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8:30 am – 3:35 pm
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Two-Day Conference:
Conference for School Based Speech-Language Pathologists

Presented by Speech Pathologists for Speech Pathologists

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Highly Effective Strategies You Can Use Tomorrow!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • SLP Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
ASHA CEUs Available

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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP is a highly experienced PreK-12 school-based SLP. She is passionate about sharing practical solutions, strategies, and ideas designed to help SLPs maximize their effectiveness. Teresa is a popular presenter at regional, state, and national levels on a variety of subjects including phonological disorders, augmentative communication, assistive technology, language and literacy, and practical, best-practice therapy strategies.
*ASHA-required disclosure statement for Teresa Farnham:
Financial: Presenter for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation. Teresa is a vendor at TeachersPayTeachers.com.
Non-Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Suzanne M. Foley, MS, AuD, CCC-A is a dynamic, clinical audiologist who works extensively with schools and speech-language pathologists. Dr. Foley specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing disorders (APD). She collaborates with speech-language pathologists and other professionals in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment plans for students with auditory processing and related communication disorders.
*ASHA-required disclosure statement for Suzanne M. Foley:
Financial: Presenter for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation.
Non-Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Maribeth Plankers, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP  is an outstanding national presenter and highly experienced school-based speech-language pathologist and assistive technology professional. She brings years of school-based experience, working with students of all ages and ability levels. MariBeth has provided services in public and private school settings, in-person and via telehealth/distance learning. Her sessions are fast paced, engaging, highly practical, and filled with ideas you can use tomorrow in your therapy.
*ASHA-required disclosure statement for Maribeth Plankers:
Financial: Presenter for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation.
Non-Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Conference Agenda

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7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists serving grades PK-12


CEU Info

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don't attend. These materials include:

  • Powerful, current strategies for speech-language pathologists supported by the latest research and best practice in school settings
  • Treatment strategies every SLP should know
  • The latest in technology resources designed for SLPs and language development

A printed copy of the resource handbook will be available to registrants at the conference site as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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