Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ASHA 2012 Highlights

Like many of us who attended ASHA this week, I still have what is known as the "ASHA Hangover." This does not have to do with consuming adult beverages (though there were a few, I admit) so much as consuming knowledge, walking yards and yards of various carpets and traversing escalators (lots of escalators!) occasionally waiting in long lines, and pretty much talking incessantly leading to my vocal folds going on strike. Exhausting, but a great experience.

My 2 sessions were embarrassingly well attended and I am sorry to anyone who needed to watch from an overflow room or got closed out entirely.  ASHA was very kind to ask me to repeat the sessions on Saturday. Wow.

You can see the handouts here and here.

I attended some great sessions by Sarah Ward, Anthony Bashir, and Bonnie Singer, and as always appreciated the panel discussion on contextual language intervention by Bonnie and Barbara Ehren, Geraldine Wallach, Kerry Howland, et al.  Meeting Barbara Ehren was an SLP Geek-out moment for sure.

Here are some photos from the event:

The Exhibit Hall being put together!

My hotel was near the Olympic torch...and pretty much nothing else. Priceline Fail.

With pals Jeremy The Speech Guy and Easy Speak Magazine's Shareka Bentham, who traveled all the way from Barbados!

Mary Huston of Speech Adventures and Smarty Ears' Barbara Fernandes

Not Real...But Fun.  From ASHA Leader Launch Party for the upcoming redesign.

Helping out at the booth with the Smarty Ears Team!

Did you know? all4mychild's Meghan Graham and Tactus Therapy's Meghan Sutton and I are all BU alums- and I was once their (unnecessary) clinical supervisor? Funny!

What's wrong with this picture? Bathroom problems are infamous at ASHA, and this year was no different!

Hope to see you all in Chicago in 2013!

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