Professional Development

Exiting and Transition Services: the Nuts & Bolts *

Presented by Jennifer Lopez, M.S., CCC-SLP and Anna Zollar, M.S., CCC-SLP (3 hrs)

The number of students receiving special education supports increases yearly. That translates to large caseloads and negatively impacts the special education budget for school districts. This presentation will assist SLPs in communicating that E-X-I-T is not a bad 4-letter word! We will review SLI eligibility, discuss service delivery models, include considerations for transition services, and talk about ASHA’s exit criteria guidelines. Participants will learn to write functional goals for our older students and collaborate with secondary team members. Frequently asked questions and concerns surrounding these controversial topics will be covered.