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ISU-Meridian to host workshop for speech-language pathologists, parents and students

March, 27, 2013

Noted speech-language pathologist and educational consultant, Dr. Kristine Noel, will present a workshop, Friday, April 19, on the use of storytelling to help children and adolescents improve language and social skills.

The workshop, titled Tell Me a Story: Increasing the Language and Social Competence of School-Aged Children and Youth, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Sawtooth Lecture Hall of Renaissance High School, 1307 E. Central Drive.  The event is sponsored by the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association and the Idaho State University-Meridian Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Noel is the professional development coordinator for New Mexico’s Region IX Education Cooperative. Her professional and research interests include language, literacy and behavior intervention with high-risk adolescents.

ISU-Meridian clinical assistant professor and speech-language pathologist Beth Guryan has heard Noel speak and notes her work has impacted troubled teens and autistic children.
“Her work, in my opinion, opens the doors to helping so many of our clients in a very compassionate and systematic way,” said Guryan.

For registration information, call Dorys De La Paz at 373-1725. The cost of the workshop is $90 which includes lunch. Participants who register before April 5 receive a $10 discount. Continuing education credits are available for speech-language pathologists. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.