An Easier Referral Process : Improved Data, Collaboration, and Referrals

$15.00
1 hour
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Course Type: Video

Reduce the time you spend on the referral process and simultaneously improve your referrals and your relationship with teachers.


Successful speech referral processes can be quickly and easily implemented.  This research-based case study profiles how to 1) achieve successful referrals while 2) reducing workload and 3) improving professional relationships.  This presentation explains the step-by-step process that made this transition possible and profiles free online referral documents to begin immediately.
ASHA CEUsThis course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU

(Professional area, Introductory Level)

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the research supporting the RTI process and how it benefits students, SLPs, teachers, and administrators.
  • Identify the components of an efficient and accurate referral packet.
  • Discuss case studies demonstrating how to collect informal data.
  • Implement an effective speech and language referral process on their campus.

The referral process for speech and language concerns is often the source of frustration for all professionals involved. A paradoxical situation exists on many campuses where participation in the speech referral process leads to a dramatic increase in workload for an SLP while avoidance of the referral process leads to a dramatic increase in testing. Conversely, the referral process can be used to improve relationships with other professionals, improve the types of referrals that the SLP receives, and produce data that serves as a substantial portion of the evaluation.
This presentation demonstrates how the referral process can be engineered to yield significant benefits. A case study across two campuses profiles how successful outcomes can be achieved. Workload was reduced while simultaneously improving the outcomes for students. Teachers felt more comfortable making appropriate referrals, SLPs spent less time on evaluations in which students did not qualify and more time on appropriate referrals.
The referral process for speech and language concerns is often a source of frustration for all professionals involved. A paradoxical situation exists on many campuses where participation in the speech referral process may lead to a dramatic increase in workload for an SLP while avoidance of the referral process often leads to a dramatic increase in testing. Conversely, the referral process has the potential to be used to improve relationships with other professionals, improve the quality of referrals that an SLP receives, and produce data that serves as a substantial portion of the evaluation.
Time-Ordered Agenda
An Easier Referral Process: Improved Data, Collaboration, and Referrals 05 minutes: Introduction
15 minutes: Introduction and presentation on Response to Intervention research
05 minutes: Explanation of dynamic assessment
20 minutes: Presentation of steps to improve campus relationships and take accurate data
10 minutes: Presentation of results on dismissal of students
10 minutes: Review of online documents to support referral process
05 minutes: Course quiz and evaluation
65 minutes total

FINANCIAL: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is an employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives payment for online courses. NONFINANCIAL: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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