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Evidence-based iPad® Interventions for Speech-Language & Special Education Services

  • Evidence-based use of iPad® for improved speech and language, literacy, communication, social skills, executive function and more
  • Increase acquisition and mastery of skills through Apps individualized for students
  • Use Apps to enhance delivery services and teaching-learning contexts
  • Heighten student motivation on a daily basis
  • Walk away with your iPad® plan in place

Revolutionize your traditional therapy practices and use the iPad® to implement Universal Design for Learning across the disorder categories. Explore applications and techniques, making connections to evidence to support their use. Cases examples will highlight the relevance of specific techniques for disorder types, such as:

  • Articulation                
  • Receptive/Expressive Language                    
  • Fluency
  • Apraxia                                  
  • Pragmatics                                          
  • AAC
  • Phonology                  
  • Functional Communication                            
  • And more!

Increase your students’ mastery of skills by customizing slideshows, card sets, activity boards, and worksheets with images of the student, the setting(s) in their life and the names of siblings/ classmates/pets. Create powerful connections with teachers, parents and caregivers using Apps that provide data-tracking, printing and emailing capabilities and then can be used for repeated exposure or homework practice.

You will develop an action plan to guide future implementation of iPad® interventions and will learn how to select and evaluate Apps using a rubric. This hands-on program provides opportunities to learn and practice new technical skills that will optimize your use of the iPad®.

You do not need an iPad® to attend, but are welcome to bring one. Angie and Shannon will demonstrate Apps and more on an iPad®, displayed via an LCD projector.


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Shannon Collins, MA, CCC-SLP |  Angie Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP
6 Hours 20 Minutes
Audio and Video
Sep 26, 2014
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.



Shannon Collins, MA, CCC-SLP Related seminars and products:

is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. She completed her baccalaureate degree at the UW-River Falls in communication disorders and her master’s degree at Washington State University in speech and hearing sciences.

Before joining the department in 2001, Ms. Collins worked as a public school SLP in Washington and Texas and as a classroom teacher for a multi-handicapped program in Michigan. She provides supervision of graduate and undergraduate clinicians on and off campus and teaches the undergraduate clinical seminar and the “Introduction to CSD” course.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Shannon Collins has an employment relationship with the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Shannon Collins has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Angie Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP's Profile

Angie Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP Related seminars and products:

Director of Clinical Programs & Services, Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire

Angie Sterling- Orth is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Programs and Services at University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. She completed both her baccalaureate and her master’s degree in communication disorders at UW-Eau Claire. Before joining the department 2002, Ms. Sterling-Orth worked as a public school speech-language pathologist in Wisconsin and then in product development for Thinking Publications in Eau Claire, WI, editing and co-authoring assessment and intervention resources. She has particular interest in using technology to work with children of all ages with communication, language, and learning needs. Ms. Sterling-Orth currently provides supervision of graduate and undergraduate clinicians both on-and o!-campus. In addition, she teaches coursework in aural rehabilitation, grad essentials, developmental language disorders, and school methods in CSD.

Ms. Collins and Ms. Sterling-Orth have been using the iPad® in clinical services and supervision for over two years, including work with the iPad® as a speech-generating device for AAC.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angie Sterling-Orth has an employment relationship with the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She receives royalties as an author for Say It Right and Attainment publishers.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Angie Sterling-Orth has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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  • Describe the key educational and field-specific impacts of the iPad®.
  • Evaluate iPad® applications using an Application Rubric.
  • Demonstrate the use of iPad® applications for specific speech-language pathology disorder categories with consideration of Universal Design for Learning principles.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching approaches for all learners and professionals.
  • Access evidence to support use of iPad® applications.
  • Select and evaluate iPad® applications, connecting them to existing evidence.
  • Identify the key essentials of the iPad®, related peripherals, and the process for managing Apps.


iPad® Essentials

  • Apply principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Effective use of technology
  • Teaching approaches
  • Technical skills on the iPad®
  • Essential iPad® “extras” (peripherals)
  • Funding iPads® and Apps

Evidence-based Use of the iPad®

  • Minimize barriers
  • Maximize efficiencies
  • Connect games to evidence
  • “Quality control” tool for evaluating Apps
  • Tools to improve access to evidence-based practices

Evidence-based Techniques for

  • Articulation
  • Apraxia
  • Phonology
  • Receptive/Expressive Language
  • Pragmatics
  • Functional Communication
  • Fluency
  • AAC
  • … and more!

Evidence-based Approaches to iPad® Apps

  • Play-based practices for speech and language therapy
  • Visual/biofeedback for intelligibility work
  • Visual tools for social skill development
  • Video self-modeling for targeting speech, language and social skills
  • Executive function training
  • Referential communication strategies for language therapy
  • Graphic organizers for literacy development
  • Screencasting options for use with all learners and settings
  • Aided language stimulation

Hands-on Time with Apps

  • Breakout sessions
  • Create take-aways

Target Audience

Teachers/Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 52


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"Presenters did not always repeat audience questions so that the web audience did not know what question was being answered. Had to guess what the exact question was."

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