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for speech and occupational therapists, special education administrators, educators, and parents
August 16-20, 2021
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
NEW for 2021! Experts in speech therapy, special education, and special needs law have come together to help you navigate IEP requirements this upcoming school year. Due to the upheaval and challenges we faced last year, there are many students who are needing additional services and considerations to help them continue to progress and achieve their goals. Together we will highlight, address, and discuss all of the ways we can support our students, parents, AND our teammates. We are ONE IEP TEAM.
Meet your industry-loved team of presenters.
Here are the great courses you get during this conference.
PRESENTERS: Dr. Lara Wakefield, MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott, MED, MHS, CCC-SLP
Practitioners will learn how to identify and correct the impact of lost IEP services. This begins by distinguishing the difference between regression, rebound, and recoupment of skills. Participants will learn how to address lost IEP services as well as develop collaborative partnerships with the IEP team for effective student-centered solutions.
PRESENTERS: Todd Zoellick, Lawyer and Educator
There are many reasons IEP services may be lost, delayed, or postponed, particularly involving pandemics, natural disasters or prolonged illness. What are the obligations of schools and districts and what do those obligations mean for an established IEP? When are IEP services considered “lost” and how does that impact the legal requirements for providing services? Is the FAPE requirement ever suspended for schools in a disaster situation? We will explore the legal obligations of providing services to students with an IEP, what “lost” services mean, and the legal processes and requirements if services have not been provided as stated in the IEP.
PRESENTERS: Dr. Lara Wakefield MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott MED, MHS, CCC-SLP
As employees of public schools, school staff have rights to accommodations due to disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This means educators can have 504 Plans that require positive actions to assist them with their job duties. This course will review the Section 504 regulations as it applies to school staff. Three case studies will be reviewed to illustrate how accommodations can provide educators with ways to access and complete their job duties with 504 Plans. Finally, participants will be provided with resources to help them locate their local section 504 compliance officer.
PRESENTERS: Dr. Lara Wakefield, MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott, MED, MHS, CCC-SLP, Todd Zoellick, Lawyer and Educator, and Tim Kretchman, MED, Former Director of Special Education
Join our four expert panelists to learn about missed IEP services and how this relates to the delivery of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Explore the concept of good faith attempts and compensatory services. Be part of the conversation around how to create collaborative mindsets to move forward to provide FAPE to students during times of constantly changing delivery platforms and safety restrictions.
PRESENTERS: Timothy Kretchman MED, Former Director of Special Education
When it comes to the development of effective inclusive learning environments for children with special needs, the significance and importance of accommodations and modifications is often minimized. This course explores the significance (what) and function (how) of accommodations and modifications as they are used to develop effective, individualized, inclusion for children with special needs.
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