Registration is OPEN!

We are happy to announce our 2018 keynote speakers:

Monday, February 26

Dr. Paula Kluth

Tuesday, February 27

Nancy Kaufman

Sunday, February 25

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference #1:

11:00-1:00 PM

Best Practices in EC for SLP's

This interactive session will cover everything you need to know about Early Childhood from the lens of a speech-language pathologist. We will discuss early childhood indicators, determining LRE in preschool, EC IEP development, early literacy and service delivery for young children with disabilities. Come learn, collaborate and discuss how to provide high quality services to our youngest students. Presented by Michelle Ogorek, Statewide Early Childhood Coordinator

Pre-Conference #2:

1:30-3:00 PM

Correcting the /R/ Sound

This session will focus on correcting the misarticulated /r/. Strategies are based on the work of Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP. How to get the student to achieve correct tongue placement, a hierarchy for therapy goals, and ideas for therapy materials will be presented. Questions and discussion are encouraged. Presented by Toni Isaacsen, SLP at Fort Atkinson Schools.

Pre-Conference #3:

3:30-5:30 PM

Communication for Now and Communication for Life – Using Your Resources to Elevate AAC Success

Presented by Kellie Bews from Tobii Dynavox Consultants

This session will tap into resources available to elevate AAC success. We will explore and fill your SLP toolbox with valuable resources to include: Getting Started with Core First – (helpful tools to encourage successful communication using core language); Pathways (a free, one-of-a-kind tool packed with expert advice to jump start communication success); Ideas for Therapy and Everyday Use (practical, real-life resources and suggestions to encourage successful communication using your AAC solution); Evaluation Tools (resources to help determine communication needs, interests and skills); AAC Goal Writing (guides to selecting appropriate AAC goals for individuals with a range of abilities for use during assessment, reassessment, and intervention planning); and Myths & Research (handouts and articles to help overcome AAC myths).

OVERVIEW: This 2-day Institute provides Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) with a wide variety of strategies to support a wide variety of communication needs. The keynote & breakout sessions cover current topics for SLP's. Our unique setup allows for direct interaction with a variety of vendors, including therapy and educational materials & assistive technology strategies. The Institute also provides an opportunity for SLPs to re-connect with an extended community of school-based SLP's. In addition to our distinguished keynote speakers, this conference features vendor exhibits, an ethics session, and fabulous door prizes.