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SLP Course Details

Course # 5266
Winging It: One-year Case Study of Teacher-SLP Collaboration Discourse in Classroom-Based Therapy

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 8, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This presentation examines an SLP's journey in delivering services in the classroom via a team-teaching model with a special educator and a regular educator over the course of a school year. This is a qualitative, 7-month longitudinal case-study of the SLP's roles, routines, and perceptions as a collaborative partner in inclusive service delivery. The results of the collaborative discourse that emerged are discussed. Practical implications related to the the types of discourse patterns that facilitated successful collaborations will be highlighted. Simple collaboration strategies such as asking clarification questions and learning how to negotiate the suggestions of other professionals will be highlighted.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on February 6, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the most important element in collaboration according to the research review.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of the 3 waves of collaboration.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe improvisational teaching/therapy.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify 5 types of collaboration sequences found in the research.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction/Definitions
5-15 Minutes Problem,Purpose,Theory
15-20 Minutes Historical and Research Review
20-30 Minutes Methods
30-45 Minutes Results
45-55 Minutes Implications/Conclusions
55-60 Minutes Q&A

Average Rating

(194 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 80 most recent comments out of 194 reviews

Review by: Member on August 31, 2015
Provided information and a starting place o provide collaborative classroom based therapy.
Review by: Member on August 25, 2015
The clear examples of ways to collaborate.
Review by: Member on August 22, 2015
I liked that she explored 3 different disciplines
Review by: Christina on August 15, 2015
Information was clear and organized. Q and A at the end was helpful.It gives me a basic idea of what to do.
Review by: Carrie on July 31, 2015
The instructor provided multiple examples of how collaboration occurred in real time.
Review by: Amy on July 30, 2015
good presentation of research study
Review by: Joann on July 29, 2015
The topic is very relevant to me in my current position.
Review by: Barbara on July 25, 2015
Great information for a school based SLP. Useful for all "push in" classrooms.
Review by: Lisa on July 16, 2015
The topic was relevant and the speaker was able to explain her ideas clearly
Review by: Tamar on July 14, 2015
It was well organized and informative
Review by: Jennifer on July 12, 2015
It directly applied to my current situation and provided suggestions/observations that worked and/or didn't work in this method.
Review by: Crystal on July 10, 2015
Relevant topic as a school based SLP, could apply directly to my school and service delivery.
Review by: Angeles on July 2, 2015
I am interested to learn more about the qualitative research on using collaborative model with teachers and other professionals.
Review by: Joan on June 24, 2015
Practical information- not all theory
Review by: Virginia on June 24, 2015
The relevance of the information to the current school/educational practices.
Review by: Bronwyn on June 18, 2015
Wow! Very well organized- actually intentionally designed to enhance learning of the subject matter.
Review by: Jan on June 2, 2015
This course is an example of good communication on the part of the SLP which made teachers desire to cooperate with her.
Review by: Catherine on April 27, 2015
Her explanation of a collaborative approach. Identifying barriers and key components to successful collaboration.
Review by: Louise on March 19, 2015
No trick questions on the quiz!
Review by: Natasha on March 14, 2015
There were great examples provided as to different collaborative models and the outcome of each.
Review by: Janet on March 5, 2015
Good info to share with schools for which collaboration is a novel concept.
Review by: hazell on March 2, 2015
Well organized presentation. Good clear examples of effective collaborative strategies that can be used in inclusion classes to benefit all students
Review by: Christine on January 29, 2015
She explained everything clearly and in a systematic way.
Review by: Kathy on December 30, 2014
This presentation outlines the unique role that SLPs can acquire when working collaboratively with teams to generate creative and relavant speech and language opportunities.
Review by: Madelyn on December 23, 2014
It was clear and I enjoyed hearing about the presenter's research.
Review by: John S on December 6, 2014
clearly presented. useful information
Review by: Jason on December 6, 2014
Well organized, clearly presented. Interesting research
Review by: Renee on October 30, 2014
This course was very timely as we are working toward more inclusive practices and co-teaching models. Many of my school district SLP's are still providing pullout services. This research shows that collaboration is best for students.
Review by: Meta on October 30, 2014
I could definitely relate to the problems and challenges of collaboration. Research was very insightful and relevant to practices of a school based SLP. Defining roles was a "key" to my own successes and scheduled planning time was essential.
Review by: Adra on October 8, 2014
The research piece was a little boring.
Review by: Mary on January 17, 2014
well defined terms and examples, research- data based
Review by: Kristine on December 17, 2013
The presenter's examples made me feel more comfortable with the thought of collaborative therapy.
Review by: Sarah on November 8, 2013
New CFY and needed instruction in collaboration in the schools.
Review by: Michele on May 15, 2013
Very relevant to school-based workload issues.
Review by: Rebecca on May 6, 2013
Great use of information and examples!
Review by: Jasmine on March 6, 2013
The presenter was well informed and provided detailed description of her research.
Review by: Patricia on February 28, 2013
This is a very important topic. Inclusion and collaboration are highly successful models that are too infrequently incorporated into our education systems.
Review by: Kristina on February 18, 2013
Great course, very well organized, presenter explained study well. I work in a collaborative setting so this was very informative for me.
Review by: Linda on January 20, 2013
Good definitions and examples of the interactions.
Review by: Sarah on January 7, 2013
Practical ideas and examples were provided
Review by: Anousith on December 31, 2012
great information about collaborative therapy/teaching
Review by: Heidi on December 20, 2012
Interesting to know different ways on how to collaborate with teachers in the school--at times that could be very difficult but this course planned out a clear way on how to do that
Review by: Debra on December 7, 2012
Examples of collaboration
Review by: Deirdre on November 12, 2012
Collaboration in the classroom is the new thrust for SLP's working in schools.
Review by: Sherri on October 28, 2012
The course was organized. The presenter followed her Power Point note slides. The "Q1", Q2", helped thinking about test questions. Thought she left out at least "2" "Qs".
Review by: Wendy on October 26, 2012
The excellent questions at the end of the seminar and the speaker's comprehensive and rich responses. It put a practical face on this topic that anyone in the schools could truly relate to.
Review by: Marnie on October 19, 2012
It inspired thought provoking questions about least restrictive environment.
Review by: Lynne on October 11, 2012
The questions and answers section at the end made this course even more valuable to me. I encourage this presenter to make more presentations in future that include more of her personal experiences in collaboration. You have so much important information to share with us.
Review by: Mary on October 2, 2012
How collaboration is done is much clearer to me now.
Review by: Janice on August 2, 2012
Nice research to support the process. As an SLP who has done a lot of collaborative work I agree strongly with the premise of the need for definition of roles. We know we have succeeded when you hear your words (questioning strategies used with the teacher/slp) being used by students in their small group work.
Review by: Nora on July 24, 2012
Lara gave specific examples of how Suggest-Accept; Suggest-Modify; Suggest-Reject; Clarify; and Exclaim/Notate would be used in a collaborative setting.
Review by: Paula on July 19, 2012
good research based content about the benefits of teacher/slp collaboration
Review by: Tariq on July 15, 2012
It provided a framework for me to picture how I might provide collaborative treatment in the future.
Review by: Clarice on June 30, 2012
Gave me some insight as to how to implement good collaboration with teachers
Review by: Jeanne on June 22, 2012
I was provided with valuable information that I can share with my collegues.
Review by: Sherry on June 17, 2012
I team teach a lot. The interactions that occur match what I have seen.
Review by: Angela on June 11, 2012
Good introduction to a collaborative model.
Review by: Judith on June 9, 2012
It was excellent because examples were used and definitions of models were given.
Review by: Charlotte on May 21, 2012
I liked how it broke down the pieces of collaboration. She also stressed to begin small and work toward a larger program.
Review by: Sara on May 8, 2012
descriptions to ease into collaboration
Review by: Kathie on March 17, 2012
The course had good ideas and suggestions - it related to my situation as an SLP in a school setting. It showed the value of joint planning. The course was well-planned and presented - easy to understand and follow. Good guidelines re: collaboration between SLPs and teachers.
Review by: Mandi on March 9, 2012
The presenter was knowledgeable about the subject and had good suggestions. She also mentioned potential pitfalls in the process and things to watch for as you would prepare to use this model
Review by: Susan on March 7, 2012
The information presented was good but how she deicide what to put in the project was excess information from my point of view.
Review by: Alison on March 7, 2012
The research aspect and the experience of the presenter.
Review by: DENISE on March 6, 2012
This course made me reflect on the way that I am providing services to my students in the school setting.
Review by: Karin on March 5, 2012
It confirmed what I have recently discovered when I initiated collaboration in the classroom.
Review by: Michelle on March 3, 2012
The framework was well laid out and the idea of doing this is great. This course offered some ideas for how I can try to be more collaboative with the teachers I work with, just in general. Unfortunately I think there are many hurdles. For example, in this case study all of the ESE students were in one "inclusion" class. That makes doing this model much more doable. At my school, my teacher's paycheck is tied to student achievement and they would not be willing to have all of the ESE students in one classroom. I have a huge caseload and without that scenerio, there are just not enough minutes in my day for me to go to all of the classrooms. I might be able to implement this with one class and one grade level, but it would still be a hardship because I would still have to see the other students in the other classes on that grade level. They would never all be in the same classroom. I would like to be more collaborative, but still don't see how I can really apply this model in my situation.
Review by: Ashley on February 24, 2012
Data was vary relatable to my field.
Review by: Michelle on February 17, 2012
If you are currently collaborating, the study suggested that the likelihood of success depends upon trust and the ability to dialogue/modify during instruction.Great stuff-- also validated that collaborations does feel "on the fly"...
Review by: Stacie on February 9, 2012
Well organized. Very clear presentation of data.

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Course Presenter

lara l wakefield

Lara L. Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Lara Wakefield, CCC-SLP, has 18 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has researched the roles of the Speech-Language Pathologists and teachers in collaborative settings related to language and literacy for 14 years in several grant -funded projects. She has been a special education advocate for families of children with special needs for the past 5 years, focusing on improving the IEP process for parents. She has presented at state and national meetings for over15 years on these topics.  Dr. Wakefield has worked in a variety of settings: rehabilitation, home health, schools, and universities. She is now in private practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Parent Advocate at Wakefield Consultation Services, LLC.

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Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 8, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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

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

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

AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related 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.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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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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