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Thank you so much for your interest in inviting me to speaking at your facility or institution. I will provide you with my biographic information, topics and price schedule on speaking fee. I look forward to hearing back from you.

About GeekSLP:

Barbara Fernandes, M.S., CCC‐SLP, is the founder and CEO of Smarty Ears, the largest company that produces speech therapy apps for speech pathologists, teachers, and parents. She is also a blogger and podcaster known as GeekSLP where new technologies and gadgets are discussed and evaluated. Barbara has created over 60 applications for the iPhone and the iPad as of march of 2017. Barbara has presented all around the world and is now regarded as one of the most knowledgeable people regarding the use and implementation of the iDevices as therapy tools. Fernandes is a successful entrepreneur whose innovative work is making great advances in not only the field of speech language pathology, but in the overall realm of communication and information technology. Fernandes is also the founder of Smarty Symbols. Smarty Symbols is a symbol library of over 20,000 communication symbols which has brought diversity to symbol representation. Fernandes is a true innovator in our field.


You may choose one topic or I can combine them for a larger seminar.

    1. All you need to know about iPad and apps for therapy: features, downloading and exploring SLP Apps, accessibility, and accessories.(2 hours)
    2. Using Evidence Based Practice to guide the use of apps for Articulation.( 1 to 3hour)
    3. There is more than gossip to Facebook: Social Media 101 for speech pathologists. ( 1 to 3 hour)
    4. Mobile technology solutions for speech therapy (1 or 2 hour): This is a general overview of apps in all areas of communication such as fluency, AAC, voice, language and articulation.
    5. Apps for special education: Special app for SPED teachers. ( 2 or 4 hours seminar for teachers)
    6. Using app to promote communication in young learners ( 2 to 4 hours seminars for parents, SLPs or teachers)

Speaking Fees

Local (Dallas- Fort Worth Area)

$1,200 for 2 hour seminar

$3,800 for a 6 hours in-service on iPad/apps. ( please e-mail me and I would be happy to share the agenda for the full day in-service)

All others:

$1,800 for a 2 hour seminar + travel expense( Hotel + Flight)

$ 4,300 for full day (6.0 hours) in-service on apps and iDevices plus  travel expenses (Hotel + Flight)

I am also available for a full day (6 hours) to help set up a program for using iPad and apps for therapy staff. I would help download the apps, set up the account, install on the devices and train SLPs on using them. ($2,900)

For more information I can be reached at or on my website

Here are some photos of the crowd during my presentations. I have started a tradition to take a photo of everyone with their iPads and iPhones before the presentations.

March, 2017

  • Sacramento, CA – Full day presentation to SASHA association.

January 2016

  • Wisconsin Dells, WI – 4 hours presentation for state association.

December 2014

  • Bahia, Brazil. Three hours presentation about iPad apps in Portuguese to SLPs.

November, 2014

  • November 20–22, 2014 – ASHA Convention. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

October, 2014

September, 2014

  • September 18, 2014 – North Carolina Speech and Hearing Fall Convention.Raleigh, North Carolina. ( 4 hours – short course)


  • Stockton, California. Full Day ( 6 hours) seminar.

March, 2014

  • March 27-30, 2014 – California Speech and Hearing Convention.Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA

February, 2014

  •  February 27 – 1. Huston, TX – Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention.

I won’t be available to present from August 2013 until March 2014.

April, 2013

  • April, 13th @ 9:00 am – Chicago – Elmhurst College (3.0 hours)
  • April 18-21, 2013– Washington, DC. 

March, 2013

  • March 25-27 – Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association Convention.  Jackson MS ( 6 hours presentation)
  • March 7th-9th – Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Dallas, TX.  ” What’s new for Language Therapy on your iPad”

January, 2013

  • January 30th – February 2nd – Assistive Technology Industry Association, Orlando, FL.

November, 2012.

  • November 17th- American Speech and Hearing Convention, Atlanta, GA.

October, 2012

  • October, 17th – 19th – Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, MN.
  • October 31st – 3rd – Brazilian Speech Pathology Convention.Brasilia, Brazil.

September, 2012

May, 2012

  • May, 9th. Portland, Maine.
  • May, 14th. CASLPA Conference 2012: Where Land, Sea and Sky Embrace like Old Friends
    St. John’s, NL
    Canadian Speech-Language-Hearing Convention in Newfoundland, Canada (May 9-12, 2012 )

April, 2012

March, 2012

  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Convention in Santo Antonio, TX.- 56th Annual TSHA Convention: March 8-9, 2012.
  • March, 20th. New York, NY

February, 2012

  • Illinois Speech-Language Convention at Rosemond, IL
    • February 10, 2012: 2 hours seminar: iPhone, iPod, iPad apps for Speech Pathology: Part 1.
    • February 10, 2012: 2 hours seminar: iPhone, iPod, iPad apps for Speech Pathology: Part 2.
  • Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Atlanta.
    • February 11, 2012:4 hours seminar: All about the iPad: Apps, Accessories, Accessibility & Features.

January, 2012

  •  Orlando, FL. ATIA Conference 2012.

August, 2011

  • Speech Webinar

September, 2011

  • North Carolina Fall Conference 23-24th of September
    • Using the iPad to deliver evidence based Articulation Therapy
    • An introduction to the iPad and apps for Therapy in School-Aged children

October, 2011

  • Speech Pathology Association of Dallas
    • An introduction to the iPad and apps for Therapy in School-Aged children

November, 2011

  • American Speech and Hearing Association Convention
    • November 19, 2011: 1 Hour Seminar: Increasing Professional Networks & Parent Engagement: Facebook & Social Media
    • November 20, 2011: 2 Hour Seminar: All about the iPad: Accessories, Accessibility, & Features.
    • November 20, 2011: 1 Hour Seminar: Using the iPad to deliver Articulation Therapy.

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