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June 3-4, 2013
SLPs and School-Based Practice: Curriculum-based Assessment and Interventions to Support the Common Core
Presenter: Sandi Gillam, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Sandi Gillam is Professor of Communication Disorders at Utah State University where she teaches courses on research, clinical practices, phonology, and language development. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Memphis. Sandi’s research has focused on designing and testing evidence-based practices in language and literacy assessment and intervention with children with specific language impairments and English Language Learners. Sandi has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and book chapters. She is the Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Center for Special Education Research in the Institute for Educational Sciences to develop narrative intervention program. Her work has led to numerous invitations to present to national and international conferences including the East African Speech & Language Conference, the International Congress of Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology in Talca, Chile and the XXVIII AELFA MEETING, in Madrid, Spain.
This presentation will highlight the use of contextually based assessments and educationally relevant interventions that meet evidence based practice standards for vocabulary, syntax, narration, comprehension and progress monitoring and service delivery options.
June 5-6, 2013
Beacons of Best Practice: Sound Articulation Treatment
Presenter: Jennifer Taps Richard, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jennifer Taps Richard is a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist in San
Diego Unified School District and an Indiana University graduate. She
provides classroom intervention to caseload and at-risk students.
Jennifer is also the Coordinator for the Phonology & Articulation
Resource Center (PARC), applying research and supporting SLPs in
articulation and phonological treatment through professional development
and coaching.She has presented throughout the country at
national and state conferences regarding San Diego Unified's Speech
Improvement Class and best practices in phonological treatment. In
addition, Jennifer is utilizing her Hanen certifications to collaborate
with her colleagues in San Diego Unified to provide teacher and parent
training for supporting preschool students at risk for speech and
language disorders. The district has also implemented an RtI model to
address needs in early childhood.
This session presents an innovative approach for addressing the needs of children with mild articulation disorders in the public school setting. In 2004, San Diego Unified School District shifted its services to a general education service delivery model for these students. The session features evidence-based intervention practices, including complexity theory, motor learning theory, current methodologies for treating the /r/ sound and home practice principles. Nine years of project data illustrate the efficacy of this short-term, intensive approach, which strives to remediate mild articulation errors in 20 hours or less.
Classes held in Albertson Hall, Room 169, Fort Hays University Campus
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