This workshop will focus on integrating speech-language therapy and support into Early Childhood programs including blended classrooms and early childhood special education self-contained classrooms. The workshop is targeted towards Speech/Language Pathologists, classroom teachers, and other related service personnel (e.g., OT, PT, social workers) who are interested in learning more about ways to implement therapy into the classroom using an integrated, push-in approach. Knowledge of the Creative Curriculum and/or Project Approach is helpful but not required to attend. Topics will include data management, meeting IEP goals, MTSS intervention strategies and time management. Ideas for successful collaboration with the classroom team, therapy ideas for larger group and small group instruction, and opportunities and ideas to insure that therapeutic interventions are carried out by the classroom teams will also be shared.
Examine strategies and supports to integrate therapy services into the daily classroom routines of the preschool classroom
Create a plan to manage data regarding IEP goals, service delivery minutes and inservice teaching staff on embedding therapeutic interventions throughout the day
Develop team planning tools to support curriculum and the meeting of IEP goals in the preschool classroom