SPED Ahead Forum Webinars

“Understanding and Managing the Growing SLP Shortage”   Register now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

10 – 11 AM Pacific / 1-2 PM Eastern

Even with a range of recruitment and retention initiatives, the SLP shortage is worsening. What’s behind this chronic problem? How do you prepare to meet your needs for speech/language services with the expanded role of SLPs with the Common Core State Standards? A panel of experts will update you on the shortage, share promising solutions and answer your burning questions.

Moderator: Dr. Shari Robertson, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research & Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Indiana University of PA

Panelists

  • Catherine Bacon, M.A., CCC-SLP Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona State University Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  • Karen Roth, M.S. CCC-SLP Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona State University Department of Speech and Hearing Science

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“Online Speech Therapy for Charter School Students: When, Where and How?”   Register now.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

10 – 11 AM Pacific / 1-2 PM Eastern

Charter schools offer diverse learning opportunities and instructional approaches, but as in mainstream schools, all students must have access to special education services, including speech/language therapy. Although a growing number of charter schools are using inexpensive technology to enable special education services remotely, there are still many questions about when (and when not) to rely on online speech-language therapy. Make plans to join a nationwide audience of charter school leaders for a one-hour webinar with a panel of special education experts who understand the challenges of delivering quality services remotely. They’ll share what they have learned first hand about the “when, where and how” of online speech therapy in charter schools and answer questions from the audience.

Panelists

  • Joe Pacheco is the Director of Student Services at Leadership Public Schools. Prior to his role as Director of Student Services for California-based Leadership Public Schools, Mr. Pacheco was Principal of LPS Campbell High School. Among administrative positions he has held for public schools, Joe was Program Specialist for Special Education for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. He also served in the Oak Grove School District for 12 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist. He received his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University and his Master’s in School Administration from the University of San Francisco.
  • Shawn Whitney is the Director of Special Education at Edison Charter Academy. Shawn joined Edison Charter Academy in 2010 after ten years of teaching, including five years teaching students with learning differences and emotional disturbances at an Arizona high school. She holds a Bachelor’s of Elementary and Special Education from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.

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Online Speech Therapy for Virtual School Students: When, Where and How?“   VIEW

Moderator: Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robertson was formerly a President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Panelists:

  • Jenny Kendall is the K-12 Inc. National Director of Special Programs – overseeing special education, Federal Title programs, RTI and more across 26 statewide virtual academies and additional unique blended learning environments
  • Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A., CCC-SLP, VP of SLP Services at PresenceLearning and past president of the California Speech-Language Hearing Association.

The 5 Legal Pitfalls District Leaders Must Avoid This Year“    VIEW

Moderator: Dr. Lynda Donahue, the former Special Education Director of Vacaville Unified School District in Vacaville, CA. Dr. Donahue retired in June 2012.

Presenter: Charles L. Weatherly, Sr., a founding partner of The Weatherly Law Firm, LLP based in Atlanta, Georgia. Charlie has represented educational agencies across the country in special education matters since 1978 and has practiced exclusively in this area since 1990.

 

“Speech Telepractice: Good, Bad or Ugly? The Past, Present & Future of Telepractice”    VIEW

Moderator: Dr. Barbara J. Moore, Ed.D, CCC-SLP, Executive Director and Vice President of the Kids Institute for Development and Advancement (www.KIDA.com), former Director of Special Youth Services at the Anaheim Union High School District in Anaheim, California, and ASHA’s Vice President for Planning.

Panelists:

• Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robertson was formerly a President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

• Dr. Lynda Donahue, SPED Director for Vacaville Unified School District.

• Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A., CCC-SLP, VP of SLP Services at PresenceLearning and past president of the California Speech-Language Hearing Association.

 

“Getting to the Core of the Common Core”    VIEW

Presenter: Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP

 

“Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technologies: What Do They Have in Common?”   VIEW

Presenters:

• Kathleen C. Sadao, Ed.D., Sacramento County Office of Education

• Nancy B. Robinson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, San Francisco State University