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SLP Course Details

Course # 5095
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.

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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

(994 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 994 reviews

Review by: Member on April 11, 2014
There is always confusion in the school I work at as to eligibility. It is helpful to have this information
Review by: Member on April 5, 2014
Considering that all the learning about Special Ed I have had has been OJT, this course provided a good basic framework for me.
Review by: Member on April 3, 2014
Clear information, detailed and referenced; very beneficial for foundational info
Review by: Member on March 14, 2014
Very relevant info. Well organized.
Review by: Member on February 7, 2014
I now have a deeper understanding for the process which determines elligbility for special education service.
Review by: Member on February 3, 2014
It was explicit, detailed and gave relevant examples.
Review by: Member on January 28, 2014
Organized and well written
Review by: Member on January 27, 2014
content
Review by: Member on January 24, 2014
This is my first year in a school setting. This course helped clarify key points.
Review by: Member on January 4, 2014
in depth explanations
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Relevant information.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
It was a great refresher
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Good information, explanations of difference between speech/language as a service and speech/language as a related service.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Organized information.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Great info!
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Content was well organized and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
information on laws
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
NA
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
The discussion of the assessment tools was nice.
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
Good review, references and outlines.
Review by: Member on December 13, 2013
Very current information!
Review by: Member on December 12, 2013
very informative
Review by: Member on December 3, 2013
Very informative.
Review by: Member on November 17, 2013
More background regarding IDEA and referral process and requirements for special education services
Review by: Member on November 17, 2013
Citation of personal examples
Review by: Member on November 6, 2013
It reviewed facts regarding what we procedurally do on a daily basis within the schools.
Review by: Member on October 28, 2013
clear and concise information about IDEA
Review by: Member on October 22, 2013
This was an excellent course for me because I have recently re-entered the educational setting. This was a great review of the eligibility process!
Review by: Member on October 16, 2013
easy read
Review by: Member on October 15, 2013
The course was very informative
Review by: Member on October 10, 2013
NA
Review by: Member on October 6, 2013
Good job outlining all the components that must be considered in determination of eligibility for services.
Review by: Member on October 5, 2013
Very informative. I liked the graphics. I liked the outline of the presentation. It was organized.
Review by: Member on October 4, 2013
good review for SLP's in schools
Review by: Member on September 29, 2013
It provided a clear picture for me of deciding who qualifies for special ed. I feel more confident in making and supporting my decisions!
Review by: Member on September 21, 2013
It explained the process of eligibility in clear, organized terms.
Review by: Member on September 18, 2013
Very useful information!
Review by: Member on September 12, 2013
Concise handouts.
Review by: Member on August 24, 2013
A great explanation of the structure of special education and how speech and language fits in. This would be a great presentation for my whole team.
Review by: Member on August 1, 2013
Useful information presented in a direct manner. Very informative CE! One of the best yet...
Review by: Member on July 30, 2013
the details about RTI given, and the details of procedures of general assessments given were a good review and there's always something new to learn
Review by: Member on July 24, 2013
All concerned were taken care off
Review by: Member on July 23, 2013
Good outline of assessment continuum
Review by: Member on July 22, 2013
Good overall information, although standards in my state and district vary as she indicated.
Review by: Member on July 22, 2013
It was well organized and presented the maze of IDEA regulations and requirements clear ....
Review by: Member on July 17, 2013
It was a good review
Review by: Member on July 16, 2013
Always a great review of the eligibility requirements. Excellent course for an SLP working in the schools
Review by: Member on July 15, 2013
Good content
Review by: Member on July 9, 2013
Well organized. It answered some questions I have wondered about myself!
Review by: Member on July 7, 2013
Various ways to determine student's skills
Review by: Member on July 6, 2013
Very important information for an SLP in the schools & who is making decisions regarding eligibility of services
Review by: Member on June 26, 2013
The manner in which it was presented.
Review by: Member on June 24, 2013
Clear, answered questions about some confusing issues.
Review by: Member on June 21, 2013
Great example scenarios.
Review by: Member on June 13, 2013
Excellent review, important for school-based speech pathologists.
Review by: Member on June 11, 2013
VERY COMPREHENSIVE
Review by: Member on June 4, 2013
very well organized, thorough
Review by: Member on June 2, 2013
interesting material
Review by: Member on May 31, 2013
very well organized
Review by: Member on May 27, 2013
Clear and concise information.
Review by: Member on May 22, 2013
I think this is a course all new school SLPs should take. I loved the organization and attention to details that might normally be overlooked.
Review by: Member on May 7, 2013
The information was presented in a clear concise manor.
Review by: Member on April 24, 2013
It was a good refresher course with good examples for eligibility.
Review by: Member on April 20, 2013
Order of text and images
Review by: Member on April 8, 2013
Organized and informative
Review by: Member on April 5, 2013
Very clearly presented....good explanations of some difficult material.
Review by: Member on March 24, 2013
flows well, clearly presented
Review by: Member on March 15, 2013
Well organized
Review by: Member on February 27, 2013
very clear and easy to follow
Review by: Member on February 27, 2013
Great refresher on SPED laws
Review by: Member on February 9, 2013
great legal information
Review by: Member on February 3, 2013
She gave specific examples of how to use assesments in for eligibility for services.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2013
Even though I have been working in schools for lots of years, I read a few things that I didn't realize were part of the law.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2013
Explanations and examples
Review by: Member on January 28, 2013
This course is well organized.
Review by: Member on January 27, 2013
clear explanations
Review by: Member on January 27, 2013
Clearly presented information that outlines special education policy and procedures critical in determining eligibility for school-based speech services.
Review by: Member on January 21, 2013
Thorough explanations.
Review by: Member on January 17, 2013
It explained the history of IDEA and its present-day impact on education and speech language pathologists who work in the schools.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2012
Provided a great review of the Special Education Eligibility requirements. Good resource.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2012
The presentation of material was very clear and organized - as well as easy to apply to work in school settings.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2012
Clear presentation of info
Review by: Member on December 28, 2012
very well organized, good examples
Review by: Member on December 28, 2012
good overview of process
Review by: Member on December 28, 2012
Lots of practical usabl knowledge/facts
Review by: Member on December 27, 2012
Clear information, practical format
Review by: Member on December 27, 2012
The information was covered in a concise manner and examples were provided
Review by: Member on December 26, 2012
Clear explanations and examples.
Review by: Member on December 17, 2012
Very clear.
Review by: Member on December 13, 2012
Concise and easy to follow
Review by: Member on December 13, 2012
Lots of information and well organized.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2012
Clarity of topic. Opened up discussion around federal versus state mandates
Review by: Member on December 11, 2012
good refresher course. and i learn a few things too.
Review by: Member on December 10, 2012
the great information!
Review by: Member on December 9, 2012
This course was a great refresher! I do not normally work in the schools so this information was extremely helpful! Thank you!
Review by: Member on December 8, 2012
Am printing this out to use as a reference. Good information.
Review by: Member on December 4, 2012
the examples provided by the presenter
Review by: Member on December 2, 2012
Very clearly organized. A good review of federal laws and eligibility requirements.
Review by: Member on November 29, 2012
Provided detailed information about the IDEA
Review by: Member on November 28, 2012
well organized, important points highlighted

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 SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.


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