INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Expanding Expression Training (EET) for SLPs, SLTs and SLPAs
- Mon, Mar 20 2023 •
- Professional Learning and Sustainability
The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the 2023 Seminar for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists: Expanding Expression Training: A Multi-Sensory Approach for Improved Writing, Oral Expression, and Comprehension Across the Curriculum with Sara L. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP (and founder of EET). The intended audience for this seminar is Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Technicians, and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
Sponsored by the ADE/ESS
Hosted by Alhambra Elementary School District
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:40 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 (lunch on your own)
Where: 4510 N 37th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85019
This training will focus on helping students comprehend curriculum materials, write using details, and express themselves using multisensory, brain-based techniques. Participants will learn how to target general descriptions, writing from prior knowledge, biographies/autobiographies, and summarizing using simple strategies. Multiple ways to target language processing skills will be provided as well. Student samples and hands-on activities are included. The strategies discussed are being used for ages preschool through adult in both general and special education settings.
Participants will be able to:
- Teach students/clients a multi-sensory approach for including more details in their definitions and descriptions.
- Explain how to use strategies to target the following areas: categorization, function, appearance, composition, associated parts, location, and similarities and differences.
- Use and teach a tool for improved organization in writing from prior knowledge and biographies/autobiographies.
- Explain how to collect baseline data and monitor progress using the program.
- Complete a therapeutic or curriculum-based lesson using a language tool.
About the Presenter:
Sara L. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and founder of the Expanding Expression Tool (EET). She began her career in the Bay City Public Schools (Michigan), where she focused on developing and teaching language strategies to facilitate academic success. Her interest and continued study of language processing and multisensory approaches to learning have led to her development of the Expanding Expression Program for improved oral and written language. As a national speaker, Sara provides insight into learning and demonstrates strategies to use with all children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and her Master’s Degree from Bowling Green State University.
Registration for this event must be completed in the Arizona Professional Learning and Development (APLD) registration system. You must be logged in to your ADE Connect account to complete the registration. If you do not have an ADE Connect account, you will need to create one before you register for the course.
Register for “Expanding Expression Training: A Multi-Sensory Approach for Improved Writing, Oral Expression, and Comprehension Across the Curriculum.”
If you have questions, please contact [email protected]