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
*Please notice our address change. You can now send mail to: 310 E 4500 S, Suite 110, Murray, UT 84107-4224
Your USHA Board has been busy planning a great conference for 2016! The conference will be held on March 3-4, 2016 at the Provo Marriott. We look forward to seeing you all there! Remember this is a great way to get all of the CEUs you need for the entire year! Here is a peek at some of our speakers and topics to help get you excited for the conference!
More to be announced as we receive the titles of the sessions back from the speakers.
Please plan on coming and supporting your state association, we put a lot of (volunteer) work into having a great conference for our members.
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 www.promptinstitute.com
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!
"NSA 2016-Dazzling in Dixie!” Come join the National Stuttering Association as we team up with the International Stuttering Association for the biggest event of people who stutter, the speech pathologists who help them, and the friends & family who unconditionally love them! For four days, be part of this life-changing event that will forever change your outlook on stuttering. With powerful workshops designed to motivate you, energetic keynote speakers who will inspire you to dream big, a clinical symposium featuring some of the most renowned speech pathologists in the world, and fantastic social activities including a grand banquet, we invite you to see how peachy your future can be! Two communities are sharing one voice-and we want you to be heard! Our conference takes place July 6-10, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. For more information, please visit http://www.westutter.org/annual-conference or call (212) 944-4050.
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