Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

ACSLPA provides these workshop and conference listings for your information. Posting an event does not imply endorsement.

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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September 2017

UAlberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Alumni-Student BBQ

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corbett Hall front lawn, 8205-114 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G4 Canada
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Are you a Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine alumni or clinical placement supervisor? You're invited to the Alumni-Student BBQ on Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Corbett Quad (8205-114 St). Come enjoy great food, company and draw prizes as we welcome students and greet alumni as they return to campus for Alumni Weekend! More details at Register by September 15 at

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ORPP Oral Rest Posture Program – 3-Day Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment

September 27 - September 29
Kelowna Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites, 2402 Hwy 97 North

Kelowna, BC Canada
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A three-day dynamic and hands-on course geared towards speech language pathologists and dental professionals specializing in oral rest posture and tongue thrust swallowing remediation. Therapists will be guided step by step through the Oral Rest Posture Program (ORPP) assessment and treatment protocols. This course is taught by two practicing and registered SLPs who are also certified Orofacial Myologists. 

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Enhancing Everyday Assessment & Treatment Skills for Childhood Apraxia of Speech through Research Based Practice by Ruth Stoeckel PhD, CCC-SLP

September 29
Rependa Auditorium Saskatoon City Hospital, 701 Queen Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0M7 Canada
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The diagnosis and treatment of children with CAS is complex and challenging in any clinical setting, especially for those children who present with multiple issues. Realizing a differential diagnosis is essential for developing appropriate treatment goals, selecting stimuli and building a treatment plan. This course will examine recent research that will teach clinicians how to move forward with clinical decision making for children with CAS. Additionally we will consider assessment procedures, including standardized tools and dynamic assessments, but will focus…

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October 2017
795$ - 995$

Hanen’s It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop

October 11 - October 13
Fraser Valley (Abbotsford), Fraser Valley (Abbotsford), BC Canada + Google Map

Join us in Fraser Valley (Abbbotsford), BC on Oct 11-13, 2017 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be…

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Two-day PODD Introductory Course

October 14 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 4:30 pm

This PODD Introductory Workshop teaches both theory and practice related to the development and implementation of PODD communication books. PODD communication books can assist people with significant communication challenges to support their understanding of language and their use of expressive language. PODD is a tool providing organized vocabulary that enables users to communicate spontaneous and unpredicted messages. PODD communication books are designed for varying language, communication, sensory and physical access needs. This workshop is for Speech Language pathologists, teachers, parents,…

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PECS Level 1 Training – Saskatoon, SK

October 19 - October 20
TBD, United States + Google Map

Help change someone’s life – teach them to communicate with the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)! PECS uses picture exchange to develop communication skills in children and adults with autism and other learning difficulties. PECS is easy to access, affordable to implement and evidence-based as one of the most effective interventions. This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of…

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2017 BCASLPA Conference

October 20 - October 21
Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre,

Best Practices in Bilingual Speech, Language and Literacy Assessment and Intervention for S-LPs

October 20 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada + Google Map

This workshop will review normal simultaneous and sequential bilingual language development, describe characteristics of language disorder (vs. a difference) as well as discuss how bilingual S-LPs can dynamically assess and effectively intervene with bilingual and multicultural children diagnosed with language and literacy impairments. Learning Objectives: After the completion of this workshop the participants will be able to: Describe characteristics of primary language impairment vs. subtractive language acquisition Compare and contrast simultaneous and sequential bilingual language development including important bilingual language…

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Transgender Voice Training

October 25 - October 29
Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, 1763 Comox St.
Vancouver , British Columbia V6G 1P5 Canada
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A rare opportunity in transgender voice training – get background and training in one conference! Learn how to facilitate transgender voice training from expert clinicians in an intensive, practical course. Get up to date in transgender cultural awareness Chat to professionals from other disciplines and people from the transgender community. It’s all at the CPATH (Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health) biannual conference in Vancouver, October 25 – 29, 2017. And this year there is a lot on offer for…

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Connecting the Dots: Clinical, Counselling and Cultural Considerations in SLP and Audiology

October 26 - October 27
Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort,

Don't miss out on the great speaker line-up. Hot topics include: Assessment of English Language Learners Augmentative and Alternative Communication Capacity Assessment and MAiD Childhood Apraxia of Speech Successful Management of Hearing Loss Supporting Early Relationships – Implications for EHDI Working with Indigenous Populations For more information on speakers and topics:  2017 ACSLPA Conference Submit a poster to share at our new Celebrating Practice Wine and Cheese Reception! Submission deadline is September 22, 2017. For more details, go to Celebrating Practice Wine…

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