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Power Up Conference Interprofessional Edition March 4 & 5, 2021 Replays

Dates: March 4 & 5, 2021 worth 20 continuing education hours!

Power Up March 2021

Cost: $125 for CEU Smart HUB Access which includes: 12- month membership with full access to 3 annual Power Up conferences, direct conference zoom access, ALL past Power Up replays, Unlimited CEUs, specialized trainings, on-demand trainings, speaker requests, course handouts, live conference interaction with speakers, an exhibit hall with discounts and raffles.

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GAIN EBP CONFIDENCE, GET 2.0 CEUS

  • We are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker!

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    MEET TOP TALENT IN A UNIQUE 2-DAY EXPERIENCE
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    Our speakers

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    Perry Flynn,
    M.Ed, CCC-SLP

    March 4th, 11 am ET/ 8am PT

    Tatyana Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP

    Various Times, Conference Host

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    Andrew Vermiglio, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A

    March 4th, 6pm ET/ 3pm PT

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    Lenore Boyarin, Esq.

    March 5th, 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT

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    Nancy J. Baehr, M.D.

    March 5th, 5 pm ET/ 2pm PT

    Julian Madison, MS, CCC-SLP

    Various Times, Conference Host

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    Jacqueline Dobres, MS OT R/L, BCBA

    March 4th, 4pm ET/1 pm PT

    Victoria Simeone, MSW, LSW

    March 5th, 6:30 pm ET/ 3:30 pm PT

    Dr. Adriana Lavi, CCC-SLP

    Conference Host, Moderator

    Schedule

    We know how valuable your time is, so we scheduled the entire event strategically to meet your needs

    Day #1

    • Key Note Speech11AM ET/8AM PT

      Workload Management with Perry Flynn

    • How to Conduct IEEs12:30AM ET/9:30AM PT

      Background History Matters with Tatyana Elleseff

    • Behavior Management1PM ET/ 10AM PT

      Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

    • Exhibit Hall3PM ET/ 12PM PT

      with Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP

    • SPD Controversy4PM ET/1PM PT

      with Jacqueline Dobres, MS OT R/L, BCBA

    • CAPD Controversy6PM ET/3PM PT

      Andrew Vermiglio, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A

    Day #2

    • Legally Defensible IEPs1PM ET/10 AM PT

      with Lenore Boyarin, Esq.

    • Determining Educational Impact3PM ET/12PM PT

      with Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP

    • Accurate Test Selection4PM ET/1PM PT

      with Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

    • Psychotropic Medications: Impact5PM ET/2PM PT

      Nancy J. Baehr, M.D.

    • Challenging Personalities6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT

      Victoria Simeone, MSW, LSW

    • Conference Closing8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT

      Tatyana Elleseff and Adriana Lavi

    Pre-Recorded Courses

    • Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy Assessment: Which One is Right for the Student?0.15 ASHA CEUs

      Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

    • Measurement and Interpretation of Standardized Reading Assessments for Professionals and Parents0.2 ASHA CEUs

      Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

    • How Language Affects Reading: What Parents and Professionals Need to Know0.15 ASHA CEUs

      Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

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FREE WEBINAR: Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy Assessment: Which One is Right for my Child?

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Overview: This informational session reviewS the difference and purpose behind neuropsychological vs. comprehensive language and literacy assessments. It discusses common neuropsychological and language/literacy assessment batteries, as well as listS the components of each type of assessment. It describes the importance of error analysis as well as the formulation of goals and objectives for remediation purposes.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation learners will be able to:

  1. List the purpose for each type of assessment
  2. Compare common neuropsychological vs. language/literacy assessment batteries
  3. Discuss assessment components relevant to intervention provision
  4. Describe the importance of findings interpretation
  5. Explain why goal formulation for remediation purposes should be a vital part of every assessment

Presented by Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP

Tatyana ElleseffAuthor Bio: Tatyana Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP of Smart Speech Therapy LLC, specializes in performing comprehensive language and literacy assessments with a focus on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for students with language, social communication, and literacy disorders (reading, spelling, & writing). She is a clinical instructor at the RWJ Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry & a clinical supervisor at Rutgers Day School.

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2nd Annual POWER Up Conference December 2-4, 2020 Replays Are Now Available

Our 2nd POWER CONFERENCE  WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Dates: December 2-4th, 2020 worth 30 continuing education hours!

Replays from August and September are now available!

Cost: $125 for CEU Smart HUB Access which includes: 12- month membership with full access to 3 annual Power Up conferences, direct conference zoom access, ALL past Power Up replays, Unlimited CEUs, specialized trainings, on-demand trainings, speaker requests, course handouts, live conference interaction with speakers, exhibit hall with discounts and raffles.

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FREE WEBINAR: Measurement and Interpretation of Standardized Reading Assessments for Professionals and Parents

Title: Measurement and Interpretation of Standardized Reading Assessments for Professionals and Parents

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Abstract: This webinar provides an overview of popular reading tests and discusses their strengths and limitations with respect to their psychometric properties, testing components, as well as subtest interpretation.

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. List popular standardized reading tests
  2. Discuss discriminant accuracy of select standardized reading tests
  3. Describe testing components of select, popularly used, standardized tests of reading
  4. Explain how to interpret standardized testing results in order to understand the clients’ profile of reading strengths and limitations

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Review of Wordtivities by SPELL-Links

Image result for wordtivities"Today I am reviewing a newly released (2019) kit (instructional guide and cards) from the Learning By Design, Inc. entitled Wordtivities: Word Study Instruction for Spelling, Vocabulary, and Reading.

The 101-page instructional guide was created to address the students’ phonological awareness, spelling, reading, vocabulary, and syntax skills by having them engage with sounds, letters, and meanings of words. The lessons in the book can be used by a variety of instructional personnel (teachers, SLPs, reading specialists, etc.) and even parents as a stand-alone word study program or in conjunction with SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing Word Study Curriculum.

The activity book is divided into two sections. The first section offers K-12 student activities for large groups and classrooms. The second section has picture card activities and is intended for 1:1 and small group instruction. Both sections focus on reinforcing 14 SPELL-Links strategies for reading and spelling to stimulate the associations between sounds, letters, and meanings of words. Continue reading Review of Wordtivities by SPELL-Links

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On the Value of Social Pragmatic Interventions via Video Analysis

As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working in a psychiatric setting, I routinely address social pragmatic language goals as part of my clinical practice. Finding the right approach to the treatment of social pragmatic language disorders has been challenging to say the least. That is because the efficacy of social communication interventions continues to be quite limited. Studies to date continue to show questionable results and limited carryover, while measurements of improvement are frequently subjective, biased, and subject to a placebo effect, maturation effect, and regression to the mean. However, despite the significant challenges to clinical practice in this area, the usage of videos for treatment purposes shows an emergent promise. Continue reading On the Value of Social Pragmatic Interventions via Video Analysis

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Comprehensive Assessment of Elementary Aged Children with Subtle Language and Literacy Deficits

Image result for confused childrenLately, I’ve been seeing more and more posts on social media asking for testing suggestions for students who exhibit subtle language-based difficulties. Many of these children are typically referred for initial assessments or reassessments as part of advocate/attorney involved cases, while others are being assessed due to the parental insistence that something “is not quite right” with their language and literacy abilities, even in the presence of “good grades.” Continue reading Comprehensive Assessment of Elementary Aged Children with Subtle Language and Literacy Deficits

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Clinical Assessment of Reading Abilities of Elementary Aged Children

Image result for child readingSeveral years ago I wrote a post about how to perform clinical reading assessments of adolescent students. Today I am writing a follow-up post with a focus on the clinical reading assessment of elementary-aged students. For this purpose, I often use the books from the Continental Press series entitled: Content Reading for Geography, Social Studies, & Science.   Texts for grades 2-7 of the series are perfect for assessment of struggling elementary-aged readers. Continue reading Clinical Assessment of Reading Abilities of Elementary Aged Children

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Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy: Which Assessment is Right for My Child?

Related imageSeveral years ago I began blogging on the subject of independent assessments in speech pathology. First, I wrote a post entitled “Special Education Disputes and Comprehensive Language Testing: What Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates Need to Know“, in which I used  4 different scenarios to illustrate the importance of comprehensive language evaluations for children with subtle language and learning needs. Then I wrote about: What Makes an Independent Speech-Language-Literacy Evaluation a GOOD Evaluation?” in order to elucidate on what actually constitutes a good independent comprehensive assessment. Continue reading Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy: Which Assessment is Right for My Child?