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2020 Fall Conference
"OSHA Strong"

Virtual Conference October 9th-10th 


For the first time, the OSHA 2020 Fall Conference will be 100% Virtual! Check back soon for more information. 

Please contact the OSHA office at oshaoregon@gmail.com or 503-378-0595 for assistance or additional information.

Our annual conference offers opportunities to network with colleagues across the state while earning ASHA CEUs across a wide range of topics. On Friday, we invite national speakers to share a full-day of CEU content in two independent sessions. On Saturday, we host local speakers present on a wide variety of topics, which include oral and poster presentations. If you have a suggestion or request for a future invited speaker, contact OSHA!

The OSHA 2020 Fall Conference planning committee (led by Dr. Rik Lemoncello) along with the entire OSHA Board and staff have been busy at work behind the scenes adapting our plans for the Fall Conference with year. Due to ongoing health and public safety concerns, we decided last month to take the conference fully online. This means all sessions will be offered via a virtual conferencing platform. All our presenters were able to transition to fully online presentations and we have an amazing line-up of local presenters for 1-hour sessions, 2-hour sessions, and poster/technical sessions on Saturday, October 10th! 

We are still working to finalize our nationally respected, invited speakers for the 3-hour sessions on Friday, October 9th. To help highlight the important work and contributions of our colleagues who are Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), we are inviting colleagues from under-represented backgrounds whose work also highlights the importance of cultural awareness, linguistic differences, and social justice for the clients we serve. 

Our conference planning committee is still working tirelessly to finalize the details for how this conference will work in a fully virtual environment, including generating creative networking opportunities and encouraging interactive sessions. We thank you for your patience as we continue to adapt our programming for the first ever virtual OSHA Fall Conference. Please check back soon for the announcement of our 2020 invited speaker lineup and details regarding our conference program, registration information, and networking opportunities. 

Our 2020 invited speakers are TBD, our 2019 lineup included:

Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Crais, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research includes identification and intervention of young children with ASD. She has had multiple ASD-focused research grants, and with colleagues has developed ASD screening tools, and both home-based parent-mediated and preschool-based interventions for children with ASD. Dr. Crais will present two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Identifying and Assessing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and an afternoon session titled Intervention with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum DisorderIntervention with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor of child language and sociolinguistics at Howard University. She is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical-researcher aiming to promote linguistic equity in systems and practices for cultural and linguistically diverse people. She conducts and shares clinically relevant research that elevates professional practice. Dr. Perry will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Putting the Clinical Component into Clinical Research: How to Really Integrate Single-Subject Research Designs into Your Practice and an afternoon session titled Speak-Read-Write: Written Language Considerations into SLP Evaluations for Bilingual Hispanic and African-American Students in K-12 Settings.

In order to tailor her presentation to the needs of our audience, Dr. Perry has posed two questions that are up on our Facebook page. Please add your comments in response here.

Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and researcher at Oregon Health and Science University. Her research and clinical interests include language interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication and telepractice. Dr. Quinn will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs and an afternoon session titled Caregiver-Implemented Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Adults who use AAC.

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is president of Swigert & Assoc., Inc., her consulting company through which she continues to teach and write in the areas of dysphagia, voice and motor speech disorders, coding and reimbursement and documentation and supervision. She has authored multiple clinical resource books. She will be presenting two sessions at the conference, a Friday morning session titled Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Food selectivity and Refusal and an afternoon session titled Physiologically-Based Treatment for Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What Evidence and Principles Support It?

To view the full 2019 conference program please refer to the conference brochure >

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