Institute for Educational Development

Location: NEWBURGH
Date: March 8, 2018

$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time


So Many Students, So Little Time— Effective, Efficient Strategies to Maximize Student Growth

NEW Seminar Presented By
Patricia Iafrate Bellini M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Author and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists Serving PreK Through Grade 12

  • Maximize your students’ growth through numerous effective and efficient strategies – designed for the therapy room and the classroom
  • Practical solutions to everyday problems faced by school-based SLPs to help you optimize the therapy that you provide
  • Achieve more with less – powerful, efficient ways to use one activity to help you target many speech and language goals at the same time
  • Regain time for where you are most needed – outstanding ideas to optimize your therapy in highly effective and efficient ways

Practical Strategies and Materials

No one has to tell school-based SLPs that time is of the essence. Our scope of practice and our caseloads continue to expand. General education initiatives have become part of our everyday lives. But how can we best fit it all in, within the time we have, and provide optimal services to our students? In this NEW seminar, experienced school-based speech-language pathologist and national presenter Patricia Iafrate Bellini, M.S. CCC-SLP will help you find practical answers and solutions for how you can most effectively and efficiently maximize your students’ growth.

Patricia will share a wealth of practical strategies and methods that you can use the very next day. You will explore common underlying causes of students’ lack of progress and will learn ways to streamline your caseload to more efficiently move your students toward goal attainment. You will learn highly effective ways to collaborate with other educators and how to align your services to help your students maximize growth in less time.

Join Patricia for a renewing, revitalizing day full of many outstanding therapy ideas and practices designed to help you effectively and efficiently maximize your students’ growth.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. So Many Students, So Little Time—Maximize Student Growth
    Learn numerous outstanding therapy strategies and approaches designed to help you effectively and efficiently maximize student growth in the time you have
  2. Practical Solutions to Everyday SLP Issues
    Regain valuable therapy time as you discover and implement practical solutions in response to many everyday issues facing school-based SLPs
  3. Powerfully Align Your Therapy
    Learn effective, efficient ways you can help students make the most gain in their time with you … How to optimize your therapy to maximize student growth
  4. Effective, Efficient Service Delivery
    Outstanding ways to work collaboratively with teachers in various models, both in and out of the classroom to maximize student success … Gain valuable tips and ideas to bring administrators on board with effective service delivery models
  5. Achieve More with Less
    Discover powerful, efficient ways to use one activity to help you target many speech and language goals at the same time … Learn creative, innovative ways to work with homogeneous and eclectic groups of students
  6. Manage Paperwork and Eliminate Stress
    Reduce burn out by incorporating timesaving tips and techniques into your planning, therapy and writing … Make more time for what truly matters
  7. Effective Low/No Cost Therapy Ideas
    Enhance your repertoire of therapy activities on a shoestring budget … Discover how you can create outstanding therapy materials using commonly available items – many of which you already have on hand
  8. Consult and Collaborate to Maximize Student Success
    Many effective strategies and ideas to help you realize the full benefits of teaming with other educators … Increase student success and free up valuable therapy time for where you are most needed
  9. Differentiate to Increase Student Success
    Discover powerful ways you can differentiate, and break learning down to the smallest components in order to help every child experience success
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Participants will receive a resource handbook filled with all the strategies, tips and solutions designed to efficiently and effectively maximize student growth

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Effective, efficient strategies designed to maximize your students’ growth—given the time that you have
  • Powerful student success strategies to help your students achieve their goals in less time
  • Practical, “how to” approaches to motivate your students to achieve their goals
  • Doable, practical ways to maximize your students’ success by effectively linking therapy goals to academic standards
  • How to differentiate your instruction to maximize access, goal attainment and learning
  • Dozens of no/low cost therapy resources that are both effective and efficient
  • Outstanding collaboration ideas to help you best serve shared students so that goals are met faster
  • Powerful ways to enhance student progress and enable faster goal achievement
  • Timesaving management and organizational tips to maximize student learning, reduce your stress and increase your productivity
  • Doable ways you can utilize your expertise and knowledge with language and literacy to best serve the needs of all students
  • Home activities that help students generalize and achieve their goals faster
  • Eligibility criteria to streamline your caseload
  • How to accelerate students’ goal achievement through various service delivery models
  • Creative ways to efficiently, effectively collaborate with teachers to provide services powerfully geared toward student success
  • Ways to implement a workload approach to foster optimal services that maximize student growth and time efficiency

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a fellow school-based speech-language pathologist, I have witnessed how our scope of practice has changed over the years. I have provided traditional “pull out” services and inclusive “push in” collaboration; I have become an interventionist within the general education setting, working in classrooms, providing early intervening and RTI services; I have consulted with classroom teachers and teacher assistants; I have attended meetings with colleagues and parents; I have spent a lot of time doing paperwork, writing plans and reports, and differentiating lessons; I have advocated to administrators on behalf of my students and services. Sound familiar?

Treating children with speech-language disorders is one of the most rewarding jobs there is, but it can also be very challenging. Commonly, we have so many students on our caseload with very little or no time to step back and truly ensure that our therapy is effective, efficient and maximally impactful. Often, our students’ success rate remains low as our caseloads continue to expand.

This is why I designed this seminar. In our day together, I will share many outstanding ideas designed to give you back time for where you are most needed. I want to equip you to optimally help your students in highly effective and efficient ways! We will address common problems that very often impede our success with students. More importantly, I will offer solutions and ways you can bring about the changes you need to provide optimal services for your students. The main focus of our day will be to explore many outstanding strategies and methods designed to help you effectively and efficiently maximize your students’ growth.

I am eager to share with you many practical, timesaving and motivating activities and tips that I have personally found to be successful in my own speech-language practice! My goal is that you leave feeling excited and empowered with a host of great new ideas and a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to our important work.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Patricia Iafrate Bellini M.S. CCC/SLP

P.S. I’m excited to share with you the best tips, strategies and solutions I’ve found to be successful in my own practice – all of which you can use tomorrow!

Who Should Attend

School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists Serving PreK through Grade 12.


This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

ASHA Approved

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. You'll Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Outstanding therapy activities and strategies designed to maximize student growth
    • A wealth of resources and materials to help you increase your efficiency and effectiveness
    • Valuable ways to use and make materials with little or no budget
    • Helpful tips and strategies to best support your speech-language students
    • Valuable printables and resources to strengthen your organization and therapy
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other SLPs interested in effectively, efficiently maximizing student growth.
  3. Consultation Available
    Patricia Iafrate Bellini will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own speech-language program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.