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Communication Sciences & Disorders

WKU Communication Sciences & Disorders Department presents

Barren River Region Speech Language Pathologists Regions 14/16



  • Outside the Box: Innovative Speech Therapy Ideas (morning session)

    This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

  • Social Media and the SLP (afternoon session)

    This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Related area).


Morning Session | Outside the Box: Innovative Speech Therapy Ideas
3 Hours

8:30 AM Introductions and Disclosures; Overview and Background
8:40 AM Finding Your Why
8:55 AM Interprofessional Relationships
9:15 AM Ways to Participate in School­wide Student Programming
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM SLP Advocacy and Collaboration in the Schools
10:45 AM Utilizing Your Strengths for School­wide Activities
11:15 AM Your Experiences
11:30 AM Conclusion and Wrap Up

Afternoon Session | Social Media and the SLP
2 Hours

12:30 PM Introduction & Disclosures
12:35 PM Overview and Background
12:40 PM Relevance of Social Media
12:55 PM Jumping In! Social Media Platforms relevant to SLP
1:55 PM Bridging the Gap! & Utilizing Digital Portfolios to Increase Parent Communication and Involvement
2:25 PM Your Experiences and Q&A

Desiree Rusch, M.A. CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with nearly 20 years of experience. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Desiree obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Stockton University. She currently works in the school setting and is the author of SLP Talk with Desiree.

Desiree believes that as a profession, we are continually challenged to think outside the box, adapting practical ideas that keep the interest of our students while targeting individual speech-language goals and educational content standards. She encourages speech-language pathologists to utilize resources via varying modalities to maintain currency on evidence-based practice within the field and maximize patient outcomes. Desiree’s goal is to collaborate and share what she has learned along the way to help us all be the best SLPs we can be!

Registration Information

Registration: $30 

Payment by credit/debit card via online registration. Payment by Purchase Order subject to additional $10 fee. Registration and payment in advance is required.

The fall workshop will be presented Live Online via Zoom. Meeting instructions will be sent to the email address used for your registration. Please make sure it is up to date!


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