Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Houston Association forCommunication Disorders


FREE HACD Member CEU Event

Sunday, December 6th, 1-5 pm

Check -in 12:30-1:00


Successful Supervision and the Top 10 Reasons to Supervise

Strategies for the Supervision and Support of the Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Clinical Rapport Development: Strategies for Assessing and Repairing


Methodist West Houston Hospital

Mesquite Room A/B  - First Floor

18500 Katy Fwy,   77094



1:00-2:00 – Rules, Resources, and Reasons for Graduate Student Supervision 

Laura Cizek, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Houston 

2:00-3:00 – Effective Training and Support for SLPA’s  

Kay James, M.S., CCC-SLP, Program Director for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate Program at the University of Houston

3:00-3:10 – Break

3:10-4:10 – Strategies and Tools for Service Delivery and Professional Interaction

4:10-5:10 – Elements of Clinical Rapport

Meredith Wells, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS 



Presentation Description:

The presentation will provide participants with a brief overview of rules, resources and reasons for supervising a graduate student in their current employment setting.  The objective of the information is to promote supervision with a related benefit of increasing the number of externship opportunities for graduate students.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants are an integral part of the therapy team.  It is important that SLP Assistants are empowered and properly supported to perform at a high professional level.  This session will strive to provide SLPs and assistants with strategies and tools to develop and maintain high standards for service delivery and professional interaction.  The focus will be on strategies for developing professional behavior, conflict resolution, ethical decision making, promoting teamwork, and effective training and support for assistants.

Clinical rapport development is an essential part of service delivery and patient satisfaction. This presentation will discuss the elements of rapport development within a clinical environment. Assessment techniques for evaluating rapport expectations of patients as well as techniques to develop and repair rapport after an incident will be discussed.



EXCELLENT information was presented

on October 24th discussing ways to  

support engagement/participation in children & techniques for challenging behavior with special populations

presented by 

Jennifer Lawson


  Dr. Cullen Gibbs michaelgibbs@memorialhermann.org

  Dr. David Curtis 


Dr. Petra Duran



Thankyou to our meeting sponsor:

 The Speech and Langauge Connection










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October 2015

The Speech and Lanaguge Connection

Clinck on Job Postings for information

Results of membership needs survey conducted spring 2015


*Reason for becoming a HACD member:

CEUs               80%

Networking      70%


*Venue options preferred:    

Bayland Community Center    69%   

Houston Methodist – West     58%  

Houston Methodist- TMC        46%


*How members would like to receive handouts:  

Via email                                               55%

Digital download via HACD website  35%

Printed copies at event for $5            10%


*The top two areas where members work/live:

Central        40%

Southwest/Sugar Land/Missouri City 18%


*CEU event preferences:

Saturday 9-1                41%

Saturday full day         29%

Weekday evenings     23%

(Monday most requested day)


*59% of members were not interested in Dutch treat networking events

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