Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PD opportunity- Ann Arbor, MI

Hi Folks, just wanted to let you know about this professional development workshop I am doing for SPEAK in Michigan.

“Outside the Box” iPad for SLPs- Apps Through a Language Lens!

Friday, February 10, 2012 8 am to 3 pm (registration starts at 7:30) at the Washtenaw ISD Ann Arbor, MI.

 **SPEAK is limited to 100 participants and need a minimum of 40 commitments by December 2, 2011 to make this course a go.  Please sign up if you are able and interested in attending- SPEAK requests that registration be limited to Speech-Language Pathologists.** 

Many great apps were developed specifically for SLP interventions, but countless treasures in the App Store were designed for other purposes and can be applied creatively in our therapies! This workshop models “repurposing” of apps designed for gaming, visual exploration related to curriculum areas, organization, and creation for use in speech and language interventions. Apps related to professional development and productivity will also be reviewed, and attendees will leave with resources and experience in critically evaluating apps for potential use in their interventions. This workshop will be primarily geared towards clinicians who work with school-aged children, however, much of the information can be generalized to adult populations.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
-Analyze Apps and utilize task analyses to isolate speech and language objectives in context. -Apply criteria to evaluate Apps for clinical use.
-Design therapy sessions using Apps, with Pre- or Post- activities targeting speech and language objectives in context.
-Access a reading list of free online resources for further learning and exploration.

$40 for SPEAK members in Washtenaw County 
$60 for non-SPEAK members

Lunch on your own.

Please visit the WISD website ( under Staff Development to sign up, or click here.

Contact Emily Petrous at or 734.994.8111 x1664 with questions.

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