Region 11 Speech/Language Community of Practice

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 2/9/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/9/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 6126381522
Location: Virtual
Zoom link
Metro ECSU, MN 55112
Facility: Virtual
2/9/2024 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Region 11 Speech Language Community of Practice - Virtual Zoom Meeting
February 9, 2024
Link for participation will be emailed to CoP Representatives
Sponsored by Regional Low Incidence Projects - Region 11
CEU Hours: 4


Nancy Terry, Co-Facilitator  
Martha Allen, Co-Facilitator
Kayna Plaisted, BrightWorks Facilitator

Meeting Agenda:
8:30 – 10:30 Managing AAC in the Classroom: Implementation & Coaching Strategies (Emily Diaz)

  • Understand the importance of training classroom staff
  • Become able to effectively "push-in" to the classroom
  • Identify 4 key coaching models for dynamic training

10:30 – 12:30 AAC and Gestalt Language Processing (Emily Diaz)

  • Understand the background of Natural Language Acquisition and Gestalt Language Processing
  • Learn specific strategies for AAC implementation
  • Understand the parent's role in implementation

This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States.  This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education.  You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.