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National expert in speech-language pathology to lead professional seminar in February

November 13, 2013
Dr. Ronald Gillam
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders department will offer a seminar titled "Information Processing in Children with Language Impairments" from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014, in the Dakota Ballroom of Davies Center.

The seminar, designed for speech-language pathologists and special education teachers, will be led by Dr. Ronald B. Gillam, a professor in the department of special education and rehabilitation a Utah State University. He holds the Ray L. and Eloise Hoopes Lillywhite endowed chair in speech-language pathology and teaches courses in language disorders in schoolchildren, evidence-based practice in disability disciplines and research.

The presentation will focus on the effects of attention and memory on language development, the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction, employment of a literature-based framework for teaching children with information processing problems, and specific language intervention programs such as Fast ForWord, CogMed and SKILL.

The seminar cost is $59 per person and includes materials, instruction, refreshments and ASHA CEUs, if applicable.

For additional information, to register or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit the Continuing Education website or email




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