Spring 2022 SLP Convention

In celebration of Molloy MS SLP's 10th graduating cohort, we will be holding our first one day Communication Sciences and Disorders  convention at Molloy...

Speech-Language Pathologists: Aiming to be the Voice of Change in a Diverse World 

Friday, May 20, 2022; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Public Square, Molloy College, RVC Campus and Online via Zoom

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to offer our first one day CSD convention.  This intermediate level program will provide attendees the opportunity to achieve 0.5 ASHA CEU's in the area of speech-language pathology: (.1 for keynote address; .1 for AM panel; .15 AM concurrent sessions, and .15 for PM concurrent sessions.)

This program will serve as the highlight of Molloy College's celebration of its 10th MS SLP graduating cohort. It will serve to aid in transitioning them from the world of MS student to life-long learner in an environment of their new colleagues.

The 2022 convention will offer two options to attend: in-person and virtual through Zoom.

This intermediate level program will provide attendees 0.5 ASHA CEUs in the area of speech-language pathology. As professionals practicing with a wide scope in a rapidly changing world, SLPs attending this program will be offered necessary knowledge and tools for application when treating a diverse population of clients in a variety of clinical settings. Speaker expertise in the areas of intersectionality, the relationship of communication disorders to social and youth justice, socially-responsive aphasia practice, and acoustic and ultrasound biofeedback for persistent speech-sound errors, will offer attendees a variety of programming options. While all attendees will attend the first two hours of the program, each attendee will then choose 2 of 3, 1.5 hour workshops during the second part of the day.  

Time-ordered Agenda
7:30-8:30: 
      Continental breakfast and Check-in
8:30 - 9:30:      Introductions and Keynote Address-Keynote speaker is our inaugural VP of DEI, Dr. DJ Mitchell:
                              The Intersectional Imperative in the Field of Speech- Language Pathology Handout
9:30-10:30:
     Speaker Panel including: Dr. Shameka Stanford, Dr. Heather Kabakoff and Dr. Jose Centeno,
                              moderated by Dr. Barbara Schmidt
10:30- 10:45:   Break
10:45-12:15:    Concurrent Sessions: (3) separate 1.5 hour talks/workshops given by each of the 3 panelists in their respective areas of expertise.  Attendees choose one to attend.  Click on the titles below for session description, speaker bio, learning objectives and disclosures.

1.      Dr. Shameka Stanford: I'm Social Justice "Woke", Now What: Transforming Your Awareness to Practice 
2.      Dr. Jose Centeno: Harnessing Resources for Evidence-based, Socially-responsive Aphasia Services for Growing Ethnogeriatric Caseloads in Stroke Care Handout
3.      Dr. Heather Kabakoff: Feedback-Driven Technology in Clinical Speech Settings Handout

12:15-1:45:      Lunch and job fair for our graduates
1:45-3:15:        Concurrent Sessions: the three earlier talks/workshops will be repeated so that conference attendees can choose and attend a second talk. Click on the titles above for session description, speaker bio, learning objectives and disclosures.
3:15-4:00:       Closing Session: will signify the end of the professional development day and we will serve dessert and have our awards for our graduates  

Keynote Address
"The Intersectional Imperative in the Field of Speech Language Pathology"

During this address, Donald "DJ" Mitchell Jr., Ph.D., will (re)introduce participants to intersectionality as a useful framework to advance the field of speech language pathology.   
Learning Outcomes: After participating in the address, learners should be able to:
1.    Define intersectionality and articulate its distinction from intersecting identities
2.    Use intersectionality as a framework to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of speech pathology
About the Speaker: Donald "DJ" Mitchell Jr., Ph.D., is Molloy College's inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, beginning his role in February 2022. As Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, DJ serves as a member of President Jim Lentini's Cabinet, advising him and the Cabinet on college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, programs, policies, and practices. He also develops and monitors key performance indicators that demonstrate the College's progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion. In his role, DJ often draws on his scholarship that explores identity and intersectionality within higher education contexts. Prior to joining Molloy College DJ served as the inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Full Professor of Education at Bellarmine University, a Catholic liberal arts institution in Louisville, Kentucky. DJ holds a Ph.D. in educational policy and administration with a concentration in higher education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Shaw University.   Financial Disclosure: I am not receiving an honorarium from Molloy College for this presentation. Non-Financial Disclosure: I have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022 with the breakfast, check-in and registration being held from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Convention participants will be able to pick from three topics presented during two (2), 1.5-hour concurrent sessions: from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. The concurrent session topics can be found above in the Agenda section. Participants will be asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend. In-person seating is limited, so please make your selections early.

Covid Precautions
Participants who are attending in-person must present evidence of vaccination at check-in. Booster shots are highly recommended as of March, 2022. Proof is not required of those attending remotely through Zoom. 

In-Person and Zoom Options
Participants may choose to attend either in-person or remotely through Zoom. There is a separate registration depending upon the format you choose. Please also note that the Zoom option will have a lower rate of tuition than the in-person option because food will not be offered. 

ASHA CEUs
This intermediate level program will provide attendees the opportunity to achieve 0.5 ASHA CEU's in the area of speech-language pathology: (.1 for keynote address; .1 for AM panel; .15 AM concurrent sessions, and .15 for PM concurrent sessions.)

Location/Zoom Link
If you register for the in-person option the conference check-in, breakfast, keynote, panel discussion, lunch and closing session will be held in the Larini Room (Room 290A, 2nd floor) in the Public Square building at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571. Click here for directions to the campus and a campus map.

If you register for the Zoom option you will be emailed the Zoom links with further information as we get closer to the conference date.

"In-Person" Tuition Rates (includes Lunch and Breakfast):
Early Registration, until 4/15: $125
Regular Registration, 4/16-5/6: $135
Late Registration, 5/7-5/13: $145
After 5/13 or at the door: $155
Molloy Students: $10 (please register by 5/13, please use Molloy email address)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50 (must register by 5/13)
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge (please register by 5/13, please use Molloy email address)

"Zoom" Tuition Rates (no food is included):
Early Registration, until 4/15: $95
Regular Registration, 4/16-5/6: $105
Late Registration, 5/7-5/13: $115
After 5/13 or at the door: $125
Molloy Students: No Charge (please register by 5/13, please use Molloy email address)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $20 (must register by 5/13)
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge (please register by 5/13, please use Molloy email address)

Registration 
Click here to register online. If you have a problem please call the CE Office at 516-323-3550.
You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or purchase order information. 
Click here to download a fillable registration form to register by mail, by fax or in-person.  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 the program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

Questions regarding registration?
Email: conted@molloy.edu
Phone: 516.323.3553

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.