IMG_3196This year I had the privilege of attending the 2016 Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia’s annual conference. The conference was held in Chantilly, VA at the Westfields Marriott. I was in attendance from Thursday March 17th to Saturday March 19th and was able to sit in on 4 different seminar sessions.

Each of the sessions was very informative and full of new information to learn. I chose to attend a session on Language in the Classroom, Techniques for Eliciting /r/, Dysphagia, and Teaching Literacy through Art. I enjoyed each session, but especially the last one on Art and Literacy. The presenter was very knowledgeable and gave us several real-life scenarios in which we could use the techniques she was discussing.

I also presented a research poster at the student poster session. My poster was titled, “Impact of Linguistic Load on Syllable Control in Speech.” I completed the research project for my Speech Science course last school year and continued to work on finalizing my poster leading up to SHAV. I am very grateful for the opportunity to present at SHAV and look forward to similar opportunities in the future.

I am excited to return to SHAV next year and for many years to come!