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Providing Effective Service to Students in Remote Areas (PD102749)

Presenter(s): Cynthia K Atcheson, MS, CCC-SLP; Amy D Hogue, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This session explores how school-based SLPs can provide students in remote areas with services that are of equal value and effectiveness as those they provide to students in larger population centers. Speakers share resources and service delivery options to empower SLPs to provide and promote remote service delivery.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Schools Connect online conference.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify specific student needs, barriers to service, and resources for remote areas
  • Assess and select service delivery models for students in remote areas
  • Evaluate and promote the effectiveness of remote service delivery models


  • Identifying Student Needs
  • Barriers to Effective Service Provision
  • Resources and Supports
  • Selecting a Service Delivery Model
  • Evaluating Effectiveness of Service Delivery Model

Presenter Information

Cynthia Atcheson, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked as an itinerant SLP in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District since 2008. She is an Alaska-grown SLP, receiving an MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders through a partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and East Carolina University. Cindy completed her master's degree coursework while teaching middle-school language arts in southwestern Alaska. When she is not traveling to remote schools by water taxi, air charter, or four-wheeler, or providing speech telepractice from her office, Cindy enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her husband and two dogs.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Amy Hogue, MA, CCC-SLP, works for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna, Alaska. She graduated from Utah State University and received her master's degree from the University of the Pacific. She is past president of the Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a member of ASHA's School Finance Committee.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of ASHA School Finance Committee

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: July 13–25, 2022
End date: May 29, 2028

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102749
Available Through: May 29, 2028