A Message from Our ASHA 2006 Annual Convention Scholarship Recipient
Another successful professional conference. Kudos to all convention/conference personnel who work so diligently to provide workshops, sessions, exhibits and accommodations that make our annual event a worthwhile investment.
Although I look forward to attending sessions related to my work setting, because they often provide practical information that can be taken back and implemented with the clients on my workload, I also look forward to sessions that keep me abreast of research in areas of Speech, Language and Hearing which are not the focus my daily practice. It’s part of lifelong learning. I always come away from these conventions feeling very proud to be part of a profession that offers so many opportunities for delivering services that make such positive change in a clients life. The exhibitors keep us abreast of the latest and greatest materials in our profession. Their generosity in sponsoring events, giveaways, little treats that sometimes have substituted for a missed breakfast or lunch (I believe that chocolate is part of the new government nutrition pyramid), conference discounts and overall congeniality is a proven hit with conference attendees as witnessed by the constant buzz on the busy floor.
Not to forget the all important networking with friends and colleagues. It’s not often that we get the chance to just sit and visit and what a setting! Cool patio breezes, clear warm weather, dining experiences and tropical refreshments…for a moment I was back there!
Thank you, Pearson for being an important contributor to the professions of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology.
Photos from Pearson’s booth:
Photos from the PPVT-4/EVT-2/The Bridging of Vocabulary Launch Party!