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COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Professional Learning (Speech or Language Impairment)

Quick Links

  • CDE Professional Development - Access to all professional development opportunities offered through CDE
  • Disability Listservs – Listservs provide information about that disability and upcoming trainings. Use the Disability Categories link on the right to join their listservs.


TuneIn and Talk Topics for SLPs

Spring webinars providing CDE updates for SLPs. Look for dates and times to come through the SLP Listserv. Upcoming topics are:

  • Supervision of SLPA students
  • Gathering evidence to support Adverse Effect of a Speech or Language Impairment - including an overview of the SLI Guidelines
  • DD- SLI- SLD Oh My! - including an overview of the SLI Guidelines
  • The article that broke the internet AKA: New Developmental Norms for Articulation

 

Keeping it Simple with Kimochis

Kimochis, a family of cuddly critters and a big bowl of emotions, support social communication and emotional learning. Learn the 5 Keys of Communication, new words to express feelings, and new strategies to deal with feelings. This is a self-pace course for 4 contact hours.

Registration Open: February 14-25, 2022

Online Course Open: March 7 -April 7, 2022

 

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 if you are a Colorado public school educator, you will receive a copy if you do. 15 CDE Contact Hours available.

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:  January 24 - May 6, 2022 (Registration closes January 20th)

Strategies to Write Informational Text Flyer [PDF]

This course will also be offered in Fall 2022.


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. Credit hours vary by topic.

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

Registration Opens in April 2022

Course Start/End Dates:  May 8, 2022 - July 2, 2022

Language and Literacy Journal Club Flyer [PDF]

This course will also be offered in Fall 2022.


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. 10 CDE Contact Hours available.

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

Register for the online course. (Registrations are processed the third week of each month).

Course Start/End Dates: Open year-round. Participants will have 6 months from their enrollment date to finish the course and download their certificate. 

SLPA Supervision Online Flyer [PDF]


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. 7.5 CDE Contact Hours available.

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

Registration Opens in April 2022

Course Start/End Dates:  May 8, 2022 - July 25, 2022 

Social Communication and Engagement Triad Flyer [PDF]

This course will also be offered in Fall 2022.


Other Information

 


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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