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WSHA 2024 Fall Schools Conference - Attendee Registration

  • 11 Oct 2024
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

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Make plans to join us for the 2024 Fall Schools Conference being held on Friday, October 11 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire!

Agenda

7:30-8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

8:00-9:30 am - SLPs & Classroom Teachers: Collaborating to Better Support Students

9:30-9:45 am - Break with Exhibitors

9:45-11:15 am - SLPs & School Psychologists Supporting Literacy Through Collaboration

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

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

12:45-1:00 pm - Break with Exhibitors

1:00-3:00 pm – Literacy: Where Does the SLP Fit in?

3:00 pm - Adjourn

SLPs and Classroom Teachers: Collaborating to Better Support Students

The literacy landscape is vast and complex. It also includes a variety of stakeholders all working together to support students on their literacy journeys. This presentation will explore the historical events in the literacy landscape and how they are connected to the current literacy landscape including Act 20. Attendees will explore a variety of literacy frameworks and apply them to case profiles. We will also consider the implications of language to challenge deficit perspectives and consider asset-based approaches. This session will also highlight different ways SLPs and classroom teachers can collaborate to support each other’s work with students.

Speakers:
Charlotte Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP
Susan Tily, PhD

Drs. Charlotte Clark and Susan Tily are both assistant professors at The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Charlotte Clark was a speech-language pathologist in multiple school settings, working with preschool to high school age students. Her doctoral studies and research interests include examining language and literacy learning through the lens of social interaction. Dr. Susan Tily was an elementary-school, inclusion classroom teacher for 11 years. Her PhD is in Language and Literacy Studies and her research interests include supporting early-career teachers in the classroom, approaches to reading instruction and writing instruction, and inclusion practices in schools.

After this session attendees will:

  • Describe important historical moments leading up to the current literacy landscape unfolding in classrooms today.
  • Apply multiple frameworks to an individual case profile to consider how these frameworks connect with various interventions that might be chosen.
  • Collaborate with teachers to reframe deficit thinking to strengths/asset based approaches.

SLPs and School Psychologists Supporting Student Literacy Through Interprofessional Collaboration

This collaborative presentation by a school psychologist and a speech-language pathologist will explore the importance of interprofessional collaboration in supporting the literacy needs of students in academic settings. Attendees will learn about data-based decision-making and assessment and intervention strategies that consider students' diverse backgrounds and experiences. The presenters will reference clinical cases to illustrate the practical application of strategies and demonstrate the benefits of school psychologists and speech-language pathologists working together to effectively support students in schools.

Speakers:
Brian Orr, PhD, CCC-SLP
Mary Beth Tusing, PhD, NCSP, Licensed School Psychologist

Brian Orr, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He teaches coursework and provides clinical training focused on language and literacy disorders. Before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 2020, Dr. Orr worked with middle and high school students as a school-based speech-language pathologist. His research interests include interprofessional practice and exploring how Speech-Language Pathology can promote meaning, purpose, and human flourishing among the populations served by the field.

Mary Beth Tusng is currently an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She also has a clinical appointment in UWEC’s Human Development Center. She directs the School Psychology Graduate Program. Mary Beth received her undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Mary Beth has over 20 years of experience as a practicing school psychologist and has been a graduate educator since 2009. Her research interests include interprofessional collaboration, data-based decision making, academic intervention, and professional issues in school psychology.

After this session attendees will:

  • Describe the value of interprofessional collaboration with school psychologist to support students, teachers, and families/caregivers.
  • Describe models and frameworks for problem-solving and intervention planning for students with learning challenges.
  • Discuss school-wide data sources for student academic history and academic performance.

Advocacy Presentation
More information coming soon!

Literacy: Where Does the SLP Fit In?

Learning to read and write are important and high stakes skills for students. Given all that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) already have on their very full plates, how should SLPs be involved in developing reading and writing skills? This session will include ASHA resources on the various roles SLPs can strategically play and how to explain these roles to team members and families in the school setting. Varied service delivery considerations regarding written language will also be shared.

Speaker:
Stacey Ellison Glasgow, MA, CCC-SLP

Stacey Ellison Glasgow, MA, CCC-SLP is an associate director of ASHA's School Services in Speech-Language Pathology team. Prior to coming to ASHA in 2015, Stacey worked in pediatric private practice and school settings in California, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Kansas. She serves as ex officio to ASHA's Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education and as co-chair of the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services. Stacey provides technical assistance to ASHA staff, ASHA members, and consumers regarding the practice of speech-language pathology in the school setting.

After this session attendees will:

  • Identify 3 reasons why SLPs should be involved in developing written language skills
  • Discuss ASHA resources to explain the SLP’s role in targeting written language skills to teachers, other specialized instructional support personnel, and caregivers.
  • List 3 ways to vary service delivery for addressing written language skills in the school setting.


Register by September 1 and receive $25 off!

 

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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 1, 2024. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after September 1, 2024. 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.


Attire

Business casual attire is acceptable for all conference events.


Continuing Education

ASHA credits will be available.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Interested in joining us as an Exhibitor or Sponsor?  More information is available here: https://www.wisha.org/event-5750405

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