MSHA Events

2019 Annual Conference

Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino

875 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530
04/01/2019 - 04/03/2019

MSHA is thrilled to announce our Pre-Conference Speaker for April 1, 2019


Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an SLP, an associate professor, and Director of the Children Literacy and Speech Sound Lab at Florida State University. Her research interests include school-aged children with phonological and language disorders, the effect of those disorders on the acquisition of literacy skills, and the cognitive, environmental, and academic factors that contribute to phonological and language disorders. Her work is published in the American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, Journal of Communication Disorders, and the International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, among others.

Topic: Connections between speech sound production and literacy: Assessment and Treatment Implications

Abstract: This course will discuss the role of phonological representations as they relate to the development of both speech sound production and literacy skills. In particular, this course will focus on improving clinicians’ ability to identify risk factors for literacy disorders in children who have speech sound production difficulties. Discussion will include appropriate assessment tools to consider and how to incorporate orthography into speech sound treatment. The benefit of this overall course is to help clinicians see the overlap between speech sound production and literacy and to identify appropriate roles for assessment and treatment.