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District Speech-Language Pathologists present at national convention

January 18, 2018— The Guilderland Central School District is proud to announce that on November 10th, 2017, two of our district’s Speech-Language Pathologists, Shauna Otsu-Schnechner [Lynnwood Elementary] and Anna Hanson [Guilderland Elementary] were selected to present a professional development seminar at the National American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention held in LosShauna Otsu-Schnechner and Anna Hanson present at the National American Speech Language Convention in Los Angeles. Angeles, California. The national conference was attended by over 15,000 professionals. The ASHA Convention is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Otsu presented to a group of approximately 400+ speech-language pathologists from around the US and Europe, about the method of articulation therapy (termed “Speedy Speech”) that they currently use to successfully treat students with mild speech errors. Their presentation was titled “Rethinking Articulation Therapy: Change the Model, Change Your Life”. Mrs. Otsu and Mrs. Hanson were quite honored to be given the opportunity to share their knowledge with fellow school based professionals! Since their presentation, they have received multiple requests from other school-based speech-language pathologists throughout the US and Europe, who want to learn more about Speedy Speech in order to employ it at their own schools.