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2019 ANNUAL Fall CONFERENCE

BUILDING A LEGACY

OCTOBER 11 & 12 @ SALEM CONVENTION CENTER

Please contact the OSHA office at oshaoregon@gmail.com or 503-378-0595 for assistance or additional information.

Our annual conference offers opportunities to network with colleagues across the state while earning ASHA CEUs across a wide range of topics. On Friday, we invite national speakers to share a full-day of CEU content in two independent sessions. On Saturday, we will are excited to host local speakers to present on a wide variety of topics, which will include oral sessions, as well a poster presentations. 

We are proud to announce that our invited speakers this year include the following:



Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research includes identification and intervention of young children with ASD. She has had multiple ASD-focused research grants, and with colleagues has developed ASD screening tools, and both home-based parent-mediated and preschool-based interventions for children with ASD. Dr. Crais will present two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Identifying and Assessing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and an afternoon session titled Intervention with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum DisorderIntervention with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Renee Kinder MS CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

Renee Kinder MS CCC-SLP, RAC-CT is VP of Clinical Services for Encore Rehabilitation Additionally, she serves as Gerontology Professional Development Manager for the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) gerontology special interest group, is a member of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine community faculty, and is an advisor to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC). She will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Payment Reform and Person Centered Care and an afternoon session titled Quality Initiatives and Showing Outcomes.



Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor of child language and sociolinguistics at Howard University. She is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical-researcher aiming to promote linguistic equity in systems and practices for cultural and linguistically diverse people. She conducts and shares clinically relevant research that elevates professional practice. Dr. Perry will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Putting the Clinical Component into Clinical Research: How to Really Integrate Single-Subject Research Designs into Your Practice and an afternoon session titled Speak-Read-Write: Written Language Considerations into SLP Evaluations for Bilingual Hispanic and African-American Students in K-12 Settings.

In order to tailor her presentation to the needs of our audience, Dr. Perry has posed two questions that are up on our Facebook page. Please add your comments in response here.


Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and researcher at Oregon Health and Science University. Her research and clinical interests include language interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication and telepractice. Dr. Quinn will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs and an afternoon session titled Caregiver-Implemented Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Adults who use AAC.



Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is president of Swigert & Assoc., Inc., her consulting company through which she continues to teach and write in the areas of dysphagia, voice and motor speech disorders, coding and reimbursement and documentation and supervision. She has authored multiple clinical resource books. She will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Food selectivity and Refusal and an afternoon session titled Physiologically-Based Treatment for Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What Evidence and Principles Support It?


To view the full conference program please refer to the conference brochure >


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