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From Referral to Dismissal: Providing Ethical Speech-Language Services in Public Schools (Live Webinar) (PD102854L)

Presenter(s): Anne C Reed, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): May 22, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: May 22, 2024, Noon, Eastern time

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This webinar will explore the special education process from referral to dismissal under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as it relates to students with speech-language disorders. The speaker will discuss the role of the SLP, response to intervention (RTI) strategies, and the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with specific goals to meet the individual needs of students. The webinar will discuss principles and rules from the ASHA Code of Ethics that support ethical decision-making throughout the process.

Ethics Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for Ethics. See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain the components of a comprehensive speech-language evaluation and assessment 
  • Identify principles and rules from the ASHA Code of Ethics that guide decision-making in eligibility and dismissal decisions 
  • Describe the role of the SLP in RTI


  • Background/IDEA guidelines
  • RTI/pre-referral
  • Assessment and eligibility
  • IEP/goal development
  • Dismissal

Presenter Information

Anne Reed, MS, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in communication science and disorders at Florida State University, as well as a fellow through the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), with a focus on the interdisciplinary study of reading. Anne's research interests include using an implementation science framework to study the effectiveness of services provided by SLPs in addressing the challenges faced by students with speech-language and reading difficulties as well as interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPP) between school-based SLPs and classroom teachers. Drawing from her extensive professional background, which encompasses over 20 years of experience as a school-based SLP, as well as roles within private clinics and a specialized school for students with dyslexia, Anne brings a wealth of practical insight to her academic and clinical pursuits.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Doctoral student funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education grant funds to the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University (information presented does not represent the views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education)

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

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 and submit the learning assessment by May 24, 2024.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: May 22, 2024
1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102854L
Available Through: June 01, 2024