Working with very young children via telepractice can be a challenge for many service providers. In addition to engaging materials, knowing, and setting realistic expectations and getting parents or caregivers to participate is often the key to success. This course will give you some insight into ways to prepare for these sessions and achieve better outcomes in the process.
Participants will be able to:
Speech Therapists/ Speech Therapy Assistants, Special education teachers/Education Specialists, Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals, Behavioral Therapists/Behavioral Professionals
Provider of the webinar, ReadySetConnect, is a practice management software. Participants of the webinar would become aware of the ReadySetConnect.
3:00- 3:05 : Welcome and introduction
3:05- 3:20 : Setting Realistic Expectations with Caregivers
3:20- 3:35 : Determining Characteristics Of Readiness
3:35- 3:50 : Components Of An Engaging Session
3:50- 4:00 : Follow-up for eHelpers
4:00- 4:15 : Self-reflection and Planning
4:15- 4:30 : Q & A
Dawn Cotter-Jenkins specializes as a speech-language trainer in the areas of professional voice use, public speaking and accent modification. She has expanded her practice to include Telepractice training and development for academic, medical, and clinical settings. She is also a guest speaker and consultant on mentoring and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
In addition to adjunct teaching at several universities, she was a full time Clinical Supervisor in the master’s program at Adelphi University’s Hy Weinberg Speech and Hearing Center in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. There she has established the Telepractice Practicum and Research Suite and has created the course, Introduction to Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathology. She continues expanding her specialty skills in the area of telepractice for remote speech and language service provision and telesupervision.
In 2013 she was appointed to serve on New State Office of Professions- Education Department, Licensing Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She was appointed to the Media Strategy Committee of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2017.
Dawn Cotter-Jenkins graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and a minor in Africana Studies in 1991. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University in 1997. She recently completed a second Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics at Adelphi University. She holds numerous other certifications including those in Accent Modification, Leadership, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and speaker, trainer, and coaching specialties. All certifications are featured on the website www.WCSpeech.com.
Dawn Cotter-Jenkins is the owner of World Class Speech Services. She is also receiving a speaking fee from ReadySetConnect.
Dawn Cotter-Jenkins serves and is a board member on the NY State Office of Professions- Education Department, Licensing Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She is also a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
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
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.