Speech and Language Eligibility and Current Trends

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7171102094115885059

DESCRIPTION: Participants will review changes in federal legislation and Supreme Court decisions that impact school-based providers.  They will learn about several informal assessments that can used to assess students' functional language abilities. Considerations for the evaluation and treatment for students who are English learners will be discussed.
PRESENTER: Andrea Bertone is an Education Consultant at the Department of Public Instruction. Her work supports students who have significant difficulty accessing, engaging, and/or making progress in general education environments due to communication difficulties.  Andrea has recently supported a workgroup in the development of a process for evaluating school-based SLPs in Wisconsin.  She has a passion for supporting staff in creating and implementing goals that are functional and that can be supported in general education environments.  Andrea is a firm believer that, as Carlo Vialu from SeekFreaks says, we must “begin with the end in mind”. She worked for 18 years as both a speech-language pathologist and later as a program support teacher in the public school setting across all school levels in a large school district. Andrea has a particular interest in working with students using culturally responsive practices and has particular passion working with students with autism and students with significant disabilities.  When Andrea is not working, she is outside hiking, camping, canoeing, or playing with her family and her new dog, Mazie.

Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

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