Speech and Language Assessments and Updates

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2807184414770881283

DESCRIPTION: This webinar will review the Wisconsin eligibility criteria for the area of speech and language. Key ideas to keep in the forefront during an evaluation will be shared and ways to engage teachers, students and families will be discussed. After a team has considered eligibility criteria, having a conversation around the need for special education will be outlined. This webinar will also review the process for re-evaluation and identify procedure for consideration of speech and language as a related service.

PRESENTER: Andrea Bertone, Speech and Language and Related Services, Education Consultant, Department of Public Instruction
Andrea comes to DPI after working in a large urban school district for 18 years. After completing her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Andrea worked in the public school setting across all school levels as a speech and language clinician and also as a program support teacher. She has a particular interest in working with students who have a diverse range of racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as with students with autism and students with significant disabilities. She prioritized supporting students in developing functional communication and in considering the least restrictive environment in provision of service. Andrea served as the Program Support Teacher for Speech and Language for three years where she supported her district’s 80 clinicians. She spent four years as a diagnostician, evaluating students age 3-21 for special education services. When not supporting teachers and students, Andrea enjoys running, kayaking, and camping with her family.   

Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by contacting Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.

All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.