UM to Host International Child Phonology Conference

June 10, 2014

MISSOULA –The University of Montana Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders will host the 2014 International Child Phonology Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-18, in the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center.

Organized by Amy Glaspey, CSD chair and associate professor, this conference will be the first of its kind in Montana and will provide a unique opportunity for both faculty and students within the department.

“The International Child Phonology Conference is an exciting event for anyone interested in hearing and language and their impacts on childhood development,” said CSD graduate student Jessica Camp. 

 Also drawing students is the opportunity to collaborate across research projects and topics. CSD graduate student Isabel Archilla is looking forward to the networking at the conference.

“It is a great way to begin developing working relationships with other established clinicians and researchers from around the world,” she said. “That is something not only great for our campus and community but also for the state of Montana as a whole.”

The conference provides a unique opportunity to expand on skills and knowledge outside the classroom, as well as learn about best practices and procedures used by communicative science professionals around globe. Previous ICPC conferences have been held on university campuses in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and in other international locations.

“The ICPC provides opportunities for collaboration between University of Montana researchers, experts in the field and students through oral presentations, poster presentations and discussions,” Glaspey said. “The information and research presented will be highly beneficial to fellow researchers, research partners, graduate students and anyone in our community that works with children in the areas of speech, language or hearing difficulties.”

Registration for the 2014 International Child Phonology Conference can be completed online at https://www.xcdsystem.com/ICPC/attendee/index.cfm?ID=sSk9U5o. Activities for presenters and participants will begin Monday, June 16, and the conference itself will begin on Tuesday, June 17.

For more information about the International Child Phonology Conference or the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, please visit http://www.coehs.umt.edu/    or call 406-243-2363.

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Contact: Amy Glaspey, chair and associate professor, UM Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, 406-243-2106, amy.glaspey@mso.umt.edu.