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  1. Dyslexia Foundations Online Training: Module 1 of the Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy

    All Texas educators who teach students with dyslexia must include new research and practices in educating students with dyslexia as part of their continuing education for educator certificate renewal!  

    Dyslexia Foundations is the first of five modules developed to assist school districts and charter schools in the identification of students with dyslexia.  

    Module 1 is a stand-alone workshop for any educator wanting to know more about dyslexia, but is also a pre-requisite for any educator that will be completing the 5-Module Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy.

    Workshop objectives:

    • define dyslexia and related disorders
    • explore the characteristics and common risk factors of dyslexia at varying age and grade levels
    • explore elements of reading, and review associated academic difficulties and conditions that co-exist with dyslexia.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS COMPLETELY ONLINE.  The course is available through Moodle, so all you need is a web browser to access.  You may access it at your convenience and log in and out as many times as necessary.  The training is divided into fourteen 5-10 minute videos with embedded activities.  There is also a final assessment.  

    An attempt is required on each of the 6 activities and a minimum grade of 70% is needed on the final assessment to receive your certificate.  Two attempts are allowed on the final assessment.  For accountability purposes, you will have up to 60 days from the date of registration to complete the course.  This course will take about 3 hours to complete.

  2. G/T ONLINE Day 4 Differentiating Instruction
    Fourth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  3. G/T ONLINE Day 5 Setting Standards
    Fifth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.

  4. The Monthly Monitor: Updates for State & Federal Programs Directors
    The Monthly Monitor provides current information for program directors 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 programs directors within the region. 

  5. ESSA Action Plans Series for Campus Principals and School Leaders
    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides greater flexibility to school leaders to broaden learning opportunities for students and strengthen supports for teachers and staff on campuses. This series of webinars offer campus principals and other school leaders insight into significant ESSA provisions, along with practical, yet evidence-based, advice on planning and implementing ideas and opportunities.

  6. Webinar 1 - Apraxia Intervention in Preschool and School-Age Children - David Hammer, MA/CCC-SLP

    This session will describe various models and intervention strategies in preschool and school-age children with Apraxia. Information on best-practice diagnosis and interventions processes will be discussed.

  7. Webinar 2 - The Ethics of Implementing AAC: Every Day for Everyone - Lisa Rukovena, MA/CCC-SLP

    Providing a "Language Rich Environment" must include not only receptive language supports, but expressive language access. This presentation will address the ethics requirement SLPs must meet when serving students with complex communication needs. Learn how to embed and employ universal communication systems for all students starting on the first day of school and how to speak with accessible language that will benefit all students.

  8. Webinar 3 - SI Legal - Gigi Driscoll, JD

    This session will provide the most current information regarding legal issues that specifically affect the SLP in daily job activities. The training is designed to prepare participants to deliver the speech-language pathology services in their school districts based on the most current legal state and federal framework on IDEA, NCLB, and the Texas Commissioner’s Rules. Legal briefs and court decisions involving current legal regulations will be reviewed.

  9. Webinar 4 - Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach - Scott Yaruss, PhD/CCC-SLP

    Stuttering iin preschool and young school-age children can be one of the more challenging disorders for speech-language pathologists to treat. Many clinicians are uncertain about which children need treatment and about what therapy techniques help children overcome their difficulties with fluency. This webinar will address those concerns by providing specific examples of assessment strategies, treatment goals, and therapy activities that can be immediately be used in treatment. Particular attention will be paid to strategies for working with parents and to methods for helping children develop healthy, appropriate attitudes toward their communication skills.

  10. Webinar 5 - School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach - Scott Yaruss, PhD/CCC-SLP

    School-age children who stutter can face many challenges, including negative emotional reactions to stuttering, difficulties participating in classroom activities, and limitations while interacting with peers. Unfortunately, many speech-language pathologists report that they are not confident in their ability to help children deal with these consequences of stuttering. This webinar will provide clinicians with applicable, practical strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter overcome the problems associated with stuttering. The presentation will include: guidelines for assessment that support treatment recommendations and goal-writing, specific recommendations about how to prepare children for therapy to ensure success, and examples of treatment strategies and activities designed to help children improve their fluency, reduce their negative reactions to stuttering, educate others about stuttering, and communicate effectively across speaking situations. Participants will come away from the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to help children who stutter and be more knowledgeable about how to approach stuttering intervention in the school setting and beyond.

  11. Webinar 6 - Speech and Language Assessment for Young ELLs - Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

    This session will discuss best practices in evidence-based assessment for young children who are non-English speakers, incipient bilinguals, or ELLs. We will discussed standardized testing, case and language history tools, language sampling/observations, and alternative assessment strategies with the goal of having assessment lead smoothly to intervention decisions.

  12. Webinar 7- Speech and Language Intervention for Young ELLs - Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

    As the heterogeneity of children receiving language therapy in the schools expands, it can be challenging for professionals to identify and implement effective strategies for addressing the language and learning needs of their students. In this presentation, participants will learn current evidence specific to providing therapy in the public schools, explore implications for that evidence for a heterogeneous caseload, and identify specific therapy ideas and strategies they can use Monday morning to not only make therapy more fun, but more effective for promoting language growth.

  13. Webinar 8 - Using Interpreters and Translators in Providing Speech and Language Services - Lynette Austin, PhD/CCC-SLP

    This session will cover the legal and practical aspects of using interpreters in speech and language service provision under IDEA.

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Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-2528
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