Karen Anderson, Ph.D.
8:30am - 9:30am: Hearing: The Link to Language, Learning, and Literacy
9:45am - 12:00pm: Estimating Access to Communication in the Classroom
1:15pm - 3:00pm: Self-Advocacy: Assessment and Skill Building
VSHA is excited to announce Karen Anderson, Ph.D, a leader in the field of educational audiology, as the Keynote Speaker and Presenter. Dr. Anderson has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings and currently is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss. Dr. Anderson is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology, speaks nationally and internationally and served as an adjunct professor at University of South Florida. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom, Documenting Skills for Success, Building Skills for Independence in the Classroom, and Steps To Assessment: A Guide to Identifying Educational Needs in Students with Hearing Loss and author of a variety of other publications, including co-author of the e-magazine Teacher Tools. She is constantly adding information to the Supporting Success website.
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Rommy Fuller-Young, Ed.S., Ph.D
1:15pm – 3:00pm: Dyslexia: Considerations for Educators, Interventionists & Therapists
3:15pm – 5:00pm: Reading Comprehension: The Dynamics of Language, Literacy and World Experience
Dr. Rommy Fuller is a former classroom teacher and Wilson Instructor. Professor Fuller specializes in language and literacy for students of all ages. After obtaining a BA in Family Studies and a Master's in Education from the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Fuller taught in the public school system for many years. She holds a terminal degree in Language & Literacy (Ed.S.) through Simmons College and completed her doctoral work there as well. Now an Associate Professor of Education and the Education Program Director at Green Mountain College, she is enjoying the opportunity to share her passion for language and literacy with pre-service teachers. Aside from courses specifically geared toward language and literacy instruction, Dr. Fuller has taught a variety of different subjects at GMC. She is going into her tenth year as a professor and couldn't enjoy her job more! Dr. Fuller offers professional development for schools throughout New England and completes language and literacy evaluations for families and schools.
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Shelley Velleman, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
3:15pm – 5:00 pm: ReST Therapy and Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Shelley L. Velleman is Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont. Her teaching, research, and clinical work focus on typical and atypical speech development. She specializes in pediatric motor speech disorders, especially Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She also studies the speech of children with neurodevelopmental syndromes such as Williams syndrome, 7q11.23 Duplication syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has authored many articles and three books on these topics.
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