Friday, July 20, 2012

Headed to ASHA in Atlanta!

Hi Folks,

I am returning (gradually) from being on vacation for a couple of weeks, and one week pretty nicely disconnected, except for Facebook, which I can't seem to shake entirely. Through that time, however I was checking my personal gmail pretty regularly on my phone, because ASHA notifications typically come out the 2nd week of July.  The surely hardworking committee finally came through this Tuesday, and I was really pleasantly surprised to see that both of my submissions were approved. More to come as we get closer, but I wanted to let you know what I will be up to come November 15. Besides these two sessions, I will be helping out at the Smarty Ears booth, so be sure to stop by and say hi in the Exhibit Hall.

Topic Area: Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents (SLP)
Session Number: 1042
Title: Pairing Picture Books With Apps to Contextually Target Language Objectives
Session Format: Oral Session (Seminar 1-Hour)
Day/Time: Thursday, Nov 15 -- 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Abstract: SLPs can easily harness emerging trends in mobile technology to engage students in new ways while addressing clinical objectives. Free and low-cost apps for iPad allow clinicians to utilize technologies such as Augmented Reality, Animation and ePub creation tools to visually target language structures. 

Topic Area: Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents (SLP) 
Session Number: 1084 
Title: Applying Emerging Trends in iPad Apps in Speech-Language Interventions 
Session Format: Oral Session (Seminar 1-Hour) 
Day/Time: Thursday, Nov 15 -- 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM 
Abstract: Using picture books in speech-language therapy is an established practice that we can combine with the recent integration of iPad apps in interventions. This presentation describes the contextual overlap between books and apps for various ages, and models the alignment of these "old” and “new" visual tools with language objectives.

I am excited to attend the convention in Atlanta! Hope to see you there!


  1. Congrats! I am excited to attend my first ASHA conference! My poster session was also accepted--on Saturday with others from my grad school, about distance education.

  2. So exciting! Can't wait to see these.

  3. Oh I plan on being in Atlanta. I also have quite a bit of interest in language learning for adolescents. Should be an exciting and informative conference.