2016 NDSLHA Conference
March 31, 2016
Minot State University
The 2016 North Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual conference will feature Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP. Angie will present during both the day and evening sessions. Her presentations will target the following:
Day Session: Socially Savvy
The Socially Savvy workshop focuses on pure practicality; how to identify social skill/pragmatic weaknesses and target them directly. Socially Savvy will specifically address social skills/pragmatic deficits that have a direct adverse impact on academic skills to include: general strategies, point of view, dealing with change, owning behaviors, behavioral expectations, problem solving, conversation, manners and rules, emotions, time management, working in a group, inference, figurative language, writing, attention to task, asking for help, friends, and bullies. In addition, a practical tool for measuring pragmatic deficits in the school setting for preschool and school age children will be shared so that intervention can focus on specific, measurable areas for improvement. For a sneak peek, please log in to Super Duper Publications website and take the free, one hour, CEU course “Socially Savvy at School.”
Evening Session: The Secret Life of Words: The Language of Literacy
The Secret Life of Words workshop is designed to help speech-language pathologists look at reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension under the broader lens of language. Literacy is defined as listening, reading, writing, thinking, and speaking, and all of those skills require a solid foundation of language. Participants will leave this workshop being able to understand why better spellers make better readers and practical ways to improve comprehension.
Angie Neal is a speech-language pathologist from Greenville, South Carolina. She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence after obtaining her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. Mrs. Neal has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings with both children and adults. In 2013, she was selected as the only speech-language pathologist in South Carolina to participate in the School-Based Leadership program for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Mrs. Neal authored the K-5spelling curriculum for Bell’s Crossing Elementary School and is a Teacher Consultant with the Upstate Writing Project through Clemson University. Mrs. Neal is the author of The Pirate Who Couldn’t Say Arrr (Tate Publishing) and Simply Social at School (Super Duper Publications).