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Speech and Language: Hot Topics, IEP Development, Service Delivery, and Equity Resources

Resources to support further learning, including links to relevant research, future and past training, resources to assist SLPs in understanding the intersection of race, culture, and language, DPI compliance bulletins and other professional learning support.

Upcoming Events and Hot Topics

Guidance When Conducting Comprehensive Assessments for Speech-Language Impairment

This YouTube playlist contains videos that were developed and recorded in 2021 as part of live events for speech-language pathologists related to comprehensive special education evaluation. The videos could be utilized for professional development hours in districts and as resources for SLPs who are new graduates or new to the school setting.

New to Schools Bootcamp

Are you an SLP, OT or PT professional with 5 or fewer years of experience working in a school setting? Whether you are a new graduate or shifting job settings, this series is for you! From federal and state regulations to comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based, best practices, this series will prepare early career and new to schools professionals for school-based service delivery.

The Role of Medical and Clinical Information in Special Education Evaluation and IEP Development

Schools and IEP teams often receive information from medical or clinical providers when conducting comprehensive special education evaluations and when developing a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). To clarify the important role medical and clinical information has in special education evaluation and IEP processes, Wisconsin DPI developed this informational resource document as part of the Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation Framework. Click to view this new resource The Role of Medical and Clinical Information in Special Education Evaluation and IEP Development.

Considering Related Services from a Speech-Language Pathologist Webinar

This webinar from April 26th, 2023 outlines IEP team considerations for adding related services from a speech-language pathologist to address a student's unique disability-related needs and IEP goals.

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Wisconsin’s Equitable Multi-Level Systems of Supports
Although the role of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in supporting students receiving special education through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is clear, there are often questions about other roles SLPs may have in supporting all students within equitable multi-level systems of supports.

Providing Related Services via Teleservice
Teleservice is defined as the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of services at a distance by linking the practitioner to a student, parent/caregiver or other service provider for intervention and/or consultation, often through related services identified in a student’s Individualized Education Program.

Disability Related Need Affecting Reading for Students Eligible for an IEP with a Speech and Language Impairment 

Evidence Based Practice Resources for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • ASHA Practice Portal
    Tool for searching for on evidence based practices from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • ASHA Evidence Maps
    An A-Z list of evidence based practices from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Examples of Documenting Frequency and Amount of Speech or Language Services in the IEP
Guidance Regarding the Use of Paraprofessionals

The Use of Paraprofessionals to Support Speech-Language Pathologists
This document clarifies the appropriate use of paraprofessionals supporting speech-language pathologists and the communication needs of students in public school-based settings.

Medicaid Billing
Research-Based Resources
Speech and Language as a Related Service
Technical Assistance and Evidence Based Practice Documents for the Delivery of Speech or Language Services

These resources assist speech-language pathologists when planning and implementing evidence based practices for the delivery of special education services for students with a speech or language impairment or students with other special education communication needs.

Archived Wisconsin DPI Speech-Language Resources, Webinars, Presentations, and Community of Practice Meetings

Conducting Comprehensive Assessments for Speech-Language Impairment

Additional archived videos for the Community of Practice for Related Service Providers is available on the DPI special education team professional learning events web page.

SLP Connections October 2019: Evidence-Based Practices and Inclusive Practices

Considerations In Using Facial Coverings When Supporting Students During In-Person Instruction

Educational Equity

Additional DPI Equity Resources