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COVID-19 and Special Education

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COVID-19 resources for special education

Professional Learning (Speech or Language Impairment)

School Based Conferences


Strategies to Write Informational Text (Online Course)

Strategies to Write Informational Text for Secondary Students is an 8-week self-paced course with 11 modules that provide resources to support the writing process. It follows the book by Jill Jackson, How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text. You will not need the book to complete the course.

Learn more about this opportunity on the Strategies to Write Informational Text CDE professional development page.

Register for the online course.

Course Start/End Dates:  January 20 - March 16, 2020 (Registration opens January 13th)

Strategies to Write Informational Text Flyer (PDF)

This course will also be offered in Fall 2020.

Language and Literacy Journal Club

The Journal Club is an online course that uses articles about language and literacy to create the opportunity to read professional articles related to school-based issues, participate in online discussions to support implementation of strategies and complete a knowledge check assessment.

Spring/Summer 2020, Dates TBD

SLPA Supervision in Colorado Schools

This is an online, self-pace course for any school-base speech-language pathologist who is new to supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in Colorado schools or who needs a review. This is not intended for administrators who are evaluating SLPAs for performance review, although administrators are welcome to take the course if you want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of speech language pathology assistants and the speech –language pathologist supervising them.

Spring/Summer 2020, Dates TBD

Social Communication and Engagement Triad (Online Course)

The SCET Triad is a 6-week, self-paced online course with 6 modules to learn about the interconnectedness between communication and engagement. This course is intended for educators who support students with autism spectrum disorder or other complex communication disorders. 

Spring/Summer 2020, Dates TBD

Regional Workshops

Regional workshops are provided based on specific topics to address the needs of educators in Colorado. Prior registration isrequired. Please see the flyers below for additional information and registration links. These trainings are open to teams of educators including, speech-language pathologists, SLPAs, special education teachers and related service providers who are interested in the topic. 

2019-2020 Topics

1. Using SCERTS to Identify Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism - This is a 2-hour webinar which will focus on using evidence-based SCERTS framework in assessment and intervention planning and delivery to support social communication and relationship development. 

2. Ethically and Legally Defensible Speech-Language Services in Public Schools - This is a 2-hour webinar which will examine legal cases from around the U.S. that address common challenges faced by school-based SLPs. Highlights relevant principles in ASHA's Code of Ethics and reviews conflict resolution procedures to facilitate working relationships.

3. Selecting Complex Intervention Targets for Children with Phonological Disorders - This is a 2-hour webinar which will walk clinicians step-by-step through how to apply the complexity approach and how to select complex treatment targets. 

4. Early, Persistent, and Remediated Speech Sound Disorders: There is More to the Story - This is a 2-hour webinar which will explore the factors that influence language, literacy, and cognitive skills for children with early, persistent, and remediated speech sound disorders. Discussion will include how SLPs can help these children more quickly as well as assessment considerations for ensuring the best outcomes from intervention.

5. The How and Why of Executive Function: Impacts on Language and Learning - This is a 2-hour webinar which will examine how limitations in working memory and other executive functions affect language and learning generally. The speaker will discuss assessment and intervention strategies related to executive functions.

2019-2020 Location Offerings

February 24, 2020 - Topics 1 & 3 - Metro Southwest Region (Golden) Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

February 27, 2020 - Topic 4 - North Central Region (Fort Collins) Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

March 6, 2020 - Topics 1 & 2 - Metro Northeast Region (Thornton) Flyer[PDF]  Registration Link

March 25, 2020 - Topic 3 - Virtual Training Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

April 28, 2020 - Topic 5 - Virtual Training Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

May 12, 2020 - Topic 1 - Virtual Training Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

Other Information:


For more information about services for students who have speech or language impairments in Colorado, please contact:

Tami Cassel, Speech-Language
Phone: 303-866-6114
Email Tami Cassel

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