What’s Rigor Got to Do with It? School-Based SLPs Supporting Language Therapy
This seminar will focus on the speech language pathologist’s role in supporting rigorous classroom instruction and the state standards for students with communication disorders. Participants will learn why rigor is so critical to the development of language and literacy skills, and ways to implement laser focused therapy strategies on the linguistic underpinnings of literacy. Universal Designs for Learning, Service Delivery Models, as well as engaging ways to collaborate with classroom teachers will be shared.
Participants will be able to:
1) identify what rigor is and how it relates to the field of speech-language pathology
2) identify strategies that will engage collaborative efforts between SLPs and school staff to support UDL for students with communication disorders
3) develop therapy activities aligned to state standards to support rigorous instruction
Dr. Zurawski is a school-based SLP in Palm Beach County, with a focus on language, literacy, and inclusive practices. She is an Adjunct Professor for Nova, consultant and presenter. In 2016, Dr. Zurawski received the School Clinician of the Year award from FLASHA. She is the President of the FLASHA.
Financial Disclosures: Dr. Zurawski is employed by The School District of Palm Beach County, no other financial disclosures
Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Zurawski is the current FLASHA President, ASHA Co-SEAL
Dr. Nicole M. Mancini is a Speech-Language Pathologist and the Elementary Learning Director for Broward County Public Schools, where she oversees the curriculum, instruction, related professional development, and school support for over 143 elementary schools.
Financial Disclosures: Dr. Mancini is employed by Broward County Public Schools, no other financial disclosures
Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Mancini is a FLASHA Member, ASHA Co-SEAL
**Please note, students may register for this course, however NO CEUs will be awarded.