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Using Theme-Based Intervention in Telepractice: Promoting Speech and Language Development in Toddlers and Preschoolers (PD102800)

Presenter(s): Adrienne R Wallace, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This session provides a theme-based intervention framework for SLPs who work with toddlers and preschoolers via telepractice. The session begins with a review of the evidence for using theme-based intervention to promote communication development. Next, it discusses best practices for using appropriate technology, selecting toys and digital materials that incorporate themes, and formatting telepractice sessions to keep toddlers and preschoolers engaged while addressing their goals. Finally, it shares tools for successful planning and documentation, allowing participants to leave the session with the knowledge and confidence to begin using themes in your telepractice service delivery immediately.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2162V). 

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain three evidence-based benefits of using themes to promote communication development 
  • Create theme-based lesson plans that are appropriate for telepractice 
  • Select appropriate technology, toys, and materials to implement theme-based lessons via telepractice

Presenter Information

Adrienne Wallace, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP, owns Online Speech Services LLC, which provides online communication coaching, speech therapy, and resources for parents and SLPs. Using over 10 years of experience in telepractice, Wallace also created a telepractice blog, Telepractice Tools, and provides consulting, webinars, online courses, and materials to help others add telepractice to their service delivery offerings. Wallace is also an adjunct instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Montclair State University, teaching courses in management and entrepreneurship.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Owner/founder of Online Speech Services and Telepractice Tools 
  • Co-author of The SLP Entrepreneur: The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Guide to Private Practice and Other Business Ventures

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Affiliate of ASHA SIG 18

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: November 2022
End date: March 14, 2029

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102800
Available Through: March 14, 2029