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April 8 -9, 2016
Metro Speech Language Symposium



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Metro Speech-Language Network
P.O. Box 330009
Northglenn, CO 80233-0009

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Metro Speech-Language Symposium

Conference April 8 - 9, 2016

Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
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Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows for $99.00 USD per night

Start date: 4/4/16
End date: 4/11/16
Last day to book: 3/14/16

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Conference Keynote

Dr. Charles Haynes Ed. D, CCC-SLP:

Dr. Haynes received his bachelors and doctoral degrees from Harvard University and a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from San Francisco State University. He has had over thirty years of hands-on experience working with children and adolescents with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities. He teaches courses in spoken and written language disorders and in language, culture and cognition for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program and the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program for Reading Specialists at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, he conducts research, mentors thesis students, supervises graduate students in the Institute's Speech-Language and Literacy Center.

Dr. Haynes is both a teacher and a researcher. In June 2013 Dr. Haynes was inducted into the International Academy of Researchers in Learning Disabilities, and in 2012 received the Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching – the highest prize given to a faculty member at the MGH Institute. He was inducted into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor in 2009, and received the Association’s Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Dr. Haynes served as a teacher, Research Coordinator and Director of Speech-Language Services at the Landmark School from 1979-1991, where he and colleagues developed one of the nation's first language-based curricula for children with dyslexia and expressive language impairments. In 1991 Dr. Haynes and colleagues in the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute helped to design and establish coursework and placements that offer the option of dual teacher certification in both Speech-Language and in Reading.]

Presentation description & learner outcomes:

Title: "From Talking to Writing: Strategies for Scaffolding Expression and Comprehension"
Description: This practically oriented session will employ lecture and interaction to help SLPs examine strategies for scaffolding word-, sentence-, paragraph- and essay-level expression. Methods in the area of detail elaboration, “micro-discourse” generation and cohesion skills will be illustrated. The strategies and techniques are appropriate for typically developing children in grades 2-5 and for students with dyslexia and related language learning difficulties in later grade school, middle school and high school. The presenter will note links between the strategies discussed and skills targeted in the Common Core State Standards. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Learner Outcomes: After this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Outline a model for explaining spoken-written language relationships
• Provide a rationale for thematic versus decontextualized language instruction
• Describe research-supported word, sentence and paragraph level strategies for supporting comprehension and expression
• Explain "micro-discourse" strategies for enhancing elaboration and cohesion skills
• Link strategies discussed to key Common Core State Standards

Registration priority will be given to public school SLPs. All other registrations will be considered on a space available basis. Registration will close when capacity is met. Registration is non-transferable.

Free Colorado Department of Education recertification credit will continue to be offered in addition to Adams State graduate credit (for a fee).

Cancellation Policy:

There will be no penalty for cancellations received on or before the date 10 days prior to the first day of the symposium (on or before March 28, 2016).

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 10 days before the first day of the annual symposium.

Late requests for refunds due to a family emergency only will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail ( or via postal mail:
Attn: Registration Chair
Metro Speech-Language Network
P.O. Box 330009
Northglenn, CO 80233-0009

Expect confirmation within three days of receipt.

Please be advised that the Metro Speech-Language Network is not responsible for checks or registrations lost or delayed in the mail, or fax transmittals that are not received and/or are illegible.

Metro shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event a keynote or breakout session is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.




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