Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute: June 23, 24, 25, 2014 (June 23rd open for attendees statewide, all other dates are for Region 5 only)

Event Date: Monday, June 23, 2014
Event Time: 9:00 am
Event Presenter: Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D., Marie Ireland, LaVae Hoffman, Ph.D., Mary Wilds, Mona Pruett and Amber Handon
Event Location: Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Waynesboro, VA
Event Price: $15.00 per day


Ideas from 2014 SLP Institute

Intervention to Support the SOLs: Ideas from VA SLPs

Informal Assessments of Students’ Skills: Ideas From VA SLPs


Presenter Handouts for Participants:    


Resources for Bringing Curriculum into Therapy

Amber Handon, MEd., CCC-SLP, Charlottesville City Schools


Standards and Speech-Language Pathology? Using standards to tailor your speech-language intervention

Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Longwood University


101 Ways to Use a Sequential Message AAC Device to Access the Curriculum

Message Ideas for Devices

Single Message Devices

Why People Communicate


Stacey Pavelko, Oh.D., CCC-SLP, James Madison University & Marie Ireland, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, VA DOE - Handout from June 23, 2014


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Handout from June 24, 2014


Marie Ireland, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, VA DOE - Handout from June 25, 2014


Links from Event:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnylM1hI2jc  In my language (adult AAC speaker)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyGr7_B2Nrk Maya Finds Her Voice (2-4 year old progression using AAC)

Suggestions by others available on you tube:

Carly Fleischmann (adult with ASD who also types and communicates using AAC)

Wretches and jabbers a real film about individuals with disabilities and interaction around the world.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FlIyJJRc0E 


Contact information for Carol Wiegle:  cawiegle@gmail.com



(June 23rd will be open for attendees statewide, all other dates are for Region 5 T/TAC only)

Monday, June 23, 2014    

Morning Session

Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Standards and Speech-Language Pathology:
Strategy for using standards to tailor your speech-language intervention

K-12 students with speech-language impairment must meet the expectations of the Standards of Learning. This session will focus on a strategy for analysis of the standards and other data sources to identify targets for speech-language intervention and development interventions.

Afternoon Session

Stacey L. Pavelko, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Evidence-Based Practices in School-Based Assessment
This presentation will discuss evidence-based practices when selecting standardized assessments to assess and diagnose children suspected of having language impairment in school-based settings. Considerations will include reliability, validity, sensitivity, specificity, the purpose of the test, scoring considerations for speakers of various dialects, and the language and literacy areas included in the test.  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Morning Session

LaVae Hoffman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
It's ALL E-Z! Assessing Literate Language Essentials with Zip
This session will provide school speech language pathologists with guided practice in the analysis of literate language abilities. Using narrative language samples and school artifacts, participants will assess student use of vocabulary, elaborated noun phrases, embedded clauses, and verbs of cognition and communication. These assessment processes provide school-based data and SLP probes that support a comprehensive evaluation of student language abilities that are relevant to educational success.
Afternoon Session

Mary Wilds, Statewide Assistive Technology Coord., ODU
Sharon Jones and Mona Pruett, Specialists, T/TAC, VCU
Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
This session will focus on expanding the SLPs knowledge of assistive technology and communication systems. From "no" tech through low, mid- and high-tech, participants will have an opportunity to have "hands on" experiences with AT.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Morning Session

Marie Ireland, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
VDOE Best Practices for School-Based SLPs
 Participants will review best practices for school-based providers including recent research, assessment practices, pre-referral intervention and dynamic assessment techniques. Groups will review case studies, examples, and recent research from peer reviewed literature.

Afternoon Session

Amber Handon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Resources for Bringing Curriculum into Therapy
According to the VDOE Speech Language Pathology Services in Schools: Guidelines for Best Practices, SLPs are to be providing services that are "curriculum-based, outcome-oriented, integrated with educational activities, and designed to ensure access to the general curriculum so the child can be successful in mastering the Standards of Learning." This session is geared towards exploring resources that can help school-based SLPs access, modify and create activities that incorporate SOLs into speech-language sessions.

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