1 ASHA CEUs Available Presents an outstanding TWO DAY Conference Midwest Conference for School Based Speech Language Pathologists FALL 2015 The latest, most up to date strategies for school based Speech Language Pathologists, presented by outstanding Speech Language Pathologist trainers Choose from 20 Strategy Packed Conference Sessions, Including: SLPs The Secret to Working Smarter, Not Harder Using Free Google Tools to Kick Your Therapy Sessions Up a Notch Expand Your Intervention Beyond Your Therapy Room with Video Modeling Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Effective Evaluation and Treatment Strategies Creating User Friendly Classrooms: Building a Solid Foundation Read All About it! Explore the Best Applications for Literacy and Language Intervention Hidden Language Disorders: Looking for the Needle in a Hay Stack You are welcome to bring your own fully charged wireless mobile device but it is not a requirement to attend this seminar. Chicago (Oak Lawn), IL Hilton Oak Lawn December 1 and 2, 2015 ASHA CEUS AVAILABLE 5 IL PD Clock Hours Available Per Day IN Verification of Attendance Available MI SCECH Available (5 Hours Per Day) Minneapolis, MN Radisson Blu December 3 and 4, 2015 ASHA CEUS AVAILABLE MN Clock Hours Available SD Clock Hours Verification Available
2 Midwest Conference for School Based Speech Language Pathologists What s Unique About This Conference This conference has been designed to meet the specific needs of school based speech language pathologists. Each session has been developed by expert speech-language pathologists who have current experience working with the unique needs and challenges of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Your three instructors are excited to share their highly practical, cutting-edge strategies with you and are confident that you will be able to immediately implement these outstanding ideas with your own students. Uniquely Qualified Instructors MARGO KINZER COURTER has worked as a speech language pathologist in a variety of school settings during her 23 years of practice. She works with preschool through high school students with speech language and other learning challenges. Her practice focuses on assisting students in achieving academic success through direct service. SARAH JAMES is an experienced school-based speech language pathologist and an outstanding presenter. Sarah specializes in connecting speech language skills and literacy development. She has comprehensive training and experience working with students on literacy development both in and out of the regular education classroom. Sarah maintains a private practice offering direct speech, language, literacy, and consultative services. MARIBETH PLANKERS has been a practicing school-based speech language pathologist for the past 31 years. Her career in speech pathology has involved working with children and adults of all ages and ability levels in the areas of augmentative alternative communication and autism spectrum disorder. MariBeth has provided services in public and private school settings, preschools, residential centers, clinical settings, and in private consultative practice. ASHA required disclosure statements for the above presenters can be found on the BER website, Special Benefits of Attending Numerous Outstanding Sessions Choose from a variety of highly practical sessions presented by outstanding speech language pathologists. Comprehensive Resource Handbook You ll receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are all resource materials for ALL sessions, even those you don t attend. Opportunity to Meet and Share This conference provides a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other speech language pathologists. Semester Credit Option One graduate level professional development credit is available per day of conference attendance with an additional fee and completion of a follow up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar. Meet Inservice Requirements At the end of the conference, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify the hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements. Who Should Attend School-Based Speech Language Pathologists serving grades K 12. Program Guarantee We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee: If you are not satisfied with this program, we ll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee. ASHA CEUs Available The Bureau of Education & Research is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Please bring your ASHA Account Number to the conference if you will be completing paperwork for the ASHA CE Registry. Online Learning BER offers educators a wide range of online courses that are affordable, fun, fast, and convenient. BER is now offering On Demand Video Based courses as well as Scheduled Instructor Led courses. You also may earn optional graduate level credits for most courses. See the catalog of available courses at
3 Comprehensive Resource Handbook You ll receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are all resource materials for ALL sessions, even those you don t attend. The handbook includes: The most current therapy room ideas ideal for school based speech language pathologists The best assessment tools for determining speech language services for your students The best apps for speech and language application and much, much, more! Come with Colleagues or Bring Your Family for Fun and Activities Midwest Conference for School Based Speech Language Pathologists Fall 2015 RESOURCE HANDBOOK Bureau of Education & Research CHICAGO Join your colleagues for two exciting days of learning at the Midwest Conference for School Based Speech-Language Pathologists! While you are there you can enjoy the nearby shopping options at Chicago s famed Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place or, if sightseeing is on your list of things to do, the greater Chicago area offers a diverse array of opportunities. The world famous Art Institute of Chicago, the Shed Aquarium, the Field Museum, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Navy Pier, Sears Tower, the Hancock Observatory, and the Brookfield Zoo are just a few of the many nearby sightseeing opportunities available. Whatever your choice, you ll find this conference location a delightful place to learn, converse, relax, and play! Hotel Accommodations For overnight accommodations, please call Hilton Oak Lawn directly at (708) Please mention you are attending this BER conference and call prior to November 9, 2015 to receive the special rate of $169 (Single/Double), rates subject to availability. Can t Attend? Other Professional Development Options: Related Staff Development Audio Training A related BER seminar, Current, Best Strategies to Help SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS Better Meet Student Needs (Grades K 12), presented by Linda Eve Seth, is available on CDs with a comprehensive resource handbook at a cost of $99.00 plus $9.00 shipping and handling. To order, call toll free (Stock #A XPS 1965) or use the order form on the back page. PLEASE NOTE: ASHA CEUs are not available with audio seminar programs. MINNEAPOLIS Join your colleagues for two exciting days of learning at the Midwest Conference for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists! Enjoy an escape to the Radisson Blu, a modern retreat in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Hotel patrons are a short walk from many top attractions including Target Field, Target Center and the theatres of Hennepin Avenue. The Mall of America has enough stores to keep you browsing for days with nearby shopping only steps away. You can easily access all this and more via the city s climate-controlled skyway system. Bring your family, a friend or come on your own and join us for two days packed with exciting ideas and strategies you won t want to miss! Whatever you decide, you ll find this conference a delightful place to learn, converse, relax, and network. Hotel Accommodations For overnight accommodations, please call the Radisson Blu directly at (612) Please mention you are attending this BER conference and call prior to November 25, 2015 to receive the special rate of $159 (Single/Double), rates subject to availability. Conference Agenda Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend. DAY ONE 7:45 a.m. 8:25 a.m.... Registration 8:30 a.m. 9:05 a.m.... Opening General Session 9:15 a.m. 11:55 a.m.... Morning Sessions 11:55 a.m. 1:05 p.m.... Lunch Break (on your own) 1:05 p.m. 3:45 p.m.... Afternoon Sessions DAY TWO 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.... Registration/Check-in 8:30 a.m. 11:20 a.m.... Morning Sessions 11:20 a.m. 12:35 p.m.... Lunch Break (on your own) 12:35 p.m. 3:20 p.m.... Afternoon Sessions
4 DAY 1 Opening General Session 8:30 a.m. 9:05 a.m. SLPs The Secret to Working Smarter, Not Harder Sarah James As SLPs, more and more demands are placed on our time and our workloads continue to increase. It is essential that we find the balance between our work lives and our personal lives. Join Sarah James for this insightful, positive message as she shares the Just One Thing way of organizing your personal and professional life. Rekindle your passion as an SLP and increase your energy as you make a difference in the lives of your students. DAY 1 MORNING SESSIONS CHICAGO Tuesday, December 1, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS Thursday, December 3, 2015 Choose ONE Full Morning Session OR TWO 70 Minute Sessions 9:15 a.m. 11:55 a.m. Full Morning Session A 1: Exciting and Innovative Ways to Use Apps when Providing Speech-Language Services to Your Students MariBeth Plankers This fast-paced session is brimming with literacy ideas you ll want to try immediately with your students. Take part and learn about a variety of literacy apps (Chrome, Android, and ios) that target and align to your State Literacy Standards. Join MariBeth for a wealth of practical, innovative ideas that will save you time and actively involve your students. BREAK 10:45 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:25 a.m. First 70 Minute Morning Sessions CHOOSE ONE: A 2 or A 3 A 2: Narrative and Literacy Development Go Hand in Hand Margo Kinzer Courter Narrative development is a powerful predictor of academic success. Narrative development lays the foundation for phonemic and phonological awareness, syntax, vocabulary, and reading comprehension success. Discover the link between narrative, literacy and academic success with these powerful therapy treatment ideas! A 3: Using Free Google Tools to Kick Your Therapy Sessions Up a Notch Sarah James Are you excited about harnessing the newest and best online tools to add alternative dimensions to your speech language program? This fast-paced session will provide a concise overview of the most SLP user-friendly FREE Google Tools and how to use them efficiently and effectively. BREAK 10:25 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:55 a.m. Second 70 Minute Morning Sessions CHOOSE ONE: A 4 or A 5 A 4: Childhood Aphasia: Evaluation and Treatment Margo Kinzer Courter Explore the causes of childhood aphasia, the language profile and the effective evaluation and treatment strategies for language and academic success. A 5: Discover the Power of the ipad and Other Technology Tools for Building Receptive Language Skills Sarah James Are you looking to step up your game by adding receptive language resources to your technology tool box? This timely session will provide a concise overview of the ipad and APPS and websites which promote Auditory Comprehension, Direction Following and Grammar. This session will include resources aligned with your state standards. 11:55 a.m. 1:05 p.m. Lunch break (on your own) A great time to network with colleagues!
5 DAY 1 AFTERNOON SESSIONS CHICAGO Tuesday, December 1, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS Thursday, December 3, 2015 Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session OR TWO 70 Minute Sessions 1:05 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Full Afternoon Session B 1: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Effective Evaluation and Treatment Strategies Margo Kinzer Courter Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a neurological speech disorder that requires a different set of treatment tools than other speech disorders require. Learn how to effectively evaluate and treat CAS. BREAK 1:55 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 2:15 p.m. First 70 Minute Afternoon Sessions CHOOSE ONE: B 2 or B 3 B 2: Gain Valuable Insight and Understanding About the Power of Sensory Integration for All Students and Yourself MariBeth Plankers Sensory Integration (SI) is necessary for almost every activity that we perform. The combination of multiple sensory inputs is essential for us to comprehend and function in our everyday surroundings. Learn about your own SI needs along with determining the SI needs of you the students you work with in school. Participate in hands-on experience related to communication as it applies to yourself and your students. B 3: Promoting Written and Oral Expression Using the ipad and other Technology Tools Sarah James Join this session for the best-of-the-best apps and websites that help to promote speaking, writing and creating skills for the students with whom you work. This up-to-date session will provide a concise overview of the ipad and apps and websites which promote Speaking, Writing and Story Creation. This session will include resources aligned with your state standards. BREAK 2:15 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Second 70 Minute Afternoon Sessions CHOOSE ONE: B 4 or B 5 B 4: Expand Your Intervention Beyond Your Therapy Room with Video Modeling MariBeth Plankers Discover sensational, exciting ways to expand your intervention beyond the therapy room through the power of video modeling. Join MariBeth as she shares innovative ideas through a variety of engaging, easy-to-use applications that support the learning and generalization of social skills. B 5: Smooth and Seamless Integration of Technology into Your Existing Vocabulary Framework Sarah James After a review of current research and discussion of the vocabulary activities with the highest student and teacher ratings, this session will offer simple and practical ideas for integrating technology into your existing framework for vocabulary instruction, including ipad apps and websites. You ll receive an extensive resource handbook for ALL sessions even those you don t attend
6 Midwest Conference for School Based Speech Language Pathologists DAY 2 MORNING SESSIONS CHICAGO Wednesday, December 2, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS Friday, December 4, 2015 Choose ONE Full Morning Session OR TWO 75 Minute Sessions 8:30 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Full Morning Session C 1: Creating User Friendly Classrooms: Building a Solid Foundation Sarah James Discover practical ideas, based on research, for building a solid foundation in classrooms that will help to create user friendly environments for students. You will leave this session with Sarah s Top Five big picture musts that help students access information in busy and fast-paced classrooms as well as ideas for differentiation, modifications and adaptations. This timely session will also provide a concise overview of related ipad apps and other useful technology tools. BREAK 10:05 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. First 75 Minute Morning Sessions CHOOSE ONE: C 2 or C 3 C 2: Therapy Carryover: How to Lower the Barriers and Raise the Level of Success from School to Home MariBeth Plankers How often do we as SLPs make and create things to go home in order to expound on the work we are doing in the therapy room and classroom? Learn about ways and tools to get families and care providers on board with the carryover process. Make your time and expertise count! C 3: Hidden Language Disorders: Looking for the Needle in a Hay Stack Margo Kinzer Courter As we provide treatment, sometimes we come across that student who doesn t make progress in the manner or timeline that we expect. We need to look deeper to find the underlying cause. This session will focus on word retrieval, phonemic/phonological awareness, short term memory, and the effects of concussions. BREAK 9:45 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Second 75 Minute Morning Sessions CHOOSE ONE: C 4 or C 5 C 4: Read All About it! Explore the Best Applications for Literacy and Language Intervention MariBeth Plankers Supports for literacy through Chrome, ios and Android applications should provide students with multiple means of representation, language, and most importantly motivation for your therapy sessions. View a variety of applications that enhance language skills for all learners from pre-kindergarten to middle school. Get ready to talk, read, write, and have fun in your therapy sessions. C 5: Standards-Based Treatment Goals: Learn how to Align Speech and Language Goals to Academic Standards Margo Kinzer Courter By using a standards-based approach to treatment, students can make significant progress toward academic success. Explore how to choose goals to have the most positive educational impact for students. 11:20 a.m. 12:35 p.m. Lunch break (on your own) A great time to network with colleagues!
7 DAY 2 AFTERNOON SESSIONS CHICAGO Wednesday, December 2, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS Friday, December 4, :35 p.m. 1:50 p.m. First 75 Minute Afternoon Sessions CHOOSE ONE: D-1, D 2 or D 3 Choose TWO 75 Minute Sessions D 1: Using Poetry to Increase Student Language and Literacy Skills Sarah James Do you feel as though you ve been there, done that and are you looking for new ways to motivate your students and get them engaged in learning? In this session, discover fifteen different types of poetry and how to use poetry to build language and literacy skills in a nonthreatening and confidence building way. D 2: Learn About the Effects of Evidence-Based Practice on Your Clinical Practices MariBeth Plankers Navigate two outstanding ASHA recognized tools, Speech Pathology Database for Best Interventions and Treatment Efficiency (Speech BITE) and the ASHA Portal/ASHA Community (application) to acquire and be informed of the best evidence-based practices in the field of Speech Pathology. D 3: Dynamic Ways to Increase Students Vocabulary: From Basic Concepts to Curriculum-Based Vocabulary Margo Kinzer Courter There is a significant gap between the vocabulary skills of those performing at the top of their class to fellow classmates. With vocabulary being a building block for reading success, it is imperative to gain valuable strategies for increasing your students understanding of basic concepts to curriculum-based vocabulary development. BREAK 1:50 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Second 75 Minute Afternoon Sessions CHOOSE ONE: D 4, D-5 or D 6 D 4: Explore Time Efficient and Outstanding Online Tools for Speech Language Therapy MariBeth Plankers Let technology allow you to be making good use of your time throughout the workday. The Speech Language Pathologist should be able to differentiate therapy sessions and collect data via the use of online tools. Learn about two outstanding tools that are data driven and enticing to students: News2You Unique Learning and Boardmaker Online. D 5: Highly Effective Visual Graphic Strategies for Supralinguistic Skills for Late Elementary, Middle School and High School Students Margo Kinzer Courter Discover TEN visual strategies that can be used for a multitude of treatment options that can help your students increase their skills in finding main ideas, supporting details, comparing and contrasting, solving math story problems, writing, and reading comprehension. D 6: Reading Development and the SLP: How and Why We Have a Role in Using Language to Build Reading Skills in Our Students Sarah James Have you asked yourself if SLPs have a role in reading development? Join this session to examine the research-based areas for reading instruction and the specific language skills that help to build those areas of reading. State standards for reading as they relate to SLPs will be the focus of this session. Every session packed with highly practical ideas
8 FIRST NAME M.I. LAST NAME POSITION, SUBJECT TAUGHT SCHOOL NAME Midwest Conference for School Based Speech Language Pathologists Registration (NSY6F1) Chicago (Oak Lawn), IL Both days: December 1 and 2, 2015 One day only: December 1 or December 2, 2015 Minneapolis, MN Both days: December 3 and 4, 2015 One day only: December 3 or December 4, 2015 I d like to order the CD version of the related seminar, Current, Best Strategies to Help SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS Better Meet Student Needs (Grades K 12), by Linda Eve Seth, $99.00 plus $9.00 shipping (Stock #A XPS 1965). GRADE LEVEL th Avenue SE PO Box Bellevue, WA Prsrt Std U.S. Postage PAID Bureau of Education & Research Conference Presented BY Speech Language Pathologists FOR Speech Language Pathologists December, 2015 SCHOOL MAILING ADDRESS CITY & STATE ZIP CODE SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER HOME PHONE NUMBER ( ) ( ) E MAIL ADDRESS HOME MAILING ADDRESS CITY & STATE PRIORITY ID CODE: PRIORITY ID CODE: ENSY6F1 Please fill in the six digit number from the mail label ZIP CODE for both days at the same time. A check (payable to Bureau of Education & Research) is attached A purchase order is attached, P.O. # (Be sure to include priority ID code on the P.O.) Charge my MasterCard VISA Discover Account # METHOD OF PAYMENT Payment is due prior to the program. No cash please. First day only, $249; Second day only, $249; both days, $399; $379 per person for groups of five or more registering Exp. Date: MO/YR Billing Zip Code: 3 Digit CVV Code: (found on back of card) Please print name as it appears on card Signature (required for credit card purchases) DAY 1 DAY 2 PLEASE DO NOT DETACH MAILING LABEL (Just make corrections as needed) NSY6F1 SESSION PREFERENCES: SESSION NUMBERS REQUIRED One Full Morning Session: A 1 OR Two 70 Minute Morning Sessions A and A (A 2 or A 3) (A 4 or A 5) One Full Morning Session: C 1 OR Two 75 Minute Morning Sessions C and C (C 2 or C 3) (C 4 or C 5) One Full Afternoon Session: B 1 OR Two 70 Minute Afternoon Sessions B and B (B 2 or B 3) (B 4 or B 5) Two 75 Minute Afternoon Sessions D (D 1, D 2 or D 3) AND D (D 4, D 5 or D 6) REGISTRATION FEE: The fee for the first or second day registration only is $249 per person. If a person registers for both days, the registration fee is discounted to $399 per person; $379 per person for groups of five or more registering for both days at the same time. Registration fees are due prior to the program. No cash please. Fee includes conference registration, a personalized certificate of daily attendance and an extensive conference resource handbook with materials for all sessions even those you don t attend. CANCELLATION/SUBSTITUTIONS: 100% of your paid registration fee will be refunded if you can t attend and notify us at least 10 days before the conference. Late cancellations will be refunded less a $15 service fee. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. (NSY6F1) 2015 Bureau of Education & Research. All rights reserved. PLEASE RETURN THE ABOVE PANEL IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR PROPER REGISTRATION FOUR EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: PHONE toll free: (Weekdays 6 a.m. 6 p.m. Pacific Time) FAX this form to: MAIL this form to: Bureau of Education & Research th Avenue SE PO Box Bellevue, WA REGISTER ONLINE at: Meeting Sites & Hotel Accommodations This conference will be held at the following sites: Chicago: Hilton Oak Lawn, (708) If needed, please make your own hotel reservations by calling the hotel above. Mention you are attending this BER conference and book by November 9, 2015 to receive a special room rate of $169 (Single/Double), based on availability. Minneapolis: Radisson Blu, (612) If needed, please make your own hotel reservations by calling the hotel above. Mention you are attending this BER conference and book by November 25, 2015 to receive a special room rate of $159 (Single/Double), based on availability.