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Sun, Apr 14


Virtual Event

Communication, Language, & Speech through a DIR Lens

From the Cradle to the Classroom and Beyond!

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Communication, Language, & Speech through a DIR Lens
Communication, Language, & Speech through a DIR Lens

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Apr 14, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Welcome to DIR® and Developmental Language Models of Assessment and Intervention Serena Wieder, PhD and Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP Language as an Organizer of Self Gilbert Foley, EdD, IMH-E Detect and Connect: The Path to Intentional Communication Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP Theory of Mind and Beyond: Making Sense of the Social World Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP Autism & Gesture Mary Ann O’Connell, MA, CCC-SLP Adapting and Creating Curriculum that Ensures Comprehension and Meaningful Learning Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP Supporting Gestalt Language Processing through a Developmental Approach: A Case Study Liesl Hartmann, MA CCC/SLP, BCS-CL and Jordan Sadler, MS, CCC-SLP Telling My Stories: The Role of Autobiographical Memory Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Developmental Transitions and Affect Transformations to Symbolic Communication in Play and Language Serena Wieder, PhD Something for Everyone: A Contemporary Assessment and Intervention Approach for Children with Challenges in Communication, Language, and Speech Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP and Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP Creating a Meaningful Life: Pre-employment and Employment Supports for Neurodivergent Individuals Cindy Harrison, MSc Reg CASLPO Neither Comprehension nor Learning Can Take Place in an Atmosphere of Anxiety Linda Cervenka, MA, CCC-SLP Language All Day, Everyday: Using Augmentative Alternative Communication To Keep The Conversation Going. Is It Possible? Lauren Blaszak and Michelle Attardi, MA, CCC-SLP Essentially Families Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD How has the DIR® Model Influenced my Practice as a Speech and Language Pathologist? Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP How to Integrate Information from the Speech Language Pathologist into My Work as an Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Practitioner, or Educator Jennifer Hein, OTR/L DIR®: A Parent’s Perspective Cindy Harrison, MSc Reg CASLPO Voices Across The Disciplines – Takeaways And Future Goals Interdisciplinary Panel

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