Continuing Education

Speech Pathology Services of East Tennessee, LLC believes that excellence in therapy begins with excellence in education. Adhering to state and ASHA requirements has been an essential part of our success. Click here to learn more about state and ASHA requirements.

Each year our organization sponsors a series of conferences designed to provide practical application of therapy techniques. Topics are varied and reflect the dynamic diversity in the everyday caseload of the speech-language pathologist. These conferences are designed for the practicing speech-language pathologist, special educator, classroom teacher, or allied health professional working with children who have communication disorders. Parents are welcome to attend these activities and learn strategies to support their child’s therapy program. Our SLPA Day trainings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, from August to April. No conferences are held in December or May.

Continuing Education courses and SLPA Day trainings will be posted on our website as they are scheduled. Small discussion groups and large conferences will be scheduled during the dates listed in or near Maryville, TN.

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (tool to help with assessment and diagnosis of ASD) - TRIAD training is July 17th and 18th in Pigeon Forge.  The cost is $300 and worth 1.45 CEUs.
ASHA position statement on SLPs diagnosing Autism:
 Appropriate roles for speech-language pathologists include but are not limited to the following:
Screening: Speech-language pathologists play a critical role in screening and early detection of individuals at risk for ASD and makes referrals to experienced professionals for diagnosis and intervention services.
  1. Diagnosis: Speech-language pathologists who acquire and maintain the necessary knowledge and skills can diagnose ASD, typically as part of a diagnostic team or in other multidisciplinary collaborations, and the process of diagnosis should include appropriate referrals to rule out other conditions and facilitate access to comprehensive services. - See more at: http://www.asha.org/policy/PS2006-00105/#sthash.EuAendPK.dpuf
 Link to register for training:
http://taaslp.org/ADOS2.pdf 
The Autism and Aspergers Conference will be in Nashville on August 29th (a Friday).  The cost is $155 and worth .6 CEUs. The guest speaker is Temple Grandin :)
Link to register for conference:
http://fhautism.com/attend-a-conference/nashville-tn-august-29/