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Course # 4794
Assessment for Special Education Eligibility

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

Assessment of speech-language skills for children referred for special education must marry federal requirements with clinical best practice. This course will review federal special education requirements associated with evaluation and identify additional requirements states and local school districts may generate. It will identify best practice regarding selection, administration and analysis of standardized assessments (e.g., review of normative population, use and abuse of subtests, interpretation of test results) . The course will conclude with discussion of use of intervention data and informal assessment strategies (e.g., observations, artifact review, speech and language sampling) to inform eligibility decisions.
This course was recorded on June 27, 2011


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify federal requirements associated with evaluation for special education.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify possible additions to federal requirements established by the state or the local school district.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify best practice in administering standardized assessments.
  • fter this course, participants will be able to identify effective informal assessment.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Review of federal requirements associated with evaluation for special education
10-20 Minutes Roles of states and localities in adding requirements to federal provisions
20-35 Minutes Review of best practice in administering standardized assessments
35-55 Minutes Review of informal assessments
55-60 Minutes Summary and Q & A

Average Rating

(105 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Jane on October 20, 2014
The course was extremely informative. The information presented is important for all speech pathologists.
Review by: Denise on October 10, 2014
Clear presentation of information that is relevant to current practice.
Review by: Dawn on October 7, 2014
informative of IDEA regulations and how they relate to eligibility
Review by: Patricia on June 25, 2014
Very important information
Review by: Dawn on April 29, 2014
Good examples!
Review by: Marilyn on April 22, 2014
It gave specific information and examples of what a speech pathologist in the school needs to know for student eligibility. Organized and specific.
Review by: Christina on March 25, 2014
It was a good review of special education requirements. The examples provided throughout the course were helpful.
Review by: Donna on March 18, 2014
Covered the basics of IDEA, referral, evaluation and eligibility.
Review by: susan on March 17, 2014
Very Informative and clearly presented
Review by: Wendy on October 11, 2013
Very informative and clearly presented!
Review by: Margaret on April 25, 2013
I liked the way the speaker spoke with authority and an upbeat, positive attitude. She was easy to listen to and very clear explaining the material.
Review by: Cayla on March 13, 2013
It was easy to follow. Great examples and explanations.
Review by: Sara on December 26, 2012
clear concise guidelines
Review by: Ellen on December 23, 2012
Review by: Katrina on December 16, 2012
Information was relevant to current work setting
Review by: Jennie on December 13, 2012
I always struggle with encorporating work samples in my eligibility and assessments, I gained good ideas to use with my next eligibility.
Review by: Carlton on December 3, 2012
Outline and presentation followed hand in hand.
Review by: Dianna on October 6, 2012
The speaker was well informed
Review by: Rebecca on October 1, 2012
Good overview.
Review by: Jamie on August 22, 2012
Very well organized presentation that clearly explained the point of view of the school eligibility team.
Review by: Jami on August 16, 2012
This is a great refresher course for our federal requirements.
Review by: Carolynn on August 3, 2012
Clear, concise and descriptive analysis of IDEA.
Review by: Dina on June 27, 2012
Use of podcast
Review by: Carrie on May 21, 2012
Good information, well presented
Review by: michelle on May 14, 2012
The information was presented in a systematic way to clarify the process of eligibility.
Review by: Charlise on May 1, 2012
Clear and concise explanations
Review by: Jennifer on April 27, 2012
specifics regarding the law
Review by: Leisha on February 24, 2012
The instructor was very knowledgeable about the content and practical examples where provided.
Review by: Robin on December 31, 2011
Information on what to do with "standardized" test results that were not obtained in a "standardized" manner. Thank you!
Review by: Kimberly on December 28, 2011
Informative review of school procedures and IDEA laws
Review by: Jan on December 21, 2011
Information was organized and pertinent.
Review by: Carrie on December 14, 2011
The course reminded me how important it is to go into depth when doing an evaluation and gather as much information as possible.
Review by: Sherri on November 25, 2011
Presenter spoke clearly and her materials were very well written and concise. Good course.
Review by: Megan on November 12, 2011
This will be very helpful to me as I am about to work in the school system again. She explanied the laws for special ed. very well.
Review by: Shelley on November 7, 2011
Good speaker

Course Information

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Course Presenter

lissa power defur

Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Lissa Power-deFur is Professor and Program Director in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Longwood University.  She previously worked at the Virginia Department of Education in special education and student services, where she worked collaboratively with general educators, special educators and related services personnel to facilitate student achievement.  She has offered numerous presentations on the educational relevance of speech-language impairment, collaboration, and the Common Core State Standards.  

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Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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