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Please Note: Speech-language pathologists or audiologists from outside of Alberta, and not registered with ACSLPA, conducting a speech-language pathology or audiology training course or clinical presentation in Alberta must be registered with ACSLPA with Courtesy Registration before providing professional services. Please contact ACSLPA.

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February 2019

Arrowsmith Method Research Update/Presentation

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On February 21st 2019, Dr. Greg Rose from Southern Illinois University, and Drs Lara Boyd and Rachel Weber, both from University of British Columbia, will present their latest research about the Arrowsmith Program: Behavior Relationships in Children with Learning Disabilities – Dr. Lara Boyd Benefits of Arrowsmith Training on Brain Connectivity and Neuropsychological Measures – Dr. Greg Rose Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcomes of the Arrowsmith Program – Dr. Rachel Weber For more details about this event please click here. Opportunities…

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PROMPT- Introduction to PROMPT

February 25 @ 9:00 am - February 27 @ 4:30 pm
From Play To Words, #125, 20 Westwind Drive
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 0Y5 Canada
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Cost: $750 USD /  This program is offered for 1.8 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). This workshop focuses on technique and learning the four levels (Parameter, Syllable, Complex and Surface) of prompting that support the broader, holistic philosophy and approach of PROMPT. This presentation will focus exclusively on the PROMPT method and will not include information on other similar or related speech therapy methodology. Instructor Disclosure:  Jodi Sommer is an independent contractor and is compensated by the PROMPT Institute for…

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March 2019

Developing Language and Literacy…the Animated Literacy Workshop

March 4 - March 5
Executive Royal Hotel Calgary, 2828 - 23 Street NE
Calgary,
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Cost: $325.50 / This workshop will show participants how to use the universal stages of language development to create 'scaffolds' that enable students to rise from simple to increasingly complex language skills and concepts in an emotionally supportive environment. Strategies used include children's literature, storytelling, pattern songs, gestures, sound manipulation and drawing and labeling activities. It is appropriate for speech language pathologists/assistants and educators.

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Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Presents:

March 7 - March 8
Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 – 87 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada
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Cost: $165 - $315 /  Bo Hejlskov Elvén - Self Control and Challenging Behaviour: The Why’s and What’s of Behaviour Management in Autism and Carol Burmeister - Strengthen Executive Function Skills to Decrease Negative Behaviors and Build Positive Behaviors

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Critical Care: Dysphagia, Communication and Artificial Airway Management

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
St.Paul’s Hospital Lecture Theatre 1477, 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1Y6 Canada
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Cost $150 / Speech-Language Pathology at Providence Health Care is pleased to announce that registration has begun for the half-day workshop to be led by Dr. Amy Freeman-Sanderson in Vancouver on March 11, 2019. This multidisciplinary workshop aims to provide clinicians with an updated and focused toolkit for working with patients with artificial airways who have communication and swallowing difficulties. There will be a focus on patients with a tracheostomy. Learning strategies will include a mixture of presentation of new…

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Across the ASD Spectrum

March 14 - March 15
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3P7 Canada
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Cost: $250 CAD (early bird) / $150 CAD parents / Offering new perspectives on Autism and our response to it, our presenters will provide evidence- based and personal experiences of Autism as a shared human experience. Please join us for a thought provoking, information filled two days focusing on Autism and relationships featuring author and therapist, Barry Prizant, author of Uniquely Human and Kristine and Jake Mastronardi, mother and son. Kristine is an RDI © certified therapist and Jake lives…

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Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs

March 15
TBD, Winston Golf Course
Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Z3 Canada
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Cost: $250 / The ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs course is a one-day course aimed at highlighting the key link between orofacial myofunctional disorders and articulation. Target Audience: School and preschool-based speech language pathologists. Learning Objectives: At the end of this one-day course attendees will be able to: Define, screen and identify children with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) including poor oral rest posture and tongue thrust swallowing. Determine appropriate early intervention to help minimize the impact…

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Mental Health First Aid

March 20 - March 21

Cost: $250 + gst / Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally recognized two-day workshop involving twelve hours of instruction and is recognized for continuing education credits with numerous licensing bodies. The topics covered in this workshop include: Substance-related disorders including crisis response for an overdose Mood-related disorders including crisis response for suicidal behaviour Anxiety and trauma-related disorders including crisis response for a panic attack & crisis response for acute stress reaction Psychotic disorders including crisis response for a psychotic…

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April 2019

Developing Language and Literacy…the Animated Literacy Workshop

April 4 - April 5
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitiba Canada
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Cost: $325.50 / This workshop will show participants how to use the universal stages of language development to create 'scaffolds' that enable students to rise from simple to increasingly complex language skills and concepts in an emotionally supportive environment.  Strategies used include children's literature, storytelling, pattern songs, gestures, sound manipulation and drawing and labeling activities.   It is appropriate for speech language pathologists/assistants and educators.

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Open Access Resource Centre 2019 Annual Conference

April 8
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Cost: $160 / The 2019 Open Access Resource Centre Annual Conference will feature LAUREN S. ENDERS (MA, CCC-SLP).  Lauren is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Consultant in Bucks County, PA.  Lauren is passionate about giving everyone access to communication, the curriculum and quality of life.  She is presenting on “Effective AAC Implementation:  Ideas to Take Back and Use”.

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THE SCERTS Model: Introduction, Application and Assessment

April 15 - April 16
Lethbridge Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre, 320 Scenic Drive
Lethbridge, T1J 4B4
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Using the SCERTS framework to Guide Priorities for Children with Austism Spectrum Disorder April 15, 2019 – Day 1 Day 1 of this course will introduce the SCERTS model, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This model is not exclusive of other treatment approaches and methodologies, but rather provides a framework for those who are seeking guidelines for implementing a comprehensive educational plan that is based on our knowledge of the core developmental…

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Alberta Aphasia Knowledge Exchange Day

April 27
University of Alberta (Corbett Hall), 8205-114 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4 Canada
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The Alberta Aphasia Knowledge Exchange (AAKE) will bring together professionals, researchers, and students from across Alberta to discuss innovative treatment, programming, and research to improve outcomes and life participation for Albertans living with aphasia.   Don't miss this opportunity to connect with, and learn from other aphasia program providers.   This educational event is eligible for continuing education credits.   For more information please contact: Heather Tomlinson at heathert@arbi.ca or Karrie Page at karrie.page@albertahealthservices.ca

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May 2019

Hanen SPARK Communication™ Workshop

May 1 - May 2

Join us in Calgary, AB on May 1-2, 2019 for the SPARK Communication™ workshop! This training is designed specifically for early intervention professionals who work with young children with language delays and their families. This is the perfect opportunity to have your whole team trained to use Hanen strategies! SPARK Communication™ offers research-based responsive interaction strategies that have been shown to accelerate children’s language use. You will also learn a coaching framework for helping parents apply these strategies during everyday…

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Hanen’s Learning Language and Loving It™ Workshop

May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at a Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop in Edmonton, AB on May 8-10, 2019! If you or someone you know trains or consults to educators of young children, the Hanen Centre has a training opportunity that's worth investing in. The Learning Language and Loving It Certification Workshop equips you to deliver an evidence-based training to educators that has been shown to change teacher interactive behaviour in the long-term and increase children's language use. You'll leave this…

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The SAC Audiology Event

May 10 - May 11
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, 900 DE LA GAUCHETIERE W.,
Montreal, Quebec H5A 1E4 Canada
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Join audiologists from around the world in picturesque Montreal for two days of interactive discussions, engaging debates, thought-provoking presentations and hands-on learning. Explore topics such as: The future of hearing health, nationally and globally- with Sue Archbold, PhD, Hon. LLD Bedside vestibular evaluations- with Jamie Bogle, AuD, PhD New evidence on tinnitus- with Tara Zaugg, AuD, CCC-A Pediatric audiology- with Dave Gordey, PhD, Aud(C) Hearing loss and age-related comorbidities- with Karen Li, PhD, Paul Mick, PhD, Natalie Phillips, PhD, Kathy…

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