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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), (NOV2009). Cosponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disability (NCBDDD), the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), and the Team for Early Childhood Solutions (TECS), this presentation was part of the CDC’s “Learn the signs. Act early.” Campaign.


Improving the Response to Children Who Are Maltreated and Have Disabilities (24 SEPT2010) Sponsored by the Children’s Law Center. This presentation briefly describes requirements of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), explains how the early intervention system is structured in South Carolina, and gives an overview of how families proceed through the system from referral to transition.


The 2010 SC Department of Education’s Research to Practice Professional Development Institute (15, 16JULY2010). This three-part presentation gives an overview of the BabyNet system, introduction to a primary service provider model in early intervention, and an overview related to creating success with child & family outcomes in early intervention.


South Carolina Autism Society Webinar (8April2010). This presentation is from a webinar that gives an overview of language and communication in children with autism, including some of the early indicators and characteristics of children with autism, ongoing challenges in language and communication, and naturalistic strategies to consider to promote language in everyday activities.  You can request a copy of the recording by emailing Sheila@scautism.org at South Carolina Autism Society.


Assistive Technology Expo (18MARCH2010), This presentation gives an overview of strategies to use to help ensure that augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) systems are used in everyday routines and activities.


South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention:
IDEA Part C in the 21st Century: BabyNet Takes Its First Steps!
(11FEB2010) This four-part presentation reviewed critical components of IDEA Part C at the federal level which serves as a basis for re-design of BabyNet. The role of speech-language pathology in early intervention, including evidence-based practices, is also discussed:


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