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Language and Literacy in Elementary Schools: Live Chat Schedule

With online conferences you get the convenience of at-home learning combined with real-time access to speakers. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

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All times listed are Eastern time

Thursday, August 6, 2015
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Reading Comprehension for Expository Texts
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Barbara J. Ehren, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: Leadership Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists
Monday, August 10, 2015
Noon – 1 p.m. Kim Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Disciplinary Literacy Instruction
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Jean Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Service Delivery Models: Challenges, Considerations, and Options
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
11 a.m. – noon Kathleen Whitmire, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS- CL
Topic: Accessing and Building the Evidence Base for Your School-Based Clinical Practice
Noon – 1 p.m. Ron Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Narrative Language Development, Assessment, and Progress Monitoring
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Counseling Students With Communication Disorders and Their Families
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Lyndsey Zurawski, SLPD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Practical Lessons for Tackling the Common Core State Standards
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Carol Scheffner Hammer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Best Practices in Assessing English Language Learners
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Grammatical Skills in Elementary School Children with Language Impairments
Thursday, August 13, 2015
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Melissa Malani, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Digital Literacy for Elementary Students
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Julie Masterson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Assessing and Treating Spelling Problems
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. JoAnn Wiechmann, EdD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Best Practices for Using a Tiered Response to Intervention Model
Friday, August 14, 2015
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Diane J. German, PhD
Topic: Child Word Finding: Differential Diagnosis and Intervention


  • Chats are live, text-based (no audio), and last for 1 hour.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the lecture before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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