This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend my third annual Speech-Hearing-Association of Virginia (SHAV) conference held in Richmond, Virginia. During the conference, I attended several sessions focusing on augmentative and alternative communication, early language development, fluency, and autism. These sessions provided me with new knowledge, ideas, and insights into the careers of speech-language pathology and audiology. Between sessions, I networked with a variety of speech-language pathologists and graduate students from across Virginia. I was also able to attend the silent auction to benefit the Communication Disorders Foundation, where I won some materials that I look forward to using in my speech therapy sessions. I’m very thankful to have been able to attend this year’s conference and I plan to use the knowledge gained for years to come!
This past weekend I attended the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia’s annual conference held in Chantilly, Virginia. I attended the conference on Thursday, March 17th and Friday, March 18th. During the conference, I was able to partake in a number of sessions held by a variety of speakers. I attended sessions in the areas of language, early intervention, AAC, and licensure requirements.These sessions provided me with information that relates directly to the content that I am learning in my graduate program at Longwood. I plan on using the information that I learned during this conference throughout my career as a speech-language pathologist.
While attending the conference, I was also able to volunteer during the CDF auction. This provided me with many opportunities to interact and network with many professionals in our field. I will carry these new relationships with me as I continue on my journey as a speech-language pathologist. This was my second year attending the conference and I look forward to attending in the years ahead. I am very thankful to have been given this opportunity.