Speech and Language Assessments and Updates

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2807184414770881283


Evaluation is an essential part of the special education process for children with disabilities. Children are evaluated to see whether or not they have an impairment and whether, because of that impairment they need special education and related services. Information gathered during the evaluation helps to determine the educational needs of the child and to guide the IEP team in determining the services that are appropriate for the child. This webinar will examine the evaluation process for children suspected of having a speech or language impairment. An update on current issues affecting students with speech and language disabilities will also be provided.


Sheryl Thormann is the speech and language consultant for the WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI). In her work for the DPI Sheryl has had the opportunity to work with school districts throughout the state. She has presented at state and national conferences and workshops. Sheryl co-authored the DPI publications Speech and Language Impairments Assessment and Decision Making-Technical Assistance Guide (2000), Language Sample Analysis II, The Wisconsin Guide (2005), and Linguistically Culturally Diverse: Spanish Speaking (2013). Sheryl is the past president and treasurer of the State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities Council (SEACDC). She earned a master's degree in speech and language pathology and assistive technology. Sheryl spent 15 years as a public school speech language pathologist (SLP) and 6 years as an SLP in a home health care setting before starting her work at the DPI.

Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

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All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.