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DSACO is excited to announce registration is now open for the annual conference on May 4, 2013 at the Reed Center in Midwest City. We are hosting some amazing key-note speakers and breakout sessions at this year's conference. Also this year, breakout sessions have been grouped for parents by age range birth-3 years, 4-11 years, 12-18 years, and adult.
Renee Roy Hill, M.S., CCC/SLP* will be giving the morning key-note address and will also be speaking at three breakout sessions. Renee is a speech and language pathologist with more than 10 years of professional experience. She is past clinical director of Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson & Associates, in Tucson, AZ and currently has a private practice, Crossroads Therapy Clinic, in New Braunfels, TX, where she is responsible for providing therapeutic, assessment and program planning for adults and children with oral-placement, feeding and motor speech deficits. Renee is an international lecturer for professional enhancement courses as part of TalkTools® speakers bureau, author of the TalkTools® Apraxia Kit and co-author of Ice Sticks.
Our lunch time key-note speaker will be Dr. Michael M. Harpold, chief scientific officer for the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. Dr. Harpold will be giving an overview of current research that is taking place with persons with Down syndrome. He has served as Chair of the DSRTF Scientific Advisory Board since its inauguration in 2006. Dr. Harpold has more than 35 years’ experience in biomedical research within both academia and the biotechnology industry.
Other speakers will include:
Medical Overview Birth-3 years - Dr. David Domeck
Developing a Good Foundation for Speech and Language: Birth to First Grade - Renee Roy Hill*
Magnificent Movement: Gross motor development birth to 3 - Lori Moore, RPT, Children's Center
Planning for Communication Needs and Skills During the School Years - Renee Roy Hill*
Responding Positively: Changing the Way We Think About Behavioral Challenges - Mansur Choudry, MEd, Special Care
Preparing for Early Childhood Education and IEP Preparation
Navigating the Transistion Pages of the IEP - Dr. Amber McConnell, OU Zarrow Center
Post High School Opportunity Panel with DRS, WINGS and Dale Rogers Training Center
Improving Speech Clarity for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome - Renee Roy Hill*
Parents living with Adults with Down Syndrome
The Road to Independence - Tammy Harwig, Gatesway Foundation
Medical Overview Age 21+ - Dr. David Domeck
Trust and Estate Planning: It's never too late - Jerry Shiles, Parman Easterday
All Ages Sessions
Parent Perspectives - featuring parents of adults with Down syndrome and Self-Advocates
Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney - Jerry Shiles, Parman Easterday
Overview of Community Services - SSI, TEFRA, SoonerSuccess, Center for Learning and Leadership
Teen and Self-Advocate Conference
The Rights of Working Individuals with Disabilities - Oklahoma Disability Law Center
Resume Writing -Add Us In
Gifts - Jen Randle, ODDC
We hope to see you at this year's conference!!!!!
* These courses are offered for a total of 0.60 CEUs (intermediate level, Professional area). Continuing education credits will be offered for speech-language pathologist for pre-approved sessions. The Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.