This course will review the research on how default roles, burn-out, extra duties, and lack of training on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates adversely affect service delivery to children with disabilities. This course will discuss key strategies for how SLPs can advocate for students with special needs through professional role empowerment methods.
Course created on July 10, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to define the term Default Role.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the top 3 reasons for burn-out in special education.
- After this course, participants will be able to select 2 empowerment strategy phrases to apply to scenarios.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview and definitions|
|10-20 Minutes||Self-advocacy and student advocacy research|
|20-30 Minutes||Myth busting: key facts|
|45-55 Minutes||Practice scenarios|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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Lara L. Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Lara Wakefield, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Parent Advocate currently in private practice. She is the co-owner of SMARTER Step, LLC, which is a national consulting company for parents, advocates, and school staff focused on better outcomes for students with disabilities. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of special education. She has researched the roles of the Speech-Language Pathologists in collaborative school-based settings for 15 years in several grant-funded projects, including two U.S. Department of Education grants. Dr. Wakefield has been a special education advocate for families of children with special needs for the past 10 years, focusing on improving the IEP process for parents by designing user-friendly services and products. She has presented at state and national meetings on these topics.
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