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KEYNOTE and MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Taming the Tiger: Overcoming Obstacles Facing Speech–Language Pathologists in the Schools

    School-based speech language pathologists face a multitude of challenges to providing “best-practice” services to the students on their caseloads. This truth generates many pitfalls for the profession as a whole, and to individuals interested in improving the quality of stuttering therapy, in particular

    This presentation outlines the obstacles that SLPs are facing in the school setting. Concurrently, discussion will provide opportunities to target areas where leadership can continue to make positive changes in decreasing the barriers that exist to creating more appropriate school-based therapy for children who stutter.

Recommended Length: Can be tailored
Target Audience: School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Spiral or Spring? You Decide

In our daily work as speech professionals, we face many challenges as well as many rewards. Our work is to decide our own fate; to choose how we view our profession, our careers, and ourselves. Have you ever taken stock? Have you ever asked yourself the questions that could change your ability to work with enthusiasm in any service delivery venue? Discover a new perspective as you face the challenges of your time constraints and therapy settings!

Recommended Length: Can be tailored
Target Audience: School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Playing With a Full Deck 

Have you ever thought about life as a game of cards? Well, being a speech-language pathologist these days demands us to not only master playing with a full deck, but knowing all of the games and being "card sharks" as well. Making changes in our profession, our job settings, and the way in which we serve the children and adults in our care can be a tall order. We know the outside challenges well. Now let's explore the challenges we have placed on ourselves, from the inside, and learn how to get ourselves out of the way when it comes to making positive changes in our professional lives.

Recommended Length: Can be tailored
Target Audience: School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists