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March 30-31, 2023 | Online

Speech, Language and Learning Intervention Research Symposium

Join the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University for the third annual Speech, Language and Learning Intervention Research Symposium, held fully online March 30-31, 2023.

This is an interactive event where researchers, practitioners, students and community partners will meet to discuss this year’s theme, Practice to Research: Establishing Partnerships to Create Community-Based Solutions, focusing on research priorities generated from community partnerships to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Registration has closed for 2023. We will see you next year!

Conference presentations

The conference will feature three types of presentations with the goal of maximizing discussion between presenters and participants and creating partnerships between research and practice:

  • Oral presentations: Presentations by practitioner, educator or community partners discussing their role, experience and takeaways from research partnerships, followed by panel discussions including researcher collaborators.
  • Data-based poster presentations: Presentations that address the outcomes of collaborative efforts between parties with an invested interest in promoting equitable access to culturally and linguistically appropriate education to children from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds.
  • “Partnership highlight” poster presentations: Presentations that address the process of developing collaborations between invested parties and researchers as well as highlights of ongoing work.


Thursday, March 30

7–7:15 a.m.
Opening remarks**

7:15–8 a.m.
Keynote session: “No Research About Me Without Me”: How Community Partners in Implementation Science Create Impactful Research
Speaker: Tiffany Hogan

8:10–9:30 a.m.
Establishing Research Partnerships with Disability Community Members
Speakers: Rachelle Johnson, David Hernández-Saca, Ashley Edwards

9:40–11 a.m.
Establishing Partnerships with Community Organizations
Speaker: Matt Buman

11–11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
Practice to Research Through Podcasts**
Speakers: Susan Lambert, Lori Sappington, Danielle Scorrano, Shaun Ziegenfusz, Tiffany Hogan

1–2 p.m.
Poster session: Leveraging Clinical Education in Community-Based Tier 2 Literacy Instruction
Presenters: Tim DeLuca and Alyssa Boucher

Poster session: Building Capacity for Children with Language Impairment in Schools
Presenters: Tim DeLuca, Rouzana Komesidou, Norma Hancock and Tiffany Hogan

2:10–3:30 p.m.
Establishing Partnerships with Schools
Speakers: Susan Lambrecht Smith and Charlie Haynes

3:40–5 p.m.
Happy hour and connect

Friday, March 31

7–8:20 a.m.
Coffee and connect

8:30–9:50 a.m.
10 Years and Counting: Building Sustainable Community-Based Research in Jamaica
Speakers: Karla Washington, Leslie Kokotek, Nicolette Foster and Joseph Farquarhson

10–11:20 a.m.
Reclaiming Indigenous Power through Language Acquisition in Menominee
Speaker: Rachelle Edwards

11:20–11:50 a.m.

11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m.
Establishing Partnerships with Medical Providers
Speakers: Carla Allan, Jodi Carter, Nilam Khurana and M. Adelaida Restrepo

1:20–2 p.m.
Closing remarks**

** No ASHA CEUs provided for this presentation.

View learning outcomes along with presenter financial and non-financial disclosures.

Featured speakers

  • Carla Allan, chief of psychology and Hagenah Family Endowed Chair, Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Matt Buman, professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
  • Charlie Haynes, professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Tiffany Hogan, professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Rachelle Johnson, doctoral student, Florida State University
  • Nilam Khurana, pediatrician, Banner Health
  • Susan Lambert, podcast host, Science of Reading: The Podcast; chief academic officer, Elementary Humanities, Amplify
  • Susan Lambrecht Smith, assistant professor, University of New Haven
  • M. Adelaida Restrepo, professor and chair, University of South Florida
  • Lori Sappington, podcast host, Melissa and Lori Love Literacy; implementation lead, Wit & Wisdom ELA, Great Minds
  • Danielle Scorrano, podcast host, Research Education ADvcoacy (READ) Podcast; research and development director, The Windward Institute
  • Shaun Ziegenfusz, podcast host, The Talking DLD Project; co-founder and co-CEO, The DLD Project; lecturer, Griffith University


  • Attendee (faculty/professional) fee: $75.00
  • Non-ASU student fee: $30.00
  • ASU student registration is free.

Continuing education credits

The 2023 Speech, Language and Learning Intervention Research Symposium conference is registered for up to .90 continuing education units by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Attendees seeking education credits from other organizations will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the conference to verify participation.

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This course is offered for up to 0.90 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Related area).

Unable to attend the whole conference synchronously? We are offering CEUs for viewing session recordings this year! Make sure to register to be able to access recordings. Recordings will be available for CEUs through April 14, 2023.

ASHA CEUs submission deadline: April 30, 2023, by 5 p.m. PDT.

About us

The Speech, Language and Learning Intervention Research Symposium is planned and hosted by a team of speech and hearing science doctoral students and faculty mentors at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions.

We are focused on the development of interventions for children with speech, language and learning disorders who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, addressing issues of equity, inclusion and access. This conference has been specifically designed in accordance with the philosophy that the development of effective interventions is dependent upon collaborative efforts from all invested parties — practitioners, educators and community members, along with researchers.


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