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Presenter(s): Sierrah Ahnree Harris, MA, CF-SLP; Amanda J O Van Horne, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides tools for evaluating the picture books you currently use, equips you with arguments for why it is ethically important to use representative picture books and other materials, and helps you identify resources to develop a bookshelf that is aligned with your caseload composition. In addition, the presenters describe programs and strategies for implementing these selection practices into your everyday process. Gather the picture books that you most frequently use in intervention and have them with you when you watch the session.
Presenter(s): Leigh Ann Porter, MA, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: The practice of mindfulness is more than a fad - it is key to managing stress, improving awareness, and acting with intentionality. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides tools and guides you in building a regular practice of mindfulness. The presenter addresses common misconceptions of mindfulness practice and illustrates how mindfulness can help you respond to difficult situations from a place of nonjudgmental awareness and engagement rather than responding from impulse, overreaction, or habit.
Presenter(s): Jessi A Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: During particularly stressful times, SLPs may wonder if they have chosen the wrong career, should look to switch job settings, or there is any way to manage the ever-growing stress around them. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines where the stress comes from and shares stress management tools, such as mindfulness and self-care, that can reduce and manage this stress, so you can thrive in your work as an SLP.
Presenter(s): Phyllis R Scott, MA, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Young adults with mild-to-moderate language impairments and low emotional intelligence often struggle to perform independently in mainstream adult settings. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference discusses language and emotional intelligence skills that help post-secondary students achieve better quality-of-life outcomes. The speaker discusses strategies, activities, and resources that SLPs and their secondary students can use to improve outcomes. The session strives to reaffirm and refine SLPs' capacity to make a positive societal impact by serving this student population.
Presenter(s): Verna M Chinen, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: SLPs are charged with doing more with less time. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares a way to address caseload and time challenges. The workload calculator is a tool that can be used to critically analyze an SLP's caseload. The speaker walks learners through using the tool so you can analyze your caseload to increase workload efficiency and productivity.
Presenter(s): Hope J Warner, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores issues related to conducting screenings and assessments for speech-language services in schools. The speaker discusses ways to streamline the screening referral and assessment process, the SLP's role in Response to Intervention (RTI)/Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and how to address complications the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced related to managing screening and assessment needs in schools.
Presenter(s): Kimberly J Green, MA
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference provides a foundation for understanding aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to service delivery in the school setting and beyond. The presenter shares case studies, strategies, and resources for best practices in providing culturally responsive services in the current social and public health context.
Presenter(s): Charlette M Green, MS, CAGS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares five key tips for SLPs to use when communicating with school administrators. The presenter - a former school-based SLP who has been a district-level special education administrator for more than 10 years - provides key insights for preparing for and having discussions with administrators.
Presenter(s): Susannah M Silvia, MCD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Coaching can happen anywhere, with any age child, no matter the communication disorder. This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference explores the power of coaching caregivers. The speaker discusses how to train family members and other facilitators to use speech-language intervention strategies with their children to produce better long-term outcomes.
Presenter(s): Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP; Leesa Marante, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Many factors can contribute to school SLPs feeling stressed and emotionally exhausted: large caseload sizes, innumerable paperwork responsibilities, minimal administrative and peer support, and conflicting roles within their work setting, to name a few. This recorded session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference discusses and defines burnout, provides evidence-based strategies that you can implement immediately to reduce caseload- and workload-related stress, and provides examples of ways to advance change on caseload and workload issues on a larger scale.
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