Annual School SLP Conference at Vanderbilt

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August 1 and 2, 2024

The School SLP Conference at Vanderbilt, sponsored by the Child Language and Literacy Lab, is held annually, typically in early August. We set the date for the conference in November and registration opens in April. The conference is supported by our US Department of Education Training Grants and low-cost registration fees. Participants can earn up to 10 professional development hours (ASHA CE or attendance certificate).

The conference began in 2013 to meet the unique professional development needs of school speech-language pathologists. The conference can be attended in person or remotely. The conference is held on the Peabody Campus at Vanderbilt University. Remote attendance can be synchronous or asynchronous. We announce the conference on this website and via our listserv. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at and type "add to mailing list" in the subject field.

New this year! We will have a one-day DHH track on Friday, August 1, 2024. This track is designed for anyone working with DHH children in schools ~ gen ed teachers, teachers of the deaf and other special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, and educational audiologists. SLPs who register for the full conference will have access to these sessions. Invite your colleagues to join (in person or remote) for this special track on Friday. We plan to continue this track through at least 2027 as part of our training grants.  

GRADUATE and UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS from any program can attend the conference for FREE. When registering, indicate that you are a full-time student. 


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2024 School SLP Conference

August 1 and 2, 2024


A Sample of Sessions That Will Be Offered

Teaching Concept Vocabulary as an On-Ramp to Print Knowledge and Complex Syntax for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Emily Lund)
Supporting Personal Narrative Production in Preschoolers who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Krystal Werfel)
Tech-Forward SLP: Revolutionizing Services in School for Bilingual and Monolingual Students with Ultrasounds and Computer-Assisted Vocabulary Intervention (Jean F. Rivera Perez)
Unmasking Spanish SLP in Resources: Uncovering Flaws and Forging Solutions (Ahmed Rivera Campos)
Hearing Devices in Education Settings (Mackenzie Lighterink)
Perspectives of Professionalism in Speech-Language Pathology (Brooke Apple)
A Multi-Site Study of Code- and Meaning-Focused Instruction in PK-3rd Grade (Ashley Sanabria
Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills in Speech-Language Therapy: Practical Strategies for School SLPs (Joanne Berns)
Love It or Hate It: "Do the RIght Thing" with Language Sampling (Karen Barako Arndt)




2023 School SLP Conference at Vanderbilt