Live Chat Schedule Collaboration for Preschool Language and Literacy

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.

Friday, October 21, 2016
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, EdD, CALT, CCC-SLP
Topic: Language and Early Literacy Connections Among English Learners
Monday, October 24, 2016
11 a.m. – noon Sonia Cabell, PhD
Topic: Early Writing in Preschool Classrooms: A Framework for Supporting Children's Literacy Skills
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Erica Barnes, PhD
Topic: Vocabulary Development in Young Children
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mary Ellen Nevins, EdD, and Kimberlee Crass, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Topic: The Path From Listening to Language to Literacy for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Noon – 1 p.m. Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Preschool Foundations for Later Reading Comprehension: Academic Talk and Executive Functions
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Bill T. Ogletree, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Ideas for Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Phonological Awareness for Preschoolers: Developmentally Appropriate Expectations on the Road to Reading and Writing
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Jessica Gosnell Caron, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Maximizing Literacy Skills for Preschoolers With ASD and Complex Communication Needs
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Noon – 1 p.m. Sean J. Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Topic: The Role of Technology in Preschool: Objectives, Language of Themes, and Key Methodologies for Early Learners
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Andrew Shanock, PhD, and Dominick Fortugno, PhD
Topic: Speech-Language Pathologists and School Psychologists: Working Together to Enhance Preschool Programming
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Douglas B. Petersen, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Harnessing the Power of Dynamic Assessment and Multi-Tiered Systems of Language Support
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Noon – 1 p.m. Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP
Topic: Preschool Service Delivery Models
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Amy Donaldson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Fostering Peer Interaction in Young Children
3 p.m. – 4 p.m Nathan Curtis, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Supporting Preschoolers' Literacy Skills Using Authentic Materials and Routines in Speech Telepractice
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Ron Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Treating Narrative Discourse in Preschool Children With Language Disorders
Friday, October 28, 2016
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Using Progress Monitoring to Provide Better Services to Preschoolers
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Carol Scheffner Hammer, PhD, CCC-SLP, Shelley Scarpino, PhD, and Brook Sawyer, PhD
Topic: Working with Parents, Teachers, and Paraprofessionals to Enhance Preschoolers’ Language Development
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Donna Boudreau, PhD
Topic: Preparing Today’s Preschoolers for Tomorrow (Plenary)


  • 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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