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 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.[hr]
See you there,
Ellen, Phuong, and Scott
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, but we will not have a booth in the exhibit hall.