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ULM to sponsor 28th Annual ULM Speech-Language Pathology conference

Published February 15, 2016

MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe will sponsor the 28th Annual Speech-Language Pathology conference to be held on Feb. 25-26 at the West Monroe Convention Center.

Events on Thursday, Feb. 25 run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch break factored in.

The schedule on Friday, Feb. 26 runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Those attending both days will be eligible to receive 1.0 Continuing Education Units.

Dates: February 25 and 26, 2016

Location: West Monroe Convention Center

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 25; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Feb. 26

Speaker: Dr. Leora Cherney, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

TopicAphasia Treatment into the Clinical Setting

Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists in the Ark-La-Miss and ULM Students


The topic for this year’s conference is aphasia treatments in clinical settings. “Aphasia” is a multimodality language problem. As such, speech-language pathologists require an arsenal of treatments focusing on the modalities of oral expression, auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, and written expression. This course provides examples of aphasia treatments addressing each modality. The theoretical background, procedures, and current evidence supporting these treatments are emphasized. Discussion will focus on issues affecting their practical implementation, treatment intensity, and alternative methods of service delivery, including groups.  

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Leora Cherney, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Senior Research Scientist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

On-site registration for professionals is $130 – Thursday only; $80 – Friday only; and $170 – both days. On-site registration for students is not available. Checks should be made payable to ULM Foundation, SLP, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Louisiana Monroe, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA, 71209-0321.

The conference agenda and registration form may be found at ulm.edu/slp.

For more information contact Dr. David Irwin, Professor and Program Director, 318.342.3190 or irwin@ulm.edu.

More about Dr. Leora Cherney

Dr. Cherney has had more than 30 years of clinical experience working with adults with neurogenic communication disorders and presently directs the Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is board-certified in neurologic communication disorders by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and Fellow of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has co-authored four books and has over 70 publications in refereed journals, textbooks, and other periodicals. She regularly presents at workshops and conferences nationally. Dr. Cherney’s research interests, which have been federally funded for over 20 years, have focused on treatment approaches for aphasia and on attention and discourse problems in adults with cognitive-communication disorders.