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The Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association is dedicated to providing the highest level of communication potential to people of all ages.

OSHA Call for Papers

Oregon Speech–Language & Hearing Association CALL FOR PAPERS 

Salem Convention Center, 

Salem, Oregon — October 13-14

Professional Deadline for 3 hour Saturday Presentations: Extended to May 3

Student Deadline to Submit: Extended to May 3

The program committee invites you to share your knowledge and expertise with your Oregon colleagues at the 2017 OSHA Conference. Below please find the information for professional and student presentations.

All presenters are required to pay registration fees. Presenters may not use their session to promote or sell products or services.

Presentation Formats

Professional Presentations

Professional Submission Form

Disclosure Form

Three hour presentations: Proposals are requested for in-depth presentations of topics related to current practice within an evidence-based framework. These presentations will be scheduled for the morning of Saturday, October 14th. Presenters will create handouts to accompany their talks, and these will be made available to participants on the OSHA website by October 2, 2015.

Student Presentations

Student Submission Form

Disclosure Form

Technical sessions: These presentations occur during the poster sessions/reception, from 4:50-6:00. Each session is 15 minutes long, including time for audience questions. Presenters are expected to have a powerpoint presentation to accompany their talk. Handouts are encouraged and if provided, will be made available on the OSHA website.

Poster presentations: Interactive poster presentations will occur during the reception on Friday, October 13th from 4:30-6:00. Presenters are required to be at their posters throughout this time, with the exception of time spent presenting a technical session, if applicable. OSHA will provide a 48” wide by 36” high presentation board together with materials to attach your poster to the board. Handouts are encouraged and if provided, will be made available on the OSHA website.

Submission Requirements

Authors should submit the following to have their proposals considered:

1. Proposal form. This is the main form for your submission and contains the information about your presentation that allows the committee to review your submission, including a description of the presentation content (see below).

2. Author disclosure forms. Each author listed on the presentation must submit an individual form.

Presentation descriptions

For a presentation or poster regarding intervention and/or assessment techniques or approaches: A description of your proposed presentation or poster, no more than 500 words in length. The description should include the following:

• A short overall summary of the presentation or poster.

• A summary of the available evidence (200 words or less).

    • For treatment approaches, this should include a discussion of the evidence of efficacy and clinical effectiveness, as well as the clinical/practical significance of outcomes.
    • For assessments, this should include a discussion of the psychometric properties of the assessment (sensitivity, specificity, reliability, and validity).
    • When there is a lack of previous empirical research, please also describe the underlying theory backing the approach, technique, or method.

For a presentation or poster describing a research project, the description should include the following:

• A brief literature review, providing key background information for your project (200 words or less).

• A description, no more than 500 words in length, which summarizes your research question(s), participants, methodology, analysis, and results

For a presentation or poster regarding professional issues (such as clinical training, reimbursement issues, etc.), include a description of your proposed presentation or poster, no more than 500 words in length, to include a statement of the issue or problem, action taken or suggested, method, results, conclusion.


Please send all required materials by email to: oshaoregon@gmail.com You may also use this email for questions regarding the submission process.

For questions regarding the content of proposals or other issues related to proposal requirements, please contact Karen McLaughlin, Ph.D., Program Chair, at kdurany@uoregon.edu.

The OSHA video series, Making Connections, is now available for viewing and sharing! 

Here you can link to all five short documentaries and the compilation film, or visit our youtube channel at:


Making Connections is a glimpse into the very broad and diverse world of speech-language pathology and audiology through the profiles of Oregon clinicians in different practice settings. 

We wanted to show how speech-language pathologists and audiologists build relationships with their patients, clients, and students, so they can effectively help people with communication and swallowing needs connect with the important people in their lives.

Many thanks to filmmaker Kai Tillman, project manager Phaedra Urban, and the clinicians and participants who volunteered their time and their personal stories.

Making Connections was made possible by a grant from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Advocacy for Reasonable Workloads and Caseloads for School-Based SLPs

OSHA has produced a letter, available at the link below, that will be sent to special education directors in Oregon, advocating for reasonable caseloads and workloads for SLPs. We urge directors who plan, budget and hire for SLP coverage in their districts to take into account the improved student outcomes that result from appropriate caseload size.

 If you are a school-based SLP who is in need of a more reasonable caseload, please feel free to share this letter, along with the evidence-based informational graphs, with your colleagues, union representatives or administrators. 

Advocacy for Caseload Limits: Letter and Graphs 

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