10 Signs of a Quality Therapy Program

On-Demand webinar with Dr. Jean Blosser, CCC-SLP, Ed.D., ASHA Fellow, NAP Distinguished Fellow President, Creative Strategies for Special Education
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Course Description

The roles and responsibilities of SLPs, OTs, PTs, educators, and administrators have changed greatly over the last several decades. Evolution will continue as our understanding of the needs of children with disabilities expands; as the impact of impairments on learning performance is more clearly defined; and as methods for delivering intervention services improve. While school-based SLPs, OTs, PTs, and BCBAs still function as specialists, we can no longer implement our programs in isolation from the rest of the education system. Our intervention services must be effective and an integral part of the total educational program for students with disabilities. This webinar discussion brings a fresh approach to thinking about school-based intervention services. Ten critical signs (characteristics) of quality and effective service delivery programs are defined and briefly discussed. Participants are invited to consider each characteristic from the perspective of their own discipline, role, school organization, population, goals, and service delivery program. Join us and take your first step by forming an action plan for analyzing and strengthening your own program.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to :

  • Define 10 characteristics of effective, school-based intervention services.
  • Identify the strength of those characteristics in their own program.
  • Create an action plan for building a quality program.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists/ Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists/ Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Therapists/ Speech Therapy Assistants, Special education teachers/Education Specialists, Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals, Behavioral Therapists/Behavioral Professionals, Administrators

Provider : ReadySetConnect

Financial Disclosure

ReadySetConnect collects fees from the audience to participate in this training webinar

Contact Information

Non - Financial Disclosure

The provider of the webinar, ReadySetConnect, is a practice management software. Participants of the webinar would become aware of the ReadySetConnect.



Time Ordered Agenda

Introduction, Session Topic, Learner Outcomes

  • 10 Signs of A Quality Therapy Program

This event is offered for 1 contact hour or 0.1 Professional Hour CEUs at an introductory level professional area. Course completion is dependent on full attendance for 1 hour and survey completion.

Meet The Speakers

Jean is a national expert and leader in school special education and speech-language pathology service delivery. She is passionate about creating systems and practices in schools that focus on providing educationally relevant services by linking intervention to school success and partnering with our education partners and students’ families. To Jean, Collaboration is Essential!  She is author of Speech-Language Pathology in Schools: Organization and Service Delivery (6th Ed., 2021, Plural Publishing) and Pediatric Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention (3rd Ed, 2021, Plural Publishing). She has created numerous parent-friendly resources including Let’s Talk Today! A Calendar of Daily Activities for Teaching Language Skills at Home! and Let’s Celebrate and Learn Each Day!. Jean provides professional development seminars and consults with schools, organizations, and businesses that work with schools to improve quality of services. Her career path has been wide and varied, including: school-based SLP; university clinical supervisor, professor, department chair, associate provost, dean, and VP of Therapy Programs and Quality for a national education solutions company.

Financial Dislosure​

Jean is receiving a speaking fee from ReadySetConnect. She also receives royalties from Plural Publishing for her books: Speech-Language Pathology in Schools: Organization and Service Delivery (6th Ed., 2021) and Pediatric Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention (3rd Ed, 2021). She is President of Creative Strategies for Special Education and receives fees for consulting with schools, businesses, and professional organizations.

Non - Financial Dislosure​

Jean is a member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and National Academies of Practice (NAP).

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It was perfect. Dawn was engaging. She gave relevant information and examples. I would have liked a few more examples of therapy materials and ideas that might be used.


The presenter was engaging and informative. Could always use more Q&A. I had fun and am glad I did it


Excellent, engaging, knowledgeable speaker, clear, etc. Maybe spending less time on the checklists to prepare and more. I would have liked to see examples of therapy (videos), more time on actual therapy and therapy ideas, small group breakout session so that we could discuss our experiences and help each other out, networking with other teletherapists. Liked the platform used, very clear presentation, excellent, thank you


Very knowledgeable. It was a good webinar. The information was useful and beneficial.


Amazing speaker! This was so helpful!


It was satisfactory. Dawn shared her information clearly


I loved the checklist for coaching/facilitators. It met all my expectations!


Informative, great resources, getting on the same page with the parents. Great, informative, helpful for future sessions


Knowledgeable presenter. I think it did a good job. Thanks for it- well done.


The knowledge of the speaker. Great presentation.


The clarity nd simplcity. Very organized and inclusive. For me they served my needs quite well. Well done.


The program was very detailed and discussed scenarios that we may come across in the field. I did not observe any weaknesses in the program. Any questions I had before the program were answered. I really appreciate the work that was put into this program to better prepare us when providing services during virtual sessions.


Dawn was very encouraging and promoted out of the box thinking. Too much time dedicated to virtual set-up vs. therapy with telepractice.

Pristine Sara

More insights on materials and resources that were completely new. Understanding certain areas of tele practices and modifications to be made in the learning part. Very interesting and looking forward to many such webinars that address tele rehabilitation area.


The checklists hat were provided. I was a great presentation with lots of great information as I begin my telehealth journey. I was hoping for more therapy ideas, but it was awesome!


Speakers experience and demeanor. Thank you!


Resources, personal examples and personal examples. Would be great to have one case study, and a run-down example of session layout.


Very informative. Great ideas for parent teaching and carry over. It was great. Thank you.


Good emphasis on parent coaching. Took a long time to get to the point of the presentation, presenter did not seem prepared. Thank you for this helpful information.


Cohesive and relevant information. Again, I enjoyed the presentation and thought the information was helpful.


The detailed slides. It was a little long so I found it hard to focus the entire time. I think it being more straight to the point would help.


Great checklists. Would love to see examples of teletherapy sessions. Thank you!


Loved the cultural humility aspect and the checklist resources. I wish we would have seen a specific example of a session played. More examples of activities in sessions with parent vs one on one with a child. It was good overall. The presenter was very knowledgable with tons of experience.


Addressed diversity and meeting families where they are but not enough concrete examples


Dawn provided links to great resources. It was a very broad overview. Dawn was a great speaker, very personable and organized!


Materials that I was unaware of are very helpful. Hope she suggested ideas or techniques that are not too ordinary that every SLPs uses


Checklists for evidence based practice are the best. Provided strategies, activities, websites to integrate into Zoom such as BoomCards


Great self-evaluations. Model examples of teaching via video.