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The 2015 Needleman Conference is now full and new registrations are no longer being accepted.
If you registered sent in your payment, you should have received an email confirmation from this email address. Please let us know if you have not received a confirmation email. If you have not sent in your payment, you are not registered to attend the conference.

Those who have not sent in payment should not Friday morning hoping to get in, as no seats will be available and you will have to be turned away at the door.

Friday May 1, 2015

Going Deep: Vocabulary Instruction for AAC Learners
Improving the receptive and expressive vocabulary skills of students with AAC needs is a significant concern for both clinicians and educators. This presentation discusses current research on semantic development in AAC and reviews a framework for meaningful vocabulary instruction. Strategies and activities appropriate for teaching core and academic vocabulary will be addressed. Resources for vocabulary instruction appropriate for students using AAC across preschool, elementary, and secondary grades levels will be shared.

Carole Zangari, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor of SLP at Nova Southeastern University

Gloria Soto, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education at San Francisco State University

Boston Children's Hospital
Folkman Auditorium
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Sponsored by:
Boston Children's Hospital Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement
15th Annual Harriet Needleman Lecture

Directions to the Conference
Boston Children's Hospital is easily accessible by public transportation or by car. For directions, visit the hospital's website ( or call 617-355-6251.

If you are driving, there are several area garages on Longwood Avenue where you can park for a daily rate, including the Boston Children's Garage, garage at 333 Longwood, and garage at 375 Longwood (3 blocks from hospital). Please Note: Conference attendees do not qualify for the "patient or family" lower rate noted on the Parking and Transportation website.

If you are taking the MBTA Subway (T), there are 2 Green Line stops close to Children's. Take the Green Line "D" train to the Longwood stop. Walk across the Riverway and follow Longwood Avenue four blocks to the hospital, which will be on your right.
Take the Green Line "E" train to the Longwood Medical Area stop. Walk down Longwood Avenue two blocks to the hospital, which will be on your left.

If you are taking the Commuter Rail, it is accessible from numerous cities and towns. Check the MBTA website for more information.