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Speech Therapy
While Waiting for the Evidence: Resources and Considerations for Special Education Evaluations

ESC-20 provides training, technical support, resources and information about speech therapy for students who have communication disorders.

Use of Quality Data to Drive Instruction

Important Session Information:

School evaluations performed by Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, Educational Diagnosticians, Speech-language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many assessment professionals are now weighing the guidance and resources available to move forward with special education evaluations.  This workshop will focus on federal and state guidance as well as available research evidence about administering evaluations in virtual settings or with the use of personal protective equipment.  Information provided by test publishers, professional organizations, and virtual learning companies will be discussed, along with proposed sample report wording for different scenarios.

Learning objectives:  

The participants will . . .

  1. Describe federal and state guidance on evaluations with virtual or socially distanced administration.
  2. Discuss the quantity and quality of evidence available to determine the effectiveness of evaluations with virtual or socially distanced administration.
  3. List possible ways to move forward with special education evaluations in sample scenarios.

Presenters: Amanda Real, LSSP, NCSP and Julia Eyer, CCC-SLP

This presentation is geared toward the needs of LSSPs, Diagnosticians, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

This program has been approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. 

This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CEU
Recommended Event Titles
Speech Therapy
20 sessions
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Julia Eyer
Amanda Real
Julia Eyer
Date Time Location
9/18/2020 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Other, Region 20 ESC District - Zoom Meeting


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