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 Mengting Shieh 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. Please note that our rates have been updated for the 2016-2017 school year.


Tier 1
(1-3 SPG Staff)
Tier 2
(4-9 SPG Staff)
Tier 3
(10+ SPG Staff)
Free-SPG Speakers * 1 presentation/year Up to 2 presentations/year Up to 3 presentations/year Email for more info
All Other 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 after 2nd presentation SPG will be responsible for 50% of fee after 2nd presentation SPG will be responsible for 50% of fee after 3rd presentation 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.


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

  • AAC Assessments, Devices, and Modalities *
  • AAC Implementation *
  • Assistive Technology Assessment & Implementation: A Guide to Evidence-based Decision Making *
  • Communication Partner Training & Techniques: Implementing AAC Effectively (or: You Can’t Do It Alone!) *
  • Introduction to PODD *
  • Introduction to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & Visual Supports for Nonverbal Students *
  • Facilitating Communication and Early Literacy Skills with the Emerging AAC Communicator
  • Mobile Tablets & Apps for SLPs – Making Evidence-based Decisions *

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and Modifications

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Schools: Evidence-Based Practices and Current Research *
  • 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 *
  • 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 *

Common Core

  • Addressing Common Core Standards with Apps – A Guide for SLPs *
  • Common Core State Standards and Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities
  • SLPs and Common Core Standards: Creating Linkage for Student Success
  • Vocabulary & Comprehension – Links to the Common Core State Standards / Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Working with Words

Complex Communication Needs

  • AAC and Autism: Promoting Functional Communication Across Environments
  • Assessing Students with Complex Communication: An Alternative Approach
  • Common Core Curriculum for Students with Complex Communication Needs
  • Communicative Intent for Emerging Language *
  • Using iPads / Tablet Computers as Assessment and Intervention Tools for Students with Complex Communication Needs

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

  • African American Students: Avoiding Disproportionate Identification and Conducting Appropriate, Defensible Assessments *
  • The Communication Severity Scales: Revised & Updated 2017 *
  • English Learners: Resources for therapy and the linguistically appropriate IEP *
  • Evaluation and Eligibility Determination for English Learners: 3-hour version *
  • Evaluation and Eligibility and Determination for English Learners: Expanded 6-hour version *
  • The Legally Defensible SLP
  • Report Writing and the Art of Scoring: a Comprehensive Review of CA Ed Code, Eligibility Criteria and Legally Defensible Reporting *

Middle School & High School

  • Consult and Collaborate: Best Practices for Working with Middle School and High School Teachers to Support Students
  • Executive Functioning Fundamentals for Middle School and High School


  • Getting Started – Creating Social Skills Groups for Students on the Spectrum *
  • 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
  • Pragmatics: The Art of Alternative & Dynamic Assessment *
  • Social-Pragmatic Skills: A Team Approach to Intervention *
  • Turn It On: Using Media for Social Learning


  • Beacons of Best Practice: Sound Articulation Treatment (Day One)
  • Beacons of Best Practice: Sound Articulation Treatment (Day Two)
  • A Response to Intervention Approach for Articulation errors *
  • A Response to Intervention Approach for Language Disorders *
  • RTI & MTSS: Update on a Decade of Service

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

  • The Art of Wh-ing: The Skill of Learning to Ask and Answer Questions
  • Curriculum Based Treatment for Preschoolers: A make-and-take It Workshop (max of 10 participants) *
  • Establishing a Foundation for Student Engagement: Strategies for Making Therapy Sessions More Effective *
  • 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
  • Visual Supports in the Classroom: Structured Teaching (3 hrs), Optional (Hands on Optional Section – 3 hrs) *

Specialized Topics

  • Clinical Supervisor Presentation *
  • The Effects of Alcohol & Drugs on Executive Function & Language Development *
  • 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
  • The Power of Play in Early Child Development
  • Selective Mutism *
  • Supporting Executive Functioning
  • Understanding and Supporting Regulation for Learning

Voice and Fluency

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Evaluation and Therapy Challenges
  • 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.