Diane German spoke at the ASHA Schools
Conf. in Nashville this month. She described
the types of word finding errors and discussed
strategies to be used by the SLP. Her book,
It's on the Tip of My Tongue, is a must as a
resource. She demonstrated her strategies
through tapes of students. I work with N.I.
children so this was very helpful.
Ronald Gillam addressed Teaching Narration
Through Children's Literature. Since our role has expanded, this was very helpful.
Colleen Worthington presented: Comparing
Phonological Awareness Programs. The
programs compared were: FastForward, Earobics and Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LIPS). She also did a fine job.
Wayne Secord was the last speaker of the
conference. He looked back on his career
and commented how things have changed regarding the role of the school based SLP.
He was wonderful, as usual.
Many more workshops were offered but, ofcourse, you need to make selections. We
were all fortunate to receive an ASHA Schools
2002 Session Anthology (book) which contained information on all of the sessions. When I returned home, I was able to read about the presentations that I couldn't attend. I hope to see you next year at the ASHA Schools Conference (July 11-13) in Anaheim, Cal.