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Route 66 Conference

The Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders is an annual continuing education conference organized and hosted by undergraduate speech-language pathology students at The University of Tulsa. The 2022 Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders will be held on Friday, Feb. 25, via Zoom.

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A Crash Course in Speech Sound Disorders


Amy Graham, MA, CCC-SLP

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Amy Graham

Amy Graham is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and owner of Graham Speech Therapy, a private practice in Colorado Springs that specializes in pediatric speech sound disorders. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communicative disorders from California State University, Fullerton, and has been an SLP for over 20 years. Amy is the creator of the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam and the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues Decks for Lateralization and Phonology Targets for Cycles, has been a guest on numerous SLP podcasts and is listed in the Apraxia Kids Directory of SLPs with expertise in apraxia. She has a particular interest in supporting and equipping SLPs to help them provide evidence-based treatment by posting frequent therapy videos and practical therapy tips on social media.


Speech sound disorders (SSDs) often comprise a majority of SLPs’ caseloads, but many aspects of assessment and intervention are often neglected or misunderstood. This full-day presentation will cover key components of a thorough assessment for the differential diagnosis of SSDs and important factors to consider when deciding among particular intervention approaches. Specific interventions, including phonological, motor-based and phonetic approaches will be covered, as well as strategies for elicitation and generalization.

Learning objectives

Participants in the workshop will be able to: 1) identify key components of a thorough SSD assessment necessary for differential diagnosis, 2) describe reasons to choose or not choose various interventions given the nature of the child’s specific SSD, and 3) discuss elicitation techniques for target phonemes and strategies for generalization.


8-8:30 a.m.: Check-in
8:30-8:45 a.m.: Introductions
8:45-10:05 a.m.: Differential diagnosis of speech sound disorders
10:05-10:15 a.m.: Questions about assessment/analysis
10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break
10:30-11:50: Interventions for phonological disorders
11:50 a.m.-12 p.m.: Questions about phonological interventions
12-1 p.m.: Lunch
1-2:15 p.m.: Interventions for articulation disorders
2:15-2:20 p.m.: Questions about articulation interventions
2:20-2:30 p.m.: Break
2:30-3:45 p.m.: Interventions for motor speech disorders
3:45-4 p.m.: Questions about motor speech interventions & wrap-up

Honoring Professor Paula Cadogan

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Paula Cadogan

The 2022 Route 66 Conference will be held in honor of Paula Cadogan, EdD, CCC-SLP. She has served as faculty at The University of Tulsa for over 35 years and as the chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders since 2001. May 2022 will bring about monumental changes to the department as we celebrate her retirement. Professor Cadogan will forever be remembered for her guidance, leadership and friendly demeanor, having played an integral part in the lives of numerous undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff. A retirement memory book of personal notes and special photos in a beautiful bound format will be presented to Professor Cadogan at the Route 66 Conference on Feb. 25, 2022. Click here to contribute your recollections and gratitude before Dec. 31, 2021.

The Paula Cadogan Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Scholarship

In celebration of Professor Cadogan’s retirement and in recognition of her contributions and achievements, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has established the Paula Cadogan Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Scholarship. We invite everyone who is interested to consider contributing to this scholarship fund. Click here to donate.

A horizontal "brand block" stating OSHA CE Approved Provider and giving credit hoursThis program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Various level; Professional area).

ASHA Certification Maintenance Standards require that all certificate holders (CCA-A and CCC-SLP) must accumulate 30 Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs) of professional development during each 3-year certification maintenance interval in order to maintain their ASHA Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Speaker disclosure: Amy Graham has developed materials available for purchase on her private practice website (, Bjorem Speech Publications, Teachers Pay Teachers, Boom Learning and Holland Healthcare. Although this course does not focus specifically on any of these products, they may be mentioned during the course of this presentation. Graham also receives Medbridge revenue share and has received an honorarium for today’s presentation.

Non-financial disclosure: None

Financial disclosure: Amy Graham is receiving an honorarium from The University of Tulsa for services delivered during this course.

The Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders is an annual continuing education conference organized and hosted by undergraduate speech-language pathology students at The University of Tulsa. Since 1995, this gathering has provided an opportunity for professionals and students to learn from renowned speakers who specialize in one of the nine main areas of speech-language pathology, including receptive and expressive language delay, speech sound disorders, fluency and feeding and swallowing. We look forward to having you join us at the next conference.