Have you ever thought about presenting your ideas to your peers? Are you a bit nervous or unsure if others will learn from what you want to share? Well, we want to hear and learn about your successes, innovative research or ideas, and what works in treatment or practice.
Take this opportunity to share your success stories: The co-located conferences of Schools Connect, Health Care Connect and Private Practice Connect are accepting oral and poster session proposals until February 15.
Conferences and presentations help our profession grow and connect people working in the communication sciences and disorders professions. As school-based clinicians, private practitioners and healthcare providers, we often find ourselves adapting or modifying tools and resources to make life easier for us or our clients. Sometimes we don’t realize how these ideas can benefit others in our profession.
Just for a moment, think about your work. Do you use an original or new intervention strategy with a student or client and does it work? Are you implementing a pilot program or a unique service delivery model? Maybe you collaborated with other professional groups to develop an innovative program, scheduling or documentation system. Or did you participate in a study or other research that might change how we practice in the future?
Schools Connect, Healthcare Connect and Private Practice Connect offer several ways for you to share your work with others and get recognized at the national level. In addition to oral presentations, poster sessions let you quickly share your ideas with colleagues. Check out the online submission process with step-by-step instructions. And don’t forget, the deadline is February 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
I plan to connect with you July 7 to 9 in New Orleans!
Laura Young-Campbell, MS, CCC-SLP, is chair of the Schools Connect Poster Review Committee. She’s served as a school-based speech-language pathologist for more than 30 years and facilitates continuing education sessions on school-based issues. She is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 1, Language Learning and Education; 11, Administration and Supervision; and 16, School-Based Issues.