Speech Language Pathology Conference Summer 2017

Dilemmas and Solutions in Differentiating a Language Disorder From a Language Difference in ELL Populations (.06 ASHA and 6 CTLEs)

Friday, June 23; 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ● Larini Room, Public Square, Molloy Rockville Centre campus 

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcome Henriette W. Langdon, Ed.D., F-CCC-SLP, BCS-CL and Jessebell Reyes-Cocuzzo, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, BIL, both of whom will be presenting, "Dilemmas and Solutions in Differentiating a Language Disorder From a Language Difference in ELL Populations", on Friday, June 23, 2017. The program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area) for 6 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.  

Program Description
In this workshop we will provide solutions to various dilemmas encountered by both monolingual and bilingual SLPs when working with ELL students who are observed as experiencing language and learning challenges.

The information provided will include:

  • Background information on bilingualism (the meaning of bilingualism, its development,  its implications on language and academic performance, and best ways to  nurture the command of two languages even in the presence of a learning and/or intellectual disability).
  • Best practices in instructing ELL students
  • Red Flags: When to be concerned about the progress of an ELL student
  • Assessment procedures (strategies and collaboration with an interpreter/translator)
  • Tips for intervention and collaboration with parents and families.
  • Illustration  and practice with case studies
  • Information  on becoming a bilingual SLP

Participants will:

  • Apply their knowledge on various factors implied in bilingualism to decide when to assess an ELL student
  • Implement  strategies in assessing ELL students in a fair manner
  • Acquire basic skills in collaborating with an interpreter, if necessary
  • Adopt intervention principles that are curriculum based and culturally appropriate for ELL students
  • Collaborate effectively with parents and families
  • Practice the knowledge acquired with discussing of various case studies
  • Understand the process of becoming a bilingual speech-language pathologist in New York State

About the Speakers

Henriette Langdon is Professor Emerita from San José State University where she worked for 32 years. Henriette has over 40 years' experience working with students from Hispanic and other linguistic backgrounds and their families. She has lectured locally, nationally and internationally as well as authored several articles and books on bilingualism and language-learning disabilities. Her latest book, published in 2016 was Collaborating with Interpreters and Translators in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with Terry Saenz.

Henriette is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Redlands and is co-owner of a private practice, Sunflower Therapies, in Rancho Cucamonga, with Maxine Langdon
Starr, (Ph.D. in Psychology and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). Henriette is proficient in three other languages than English.

Jessebell Reyes-Cocuzzo  earned her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College in 2005,  and her Bilingual Extension from Teacher's College at Columbia University in 2009.  Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at Molloy College. She supervises graduate and undergraduate students in Molloy's Communication Sciences and
Disorders program during their clinical experiences at the Molloy College Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Jessebell also currently works for various Early Intervention agencies. Her clinical work focuses on treating speech, language and feeding disorders in the pediatric population. She specializes in providing bilingual assessment and intervention services to children in Early Intervention, and those with developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy.  Jessebell also enjoys professional speaking on the topic of cultural and linguistic diversity in speech-language pathology.

Speaker disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they do not have any financial or any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Time Ordered Agenda  

 Time                        Content

8:00-8:30                  Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-8:40                  Introductions

8:40-9:40                  What is bilingualism? How is it acquired/learned? What are some recommended strategies to teach ELL students successfully? Implications for students with various disabilities.

9:40-10:10               Red flags

10:10-10:20             Break

10:20-11:40             Assessment procedures

11:40-12:20             Lunch

12:20-1:20               Intervention principles

1:20-1:50                  Collaborating with parents and families

1:50-2:00                  Break

2:00-3:00                  Case studies

3:00-3:20                  Becoming a bilingual speech-language pathologist

3:20-3:30                  Questions 

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, June 23, 2017 with the breakfast, check-in and registration being held from 8:00-8:30 a.m., Welcoming Remarks at 8:30 a.m. and the program running from 8:40-3:30 p.m.

The program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional (area).

CTLE Credit
This conference is approved for 6 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

The conference will be given in the Larini Room on the second floor of the Public Square on Molloy's Rockville Centre
campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation.

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

Tuition Rates (includes Lunch and Breakfast):
Regular Registration, through 6/9: $125
Late Registration, 6/10-6/22: $135
June 23 or at the door: $145
Molloy Students: $10 (please register using your Molloy email)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge (please register using your Molloy email)

You can click here to register online. The Early Registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" and log on. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

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
A program brochure will be mailed out in late May to people on our mailing list. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email cthomas@molloy.edu.

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


Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Molloy's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and also offers an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology at Molloy College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, our Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located off campus in a new facility and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

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