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  1. The Monthly Monitor: Updates for State & Federal Programs

    The Monthly Monitor provides current information for program staff responsible for oversight of federal and state requirements. Webinar-based meetings include relevant and timely information on topics related to program and fiscal compliance and other related items. Meetings also provide opportunities for participants to network with other state and federal program staff within the region.

  2. DCSI Networking Meeting

    District Coordinators of School Improvement are invited to join the ESC 2 School Support Team for quarterly meetings to learn about TEA School Improvement and Accountability updates, TIP implementation and monitoring guidance, and provide opportunities for DCSIs to share their work.

    ESC 2 provides instructional leaders networking time to engage in a PLC format in order to better serve regional campuses and districts.

  3. G/T ONLINE 30 Hour Training - Module 3 of 5 (Differentiating Instruction)
    This is the third course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  4. Webinar 3: Exploring Gender Differences in the Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder - Amanda Real
    According to the most current data from the Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM), about 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a ratio of 4:1 males to females. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) acknowledges potential 'Gender-related diagnostic issues' in the autism spectrum disorder section, noting potentially subtler social and communication characteristics. This session will identify and explore emerging research regarding potential gender differences in the school-based identification of autism under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  5. Webinar 3 - Integrating Time-Saving SLP Interventions Into Classrooms and Curriculum
    Are your therapy sessions going great, but carry-over seems impossible? Explore time-saving strategies to implement your SLP interventions into the classroom while still providing highly effective services to your students. This requires only a change in your mindset, not a change in your skillset. Leave with use-tomorrow strategies to try with one student or with all, without ever having to copy or laminate a single thing! 

  6. G/T ONLINE 30 Hour Training - Module 4 of 5 (Designing Curriculum)
    This is the fourth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  7. Title III SSA Advisory Committee Quarterly Meetings

    Consultation zoom meeting with Title III SSA district contacts to review program requirements and procedures for both ESC and LEAs.

  8. Webinar 4: Assessment of Dual Language Learners: Understanding the C-LIM - Dr. Arlene Ortiz
    The purpose of this web-based presentation is to review best practices that may be utilized by monolingual and bilingual school psychologists when assessing dual language learners. A particular focus will be given to the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix {C-LIM). Specifically, this presentation will review strengths and weaknesses of the C-LIM as well as provide attendees with a step-by-step guide for using the C-LIM to assess the validity of traditional cognitive test batteries administered to DLLs.

  9. Webinar 4 - The Ethics of Providing Quality Supervision
    Accepting a supervisory role can be both rewarding and challenging. This presentation will offer practical strategies for setting your supervision experience up for success. Topics will include setting clear, measurable expectations, developing data tools to monitor supervisee's progress, strategies for handling communication challenges, and ethical considerations. This session will benefit SLPs who are considering becoming a supervisor, who are supervising, and even those who receive supervision themselves. 

  10. G/T ONLINE 30 Hour Training - Module 5 of 5 (Setting Standards)
    This is the fifth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  11. Webinar 5 - Engaging Children with ASD in Social Communication Part 1
    Most of us are thoroughly trained academically and well-versed in theory, but we all know what it is like to run out of engaging ideas to use with our clients. These two, 3-hour webinars endeavor to reinforce professional practice repertoires with 30 ready-to-use lessons, activities, and games that can be immediately downloaded and put into use. Participants will be shown how to access Joel's website, AutismTeaching. and to download and use dozes of free printout games, activities, worksheets, slide presentations, and lessons on the topics of conversation, relationships, and emotional regulation. In both webinars, Joel will clearly explain the free materials, and with abundant pictures he will show how to use them. The featured resources include: games, drawing activities and worksheets to promote learning about peers; picture card-matching activities to help find common ground in conversation; games and activities to troubleshoot diverse aspects of peer relationships; simple and effective ways to incorporate use of video camera into social skills work. The featured resources are for children with high functioning autism age 6-16. 

  12. Webinar 6 - Engaging Children with ASD in Social Communication Part 2
    Second of 2-part webinar endeavors to reinforce professional practive repertoires with 30 ready-to-use lessons, activities, and games that can be immediately downloaded and put into use. 

  13. Webinar 5: Writing FIE Recommendations Staff Will Read (AND Use)! - Dr. Andrea Ogonosky
    Have you ever been frustrated that your FIE recommendations are being overlooked or not used? This session will focus on aligning and streamlining recommendations to multiple sourced data in a way that is efficient, effective, and judged to be useful by staff working with struggling learners.

  14. Webinar 7 - Using Non-Standardized Assessments to Help Determine Social Communication Needs
    This seminar will address the need for and use of non-standardized assessment techniques to help determine when a child has a pragmatic language disorder. Language use is variable, culturally informed, and individualized. Therefore, those who look to define and describe a disorder need access to various strategies and methods to relate observed behaviors and outcomes to expected performance and necessary skills based on age and communication environment.

  15. Webinar 6: Speech and Language Evaluation for Young Ells - Dr. Jyutika Mehta & Pam Sepulvado
    The goal of this session is to provide a framework for designing effective, evidence-based evaluation and intervention for Ells/non-English speaking children receiving speech and language services. Appropriate therapy goals and objectives will be discussed, with emphasis on decision-making strategies for which language and communication areas to target.

  16. Webinar 8 - Intervention Strategies for Improving Pragmatic Communication in School Aged Children
    Often children who have communication disorders participate in intervention activities to which target easily definable problems in semantics, morphology, and syntax. These deficits can, in some cases, be confounded by associated disorders in language use. Alternatively, pragmatic language disorders may be the primary communication deficit. This seminar is designed to consider a variety of ways to provide intervention to children who are impacted by pragmatics in many settings and with various skill levels. 

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