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Live Chat Schedule

Reading, Writing, and the SLP: Preschool to High School

October 13–25, 2021 | Online Conference

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.

This online conference will utilize live video chats. During each live chat, an expert presenter and a moderator will address participant questions. A recording of each chat will be available for on-demand viewing. 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 watch the chat recording before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not.

Monday, October 18, 2021
11 a.m. – noon ET  Lakeisha Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Cultural Considerations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Literacy Issues 
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, EdD, CCC-SLP, CALT 
Topic: Literacy and English Learners 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Kenn Apel, PhD 
Topic: Addressing Morphological Awareness in the Classroom to Improve Writing 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
11 a.m. – noon ET Deborah Crawford, MS, CCC-SLP 
Topic: Oral Narrative Language Intervention to Improve Writing and Reading Outcomes 
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Elizabeth Buck, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: The SLP as an Integral Member of the School Literacy Team
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  ET Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP 
Topic: The Link Between Speech Sound Disorders and Reading/Writing Disorders 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11 a.m. – noon ET  Melissa Malani, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Student Success: SLPs’ Key Role 
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Kimberly Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Topic: Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Support Adolescents With Language Disorders 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Suzanne M. Adlof, PhD 
Topic: Understanding Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder 
Thursday, October 21, 2021
11 a.m. – noon ET C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Phonological Awareness Skills for Word Reading and Word Writing 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Teresa Ukrainetz, PhD, S-LP(C)
Topic: Comprehension Strategy Intervention for Elementary Students 
Friday, October 22, 2021
11 a.m. – noon ET Ann-Marie Orlando, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Literacy Instruction for Students With Severe Disabilities 
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: It's More Than Writing, It's Communication! Writing Assessments and Goals for Preschool Through High School 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Donna Thomas, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Dee M. Lance, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Curriculum, Reading, and the SLP’s Role 
"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


  • Live video chats last for 1 hour.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the lectures before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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