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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.

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.

Call for proposals

Are you a researcher actively working with a community collaborator from an educational, medical or community/government organization to improve the educational experiences of children from underrepresented cultural and linguistic communities? 

The Speech, Language and Learning Intervention Research Symposium is seeking proposals from researchers along with their partner educators, practitioners, community partners and other invested parties to highlight both successes and lessons learned from past or current collaborations.

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2023

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Tentative Agenda

Thursday, March 30

7–7:15 a.m. - Opening remarks

7:15–8 a.m. - Keynote session: Practice to Research
Speaker: Tiffany Hogan

8:10–9:30 a.m. - Establishing Partnerships with Community Members
Speaker: Rachelle Johnson

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

11–11:30 a.m. - Lunch

11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m. - Practice to Research Through Podcasts

1–2 p.m. - Poster session

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. - Submitted proposal (details to be announced)

10–11:20 a.m. - Submitted proposal (details to be announced)

11:20–11:50 a.m. - Lunch

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

1:20–2 p.m. - Closing remarks

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

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Continuing education credits

The 2023 Speech, Language and Learning Intervention Research Symposium conference is registered for up to .85 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 0.85 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related area)

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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