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Day 12: Friday at ASHA ‘14!

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It’s the second day of ASHA Convention – you may be starting to feel like your brain is fulling up and your feet are wearing out, but get going early and make the most of this second day at the convention!

My Sessions
I’m only speaking one time today, what a relief!

  • Session 1441: Get Out of That Box! Four Creative Mold-Breaking Models of Private Practice
    [Friday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm]
    This panel discussion will let you take a peek in my private practice, and the business models of three other ladies! We’ll be sharing how we took our own paths into private practice and how our individual businesses run. Come get a taste of what we’re doing differently, and ask us questions!

More Sessions

Another day of fantastic sessions is ahead of us! Here are a few the ones that stuck out to me for Friday!

  • Session 1334: Improving Written Expression Through Strategy Instruction: Managing Executive Function Demands of the Writing Process
    [Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am]
    ”Executive Function” is one of my keywords I always search the planner for – it’s a topic just emerging in our field over the past few years! My clients all struggle with executive functioning (which is why they come see me!) and writing it a huge factor! Crossing my fingers that this talk is packed with strategies. I always search for terms that specifically speak to the needs of my clients.
  • Session 1352: How to Use Five Powerful (& Subtle) Nonverbal Behaviors to Influence & Persuade
    [Friday 10:30 – 11:30 am]
    As a private practice owner, public speaker and SLP, interacting with the public is my daily job. So this session piqued my interest! I can’t answer the “learner outcomes” currently, and the content is presented in a creative way that makes me want to know more! The fact that this topic is applicable, but “out of the box”, tells me it’s something I probably haven’t heard before!
  • Session 1394: Self-Regulation & Executive Functions: What Are They & What Is the Role of SLPs?
    [Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm]
    Again, the more executive function talks I go to, the better! I love that this speaks to the role of SLPs, as many people in the general public (and even SLPs themselves) don’t understand. But what I love even better is that they promise you’ll leave with three strategies and have video examples. If they have video examples, that means they’ve actually practiced what they preached!



Double Check Yourself! 

Next  search the planner by speaker, to make sure you don’t miss favorites!
Example: Sean Sweeney, Sarah Ward, Maryellen Moreau

This helps me make sure I have caught every session by a speaker.
If you hear a great speaker one day, go search the planner to see if
they have any more talks happening this weekend!
 


What sessions look great on Friday?

– Tara, the Speechy Keen SLP

Day 8: Setting Your Schedule

ASHA ‘14 Convention: A How-To Guide

Setting Up Your Schedule at #ASHA14! | Come see how I set up my schedule for the convention on my blog: http://www.speechykeenslp.com/blog #slpeeps #slpbloggers

You’ve received your ASHA planner, you’ve begun finding sessions that peak your interest. There are so many to look through, how will you ever decide? And how do you even begin to start building your schedule?! Here is peek into what work apps for me…

Picking a format

I like to set my schedule up outside of the ASHA planner. I like having more control, the details I want at a glance, on and off line access, color coding… What can I say? I am a detailed oriented person!

To get my schedule the way I want, I create a spreadsheet in Google docs. This gives me the ability to edit on the fly from any computer while also letting me access it from my phone, save it to my device and/or print it out.

Setting up

My first column on my spreadsheet is time. I start it at 7am and end it at 8:30pm. I typically like to do this in 30 minute chunks, since that is the amount of time between sessions.

The next three columns are for my first, second and third choices for that time frame. I don’t always fill up all three columns for a time slot, while other times it helps me narrow it down to JUST three choices.

Why would I need that many choices?

  • The session you want has filled up and the doors are locked.
  • The session you want has been cancelled/withdrawn
  • The session is just too far away and you are too tired
  • The session you went to first is horrid. It is actually expected that you walk out of a less than stellar talk. Just be sure to make that choice quick  as you need to be at the majority of the session to earn the CEUs.
  • You heard a great speaker and want to make them your FIRST priority for future talks this weekend!

The forth column I label “posters” and put any poster sessions that look interesting. I place up to 4 in the time slot that they are “open” for CEUs. More on this in a few days.

The final column I label “exhibit hall” and put the hours for the exhibit hall.  Nothing is more disappointing than to finally have time for the hall and realize they closing in 10 minutes!

Check It Out!

Click here to see a blank version of my schedule – feel free to download or “save as” to your own Google Drive and use! At the end of this week I’ll let you see who has made it onto my planner!

How are you planning out your weekend?

– Tara. the Speechy Keen SLP

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Tara Roehl owns and operates a private telepractice clinic in Colorado focusing on social cognition, executive functioning and the use of technology in therapy. Previously she has worked in Illinois, California, Rwanda and the Philippines in both public schools and private practices.

Be sure to hear Tara during her four presentations at ASHA ‘14!

  • Session 1115: Camp Confidence: From Zero to Hero
    [Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm]
    This presentation will address current bully/shame cultures and introduce participants to therapy techniques for building self-confidence in students dealing with speech and language delays while addressing their therapeutic goals using active and engaging activities including games, iPad apps, and life skill tasks.
  • Session 1212: iPad to iPlay 2.0: Teaching Play Through Apps for Preschoolers
    [Thursday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm]
    This presentation will introduce participants to popular tablet gaming apps and creative adaptations to improve active participation in therapeutic activities for the development of problem-solving, speech and language development, interactive play, pragmatics, executive functioning skills and behavior modification. Applicable for preschoolers and adaptable for older clients.
  • Session 1441: Get Out of That Box! Four Creative Mold-Breaking Models of Private Practice
    [Friday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm]
    This presentation will introduce participants to four unique models of private practice. Four clinicians will share their history, mission, and their unique service models. This session will encourage participants to develop professional resilience and shift service-delivery patterns as we face healthcare reform and other trends that affect reimbursement.
  • Session 1768: iPad to iPlay 2.0: Teaching Play Through Apps for Elementary Through Middle School
    [Saturday 2:30 – 3:30]
    This presentation will introduce participants to popular tablet gaming apps and creative adaptations to improve active participation in therapeutic activities for the development of problem-solving, speech and language development, interactive play, pragmatics, executive functioning skills, and behavior modification. Applicable for elementary to middle school clients.