Statewide Speech-Language Pathology Webinars

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    Statewide SLP Webinar #1: Best Practices in Nonbiased Assessment of English Learners with Potential and Actual Language Impairment

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP

    Description: There is an increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) in America’s schools; many of these children come from backgrounds of poverty. Professionals frequently experience challenges with differentiating language differences from language impairments in ELL students who are struggling in school. This workshop addresses nonbiased assessment strategies and materials that can be used to differentiate language differences from language impairments in ELL students from any linguistic background.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #2: Practical Intervention Strategies and Materials for Serving English Learners with Language Impairment

    Date: October 8, 2021

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP

    Description: This workshop focuses on practical strategies and materials for clinicians who serve ELLs (English Language Learners) with language impairments. The information will help clinicians who serve preschool and elementary students from any cultural-linguistic background. Participants will receive easy-to-implement, fun, effective ideas for helping ELL students who are learning English as well as coping with language impairments. The session will focus on increasing oral and written language skills and on collaborating with classroom teachers. Relating IEP benchmarks and therapy goals to standards will be reviewed.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #3: I Used to Have a Handle on Life, But It Broke: Stress Management for School SLPs in a Post-Pandemic World

    Date: November 12, 2021

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Shari Robertson, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP

    Description: Feeling stressed out? You’re not alone! 2020 brought rapid change, fear, uncertainty, isolation, and divisiveness - increasing personal and professional stress levels for SLPs who practice in school settings. Laugh while you learn proven stress-busting strategies to help school-based SLPs survive and thrive in a post-pandemic world.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #4: Approaches to Service Delivery for the School-Based SLP

    Date: December 10, 2021

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon

    Presenters: MaryBeth Schmitt, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP, Katie Adams, MS; CCC-SLP and Stephanie

    Londenberg, MS; CCC-SLP

    Description: The speech-language pathology services a student receives are based on the individualized needs of the student; therefore, no single service delivery model is appropriate for ALL students. Speech-language pathologists need to understand the range of service delivery options in the school setting as well as the advantages and potential barriers to each. In this session, we will explore a range of evidence-based service delivery methods with various locations, formats, intensities, frequencies, and durations and hear from school-based SLPs in Texas who have implemented these various methodologies.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #5: SI Legal

    Date: January 21, 2022

    Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Jan Watson, J.D.

    Description: This session will provide the most current information regarding legal issues that specifically affect the SLP in daily job activities. The training is designed to prepare participants to deliver the speech-language pathology services in their school districts based on the most current legal state and federal framework, IDEA, ESSA, and the Texas Commissioner’s Rules. Legal briefs & court decisions involving current legal regulations will be reviewed.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #6: Social Pragmatic Communication Assessment

    Date: February 11, 2022

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Timothy Kowalski, MA; CCC-SLP

    Description: Social Pragmatic Communication Assessment Standardized testing rarely provides information necessary to develop meaningful functional pragmatic goals. That’s because social-pragmatic communication is dependent upon a dynamic interplay between psychology, language, and context. This session will provide you with the techniques to perform a comprehensive assessment of social-pragmatics that allows for functional gains to occur. You will understand how anxiety impacts performance and how to write meaningful social-pragmatic goals.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #7: Social-Pragmatic Communication Treatment

    Date: April 8, 2022

    Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Timothy Kowalski, MA; CCC-SLP

    Description: Too often, treatment focuses on targeting specific areas of deficiency and fails to recognize the underlying reasons causing the deficiency. When treatment targets the causal factors, gains occur in a wide variety of observed social behaviors. Transference of learned behavior occurs more rapidly, and greater satisfaction in social settings results. You will learn how the interplay between the foundational skills of Theory of Mind, Central Coherence, Executive Function, and Emotional Intelligence together with psychodynamics create social deficits and how to treat accordingly to produce meaningful, long-lasting positive change.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #8: Unique Speech-Language Therapy: Wonderful Websites with Practical Therapy Tips

    Date: May 13, 2022

    Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

    Presenter: Erik Raj, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP

    Description: This hands-on course is designed to meet the needs of speech-language pathologists serving school-age children and adolescents with various communication difficulties by providing them with original and exciting ways to motivate and teach students. Creative ideas will be shared on how to put new spins on traditional speech-language therapy by introducing various websites that can be used as fun and functional digital therapy materials. Participants will be involved in discussions related to skills and foundational knowledge.

    2.5 TSHA CEUs are provided for each webinar. If you have any questions about the Statewide SLP webinars, please contact Katie Adams.