Metro Speech-Language Symposium
Conference February 7th and 8th, 2014
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
Toll Free: 1-800-686-2767 or 303-925-0004
Exciting changes this year include a short course on Saturday with Judy Montgomery on Vocabulary and how it fits with the Common Core State Standards and the Colorado Academic Standards, roundtable discussions, and iPad mini door prizes!! We still offer great breakout speakers and vendors. We look forward to seeing you!
Judy Montgomery: Professor, Program Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Chapman University, Orange, CA. She worked for 23 years as an SLP in three school districts in Orange County, CA, and as a school principal and Director of Special Education. She is a Board Specialist in Child Language; Editor-in-Chief of Communication Disorders Quarterly. She received the Annie and John Glenn Award for Outstanding Leadership in School-Based SLP Services. In 1998, she received the HONORS of CSHA and was awarded the ASHA Honors in 2010. She has been very active in professional associations and has served as president of five state and national organizations in our field, including the US Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC), Division of Communication Disorders & Deafness (DCDD), California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA) and the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has published 12 books and one standardized test of vocabulary development.
Our Keynote speaker Friday evening is Gregory Lof, Ph. D., CCC-SLP Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chair/Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. Dr. Lof will be presenting on An Evidence-Based Update on Speech Sound Disorders for School Based SLPs.
Gregory L. Lof, Ph. D., CCC-SLP is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a graduate school founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
His research, teaching and clinical interests primarily are with children who have speech sound disorders. Dr. Lof was the 2004 and 2009 topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for the ASHA conventions and has served on the 1995, 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2008 ASHA Convention Program Committees. He is or has been an editorial consultant for the journals Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. He was a member on ASHA's Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders that conducted evidence-based systematic reviews of oral motor exercises. He is also on the communications committee of the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Lof is serving a three year term as the Massachusetts representative on the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Board.
Dr. Lof has published numerous articles, primarily on childhood speech sound disorders. He has presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 70 invited presentations/workshops at ASHA conventions, universities, school districts, and state and international association conventions. He was recently the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the Speech Pathology Australia (2010), the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome international conference (2011) and at the Oyer Distinguished Lecturer Series at Michigan State University. He became a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2012.
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).
There is a block of rooms that are reserved at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows at a discounted conference rate of $89 per night. In order to receive the conference room rate you must mention the Metro Speech-Language Symposium at the time of your reservation.
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 January 28, 2014).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via postal mail:
Metro Speech-Language Network
Attn: Registration Chair
PO Box 3946
Greenwood Village, CO 80155
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.