11/15/19 — SLP 2019 Fall Conference

Date: November 15, 2019

Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: Butler Auditorium-Caldwell County Board Office - Princeton, KY

Presenters: Dr. Amanda Blackwell and David Daniel (click here for more info)

Course Descriptions

Evaluating the Speech and Language Abilities of English Language Learners

Participants will take part in a fascinating online interaction with a Speech Pathologist that has flipped her world. She is currently a practicing SLP living in Guatemala, and she provides video therapy to her home country of the United States. During this training, Dr. Blackwell will give participants the basics of the speech pathologist’s role with ELL students. Attendees will learn about 3 areas of focus: cultural competence, dynamic assessment, and best practices when assessing ELL students. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the SLP’s role with ELL students

A School Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders

Many of the undesired behaviors that manifest in the classroom are the result of sensory processing disorders. Program Content Participants of this session will learn to identify 8 sensory areas that may be deficient in students with sensory processing disorder. They will learn how these areas often appear as behavior disorders. All participants will be able to identify specific sensory processing disorders and apply appropriate sensory strategies for the specified duration and frequency to establish proper sensory stability.

Meeting Agenda

Breaks on your own as needed

8:00 - 8:30 Sign-in and Networking with your fellow school SLPs

8:30-11:30 Evaluating the Speech and Language Abilities of English Language Learners: Go online with Dr. Amanda Blackwell

  • Cultural Competence
  • Dynamic Assessment
  • Best Practices when Assessing ELL Students

Lunch  11:30 – 12:30

12:30 – 3:30   A School Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders

  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder/What it isn’t.
  • Neurological Pruning: Too Much/Too Little
  • Sensory Discrimination and Sensory Modulation Disorder
  • Sensory Strategies and Establishing a Sensory Diet