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Face-to-Face Events

To register for any events, please contact your district's program coordinator.
If you do not have a program coordinator, please contact aemery@coe.ufl.edu.

3/25/2017 - 3/25/2017
FT MEYERS _ Evaluation and Treatment for Students with Childhood Apraxia: Strategy-Rich and Video-Enhanced
Location: Ft. Meyers
Presenter(s): David Hammer
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Description: This practical, strategy-rich presentation will focus on techniques for school-based therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech.  The presentation will be primarily intervention-based, with an overview of evaluation considerations used to set the stage for therapy discussion.  A wide range of multi-sensory therapy ideas will be described.  Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for carryover outside of the therapy setting.  Related topics will include IEP goal writing and collaboration.
Time: On-site sign in begins at 8:00. The event begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.
Details:
Lee County Public Education Center
2855 Colonial Blvd
Ft. Meyers, Florida 33966
Room #: Caloosahatchee Room
Registration Deadline: 3/17/2017
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3/4/2017 - 3/4/2017
TAMPA: It’s All about Word Study: A Multi-linguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction
Location: Tampa
Presenter(s): Kenn Apel
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Description: The success of students’ academic, vocational, and social endeavors often hinges on their reading and writing abilities.  These two sessions (morning and afternoon) will take an integrative look at two specific areas of literacy development: spelling and word-level reading.  Spelling and word-level reading are supported by the same underlying linguistic abilities.  After a review of the development of these language and literacy skills, specific guidelines and suggestions will be offered for assessment, instruction, and remediation.
Time: The event begins at 8:30 AM. Onsite sign-in begins at 8:00 AM. The event ends at 4:00.
Details:
Embassy Suites Hotel USF
3705 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612
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Registration Deadline: 2/24/2017
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3/2/2017 - 3/3/2017
Coordinator/Leaders Event for OT/PT and SLP Coordinators
Location: Tampa
Presenter(s): Mary Walsh
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Description:

Day 1 FDOE Updates and Networking-This afternoon session will include an update from BEESS by Mary Walsh, Program Specialist as well as a panel discussion.

Day 2 10 & 10 Activity and Effective Supervision/Mentoring - You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues to gain information on effective practices and problem solve issues unique to SLPs.  In addition, Debbie Cooke from WPGL Consulting will discuss supervision and mentoring of personnel providing OT, PT or Speech therapy.

We are asking all attendees to select one of two options to participate in group sharing.

  1. Share a successful strategy you have developed in a 10 & 10 session. This will consist of you presenting to approximately 8 of your peers for approximately 10 minutes, telling them about the use of a tool, resource or strategy to support delivery of related services and/or therapy in your district. Following your presentation, the group will ask you questions about the tool, resource or strategy for 10 minutes. To select this option click on this link and provide the information requested by Feb. 15th.
  1. Consultancy protocol. This is a format where you bring a challenge you are experiencing with effective implementation of related services and/or therapy and share it with approximately 8 of your peers. Then they work through a discussion protocol while you listen and provide you some possible solutions. To select this option please click on this link and provide the information requested by Feb. 15th 
HOTEL INFORMATION
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017Leader to reserve your hotel room for night of Thursday, March 2.  The deadline for reserving for WWE to fund room was January 30, 2017.

Time: 03/02/17 Sign-In 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM; Program 1:30 PM-4:30 PM 03/03/17 Sign-In 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM; Program 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Details:
Embassy Suites Hotel USF
3705 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612
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Registration Deadline: 2/20/2017
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