Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Fall Clinical Conference Offers "Aligning Speech Language Assessment and Treatment with the National Common Core State Standards" PDF Print

ashaceu_logo_shortThe topic for MSHA's 2013 Fall Clinical Connections Conference, set for October 18, 2013, is "Aligning Speech Language Assessment and Treatment with the National Common Core State Standards."

Susan Floyd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will present this day-long workshop at The Forbush School at Glyndon in Reisterstown, Maryland. Participants completing this course will earn 7.0 Maryland CEUs and .7 ASHA CEUs.

Course Info

October 18, 2013
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Forbush School at Glyndon
407 Central Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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About the Workshop

Learn about the rationale for and the process of aligning speech-language skills assessment and treatment with the national Common Core State Standards. Speech-language pathologists have a vital role in assisting students with Speech-Language Impairment to achieve academically and functionally in classrooms and the school environment. Key factors in this process are

  1. collaboration among SLPs, teachers, parents, and administrators,
  2. standards-based communication assessment,
  3. alignment with classroom curriculum, and
  4. meaningful connections in treatment and intervention.

Participants are provided an overview of the process of aligning the national Common Core State Standards with communication skills, which will enable them to develop

  • standards-aligned communication screens,
  • pre-post assessment,
  • teacher collaboration forms,
  • IEP goals and objectives, and
  • treatment plans.

This standards alignment enables speech-language pathologists to provide efficient and effective evaluation, progress monitoring, and treatment, and ultimately, to achieve successful progress outcomes for children with or at risk for SLI, as well as advocacy for the school-based speech-language services program.

Learner Objectives

  • Explain the rationale for standards-aligned communication assessment and treatment.
  • Describe the process of aligning academic standards with speech-language skills.
  • Demonstrate the use of standards-aligned communication assessment and treatment.
  • Create a plan for implementation.

About Susan Floyd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Susan Floyd, CCC-SLP, received the Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 1999.  Dr. Floyd has presented seminars to conferences and school districts across the nation and at American Speech-Language Hearing (ASHA) National Conferences on the following topics: curriculum-aligned communication assessment, phonological awareness-literacy connection, SLP recruitment and retention in schools, comprehensive evaluation process, and professional performance review process. She has received numerous grants to implement innovative speech-language services and assistive technology services.

Dr. Floyd is the recipient of the national 2001 Roland J. Van Hattum Award presented by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation for exemplary service as a school-based speech-language pathologist. Dr. Floyd also was the recipient of the ASHA Clinical Achievement Award for S. C. and the South Carolina Speech Language-Hearing Association DiCarlo Award for Clinical Achievement in 1992, and led her school district Speech Services Team to win the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association Public School Speech Program Award in 1995.

After working as a public school speech-language pathologist for 35 years, she served as the state consultant for speech-language disabilities at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) for 6 years. While at the SCDE, Dr. Floyd created Project SLP:RRS, which provided recruitment and retention in schools and awarded over a million dollars in scholarships; the Regional Assistive Technology Program, which provided assistance to school districts across the state, and COMMUNICATE!, a monthly e-news with national subscriptions.  She has served as ASHA legislative/advisory councilor and is a member of ASHA Division 16. Dr. Floyd also provides workshops across the nation, and has authored publications for school-based speech-language therapists.  Dr. Floyd is a partner with her husband Dr. Lane Floyd in Floyd & Floyd Associates, LLC, an educational communications company specializing in improving communication in educational settings through presentations, consultations, workshops, and publications.


Although Dr. Floyd is the author of several publications, which she may refer to, she is not selling her materials at the conference. She is a partner in Floyd & Floyd Associates, LLC, and receives a professional speaker's fee.  Dr. Floyd has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

About Cecilia Roe, Special Lunch Guest from the Maryland State Department of Education

Cecilia Roe is MSDE’s Director of Instructional Assessment and Professional Development. Her responsibilities as Director include the Educator Effectiveness Academies, Race to the Top professional development initiatives, Title IIA, and HSA Bridge Plan coordination. Cecilia formerly served as a specialist in MSDE’s Secondary English Language Arts Office. She joined the MSDE family from Baltimore County Public Schools, where she served as the Coordinator of the Office of Secondary English Language Arts. Her responsibilities included development and implementation of county curriculum, assessments, and professional development. Prior to her tenure in the English Language Arts Office, Cecilia fulfilled 30 years as a secondary English teacher, department chairperson, and reading specialist. In addition, she has served for five years as an adjunct instructor for Graduate Programs in the Education Division of Goucher College.


Ms. Roe has no non-financial relationships to disclose.  Financially, she is employed by the Maryland State Department of Education.


We anticipate that this session will sell out very quickly.  Once it is sold out, we will start a waiting list for potential openings.  Register today to reserve a seat for this offering.

$125.00 for MSHA Members
$175.00 for Non Members (Join MSHA now...)
$20.00 additional for lunch (Turkey Sandwich/Fruit/Cookie/Drink)

Cost includes continental breakfast, 7.0 Maryland CEUs, and .7 ASHA CEUs.


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