Determining Eligibility in the Times of COVID

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Determining Eligibility in the Times of COVID
Kelly Arellano, MA, CCC-SLP

This presentation discussed resources and best practices to assist SLPs who are completing school-based language and speech assessments for students in the USA following the COVID-19 Pandemic. Evidence-based resources were discussed and shared, such as dynamic assessment measures to determine language/speech-learning potential, in addition to general education systems that can be implemented to assist in addressing over referrals. Laws such as IDEA, 2004, and state education codes were also be reviewed.

ASHA: 0.15 ASHA CEU, Advanced Level

CA SLPAHB: 1.5 hrs

CMH: 1.5 hr

Kelly Arellano, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist in Los Angeles who specializes in providing services to individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She has presented seminars at national and state conferences on providing evidence-based speech and language assessments and treatment for multilingual individuals. Kelly creates and disseminates bilingual language acquisition resources on her blog, The Hola Blog (www.theholablog.com), and on social media platforms, (@theholaclinic). She runs her own private practice, Hola Clinic Bilingual Speech Language Pathology Inc., and has also worked in public schools and hospital settings as a bilingual speech language pathologist.

  1. Discuss research driven EBP in dynamic assessment for school-age children.
    2. Identify resources that assist in completing evidence-based assessments for schoolage children.
    3. Describe general education intervention supports and systems for school-age
    children to address over-referrals of assessments.

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Kelly Arellano received a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction
45 mins – Objectives
Discuss research driven EBP in dynamic assessment for school-age children.
Identify resources that assist in completing evidence-based assessments for school age children.
Describe general education intervention supports and systems for school-age children to address over-referrals of assessments.
30 mins – Results and Recommendations
10 mins – Q&A

Course 0147, Determining Eligibility

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