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Assessment, Eligibility, and Dismissal in Schools: Strategies, Tools, and Decision-Making

October 12–24, 2022 | Online Conference

With online conferences you get the convenience of at-home learning combined with real-time access to speakers. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

All times listed are Eastern time.

During each live video chat, expert presenters and a moderator will address participant questions. A recording of each chat will be available for on-demand viewing. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, you can watch the chat recording before the last day of the conference. You may report for CE credit for either the live chat or the recording, but not both.

This conference uses Zoom for live video chats. Be sure to test Zoom on the computer/device from which you will participate in the live chats. Click the "Join" button and then be sure to select "download and run Zoom" for the best experience.

Monday, October 17
11–11:30 a.m. ET Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: Aligning Assessment Practices With Special Education Eligibility Requirements
1–1:30 p.m. ET J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, and Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Topic: School-Age Stuttering: Creating Confidence in Clinical Decisions
3–3:30 p.m. ET Shannon Theis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Assessment of Pediatric Voice Disorders in the School Setting
5–5:30 p.m. ET Sandra Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Choosing Progress Monitoring Tools for Documenting Narrative Language Growth
Tuesday, October 18
5–5:30 p.m. ET Lizbeth Dooley-Zawacki, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: Ethics in Schools: It's More Than Reading and Writing
Wednesday, October 19
11–11:30 a.m. ET Geralyn Timler, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Strategies for Honoring Neurodiversity in Social Communication Assessment
1–1:30 p.m. ET Nickola Wolf Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Topic: The Role of Written Expression in Assessment, Eligibility, and Dismissal in Schools
3–3:30 p.m. ET Nichole Mulvey, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Vocabulary Instruction to Increase Academic Success
Thursday, October 20
11–11:30 a.m. ET Stacey Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP, FNAP
Topic: Language Sampling for the School Clinician Using the SUGAR Tool
1–1:30 p.m. ET Elizabeth Peña, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Assessment of Bilingual Children: Current Challenges and Approaches
3–3:30 p.m. ET Ginger Collins, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Developing Meaningful Transition Plans for Students With Language-Based Literacy Deficits
5–5:30 p.m. ET Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Speech Sound Assessment That Supports Effective Intervention and Progress Monitoring
Friday, October 21
11–11:30 a.m. ET Kathryn D’Agostino Russo, MS, TSSLD, CCC-SLP
Topic: AAC from Start to Finish: Assessing for a Communication System and Planning for Intervention
1–1:30 p.m. ET Fe González Murray, EdD, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Culturally Responsive Assessments in Schools
"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant

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