101 Therapy Strategies for Speech-Language PathologistsMargo Kinzer Courter

This full-day workshop will be held at the William F. Walsh Amphitheater on St. Bonaventure University's campus from 8:30-3:30 on Friday, June 9, 2017.  Cost is $50.
Workshop will offer professional CEU's for ASHA certificate holders

This presentation will focus on all that drives our therapy.  ASHA calls us, as speech-language pathologist, to the following:  ensure educational relevance, make a unique contribution to the curriculum, and highlight language and literacy, and collaboration.  This presentation will focus on therapy strategies to assist speech-language pathologists meet our roles and responsibilities.

Major points of discussion:

  • Therapy strategies for the Five Domains of Language
  • The impact of narrative development on language
  • Supralinguistic Skills and Therapy Strategies
  • Activities for targeting /r/ when remediation is difficult
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Link to academic standards
Course Schedule:
8:30-8:45        Introduction and Overview
8:45-9:00        Group Activity: Language Scenarios
9:00-10:00      5 Domains of Language: Form and Content
10-10:15         break
10:15-11:30    Domains of Language: Content and Use and Executive Function
11:30-12:00    Narrative assessment and therapy strategies
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-1:30        Supralinguistic skills
1:30-2:15        Speech strategies including specific strategies for /r/
2:15-3:00        Putting the Pieces Together: Marshmallow Challenge
3:00-3:30        Discussion

Margo Kinzer Courter of Whitestown, IN, holds a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Butler University. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings in her 27 years of practice.  She has served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a school for students with learning disabilities.  She also has a private practice where she provides direct intervention in the school and clinic setting as well as provide consultations for children with language based learning disabilities.  She is the author of Here’s How Children Learn Speech and Language: A Text on Different Learning Strategies from Plural Publishing and several workbooks and manuals through Courter Communications.  She is also a national presenter on topics related to language and academic success. She is the 2013 recipient of the Nancy McKinley Leadership and Mentoring Award from OSSPEAC and the 2016 Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to the Education Profession from the Bureau of Education and Research.