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1 Alhambra Square

Belleville, ON K8N 5V7

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Every year the CDAAC volunteers work tirelessly to organize an event tailor made for CDAs and CDA students. This year will not disappoint. Our all day event will include networking opportunities, our annual AGM and a catered lunch. CDAAC merchandise, doorprizes and other swag will be given out throughout the day.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mary-Ellen Thompson, Ph.D., S-L.P, Reg. CASLPO

"Returning to life Post TBI: Managing communication deficits to support return to employment, school, community activities, and family life."

Mary-Ellen has been servicing individuals with TBI for over 25 years. She holds many degrees including: Honours Bachelor of Science - McMaster University (1981), Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology - McGill University (1983), Master of Health Science degree in Speech-language Pathology - University of Toronto (1985), and a Doctoral Degree - University of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science (1989). She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence registration with ASHA, and has received awards including: ‘Professional of the Year’ by the Ontario Brain Injury Association (2010), the Saint Elizabeth Clinical Research grant by the CASLPA for a research project entitled “Moving Forward After Traumatic Brain Injury: Maximizing Potential by Sharing Experiences and Strategies.” (2012). She is currently Past President of the Brain Injury Association - Quinte District, as well as the Co-Chair of the Ontario Advisory Council of the Ontario Brain Injury Association and a Board member of the Ontario Brain Injury Association.

For the past 20 years, Mary-Ellen has worked collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams in community-based rehabilitation for brain injury survivors. In the local community, she provides in-services and prevention workshops for interested community partners. Mary-Ellen has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to recovery from ABI.

This presentation will review the very significant, but often subtle cognitive-communication deficits associated with traumatic brain injury and their effect on clients as they reintegrate into the community, return to school, return to employment, and return to family life. Strategies to support these individuals will be reviewed. As well, Mary-Ellen will review case studies across the life span, and those with lived experience will share their secrets to success through video clips.


Trish Griffin "The Learner with Dyslexia"

Trish Griffin became very involved in learning about dyslexia in 2011, when her youngest daughter was having difficulty learning to read. Since that time, she has taken many courses, including: The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level training, The Lindamood Bell Seeing Stars, and Visualizing and Verbalizing courses. She has also participated in the Parents as Tutors Distrance Training through the Ontaio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Currently, Trish supports teachers in an elementary school in Napanee, as well as tutors students in Napanee and Belleville. She continues to learn through: her students, webinars, conferences and reading.

This presentation will provide the audience with an understanding of dyslexia. The characteristics of a dyslexic learner as they move from kindergarten through high school will be reviewed. This presentation will also discuss appropriate and successful reading instruction with an overview of the Orton-Gillingham / Structured Literacy approach to learning to read.


Janet Clark "Hearing Loss in Children: Technology helping students live a life without limitations"

Janet has more than 30 years of experience as an Audiologist in a diverse range of work environments and countries, including: New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, and South Africa. Currently, Janet is the Director of Audiology for Phonak Canada.

This presentation will review hearing loss across the spectrum (including single sided deafness), as well as modern hearing aid features and remote microphone technology that assist in the near and far field.


CDAAC offers this conference to CDAs and CDA Students who are CDAAC Members. Join CDAAC today and register for the conference. Seating is limited.

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. Doors Open
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration (Note: registration will not be permitted after 9:00 a.m.)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. General Meeting
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 –11:00 a.m. Trish Griffin “The Learner with Dyslexia”
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Janet Clark “Hearing Loss in Children: Technology helping students live a life without limitations”
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Mary-Ellen Thompson “Returning to Life Post - TBI: Managing communication deficits to support return to: employment, school, community activities, and family life”
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Questions, Giveaways & Wrap-Up

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact CDAAC with any questions by emailing: conference.cdaac@gmail.com

Why is it only open to CDAs?

At this time, CDAAC Membership is limited to CDAs and CDA students.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. There will be registration at the event.

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Belleville, ON K8N 5V7

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