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Professional Learning (Speech or Language Impairment)

School Based Conferences


Lively Letters Live Webinar

Lively Letters is a multi-sensory, research-based reading program developed by speech-language pathologists to support literacy development. This training is being offered as a supplement intervention for children with speech sound disorders to teach accurate speech sound production while learning to pair speech sounds with letters. 0.65 ASHA CEUs or 6.5 CDE Contact Hours are available.

Dates:  November 12 - November 13th, 2020, 3:00 - 6:00pm each day. 

Registration: Open October 5 - October 29, 2020. 

Must use school email to register. Priority is given to school-SLP and educational teammate (general education teacher, special education teacher). Each participant must register separately and include the name of their educational teammate.

Register for the Webinar (opens October 5)

Lively Letters Flyer [PDF]


Strategies to Write Informational Text (Online Course)

Strategies to Write Informational Text for Secondary Students is an 8-week self-paced course with 11 modules that provide resources to support the writing process. It follows the book by Jill Jackson, How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text. You will not need the book to complete the course, but will receive a copy if you do.

Learn more about this opportunity on the Strategies to Write Informational Text CDE Professional Development Page.

Register for the online course.

Course Start/End Dates:  September 28 - November 20, 2020 (Registration closes September 26th)

Strategies to Write Informational Text Flyer [PDF]


Language and Literacy Journal Club

The Journal Club is an online course that uses articles about language and literacy to create the opportunity to read professional articles related to school-based issues, participate in online discussions to support the implementation of strategies, and complete a knowledge check assessment.

Learn more about this opportunity on the Language and Literacy Journal Club CDE Professional Development Page.

Course Start/End Dates:  Spring 2021 Dates TBD

Language and Literacy Journal Club Flyer [PDF]

This course will also be offered in Summer 2021.


SLPA Supervision in Colorado Schools

This is an online, self-paced course for any school-based speech-language pathologist who is new to supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in Colorado schools or who needs a review. This is not intended for administrators who are evaluating SLPAs for performance review, although administrators are welcome to take the course if you want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathology assistants and the speech-language pathologist supervising them.

Learn more about this opportunity on the SLPA Supervision in Schools CDE Professional Development Page.

Register for the online course. (Registration opens October 16 - November 13, 2020) 

Course Start/End Dates: November 16, 2020 - January 4, 2021

SLPA Supervision Online Flyer [PDF]

This course will also be offered in Spring 2021.


Social Communication and Engagement Triad (Online Course)

The SCET Triad is a 6-week, self-paced online course with 6 modules to learn about the interconnectedness between communication and engagement. This course is intended for educators who support students with an autism spectrum disorder or other complex communication disorders. 

Learn more about this opportunity on the SCET Triad CDE Professional Development Page.

Course Start/End Dates:  Spring 2021 Dates TBD

Social Communication and Engagement Triad Flyer [PDF]

This course will also be offered in Summer 2021,


Regional Workshops

Regional workshops are provided based on specific topics to address the needs of educators in Colorado. Prior registration is required. These trainings are open to teams of educators including, speech-language pathologists, SLPAs, special education teachers and related service providers who are interested in the topic. 

2020-21 Topics and Dates TBD

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For more information about services for students who have speech or language impairments in Colorado, please contact:

Tami Cassel, Speech-Language
Phone: 303-866-6114
Email Tami Cassel


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