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Spoken and Written Language in Adolescents: Fresh Solutions

September 19–October 1, 2018 | 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.

Monday, September 24, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Zhihui Fang, PhD
Topic: Academic Language and Disciplinary Learning
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, EdD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Vocabulary Learning in Adolescent English Learners With Language Disorders  
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Diane Gillam, MEd and Linda Freeman, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Peer Coaching With Secondary Teachers
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kim Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Topic: Helping Students With Autism Transition to the Workforce
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Barbara J. Ehren, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL 
Topic: Why SLP Services are Essential to Adolescents, and Why We Can’t Go It Alone
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
11 a.m. – noon Michael Faggella-Luby, PhD
Topic: Strategies for Meeting the Demands of the Secondary Curriculum
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kristine Noel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Improving Social Communication and Disrupting the Path to Delinquency
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cheryl Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Topic: Sentence-Level Difficulties in Secondary Reading and Writing
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Building a Literate Lexicon in Middle School: Assessment and Intervention for Adolescents
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Rauno Parrila, PhD                                                                                               
Topic: The Impact of Early Reading Disabilities on Adolescents’ Academic Success 
Friday, September 28, 2018
11 a.m. – noon Sam Goldstein, PhD, ABPdN
Topic: Boosting Resilience and Stress Hardiness as Part of Language Intervention
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Gloria Soto, PhD
Topic: Conversation-Based Language Intervention for Adolescents Using AAC
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: Using Writing to Enhance Critical Thinking and Language  
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Garvin P. Romane, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Code Switching by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Adolescents 
"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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