BASPA Presents:

The Who, What and How of Social Communication in the School Setting

Presenter: Angie Neal, MA-CCC, SLP

Monday, November 4, 2019

Larry Reider Education Center, Room 204

2000 K Street, Bakersfield 93301

Registration 8:00 -8:30a.m., Presentation 8:30-3:30 p.m.

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This Social Communication workshop will focus on effectively identifying social skill/pragmatic weaknesses and remediating the areas that will have the greatest impact on the student’s ability to function well in the academic setting. Effective support for social communication challenges begins with a thorough assessment. In the school setting, this includes addressing the impact on academic and functional performance. Therapy is the fun part, but how do we target improvement in a meaningful way that is not only developmentally appropriate but evidence based and supports generalization? This workshop will provide the knowledge base of the critical areas that provide the foundation for the use of social communication knowledge. Since social communication happens all day and throughout the day, ideas will be shared for how to collaborate with all team members. Get ready to have some fun while learning strategies you can take back and implement tomorrow!

Learning Objectives:

1.    The participant will be able to outline how social skill deficits can have an adverse academic impact

2.    The participant will be able to list critical areas of development impacted by screen time

3.    The participant will be able to apply knowledge of the critical areas that underlie social communication development

4.     The participant will be able to describe effective ways to identify social language deficits

5.     The participant will be able to discuss 5 primary strategies to improve social interactions

Author Bio:

Angie Neal is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Greenville, South Carolina. She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence after obtaining her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Francisco State University. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2010 and is a 2013 graduate of the ASHA School-Based Leadership Program. She has served as the Vice President for Governmental Affairs for the South Carolina Speech and Hearing Association as well as a clinical supervisor for many years. Mrs. Neal has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings with both children and adults, but her passion is working with students and helping them succeed in an academic setting. Mrs. Neal is a frequent presenter across the United States through BER (Bureau of Education Research) and and uses her animated presentation style to share realistic and practical strategies that can be quickly and easily implemented into everyday practice. Mrs. Neal is the author of Spelling That Makes Sense and is a Teacher Consultant with the Upstate Writing Project through Clemson University. Mrs. Neal is also the author of Simply Social At School (Super Duper Publications) and numerous speech pathology products on TeachersPayTeachers.