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February 10-11, 2017
Metro Speech Language Symposium



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

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2017 Metro Speech-Language Symposium

February 10-11, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

7:00 a.m.- 7:45 a.m. (check-in)
7:45 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. (sessions)

Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
Toll Free: 1-800-686-2767 or 303-925-0004

We are pleased to announce Carolyn Ford as our 2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ellen FordDr. Carolyn Ford joined University of Southern Florida as an Instructor in the CSD Department in 1992. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alabama and her Educational Doctorate Degree from the University of South Florida. She holds ASHA Board Certification as a Child Language Specialist and teaches courses and supervises in the areas of Child Language and Literacy and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She also directed an Easter Seals Speech and Language Clinic, had a private practice and worked in the public schools for 11 years both as an SLP and regional supervisor of SLPs. She is currently the coordinator of the Suncoast Distance Master’s Program, an online master’s program through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her passion is supporting SLPs working in the public schools and supporting their use of evidence-based interventions and instructional strategies. She serves on several task forces including the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Speech Language Pathology Leadership Network. She promotes the Evidence-Based Practices model, Leadership skills, and best practices with colleagues throughout Florida’s through her collaboration with SLPs working in the public schools throughout Florida. She has provided numerous in-services to school districts and SLPs throughout the State of Florida on Language and Literacy, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Response to Intervention, and Common Core State Standards.

Metacognitive Instructional Strategies with Visual Supports for Teaching and Learning
This course is intended to inform participants about strategies supported by the research that integrate language and literacy to support learning in the classroom. This presentation will provide specific instructional strategies to build children’s metacognitive skills for language and learning.

Participants will:
1. Learn how use metacognitive strategies in planning language lessons in the before, during, and after phases of the lessons.
2. Use metacognitive skills to build children’s background knowledge.
3. Use metacognitive strategies to build children’s summarization and inferencing skills to improve student outcomes in the classroom.
4. Use metacognitive instructional strategies to teach vocabulary, morphology, and syntax.
5. Use metacognitive strategies to build oral language skills.



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