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From EI to LEA: How to Ensure ALL Kids Make the Great Transition

1.0 Hours
22
Audio

Course Description

In this course, Michelle shares information and examples of the many young medically fragile and developmentally disordered children she’s worked with and explains why and how to ensure a quality transfer into school-related services. She stresses the importance of a comprehensive, coordinated and team-based approach for the continuation of critical services.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Explain why it’s important for the receiving school SLP to have the knowledge and history of the in-coming special-needs child.
2
Explain 2 reasons why the school SLP is now asked to do feeding therapy.
3
Provide at least two ways to ensure school SLPs receive all the information needed about the in-coming child.
About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Member/Manager of HeartWood Speech Therapy in Columbia, SC, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling the nation delivering courses registered for ASHA CEUs on best practices for evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents, is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 2020 recipient of the “Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion” from Feeding Matters, a 2017 graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program, and 5-time recipient of the ASHA ACE Award.

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Char Boshart is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children. Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
5 min: Introduction; examples and issues of the involved children including genetic conditions, developmental issues, and environmental influences. “Tonicity” is briefly discussed.
5 min: Unique characteristics of the cases: cleft palate, nasal emission, etc.
10 min: Making referrals; state interpretations; referral examples
10 min: About and how to implement critical transition points into the LEA (Local Education Agency)
20 min: Resources for feeding knowledge; school SLPs and feeding therapy; referrals and legality specifics SLPs need to know
10 min: Questions & Answers
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson
Financial Michelle Dawson received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. Michelle is a Clinical Coordinator for the SLP Graduate Program at Frances Marion University, Florence, South Carolina.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist. Volunteers with Feeding Matters
Disclosure Statement for Char Boshart
Financial Char Boshart is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments. She also owns and operates Speech Dynamics.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

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