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2024 Fall Conference


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2024  Fall Conference "Breaking Boundaries: Navigating Life's Changes"

Date: Friday, October 18, 2024

and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am - 7:50am

To EARN 0.6 ASHA CEUs you must arrive on time to attend the KEYNOTE Speaker. 


Member Registration Fees    (includes breakfast and lunch)                   

Members:                       $225.00             

Professionals:                 $275.00 

Student Volunteer Members FREE Event - email us at to register. Breakfast Included for Student Volunteers

*Meets CTLE Requirements if documented with the ASHA CE Registry*
Crest Hollow Country Club 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797

Emily Santamarina, M.A., CCC-SLP

7:30—7:50 Sign-In/Continental Breakfast (Included)
7:50—9:00 Intro/Keynote (ALL MUST ATTEND)
9:00—9:15 Transition to next session
9:15—10:40 Morning Session
10:40—10:55 Break
10:55—12:30 Morning Session (Continued)
12:30—1:30 LUNCH (Included)
1:30—3:15 Afternoon Session
3:15—3:30 Questions and Answers

Impact of Inspirational Doodling: How Empowering Messages Create Positive Mindsets 

Keynote Speaker: Ilene Fox

Ilene Fox is an elementary school teacher and an inspirational workshop leader. Using her late husband Allan Fox's empowering doodles as a platform for mindfulness, creativity and the mission of spreading peace and love—people are learning how something so simple can be meaningful and powerful. Ilene is continuing the passionate and creative work of her husband by sharing his book Doodles, Volume One so people can develop their own powerful messages and doodles to spread love, joy and kindness around the world. As a teacher for the past 30 years— Ilene's skills within the education community have helped her create a lesson that thousands of students have embraced and are inspired to "doodle like Allan". She works with schools and other sectors to empower others to create meaningful doodles that help themselves live authentically and to live with passion and love. In addition, doodling has many benefits for learning and for stress relief. Ilene is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Amherst with a BS in Communications Studies/Mass Media (1985) and earned her master's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bank Street College in New York City in 1995. Combining these skills has helped her launch a new version of Realize Harmony—one that spreads Allan's messages through merchandise, sponsoring music and empowering others to create and see the benefits of doodling. As well, Realize Harmony gives back by providing scholarships to music and art high school students who embody the kind spirit like Allan. This year, Ilene has received numerous awards for her work. The Merrick Chamber of Commerce awarded Ilene the Professional of the Year in January 2024 and the Women in the Arts in Long Beach awarded Ilene the Community and Education Award in April 2024. Ilene and Allan's love story was cut short by his sudden passing in 2021—but his legacy lives on through the mission of Realize Harmony and the passion seen by so many. As Ilene continues this important work—Allan is on the journey with her—because his work continues to impact people of all ages. She wants the world to know that together WE can change the world—one doodle at a time.


This session will share some visuals and show a two-minute video of Allan speaking. It will include a time where participants can try the inspirational doodling.


Participants will:

1. Define how Social Emotional is supported by using inspirational doodling.

2. Describe how doodling is an effective method to absorb information.


8:00 - 8:15 Introduce the Idea of Doodling and How it Empowers People to Develop a More Positive Mindset

8:15 - 9:00 Teaching People About the Benefits of Inspirational Doodling

9:00 - 9:15 Transition to Tera Sumpter presentation


Financial: Ilene Fox will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentatio

Non-Financial: Ilene Fox has no non-financial relationships to report

Executive Functions: More Than Just Attention!

Presenter: Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP

Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the founder of Seeds of Learning, LLC with offices in Lakewood and Independence, Ohio, which specializes in executive functioning, reading, and other pediatric learning disabilities. A former adjunct instructor of Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism in the Cleveland State University's Speech and Hearing Program, Tera currently presents her integrative cognitive processing and executive functioning model across the United States and internationally. Tera also has experience as a medical speech-language pathologist in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Tera is the author of the internationally selling book, “The Seeds of Learning: A Cognitive Processing Model for Speech, Language, Literacy and Executive Functioning.” She also runs an online international educational network for speech -language pathologists, parents and allied professionals who want to learn more about executive functioning and how to integrate it into their current therapeutic practice.


Executive function plays a critical role in the overall learning process as the all-encompassing self-regulatory system of cognition. Deficits in executive function impact all aspects of learning, including academic and social. In this mini-course, attendees will learn about the various executive function skills, their role in the learning process, and Tera’s SEEDS Therapy framework for executive function. Treatment techniques such as reflexive questioning, planning, internalization of meaning, and self-evaluation will be addressed.


Participants will:

1. Communicate the role that executive function plays in the learning process.

2. Describe different techniques for supporting and improving executive function in children.

3. Incorporate new activities into their classrooms, therapy sessions or homes.


9:15 - 10:40 Introduction to the Cognitive Processing Model and Subsystems of Cognition & Introduction to Executive Function

10:40 - 10:55 Break

10:55 - 12:30 Cognition and Executive Function Continued

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 3:15 Executive Function Intervention Framework

3:15 - 3:30 Questions and Answers


Financial: Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP has Intellectual Property rights and receives royalties from ELH Publishing. She is the owner of Seeds of Learning, LLC from which she receives a salary for teaching and speaking. Tera Sumpter will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation.

Non-Financial: Tera Sumpter, M.A., CCC-SLP has no non-financial relationships to report.


Confirmations can be obtained at or e-mail at All cancellations must be submitted in writing. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 4, 2024. Please note, registrants will receive a certificate of completion after the course has successfully been completed.


October 18th, 2024 from  7:30 AM to  3:00 PM
8325 Jericho Turnpike
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY 11797
United States
Event Fee(s)
Professional Fee $275.00
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