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2016 Conferences

So far this year, our Speech Language Pathologists have received continued training in the following areas:

Autism; Executive Function Challenges and Remediation; Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech; Anxiety in Pediatric Population; Stuttering Treatment; Central Auditory Processsing Disorder; Diagnosis & Treatment; Literacy and Language Skills; & Language Assessment and Treatment Strategies for English Language Learners.

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

2015 Conferences

Sarah B., Stephanie B., and McKenzie M. attended “Theory of Mind” by Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP

Alysse T. attended “Evidence-Based Practices for Severe Speech Sound Disorders, Including Childhood Apraxia of Speech” by Rebecca Cauley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Alysse T. attended “Social Detective, Superflex, and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning” by Kari Zweber Palmer

Sarah B. attended “Current Trends in Pediatric Cochlear Implants”

Sarah B. attended “Preschoolers and Autism”

Posted on December 11th, 2015

2014 Conferences

Jeanne G. attended the Down Syndrome Educators Conference


Anne E., Sarah M., Sarah B., Stacie R., Alysse T., Stephanie B., Jenny L., Sarah H., Jeanne G., Shelly M., Pam H., and McKenzie M. participated in watching a continuing education video called “The Four Stages of Imitation”.


Sarah B. attended the  “Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia: An Integrated Approach”.

Posted on December 19th, 2014

2013 Conferences

Shelly, Pam, Jeanne & Kimberly attended “Practical Therapy Techniques for Severe Apraxia & Dysarthria”

Sarah B, Pam and Sara AB attended “Working With Bilingual Students”

Sarah B attended “Play Therapy”

Shelly, Stacie and Jeanne attended “Stuttering- Treating the Whole Child”

Stacie attended “Powerful Strategies for SLP to Teach Vocab”

Sara AB, Shelly and Pam attended “Smart but Scattered”

Pam & Shelly attended “Using Music to Enhance Speech & Language to Young Children”

Pam & Shelly attended “Assessment Challenges in Auditory Processing Disorders”

Sarah B attended “Managing and Treating Selective Mutism and Anxiety Disorder”

Pam, Stacie, Sarah H and Kimberly attended “Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment and Early Literacy Skills” by Amy Meredith

Stacie attended “Making Best Use of the iPad, iPad Apps and Other Cutting Edge Technology in your Speech-Language Program” by Sarah James

Posted on November 4th, 2013

2012 Conferences

Sarah B attended “ADHD and the Processing Disorders

Sara AB, Stephanie, Jenny and Stacie attended “Childhood Apraxia of Speech”

Stacie attended “Self-Regulation in Children”

Sara AB attended “Hyper Functional Voice Disorders” and “Voice Evaluations – Back to Basics”

Shelly attended “Memory” by Craig E. L. Stark, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at UC Irvine

Posted on December 31st, 2012

Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: The SOS approach to Feeding

Sarah B, Jeanne, and Stephanie attended Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: The SOS Approach to Feeding by Kay Toomey, PhD, and Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP in November 2011. The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach focuses on the important 32 steps of feeding for children with feeding difficulties. Some factors that may influence your child’s ability to be a successful eater are their posture, their ability to tolerate different textures, their current skill level, and their history of feeding difficulties (i.e. reflux, poor oral strength). Feeding should be a positive experience for all people involved.

Posted on November 7th, 2011

Thinking About You, Thinking About Me and Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary into our School and Home Day: A Day to Develop Team Creativity

Stephanie F. and Stacie R. attended Michelle Garcia Winner’s conference Thinking About You, Thinking About Me and Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary into our School and Home Day: A Day to Develop Team Creativity in October 2011. She described a way to categorize social language difficulties using her social thinking-social communication scale and provided helpful strategies to teach perspective taking throughout the lifespan. Through her lecture and discussion with other professionals, we discussed fun and practical ways to implement the curriculum in our therapy sessions. Michelle shares many of her materials on her website

Posted on October 2nd, 2011

iPad Innovations for Speech-Language Pathologists and Special Educators

In September 2011, Stephanie, Jenny, and Sarah B attended the conference iPad Innovations for Speech-Language Pathologists and Special Educators presented by Shannon Collins, M.A. CCC-SLP and Angie Sterling-Orth, M.S. CCC-SLP. We learned about specific applications to use with various speech and language domains (articulation, phonological awareness, social skills, AAC, fluency, etc). We also practiced using an evaluation rubric for iPod/iPad applications to help us make more meaningful and evidence-based recommendations to our families and patients who are using this technology.

Posted on September 28th, 2011

Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference

Cory and Janet attended the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference and Curriculum Fair on 6/4/11 at the University of St Thomas.

Many of the parents attending the conference asked for suggestions for working with their child’s speech at home. After an initial speech and language evaluation at one of our four offices, ASLS speech-language pathologists can provide materials and guidance, specifically tailored to your child, so you can work with them at home.

Several parents at the conference asked for information to help them assess if their foreign adopted children are progressing in their acquisition of speech and language skills. During an initial evaluation the speech-language pathologist at ASLS look at the child’s language skills in both languages. Guidance and suggestions are given to the parent for helping their child at home.

Call one of our offices or e-mail us at if you have specific questions or want more information.

Posted on June 4th, 2011

Practical Therapy Techniques for Persistent Articulation Errors Conference

In March 2011, Sarah J., Sarah H., Jenny, and Stephanie attended the conference Practical Therapy Techniques for Persistent Articulation Errors presented by Pam Marshalla, M.A. CCC-SLP. We learned some new and practical techniques for those tricky /r/ and /s/ sounds. We also reviewed strategies for carryover of newly acquired articulation skills to conversation as well as ideas for families to help kids work on producing their sounds at home and in a variety of settings.

Posted on March 2nd, 2011
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