2020 Fall Conference


Registration opens July 2020

Feeding, Swallowing, and IDEA:   Where Does the School-Based SLP Fit In?

2020 CDIS Fall Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2020

8:00am to 11:00am

University of Arkansas Global Campus in Rogers, AR

Speaker: Vanessa Boomer, Ed. S., CCC-SLP


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Vanessa is a leader focused on the trends and issues impacting special education.  She brings more than 15 years of experience to her role as lead special education facilitator for Arkansas' Bentonville High School.  Vanessa is focused on the coordination of district resources to support proper assessments, development of behavior intervention and speech impairment treatment plans, and proper implementation for specialized services.  Vanessa headed the district's safe feeding initiative and currently trains therapists across the nation through professional development and consulting.  Vanessa stays current in treatment through her private speech therapy clients.


A graduate of the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University, Vanessa holds an Ed.S. for Director of Special Education, a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and an endorsement for English as a Second Language.

The conference registration page can be found here

Course will be offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs and 3 Professional Development Hours with the Arkansas Department of Education.