Longwood students at SHAV 2017

This past weekend I had the pleasure and opportunity to attend the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia’s (SHAV) annual conference from March 23th-25th. This was my second time attending the conference. Not only does SHAV provide attendees with the opportunity to gain continuing education related to a wide variety of topics, it also allows for networking with different organizations and professionals in the field of speech language pathology. I found this to be of utmost importance, as I will be entering the field in August. Besides networking, I attended a variety of presentations at SHAV. I learned a lot about reading comprehension, especially as it applies to the school setting. I felt as though these sessions complemented the information I was taught at Longwood University and helped to further my knowledge and skills related to this area. Besides two sessions related to literacy, I attended a sessions related to social communication disorders and different models of service delivery in a school setting. My favorite aspect about these sessions is that they were all extremely practical and contained information that I can use with my current clients and/or future clients. When the conference came to a close, I found myself thinking that I cannot wait to attend next year and for many years after that. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend the SHAV 2017