2006 Workshop Series at Lehman College to Address Treatment of Speech and Language Disorders

BRONX, NY— Lehman College’s Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department will resume its Continuing Education workshop series addressing the treatment of speech and language disorders with a workshop on March 10, 2006 entitled “Promoting Academic Language Proficiency: The Integration of Spelling and Vocabulary into Language Intervention.” The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre.

Dr. Elaine Silliman, a professor of: Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Cognitive and Neural Sciences at the University of South Florida will be featured in the workshop. She is also a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Academy for Research on Learning Disabilities. The workshop series began this fall with a program on Aphasia, which was attended by nearly 90 people from the tri-state area. Associate Professor Joyce West of the Lehman faculty led the talk.

Future workshops will feature Associate Professor Brian Goldstein, an ASHA fellow and member of the Department of Communicative Sciences at Temple University, and Dr. Carol Westby, who has published and presented work on play and narrative development, autism, language/literacy relationships, multicultural assessment, ethnographic interviewing and other qualitative methodologies, and cultural variations in discourse. The workshops will take place in October and May 2006 respectively.

To register for a workshop, contact Professor Sandra Levey in Lehman’s Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department at 718-960-7160 or email speech.center@lehman.cuny.edu. A registration form and fees, as well as a map and additional information, can be downloaded at http://www.lehman.edu/deanhum/splanghearing/events.html