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Course # 5703
Common Core State Standards – Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists

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

Course Abstract

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 45 states as “consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn.” This course will review the purpose of the standards, lead participants in review of language-related standards, and provide practical suggestions for integration of speech-language services with the CCSS.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to explain the purpose and expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify if their state has adopted the Common Core State Standards.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify illustrative language expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for integration of relevant CCSS into speech-language intervention.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Purpose and expectations of Common Core State Standards
15-20 Minutes State adoption of CCSS
20-40 Minutes Review of language components and expectations of the CCSS
40-55 Minutes Strategies for integration of CCSS into speech-language intervention
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1585 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1585 reviews

Review by: Terri on March 28, 2015
Interesting, easy explanation of applying standards to everyday therapy.
Review by: Leah on March 23, 2015
Extremely important information for SLPs working in the schools.
Review by: Tasha on March 21, 2015
Relevant information; topic that is essential to public school SLPs.
Review by: Julie on March 16, 2015
Relavent content
Review by: Kristen on March 10, 2015
In depth information about the background of the CCSS and the opportunities for the SLP to collaborate with educators.
Review by: Robin on February 23, 2015
Great explanation of common core most applicable to slps.
Review by: Jodi on February 23, 2015
Relating specifically what we do as SLPs to the common core and helping to identify our role.
Review by: Mina on February 8, 2015
Clear and well organized
Review by: Lindsay on February 2, 2015
creates a better understanding of common core and applies it to speech pathology
Review by: Natalie on January 28, 2015
great information on how and why to use CCSS
Review by: Danielle on January 27, 2015
Clear and concise information, presented in a "user friendly" format
Review by: Lynne on January 24, 2015
It put together state standards, UDL and RTI and showed the relationship between them and how we incorporate all of them into our work!
Review by: Lisa on January 16, 2015
That there were relevant examples
Review by: Teri on January 14, 2015
The information was very current and applicable to the public school SLP
Review by: Barbara on January 9, 2015
Great information about CC.
Review by: Lindsay on January 8, 2015
ConvenientApplicable topic
Review by: Denise on December 31, 2014
gave me more information regarding common core
Review by: Amy on December 30, 2014
Many suggestions for how to accomplish working outside the caseload were given.
Review by: Cindy on December 30, 2014
Good explanation of common Core as it relates to SLI
Review by: Cathryne on December 30, 2014
I think that parents could also benefit from this information in understanding what is needed for their language impaired child to show progress.
Review by: Ruth on December 29, 2014
For an SLP, like me, who does not work with children or in the schools at all, it was really helpful to see the outline of why, how, and by whom the standards were developed. I was very skeptical of them previous to this course, but this has given me a richer appreciation for them and for their purpose.
Review by: Patricia on December 29, 2014
Concise presentation of information
Review by: Vivian on December 28, 2014
It provided details as to how to incorporate the CCSS into the therapeutic framework.
Review by: Andrea on December 28, 2014
Good information on such a new subject
Review by: Rena on December 22, 2014
It was written in a well thought out, sequential manner. It was easy to follow and understand.
Review by: Martha on December 22, 2014
Great info!
Review by: Kathleen on December 17, 2014
very informative
Review by: Emily on December 12, 2014
it was applicable to an SLP's world at the current time.
Review by: Caroline on December 9, 2014
Helpful information.
Review by: Sharon on December 8, 2014
The instructor took what we often view as "just one more thing that will pass" and helped me understand the positive aspects of the standards and how using them is essential to my work and the students best outcomes
Review by: Anna on December 7, 2014
This was one of the first presentations about the Common Core Standards that I have heard that portrayed them in a positive way. Typically Common Core presentations can be very negative as they are considered a "necessary" evil. They are not going anywhere anytime soon, so I try to see them as something that I need to work with so I should learn what I can. This presentation taught me how to use my role as an SLP to be more effective in helping the classroom teacher as well as the student be successful. Thanks!
Review by: Mary on December 6, 2014
The course provides rationale and motivation for the role of the speech language pathologist in the work of the common core.
Review by: Stephanie on November 29, 2014
Great information on SLP practice and core standards
Review by: Kristina on November 25, 2014
It explained the purpose of the Common Core and our role with students with disabilities.
Review by: Allison on November 24, 2014
Good information
Review by: Helene on November 16, 2014
I liked the way the web sites were shared for council for exceptional children and universal design,
Review by: Carol on November 12, 2014
Specific examples were used and references to modern research were shared for access.
Review by: Sara on November 12, 2014
pactical applications
Review by: Marla on November 11, 2014
Presents the positive overview of CCSS. Contains reasons and suggestions for connecting SLP services to CCSS.
Review by: Patricia on November 11, 2014
well organized and presented
Review by: Kathleen on November 5, 2014
specific examples
Review by: Adam on November 4, 2014
Provided a clear explanation of how common core is to be implemented by SLP's
Review by: Brianna on November 4, 2014
The handout was a nice piece to have to hold onto for reference. It also followed along nicely with the presentation. The information was presented in a logical and effective manner.
Review by: Heather on October 31, 2014
Covered all areas
Review by: Kathleen on October 29, 2014
Have not read a lot about ccs this was a good introduction to the subject.
Review by: Danielle on October 28, 2014
This course was informative and relevant for SLPs and the Common Core.
Review by: Michele on October 27, 2014
It was helpful to have information about how students with IEPs are expected to follow the new standards.
Review by: ann on October 25, 2014
Some of the back ground information about CCS that I did not have previous knowledge of.
Review by: Leah on October 21, 2014
Great overview of how we are linked to common core
Review by: Kathryn on October 20, 2014
Good suggestions for how to integrate the standards into our speech practice.
Review by: Karen on October 19, 2014
Emphasis on how to integrate speech therapy and the Common Core Standards in what a therapist does daily.
Review by: Teresita on October 16, 2014
It provides good information that is relevant for me at this time.
Review by: Rosemary on October 15, 2014
Nice progression from explanation of the CCS to the role the SPL plays in using them to design therapy.
Review by: Marilyn on October 12, 2014
lots of useful information
Review by: Donna on October 11, 2014
The content and information was highly valuable to me.
Review by: Stephanie on October 9, 2014
easy read; much needed information
Review by: Zulemy on September 30, 2014
As a school based SLP, I see how much emphasis is put on common core
Review by: Marcia on September 28, 2014
Easy to follow and understand. Good examples.
Review by: Lynn on September 28, 2014
interesting pertinent material
Review by: Sharon on September 28, 2014
It helped to clarify what Common Core is and isn't.
Review by: Margaret on September 26, 2014
This is a great resource for those new to speech therapy in the school setting.
Review by: Connie on September 26, 2014
available in text
Review by: April on September 18, 2014
clear, well presented and organized, relevant
Review by: judy on September 15, 2014
It validates what my co-worker SLP and I have been doing in a high school setting for a few years; focuses on the need of collaboration and the expertise of the SLPs for Common Core expectations.
Review by: Renee on September 11, 2014
Good to hear the background on how common core got started since it's such a controversial topic right now!
Review by: Joni on September 9, 2014
I now have a better idea of how Common Core affects SLP's!
Review by: Fran on September 6, 2014
lots of good information, websites and books a resources-clear, concise and relevant
Review by: Michael on August 19, 2014
Clear, concise examples
Review by: Mandi on August 18, 2014
Very informative. Provided valuable knowledge to common core for those working in the schools.
Review by: Rosemary on August 13, 2014
current information
Review by: Rebekah on August 12, 2014
well organized, addressed how SLPs can support common core
Review by: Dena on August 11, 2014
Good general review of CCSS for purpose and application.
Review by: Kelly on August 11, 2014
Good examples
Review by: Joan on August 9, 2014
Made me realize that I am already doing some things to make sessions relevant and encouraged to try more collaboration
Review by: Sonya on August 5, 2014
It was fairly wordy.
Review by: Darvina on July 29, 2014
Clear and concise with applicable examples.
Review by: Melissa on July 28, 2014
The information was provided in a clear manner.
Review by: Margaret on July 21, 2014
Being able to make the information on CCSS relevant to speech and language intervention within the school setting
Review by: W. Gray on July 18, 2014
There is a lot of important information here. It can be confusing.I feel I learned alot and many good examples were given. Excellent examples of classroom collaboration were used.
Review by: Alexis on July 8, 2014
I felt I learned useful information from it.
Review by: Mari on July 7, 2014
It provided relevant information relating the role of the SLP with the CCSS.
Review by: Vicki on July 5, 2014
It gives me the 'black and white' that I can show to my school's team that meets monthly about students who are having difficulty. It also gives me the 'black and white' that I can share with teachers to encourage them to permit me to co-teach when needed to help those kids in their classrooms that are having difficulty but who don't have / don't qualify for an IEP.
Review by: Rachael on June 30, 2014
Informative handouts, guidelines for SLP's included as part of the school system.
Review by: Catherine on June 29, 2014
I found the explanation of the Common Core Standards and how they relate to SLP services in the schools very informative.
Review by: Shawn on June 27, 2014
Good content, overall easy to follow and understand.
Review by: Sandi on June 26, 2014
It was clear and provided several other resources to look at.
Review by: Kelly on June 25, 2014
Relevance to SLPs
Review by: Stephanie on June 22, 2014
It covered the rationale for the CCSS.
Review by: Elizabeth on June 21, 2014
Relevance to curriculum
Review by: Michele on June 21, 2014
relevance to current common core standards just being developed in our district
Review by: Belinda on June 14, 2014
A useful overview of the CCS and what it means to us.
Review by: Heather on June 9, 2014
This presentation got me excited to dig into the CCS and see how I can better serve my students!
Review by: Summer on June 4, 2014
Very informative and applicable to the speech pathologist in a school setting. Good examples and ideas for intervention.
Review by: Lisa on May 9, 2014
It is highly relevant and should be common knowledge to therapists working with both regular education and special education teachers.

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.  

Disclosure: Lissa Power deFur has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

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

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

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