shav2016This month I had the opportunity to attend and volunteer at the Speech Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) 2016 Conference. During this conference I was able to meet other professionals in the field, attend workshops and lectures on several topics such as hearing loss, literacy and vocabulary development, voice disorders and treatment, and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. I was also able to volunteer with one of my professors from Longwood, Dr. Aguilar. Dr. Aguilar is an Audiologist and presented a review of Audiology for the Speech Language Pathologist, during this presentation I worked with other students to demonstrate skills to professionals. At SHAV, I learned new information about a wide range of topics as well as practical and applicable strategies for treating my clients hear at the Longwood University Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic. I am grateful for this opportunity and feel that it has better prepared me for a future career in this field.