A Neurodevelopmental Approach to What We Do Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN
The study of neuropsychology involves a curiosity about brain-behavior relationships, a general understanding of how the brain is functionally organized, and knowledge of how the brain changes over from infancy to adulthood. These three perspectives create a general awareness of how neuroscience translates from the bench to the desk and the value of neuropsychological perspectives in special education practice. This workshop will present a theoretical and practice model for assessment and intervention in the schools.
A Roadmap to Effective Collaboration: Maximizing Your Impact as an SLP (TSHA CEUs) Katie Adams, CCC-SLP
Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant.” Steven Anderson, Educator. Do you want to work smarter, not harder by collaborating with other professionals? Do you want to learn how to win people over, build trust and communicate effectively with other adults? Do you want to be a BRILLIANT SLP? This course can teach you the keys to creating collaborative partnerships with ANYONE. Come learn quick and easy steps that you can implement to effectively collaborate with teachers, occupational and physical therapists, parents and more! Let's learn how to work together so our students can achieve academic success.
A Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions (TSHA CEUs) Jennifer Mascolo, PsyD, NCSP
This workshop will provide an overview of the Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions (SMAARTI) approach. This method, as initially conceptualized by Mascolo (2008), involves the organization, analysis, and synthesis of assessment data to aid in understanding the cognitive basis of students’ learning difficulties. Based on multiple data sources, the steps of SMAARTI assist in identifying various methods of tailoring intervention (i.e., modifications, accommodations, remediation, compensatory techniques) that make instruction more accessible to the student, thereby improving learning outcomes.
AAC: Let's Get to the Core (TSHA CEUs) Jenny Dumas, MS, CCC-SLPNichole Kertis Barton, OT
Using the online CoveVocab13 Toolkit as a framework, this presentation will review AAC systems, the evidence and rationale for using core vocabulary, samples of customizable communication systems, and most importantly strategies for implementation. Given student/classroom scenarios, participants will be guided through lesson planning and will practice Aided Language Simulation using core boards to confidently support language and communication.
Assessment and Treatment of Stuttering From Preschool through Adolescence (TSHA CEUs) Courtney Byrd, PhD, CCC
Stuttering is a complex, multifactorial communication disorder that can negatively impact the academic, emotional, social, and vocational achievements of individuals who stutter. Assessment and treatment of stuttering is core to the scope of practice for speech-language pathology. However, speech-language pathologists consistently report stuttering as the disorder they feel least comfortable assessing and/or treating.
Dyslexia Identification for Diagnosticians and LSSPs Katharine Muller
Participants will receive the most updated guidance in evaluating for and identifying dyslexia based on Texas state dyslexia laws and regulations. The 2 Step process of Data Gathering and Formal Testing will be reviewed along with sample case studies. Guidance for compiling data into summaries and reports will be provided. Instructional recommendations based on compiled data (whether student is identified as dyslexic or not) will also be discussed.
Multimodal Functional Behavior Assessments Andrea Ogonosky, PhD, NCSP, LSSP
This session is designed to present the participants with a framework for collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources in an effort to understand complex student behavior problems often exhibited when students present with disorders such as Emotional Disturbance, Autism, and ADHD. Case studies will be presented and discussed to further enhance participant understanding of using multiple data sources which include such factors as environment, physiological, and learned patterns of behaviors in addition to the more traditional antecedent, behavior, consequence data.
Pre-Writing, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing: Teaching and Learning Strategies for ALL Learners (TSHA CEUs) Bonnie Singer, PhD
As educators aim for students to be college- and career-ready, developing their ability to write is an ever increasing priority. This workshop will introduce practical, relevant, and theoretically-grounded strategic approaches to writing intervention that target some of the core language skills essential to student success.
The Ethics of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practice: Personal and Professional Considerations (TSHA CEUs) Shernaz B. Garcia, PhD
When client-professional relationships develop in an intercultural space, both parties must negotiate their respective identities and worldviews so that eligibility determination and therapeutic intervention can be both appropriate and effective.The principles of cultural responsiveness and reciprocity can be effective tools for ensuring that our practice in multicultural settings is aligned with our professional code of ethics.
The Role of Executive Functions in Learning and Production George McCloskey, PhD
This presentation will discuss a comprehensive model of executive functions and the impact of executive functions on learning, behavior and classroom production. Ways to assess executive functions difficulties and methods for helping children with executive functions difficulties improve their behavior and academic performance either through teacher assistance or through increasing students’ capacities for self-regulation will be addressed.
Timelines, Guidelines, Long Lines… LSSPs on the Ethical Borderline Crissy McDaniel, LSSP
Participants will consider the NASP Standards for the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), explore a decision making framework for ethical dilemmas and discuss current cases. This session will satisfy the Ethics requirement for the LSSP.