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NYSSLHA Fall Workshop

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Incorporating Current Research on Motor Speech, Phonological Awareness, and Disability Evaluations for Bilingual and Monolingual Caseloads

September 22, 2018
Teachers College, Columbia University, Thompson Hall Room 229, New York, New York

This all day seminar affords practicing clinicians the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills to reflect the current research on childhood motor speech disorders, phonological awareness and disability evaluations. All three presenters are nationally, and internationally, recognized for their contributions to their specific content areas and include information for clinicians working with both monolingual and bilingual populations. The presenters designed the day so it is clinically-focused using a case study approach with videos of a variety of cases, so that clinicians leave with skills immediately applicable to their current caseloads.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this event, attendees will be able to:

  • describe research-based treatment approaches for preschoolers and school age students with the motor speech disorders of dysarthria and apraxia, in monolingual and bilingual populations.
  • identify three ways to apply most current research on development of phonological awareness to preschool and early elementary caseloads, in monolingual and bilingual populations.
  • describe three ways normal processes of second language acquisition impact assessment and treatment in speech-language pathology.
  • apply two approaches to dynamic assessment nonword repetition tasks and fast word mapping, with a special focus on bilingual populations.


Time-Ordered Agenda:

8:30 am – 9:00 am:  Overview of day’s topics and clinical goals (Dr. Crowley)

9:00 am – 10:00 am:  Current evidence-based treatment approaches for childhood apraxia of speech and childhood dysarthria in monolingual and bilingual children, including training in Speech Intelligibility Treatment (SIT) for childhood dysarthria (Dr. Levy)

10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Case study applications of treatment approaches and development of  evidence-based treatment goals (Dr. Levy)

10:30 am – 10:45 am:  Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am:  Current evidence-based hierarchy re the development of phonological awareness in monolingual and bilingual preschool and school age populations (Dr. Hammer)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm:  Case studies to identify strengths and weaknesses of phonological awareness to identify stages in hierarchy and develop appropriate IEP and treatment goals. (Dr. Hammer)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  Lunch

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm:  Normal second language acquisition in bilingual and bidilaectal children and its impact on speech-language assessment. (Dr. Crowley)

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm:  Dynamic assessment. What it is and why it is important. (Dr. Crowley)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm:  Non-word repetition tasks. What and why for monolingual and bilingual populations. Distribution of evidence-based non-word repetition tools that can be incorporated into attendees’ next  disability evaluation. (Dr. Crowley)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm:  Discussion and Questions.



Dr. Erika Levy is an associate professor in the Program of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on treatment techniques for increasing intelligibility in English- and French-speaking children with dysarthria due to cerebral palsy (CP). Dr. Levy, who is a trilingual speech-language pathologist, has developed Speech Intelligibility Treatment, which is designed to increase intelligibility in children with dysarthria. She directs yearly speech treatment (research) camps at Teachers College for this population. Her lab also examines intelligibility-enhancing techniques for Spanish-, Mandarin-, and American-English-speaking adults with dysarthria due to Parkinson’s Disease. She has received funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Teachers College Columbia University. Dr. Hammer’s research focuses on cultural and environmental influences on children’s language and literacy development, the creation of language and literacy assessments and home-and school-based interventions that promote preschoolers’ school readiness, with an emphasis on dual language learners. Her work has been continually funded since 2000 by federal agencies that include: the National Institutes of Health; the U.S. Department of Education and the Administration for Families and Children. Dr. Hammer is a past editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. Catherine “Cate” Crowley is a professor of practice in the Program of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University where she is the founding director and on the faculty of the online and in person Bilingual SLP Extension Institute for bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) seeking their NYSED bilingual extension and/or for those interested in the Advanced Certificate in Bilingual SLP. She founded and coordinates the bilingual/multicultural program focus in the master’s SLP program. An American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fellow and experienced attorney, Dr. Crowley’s work focuses on culturally and linguistically appropriate disability evaluations, cleft palate speech and feeding, and developing sustainable, quality international SLP projects to develop capacity. Each year for the past 12 years she has brought two groups of the TC master’s students to Africa and Latin America.



Register early. Seating is limited to 70 attendees, of which only 20 can be students.

Registration Rates:

  • NYSSLHA Member: $90 ($115 after 9/3/18)
  • Non-Member: $140 ($165 after 9/3/18)
  • Student: $25 ($35 after 9/3/18)

To receive early registration rates, your registration along with payment, must be postmarked or registered online by September 3, 2018.

Online Registration (with credit card payment only):
For NYSSLHA Members, click here to register.
For Non-Members, click here to register.

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September 22
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Teachers College, Columbia University
Thompson Hall Room 229
New York, United States
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