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Continuing Education Route 66 Conference


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jed Baker will be unable to attend the Route 66 Conference of Feb. 23, 2024. The event has been rescheduled for April 19, 2024 and will take place over Zoom. Anyone who has already registered is eligible for a refund if desired. If you would like a refund, please reply to with your name.


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’re thrilled to announce that the 2024 Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders will take place over zoom April 19, 2024.


Jed Baker, Ph.D.

Jed Baker is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems.  He writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors.  He is an award winning author of 8 books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams; Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens; and School Shadow Guidelines. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

Beyond the classroom

  • Presentation
  • Learning Objectives
  • ASHA Certification Maintenance Standards
    • Preparing for Life: Managing Overwhelming Emotions and Teaching Key Life Skills

      The presentation will review factors which predict positive outcomes in those with ASD, ADHD, LD and other social-emotional challenges, highlighting how to partner with clients to reach their goals. The workshop then covers how to de-escalate overwhelming emotions and prevent future meltdowns by altering triggers and teaching coping skills. Finally, the key components of social skills training are described with case examples and time for Q&A.

    • Learn how to choose effective strategies for teaching and generalizing skills

      This conference aims to equip participants with key insights into fostering successful educational outcomes. Attendees will explore predictors of success and strategies for active student engagement, learn effective approaches to address challenging behaviors, and acquire tools to manage anxiety and prevent meltdowns. The conference will also delve into motivating socialization among verbal and non-verbal individuals, guiding the selection of impactful teaching strategies, and fostering inclusive environments through programs that promote acceptance and reduce bullying. The overarching objective is to empower educators with practical skills to create positive, supportive learning atmospheres.

    • This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area).

      This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory 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). Non-financial disclosure: None Financial disclosure: Jed Baker is receiving an honorarium from The University of Tulsa for services delivered during this conference.

    • Agenda
      Time Topics
      8:30-8:45 a.m Introduction
      8:45-9:30 a.m. Predictors of successful outcomes in those with special needs
      9:30- 10:15 a.m. Understanding of challenging behaviors precedes effective intervention
      10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
      10:30-12 p.m. Managing and preventing challenging behaviors
      12-1 p.m. Break
      1-2:30 p.m. Why most social skills programs fail! Six key components of social skills training
      2:45-4 p.m. Having skills does not insure peer acceptance: Creating accepting peer environments

    • Fees


      Current non-TU students……………………………$50.00

      Current TU students and TU faculty…………….$25.00

      • Will accept purchase orders for payment. No onsite registration available.
      • All materials and conference information will be sent through email leading up to the conference day.
      • Refunds will not be granted due to inclement weather or internet connectivity problems (if applicable). Refunds may include a 20% processing fee and will not be given after February 1, 2024.


    • Location

      This event will take place over zoom.



    We look forward to seeing you at this stimulating conference.


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