Schedule a Training

The Speech Pathology Group is happy to collaborate with local SELPAs and LEAs in the provision of professional development activities for staff. Trainings and In-services are presented by The Speech Pathology Group’s Clinical Supervisors or by nationally recognized speakers from the fields of Special Education and Speech and Language Pathology. The following is a list of in-services/trainings that are currently available for presentation at a district or SELPA specified location. The topics are relevant and timely and pertain to school-based speech/language therapy and other related special education topics. We encourage you to partner with us and take advantage of this supplemental service program.


Districts partnering with SPG, please refer to the table below.


Please contact us at if you are a district or SELPA that does not currently partner with SPG, or have additional questions about rates or scheduling an in-service.


Tier 1
(1-3 SPG Staff)
Tier 2
(4-9 SPG Staff)
Tier 3
(10+ SPG Staff)
Complimentary Presentations
(SPG Speakers* only)
1 presentation/year Up to 2 presentations/year Up to 3 presentations/year Email for more info
External Speakers SPG will be responsible for 25% of fee SPG will be responsible for 25% of fee SPG will be responsible for 50% of fee Email for more info
SPG Speakers SPG will be responsible for 25% of fee SPG will be responsible for 50% of fee SPG will be responsible for 50% of fee Email for more info


* If you are interested and qualify for the free trainings that are available, please select from the trainings that are presented by SPG speakers – they are noted with the yellow asterisks in the list below.

** If you are interested in an outside speaker, please note a minimum of a two-month notice is required in order to allow time for an outside speaker to make travel reservations, etc. Additional travel costs may also apply to the total speaking fee. Outside speakers are noted with the double red asterisks in the list below.


To view the available trainings in a category, click on one of the below listed categories.
Once the list expands, click on the training you would like to select.


AAC & Technology

  • A Crash Course in AAC Basics: What You Absolutely Need to Know and Where To Find It! * – New!
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to AAC Assessments, Part I: Assessment Process Guidelines ** – New!
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to AAC Assessments, Part II: AAC Tools & Systems ** – New!
  • AAC and Autism: Promoting Functional Communication Across Environments **
  • Assistive Technology Assessment & Implementation: A Guide to Evidence-based Decision Making *
  • Balanced Literacy Instruction for Students who use AAC and have Complex Communication Needs * – New!
  • Communication Partner Training & Techniques: Implementing AAC Effectively (or: You Can’t Do It Alone!) *
  • Diving Deep Into Apps: Proloquo2go ** – New!
  • Diving Deep Into Apps: TouchChat ** – New!
  • Effective AAC Implementation ** – New!
  • Introduction to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & Visual Supports for Nonverbal Students *
  • Keeping It Legal: AAC Services In The Educational Setting ** – New!

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Schools: Evidence-Based Practices and Current Research *
  • Requesting with Picture Icons: An evidence-based practice approach to teaching requesting skills with the use of picture icons. *
  • Success on the Autism Spectrum – A True Story *
  • Video Modeling and Social Skills Training for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder *

Behavioral Interventions for the SLP

  • Behavior Management: Using Communication and ABA to Prevent and Extinguish Problem Behaviors **
  • Effective Strategies for Motivating Students in the Classroom : An Introduction for Para-educators and Instructional Assistants *
  • Mastering Challenging Behaviors: Using Applied Behavior Analysis Techniques to Address Challenging Behaviors in the School Setting *
  • Play My Way: Play with Intent To Reduce Challenging Behaviors ** – New!
  • Playing with Intention to Increase Communication ** – New!
  • Why Everyone Needs a Hopping Penguin: a Guide To Addressing Behaviors and Utilizing Antecedents and Consequences Effectively ** – New!

Behavioral Interventions for Teachers and Aides

  • Assessing Problem Behavior: Efficient and Effective Assessment Methods for the School Environment *
  • Behavior Management: Using Communication and ABA to Prevent Problem Behaviors *
  • Behavioral Aide Workshop: Developing the Skills Required to Prevent, Manage, and Change Problem Behaviors in the School Environment *
  • The Behavior Plan: Writing High Quality, Easy to Implement, and Effective Behavior Intervention Plans *
  • Classroom Management Plans: Developing Structures and Supports for Lasting Behavior Change in Classrooms *
  • Data Collection Integrating Data Systems to Inform Lasting Behavior Change in the Classroom *
  • Effective Strategies for Motivating Students in the Classroom : An Introduction for Para-educators and Instructional Assistants *
  • Evidence Based Practice for Staff Working with Children with Challenging Behavior: An Overview of The National Standards Project and Implementation of Strategies in Schools *
  • Mastering Challenging Behaviors: Using Applied Behavior Analysis Techniques to Address Challenging Behaviors in the School Setting *
  • Prompting and Prompt Fading: Utilizing Prompt Hierarchies and Errorless Learning Strategies for Success in Schools *
  • Reinforcement: Individual and Whole Class Reinforcement Systems *
  • Self-Management: Training Staff to Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected While Managing Challenging Behavior *
  • Using Visual Supports with Children with Autism in School *

Complex Communication Needs

  • Assessing Students with Complex Communication: An Alternative Approach **
  • Introduction to the Communication Matrix: Administration, Interpretation and Implementation – New!
  • It’s So Much More Than Words – The Prerequisite Skills Needed Before a Child Produces Speech ** – New!
  • The Power of Play in Early Child Development **

Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

  • African American Students: Avoiding Disproportionate Identification and Conducting Appropriate, Defensible Assessments *
  • Cultural & Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Considerations in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) * – New!
  • English Learners: Resources for therapy and the linguistically appropriate IEP *
  • Evaluation and Eligibility Determination for English Learners: 3-hour version *
  • Evaluation and Eligibility Determination for English Learners: Expanded 6-hour version *

Deaf, Hard of Hearing

  • Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Cochlear Implanted or Aided Deaf/HOH Students *
  • Fun, Evidenced-Based Approaches For Articulation & Reading For Infants And Children With Hearing Loss **

IEP Compliance: Eligibility, Report Writing, & Assessment

  • Pragmatics: The Art of Alternative & Dynamic Assessment *
  • Report Writing and the Art of Scoring: a Comprehensive Review of CA Ed Code, Eligibility Criteria and Legally Defensible Reporting *
  • The Communication Severity Scales: Revised & Updated 2017 * – New!

Middle School & High School


  • Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Social Of Social Cognition ** – New!
  • Getting Started – Creating Social Skills Groups for Students on the Spectrum *
  • “Hi” And “Bye” Are Easy – It’s The Middle Part That’s Tricky ** – New!
  • It’s Broader Than You Think – New Curriculum Standards and Social Thought: From Writing Goals to Engaging Intervention **
  • I’ve Got a Feeling – Raising Our Comfort Level in Working with Emotions **
  • Keep Talking! Narrative Development for Language and Social Learning **
  • Social-Pragmatic Skills: A Team Approach to Intervention *
  • The Art of Wh-ing: The Skill of Learning to Ask and Answer Questions **
  • The Missing Piece to Teaching Social Communication to Learners of All Abilities ** – New for 2018-2019!
  • Turn It On: Using Media for Social Learning **

Response to Intervention

  • A Response to Intervention Approach for Articulation Errors *
  • A Response to Intervention Approach for Language Disorders *
  • Pre-School RTI * – New!
  • Teaching Evidence Based Vocabulary Intervention Techniques from the Young Child Through Adolescents ** – New!
  • Vocabulary Intervention Toolbox: Applying Evidence-Based Methods to “Ready-To-Use” Activities ** – New!

Special Day Class, General Education Class & Full Inclusion: Collaborative Partnerships

  • Effective Collaboration Between Speech Pathologist and Behavior Analysts ** – New!
  • Integrating Your Therapy Into the SDC Classroom: Effective Tools & Techniques (PRE-K through HS) *
  • SLP Collaborative Partnerships: Collaborative Models and Interventions Designed to Increase Student Achievement **
  • Speech-Language Pathologists Guide to Creative and Systematic Therapy and Intervention ** – New!
  • The 4-Step Roadmap to Reach & Teach Students Of All Abilities: The Power Of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. ** – New!

Specialized Topics

  • Assessment and Intervention for At-Risk Children in Poverty ** – New!
  • Building Bridges – Finding Connections Between Video Gaming and Social Learning ** – New!
  • Clinical Supervisor Presentation *
  • Command Central for the Brain: The Importance of Teaching Executive Functioning Skills ** – New!
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the New CA Dyslexia Bill: Implications for the SLP *
  • Improving Intelligibility in Children with Speech Sound Disorders *
  • Improving Metacognitive Thinking in Students **
  • Intervention for ELLS with Language Impairment ** – New!
  • Nonbiased Assessment for ELLs with Potential Language Impairment ** – New!
  • Selective Mutism *
  • Supporting Executive Functioning **
  • The Change Begins With Us – Getting The Most From Our Students By Examining Our Own Therapeutic Behavior ** – New!
  • The Effects of Alcohol & Drugs on Executive Function & Language Development *
  • Understanding and Supporting Regulation for Learning **

Voice and Fluency

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Evaluation and Therapy Challenges **
  • My Top 10 Stuttering Therapy Suggestions for Improved Effectiveness ** – New!
  • Preschool Fluency Therapy: When To Start Therapy and What To Do! **
  • School-age Fluency: Review of Current Research & Effective Evaluation & Therapy Procedures **
  • Stuttering Therapy: Materials, Ideas, and Generalization **
  • Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (SCAS) **


The Speech Pathology Group is a state approved Professional Development Provider (PDP-12) for the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Dispensers Board. Speech and Language Therapists holding a California License are required to obtain 24 hours of continuing professional development every two years in order to satisfy the Board’s license renewal requirements. Attendees will be able to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards maintenance of their California Speech-Language License if requested.