Questions regarding these courses please email Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us

SLPA Supervision in Schools
Tami CasselShani O

SLPA Supervision in Schools

This course is designed for speech language pathologists  who will be supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) for the first time or need a refresher on:

  • Supervision Guidance of SLPAs according to Colorado rules and regulations.
  • Roles and responsibilities of supervisors, not performance review evaluators.
  • Teaching and Mentoring: Understanding supervisory process, including collaborative models of supervision.

The course consists of three modules with narrated presentations, articles, and resources to support you in your role as a supervisor for a speech - language pathology assistant.

This course provides 10 professional development hours. It will also meet ASHA's requirement of earning "at least two hours of professional development post-certification (one-time requirement) in the area of supervision and/or clinical instruction."

If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course. 

For more information contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us

SLPA Discussion Forum
Shani OAmanda Timmerman

SLPA Discussion Forum

This discussion forum is a place for SLPA students and newly practicing SLPAs to connect, discuss, problem-solve, ask and answer questions.

Current Moodle users may self-enroll.

Questions? Please contact Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us

Social Communication and Engagement Triad
Shani OAmanda Timmerman

Social Communication and Engagement Triad

The SCET Triad is a 6-week, self-paced online course with 6 modules to learn about the interconnectedness between communication and engagement. This course is intended for educators who support students with autism spectrum disorder or other complex communication disorders. 7.5 CDE contact hours. 

Explore the following foundational principles and intervention considerations:

• theory of mind • motivation

• joint attention • emotional regulation

• shared control • building relationships

• use of environment • social and daily routines


If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course.

For more information contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us

Auditory and Language Processing Disorders
Shani OShauna Moden

Auditory and Language Processing Disorders

The Auditory and Language Processing Disorders is a 10-week, self-paced online course with 5 modules. Participants will earn 7 professional development hours for completion of the course.

•    This mini course is about the special educator’s role with understanding auditory and language processing disorders through assessment and intervention.

•    Presented by Gail Richard, PhD

Learner Outcomes:

•    Evolution of the terms for auditory processing

•    Top-down/bottom-up processing approaches

•    Processing continuum for SLPs and audiologists.

•    Assessment protocol and Intervention strategies


If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course.

For more information contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us


Analyzing Language Samples in Adolescents to Support Student Growth
Shani O

Analyzing Language Samples in Adolescents to Support Student Growth

This journal club looks at articles on how early speech or language disorders may affect language and literacy outcomes during adolescence. It explores how spoken and written language samples can be useful in assessment and intervention. 4 CDE contact hours.

This is an asynchronous journal club. To maximize your learning experience you are encouraged to participate on a weekly basis and remain active with the discussion posts.

If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course. 

For more information contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us

The Impact of Speech-Language on Literacy
Shani OAmanda Timmerman

The Impact of Speech-Language on Literacy

This journal club focuses on increasing your understanding of the impact language development has on reading and writing skills as literacy develops over time. 5 CDE contact hours.

This is an asynchronous journal club. To maximize your learning experience you are encouraged to participate on a weekly basis and remain active with the discussion posts.

If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course.

For more information contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us


What SLPs Need to Know about Dyslexia
Shani O

What SLPs Need to Know about Dyslexia

This journal club focuses on the role speech-language pathologists play in assessing and providing interventions for students identified with or suspected of having dyslexia. 8.5 CDE contact hours.

This is an asynchronous journal club. To maximize your learning experience you are encouraged to participate on a weekly basis and remain active with the discussion posts.

If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course.

Please contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us


Multidimensional View of Reading
Shani O

Multidimensional View of Reading

These articles address the multidimensional aspect of reading, including the role of the SLP in assessment and intervention of reading comprehension. 7 CDE contact hours.

This is an asynchronous journal club. To maximize your learning experience you are encouraged to participate on a weekly basis and remain active with the discussion posts.

If you are already a Moodle user, you may self-enroll in this course.

For more information contact: Shani O'Brien obrien_s@cde.state.co.us