Communicative Health Care Associates (CHCA) is sponsoring a Continuing Education entitled, “Spoken and Written Language: From Evaluation to Intervention” on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at our office located at 977 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451. CHCA is an approved ASHA provider.
The speakers will be Melissa Caron Ghiringhelli, M.S., CCC-SLP, a bilingual (English/Spanish) pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Reading Specialist, and Jeana Kaplan, M.S., CCC-SLP, a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, both of whom are employed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Jeana Kaplan also is employed at Harbor Area Early Childhood Services. Melissa’s areas of interest include developmental language, reading, and autism spectrum disorders. She piloted the Reading for Meaning groups that she now conducts jointly with a colleague at the Chelsea and Revere Healthcare Centers. She has presented on topics related to reading and reading disorders both locally and nationally. Jeana’s particular interests include the early intervention population, developmental reading disorders, school-aged language and phonological disorders as well as autism spectrum disorders. Jeana co-leads Reading for Meaning and phonology groups also at the Chelsea and Revere Healthcare Centers.
ASHA Disclosure Forms have been completed by both speakers from which it was determined that there is no conflict of interest in the form of relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
∗ Explain the contribution of oral language delay/disorder in the profile of a child with written language deficits.
∗ Identify foundational skills necessary for reading comprehension.
∗ Identify an assessment battery to evaluate reading comprehension.
∗ Identify specific therapy activities to improve reading comprehension.
This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level: Professional area).
An annual ASHA Continuing Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. This registry fee is paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The registry fee ($30 for ASHA or NSSLHA members; $35 for non-members) allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE Division at 301-897-5700 for CE fee subscription.
There is a $49 per person course fee for this program, which includes a light supper served at 5:30 P.M. The formal program starts at 6:00 P.M.
To reserve a place, contact Peg in our office at 781-899-4709 or via email (info [at] CommunicativeHealthCare [dot] com) by Friday, September 14th. Seating is limited.