19th Annual Route 66 Conference

Friday, November 01, 2013

19th Annual Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders

Route 66The 19th Annual Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders will be Held Friday, February 28, 2014.

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The featured speaker is Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin.

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Roseberry is also currently a part-time itinerant speech pathologist in San Juan Unified School District where she provides direct services to students from preschool through high school. She serves homeless persons in her community through direct work on the streets.

Dr. Roseberry's primary research interests are in the areas of assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse students with communication disorders as well as service delivery to students and families from low-income backgrounds. She has over 50 publications, including six books. Dr. Roseberry is a Fellow of ASHA, and winner of the national Upton Sinclair Outstanding Educator Award for service to children in poverty.

The Route 66 Conference is sponsored by the Tulsa University Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (TUSSLHA). This professional conference is one of the few in the area organized by students.

Conference Brochure  (PDF)

8:00a-8:30a Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30a-10:15a Describe effective strategies for increasing the oral language skills of ELL students with language disorders
10:30a-12:00p List practical materials for increasing the phonological awareness and overall literacy skills of ELL students with language disorder
12:00p-12:45p Lunch (provided)
12:45p-1:45p Discuss appropriate IEP goals and objectives for use with this population as related to core curriculum standards
2:00p-3:00p Describe specific techniques to increase vocabulary skills in ELL students with language disorders
3:00p-3:45p List specific strategies for collaborating with classroom teachers


Abby Greenhaw (abby-greenhaw@utulsa.edu), Dr. Kris Foyil (kris-foyil@utulsa.edu) or Clarey Allen (clarey-allen@utulsa.edu).

Course Objectives

This workshop focuses on practical strategies and materials for monolingual English-speaking clinicians who serve English Language Learners with language disorders. The workshop’s contents will help clinicians who serve preschool and elementary students from any cultural-linguistic background.

  • Participants will receive easy-to-implement, fun, effective ideas for helping language-disordered ELL students who are learning English as well as coping with language disorders
  • The session will focus on increasing oral and written language skills and on collaborating with classroom teachers
  • Relating IEP benchmarks to core curriculum standards will be reviewed

The course will be .6 CEU credits.

Conference Materials

Conference Location
The University of Tulsa
Allen Chapman Activity Center
440 South Gary Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Driving Directions

Clarey Allen