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Texas Speech Language Hearing Convention : TSHA is Here!

TSHA 2019 Annual Convention

We are excited to be a part of the 2019 Texas Speech Language Hearing Convention.  We love to put names to faces so please say hi at our presentations. We hope to see you there!

This TSHA Convention we are presenting 3 times.  Scott Prath kicks us off bright and early Thursday morning in his talk with Edwin Brown on solutions to the challenges of running a private practice.  Next up is Phuong Palafox on Friday focusing on family-centered practice.  Ellen Kester wraps it up for Bilinguistics Friday afternoon talking about quick and easy ways to use dynamic assessment to make confident diagnostic decisions.     

Innovative Solutions to Primary Challenges When Starting or Running a Private Practice

Thu, Feb 28, 2019 (07:45 AM – 08:45 AM) : Meeting Room 102

 

Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP

with Edwin Brown of Therapitas

While the need for speech language pathology services continues to grow nationally, barriers to opening and running a successful clinic remain high.  Reimbursement reductions, insurance changes, staffing shortages, and challenges associated with serving diverse communities all contribute to clinic difficulties.   This presentation will focus on solutions for four areas that practice owners must master to effectively operate a private practice.

Family First: Considerations for Understanding and Engaging our Families’ Diverse Needs

Friday March 1, 2019  (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM) Ballroom C

Phuong Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP

This session will provide family-centered interventions. Effective collaboration with our families as practitioners maximize clinical and educational efforts, support the families’ goals and maximize functional outcomes for daily living activities.  Participants will walk away energized with evidence-based practices and specific strategies for intervention.

 

Practical Dynamic Assessment: The Recipe for Confident Diagnostic Decisions and Goal Writing

 

Friday, Mar 01, 2018 (3:30 PM – 05:00 PM) : Fort Worth Ballrooms 5 – 8

Ellen KesterEllen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Standardized tests and informal measures give us a snapshot of students’ language abilities.  They don’t tell us whether areas of difficulty are due to lack of opportunity or cultural differences. See how to effectively implement 3-5-minute teaching sessions in a dynamic assessment framework that yield powerful information to help accurately diagnose children from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

 

See you there,

Ellen, Phuong, and Scott

TSHA  Special – 20% off  our books this week!

The Texas Speech Language Hearing Association Convention always gives us a chance to meet those of you we interact with online. Stop by our presentations and say hello.  We will not have a booth in the exhibit hall BUT we will still offer our TSHA discount on products during the convention and for this week.

Click here:  Bilinguistics Books

Texas Speech Language Hearing Convention

Written by: Ellen Kester

6 Comments on “Texas Speech Language Hearing Convention : TSHA is Here!”

  1. March 16, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    Awesome TSHA lineup!

  2. May 13, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    I could not attend TSHA this year. Could you sum up what the English Speech Acquisition in Monolingual English and Bilingual English-Spanish Preschool and School-Age Children lecture was over?
    I really wish I could have heard that lecture.

    • May 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      Quick summary: There are differences in early development and they are differences we would expect given the differences in the make-up of the sound systems of Spanish and English. By the time children hit about 8-9 years of age the differences are minimal. I will plan a blog post to share more details soon.

  3. February 22, 2019 at 7:49 am #

    Super excited to meet y’all in person, especially after spending 15 hours with you electronically earning my certificate in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity!

    • February 22, 2019 at 8:59 am #

      We look forward to meeting you too.

      • February 22, 2019 at 9:16 am #

        Hi Jennifer, Yes stop up before or after a presentation. Sometimes there are others coming up as well so make sure to say hi.

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