EBS is a proud Sponsor of the 2015 PSHA Convention and Student Reception! Make sure to stop by our booth and say "Hello!" to EBS from March 26-28, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.

For more information: https://www.psha.org/professional-development/convention.htm



From the PSHA website:

Hi Everyone! I hope you have March 25-28, 2015, marked on your calendars as I know you will want to attend the 2015 PSHA Convention at the Hilton Harrisburg! The venue is great and the Convention Planning Committee has been working diligently to ensure a variety of high-quality presentations. We will be doing block scheduling again this year so that each morning and afternoon, you will have the opportunity to attend one, three-hour short course or two, 90-minute seminars. We will again be scheduling poster sessions to help maximize continuing education hours as well. Based on your feedback from the 2014 Convention, we will also be adding a Keynote Speaker to the Awards Luncheon so you will be able to earn one hour of continuing education while enjoying great company and great food. Leon Sirois is our Keynote Speaker at the Friday luncheon and has also graciously agreed to speak to students about his journey with stuttering at a special session on Thursday. Hopefully this scheduling format will continue to give you the opportunity to attend several great sessions and posters, while minimizing session and topic overlap and scheduling conflicts.

We will not have a Pre-Convention Seminar this year, so Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be jam-packed with great speakers! We now have some roundtable discussions planned for Wednesday evening so you can get a jump-start on your continuing education if you wish. Our invited speakers will be presenting multiple sessions throughout the Convention and all are well-known presenters and researchers in their areas of expertise. I have asked speakers to focus on the theme, Advocating for Communication Competence in the Keystone State, when planning their presentations so I know the sessions will provide great information. Lori Burkhead Morgan, is presenting two, three-hour short courses on assessment and treatment of dysphagia with an emphasis on exercise physiology principles. Sue Caspariis presenting two, three-hour short courses focusing on assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech. LaVae Hoffman is presenting two, three-hour short courses on comprehensive assessment in school settings and linking language disorders to academic performance and educational impact. Erin Lundblom, the Pediatric-Track Chair for the Convention Planning Committee, is presenting a session on classroom collaboration and consultation. John McCarthy is presenting a three-hour short course on AAC intervention with children. Janet Schreck is presenting a three-hour short course and a 90-minute seminar on gerontology-related issues. Scott Rubin is presenting a three-hour short course on aphasia and a 90-minute seminar on traumatic brain injury in the adult population. Sheila Pratt is presenting two audiology-related short courses with a focus on assessing hearing in blast-exposed veterans.

I am so excited about all of the great invited speakers that have been confirmed. I think that the wide range of topics will be of interest to many of you. In addition to the invited speakers, we have many great presentations from our call for papers.  I hope to see you at the 2015 Convention!

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP