Aloha HSHA Members!!
First, I would like to thank everyone who volunteered this past year, whether you were a board member, assisted at a HSHA event, submitted pictures taken at HSHA events, or helped behind the scenes. We could not have accomplished what we did without each and every one of you!
Next, I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to serve a second term. This past year has gone by much too quickly. This second term will allow me to solidify long term projects that I have started. One such project was to strengthen HSHA’s organizational structure. We have established a HSHA email account which adds one more avenue for members to contact HSHA. Currently, any board member can be reached through:
- Facebook – Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Mail – PO Box 235888, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96823-3516
- Website – www.hsha.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email – email@example.com
The board has agreed to use Google Drive as our central location to maintain all documents. This will improve our ability to locate past documents and to preserve all documents for seven years as required by ASHA.
My second long term goal is to work with the Board in establishing a five year plan. This year is the perfect year for HSHA to focus on this since our executive board is fully staffed.
Last, HSHA NEEDS YOU! We, the board members, are here for you. Please feel free to contact anyone on the board to express your interests, ideas, concerns, or to just talk story. Even though we are the communication experts, we are not perfect. If you are not able to connect with us in one of the above ways, please try a second time or different way. Don’t give up!
Julie Yatogo, M.S., CCC-SLP
SWITCH IT ON:
Using Apps and Assistive Technology in Therapy
April 14 & 15, 2016
Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery
Brochures will be available on March 1st
DAY 1: April 14, 2016
Selection and Training the Use of Assistive Technology for Cognition: Assessment and Training Techniques that Optimize Generalization and Maintenance
Speaker: McKay Moore Sohlberg PhD CCC-SLP
The purpose of this seminar is to share procedures and resources to help clinicians effectively harness a cultural revolution that has transformed cognitive rehabilitation—the advent of mobile devices and the associated apps with potential to help patients with impairments in attention, memory and executive functions. Long term adoption depends upon effective selection and training procedures. This seminar will review the procedures and techniques for conducting a needs assessment to match person variables to technology variables. The course will review the principles and components of systematic instruction that help clinicians implement training programs that optimize generalization and maintenance of therapy goals involving training their clients to use technology. The rationale and procedures for implementing goal attainment scaling will be taught as a method to measure training.
DAY 2: April 15, 2016
Apps and the iPad in Context: Integrating Technology in Speech-Language Interventions
Speaker: Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Many great apps were developed specifically for speech and language interventions, but countless others can be applied creatively in our therapies in order to address speech and language intervention goals. This workshop will cover key iPad functions for clinical use, a selection of exemplar “dedicated” apps for speech and language therapy, and models of “repurposing” apps for therapeutic activities, particularly open-ended creation apps that can be used in a wide variety of contexts. Apps related to professional development and strategies for finding apps will also be reviewed. This workshop will be primarily geared towards clinicians who work with school-aged children, however, much of the information can be generalized to older student populations.
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