Dear USHA Member:

Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:

·    Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention

·    Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA 

·    Promoting our professions in the community

·    Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.

Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!


Sue Mallory, USHA President

 Click here to see a list of our committees

*Please notice our address change. You can now send mail to:   310 E 4500 S, Suite 110, Murray, UT  84107-4224

Upcoming Events:

Introduction to the PROMPT Technique Workshop
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Murray
5429 South Commerce Drive
Murray, UT 84107
Dates: March 1-3, 2015
Cost: $720.00 before January 15th and $870.00 after January 15th
The workshop is available for 1.8 ASHA CEUs
Register at
What is PROMPT?
PROMPT is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders. It embraces not only the well-known physical-sensory aspects of motor performance, but also its cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects. PROMPT is about integrating all domains and systems towards positive communication outcome. It may be used (with varying intensity and focus) with all speech production disorders from approximately 6 months of age onward. To achieve the best outcome with PROMPT it should not be thought of or used mainly to facilitate oral-motor skills, produce individual sounds/phonemes or as an articulation program, but rather as a program to develop motor skill in the development of language for interaction.
Why Should Speech Pathologists Learn PROMPT?
Almost every clinician has a caseload that will include a child or adult with a speech production disorder. These delays or disorders may range from stuttering, language formulation, syntax, motor control or planning, phonological or "rule based" learning disorders, auditory processing and production disorders, general cognitive or global delays. PROMPT may be used to facilitate production, revise or change production or to integrate motor production with cognitive-linguistic function. PROMPT training will also give each clinician a more organized way to assess all domains and organize this information for the most effective, functional treatment program.
Come visit us at the ASHA conference at booth #303 and get a coupon for $100 off! 

Full-Day Courses Designed to Best Meet Your Professional Needs!

2016 General & Special Education


Brain-based Science, 

Learning & Achievement


Pre-K through 12th Grade

19.5 Contact Hours (1.95 ASHA CEUs)

Sponsored by: Rehab Seminars

(360) 379-6994

Annual USHA Conference: 
March 5-6 2015 
Ogden Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah

Autism Workshop: 

We have received so many requests for an autism workshop devoted to adolescent issues, we have worked hard to get this workshop put together and turned around as soon as possible.  This means it is right around the corner, Jan. 30, so register ASAP before the holiday rush.    We have a fast-paced, jam-packed day of presenters from BYU, USU, U of U, UVU and private practice covering psychology, psychiatry and health care, executive function, legal issues, law enforcement, transition, and post-secondary planning.  We are offering 7 CEU's across all disciplines, Medical, Nursing, Social Work, ASHA, Psychology, and Education.  We are also repeating the highlight of last year's workshop undefined the panel discussion, including individuals with ASD and family members to talk about their own experiences surviving adolescence with ASD. A new addition this year will be the working lunch with social skills experts at each table.  Online streaming will be offered again this year (with improvements!).  Parents are also welcome at the workshop, please pass this along to any families you serve who will be interested.  


 Registration is now open, go to  or  autism   for online registration.  


Here is the slate: 


8: 00 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - Ryan Kellems, PhDundefinedBYU Transition Process in Education

9:30 - Jon Cox, PhDundefinedBYU, Laurie Bowen,MEdundefinedUVU, Tyra Sellers, PhDundefinedUSU  Post–Secondary Education Supports and Programs

10:30 - Lisa Thornton, JD and Rodger Broomé, PhDundefinedUVU  Legal IssuesundefinedGuardianship and Law Enforcement

11:30 – Working lunch with social skills experts

12:30 - Jennifer Cardinal, PhD  Executive Function Deficits and Interventions for ASD

1:30 - Julia Connelly, PhDundefinedUniversity of Utah,The Spectrum of Mental Health Needs and Services for Adolescents with ASD

2:30 – Break

2:45 - Deborah Bilder, MD undefined University of Utah,  Autism and Adolescence

3:45 - Panel Discussion, Terisa Gabrielsen, PhD–BYU, Moderator, Individuals with ASD and Family Members


The workshop concludes at 4:45.  CEU certificates will be delivered online to attendees who attend in person or online and complete evaluations.

Feeding Therapy Workshop in Park City

Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach
February 5 - 6, 2015

In Lori’s updated Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify and define the developmental acquisition of feeding skills.
2. Identify individual oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
3. List at least four goals of an SLP-administered oral-motor feeding program.
4. Explain the benefits of improved oral movement in cases of oral-phase feeding deficiencies."

National Stuttering Association

NSA 2015: Magnificent Speech on the Magnificent Mile! Make stuttering magic on Michigan Avenue! Join us for four days of education, empowerment, and the chance to be part of the world's biggest stuttering community! From educational workshops to inspiring keynote speakers, stand up and be counted and let your voice be heard from the shores of Lake Michigan! July 1-5, 2015, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. For more details, please log on to!"

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