SHAV picI was recently given the opportunity to attend the 2015 Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV)Conference in Richmond, Virginia.  At the conference, I listened to many valuable presentations and visited several booths at the exhibit pertaining to employment opportunities in speech-language pathology and displaying various speech-language products.  Many presentations were offered during the conference; however, I chose to attend presentations geared toward children, specifically for children with severe disabilities and autism.  I also attended a presentation about how to motivate children for therapy and involve them in creating their goals and tracking their own progress. I am so thankful for the opportunity I received to attend the SHAV conference and the valuable information I gained while I was there.