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ESC Region 11 Speech-Language Pathology Newsletter
Issue 53 - April 2022
AAC ASSESSMENT: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS
Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Katie Adams, CCC-SLP and Jyutika Mehta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
CEUs: 0.2 or 2 hours of ASHA CEUs
Do you conduct Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessments? Do you want to learn more about the AAC assessment process? In this session, we will debunk common myths associated with AAC and learn the researched-based practices of AAC assessment. Walk away with the research, assessment tips, and practical strategies!
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment: Debunking the Myths Virtual
SLP SUMMER CONFERENCE 2022
Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CEUs: 0.5. (5 hours) ASHA CEUs provided
Join us for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Summer Conference 2022 on June 23. This one-day virtual event can be watched on your vacation, from your office, or at home! Dedicated to school-based speech-language pathologists, this conference will include presentations from:
- Nina Reeves, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
- Emily Homer, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
- Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
SPECIAL PROGRAMS SUMMER CONFERENCE
Location: ESC Region 11
CEUs: ASHA CEUs provided for specific sessions
Jump Start your school year by taking some time to RECHARGE! We are excited to offer a conference designed for teachers and support staff who work with students with disabilities. Our objective is to provide resources, supports, and services that enable general and special education teachers as well as support staff to create a learning environment that allows learners to thrive, rather than just survive.
STATEWIDE SLP WEBINAR #8
Date: May 13, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Presenter: Erik Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
CEUs: 2.5 hours of TSHA CEUs provided
Our last statewide webinar, titled Statewide SLP Webinar #8: Unique Speech-Language Therapy -- Wonderful Websites with Practical Therapy Tips, will be held this May! Creative ideas and new spins on traditional speech-language therapy will be provided as well as various websites that can be used as fun and functional digital therapy tools.
CHILD OUTCOME SUMMARY PROCESS TRAINING
Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
ASHA CEUs not provided
Need a refresher on filling out COS Forms? This training will cover the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process, a federal requirement for all students in early childhood special education. This session will NOT COVER data entry into the TEAL system.
VISUAL PHONICS (SEE THE SOUND)
Date: June 1-3, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon (Morning Session); 1:00 -4:00 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
CEUs. 0.75 (7.5 hours) of ASHA CEUs provided
This three-day virtual workshop explores the multi-sensory Visual Phonics program and its benefits in reinforcing oral language, speech, literacy, and writing skills for students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing or bilingual, or students who have diverse learning needs. There will be an AM series and PM series.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ESC Region 11
Presenter: Brenda Bush, M.Ed.
CEUs: 0.5 (5 hours) ASHA CEUs provided
This training will explore child development theory and the developmental markers of children aged birth to five years. Our guest presenter, Brenda Bush, will help educators understand the typical sequences of child development and strategies for teaching learners at various developmentals stages in all domain areas.
REEVALUATIONS: FROM REED TO EVALUATION
Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
CEUs: 0.25 (2.5 hours) ASHA CEUS provided
A review of existing evaluation data (REED) is part of any reevaluation and is a process to identify what, if any, additional data is needed to determine eligibility or programming. In this session, participants will examine regulations related to reevaluations, review the process for conducting a REED, and determine best practices for a comprehensive reevaluation.
ESC REGION 4 CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION BOARDS
ESC Region 4 has created a simplified one-page, two-sided version of their classroom communication board available free for download to support teachers and parents. It is composed of over 100 foundational academic vocabulary words and the alphabet for use as a low-tech augmentative alternative communication (AAC) tool to promote communication with nonverbal and emerging communicators in academic settings. Although not as robust, it complements ESC Region 4's classroom communication board and is a great way to get students to get started. Take a look using the links below!
CONSIDERING AT IN THE IEP PROCESS
The Texas 4-Step Assistive Technology Consideration Model Resource Guide has been revised! This document was adapted by Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) as a collaborative partner of the Inclusion in Texas network and the Texas Education Agency. The Texas 4-Step AT Consideration Model is a process for ARD committees to develop, review, and revise every IEP. Check it out here!
"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day." —The Temptations
I hope you are enjoying your spring! Please take a moment to register for our upcoming sessions, as spots are filling up quickly! Let me know if you have any questions about the information in this newsletter, and thank you for all you do.
Katie Adams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Education Specialist, Speech-Language Pathology and Related Services
ESC Region 11 Coordinator, TWU Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program- Distance Venue