Related Service Providers



This symposium will feature concurrent sessions presented by related service providers using best-practice strategies to build capacity to support students with disabilities who require related services. An emphasis will be placed upon strategies to support students with disabilities in virtual and face-to-face environments. Sessions will be provided by school psychologists, SLPs, PTs, OTs, school nurses, and others. The symposium will be broken up into 3 parts across different dates, providing busy related service providers the flexibility to engage in 1, 2 or all 3 parts.

The 1-hour sessions will consist of 45 minutes of live or pre-recorded content immediately followed by 15 minutes of facilitated discussion live via Zoom. Participants will engage with the Symposium via Schoology, and will receive instructions upon registration. All live Zoom sessions will be recorded and later posted to the Schoology course for registrants to access indefinitely.

Related Service Providers Symposium Part 1

Friday, Nov. 6th, 12:30-2:45pm

This is an online event.


Concurrent Session #1 Options (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m)

1a. Considerations for Completing Valid and Defensible Evaluations During COVID-19

Colleen Katzenmoyer, Supervisor of Psychological Services- IU24

1b. Best Practice and Practical Considerations for OT and PT Evaluations in the COVID Era

Laura Gladden and Amy Vanic -Austill’s Educational Therapy Services

1c. The Role of Related Service Providers within Tiered Systems: Implications for Practice in Remote Settings

Karen Brady, Dr. Jennifer Collins and Dr. Gina Spicknall-Cook - PaTTAN

1d. Technology Tools: Formative Assessments in a Virtual Environment for Related Service Providers

Avni Dyer- PaTTAN

1e. Broad Brush of School-Based ACCESS Billing Program for Related Service Providers

Roni Russell- PaTTAN

1f. School Nurse TRIage: Treatment, Response, Interventions During a Pandemic

Laurie Golobish, Angie Blossey CSN, Jane Mondock CSN, and Tami Zezza, CSN-

Greater Latrobe School District

Concurrent Session #2 options (1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

2a. Practical and Ethical Assessment During COVID-19: Guidance and Facilitated Conversation

Annie Mitty and Heidi Springborg - School Psychologists in the Greater Minneapolis Area

*suggested presenters by NASP

2b. Broad Brush of School Based Access Billing Program for Related Service Providers

(repeat of session 1e. choose only 1)

Roni Russell- PaTTAN

2c. Comprehensive Assessment Following the COVID19 Quarantine

Jamie Tome- SLP Supervisor Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

2d. Engaging Students in Telehealth PT Sessions

Katie Rhodes, DPT- Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4

2e. Ethical and Practical Considerations for Assessments in the COVID Era

Lainey White, BSN, CSN and Charles Chairge -Intermediate Unit 1

2f. Technology Tools: Formative Assessments in a Virtual Environment for Related Service Providers (repeat of session 1d- choose only 1)

Avni Dyer- PaTTAN

Related Service Providers Symposium Part 2

Friday, Dec. 4th, 12:30-2:45pm

This is an online event.


Concurrent Session #1 Options (12:30 P.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

1a. Tips and Tools for Effective and Efficient Collaboration with Teachers and Families

(for OTs)

Kaitlin Mueller, Melody Ovitsky, and Kristin Harding (AOT)

1b. Fostering an Emotionally Safe Environment for Students, Families, and School Staff: Simple Strategies that Anyone Can Use

Dr. Sandra Chafouleas (University of Connecticut)

1c. Connecting Teachers in a Disconnected Environment

Jennifer Miller (Pine-Richland School District)

1d. Effective Communication: Strategies for Related Service Providers

Jacqui DiDomenico, Erin Campion, Kim Jenkins (PaTTAN)

1e. School Nursing: What does that look like during a Global Pandemic?

Liz Williams, RN, BSN, CSN and Whitney Corrigan, RN, BSN, CSN (Seneca Valley SD)

Concurrent Session #2 options (1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

2a. Virtual Techniques for Engaging Families in Speech-Language Evaluation

Elizabeth Christopher, Jennifer Geibel, Tammy Thompson-Cook (PaTTAN)

2b. Using Consultation to Support Families in Implementing Positive Behavior Interventions for Remote Learning

Dr. Drew Hunter and Dr. Erica Kaurudar (PaTTAN)

2c. Lessons Learned in Tele-Consultation – Providing Virtual Support to Teachers, Students, and Families

Dr. Lauren Kaiser, Katlyn Bennett, Jo Caruso, Daniela Prisco, Sadie Wentland (Millersville University)

2d. Families Partnering with Related Service Providers

Linda Cartwright, Nikki Huggan (T.E.A.M. Parent Group- IU20)

2e. Tools for Online Collaboration

Jeremy Gabborin (PaTTAN)

Related Service Providers Symposium Part 3

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 12:30-2:45pm

This is an online event.


Check Back Soon for Session Schedule for December 15

General Agenda for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Concurrent Session #1: 12:30 - 1:30

Break / Transition: 1:30 - 1:45

Concurrent Session # 2: 1:45 - 2:45


Are you a related service provider such as a Speech and Language Pathologist, School Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, School Nurse, or Physical Therapist? Would you like to share your work with other related service providers across Pennsylvania? If so, please complete the link below to submit a session proposal!


Are you planning on attending? Do you have some suggestions for session topics that would be helpful to you in your role as a related service provider? If so, please share your ideas in the needs assessment survey using the link below.

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Christopher-

Dr. Drew Hunter-

Dr. Erica Kaurudar -

Scott Semow-

Dr. Gina Spicknall-Cook-