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Conference for California School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists


Presented by Speech Pathologists for Speech Pathologists

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Highly Effective Strategies You Can Use Tomorrow!

Choose from Numerous Therapy-Based Conference Sessions, Including:

  • SLP Therapy Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Many More!
ASHA CEUs Available

Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Margo Kinzer Courter has worked in a variety of settings during her 28 years of practice. She currently specializes in speech-language disorders that affect student learning. She works with preschool through high school students with speech-language and other learning challenges. Her practice focuses on assisting students in achieving academic success through direct service.
*ASHA-required disclosure statement for Margo Kinzer Courter:
Financial: Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation, author for Plural Publishing and receives royalty payments, owner of MKC Productions and receives ownership interest.
Non-Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Sarah James is an experienced school-based speech-language pathologist and an outstanding presenter. Sarah specializes in connecting speech-language skills and literacy development. She has comprehensive training and experience working with students on literacy development, both in and out of the regular education classroom. Sarah maintains a private practice offering direct speech, language, literacy, and consultative services.
*ASHA-required disclosure statement for Sarah James:
Financial: Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation.
Non-Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Sarah Peterson is a speech-language pathologist with abundant school-based experience, serving students of all ability levels from preschool through grade 12. Sarah is the author of A Resource for the School-Based Language Pathologist. She is known for her highly practical approach and for sharing a wealth of proven teaching strategies that are easy to use on a daily basis.
*ASHA-required disclosure statement for Sarah Peterson:
Financial: Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation. Author for Slosson Education and receives royalty payments.
Non-Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Conference Agenda

7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:55 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:35 p.m. - 3:20 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists serving Grades PK-12.


CEU Info
This course is offered for up to 1.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don’t attend. These materials include:

  • Powerful, current strategies for speech-language pathologists supported by the latest research and best practice in school settings
  • Treatment strategies every SLP should know
  • The latest in technology resources designed for SLPs and language development

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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