Exploring Vocabulary and Morphology Intervention and Activities

Friday, October 25, 2019


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as of September 23rd at 6:45 p.m. 

The payment issue has been resolved and members can now fully register for conference.

Registration will open to NSTU webmail holders* only at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 23rd

Registration will open for Non-NSTU webmail holders at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 30th

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Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel and Suites
15 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X7

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Cathy Alexander

Presenter's Biography

Cathy Alexander, MA CCC-SLP has worked in public school settings and private clinics in Texas for over 25 years. Cathy is the author of WH Question Blast Off and Core Curriculum Articulation R, S, and L both published by Super Duper Publications, Inc. In addition, Cathy is the author of the book “Teaching Vocabulary in Paragraphs.” Cathy has presented at American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) for the past 2 years and has given presentations across the nation. In addition, Cathy has conducted numerous webinars and podcasts.” 

Summary of Workshop

This workshop provides speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educators the ability to foster vocabulary development by embedding evidence- based practices within activities. Learn two approaches for selecting target vocabulary words and nine techniques for teaching vocabulary. Numerous “Ready-to-use” activities from preschool age through adolescents will be provided. In addition, the workshop will explore a “Morphological Activity Toolkit” targeted for the young child through adolescents. Grammatical morphology instruction will provide strategies and activities for the pre-school age child and the elementary-age child. These strategies will target regular plurals, irregular plurals and verb tenses. In addition, prefix, suffix, and root word activities will be demonstrated. Attendees will learn 80+ morphological activities


8:30 a.m. Conference Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Session 1
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon Morning Session 2
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/AGM
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Seminar


NSTU member $100.00 (includes membership in SPAA)
Non-NSTU member $100.00
Student / Parent / Substitute / Retiree $75.00

Lunch can be ordered at the time of registration for a cost of $20.  Dietary needs can be noted during the registration process.

The SPAA Annual General Meeting will take place over the lunch break.

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 13 E. III.: receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.


Denise Boulton - dcboulton@nstu.ca


Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel and Suites
15 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X7

Rate:  $135. plus applicable taxes (Deadline September 24, 2019)

Guests can call 1-866-676-9846 and ask for the room block for SPAA. Online reservations can be made at  www.bestwestern.com with the BW group ID: 6V4PX1X2. Guests need to select group reservations at the top left of the website and find the location to enter the group ID.

Registration will be online only.

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