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Language Processing Disorders: Increasing Student Success (Grades P-12)

Presented by Debbie Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Outstanding Communication Specialist and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for SLP's, Special Education Teachers, General Education Classroom Teachers, and Administrators Serving Grades P-12

  • Practical strategies and diagnostic tools for better identification of students with Language Processing Disorders whether you are working in person or online
  • Help students with Language Processing Disorders overcome challenges with following directions, verbal expression, and auditory comprehension
  • Maximize the effectiveness of your documentation and measurable goal writing for students' Individual Education Plans and Quarterly Progress Reports
  • Receive an extensive school-based SLP digital resource handbook filled with ready-to-use interventions, tools, and strategies … Ready to download for quick desktop reference
ASHA CEUs Available

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Working with a struggling student who appears to have average or even above average intelligence can be baffling, and leave you wondering, why? Supporting a special education team in discerning the "why" behind what some may have deemed 'laziness' or 'shyness' in a student with intellectual strengths can be difficult. Having an increased understanding of the student with the Language Processing Disorder profile will lead to more accurate and effective goal-writing as well as helping ensure everyone is on-board for student success.

This NEW interactive seminar by presenter Debbie Davis will leave you with dozens of practical and tactical ways to intervene in the virtual classroom setting or in-person at school. We will take the opportunity to practice responding to negative or disengaged behavioral patterns resulting from Language Processing deficits and learn so many practical tips and tools to help your students reach higher levels of success. This high energy, interactive seminar will help you more accurately diagnose and provide better interventions for students having a Language Processing Disorder.

Plus, you will leave with an extensive Language Therapy digital resource handbook designed specifically for your school based and online SLP practice, including ready-to-use Language Processing interventions, tools, and strategies.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Diagnostic Tools to Identify Behaviors Indicating a Language Processing Weakness
    Be clearer on the behaviors that suggest language processing weaknesses or disorders and take away diagnostic tools to help you know what to look for and respond more efficiently whether working in-person or online
  2. Specific Strategies to Significantly Increase Learning and Engagement
    Enhance your tool kit to ensure greater success and more classroom and online engagement … Ideas for helping your students improve their ability to plan actions and carry them out, follow directions, take turns, and communicate verbally
  3. Increase Auditory Memory, Receptive Language, Sequencing and Verbal Expression
    Experience teaching approaches and verbal instructions that encourage students to ask for more clarification and increased understanding … Skills they will use for life
  4. Practical Next Steps for Students with a Weak Language Processing Profile
    Learn what to do next for students who have an identified language weakness … Numerous proactive strategies that will work in distance learning and in-classroom instruction
  5. Highly Effective Ways to Analyze Students' Language Processing Performance
    Develop and meet those important actionable goals … Specific and measurable goal-writing that captures the data you need for better performance analysis and ongoing monitoring
  6. Effective Strategies for Verbal Messaging, Visual Cues and Graphic Organizers
    How-to's and specific tools for increased student engagement and greater overall impact in the classroom and online
  7. Explore the Social and Pragmatic Aspects of Students with Language Processing Disorders
    Learn the top five symptoms observed and discover practical ideas to experience greater growth in these critical areas
  8. Help Students Generalize Positive Behaviors Across Settings
    Discover how to use day-to-day experiences for teaching students how to participate in school activities more successfully … Proactive strategies that will help students generalize more positive behaviors in school, online and other social settings
  9. Detailed Approaches for Increased Home Carryover of Language Skills
    Practical tips and strategies to share with caregivers and parents to help them more consistently provide the support you need for meeting goals both at home and in school … Ideas you can use immediately and adapt to meet the needs of your students
  10. Receive an Extensive Language Therapy Digital Resource Handbook
    You will leave with an extensive Language Therapy digital resource handbook designed specifically for your school-based and online practice … Ready-to-use interventions, tools, and strategies downloadable right to your desktop for quick and easy reference

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Specific strategies to identify behaviors that suggest a Language Processing Disorder
  • Tools to support the evaluation process and observing behaviors – What do they mean?
  • How to help students learn more appropriate self-advocacy through instruction, practice, feedback, and encouragement
  • Develop a tool kit of classroom strategies that are instructive and engaging
  • Make transition times more effective … Fast and easy use of auditory cues
  • Assess the function of behaviors through different data collection tools
  • Practical ideas for making minor adjustments in your virtual and in person classroom
  • Learn specific strategies to teach students to convey their need for clarification
  • Messaging structures paired with visual tools that clarify expectations and understanding
  • Increase your students' ability to focus and stay engaged in social settings within the academic environment
  • Build a classroom or online environment that encourages more problem solving between your SLP students
  • Develop specific strategies that will teach your students to respond to language therapy more appropriately
  • Help your most difficult students achieve daily successes toward language IEP goals and increase their confidence to communicate more effectively
  • Explore ways to help students with language processing disorders in the virtual and in-class environment
  • Learn how to connect with families to promote better carryover of strategies at home

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I am excited to share the day with you at this NEW interactive seminar designed specifically to help us achieve higher success with our students having a Language Processing Disorder. We have many experiences from which to learn from each other in this. I have personally experienced the frustration of having students who seemed to fall between the cracks or just hold back for some reason, and I am sure that you have experienced this, too. So much has been learned during my many years as a Speech-Language Pathologist providing services in the school setting, and I am thrilled to share with you my tried and true tips, concepts and strategies that work in-person and online.

How we process information and use our knowledge for increased impact is a challenge for all ages. What have you tried for the student who is seemingly "shy" to achieve increased engagement? In the classroom, whether it be large or small group, in-person or online, how can we support those students with language processing weaknesses to feel social and academically connected? During our time together we will engage in activities and practice strategies as we role play what we can say as educators to support the student with a Language Processing Disorder in the classroom and virtual learning environment. You will not want to miss this engaging, interactive seminar.

"If we always do what we've always done, we will always get what we've always gotten." I look forward to our taking the time to share and practice with your colleagues and me which will lead to greater impact for all our students! My belief is that we continue to grow and learn from each other, and my passion is sharing knowledge and practical strategies! As we bring our energy to this fun-filled day of learning, I trust that you will increase your personal toolkit of strategies and practices for serving students with a Language Processing disorder.

My Best,
Deborah Davis, M.S. CCC-SLP/L
Speech and Language Pathologist, Communication Specialist and Professional Facilitator

P.S. The focus of this seminar is on practical strategies for helping students with a language processing disorder that can be immediately implemented whether working in-person or online.

Who Should Attend

 SLP's, Special Education Teachers, General Education Classroom Teachers, and Administrators Serving Grades P-12

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical ideas to identify behaviors that suggest a Language Processing Disorder
  • Tools to support the evaluation process and observing behaviors
  • Specific ways to help students learn more appropriate self-advocacy
  • Auditory techniques to make transition times more effective

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other speech language pathologists interested in practical strategies and tools to help students with Language Processing Disorders.

Consultation Available
Deborah Davis will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

CEU Info
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs per day (Intermediate level, Professional area).

ASHA-Required Disclosure Statement for Debbie Davis:
Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation. She is also the owner of Deborah Davis, Ltd. DBA SpeechOne and receives salary/consulting fee compensation.
No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits 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
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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