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2017 SHAV Conference, Reflection by Meredith Peck

SHAV2017reflectionI had the opportunity this past week to attend the 2017 Speech-Hearing-Language Society of Virginia (SHAV) Conference: “Every Day Leaders Lifelong Learners.” This is my third time attending the state conference for speech-language pathologists, and every year reminds me why I chose Longwood University. The professors encourage us to become active in the professional community and lead by example. They all attend and many present every year. I am confident when I enter the field that they will be there to support me at community events, such as the SHAV conference.


SHAV 2015

Longwood University Graduate Faculty and Students

Longwood University Graduate Faculty and Students

I had the pleasure of attending SHAV for the second time in 2015. As a second year graduate student with all of my coursework and nearly all of my practicum hours complete, I felt even more connected to this year’s conference. I was able to readily participate in discussions with other professionals, ask questions, and collect information that I know for certain I will use as I begin my career as a speech-language pathologist following graduation. I attended sessions related to incorporating grade-level vocabulary in speech therapy sessions, using effective tools for AAC evaluation, and including students directly in the development of IEP goals. I came home with a bag full of resources and notes that will be incredibly valuable to me as I begin my career. I also attended a session directed toward graduate students to review and expand on aspects of professionalism, resume writing, and interviewing skills. I found this lecture to be particularly useful as I am beginning to apply and interview for positions in my area. I look forward to attending SHAV annually as a licensed SLP!!

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