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Alaska Speech Language Hearing Association

Get Excited! Our Annual Convention is back on October 12-13, 2024!

We will be learning and connecting at wonderful new venue, The Nave in Anchorage, AK!

Our Convention Theme this Year is:

Celebrating Resilience.

As SLPs and Audiologists, we treat across the lifespan and pour so much of our energy, compassion and empathy into supporting our patients and their families. In Alaska, we rise to meet the challenges of providing high-quality, skilled services to urban and rural communities alike. As many in our communities are adversely affected by substance misuse disorders, we are striving to further our collective knowledge on how to provide the most compassionate, evidence-based care in a way that intersects positively with the multitude of cultures and people in our state. Topics for our speaker sessions will include discussions of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, Addiction Medicine, Avoiding Burnout as Providers, Trauma Informed Care, and Ways to Incorporate Augmentative & Alternative Communication with Complex Populations.

The keynote speaker this year is:

Elizabeth Cleveland, PhD CCC-SLP

Elizabeth is the Associate Director for Partners for Inclusive Communities, Arkansas's University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities. She is also the Director of Interdisciplinary Training for the Arkansas LEND program. Her research is on the study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and she is a founding member of the Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center in Arkansas.

The title of her presentation is:

Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop

The following is Dr. Cleveland's presentation outline for our two-day convention.

Saturday, October 12, 2024

Day 1

1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (1 hour)

2. Expansion of Diagnostic Services for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2 hours)

a. Overview of diagnostic procedures

b. Cultural considerations in obtaining case history information

c. Interdisciplinary Care

d. Billing considerations

Sunday, October 13, 2024

Day 2

1. Supporting Executive Function Across the Big Nine Areas (3 hours):

a. An Innovative Design for Intervention

b. Considerations for Sensitivity and Family Support

c. Case Studies

As always, we are planning to offer 1.5 ASHA CEUs and the UAA credit again! More details to come!

AKSHA is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Courtyard Marriott for a great location and rate!

If interested, please use the following information:

Courtyard Marriott - Anchorage Airport: 4901 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 99517-3295

Group rate: $149/night with this link:

AKSHA rate

We have 20 rooms blocked until 1 month before the convention. At that time, all un-reserved rooms will be released for others to book.

Upcoming events

    • 12 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 13 Oct 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Nave Spenard

    AKSHA is THRILLED to announce that our annual convention is returning with a “Celebrating Resilience” at the Nave October 12-13th, 2024! Participation is again flexible with an in-person or virtual option (pricing is the same for either option)!

    Our Special Speaker this year will be:

    Elizabeth Cleveland, PhD CCC-SLP

    Dr. Cleveland will be presenting an exciting two-day conference! This special conference is entitled:

    Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop

    Register today for special pricing, available until September 30th, 2024!

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    All cancellations and refunds will be processed after the convention. Full refunds will be made only if a written cancellation request is received three (3) weeks prior to the convention (by September 20, 2024).

    September 21 – 28th refund 75%

    September 29th– October 6th refund 50%

    After the 7th refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Local Accommodations

    We are partnering with the Courtyard Marriott  for the AKSHA Conference Room Rate of $149 and book by September 12, 2024! Use the following link to book: AKSHA RATE

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