s Presentation

Multilingual Children’s Speech Development

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

Dr. Sharynne McLeod
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Speech-language pathologists frequently use research about typical speech development as a diagnostic indicator of speech sound disorders and to plan intervention. With different norms from different studies on different languages, which is correct?

Throughout the world, the majority of children learn to speak more than one language without difficulty. By 5-years of age, multilingual children can produce most consonants correctly and are intelligible to strangers. This presentation will include international research evidence and free resources (that will blow your mind!) to support the speech of multilingual children.

Handouts for Dr. McLeod’s Presentation

Multilingual Children’s Speech website (lots of free resources)

Speech acquisition posters

Speech acquisition studies

Intelligibility in Context Scale in 60+ languages

OPEN ACCESS – McLeod and Crowe (2018) Children’s Consonant Acquisition in 27 Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Review

OPEN ACCESS – Crowe and McLeod (2020) Children’s English Consonant Acquisition in the United States: A Review

Waiting for Speech Pathology

Infusing the Latest Multilingual Speech Findings into Assessment and Treatment

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

3:00-4:30 PST • 4:00-5:30 MST • 5:00-6:30 CST • 6:00-7:30 EST

Dr. Ellen S. Kester
Scott Prath

Diagnosing speech sound disorders and identifying intervention targets for children who speak a language you do not speak is a challenging process. Learn how to incorporate the most current research findings about children from diverse language backgrounds into the assessment and intervention process.

This workshop will equip practitioners with the tools, resources, and confidence needed to make accurate diagnostic decisions for children who speak any language(s).

Handouts: Infusing the Latest Multilingual Speech Findings

Parent, Teacher, and Health Information Forms – Click on Downloadable Forms

Phonetic Inventories- Spanish vs English Venn Diagram

Informational Sheet for Interpreters

Each course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area).

Disclosures and Financial Relationships

Financial Disclosures:

Dr. Fabiano-Smith is receiving an honorarium from Bilinguistics for her presentation during this conference.

Dr. Raul Prezas is receiving an honorarium from Bilinguistics for his presentation during this conference.

Dr. Sharynne McLeod is receiving an honorarium from Bilinguistics for her presentation during this conference.

Ellen S. Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP are employees of Bilinguistics and receive a salary.
Non-Financial Disclosures:

None to disclose

Included with this conference:


How much does this cost?

Each individual presentation is $40. Want a discount? SLP Impact Members get access to all 4 days as a part of their $99 annual membership. Not only that, members get access to the spring conference, monthly master classes and all Bilinguistics online courses for a year.

What is SLP Impact?

Expert Support to Be the Best SLP You Can Be

(and still get home on time)

  • Free Attendance to Biannual Conferences – a $200+ savings!
  • Monthly Master Classes for ASHA CEUs to become fast and effective at therapy and evaluations
  • Monthly Q&A Sessions for ASHA CEUs to get expert support for questions and difficult situations
  • 60+ Courses for ASHA CEUs to advance your skills anytime – anywhere
  • Speech Pathology Question Forum to get immediate answers to problems
  • 100+ Downloadable Materials and Templates to save hours of valuable time
  • 20+ Training Videos with Links and Downloads to share with parents and colleagues

Are ASHA CEUs included and how do we get our certificates?


Yes. ASHA CEUs are awarded for each 90 minute presentation (.6 ASHA CEUs for the full conference).

Getting Your Certificate after the Presentations

A code will be displayed at the end of each presentation. Enter that code along with your information by clicking on the link below and a certificate will be generated:

Certificate of Completion

ASHA CEU credits will be reported within 45 days of submission. Your certificate is also your proof of attendance.

Is there a discount for students?

Yes, all university students can attend the conference for half price. This means you get everything included in the conference and access to SLP Impact for a year. Enter your information here and we will send you a code.

Can I view a recorded version?

Yes, things happen. If you missed the event or want to watch a replay, recorded versions will be available after the event for all SLP Impact members. Replays are not available for those who are not SLP Impact members.

What is included in the conference?

We wanted to create a special experience for everyone attending based on surveys we sent out to SLPs asking them to share their very best conference experience. Here are some unique things that set this conference apart:

You will get:

  • A full week of presentations focusing on a single, needed topic
  • Access to the experts for a Q&A session after their presentation
  • A Free E-book
  • Downloadable Infographics related to the conference content
  • Handouts and materials of each course
  • And, if you become an SLP Impact Member, you can watch any of our 60+ recorded ASHA CEU courses for the next year as well as have access to 30+ how-to videos and monthly master classes.

Any questions? Please Contact Us.