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Title: “Happily Stuttering at School”
Author/Presenter: Jill Barton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructional level: Intermediate
Date: Thursday May 19th, 2022, 7:00 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST on Zoom
Time: 2 hours

Abstract: Social-emotional learning is an educational practice that integrates social and emotional skills into the school curriculum. This session will discuss integrating qualifications for fluency school-based services/ therapy techniques and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to improve a student who stutters’ attitude toward communication, their ability to speak confidently, and promote students’ capacities to integrate thinking, emotion, and behavior to deal effectively with everyday personal and social challenges.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
1.  Discuss elements of a school-based fluency evaluation process, general eligibility requirements including B & C of IDEA and the impact on special education academic access
2.  Review the principles of Social Emotional Learning
3.  Explore and discuss school based SEL strategies targeting self-advocacy and de-stigmatization of stuttering that can be implemented by a variety of personnel.
4.  Review data collectable objectives for IEP implementation

Time-Ordered Agenda: 

5 minutes introduction and disclosures
20 minutes review of school-based fluency evaluation
10 minutes review of IDEA parts B&C considerations for eligibility
30 minutes introduction to SEL background and techniques
20 minutes discussing combining SEL strategies with fluency counseling strategies
30 minutes reviewing and discussing possible data collectible objects
5 minutes for Q & A

Biography: Jill Barton has been an SLP for 22 years. She has lived and successfully practiced in 6 different states while working with a variety of caseloads including public and private schools, early intervention, and as a clinical supervisor within several University inpatient clinics. She is currently a direct hire employee of Atlanta Public Schools and owns a small private practice in Fayetteville, Ga

Disclosures:  Financial: Jill Barton has NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Non-financial: Jill Barton has relevant nonfinancial relationship(s) to disclose:
• GSHA Schools Committee Chair
• ASHA State Educational Advocacy Leader- Georgia
• ASHA Committee Of Ambassadors SLP member GA