Speaking at ASHA#13: From iPad to iPlay

The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s 2013 Convention (ASHA) flew, as convention time always does. I could swear I just arrived in Chicago, yet here I am, home in Colorado again. Convention was filled with laughter, friends, freebies, and many fantastic sessions. I’ll be posting notes and details from some of my favorite sessions in the days to come. But this ASHA (my 6th!) held a brand new experience for me. In the weeks leading up to ASHA, I was excitedly preparing for my session. It has been a “bucket list” item for some time – to present at ASHA. The dream finally became a reality, and the support from the ASHA community absolutely blew me away.

My Session:

From iPad to iPlay: Utilizing Popular Apps to Engage Your Preschool-Middle School Clients

This dynamic technology-themed presentation is filled with practical take-away strategies: easy-to-access, engaging clinical resources that can be used collaboratively. The presenter will demonstrate popular gaming apps, with clinical adaptations, that improve active student participation during sessions while improving language development, problem-solving, interactive play, pragmatics, executive functioning, and behavior modification. [download the handout here!]

Images from the presentation:

The line of SLPs, waiting to get into my presentation

The line of SLPs, waiting to get into my presentation

My view as the room filled with ~800 professionals

My view as the room filled with ~800 professionals


Yours truly, presenting on a topic I absolutely love!

Presenting on a topic I absolutely love!

Thank you for the overwhelming support! I’m already preparing new activities to share related to this talk. And thoughts on presenting next year are already swirling around in my head!

– Tara Roehl, Speechy Keen SLP

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