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You are cordially invited to attend the Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association's Annual Convention, Friday and Saturday June 15-16, 2018 at the Lafayette DoubleTree Hotel.  We are delighted to provide a range of informative and entertaining programming featuring a Medical, School, and Lagniappe tracks.

Hotel Accommodations provided by DoubleTree by Hilton

1521 W. Pinhook Road

Lafayette, LA 70503

Ph: 337-235-6111


To register, please click HERE!

Please mention our group code “LAS” when booking via telephone or click the following link to make an online reservation:

2 Double Beds, Non-smoking: $109/nt

King Bed, Non-smoking: $119/nt

All group-rate reservations will be accepted until May 30th, or until the room block is sold out


Parking is complimentary


We offer many ticket options for our participants. Prices reflect LSHA Member Price/Non-Member Price

EARLY BIRD (Prior to June 1st):

-Early Bird Full ($175/$250)

-Early Bird Single [Friday] ($110/$175)

-Early Bird Single [Saturday] ($110/175)


-Full Conference Registration [Friday & Saturday] ($225/$300)

-Single Day Registration [Friday] ($150/$200)

-Single Day Registration [Saturday] ($135/$200)


-Student Full Registration ($50)

-Student Single Day ($30)


Guest tickets may also be purchased for full registration and single day registration for $45 each day, which includes all food, access to the exhibit hall, and LSHA Annual Meeting & Lunch on Saturday.

TIME Medical Track School Track Lagniappe Track
7:00 Registration and Exhibit Tables Open
8:30 Medicare Payment Policy & Coding: What You Need to Know by Sarah Warren Music in Speech Language Pathology Interventions by Sarah Gromko Stretch Your Knowledge of Telepractice by Eileen Crowe
9:30 Evidenced Based Assessment: Research on Tests and Methods to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy by Marie Ireland The Basics of Vestibular Anatomy, Assessments & Disorders by Micah Klumpp
10:30 BREAK
11:00 The Voice Evaluation: You Got This! by Jodie Fornadley Continuum of Care by Sara Causin Controversial Decision Making in Clinical Practice by Heather Anderson et al (Part I)
12:00 PM Poster: Effects of visual art and language therapy on expressive language in an adolescent with left temporal lobe damage by Kelsi Darouse (each 15 minutes)
12:30 LUNCH and Keynote Speaker Marie Ireland: "Advocacy, Leadership and Volunteerism: Strategies for Member Success"
1:30 What should an SLP know about speech science? by Arby Bettagere Supporting Individuals with Autism-Level 1 by David Irwin Controversial Decision Making in Clinical Practice by Heather Anderson et al (Part II)
2:30 Documenting Educational Impact and Need for Specially Designed Instructionn By Marie Ireland Embarking on Your New Career: Resources, Licensure, and Issues Impacting the Professions by Eileen Crowe
3:30 Shelley Chesney Motivational Talk/BREAK
4:00 Medical Roundtable School Roundtable Quiz Bowl between the Universities


TIME Medical Track School Track Lagniappe
7:00 Registration and Exhibit Tables Open
7:30 LBSPA/Louisiana’s SLP & AUD ASHA Advocacy Council Updates
8:30 Ready, Set, Scope! - Advocating for Access to Flexible Endoscopy (FEES) and What To Do When You Finally Get It by Hillary Cooper Model Explicit Thinking Always: Using METAcognition to Strengthen Language Comprehension by Kellie Ellis Identifying and Developing Growth Opportunities for your Private Practice by Shelley Chesney
10:30 BREAK
11:00 Utilizing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow in Pediatrics by Shayne Kimbel Vocabulary Intervention Toolbox - Applying Evidence Based Practices to Ready-to-Use Activities by Cathy Alexander Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again: In-House Hearing Aid Repair by Mimi Osborne
12:00 PM LSHA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
1:30 It's All About Approach: Theory and Practice for Interacting with the Person Living with Dementia by Emily Rampmaier Applying 40+ Morphological Intervention Activities to Facilitate Vocabulary Development by Cathy Alexander Aural Rehab: Listening Strategies for Children with Cochlear Implants by Shelley Chesney


Speaker Biographies     Speaker Disclosures

This course is offered for up to 1.3 CEUs

(Various level, Professional area).

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