Save the Date!

       SCSHA's 60th Anniversary Convention

                     February 15-17, 2018




We have A LOT of NEW FUN Things to celebrate our 60th Anniversary!
Check them out below and be sure to register on the registration form as we will not have on-site registration available!


Saturday Short Course Information


                 Diane Postman, M.Ed., Literacy: Just Push Play! 

The development of language and literacy are “interrelated and develop concurrently rather than sequentially.” (Linder, 199, p 119) Therefore, the marriage between the Speech/Language Pathologist and early literacy is a perfect match.  At the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the key elements of early literacy -  phonological, phonemic, phonetic, and print awareness.   Because these skills develop best in natural settings, ways to embed literacy into play and daily routines will be discussed. Topics covered will include phoneme manipulation, retellings, letter/sound recognition, concept of word, and experimental writing.  Skills will be demonstrated and then practiced by the participants as they discover the many activities and materials that can support the development early literacy. 



Leigh Ann Spell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Aphasia Therapy That Works: From Research to Practice

Aphasia can be a devastating disorder which robs people of their ability to effectively communicate in their daily lives.  The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that approximately one million people in the United States are currently living with aphasia.  Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) often work with patients/clients who have aphasia secondary to stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors and other neurological disorders in a variety of settings.  While some patients/clients show good progress in their recovery of language skills, others show very limited progress in their ability to communicate effectively, even after months of treatment.  In this session, we will discuss current research studies that are looking at what factors may be influencing how well individuals recover from aphasia.  We will then discuss specific, evidence-based therapy approaches (both traditional and new methods) which are showing promise in helping adults with aphasia communicate more effectively and functionally in their everyday activities.  Finally, we will review resources, including apps and functional therapy materials, which will help SLPs maximize their aphasia therapy for all patients/clients. 


SCSHA Business Meeting Update


The SCSHA Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at 5:45pm-6:30pm for those who would like to attend! 


Watch out SCSHA! ASHA's CCC's Campaign Booth will be at the convention! Check them out in the Exhibit Hall! 


Do you have dinner plans Friday night? 

Click HERE to sign up for your spot!
Sign up closes on 2/9/18.

2018 SCSHA G.E.M. Initiative

The SCSHA G.E.M. initiative was created to go beyond traditional professional development to provide a resource for our members to begin and/or maintain their health and wellness goals. All members who register for $25 to become a SCSHA G.E.M., will receive a SCSHA G.E.M. water bottle, SCSHA G.E.M. Ribbon for your convention name tag and a FUN workout session! You may also just donate to the scholarship and not attend the beach walk. 

Be sure to sign up on the convention registration form!
All Proceeds will support our Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship! 

To submit an application for the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship, click HERE for more information and to apply!Applications are due by January 15, 2018. 

**Please note that after February 7th, online registration will be closed and on-site prices go into effect. You may download the on-site form and email to by February 12th OR bring to the convention with you**