Integrating Speech and Language Therapy into Early Childhood Classrooms: Strategies for successful Implementation

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The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning

2626 S Clearbrook Dr
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United States

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

This workshop will focus on integrating speech-language therapy and support into Early Childhood programs including blended classrooms, early childhood special education self-contained classrooms, full day Autism programs, and bilingual 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 is helpful but not required to attend. Topics will include data management, meeting IEP goals, RtI intervention strategies and time management. Ideas for 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.  Participants will be given opportunities to collaborate with other attendees regarding how to best implement an integrated speech and language therapy approach into their own classrooms and programs.   

Learner objectives
  • 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
Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Member
Contact hours
Training topic area
Special Needs/Inclusion
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Health, Safety and Well-Being