School SLP 101
School SLP 101 is an online course for SLPs who are new to the school setting.
--> 70+ online videos delivering practical content relevant to school SLPs
--> Instant downloads of materials to make your life easier as you transition to the school setting.
--> Certificate of Completion of 3 CMH toward your ASHA or State licensure. The hours are not pre-approved by ASHA, but they do meet the standards of accepted professional development. Click here to read more.
--> Access to a members-only online Facebook group to collaborate with others.
Walk into your new speech office with a checklist, a plan, and confidence. Upon enrollment, you have instant access to all 70+ videos. Watch them in order for a traditional online course format or watch them as topics come up during the year. You can watch anytime, anywhere on your smartphone or tablet. When you're done with the coursework, email Jenna to get your documentation of completion for licensure renewal.
The course content will be available for one year from your start date. Finish is as quickly as you want, but if you take all year, that is fine too.
Course content covers the following topics:
- What's Different in the Schools
- IEPs and Evaluations
- Start of the Year Routines and Forms
- Lesson Plans
- Response to Intervention
- Treatment Techniques (group therapy)
- Materials & Resources
- Ways to Thrive
Your course instructor is Jenna Rayburn Kirk. She is a school speech-language pathologist in central Ohio. Jenna has a passion for educational resource design and professional development for SLPs. On her blog, Speech Room News, she writes about current topics in the field, app reviews, and shares practical treatment activities. Jenna has presented on a variety of relevant topics to school-based speech-language pathologist including presentations at the 2015 and 2016 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention.
School SLP 101 aims to guide you step-by-step through the paperwork in a school. How will you complete the school paperwork? That's the biggest concern before you switch to a school job. During the course you'll walk you through how to write an IEP and then hold the meeting. Learn the different ways to utilize the Response to Intervention process and decide if universal screenings are right for you. Download sample IEPs for different age ranges.
Take the stress out of planning for group therapy. Treating students in groups can be a big change if you're starting in a school based position. The course will teach you how to choose activities that work for mixed groups, how to do therapy with that many students, and what to do about data collection. Jenna reviews her favorite apps, books, and games for group therapy. She highlights how to use articulation activities to treat language and vice versa.
Avoid the pitfalls that often plague new school SLPs. A school SLP is bound by different rules and expectations than a clinical SLP. There are different rules for qualifying students, making referrals, and writing year-long goals. The course has modules telling you exactly what NOT to do so you don't end up in trouble your first week.
As a bonus, gain entrance to the members-only Facebook group. Small groups are a great way to collaborate with other people with your same experiences. Switching to the school creates unique challenges and the group will provide an opportunity to collaborate and problem solve together.
Who should enroll:
- SLPs who are switching to a school setting.
- SLPs who want to earn 3 hours toward their license renewal.
- SLPs who are the only therapist in their district.
- SLPs returning to the schools after a break.
Who should not enroll:
- SLPs starting their Clinical Fellowship (Please enroll in CF 101 instead)
- SLPs who are working in a clinic, SNF, or hospital.
- SLPs who are experienced in the schools and feel confident in their ability to complete all aspects of school speech therapy.
Not sure if School SLP 101 is right for you?
More Details about CMH Hours: Certificate of Completion of 3 CMH toward your ASHA or State licensure will be given. The hours are not pre-approved by ASHA, but they do meet the standards of accepted professional development. You will receive the certificate with your name and the number of hours completed. You will be responsible for turning in the hours or tracking them towards your continuing ed. These hours will NOT be reported to the ASHA CEU registry.