Southeastern to host conference on communication sciences and disorders March 9

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND The director of Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders will be the featured speaker at Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2012 Campbell Conference scheduled on campus March 9.
     Kenn Apel, a specialist in the research and teaching of literacy development and disorders, will address students and professionals at the day-long conference. Sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the conference is entitled “It’s All about Word Study: A Multi-linguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction.”
     Apel has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and teaching on language learning and working with children, adolescents and adults with language problems and language-based learning deficits. His current research focuses on underlying linguistic components that support the development of reading and spelling.
     The conference is open to speech-language students and professionals. Mail registration will be accepted up to March 2 with fees of $125 for professionals and $50 for students with university identification. On-site registration pending seating availability is $175 for professionals and $75 for students.
     For more information, contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at 985-549-2214 or email Alice Bonfiglio at

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