2019 South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention & Call for Awards Nominations Form

We are pleased to announce the speaker line-up for our 2019 SDSLHA convention at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center on October 24 and 25, 2019.  We have presentations of interest to audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language pathology assistants. Following is information for the 2019 Convention. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird rates until October 1, 2019.


The SDSLHA Board is seeking award nominations at this time. Recipients will be recognized at the fall SDSLHA Convention. Nominations that also meet ASHA or ASHFoundation nomination requirements will be submitted to ASHA/ASHAFoundation for consideration in the upcoming nominations periods. Deadline for submission to SDSLHA is October 1, 2019. For the complete Call for Awards Nominationsclick here.

Submit your nominations to Julie Holiday, SDSLHA Past-President, at julenejoy@hotmail.com with the Subject Line Call for Awards Nominations.


Download the complete 2019 SDSLHA Convention Registration Form here


Regsiter online here now 


Following are the Registration Options for the 2019 SDSLHA Convention. Please read carefully. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird rates until October 1, 2019.

*Pay via check by mailing in the Registration Form with payment.

*Pay online with a credit card via the link above.

*Employers or School Districts that would like to pay via credit card for multiple attendees or would like to pay via a Purchase Order, please email Tiffny at sdslha@yahoo.com for assistance.

*ASHA members that are not SDSLHA members are considered at the non-member rate.  Please consider becoming a SDSLHA member and become involved in your state organization. 

Continuing education units will be offered for this two-day convention. Look for more CEU information after the presentation schedule is finalized.


A block of rooms will be held at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center. The room rate is $99.00 + tax (9% room tax with a $2.00 occupancy fee).  There are no rooms available at the state rate at this hotel. You may call directly at 800-999-3541 and use GROUP CODE SLH or make your reservation online by visiting www.holiday-inn.com/spearfishsd and use the GROUP CODE SLH. 

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There will be a light breakfast on Friday morning only beginning at 8:00 am to allow time for visiting Poster Presentations.  Lunches are provided both days as well as morning and afternoon breaks. 


Student Poster Presenters will be presenting their posters from 8:00 – 9:00 am Friday October 25, 2019. 


If you are unsure of your 2019 Membership status, you may check online at www.SDSLHA.org/Membership or email us at sdslha@yahoo.com for confirmation.  If you would like to renew your membership or are new to South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a 2019 Membership Form is attached for your use. The 2020 Membership form will be available at Convention to take advantage of early registration and to lock in the current rate.


As the Disclosure information, Abstracts, Handouts, and additional Convention information become available, they will be posted here.  


All handout and presetation information will be posted here by presenter as it is received. If no handouts are made avilable it will be noted. Printed copies will not be provided at confvention unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to check back prior to coming to Convention to be sure you have all handouts provided by the presenters for the sessions you wish to attend.


Any cancellations must be received in writing 4 weeks prior to the convention to receive a full refund.  Any cancellations received 4 weeks to 2 days prior to the convention will result in a 50% refund.  There will be no refund for cancellations less than 2 days prior to the convention.