Margo is now offering individual and group mentorships. Any of the below presentations can be adapted for mentoring. Sign up for one session or a series. See the SHOP to sign up. https://courtercommunications.com/shop/ols/categories/mentorship
The following workshops/presentations are available for professional development at your work place, sponsored conferences, or conventions. Online live webinars are also available.
Customized Presentations are Available Upon Request
Keynote: 1. The Day in the Life of a Speech-Language Pathologist
2. Why We Do What We Do
PRESENTATIONS GEARED TOWARD SLPS, ADMINISTRATORS, GENERAL EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF (can easily be adapted for SLP only)
Language Differences vs. Language Disorders for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students This workshop provides the stages for new language acquisition with specific strategies for each stage, information on identifying language differences and the signs that may indicate a language disorder. This seminar provides information regarding the morphology, phonology, syntax, and semantic foundations in order to build connections quicker for language skill acquisition.
The Three Tiers of Vocabulary - Based on Beck,McGowan and Kucan's work on vocabulary acquisition, this seminar provides practical techniques for increasing basic concepts, high frequency and curriculum based vocabulary skills. **** Great for Teachers and Resource Teachers!
Vocabulary, Concepts, and Language: Working Through a Theme Approach for Improving Language Skills. (Geared for all educators, PreK - 2nd Grade)
Margo is working on a new workbook for teachers and SLPs that is based around themes including the four seasons, transporation, the ocean, pet parade, camping, farming, etc. Each themed picture targets all language domains, and supralinguistic skills. A downloadable 4 season theme resource will be provided for each participant.
A Language Processing Disorder: What It Is and How We Treat It - Psychologists will often state in their reports that the student has a language processing disorder or when a student has difficulty following directions in the classroom, the teacher may say, "I think it is language processing." Or, SLPs often use this term when they know that the difficulties are more than the 5 domains of language. Learn what a processing disorder is and how we can effectively evaluate and treat it.
What Does Speech and Language Have To Do with Learning?
This presentation provides the potential impact that a speech and/or language disorder may have on learning and academic success. Strategies for incorporating speech sound disorders through a language based approach as well as how to target language disorders to support learning is highlighted.
Project Based Language Therapy: Integrating into Classroom Projects, STEM and STEAM - This seminar supports speech-language pathologists and resource teachers in integrating goals into classroom projects or using a project based design in language therapy.
Collaboration Among Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists - This workshop is designed for teachers and speech-language pathologists for methods of collaboration within the classroom. The more collaboration that occurs - the better the outcome for each student.
Dyslexia and Other Language Based Learning Disabilities:
With the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act, more focus is placed on screening and identifying students who are at risk for dyslexia - a language based learning disability. Speech-Language Pathologists play a vital role in supporting literacy development through targeting the form, content, and use of language. This presentation will concentrate on language skills for speaking and listening that will directly impact reading and writing.
GEARED TOWARD SLPS (but can easily be adapted for other staff)
Auditory Processing and Language Processing: Are They the Same?
Often, these terms are used interchangeable by SLPs, Psychologists, and Teachers. Although there is some overlap, Auditory Processing (AP) and Language Processing (LP) are NOT the same! This presentation will explore the areas that are evaluated by an Audiologist for AP testing and the areas that should be evaluated for LP. Therapy strategies, classroom accommodations/modifications will be discussed for a diagnosis of a processing disorder.
Tell Me a Story: Targeting All Language Domains through Narrative Development
The opportunity to develop narrative skills and language skills at the same time is powerful! This workshop will provide a dynamic assessment for narrative development ages 2 through high school and provides step by step strategies to increase narrative skills as well all language areas.
Speech to Print: Literacy and the Role of the SLP
With our expertise in morphology and phonology, speech-language pathologists can play a vital role in literacy development. Literacy begins with discriminating speech sounds in spoken language first then print second. This presentation will concentrate on moving from speech (oral language) to print with strategies provided for speaking and listening as well as reading and writing.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Evaluation and Practical Treatment Strategies - This presentation provides the framework for evaluating CAS based on ASHA's 2007 position statement on this disorder. Treatment strategies include proven approaches and strategies for effective remediation.
Speech Sound Disorders and the Impact on Literacy Development - There is significant evidence regarding students with speech sound disorders and morphology/phonology skills. This seminar brings together working on speech sound disorders, morphology and phonology at the same time for the best outcome for correcting speech sound errors and boosting literacy skills at the same time.
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Language Therapy - This workshop provides effective and easy to implement strategies for the morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics and supra linguistic skills.
The Language and Literacy Connection: SLPs Unique Role in Literacy Development and Dyslexia - As a full day seminar this training includes narrative development, morphology, phonology, and syntax. As a 1/2 day training, it would concentrate on either narrative development or the language domains.
Can't Remediate that /R/? Try this Technique - This hands on workshop applies motor learning to remediating the /r/ sound. This approach can be used for all speech sounds and more specifically to that /r/ that just won't remediate.
GEARED TOWARD THOSE WHO HAVE TO OR WANT TO PRESENT TO OTHERS
How to Improve Your Presentation Skills - This hands on workshop targets adults who want to improve their ability to present. This includes skills needed for business meetings to large audience presentations.
Offered through MK Courter Communications
Please contact Margo directly through the website or email/call (firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-696-9954) to inquire/schedule. Workshops can be offered in person or through online webinars.
Recorded Online Offerings
Check out https://www.speechtherapypd.com/courses for recorded webinars by Margo Kinzer Courter (Includes: Language Processing DIsorder, Language Processing and Executive Function, Speech to Print, Vocabulary for Academic Success, as well as others.
Onsite Presentations Offered through The Bureau of Education and Research (BER)
Margo is available for onsite presentations through BER
Collaboration Among Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists 2nd ed
by Margo Kinzer Courter & Morgan Geise
"It is great to have a practicing speech-language pathologist who understands what we do!"
"Margo held my attention throughout the day!"
"Margo presents hands on strategies that I can use immediately with my students!"
"Great presentation and lots of applicable materials."
"Margo is knowledgeable and offers great examples."
Margo Kinzer Courter, MA, MBA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is a national presenter/trainer, adjunct professor, consultant, and speech-language pathologist. She possesses the certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. She is a board certified specialist in child language and language disorders. She is the 2013 recipient of the Nancy McKinley Leadership and Mentoring Award from OSSPEAC, the 2016 Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Contribution to the Education Profession from the Bureau of Education and Research, and 2019 recipient of Honors of the Association from the Indiana Speech, Language and Hearing Association..
Margo Kinzer Courter is also the author of Here’s How Children Learn Speech and Language: A Text on Different Learning Strategies by Plural Publishing, and See It & Say It Visual Phonics through Courter Communications, LLC. She is the coauthor of Collaboration Among Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists, 2nd edition with Morgan Geise.
Whether presenting, teaching, consulting, or providing therapy services, her ultimate goal is to serve students with language based learning disorders.
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