Last week I had the privilege of attending the annual American Speech Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Los Angeles, CA. I love attending sessions, walking the exhibit hall, and catching up with old friends and colleagues! One of my favorite things to do is to wander the Poster Sessions to get an idea of the breadth of research projects that are occurring across the country. I enjoyed presenting a poster on narrative fiction and autism. The poster was part of a research line that I have been working on with colleagues from Washington State University for the past five years. Dr. Jane Kelly & Christina Brando-Subis joined me in LA for the presentation!
I was excited to see new “Interprofessional Education” sessions being led by psychologists, nurses, and other professionals at ASHA. I look forward to presenting some of my research on behavior analysts and speech pathologists in the future to further the interprofessional conversation for the two disciplines that I have the honor of representing. Learning about other professions can lead to positive dialogue, advanced collaborations, and increased support and outcomes for the clients we serve!