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ESC Region 11 Speech-Language Pathology Newsletter

Issue 2 • May 2019

Featured Presentation: Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting our Diverse Populations


Speaker: Phuong Lien Palafox, CCC-SLP


As SLPs, it is imperative for us to understand the behavioral and academic outcomes of serving our diverse populations. Outside the parameters of speech and language abilities, we need to incorporate considerations related to native language influences, socioeconomic environments, and individualized narratives of our students. Coupled with the understanding of family-centered practice and service delivery models, SLPs will maximize communication gains for students within their role and responsibilities in an educational setting. Participants will walk away with effective strategies to use immediately and feel re-energized to support their students, educational staff, and families.


Phuong will premier her new book, The Heartbeat of Speech-Language Pathology: Changing the World One Session at a Time, and each participant will receive a copy of the book.


Conference Agenda:


9:00-11:45 AM Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting our Diverse Populations


11:45-1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own


1:00-1:45 PM Breakout Sessions


2:00-4:00 PM Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology


Cost is based on provided materials. 5.25 ASHA CEUs pending

State Performance Plan Update for SPP 7, 12, 6 (014294)

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 9 AM - Noon


Data entry for SPP 7 opened March 1, 2019. Data entry windows for SPP 12 will open June 1, 2019. All TEASE data entry windows close on August 16, 2019. This half-day session reviews current guidance documents, implications for existing practices, and topics for local operating guidelines for the 2019-2020 school year for these indicators. Specific data collection and data entry strategies will be reviewed. Region 11 SPP resources are also available at http://www.esc11.net/spp. Remember to bring your laptop or tablet for best access to resources. Register here.

Statewide Speech-Language Pathology Webinar Series

Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 9 AM - Noon


Do you need your ethics credit ASAP? Make sure to register for the last webinar of the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions, contact Katie Adams or Angie Murphy.


Speech Webinar Series 8: Using Interpreters and Translators in Providing Speech and Language Services - 011097

CEUs: 2.5 TSHA CEUs Confirmed, Ethics Credit Confirmed

Presenter: Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

Fee: Free

New Speech-Language Pathology Academy 2019- 2020 (014290)

Date: September 19, 2019

Date: January 23, 2020

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM


Are you a first-year SLP in your district? Or a seasoned SLP newly entering the public school setting? ESC Region 11's New Speech-Language Pathology Academy 2019-2020 is a series of workshops focused on supporting SLPs in understanding the laws, vocabulary, procedures, and expectations of working in the public schools. Come learn everything you will need to be successful in your first year and build a network of other new SLPs in the region. Technical assistance visits will be provided by ESC Region 11 staff to support each participant. Register today!

SAVE THE DATE: Student Evaluation Collaborative for Diags, LSSPs, and SLPs

Date: September 13, 2019

Date: November 15, 2019

Date: April 3, 2020

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM


Are you an SLP Lead in your district? Or a Coordinator for Speech and Language Services? Make sure to save the date for the 2019-2020 Student Evaluation Collaborative. The meetings will consist of sessions for all evaluation staff as well as focused time for specific topics in each field. Registration coming soon.

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Each May, we have an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and our profession as school-based SLPs. There are many free Statewide Resources that can support your efforts to help students and families. Region 13's AT Toolbox is a website of curated resources on assistive technology tools that integrate with best practices and interventions throughout the state. It includes free downloads and videos. Region 13's Parent Handbook for Special Education is designed to help parents navigate the special education process and can be a helpful resource for any professional learning about the processes for educating students with disabilities. Feel free to pass along these resources!
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