Past Speech-Language Pathology Conferences

The following programs were offered in the past:

Fall, 2017: Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery Patterns of Language in Bilingual Individuals with Aphasia
Summer, 2017: Dilemmas and Solutions in Differentiating a Language Disorder From a Language Difference in ELL Populations
Fall, 2016: Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Cutting-Edge Approach in Counseling for SLP
Spring, 2016: What Works in Treating Autism: A Review of Evidence-Based Practices
Fall 2015: Lexical Processing and Intervention for Children with Cochlear Implants
Spring 2015: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Post-Acute Care Assessment and Treatment
Fall, 2014: Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory /Phonatory Problems in Children with Motor Dysfunction:  Beyond Oral/Motor Treatment

Descriptions of the programs can be found to the side and below:

What Works in Treating Autism: A Review of Evidence-Based Practices
Friday, June 3, 2016; 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ● Atrium, Molloy Suffolk Center campus 

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcome Dr. Rhea Paul who will be presenting, "What Works in Treating Autism: A Review of Evidence-Based Practices", on Friday, June 3, 2016. Dr. Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University and Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University. The program is registered for .25 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.  

Description:
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are now considered a common source of communication impairment, and most SLPs in pediatric settings find children with ASD among their caseload. In recent years, there has been a spate of research on ASD, and particularly on treatments to enhance communicative functioning. At the same time, many procedures purported to be effective have not been subjected to systematic research. This presentation will highlight those programs and procedures that have support in empirical evidence.

Learning Outcomes:
After attending this presentation attendees will be able to:

- List comprehensive programs for addressing ASD
- Name practices with an evidence base that address specific social-communicative symptoms of ASD
- Identify practices with inadequate evidence

 Defining and discussion of concepts:
- Applied behavior analysis
- Milieu communication training
- Joint attention
- Naturalistic behavioral approaches
- Relationship-based approaches 

How to use concepts in day to day work:
-
Methods for choosing intervention methods
- Developing sequences of interventions to address communication development in children with ASD
- Discussing most effective programs with families 

Speaker Bio 
Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, an Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, and Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University, her Master's degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author of over 90 refereed journal articles, 40 book chapters and nine books. She has been Principal Investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Medical Foundation. She has been a Professor and Principal Investigator at the Yale Autism Center of Excellence, and received Faculty Scholar awards from Portland State University and Southern Conn. State University. In 1996 she received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and was awarded in the inaugural Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research by the International Society for Autism Research in 2010. She has been a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1991, and is currently Editor for Language at the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She received the Honors of the Association from ASHA in 2014.

Speaker disclosure: the speaker has disclosed that she received royalties from Brookes Publishers for the book Let's Talk, from which material for this talk is drawn. She does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Time Ordered Agenda 
(3.25 hours with 30 minute check-in, 15 minute break and 2.5 hour program)

9-9:30 a.m.: Registration, Check-in and Breakfast (included in tuition)

9:30-9:45: Basic review: ASD

9:45-10:00: Why do we need evidence?

10:00-10:15: Sources of evidence and types of interventions reviewed-comprehensive and focused interventions

10:15-10:45: Comprehensive treatment programs

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-11: 45: Focused interventions

11:45-12:00:  Interventions with insufficient evidence

12:00-12:15: Summary, Conclusions, Questions

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, June 3 with the check-in and registration being held from 9-9:30 a.m. and the program running from 9:30-12:15 p.m. Breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

ASHA CEUs
The program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Location:
The conference will be given in the Atrium on Molloy's Suffolk Center campus located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY 11735. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Tuition Rates (includes breakfast):
Late Registration,through 6/2: $70
June 3 or at the door: $75
Molloy Students: $5 (must register by 5/8)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $20 (must register by 5/8)
Molloy Alumni 10% discount:  $45
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge

Fall 2015: Lexical Processing and Intervention for Children with Cochlear Implants

Thursday, October 29, 2015; 6:00-9:30 p.m.; Rockville Centre campus, Public Square, Room 290

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College will be presenting, " Lexical Processing and Intervention for Children with Cochlear implants " on Thursday, October 29, 2015; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Presenters:
Richard G. Schwartz, Ph.D., Presidential Professor, Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York;
Susan Steinman, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai;
Elizabeth Ying, Center for Hearing and Communication;
Zara DeLuca, Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York; 
Georgia Drakopoulou Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

Speakers' disclosure: Speakers' disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Description:
Although cochlear implants for children are clearly effective in facilitating the acquisition of oral language, these children have widely varied outcomes across various language components (phonology, morphosyntax, vocabulary, and syntax). Much of this research has used standardized, omnibus language tests. Although these tests provide important information relative to normative data, they fail to reveal details that may distinguish among children (even those with apparently successful outcomes), fail to provide critical information for intervention, and fail to elucidate cognitive/linguistic factors that may influence speech and language outcomes. Language samples, elicited production, and constructed productions probes have been an important step forward, but, like standardized tests, they examine off-line or endpoint language responses (pointing to, naming, or describing pictures), but they reveal little about the underlying representations or processes leading up to these endpoint responses. This session will present findings and clinical implications from a multi-experiment project examining on-line lexical access for production and recognition in children with cochlear implants and their NH peers using psycholinguistic methods (e.g., priming, cross-modal picture-word interference, picture-picture interference) and eye tracking across a variety of phonological and semantic variables. The findings and applications may have implications for other pediatric clinical populations who face challenges in lexical development and access.

Time Ordered Agenda 
(3.5 hours with 20 minute check-in, 10 minute break and 3 hour program)

6-6:20               Registration and Check-in
6:20-6:50 p.m.  Introduction and Overview Schwartz
6:50-7:20 p.m.  Experiment Set 1 Drakopoulou
7:20-7:50 p.m.  Experiment Set 2 Steinman
7:50-8:00 p.m.  Break
8-8:30 p.m.       Experiment Sets 3 and 4 DeLuca Waldman
8:30-9 p.m.       Intervention Implications Ying
9-9:30 p.m.       Questions and Discussion

Learning Objectives
1. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify language deficits in children with cochlear implants.

2. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to describe why hearing loss leads to certain kinds of language impairments, even with CIs.

3. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify the limitations of off-line measures of language and will become familiar with on-line alternatives.

4. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to analyze the findings regarding lexical access for production and comprehension in children with CIs compared to normal hearing peers.

5. As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to assess these research findings.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015, with the check-in and registration being held from 6-6:30 p.m. and the program running from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

ASHA CEUs
The program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Location:
The program will take place in the Public Square, in Room 290 on the second floor, (the Larini Multipurpose Room) on the Rockville Centre campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571.

Directions and a campus map will be sent with your registration confirmation.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until 9/11/15: $40
Regular Registration, 9/12-10/9: $50
Late Registration, 10/10-10/28: $60
At the door: $75
Molloy Students: $5 (must register by 10/9)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $20 (must register by 10/9)
Molloy Alumni 10% discount:  $36
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge

Spring 2015: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Post-Acute Care Assessment and Treatment

Friday, April 10, 2015; 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Wilbur Arts Center, Hays Theater, Rockville Centre campus

The Speech-Language Pathology Program and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College will be presenting, "Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Post-Acute Care Assessment and Treatment" on Friday, April 10, 2015. The program has been reviewed and registered for .6 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

Time Ordered Agenda
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
8:15 Normal Feeding Development
9:30 Pediatric Dysphagia and Medical Co-Morbidities
10:30 Break
10:45 Clinical Evaluation of Feeding/Swallowing
11:45 Related Feeding Disorders
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Treatment Interventions
2:45 Break
3:00 Case Studies and Lab

Learning Objectives
The learner will:
1. Develop an understanding of normal feeding development and milestones
2. Identify common causes associated with pediatric dysphagia; recognize and give characteristics of each phase of swallowing and impairments that can occur during each stage
3. Plan a bedside swallow evaluation for children of various ages
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of a speaking valve on swallowing for tracheostomized patients
5. Review the prevalence of selective eating in children
6. Describe ways to treat feeding/swallowing disorders using  external modifications, cue-based approach, and behavioral interventions

Topics:

Part 1: Assessment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

1. Normal Feeding Development

  1. In utero development
  2. Infant reflexes
  3. Feeding milestones

2. Dysphagia

    1. Stages of dysphagia

3. Medical Co-Morbidities

    1. Common diagnoses associated with dysphagia
    2. Trach/vent overview
    3. Alternate means of nutrition/hydration

4. Bedside Swallow evaluation

    1. Oral mechanism evaluation on infant/child
    2. Process/procedure
    3. Objective Evaluation
    4. Clinical  s/sx of penetration/aspiration
    5. Clinical s/sx of reflux
    6. Referring to other disciplines

5. Related Feeding Disorders

    1. Sensory Based
    2. Behavioral Based

Part 2: Treatments, Case Studies and Lab Component

1. Positioning and Equipment for Therapeutic Intervention

2. Treatment Interventions

a. External modification
    i .Environmental
    ii. Diet consistency

          b. Cue based approach Behavioral Approach

Presenters (Please click here or on the speaker's name for their bio):
Rachel Barrocas, MS, CCC-SLP,  Senior Speech Language Pathologist, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Jessica Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Amanda Wisniewski, MA, CCC-SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Christina Alaimo, MS, Feeding Therapist, Cindy and Tod Johnson Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders, St Mary's Hospital for Children

Speakers' disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8:15-4:00 p.m.

ASHA CEUs
The program has been reviewed and registered for .6 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

Location:
The program will take place in the Hays Theater in the Wilbur Arts Center on the Rockville Centre campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571.

Directions and a campus map will be sent either with your registration confirmation.

Tuition Rates:
Late Registration, 4/2-4/9: $135
At the door: $145
Molloy Students: $10 (must register by 4/1)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50 (must register by 4/1)
Molloy Alumni: 10% discount

Fall, 2014:Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory /Phonatory Problems in Children with Motor Dysfunction:  Beyond Oral/Motor Treatment

Program Description
This full-day workshop, which will be on Friday, October 17, 2014 on our Rockville Centre campus, is designed to provide therapists with the necessary theoretical and functional information regarding the respiratory/Phonatory system. In addition, this workshop will offer practical guidelines regarding the assessment and treatment of the respiratory/Phonatory problems of developmentally impaired children.

A model for therapeutic intervention will be presented which includes the "how to's" of helping our clients improve.

This practically oriented workshop takes the facts learned in school and translates them into our therapy routines.

A review of your basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism prior to course attendance would be helpful..

Learner Outcomes
At the end of this program participants will be able to :

1. Describe the normal and abnormal components of movement that influence the development of respiration/phonation.
2. Describe the Kinesiology of respiration/phonation.
3. Understand the process of speech breathing and how it is affected by abnormal muscle tone and posture.
4. Carry out treatment intervention strategies to improve control of sound production.

About the Presenter
Leslie Faye Davis, 
MS CCC/SLP, NDT Instructor (Emeritus), is a speech pathologist who is widely known as a consultant and lecturer in the field of developmental disabilities. She brings to her presentations 45 years of experience providing direct service to infants, children, and their families.

Her direct hands-on knowledge, combined with her humor and warmth, creates an atmosphere that fosters audience interaction and learning while having fun.

Leslie has been an instructor of the basic and advanced speech sections of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment courses. She is recognized as a speech instructor Emeritus. She has taught both nationally and internationally in addition to maintaining a private practice on Long Island. She has served as adjunct faculty at well-known local universities including Adelphi University, New York University, and Queens College. Her publications include articles on normal and abnormal motor and speech development, respiration and phonation, feeding and pre-speech development.

Her most recent publication, co-authored with Fran Redstone, "NDT and Speech Sound Production" was released March 2014, by Plural Publishing, Inc.

Leslie Faye Davis has disclosed that she has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 8:15-4:00 p.m.

Agenda:
8:15 - 8:45      Registration and Continental Breakfast (included in your tuition)
8:45 - 9:00      Welcome/Introductions; Objectives of Workshop
9:00 - 10:00    Components of Normal Development as it Applies to Respiration/Phonation
10:30 - 10:45  Break
10:45 - 12:00  The Kinesiology of Respiration: The Mechanics of Speech Breathing
12:00 - 12:45  Lunch (included in your tuition)
12:45 - 2:30    Normal and Abnormal Patterns of respiration/Phonation and its Effect on Speech Development
2:30 - 2:45      Break
2:45 - 3:45     Therapeutic Handling to Improve respiratory/Phonatory Function
3:45 - 4          Summary, Questions and Answers

ASHA CEUs
The program is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

Location:
The program will take place in the Hays Theater in the Wilbur Arts Center on the Rockville Centre campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571.

Directions and a campus map will be sent either with your registration confirmation.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until 9/19/14: $100
Regular Registration, 9/20-10/16: $125
At the door: $135
Molloy Students: $10 (must register by 9/26)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50 (must register by 9/26)
Molloy Alumni: 10% discount

Registration
 You can click here to register onlilne. Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of each program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

Brochure and Mailing List
View program brochure. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email cthomas@molloy.edu.

Questions?
If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3554 or email lcino@molloy.edu.

 Current schedule of programs

Speech-Language Pathology Department

Molloy's Speech-Language Pathology Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology at Molloy College is a Candidate for Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is now located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.