Event Details

WSHA 2023 Fall Schools Conference - Attendee Registration

  • 6 Oct 2023
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee WI


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Please make plans to join us for the 2023 WSHA Fall Schools Conference! 

Our featured topic "Morphosyntactic Development from a Language and Literacy Perspective" will be presented by Patty Becker, PhD, CCC-SLP.  

Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) commonly present with morphosyntactic deficits in English and other languages.  These deficits place them at an increased risk for reading and writing disabilities.  Speech-language pathologists with explicit knowledge of morphological and syntactic development, assessment, and intervention can improve children’s oral and written language skills.

During this event, participants will examine the morphosyntactic development of children with DLD from a language and literacy perspective.  The presenter will share research and resources that address oral and written language relationships, morphosyntactic norms, goals, and markers of DLD, formal and informal assessments, and evidence-based interventions. 

Prior to the event, participants will select and read an article of interest from the Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS) April 2020 forum on morphosyntax assessment and intervention for children.  They will use their selected reading(s) to engage in small group, research-to-practice conversations during the session.  Throughout the session, participants will explore intervention materials, children’s books, games, websites, and other resources for promoting morphosyntactic skills.  They will have the opportunity to network and create a morphosyntactic “make-and-take.”     

Register by September 15, 2023 and receive a $25 discount on registration.  
Special discounts are available for WSHA members who bring 2 or more colleagues. Email WSHA@badgerbay.co for the discount code.

We look forward to seeing you there!  

Patty Becker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
UW-Whitewater, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Dr. Patricia A. Becker has 26 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist working with children in preschool through 8th grade. She has a doctorate in Language and Literacy and 9 years of experience as a professor in the teacher preparation program at Cardinal Stritch University. Currently, she is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.  She teaches arts-integrated language and literacy methods and practicum courses to undergraduate students, and has published articles on teaching language and literacy through the visual arts and problem-solving in sociodramatic play. She is also the author of a children's picture book.

Financial - Dr. Becker is employed by the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and receives a salary. She also receives royalties for her children's picture book.  
Non-financial - No relevant disclosure exist.

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, participants will be able to:

- Describe the roles of and relationships between morphology and syntax in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

- Identify morphosyntactic norms, goals, and markers of Developmental Language Disorders (DLD).

- Discuss research and implement evidence-based interventions that promote children's morphosyntactic skills.


Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, October 6th

7:00-7:30 am Registration and Breakfast

8:00-9:30 am Presentation

9:30-9:45 am  Break with Exhibitors

9:45-11:15 am Presentation

11:15-11:45 am Exhibitor Showcase and Networking

11:45 am-12:45 pm Lunch and Advocacy Presentation

12:45-1:15 pm Break with Exhibitors

1:15-3:15 pm Presentation

3:15- pm Adjourn

Registration Rates
Register by September 15th and receive $25 off!


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Full Conference Package

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 $200 /

Registration rates include conference materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks as listed on the conference schedule.

Special discounts are available for WSHA members who bring 2 or more colleagues. Email WSHA@badgerbay.co for the discount code.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received by September 15, 2023. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after September 15, 2023. Refunds will NOT be given for no-shows.

More Information & Questions

For full details regarding convention presentations please visit the conference website at www.wisha.org. For questions, please contact the WSHA office at 920-560-5642.


Business casual attire is acceptable for all conference events.

Continuing Education

ASHA credits will be available.

Contact WSHA

563 Carter Court, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54316

Phone: 920-560-5642
Email: WSHA@badgerbay.co

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