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GOSSLP Presents: Fall Conference 2017
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GOSSLP Presents: Timesaving Strategies to Teach Language and the Love of Words

When: Monday, October 16, 2017
7:45am - 3:00pm
Where: Georgia Northwestern Technical College
1 Maurice Culberson Dr SW
Rome, Georgia  30161
United States
Contact: Arianna Afshari

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As school SLPs, we want to provide language therapy that positively impacts our kids.  Through the years, I’ve queried my language-kids and most of them admitted, they DON’T LIKE WORDS.  But, there we were, in therapy, working on words.  Therefore, I’ve made creatively elevating words my focus; encouraging my kids to become word-conscious and to enjoy words, inside the therapy room and out.  For a while I thought games was the transfer-trick, but word-motivation requires more.

This effective, and timesaving therapy approach emphasizes the following: Activities that are Repetitive, Relevant, and in Context, Builds and Connects Language.  We’ll systematically create relevant, contextual tasks, to build and connect oral and print language concepts, to apply from session to session for learning continuity.  We’ll highlight language targets (especially vocabulary, syntax and grammar) within narratives that our kids like: short stories, poems, article, and reader’s theater.  I think both you and your kids will enjoy this creative and beneficial type of therapy!

Conference Agenda

7:45am - 8:30am       Participant Check-in

8:30am - 11:30am     Presentation (with a 15-minute break)

11:30am - 12:30pm   Lunch

12:30pm - 3:00pm     Presentation (with a 15-minute break)

The brochure is available here.


Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, and president of Speech Dynamics.  She graduated with her Masters from Western Michigan University and began her career in the public schools.  Since that time, she has worked several years in the schools, in the clinical setting, private practice, and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University. Since 1993, she has presented numerous well-received articulation and language presentations through Speech Dynamics, as well as through the Bureau of Education and Research (BER).  She is a consummate speaker with an organized, infectious and exhilarating presentation-style. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques and efficient caseload management has evolved into the development of many practical resources, books, and e-books. Her most current books are The Easy R, The Key to Carryover, 22 of My Favorite Tools and How to Use Them, and Demystify the Tongue Tie.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: If your school/system requires an invoice, please register online and select the "Bill Me" payment option. You will be responsible for printing your invoice and submitting it to your accounting department. A link to your invoice can be found on the "Thank you for registering" page and in your GO SSLP website profile. Call the Executive Office (404-299-7700) for help accessing your invoice.

This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level, Professional area)

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