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Current, Best Strategies to Help Speech Language Pathologists Better Meet Student Needs
Presented by Sarah Peterson, MS/CCC-SLP
Specifically Designed for Speech Language Pathologists Serving Grades K-12
- Dozens of creative activities for strengthening your students’ skills related to listening, vocabulary, self-expression, and language-based critical thinking
- Practical, proven methods for encouraging students’ active participation in speech and language lessons in both large and small groups
- Effective, timesaving approaches and organizational strategies for better managing student referrals and evaluations
- Realistic tips to align your state content standards to IEP goals related to language, articulation, fluency, and voice
- Dozens of outstanding classroom interventions you can share with teachers that will reduce the number of formal referrals you receive for speech language assessment
Practical Ideas and Strategies
In this NEW, highly PRACTICAL seminar Sarah Peterson, a practicing speech language pathologist, accomplished author, and experienced presenter, will provide you with dozens of proven approaches to help you improve your students’ communication skills related to language, articulation, fluency, and voice. Sarah will present a wide variety of highly effective materials, activities and strategies designed to motivate your students of all ability levels in large or small groups. These classroom-tested activities are useful in resource rooms, for collaborative teaching, and for inclusion programs.
You will learn many new, timesaving ideas and refresh those tried-and-true classics that have been proven effective in a variety of therapy settings. You will receive innovative ideas for adding fun and excitement to your current program while increasing your students’ success.
Throughout this fast-paced day, Sarah will address timesaving approaches and organizational strategies to better manage larger caseload sizes and she will share practical ideas for using your state content standards in writing relevant IEP goals and objectives. You will also receive a wealth of ideas for encouraging active student participation in speech language lessons and share activities for strengthening literacy skills related to listening, vocabulary and language-based critical thinking.
In addition, each participant will receive an extensive speech language therapy resource handbook packed full of ready-to-use materials, activities, and resources designed specifically for this seminar.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Strengthen Your Students’ Speech Language Skills
Learn dozens of creative, fun activities for strengthening your students’ skills related to processing/listening, vocabulary, self-expression, and language-based critical thinking
- Fill your “Toolbox” with Practical, Timesaving Ideas
Discover effective, timesaving approaches and organizational strategies for better managing student referrals, evaluations and IEPs
- Encourage Active Participation of Students with Speech Language Needs
Discover innovative strategies and activities for encouraging your speech language students to talk, listen, contribute, and participate in a meaningful way in the resource room and classroom
- Mesh Your Therapy Goals with Educational Content Standards
Learn how to align your state content standards to IEP goals related to language, articulation, fluency, and voice to guide your therapy and use your time to maximum effect
- Share Your Expertise in a Collaborative Teaching/Learning Model
Learn how to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with classroom teachers while sharing your communication expertise with everyone involved
- Stimulate Your Students’ Vocabulary Development
Explore topics including association, classification, heteronyms, homophones, multi-meaning words, affixes, and more…Activities, resources and teaching options that will work for your students
- Improve Your Students’ Classroom Success
Receive multiple suggestions for classroom accommodations and modifications to facilitate greater academic and social success for students who have speech language needs…How to adapt lesson plans to accommodate students’ needs
- Dismantle Speech Language Barriers to Increase Student Achievement
Discover practical, easy-to-use methods for assessing articulation, fluency, voice, and language, and apply that knowledge to meet student needs in the greater school community
- Increase Carryover of IEP Goals in the Natural Environment
Learn time-efficient methods for more effectively monitoring your students’ carryover of targeted goals in language, articulation, fluency, and voice
- Receive a Detailed Speech/Language Therapy Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with the practical strategies and ideas presented in the seminar
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Effective, timesaving approaches and organizational strategies for better managing student referrals, evaluations and IEPs
- Dozens of creative, fun activities for strengthening students’ skills related to listening, vocabulary, self-expression, and language-based critical thinking
- Dozens of effective classroom interventions to be shared with teachers before making a formal referral for speech language assessment
- Innovative ways to promote your speech language program in your school and community
- Specific suggestions and techniques for aligning state content standards to IEP goals related to language, articulation, fluency, and voice
- Practical, proven methods for encouraging students’ active participation in speech and language lessons without relying on worksheets
- Practical ideas to promote greater involvement of parents and teachers easily and successfully
- Comprehensive scope and sequence for the development of specific language skills related to association/vocabulary, basic concepts, processing/listening, self-expression, grammar, and more
- Better understanding of ever-changing roles and responsibilities for the school-based SLP in each step of the special education process
- Practical and easy-to-use methods for assessing articulation, fluency, voice, and language, and how to apply that knowledge to meet student needs
- Multiple suggestions for classroom accommodations and modifications that facilitate greater academic success in students with speech language needs
- Tips to help students monitor and measure their own accuracy during speech language lessons
- How to use the knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and root words to increase vocabulary and comprehension
- Practical strategies to help your students improve decoding skills to clarify unknown words
- Numerous copy-ready resources and therapy ideas
- Time-efficient approaches for more effectively monitoring carryover of voice, fluency and articulation goals to the natural environment
- Specific Internet sites to enhance your speech language program
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
A wider scope of practice in the field of speech language pathology, increased paperwork demands, and fiscal constraints on education all combine to make effective service provision in the schools more challenging than ever before. To provide effective programming, SLPs need comprehensive resources and ready-to-use materials that are truly practical for everyday use.
For years, I have enjoyed the challenges of providing school-based, speech language services to students of all ability levels and ages. In that time I have gathered and developed resources and easy-to-use procedures for completing program responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
In this seminar, I will share with you the very best ideas, materials and procedures that have helped me be more successful. These resources and lessons will require little additional planning time, because the materials provided to you in this practical seminar will allow you to immediately begin implementing the lessons and procedures I will describe.
Among the topics we will be addressing are:
I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and sharing ideas with you that I know you’ll be able to use immediately with your own caseload of speech language students.
Sarah Peterson, MS/CCC-SLP
P.S. Again, the focus in this seminar will be on practical resources and lessons you’ll be able to use immediately.
Who Should Attend
Speech Language Pathologists serving Grades K-12.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
- Effective activities and lessons for strengthening literacy skills related to listening, vocabulary and language-based critical thinking
- Techniques for aligning state content standards to IEP goals related to language, articulation, fluency, and voice
- Timesaving organizational strategies for better managing student referrals, evaluations and IEPs
- Methods for encouraging students’ active participation in speech and language lessons without relying on worksheets
- Innovative ways to promote your speech language programNumerous copy-ready resources and therapy ideas
Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other speech language pathologists.
ASHA - CEUs
This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
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