Statewide Speech-Language Pathology Webinars

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    SLP Webinar

    Are you a school-based SLP looking for professional development? The 2022- 23 Statewide SLP Webinar Series is here! Developed through the thoughtful collaboration of the education service centers, this series hosts respected presenters delivering high-level content around topics related to school-based speech-language pathology. The webinars are held from 9 am to noon CST, and 2.5 TSHA CEUs will be provided for each webinar.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #1: If Dismissal Is the Answer, What Questions Should We Be Asking?

    September 16, 2022

    Presenter: Marva Mount, M. A., CCC-SLP, F-NAP

    One of the most complex situations for a school-based speech-language pathologist is determining when to dismiss a student from services, particularly when the data is not clear and concise. In this session, participants will explore how to accurately determine the reasons for lack of student progress, how to write SMART goals for data collection that will lead to clear, concise outcomes, and how to explain dismissal to staff and parents for a more collaborative, mutually understood outcome.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #2: Can We Talk? Conquering Difficult Conversations

    October 21, 2022

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

    Communication may be a speech-language pathologist's life’s work, but difficult conversations are still DIFFICULT! With other tasks and stressors vying for the limited time and resources of the school-based SLP, it can be easy to put off having a difficult conversation in the hopes that the problem will go away. Unfortunately, the longer hard conversations are avoided, the larger the problem becomes. This presentation will provide a solution-oriented, step-by-step approach to starting and managing difficult conversations. Imagine a workplace with less stress, increased trust, and better outcomes for everyone. You've got this!

    Statewide SLP Webinar #3: Beyond Requesting – Using AAC Throughout the Day

    November 11, 2022

    Presenter: Nadine Welch, M.S.; CCC-SLP

    This session will be a fun, interactive, and fast-paced learning experience on utilizing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). In this session, participants will discuss how to take the tried and true, relevant goals of: "expanding MLU", "using a variety of communication intents", "demonstrating an understanding & use of age-appropriate vocabulary", "asking 'wh' questions", and "demonstrating phonological awareness" from goal to reality. Participants will discuss evidence-based practices, current research, service delivery models, and training educators on the use of AAC. This session will provide practical ideas that you will be able to use immediately in your speech and language therapy sessions, and all modalities of language, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be covered!

    Statewide SLP Webinar #4: AAC Assessment After Device Selection

    December 9, 2022

    Presenter: Carole Zangari, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, BCS-CL

    Most of what has been written about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment focuses on the selection of AAC apps, software, and devices. While it is essential to do those evaluations well, AAC assessment after device selection is equally as important. In this webinar, participants will discuss the need for increased stakeholder involvement in the planning process, outline AAC Fair Testing Practices, which can be used as a blueprint for testing in clinical and academic settings, and discuss the use of language sampling and data logging.   Participants will also gain insight into strategies for observational assessments, formal testing, and the use of informal protocols. The session will conclude with a discussion on interpreting, disseminating, and utilizing assessment results.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #5: SI Legal and Ethical Updates

    January 20, 2023

    Presenter: Jan Watson, J.D

    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 be included in the discussion of current legal requirements. Legal briefs & court decisions involving current legal regulations will be reviewed.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #6: Diagnosing and Treating Articulation and Phonological Disorders in the Schools

    February 10, 2023

    Presenter: Lonnie Harris, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP

    This session will address several challenging issues speech-language pathologists face in articulation therapy, including correcting /r/, frontal & lateral lisp, and glottal stops. Participants will also discuss phonology treatment including determining which phonological processes to address first, as well as treating 10 common developmental and 3 non-developmental processes. You don't want to miss this session!

    Statewide SLP Webinar #7: Solving the Puzzle- Language and Literacy Assessment and Intervention in School-Age Children

    April 21, 2023

    Presenter: Michaela Ritter, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP

    This webinar will explore the tools needed for speech-language pathologists to administer a comprehensive language and literacy assessment for school-age children. Participants will learn about the selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions for individuals with language and reading impairments. A variety of therapy approaches will be discussed based on student/client assessment results.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #8: Updates on Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Assessment and Treatment

    May 19, 2023

    Presenter: Sue Caspari, M.S; CCC-SLP 

    In this session, participants will learn best practices for the assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). The session will address assessment, intervention, and developing functional goals for speech and language therapy.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #9: Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy for Middle-School and High-School Students

    June 16, 2023

    Presenter: J. Scott Yaruss, Ph.D.; CCC-SLP 

    The teenage years bring unique challenges for children who stutter and the clinicians who serve them! This presentation will discuss ways to help middle-school and high-school students face the difficult situations that are common for this age. Topics will include communicating in social situations and in the classroom, coping with negative reactions by peers (such as bullying), and learning to accept themselves as people who stutter as they focus their attention on successful and effective communication as the ultimate goal of speaking.

    Statewide SLP Webinar #10: Informal Assessment: Informed Goals and Services

    July 14, 2022

    Presenter: Shellie Bader, M.S.; CCC-SLP

    *Please note this session will be held from noon to 3:00 pm CST. *

    This presentation will give speech-language pathologists the knowledge and confidence to use qualitative assessment measures in their comprehensive evaluation process in order to meet legal requirements, professional standards, district, and community needs. Participants will learn to use a variety of informal assessment strategies, including an in-depth discussion on dynamic assessment, as well as the use of interpreters when necessary and appropriate documentation for written reports. *Please note this session will be held from noon to 3:00 pm CST. *

    Questions? Katie Adams, CCC-SLP kadams@esc11.net