Best Practices in Public School Speech-Language Pathology Thursday and Friday, March 12 & 13, 2009 Sponsored by Georgia Organization of School-based Speech-Language Pathologists REGISTER EARLY Pre-Registration Required. Limit of 1,100 participants. No on-site registration CONFERENCE LOCATION The Cobb Galleria Centre Located at Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta - off of Cobb Parkway (Highway 41) near the Cumberland Mall area. Go to www.cobbgalleria.com for directions and information on hotels/restaurants in the area. WEATHER In the event of inclement weather, the conference will be held. We may have a delayed start time. Check the GO SSLP website www.gosslp.com for information the morning of the conference. Refunds for registration will not be provided. MEET AND GREET Meet and Greet: All conference participants are invited to join us for refreshments on Thursday afternoon at the Galleria. GO SSLP is hosting a reception for attendees, speakers and vendors from 4 - 7 ROOM RESERVATIONS Room Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved at special conference rates at two nearby hotels. To reserve a room at Sheraton Suites Galleria, call 1-888-627-7047 prior to Feb. 9, 2009. Mention the Best Practices Conference. To reserve a room at Holiday Inn Express, please call In House Reservations at 770-435-3990 or 1-800-HOLIDAY and mention “Best Practices Conference 2009” to get the special rate. This rate is only available through Feb. 23, 2009. Additional information will be posted on the GO SSLP website as it becomes available. ASHA CEUs The Georgia Organization of School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists (GO SSLP) is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for up to 1.0 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. CONFERENCE INFORMATION Handouts for all sessions will be provided to each participant in the registration packet. Seating in all sessions is on a first come - first served basis. Seating capacity limits for each room will be strictly enforced. CEU forms will be provided to each participant at the registration table along with the handouts. PLU credit should be arranged through your school system. 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 – 9:45 Concurrent Sessions 9:45 – 10:15 BREAK - Visit VENDOR Displays 10:15 – 11:30 Concurrent Sessions (continued) 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (on your own) GO SSLP Membership Meeting on Thursday! 1:00 – 3:30 Concurrent Sessions SPEAKERS AND TOPICS Jeanane Ferre, PhD., Audiologist, CCC-A, Private Practice and Gail Richard, Department Chair, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Eastern Illinois University Auditory or Language Processing Disorder: Sorting Out the Difference Laura Justice, Professor, The Ohio State University Integrating Literacy into Speech-Language Intervention: A Research-Based Perspective Collaborating with Preschool Teachers to Create Language-Rich Classroom Environments John E. McCook, Ed. D., Consultant, Knoxville, TN. Effective Implementation of RtI Gail Richard, Department Chair, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Eastern Illinois University Effective Intervention Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Lisa Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Florida State University Functional Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter Wayne A. Secord, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, The Ohio State University Articulation and Phonological Intervention: Moving Beyond “GIT-R-DONE” Gail Van Tatenhove, SLP, AACell, Inc, Orlando, FL. Extreme Make-over: AAC Edition Julie Weatherly, Educational Consultant/Attorney Resolutions in Special Education, Inc., Mobile, Alabama What’s New in Special Education Law? A Review of Recent Court Decisions and Other Happenings! GOSSLP will present a session on Georgia Issues for School-Based SLPs AGENDA Thursday 7:45-8:30 REGISTRATION MATERIALS PICK-UP 8:30-9:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS A. Effective Implementation of RtI B. Effective Intervention Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders C. Integrating Literacy into Speech-Language Intervention: A Research-Based Perspective D. Functional Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter E. Extreme Make-over: The AAC Edition 9:45-10:15 BREAK Visit Vendor Displays 10:15-11:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (continued) 11:30-1:00 LUNCH (on your own) and GOSSLP Membership Meeting 1:00-3:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (with break from 2:15-2:30) F. Session A Continued (RtI) G. Repeat of Session B (Autism) H. Repeat of Session C (Literacy) I. Session D Continued (Stuttering) J. Repeat of Session E (AAC) Friday 8:30-9:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS K. Auditory or Language Processing Disorder: Sorting out the Difference L. Effective Implementation of RtI M. Articulation and Phonological Intervention: Moving Beyond “GIT-R- DONE” N. Collaborating with Preschool Teachers to Create Language-Rich Classroom Environments O. What’s New in Special Education Law” A Review of Recent Court Decisions and Other Happenings! 9:45-10:15 BREAK Visit Vendor Displays 10:15-11:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (continued) 11:30-12:45 LUNCH (on your own) 12:45-3:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (with break from 2:00-2:15) P. Continuation of Session K (Auditory Processing) Q. Continuation of Session L (RtI) R. Repeat of Session M (Articulation/Phonological Intervention) S. Repeat of Session N (Collaborating with Preschool Teachers) T. Georgia Issues for School Based SLPs (GO SSLP Panel) BEST PRACTICES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Thursday and Friday, March 12 & 13, 2009 - REGISTRATION FORM Name________________________________________ Position (i.e., SLP, Supervisor, etc.) ____________________________________ StreetAddress_________________________________________________ Apt. No. ______________ City _____________________________________ State _________ Zip Code ___________________ School System __________________________________________ Do you need any ADA accommodations? If yes, please attach a description. Home Telephone ______________________ Business Telephone _______________________ E-Mail_________________________________ Check Enclosed: _____Registration $95.00 Join GO SSLP for 2009: _____New Member $35.00 OR _____Renewal $35.00 Total for registration and membership: _____ $130.00 (GO SSLP membership will be good until December, 2009) NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Registration deadline: Feb. 1, 2009 or when a limit of 1,100 is reached. *SLPs in Metro Atlanta school systems will be registered through their SLP department. You will be contacted by your supervisor. GO SSLP members and Metro Consortium members have first priority for conference registration. For GO SSLP members who do not work in Metro Atlanta School Systems: MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: GOSSLP (no fax, purchase orders or credit cards) Mail this registration form, with a check, to: GO SSLP Ruth Callahan 3655 Marlborough Dr. Tucker, GA 30084 To cancel your registration, email Ruth Callahan at For office use only: email@example.com. Allow two to three weeks from Personal check ____ the date of cancellation to receive a refund. A $10.00 cancellation School check______ fee will be charged for each refund. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER MARCH 5, 2009.
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