Professional Development

Professional Development

Distance Learning District Resources

As many of our clinicians mobilize to provide teletherapy and long distance learning, SPG has compiled online resources and tools that we have found beneficial in facilitating better communication and understanding between parents, staff and other members of the IEP team. Please continue to check back for updates.


Please click here for details on providing teletherapy services for your District »





Weekly Activity Calendar – English » and Spanish »

How to Provide Teletherapy for Students with Complex Needs - Video Tutorial »

How to Balance Synchronous and Asynchronous Teletherapy - Video Tutorial »
CA Department of Education Distance Learning Innovations »


Speech & AAC

Distance Learning and Clinical Supervision FAQs (as of 5/18/2020) »
AAC Prompt Hierarchy »

How To Administer AAC Evaluation Genie for Teletherapy - Video Tutorial »

What is Core Vocabulary? »



School-based Perspectives for Physical Therapists during COVID-19 »

Milestones: Fine Motor/Gross Motor Skills »
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services: Resource Guide for Families During COVID-19 »
School-Based and Early Intervention Occupational Therapy Services – Decision Guide for COVID-19 »



Executive Functioning Tips for Distance Learning »

Trauma Informed Tips for Educating Through Coronavirus »

Superhero Emotion Detective »

Positive Self-Talk Worksheet »

Kindness Cards »



Distance Learning Success »
PBS for Families: Precorrection » (Spanish version »)
PBS for Families: Choice » (Spanish version »)
PBS for Families: Token Economy » (Spanish version »)
PBS for Families: Specific Praise » (Spanish version »)
PBS for Families: Error Correction » (Spanish version »)



A Comprehensive Library of Multidisciplinary Resources »

NPI Instructions »

Telepractice Trainings Available »

Telepractice Considerations »

Using Google Meets »

12 Teletherapy Engagement Tips for Students with Complex Needs »

Deciding Which Teletherapy Model is Appropriate »

Related Service Teletherapy Models »

Video Conferencing Etiquette »



SPG would like to share these functional and relevant trainings created by our multidisciplinary teams. We are happy to offer all the below listed, pre-recorded titles, on a complimentary basis for the duration of the school closure period.


Contact Koren Fereira at for directives on how your staff can access the recorded training link(s). Selected trainings of two or more hours are being offered remotely via live GoToMeeting.


Multidisciplinary Teletherapy

  • Bookshare Overview for Students with Learning Disabilities, Vision Impairments, and Physical Disabilities – new!
  • Creating Simple Visuals with Boardmaker and Other Free Resources – new!
  • Telepractice: FAQs – new!
  • Teletherapy for Students with Limited Engagement – new!

AAC/AT and Technology

  • AAC in The Classroom: Empowering Support Staff
  • Communication Partner Training & Techniques: Implementing AAC Effectively (Or You Can’t Do It Alone!)

Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Overview: Evaluation of African American & English Learner Students

IEP Compliance: Eligibility, Report Writing, and Assessment

  • Alternate and Dynamic Assessment: from Theory to Practice
  • Report Writing and the Art of Scoring: a Comprehensive Review of Ca. Ed. Code, Eligibility Criteria and Legally Defensible Reporting

Specialized Topics

  • Clinical Supervision – the Requirements and the Rest of the Story

Behavioral Intervention

  • Changing Our Behavior
  • Classroom Management Plans
  • Integrating Data Systems to Inform Lasting Change in the Classroom
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Low Intensity Behavior Strategies
  • Prevention for Paraprofessionals
  • Prompting and Prompt Fading
  • Reinforcement Systems
  • Replacement Behaviors for Paraprofessionals
  • The Behavior Plan for Teachers/Paraprofessionals
  • The Big Four: the Key Skills Students Need to Prevent Problem Behavior
  • Understanding and Changing Behavior
  • Understanding and Changing Behavior for Parents
  • Using Effective Behavior Management
  • Using Reinforcement Effectively for Paraprofessionals
  • Using Visual Supports