Innovative Methods for Preschool Assessment, Collaboration, and Treatment

October 16–28, 2019 | Online Conference

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!

All times listed are Eastern time.

For this online conference, you may earn CE credit for reading the transcript of a live chat if you are unable to attend. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, please post a question on the discussion board and then read the chat transcript before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not.

Monday, October 21, 2019
11 a.m. – noon Elaine Weitzman, MEd 
Topic: Parent-Inclusive Approaches to Early Language Intervention
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Topic: Writing Present Level of Performance and Treatment Plans: Analyzing Speech Sound Error Patterns in Children With Speech Sound Disorders
 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tatyana Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Assessing Preschool Children With Challenging Behaviors
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Sandra M. Grether, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Preschoolers With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
11 a.m. – noon Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Incorporating Phonological Awareness Into Intervention for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Leah L. Kapa, PhD
Topic: Executive Function and Language Intervention  
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
11 a.m. – noon Suzanne Adlof, PhD
Topic: Early Indicators of Risk for Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Gissella Santayana, MHSc
Topic: The Lidcombe Program: Overview of a Direct Treatment for Preschool Children Who Stutter
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Distinguishing Language Delays From Chronic Language Disorders  
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Julie O'Brien-Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Service Delivery Considerations in the Preschool Environment
Thursday, October 24, 2019
11 a.m. – noon Donna K. Edwards, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Topic: Feeding, Swallowing, and Food Selectivity in Preschoolers
Friday, October 25, 2019
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Literacy-Based Interventions for Preschoolers With Speech Sound Disorders   
"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant


  • 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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