American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
April 19, 2010

ED and HHS Hold Early Learning Meetings

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a series of Listening and Learning meetings on Early Learning in April and May. Members of the public are invited to attend and provide comments on the topic being discussed. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists play critical roles in early learning, as language is the basis of literacy. Therefore, ASHA is working with members in each of the areas to provide comments related to each topic.

The meeting topics, dates, and locations are listed below. They will occur from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

  • Understanding Preschool–Grade 3 Structures: Friday, April 23, 2010, at the LBJ Auditorium at the Department's headquarters building in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.
  • Workforce and Professional Development: Monday, April 26, 2010, in the auditorium at the Center for Early Education, 3245 E. Exposition Avenue, Denver, Colorado
  • Family Engagement: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the Orange County Public Schools Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida
  • Standards and Assessments: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Polk Brothers Lecture Hall at the Erikson Institute, 451 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois

For more information, including how to register for the meetings, visit ED's Web site, or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy, via e-mail at or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.

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