Special Education Directors,
ESS is excited to announce a unique professional learning opportunity for speech-language pathologists. Please share information about this free webinar with your SLPs.
Comprehensive Assessment for SLI Eligibility: Research, Regulations, and Resources
Friday, February 19, 2021
9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
This presentation will discuss the use of various tools and strategies to determine a student’s patterns of strengths and needs. It will include a systematic method of integrating data from standardized and informal measures such as interviews, focused observations, language sampling, and dynamic assessment to determine presence or absence of language disorder and provide recommendations for interventions that are connected to the curriculum. The session will offer practice in implementing a comprehensive assessment approach for evaluation and eligibility decision making in schools using new tools and case studies that model the integration of multiple data sources for decision making purposes. Free assessment tools, documentation strategies, and resources will be reviewed.
- Describe research, tools, and techniques for comprehensive assessment that align with IDEA
- Explain how to implement a microstructure and macrostructure narrative analysis using the free resources provided
- Summarize dynamic assessment methods and techniques to increase accuracy of assessment practices
Marie Ireland, CCC-SLP, works for the Virginia Department of Education as an educational specialist for Speech Language Pathology, Related Services, and Evaluation and Eligibility Processes. Marie has experience advocating for legislation that impacts speech-language pathologists and individuals with communication disorders at the state and national levels. She has served on the ASHA School Finance Committee, ASHA SLP Advisory Council, ASHA Medicaid Committee, and is the past president of the State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities Council (SEACDC), a national consortium of state consultants. She served as the ASHA Vice President for SLP Practice (2018–2020).
This professional learning opportunity is free. Please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Participant registration is first-come, first-served until all available seats are filled. Government sponsored professional development may be used to meet licensure requirements and ASHA certification maintenance hour requirements but are not offered for ASHA CEUs. For more information regarding this professional learning opportunity, please email Mary Keeney.