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Master your Goal Writing and Progress Monitoring Skills

Offered for 1.55 ASHA CEUs with the option of 1 graduate level credit.

Speech and language pathologists are ethically required to measure the progress of their students/ patients / clients, and yet data collection systems, goal writing, and the interaction between these constructs and how they are impacted by environmental variables are rarely discussed at length in graduate programs.  This course provides an advanced review of data collection methodologies and goal writing strategies as they apply to working with individuals with complex communication needs.  This course also reviews the relationship between measurement, data collection, and goal writing and how effective measurement integrates information from different sources, including environmental variables, communication variables, and overarching functional needs. This course will provide you with the information and resources to apply various data collection systems, consider external variables that impact data collection and goal writing, and write goals that target functional skill for individuals with complex communication needs.

This course offering is a pilot cohort.  Participating in this pilot cohort will provide additional ASHA CEUs based on the pilot’s results.

Group Discounts / Bulk Purchasing

We offer group discounts for groups of 3 or more.  Email us at info@slpnerdcast.com for more information.

Meet your Instructors

Speech and Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kate Grandbois

Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA with 13 years of clinical experience working in private practice, outpatient clinics, outpatient hospital settings, and consulting to private schools and legal teams. She specializes in augmentative alternative communication, autism and associated disorders, language development, and integrating AAC into the educational/vocational programming of persons with behavioral needs. Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.

Speech and Language Pathologist

Amy Wonkka

Amy has worked as a speech language pathologist in the Northeast and Midwest. Prior to becoming an SLP she worked for several years as a 1:1 paraprofessional and home service provider for individuals with complex communication needs. She has experience in home-based, public school, nonpublic school, and outpatient environments. Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of Grandbois Therapy and Consulting and a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.

Disclosures

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.

What's in this course?

This is an online course that embraces self-paced learning within weekly modules.  All work can be completed asynchronously through our online portal.  This course involves a variety of learning methodologies, including lectures, weekly readings, online discussions, and extension projects to integrate what is learned into applicable clinical skills.

This course will include the following required weekly components:

  • Viewing pre-recorded webinars

  • Asynchronous discussion board participation

  • Required readings

  • Pass a quiz with a grade of 80% or higher

  • Extension project / Essay (1-3 pages double spaced integrating course components into clinical practice)

The course will include the following optional components:

  • Optional readings

  • Additional resources as appropriate

  • Synchronous office hours

  • Asynchronous office hours

If you need additional information about course methodologies please contact us anytime at info@slpnerdcast.com.

Continuing Education Units & Graduate Level Credit

ASHA CEUs: This course is being offered for 1.55 ASHA CEUs (10.5 hours).  The Spring 2022 offering of this course is a pilot study.  Participating in this pilot cohort will provide additional ASHA CEUs based on the pilot’s results.


Graduate Level Credit: This course is offered for 1 Graduate Credit through our partnership with Fitchburg State University.  Graduate credits are purchased separately and directly through Fitchburg State. Graduate credits are purchased after enrollment in this course through SLP Nerdcast.

Course Policies

SLP Nerdcast Masterclasses are a dynamic, blended learning experience that include readings, functional / practical extension projects, webinars, discussions, and face-to-face or asynchronous office hours.  These programs are designed to enhance a clinicians knowledge and practice in a specific content area.  

Registered participants will be provided with a syllabus, including a description of course completion requirements and attendance requirements, on or before the educational experience begins.  Participants may be entitled to a refund depending on the date of withdrawal. For complete course policies please see our Masterclass Course Policies and Procedures.

Course curriculum

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    • Optional Zoom Office Hours: Thursday 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

    • Optional Video Messaging Office Hours: Send us a Volley!

    • Discussion Board: Week 1 - Foundational Knowledge

    • Week 1 Required Readings

    • Week 1 Webinar: Foundational Knowledge of Goal Writing and Progress Monitoring

    • Week 1 Essay Activity

    • Week 1 Quiz. Introduction and Foundational Knowledge

    • Pilot Feedback

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    • Optional Zoom Office Hours: Thursday 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

    • Optional Video Messaging Office Hours: Send us a Volley!

    • Week 2 Required Readings

    • Week 2 Webinar: Data Collection Systems and Strategies

    • Discussion Board: Week 2 - Data Collection Systems and Strategies

    • Week Extension Activity

    • Week 2 Quiz. Data Collection Systems and Strategies

    • Pilot Feedback

  4. 4
    • Optional Zoom Office Hours: Thursday 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

    • Optional Video Messaging Office Hours: Send us a Volley!

    • Week 3 Required Readings

    • Week 3 Optional Reading

    • Week 3 Webinar: Probe Data

    • Week 3 Webinar: Writing Meaningful and Measurable Goals

    • Discussion Board: Week 2 - Writing Meaningful and Measurable Goals

    • Week 3 Essay Activity

    • Week 3 Quiz. Writing Meaningful and Measurable Goals

    • Pilot Feedback

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    • Optional Zoom Office Hours: Thursday 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

    • Optional Video-Chat Office Hours: Send us a Volley!

    • Week 4 Required Readings

    • Week 4 Webinar: Bringing it All Together

    • Discussion Board: Week 4 - Bringing it All Together

    • Week 4 Extension Activity

    • Week 4 Quiz. Bringing it All Together

    • Pilot Feedback

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    • Closing

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