In this course, an experienced classroom teacher and national co-teaching coach shared insightful guidance on how the SLP and the classroom teacher can collaborate together to maximize time, efficiency, and effectiveness. Her focus is on bringing rationale and specific and practical tips and techniques to the table for all professionals to utilize in classroom instruction.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
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.
Susan Fitzell has been teaching since 1980 and has spent the past 20 years onsite in classrooms throughout the United States working hand in hand with teachers, specialists, including SLP’s to help them make a difference for kids. She is a dynamic, internationally recognized presenter, educational consultant, and CEU of Aim Hi Education Programs, LLC. She has written a dozen books for teachers, parents, and students, and is one of only 650 certified speaking professionals in the world today. Her latest book, Best Practices in Co-teaching and Collaboration includes a chapter that highlights how SLP’s can be more effective in the inclusive classroom. Susan credits one of her colleagues, a speech and language pathologist, with saving her son from years of wrong diagnoses by suggesting she bring him to an ENT who specializes in Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
|2 min: Introduction|
|5 min: The benefits of the SLP in the classroom|
|5 min: A teacher’s view of the SLP in the classroom|
|6 min: Two views and the value of detailed “language” instruction|
|10 min: How to “get the SLP and the teacher together; types of collaboration|
|6 min: Clarifying “Co-teaching” and “Collaboration”|
|8 min: Challenges: Planning; intervention time; “stacking the classroom”|
|6 min: Data and documentation|
|12 min: Questions & Answers|
|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. |
|Financial||Susan Fitzell received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |